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Digital holographic microscopy allows
3-D observation of neurons

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Borrowing a technique from materials science, a team of research team reports how digital holographic microscopy can be used to observe neuronal activity in real-time and in three-dimensions — with up to 50 times greater resolution than ever before. The application has immense potential for testing drugs to fight neurodegenerative diseases. More

Better brain mapping based on myelination
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Researchers have developed a technique to identify myelination in order to map the layout of cortical areas in the human brain. Using the new technique of myelination mapping, it will be possible to accurately map individual cortical areas in vivo. More

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Compound may heal bones, prevent osteoporosis
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A scientist has received a $2.6 million grant to study a chemical compound with potential to fight osteoporosis and accelerate broken bone healing. Early research suggests weakened bones treated with salubrinal experience a significant increase in strength, as well as accelerated healing in bones that have been fractured. "Salubrinal stimulates a cellular rescue program in response to stress," said Hiroki Yokota, professor of biomedical engineering at Indiana University. More

New! Histoffin™ Paraffin from LSS

Lab Storage Systems now offers a single paraffin for all your lab’s needs. Designed for use as both an infiltrating and embedding medium, Histoffin melts quickly at 56-58° C, cuts cleanly to 3 microns, and can be used with all types of tissue.

Pathology lab concern: Generic treatment
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What works for one patient may be ineffective or even harmful for another. In order to build the most effective treatment plan, pathologists need to be armed with better diagnostic tools that enable them to make more accurate diagnoses that lead to more appropriate treatment plans. More

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High quality refurbished histology, pathology, and cytology equipment. Come see where we are going at booths #713 & #715 at the NSH Conference 2011. MORE
ScyTek Laboratories, Inc.
Manufacturer of reagents and kits for the histology laboratory including products for immunohistochemistry, routine & special stains, buffers, fixatives, and mounting media.  MORE

Cancer's secrets come into sharper focus
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Basic principles for understanding cancer still serve as the reigning paradigm. But recent discoveries have been complicating the picture with tangles of new detail. Cancer appears to be even more willful and calculating than previously imagined. More

Oral epithelial dysplasia: What does it really mean?
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Patients are sometimes followed for periods of time for what is called dysplasia, leukoplakia, keratotic lesions and previous frank carcinoma. Why does one individual develop carcinoma while another person may develop a mild epithelial dysplasia? Perhaps the body is able to stop progression or reverse the state of progression. These are questions that researchers continue to evaluate and study. More

Animal models provide early confirmation of surprising uses for approved drugs predicted by computer algorithm
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Scientists have developed what could be described as an "opposites attract" computer algorithm to identify new therapeutic applications for existing drugs, by comparing disease expression profiles in a public database with those resulting from drug administration. A research team built a compendium of disease-drug relationship predictions based on matching genome-wide signatures of disease pathophysiology with drug effect. More

Verhoeff Van Gieson Elastin Stain Kit
Demonstrates atrophy of elastic tissue in cases of emphysema, arteriosclerosis and other vascular diseases. Developed for use with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections and may be used on frozen sections as well. Elastic fibers stain black, and reinforcing collagen is bright red. Our VVG provides structural information that single components alone cannot.
New Microtome Blades from Sturkey!
C.L. Sturkey proudly introduces, Select microtome blades. Select is an ideal all-purpose blade that cuts any tissue (hard or soft, large or small) with precision to 3 microns. Proudly Made in the USA and backed by our Unconditional Guarantee. Support US manufacturing jobs and call today for free samples!
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.

BD Diagnostics, Biodiversity to develop assays for BD Max System
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BD Diagnostics and Biodiversity will work together on a molecular diagnostic menu for immunocompromised patients based on the BD Max system. Tests will be designed to improve monitoring of infections in transplant patients and will be developed initially for the European market. Biodiversity will be in charge of developing the assays, which are expected to expand testing capabilities for molecular laboratories with the ability to run many different assays and samples simultaneously. More

Researchers discover markers that could better match patients with leukemia treatment
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While testing a new drug designed to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia, researchers discovered new markers that could identify which patients would receive maximum benefit from the treatment. Researchers collected blood samples from patients with CLL and tested the ability of a new drug to kill the cancerous cells. More

LabOutlook: Building the lab of the future ... today
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This digital supplement from the editors of Laboratory Equipment features articles on: how one company is growing sustainable science; safer, contamination-free sample preparation; and much more. More

Open the door to personalized purchasing!

Your Leica Direct online shop is now open! Created specifically for you, Leica Direct is a total solution for purchasing all your histology consumables and general laboratory supplies.
Epitomics ERG Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies
Epitomics’ Rabbit Monoclonal ERG is your choice for high quality immunohistochemistry. See details and review our full listing of antibodies for anatomical pathology use here. MORE

First stem cell trials have begun
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With the health regulators green signal to use human embryonic stem cells in patients, doctors in the U.S. have begun the first official trial. This could lead to the treatment for the patients who get partially paralyzed after a spinal injury. If trials are successful then it could act as a catalyst to open up stem cell treatments for all kinds of conditions from nerve damage. More

Patient presenting with a perivascular epithelioid cell tumor in broad ligament
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This case study details a patient with perivascular epithelioid cell tumors, a family of rare mesenchymal tumors composed of histologically and immunohistochemically distinctive perivascular epithelioid cells. 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
Tailored solutions for the lab
At Cardinal Health, we’re committed to providing you with cost-effective solutions for the management of your day-to-day business operations. From state-of-the-art laboratory products and customized distribution solutions to services that eliminate error and waste. For more information, contact your Cardinal Health sales representative or call 800.964.5227 or visit
Paperless Histology Tracking from PDS
Efficient paperless histology tracking for preclinical studies is here! See how the PathData System can bring smart, flexible solutions to your lab. Click PDS eTissueBase.
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