Research Article on cell-free DNA
Excerpt from “Collection of cell-free DNA for genomic analysis of solid tumors in a clinical laboratory setting”
“The breadth of diagnostic procedures that utilize cell free DNA (cfDNA) from human plasma has increased dramatically in recent years. Here, we confirm that tumor-derived cfDNA fragments are similar in size distribution to cfDNA derived from normal tissues.” Click here to read the full article . . .
Health & Fitness Expo!
FDA alerts consumers of nationwide voluntary recall of EpiPen & EpiPen Jr
Excerpt from an important alert on EpiPen and EpiPen Jr:
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. ” Click here to read the full article . . .
An informative and interesting article on allergies.
“The problem for seasonal allergy sufferers is a drippy nose, fits of sneezing, water eyes, extreme fatigue, and generally feeling awful. The symptoms can be particularly vexing for students taking final examinations in June, the peak of the grass pollen season. ” Click here to read the full article . . .
“Allergies: What Causes Them & What You Can Do” By Dr. Reynold M. Karr.
PlasmaLab’s Medical Director, Dr. Karr, has a recent article on Allergies published by the University of Washington.
Allergies affect up to 20% of the population to some degree. Seasonal symptoms include a runny nose, fits of sneezing, watery eyes, extreme fatigue, and generally feeling awful. Read the full article…
Antarctica: Dr. Karr took this picture of his wife (blue
jacket). Notice no trees or grasses, thus no pollen.