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New screening method detects all cystic fibrosis mutations

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a blood test to screen newborns for all types of cystic fibrosis, which they say will...

Unnecessary blood tests common before low-risk surgeries

Depending on which hospital you go to for your low-risk surgical procedure, you may be 2.4 times more or less likely to be...

Zika challenge similar to AIDS for medical community

With the Zika virus sweeping across the Americas and the number of birth defects in Brazil on the rise, a top Brazilian researcher is...

CNIO scientists find new tumor markers for the prognosis of head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancers include a heterogeneous group of tumors located in the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx. Despite...

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Correction in January 2016 issue

Due to a printing error, several lines were left out of the Continuing Education article in the  January 2016 print issue of MLO. The...

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IQCP: a Five-Month Implementation Timetable

EDITOR'S NOTE: In addition to the August MLO Continuing Education story on “IQCP: a new option for Quality Control,” we are pleased to present...
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MLO February 5, 2016 newsletter: Cystic fibrosis screening, unnecessary blood tests, head and neck cancer

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MLO February 4, 2016 newsletter: WHO, CDC offers Zika resources, DNA in breast tissue, partial microbiome restoration

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February Magazine Articles

Understanding the CDC’s updated HIV test protocol

  To earn CEUs, visit www.mlo-online.com LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to: 1. Describe the history of HIV testing and the...

IT solutions to meet the needs of clinical labs

Werner Rodorff Chief Executive Officer, CGM US Senior Vice President North America Professional: I have been in my current position...

Management of diabetes: the future is now

Diabetes is a worldwide epidemic. Its prevalence continues to rise globally at an average rate of 8.7 percent, and it currently affects 382 million...

A20 modulation: a potential biological threat that can be mitigated by immunohistochemistry

The views expressed in this publication/presentation are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of...

Biomarkers and personalized cancer medicine

The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that 1.6 million people would be diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 would die from the disease...

Paving the way for prediabetes diagnostics: biomarkers that reflect impaired glucose tolerance

In 2014, the global prevalence of diabetes was estimated to be at nine percent among adults age 18 and over, with approximately 1.5 million...

Train the trainer: taking control of your lab’s software education

Your lab has installed new software, which you hope will improve the quality and efficiency of its work. You want to get your staff...

Improving the molecular diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy with complex genetic testing

Epilepsy is a highly complex disease and is one of the most common neurological conditions worldwide. Some 2,500 years after Hippocrates observed a hereditary...