News from the IVD world

How to manage your emotions in a business meeting

Are you afraid of business meetings in your company? Sometimes during work meetings, you can be called to intervene, providing answers, opinions and ideas. Needless to say, it is a delicate moment in which embarrassment and negative emotions can prevail. It is obvious...

Diabetes: knowledge and prevention

Diabetes is a chronic disease that results from a lack of insulin in the human body, insulin is a hormone that decreases the concentration of blood glucose. On the occasion of the American Diabetes Association Alert Day,  today, March 27, 2018 we pay attention to this...

Computational Pathology: a deep reflection

Computational pathology is certainly a complex subject, according to the definition given in the article "Computational Pathology: an emerging definition" "the computational pathology is "an approach to diagnosis that incorporates multiple sources of raw data [...],...

The importance of Time Management

Time management in companies is a very important part of their productivity. The control over the use of time allows the achievement of a better performance (A better work-balance life relationship also depends on this). The time with which we face with our tasks is...

Colon Cancer prevention

March is the month of Colon Cancer Awarness according to the Colorectal cancer alliance. It seems appropriate to give prominence to this type of cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death among cancer-related deaths. Colorectal Cancer is a form of cancer that...

How to manage Remote Communication

Remote communication is the communication and transfer of data that occurs between devices not present in the same place. With the technological advancement, this type of communication has become increasingly popular in various forms (SMS, instant messaging platform...

A blood and urine test to detect ASD at early stage

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) afflicts 1% of the world’s population. We have previously talked about ASD in this post, This disorder consists of various symptoms that afflict the social and communicative life of the person such as hyperactivity, speech disorders,...

Cybersecurity: Awareness and risk

In recent years, the security of company data with the ever-increasing computerization of operational processes makes the issue of cybersecurity for companies fundamental. We can find companies where access to different types of sensitive data is allowed to many...

3 tips for resolving workplace conflicts

Workplace conflicts are inevitable. The companies are composed of people, with different personalities and different ideas (even if all serve the same goal). Sometimes these personalities and ideas collide, as already said it is normal that there is disagreement, the...

Laboratory relocation: problems and suggestions

Every laboratory manager knows that the laboratories can be relocated for various reasons, some positive and some negative (more or less availability of funds, amount of work etc.). It is fundamental to know well the new place  in order to better position all the...

Cancer: decline in deaths in the USA

Good news about the fight against cancer in the USA: the deaths caused by this disease, since 1991 have fallen by 26% according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). This excellent result is determined by some factors like the reduction of the smoking habit (with...

Lab Safety: Focus on accidents

Work in the laboratory, although protected by a series of guidelines, presents a series of risks. Incidents can occur, sometimes without serious consequences, but sometimes with extremely negative results. Speaking of extreme consequences, Everyone knows how dramatic...

Conflict in workplaces: The Win/Win approach

Conflict in workplaces is an important issue, to which many people often try to escape, as it is considered inconvenient, but risking that the issue will turn into something without solution. A certain level of conflict, when people works together is inevitable, the...

Burnout: how to recover energy

Burnout is one of the worst problems that can afflict a worker. It is a syndrome that comes from a strong and long stress process. As we had already written in a previous post, This pathology is a result of several emotional responses and is a risk that must be...

MS: monitoring with blood test

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is sadly known a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Unfortunately, the symptoms can vary from person to person because they are dependent on which part of the central nervous system is attacked by the disease...

The importance of professional networking

“Taking on a project that was a little outside of Dr.Woodruff's expertise [...] required that I collaborate and network from the very beginning,” McKinnon says. And she isn’t alone in her need to work, and interact with, others. For many lab professionals, it’s a...