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2014-05-13 08:33:29

Patients with five to 10 metastatic brain tumors who receive Gamma Knife radiosurgery live as long as those with two to four tumors post-therapy NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese multi-institutional study(1) of 1,194 patients, has found that individuals with five to 10 tumors treated with Gamma Knife® stereotactic radiosurgery alone (no whole brain radiation therapy) fared as well as a group with two to four tumors who received this radiosurgery-only treatment. The...

2014-05-13 08:33:05

Nuclear radiation blocking drug for civilian distribution part of 14Mil order MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com announces today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was recently shipped 6,383,000 tablets of FDA approved potassium iodide for protection against radiation in the event of a nuclear reactor accident. The balance of the total 14 million tablet solicitation by HHS, on behalf of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), is...

2014-05-12 12:30:43

CORALVILLE, Iowa, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions, the leading provider of comprehensive radiation oncology motion management solutions, is excited to announce a partnership with 21(st) Century Oncology to utilize CIVCO's 6 Degrees of Freedom Protura(TM) Robotic System. 21(st) Century will be using Protura in conjunction with CIVCO's newly-released Universal Couchtop(TM) Kevlar Extension and Varian Medical Systems' Calypso® System for the treatment of prostate...

2014-05-12 08:31:13

PRINCETON, N.J., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. Soligenix's revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 were $0.9 million as...

2014-05-08 23:00:18

Allegheny General Hospital has become the first hospital in Pittsburgh to use a new cardiac imaging technology that provides sharper images of the heart in shorter time with less radiation exposure. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, has become the first hospital in the Pittsburgh area to offer patients access to a revolutionary nuclear cardiac imaging technology that greatly improves and expedites the diagnosis of...

2014-05-08 08:34:04

SINGAPORE, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced it has enhanced the LFS scintillation crystal array manufacturing and assembling process resulting in a more flexible production output at a significantly improved price point. The enhanced process allows for manufacturing of LFS crystal arrays with various sizes and...

2014-05-08 08:33:54

Kettering Medical Center is first designated Center of Excellence KETTERING, Ohio, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta has established a Center of Excellence program that seeks the collaboration of its clinical customers in the development of high-quality research, education and outreach to advance the treatment of cancer and brain disorders. Long-time Elekta solutions user, Kettering Medical Center (Kettering, Ohio) has been named the program's first Center of Excellence. The program...

2014-05-08 08:33:07

Clinicians detail how the Edge(TM) radiosurgery suite and other cancer treatment technologies from Varian Medical Systems are enabling fast, precise tumor targeting MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation oncologists and a neurosurgeon from noted institutions in the U.S. and Europe report that they are able to use non-invasive radiosurgery to treat a widening variety of cancers due to technology advances that are making it possible to deliver these treatments more quickly...

2014-05-07 23:02:50

New research report “Infrared and Thermal Imaging Systems Market by Technology (Cooled, Uncooled), by Subsector (Commercial, Military), by Application (Transportation, Security & Surveillance, Thermography, Military Vehicle Vision, Soldier Portable Vision, & Unmanned Systems), & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America & ROW) - Forecasts & Analysis 2014–2019” worked out by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at...

2014-05-07 08:46:51

Non-invasive focused ultrasound thermal therapy reduces pain from bone metastases When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the bone, relieves pain and improves function for most patients when other treatment options are limited. The results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-10-27 21:58:22

The bolometer, invented in 1878 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, measures the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation. It consists of an absorptive element connected to a heat sink through a thermal link. The absortive element raises its temperature above that of the heat sink when radiation impinges on it. The higher the energy the higher the temperature rises. Old bolometers used metals while newer ones used semiconductors and superconductors as the absorptive elements. Bolometers can...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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