NACB - Scientific Shorts
NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
By Danyel Tacker
​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)
By Olaia Rodriguez Fraga
Antineoplastic agents have progressed in a remarkable way over the last years. The introduction of targeted therapies has increased the cure and remission rates in some cancers and has even turned certain cancers into chronic diseases that can be controlled or managed for months or years.  However,...(Read More)
By William E. Winter, MD; Lindsay Bazydlo, PhD, and Neil S. Harris, MD
​Case: The patient was an African American woman between the ages of 30 and 40 years. She previously had a gastric bypass and lost weight from 400 lbs to less than 200 lbs. Since that time the patient suffered from multiple episodes of ill defined abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea attributed, i...(Read More)
By Steve Cotten, PhD and Catherine Hammett-Stabler, PhD
Our lab recently used some nifty sleuthing to discover that soaps used in our newborn nursery were generating false positive THC urine drug screening results.  Newborn drug testing has far-reaching impacts not only in healthcare, but also in the legal domain.  Prenatal drug exposure is considered c...(Read More)
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