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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

CDC Virologist Discusses H1N1 Genome
April 30, 2009 5:38 PM by Kelly Graham
Science Insider interviewed virologist Ruben Donis, chief of the molecular Virology and Vaccines branch at the CDC about genetics of the H1N1 virus causing the current swine flu outbreak, with some very interesting revelations. The genome of the virus Read More...
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Swine Flu: What's Your Lab Doing to Prepare?
April 27, 2009 10:25 AM by Kelly Graham
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a nationwide public health emergency after recent human infections with a newly discovered swine influenza A virus. As many as 103 deaths in Mexico may be a result of swine flu, although only Read More...
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CLS Program Cut at UW School of Medicine and Public Health
April 20, 2009 1:35 PM by Kelly Graham
Unfortunate news for the laboratory industry: the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is cutting its Clinical Laboratory Science program, thanks to—you guessed it—budget cuts. Dr. Robert Golden, dean of the medical school, says Read More...
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NYT: Personalized Medicine Postponed
April 16, 2009 12:51 PM by Kelly Graham
“The genetic analysis of common disease is turning out to be a lot more complex than expected,” proclaims a recent New York Times article . There are the rare diseases that are caused by just one defective gene, the article notes, but most common, problematic Read More...
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Good News for Labs of the Future
April 15, 2009 4:04 PM by Kelly Graham
The Lab Industry Strategic Outlook: Market Trends & Analysis 2009 from the Washington G-2 Reports predicts serious growth for the clinical laboratory through 2017-90%, or $98.4 billion in revenue by 2017. This immense growth will be largely driven Read More...
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Antibiotic Resistance Rears Its Ugly Head--Again
April 14, 2009 3:03 PM by Kelly Graham
In the past couple of years, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has received significant media attention as a prime example of a “superbug” and a somber case study of antibiotic resistance. An abundance of hospital-acquired cases put the Read More...
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Digital Docs
April 8, 2009 12:56 PM by Lynn Nace
A few general practitioners in New Jersey have implemented email services for patient/physician interaction. This means that if you are experiencing symptoms of a common cold, for example, you can email your physician with your symptoms rather than sit Read More...
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