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Top highlights include: Up to 84,000 Americans hospitalized with flu in past three months, scientists seek real way to measure, severe flu raises risk of birth problems for pregnant women, babies, deep sleep linked to early Alzheimer's signs, and adding ultraviolet light to disinfection reduces C difficile infection.
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case features a toddler who passed the following 15-cm long worm. What's the identification?
The post “Creepy, Dreadful, Wonderful Parasites” Jan. 16: A Parasitologist’s View of the World appeared first on Insights.
Genetic alterations in low-risk prostate cancer diagnosed by needle biopsy can identify men that harbor higher-risk cancer in their prostate glands, Mayo Clinic has discovered.
The post Mayo Clinic Discovers Biological Markers That Could Guide Treatment for Prostate Cancer appeared first on Insights.
In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Robin Patel, M.D., discusses how matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight (MALDI TOF) mass spectrometry works for bacterial identification, including the strengths and limitations of this technology. She also covers Mayo Clinic’s experience with the technology in the clinical laboratory.
The post Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Microbiology appeared first on Insights.
PACE / State of CA / State of FL
March 28, 2019 | 11 a.m.–Noon CT
This "Specialty Testing" webinar will cover the development work, clinical applications, analytical validation, and implementation of a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry method (MASS-FIX) for the detection of monoclonal immunoglobulins M-proteins within the Mayo Clinic Protein Immunology Laboratory.
The post Going off the Gold Standard: Replacing Gel Electrophoresis with Mass Spectrometry appeared first on Insights.