Archive for April, 2009

Share and view pathology images at pathologypics.com

| April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Came across a great site for pathology images at pathologypics.com.  Beyond viewing images, visitors to the site can contribute images and questions about particular cases.  According to the site, the intended use is as a “teaching tool for medical student and residents, providing a user driven web resource where you can post, browse and download images […]

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Genetix announces further expansion into digital pathology market through acquisition of SlidePath

| April 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Earlier today Genetix announced acquisition of SlidePath - see abbreviated press release below (underline mine). I think this is positive for the digital pathology market in several ways.  First, it brings the Genetix Group increasingly into the clinical space with their cell imaging and analysis technologies having largely been based with pharma and research in the past.  […]

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Digital Imaging Pre-Conference Workshop at Futurescape III

| April 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Register now (registration limited to 40 people) for digital imaging workshop prior to start of CAP Futurescape of Pathology meeting this June. The workshop is co-sponsored by Aperio and BioImagene.  Get hands-on experience and learn how digital pathology applications can be used in your practice and how to overcome integration barriers.

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NCI to fund more cancer research grants

| April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Bloomberg News (4/21, Chase) reports, “The number of cancer research grants funded by the US government may rise 25 percent to 30 percent in the next two years as federal cash infusions replenish the budget for medical research,” according to John Niederhuber, director of the National Cancer Institute. As a result of “a 2.9 percent […]

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Another innovation from Aperio – Press release

| April 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

Global Digital Pathology Leader Further Expands Its Patents Portfolio Enabling New Forms of Image Query Vista, CA – April 28, 2009 – Aperio Technologies, Inc., (Aperio), a global leader in digital pathology for the healthcare and life sciences industry, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company patent No. […]

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Web tracking of swine flu

| April 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google maps, Twitter, RSS feeds, Web sites track spread of flu April 27, 2009 | Bernie Monegain, Editor, Healthcare IT News WASHINGTON – Technology of varying types is making it possible to track new cases of swine flu in close to real time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization […]

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Recovery Act Grant: Enabling National Networking of Scientists and Resource Discovery

| April 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

As part of the federal stimulus package, NIH has announced the “Enabling National Networking of Scientists and Resource Discovery” funding opportunity. This grant is designed to support the development, enhancement or extension of Web-based tools for professional connection and collaboration in biomedical research. NCRR has designated $30 million to fund two such grants.  Application Receipt […]

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CDC advisory for laboratory workers – Swine Influenza (H1N1) guidelines

| April 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Biosafety Guidelines for Laboratory Workers This guidance is for laboratory workers who may be processing or performing diagnostic testing on clinical specimens from patients with suspected swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, or performing viral isolation. Diagnostic laboratory work on clinical samples from patients who are suspected cases of swine […]

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Growing specialties, and advice on how to get into medical school

| April 22, 2009 | 0 Comments

Thinking about medical school?   From US News and World Report Smart Choices General Surgery. The proliferation of HMOs was tough on general surgeons. But a growing shortage in both urban and rural markets is creating new demand for their skills, says Dana Christian Lynge, associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine […]

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Abstract submission now open for Pathology Visions Conference

| April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

PATHOLOGY VISIONS 2009Marriott Hotel and MarinaSan Diego, California September 13-15, 2009 CONTACT INFORMATIONwww.pathologyvisions.cominfo@pathologyvisions.com 760.539.1193REGISTRATION SITEwww.goldreg.com/visions09 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."  Abstract Submission Is […]

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Pathology 2.0

| April 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is an article I had an opportunity to write for ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory in conjunction with a recent article entitled "Integrating Digital Pathology" in this month's issue.  My thanks to the publisher and Kelly Graham, assistant editor. I will also present this topic at the upcoming CAP Futurescape meeting this June. The term "Web […]

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Mayo Clinic and Microsoft launch new online health record

| April 21, 2009 | 2 Comments

Today, Mayo Clinic and Microsoft announced the launch of Mayo Clinic Health Manager, a free online application that provides people with a place to store medical information and receive personalized health guidance based on the clinical expertise of Mayo Clinic.  It will help families better manage their health, extending the capabilities of traditional personal health […]

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“Telemedicine” doctor gets 9 months in jail

| April 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

A few months ago I mentioned a case involving a Colorado physician who prescribed medication over the Internet (see: Telemedicine and the Law) to a patient who later committed suicide. That physican has now been sentenced to nine months in jail.  The story reports this case is "is one of the first criminal prosecutions of […]

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Technique may help assess how cancers respond to treatment, researchers say

| April 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

HealthDay (4/13, Preidt) reported that, according to a study published online Apr. 12 in the journal Nature Medicine, "a specialized technique that can detect subtle changes in cancer cells contained in a drop of blood or a tiny piece of tissue may one day be used by doctors to better assess how cancers are responding […]

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