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NSH offers hands-on Mohs technician training
NSH has partnered with Beck Consulting to offer this unique hands-on, intense training session in a Mohs lab on June 11-12 in Springfield, New Jersey. During this training techs will understand the Mohs process and complete procedure of processing tissue. This will cover all necessary documentation and technical aspects in the lab. This training will assist them in preparing for an inspection process. We will start by discussing the necessary regulations expected by CLIA to have in each manual. We will be reviewing the Proficiency testing, quality assurance and quality control programs required.
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How the federal travel crackdown hits scientists especially hard
The Washington Post
The White House was so concerned last year that a crackdown on federal travel and training was undermining the standing of U.S. scientists that it ordered a survey of scientist-heavy agencies across government to see how bad things were. The empirically based research results were dispiriting.
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Genomics needs a killer app
Genomics is an incredible technology for newborn and pre-natal screening, investigating the cause of a rare condition, and treating cancer, but for most healthy people it's still not particularly revolutionary. Imagine if instead, with the information locked in your DNA, we could predict what diseases you'll have and find effective and precise treatments, with no side-effects. What's standing between where we are now and that vision is a better understanding of DNA and what it means in the context of health and medicine.
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Several studies identify problems in reporting of clinical trial data; HHS and NIH propose tougher requirements for reporting clinical trial results
Dark Daily
Increased transparency is coming to clinical trials because of proposed new federal rules. Although the greatest impact will be on drug trials and pharmaceutical research, experts believe that developers of new diagnostic technologies and clinical laboratory tests will benefit as a result of easier access to the public data filed by researchers.
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Kidney cancer detection: Simple urine test may become ideal diagnostic tool for disease
Medical Daily
Detecting kidney cancer in its early stage is an important aspect of treating the disease, but it only happens by chance during CT scans. In most cases, kidney masses found by CT Scans aren't even cancerous. A recent study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has revealed that measuring certain protein biomarkers in urine samples is more than 95 percent accurate in identifying early-stage kidney cancer.
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Ovarian cancer treatment set to improve following biomarker discovery
Medical News Today
Resistance to chemotherapy is a major reason that patients with the most malignant form of ovarian cancer do not have a good chance of survival. Now researchers have discovered a biomarker that should improve prospects for patients by indicating how their bodies are likely to react to chemotherapy.
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    How medical labs help physicians overcome the failure of many EHR systems to support effective lab test ordering and lab result reporting
    Dark Daily
    Most clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups would welcome a fast ("easy-on"), cheap, and effective method that enables electronic lab test ordering and lab test reporting between physician's offices and medical laboratories. The goal is to create the seamless interface between the electronic health record systems of office-based physicians and the laboratory information systems of clinical laboratories.
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    Living with cancer: Clinical trials looking for patients
    The New York Times
    President Barack Obama's initiative to advance personalized medicine depends on the sort of breakthroughs in cell biology that have produced cancer drugs like the one extending my life. Yet very few adults with cancer enroll in clinical trials. Why do many trials fail to enroll sufficient patients, when scientists now test less debilitating therapies than those commonly used?
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    Don't be misled by 'latex free' claims
    Lab Manager
    If you're allergic to natural rubber latex, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has good news for you: in the future, you are less likely to be misinformed about the absence of this allergen in such products as medical devices. To avoid false assurances about this hazard to your health, FDA is recommending to manufacturers to stop using the labels "latex-free" or "does not contain latex."
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    FDA considers relaxing clinical testing requirements for some biotherapeutic products
    Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering making it easier for companies to test certain "live biotherapeutic products" like probiotics in early-stage trials, the agency has announced.
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