Archive for May, 2008

Macnification Manages Digital Electron Microscopy Workflow

| May 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Orbicule announced the launch and immediate availability of Macnification on Tuesday. The new software allows the scientist to import, organize, find, annotate, analyze, adjust, compare, visualize and publish microscopic images. "All major image file formats can be imported into Macnification, in addition to many proprietary formats including e.g. Gatan Digital Micrograph (dm3), JEOL SEM images […]

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Government Gene Guru Resigns

| May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

May 28 (Bloomberg) — Francis Collins, who led the U.S. government effort to decode the body’s DNA blueprint, will step down as head of the National Human Genome Research Institute effective Aug. 1, the agency said. Collins, 58, helped identify the gene linked to cystic fibrosis in 1989, and in 1993 helped identify DNA tied […]

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Mashups that use Flickr tags

| May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Came across several recent other blog posts about Tag Galaxy.  This is worth checking out. Flickr didn’t invent the notion that people love to share their photos, they just made it easier for people to share. There are other entries in this category, but Flickr does a really good job at helping people organize, share, […]

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Social networking: Does it really work?

| May 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

Several months ago I posted a note about Sermo, the social networking site for physicians were you can post and exchange questions, ideas, comments, etc… The "My Space" for physicians as I have heard it called.  I also mentioned in that post reference to Medscape.  They have also entered the mix of social networking among […]

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9th European Congress on Telepathology & 3rd International Congress on Virtual Microscopy

| May 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Somehow I forgot to announce and cover the 9th European Congress on Telepathology & 3rd International Congress on Virtual Microscopy held May 15th to 17th last week in Toledo, Spain.  Who knew there were at least 2 Toledos?  Looks like a beautiful venue.  A copy of the meeting guide can be found here.  The European […]

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Breast Pathology White Paper

| May 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

Breast Pathology Practices Whitepaper – Get more documents

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Toshiba Imaging Partners with Olympus Canada to Offer New High Definition Clinical Microscopy System

| May 22, 2008 | 1 Comment

Press Release – Toshiba America Imaging Systems Divison Release date: May 12, 2008 MAY 12, 2008 – Irvine, CA – Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (www.cameras.toshiba.com), a leader in advanced 3CCD color video imaging, is partnering with Olympus Canada (www.olympuscanada.ca) to offer a new tool for clinical pathology and teaching, the High Definition Synergy-HD Microscope Imaging […]

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Study suggests some carbon nanotubes may increase risk of mesothelioma.

| May 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Times (5/21, Zarembo) reports that "[c]ertain types of carbon nanotubes — microscopic graphite cylinders used in a small, but growing, number of Space Age applications — could pose a cancer risk similar to that of asbestos if inhaled," according to a study published online May 20 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. Nanotubes, […]

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Virtual Biopsy Can Tell Whether Colon Polyp Is Benign without Removal

| May 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Fewer normal colon biopsies on the horizon? A probe so sensitive that it can tell whether or not a cell living within the human body is veering towards cancer development may revolutionize how future colonoscopies are done, say researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.  Newswise — A probe so sensitive that it can […]

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Aperio Opens Operations Center in Australia and New Zealand in Response to Global Demand for Digital Pathology Systems and Services

| May 21, 2008 | 0 Comments

Recent press release from Aperio Vista, CA – May 20, 2008 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., a global leader in digital pathology systems and services for the healthcare and life sciences industry, is pleased to announce the formation of its Australian and New Zealand operations center, headquartered in Brisbane. Bolstered by increasing demand for the company’s […]

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Image standards in Tissue-Based Diagnosis (Diagnostic Surgical Pathology)

| May 20, 2008 | 0 Comments

Diagnostic Pathology 2008, 3:17doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-17Image standards in Tissue-Based Diagnosis (Diagnostic Surgical Pathology)Klaus Kayser1 , Jürgen Görtler2 , Torsten Goldmann3 , Ekkehard Vollmer3 , Peter Hufnagl4  and Gian Kayser5 1UICC-TPCC, Institute of Pathology, Charite, Berlin, Germany 2IBM DeepComputing, Brussels, Belgium 3Institute of Pathology, Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany 4Department of Telemedicine, Institute of Pathology, Charite, Berlin, Germany […]

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Remote Microscopy – Cell Phone Microscope Attachment

| May 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

Came across this at another blog – The Medical Quack through the Medicine 2.0 blog carnival. Both of these blogs have some excellent content.  The original story was on technologyreview.com last month with its own great items! Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a modular, high-magnification microscope attachment for cell phones. The […]

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Web-based tumor reporting system from University of Rochester

| May 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

I first came across mention of this site at the USCAP meeting this past March.  Disclaimer from their site: This tumor reporting system is only intended to be a tool to facilitate the reporting process. The users are expected to use their judgment as to the accuracy and adequacy of information presented here. The owner […]

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IT Helping Vets Get Back on Feet

| May 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

from www.eweek.comBy Deb Perelman2008-04-14 A new program aims to help injured soldiers make a transition into the IT work force. The Department of Defense announced April 5 that a total of 36,082 members of the U.S. military had been wounded in action or killed in Iraq since the war began in 2003. Of these, nearly […]

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