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May 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Childhood Allergies Increase Later Risk
May 27, 2011 7:50 AM by Jill Hoffman
Early results from the newly released and largest cross-sectional national allergy study— Quest Diagnostics Health Trends “ Allergies Across America ™— reveal a pattern of allergen sensitivity consistent with "allergy march," a medical condition by which Read More...
Blood Substitute Making Headlines … Again
May 25, 2011 9:17 AM by Lynn
An Oklahoma University Health Sciences researcher is working on a blood substitute that would help people in trauma receive needed blood more quickly. For many of you, this concept may sound familiar. Researchers and scientists have worked on developing Read More...
Digital “Connection” Bridges Distance Between Lab Colleagues
May 24, 2011 7:38 AM by Jill Hoffman
Within minutes of my posting a good news blog about the CDC awarding the AABB's International Technical Assistance Division a contract to provide technical assistance promoting blood safety in Papua New Guinea, we received a post from Mohammed Attia, Read More...
30 Year Mark for HIV
May 13, 2011 3:01 PM by Lynn
It’s been 30 years since the HIV/AIDS epidemic swept the country…and world. My, have times changed. If you’ve been in the laboratory industry since that monumental event, I’d like to hear how this affected your laboratory at that time…and how HIV/AIDS Read More...
Summer Months a Time to Give Blood
May 11, 2011 9:18 AM by Lynn
I recall a slogan on a t-shirt my brother used to proudly wear during his college rugby days at West Virginia University: Give Blood….Play Rugby. And while this obviously is meant to be funny, the severe blood shortage that often occurs during the summer Read More...
Companies Make False MRSA Claims
May 9, 2011 9:36 AM by Kelly Graham
Laboratory professionals know the severity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-and the numerous, dramatic steps necessary to combat the infection both in healthcare facilities and in the community. The general public also has an increasing Read More...
Promoting Clinical Laboratory Science
May 3, 2011 10:10 AM by Lynn Nace
One of my first jobs out of college was working for ADVANCE Newsmagazines . At that time, I was the editorial assistant for our sister publication, ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals . One of my responsibilities was promoting all of the activities Read More...


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