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NSH and Dr. James McCormick celebrate special anniversaries in 2013
The National Society for Histotechnology will celebrate its 40th anniversary in October just weeks after the end of this year's Symposium/Convention. 2013 also marks the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Patent "Apparatus for Mounting a Specimen" (the "Tissue-Tek" embedding center) held by Dr. James McCormick, FCAP, FACHE. McCormick is a pathologist, inventor, consultant to the scientific and healthcare industry and a 30-plus year member of the National Society for Histotechnology. He is author of "18th-Century Microscopes: A Synopsis of History and Workbook" as well as many peer reviewed health science papers. Dr. and Mrs. McCormick founded Science Heritage Ltd. in 1975 to support their large collection of antique microscopes, natural science artifacts, and prepared microscope slides. For the past 33 years, Science Heritage Ltd. has sponsored the annual NSH J.B. McCormick, MD Award. This award is presented to an NSH member in recognition of outstanding and exceptional service to the National Society for Histotechnology.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of NSH and the golden anniversary of McCormick's embedding center patent the NSH Convention Committee is offering two hands on interactive wet workshops presented by McCormick and his colleagues. Learn more.
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Research casts doubt on Parkinson's disease treatment
Chicago Tribune
A recent study questions long-held assumptions about the way a brain protein affects the progression of Parkinson's disease. Researchers in 1997 linked Parkinson's with the protein alpha-synuclein. They began looking for ways to block it to slow the progression of the disease, which is characterized by such symptoms as tremors, rigidity, trouble walking and slowness of movement and affects more than a million Americans. Demetrius Maraganore, a neurologist at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, has been working with Mayo Clinic researchers to study that brain protein, focusing on its relationship to two key effects of Parkinson's disease: motor and cognitive impairment and dementia.
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Human stem cells give rise to brain-like organs in culture
Human "cerebral organoids" grown in culture from stem cells are revealing the steps of early normal neurogenesis and the origins of microcephaly, according to a report published online recently in Nature. The cerebral organoids join a growing list of human body parts modeled in cell culture, including the human retina, intestines, pituitary gland and liver.
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Novel metabolic imaging method enhances prostate cancer diagnoses
The Medical News
Metabolic imaging with hyperpolarized pyruvate is a noninvasive and well-tolerated method for visualizing prostate tumors, U.S. scientists have shown. In Science Translational Medicine, the team says their findings "will be valuable for noninvasive cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring in future clinical trials."
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Promising stem cell treatment for neonatal brain injury and stroke
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Human umbilical cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, which could be potentially used for the treatment of hematopoietic diseases. Ischemic brain damage is a major cause of mortality and severe neurologic disability. Recently, the use of human umbilical cord blood for the treatment of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury and ischemic stroke has been explored in several studies.
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Copper identified as Culprit in Alzheimer's Disease
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Copper appears to be one of the main environmental factors that trigger the onset and enhance the progression of Alzheimer's disease by preventing the clearance and accelerating the accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. That is the conclusion of a recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Breakthrough model holds promise for treating Graves' disease
Science Daily
Researchers have developed the first animal model simulating the eye complications associated with the thyroid condition Graves' disease, a breakthrough that could pave the way for better treatments, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's journal Endocrinology.
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Blind mole-rats are resistant to chemically induced cancers
R&D Magazine
Like naked mole-rats, blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) live underground in low-oxygen environments, are long-lived and resistant to cancer. A new study demonstrates just how cancer-resistant Spalax are, and suggests that the adaptations that help these rodents survive in low-oxygen environments also play a role in their longevity and cancer resistance.
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An easier way to control genes
R&D Magazine
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have shown that they can turn genes on or off inside yeast and human cells by controlling when DNA is copied into messenger RNA — an advance that could allow scientists to better understand the function of those genes.
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Magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Targeted drug delivery is a major problem for the treatment of many diseases. Magnetic nanoparticles, or MNPs, can be considered as promising drug-delivery candidates due to their special properties. They can be handled easily by an external magnetic field and can be delivered by passive and active strategies. Furthermore, visualization has become easy in MRI scans due to the use of MNP. However, there are some drawbacks to the use of MNPs.
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Ethical questions linger in cervical-cancer study
The Arizona Republic via USA Today
Researchers found that a simple test had cut the rate of death from cervical cancer, but the study included a control group in which women were monitored but not screened or routinely treated.
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Drexel researchers develop therapeutic ultrasound technology for healing chronic wounds
Drexel Now
In hopes of helping patients suffering from extremely slow-healing injuries, called chronic wounds, researchers from Drexel's School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and College of Medicine are taking a new approach to using ultrasound as a healing tool. By dialing down the energy level on therapeutic ultrasound, similar to that used to treat athletes' muscle and ligament injuries, the team is finding a solution that could give the body's natural healing process a boost and could save patients a great deal of time, money and suffering.
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