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2014-04-25 23:03:58

Italian scientists say siblings who work together around asbestos are also more likely to get sick together with mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 A new study of groups or “clusters” of mesothelioma cases in Italy finds that the disease can run in families, especially those with a common history of asbestos exposure. An article about the new study has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website and can be read by clicking here. Scientists with Sapienza...

2014-03-20 23:31:38

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "If a medical doctor suggests to a family that their loved one may have mesothelioma, but there has been no medical test to confirm it, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466 so we can carefully explain what we believe are vital steps that must be taken to protect the victim, and their potentially extremely substantial compensation." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The Mesothelioma Victims Center says,...

2014-02-27 23:02:21

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will provide an online live broadcast of its annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma on March 6-7 Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 On March 6-7, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will make available a free-of-charge live broadcast of its 11th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. The Symposium is a unique event that covers important treatment information and research advances...

2014-02-06 23:23:00

New research on carbonic anhydrase confirms its value as a treatment target, with limitations. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 New research published in a European medical journal and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that a cell surface enzyme may provide a new target for mesothelioma therapy. Carbonic anhydrases are a large family of enzymes responsible for a range of biological processes. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a specific carbonic anhydrase involved in...

2014-01-31 23:27:14

Researchers in Australia urge mesothelioma doctors to be aware of possible cancer “syndromes” linked to genetic mutations. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on a newly published report from pathologists with Melanoma Institute Australia. The report details the case of an Australian woman diagnosed with both melanoma skin cancer and peritoneal mesothelioma. Noting that previous studies have found a “syndromic association” between the two...

2014-01-31 23:23:17

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will host its 11th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, as well as a concurrent scientific seminar, on March 5-7, in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is in the last planning stages of its 11th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma for the mesothelioma community, as well as its first scientific seminar exclusive to scientists, both scheduled to take...

2014-01-21 23:29:55

MRHFM commends recent TV ad that positions alcohol consumption alongside asbestos exposure as increasing the risk of certain cancers as alcohol, tobacco and asbestos are all classified as Group 1 Carcinogens by the World Health Organization. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 A graphic TV ad depicting one of the deadliest consequences of consuming too much alcohol has also thrust the dangers of asbestos exposure back into the spotlight. The controversial ad, released during Alcohol...

2014-01-16 23:24:20

Researchers recommend that drug choice be guided by aspects of the patient’s condition. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on newly published research suggesting that certain aspects of a peritoneal mesothelioma patient’s condition may have an impact on the toxicity of chemotherapy. A combination of pemetrexed (Alimta) and a platinum-based drug like cisplatin or carboplatin is the drug treatment of choice for patients with pleural mesothelioma,...

2014-01-02 23:25:36

Australian researchers say bromelain may be the key to making chemotherapy more effective for mesothelioma patients. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 02, 2014 A study conducted in Australia and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds that a compound derived from the stems of pineapples appears to be able to improve standard drug treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. Bromelain has a history of use in folk medicine and is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects.Previous studies have found...

2013-12-12 23:26:17

Radiotherapy has been used for decades to treat the pain of mesothelioma but Scottish scientists say the science is weak. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 New research conducted at the University of Edinburgh and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma suggests that radiotherapy needs to be more thoroughly studied as a treatment for mesothelioma pain. As pleural mesothelioma tumors spread across the membrane surrounding the lungs, they can compress the lungs resulting in chest pain and...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.