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Jan. 10, 2012
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Jan. 10, 2012
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Adiponectin level may influence dementia
risk in women

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New data from the Framingham Heart Study hint that an elevation in adiponectin level may be an independent risk factor for all-cause dementia and Alzheimer's disease in women. Adiponectin, a hormone derived from visceral fat, sensitizes the body to insulin, has anti-inflammatory properties, and plays a role in the metabolism of glucose and lipids. More



Chimeric monkeys born in stem cell study
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Biologists report the first monkey "chimeras", born with a mix of genes in their cells. The monkeys were born from mixtures of very-early stage embryonic cells. That suggests that primate (including human) embryonic stem cells may have developmental differences not present in mouse stem cells, ones seen as their equivalents in research until now. Also, the research points to a new strategy for cloning primates using embryonic cells, say the study authors, an achievement that has eluded researchers for more than a decade. More

CDC: Lean response ups lab surge capacity during pandemic
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Implementation of Lean methods can improve the surge capacity of a laboratory, according to a study published in the January issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases. More



Pathology and clinical laboratory groups voice concerns about 2 proposed genetic test registries
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Registries for genetic tests and molecular diagnostic assays don't seem to be going over well with clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Two different genetic test registries are drawing criticisms from pathologists and laboratory medicine professionals. One molecular test registry was proposed last year by the National Institutes of Health. More

FDA limits use of cephalosporins in animals
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An order that restricts use of the cephalosporin class of antimicrobial drugs in cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will be effective April 5. "FDA is taking this action to preserve the effectiveness of cephalosporin drugs for treating disease in humans," according to an agency news release. "Prohibiting these uses is intended to reduce the risk of cephalosporin resistance in certain bacterial pathogens." More

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Screening for sexually transmitted disease: Who, when and how
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Each year in the United States, there are more than 1 million new gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Although most gonorrhea and chlamydia infection are found in female adolescents and young women, increases in these infections in men who have sex with men have been documented. Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses why the high number of infections are important to clinicians.
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New swine, drug-resistant flu strains tracked
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Since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, public health and infectious disease experts have upped their surveillance of new flu strains, and they're paying close attention to what's happening worldwide in hopes of being better prepared for the type of flu season that will hit. "It's better that we know what's happening earlier rather than be surprised like we were with the 2009 pandemic, which came out of the blue," said Dr. Charles Chiu, head of the viral diagnostics laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. More

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Stem cells in eyes offer hope for reversing leading cause of
blindness in seniors

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Eyes have been called the window to the soul, but they are also proving to be a potential wellspring for regenerative medicine. Researchers say they have discovered a new source of stem cells at the back of the eye, which they hope may one day provide a way to repair the damage from age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. More



Stimulating white blood cells to fight HIV
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The three-year laboratory project is a collaborative effort between the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University's Institute for Immunology and Infectious Disease, and is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council grant of almost $375,000. Murdoch University Chief Investigator Dr. Lloyd D'Orsogna says, "HIV escapes being killed by the immune system in a number of ways and we have very little innate immunity to the virus". More
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