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Outside the Lab Profession

Achieving Excellence Requires a Multifaceted Approach

| E. Blair Holladay

To advance laboratory science and medicine, we must focus equally on people, policies, and practices

Inside the Lab Liquid biopsy

Building a Better Biopsy

| Lisa M. Wright

To harness liquid biopsy’s many advantages, it’s vital to ensure appropriate testing – and cfDNA synthetic plasma reference standards can help

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

A Call for Color Calibration

| Richard Salmon

Accurate color representation is vital for digital imaging in histopathology – but how can viewers ensure that colors are correct and consistent?

Outside the Lab Profession

When Progress Becomes Predation

| Yaman AlAhmad, Ibrahim Abdelhafez, Faruk Skenderi, Semir Vranić

Predatory publishing practices always have a negative impact, but it is disproportionately felt in developing countries

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

Monitoring the Microbiome

| Luke Turner

Differences in bacterial diversity in the gut could be used to identify patients with Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer

Outside the Lab Profession

Anatomy of a Predator

| Benjamin Mazer

Is our “publish (and present) or perish” mindset causing pathologists to fall victim to predatory journals and conferences?

Outside the Lab Profession

It’s a Dog-Eat-Dog World

| Michael Schubert

Predatory journals and conferences take advantage of vulnerable academics… but has the academic community itself made this possible?

Inside the Lab Quality assurance and quality control

Protecting Patients from Prions

| Aaron Schieving

When medical supplies contain products of human or animal origin, they risk potential contamination with potentially fatal prion diseases

Outside the Lab Screening and monitoring

Steps Forward in Cancer Screening

| Luke Turner

We round up the latest news in pathology and laboratory medicine with these bite-sized stories

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Watch This Space!

| Anant Madabhushi

The spatial arrangement of immune cells could predict whether aggressive chemotherapy is the best option for patients with early-stage lung cancer

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