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Chart your course at the NSH Symposium/Convention with workshop tracks and categories
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NSH offers so many great educational sessions at the Symposium/Convention, it is pretty tough to narrow down your favorites, so we have a way to help! Click here to view all eight tracks available to choose from, whether it be career development, IHC, molecular and more. All workshops are identified as either Clinical or Veterinary/Research, and range in levels from basic, intermediate and up to advanced. Search here for workshops that best fit your needs.
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New findings may lead to 1st new animal model for hepatitis C virus
The Medical News
By differentiating monkey stem cells into liver cells and inducing successful infection, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shown for the first time that the hepatitis C virus can replicate in monkeys, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology. The new findings may lead to the first new animal model and provide new avenues for developing treatments and vaccines for this disease, which impacts more than 3 million people in the United States.
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New microchip sorts white blood cells from whole blood news
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Early in 2012, MIT scientists reported on the development of a postage stamp-sized microchip capable of sorting cells through a technique, known as cell rolling, that mimics a natural mechanism in the body. The device successfully separated leukemia cells from cell cultures — but could not extract cells directly from blood. Now the group has developed a new microchip that can quickly separate white blood cells from samples of whole blood, eliminating any preliminary processing steps — which can be difficult to integrate into point-of-care medical devices.
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The use of microspheres in parenteral drug delivery
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Drug formulation and delivery is an important process in drug development, where targeted and sustained drug release plays a crucial role in this aspect. Recently, microsphere systems have been used for the sustained release of proteins and chemical drugs. Microspheres provide direct treatment and are capable of delivering the drug to the disease site with lower drug dosing and negligible systemic side effects.
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Longer funding cycles vital in cancer research
Health Canal
If we want to cure cancer we need to think like venture capitalists. We need to recognize that making a real impact in medical research demands big, radical ideas and the willingness to take commensurate risks. UNSW Medicine's recent breakthrough in the treatment of neuroblastoma, a devastating childhood cancer, and melanoma is an important case in point.
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Nanoparticles reprogram immune cells to fight cancer
Science World Report
Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. The human body operates under a constant state of martial law. Chief among the enforcers charged with maintaining order is the immune system, a complex network that seeks out and destroys the hordes of invading bacteria and viruses that threaten the organic society as it goes about its work.
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New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain
Medical News Today
A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to U.S. researchers.
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Enobosarm, GTx lung cancer drug, fails in late-stage trials to test muscle-wasting prevention, treatment
Medical Daily
Recently, GTx Inc., a biopharmaceutical company based in Memphis, Tenn., announced that enobosarm, an experimental drug for lung cancer patients, failed in two Phase III clinical trials designed to test its ability to prevent and treat muscle wasting.
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New animal models for 2 prion diseases
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
A team of investigators at several institutions, including the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the Howard Hughes Institute, MIT, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have developed novel mouse models for two fatal human prion protein diseases, fatal familial insomnia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. To date, these fatal neurodegenerative diseases have been extremely difficult to study because of the lack of animal models that recapitulate the pathology and features of the diseases.
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Researchers discover potential new drug target in dividing cells
Cancer Research UK
U.K. researchers studying how cells divide have discovered a potential new target for cancer drugs. Their study published in the Journal of Cell Biology looks at the role played by a particular group of proteins in dividing cells. When it divides in two, a cell separates the DNA chromosomes in its nucleus into two identical sets to form the two new nuclei of the resulting cells.
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High-throughput screening for RNA interference
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
RNA interference, or RNAi, involves the knockdown of specific gene functions. It is a reverse genetic approach for the functional analysis of a large number of genes. Furthermore, it offers the identification of structure or function of the genes, relevant to specific pathway by gene knockdown mechanisms. RNAi screening is also used for better understanding of host-pathogen interaction and cancer biology. RNAi screening has also been automated for high-throughput drug discovery studies and requires a good knowledge of computer science and engineering for automated high-content image acquisition and analysis.
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New clues to origins of myeloma
Cancer Research UK
A gene that helps control ageing could also be linked to a type of blood cancer, according to an international team of researchers. The team, led by researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research in London, found that four specific areas of human genetic code — our genome — are linked to an altered risk of developing myeloma, a type of cancer comes from blood cells in the bone marrow.
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App lets doctors securely share medical images
Dermatology Times
VideoBriefMany are calling it an "Instagram for healthcare professionals," and one thing is for sure — if you're not used to seeing graphic surgical photos, you've been warned. Figure 1, a free social medical photo-sharing app available for iOS in the iTunes store, has been gaining attention since it debuted early this summer. The app is the brainchild of Dr. Joshua Landy, a critical care specialist in Toronto and co-founder of the app.
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