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NSH Feb. 26 laboratory webinar with Dr. Cecilia Yeung from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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Join Dr. Cecilia Yeung in the one-hour discussion of "Pre-analytical Variables important to Modern Surgical Pathology: Increasing the clinical and research potential of the paraffin block." She will cover the special stains that are specific for elastin (VVG, Aldehyde fuchsin, Orcein, Miller, ResorcinFuchsin), how they work, and troubleshooting. Topics related to disease process and the important role of elastin fibers will also be discussed. Register today.
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Histotechnology Professionals Day — March 10
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The special day is less than three weeks away. With not much time to plan, click here to take a look at what workplace, community, and media activities you can consider as part of your celebration. We also have many different items on sale to give to those special techs in your lab, or for yourself! Fun items to order.
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Research on stem cells transforming sciences
The Boston Globe
The discovery shocked researchers in its simplicity — could a weak acid bath really be all that was required to trigger a mature blood cell to transform into powerful stem cells? But the underlying insight that a specialized cell can easily shapeshift into something completely different is just the latest remarkable contribution to a revolution in how scientists think about life's building blocks.
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Scientists develop gene test to accurately classify brain tumors
Bioscience Technology
Scientists at The Wistar Institute have developed a mathematical method for classifying forms of glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly type of brain cancer, through variations in the way these tumor cells "read" genes. Their system was capable of predicting the subclasses of glioblastoma tumors with 92 percent accuracy. With further testing, this system could enable physicians to accurately predict which forms of therapy would benefit their patients the most.
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Researchers develop sticky nanoparticles to fight heart disease
Clemson University via R&D Magazine
Clemson University researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the standard ways to treat clogged and damaged arteries currently is to implant vascular stents, which hold the vessels open and release such drugs as paclitaxel. The researchers, led by Clemson bioengineering professor Naren Vyavahare, hope their advanced nanoparticles could be used alongside stents or in lieu of them.
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Latest research offers promise in detection of pancreatic cancer
By Rosemary Sparacio
Pancreatic cancer causes more than 38,000 deaths in the U.S. each year and is the fourth-most common cause of cancer deaths in the western world. No routine screening methods for pancreatic cancer are available, due to the subtle differences among cancerous, atypical, and healthy tissue. Recently, however, two studies have identified biomarkers that show potential as a method for early detection of pancreatic cancer.
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Wireless patient monitoring and diagnostic systems using MBANs should be on the radar screens of pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals
Dark Daily
Some experts predict that the era of wireless, remote monitoring of patients is almost upon us. It will require pathologists and medical laboratory professionals to learn a new acronym: MBAN, which stands for medical body area network.
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Starving melanoma cells may slow tumor growth
Medical News Today
New research suggests melanoma skin cancer may be controllable by starving its cells. Building on previous success with prostate cancer cells, scientists in Australia showed they could stop cell growth by blocking the pumps that melanoma cells use to acquire an essential cell nutrient.
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Special glasses help surgeons 'see' cancer
Washington University in St. Louis
High-tech glasses developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help surgeons visualize cancer cells, which glow blue when viewed through the eyewear. The wearable technology, so new it’s yet unnamed, was used during surgery for the first time Feb. 10 at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
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Dense breast tissue drives early stages of cancer, new study finds
Medical News Today
Scientists at the University of Manchester in the U.K. think that a key biological mechanism may explain for the first time why women with dense breast tissue have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. "We know that high breast density can greatly increase a woman's breast cancer risk as well as other factors such as aging, family history, and presence of mutations in genes such as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2," said University of Manchester professor Michael Lisanti.
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