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NSH 2015 Annual Symposium/Convention poster winners
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Fifty-two posters were displayed this year and the following winners were chosen.
Clinical Winner:
P-18 Optimizing the Use of Ergonomic Tools in the Histology Laboratory Setting
Authors: Elizabeth Whitfield, HTL(ASCP); Joaquin Garcia, M.D., Mayo Clinic, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Rochester, Minnesota

Veterinary/Research/Industry (VIR) Winner:
P23 The Quest For Cracking Artifact-Free Rat Livers
Authors: Jeremiah Dragoo, Pfizer Inc., San Diego

Vendor Winner (honorable mention):
P51 Utility Of MUC4 Antibody Should Be Clone Specific For Its Intended Purpose- A Reflection From The Evaluation Of MUC4 Antibodies
Authors: Haiping Liu; Sharmini Muralitharan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Fremont, California
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NSH Molecular Pathology Technology & Methods Forum Oct. 26-28 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta
NSH
NSH has partnered with Targos Inc and AKESOgen Inc to design this unique three-day forum focused on molecular pathology methods and techniques utilizing expert faculty from both the United States and Europe. In-situ hybridization, microarrays and next-generation sequencing techniques are indispensable tools in molecular pathology and clinical diagnostics. This forum is designed to provide participants a theoretical foundation and practical application into the methods and technology involved in localizing DNA sequences and gene transcripts within the interphase nuclei or on whole chromosomes, as well as rapid gene sequencing and expression analyses of a large numbers of target genes simultaneously. This course is directed toward practicing histotechnologists, pathology assistants and medical technologists, both in academic and private practice institutions, as well as in the pharmaceutical industry, who wish to broaden and/or update their understanding of the technology and the methods involved. Register now.
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World's largest public stem cell bank opens to help research for cures
Latinos Health
It looks like better things will be coming soon as the world's largest public stem cell bank, by the Coriell Institute for Medical Research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in California, has finally opened for business. San Francisco Gate reports that the new stem cell bank will provide vials of blood or skin developed as pluripotent stem cells from about 3,000 donors using an online store. The main purpose of the business is to allow a streamline process in the accumulation of stem cell samples for research and treatment of eleven diseases.
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Clinical labs likely to face challenges under ICD-10
ICD10monitor
When ICD-10 implementation becomes a reality on Oct. 1, clinical laboratories will continue to experience challenges related to the submission of test requisitions, no matter how prepared they are internally. Administrative problems that exist under ICD-9 will not go away; in fact, they could worsen under ICD-10 if the ordering providers are not ready for the change.
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Human genome-editing research should proceed, say leading UK science bodies
Phys.Org
A group of leading UK research organizations has recently issued an initial joint statement in support of the continued use of CRISPR-Cas9 and other genome-editing techniques in preclinical research. This includes the use of the technology for research purposes in human reproductive cells and early embryos, where this is fully justified, scientifically and ethically, and within the confines of the law.
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Possible bad news for clinical pathology labs should double-digit rate increases happen in 2016-2017 to healthcare exchange premiums
Dark Daily
Will health insurance premiums skyrocket in 2016 for health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act? That's a tough question to answer, given that projected increases are substantial in some states and moderate in other states. The answer to this question is an important one for clinical laboratory executives and pathologists. If health insurers pay out more in claims than they receive in premiums, they generally try to balance the books by paying providers less. That includes medical laboratories.
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IN THE NEWS


Clinical lab chain pays $1.8 million to settle charges of double-billing
Sacramento Business Journal
Quest Diagnostics has paid the federal government $1.79 million to settle allegations that it submitted false claims to the Medicare program, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced. Based in Madison, New Jersey, Quest Diagnostics has 10 clinical laboratory draw and testing stations in the Sacramento area. The company bought more than 50 testing centers in California and Nevada from Dignity Health in 2013.
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Biologists identify mechanisms of embryonic wound repair
University of Toronto via Medical Xpress
It's like something out of a science-fiction movie — time-lapse photography showing how wounds in embryos of fruit flies heal themselves. The images are not only real; they shed light on ways to improve wound recovery in humans.
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Another fatal brain disease may come from the spread of 'prion' proteins
Live Science
A rare and fatal brain disorder called multiple system atrophy may be caused by a newly discovered prion, a protein similar to the ones that cause mad cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, according to a new study. The findings may set the stage for new treatments for MSA, a progressive disorder that causes symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease and has no cure.
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Crowdfunding clinical trials
Nature
Is crowdfunding an effective way to raise money for clinical trials? And, if so, are such trials in the best interest of patients, researchers and science? Yes, and not yet, found two recent papers that looked at these questions.
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Tapping lab data to improve utilization
ADVANCE for Laboratory Administrators
Lab test overutilization falls under the Institute of Medicine's "Unnecessary Services" category, which accounted for $210 billion in excess healthcare spending in 2009. Since then, avoiding unnecessary, outdated or more expensive versions of equally effective tests has become a primary goal for cost reduction and quality improvement efforts, such as the American Board of Internal Medicine's "Choosing Wisely" campaign.
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Driven to distraction — What causes cyberloafing at work?
Lab Manager
With the rise in virtual work teams, flexible work arrangements, and personal electronic devices in the workplace, the opportunities for cyberloafing — using the Internet for nonwork activities — are plentiful and creating serious problems for many businesses.
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