Clinical research

7 Amazing Benefits of Stem Cell Research

You’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding stem cells, but before passing judgement, read here for 7 amazing benefits of stem cell research. The term “stem cell research” is very divisive in America. Some people see stem cell research as wonderful, but others see it as immoral and want it to stop. Yet, many people

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Is Penicillin Allergy Skin Testing on your Radar?

Evidence tells us patients labeled with a penicillin allergy often experience longer inpatient lengths of stay and higher costs. In addition, they’re often at higher risk for developing serious infections including Clostridium difficile, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. We also know that minimizing unnecessary exposure to antimicrobials — particularly those that are penicillin-alternatives

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Lab Security: How Automation Can Keep Humans Safe

Automation is Becoming More Popular Automation in the workplace is becoming increasingly prevalent. Laboratories are no exception to this push towards technological solutions for age old problems. There are many advantages to investing in a robotic laboratory aid, the foremost of which is the health and safety of the human staff. Automated assistants can help

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To ‘Shall’ or Not to ‘Shall’ – That Is the Question

Have you ever come across a software-requirements document? You may have noticed the following phrase being repeated many times for every single requirement: “The system shall…” Well, instead of those dots, you will see the requirement to be implemented. I used to always think that each requirement has to be preceded by the phrase above. Sometimes I wondered,

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The Differences between User Stories and Software Requirements Specification (SRS) – Interview with Per Lundholm

This is the fourth post in the series in which I have interviewed several Agile experts to reveal the differences between user stories and software requirements and their application to regulated systems (i.e., health IT systems). You can find the previous post in this series here. Today’s interviewee is Per Lundholm, a professional developer since 1980. He

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