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New Imaging System Lights Up Tumors Using Scorpion Venom Protein And Laser
2014-02-26 10:42:27

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai animal study may lead to human trial of experimental, compact intraoperative device to aid removal of malignant brain tumors Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental system consists of a special camera designed and developed at Cedars-Sinai...

2010-12-13 10:52:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In its fourth consecutive year, BET Networks presents BET HONORS , an unforgettable night honoring the achievements of six extraordinary legends in music, the arts, service and education. Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union for the third year and taped at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, DC, BET HONORS recognizes lifetime contributions and exceptional service of certain individuals to African-American culture in music, media, film, service...

2010-01-17 01:52:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With the help of the entertainment industry's finest, BET Networks honored distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in their fields by presenting the third annual BET HONORS. Hosted by the beautiful and talented actress Gabrielle Union, this phenomenal show will premiere during Black History Month, on Monday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m.* (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO ) The 2010 honorees included...

2010-01-07 11:49:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BET and CENTRIC will pay homage to the remarkable accomplishments of African Americans who have paved the way in music, film and entertainment during Black History Month with a superb lineup of thought-provoking black films and compelling original programming. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070716/BETNETWORKSLOGO ) Throughout the month of February, BET will showcase African American theatre and cinema with the premieres of movie favorites...

2010-01-05 13:14:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Giving back to give forward, BET Networks presents the third annual BET HONORS, hosted once again by the beautiful and talented actress Gabrielle Union. Taping on Saturday, January 16 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., this inspirational show which highlights distinguished African Americans performing at exceptional levels in their fields will premiere during Black History Month, on Monday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m.* (Logo:...

2009-07-16 16:25:52

University of Cincinnati neurosurgeons say they used a new technology involving the creation of a 3-D map to remove a large tumor from a patient's brain. The surgeons used multiple brain scans that were fused and installed into a surgical guidance computer, whose function is similar to that of a global-positioning system. By revealing the fist-sized tumor's relationship to all the functional centers, electrical pathways, arteries and veins in the patient's brain, the surgeons were able to...

2009-06-01 21:59:00

Drummer for 'Loose Chains' joins researchers, physicians, neurosurgeons and other brain tumor survivors June 13 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LOS ANGELES, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- It is not uncommon for musicians to have to work around scheduling conflicts, but Eddie Cleland, drummer for "Loose Chains" and two other bands, had to adjust his calendar to accommodate brain tumor surgery, which was performed by Keith Black, M.D., chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical...

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2008-05-21 00:40:00

After Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was hospitalized on Saturday, having suffered a seizure, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital announced a sobering diagnosis of the worst kind of brain cancer on Tuesday. Survival statistics of patients diagnosed with malignant glioma show that few live past three years, and half of them die within just one year. Kennedy's doctors did not announce plans to operate, which implies that it may not be an option in his case. "As a general rule, at 76, without the...

2005-06-20 16:55:00

MOLECULAR CHANGE OCCURRING DURING BRAIN TUMOR PROGRESSION ALSO EVIDENT IN BREAST CANCER A molecular change that takes place in the newly formed blood vessels of progressing brain tumors have now been documented in the most common type of breast cancer, as well. The molecular shift occurs in major proteins called laminins, important constituents of blood vessels. As tumors become increasingly invasive, the laminins normally found in blood vessels become altered in the blood vessels of the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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