Laboratory diagnosis of HIV Infection

Course of HIV Infection  Tests to diagnose HIV infection can be divided into different categories: virus culture, antigen detection, detection of antibodies, and viral genome amplification (PCR). Sample Collection and Transport For standard HIV-1/HIV-2 antibody testing a single tube (10 mL) of whole blood is sufficient. Specimens can be stored at room temperature up to […]

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What is Molecular Biology?

Molecular biology is the branch of biology that studies the molecular basis of biological activity. Living things are made of chemicals just as non-living things are, so a molecular biologist studies how molecules interact with one another in living organisms to perform the functions of life. Molecular biologists conduct experiments to investigate the structure, function, processing, regulation […]

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The vital role of diagnostic services in healthcare

Diagnosis is better than Disease. The word diagnosis hasn’t probably received so much attention and acclaim as it has now, during a worldwide pandemic, when detection and timely treatment have clearly emerged as the need of the hour. Diagnosis helps improve patient care, contributes to protecting a patient’s health and in some cases even helps […]

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Essential “Tips” for Labwork During This Critical Time

Need a break from your workload or maybe just some easy reading to de-stress?  Here are links to the essentials needed for your lab and tidbits of information you may not have known about Thermo Scientific™ lab supplies! Essential to every laboratory, lab supplies enable you to perform the required tasks to achieve your scientific […]

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Which Covid-19 Data Can You Trust?

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a tidal wave of data. As countries and cities struggle to grab hold of the scope and scale of the problem, tech corporations and data aggregators have stepped up, filling the gap with dashboards scoring social distancing based on location data from mobile phone apps and cell towers, contact-tracing apps using geolocation services and […]

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Building a Transparent Supply Chain

BLOCKCHAIN CAN ENHANCE TRUST, EFFICIENCY AND SPEED. Blockchain, the digital record-keeping technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency networks, is a potential game-changer in the financial world. But another area where it holds great promise is supply chain management. Blockchain can greatly improve supply chains by enabling faster and more cost-efficient delivery of products, enhancing products’ […]

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Making the most out of Hand Sanitizers

Leading regulatory agencies recommend the role of hand hygiene for the prevention of pathogenic transmission. The ability of hand hygiene, including hand washing or the utilization of alcohol based hand sanitizers to prevent infections is related to decrease in the number of microbes that contaminate the hands. Hand washing removes pathogens, while research demonstrate that […]

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Why Big Pharma Is Betting on Blockchain

Since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, world-class hospitals from New York to Atlanta to San Francisco struggled with shortages of basic safety equipment. Masks, gowns, and face shields have all been in short supply, and the race to get more has meant hospital staff and public officials desperately searching for reliable suppliers. Elsewhere […]

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