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Jennifer Schneiders, PhD, Division President, Diagnostic Solutions, Hologic discusses women’s health diagnostics with MLO editor in chief Christina Wichmann

Jennifer Schneiders, PhD, was promoted to Division President, Diagnostic Solutions in April 2023. Prior to that, she served as Vice President, US Sales and Commercial Excellence...
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Existing drug shows promise as treatment for rare genetic disorder

NIH researchers find new pathways towards treatment for autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1.
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BD’s Molly Broache, Associate Director of U.S. Medical Affairs, discusses the current state of STI testing in the U.S. with MLO editor in chief, Christina Wichmann

Molly Broache serves as Associate Director, US Region, Medical Affairs for BD Diagnostic Solutions and is also licensed as a women’s health nurse practitioner in both Maryland...

Working to advance pathology practices

In the Medscape Physician Burnout & Depression Report: “We Have Much Work to Do” released earlier this year, forty-nine percent of physicians told Medscape they...
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Next-generation sequencing in laboratory medicine

Advancements in sequencing techniques and the emergence of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology have transformed laboratory medicine and clinical diagnosis. DNA sequencing...
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2024 lab management best practices trend back to the basics

The results of the 2024 Medical Laboratory Observer (MLO) State of the Industry (SOI) Survey on Lab Management Best Practices reveal how many lab professionals are turning to ...
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Understanding current and future uses of anti-Müllerian hormone in both clinical practice and research

As a woman ages, the consistency of ovulation and/or availability of viable oocytes (eggs) decreases, leading to difficulty in becoming pregnant. The current trend of women choosing...
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Molecular point-of-care testing offers hope to quell the STI epidemic

When expressing the breadth of the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), a colleague of mine often shares the stark perspective, “If you’re having sex, you...
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Dark Labs: Illuminating the future of fully automated diagnostic laboratories

In recent years, advancements in technology and workflow automation have been revolutionizing the landscape of medical diagnostics, giving rise to the concept of "Dark Labs." ...

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Recent prosecutions of clinical labs for fraud: Practices to avoid

April 12, 2024
Sound management of a clinical laboratory requires an effective compliance program.  An effective compliance program, in turn, requires a thorough and nuanced understanding...
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New research platform assesses brain cancer mutations during surgery

Time is of the utmost importance when dealing with aggressive malignant tumors.

Women’s health diagnostics discussion: An MLO online exclusive interview

Interview with Jennifer Schneiders, PhD, Division President, Diagnostic Solutions, Hologic.
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QIAGEN launches new QIAcuity digital PCR assays for microbial applications, enhancing infectious disease research and surveillance

35 new wet-lab tested digital PCR Microbial DNA Detection Assays on research platform GeneGlobe target a wide range of pathogens causing tropical diseases, sexually transmitted...
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Active surveillance shown to be an effective management strategy for prostate cancer patients

Study evaluated long-term outcomes of using active surveillance instead of immediate treatment with surgery or radiation.
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Promising new treatment for patients with HR+ HER-2 negative metastatic breast cancer

Breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) is particularly hard to treat.
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Integrated DNA Technologies announces new primers and probe set to identify H5N1 avian influenza

PCR/qPCR solution will support surveillance and monitoring of the current H5N1 strain of bird flu in response to multi-state outbreak in U.S. dairy cows.

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Applying laboratory quality principles to real world point-of-care testing systems

To take the test online go HERE. For more information, visit the Continuing Education tab. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to: 1. ...

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Infectious Disease

CDC warns of Salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers

Most people infected with Salmonella experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.