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2014-04-07 15:55:09

For the first time, researchers have been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiation therapy could provide accurate treatment to tumors while helping to spare healthy organs. A treatment planning study to be presented at the ESTRO 33 congress today [Sunday] has been able to show that helium may have effects that are superior to radiotherapy using protons, themselves a considerable advance on conventional photon beam radiotherapy. Mr Hermann Fuchs, a PhD student at the...

2014-04-07 12:47:39

A new genetic "signature" to identify prostate cancer patients who are at high risk of their cancer recurring after surgery or radiotherapy has been developed by researchers in Canada, the 33rd conference of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO33) in Vienna will hear today (Saturday). Professor Robert Bristow will tell the conference that although surgery and precision radiotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for cancer that is confined to the prostate, the cancer...

2014-04-04 11:48:17

Not so long ago researchers thought that RNAs came in two types: coding RNAs that make proteins and non-coding RNAs that have structural roles. Then came the discovery of small RNAs that opened up whole new areas of research. Now researchers have come full circle and predicted that some long non-coding RNAs can give rise to small proteins that have biological functions. A recent study in The EMBO Journal describes how researchers have used ribosome profiling to identify several hundred long...

2014-04-04 10:37:22

A new Global Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Atlas, launched by the World Heart Federation in its journal Global Heart, shows that in wealthy countries, the burden of cardiovascular disease is falling both in crude and age-standardized terms, while clusters of low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) are seeing rises in their CVD burden as their populations continue adapt to demographic and behavioral changes including increased life expectancy, poor diet, continued and in some cases...

2014-04-03 13:10:38

An international team of scientists has identified the precise biochemical key that wakes up the body’s immune cells and sends them into action against invading bacteria and fungi. The patented work, published in Nature today, provides the starting point to understanding our first line of defence, and what happens when it goes wrong. It will lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers and even TB. It could also lead to new protective vaccines....

Carbon Nanotubes Grow In Combustion Flames
2014-04-02 15:36:48

Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University Professor Stephan Irle of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM) at Nagoya University and co-workers at Kyoto University, Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), and Chinese research institutions have revealed through theoretical simulations that the molecular mechanism of carbon nanotube (CNT) growth and hydrocarbon combustion actually share many similarities. In studies using acetylene molecules (ethyne; C2H2,...

2014-04-01 23:31:57

‘An ongoing clinical investigation at the Department of Urology at The Mikaelyan Institute of Surgery shows that men with BPH and chronic prostatitis, who have used Dr. Allen’s therapeutic device since April 2013, get better and recover without medications and surgeries,’ shares Professor Ivan Aghajanian, the head of this clinical trial. London, GB (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 British and Armenian medical doctors have joined forces on researching a non-invasive therapeutic way of treating...

2014-04-01 14:28:49

Experts analyze baker's yeast to discover potential for combating neurological conditions like Parkinson's and even cancer A humble ingredient of bread – baker's yeast – has provided scientists with remarkable new insights into understanding basic processes likely involved in diseases such as Parkinson's and cancer. In a new study published today (Monday March 31) in the prestigious journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science), the team from Germany, Leicester, and...

2014-03-31 08:26:20

Columbia Business School Professor Reviews Data of Nearly 800k MLB Pitches and Finds 'Star-Struck' Umpires Show Bias in Favor of All-Star Pitchers NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is a historic year for Major League Baseball (MLB) as the organization introduces its expanded use of instant replay, allowing umpires to review home run calls, forced plays, foul balls and more. But the one decision still left fully in the hands of umpires is the calling of the strike zone. Should the...

2014-03-28 23:03:16

J. Lance Lichtor, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics; Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology; and Fellowship Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, presented on Drug Shortage in Anesthesia. Jennifer I. Lim, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology; Marion H. Schenk, Esq., Chair in Ophthalmology for Research of the Aging Eye; and Director, Retina Service, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, presented on Advances in Vitreoretinal...


Word of the Day
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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