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2014-02-25 23:28:03

Topics range from PTEN and ERG biomarkers expression in biopsies to isolated eosinophilic colitis. Irving, TEXAS (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences, the nation’s largest independent anatomical pathology laboratory, today announced that it will have a significant presence at the 2014 United States and Canada Academy of Pathology (USCAP) meeting in San Diego, CA the first week of March. In an ongoing effort to provide pathologists with high quality information at the...

2014-02-25 16:29:18

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced that it will convene a Tissue Diagnostics Patient Safety Advisory Board on February 27 at its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. The board, comprised of experts in anatomic pathology from leading healthcare institutions around the globe, will examine laboratory-based patient safety issues and work towards a consensus on how to advance the standard of care for...

2014-02-25 14:04:38

Study shows way forward for age group that has benefited least from cancer progress A new American Cancer Society study shows that uninsured adolescents and young adults were far more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer, which is more difficult and expensive to treat and more deadly, compared to young patients with health insurance. The study, published early online, will appear in the March issue of the journal CANCER. The study's authors says their data suggest a way forward...

2014-02-25 12:24:41

Fun "Dress in Blue Eve" Event at Breckenridge Brewery Kicks Off Colonoscopy Awareness Effort DENVER, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The public and highly visible television anchors and reporters are being urged to Dress in Blue on on Friday, March 7, 2014 in support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March). The Denver City and County Building and the Daniels & Fisher Tower will be illuminated with blue lights in recognition of the month. Colorectal cancer, often...

2014-02-25 04:21:57

A year of significant progress BATH, England, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Genetics Ltd ("Atlas" or the "Company"), developer of innovative, ultra-rapid diagnostics to enable a 'test and treat' solution to infectious diseases, today announces its Annual Summary for 2013. - Successful clinical evaluations of our Gonorrhoea and Trichomonas vaginalis tests add to the existing clinical data for the Chlamydia test - Menu development...

2014-02-20 23:25:29

PathConnect Automates the Pathology Process and Improves Quality of Care Irving, Texas (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences, the nation’s largest independent anatomical pathology lab, today announced the launch a new platform, PathConnect, developed to revolutionize the way a typical physician practice interfaces with its pathology lab, saving hours of valuable time and resources each day. PathConnect, available for Gastroenterologists, Dermatologists, Hematologist and...

2014-02-20 12:28:45

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MS -- According to a new report from the World Health Organization, cancer cases are expected to surge by 20 percent over the next two decades. The World Cancer Report, produced by the WHO's specialized cancer agency, predicts that new cancer cases will rise from 14 million annually in 2012 to 22 million within 20 years, leaving millions more to cope with the disease and the often debilitating and painful side effects of treatment plans that...

2014-02-20 08:32:00

Primary Care Physicians will soon be able to test for basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the US GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium HealthCare Inc. (OTCBB: MHCC) today announced that its subsidiary, Millennium Medical Devices LLC, has signed an exclusive agreement with CDx Diagnostics for distribution of DermCDx(TM) , a brush biopsy test kit that is used to confirm suspected basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the most common cancer in the US. DermCDx is...

2014-02-19 08:31:25

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV), a developer of cell-free molecular diagnostics, announced today that Dr. Rodney S. Markin has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Markin is a hepatic pathologist by training, and is a leading authority in the field of laboratory automation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/LA28014LOGO) "We are very pleased that Rod has joined our board of directors" stated Antonius Schuh, Ph.D.,...

2014-02-18 23:04:28

Mosquito Shield offers mosquito and tick control solutions for area residents with innovative, flexible mosquito spraying service. Setauket, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Mosquito Shield of Central Long Island is now booking service appointments throughout the region for the 2014 season. The innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity was secured by Angelo and Alison Galeotafiore of Setauket. Mosquito Shield is setting the industry standard for mosquito and tick control...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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