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2014-02-21 23:26:12

Dr. Harald Zur Hausen is Attending As Key Note Speaker of OMICS Group's 4th World Congress on Virology Henderson, Nevada (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 OMICS Group International’s Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela and OMICS Group comrades met with Prof. Dr. Harald Zur Hausen at BioAsia 2014 conference in Hyderabad, India on 20th February 2014. The Group met with Dr. Hausen, who is a Nobel Laureate, to discuss the agenda of the 4th World Congress on Virology, a conference...

2014-01-29 08:27:03

First Joint Project Involves a $20 Million Dream Team Grant for Lung Cancer Research To Be Awarded in 2015 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society, the largest voluntary health organization in the world dedicated to eliminating cancer, and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients in an accelerated time frame, announced today an historic collaboration in the...

2014-01-20 10:32:20

Men who walked at a fast pace prior to a prostate cancer diagnosis had more regularly shaped blood vessels in their prostate tumors compared with men who walked slowly, providing a potential explanation for why exercise is linked to improved outcomes for men with prostate cancer, according to results presented here at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21. Men who engage in higher levels of physical activity have been...

Melatonin May Play A Role In Reducing Risk Of Prostate Cancer
2014-01-20 03:56:23

American Association for Cancer Research Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented in San Diego at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21. Melatonin is a hormone that is produced exclusively at night in the dark and is an important output of the circadian rhythm, or the body's inherent 24-hour...

2014-01-13 08:29:07

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) are pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity in gastric cancer research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140113/PH44438 ) The Debbie's Dream Foundation-AACR Gastric Cancer Fellowship represents a joint effort to encourage and support a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct gastric cancer research...

2014-01-09 12:24:31

New Campaign to Raise Awareness in the Fight Against Childhood Cancers LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Baldrick's Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) will unveil a new print and broadcast public service announcement featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson. The PSA, entitled "In Play," is designed to increase awareness about childhood cancers and the critical importance for infants and children, and in particular teens and young adults with...

2014-01-08 23:26:38

Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich and Stand Up 2 Cancer Take Steps in the Fight Against Cancer with Dance 2 Donate Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich proudly announces the launch of “Dance 2 Donate,” benefitting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). Eight participating Arthur Murray® Dance Studios in Connecticut have joined forces in the fight against cancer by inviting everyone to dance for the cause. Dance 2 Donate will benefit...

2013-12-09 10:16:39

Certain genetic alterations to the PAX gene family may be responsible for survival disparities seen between African-American and non-Latino white men with head and neck cancer, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9. "During the last 30 years, the overall five-year relative survival rates for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) have...

2013-12-09 10:14:03

Knowledge about the efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in preventing cervical cancer was lacking in the majority of survey respondents for whom the information would be relevant, according to results presented here at the Sixth AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held Dec. 6-9. "HPV infection can cause cervical cancer as well as other cancers such as anal and vulvar cancers. Recent data...

2013-12-04 23:22:04

R&D Systems supports cancer researchers with the release of 10 travel grants of a $1,000 each. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 R&D Systems, a leader in the development of high-quality proteins and immunoassays, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of 10 travel grants for scientists attending the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. The $1,000 awards support researchers working in academic or nonprofit institutions, and applicants need not be...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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