NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Ann M. Gronowski, PhD, DABCC, FACB
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​Written in collaboration with Ryan Colvin, Christine Kramer, and Kelle Moley, MD Like many academic institutions, our University-Hospital system had some unmet needs when it came to obtaining biospecimens for research; in particular, biospecimens from pregnant women.  Researchers need access to h...(Read More)
By Dr. Wendy Alderton, Chief Scientific Officer, Abcodia Ltd, UK
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Over recent decades good progress has been made in survival for many types of cancer, including breast, colorectal, testicular, and prostate cancers. But some types of malignancies, including pancreatic cancer, have remained resistant to efforts to improve outcomes. Pancreatic cancer has a 5 year r...(Read More)
By Gregory Tsongalis, PhD
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This week we have a blog post from Dr. Gregory Tsongalis, the 2013 winner of the AACC-NACB Award for outstanding contributions to clinical chemistry.  He discusses a new entity in laboratory medicine, miRNA.  While there are numerous potential applications in the literature, Dr. Tsongalis’ laborato...(Read More)
By Christopher Doern Ph.D
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Microbiology has traditionally been a laboratory discipline with prolonged result turn-around times because growing the organisms has always been necessary for identification.  The practice of identifying viruses has recently been revolutionized by the discovery of molecular techniques such as PCR ...(Read More)