In the News this Week: Advancing Cancer Research, Shedding Light on Influenza Immune Response, Scientists’ Choice Awards, and More...

28 Feb 2014
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Exclusive Article: Using Third Party Quality Controls to Improve Laboratory Performance
In this exclusive article, Steven Jordan, Global Business Manager, Randox QC, discusses the importance of using third party quality controls to ensure that patient test results are reliable and accurate.

Voting Opens in the Scientists’ Choice Awards for Best New Life Sciences Product of 2013
SelectScience is delighted to announce the finalists for the Best New Life Sciences Product of 2013 in the
Scientists' Choice Awards. See the final line up and vote to be entered into a prize drawing to win one of five $100 Amazon vouchers (or equivalent currency).

New Range of Genetically Characterized FFPE Tissue Samples for Cancer Research
AMSBIO announced the launch of a new range of genetically characterized FFPE tissue samples. the CancerSeq™ tissue samples provide researchers with the perfect medium for applications including validation of cancer marker mutation related drug candidates, companion diagnostic assay development, cellular localization of tissue specific mRNA and protein expression, among others.


Scripps Research Institute Scientists Shed Light on Deadly Immune ‘Storm’ Caused by Emergent Flu Infections
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have mapped key elements of a severe immune overreaction—a “cytokine storm”—that can both sicken and kill patients who are infected with certain strains of flu virus. Their findings, published in this week’s online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also clarify the workings of a potent new class of anti-inflammatory compounds that prevent this immune overreaction in animal models.

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