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The Effect of Interleukin-6-Type Cytokines and Adiponectin on MAPK Activation in the Immortalized Human Chondrocyte C28/I2 Line and Normal Human Chondrocytes

The C28/I2 line of immortalized juvenile human chondrocytes was utilized to determine the degree to which recombinant human (rh) interleukin-6 (rhIL-6), the cytokine, rh-oncostatin M like interleukin-6, and the adipokine, rh-adiponectin, activated extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK1/2), p38α mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38α MAPK) and c-Jun-amino-terminal kinase (JNK). 225 more words


BIOPSY BASICS: What a Biopsy Reveals

In our last blog we explained what a biopsy is, the 3 different kinds of biopsy that can be performed – as well as what to expect… 378 more words

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The Legacy of Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer

By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian

Eminent German scientist Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer was born on June 14, 1864. He considered himself a psychiatrist, because he “not only introduced the art of microscopy into psychiatry, but also contributed to psychiatry’s greatest interest in talking with patients.” 670 more words


Tribute to an H&E Section of the Ileum

While studying cardiology yesterday, I found this note from lab . The caption on this section of the ileum reads, “Some nice vessels cut in longitudinal section here.” 306 more words


Toward a new prostate cancer grading system -- step 1

In the most recent issue of AUA News, Dr. Jonathon Epstein of  Johns Hopkins — unarguably one of the world’s leading prostate cancer pathologists — has laid out the general principles behind a new, validated, prostate cancer grading system that is designed and intended to replace the traditional Gleason grading system over the next few years. 654 more words