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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...


Oct 26, 2016, 09:46 ET Breaking Research in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Pediatric Developmental Disorders

A study appearing online today in Clinical Chemistry, the premier journal in the field and a publication of AACC, has for the first time...


Sep 30, 2016, 09:56 ET Briefing: Improving Patient Care Through Harmonized Test Results

 Join AACC and leading experts in laboratory medicine and healthcare for a discussion of how harmonizing—or ensuring...


Sep 20, 2016, 15:44 ET AACC Advocates Against Expanded FDA Oversight of Laboratory Developed Tests to Senate HELP Committee

 For today's Senate hearing on laboratory testing in the era of precision medicine, AACC reiterated its position that regulation of...


Aug 04, 2016, 11:00 ET Research on Zika, CRISPR, and Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips Draws 20,000 Attendees to 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo

 AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals and healthcare leaders at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:30 ET Study Finds One in Five Pain or Rehab Patients Taking the Medication Gabapentin Without Prescription

With increasing public attention to overdose deaths and misuse of prescription medications in the United States, researchers today presented the...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:25 ET First Next-Generation Sequencing Test for HIV Drug Resistance Could Help Combat AIDS Worldwide

 Research announced today at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo demonstrates that a first-of-its-kind...


Aug 03, 2016, 10:12 ET New Biochip-Based Blood Test Detects Elevated Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

 Researchers today unveiled results from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease. The...


Aug 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Innovative Test That Could Predict Risk of Kidney Failure in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes Patients Announced at 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

 Researchers have successfully tested a new method for the early diagnosis in children and teenagers of diabetic nephropathy, a serious...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 ET CRISPR and Transformative Laboratory Technology to Be Highlighted at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

The 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo is where the future of laboratory medicine and patient care comes into view. This...


Aug 01, 2016, 10:30 ET New Blood Test Could Help Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection

Today, researchers presented findings at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting that DNA found circulating in the bloodstream—known as...


Jul 22, 2016, 11:45 ET Media Briefing and Q&A with Leading Researchers on Zika Virus and Diagnostic Testing

Leading researchers will discuss the global impact and role of diagnostic testing for the Zika virus as well as how the timing of infection affects...


Jul 05, 2016, 13:26 ET AACC Recommends National Repository for Pediatric Samples to Improve Children's Healthcare

 AACC released a position statement today on the need to improve pediatric reference intervals, which play a crucial role in ensuring that...


Jun 23, 2016, 09:48 ET AACC Commends CMS for Postponing Dramatic Changes to Medical Test Reimbursement Until 2018

 On June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule implementing the clinical laboratory provisions of...


Feb 22, 2016, 11:24 ET AACC Calls for Modernization of Regulatory Framework for Clinical Labs

 In response to calls for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate laboratory-developed tests, AACC released a position statement...


Feb 16, 2016, 09:59 ET AACC Announces 2016 Award Winners; Celebrates Achievements in Laboratory Medicine

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


Jan 27, 2016, 12:14 ET Dr. Robert Christenson Named Editor-in-Chief of AACC's New Journal, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine

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


Jan 04, 2016, 12:39 ET Cutting-Edge Lab Technology Used to Create Labs-on-a-Plate, Intelligent Surgical Knives

 Advances in a powerful lab technology known as mass spectrometry are beginning to revolutionize all areas of medical testing. The Mass...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:30 ET New Testing Breakthroughs in AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Could Give Hope to Families of Children With Two Rare Genetic Diseases

 For the first time, researchers have developed tests that could improve the diagnosis of two rare childhood diseases known as congenital...


Jan 04, 2016, 12:12 ET January Issue of AACC's Clinical Chemistry Journal Sheds Light on How Mass Spectrometry Is Transforming Clinical Testing and Leading to Global Improvements in Patient Health

Medical testing has been undergoing a quiet but extensive metamorphosis as labs adopt the versatile technology mass spectrometry, which enables...