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February 2015 Issue of The Pathologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Outside the Lab Training and education

Tweet Up!

| Fedra Pavlou

We are successfully communicating with the pathology community in 140 characters. Why aren’t you?

Diagnostics Training and education

How Will the Updated HER2 Guidance Affect You?

| Roisin McGuigan

Revised guidelines call for increased accuracy and greater pathologist-oncologist collaboration, but will impact workload

Inside the Lab Histology

Swell Microscopy

| Roisin McGuigan

A material found in diapers could change the way large tissue samples are analyzed

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

Microplate Hack

| Roisin McGuigan

Tracking DNA samples using an app for your tablet

Subspecialties Forensics

Perilous Pathology

| Roisin McGuigan

The lead pathologist attending Alexander Litvinenko’s postmortem speaks to the public inquiry

Inside the Lab Hematology

Talented Tattoos

| Roisin McGuigan

The race is on to develop a non-invasive glucose test to replace the finger prick. Could a temporary tattoo come out on top?

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

The 100,000 Genomes Project

| Stephanie Sutton

Ambitious UK sequencing project aims to learn more about patients with cancer and rare diseases

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

Going For Gold

| Roisin McGuigan

Genomic processor is named innovation of the year

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

#SAYWHAT?

| Fedra Pavlou, Michael Schubert

Love it or loathe it, social media’s influence in pathology is growing. Increasingly counted among Facebook’s 1.23 billion users and Twitter’s 284 million members, pathologists are starting to recognize how powerful social media can be

Outside the Lab Training and education

The Social Pathologist

| Jerad M. Gardner

I started using social media professionally around six or seven years ago; I thought it would be a good idea to use it to connect with pathologists that I met.

Outside the Lab Training and education

Social Media is Our Force Multiplier

| Timothy Craig Allen

Pathologists’ use of social media is limited to a significant degree by our lack of understanding and comfort with it.

Outside the Lab Training and education

The Cautious Blogger

I started The Pathology Blawg in February 2012, mainly because I wanted to bring attention to important legal, regulatory, professional and ethical issues affecting pathology and laboratory medicine.

Outside the Lab Training and education

The Controversial Blogger

| Bruce Friedman

When I retired in 2006, I wanted to do something that would keep me occupied, but also in the professional game. I came up with the idea of writing a blog.

Outside the Lab Training and education

Libre Pathology

| Michael Bonert

We spoke with Michael Bonert, founder and owner of Libre Pathology.

Outside the Lab Hematology

Team Haem

| Chris Tiplady

We spoke with Chris Tiplady, an @TeamHaem founder, about what inspired its creation and about his personal social media journey.

Outside the Lab Training and education

The Presidential Advocate

| Suzy Lishman

We interview Suzy Lishman, President of the Royal College of Pathologists and avid social media user.

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

Ten Simple Rules for Doctors on Social Media

| John Mandrola

1. Do not fear social media, 2. Never post anything when angry

Outside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

From Cell Cultures to Multiplex PCR

| Udo Margraff

Infectious disease diagnostics have improved in leaps and bounds – but with new techniques and methods constantly being introduced, which ones should pathologists focus on?

Diagnostics Biochemistry and molecular biology

Targeted Metabolomics

| Hannah Noel

Should tandem mass spectrometry be used in the screening of inborn errors of metabolism?

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

The Noninvasive Eye-Opener

| R. Condon Hughes, III

Optical biopsy could provide a wide range of diagnoses in minutes and should be viewed as a support, not a threat, to pathologists

Outside the Lab Oncology

A Golden Opportunity?

| Dror Fixler

A new, noninvasive approach to cancer imaging uses gold nanorods and reflected light to detect even small tumors

Outside the Lab Profession

The Pharmaceutical Pathologist

| Peter Hall

The drug development industry needs pathologists – toxicology plays a central role in getting therapies from the “bench to the bedside”

Outside the Lab Profession

Why Did I Choose Toxicology?

| David Vearrier, Naren Gunja, Jeffrey Brent, Schantel Hayes, Peter Hall

Five toxicologic pathologists offer their perspectives on the benefits and challenges of forging a career in toxicology.

Inside the Lab Training and education

Stepping Up for Specimen Standards

| Carolyn Compton

Sitting Down With… Carolyn Compton, Adjunct Professor of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Professor of Pathology, University of Arizona and Professor of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

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