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'Multi-touch' technology socializes microscopes
Forbes Dante's Soma Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A few researchers in Finland are changing microscopy from a single-user experience into a shared experience. The multi-touch microscope — think iPad's finger-swipe control technology — promises a harmonization and standardization of microscopy diagnostic impact on the quality of all image-based diagnostics, such as assessment of protein expression in tissue samples, classification of tissue samples based on morphology, etc. More

From petri dish to people? Lab infections can spread illness, even death
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The death of a University of Chicago scientist who contracted plague while working in his lab is a reminder of the rare risks to researchers who work with dangerous bugs, a new review finds. In the last several months, federal health officials have investigated an outbreak of salmonella infections tied to dozens of microbiology students and workers across the country — and, in several cases, their children and other family members. More

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NSH member David Davis shares his experience at Cambodian lab
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David Davis, the 2008 recipient of the Lee G. Luna Foreign Travel Scholarship, describes his three-week visit to Cambodia in 2009. He details how he became interested in volunteering at the Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh and discusses the conditions he faced. While there, he studied and worked with the technicians, assisted in upgrading the anatomic pathology laboratory and created a working histology laboratory at the hospital. More

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Ablative fractional laser resurfacing associated with pseudomelanoma
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The occurrence of several cases of pseudomelanoma after ablative fractional CO2 laser resurfacing underscore the importance of careful pre- and postoperative evaluation to avoid misdiagnosing a benign lesion as malignant melanoma, says Dr. Deborah Sarnoff. She suggests looking through retroscope to distinguish pseudomelanoma from malignant melanoma after ablative fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. More

Despite award-winning tech, DMetrix is forced to retool
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DMetrix Inc. is proof that great technology doesn't always turn into a torrent of money. With the onset of the recession, the company found its quarter-million-dollar systems a tough sell. As part of the company's retooling strategy, DMetrix is working to develop a smaller microscope system consisting of a scanning platform that can be fitted on a standard pathology microscope and linked with a computer using the company's digital imaging software. More

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New survey generates a vision for laboratory education programs worldwide
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An international core curriculum will raise CLS/BMLS education globally and, once achieved, will allow the profession to develop a higher education standard, thus allowing CLS/BMLS professionals like educators and practitioners to further develop the science of the profession. That was the assertion that drove our survey and one that we feel will help laboratory science professionals across the globe help to raise our standing within and outside of the health care community. More

Latest trends in diagnostics
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The latest trends in laboratory diagnostics are moving towards disease diagnosis to the molecular level. Attempts are made to detect diseases early and accurately by using techniques aimed at analysis of the genetic constitution of a living organism. An instrument launched recently by a well-known manufacturer, can map the entire genetic sequence of an organism from tissue within a week whereas in conventional systems, it would take a year. More

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New prenatal tests offer safer, early screenings
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New, noninvasive blood tests are being developed for expectant mothers to find out if their babies have genetic conditions such as Down syndrome, without the risks of tests available now. Pregnant women often opt for invasive and uncomfortable tests that carry a small risk of miscarriage. Now, scientists say new tests of fetal DNA sampled from a mother's blood can be used to screen for Down syndrome. More

Laboratory administrators need creative methods beyond the traditional accounting toolbox
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Just about everyone has heard the adage, "Work smarter, not harder." But with all of the economic pressures laboratories are currently experiencing, "work leaner and keener" might be more suitable. Laboratory administrators are increasingly faced with the task of cost reduction due to ever decreasing Medicare, Medicaid and third party reimbursements. More
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