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Zuckerberg and wife pledge $3B to fighting disease

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, last year said they would give 99 percent...

Addressing incomplete inactivation risks in high-containment laboratories

In 2015, the Department of Defense discovered that one of its labs had inadvertently sent live anthrax to almost 200 other labs worldwide over...

FDA hosts public meeting on NGS tests

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the National Institutes of...

U.S. food supply to get safer as FDA rule takes effect

An estimated 1 in 6 Americans contracts a foodborne illness each year, but that figure should decline as a result of safety measures that thousands of food facilities must...

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Meningococcal B vaccine

Having worked in the pharmaceutical advertising industry for over 12 years, my ears automatically perk up when I hear a drug commercial listing off...

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Breast cancer: The body of knowledge grows

Scientists’ understanding of the genetics/genomics of breast cancer continues to grow; a revolution is underway both in terms of categorizing breast cancers and targeting...

October Magazine Articles

Perfecting the art and science of transfusion safety

Zika reminds us all how high the stakes are. CONTINUING EDUCATION To earn CEUs, visit www.mlo-online.com under the CE Tests tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Discuss the advances of...

Meeting thromboelastometry clinical needs and new quality standards

Since it was first described in 1948 by Hartert in Heidelberg, Germany,1 “thrombelastographie,” a method of measuring the viscoelastic properties of a blood clot...

What do we really need to know about platelets and the...

What is a platelet? The anatomic definition of a platelet is well established: According to MedicineNet.com, it is “an irregular, disc-shaped element in the...

Immune repertoire analysis is gaining interest as a clinical NGS application

When most laboratorians think of next generation sequencing (NGS) techniques in a clinical setting, it’s usually in the context of examining a patient’s genome...

Automatic reading and segregation of cultures

The value proposition for full laboratory automation and improved time to results has arrived. Full laboratory automation in Microbiology is high on the wish list...

Transfusion-related thrombocytopenia in a chronic renal failure patient

Hemostasis is a process to stop bleeding that requires coordinated activities of vascular, platelet, and plasma factors. Under normal conditions, blood vessel injury will...

Pharmacogenomics: How genetic testing is making therapeutics safer and more effective

Pharmacogenomics was one of the earliest success stories of the genome era, and today serves as a foundation for the concept of precision medicine....

Precision medicine and companion diagnostics join the battle against ovarian cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016. However, the lack of accurate screening tests for...

Considering the LIS in the molecular diagnostics context

Laboratories have specific needs based on their size and testing types. Physician office laboratories, for example, typically perform fairly basic testing with straightforward setups....

MLO September 23, 2016 LABline: Zuckerberg pledges $3B to fight disease, high-containment laboratory protocols, FDA hosts public meeting on NGS tests

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MLO September 22, 2016 LABline: Assessing lung cancer risk, next generation wireless rapid diagnostic system, antimicrobial resistance

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