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Charting the future in prostate cancer care: A call to action

...the NY Yankees and prostate cancer survivor When: Wednesday, September 22, 2004, 11:00 am to 12 noon (arrival & reception beginning at 10:30am) Where: New York Academy of Sciences 2 East 63rd St. (between Madison and 5th Ave.) ...

Scientists reinvent DNA as template to produce organic molecules

...bind to a protein target, and the DNA encoding the survivor was amplified by PCR and sequenced to reveal its identity. Liu's team found that small molecules bound to DNA can react to form larger products even when the DNA bases used to zip together the small molecules are far apart on a DNA template. This mea...

The science and law of torture

..., AmnestyInternational USA, Washington, D.C., is a survivor of politicalviolence in Guatemala. She will address the global problems oftorture during the war on terror. "This is turning into a global street brawl with Al Qaeda andU.S. groups engaging in widespread abuses of human rights inwhich civilians are t...

Americans speak out on cancer

...) and the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF). Cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, quintuple winner of the Tour de France, and Hamilton Jordan, a three-time cancer survivor and former White House chief of staff, announced the findings today at the National Press Club here ...

AACR and CEO Dr. Margaret Foti receive award for raising public awareness about melanoma

...adership role in building effective alliances with survivor and patient advocacy groups, like the "Billy Foundation," through its educational programs and Annual Meeting, the largest meeting in the world devoted to cancer research. For example: The "Billy Foundation" has exhibited at the AACR Public Forum/A...

Scientists, physicians discuss latest discoveries for stopping cancer before it starts

...demia, government, and industry, as well as cancer survivor groups," said Karen S. H. Antman, M.D., AACR president and Wu Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pharmacology, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York. "This second annual, multidisciplinary conference will lin...

Heart may heal with help from oxygen-sensitive genes, new study suggests

... attack. The first step in treating a heart attack survivor is to quickly remove the clot blocking a coronary artery which caused the attack. This allows a sudden rush of oxygen-rich blood to flow into damaged tissue around the site of the primary injury. The rush of oxygen activates oxygen-sensitive genes in...

UGA receives $6.7 M grant that will add knowledge in fights against cancer, Parkinson's disease

...tals, government agencies, public health services, survivor and community health groups, universities, industries, nonprofits and interested individuals - working together to save lives and reduce human suffering from cancer. Russ Toal, president of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, noted that "this grant award u...

New angle needed to get pike out of Lake Davis

... the 1997 treatment;some DNA evidence supports the survivor hypothesis. The next public meeting to discuss the pike problem is Sept. 8 inPortola, in eastern Plumas County. More information: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/northernpike/index.html ....

Cold-climate creatures may be the ultimate survivors of global warming, study finds

... than those from hotter climates. In fact, the top survivor in the experiment was Oregon's P. eriomerus, which lives in the coolest habitat of all four species studied. Stillman discovered that P. eriomerus crabs that were acclimated to 47 F (8 C) temperatures succumbed when the thermometer reached 83 F (28.5...

DNA-based vaccine triples survival for dogs with melanoma

...r dogs survived for over 400 days with the longest survivor still alive after more than 615 days. The median survival was 389 days. "Like humans, dogs develop melanoma spontaneously through an interaction of their genes with the environment," said Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD, an oncologist on the Clinical Immun...

Building the next generation of cancer researchers

...l presentations by eminent scientists and a cancer survivor on the latest research advances in the field; a guided tour of the poster and exhibit areas; and a networking session in which the students interact with both junior and senior scientists, present posters or exhibits of their school projects, lear...

'The end of the world' has already begun, UW scientists say

...ch like the first life a single-celled bacterium, survivor and descendant of all that came before," the authors write. Finally, even the surviving microbes "will be seared out of existence." The prospects of humans surviving by moving to some other habitable planet or moon aren't good, Brownlee and Ward cont...

Research finding could lead to vaccines effective against a range of cancers, UC Berkeley researchers report

...ed. They were surprised, however, to find that the survivor mice developed long-lasting immunity to the tumor cells. When these mice were injected 8-12 weeks later with the same tumor cells but lacking H60 and Rae1-Beta, the mice were able to successfully fight off the cells. This protective immunity was medi...

Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

...fering researchers a unique opportunity similar to survivor studies of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Researchers are analyzing data to determine if radiation delivered at low dose rates is equally responsible for causing cancer and other adverse health effects as the same doses delivered at high rates. PNNL...

UC Berkeley group finds first prostate cancer antigen, providing hope for an eventual vaccine against the tumor

...ne, he and his colleagues now are looking in other survivor mice for further antigens that could serve as targets for vaccines. "This is the first mouse we've looked at, so we have lots more work to do both in prostate and other kinds of cancer, including mammary cancer," Allison said. "I'm sure this is not t...

UF researchers find painless electrical stimulus helps restore hand movement for stroke patients

...I really can do something with that limb." Stroke survivor Leslie McClellan knows that feeling well, and the treatment seems to have helped. "One of the first real differences I could see was eating a hamburger with my left hand while driving with my right hand. You don't realize the amount of effort it tak...

Yale researchers may have solved mystery about why 'Lonesome George' refuses to mate

... that George is native to Pinta and truly the last survivor of his lineage. "Now that we see he has close genetic affinities to the Espanola and San Cristobal subspecies, perhaps they would be a more appropriate source of a mate for this sole survivor," the authors of the study said. The study also revealed ...

Life On The Edge

...side volcanic rocks. Perhaps the most astonishing survivor of extreme living conditions is the commonbacteria Streptococus mitis. Unknown to mission planners in 1967 a small colonyof Streptococus bacteria traveled to the moon aboard Surveyor 3, stowed awayinside the spacecraft's TV camera. Three years later ...

Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium

...king process. Collyar is a two-time breast cancer survivor herself,and through her patient advocacy programs, aims to "bring the voices of breastcancer patients into the research dialogue." The Advocacy Core program, of which Collyar is program director,supports the NCI-funded San Francisco Breast S...

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