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Govt. Shutdown Disrupts U.S. Science

U.S. Capitol

Several agencies that run or finance labs are closed, due to the lapse of funding for about a quarter of federal departments that began on 22 December. . . . → Read More: Govt. Shutdown Disrupts U.S. Science

FDA Clears Inhaled Parkinson’s Drug

Brain circuits

A drug administered as an inhaled powder to supplement a common treatment for Parkinson’s disease received approval for marketing from the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Inhaled Parkinson’s Drug

CDC Finds 12 People Sickened by Stem Cell Provider

Blood sample tubes

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report on a provider of stem cell therapies indicating 12 people in 3 states were infected with bacteria from that company’s treatments. . . . → Read More: CDC Finds 12 People Sickened by Stem Cell Provider

FDA Warns Cord Blood-Stem Cell Company

E. coli bacteria

Food and Drug Administration recently warned GeneTech Inc. that its unauthorized stem cell regenerative medicine products, may be causing serious blood infections. . . . → Read More: FDA Warns Cord Blood-Stem Cell Company

Analysis – Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Supreme Court

Adler and Gluck call the action, “a shocking legal ruling.” In addition, the authors characterize the decision as, “an exercise of raw judicial power.” . . . → Read More: Analysis – Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Validation Scheme Proposed for Medical Algorithms

Biocircuits illustration

A law school professor urges developers, users, and regulators of machine learning in medicine to validate the algorithms that represent their underlying decision-making processes. . . . → Read More: Validation Scheme Proposed for Medical Algorithms

FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder

Man with smartphone

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a mobile app, when prescribed by clinicians for patients with opioid use disorder in outpatient treatment programs. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Mobile App for Opioid Use Disorder

Infographic – U.S., Canada Top National Carbon Footprints

Chart: national carbon footprints

The U.S. and Canada each emit nearly 15 metric tons of CO2 per person, leading the list of top national polluters. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S., Canada Top National Carbon Footprints

Post-Surgical Opioid Prescriptions Safely Cut

Pills and capsules

A cancer center reduced its opioid pain prescriptions for surgery for a year, without patients reporting more pain, complications, or requests for more pills. . . . → Read More: Post-Surgical Opioid Prescriptions Safely Cut

FDA Identifies Database to Evaluate Precision Diagnostics

DNA puzzle

The Food and Drug Administration identified a public database of genomics and diseases as a resource to assess new diagnostics tests using genetic data for precision medicine. . . . → Read More: FDA Identifies Database to Evaluate Precision Diagnostics