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Submit a poster for the 40th Annual NSH Symposium/Convention
The purpose of the posters is to generate interest in laboratory technology and to share knowledge of a specific or unique nature. Poster Sessions provide an effective means of stimulating discussion and allow for a more personal exchange of ideas. You can design an individual poster or make it a laboratory effort! Poster presenters are eligible to earn three contact hours for presenting their poster. Submission deadline is June 13. Click here for complete details.
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2014 NSH Scholarships and Awards program
NSH has many awards and scholarships available to its members. The annual symposium/convention in Austin, Texas, is fast approaching and the deadline to submit nominations is June 1. There are three categories for awards; leadership, education and advocacy. These awards offer financial incentives for continuing education along with recognizing the individuals within our profession who have demonstrated both dedication and excellence in the field of Histotechnology. To see what NSH has to offer click here and nominate yourself or a colleague for an award.
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Scientists progress in quest to grow muscle tissue in labs
The Wall Street Journal
Duke University researchers and other scientists are making strides in growing muscle in the lab that not only repairs itself but exhibits strength similar to that of normal muscle. Using lab-grown muscle could one day help people with certain muscle injuries, including accident victims with big gashes that lead to significant scar tissue. Engineering muscle that works like natural tissue could also accelerate the testing of new drugs: Scientists could use this tissue in place of animals.
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New cancer drug targets may arise from solving key protein structure
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Scientists at the University of California, Davis report that they have deciphered the structure of kinesin-5, a critical protein that helps cells to divide. The researchers believe their discovery will assist in attempts to block the uncontrolled cell division that takes place in cancer.
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  New Rabbit Monoclonals from Epitomics

Introducing our recently launched EP clones developed specifically for anatomical pathology. Epitomics has the largest catalogue of diagnostic grade rabbit monoclonals, with over 230 unique targets. Some of our recently launched EP clones include ARG-1, PAX-2, SOX-10, CD2, TBX21 and more. Our recent 2014 Catalogue is available here.

UAB-developed viral therapy shows promise against brain tumors
UAB News
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham report a genetically engineered herpes simplex viral therapy is safe when used in conjunction with radiation in the treatment of malignant gliomas, one of the most deadly forms of brain cancer. The virus, G207, is a modified herpes simplex virus that in two previous UAB studies has been shown to be safe when used as a sole therapy. The new findings, published recently in Molecular Therapy, indicate the virus is also safe when used in combination with low doses of radiation therapy.
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Medical research goes small for big results
By Rosemary Sparacio
Hardware and its accompanying software continues to make headlines in the news every day. Medicine is certainly no exception. The area of medical devices and related technologies profits greatly from the strides made possible by smaller chips, nanoparticles and nanoelectronics. Here is a quick look at some of the latest advancements in the field of medical devices.
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Hospitals mine clinical data to help reduce costs and avoid readmissions
Dark Daily
Medical laboratory test data is one cornerstone of this data mining activity and pathologists are well-positioned to take a more prominent role in helping clinicians use lab tests more effectively. Data mining has arrived at many hospitals and health systems. The goal is to mine large quantities of clinical data to identify useful patterns that can guide clinicians to intervene with specific patients. This trend creates a big opportunity for pathology informaticians to step forward and contribute to improved patient care in significant ways.
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Researchers develop new tool to check cells' 'batteries'
R&D Magazine
Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria — the powerhouses of cells — and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created a method to illuminate and understand them in living creatures like never before.
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UNC researchers show how cancer cells may respond to mechanical force
Science Codex
The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation, a key factor in addressing the underlying causes of cancer and other diseases.
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A novel use of sulodexide for vascular diseases
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Oral administration of sulodexide, or SDX, has been recently considered as a novel treatment method for vascular diseases, including blood clots and ulcers. Parenteral administration of SDX has previously been associated with antithrombotic action, and oral administration is showing promise in this area. SDX also possesses new biological properties, such as regulation of the endothelium blood cell interactions, prevention of vascular inflammation and proliferation, and restoration of the structure and function of injured endothelium.
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