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2011-08-09 12:24:31

A diet of flaxseed shows protective effects against radiation in animal models Flax has been part of human history for well over 30,000 years, used for weaving cloth, feeding people and animals, and even making paint. Now, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that it might have a new use for the 21st century: protecting healthy tissues and organs from the harmful effects of radiation. In a study just published in BMC Cancer,...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences, Inc., a privately-held, development-stage pharmaceutical company dedicated to treating diseases resulting from the failure of the body's mucosal defenses, today announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded the company a biodefense grant in excess of $850,000. The purpose of the grant is to advance the development of safe and effective medical treatments that mitigate pulmonary injury arising from inhalation...

2007-10-30 21:00:26

A U.S. radiological study suggests preventing lung scarring during radiation therapy for lung cancer might extend patients' lives. Researchers at New York University Medical Center have found that using a special type of drug called a pharmaceutical monoclonal antibody to prevent a serious side effect of radiation therapy for lung cancer patients -- pulmonary fibrosis, or scarring of the lungs -- extends patients' lives and improves their quality of life. The toxicity of pulmonary...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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