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Social connections at the Symposium/Convention
Some of the best education comes from the relationships you form and the expansion of your histology network by attending social activities, committee meetings and participating in contests. The convention offers several chances to network with NSH leaders, other attendees and exhibitors. Enjoy our fun receptions, join in committee meetings or connect online through our social networks. Click here for a complete list of opportunities going on throughout the week.
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Why global health security matters to US
The U.S. and the world now face a perfect storm of disease threats. New and virulent pathogens, such as H7N9 avian influenza and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, emerge every year. Diseases respect no borders — a fact recently reiterated by the confirmation of the first case of MERS-CoV in the United States. Pathogens are becoming more resistant to antimicrobial drugs, and the possibility of bioterrorism continues to grow as new technologies make bioengineering cheaper and easier.
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New imaging diagnostics systems spot cancer sooner and allow
customized treatment

According to a recent report from the American Cancer Society, cancer survival rates in the United States are climbing. While this welcome trend is a result of a combination of scientific, technological and medical advances, there is no doubt that innovations in medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies play a critical role in the fight against cancer.
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Translational facilities blend research with clinical care
Laboratory Equipment
Translational research is a "new" science concept intended to translate research findings in basic research to practical applications in the health, environmental and agricultural sciences, among others. The popular meaning in its most notable application — health science — is translating basic knowledge into the development of new medical treatments or meaningful health outcomes — or put more simply "bench-to-bedside."
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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.

Medivo to discuss how big data impacts revenue streams for clinical labs at Executive War College
Business Wire via The Wall Street Journal
Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Medivo, Jason Bhan, M.D., and Gary Assarian, M.D., co-founder of The Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories, will examine how using sophisticated reporting tools and big data feeds of lab test results can generate new revenue streams for clinical labs.
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Cancer omics — how much information is enough?
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
All genomic evidence points to increasing complexity in analyzing cancers for molecular characterization to indicate an appropriate treatment course and determine prognosis. But while we wait for interpretable results to emerge from mountains of data, can a few gene signatures, other types of omics tests, and even animal-based testing, provide enough actionable information to clinicians?
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Study: Blood transfusions could halt aging process
The Huffington Post
VideoBriefYoung blood may hold the long-sought cure for the decline of the aging brain, according to research which showed injections of juvenile mouse blood boosting learning and memory in older rodents, scientists said recently. Multiple blood transfusions from three-month-old mice, the equivalent age of 20 to 30 years old in humans, yielded improvements in the brain structure and function of 18-month-old rodents — about 56 to 69 in human years, a team wrote in the journal Nature Medicine.
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    Is Illumina's $1,000 genome a realty? Not for clinical laboratory purposes, asserts an in vitro diagnostics expert
    Dark Daily
    It was January when headlines nationwide trumpeted Illumina's introduction of the $1,000 genome. The story in Forbes Magazine, "The $1,000 Genome Arrives—For Real, This Time," was typical of much of the press coverage. Because pathology groups and clinical laboratories have much at stake in the race to the $1,000 whole-human genome sequence, it is important to know the real facts about the cost and performance of Illumina's latest generation of genome sequencing technology.
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    Organ-on-a-chip advance goes to the very marrow
    Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
    Organs-on-chips are piling up faster than body parts in Dr. Frankenstein's lab. Such chips, microfluidic devices that amount to compact, three-dimensional cell culture versions of real organs, already exist for skin, cartilage, bone, gut, artery, heart, and kidney. And that's not all: scientists anticipate linking together collections of organ chips to create body chips. But such a microfluidic "creature" would require, at a minimum, an artificial circulatory system, which would in turn require a constant supply of fresh blood cells.
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    Immune cells outsmart bacteria by dying
    Laboratory Equipment
    A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back.
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    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Drug resistance spreads worldwide, raises future concerns (Laboratory Equipment)
    Scientists at University of Washington discover a second language in DNA, possibly giving pathologists a new source of diagnostic information (Dark Daily)
    Embedded microscopes for deep-tissue imaging could see reduction in animal use in research (India Education Diary)
    Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance (UC San Diego Health System)
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