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DORA Science Coalition Greets New 2014 Journal Impact Factors (JIFs) With New “JIF-Less” Assessment Site

“JIF Day” is late this year and the DORA “anti-JIF” coalition of scientists and journal editors is greeting the delayed arrival this week of the 2014 Journal Impact Factor (JIFs) from Thomson Reuters with examples of JIF-less “good practices” for scientific assessment and a new web page.

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Major Advances in Alzheimer’s, Colon Cancer, Multiple Myeloma, and Sleep Apnea Testing, and in Maternal-Fetal Health Research to Be Highlighted at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting

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 health research.

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AACC Debuts Refreshed Brand Identity

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 physicians, so patients get the care they need.

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Mobile Health, Big Data, and Antimicrobial Resistance Take Center Stage at the 2014 AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

At the world’s largest conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine, AACC will showcase the cutting edge science and technology shaping the future of medical testing and patient care. This year, the meeting will include the latest news about mobile health, big data, and infectious disease testing, among many other major healthcare topics.

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Simple Growing Pains or Something More?

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Most people associate arthritis with aging, but the fact is, one in 1,000 children is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rheumatologist Dr. Julie Cherian addresses the most common questions from parents — and discusses what they can do if they suspect their child may have arthritis.

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Beckman Coulter Ranks Among Industry’s Best in Service Performance

Committed to providing the solutions labs need to meet the challenges they face, Beckman Coulter Diagnostics has been ranked among the industry’s highest performing Service providers in the clinical diagnostics industry in the 2014 IMV ServiceTrak Executive Summary Report.

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