Two University of North Carolina School of Medicine Laboratories Develop Technique for Seeing How Proteins Change Shape In Vivo

UNC’s novel way to visualize the human proteome could lead to improved clinical laboratory tests along with the development of new therapies Diagnostic testing based on proteomics is considered to be a field with immense potential in diagnostics and therapeutics. News of a research breakthrough into how scientists can visualize protein activity within cells will be of major interest to the pathologists, PhDs, and medical laboratory scientists who specialize in clinical laboratory testing...

UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation

MUSE microscope speeds up some anatomic pathology laboratory processes and removes exposure to toxic fixative chemicals Because they handle tissue specimens, histotechnologists, anatomic pathologists, and hospital nurses are exposed to deadly chemicals such as formaldehyde, formalin, Xylene, and Toluene. The risks associated with these chemicals has been covered regularly by Dark Daily as recently as 2018 and as far back as 2011. (See, “Europe Implements New Anatomic Pathology Guidelines to...

Breast Cancer Surgery May Soon Be Completed Successfully without Requiring Clinical Laboratory Testing and Pathology Reports

Proof-of-concept research investigates whether photoacoustic imaging can be used in place of traditional tissue staining procedures during cancer surgery to determine if all of the tumor has been removed Determining where breast cancer ends and healthy tissue begins is a critical part of breast cancer surgery. Surgeons are used to working closely during surgery with anatomic pathologists who generate pathology reports that specify the surgical or tumor margin, an area of healthy tissue...

Researchers at ORNL Blend Microscopy and Mass Spectrometry to Create a Tool That Simultaneously Identifies and Chemically Analyzes Substances

Oak Ridge National Laboratory sees potential for clinical laboratories and pathology groups to control disease and assess treatments What do you get by blending microscopy with mass spectrometry? A new multi-tasking tool for studying disease progression and response to treatments in patients. Combining these two technologies into a single device could also have uses for clinical laboratory scientists and pathologists. However, much research must be done before such a device is ready to obtain...

Australian Researchers Develop Lens to Transform Smartphones into Microscopes with Enough Resolution to Diagnose Skin Cancers; Goal is to Improve Access to Microscopy in Developing Countries

Pathologists will soon have multiple low-cost devices that allow their smartphones and notebook computers to function as microscopes Microscopy is going mobile and becoming accessible to people beyond pathologists. Researchers and entrepreneurs have invented lenses to transform smartphones and tablets into flat microscopes. Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, (ANU) have developed an optical lens that can be combined with a smartphone camera to create a...
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