New diagnostic methods to monitor blood disorders enabled by bio-rad’s droplet digital PCR technology showcased at 2019 Ash Annual Meeting

Orlando FL. — December 9, 2019 — Scientists will present more than 40 abstracts highlighting research driven in part by Bio-Rad Laboratories’ Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in Orlando Florida, December 7-10. The research presented will illustrate the sensitivity, precision, and speed of Bio-Rad’s ddPCR, which…

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Calculating genetic links between diseases, without the genetic data

Physicians use standard disease classifications based on symptoms or location in the body to help make diagnoses. These classifications, called nosologies, can help doctors understand which diseases are closely related, and thus may be caused by the same underlying issues or respond to the same treatments. An important part of understanding disease is estimating its…

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Ban on Surprise Medical Bills May Pass After All

ImageAir ambulances can save lives, but they can also often result in surprise medical bills.Credit…Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post, via Associated Press Turns out, even as the impeachment debate blazes, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: They don’t like surprise medical bills. Leaders of key Senate and House committees have reached a consensus on…

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A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging

Soon after Anna Holmes took on the job of building the website Jezebel, in 2007, she set it apart from established publications like Vogue and Elle with a post offering $10,000 to anyone who would send in the best unretouched version of a women’s magazine cover photo. And with that, Jezebel had marked its territory:…

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Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Does hair dye increase risk?

A recent study has investigated links between hair products and breast cancer. The findings have caused a stir, so in this article, we put the results into perspective. Share on PinterestA new study looks at hair dye and breast cancer risk. Overall, breast cancer affects around 1 in 8 women during their lifetime. Although breast…

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Rei Kawakubo Talks ‘Orlando,’ Opera and the Performance of Gender

On Dec. 8, “Orlando” will have its premiere at the Vienna State Opera. The opera represents a meeting of female creative minds across time and countries: It is based on the novel by Virginia Woolf, composed by Olga Neuwirth, with a libretto by Ms. Neuwirth and Catherine Filloux, directed by Polly Graham, with costumes by…

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New Therapies Help Patients With Dementia Cope With Depression

Anne Firmender, 74, was working with her psychologist to come up with a list of her positive attributes. “I cook for others,” said Ms. Firmender. “It’s giving,” encouraged the psychologist, Dimitris Kiosses. “Good kids,” continued Ms. Firmender, who has four grown children and four grandchildren. “And great mother,” added Dr. Kiosses. Ms. Firmender smiled. Dr.…

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Steven Leonardi, Matthew Garrido

Steven Mark Leonardi and Matthew Joseph Garrido were married Dec. 7 at Battleground Country Club, in Manalapan, N.J. Kathryn R. Parsons, Mr. Garrido’s sister, officiated, having become a Universal Life minister for the occasion. Mr. Leonardi (left), 28, is a manager for associate communications at the PVH Corporation, the New York-based parent company of Calvin…

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Grace Cao, Elliott Carter

Grace Miao Cao and Elliott Charles Carter were married Dec. 4 at the Chelsea Old Town Hall in London. Rebecca Raybone, a registrant of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, officiated. Mrs. Carter, 31, is an associate specializing in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions at Davis Polk & Wardwell, the Manhattan law firm,…

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