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Shining light on pancreatic cancer

...ous symptoms, the primary reason pancreatic cancer killed more than 33,000 Americans last year. The new detection techniques, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), produce an optic fingerprint from the altered tissue and then enhance the data for a clearer diagnosis. The res...

Floods and fires across Europe captured from space

...pters. Local media reports two elderly locals were killed trying to escape the flames. On Thursday, fires continued to rage across Calabria and Abruzzo as strong winds thwarted fire-fighting efforts. According to the environmental group WWF, at least 4500 hectares of protected areas have burned in the pa...

Bali bomb lessons helped shape Australia's mental health response to terrorism and trauma

...vents, including the Eyre Peninsula bushfires that killed nine people and injured 110 in South Australia in ... psychiatric support. Just over 200 people were killed by the 2002 bombs, including 88 Australians, and hundreds more suffered burns and other injuries. Ma...

Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco

...t 100 million fewer people currently alive will be killed prematurely by tobacco."...

Screening men over 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms could save lives

...go risky surgery for a procedure that may not have killed them, others may discover small aneurysms and worry about them unnecessarily," says lead author Dr Paul Cosford, Director of Public Health at the East of England Strategic Health Authority. "Resource analysis indicates that screening may be cost ef...

Pediatricians and pathologists see traumatic brain injury differently

... of 4. Fifteen hundred children a year in U.S. are killed because of traumatic brain injury and those who survive are often devastated. It is impossible to do randomized controlled studies of abusive head trauma but researchers need to develop improved tools to correctly identify and ultimately prevent th...

Advances in brain research poised to dramatically change society

...ican soldiers serving in Iraq have been injured or killed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). These devices frequently target U.S. military vehicles and convoys. What if military vehicles were able to operate unmanned and autonomously" The "Decade of the Brain," declared by President George H.W. Bush ...

Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure

...proach is futile if underlying stem cells are also killed off. Moreover, there are no available treatments that can be given after exposure to limit damage to cells. "We are using an entirely different approach," says Clayton Hunt, Ph.D., of the Department of Radiation Oncology. "Rather than ramp up the p...

Insight on fruit fly immune system could lead to new types of vaccines, Stanford researchers say

... In a key experiment, she injected some flies with killed bacteria and others with just saline solution. She...n-cut," she said. Within two days, the second dose killed almost all of the flies that had initially received just saline solution. Those that had been vaccin...

The problem with treating spondylarthritis with anti-TNF strategies

...one formation, and joint ankylosis. The mice were killed at age 25 weeks, autopsied, and analyzed, through cell population staining, for the presence of TNF. In a complementary experiment, another sample of mice was induced with arthritis, using methylated bovine serum albumin. Four days later, these m...

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- Surgery and adjuvant therapy may work for pancreatic cancer

...ancreatic cancer, which has a very poor prognosis, killed more than 32,000 people in the United States last year. "We are constantly looking for ways to improve the prognosis of patients with cancers such as this," says Robert Miller, M.D., co-primary investigator and a radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic...

UK government is failing sex workers

...versity of Paisley, Scotland. The five young women killed in Suffolk last month raised questions about our collective duty to protect such women and how best to achieve it. Governments and health and social services have a duty of care without discrimination, yet they argue that UK government policies disc...

NIAID DNA vaccine for H5N1 avian influenza enters human trial

... hens' eggs and then administered as a weakened or killed form of the virus, DNA-based vaccines contain only portions of the influenza virus' genetic material. Once inside the body, the DNA instructs human cells to make proteins that act as a vaccine against the virus. VRC Director Gary Nabel, M.D., Ph.D...

Massive gun 'buyback' doubled fall in Australian gun deaths

... massacre in Tasmania in 1996, when 35 people were killed and a further 18 seriously wounded. The reforms banned the use of semi automatic and pump action shotguns and rifles, destroying more than 700,000 weapons taken from a population of 12 million adults. The study shows that in the 18 years before...

Radiologists attempt to solve mystery of Tut's demise

...has been widely speculated that a blow to the head killed the boy king. However, Dr. Selim and colleagues found several pieces of evidence to the contrary. In the cranial cavity, they found loose bone fragments that were not covered with the intracranial solidified embalming material. These bone fragments m...

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute -- cancer study

...therapies by increasing the number of cancer cells killed by chemotherapy....

Duke researchers highlight gender differences in heart failure

... an individual's heart muscle is either damaged or killed over time as blood flow to the heart is reduced, usually by a blockage in the coronary arteries, and the heart is deprived of its needed supply of oxygen. This condition frequently leads to a heart attack. In the nonischemic form, the individual has ...

Cell wall of pneumonia bacteria can cause brain and heart damage

...d-up of cell wall fragments released from bacteria killed by the antibiotic." Tuomanen's team has also developed evidence that explains how the S. pneumoniae cell wall binds to PAFr on the surface of endothelial cells, neurons and cardiomyocytes and triggers a cascade of biochemical signals called the PAFr...

Global warming and your health

...altimore. "The heat wave in Western Europe in 2003 killed in excess of 30,000 people who wouldn't have died otherwise. With climate change, heat waves will become more severe, and last for longer periods of time." "Scientists (in the U.S.) haven't done a good job of communicating why climate change is imp...

Simulation in a virtual combat environment puts surgical skills to the test

...s behavior that would likely result in their being killed in a real combat situation. This study is possibly the first to test performance with a standard mannequin-based medical simulator within a fully immersive virtual environment....

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