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45 Minutes: Cepheid Gets Approval For First Point Of Care SARS-CoV-2 Test

Diagnostics company Cepheid has received emergency authorization from FDA for the first point-of-care SARS-CoV-2 test. Unlike existing tests, it can provide results in about 45 minutes, which means we have a better chance of reducing the spread of the viru ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 22 2020 - 12:29pm

Is Truthy Truthful Or Truthiness?

Imagine a site where the lead developer supported the Discovery Institute, the Tea Party, the Mitt Romney campaign, Greenpeace, Joe Mercola, Just Label It, and various other political activist and anti-science groups. Would you believe it was really neutra ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 18 2020 - 10:52am

During COVID-19, The Death Rate After Going On A Ventilator Is The Same As For Other Issues

COVID-19 has brought high levels of attention to coronavirus, which few outside the microbiology community had heard of even after two pandemics in 17 years, SARS and MERS. Terms like ventilators, respirators, and N95 masks were also less commonly thrown a ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 23 2020 - 10:36am

Medicare Establishes Reimbursement Coding For Agendia's Breast Cancer Recurrence Test MammaPrint

Agendia, a molecular cancer diagnostics company, announced today that Palmetto GBA, California's Part B Medicare administrator, has established coding guidelines for the company's MammaPrint test. MammaPrint is Agendia's FDA-cleared breast ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Apr 29 2020 - 11:42am

Plug And Play Bionic Arm Developed

If you are an artist, you will need a much different bionic arm than a soldier and a new waypoint on the road to interchangeable bionics has been developed.  In July 2019, the Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Limb Reconstruction at MedUni Vienna's Depar ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2020 - 4:22pm

New Journalism Tool Reveals How Paid Deniers Dominate The Anti-GMO Movement

A year-long Genetic Literacy Project investigation culminating in the rollout of the Anti-GMO Funding Tracker has found that despite claims that the agro-chemical industry, led by Monsanto, is a financial and political juggernaut flooding the media with pr ...

Article - Genetic Literacy ... - May 5 2020 - 3:56pm

Robot Cockroaches Are All We Need To Make 2020 Just Peachy

2020 started out being a weird and devastating way to end the decade yet we naively thought those Australian wildfires were as bad as it could get. Now people outside that country barely remember they happened. Because then we got coronavirus. Luckily, we ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 9 2020 - 1:14pm

Government Is Watching You, And That Amplifies Police Bias And Overreach

Video of police in riot gear clashing with unarmed protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has filled social media feeds. Meanwhile, police surveillance of protesters has remained largely out of si ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 13 2020 - 5:31am

5G Update: Belief In Harm Is Still Belief In Magic

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. The NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Berkeley psychologist Joel Moskowitz, and other anti-science conspiracy theorists use the language of science against it to advance their beliefs that we're all being harmed by the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 24 2020 - 11:45am

To Have Great Science Literacy, We Must Have Greater Digital Literacy- An Experiment Shows How

The anti-vaccine and anti-GMO movements are products of the digital age. While there were always vaccine deniers, they were a tiny religious fringe until the 2000s, when it took England and the coasts of the U.S. by storm. Similarly, odd beliefs about food ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jun 26 2020 - 11:30am