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Thursday, September 30, 2021
Brain Pathology's “Under your Microscope” Now Underway
Brain Pathology “Under your Microscope” is finally up and running! For anyone unfamiliar, this series is a new Case Image series, which took the place of the Case of the Month.
This new series presents unusual and interesting “unknown” cases that we come across in daily practice with differential diagnoses and teaching points. The case history is presented along with digital microscopy files allowing the readers to take a first look at the whole scanned slides as they would appear under their microscope. It is a fantastic educational resource for trainees and practicing pathologists. The first cases are published and are available on the Brain Pathology website. The cases are searchable by their diagnosis / author / or other keyword and over time the digital files will provide an archive of clinical teaching cases.
As before, Under your Microscope encourages the submission of cases from the entire spectrum of neurological disease, including diagnostic challenges, rare clinical entities, cases with classic pathognomonic findings. Please, note: for anyone interested in submitting a case, the submission process for “Under your Microscope” has changed. Cases are now submitted using the same system as other articles for Brain Pathology.
There is no charge for the publications of Under your Microscope cases. If you had an accepted case prior to 2020, which remains unpublished, please contact Caterina Giannini (Giannini.Caterina@mayo.edu).
Friday, September 3, 2021
Webinar in Quantitative Digital Pathology Methods Applied to Neuropathology
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Forensic Neuropathology Symposium kicks off 97th Annual AANP Meeting
Monday, May 10, 2021
Coronavirus does not infect the brain but still inflicts damage, study finds
Friday, April 2, 2021
2021 Update on Meningeal Solitary Fibrous Tumor
Monday, March 15, 2021
Glioma diagnostics and research in JoVE
|Dr. Paul Lin|
|Dr. George Zanazzi|
Monday, March 1, 2021
Dr. Mauro C. Dal Canto (January 1, 1944 – December 16, 2020)
I recently received word from Dr. Eddie Lee of the passing of Dr. Mauro Dal Canto due to a tragic aircraft accident.
|Dr. Maura Dal Canto|
Dr. Dal Canto was a neuropathologist at Northwestern for many years and a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists as well. Here is Dr. Canto's obituary.
Friday, February 26, 2021
History and Overview of Digital Pathology Webinar Scheduled for Monday, March 8
I recently received notification from Margaret E. Flanagan, M.D., assistant professor of pathology at Northwestern, about an upcoming event featuring several well-known neuropathologists. You can register for the event here. Thanks very much, Dr. Flanagan!
|Dr. Margaret E. Flanagan|
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Dr. William Yong of UC Irvine co-authors timely update of neuro-COVID
I recently received an email from the illustrious William Yong, MD at UC Irvine Health. He alerted me to an excellent article which he co-authored entitled Neuropathology of COVID-19 (neuro-COVID): Clinicopathological Update. Dr. Yong writes: "I don’t normally forward my pubicationss but will do so for this COVID Neuropath review (reviewed over 180 cases from the literature) since things move fast with COVID literature and as Free Neuropathology is a new journal and not in Pubmed yet. The paper will eventually get into Pubmed as its is NIH funded but process is slower. The article is open access and free to download at Free Neuropathology. If you think it will be of some value to your readers, please feel free to share in your wonderful blog." A PDF version is available here https://www.uni-muenster.de/Ejournals/index.php/fnp/article/view/2993/3173
Thanks very much, Dr. Yong, for alerting us to this timely update!
Dr. Diamandis develops network to help pathologists interface with AI computational scientists
A neuropathology colleague in Toronto (Dr. Phedias Diamandis) is developing some amazing AI-based tools for pathology and academia. He hel...
Remarkable en bloc dissection of human central and peripheral nervous system accomplished at University of ColoradoShannon Curran, MS with her dissection Shannon Curran, a graduate student in the Modern Human Anatomy Program at the University of Co...
The meticulously extracted nervous system of a 19th-century woman on display at Hahnemann Medical CollegeLast summer I put up a post about a remarkable whole nervous system dissection that was carried out at the University of Colorado School of ...