Author: rist

January 30, 2018 rist

by Dr. Maurice Cary In reference to peer reviewing histopathology evaluations of tissues from safety assessment or toxicity studies, there has been a lot of marketing communications announcing skill sets and capabilities over the internet, as well as discussions regarding histopathology peer review issues and challenges via blogs. Invariably, such communications and discussions are focused…

September 17, 2017 rist

Harmonization of nomenclature and diagnostic criteria in toxicologic pathology, especially for rats and mice, has been a goal of pathologists working in the profession for many years. Recently, the Societies of Toxicologic Pathology from Europe (ESTP), Great Britain (BSTP), Japan (JSTP) and North America (STP) joined forces to develop an internationally-accepted nomenclature for proliferative and…

April 20, 2017 rist

Principles and Practices of Laboratory Animal Pathology for Study Personnel On the 1st May 2017 the book “Pathology for Toxicologists: Principles and Practices of Laboratory Animal Pathology for Study Personnel” will be released. We are proud to announce that Dr. Barbara von Beust, one of CNE’s pathology experts, contributed with the chapter on clinical pathology,…

March 23, 2017 rist

Dr. Barbara von Beust, one of CNE’s pathology experts, is co-author on a recently published paper in Toxicologic Pathology Special Issue, Contemporary and Emerging Applications in Clinical Pathology. In this paper, the principles of assessing adversity in toxicologic clinical pathology is being discussed. Here’s what she says about it: It is a legal requirement that…

January 25, 2017 rist

by Dr. Maurice Cary Last month sometime in the post-turmoil of the US elections, something now ex-president Obama said about now president Trump struck me. Referring to Trump’s lack of interest – or whatever one chooses to label it- in being briefed several times a week by the security/intelligence agencies as is customary and necessary…

December 20, 2016 rist

by Dr. Maurice Cary I do have to say that I am somewhat confused by the recent excitement over the legalization of medical marijuana. I sincerely hope that many of the propounded benefits of Ms. Mary-Jane are proven. However, I do have to ask how marijuana can be “prescribed” when the FDA has not approved…

December 15, 2016 rist

by Dr. Charlotte Keywood “They did it, they actually did it. How dare they?” Those stupid people in Britain and the USA dared to defy The People Who Know What’s Best for Them and voted for Brexit and The Blond Beast. Well of course it was all the fault of racist White Van Man, gun…

December 8, 2016 rist

by Dr. Maurice Cary Supposed I told you that investors invested $700 million in a start-up without any clue that the technology worked and even agreed – yes, agreed – to the stipulation that the start-up would only accept the money on the condition that the CEO would not reveal how the technology worked? You…

November 8, 2016 rist

by Dr. Maurice Cary Some years ago, while having dinner with a colleague, I asked “why do I feel like I am giving the same advice over and over?” His reply was “because the same things keep happening over and over”- and frustratingly so, that seems to be case. I’ve been in the pharmaceutical industry…