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NACB - Scientific Shorts

 

NACB - Scientific Shorts (formerly NACB Blog)
 

 The NACBlog’s name has changed to NACB Scientific Shorts!

 

Our new name better reflects the valuable, evidence-based, and engaging content intended to stimulate discussion and member feedback.

If you would like to suggest a topic and/or author, please email Alison Woodworth, Chair of the Scientific Shorts editorial board, Alison.woodworth@vanderbilt.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Dustin Bunch
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Matrix effects are regarded as the Achilles’ heel of clinical liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Our laboratory has been developing clinical LC-MS/MS assays since 2006. To aid with assay validation, a protocol was established that included a serious investigation of matrix e...(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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