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Cancer researchers find progress in glowing mice
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UNC researchers are continuing to seek innovative ways to fight cancer — this time, with glow-in-the-dark mice. Professor of Medicine Dr. Norman Sharpless' latest experiment involved genetically engineering mice to measure an organic response to aging and cancerous cells. Sharpless, along with a team of researchers at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said with this new process, researchers can detect cancerous tumors at much earlier stages and also specifically pinpoint when cells begin aging. More



Computer-assisted diagnostics systems may help improve utilization of clinical pathology laboratory tests
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Computer diagnostics could offer opportunity for pathologists and clinical laboratory managers to add value to clinicians in diagnosing diseases Efforts are intensifying to develop computer software that successfully emulates the skills of highly proficient diagnosticians. The motivation is increased pressure to reduce medical errors, including misdiagnosis. This is welcomed news to many pathologists, who often see physicians ordering the wrong laboratory tests. More
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SLU researchers: Vitamin D holds promise in battling a deadly breast cancer
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In research published in The Journal of Cell Biology, a team led by Dr. Susana Gonzalo, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, has discovered a molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer, an often deadly and treatment resistant form of cancer that tends to strike younger women. In addition, Gonzalo and her team identified vitamin D and some protease inhibitors as possible new therapies and discovered a set of three biomarkers that can help to identify patients who could benefit from the treatment. More

Opening a new avenue in neurobiology, scientists turn 1 form of neuron into another in the brain
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A new finding by Harvard stem cell biologists turns one of the basics of neurobiology on its head — demonstrating that it is possible to turn one type of already differentiated neuron into another within the brain. The discovery by Paola Arlotta and Caroline Rouaux "tells you that maybe the brain is not as immutable as we always thought, because at least during an early window of time one can reprogram the identity of one neuronal class into another," said Arlotta, an associate professor in Harvard's Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. 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



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NSH launches new portal for tracking continuing education credits
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Over the past year, NSH staff has been working to develop a new portal for tracking continuing education credits (contact hours) that makes life easier for members and nonmembers. The new portal's user friendly design provides 24-hour access to an individual's education records. In addition, the new portal allows histotechnologists access to add hours to their records, eliminating the waiting period after attending a regional or state society sponsored event. Visit ce.nsh.org to register with the portal. Complete instructions on how to use it can be found on the NSH website. More



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


New SOX-11 (MRQ-58) for MCL!
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.
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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High-tech images show how viruses infect cells
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VideoBriefAs people around the world contend with illnesses caused by viruses, including this year's strain of the flu or influenza, researchers continue to study how viruses work and how they manage to invade living cells in everything from bacteria to human organs. University of Texas researchers recently collaborated on an innovative technique that allowed them to see a virus in the act of infecting a cell. More

Study shows ageing cells lose their grip on DNA rogues
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Even in our DNA there is no refuge from rogues that prey on the elderly. Parasitic strands of genetic material called transposable elements — transposons — lurk in our chromosomes, poised to wreak genomic havoc. Cells have evolved ways to defend themselves, but in a new study, Brown University researchers describe how cells lose this ability as they age, possibly resulting in a decline in their function and health. More

Researchers see surprising organization in cell membranes
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Sight would dramatically alter a blind man's understanding of an elephant, according to the old story. Now, a look directly at a cell surface is changing our understanding of cell membrane organization. Using a completely new approach to imaging cell membranes, a study by researchers from the University of Illinois, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the National Institutes of Health revealed some surprising relationships among molecules within cell membranes. More



DIY bioprinter lets wannabe scientists build structures from living cells
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A new bioprinter developed at a hackerspace can print living cells for less than the cost of an iPod touch. 3-D bioprinters have the potential to change the way medical research is conducted, even print living tissue and replacement organs, but they are expensive and highly specialized. They literally build living structures, like blood vessels or skin tissue, cell by cell, revolutionizing biomedical engineering. Unfortunately, they're expensive, rare and require a doctor (or two) to operate successfully. More

Cells flock like birds to heal skin wounds
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Researchers once thought only the cells at the edge of a growing patch of wounded skin were actively moving while dividing cells passively filled in the middle. But that's only part of the picture. New research shows the process works much more efficiently if highly activated cells in every part of the patch exert force as they pull their neighbors along. More


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Stellaris RNA FISH Probes

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