Archive for March, 2009

Pathologist dies of suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad cow) disease

| March 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

Story courtesy of Kathlyn Stone at Flesh & Stone.   A Spanish pathologist who studied Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad cow) disease died Saturday. His colleagues suspect he contracted the disease from exposure to infected human tissue. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (mad cow) research pathologist Antonio Ruiz Villaescusa died Sat., March 28, from the disease. Colleagues suspect he may have […]

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Executive War College to hold Digital Pathology Symposium

| March 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

From Dark Daily: Pathologists Soon to say Sayonara to Glass Slides! March 26, 2009 Digital Pathology Imaging: Coming Soon to a Pathology Group near You! Will pathologists soon say "sayonara" to glass slides? Plenty of smart money already bets the answer to that question is "yes"! Every pathologist in the United States and abroad should […]

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Invitation to SlidePath Webinar

| March 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

From SlidePath – an invitation to join them at an upcoming Webinar: SlidePath, Inc would like to invite you to join us at one of their upcoming Webinars. Webinars are a great way to find out about our innovative software for Image management, Image Analysis  and e-learning tools. Presentations last about 45 min to an hour […]

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Research suggests mutations located in ten genetic loci may predispose individuals to sudden cardiac death

| March 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

AFP (3/23) reported, "Scientists combing the human genome have discovered…common genetic mutations that boost the risk of sudden cardiac" death (SCD) and ventricular arrhythmias, according to two recently published studies published online Mar. 22 in the journal Nature. "Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, claiming upward of 17 million lives every year," data […]

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Pathoindia turns 10 years old

| March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

Congratulations to on turning 10 years old. From the website: "The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals."  Rensis Likert. Website sponsored by Dr. John […]

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News items from CAP

| March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Several newsworthy items in this recent mailing from CAP. Of note, a couple items pertinent to digital pathology including dermatopathology survey, a pre-conference workshop at the upcoming Futurescape meeting on digital pathology and early announcements for CAP '09. CAP Member Wins American Cancer Society’s Star ofHope AwardRichard N. Eisen, MD, FCAP, was awarded the American […]

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Introduction to Definiens TissueMap 3.0 – Webinar Announcement

| March 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

                            Topics covered: • Automatic nuclear, membrane, and cytoplasm bio‑ marker quantitation in whole tissue sections and tissue microarrays • Customization of image analysis routines • User-defined, multi-parametric data output • Sneak preview of upcoming machine learning          functionality   Title:   Introduction […]

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Dr. Victor Reuter to be keynote speaker at Pathology Visions 2009

| March 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

PATHOLOGY VISIONS 2009Marriott Hotel and MarinaSan Diego, California September 13-15, 2009 CONTACT 760.539.1193REGISTRATION HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT 2008 ATTENDEES HAD TO SAY: "I am excited to come back next year to see the advances in digital pathology." "Great meeting – I learned a lot about the practical applications in digital pathology."  Keynote Speaker Announced Victor […]

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Omnyx story in local Pittsburgh publication, adding 15 employees this year

| March 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

From Pop City March 18, 2009 – written by Debra Diamond Smit:   "Years of peering at  glass slides in microscopes will finally join the digital age with technology being developed by North Side’s Omnyx LLC. Omnyx plans to hire 15 people this year in anticipation of its medical imaging platform that will digitize tissue samples. […]

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Nanotechnology may eventually benefit patients with inoperable cancers

| March 18, 2009 | 4 Comments

BBC News (3/10) reported, "Nanotechnology has been used for the first time to destroy cancer cells with a highly targeted package of 'tumor busting' genes," and it "could potentially offer hope to people with hard-to-treat cancers where surgery is not possible." Detailing their work, researchers in the UK explained that first they wrapped the genes […]

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CMS Agrees to Suspend Implementation of Phase VIII MUE’s Claims Payment

| March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of the American Pathology Foundation.  Good news for pathologists concerning reimbursement codes, particularly for the one most widely used for biopsies.  APF NEWS ALERT! CMS Agrees to Suspend Implementation of Phase VIII MUE's Claims Payment   For Immediate Release                                                March 17, 2009                                                                   On Friday, March 13, 2009, officials from CMS agreed to temporarily suspend implementation of Phase VIII […]

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Bracketology 101

| March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

As you consider your brackets for March Madness, Greg Doyle has a nice read and table below o back up his claims on "home" games in the tournament and considerations for your selections. NCAA home cooking In the past decade, de facto "home" NCAA tournament games have been a slingshot to the Final Four for […]

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Aperio West Coast Digital Pathology Seminar Series Announcement

| March 17, 2009 | 0 Comments

WEST COAST DIGITAL PATHOLOGY SEMINARS May 13 & 15, 2009 CONTACT INFORMATIONAperio About Aperio Aperio is the market leader in digital pathology, which is a digital environment for the management and interpretation of pathology information that originates with a digital slide. Meet and network with fellow pathologists, histologists, biostatisticians, researchers, informaticians, and biologists to share ideas […]

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| March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Great site I came across for dermatopathology at  While the snapshots of the cases are static right now, I presume whole slide ones are not far behind.  Another Pathology 2.0 application. From their website: Mission and Objective The mission of Dermpedia is to collect and disseminate the knowledge, science and experience of dermatology and […]

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