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$11.8 million contract funds microbiome work in type 1 diabetes
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An $11.8 million, three-year contract with the and the University of South Florida in Tampa will enable the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to help determine if and how the communities of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other single-celled organisms that inhabit the body affect the risk of, or are associated with, development of type 1 diabetes — a disease that usually starts in childhood or young adulthood. More

Powerful 3-D color X-rays for health, security and geophysical use
Community Research and Development Information Service    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists have developed a camera that can be used to take powerful three-dimensional color X-ray images. This could radically improve security screening at airports, medical imaging, aircraft maintenance, industrial inspection and geophysical exploration. More

New compound overcomes drug-resistant Staph infection in mice
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers have discovered a new compound that restores the health of mice infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an otherwise dangerous bacterial infection. The new compound targets an enzyme not found in human cells but which is essential to bacterial survival. More
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39th Annual Symposium/Convention abstract deadline Jan. 11
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The deadline for submitting abstracts for the 39th Annual Symposium/Convention is Jan. 11. The national convention taking place Sept. 20-25 in Providence, R.I., will include 90-minute, three-hour and six-hour workshops covering both clinical, veterinary and research histology topics. NSH partially funds the participation of presenters. Presenters flying domestically or from Canada receive round trip airfare, two nights in a convention hotel and two days per diem. NSH does not pay honorariums. For complete details and to submit an abstract for consideration please visit our online Abstract Service Center. More

Human on Human Detection Kits

GBI Labs’s Klear Human Polymer Detection kits can detect human primary antibody on human tissue with no background. It is a biotin-free system. Special blocking buffer and human antibody enhancer are used to provide excellent sensitivity and high specificity. MORE

2013 NSH teleconference/webinar series
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NSH teleconferences (now available as webinars) are a great, inexpensive way to provide continuing education to a large number of employees. The cost for each session is the same regardless of the number of attendees. The one-hour session is usually held the fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning at 1 p.m. EST. Occasionally, due to holidays, it may be the third Wednesday of the month. More

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New solutions for unstructured data may help with clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology data
Dark Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Unstructured medical laboratory data is widely recognized to be one significant hurdle on the path toward the universal electronic health records. This is particularly true for anatomic pathology reports. Despite advances in synoptic reporting, to date, few pathology groups and clinical laboratories have developed ways to resolve this problem. More

Technique lets researchers watch cell life in real time
EPFL via Laboratory Equipment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBriefAn EPFL team has developed a technique for spying on the inner lives of cells. For the first time, scientists have used a near-infrared, light-sensitive biocompatible molecule to mark and observe the activity of proteins inside living cells. More

New SOX-11 (MRQ-58) for MCL!
SOX-11 expression is specific for the identification of cyclin D1 negative mantle cell lymphoma. SOX-11 is useful due to its high expression in cyclin D1 positive and negative MCL. Many B-cell lymphomas can mimic MCL; therefore, it’s important to have additional antibodies to detect cyclin D1 negative MCL. Learn More.
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Method edits genome with high precision
MIT via Laboratory Equipment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers at MIT, the Broad Institute and Rockefeller University have developed a new technique for precisely altering the genomes of living cells by adding or deleting genes. The researchers say the technology could offer an easy-to-use, less-expensive way to engineer organisms that produce biofuels; to design animal models to study human disease; and to develop new therapies, among other potential applications. More

Stellaris RNA FISH Probes

Stellaris RNA FISH is a new research technology that enables direct detection, localization and quantification of RNA. The low cost per assay, simple protocol, and the ability to localize mRNA and lncRNA to organelles and cellular structures provides obvious benefits for life science research. Custom and catalogued probes sets available. MORE

Study details dimmer switch for regulating cell's read of DNA code
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine via PhysOrg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Epigenetics — the science of how gene activity can be altered without changes in the genetic code — plays a critical role in every aspect of life, from the differentiation of stem cells to the regulation of metabolism and growth of cancer cells. More

Missing protein in fat tissue linked to obesity
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Obesity isn't always due to poor physical activity and eating habits. Most of the time the body starts storing more fat than it should and burns fewer calories. Sanford-Burnham researchers have now proposed that maybe a protein called p62 leads to the body storing unhealthy fat. More

NCBS researches cell biology to comprehend mechanisms of healthy and diseased cell states    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
National Center for Biological Sciences Cellular Organization and Signalling Group is now studying the chemical and physical processes of cell biology. "The research is on new insights into regulated cell surface organization and membrane dynamics. It is necessary to understand the self-organization and trafficking of membrane molecules in living cells and the signalling between cells," said professor Satyajit Mayor. More

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Spring Bioscience - BRAF V600E

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