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2011-06-07 00:00:33

"These abstracts clearly confirm a role of PDT in the treatment of head and neck cancer. The inclusion of our abstracts in this year's IPA's World Congress 2011 is an important accomplishment for our Company as it reflects the high quality of research and the IPA's interest in our technology," said Carolyn Cross, Chairman & CEO of Ondine Biomedical Inc. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 Ondine Biomedical Inc (TSX: OBP; AIM: OBP; the "Company"), is dedicated to the...

2011-06-06 19:21:17

Researchers from the University of Hull have discovered a way to load up nanoparticles with large numbers of light-sensitive molecules to create a more effective form of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for treating cancer. Photodynamic therapy uses molecules which, when irradiated with light, cause irreparable damage to cells by creating toxic forms of oxygen, called reactive oxygen species. Most PDT works with individual light-sensitive molecules "“ but the new nanoparticles could each...

2011-06-02 22:43:16

Photodynamic therapy added to lung sparing surgery provides superior results for overall survival in mesothelioma patients Pleural mesothelioma patients who undergo lung-sparing surgery in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT) show superior overall survival than patient treated using the conventional therapy of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) (or en bloc removal of the lung and surrounding tissue) with PDT, indicates new research from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at...

2011-05-13 00:00:30

"We have spent the last 70 years using and misusing antibiotics to treat and prevent common infectious diseases" stated Carolyn Cross. "Today, we have entered an era where many bacteria have developed resistance to most antibiotics, rendering many of these drugs almost useless. It is therefore imperative that non-antibiotic solutions to fight infections are developed in order to preserve the next generation of effective medicine." Ms. Cross will assist the IPA in raising awareness about the...

2011-04-11 17:03:17

Targeted photodynamic therapy can completely eradicate some models of cancer, according to the latest research by UK and Swiss scientists, published in the current issue of the British Journal of Cancer. The team "“ including researchers from the University of Hull and ETH Zurich "“ linked light-sensitive molecules with antibodies that target tumour blood vessels. When irradiated with light, the molecules create particles known as reactive oxygen species, which in high numbers...

2011-02-07 13:37:31

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a little bomb that promises a big bang for cancer patients. Preliminary tests show an anti-cancer drug loosely attached to gold nanoparticles starts accumulating deep inside tumors within minutes of injection and can be activated for an effective treatment within two hours. The same drug injected alone takes two days to gather and attacks the tumor from the surface "“ a far less effective route. The work, titled "Deep...

2011-01-28 13:06:45

Light, or photodynamic, therapy can help preserve the voice and vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal (voice box) cancer, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment for early laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas, offering patients a less invasive option with fewer side effects than other therapies, while preserving the voice," says study co-author Vanessa G. Schweitzer, FACS, M.D., a senior staff physician in...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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