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2014-10-08 12:28:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013. On October 14, AACC will host a congressional briefing to discuss how this legislation could save even more children from death and disability by enabling advances in...

2014-10-06 16:26:46

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACC is pleased to announce that Patricia M. Jones, Ph.D., DABCC, FACB, has been elected to serve on the AACC Board as president-elect beginning in January 2015, followed by successive terms as the association's 67(th) president in 2016 and past president in 2017. The AACC membership also elected two new members to the association's Board of Directors and two new members to the Nominating Committee who will take office at the start...

2014-08-01 12:26:28

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2014 Corporate Supporter Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes the companies and organizations that generously support the association through sponsorships, advertising, and exhibiting. These significant contributions make it possible for AACC to improve patient care by fostering research, innovation, and professional excellence in the field of laboratory medicine....

2014-08-01 12:26:21

Updated look reflects organization's focus on better health through laboratory medicine CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, unveiled an updated brand identity today that reflects the organization's commitment to help laboratory professionals adapt to the changing healthcare environment and continue to do what they do best: provide vital insight to...

2014-08-01 12:26:16

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The groundbreaking scientific studies featured at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo will include research on a blood test for Alzheimer's that uses biochip technology, a new test to diagnose colon cancer early, a more accurate method for determining multiple myeloma prognosis, a less stressful test for sleep apnea, and the development of a bank of biospecimens from pregnant women that could prove crucial for women's...

2014-07-11 12:24:30

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, AACC released a position statement on newborn screening, the practice of testing every newborn for medical conditions that cause disabilities, developmental delays, or death. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO The importance of newborn screening was underscored on June 24, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (H.R. 1281), a...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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