Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells--the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Neural Stem Cells & Supporting Cells–the New Therapeutic Tools for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (Report)

Introduction Stem cells are key players in the development and maintenance of specific mammalian tissues, and their presence has been long established in blood, skin and intestine. A general definition of stem cell is “a cell that is capable of both self renewal and differentiation”. Stem cells are considered multipotent; since they can produces mature […]

Sex Cells

Sex Cells

Unimaginable until the twentieth century, the clinical practice of transferring eggs and sperm from body to body is now the basis of a bustling market. In Sex Cells, Rene Almeling provides an inside look at how egg agencies and sperm banks do business. Although both men and women are usually drawn to donation for financial […]

Cells Are the New Cure

Cells Are the New Cure

The future of medicine is happening now.  Revolutionary new science is providing cures that were considered science fiction just a few years ago—and not with pills, surgery, or radiation, but with human cells.  Promising treatments now in extensive clinical trials could have dramatic impacts on cancer, autoimmune diseases, organ replacement, heart disease, and even aging […]

Clinical Utility of Adjunctive High-Risk Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing in Women with Papanicolaou Test Findings of Atypical Glandular Cells (Report)

Clinical Utility of Adjunctive High-Risk Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing in Women with Papanicolaou Test Findings of Atypical Glandular Cells (Report)

A typical glandular cell (AGC) interpretations (1-2) and screening for glandular cervical neoplasia (3-7) remain some of the major challenges in gynecologic cytopathology. Even though most Papanicolaou (Pap) tests with AGC findings turn out to reflect a variety of underlying benign conditions, (8-10) a significant subset of AGC cases reflect underlying cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) […]

The Value of Monitoring Human Papillomavirus DNA Results for Papanicolaou Tests Diagnosed As Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 68 Institutions (Report)

The Value of Monitoring Human Papillomavirus DNA Results for Papanicolaou Tests Diagnosed As Atypical Squamous Cells of Undetermined Significance: A College of American Pathologists Q-Probes Study of 68 Institutions (Report)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been established as the cause of cervical cancer. (1-3) In the United States, cytologic screening has reduced the incidence of cervical cancer. (4) However, as a result of screening, many women are diagnosed with equivocal Papanicolaou (Pap) test abnormalities, currently categorized by the 2001 Bethesda System Classification as ASC-US (atypical squamous […]

Circulating Tumor Cells: Seeing Is Believing (Report)

Circulating Tumor Cells: Seeing Is Believing (Report)

Pathologists play an essential role in predicting which patients with cancer are likely to develop metastases. Therapies to treat or prevent metastases are currently based on tumor type, tumor grade, tumor stage, and a few immunohistochemical and molecular findings. Most of this information comes from the primary tumor. Early-stage tumors are composed of billions of […]