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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Heart and Soul
June 28, 2012 4:42 PM by Kerri Penno
At the heart of any successful organization is a strong leader, supported by a talented, dedicated, knowledgeable and dependable staff. As a laboratory manager, it's up to you to provide the vision, and to select the best people for the job. How do you Read More...
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Needed: Lab Insights into Improving Care
June 26, 2012 7:40 AM by Valerie Newitt
It's a nifty ideal: Making healthcare "better, safer, more cost effective and more equal." That's the target of the nearly 400 health researchers from across the University of Michigan and partner organizations who have formed one of the nation's largest Read More...
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Summer Breeze, Summer Disease
June 25, 2012 5:47 PM by Kelly Bocich
I am a summer person. I complain about snow and relish in the heat. I hike and camp and walk and garden and hang out on my patio as often as I can. I live in Pennsylvania... and I am covered in bug bites. It was an outside kind of weekend. Of course, Read More...
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Where Your Passion Lies
June 21, 2012 4:25 PM by Kerri Penno
We love hearing stories about how our readers broke into the laboratory profession. Some had clear plans, took the prescribed classes and never looked back. Others fell into the lab as a career, and found their calling. One of the best parts of our jobs Read More...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Lab-Style?
June 19, 2012 8:44 AM by Valerie Newitt
Last week I went to New York City to take a stab at becoming a millionaire. Well, more accurately I took a stab at qualifying for the TV game show that sends some lucky folks home with their pockets padded in dough. The auditioning process starts out Read More...
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PD01A
June 14, 2012 4:32 PM by Kerri Penno
AFFiRiS AG announced the start of the Phase I study of its Parkinson´s vaccine candidate PD01A. This vaccine represents aims at disease modification of Parkinson´s rather than addressing symptomatic improvement. PD01A targets a protein called alpha-Synuclein Read More...
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Coming to a Walgreens Near You: Diagnostic Testing
June 12, 2012 8:38 AM by Valerie Newitt
The big drugstore chains have already entered the domains of convenience grocery stores, photo and passport services, and even primary care clinics. So it's no surprise that they've just launched selected point-of-care diagnostic testing as well. Walgreens' Read More...
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FREE Educational Opportunities
June 11, 2012 2:22 PM by Kelly Bocich
In case you missed our Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics Virtual Conference on May 23, I wanted to alert you to these five webinars, still accessible in an archived video format. Watch them when it's convenient for you to stay up-to-date on a number Read More...
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A Guide to Navigating Genetic Testing
June 7, 2012 1:58 PM by Kerri Penno
The AACC's Lab Tests Online recently announced "A Guide to Navigating Genetic Testing", an online overview and resource guide to better understand the rapidly maturing field of genetic testing. "Genetics is the new frontier in medicine," says George Linzer, Read More...
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Upcoming 'Enduring a Workforce Shortage' Webinar Gets People Talking
June 1, 2012 9:45 AM by Valerie Newitt
When we listed our free July 24 webinar "Enduring a Workforce Shortage," little did we know that the announcement would stir so much commentary from readers. Bryan Helzer , a medical laboratory scientist at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia Univeristy Read More...
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