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Aug 03, 2017, 14:17 ET A Record-breaking 21,300 Attendees Came to the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting for Its Pioneering Research on CRISPR, Mobile Diagnostics, and Public Health Issues

Attendance at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo reached a record high at this year's conference in San Diego. Held...


Aug 02, 2017, 12:30 ET Research That Could Significantly Improve Treatment for Autism Unveiled at 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

A team of researchers has demonstrated that children with autism spectrum disorder have a unique composition of gut bacteria and urinary...


Aug 01, 2017, 17:30 ET Two Innovative Methods Could Help to Predict Flu Outbreaks and Prevent the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

Researchers have discovered new methods that could improve treatment for infectious diseases by enabling earlier detection of influenza outbreaks...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:30 ET Novel Genetic Test Could Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic by Identifying Patients at Risk of Addiction

Researchers have shown that a new genetic test could potentially help stem the tide of the opioid epidemic by predicting which patients are at risk...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:30 ET Novel Studies Deliver Crucial Insight on Opioid and Overall Drug Abuse Trends in U.S., Canada

A new study shows that a change in policy placing more restrictions on all hydrocodone-containing drugs has successfully decreased the use of...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:30 ET Findings That Could Lead to the First Blood Test for Kidney Cancer Presented at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

A new study has discovered that two microRNAs could be used to develop the first-ever blood test for kidney cancer as well as novel treatments for...


Aug 01, 2017, 12:00 ET AACC Announces 2017 Corporate Supporter Award Winners; Thanks Organizations for Their Invaluable Support

AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the AACC 2017 Top Corporate Supporter Awards. This year, AACC recognizes 46 different companies and...


Jul 30, 2017, 20:00 ET AACC Launches AACC Middle East in Abu Dhabi

AACC announced today that it will launch a new laboratory medicine conference and exhibition next spring – AACC Middle East. AACC Middle East will...


Jul 30, 2017, 20:00 ET New Frontiers in Genomic Engineering, Oncofertility, Public Health, and the Digital Health Revolution to Be Explored at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

At the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo—the premier global conference and exhibit for laboratory medicine—visionaries in...


Jul 05, 2017, 11:16 ET Clinical Laboratories Are Key to Breaking Down the Healthcare Barriers Faced by Transgender Patients

Clinical laboratories could significantly improve healthcare for the transgender community by using both sex and gender identity to make decisions...


Jun 22, 2017, 11:44 ET Healthcare Providers Could Prevent Opioid-Related Deaths by Testing for Certain Genes

A review published today in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal has identified 10 genes that show promise in predicting how patients will...


Jun 15, 2017, 13:13 ET Clinical Chemistry Impact Factor Rises to 8, the Highest in the History of the Journal

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce that...


Jun 05, 2017, 14:32 ET First-of-Its-Kind Test for HDL Cholesterol Function Could Transform the Way Healthcare Providers Predict Your Risk for Heart Disease

A groundbreaking study published today in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine shows that a new test could improve diagnosis and treatment...


May 30, 2017, 12:32 ET AACC Lays Out Path to Better Healthcare through Collaboration

In response to ongoing Medicare reimbursement changes that aim to enhance patient care while reducing healthcare costs, AACC released a position...


May 11, 2017, 11:18 ET Winning Star Trek Tricorder Device to Be Presented to Experts at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

On July 31, the winner of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition will present DxtER—a real-life tricorder—at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific...


Apr 14, 2017, 11:45 ET Children with Impaired Kidney Function at Risk of Receiving Incorrect Diagnoses and Treatments

Breaking research published today in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine reveals that a number of diagnostic tests are less accurate when...


Apr 03, 2017, 11:58 ET Diagnosis of and Care for Heart Attacks Could Be Advanced by New Study Published in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

A study published today in AACC's Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine describes the creation of a first-of-its-kind patient sample bank that...


Mar 15, 2017, 11:57 ET Exact Replication of Cancer Studies May Speed Development of Improved Cancer Drugs

In response to rising concern that many published scientific results may be false, the Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology set out to replicate...


Mar 01, 2017, 12:00 ET AACC Honors 2017 Award Winners for Advancing Laboratory Medicine and Patient Care

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the...


Feb 23, 2017, 10:10 ET Prototypes of Real-Life Star Trek Tricorders to Be Presented at the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

Since 2012, research teams in the Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize competition have vied to create a mobile diagnostic device modeled after the fictional...


Feb 10, 2017, 11:46 ET Breaking Research Published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Help to Combat Rise in Drivers Impaired by Edible Marijuana Consumption

Though marijuana edibles are becoming increasingly common, scant information exists on how to test drivers for impairment following their...


Feb 08, 2017, 12:37 ET AACC Partners with NEJM Group to Launch AACC Learning Lab

AACC, a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine, is pleased to announce the...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:49 ET Novel Tests Published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Improve Treatment for Heart Failure Patients

For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve treatment for heart failure patients by diagnosing the condition with...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:29 ET Breaking Research Published in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Reduce Recurrence of Heart Attacks, Death in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Research published today in AACC's Clinical Chemistry journal shows that a test can identify patients with a history of cardiovascular disease who...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:16 ET January Issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Highlights the Breakthrough Medical Tests That Will Advance Cardiovascular Care

Laboratory medicine experts are using a growing understanding of the molecular signatures of heart disease to develop more precise tests for the...