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Protein 'switches' could turn cancer cells into tiny chemotherapy factories
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Researchers have devised a protein "switch" that instructs cancer cells to produce their own anti-cancer medication. In lab tests, the researchers showed that these switches, working from inside the cells, can activate a powerful cell-killing drug when the device detects a marker linked to cancer. The goal, the scientists said, is to deploy a new type of weapon that causes cancer cells to self-destruct while sparing healthy tissue. More

Levels of modified DNA base pairs examined in cells
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Researchers have found that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine content closely correlates with the differentiation state of cells. Terminally differentiated cells contain the highest levels of 5hmC, while less differentiated stem/progenitor cell compartments exhibit very low levels. In addition, 5hmC levels are significantly reduced in prostate, breast and colon carcinomas as compared to normal tissues, a finding which sheds some light on the characteristics that enable cancer cells to survive. More

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See recipients of 2011 Leadership Education Advocacy Awards
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The 2011 Leadership Education Advocacy Awards acknowledge the best of the best — those who go above and beyond what is expected. Through the awards program, we showcase the best professionals our discipline has to offer. These people are talented, dedicated and their enthusiasm is often infectious. They are passionate about NSH and the future of histology, and now is the time to recognize them for their achievements and contributions. More

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Science agencies feeling pain of cuts as lawmakers craft 2012 budget
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The most recent Congressional action on a science-related portion of the budget for the fiscal year shows that the biotechnology community will not be spared the fiscal pain of Washington, though, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives still have to agree to details. More

Researchers kill breast cancer cells with virus
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A non-disease-causing virus has been found to kill breast cancer cells in a lab setting, researchers say. The discovery could lead to new cancer therapies. In tissue culture dishes in the laboratory, the virus destroyed 100 percent of the cancer cells within seven days, the researchers found. More

Lab notes: Building a better knee
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The osteoporosis drug teriparatide may have another therapeutic use — regenerating joint cartilage lost in osteoarthritis. In a series of animal experiments, the drug both protected the cells that generate cartilage and regenerated new ones. More

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Direct immunofluorescence helps with blistering skin disorders
Dermatology Times via Modern Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The utility of direct immunofluorescence extends beyond the blistering disorders in which it's usually used, says a researcher. Definitively diagnosing a blistering disorder requires not only a routine biopsy fixed in formalin for hematoxylin and eosin staining, but also DIF, which examines biopsy specimens for endogenous deposition of immunoglobulins, complement and fibrinogen. More

Cell dysfunction linked to obesity, metabolic disorders
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By measuring the radioactive isotope carbon-14, scientists have revealed an association between lipid cell dysfunction and diseases such as obesity, diabetes and blood lipid disorders. The study can lead to new approaches to combating metabolic diseases. The results show that fat cells in overweight people have a higher capacity for storing fats but a lower capacity for ridding themselves of them. More

Digestive diseases may present cutaneously
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One in 100 people in the United States has celiac disease, and 25 percent will develop dermatitis herpetiformis Duhring, a cutaneous manifestation of the disease. Clinical diagnosis of Duhring’s disease is difficult, but an expert says skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence can help make the diagnosis. More

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Scientists develop way to rapidly produce stem cells
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Scientists have found a way to rapidly produce pure populations of cells that grow into the protective myelin coating on nerves in mice. Their process opens a door to research and potential treatments for multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other demyelinating diseases afflicting millions of people worldwide. More

Surgical insights: Improving histopath results
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In this Q-and-A article, Veterinary Practice News continues its conversation with pathologist Ken Mero of VetPath Services in Stone Ridge, N.Y., to learn when to consider special stains and how to help your pathologist help you. More


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Analysis of the Arabidopsis megaspore mother cell uncovers importance of RNA helicases for plant germline development
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To obtain more insights into the genetic and molecular bases underlying megasporogenesis in Arabidopsis, researchers used a combination of laser-assisted microdissection and Affymetrix ATH1 GeneCHIP profiling to analyze the transcriptome of the megaspore mother cell and the surrounding sporophytic tissue. Statistical analyses of gene expression identified genes and functions significantly enriched in the MMC as compared to other cell types and tissues. More

Variation in gene expression patterns in effusions and primary tumors from serous ovarian cancer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Epithelial ovarian carcinoma claims more lives than any other gynecologic malignancy, largely because it frequently escapes detection after it has metastasized. To identify genes whose expression may be associated with metastatic behavior, researchers analyzed global gene expression patterns of ovarian cancer cells obtained from three distinctive anatomic sites. More

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