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April 19, 2011
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Breast cancer: Tumor marker same in dogs and humans
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Despite steadily improving methods for its diagnosis and treatment, cancer still represents one of the most frequent causes of death in humans. What is less well known is that this also holds true for pets such as dogs. Each year, an estimated 4,000 dogs in Austria develop cancer and about half the dogs over 10 years old die because they develop a carcinoma that is biologically similar to a human tumor. More
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Scientist 'explorers' create gene map of the brain
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The Allen Institute for Brain Science has unveiled the world's first comprehensive gene map of the human brain. The unique map will help scientists explore and research neurologic diseases and other brain disorders. More

Double gloving: Myth versus fact
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For health care professionals, their hands are their livelihood. It is important that they protect their hands and their health in order to protect the health of their patients. One proven step that better protects health care professionals' hands from the dangers inherent in the operating room is double-gloving. More

Study: Many parents would get gene tests for kids
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If given the chance, many parents would test their children to see if they are genetically predisposed to diseases like diabetes or heart disease, U.S. researchers said. And as most parents expect a positive result, they might not be prepared for the answers they get. More

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Bad News for clinical pathology laboratory workers: Salaries not keeping pace with cost of living increases
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Salaries and compensation paid to medical technologists and other skilled clinical laboratory professionals are not keeping pace with yearly increases in the cost of living. This is distressing news for every pathologist and clinical laboratory manager concerned about the constantly growing shortage of MTs and clinical laboratory scientists to staff the nation's medical laboratories. More

Study: Staph found in half of US meat
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Eatocracy is reporting that almost half of the meat and poultry sold at U.S. supermarkets and grocery stores contains a type of bacteria that is potentially harmful to humans, a new study estimates. Researchers tested 136 packages of chicken, turkey, pork, and ground beef purchased at 26 grocery stores in five cities around the country, and found that 47 percent contained Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a common cause of infection in people. More

Banking stem cells could save Japan nuclear workers
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Health officials should collect blood from workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in case they are accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation and need a stem cell transplant, Japanese researchers said. More



FDA Recalls Axxent FlexiShield Mini Silicone Pads
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Model 5300 Axxent FlexiShield Mini silicone pads manufactured by iCAD are subject to a class 1 U.S. Food and Drug Administration recall because of shedding of tungsten particles from the device during intraoperative radiation therapy in breast tissue. A drug safety alert on the silicone pads was sent from MedWatch, the FDA's safety information and adverse event reporting program. More

CDC: NBA stomach bug outbreak affected 13 teams
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U.S. health officials say last fall's outbreak of a stomach virus that swept through pro basketball teams sickened 21 players on 13 teams. They were infected with the norovirus, highly contagious and known for spreading on cruise ships. The federal researchers didn't name the teams. But media reports have said players with a stomach bug at the time included four on the Orlando Magic, including star center Dwight Howard. More

Why Gen X makes it 4 generations now working in clinical pathology laboratories
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Here's a challenge that's unique in the modern history of medical laboratory management and operations. There are now four different generations of workers employed in clinical laboratories and pathology groups around the nation. More
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