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Sept. 13, 2011
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Efficacy similar in therapies for cystic fibrosis infection
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In children with cystic fibrosis, there is no difference in the rate of exacerbation or prevalence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa positivity between cycled and culture-based therapies, with or without ciprofloxacin, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported in the September issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. More



10 years later: 9/11 firefighters struggle to breathe
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Thomas K. Aldrich, MD, is chairman of the New York State Sept. 11 Worker Protection Task Force and a member of the World Trade Center Medical Working Group appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in June 2007. His research on the respiratory effects suffered by New York City firefighters who responded to the WTC attack on 9/11, conducted in collaboration with scientists at the New York City Fire Department, New York University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, included a major report on longitudinal pulmonary function data in The New England Journal of Medicine. More

Researchers want to introduce breath analysis into clinical pathology laboratory testing
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Does breath analysis have a promising future in pathology and clinical laboratory testing? That day may not be far off. Scientists in multiple research laboratories are developing cost-effective, non-invasive diagnostic test technologies based on breath specimens from patients. More



More ground turkey recalled because of salmonella
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Cargill Inc. announced a second recall of ground turkey products after a test showed salmonella in a sample from the same Arkansas plant tied to a recall issued last month. The second recall is much smaller than the one the company issued Aug. 3 for 36 million pounds of ground turkey. That recall followed a salmonella outbreak that federal health officials said had sickened 107 people in 31 states, killing one person. More

Mom's cancer shows up earlier in daughters
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Women who are diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers that are linked to some inherited mutations appear to develop the diseases earlier than the previous generation, researchers reported. More than 100 women with BRCA-related cancer developed disease almost eight years younger than relatives in the previous generation, according to Jennifer Litton, MD, and colleagues at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. More



Lyme disease update: 30 years after the first diagnosis, the clinical picture remains cloudy
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Lyme disease is transmitted by black-legged deer ticks, particularly Ixodes scapularis, in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, and by Ixodes pacificus in northern California. Other common ticks in the United States have not been identified as carriers of B burgdorferi, but diagnosis of Lyme disease can be complicated by coinfection with one of the other diseases that can be caused by these ticks. More

Adult stem cells used to grow neck vertebrae
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Neurosurgery researchers at University of California Davis Health System have used a new, leading-edge stem cell therapy to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs — the cushions between the bones in the neck — to relieve chronic, debilitating pain. More

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Study uncovers recurrent gene fusion in colorectal cancer
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Researchers from the U.S., Israel and Spain have identified a recurrent gene fusion that turns up in some colorectal cancers. Investigators sequenced the genomes of nine colorectal tumors and matched normal tissue samples, identifying a few dozen genes that harbor possibly deleterious substitutions, small insertions or deletions in two or more tumor genomes, along with 11 rearrangements predicted to produce fusion proteins, as reported in Nature Genetics online. More

Tube burgers: The world of in vitro meat
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Imagine picking up a nice juicy burger and taking a bite, only to find out that the meaty burger you're biting into didn't come from an animal — it was grown in a lab. Scientists at laboratories around the world are currently working to make meat in labs that will eventually look and taste like the real thing, without any animal parts. More

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Scientists find gene that controls neuropathic pain
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British scientists have identified a gene responsible for regulating chronic pain, called HCN2, and say their discovery should help drug researchers in their search for more effective painkillers. Scientists from Cambridge University said that if drugs could be designed to block the protein produced by the gene, they could treat neuropathic pain, which is very difficult to control with currently available drugs. More

FDA Panel: Clarify duration of bisphosphonate use
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An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has voted 17-6 to recommend that the labeling for bisphosphonates for the treatment of osteoporosis become more specific about how long the drugs should be used. "Do you recommend that the label should further clarify the duration of use for bisphosphonates?" was the only voting question for members of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. More

Looking for a Vitamin D Control?

Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. introduces an assayed, tri-level Vitamin D Control containing clinically relevant levels of Vitamin D. This control includes 25(OH)Vitamin D2 and 25(OH)Vitamin D3. MORE


Critical similarity found between 2 types of do-it-all stem cells
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Ever since human induced pluripotent stem cells were first derived in 2007, scientists have wondered whether they were functionally equivalent to embryonic stem cells, which are sourced in early-stage embryos. Both cell types have the ability to differentiate into any cell in the body, but their origins — in embryonic and adult tissue — suggest that they are not identical. More
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CellaVision introduces CellAtlas®, the perfect way to learn the basics of hematology cell morphology. This App for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch compliments our digital cell morphology portfolio, and is an educational tool to assist in the recognition and classification of blood cells, by utilizing mini-lectures and cell quizzes. More
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