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Virtual slides reveal disease in 3-D
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Computing experts and medical researchers at the University of Leeds have developed a fast, easy-to-use way of studying tissue samples in 3-D using "virtual" microscope slides. The novel digital scanning system produces high-resolution, multicolored images that can be rotated and examined from any angle. More



From the lab to the patient
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Soon, researchers funded by a new center at the National Institutes of Health will begin trying to construct a new tool to test whether drugs are likely to be safe in humans. If successful, the technique could significantly shorten the time it takes for drug developers to figure out whether a product can pass the first test facing a proposed therapy — whether it will end up hurting the patients that it's intended to help. More

Researchers up the ante with development of woven blood vessels
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A lot of people were skeptical when two young California-based researchers set out more than a decade ago to create a completely human-derived alternative to the synthetic blood vessels commonly used in dialysis patients. Since then, they've done that and more. More

Introducing New Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies

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Happy National Medical Lab Week
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NSH wishes all laboratory professionals a happy National Medical Laboratory Week. We thank you for your dedication to quality patient care and commitment to mentoring new professionals in allied health.


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'Housekeeping' mechanism for brain stem cells discovered
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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a molecular pathway that controls the retention and release of the brain's stem cells. The discovery offers new insights into normal and abnormal neurologic development and could eventually lead to regenerative therapies for neurologic disease and injury. More



Microscopy yields 1st proof of ferroelectricity in simplest amino acid
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The boundary between electronics and biology is blurring with the first detection by researchers at Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory of ferroelectric properties in an amino acid called glycine. A multi-institutional research team used a combination of experiments and modeling to identify and explain the presence of ferroelectricity, a property where materials switch their polarization when an electric field is applied, in the simplest known amino acid — glycine. More

Fertility microscope allows parents to watch baby from conception
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A sophisticated new microscope makes it possible for fertility doctors to monitor the developing fertilized egg continuously for up to five days. It means any abnormal changes can be spotted and the egg discarded so only the best quality ones with the best chance of creating a healthy pregnancy are transferred to the womb. More

Slimsette™ Recessed Cover Tissue Cassettes

Available in slotted, biopsy and four compartment versions, the Slimsette™ recessed cover allows for use with lids attached during labeling in cassette printers. Part of the full line of cassettes from LabStorage Systems, Slimsette™ comes in convenient dispenser boxes or preloaded in plastic sleeves for automatic printers.
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1st dedicated commercial 3-D electron microscopy service
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Renovo Neural, a specialty research company that has spun off from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, announced it has launched the world's first for-profit nanohistology service based on automated, high-speed 3-D electron microscopy. Working with the company, customers submit cell and tissue samples and, in return, receive image stacks containing hundreds of sequential slices through their material. More


Double Stain
for Co-localization

GBI Labs offers more than 40 double staining kits to detect multiple species of primary antibodies in many combinations on human and rodent tissue. New chormogens generate a 3rd color that allows users to view co-localization of two proteins. Biotin free and no cross detection. Can be permanently mounted.
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Mossberg Labs Stains Improving Outcomes

If you are truly interested in using the highest quality, most consistent H&E and Specialty stains, get acquainted with Mossberg Labs. Chances are the most likely response you will get from us is; Yep, we can do it. Mossberg Lab stains, simply the best! Let us prove it to you. MORE
PTFE coated Microtome Blades
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Everest climbers in test for keys to heart treatment
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A team of U.S. scientists have departed to conduct research on Mount Everest climbers in an effort to further knowledge of the cardiovascular system at extreme altitudes and help improve treatment for heart and lung patients. Bruce Johnson, a consultant on cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic and leader of the group, said the study subjects will be a team that plans to replicate the first 1963 ascent of the mountain by a U.S. team. More

Better understanding of cell regulation may lead to new therapies
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Scientists suspect that the reason why brain neurons become clogged with tangled proteins in Alzheimer's disease is partially due to malfunctions in a little-known regulatory system within cells. In a new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition, researchers have made a gigantic leap forward in gaining more insight into this particular regulatory system in mice. More


Aperio Digital Pathology

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High-quality data from intact tissue sections preserves morphological context
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Modest alcohol consumption lowers risk, severity of liver disease
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People with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who consume alcohol in modest amounts are half as likely to develop hepatitis as non-drinkers with the same condition, reports a national team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. More

Autopsy, biopsy data support amyloid imaging agents
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Results from new studies of the investigational imaging agents florbetaben and flutemetamol indicate that they may help to support a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or rule it out, with the potential to improve both clinical management and research. Comparisons of the radioactive imaging agents against the diagnostic standard of histopathology at autopsy in two studies, as well as against the results of brain biopsy in another, showed that the compounds have high sensitivity and specificity for detecting the presence of beta-amyloid plaques. More
 
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