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Imagine a healthcare facility where a small sample of blood
is taken as you walk in the door, just .25 attomoles -- you’d barely notice. They
drop your sample into a small, handheld device and, by the time your physician
has come to see you, they are ready to tell you if they would like further
testing for diseases like Alzheimer’s or cancer ...
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 in the coming
years. A recent story
from Newswise reported cell therapy as the next ...
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 been taking some tips from the hive. When faced with a
potential threat, our immune cells ...
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
significant hurtle on the path toward the universal electronic health record” ...
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 this list of other Official State Microbe suggestions, I knew you all would have ...
As ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory is in its 20th 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 numerous resources from all of our mediums-online articles, archived webinars, new reports ...
This press release from the National Institutes of Health clarifies that while the current strain of H1N1 will predominate in the upcoming influenza season, there doesn’t seem to be biological pressure for the virus to re-combine with other circulating viruses. Some scientists have speculated such reassortant viruses would be more virulent or ...
Researchers in the Vascular Biology Program at Children’s Hospital Boston have developed a magnetic blood-cleansing system that removes pathogens from a patient’s blood, as detailed in this study from the journal Lab on a Chip.
The system's concept sounds surprisingly simple. Blood is drawn, and tiny magnetic beads pre-coated with ...