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Month: March 2017


Study Shows Allergy Relief Through Probiotics

March 23, 2017

What’s not to love about the spring thaw and the bursting of flowers across a muddy landscape? Allergies, for one. But a new study offers hope for the afflicted. Probiotics (good bacteria) – may effectively alleviate hay fever, according to University of Florida researchers. They specifically examined the combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, marketed as […]

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March Specimen Spotlight: Developing the Liquid Biopsy

March 14, 2017

Biopsy. The term implies surgery or special needles to determine if tissue is cancerous. An exciting alternative is emerging, the liquid biopsy, which uses an ordinary blood draw to detect cancer. iSpecimen is on the forefront of enabling liquid biopsy development, supplying researchers with the biospecimens they need in hopes they can make this simple, […]

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Colorectal Cancer Rates Rise Among the Young

March 2, 2017

The fight against cancer continues to feel most often like an uphill battle, but it’s been heartening to see colorectal cancer diagnosis and death rates fall steadily over the years. So it was troubling to learn this week that colorectal cancer rates are actually rising among younger Americans. In Americans aged 50 and older, the […]

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