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Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...e connective tissue---should be treated at the few centres which see most cases, in order to give patients th...s, reported the authors. Patients at high volume centres were generally younger, with a higher proportion of women, were more likely to have high-grade tumou...

Taking animals out of laboratory research

...enges of the 21st century taking place at research centres around the world. The official opening of the new FRAME Alternatives Laboratory will be performed by Ed Balls MP at 11.30am on Friday, July 6. The event will also be attended by members of both FRAME and The University of Nottingham, who will be th...

DFG approves 11 new Collaborative Research Centers

...ver the next four years. Research conducted in the centres will include work on the reconstruction of biological body functions using versatile molecular switches and innovative optical technology. Four of the new SFBs will be Transregional Collaborative Research Centres, which are located at multiple sites....

Aussie research goes global through new grants

...l international contacts with established research centres and academics. Primary health care research is an important and developing discipline in health care research. Its vital that we give new researchers in this area an opportunity to develop their careers, he said. The successful applicants are: ...

Pre-operative chemotherapy does not increase survival rates for nonsmall cell lung cancer

...n, UK and colleagues studied 519 patients from 70 centres in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. Most patients were clinical stage I (61%), with 31% stage II and 7% stage III. The researchers found that although nearly half (49%) of the patients responded well to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and 31% e...

Huge waves from 1 storm slam coasts some 6000 km apart

...plementing the sea forecast models used by weather centres and allowing alarms to be raised a few hours before these devastating swells hit coasts. Storms are capable of generating waves of different wavelengths that travel in several directions upon leaving the storm system, with the longest wavelengths ...

Clinical review -- A psychological approach to the management of irritable bowel syndrome

...reatment option should be restricted to specialist centres dealing with more severe cases of the syndrome. Nevertheless, hypnotherapy has the potential to help those patients whose IBS is severe, say the authors. The choice of treatment will depend on the individual patient and, inevitably, will be limit...

Pioneering UK skin researchers achieve international quality standard

... Biological Sciences was one of the first research centres to be set up in the University of Leeds. It brings together academics, clinicians and scientists and has an established international reputation for dermatological research. Dr Bojar and his team have invested substantial resources over the past fi...

Huge waves that hit Reunion Island tracked from space

...nstration. The products will be useful for weather centres to complement the accuracy of their sea forecast models. Envisat is equipped with an advanced version of the SAR instrument, Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), flown on the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions. Its wave mode acquires 10 by 5 km small i...

Spanish project 'AmIVital' creates intelligent communication devices for elderly and disabled people

...s, this cooperation between companies and research centres will represent "a breakthrough in the field of remote assistance", thanks to the creation of intelligent devices, biosensors, portable systems (integrated into the human body or into clothes), ubiquitous wireless networks, multimodal interfaces (PCs,...

Comparison of patients' access to new and better cancer drugs reveals inequalities between countries

...rvival rate between 1992 and 2000 at 50 USA cancer centres could be attributed to the use of newer cancer drugs. In 20 countries, including the USA and Europe, between 1995 and 2003, nearly a third of the reduction in cancer deaths could be accounted for by the use of newer drugs." The authors called for a...

Medical students should be taught about rape

... emergency departments and sexual assault referral centres to improve the management of people who have been victims of alleged drug-facilitated sexual assault. But because people who have been sexually assaulted often do not seek help from emergency departments or the police, should other health-care profes...

Patient adherence for successful tuberculosis treatment

...e reasons for this? Long distances from the health centres are among the first difficulties encountered. Howe...n June 2003 and January 2005 on 16 district health centres and 1522 patients, who were separated at random into two groups. The first group was treated accordi...

Specialist centers increase chance of surviving abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery

...nce that concentrating surgical resources in large centres of excellence can provide great benefit to patient...e in this type of surgery is death, and specialist centres are best placed to prevent it," says Mr Holt. An aortic aneurysm occurs when the muscle wall of th...

ESA contribution to International Polar Year 2007-2008

...Polar View also collaborates with the national ice centres to generate and provide expanded and more detailed information sets. In addition, Polar View provides information for certain private customers and commercial interests, such as iceberg information for yacht races around the Antarctic and for hunters...

Topical anaesthetic spray delays ejaculation by five times as long says new study

... period. Recruited from six hospitals and medical centres across the UK Sheffield, Manchester, Durham, Plymouth, Belfast and London and one in The Hague, the men were aged from 18 to 75, with an average age of 39. Time since diagnosis ranged from seven months to just under 35 years, with an average of ...

'Beavertail' surgery helps tongue cancer patients

...n of Otolarynology Head and Neck Surgery. "Other centres in Canada treat patients using radiotherapy and chemotherapy alone, and it was thought that the results were as good or better than what any surgery could do," O'Connell said. "But we found that by adding that jellyroll of tissue, you give the tongue...

Clear guidelines on oral chemotherapy needed

...s around the use of oral chemotherapy in US cancer centres need to be improved, say doctors in a study on bm...delines and practices used by comprehensive cancer centres for the provision of oral chemotherapy. Forty-two centres took part in the study. Variations in prac...

World's largest clinical trial into rare bone cancer 'well underway' conference hears

...reatment is complex and collaboration between many centres and different countries is crucial." The EURAMOS study brings together three existing European collaborations that are examining treatments for sarcomas, and one North American group. EURAMOS an acronym for the European and American Osteosarcoma S...

Dedicated R&D lab established to spur RFID industry in Canada

...ess process integration, and public policy." Four centres at McMaster University are involved in the initiative: Xerox Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Dofasco Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, McMaster Centre for Emerging Device Technologies, and the McMaster eBusiness Research...

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