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August 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

Adding Interpretation
August 30, 2012 3:03 PM by Kerri Penno
At the recent ASCLS meeting, in his Keynote Address, Michael Laposata, MD, PhD, professor of Pathology, Vanderbuilt University, posed the question, "Is there a need for a diagnostic management team?" Dr. Lapostata discussed the problems physicians have Read More...
Do You Know a Kid Interested in Cells?
August 28, 2012 9:02 AM by Valerie Newitt
Some students developed their geek muscles – and I use the term with affection and admiration – early on. For me, it was all about horses and dinosaurs. I read everything I could get my hands on, but there was never enough. The kid down the street – Leenie Read More...
Watching Tropical Storm Isaac
August 27, 2012 2:20 PM by Kelly Bocich
It's hurricane season in the U.S., and the Gulf of Mexico is once again bracing for impact against a storm following a path eerily similar to that of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed New Orleans and the surrounding area seven years ago on Wednesday. Tropical Read More...
Drug-Resistant Bug Navigates NIH Hospital
August 24, 2012 11:11 AM by Kelly Bocich
When the National Institutes of Health's elite hospital struggles to track and contain a hospital-acquired superbug, it should serve as a reminder to all facilities that extra caution is always warranted when it comes to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read More...
Going for Gold
August 10, 2012 10:45 AM by Kelly Bocich
Like many people, I've been watching a lot of television the last two weeks, soaking in as many Olympic events as I can. I always get a little emotional watching the Games. The athletes competing there have worked so hard to get to where they are-we are Read More...
Labspeak: Specialized Vocabulary for the Lab
August 7, 2012 9:19 AM by Valerie Newitt
I saw a list of made-up words on a website for writers, and I have to admit that I liked them. Their meaning was "absitively" clear and they were just plain fun to say. For example: Separsize: separate and organize Dreadoric: dreaded and rhetoric Amazulous: Read More...


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