Tag: "survivors" at biology news
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center studies effects of cancer treatment among children of survivors
...f adverse genetic effects among children of cancer survivors
is not remarkably different than seen in the gener...and other adverse outcomes for offspring of cancer survivors
based on the amount of chemotherapy and radiation received. "We're also taking blood samples from th...
Scientists force viruses to evolve as better delivery vehicles for gene therapy
... increasingly more potent serum, they isolated the survivors
and subjected them to another round of PCR that in...archers discovered that the capsid proteins of the survivors
differed from those of the original strain by only seven amino acid building blocks, two of which we...
Other highlights in the February 1 JNCI
...lleagues identified 35,511 1-year Hodgkin lymphoma survivors
in Nordic countries and North America between 1970 and 2001 and calculated the excess absolute risk of developing AML. They examined the effect of age at Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis, whether risk declines after a certain time period, and if there is a...
Other highlights in the January 4 JNCI
...rvivorship Strategies and Recommendations Cancer survivors
now constitute 3.5% of the United States population, but second primary malignancies among this group account for 16% of all cancer incidence. In a commentary, Lois B. Travis, M.D., of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, and colleagues h...
Childhood infections stunt growth, shorten life
...from four European countries show that, onaverage, survivors
of generations with rampant childhoodinfection - m...even when they grew intoapparently healthy adults, survivors
of high-infectiongenerations carried a heavier lifetime burden ofinflammation. This in turn accelera...
Tsunami + 1 year: Reviving exhausted fisheries should trump replacing boats, gear, experts say
...d to revive severely exhausted fisheries and steer survivors
into more sustainable livelihoods than fishing. Ac...e fisheries productivity. As well, WorldFish says survivors
need retraining and education programs to find alternative livelihoods. Governments also need to en...
Clinical trial to test stem cell approach for children with brain injury
...n suffering severe traumatic brain injury die, and survivors
of even moderate injury often are devastated for life. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the university's Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), the clinical trial builds on laboratory and animal research indicati...
New ECCO 13 studies probe impact of haematological cancer therapy on future fertility
...te that fertility is a major concern for long term survivors
after cancer treatment in young adult life," noted study author Dr Cecille Kiserud from Rikshospitalet - Radiumhospitalet Trust, Norway. "In the future it will be important to work towards minimising treatment as much as possible in attempt to preser...
Lippman recognized for discoveries in cancer prevention
...d with stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer survivors
have almost twice the risk as the general population of developing a second cancer; that is, a different type of cancer than first occurred. Other past winners are Waun Ki Hong, M.D., of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, in 2003; David S. Alberts,...
Scientific institute founded by Jonas Salk to host meeting for polio survivors on Oct. 27
who were afflicted with poliomyelitis in the year...ed the disease in 1952 at the age of three. "Polio survivors
have the deepest understanding of the importance of the Salk vaccine. "On the 50th anniversary of th...
Other highlights in the September 21 JNCI
...ermine the risks of second cancers among long-term survivors
of testicular cancer, Lois B. Travis, M.D., of the...e, and colleagues examined data from 40,576 1-year survivors
of testicular cancer from population-based tumor registries in Europe and North America. A total of ...
Nutrition, education improve the well-being of cancer survivors
...ypothesis that the interventions would give cancer survivors
a greater feeling of control over their health and emotional well-being. Further research will examine whether the effects of the interventions remain over a period of several years after treatment....
Children born with extremely low-birth-weight have considerable health and educational needs
...term health and educational care needs of all ELBW survivors
is essential to optimally treat and possibly impro...sessments should be performed and reported for all survivors
in the lowest gestational age categories as well as all those in the lowest birth-weight categories....
Albert Szent-Gyrgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research announced
... years has already paid off for millions of cancer survivors
worldwide as we continue to proceed in our understanding and abilities to fight cancer. But the toll on human life is still too great," said Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, chairman of the Szent-Gyrgyi Prize Committee. "With an aging population in America, th...
Experimental vaccine protects nonhuman primates from Lassa fever
...ny more cases of Lassa fever and a great number of survivors
are permanently affected by complications such as hearing loss, so this vaccine may have a much broader application." A vaccine against the Lassa virus could help to control outbreaks of the disease in Africa and protect health care and laboratory wo...
Babies born after SET do as well as those conceived naturally
...h within the period of follow-up was higher in the survivors
of a vanishing twin than in those born from a single gestation." Dr. Pinborg said that she considered that single embryo transfer (SET) should be recommended to women of less than 37 years of age with at least two high quality embryos available. ...
Fragment of yellow fever virus may hold key to safer vaccine
...nents of an improved vaccine, ter Meulen turned to survivors
of acute yellow fever in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. Along the war-torn border with Sierra Leone, disruptions in vaccination and medical services led to a large epidemic in 2000. In collaboration with local health authorities, ter Meulen s...
Vanderbilt-Ingram scientists release findings at DoD 'Era of Hope' Breast Cancer Meeting
...icians, military representatives and breast cancer survivors
to present and discuss the latest scientific research funded by the DoD. To date, Vanderbilt-Ingram researchers have received 49 grants resulting in more than $11 million in funding from the program. "DoD grants are particularly valuable because the...
Bacteria can survive for weeks on hospital surfaces
...ultured and surviving bacteria were counted. MRSA survivors
remained at detectable levels for 8 weeks on acrylic fingernails, 6 weeks on computer keyboard covers and 5 days on bed linen. "The results of this study clearly demonstrate the need for frequent hand washing and environmental disinfection in health ...
Cancer survivors may be at higher risk for cognitive dysfunction
are twice as likely to develop cognitive problems ...dysfunction. This studyfound that long-term cancer survivors
were at increased risk ofcognitive impairment. An accompanying editorial urged a cautious interpreta...
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