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Oncology leaders praise health law ruling, with caveats
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Leaders in the oncology care and research communities largely applauded the Supreme Court ruling that upholds the Affordable Care Act, mixing their optimism with a measure of caution over the impact of the contentious healthcare legislation on clinical practice. Organizations dedicated to fighting cancer called the decision a positive development for healthcare providers, researchers, and patients, despite concerns about the ramifications of continued political battling over the law. More
Related: The Supreme Court ruling's effect on biomedical research (Nature)

Related: What Supreme Court decision means for insurers, hospitals, drugmakers (The Washington Post)

Stem cell breakthrough significant for degenerative diseases
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Researchers in Israel have achieved a significant global milestone in stem cell technology: They have created the first human embryonic stem cell lines that are free of animal contamination and whose production complies with good manufacturing practices. The achievement paves the way for developing clinical treatments that use hESCs to treat degenerative diseases like age-related macular degeneration, type 1 diabetes, heart failure and Parkinson's. More

Drug trial participants not fully informed about placebos
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Participants in drug trials are often not fully informed about the effect of placebos, thereby undermining the process of "informed consent," concludes a new study published in the open access journal PLoS ONE. More

New device will advance cancer treatment
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The future of prostate cancer therapy may lie in a tiny, "sticky" silicon chip dubbed GEDI — Geometrically Enhanced Differential Immunocapture, pronounced like the "Star Wars" forces of good — that can identify and collect cancer cells from a patient's bloodstream. More

High-quality data from intact tissue sections preserves morphological context
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 NSH News

NSH presents a 2-day IHC & ISH forum
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This two-day forum will cover basic and advanced topics in the fields of Immunohistochemistry and In Situ Hybridization. The forum will include general sessions and workshops providing attendees an opportunity to earn 10.5 contact hours. Come join NSH and some of the top IHC/ISH presenters, July 13-14 in Windsor, Conn., you don't want to miss out! More

Troubleshooting stains 1-day forum
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NSH has recruited two of its highest-rated speakers to bring you this one-day forum where attendees will learn practices for both H&E and IHC Staining. Sessions include: Troubleshooting Hematoxylin and Eosin Staining & Strategies for Success with Immunohistochemistry. Earn six continuing education credits on Saturday, Aug. 4 in Orlando, Fla., at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando SeaWorld Hotel! More

The application & practice of hard tissue histology forum
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The NSH Hard Tissue Committee is proud to present a One-Day Hard Tissue Forum. Join us as we seek to further our knowledge and understanding of the histology and analysis of bone and how this information can better service the diagnosis of bone related diseases. This all day event will be an interactive day focusing on applications and new technologies. Come out to Bethesda, Md., on Saturday, Aug. 18 and enjoy a full day of new hard tissue resources that may benefit you and your lab! More

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Mossberg Labs Launches Special Stains

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Happy accident answers cell signal controversy
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Using a new tool allowing proteins in a living cell to be manipulated in real time, researchers at Johns Hopkins have stumbled across the answer to a longstanding debate about where and how a certain protein is turned on in the cell. More

Researchers use stem cells to generate immature nerve cells
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German biologists have deliberately transformed stem cells from the spinal cord of mice into immature nerve cells. This was achieved by changing the cellular environment, known as the extracellular matrix, using the substance sodium chlorate. Via sugar side chains, the extracellular matrix determines which cell type a stem cell can generate. More

StainTray™ Slide Staining System

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Scientists use patient cells to generate human Huntington's model
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Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and an international team of researchers have generated a human model of Huntington's disease — directly from the skin cells of patients with the disease. For years, scientists have studied Huntington's disease primarily in post-mortem brain tissue or laboratory animals modified to mimic the disease. More

New approach reverses multiple sclerosis in mice models
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Mayo Clinic researchers have successfully used smaller, folded DNA molecules to stimulate regeneration and repair of nerve coatings in mice that mimic multiple sclerosis. They say the finding, published in the journal PLoS ONE, suggests new possible therapies for MS patients. More

Stealthy microscopy method visualizes 3-D E. coli sub-cellular structure
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A sub-cellular world has been opened up for scientists to study E. coli and other tissues in new ways, thanks to a microscopy method that stealthily provides 3-D, high-quality images of the internal structure of cells without disturbing the specimen. More

Consumers use websites to shop for clinical pathology lab tests
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Before consumers visit a clinical laboratory, they can now check the "fair" price of medical laboratory tests. New websites have sprung up that make it easy for consumers to find what experts consider to be fair market prices for each type of lab test, as well as for other medical procedures and healthcare services. More

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How to avoid the spreading problem of cell line contamination
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Cell line contamination and/or misidentification has been a persistent issue in life science research over the years and has led to several journal article retractions due to the inability to confirm results. In recent months, many journal editors have begun to require confirmation of cell line identity via accepted methods such as STR profiling. More

Scientists discover cell surface 'docking stations' play function
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Ion channel proteins — teeny batteries in cells that are the basis for all thought and muscle contraction, among other things — also serve as important docking stations for other proteins that need help figuring out where to go, according to groundbreaking new research by a team of Colorado State University scientists. More

Acoustic tweezers capture tiny creatures with ultrasound
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A team of bioengineers and biochemists from Penn State University has demonstrated a device about the size of a dime that is capable of manipulating objects, including living materials such as blood cells and entire small organisms, using sound waves. More

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