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New microscope uses rainbow of light to image blood cell flow
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Blood tests convey vital medical information, but the sight of a needle often causes anxiety and results take time. A new device developed by a team of researchers in Israel, however, can reveal much the same information as traditional blood test in real-time, simply by shining a light through the skin. This optical instrument is able to provide high-resolution images of blood coursing through our veins without the need for harsh and short-lived fluorescent dyes. More

Growth in real, 'virtual' biobanks may benefit clinical path labs
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VisionGain estimates that biobanking is now a $7.9 billion industry. That's a revenue number that should interest pathologists and clinical laboratory managers, since their organizations access large volumes of patient specimens every year. More

Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies: Breast Cancer

The expression of Aldh1A1 has been used as a marker for cancer stem/ progenitor cells, and correlated with poor prognosis in breast cancer and other cancers as well. This antibody labels epithelial cells, liver, kidney and thyroid, and neural cells. Find out more about Aldh1A1 and Epitomics’ EP Clones here.

Stopping cell migration may help block fibrosis, spread of cancer
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Discoveries by a Yale-led team of scientists could lead the way for development of new therapies for treating fibrosis and tumor metastasis. The researchers have both uncovered a signaling pathway that promotes cell migration in certain forms of pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease, and developed a drug treatment that may block the cancer cell migration. More

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2012 Newcomer regional scholarships now available
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Newcomer Supply has made $500 available to a member from each Region of NSH who has never attended the Symposium/Convention. Funds can be used for travel, registration or hotel. Applying is easy. Click here for more information. More

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Mechanical properties of stem cells can foretell what they will become
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To become better healers, tissue engineering need a timely and reliable way to obtain enough raw materials: cells that either already are or can become the tissue they need to build. In a new study, Brown University biomedical engineers show the stiffness, viscosity and other mechanical properties of adult stem cells derived from fat, such as liposuction waste, can predict whether they will turn into bone, cartilage, or fat. More

Scientists discover distinct molecular subtype of prostate cancer
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A collaborative expedition into the deep genetics of prostate cancer has uncovered a distinct subtype of the disease, one that appears to account for up to 15 percent of all cases, say researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. More

Scientists identify key metastasis-enabling enzyme
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On the complex road to eradicating cancer, controlling or preventing metastatic growth initiated by primary tumors is high on the to-do list. A key area of such research is the development of therapies based on identifying markers of metastasis associated with altered choline metabolism in breast, ovarian and prostate cancers. Recently, scientists studying the tumor metabolome identified EDI3 as the enzyme responsible for a decreased glycerophosphocholine to phosphocholine ratio by cleaving GPC to produce choline. More

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Biomarker test predicts arthritis at much earlier stage
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More than 27 million adults currently suffer from osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. Doctors previously have been unable to diagnose patients with arthritis until they begin to show symptoms. By the time symptoms are present, it is often too late for preventive and minimally invasive treatment options to be effective. A research team has found a way to detect and predict arthritis before patients begin suffering from symptoms. More

Mobile slide/block storage system

The Lab Stack filing system from LabStorage offers a variety of filing options for tissue blocks and slides. These include a heavy duty wheeled base for a mobile work area and a stationary base for more permanent storage. The filing system is available in blue, gray, or green. MORE

Tiny filter could fight against tuberculosis
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A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis. Using the traditional microscope-based diagnosis method as a starting point, a University of Florida lung disease specialist and colleagues in Brazil have devised a way to detect more cases of the bacterial infection. More

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Mossberg Labs Launches Special Stains

Mossberg Labs introduces a system approach to Special Staining. A series of complete Special Stains and Rinses that function together as a system. Available as convenient, ready to use kits or as individual components.
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CDC urges baby boomers to test for hepatitis C
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For the first time, the government is proposing that all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in draft recommendations. More

New key mechanism in cell division discovered
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Researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute have identified the mechanism by which protein Zds1 regulates a key function in mitosis, the process that occurs immediately before cell division. The result opens the door to developing targeted and direct therapies against cancer. More

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Autism, obesity, schizophrenia gene isolated
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The size of a baby's head is often related to neurological disorders, such as autism — which affects 1 in 88 children. Now, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified genes responsible for head size at birth by inserting human genes into zebrafish. The study is published online in the journal Nature. More

Rare Hamamy syndrome offers insight into common health problems
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It is extremely rare for a child to born with Hamamy syndrome, but the gene that causes it may hold the key to common health problems. Scientists have discovered that mutations in a single gene cause a child to be born with wide-set eyes, protruding ears, sloping shoulders, fragile bones and the inability to produce tears, according to research published in Nature Genetics. More
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