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2009-12-05 08:00:00

Leukemia and myeloproliferative disorders are serious and often deadly blood cancers. Research presented today at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology introduces potential new treatment options and improved diagnostic methods for patients suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and myelofibrosis that are based on a better understanding of the underlying genetic causes of these conditions. "Researchers...

2009-11-04 11:30:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a study presented November 4, 2009, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), a shortened, more intensive course of radiation given to the whole breast, along with an extra dose of radiation given to the surgical bed of the tumor (concomitant boost), has been shown to result in excellent local control at a median follow up of two years after treatment with no significant side effects. "The...

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2009-09-25 05:38:46

A new study that reports precise ages for glacial moraines in southern Peru links climate swings in the tropics to those of Europe and North America during the Little Ice Age approximately 150 to 350 years ago. The study, published this week in the journal Science, "brings us one step closer to understanding global-scale patterns of glacier activity and climate during the Little Ice Age," says lead author Joe Licciardi, associate professor of Earth sciences at the University of New Hampshire....

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2009-09-24 08:05:00

In a discovery that promises to reinvigorate studies of the moon and potentially upend thinking of how it originated, scientists at Brown University and other research institutions have found evidence of water molecules on the surface of the moon. The molecules and hydroxyl "” a molecule consisting of one oxygen atom and one hydrogen atom "” were discovered across the entire surface of earth's nearest celestial neighbor. While the abundances are not precisely known, as much as...

2009-08-11 10:05:40

By washing your hands after digging in beach sand, you could greatly reduce your risk of ingesting bacteria that could make you sick. In new research, scientists have determined that, although beach sand is a potential source of bacteria and viruses, hand rinsing may effectively reduce exposure to microbes that cause gastrointestinal illnesses. "Our mothers were right! Cleaning our hands before eating really works, especially after handling sand at the beach," said Dr. Richard Whitman, the...

2009-06-02 14:50:00

New data on the persistence of avian influenza viruses in the environment has allowed a team of University of Georgia researchers to create the first model that takes into account both direct and indirect transmission of the viruses among birds. The model, which is detailed in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has the potential to shed new light on how outbreaks begin in wild bird populations."The environmental transmission of avian...

2009-05-19 06:00:00

Partner Keryx to present Phase 2 data on perifosine for multiple cancers QUEBEC CITY, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (TSX: AEZ; Nasdaq: AEZS), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, today announced that results supporting the evaluation of its targeted cytotoxic peptide conjugate compound, AEZS-108, in prostate cancer, will be presented as a poster at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, to be...

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2009-03-04 14:14:20

In an intriguing 21st century example of Darwinism, researchers demonstrate that fish will again grow to larger sizes and produce more young when size-selective fishing is eased "Undesirable" evolution in fish "“ which makes their bodies grow smaller and fishery catches dwindle -- can actually be reversed in a few decades' time by changing our "take-the-biggest-fish" approach to commercial fishing, according to groundbreaking new research published today by Stony Brook University...

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2008-09-04 09:55:00

New research noted that heart failure patients were far more likely to die within four years after their defibrillator zapped the heart into beating normally, compared with those who got no shock. If their defibrillator triggers, experts said patients should promptly tell their doctors, who should then check to see if their patients' condition has worsened. "We need to think about everything else we possibly could do to make them as healthy as they can be," said the study's lead author, Dr....

2005-09-27 04:35:00

LOS ANGELES -- The risk of dying from air pollution in parts of traffic-clogged Los Angeles appears sharply higher than previously believed, according to a study comparing the risks of living in affluent, beachfront neighborhoods to the hazy and fast-growing inland area. The study was a first to attempt to look at how chronic health problems are linked to the degree of pollution across the neighborhoods of a major U.S. city, lead author, Michael Jerrett said. The study, which will be...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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