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June 2015 Issue of The Pathologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Outside the Lab Training and education

Autopsy on the Slab?

| Fedra Pavlou

Despite the intrinsic value of the ancient autopsy, it’s already extinct in some hospitals. Can it be saved?

Outside the Lab Hematology

From Kitchen to Clinic

| Michael Schubert

A new blood test based on food science principles may hold the key to predicting breast cancer earlier than ever

Subspecialties Hematology

Viral Time Travel

| Roisin McGuigan

Checking past and present exposure to over 200 viruses in a single blood test

Outside the Lab Neurology

The (Immune–Brain) Missing Link

| Michael Schubert

Textbook-altering research has revealed lymphatic vessels that directly connect the brain and the immune system

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

A Liquid Revolution?

| Roisin McGuigan

A review of the clinical uses of liquid biopsy show it’s poised to make a splash in pathology

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

(Not) All About That Base

| Michael Schubert

Genetic analysis isn’t the only tool for delivering personalized treatment; a novel technique for matching tumors with appropriate therapies could prove a rapid and reliable alternative

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

“Friendly” Bacteria Help Diagnose Disease

| Roisin McGuigan

Two studies demonstrate how genetically engineered bacteria can be used to diagnose cancer and diabetes

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Scoping Out the African Eye Worm

| Michael Schubert

New mobile microscopy and software technology may replace slow and tedious manual examinations for Loa loa parasites

Outside the Lab Oncology

High Hopes for Cancer Breathalyzer

| Michael Schubert

Microchip technology can detect very low quantities of lung cancer biomarkers in breath – and may offer a new noninvasive screening option

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Where No Healthcare Device Has Gone Before

| Michael Schubert

As science fiction technology inches closer to reality, teams across the globe are competing to create the world’s first medical tricorder

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

Team DMI

| Michael Schubert

For Eugene Chan, the leader of team DMI, the journey toward rapid, portable point-of-care diagnostics began even before the announcement of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team SCANADU/Intelesens

| Michael Schubert

In his 32 years at Ulster University, Jim McLaughlin has done his time in the healthcare sensor industry. Among his many spinout companies is one called Intelesens, which develops intelligent systems to monitor patients’ vital signs.

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team Aezon

| Michael Schubert

Team Aezon was founded when its leader, Tatiana Rypinski, noticed that technology’s healthcare potential wasn’t being fully explored.

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team CLOUD DX

| Michael Schubert

Cloud DX is an advanced group of programmers, software architects, biomedical engineers and entrepreneurs from Canada with an eye for creating a unique wearable device.

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team Dynamical Biomarkers Group

| Michael Schubert

One team from Taiwan, Dynamical Biomarkers Group (DBG), comes at the tricorder contest from a unique perspective.

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team Danvantri

| Michael Schubert

Danvantri is the name of the Hindu god of medicine and physician to the gods.

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team Final Frontier Medical Devices

| Michael Schubert

Final Frontier Medical Devices was formed specifically for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE by Basil Harris, an experienced emergency department physician with a doctorate in engineering.

Outside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Team SCANurse

| Michael Schubert

The seed of team SCANurse germinated when leader Anil Vaidya heard the announcement of the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.

Outside the Lab Hematology

The CAD Challenge

| Michael Schubert

Diagnosing coronary artery disease is not easy with current tools – especially in women – but a new blood test may be safer, easier and more reliable.

Inside the Lab Oncology

Big Data, Hidden Knowledge

| Fedra Pavlou

Novel mathematical tools show promise in predicting ovarian cancer patient survival and sensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Inside the Lab Oncology

Color Power for Cancer Management

| Yael Glickman

A new staining method could offer a noninvasive alternative to cystoscopy when monitoring bladder cancer.

Outside the Lab Profession

The Beauty of Pathology

| Fedra Pavlou

Awaken the artist in you

Outside the Lab Profession

Partner Power

| Fedra Pavlou

Sitting Down With… Mamar Gelaye, Chief Executive Officer, Omnyx, LLC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Outside the Lab

It’s Time to Cast Your Vote – The Pathologist Power List

| Michael Schubert

Ranking the 100 most influential people in pathology

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