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Scientists say lab-made skin cells will aid transplantation, cancer, drug discovery research
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Researchers have found a way to create melanocytes from mouse tail cells using embryonic stem cell-like intermediates called inducible pluripotent cells. These lab-made melanocytes promise benefits in areas from tissue transplantation to drug discovery. For example, by collecting a tissue sample from patients with, say, vitiligo, and converting it to iPS cells, researchers can study what goes wrong as those cells differentiate into melanocytes. Or, they can study the development and possible treatment of melanoma. More

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2012 NSH teleconference schedule now available
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NSH teleconferences are a great, inexpensive way to provide continuing education to a large number of employees. The cost for each teleconference is the same regardless of the number of attendees. Teleconference packets include a set of instructions, handout materials, evaluation form and an attendee sign-in sheet for contact hours. The one hour teleconference is usually held the fourth Wednesday of the month, beginning at 1 p.m. EST. Occasionally, due to holidays, it may be the third Wednesday of the month. More

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Cool controls for energy efficient lab
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In the search for energy and financial savings, consumers have adjusted the thermostat, sealed cracks around doors and windows, and installed compact fluorescent light bulbs. Laboratory owners also can take advantage of technology options to reduce energy use and operating costs through renovations or retrofits to existing systems. More

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Endocycle research aids agriculture, medicine
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An international team of researchers in Germany has shed light on the inner workings of the endocycle, a common cell cycle that fuels growth in plants, animals and some human tissues and is responsible for generating up to half of the Earth's biomass. This discovery leads to a new understanding of how cells grow and how rates of cell growth might be increased or decreased, which has important implications in both agriculture and medicine. More

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Whole slide images for primary diagnostics in dermatopathology
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During the last decade, whole slide images have been used in many areas of pathology such as teaching, research, digital archiving, teleconsultation and quality assurance testing. However, WSI have not regularly been used for routine diagnosis, because of the lack of validation studies. The goal of this study is to test the validity of using WSI for primary diagnosis of skin diseases. More

Researchers ID stem cells that rebuild alveoli after acute respiratory distress syndrome
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Scientists have identified a subset of stem cells in rodents and in humans that appears to be responsible for regenerating alveoli in response to the extensive lung damage caused by diseases such as deadly forms of flu. The research team claims that lung infection triggers massive proliferation of bronchiolar p63-expressing stem cells and their migration to damaged regions of the lungs, where they assemble into foci that eventually lead to the formation of new alveoli. More

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New Microtome Blades from Sturkey!
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New October Special from LabStorage!

There is still time to take advantage of this month’s budget friendly special from LabStorage. During October only, take 10% off your choice of products. Stock up now on consumables or place your order for storage cabinets or shelving and receive a 10% discount. More

Norovirus outbreak affected 13 NBA teams in 2010
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A new report gives the play-by-play on an outbreak of gastrointestinal misery that afflicted as many as 13 NBA teams a year ago, spreading rapidly from player to player and from players to team staffers. The outbreak sickened 21 players and three staffers, and spanned 13 states.It was caused by a norovirus, the first such outbreak of it to be documented among pro sports teams. The report shows what formidable foes these little buggers are. And they play dirty. More

Olympus BX3 microscope gets true color LED technology for histology, cytology
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Olympus provides its versatile, powerful BX3 clinical microscope systems for analysis and disease diagnosis in pathology and cytology. The systems take advantage of Olympus's new true color LED illumination technology and built in Light Intensity Manager to create images with accurately rendered colors. More

Turning cellphones into mobile microscopes
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Researchers across California are working to bring medical microscopes to our cellphones — and vastly improve field medicine. Three separate University of California research teams have each concocted a new technology that converts just about any handset with a decent camera into a mobile microscope. That's a development that could have a huge impact on medicine in developing countries — allowing healthcare workers in shantytowns and rural villages far from a hospital to diagnose malaria, HIV and other diseases on the spot. More


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From full automation to data management tools, urinalysis testing has come a long way
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Benefits of urine testing include noninvasive collection and the wealth of information it generates from a single sample; "there's no single blood test that can give you the same number of results you would get from a simple urine test," said David Stein, CEO of Point-of-Care, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. More

Nanotechnology researchers reveal nano properties of eucalyptus
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Researchers in Australia have discovered a eucalyptus species that features unique self-cleaning and water-repellent properties. After duplicating the geometry of the plant's leaves in the lab, scientists were able to replicate the superhydrophobic properties. More

Immunoelectron microscopy of mammary gland tissue of rats
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Immunoelectron microscopy of mammary gland tissue from lactating rats investigating potential structural interactions between mature lipid droplets and elements of the trans-Golgi network, identified by TGN38 and GOLPH3 staining. More


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Breath test to diagnose multiple sclerosis
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Scientists are reporting the development and successful tests in humans of a sensor array that can diagnose multiple sclerosis from exhaled breath, an advance that they describe as a landmark in the long search for a fast, inexpensive and non-invasive test for MS — the most common neurological disease in young adults. More

Induction of albuminuria in mice
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Aminopeptidase A is an enzyme that is present on podocytes and is involved in the degradation of angiotensin II. In this study, the effects of the combined injections of two monoclonal anti-aminopeptidase A antibodies were studied, using a combination of anti-aminopeptidase A mAbs that were directed against two different domains involved in the aminopeptidase A enzyme activity and an anti-aminopeptidase A mAb not related to the enzyme active site. More

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