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Month: February 2015

Nurse with Chart

Nurses are serving on the frontline of biospecimen procurement

February 27, 2015

In addition to patient care duties, nurses are playing an increasingly central role in human biospecimen procurement in the absence of formal infrastructure.

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White House

Obama announces $215 million in funding for personalized medicine research

February 17, 2015

President Barack Obama recently announced that he would earmark up to $215 million for personalized medicine research in the 2016 federal budget.

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Cholesterol medication uncovers gene marker for heart disease

February 4, 2015

For Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche and its initially unsuccessful compound dalcetrapib, it looked like another failed trial until researchers discovered something surprising: When given to the right patients, the drug drastically reduced the incidence of cardiac events.

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Patient Ultrasound

NCI to catalog biomarkers of quick-recovering patients

February 2, 2015

Officials at the National Cancer Institute are looking to understand more about cases in which human body conditions allow patients to react exceptionally quickly to certain treatments.

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