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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

New Target for Heart Disease Screening in Middle-Aged Black Women
September 30, 2016 3:59 PM by Michael Jones
[ Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Allison Hydzik at UPMC. ] According to a recent study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine, middle-aged African American women have higher levels Read More...
Gray Hair Gene
April 15, 2016 10:48 AM by Lindsey Nolen
Playing an influential role in appearance throughout American society, the value aging adults place on deterring hair grayness remains great. Although the dyeing of hair color can mask this sign of aging, the potential for a scientific cure for this phenomenon Read More...
Consequences of Flint’s Water Crisis, Part 2
March 16, 2016 11:11 AM by Lindsey Nolen
A major challenge facing the Flint community in years to come will be identifying which children are at the highest risk of contamination-related problems and determining all future evidence of injury. This will be critical because, even after lead exposure Read More...
Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 2
March 7, 2016 2:52 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] Major news organizations have been quick to examine and critique the policy, and have noted that requests for further details from Trump headquarters have so Read More...
Trump’s 7-point Healthcare Plan, Part 1
March 4, 2016 1:52 PM by Michael Jones
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally contributed by ADVANCE staffer Valerie Neff Newitt.] GOP frontrunner Donald Trump wants to dump Obamacare on day one of his intended presidential administration. It is one strategy, he says, to “make America great Read More...
Consequences of Flint’s Water Crisis, Part 1
February 17, 2016 4:28 PM by Lindsey Nolen
No one expects having to fear consumption of their local water supply. Yet residents of Flint, Mich., are currently experiencing just that due to the city’s self-induced water crisis. After dangerous amounts of lead were found in Flint’s drinking water, Read More...
Benefits of Chocolate, Part 2
January 4, 2016 10:23 AM by Lindsey Nolen
In other research, scientists have found that eating up to two bars of chocolate a day can also help prevent stroke. In a study at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, researchers analyzed the snacking habits of 21,000 people older than 12 and found Read More...
Benefits of Chocolate, Part 1
December 2, 2015 9:36 AM by Lindsey Nolen
It’s officially the time of year when all types of treats begin to fill tables at holiday celebrations, office parties and family gatherings. While conventional wisdom holds that desserts can be detrimental to a person’s overall health, recent studies Read More...
MLP Workforce Report
October 29, 2015 6:09 PM by Chelsea Lacey-Mabe
The attrition of lab professionals due to aging and retirement will open ample opportunities for new technicians and technologists. The need for diagnostic lab services will continue to increase with the aging population. Donning gloves, a protective Read More...
Patient-centered “Pre-analytics” in clinical laboratories
July 16, 2015 6:11 PM by Michael Jones
[*Editor’s Note: The following is a guest blog post contributed by Biju Joseph, PhD, MT(ASCP), MB(ASCP).] Patient-comfort oriented specimen collection techniques are vital for clinical laboratories for boosting customer base and revenue generation. The Read More...
Distractingly Sexy
June 15, 2015 4:10 PM by Michael Jones
After winning the Nobel Prize 1 in 2001 for his research in cell division, Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt recently made headlines for his attempt to prove the existence of foot-in-mouth disease while speaking at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ). Read More...
"A Defining Moment"
June 2, 2015 1:04 PM by Michael Jones
The global fight against HIV has improved dramatically in the past decade, but the results of a recent study could lead to an enormous change in the way the virus is treated moving forward. An article from the New York Times noted how the study was stopped Read More...
Nanoparticles Assemble!
March 6, 2015 2:05 PM by Michael Jones
As a kid, the concept of humans using nanotechnology was something I assumed was reserved for science fiction, but apparently clinical research has already proved me wrong. According to a recent article from Dark Daily, not only do researcher possess Read More...
Basket Cases
February 27, 2015 4:29 PM by Michael Jones
Thanks to the quick evolution of improved genetic sequencing capabilities, the concept personalized medicine has changed the way clinicians and physicians are thinking about patient treatment. Traditionally, the trial and testing period for clinical drugs Read More...
Vaccination Perspectives
February 17, 2015 3:35 PM by Michael Jones
A combination of the continued national debate over the connection between autism and vaccines -- despite the hypothesized link having long-since been disproved -- and events like the measles outbreak spawning from Disneyland have led to a lot of vaccination-related Read More...


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