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2014-10-06 08:26:09

Over 800 participants attended National Mesothelioma Awareness Day event sponsored by Simmons Hanly Conroy and others ALTON, Ill., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 2K Fun Run/Walk in Alton, Illinois, has raised more than $27,000 for the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, a non-profit dedicated to securing a global ban of asbestos and providing support to victims of asbestos-related diseases. Over 800 participants attended the race,...

2014-10-04 23:01:33

A pair of Texas oncologists is encouraging mesothelioma patients to seek out and participate in clinical trials to improve the survival odds for themselves and future patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 04, 2014 Oncologists with the MD Anderson Cancer Center say the future of mesothelioma treatment is in the hands of patients who will agree to take part in clinical trials of new therapies. Surviving Mesothelioma has the full story on its website. Click here to read it now. Radiation...

2014-10-03 23:05:20

A German study says the manmade material probably will not cause mesothelioma by itself, but workers still may not be risk-free. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 New research on refractory ceramic fibers (RCF) finds that the aluminum-silicate based insulator is unlikely to cause lung cancer or mesothelioma, despite the results of animal studies. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Scientists at the Institute of Molecular...

2014-10-01 23:10:40

Australian researchers say they have cured mesothelioma in lab mice by giving them a combination of three immune system antibodies. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Scientists at the University of Western Australia say a combination of three drugs that target immune system proteins has the power to knock out mesothelioma in mice. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted details of the new study on their website. Click here to read the story now. Researchers in the UWA School of...

2014-09-30 23:13:35

An asbestos attorney at Levy Konigsberg LLP, Amber R. Long, was recognized by Super Lawyers 2014 edition as a New York Metro Rising Star. NEW YORK, New York (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Asbestos attorney Amber R. Long, an associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), a nationally-recognized mesothelioma law firm, has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at...

2014-09-30 23:05:59

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) released the agenda for its regional conference held in collaboration with The University of Chicago Medicine, which will take place on October 10th at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago and will feature area experts in the field of mesothelioma. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has released the agenda for its October 10th regional conference, which will...

2014-09-30 23:05:16

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), in collaboration with Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center, held a regional conference on mesothelioma on September 26 – video of presentations is now available for viewing online. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) announced that content from its regional conference, presented as a collaboration between the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and...

2014-09-30 23:01:15

On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) and its volunteers received media coverage to shed light on this deadly cancer. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 On September 26th, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) and its volunteers obtained media coverage of mesothelioma, its treatment, and the dire need of research. Several media outlets reported on this...

2014-09-29 23:12:21

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to school teachers and school maintenance workers who may have been unknowingly exposed to asbestos while working in a public school or university anywhere in the United States between the 1950s and the 1980s, because there can be great compensation settlements for these types of individuals. As the center would like to explain, with one call to 866-714-6466 there is detailed information on a recent news article in the UK that...

2014-09-29 23:12:17

The Louisiana Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering a new, and innovative approach focused on diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in Louisiana, because based on nearly a decade of experience they already know the typical victim they will be talking to was exposed to asbestos at a oil refinery, a chemical plant, a power plant, or a shipyard - so they have lined up the nation's most skilled mesothelioma lawyers who are extremely skilled at getting the best possible compensation for these...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.