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2014-03-31 09:54:57

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are developing a new predictive tool that could help patients with breast cancer and certain lung cancers decide whether follow-up treatments are likely to help. Dr. Jerry Shay, Vice Chairman and Professor of Cell Biology at UT Southwestern, led a three-year study on the effects of irradiation in a lung cancer-susceptible mouse model. When his team looked at gene expression changes in the mice, then applied them to humans with early stage cancer,...

2014-03-27 20:21:53

Opposes Patch Legislation, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (HR 4302) WASHINGTON, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) opposes a temporary fix to Medicare's flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, as provided in House passage of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (HR 4302). "The CAP opposes HR 4302 as it fails to repeal the SGR permanently and neglects critical Medicare reforms such as closing the...

2014-03-27 12:30:04

TUCSON, Ariz., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group has made an educational grant to support the World Health Organization (WHO) Clinical Advisory Meeting being held March 31 through April 1, 2014 in Chicago. The meeting's purpose is to update the existing WHO monograph on Tumours of the Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues published in 2008. The meeting will be attended by up to 100 global experts in the field of...

2014-03-26 23:27:13

Reimagine announced today that its revolutionary program, proven in multiple studies to improve the lives of cancer patients their caregivers and family members, is now available nationwide to everyone touched by cancer via the website reimagine.me. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Reimagine announced today that its revolutionary program, proven in multiple studies to improve the lives of cancer patients their caregivers and family members, is now available nationwide to everyone...

2014-03-25 23:36:23

CBCC, a Comprehensive Breast Care Center of CDI Miami, announces the types of breast biopsies they now offer. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Several breast biopsy procedures are used to obtain a tissue sample from the breast. A particular procedure may be recommended based on the size, location, and other characteristics of a concerning breast abnormality, especially if it is not clear why the abnormality exists. There are several types of breast biopsies. CBCC, a Comprehensive Breast...

2014-03-25 23:00:36

Updated features and enhancements to the newly developed iMedHD2™ provide pathologists with the latest innovative telepathology technology. Melville, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Remote Medical Technologies, LLC. has released its iMedHD2™ telepathology system, an improvement from the existing iMedHD™ telemedicine system platform. Remote Medical Technologies (RMT) has continued to improve upon their existing technological advancements in remote telepathology with live, real-time, high...

2014-03-20 23:01:42

Florida Hospital Tampa will feature clinical experts in the field of cancer on Tuesday, March 25th to educate the community on the latest information in cancer prevention, treatment, support and therapy. Tampa, Fl (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Florida Hospital Tampa is hosting “A Cancer Symposium” with a focus on the three big c’s- breast, GI, and lung cancers to educate the community on prevention, treatment, support and therapy. This event is free to the public and will take place at...

2014-03-19 23:32:06

Rumors Finally Put to Rest, Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens of ‘Real Chance of Love’ is a Survivor (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 This week marks the one year anniversary of the former ‘Real Chance of Love’ star, Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens devastating diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer. He and his brothers (Kamal ‘Chance’ Givens and Micah Givens) who are also his group members, known as The Stallionaires are celebrating by releasing their new single and video titled ‘I’m Bad’, a song that...

2014-03-18 08:32:04

Laboratory medicine leads growth of the healthcare service industry GUANGZHOU, China, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a series of new policies rolled out by Chinese authorities in October 2013 to promote healthcare services, industries across the entire healthcare spectrum are set to spread their wings. All eyes are kept on who will first seize the opportunity. The 21(st) Century Sino-USA Summit Forum for Advances in Laboratory Medicine was recently held in Guangzhou....

2014-03-17 08:28:49

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT), a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the appointments of two executives to its management team. Julie A. Brooks joins the company as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary; and Andy Thorson joins as executive vice president, corporate strategy and business development. "I am thrilled to welcome Julie Brooks and Andy...


Latest Pathology Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

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2011-04-28 17:50:48

Wolbachia is a genus of bacteria which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of insects (~60% of species). It is one of the world's most common parasitic microbes and possibly the most common reproductive parasite in biosphere. Studies have suggested that 25-70% of all insect species are estimated to be potential hosts. Marshall Hertig and Burt Wolbach first identified the bacterium in 1924 in a species of mosquito. Hertig described the genus as Wolbachia pipientis. Not...

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2011-04-28 15:17:59

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...

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2011-04-14 15:49:49

Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC), is a group of catalase-producing, non-lactose-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria composed of at least nine different species. It is an important human pathogen that often causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals with underlying lung disease. They are typically found in water and soil and can survive for prolonged periods in moist environments. Spread between people occurs often in hospitals, clinics, and camps. Infected hosts are often treated in...

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2011-04-14 13:54:22

Actinomyces israelii is a species of Actinomyces and is sometimes known as the "most misdiagnosed disease" since it is often confused with neoplasms. It is a colonizer of the vagina, colon, and mouth. Infection happens through breach of the mucosal barrier during various procedures, aspiration, or pathologies such as diverticulitis. The chronic phase is also known as the classic phase due to the acute, early phase being commonly missed by health care providers. It is characterized by slow...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.