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Looking back on 2013
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VideoBriefLooking back on 2013, NSH is happy to have had such a successful year and we want to thank all of our volunteers and members for helping us make it happen. We look forward to what 2014 brings for us. Thank you!
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Chemical imaging brings cancer tissue analysis into the digital age
R&D Magazine
A new method for analyzing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue. When tests are carried out on a patient's tissue today, such as to look for cancer, the test has to be interpreted by a histology specialist, and can take weeks to obtain a full result. Mass spectrometry imaging uses technologies that reveal how hundreds or thousands of chemical components are distributed in a tissue sample.
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New finding has major implications for genetic testing as researchers learn that greater numbers of humans have multiple personal genomes
Dark Daily
New insights about personal genomes will give pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists different ways to use genetic tests in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of disease Here is a human genome curve ball for pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists engaged in genetic testing in their medical laboratories. New research indicates that a larger number of humans than was once believed may have more than one genome. This has implications for many medical and health issues.
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Animal study gives hope for on-demand vaccines
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Vaccines combat diseases and protect populations from outbreaks, but the life-saving technology leaves room for improvement. Vaccines usually are made en masse in centralized locations far removed from where they will be used. They are expensive to ship and keep refrigerated and they tend to have short shelf lives. University of Washington engineers hope a new type of vaccine they have shown to work in mice will one day make it cheaper and easy to manufacture on-demand vaccines for humans. Immunizations could be administered within minutes where and when a disease is breaking out.
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Israeli researchers create tiny, programmable, genetic test device that can roam the body and diagnose and treat diseases on the spot
Dark Daily
The genetic device holds promise for developing cancer-specific gene therapies and could create new consulting opportunities for pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists In Israel, researchers are making progress on the futuristic concept of biologic, medically-savvy computers that are so small they can fit inside human cells and roam the body detecting and treating diseases in vivo. This is another example of how new technologies can shift diagnostic testing away from clinical laboratories.
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Leaked files slam stem-cell therapy
Scientific American
A series of damning documents seen by Nature expose deep concerns over the safety and efficacy of the controversial stem-cell therapy promoted by Italy's Stamina Foundation. The leaked papers reveal the true nature of the processes involved, long withheld by Stamina's president, Davide Vannoni. Other disclosures show that the successes claimed by Stamina for its treatments have been over-stated. And, in an unexpected twist, top Italian scientists are dissociating themselves from an influential Miami-based clinician over his apparent support for the foundation.
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Researcher explores link between flame retardants and thyroid cancer
Medical Xpress
Flame retardants are everywhere around us. Governments require manufacturers to put these chemicals into our rugs, cars, furniture, curtains, mattresses and pillows, and even many items of apparel, especially for infants. It's hard to name an item that doesn't contain them. They're in cell phones and computers, stereos and televisions, coffee makers and microwaves. They are supposed to keep us safe by preventing products from bursting into flame and causing dangerous fires. But evidence is mounting that this prevention carries unforeseen costs for human health.
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Nano-dissection identifies genes involved in kidney disease
YottaFire
Understanding how genes act in specific tissues is critical to our ability to combat many human diseases, from heart disease to kidney failure to cancer. Yet isolating individual cell types for study is impossible for most human tissues. A new method developed by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Michigan called "in silico nano-dissection" uses computers rather than scalpels to separate and identify genes from specific cell types, enabling the systematic study of genes involved in diseases.
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Molecular engines star in new model of DNA repair
Phys.Org
Our health depends in large part upon the ability of specialized enzymes to find and repair the constant barrage of DNA damage brought on by ultraviolet light radiation and other sources. In a new study NYU School of Medicine researchers reveal how an enzyme called RNA polymerase patrols the genome for DNA damage and helps recruit partners to repair it. The result: fewer mutations and consequently less cancer and other kinds of disease.
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Changing immunosuppressants after transplant may reduce cancer risk
By Joy Burgess
Recent research has shown that the risk of cancer is much higher for individuals dealing with chronic kidney disease. While other studies have shown similar findings, this new research shows that patients with chronic kidney disease are also more likely to die from cancers — specifically, urinary tract cancer and breast cancer. Unfortunately, transplant researchers and physicians feel that immunosuppressant medications may be the cause of the increased risk of cancer.
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