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NSH launches the Symposium/Convention mobile app!
Are you registered for the Symposium/Convention coming up in September? Well if you are we are happy to announce the launch of the new mobile event application! We are excited for you to see the lineup of great speakers, networking opportunities and exhibitors we have available this year all through one app. Plus, this application will allow you to connect with fellow attendees, build your own schedule, view and interact with speakers, find exhibitors, integrate social media, post photos and more! Learn how to download the mobile app here! Have fun exploring and remember your username is your registered email and the password is nsh.
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Reprogramming patients' cells offers powerful new tool for studying, treating blood diseases
e! Science News
First produced only in the past decade, human induced pluripotent stem cells are capable of developing into many or even all human cell types. In new research, scientists reprogrammed skin cells from patients with rare blood disorders into iPSCs, highlighting the great promise of these cells in advancing understanding of those challenging diseases — and eventually in treating them. "The technology for generating these cells has been moving very quickly," said hematologist Mitchell J. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., corresponding author of two recent studies led by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "
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Research update: New microchip sorts white blood cells from whole blood
MIT news
Early in 2012, MIT scientists reported on the development of a postage stamp-sized microchip capable of sorting cells through a technique, known as cell rolling, that mimics a natural mechanism in the body. The device successfully separated leukemia cells from cell cultures — but could not extract cells directly from blood. Now the group has developed a new microchip that can quickly separate white blood cells from samples of whole blood, eliminating any preliminary processing steps — which can be difficult to integrate into point-of-care medical devices.
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Inception: Artificial memories implanted in mice
An ongoing collaboration between the Japanese Riken Brain Science Institute and MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has resulted in the discovery of how to plant specific false memories into the brains of mice. The breakthrough significantly extends our understanding of memory and expands the experimental reach of the new field of optogenetics.
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3-D images boost colon cancer detection
VideoBriefResearchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claim to have figured out a way to better detect colon cancer in the human body. In 2013, the National Cancer Institute estimates that 102,480 Americans will be diagnosed with a new case of colon cancer, while 50,830 will die from colon and rectal cancer combined. Since early detection of precancerous lesions in the colon can help reduce death rates, MIT said its new endoscopy techniques could help by providing doctors more accurate images of the colon's surface.
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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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Novel way to dramatically raise potency of drug candidates targeting RNA
The Medical News
Scientists from the Jupiter campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown a novel way to dramatically raise the potency of drug candidates targeting RNA, resulting in a 2,500-fold improvement in potency and significantly increasing their potential as therapeutic agents.
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New type of cell division used to battle cancer
University of Wisconsin-Madison via Medical Xpress
The surprise discovery in humans of a type of human cell division previously seen only in slime molds has put a University of Wisconsin research team on a path to prevent some common and deadly cancers. While on their way to finding a means to attack certain types of cancers, the researchers made the first observations of cytofission in humans, a type of cell division that occurs at a different time than normal division.
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Scientists 'grow' new cartilage with help of 3-D printing technology
In work led by Associate Professor Damian Myers of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne — a node of the UOW- headquartered Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science — scaffolds fabricated on 3-D printing equipment were used to grow cartilage cells called chondrocytes. Adipose tissue from under the knee cap was collected and stems cells were isolated. These stem cells were impregnated into the 3-D-printed scaffolds and grown in culture over four weeks and cartilage tissue formed.
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New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain
Medical News Today
A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to U.S. researchers.
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Companion diagnostics: Improving development success and patient care
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
As our knowledge of the underlying molecular causes of cancer continues to grow, it is possible to develop personalized therapeutics that target an individual patient's cancer, in contrast to traditional drug development that takes a "one size fits all" approach. Accompanying the development of targeted therapeutics has been an increase in development of tests that identify whether a patient's disease expresses the molecular target, or biomarker, of a particular targeted drug.
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