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Synthetic material may help repair tissue after a heart attack, aid transplants
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Regenerating blood vessels is important for combating the aftereffects of a heart attack or peripheral arterial disease, and for ensuring that transplanted organs receive a sufficient supply of blood. Now researchers have created a nanomaterial that could help the body to grow new blood vessels. More

Urine test detects prostate cancer
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The days of uncertainty in diagnosing prostate cancer may be numbered. Scientists have developed a noninvasive test to help determine whether a man has prostate cancer. Further evaluation is planned to determine whether the diagnostic tool, which detects the presence of a cancer-causing fusion gene in men's urine, could help clinicians reduce the number of prostate biopsies performed each year. More

 NSH News

Early registration for Annual Symposium/Convention ends Aug. 19
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If you are planning on attending the NSH Symposium/Convention on Sept. 16-21 in Cincinnati, time is running out to register at the lower prices. The deadline for members to register for $35 (nonmembers $125) is Aug. 19. Registration fees will increase to $70 for members and $150 for nonmembers. More

LSS: New Plastic Cassette Mailer
Lab Storage Systems' new plastic transport container is designed specifically for paraffin blocks. The attached cover snaps securely for transport, yet is easy to open and close. Transparent container allows for easy viewing. 6 block capacity. Fits all standard size tissue & biopsy cassettes. more

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High-speed 3-D imaging system holds potential for improved cancer screening
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Researchers have developed a new imaging system that enables high-speed, three-dimensional imaging of microscopic pre-cancerous changes in the esophagus or colon. The new system is based on an emerging technology called optical coherence tomography, which offers a way to see below the surface with 3-D, microscopic detail in ways that traditional screening methods can't. More

Alzheimer's disease could be detected through pre-symptomatic blood test
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The detection of Alzheimer's disease could soon be a matter of a simple — and pre-symptomatic — blood test, according to a new study. The test isolates 10 autoantibodies the body produces to combat the disease. It's 95 percent accurate and takes 24 hours for results — and requires just a single drop of blood. More

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New microscope follows single molecules by the millisecond
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Researchers can now watch molecules move in living cells, literally millisecond by millisecond, thanks to a new microscope. By combining light-sheet microscopy and single molecule spectroscopy, the new microscope can record the fluorescence of every pixel within view and take snapshots at intervals of less than one millisecond. More

Patient's own skin cells may one day treat multiple diseases
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The possibility of developing stem cells from a patient's own skin and using them to treat conditions as diverse as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer has generated tremendous excitement in the stem cell research community in recent years. Such therapies would avoid the controversial need for using stem cells derived from human embryos, and in theory, also bypass immunological problems inherent in using cells from one person to treat another. More

Seeing gold in tumors without destroying cells
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Using gold as a potential treatment for cancer could become a reality thanks to a combination of imaging techniques. In recently published work, researchers describe how using two imaging techniques allows scientists to see where gold complexes used in potential chemotherapeutic treatments end up in cells. They are also able to monitor the gold's effects on the cells in a non-destructive way. More

Laser therapy of nonmelanoma cancers continues to grow
Skin & Allergy News Digital Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Experience with various lasers for the treatment and prophylaxis of nonmelanoma skin cancers is increasing, and the outcomes are promising. One setting where lasers have particular potential is in patients with multiple basal cell carcinomas. BCCs tend to have telangiectasias, and by specifically targeting the tumor vasculature, the BCC burden can be decreased or eliminated by laser treatment with little damage to surrounding skin. More

Multiplex PCR, reverse line blot hybridization assay
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An inexpensive, high throughput method for simultaneous detection of up to 43 molecular targets is described. Applications of mPCR/RLB include microbial typing and detection of multiple pathogens from clinical samples. More

Pathology lab concern: Cross contamination
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In many labs today, the primary staining process is completed manually through "dipping and dunking" slides into shared reagent baths. The potential for cross contamination presents itself at multiple points in the process. For more information and to watch a "dip and dunk" process video, visit More

Masson's Trichrome Stain Kit
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Superb Histology Products
Anatech Ltd develops and manufactures chemical reagents for the histopathology lab. Our complete line of fixing, processing and staining reagents produce high quality, cost effective histology preparations for diagnostic pathology.

