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2014-02-10 08:25:35

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomOncology and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) today announced a partnership for the exclusive commercial development of a decision support tool based on My Cancer Genome(TM), an online precision cancer medicine knowledge resource for physicians, patients, caregivers and researchers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140204/CL58248LOGO ) Through this collaboration, GenomOncology and VICC will enhance My Cancer Genome...

2014-02-09 08:20:19

SINGAPORE, February 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest medical laboratory event in Asia Pacific is a meeting point for all healthcare professionals working within the medical laboratory sector According to Marketwired, the Asia Pacific region will experience the fastest growth in IVD, accounting for 32% of the world market by 2017. MEDLAB Asia Pacific, the essential platform to showcase the laboratory technology and services in the region, will launch...

2014-02-08 23:03:35

The new “Ways To Prevent Cancer” article on the site Vkool.com provides readers with useful tips to reduce the risk of cancer naturally. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The new “Ways To Prevent Cancer” article on the website Vkool.com is divided into three main parts. This report is specifically designed for those people who want to decrease their cancer risk without using any kind of drugs or supplements. Firstly, the article indicates that diet is just one of the lifestyle...

2014-02-07 13:15:15

A team of researchers led by Virginia Tech and University of California, Berkeley, scientists has discovered that a regulatory process that turns on photosynthesis in plants at daybreak likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available. The research opens new scientific areas in the fields of evolutionary biology and microbiology. The work also has broad societal implications as it allows scientists to better understand the production...

Credit Card-sized Device Could Analyze Biopsy And Help Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer In Minutes
2014-02-07 13:01:23

University of Washington Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers. Routine screenings for breast, colon and lung cancers have improved treatment and outcomes for patients with these diseases, largely because the cancer can be detected early. But because little is known about how pancreatic cancer behaves, patients often receive a diagnosis when...

2014-02-05 23:00:50

Lenox Hill Hospital today announced the appointment of Samuel J. Wahl, MD, as chair of pathology. Dr. Wahl has been a staff member at Lenox Hill Hospital since 1994, and had served as interim chair and program director of the hospital’s Department of Pathology since January 2013. NY, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Lenox Hill Hospital today announced the appointment of Samuel J. Wahl, MD, as chair of pathology. Dr. Wahl has been a staff member at Lenox Hill Hospital since 1994, and had...

2014-02-05 08:28:49

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced that Bonnie H. Anderson, president and chief executive officer, will present at the 2014 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. ET in New York. The live audio webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting Veracyte's website at http://investor.veracyte.com. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to...

2014-02-04 12:27:33

Study shows that in 95% of cases CellDetect(TM) distinguished staining and succeeded in identifying the cancerous cells TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd. (OTC: BLGTY, TASE: BOLT), a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations grouped into clusters around defined medical conditions, announced today that Micromedic Technologies (TASE: MCTC), BioLight's cancer diagnostic cluster company, has expanded its...

WHO Report Warns Of Impending Global Cancer Disaster
2014-02-04 08:31:27

[ Watch the Video: World Cancer Day 2014 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR) released the World Cancer Report 2014, which highlights the need for health professionals around the world to strengthen prevention efforts on a disease that is quickly becoming a global health disaster. The report maintains that the “global battle against...

2014-02-03 12:29:04

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, one of the largest research platforms in the world has succeeded in engaging Canadians across the country and reached its goal of enrolling close to 300,000 participants in Canada. That is about 1-in-55 Canadians between the 35 and 69 years old, voluntarily engaging in a project that will help researchers understand the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. "The federal government is proud of its...


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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.