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Committee Leadership in NSH: There is a place for you!
NSH is actively recruiting volunteers to serve as Committee Chairs for the 2014-2016 term. New appointments within our Standing Committees are available. Chairing a committee allows you to put your energy and skills to work for NSH and the science you love. Learn more and gain the opportunity to build your network of colleagues and gain visibility in the field. Qualifications vary between committees, click here to view the position descriptions.
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May 28 webinar: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Disease and Zoonoses
The Interaction between human and animal health is not a new phenomenon. However, the scope, scale and worldwide impact of zoonoses we are facing today are unprecedented. During the past 20 years, at least 30 new diseases have emerged, for many of which there is no treatment, cure or vaccine, or the possibility of effective prevention or control. Join Dr. Richard French, DVM, Ph.D. of Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts, to discuss issues and recent findings on a number of emerging diseases and disease outbreaks. Learn more.
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The 6th Annual IHC/Molecular Forum — July 21-22 in Las Vegas
NSH will be hosting a two-day Immunohistochemistry and molecular forum featuring four general sessions, and 10 workshops to choose from. This event is unique offering two tracks providing education for both the clinical and veterinary/research focused techs. Take a look at the full program here and register online for this fantastic event with top speakers you do not want to miss. Contact NSH at 443-535-4060 or with any questions.
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'Death Under Glass'
An interesting new exhibit at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, features work of histology created and curated by medical examiner Dr. Marianne Hamel, Ph.D. and forensic photographer Nikki Johnson. The name of the exhibition is "Death Under Glass" and offers a rare look through the microscope at the beauty of death on the cellular level. Check out the "Death Under Glass" website to view their beautiful images of histology.
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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.


Labs are told to start including a neglected variable: females
The New York Times
For decades, scientists have embarked on the long journey toward a medical breakthrough by first experimenting on laboratory animals. Mice or rats, pigs or dogs, they were usually male: Researchers avoided using female animals for fear that their reproductive cycles and hormone fluctuations would confound the results of delicately calibrated experiments.
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Might pathologists soon have a medical laboratory test capable of predicting a patient's probability of death within 5 years?
Dark Daily
Will there be demand for a medical laboratory test that can help pathologists accurately predict the probability of death within five years for an individual? New research emerging from Europe suggests that such a diagnostic assay may be feasible. More remarkable, this clinical laboratory test may be as simple as testing for the concentration of four biomarkers in blood. In combination, these biomarkers indicate the status of metabolism in all humans that can possibly predict when an individual will die.
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Future cancer care: Anticipating 'panomics' with bioinformatics
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
In 2009 Mark Boguski and colleagues published a paper titled "Customized care 2020: how medical sequencing and network biology will enable personalized medicine." In the paper the authors described a model incorporating these pathways, annotation of disease networks and drug targets, and simulation of therapeutic interventions with virtual drugs or with combinations of them. The pathology report of the future, the authors said, will provide precision diagnoses that are at the core of personalized medicine and will be an interactive software tool for clinical teams to design a customized care regimen and monitor its efficacy during treatment.
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    1 mouse, 1 patient
    Medical Xpress
    Imagine a type of personalized treatment where mice serve as surrogates to treat human disease. A newly emerging approach investigating the development of mouse "avatars" — named after the virtual characters in online games — involves implanting tumor samples from patients into immunodeficient mice where the human tumors grow.
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    Lab-grown epidermis would end animal testing
    The Westside Story
    Scientists have made another leap by growing an epidermis in the lab. The research would now possibly help the scientist and pioneers in the medicine to test and research for new drugs and cosmetics. The discovery is almost identical to human skin and behaves in the same way.
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    The human side
    Lab Manager
    Managers of research and development groups — in North America and elsewhere — face multicultural situations with increasing frequency. The "fusion" approach is one way to mitigate any cultural conflicts that may arise within such teams.
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    Researchers at Columbia University report how exome sequencing helped diagnose patients with unknown disorders
    Dark Daily
    Having sequenced the exomes of 150 patients to diagnose unknown disorders over the past year, physicians at Columbia University used that information to make decisive diagnoses in one-third of the cases. It is evidence from one of the nation's pioneering gene-sequencing programs that such data can improve how physicians identify disease.
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