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How nanotechnology is shaping stem cell research
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Nanoscientists have developed a technique that allows them to transform stem cells into bone cells on command. But could the process be used to treat deadly conditions such as heart disease and Parkinson's? More

Physicists devise method for building artificial tissue
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New York University physicists have developed a method that models biological cell-to-cell adhesion that could also have industrial applications. This system is an oil-in-water solution whose surface properties reproduce those found on biological cells. Adhesion between compressed oil droplets mimics the mechanical properties of tissues and opens the path to numerous practical applications, ranging from biocompatible cosmetics to artificial tissue engineering. More

Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies for Lymphoma

CD30 is a useful tool for the identification of anaplastic large cell lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. This receptor is a positive regulator of apoptosis, and it also has been shown to protect the body against autoimmunity. Find out more about CD30 and Epitomics’ EP Clones here.

World's most powerful microscope being installed in Canada
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A University of Victoria scientist's 10-year dream to get the world's most powerful microscope built has now come true. The microscope is being installed at the university, and already, researchers around the world are vying to use. The Japanese-made instrument will allow researchers to see things at a magnification up to 20 million times larger than the human eye can see. 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

Application & Practice of Hard Tissue Histology Forum
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The Hard Tissue Committee of the National Society for Histotechnology is proud to present a one-day Hard Tissue Forum. Building on the success of the 2010 forum which focused on theory, this all-day event will be an interactive day focused on applications and new technologies. Join us as we seek to further our knowledge and understanding of the histology and analysis of bone and how this information can better serve in the diagnosis of bone related diseases and the efficacy and safety of therapeutic treatments. More

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Study suggests immune system may protect against Alzheimer's changes
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Recent work in mice suggested that the immune system is involved in removing beta-amyloid, the main Alzheimer's-causing substance in the brain. Researchers have now shown for the first time that this may apply in humans. More

Scientists generate 3-D blood vessels to study microvascular function
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Scientists have developed a technology for generating living, fully functional 3-D microvascular networks that represents an in vitro platform for the study of vascular behavior during angiogenesis and thrombosis, and for investigating the effects of drug candidates. The networks are created by seeding human endothelial cells into a preformed collagen scaffold comprising a network of microfluidic channels that have an inlet and outlet to allow delivery of the both the cells and appropriate medium. More

Test finds disease in its earliest stages
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Scientists have developed an ultra-sensitive test that should enable them to detect signs of a disease in its earliest stages, in research published in the journal Nature Materials. The scientists have created a test to detect particular molecules that indicate the presence of disease, even when these are in very low concentrations. There are already tests available for some diseases that look for such biomarkers using biological sensors or "biosensors." More

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Researchers find way to delay aging of stem cells
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Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered a series of biological events that implicate stem cells' surroundings, known as their "niche," as the culprit in loss of stem cells due to aging. Their findings have implications for treatment of age-related diseases and for the effectiveness of regenerative medicine. More

Histoffin™ Infiltrating & Embedding Medium

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'Negative' finding bolsters case for clinical trials
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A "completely negative" study of a possible preventive therapy for acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery reinforces the need for clinical research. In a randomized controlled trial, perioperative infusions of sodium bicarbonate succeeded in increasing the alkalinity of the blood and urine of patients, according to Shay McGuinness, MBChB, of Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. More

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Mossberg Labs Launches Special Stains

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Genetic 'reset switch' allows pathway to induce development outcomes
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Within the nervous system, a handful of signaling pathways modulate development of a cornucopia of different neuronal subtypes. "Even small alterations in neuron differentiation pathways can disrupt subsequent circuit organization and catalyze the genesis of neurological disorders," explains Adrian Moore of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Wako, Japan. More

Researchers create and image smallest 5-ring molecule
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A collaboration of three groups is responsible for creating and imaging the smallest structure ever — a billionth of a meter across and nearly 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. The structure, called olympicene, because of its five-ringed shape being similar to that of the Olympic symbol, was first synthesized by University of Warwick, U.K. researchers. More

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Studies: Melanoma exosomes educate marrow-derived cells to promote metastasis
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Exosomes shed by melanoma cells play a key role in promoting metastasis by mobilizing and instructing bone marrow progenitors to develop pro-vasculogenic and pro-metastatic phenotypes, researchers claim. Studies showed this cross-talk between exosomes and bone marrow-derived cells is effected through transfer of the receptor tyrosine kinase MET and appears to be distinct from tumor-promoting cues signaled by tumor-derived growth factors, extracellular proteins and chemokines. More
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