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Philips aims to increase share of diagnostics market with hand-held concussion detection device

A new hand-held blood test that can be used to detect mild traumatic brain injuries, or concussions, developed by...

Hemispherx Biopharma exploring possible research programs in Zika virus modeled on West Nile

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. announced that it is beginning to consider study designs for potential tests of the activity and...

QIAGEN and 10x Genomics to enter into co-marketing and co-development collaboration

QIAGEN N.V. announced a collaboration with 10x Genomics to develop and promote comprehensive solutions for...

Antiretroviral therapy reduces HIV in the female reproductive tract

For the first time, investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of ...

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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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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 10, 2016 newsletter: Hand-held concussion device, Zika research programs, QIAGEN and 10x Genomics collaborate

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MLO February 9, 2016 newsletter: CDC declares highest alert for Zika, Zika vaccine on the horizon, cancer predicting blood tests

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MLO February 8, 2016 newsletter: Portable DNA sequencing kit, DNA common to five types of cancer, DNA replacement therapies

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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...