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Mapping out a new era in brain research
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The complex architecture of the human brain and how its billions of nerve cells communicate has baffled the greatest minds for centuries. But now, new technology is allowing neuroscientists to map the brain's connections in greater detail. The creation of a map, or "connectome" as it has been dubbed, is raising hopes that brain disorders like autism and schizophrenia will be better understood in the future, perhaps cured. More

Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats
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Treatment with vitamin D reduced the size of uterine fibroids in laboratory rats predisposed to developing the benign tumors, reported researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. Uterine fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age. More

Pivotal trial begins for stem cell therapy
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Baxter International said it has begun a phase III, placebo-controlled trial of autologous stem cells to boost cardiac function in people with chronic refractory angina. The CD34-positive stem cells will be harvested from patients' blood and injected directly into targeted areas of the heart muscle, Baxter said. Ten injections will be delivered in a single treatment session. More

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1-day forum in veterinary & research histology focus on immunohistochemistry
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Immunohistochemistry plays an integral part in the veterinary diagnostic and research laboratory. This all-day forum will cover basic and advanced topics in the field of IHC including a discussion of antibodies, detection systems, double and triple immunostaining, image analysis and troubleshooting for IHC automation. Sign up today to earn seven Contact Hours on March 17 learning IHC applications specific for veterinary diagnostic and research laboratories. More

Our Gallery Can be Yours

Dako's FLEX RTU Gallery of Stains features the most trusted clones in the market today. Take a moment to visit our gallery and learn about the recent additions to our menu: Cyclin D1 Clone EP12, CD23-DAK23, CD5 4C7. To bring these masterpieces into your lab, contact your local Dako representative.

Exhibiting at NSH
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NSH is once again proud to open registration for the largest exhibition dedicated to the field of histology. Lab managers, active histotechs and practicing pathologists depend on the Annual Symposium/Convention Trade Show year after year to preview laboratory equipment, supplies and services for their busy labs around the world. More

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World's 1st biodegradable joint implant targets arthritis
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Researchers at Finland's Tampere University of Technology have developed what they believe is the first biodegradable joint implant. The implant, called RegJoint, is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is designed to stimulate growth of connective tissue and soft tissue around the joint in order to replace cartilage lost to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. More

Combining heart valve repair with bypass may be worthwhile
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It might be a good idea to use heart bypass operations as an opportunity to fix mild to moderate cases of leaky mitral valves, a new study shows. Surgeons typically have repaired only severely leaking mitral valves during bypass operations. More

CoreDish™ Innovative Biopsy Kits

The cutting-edge CoreDish™ design assures accurate specimen labeling while eliminating need for multiple vials. The compact kits measure 3 ¾” in diameter, 1- 1/16” deep and ship prefilled with 10% formalin.
Available now from LabStorage Systems in multi-compartment designs for prostate, breast, upper and lower GI. More…
Rabbit Monoclonal for Anatomic Pathology
Epitomics’ EP Clones are a line of high quality antibodies for anatomical pathology. Each antibody is generated using Epitomics’ patented Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody (RabMAb®) technology. We now have over 100 antibodies in 16 different panels including Lymphoma and Colon Cancer Markers: c-Myc, Cyclin D1, PMS2, MSH6. Find out more here.
Mossberg Labs Stains Improving Outcomes

If you are truly interested in using the highest quality, most consistent H&E and Specialty stains, get acquainted with Mossberg Labs. Chances are the most likely response you will get from us is; Yep, we can do it. Mossberg Lab stains, simply the best! Let us prove it to you. MORE

Guidelines aim to raise standards for laboratory-acquired infections
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Clinical laboratories and pathology groups should be aware of new safety guidelines that address the risk of laboratory-acquired infections. A panel of experts convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released safety guidelines for medical laboratory workers. More

Supercharged protein reduces damage from heart attack
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Researchers from the University of North Carolina reduced damage from a heart attack by 50 percent by enhancing a protective protein found in mice and humans. The study involved mice being bred to make a supercharged version of the protein focal adhesion kinase. More

Some dark meats may hold heart benefit
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A nutrient found in the dark meat of poultry may provide protection against coronary heart disease in women with high cholesterol, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. The study evaluated the effects of taurine, a naturally occurring nutrient found in the dark meat of turkey and chicken, as well as in some fish, on CHD. More

Aperio Digital Pathology

Aperio’s outstanding digital slide scanners, data management and image analysis software, and digital pathology services lowers costs, increases efficiency, and manages workflow in pathology labs.

NanoAndMore USA provides DHMs from Lyncée tec and Resolution Optics. They sense the change in the liquid content of cells and image in 3D.

State governments jumping on biotech, genetic testing bandwagon
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It's gold rush time in biotech. Because of the promise of biotechnology to improve patient outcomes — and deliver lots of good-paying, clean jobs, even states are competing to attract the top scientists and companies who conduct research into genetics, molecular diagnostics and healthcare informatics. More
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