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Autism stem-cell therapy to be tested in children in trials
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Families with autistic children must navigate a condition where questions outnumber the answers, and therapies remain sparse and largely ineffective. A clinical trial being conducted by the Sutter Neuroscience Institute in Sacramento, California to address this situation began recruiting participants today for a highly experimental stem cell therapy for autism. More

Fascination with self-monitoring has created the lab-test junkie
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The falling cost of lab tests and the nation's growing fascination with self-monitoring has produced a strange new phenomenon: the lab-test junkie. The $65 billion lab industry is growing 6 percent a year, says research outfit G2 Intelligence. And the consumer-direct segment is increasing even faster — 15 to 20 percent annually — as consumers jump at the opportunity to buy an $85 "toxic element exposure profile" or a $460 STD package, which screens for 11 different love bugs. A recent Mayo Clinic survey found that 90 percent of patients would like to review their own lab results — ahead of their doctor. More

Stellaris RNA FISH Probes

Stellaris RNA FISH is a new research technology that enables direct detection, localization and quantification of RNA. The low cost per assay, simple protocol, and the ability to localize mRNA and lncRNA to organelles and cellular structures provides obvious benefits for life science research. Custom and catalogued probes sets available. MORE

More trial, less error — an effort to improve scientific studies
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So many scientific studies are making incorrect claims that a new service has sprung up to fact-check reported findings by repeating the experiments. A year-old Palo Alto, Calif., company, Science Exchange, announced its "Reproducibility Initiative," aimed at improving the trustworthiness of published papers. Scientists who want to validate their findings will be able to apply to the initiative, which will choose a lab to redo the study and determine whether the results match. More

High-quality data from intact tissue sections preserves morphological context
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The NSH Symposium/Convention features outstanding keynote lecture series
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Attendees at the 38th Annual Symposium/Convention this September in Vancouver, B.C., will be treated to two outstanding keynote lectures:

The Future of Digital Pathology: Is it here for you?
Dr. Ian Scott Cornell, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, B.C.

Global Outreach Panel
Panelists include David Davis, Glenda Hood, Badirat Lawal and moderated by Ken Urban

Lecture attendees earn 2 contact hours and the price of admission is included in the base registration fee. Check out the full program at

 In the News

US health panel likely to make HIV tests routine
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A U.S. health panel may soon make HIV testing as standard a practice as checking cholesterol levels, a move that would fundamentally change how the virus is detected and treated. The U.S. Preventive Services Task force, a government-backed group of clinicians and scientists, is expected to make a new recommendation on HIV screening available for public comment before the end of the year. More

Early-stage lung cancer blood test to simplify detection gets grant
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Detecting non-small cell lung cancer in its early stages could soon be as easy as getting a blood test in a routine checkup. A group of researchers is taking advantage of the advances in biomarker technology with a test that could improve outcomes for patients with one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. More

Human on Human Detection Kits
GBI Labs’s Klear Human Polymer Detection kits can detect human primary antibody on human tissue with no background. It is a biotin-free system. Special blocking buffer and human antibody enhancer are used to provide excellent sensitivity and high specificity. MORE
New SOX-11 (MRQ-58) for MCL!
SOX-11 expression is specific for the identification of cyclin D1 negative mantle cell lymphoma. SOX-11 is useful due to its high expression in cyclin D1 positive and negative MCL. Many B-cell lymphomas can mimic MCL; therefore, it’s important to have additional antibodies to detect cyclin D1 negative MCL. Learn More.
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.
When Quality, Consistency, Ease of Use, Economy and Detailed Instruction for Use are important... remember Mossberg Labs for your Special Stain needs.

Malpractice study shows pathologists at greater risk than other specialists
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It is estimated that pathologists and other healthcare providers paid nearly $31 billion in malpractice insurance in 2011, according to a recently-published study. Researchers also determined that pathologists are at greater risk of malpractice claims than most other medical specialties and are more likely to have unfavorable outcomes when those claims are litigated. More

DispoCut™ Disposable Dissecting Boards

Lab Storage Systems is proud to offer the DispoCut™ disposable dissecting board. This dissecting board is strong enough to reuse, yet inexpensive enough to throw away. Conveniently printed on both sides in inches and metric measurements. Available in 3 sizes. MORE

Researchers develop prototype for male birth control pill
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Researchers have developed a prototype for an oral male contraceptive, raising expectations that a birth control pill for men may enter clinical trial testing within a year. Scientists tested a compound in mice and found it was able to penetrate the blood-testis barrier and disrupt spermatogenesis — the process in which sperm develop and become mature. The mice showed a reduction in the number and quality of sperm produced and were rendered infertile. More

Parasite may cause suicide attempts
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A parasite thought to be harmless and found in many people may actually be causing subtle changes in the brain, leading to suicide attempts. New research appearing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry adds to the growing work linking an infection caused by the Toxoplasma gondii parasite to suicide attempts. More

Sensitive and specific 2-plex RNA-ISH assay

Affymetrix’ QuantiGene® ViewRNA Assays enable single-copy RNA sensitivity with exceptional specificity in FFPE tissue sections. From sequence to assay in 1 week. View recent publications.
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Microscope captures circulating tumor cells in real time
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There's a new optical microscope that can detect rogue cancer cells. It was developed by engineers at the University of California Los Angeles. The achievement could create new diagnostic capabilities for pathology and clinical laboratory medicine. The target for this new high-speed microscope are circulating cancer tumor cells. CTCs are difficult to find and identify. Among a billion healthy cells, only a minute number of CTCs exist. More

Spring Bioscience - BRAF V600E

Spring Bioscience is leading the research industry by pioneering novel, next generation antibodies that can differentiate mutant and normal protein, enabling pathologists to see relevant mutations within their cellular context. Having already released Exon19 and EGFR L858R for exclusive use by Ventana Medical Systems, Spring Bioscience has launched BRAF V600E. Click here to find out more.

Photographic test — a new noninvasive way to test cholesterol
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In India, researchers have developed a noninvasive approach to test cholesterol levels in patients who are at a greater risk for heart disease. The total cholesterol test uses a digital camera to take a photo of the back of the patient's hand. The image is then cropped and compared in a database with images of known cholesterol levels. More

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Could stimulating the brain provide the cure for obesity?
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Researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Southern California think that they may have a reason as to why the obesity epidemic seems so intractable — we are just not treating it correctly. By stimulating certain areas of the brain, they theorize, we can prompt the body to combat obesity on its own. More

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