Health care providers are warning that President Barack Obama's new jobs plan could actually siphon jobs from one of the few industries still hiring -; because the only way to pay for it would be to make deeper cuts in the health care entitlement programs (Dobias, 9/11).
The Affordable Care Act was intended to expand the fraction of the United States population covered by health insurance. The law includes taxes on employers and various implicit taxes on employees that go into effect over the next two years.
More Americans are now employed in health care than in any other industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which tallies job creation, says that for most of this year the health sector outpaced the retail industry. Only government, on all levels, employs more people.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has launched a clinical microbiology web portal, that focuses all of ASM's clinical and external relevant content into one user-friendly site.
ASM Press announces the availability of the newest edition of its authoritative reference for clinical laboratory professionals. The Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 10th edition, is available in both print and, for the first time, a digital edition.
Ceram, the international materials testing and development company, has announced that it is now offering microbiology testing services for the healthcare industries, thanks to a partnership with a leading UK microbiological testing lab.
Three members of the American Society for Microbiology are among the 13 scientists that will be honored by the National Academy of Sciences with awards recognizing extraordinary scientific achievement in the field of microbiology:
SDIX, a leading provider of biotechnology-based products and services for a broad range of life science, biotechnology, diagnostic and food safety applications, and BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the signing of a comprehensive agreement whereby the two companies will collaborate in the development of a microbiology detection solution.