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Single cancer cell can produce up to 5 daughter cells
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Bioengineers at UCLA have developed a platform to mechanically confine cells, simulating the in vivo three-dimensional environments in which they divide and found that, upon confinement, cancer cells often split into three or more daughter cells. More



Microscope probe-sharpening technique improves resolution, durability
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A simple new improvement to an essential microscope component could greatly improve imaging for researchers who study the very small, from cells to computer chips. Scanning probe microscopes provide images of tiny structures with high resolution at the atomic scale. The tip of the probe skims the surface of a sample to measure mechanical, electrical or chemical properties. More

34 years after 1st test tube baby, ethical questions remain
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It has been 34 years since the first test tube baby was born. It was a girl born in July 1978 in Oldham, England. Experts estimate there are now 5 million people born thanks to IVF and similar interventions. While the procedures are becoming quite common, ethical questions linger. What are these concerns? And what new questions are being asked over emerging genetic and reproductive technologies? More


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Take NSH's Quality Control project survey
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The NSH Quality Control Committee is currently developing a project plan for the development of several resources for the NSH membership related to Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Management. The Quality Control Committee project team would like to collect some information prior to formalizing the scope and direction of their project. Please take a few minutes to answer some brief questions. Click here.


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FDA clears test that reduces bloodstream infections time-to-answer
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One of the more challenging diseases to diagnose and treat is septicemia. Traditional microbiology methods typically require two or three days before an accurate diagnosis can be made. Now there is news of a rapid test for bloodstream infections that can allow a hospital clinical laboratory to deliver an answer to physicians in as little as two hours. More



Cell longevity find can help fight cancer
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In cancer cells, normal mechanisms governing the cellular life cycle have gone haywire. Cancer cells continue to divide indefinitely, without ever dying off, thus creating rapidly growing tumors. Scientists have discovered a protein complex involved this deregulated process, and hope to be able to exploit it to stop tumor formation in its tracks. More

UCLA develops world's fastest camera to hunt down cancer in real time
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Engineers at UCLA, led by Bahram Jalali and Dino Di Carlo, have developed a camera that can take 36.7 million frames per second, with a shutter speed of 27 picoseconds. By far the fastest and most sensitive camera in the world — it is some 100 times faster than existing optical microscopes, and it has a false-positive rate of just one in a million — it is hoped, among other applications, that the device will massively improve our ability to diagnose early-stage and pre-metastatic cancer. More


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GBI Labs’ Nickel DAB kit demonstrates super sensitivity compared to leading companies’ nickel DAB kit. GBI’s Ni-DAB kit produces a sharp black image and perfect color contrast in double or triple staining. Pre-mix can be make 7-hours in advance to use on auto-stainer.
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CA XI (MRQ-54) Now Available!
Carbonic Anhydrase IX is expressed in 85-100% of clear cell renal cell carcinomas and is useful in distinguishing clear cell RCC from chromophobe RCC. It is useful in a panel that includes PAX-2, Ksp-cadherin, and CD117. CA IX also can distinguish urothelial carcinoma from collecting duct carcinoma. Learn more here!
Mossberg Labs Launches Special Stains

Mossberg Labs introduces a system approach to Special Staining. A series of complete Special Stains and Rinses that function together as a system. Available as convenient, ready to use kits or as individual components.
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Researchers closer to understanding how proteins regulate immune system
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Researchers have revealed how white blood cells move to infection or inflammation in the body; findings which could help lead to developing drug therapies for immune system disorders. Using powerful magnets and a technique called nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, scientists determined the molecular structure of the interaction between two proteins, providing important insight at the molecular level into how calmodulin controls the shedding of L-selectin. More

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How the iPad helps scientists do their jobs
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Since its introduction just a couple of years ago, the iPad has entered and started to transform many professions, finding a place in classrooms, car dealerships, cockpits and even construction sites. Now it's starting to transform the work of scientists, as well. Scientists we spoke to say they’ve found three main ways to use the iPad in their work. More

Antibodies reverse type 1 diabetes in mice
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Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I diabetes in mice genetically bred to develop the disease. Moreover, just two injections maintained disease remission indefinitely without harming the immune system. More


Sensitive and specific 2-plex RNA-ISH assay

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FDA approves new blood test to improve prostate cancer detection
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Beckman Coulter announces premarket approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the Prostate Health Index, a simple, non-invasive blood test that is 2.5-times more specific in detecting prostate cancer than PSA in patients with PSA values in the 4-10 ng/mL range and is proven to reduce the number of prostate biopsies. More

Researchers aim to develop tissue regeneration, improve joint-replacement technology
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New research on tissue regeneration at the University of Arizona might offer a new alternative to joint replacements. The most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis, where the cartilage in the joints begins to break down, causing it to stiffen and lose its elasticity, according to John Szivek, the laboratory's director. More
 

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