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How the intestinal microbiome influences metabolism

The body’s intestinal microbiome influences our metabolism, through interacting with the immune system. A new study demonstrates how 'good’ (or beneficial) bacteria keep the body metabolically fit and how an imbalance can cause ill-health effects.

Automating histology for the busy pathologist

Aquaro Histology has obtained investment of $9.8 million to commercialize automated microtomy technology. This is with a device called the Aquaro ASM which is compatible with existing microtomes.

New test to detect proteins on cell lung cancer: Interview Special

Antwerp - Researchers have presented new data from the BluePrint 2 project that demonstrates progress towards a standardized assay to detect PD-L1 proteins on non-small cell lung cancer. To understand more about this, we spoke with Christopher Ung of HistoGeneX.

Digital pathology market set to expand in 2018

A new report predicts a growth in the digital pathology market, with 33 companies set to produce products for hospital laboratories, and with the market value expected to reach in excess of $4 billion.

Artificial intelligence is aiding pathologists

Several artificial intelligence systems are appearing within the laboratory marketplace aimed at aiding the pathologist in making faster and more accurate decisions in relation to disease diagnosis.

New technology manipulates cells for disease research

A new method for altering the path and direction of cells has been developed by Northwestern University. The aim is to develop stem cell therapies for spinal cord injuries, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.

Digital First: Clinical transformation of pathology

The digital transformation of pathology is being taken up at different rates worldwide. One area where considerable growth has taken place is with the U.K. National Health Service. This is crystallized in a new report.

Pathology services are embracing digital technology

For pathologists the computer could soon become the diagnostic workstation, customized by the scientist to provide the resources to improve diagnostic outcomes, advise on treatments and monitor patient responses.

Essential Science: Space agencies are looking at space microbes

Moscow - Wherever you find people you find microorganisms and life onboard the International Space Station is no exception. Do these organism behave differently and do any differences pose a threat to astronauts?

Is it time for a global vaccine compensation scheme?

With a new vaccine for Zika virus in development and a rise with the administration of vaccine in general, is it time to consider a global vaccine compensation scheme? This is in the event of an adverse response.

Probing insight into antimicrobial resistant fungus

A major systematic review of the pathogenic fungus Candida auris has been conducted. This yeast-like fungus has been found in hospitals and it is resistant to several classes of antimicrobial drugs. This poses serious risks for those infected.

Devastating elephantiasis disease facing elimination

Warwick - The disabling parasitic disease which causes elephantiasis, and threatens around one billion people globally – Lymphatic filariasis - is close to elimination due to new research from the University of Warwick.

Stretchy optical fibers used to assess for signs of diseases

A special type of optical fiber, made from a hydrogel, has been developed. This rubber-like device can detect diseases early and send an alert signal.

Cloud computing used to analyze microbiological samples

London - The use of cloud computing as a business tool is well-established. The take-up in the science world has been more varied. As an example of the application, the world’s biggest microbial genome project is taking advantage of cloud-based platforms.

Shifts in environment help track disease spread

London - British scientists have developed a model to predict outbreaks of certain diseases, including Ebola and Zika viruses. The model is based on factors like changes in climate, population growth and land use.

New study draws genetic & inflammatory disease connection

A new study has revealed that hundreds of genes are linked to five key inflammatory diseases. The diseases are: ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Running mice experience reduced cancer tumors

Copenhagen - A new study, attempting to link the importance of exercise with lower cancer rates, has found mice that run more often than a control group can shrink cancer tumors.

New connection between disease and climate change

Lincoln - Infectious diseases occurring in unexpected locations, sometimes carried by new hosts, are seen by some scientists as products of climate change. Here humans, crops, wildlife and livestock come into contact with new pathogens.

Unlocking Einstein's brain

Some previously unseen photographs of Albert Einstein’s brain have been published in a science paper. The photographs suggest several unusual topographic features that may explain why the physicist was so smart.

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

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.

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