2 May 2016
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Whole-human gene sequencing is poised to provide significant contributions to improving clinical care. That was one conclusion from expert speakers at the 21st annual Executive War College on Medical Laboratory and Pathology Management that happened here this week.
BBC News 2 May 2016
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer.
The study, published in Nature, has been described as a “milestone” moment that could help unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.
The largest study of its kind unpicked practically all the errors that cause healthy breast tissue to go rogue.
Cancer Research UK said the findings were an important stepping-stone to new drugs for treating cancer.
View the full text article http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature17676
Radio National 2 May 2016
It’s a common occurrence; “Come in for that blood test – but don’t eat/drink anything for 8 hours beforehand.”
But, is pre-test fasting necessary?
Børge Nordestgaard and his team have been investigating the accuracy/efficacy of non-fasting blood samples.
Brisbane Times Anna Patty April 29 2016
Darren Saunders was developing a cure for pancreatic cancer when he gave up his medical research job to find one that was more secure.
The constant stress of going from contract to contract each year and spending precious time applying for research grants finally took its toll.
Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/federal-budget/job-insecurity-is-driving-the-best-and-brightest-out-of-medical-research-20160427-gog9hh.html
MRPSA Report link: http://www.professionalsaustralia.org.au/mri/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2016/04/Best-and-Brightest-Advancing-Medical-Research.pdf
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News.com.au April 27, 2016
Pathologists insist a new report backs their claim that patients will be charged a co-payment for tests like pap smears if the federal government pushes ahead with planned funding cuts.
The Ernst & Young report, commissioned by Pathology Australia, shows the sector saved the federal government $2.4 billion in 2014/15.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/pathologists-ramp-up-campaign-against-cuts/news-story/04010e042ff2a24b5af197e26759ce50
ABC News 27 April 2016
A groundbreaking new drug tipped to stop the spread of HIV within just a few years will be available to more than 2,000 Queensland men under a $6 million trial program.