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2014-06-05 23:15:18

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now sharing a Georgetown Hospital informational guide on the main risk factors associated with malignant mesothelioma in a new service geared towards getting asbestos exposure on the radar for the adult children of individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace, or while serving in the US Navy. The service includes all-new information for family members who are concerned about the risk factors for malignant mesothelioma and mesothelioma...

2014-06-05 23:11:03

The makers of an experimental mesothelioma drug say it may help prevent mesothelioma relapse after chemotherapy. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Veratem, Inc., the developers of several experimental drugs that target cancer stem cells, have released an update on their ongoing mesothelioma research. Surviving Mesothelioma has posted an article on the paper. Click here to read it now. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Verastem researchers say their experiments on mesothelioma cells and in live mice with...

2014-06-04 23:15:40

New Peritoneal Mesothelioma Litigation Services for Shrader & Associates, LLP Clients Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 For decades SHRADER & ASSOCIATES, L.L.P. has been one of the country's foremost law firms specializing in mesothelioma, a rare yet lethal type of cancer that affects the protective lining of locations for many of the body's organs. Recently it announced new litigation services for clients suffering from one of the most common variants of the disease:...

2014-06-03 23:13:49

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is sharing a recent Gannet article on the topic of living wills this week as the group is focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma have access to the nation's leading mesothelioma compensation claims attorneys. The Center says, “We are incredibly passionate about making certain the estate of the victim is protected in the event their is a substantial settlement, and with one call to 866-714-6466 we can explain how the Gannet...

2014-06-03 23:10:23

Taiwanese scientists say people who work in shipbreaking, the dismantling of decommissioned ships, are more likely to die of mesothelioma or another asbestos disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Cancer researchers in Taiwan found that shipbreaking workers are more likely to develop a range of cancers, including cancers of the mouth and throat and lung-related cancers like mesothelioma. An article on the new research has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can...

2014-06-02 08:30:59

The mesothelioma verdict, in favor of the family of James Phillips, is the first ever awarded in Fresno SAN PEDRO, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Worthington & Caron (http://mesothel.com/) Law Firm is pleased to announce that a jury in Fresno, California, has returned a substantial verdict in favor of our clients, the family of James 'Jimmy' Phillips, deceased, a 59-year-old plumber and race car enthusiast. (Photo:...

2014-05-31 23:04:59

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) has established four Giving Circles to provide a source of vital funding for its patient programs and research grants. In exchange for annual unrestricted donations, members receive varied benefits and recognition. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the only non-governmental funder of peer-reviewed mesothelioma research, and the only charity providing patient...

2014-05-30 23:07:25

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Announces the $11,000 gift from the National Insulation Association. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 On May 13, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s chief executive officer, Melinda Kotzian, traveled to the Northern Virginia offices of the National Insulation Association (NIA) where she was presented with an $11,000 donation to the Foundation. NIA held a silent auction in April of 2014 as part of their annual convention, through...

2014-05-30 23:06:27

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the only non-governmental funder of peer-reviewed research, has updated its peer-review process for evaluating research grant proposals. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), the only non-governmental funder of peer-reviewed mesothelioma research, has announced an update to its peer-review process for evaluating research grant proposals, to once again match the process by the...

2014-05-30 23:02:32

Dr. Marcelo DaSilva, Director of the International Midwest Mesothelioma Program at the Cardinal Bernadine Cancer Center, discussed innovative approaches to mesothelioma treatment during the May 27 “Ask the Nurse” series event. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 A discussion with nationally recognized mesothelioma expert Dr. Marcelo DaSilva highlighted the most recent “Ask the Nurse” series live chat hosted by MesotheliomaHelp.org. “We are passionate about mesothelioma care, but...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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