Culturing hematopoietic stem cells found to boost allograft success
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Researchers claim culturing hematopoietic stem cells in the lab for a week or so before transplantation into an allogeneic recipient markedly improves engraftment success while reducing rejection issues. Studies in mice showed that expanding mouse HSCs ex vivo for eight days led to a 40-fold increase in allograft ability (compared with freshly isolated HSCs). More

Hospital laboratories: Medicaid will cease reimbursing
for hospital-acquired conditions in 2012

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Medicare was the first government program to announce that it would not reimburse hospitals for certain hospital-acquired conditions. Pathologists will be interested to learn that the Medicaid program is now prepared to institute a similar nonreimbursement policy. More

The EXAKT Cutting/Grinding System
EXAKT Technologies, Inc. began importing the EXAKT Cutting/Grinding System in 1988. Since then the EXAKT System has become the gold standard for the preparation of out-of-the-ordinary samples in many types of industries. And at the NSH in September we’ll be adding something new. Until then visit us at

Evaluation of real-time PCR of patient pleural effusion
for diagnosis of tuberculosis

BMC Research Notes via 7th Space Interactive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pleural tuberculosis diagnosis often requires invasive procedures such as pleural biopsy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of real-time polymerase chain reaction for the IS6110 sequence of M. tuberculosis in pleural fluid specimens as a rapid and noninvasive test for pleural TB diagnosis. More

Researchers' new imaging techniques discover better approach
to diagnosing epilepsy

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Using state-of-the-art, 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging technology, University of Minnesota Medical School researchers may have uncovered a better approach to diagnosing epilepsy. In the process, the team was able to cure eight patients of all epileptic symptoms. Using 7 Tesla MRI technology, the research team scanned epileptic patients to capture extremely detailed images of their brain. More

Case study: 73-Year-old woman with weakness, heme-positive stool
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An elderly woman with a history of breast cancer complains of weakness and lack of appetite. She is being evaluated for iron-deficiency anemia and heme-positive stool. What's the diagnosis? More

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Does working in a controlled environment put your own health at risk?
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Urinary tract infections are very common in both ambulatory and hospitalized patients as a result of nosocomical infections. Although Escherichia Coli is the most common causative agent of urinary tract infection, certain strain of uropathogenic bacteria can also cause UTIs. A new study shows that frequently delayed bathroom breaks as a result of working in a controlled environment such as cleanrooms may predispose women to UTIs. More

Study finds more effective approach against ovarian cancer
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New research shows that engineered human T cells can eradicate deadly human ovarian cancer in immune-deficient mice. In a past clinical study, first generation engineered T cells did not shrink tumors in women with ovarian cancer because the T cells did not persist in the patients. The new second generation technology developed in the current study overcomes the limitations of the first generation approach. More

Differential expression of HIF-1alpha in low breast ductal carcinomas
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Cancer stem cell hypothesis postulates that tumors are maintained by a self-renewing CSC population that is also capable of differentiating into non-self-renewing cell populations that constitute the bulk of tumor. Considering that there are strong evidences that the fraction of a tumor considered to be cancer stem cells is plastic depending upon microenvironmental signals, researchers' findings provide further evidence that hypoxia might be related to the worse prognosis found in low positive breast tumors. More

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Lab on a chip successfully tests HIV, syphilis in the field
Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A cheap, portable blood test kit that requires only a finger prick of blood, and can tell in minutes if you have HIV or syphilis, has proved successful in field tests. The biomedical engineers behind the "lab on a chip" device that can carry out complex laboratory assays in situ, hope it will streamline blood testing and revolutionize medical care around the world, especially in remote regions where the costs of sending off for complex lab work are prohibitive. More

Reduced emissions from lab-grown meat
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Negative feelings against engineered meat aside, new research hopes to add to the debate on whether it should be produced. Researchers believe meat grown using tissue engineering could use 7 to 45 percent less energy, 78 to 96 percent lower greenhouse emissions, 99 percent lower land use and 82 to 96 percent lower water use depending on the type of meat produced. More
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