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November 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

The Award Goes to...
November 19, 2010 10:24 PM by Kelly Graham
The Association for Molecular Pathology recognized some of its best and brightest this evening in San Jose. Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics: Patrick O. Brown, MD, PhD, Stanford University AMP's highest award recognizes lifetime pioneering Read More...
AMP Members Respond to GTR
November 19, 2010 8:16 PM by Kelly Graham
What an interesting workshop this afternoon at the AMP Annual Meeting discussing the National Institutes of Health Genetic Test Registry (GTR)! A recent survey of AMP members gathered opinions on the use, benefits and concerns of the GTR, which is still Read More...
Live Update from AMP
November 19, 2010 3:35 PM by Kelly Graham
As usual, the Association for Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting & Exhibits is jam-packed with informative educational sessions. This morning started with the Genetics Plenary Session, focusing on genetics in cardiovascular disease. Jonathan Seidman, Read More...
Contract Allows Development of New Lung Cancer Test
November 17, 2010 11:32 AM by Kelly Graham
Insight Genetics announces that it has been awarded a $200,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a new test for lung cancer patients. The contract was awarded as part of a solicitation Read More...
My BlackBerry and Conference Coverage
November 16, 2010 2:57 PM by Kelly Graham
For the past year I've been saying, "As soon as my BlackBerry dies, I'm downgrading to a basic cell phone just for calling and texting." I can admit that I really do love my pink BlackBerry Pearl and it's multitude of functions sure are useful-but sometimes Read More...
Fluorescent Microbeads Could Monitor Blood Sugar
November 9, 2010 1:09 PM by Kelly Graham
Researchers in Japan implanted tiny fluorescent microbeads into the ears of mice to monitor blood sugar levels. The beads glow when they detect glucose in the blood and they rapidly respond to changes in glucose levels. The researchers hope to eventually Read More...
"War on C. Diff" Reduces Infection Rate By 40%
November 2, 2010 1:12 PM by Kelly Graham
By waging war on Clostridium difficile infections, Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City was able to reduce infection incidence by 40%, from 11.3 per 10,000 admissions to 6.9 in just three months. Integris formed a committee that reviewed guidelines Read More...


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