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2012-01-17 10:07:38

TV crime shows like Bones and CSI are quick to explain each death by showing highly detailed scans and video images of victims' insides. Traditional autopsies, if shown at all, are at best in supporting roles to the high-tech equipment, and usually gloss over the sometimes physically grueling tasks of sawing through skin and bone. But according to two autopsy and body imaging experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the notion that "virtopsy" could replace traditional autopsy-- made popular...

2011-08-10 18:15:52

Press release from PLoS Medicine Despite being widely available for sale in low-and-middle income countries, commercial serological tests used to detect active tuberculosis (by identifying antibodies to the tuberculosis-causing bacterium in a blood sample) do not accurately diagnose TB and, furthermore, often test positive when the patient does not have TB (false positive) and test negative when the patient actually has TB (false negative). In addition, as shown in India, the use of such...

2011-08-10 11:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TrovaGene, Inc. (Pink Sheets: TROV.PK), a developer of transrenal molecular diagnostics, confirmed today that it regained ownership of its worldwide rights and control over its patent estate for transrenal technology for non-invasive prenatal applications and cancer through the termination of a license agreement between TrovaGene and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM). In 2008, TrovaGene licensed several of its patents to Sequenom for the development of...

2011-07-27 12:38:59

Press release from PLoS Medicine Two research studies in this week's PLoS Medicine suggest that a new automated DNA test for tuberculosis (Xpert MTB/RIF), which can detect TB within 2 hours and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, can significantly increase TB detection rate compared to other tests, particularly in HIV positive patients who have a high risk of being infected with TB, including multidrug resistant TB. An accompanying Essay and Perspective highlight the economic...

2011-07-12 00:00:55

New online features at Lencolab.com offer total convenience for doctors, patients and insurance providers. New York (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 Lenco Diagnostic Laboratories is pleased to announce the launch of their new website, LencoLab.com, specially designed to maximize convenience for doctors and patients alike. Our goal at Lenco is to make your job easier by streamlining many of your daily tasks, from the ordering of lab tests to the delivery of results. What's new? The site now offers even...

2011-01-07 11:25:14

Largest study of its kind demonstrates the 'value of knowing' may be underrecognized by conventional cost-effectiveness analyses Consumers may place a high value on information to predict their future health, and may be willing to pay out of pocket to get it. In a national survey conducted by researchers at Tufts Medical Center, roughly 76% of people indicated that they would take a hypothetical predictive test to find out if they will later develop Alzheimer's disease, breast or prostate...

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2010-11-04 07:40:43

Scientists are reporting the development of a simple, built-in timer intended to improve the accuracy of paper tests and test strips for diagnosing diseases inexpensively at-home and elsewhere. Their study appears in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical Chemistry. Scott Phillips and Hyeran Noh note that so-called point-of-care tests include paper strip tests and others performed at home or bedside instead of in laboratories. They show special promise for improving medical care in developing...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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