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New drugs and 'smart bombs' on cancer research horizon
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New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now. At a conference of more than 30,000 cancer specialists, scientists reported about new "smart" drugs that deliver powerful poisons directly to cancer cells while leaving healthy ones alone. More

Some stem cells can trigger tumors
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Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists have discovered that these cells, in contact with even trace amounts of cancer cells, can create a microenvironment suitable for more tumors to grow. 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.

Sample rejection an important part of laboratory quality system
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Your laboratory is a busy place, with specimens arriving from outpatient draw stations, inpatient wards, and drop offs from patients and doctor offices. Inevitably, specimens unsuitable for testing are received. How you reject these is an important part of your laboratory quality system. This article considers the elements of a workable specimen rejection policy. More

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NSH membership elects the 2012-2014 Board of Directors
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The NSH Membership has elected new members as the 2012-2014 Board of Directors. The official report from the Board of Directors will be given by the Nominations-Election Committee at the Annual Membership Meeting on Oct. 2, in Vancouver, Canada. Click here for a full list of the new members.

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Antibody overabundance increases death risk
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Mayo Clinic researchers have identified an immune system deficiency whose presence shows someone is up to four times likelier to die from a disease than a person without it. The glitch involves an antibody molecule called a free light chain; people whose immune systems produce too much of the molecule are far more likely to die of a life-threatening illness such as cancer, diabetes and cardiac and respiratory disease than those whose bodies make normal levels. More

Optical tweezers help uncover mechanics in cellular communication
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By using a laser microbeam technology called optical tweezers, researchers have uncovered fundamental properties of a key molecular signaling system involved with development, cancer and cardiovascular disease. More

Fruit fly embryo grows into larva in 3-D video
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VideoBriefAt just two-and-a-half hours old, a teensy fruit-fly embryo is bustling with activity, and now researchers have captured this development in a 3-D video showing a young embryo grow into a 20-hour-old larva. More

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Researchers design and build synthetic platelets
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Synthetic platelets have been developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers. Their findings are published in the journal Advanced Materials in a paper titled "Platelet Mimetic Particles for Targeting Thrombi in Flowing Blood." The challenge researchers faced was to develop a comparably sized particle — roughly 1/50th of the diameter of a strand of hair — that had key structural properties of real platelets. More

Histoffin™ Infiltrating & Embedding Medium

LabStorage is pleased to offer this revolutionary new blend of paraffin and polymers. Designed for both infiltrating and embedding, Histoffin™ is suitable for use with all types of tissue. Smaller pellets and finer cuts allow for faster melting, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency. MORE

Scientists engineer living cells as 'logic gates'
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In a step that brings closer the day of cellular computers, a team of U.S. scientists from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has engineered living cells to behave like logic gates, or simple biological computational units that produce certain outputs in response to certain combinations of inputs. 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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Study questions fruit sugar role in hypertension
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Sweet drinks have been linked to a slightly higher risk of developing high blood pressure, but a study finds that fruit sugar may not be the culprit as found in earlier research. Researchers followed more than 200,000 men and women for up to 38 years and found regularly consuming sweetened drinks was associated with a rise of about 13 percent in the risk of developing high blood pressure. More

Keeping up with embryogenesis
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The transformation of a fertilized egg into a functioning animal requires thousands of cell divisions and intricate rearrangements of those cells. That process is captured with unprecedented speed and precision by a new imaging technology developed at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Research Campus, which lets users track each cell in an embryo as it takes shape over hours or days. More

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Researchers measure loss of human pancreas cells
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A Yale University-led research team has developed a way to measure the loss of insulin-producing islet cells in the human pancreas. The death of those beta cells leads to diabetes. The finding is a crucial step in developing therapies to preserve insulin production and slow or halt the progress of diabetes. More

Rapid 3-D mapping of proteins may speed discovery
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A new method for rapidly solving the 3-D structures of a special group of proteins, known as integral membrane proteins, may speed drug discovery by providing scientists with precise targets for new therapies. The technique provides a shortcut for determining the structure of human integral membrane proteins, molecules found on the surface of cells that serve as the targets for about half of all current drugs. More
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