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2013-09-04 08:22:13

Breast cancer can be divided into 4 major subtypes using molecular and genetic information from the tumors. Each subtype is associated with different prognosis and should be taken into consideration when making treatment decisions. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Rebecca Cook and colleagues at Vanderbilt University, found that expression of an oncogene, ERBB3, was enhanced in luminal breast cancers compared to other breast cancer subtypes. Addition of the ERBB3...

2013-09-02 00:20:31

The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led national BABY HUG trial linked hydroxyurea to a 21 percent reduction in annual medical costs for young children with sickle cell anemia; savings expected to grow MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A drug proven effective for treatment of adults and children with sickle cell anemia reduced hospitalizations and cut annual estimated medical costs by 21 percent for affected infants and toddlers, according to an analysis...

2013-08-30 23:18:18

Leveraging LIS (laboratory information system) technology to provide a competitive edge will be the theme of a presentation by the NovoPath VP of Sales and Marketing at the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Meeting in September in Chicago. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Leveraging LIS (laboratory information system) technology to provide a competitive edge will be the theme of a presentation by NovoPath VP of Sales and Marketing, Rick Callahan, at the American Society...

2013-08-30 12:49:41

Collagen, the stuff of ligaments and skin, and the most abundant protein in the human body, has an extraordinary role in triggering chemical signals that help protect the body from cancer, a new study reveals. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have uncovered a series of chemical signals sent out by collagen that appear to protect against cancer's growth. Boosting those signals could act as an effective treatment for cancers that grow in the presence of collagen,...

2013-08-28 23:30:07

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that facilitates education and awareness of digital pathology applications, will host its annual conference, Pathology Visions, September 29 – October 1, 2013 in San Antonio, TX at the Grand Hyatt. The first day will be comprised of educational and research presentations, while the second day will feature hands-on and interactive workshops. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Digital Pathology Association (DPA),...

2013-08-23 12:24:15

With Strong Leadership in Place, LIPATH Expands to Meet Customer Demand and Deliver Uncompromised Customer Service EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LIPATH, a physician-led diagnostic pathology laboratory servicing Long Island and the tri-state area, today announced the appointment of Thomas DiBernardo, Brian Gluck and Roger McConville as principals, creating a proven leadership team that will drive momentum and execute on the company's expansion efforts providing...

2013-08-22 08:26:39

Experienced Industry Leader in Global Commercialization of Life Science Tools and Diagnostics to Head Epic Sciences SAN DIEGO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Sciences, Inc. ("Epic"), a private biotech company that develops breakthrough cancer diagnostics, announced the appointment of Murali K. Prahalad, Ph.D. as president and CEO. Dr. Prahalad was formerly vice president of Corporate Strategy at Life Technologies, where he helped shape the organic and inorganic investment...

2013-08-20 23:19:53

NovoPath, an industry leader in anatomic pathology (AP) lab management and reporting IT solutions, continues its ongoing support of laboratory medical professionals and the lab software industry with a full schedule of conferences though the close of 2013. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 20, 2013 With a full schedule of conferences though the close of 2013, NovoPath, an industry leader in anatomic pathology (AP) lab management and reporting IT solutions, continues its ongoing support of...

2013-08-14 23:25:07

Lung Cancer Patient Now Cancer Free After Alternative Therapies at Sunridge Medical (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 In December of 2012, Patricia was diagnosed with Lung cancer and underwent surgery to remove part of her lung. After finding the cancer was also in her lymph nodes, her surgery was followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Feeling sick and weak from the treatments, Patricia, a resident of Idaho, said she felt like she was dying. Her doctors were also losing faith. “We had very...

2013-08-14 08:29:58

Increasing Use of Disposable Devices Will Also Support Market Expansion, According to Millennium Research Group TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the United States market for biopsy devices will see moderate growth through 2021, driven in part by the aging and increasingly obese population. These demographic groups are at an increased risk of developing diseases such as...


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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