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April 2013 - Posts

ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

The Reanimator
April 26, 2013 11:33 AM by Michael Jones
With genetic research has come the realization that cancers are unique -- not just in terms of where they are in the body, but in their molecular make up. Although the industry is focusing on personalized medicine as a treatment option recently, some Read More...
Feelings and Brain Scans
April 24, 2013 12:41 PM by Michael Jones
During a hospital visit, a doctor will often ask about pain, but how can it be better calculated beyond just words? A story from NPR followed researchers led by Tor Wager, PhD, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience from the University of Read More...
Generic OxyContin Not Approved By FDA
April 19, 2013 2:41 PM by Michael Jones
The idea of making a potentially dangerous drug less prone to abuse is something that stands out in the effort to stop prescription drug misuse in the United States. Many companies have incorporated time release capsules to curb the possibility of abuse, Read More...
Stem Cells and ALS
April 17, 2013 6:28 PM by Michael Jones
Most of us know amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by its other name, Lou Gehrig’s disease. After a recent preliminary trial at Emory University yielded positive results, a phase II trial has been approved by the FDA. An article from Newswise described Read More...
Of Mice and Rats
April 12, 2013 4:05 PM by Michael Jones
I’ve discussed the introduction of human genes into test mice before , but apparently rats are showing much more promise in Alzheimer’s research. A recent article from NPR discussed the need for a better model for humans in the study and, potentially, Read More...
Genomic Research and EMR
April 10, 2013 5:39 PM by Michael Jones
With so many new technologies emerging in recent years, trying to combine multiple advances can be challenging, especially when those advances haven’t been standardized yet. In a recent article from Newswise, doctors and researchers from both the Mayo Read More...
Univercell Builder
April 5, 2013 4:37 PM by Michael Jones
The introduction of new drugs that combat disease and infection at the genetic level has been a landmark breakthrough, both for laboratory science as well as for patient treatment plans. Cell-based therapeutics, on the other hand, stand to become influential Read More...
"Bedless Hospitals"
April 3, 2013 1:08 PM by Michael Jones
The introduction of two new hospital facilities in the US marks the beginning of a shift in the healthcare industry. According to a recent news release from Dark Daily, a nationwide change from inpatient- to outpatient-based treatment approaches has resulted Read More...


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