Archive for January, 2008

Light Deactivates Anthrax

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new technique targets specific proteins, such as the dangerous anthrax toxin, and renders them harmless using nothing but light. The method could also be used to create new cancer treatments and antibacterial coatings. Scientists have long been interested in wrapping proteins around carbon nanotubes, and the process is used for various applications in imaging, […]

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Sharper X-rays Developed

| January 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2008 — Using novel x-ray optical components instead of sophisticated crystal optics has allowed dark-field images to be produced at wavelengths used in common medical and industrial imaging equipment. The dark-field images provide more detail than ordinary x-ray radiographs and could be used to diagnose the onset of osteoporosis, breast cancer […]

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Digital Mammography Better Than Film for Some Women

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Digital Mammography Not Good, Digital Mammography Good, Digital Mammography Better for For Some Women – Recent story from Washington Post on a recent study. By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay ReporterTuesday, January 29, 2008; 12:00 AM TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) — For some women, digital mammography is a better bet than traditional film mammography, a new study […]

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ASCP’s 2008 Leadership Exchange – Keynoters Focus on Lab Quality and Leadership

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

Keynote presenters will offer their unique perspectives on leadership and quality at ASCP’s annual Leadership Exchange, Feb. 29-March 1, 2008, in San Francisco. On Friday, Feb. 29, Colonel Paul T. Barnicott, BSC, MT(ASCP), a laboratory leader in the U.S. Air Force Medical Service, will discuss the challenges faced by today’s young Air Force laboratory leaders. […]

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BioImagene appoints director to company board

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BioImagene, a leading provider of innovative imaging software and systems for cancer diagnosis and research is pleased to announce Dr. Joseph Keegan’s appointment as a director to the company’s board. Dr. Keegan brings over 25 years’ management experience in the life sciences tools industry. He is currently the President and CEO of ForteBio […]

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Telemedicine in diagnostic pleural cytology: a feasibility study between

| January 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Telemedicine in diagnostic pleural cytology: a feasibility study betweenuniversities in Iran and the USA. Ayatollahi H, Khoei A, Mohammadian N, Sadeghian MH, Azari JB, Ghaemi MR, KhoobMK. J Telemed Telecare. 2007;13(7):363-8. Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad Universityof Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. AbstractWe evaluated the concordance rate and diagnostic accuracy of digital […]

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Virtual Microscopy at Indiana University

| January 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Microscopes at Indiana University have virtually gone digital. Thanks to Mark Braun and Anthony Mescher, professors at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, students in their respective classes can study and examine various slides of microscopic tissue samples on their laptops via a virtual microscope instead of looking at textbook examples. "It’s not just that a textbook […]

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Microsoft, Mayo Clinic join to empower patients, protect privacy

| January 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

By  Diana Manos, Senior Editor 01/25/08 Healthcare IT News Microsoft and the Mayo Clinic announced today they will partner to provide patients with the power to manage their own personal health records. Mayo Clinic Health Solutions and Microsoft‘s Health Solutions Group say they will collaborate on developing tools to facilitate closer patient-to-physician connections. "We are […]

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CAP Tops 17,000 Members

| January 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

For the first time since the College of American Pathologists was established in 1947, the CAP’s total membership (inclusive of Fellows, Juniors, Affiliates, and Emeritus) has exceeded 17,000. CAP membership now stands at 17,189 of which 10,433 are Fellows. In a time when many other associations’ membership is flat or declining, the College is aggressively […]

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Coming Soon — CAP Foundation Surgical Pathology Case of the Month with Whole Slide Imaging

| January 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation and CAP Surgical Pathology Committee, in cooperation with Aperio, are pleased to offer select cases from the CAP Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology Program (PIP) archives. This exciting anatomical pathology non-CME educational program is designed to expose those interested in whole slide imaging to select cases presented […]

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Positive Outcomes in Remote Brazil Digital Village Prompt Expansion of Intel’s Digital Inclusion Efforts

| January 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Intel Chairman Praises Public-Private Partnership, Advocates Local Policies PARINTINS, Brazil–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mayor Frank Luis da Cunha Garcia needs just a few words to describe how technology has changed life for the better in this remote island city: “Intel opened a window in the middle of the Amazon Forest for the people of Parintins to see the […]

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Sunlight is Not the Cause of Melanoma! (according to this data)

| January 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Video presentation by Dr. Bernard Ackerman (part 1 of 3) on Sunlight is Not the Cause of Melanoma! You can reach your own conclusions….

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The 2008 ISBER Meeting and Exhibits

| January 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

The 2008 ISBER Meeting and Exhibits: “Global Biobanking Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities” will be held May 18-21, 2008 in Bethesda, Maryland http://www.isber.org/mtgs/2008/index.html    In conjunction with this meeting the API will be hosting a companion meeting http://www.isber.org/mtgs/2008/agenda.html : Informatics for Repositories: How Pathology’s Data and Clinical Tissue Flow Can be Harnessed to the Mission of […]

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Top 10 Pathology Articles of 2007 on Medscape

| January 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Top 10 Pathology Articles of 2007 on Medscape.   1.The Critical Role of Pathology in Multidisciplinary Treatment of Breast Cancer  CME   2.Ulcerations on the Thigh and Abdomen  CME/CE   3.DNA Fingerprinting in Surgical Pathology  CME/CMLE   4.Mitotic Rate in Melanoma: A Reexamination   5.Inconsistency of HER2 Test Raises Questions   6.New Guidelines Recommend Determining […]

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