Navigation Links
Texas Children's Hospital is first in North America to own Leica Microsystems Gated Stimulation Emission Depletion microscope
Date:8/20/2012

HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is the first institution in North America to acquire a Leica Microsystems Gated Stimulation Emission Depletion (G-STED) microscope. The new microscope allows researchers to take never before seen, super-resolution photos below 40 nanometers within a cell and is the only microscope in the world that can acquire images at this level of resolution from deep within cells and from within living cells. Learn more about Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology at Texas Children's Hospital.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120820/DC60011)

This microscope will enable researchers at Texas Children's to see interactions that are taking place at a cellular level, within live cells, to better understand and gain new insights into congenital immune deficiencies and immune defenses which can lead to novel therapy approaches. It will also aid researchers in understanding the mechanics and interactions of viruses within a cell and provide never before gleaned detailed information about how infections occur.

"Leica's G-STED microscope allows us to have unprecedented views into the human immune system which is especially relevant in helping us explore extremely rare immune deficiencies in children," said Dr. Jordan Orange, chief of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology and director of a new Center for Human Immunobiology at Texas Children's Hospital, as well as professor and section head for Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology in the department of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. "This microscope will empower us to obtain deep mechanistic insights into the human immune system and visually observe the ramifications when those mechanisms go wrong. This will ultimately benefit our patients as we push beyond the current treatment options and find novel therapies for a variety of illnesses by better understanding the human immune system."

Orange's research focuses on the biology of natural killer cells and the innate immune system, with a clinical focus on primary immunodeficiency disease. He has received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, as well as the United States Immunodeficiency Network to support his laboratory work.

Over the past decade, Orange has invigorated the field of human natural killer cell deficiencies in various genetic disorders. He recently collaborated with European researchers who achieved marked clinical improvements in using gene therapy to treat young children with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare but often severe immunodeficiency disorder. He is currently conducting clinical trials testing the use of immunotherapy to boost immune function in children with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. His use of advanced imaging technologies has enabled otherwise impossible insights into these rare diseases and overall into human immune defenses.

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Contact:
Veronika Javor Romeis
Texas Children's Hospital
832-824-2157
vxjavor@texaschildrens.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Austin Recovery Becomes Learning Environment for Texas A&M Health Science Center Medical Students
2. Texas Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth
3. Texas Medicaid Managed-Care Problems Gaining National Attention
4. Softway Solutions Develops Award-Winning Health App for Texas Heart Institute
5. Texas A&M System Awarded National Center for Innovation
6. New Chronic Wound Therapy Awarded at Texas Largest Life Science Event
7. Sensus Healthcare and Texas Dermatology Associates at Baylor University Medical Center Announce the Formation of the SRT University™ Comprehensive Education Series for Practitioners, Healthcare Professionals, and Patients
8. ECRI Institute Helps Hospitals Design Spaces for Current and Future Technologies
9. Luminex Corporation and University Hospital of Wales Collaborate During Olympic Games
10. Elekta Technology at Work in 100 Percent of Americas Top Cancer Hospitals
11. Survey: Hospital Executives Nationwide Facing Operating Room Case Volume Increases, Seeking Greater Efficiency through Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/19/2017)... YORK , April 19, 2017 ... This report on the prostate cancer therapeutics ... the global market. Increasing prevalence of prostate cancer, ... innovation in the development of new drugs & ... prostate cancer drug due to lesser side effects ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... PUNE, India , April 19, 2017 ... Type and Application, Forecast to 2022 report has covered and ... provides statistics and information on market size, shares and growth ... with major drivers, challenges and opportunities in the global market. ... Browse 152 Tables and ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 ... an immune response in pets such as canine, ... are of various types such as Attenuated Live ... Vaccines, DNA Vaccines and Recombinant Vaccines. Attenuated live ... virus or bacteria, which have been weakend under ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:4/27/2017)... Neb. (PRWEB) , ... April 27, 2017 , ... ... was named the 2017 North American CAREGiverSM of the Year for her extraordinary ... selects one of its 60,000 North American professional caregivers for the prestigious award ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Are you investing in the safety of your friends and ... the summer. While most of us assume this type of accident will never happen ... people are taking the time to learn how to respond effectively or prevent these ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 26, 2017 , ... Journal ... adults. It can have severe consequences to overall dental health, including complications with speech, ... often turn to dental implants to replace lost teeth. As the number of tooth ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... Elisabete Miranda, president and ... by Enterprising Women magazine as one of its 2017 Enterprising Women of the ... Winners have demonstrated that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... RawTrition now brings you BioEnergy ... get nutrients from SUPERFOODS! , RawTrition is taking nutrients to the next ... because the body recognizes its raw form (unlike the synthetically made options that are ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):