Detecting Rare Diseases With Whole Exome Sequencing

Detecting Rare Diseases With Whole Exome Sequencing

A rare disease will affect 6% of the population at some point in their lives. Around 80% of rare diseases have a genetic origin and can be attributed to abnormalities or biological triggers in a person’s genome. Symptoms vary widely and can often mirror other more common conditions, resulting in many patients being misdiagnosed. Improvements to diagnostic technologies are needed to help …

Breast Cancer Screening Policies Questioned Again

Breast Cancer Screening Policies Questioned Again

Researchers conducting a large national registry study recommended changes to current breast cancer screening guidelines that would make family history a more important consideration in setting ages to begin regular mammography. Elham Kharazmi, MD, PhD, of the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg, Germany, and colleagues looked at data from large Swedish data sets on 5,099,172 women born there …

Protein could offer therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer

Protein could offer therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer

  A protein that drives growth of pancreatic cancer, and which could be a target for new treatments, has been identified by researchers at the Crick. The study, published in Nature Cell Biology, looked into the most common type of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. This is an aggressive cancer that develops from secretory and tubular cells of the pancreas. …

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Contribute More to the Success of Others | Recruiting News

To enjoy a fully optimized career, you must make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others. Do this by focusing time and talent on helping others harness their greatest gifts, conquer their biggest fears, maximize their true strengths and capture their largest opportunities. The top job of a leader is to develop more leaders, and EVERY institution needs better …

3 Hiring Myths Holding You Back from Success | Recruiting News

It’s hard, if not impossible, to make the hiring process a science. While establishing a systematic approach to hiring can and will improve the outcomes, there is still an art to choosing your next new hire. Every artist has theories about why one hiring selection goes smoothly and another one does not, but as any good manager can tell you, …

9+ Essential Elements of the Perfect Resume

9+ Essentials for Building the Perfect Resume | Recruiting News

Few of us are experts at resume writing, but when you’re trying to secure that ideal Genetics Sales job you just heard about, you’ll need to up your game and prepare the perfect sales resume to get the attention of a hiring manager or genetics recruiter. What exactly is it that captures the attention of hiring managers? Your resume needs …

7+ Horrible Mistakes You Are Making When Hiring | Biotech Recruiter

7+ Horrible Mistakes You Are Making When Hiring | Biotech Recruiter

Hiring a new employee is a time-consuming and expensive process that can make human resource and hiring managers feel pressured to cut corners just to get through it. While the frustration is understandable, simply checking the box is a poor approach. A bad hire ends up costing a company in numerous ways, including lost productivity, lost wages, lost revenue, damage …

How fast is your diagnostic career moving

How Fast Is Your Diagnostics Career Moving? | Recruiter News

Patience Is The Key To a Strong, Long Lasting Career In Diagnostics, Life Sciences or Oncology Practices “I’ll give it a month. If I’m not signing on major clients by then, I’ll close up shop and do something else.” This sounds like a fairly aggressive strategy for a new business that is trying to cram many months worth of work …

Cancer: Why drug testing needs to improve - Oncology Recruiter

Cancer: Why drug testing needs to improve – Oncology Recruiter

Researchers keep on developing new drugs to fight cancer, and while some are indeed effective, others never fulfill their promise. A new study now explains why many cancer drugs may not work in the way their developers think they do. But within the problem also lies the solution. A new study finds that many new cancer drugs may not work …

A New Blood Test That Could Help People At Risk of Cancer Avoid Unnecessary Biopsy

A New Blood Test That Could Help People At Risk of Cancer Avoid Unnecessary Biopsy

A new blood test that looks for circulating tumor cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. A new blood test could help many people at risk of prostate cancer avoid unnecessary biopsies. Combining the new test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer that is more than …