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UCLA researcher's death draws scrutiny to lab safety
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VideoBriefA 2008 accident in a UCLA laboratory brought into focus the dangers inside university laboratories where students and employees, sometimes working without proper training or supervision, routinely handle toxic, flammable and explosive compounds. As a result of the fatality, the university was cited by the state and has since adopted a series of safety measures. More



Study links sickle cell trait, death in young black athletes
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While some published research has hinted at the connection between the sickle cell trait and sudden cardiac death among young, athletic African-American males, which was initially observed in black military recruits 25 years ago, a new study with the first sizable patient series definitively confirms this risk for these individuals during competitive sports. More

Stellaris RNA FISH Probes

Stellaris RNA FISH is a new research technology that enables direct detection, localization and quantification of RNA. The low cost per assay, simple protocol, and the ability to localize mRNA and lncRNA to organelles and cellular structures provides obvious benefits for life science research. Custom and catalogued probes sets available. MORE


New vaccines hitchhike on DNA
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In a quest to make safer and more effective vaccines, scientists have turned to a promising field called DNA nanotechnology to make an entirely new class of synthetic vaccines. In a study published in the journal Nano Letters, researchers develop the first vaccine complex that could be delivered safely and effectively by piggybacking onto self-assembled, three-dimensional DNA nanostructures. More


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Creating the quality chain in histology
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Have you struggled with how to tackle the Quality Improvement Process in your lab? Have you been asked to increase the control of your process or directed to implement a Quality Assurance program? Do you have a process that links your processes together and assists in improving patient results and care? Are you having trouble identifying where the process and personnel drift are coming from? Do you need help in understanding the Quality Management Process? Is it hard to decide what improvement tools are needed to create the highest quality and increased patient care? Do you want to create sustainable process improvement, necessary in today's laboratory?

The Histology Laboratory continues to transform, creating new pressures on staff and process, and requiring us to recognize the new, and often, many obstacles to developing and maintaining a process improvement plan. Attend the NSH Quality Forum "Creating the Quality Chain in Histology" on Oct. 20, in Bethesda, Md. Learn how implementing a Quality Management System can help you create, control and maintain process improvement that ensures improved Quality and increased patient care.


High-quality data from intact tissue sections preserves morphological context
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Produce publication quality images and benefit from greater sensitivity, improved signal-to-noise ratio as well as reduced background with Abcam’s EXPOSE IHC biotin-free detection systems. MORE



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Engineers turn fat into blood vessels
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Liposuction can provide the raw materials for growing new small-diameter blood vessels in the lab, researchers found. Adult stem cells extracted from one's own fat tissue, then cultured into sheets, and rolled into tiny vessels performed as well as natural vessels on elastic contractility, researchers reported. More



Virtual cells: An amazing merger of the digital and biological
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Today, new possibilities are spiraling out of another merger between different streams of scientific thought: one focusing on the DNA instructions that determine how to build and operate a living thing, and the second on the codes used to run computers. Now Craig Venter — best known for first sequencing the human genome — is writing his own code scripts, using a computer to design genomes. More


Super Sensitive Nickel DAB

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 IX (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.
When Quality, Consistency, Ease of Use, Economy and Detailed Instruction for Use are important... remember Mossberg Labs for your Special Stain needs.
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Clinical pathology labs should be aware of new genetic testing malpractice risks
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Genetic testing is creating a new source of medical malpractice liability and early cases have generated substantial settlements for the plaintiffs. Any clinical laboratory organization or pathologist involved in genetic testing should pay serious attention to this emerging field of malpractice law. More

Modular Micro-Slide & Tissue Shelving System

Lab Storage Systems offers efficient, customizable storage for up to 60 of their popular Micro-Slide and/or Tissue Storage Units. System features an optional, retractable workshelf for easy filing and retrieval. Heavy-duty steel construction allows for up to 675 lbs per shelf. Add-on units available for continuous shelving options.


Scientists identify gene responsible for genetic blindness in newborns
McGill University Health Center via The Medical News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the mysteries of blindness has been solved. A team of international scientists identified a new gene responsible for Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a devastating genetic form of blindness in newborns. What makes this discovery so exceptional is that this new gene called NMNAT1 — known to be crucial for life — has never been associated with any human disease. This is the first time such a major correlation has been established. More



Study on cell structure may lead to targeted drugs
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Researchers are studying how components of cell structure function in order to determine viable ways to use them for fighting such ailments as cancer, Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers did computational studies to compare the mechanical properties of two alternative models of the assembly of rope-like polymers called microtubules, a component of cell cytoskeletons. The researchers' objectives are to learn how microtubules are regulated and how they assemble and disassemble. More


Sensitive and specific 2-plex RNA-ISH assay

Affymetrix’ QuantiGene® ViewRNA Assays enable single-copy RNA sensitivity with exceptional specificity in FFPE tissue sections. From sequence to assay in 1 week. View recent publications.
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Supercomputer simulates cartilage in human knee joints
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A Cleveland Clinic research team is developing virtual models of human knee joints to better understand how tissues and their individual cells react to heavy loads — virtual models that someday can be used to understand damage mechanisms caused by the aging process or debilitating diseases, such as osteoarthritis. More

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Stem cell therapy holds promise for craniofacial bone repair
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In the first human study of its kind, researchers found that using stem cells to re-grow craniofacial tissues-mainly bone-proved quicker, more effective and less invasive than traditional bone regeneration treatments. In the clinical trial, which involved 24 patients who required jawbone reconstruction after tooth removal, patients either received experimental tissue repair cells or traditional guided bone regeneration therapy. More
 

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