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Researchers develop technique to see virus inner-workings    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases have developed a new way to see structures within viruses that were not clearly seen before. Cryo-electron microscopy is a technique that allows scientists to image very small particles, like structures on the surface of viruses. More

IBM develops miniaturized silicon probe for disease diagnostics
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Based upon the binding specificity of antibodies to target molecules, immunohistochemistry has been used in labs for decades to research protein expression, or lack thereof, in tissue samples. The technique may have just gotten more sensitive thanks to IBM researchers. The team has developed an ultra-miniaturized probe for immunohistochemistry. More

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Is your H&E stain the gold standard?
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The Hematoxylin & Eosin stain remains the cornerstone of tissue diagnostics, despite advances in tissue staining, i.e., IHC, ISH, etc. So, the importance of good H&E staining cannot be overlooked.

Is your "gold standard" hematoxylin and eosin staining living up to expectations? Time to find out — click here to read an article written by Ada Feldman, CEO of Anatech Ltd, that may hold the solution to your staining dilemma. Ada is also presenting her troubleshooting solutions for H&E and IHC Staining at the 2012 NSH Stains Forum in Long Beach, Calif., and Orlando, Fla.

Spend your morning focusing on H&E, and your afternoon learning how to optimize IHC regardless of the fixative, antibody or protocol used. Learn more about the Stains Forum and registration here.

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Scientists create world's tiniest ear
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Have you ever wondered what a virus sounds like? You may soon get your chance to find out, thanks to the development of the world's tiniest ear. The "nano-ear," a microscopic particle of gold trapped by a laser beam, can detect sound a million times fainter than the threshold for human hearing. Researchers suggest the work could open a new field of "acoustic microscopy," in which organisms are studied using the sound they emit. More

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Scientists to create living tissue using inkjet printer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Swiss scientists are working on creating artificial living tissues using a special kind of inkjet printer. Still in its initial stages, the technology could soon provide biological samples that could be used for testing new drugs. They are working on a technique that should eventually allow them to "print" living constructs resembling human tissues in which cells can develop and interact in a coordinated and physiological manner. More

Smaller magnetic materials push boundaries of nanotechnology
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Researchers at IBM have stored and retrieved digital 1s and 0s from an array of just 12 atoms, pushing the boundaries of the magnetic storage of information to the edge of what is possible. IBM researchers say the tiny devices built with scanning tunneling microscopes would never be more than lab experiments. But, they noted, research groups are exploring ways of designing novel materials using self-assembly methods ranging from mechanical to biological approaches. More

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Baby boomer retirements from clinical labs might be deferred
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Popular wisdom has been that, as they hit retirement age, baby boomers will leave the workforce in large numbers. Now a report says that many baby boomers may defer retirement because of poor finances and too much debt. If true, that may be good news for clinical laboratories and pathology groups across the United States. More

Is biomedicine going prematurely gray?
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Despite soaring funds for biomedical research over the past few decades, new and young investigators are finding it increasingly difficult to begin academic careers in the field. From 1980 to 2010, the average age of a new investigator funded by the National Institutes of Health rose from 36 to 42. This is mainly the result of the significant time young scientists spend as postdoctoral researchers or in nontenured research and lecturer positions. More

New hormone revs up the body's fat-burning engine
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VideoBriefRemember this name: irisin. A newly described polypeptide hormone named after the Greek messenger goddess Iris, irisin may one day play a role in defeating the twin epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. More

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Lab test quickly identifies bacterium responsible for staph infection
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Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a new laboratory test that can rapidly identify the bacterium responsible for staph infections. The new test takes advantage of unique isotopic labeling combined with specific bacteriophage amplification to rapidly identify Staphylococcus aureus. More

Grapes can reduce age-related blindness
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New research from a Fordham University cell biologist suggests a diet rich in anti-oxidants and begun at a young age can significantly reduce age-related blindness. The researcher conducted the study by comparing the vision of three groups of mice fed differing diets, some rich in anti-oxidants. More

Medicare shortchanges hospitals on stroke therapy
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Treating stroke patients with clot-busting drugs costs U.S. hospitals substantially more than Medicare pays, a study finds. The results are potentially concerning, researchers say, because in the long run, some hospitals may stop treating strokes. Researchers found it typically cost hospitals $14,100 to care for a patient who had a "good outcome." If the patient suffered serious complications from the stroke or died, the typical cost was around $19,000. More

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Epitomics MSH6 Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies
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Study: Daily aspirin is not for everyone
The New York Times (blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nearly a third of middle-aged Americans regularly take a baby aspirin in the hope of preventing a heart attack or a stroke or lowering their cancer risk. But new research shows that aspirin is not for everyone, and that in some patients this so-called wonder drug is doing more harm than good. More

Pollution tied to disease risk in Los Angeles black women
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In a study of more than 4,000 black women in Los Angeles, those who lived in areas with higher levels of traffic-related air pollution were at increased risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure. The researchers found that black women living in neighborhoods with high levels of nitrogen oxides were 25 percent more likely to develop diabetes and 14 percent more likely to develop hypertension. More
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