How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

According to Ali Mattu, a clinical psychologist in Northern California and creator of the popular YouTube channel The Psych Show, teens and young adults are having a harder time psychologically than older generations because Covid has represented a bigger proportion of their lifetimes, and “the effects are greater.” He explained that the adolescent brain is…

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Is B.M.I. a Scam?

This burden may fall disproportionately on Black Americans, Dr. Strings said, who as a group tend to have higher B.M.I.s than white Americans — especially among Black women. Yet evidence suggests that having a higher B.M.I. is not as clearly linked to earlier death in Black Americans. If doctors only focus on body mass index,…

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New research will allow convenient investigation of human innate immune response to viral infections

(Boston)–Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) report the formation of human cells containing a green fluorescent protein or GFP (one of the most important proteins in biology and fluorescence imaging) genetically fused with two interferon stimulated genes (ISGs), namely Viperin and ISG15. This new creation makes these cells highly valuable reagents for reporting…

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Association for Molecular Pathology and Association of Pathology chairs call on Congress to pass the Verified Innovative Testing in American Laboratories (VITAL) Act

ROCKVILLE, Md. and WILMINGTON, Del. – May 18, 2021 – The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) commend U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) for introducing legislation that would allow molecular pathology professionals to continue advancing and offering high-quality laboratory developed testing procedures (LDPs) for patient care. The Verified Innovative…

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