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Court rules controversial stem cell research is legal
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The federal government may continue to pay for controversial human embryonic stem cell research, a federal appeals court ruled. The three-judge panel says the government has correctly interpreted a law that bans the use of federal funds to destroy human embryos for research. The ruling is unlikely to put the issue to rest and one of the judges pleaded for Congress to make clear what the government should and should not be able to do. More



'Squishy' model shows cell biology
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A new soft, transparent and squishy silicone model could offer biology researches hands-on help to learn the secrets of molecules, its Japanese developer said. It is mostly transparent and easy to manipulate, intended to help researchers more intuitively understand protein structures, positions and interactions. 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


Scientists turn adult red blood cells into embryonic stem cells
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Despite the ethical and political differences they incite, stem cells are still a miraculous medicine, potentially able to change into whatever a sick body needs them to be. If we could get around the controversies behind them, theoretically, the problems would be gone. Johns Hopkins scientists are making progress there, creating them from a non-controversial supply of something we have in bulk: adult red blood cells. More


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The 2012 Stuff Your Suitcase Campaign
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In 2010, the NSH Convention Committee adopted the philosophy to "leave a place better than we found it". This led us to create the Annual Stuff Your Suitcase Campaign to help a charitable organization in the Convention's host city. This year the 2012 Convention Committee Local Host Team has selected to help Covenant House Vancouver. Click here for more information on how you can help Vancouver residents during this year's convention.




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Researchers develop 1st artificial 'cyborg' tissue
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Harvard scientists have created a type of "cyborg" tissue for the first time by embedding a 3-D network of functional, biocompatible, nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues. A research team developed a system for creating nanoscale "scaffolds" that can be seeded with cells that grow into tissue. 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.
Human on Human Detection Kits
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
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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Alcohol by-product destroys blood stem cells
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Scientists at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology have found that stem cells in the body's "blood cell factory" — the bone marrow — are extremely sensitive to the main breakdown product of alcohol, which causes irreversible damage to their DNA. More



Stem cells of fat cells can repair cartilage, ease arthritis pain
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Millions suffer from pain and loss of mobility due to osteoarthritis, which occurs when cartilage at the ends of the bone breaks down. Stem cell researchers have been trying to find a way of re-growing cartilage tissue in the lab from the patients' fat cells. This approach would result in the body accepting the new tissue as its own, reducing any risk of rejection. More


Digital Pathology Tools for Biomarker Research
PerkinElmer offers a range of solutions including streamlined TMA & whole slide scanners, patented multispectral imaging and analysis and automated quantitation of biomarkers in tissue. www.perkinelmer.com/tissueimaging
Abcam

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. Visit us at Booth 349 at the 2012 Convention. MORE


Study: Electronic cigarettes have slight impact on heart
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Electronic cigarettes appear to be far less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and don't seem to damage the heart, a new, small study suggests. In recent years, electronic cigarettes — which simulate the effect of smoking by producing an inhaled vapor — have been marketed as a safer alternative to regular cigarettes. More

DispoCut™ Disposable Dissecting Boards

Lab Storage Systems is proud to offer the DispoCut™ disposable dissecting board. This dissecting board is strong enough to reuse, yet inexpensive enough to throw away. Conveniently printed on both sides in inches and metric measurements. Available in 3 sizes. MORE


Microscope device captures 100 frames per second
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A new type of device for microscopes has been developed, capable of creating a high-resolution image 100 times faster than regular equipment. Scientists at the University of Leicester have addressed the need for a rapid-scanning microscope, and published their findings in the journal PLoS ONE. More



Gene variant raises brain tumor risk
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Using next-generation sequencing, researchers found a variant in the human genome that carries a six-fold higher risk for developing some brain tumors — a discovery they say could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of the cancers. More

Days of pathologists as partners in private group practices numbered
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For decades, the clinical laboratory industry has relied on the medical lab test referrals of office-based physicians as its primary source of patient specimens and revenue. The dominant business model of office-based physicians during these decades has been that of physicians as partners in private practice groups or as shareholders in professional corporations. But evidence continues to accumulate that the heyday of private practice anatomic pathology is soon to end. 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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