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Month: December 2014

Petri Dish

Specimen preservation and degradation are active research topics

December 26, 2014

Considering the amount of research that depends on the optimal integrity of human biospecimens, the preservation and degradation of human biospecimens themselves has been an ongoing focus of scientific research.

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Biomarker Roundup No. 6

December 18, 2014

Researchers found biomarkers and proteins pertinent to intracranial lesions, X-chromosome-linked diseases, obesity, and nanomedicine.

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Chief Data Officers play increasingly prominent role in business

December 16, 2014

Without proper handling of the glut of patient data, information is sure to become unwieldy and inefficiently used. One way healthcare managers can effectively handle this information is by hiring Chief Data Officers.

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Biomarker Roundup No. 5

December 10, 2014

Researchers found biomarkers pertinent to thyroid cancer, breast cancer, hypertension, and poor neurological health.

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Big Data & Medicine

Government Grants will Help Improve use of Big Data

December 9, 2014

As technology grows more advanced, researchers are increasingly analyzing molecular codes and creating massive amounts of data, leading to an increase in government grants to promote Big Data analysis.

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Lung Cancer

Biomarker Roundup No. 4

Researchers have found new biomarkers that may be useful in the treatment of alcoholism, lung cancer, asthma-induced DNA damage, and severe combined immunodeficiency.

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Stylized DNA Stands

Global market for PCR technology continues to grow

December 4, 2014

When it comes to in vitro diagnostics (IVD), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) remains a popular technology and the market for PCR continues to expand.

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Adaptive trial design shows promise but not widely used

Although adaptive designs have certain advantages over standard clinical trial processes, they are not yet widely used by pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

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FDA proposes regulations of laboratory-developed tests – hospitals, tech companies are wary

December 3, 2014

During the next few years, the origin and distribution of a laboratory test will matter more because of new guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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