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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

T-cells, Bee Cells
March 13, 2013 4:16 PM by Michael Jones
It seems like bees have been all over the news lately. Even if a story isn’t directly about them, it somehow seems to find a way to relate. A recent story from Newswise cited the similarities between honey bees and human T-cells, which have apparently Read More...
Information Overload
January 9, 2013 12:30 PM by Michael Jones
As medical technology becomes more precise and continues to deliver growing quantities of data, the process of analyzing such large figures can be overwhelming. A recent news briefing from DarkDaily reported unstructured medical laboratory data as “one Read More...
Suitcase School
December 5, 2012 1:00 PM by Michael Jones
Every day, laboratory technology is getting faster and more precise, but what about smaller? According to a recent Dark Daily news briefing , Australian pathologist, Dr. Tim Inglis, researched mosquito-borne illnesses on the move with a molecular pathology Read More...
Preventing HAIs
May 3, 2012 4:45 PM by Kerri Penno
According to a survey released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), greater collaboration between lab professionals and infection preventionists may hold the Read More...
State Slogans, State Flowers, State... Microbes?
March 23, 2012 12:28 PM by Kelly Bocich
I got a kick out of this from the Dark Daily this morning. Hawaii's House of Representatives passed a bill that would recognize the bacterium Nesiotobacter exalbescens as the state's official microbe. We've seen how clever our readers are, so when I saw Read More...
Fungal Infections On the Rise?
March 22, 2012 2:24 PM by Kelly Bocich
I was catching up on recent coverage from some of our sister publications today, when this article from ADVANCE for Nurses caught my attention. Advances in medicine have, undoubtedly, extended our longevity. In ICUs, this means fungal infections may have Read More...
Penn’s Amazing Achievements
March 14, 2012 10:44 AM by Lynn
The ADVANCE team toured the wonderful laboratories at University of Pennsylvania/Penn Medicine last week. I wanted to help spread the word of some of their significant achievements. For example, a new treatment for leukemia, called CART 19, has proven Read More...
Exclusive Content
February 2, 2012 3:18 PM by Kerri Penno
ADVANCE wants to reward our loyal community of readers. We've gathered an exclusive collection of resources, spotlights and tools you won't find anywhere else. We'll continue compiling valuable information accessible only by ADVANCE members. Not yet a Read More...
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...
Annual Resource Directory Coming Soon
November 16, 2011 9:59 AM by Lynn
As ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory is in its 20 th year of serving the clinical laboratory management community, we're so excited to bring you the latest edition of our annual resource directory. The staff has been working diligently on pulling Read More...
Study Shows Women Can Self-test for HPV
November 8, 2011 8:07 AM by Jill Hoffman
A team of German researchers has shown that women can accurately test themselves for HPV infection, the most common cause of cervical cancer. The research is published in the October Journal of Clinical Microbiology . 1 "The high sensitivity of this self-sampling Read More...
HAI-reduction Programs Can Save Millions
September 6, 2011 7:14 AM by Jill Hoffman
Some good news for hospitals in their efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs): A new study shows one program saved an average of $1.1 million a year. The study examined a HAI-reduction protocol called the Michigan Keystone ICU Patient Read More...
T. vaginalis Concern
July 13, 2011 8:58 AM by Lynn
Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) is highest in women over 40 years of age, whereas women under 30 years of age have the highest prevalences of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), according to a study presented at the annual 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...
VRSA Makes Rare Appearance
April 9, 2010 9:34 AM by Kelly Graham
Here in the ADVANCE hometown of Philadelphia, a patient at the Pennsylvania Hospital (part of the University of Pennsylvania) has been diagnosed with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA). The patient was on dialysis and has a history of drug-resistant Read More...


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