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Cost effective training at the NSH Symposium/Convention
We are only one week away from heading to Providence, R.I., to enjoy the beautiful ocean state and not to mention the largest histology trade show in the world! We know budgets are tight at both work and home this year, but did you know that the S/C offers training at all price points? Check out the sample schedules that NSH has provided to see what you can get by attending the Symposium/Convention for one low price. For more workshop choices, click here. Hope to see you in Providence next week!
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DNA glue directs tiny gel 'bricks' to self-assemble
Harvard University via R&D Magazine
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self-assemble complex structures out of gel "bricks" smaller than a grain of salt. The new method could help solve one of the major challenges in tissue engineering: creating injectable components that self-assemble into intricately structured, biocompatible scaffolds at an injury site to help regrow human tissues.
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Research points to promising treatment for macular degeneration
Medical Xpress
Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine published exciting new findings in the hunt for a better treatment for macular degeneration. In studies using mice, a class of drugs known as MDM2 inhibitors proved highly effective at regressing the abnormal blood vessels responsible for the vision loss associated with the disease.
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Laser-guided surgery finds brain cancer's boundary
Laser-guided surgery could improve the odds of removing all of a brain tumor by clearly highlighting its edges, U.S. researchers say. Surgeons are cautious with brain tumors, as removing the surrounding tissue could lead to disability. A technique, reported in Science Translational Medicine, used a laser to analyze the chemistry of the tissue and show the tumor in a different color.
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New hope for ovarian cancer
By Dorothy L. Tengler
Despite advances in treatment, ovarian cancer remains a highly lethal disease, mainly because most women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed when the disease is at a late stage. When ovarian cancer is found in its early stages, treatment is most effective. A new way of screening for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages. If confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening for women.
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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.
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More types of flu shots available this year than ever
USA Today
Americans seeking a flu vaccine this year will be able to choose from more than a dozen varieties, including some available for the first time. There will be shots injected in the arm and vaccines sprayed into the nose; ones that protect against three strains of flu and others that protect against four.
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Advances in blood stem cell biology
Researchers from the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute have proven that protein PARP2 plays a key role in maintaining the integrity of the genome of blood stem cells, also known as haematopoietic cells. These results may prove useful to design new drugs and to improve therapeutic strategies based on radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
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Researchers develop 1st animal model simulating eye complications linked with Graves' disease
The Medical News
Researchers have developed the first animal model simulating the eye complications associated with the thyroid condition Graves' disease, a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatments, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology.
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Stroke-causing mutant gene identified by scientists
The Times of India
A genetic mutation that can lead to haemorrhagic stroke has been identified by scientists — along with a drug to potentially treat it. Research published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics highlights a mutation in the gene COL4a2 that causes bleeding in the brain.
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Finding could potentially make iPS cells safer for use in humans
Stanford University Medical Center via Phys.Org
Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a hot commodity right now in biology. The cells, which are created when nonstem cells are reprogrammed to resemble embryonic stem cells, have many potential uses in therapy and drug development. They're usually created by using a virus to add just four genes (selected because they are highly expressed in embryonic stem cells) to the cell to be reprogrammed.
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Cutting calories may improve response to cancer treatment
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Restricting calories for a defined period of time may improve the success of cancer treatment, according to new research. The study offers valuable new data on how caloric intake may play a role in programmed cancer cell death and in the efficacy of targeted cancer therapies. While previous studies suggest a connection between caloric intake and development of cancer, scientific evidence about the effect of caloric intake on the efficacy of cancer treatment has been rather limited to date.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Copper identified as Culprit in Alzheimer's Disease (Virtual Medical Centre)
Research casts doubt on Parkinson's disease treatment (Chicago Tribune)
Ethical questions linger in cervical-cancer study (The Arizona Republic via USA Today)
Human stem cells give rise to brain-like organs in culture (Medscape)
NSH and Dr. James McCormick celebrate special anniversaries in 2013 (NSH)

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Anthony Pawson, biologist in cell-protein breakthrough, dies at 60
The New York Times
Anthony Pawson, a Canadian cell biologist whose pathbreaking insights about how cells communicate with one another resolved one of science's oldest mysteries and helped spur the development of a class of drugs that target cancer, diabetes and other diseases, died Aug. 7 in Toronto. He was 60.
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