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More medical lab testing expected as retail clinics change delivery of routine healthcare services
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Retail clinics — or rapid clinics — are growing at a phenomenal rate. At the same time, more hospitals and health systems are deciding to participate in this growing trend, either by owning and operating such retail clinics in their communities or by providing the clinical staff. Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers should expect to see, over time, a steady increase in the menu of diagnostic testing offered by retail clinics. More

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Human breast cancer mouse model developed, mirrors tumor pathology, metastasis
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A team of experts from the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, has claimed to develop a new technique that can yield good results, particularly for identifying the cancer spreading. In addition, the expert team has notified that modeling breast cancer can help the scientists to understand the tumor growth. Before suggesting the findings they observed that the mouse mammary glands implanted with tumor tissues have acquired identical properties of human patients suffering common disease. More

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Celiac disease testing: Serologic tests have high sensitivity, specificity
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In many populations, celiac disease has been found to occur as commonly as 1 in 100 people. The lifelong, inherited autoimmune disease yields an immune-mediated toxic reaction causing damage to the small intestine and preventing proper food absorption in CD sufferers who eat foods containing gluten-the common name for proteins in specific grains, including all forms of wheat and related grains. Serologic and increasingly genetic testing provides clues to whether a person is suffering from or may be at risk for CD. More

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Tiny stamps for tiny sensors
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Advances in microchip technology may someday enable clinicians to perform tests for hundreds of diseases — sifting out specific molecules, such as early stage cancer cells — from just one drop of blood. Researchers have come up with a simple, precise and reproducible technique that cuts the time and cost of fabricating such sensors. More

PCR testing for feline respiratory virus
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Diagnostic testing to identify the cause of a respiratory infection in a cat today often involves molecular testing of swabs collected from the nasal and pharyngeal areas. These assays detect the genetic material of the virus of interest. These molecular assays, known as real-time polymerase chain reaction, are very sensitive, able to detect very small amounts virus. When respiratory disease occurs in these cats soon after vaccination, the concern is that the molecular assays may detect the vaccine virus, confusing the diagnosis. More

Roche gives Arrowhead RNAi assets, Wisconsin facility
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Arrowhead Research has acquired RNA therapeutics assets from Roche, including delivery technologies, three primary siRNA formats, as well as infrastructure and personnel. Roche obtained a minority stake in Arrowhead as well as rights to negotiate for certain future products, milestone payments and royalties on sales. The deal with Roche gives Arrowhead Roche Madison an RNAi delivery platform known as Dynamic PolyCunjugates. More

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LabCorp 3Q profit slips on integration costs
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Medical lab operator Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings recently said that its third-quarter profit declined 4 percent on charges related to acquisitions and job cuts. LabCorp said its profit slipped to $134.3 million, or $1.31 per share, from $140 million, or $1.34 per share. The company reported $24.1 million in one-time costs, including $16.2 million related to its acquisitions of Genzyme Genetics, Clearstone Central Laboratories and Westcliff Medical Laboratories plus $7.9 million in severance and other personnel costs. More

Instrument enables more detailed MRI scans
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Researchers can now study molecules which are normally only found in very small concentrations, directly in organs and tissue. After several years of work, researchers have managed to construct an instrument that hyperpolarises the molecules and thus makes it possible to track them using magnetic resonance imaging. The technology opens up new possibilities to study what really happens on molecular level in organs such as the brain. More

Land-use and robins linked to spread of West Nile virus
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Researchers have found that in most places only a few key species of bird "hosts" and mosquito "vectors" are important in transmission of the virus. In particular, the familiar American robin plays a key role in the transmission of West Nile virus across much of North America. Insights gained from research on West Nile virus could help public health officials deal with other introduced diseases in the future. More


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Heart gene chip a helpful data source for international researchers
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A DNA chip has been used as an important research tool for geneticists analyzing genes that play a role in heart disease — as well as other complex, common metabolic diseases. The cardiovascular gene array collects signals from gene variants that raise the risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks — myocardial infarctions. More

Impact of early-life bisphenol A exposure on behavior, executive function in children
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In this study, gestational BPA exposure affected behavioral and emotional regulation domains at 3 years of age, especially among girls. Clinicians may advise concerned patients to reduce their exposure to certain consumer products, but the benefits of such reductions are unclear. More

Increasing productivity: Using management system to overcome redos, process constraints, backlog
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The modern laboratory needs an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory operations and informatics. The laboratory must monitor certain metrics to identify operational goal is to reduce turnaround and improve on-time delivery. At the highest level, what you are likely faced with is too much manual work for your staff and some operational processes that are inefficient or time consuming. The key for the best-of-breed laboratory information management system solutions is automation, organization and reporting. More


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Anatomic pathology in China is booming growth industry
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More than 1,200 Chinese pathologists and medical laboratory scientists recently assembled in Hangzhou, China for the first-ever combined meeting of the Chinese Society of Pathology and the Pathology Branch of the Chinese Medical Association. Improving the workflow productivity for histology laboratories in China is essential, since the demand for anatomic pathology testing in this nation of 1.3 billion people is growing faster than the existing capacity to handle these specimens. More

Genetic aberrations testing strives to create massive cancer database
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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have launched a massive study to test cancer patients' tumors for hundreds of genetic aberrations in an effort to build a more comprehensive understanding of the underpinnings of cancer and how to tailor patients' treatment. The goal of the research is to construct a large, cancer-specific database. More

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