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Researchers' bar coding may give pathologists expanded capabilities in fluorescence microscopy
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Scientists at Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a new DNA bar coding technique. The fluorescence microscopy approach has significant implications for the imaging community. Beyond imaging, however, pathologists will be able to use this same technology when evaluating tissue specimens. More

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Infective endocarditis often missed in at-risk patients
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Men are more likely than women to be affected by infective endocarditis, and left-sided disease is more common than right-sided disease. These findings come from a 12-year autopsy review designed to assess the pathology of the inflammatory condition and to determine how frequently the diagnosis is not made when the patient is alive. More

Researchers discover immune pathway
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Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have now discovered an important mechanism behind one of our most fundamental lines of immune function. The discovery has been published in the Journal of Immunology. In collaboration with colleagues from the U.S. and Turkey, they have discovered exactly which enzymes collaborate in the first line of the immune defense. More

Doctors can regrow breast tissue after surgery
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VideoBrief Surgeons in Melbourne, Australia, have partially succeeded in regrowing breast tissue using a patient's own fat cells in 1 of 5 women involved in a pilot trial after cancer surgery. Surgeons implanted each woman with an acrylic breast-shaped chamber, into which they redirected blood vessels attached with the patient's fat cells from under her arm. More

African-American women with HIV/HCV less likely to die from liver disease
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A new study shows that African-American women coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus are less likely to die from liver disease than Caucasian or Hispanic women. Findings in the November issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, indicate that lower liver-related mortality in African-American women was independent of other causes of death. More

New procedure for bone tissue replacement
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A Simon Fraser University technology MBA graduate has developed a new procedure for bone tissue engineering and plans to use his newfound business acumen to take the research to the next level. Andre Wirthmann's research aims to benefit patients with bone defects who would normally require a conventional bone augmentation procedure. The process takes a small sample of the patient's tissue and grows it into a larger piece of bone, which is then implanted back into the patient. More

Report details start of steroid meningitis outbreak
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The first reports of serious fungal infections from tainted steroid injections for back pain came in September from Tennessee and quickly became a national health crisis. Now, a report published online in the New England Journal of Medicine explains how the outbreak began and gives details on 66 cases in Tennessee. More

Meningitis hearings set
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Committees in both the House and Senate will hold separate hearings to examine the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis associated with the New England Compounding Center that has so far killed 32 people and sickened 438. The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing, while the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee's hearing will take place the next day. More

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Scientists testing early warning system for West Nile virus
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Michael Wimberly, senior scientist at the Geographic Information Science Center of Excellence at South Dakota State University, has begun testing an early warning system for West Nile virus. Through a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Wimberly has analyzed satellite imaging data from 2000 to the present day to build a store of information to predict the future. More

HIV tests at the dentist could reduce disease spread
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Some dentists not only check your teeth, but also take a swab along your gum line to test for HIV. And a new way of offering the test may boost its acceptance in patients' eyes, dentists say. More

Researchers discover how bacteria talk to each other, cells
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Bacteria can talk to each other via molecules that they themselves produce. The phenomenon is called quorum sensing, and is important when an infection propagates. Now, researchers at Linköping University in Sweden are showing how bacteria control processes in human cells the same way. More

Study determines doctors fail to follow up on as many as 60 percent clinical laboratory test results
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Studies performed in the United States show that for ambulatory patients, doctors fail to follow up on as many as two-thirds of medical laboratory test results and up to one-third of radiology reports. A recent review of 19 of these studies also showed that these failures resulted in serious lapses in patient care. More

Links between weight, breast cancer survival vary by race/ethnicity
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Race/ethnicity varied the associations between an extreme body mass index or high waist-to-hip ratio and increased risk for mortality among patients with breast cancer. Prior research had found that racial/ethnic differences in survival after a breast cancer diagnosis, particularly among non-Latina whites and African-Americans More

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