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Famed Pathologist Johan Hultin Dies at 97
Hultin’s work helped identify the virus behind the 1918 flu pandemic.
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Famed Pathologist Johan Hultin Dies at 97
Famed Pathologist Johan Hultin Dies at 97

Hultin’s work helped identify the virus behind the 1918 flu pandemic.

Hultin’s work helped identify the virus behind the 1918 flu pandemic.

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CDC Pathology Investigator Dies Unexpectedly at 65
Jef Akst | Nov 23, 2021
Sherif Zaki worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more than 30 years, and was renowned for uncovering crucial intel on various outbreak-causing scourges, from Ebola and Zika to SARS and influenza.
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Autopsies Show Varied Forms of Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Sep 24, 2020
The multifarious nature of the damage means treatments for cardiac issues during infection will require tailored approaches.
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Revealing Neuronal Influencers Among the Gut Microbiome
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 2, 2022
In this webinar, Sarkis Mazmanian and Daniel Mucida highlight how intestinal bacteria influence neuronal function and regeneration.
Autopsies Indicate Blood Clots Are Lethal in COVID-19
Ashley Yeager | Jul 10, 2020
A pathologist describes his observations from examining the bodies of those who succumbed to the coronavirus.
University of Washington Pathology Professor Dies of COVID-19
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2020
Stephen Schwartz, known for his work on the vascular system, is the first person associated with the university to succumb to infection with SARS-CoV-2.
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Capturing Heterogeneity: How Single Cell Analysis Reshapes Health and Disease Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 30, 2021
Timothy O’Sullivan and Jacob Blum will discuss how they use single cell data to understand complex biological systems.
Tau Pathology Present Decades After a Single Brain Injury
Ruth Williams | Sep 9, 2019
Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury may exhibit abnormally abundant tau protein many years later, a new in vivo imaging technique reveals.
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AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019
Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.
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Spatial Biology in Physiology and Pathology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 23, 2021
Elana Fertig and Sanjay Srivatsan discuss the importance of the spatial dimension for biological systems research.
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Conservation Biologist and Placenta Expert Kurt Benirschke Dies
Shawna Williams | Sep 14, 2018
He established the San Diego Zoo’s cryopreserved Frozen Zoo.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Whole-Slide Imaging and Beyond: A New Open Platform for Scanning and Bioimaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 6, 2020
In this webinar brought to you by MMI, learn how scientists use CellScan for a variety of lab applications, such as routine photo-documentation, whole-slide scanning, fluorescence imaging, time-resolved live-cell imaging, and combinations of these techniques.
Is the Interstitium Really a New Organ?
Abby Olena | Mar 28, 2018
A study confirms that the spaces between cells are fluid-filled, rather than tightly packed with connective tissue, but pathologists say the findings’ implications remain to be seen.
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Mutaz Musa | Nov 1, 2016
No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition. 
Worm Subverts Plant Attack
Ed Yong | Apr 3, 2014
A parasitic nematode relies on a plant’s defense mechanism to invade and grow.
Jumping Hosts
Jef Akst | Jan 30, 2014
A single amino acid change helps a plant pathogen related to the causative agent of the Irish potato famine infect a new host.
Human-Pathogen Coevolution
Jef Akst | Jan 13, 2014
Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.
Ye Old Parasites
Chris Palmer | Nov 1, 2013
Evidence of early-13th-century intestinal worms found in a medieval castle latrine yields clues about the lives and deaths of crusaders.
Genomics-Informed Pathology
Dennis P. Wall and Peter J. Tonellato | Jan 1, 2013
Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.