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 Xuan Mu, PhD
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Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common inherited disorders, primarily caused by mutations of a single gene, CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). An estimated 1.2 million individuals are tested for CF every year in the US (1). Over 127 mutations are associated with the pathogenesis...(Read More)
By Danyel Tacker
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​Part I: Case Presentation A male in his late teens, lean and non-diabetic, was brought to the Emergency Department by his parents. Over the last several hours, he displayed increasing confusion and lethargy. At the time of presentation, he was stuporous and his function declining. Liver function ...(Read More)
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