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December 2011 - Posts

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Penn State Researchers Make Progress in the Fight Against Cancer
December 28, 2011 3:41 PM by Lynn Nace
I'm sure everyone knows at least one person who has been affected by cancer. So when news such as that from Penn State University and its success in curing leukemia in mice is revealed, it's certainly welcomed news. According to a report last week , researchers Read More...
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ASM Launches Global Resource for Clinical Microbiologists
December 27, 2011 7:50 AM by Jill Hoffman
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 a user-friendly site. "The portal will offer in one site a wealth of information needed for Read More...
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‘Serious Reportable Events’ Update
December 21, 2011 9:00 AM by Lynn
The National Quality Forum (NQF) has finalized its list of Serious Reportable Events (SREs) , a compilation of serious, largely preventable and harmful clinical events designed to help the healthcare field assess, measure and report performance on providing Read More...
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COLA Employees to Greet Returning Military
December 20, 2011 8:00 AM by Jill Hoffman
Employees of COLA will greet returning troops at Baltimore/ Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Dec. 22, part of Operation Welcome Home Maryland (OWHM). The COLA volunteers will cheer on an estimated 350 soldiers arriving from combat Read More...
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Interpreting Statistics in the Lab
December 19, 2011 5:44 PM by Kelly Graham
We’re working on something new for 2012 that we hope will be of great value to you, and we’d love to have your questions, insight and input to help us kick it off. A new column, “Interpreting Statistics in the Lab” will launch on our website in January Read More...
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ASGE Urges Colorectal Cancer Screening for New Year’s Resolutions
December 16, 2011 8:02 AM by Jill Hoffman
As 2012 approaches, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) encourages all men and women age 50 and over to add getting screened for colorectal cancer to their list of New Year's resolutions. Recent studies have confirmed that screening Read More...
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POC Genetics Becoming Reality
December 15, 2011 11:36 AM by Kelly Graham
The recent RAPID GENE (Re-Assessment of Anti-Platelet Therapy Using an Individualized Strategy Based on Genetic Evaluation) clinical trial used the Spartan Bioscience RX CYP2C19 to test patients being treated with cardiac stenting for an acute coronary Read More...
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The Business of Health Care
December 14, 2011 9:34 AM by Lynn
Many healthcare professionals choose their career path because they want to practice some type of medicine—be it lab medicine, radiology, nursing and more—and perhaps be a valuable part of helping patients get well. But as you climb up the ranks, the Read More...
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AMP Comments on FDA Companion Diagnostic Devices Draft Guidance
December 9, 2011 9:01 AM by Jill Hoffman
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) has submitted comments to the FDA regarding the FDA’s "Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff – In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices." In AMP’s remarks, the organization applauded Read More...
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12 for 2012
December 8, 2011 2:36 PM by Lynn Nace
Our web stats show us that you value our timely coverage of the lab industry, like our Daily News Watch and blogs . In addition to our daily posts dictated by current events, we also plan out a lot of articles and features far in advance. In fact, we’ve Read More...
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What's Your Problem? Let Us Troubleshoot for You
December 1, 2011 3:56 PM by Kelly Graham
What's your problem? No, really. We want to know what problems you're dealing with in your lab. Quality control running out of control? Ongoing issues with communicating test results to physicians? Not sure how to make autoverification work? Having trouble Read More...
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