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Month: July 2015

Blood Sample in Test Tube

In an Image of Vials, HIV Researchers see Inspiration and Promise

July 31, 2015

The infectious disease research world was given a shock of excitement with the news that a French teenager infected at birth with HIV has been able to remain in ‘remission’ for the past 12 years. Aside from being beyond happy for this patient, the news caught our attention due to the images that CNN and […]

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iSpecimen June Infographic

How Novel Repurposing of Human Biospecimens Into Research Creates Value Hospital-Wide

July 28, 2015

In the wake of the Affordable Care and HITECH Acts, hospitals continue to face many operational and financial challenges and are being asked to do more with less. One of the biggest hits includes an ACA provision that cuts Medicare payments by $260 billion over 10 years. Yet at the same time, adopting new technologies […]

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Scientist Inspects Blood Serum

As the money flows in, the speed of research must keep pace (in relative terms)

July 21, 2015

When good people do great things it can invigorate an industry! Last week two pieces of news broke that caught our attention – One, on the generosity of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation which donated grant money to study Alzheimer’s disease and the other on how the money from last year’s global community ALS […]

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Doctor Consults with Patient About Specimen Donation

Making the Decision to Give Medical ‘Gifts’

July 9, 2015

Every day families in the middle of terrible crisis have to decide whether or not to donate their loved ones’ vital organs at the time of death. Organ donors and their next of kin, who consent to help provide life, or improve quality of life, often to complete strangers, are precious gift-givers to other patients […]

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