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UGA researchers find algal ancestor is key to how deadly pathogens proliferate
University of Georgia via Science Codex    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip-like tails called flagella. It's a relatively unremarkable tale, except that now, more than 800 million years later, these organisms have evolved into parasites that threaten human health, and their algal past in the ocean may be the key to stopping them. More

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German researchers create 'smart' test tube that can revolutionize automated clinical pathology laboratory specimen processing
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Pathologists and clinical laboratory administrators know that tracking individual tubes of patient specimens continues to be a huge challenge for medical laboratories. Now, researchers in Germany may be on the way to solving the problem with their invention of "smart" test tubes. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering in Saarland developed a test tube that interacts with a central control network, according to a press release. Their primary goal is to enable specimen data to be processed automatically, particularly with regard to documentation. More

Discovery of genes linked to red blood cell biology gives insight into anaemia    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A genetic study published recently reveals new insights into how red blood cells are made and how the body regulates the amount of oxygen-carrying haemoglobin they carry at any time. The findings lay the foundations for a better understanding of anaemia. More

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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

Stem cell agency is urged to restructure
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California's stem cell funding agency has had a profound impact on scientific advancement since it was created in 2004, but it's in need of significant restructuring to address concerns about the potential for conflict of interest and mismanagement, according to an independent review. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, based in San Francisco, has doled out $1.3 billion in grants to stem cell projects, or nearly half of the $3 billion bond that state voters approved eight years ago. More

Little-known proteins play huge role in bone health
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Laboratory Equipment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study from engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones. The findings could lead to new strategies and therapeutics for fighting osteoporosis and lowering the risk of bone fracture. More

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2013 NSH teleconference/webinar series
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NSH teleconferences (now available as webinars) are a great, inexpensive way to provide continuing education to a large number of employees. The cost for each session is the same regardless of the number of attendees. The one-hour session 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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Capturing cancer cells with rough surfaces
Chemical & Engineering News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tumors often shed malignant cells that then travel through a person's bloodstream. Because these cells can seed metastases, cancer researchers want ways of detecting these circulating tumor cells to understand and prevent cancer progression. In a new study, researchers report a cheap method for capturing these cells using just a rough glass slide. Because circulating tumor cells offer a noninvasive opportunity to study a cancer and assess a patient's prognosis, the search for ways to detect them has exploded over the past five years. More

Bengal plans India's 1st stem cell course
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The West Bengal government in India has decided to introduce a fellowship course in stem cell biology at School of Tropical Medicine — a first in the country. The state Health Department had decided to give the post-graduate program — Regeneration Medicine and Translational Science — a go ahead. After completing MBBS, students can apply for the one-year course. The course is aimed at helping medical students to get an idea on how dead tissues of brain, kidney could be used in various purposes for clinical research. More

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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.
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New geometries: Researchers create new shapes of artificial microcompartments
Northwestern University via PhysOrg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In nature, biological functions are often carried out in tiny protective shells known as microcompartments, structures that provide home to enzymes that convert carbon dioxide into energy in plant cells and to viruses that replicate once they enter the cell. Most of these shells buckle into an icosahedron shape, forming 20 sides that allow for high interface with their surroundings. But some shells —such as those found in the single-celled Archaea or simple, salt-loving organisms called halophiles — break into triangles, squares or nonsymmetrical geometries. While these alternate geometries may seem simple, they can be incredibly useful in biology, where low symmetry can translate to higher functionality. More

Treating autism: Can stem cells help?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Often seen as an alternative to embryonic stem cells, iPS — or induced pluripotent stem cells — are adult stem cells reprogrammed to an embryonic-like state. IPS cells are increasingly of interest to scientists studying brain disorders such as autism, since accessing brain tissue is so difficult. Recent breakthroughs in autism genetics research have revealed that a small but significant minority of individuals with autism may have rare genetic changes that are potentially causative of their condition. More

Digital Pathology Tools for Biomarker Research
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Potential blood thinner also unmasks cancer cells
Virginia Tech via Laboratory Equipment    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a potential way to create a new kind of anticoagulant drug. Working with Rafael Davalos, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Pavlos Vlachos, a professor of mechanical engineering, both in the College of Engineering, the scientists created a microfluidic device that emulates flow conditions within a blood vessel to explore the therapeutic role of a naturally occurring protein called Disabled-2, which ultimately prevents blood from clotting. More

Brain tumors respond to diet, radiation therapy
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Brain cancer researchers have successfully treated mice with malignant gliomas, a type of aggressive and deadly brain tumor, with a unique combination of radiation therapy and ketogenic diet, a high fat, low carbohydrate and minimal protein regime that forces the body to use fat instead of sugar for energy. Should the approach succeed in human trials, they say the diet could quickly and easily be added to current human brain tumor treatments. More

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