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2014-05-06 23:09:08

On May 14, 2014, at 8 PM Eastern time, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will be holding a new installment of its “Meet the Mesothelioma Experts” series featuring Dr. Evan Alley of the University of Pennsylvania, who will discuss his new clinical trial available to pleural mesothelioma patients. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 On May 14, 2014, at 8 PM Eastern time, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will be holding a new installment of its “Meet the...

2014-05-01 23:10:17

A team of Italian doctors say women, people with epithelial mesothelioma, and those who have chemotherapy before surgery will reap the most benefit from lung-removing surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 A new study of more than 500 mesothelioma patients at nine Italian medical centers finds that certain characteristics can help define who is likely to benefit from the most radical type of surgery. The full story has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be...

2014-04-30 23:08:09

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation reminds mesothelioma researchers that $25 million in research funding, for cancers like mesothelioma, is available through the Department of Defense (DoD)’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), with a pre-application deadline of June 10, and full applications due by September 17, 2014. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation reminds mesothelioma researchers that $25 million in...

2014-04-30 23:01:13

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has streamlined its online and over-the-phone support groups, to improve user experience and allow more participants to take advantage of this free-of-charge service. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has streamlined its online and over-the-phone support groups, to improve user experience and allow more participants to take advantage of this free-of-charge...

2014-04-30 23:01:12

Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced its release of a booklet about clinical trials specific to mesothelioma. The booklet is available, starting immediately, on the Foundation’s website, or in print, by request. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Today, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced the release of its booklet about mesothelioma clinical trials. The booklet explains clinical trials specifically...

2014-04-30 16:31:29

The Law Firm Helps Victims Receive Financial Aid for Treatment and Medical Expenses and Refers Them to Some of the Top Mesothelioma Doctors in the Industry HOUSTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Danziger & De Llano, LLP, a law firm that has years of experience in receiving justice for injured victims, recently announced its decision to offer its services to individuals affected by asbestos injuries. The law firm's helpful website explains all of its services, including...

2014-04-29 23:17:23

Law Firm Endorses Baylor College of Medicine's New Treatment Center Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Malignant mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the protective lining of several body cavities, is linked to exposure to asbestos. And pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this very rare but very lethal disease. Recognizing this, Shrader & Associates, LLP, just announced new resources for compensation regarding this particular variant of mesothelioma. Although...

2014-04-29 23:12:38

Researchers say evaluating a mesothelioma patient’s genetic makeup can help predict how well they will respond to chemotherapy. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Scientists at two London hospitals have found that identifiable genetic variations could be used to tailor treatment planning in people with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a new article on the findings. Click here to read it. Cancer and genetic researchers from laboratories at Guy’s...

2014-04-29 23:11:15

This week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation unveiled its newest support program, MesoConnect, aimed at helping mesothelioma patients and their families combat isolation by connecting them with peers who have already been through a similar experience. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 This week, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) unveiled its newest support program, Meso-Connect, a peer-to-peer support system, aimed at helping mesothelioma...

2014-04-29 23:08:14

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) applauds Congress for its bipartisan support for prioritizing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Fiscal Year 2015 and its efforts to increase federal funding for cancer research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 As Congress works to map their federal spending for Fiscal Year 2015, advocacy organizations and members of Congress alike have been announcing their funding priorities for next year. The Mesothelioma...


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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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