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LYNPARZA Receives Additional and Broad Approval in the U.S. for Ovarian Cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:41:00 +0200

known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the PARP inhibitor, LYNPARZA (olaparib), as follows: New use of LYNPARZA as a maintenance treatment for recurrent, epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or....



In The Spotlight: Grenadian man making biotechnology advances

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:41:00 +0200

A national of Grenada, Dr Dwayne E Carter received his formation in the sciences at the Grenada Boys Secondary School and the TA Marryshow Community College in his hometown of Saint George’s. Dwayne would later migrate to the United States to further pursue his passion for medicine and his curiosity....



White supremacists don’t like what DNA tests reveal

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:41:00 +0200

The majority of white nationalists who use genetic ancestry sites aren’t happy with the results, according to a new study. Sociologists at UCLA and the Data and Society Research Institute examined 12 million posts on a white nationalist website, Stormfront, posted by more than 300,000 users.



Diluted cancer medication scandal spreads through Germany

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:37:00 +0200

The pharmacist, identified as Peter S., is also under suspicion for overcharging on some 50,000 prescriptions. The financial damage to health insurance companies is estimated at around 56 million euros ($65.7 million). German authorities arrested the man in late 2016.



Global Biotech M&A Takes a Breather on Looming Tax Reform

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:35:00 +0200

Global biotechnology mergers and acquisitions are headed for the lowest annual level in four years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. There have been just $11.5 billion in takeovers announced so far this year, on track for almost half of the yearly totals in the past two years, the data show.



New Pathology Atlas maps genes in cancer to accelerate progress in personalized medicine

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:26:00 +0200

The dream of personalized treatment for cancer patients takes a major step forward today with the launch by Swedish researchers of the Human Pathology Atlas. Published in Science 1, the Atlas is based on the analysis of 17 main cancer types using data from 8,000 patients.



Iceland Virtually “Eradicating” Down Syndrome, But How?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:22:00 +0200

With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to "eradicating" Down syndrome births as Iceland. Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in....



CSU's new VP for enrollment, Melissa Trifiletti, dies after cancer battle

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:17:00 +0200

Melissa Trifiletti, Colorado State University's vice president for enrollment and access, died Sunday from cancer. The 48-year-old was promoted to the position in April. She was previously director of admissions. During her tenure as director and vice president, CSU saw record enrollment and....



Diluted cancer medication scandal spreads through Germany

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:17:00 +0200

The pharmacist, identified as Peter S., is also under suspicion for overcharging on some 50,000 prescriptions. The financial damage to health insurance companies is estimated at around 56 million euros ($65.7 million). German authorities arrested the man in late 2016.



Can a blood test detect a range of cancers earlier?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:16:00 +0200

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead researcher Dr.



Can a blood test detect a range of cancers earlier?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:14:00 +0200

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic blood test might pave the way for detecting early stage cancers that often prove fatal when caught too late, a new study suggests. The test scans blood for DNA fragments released by cancerous tumors, explained lead researcher Dr.



Kayla Loewenhagen: Leading youth to tomorrow

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:12:00 +0200

We spotlight mentors and youth influencers who share love of agriculture with tomorrow’s movers and shakers. Hometown: Originally Bloomer, Wisconsin, now Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Organization: Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators, section vice-president. Years and areas of leadership: Nine years as an agricultural educator and adviser.



UPDATE - Long Island Plastic Surgical Group Announces the 2017 Breast Cancer Summit

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:10:00 +0200

GARDEN CITY, NY, Aug 17, 2017 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Tuesday, November 7, 2017 -- 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- The Carltun at Eisenhower Park -- 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY -- Keynote Speaker: Allyn Rose, American Beauty Pageant Titleholder, Model & Breast Cancer Advocate.



Scientists develop new immunotherapy for prostate cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:05:00 +0200

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at The Wistar Institute have created a new immunotherapy technology to treat prostate cancer using synthetic DNA against a cancer specific protein. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men worldwide. Most current treatment options are invasive, which can impair the quality of life of patients.



Soft Computing : New Data from Polytechnic School Illuminate Findings in Soft Computing (Evolutionary strategies as applied to shear strain effects in reinforced...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:04:00 +0200

New Data from Polytechnic School Illuminate Findings in Soft Computing (Evolutionary strategies as applied to shear strain effects in reinforced concrete beams) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Mathematics -- Research findings on Soft Computing are discussed in a new report.



George West now plans to join the police

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:00:00 +0200

A student who was only diagnosed as dyslexic a few months ago is celebrating A-level results which will allow him to join the police. George West, 19, a student at South Gloucestershire College (SGS) was all smiles after getting D grades in geography and film studies and an E in business studies.



Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:58:00 +0200

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes , heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence says: Don't bet on it.



Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:55:00 +0200

A report on the WSU team's work currently in the journal, Bioinformatics. Like mapping 100 billion homes. For more than a generation, people have been trying to improve understanding of human brain circuitry, but are challenged by its vast complexity. It is similar to having a satellite image of the....



Peroxisomes identified as 'fighters' in the battle against bacterial infections

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:55:00 +0200

The discovery was first made in fruit flies. Research Associate Francesca Di Cara, together with Richard Rachubinski, professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology, and Andrew Simmonds, cell biology associate professor, partnered to create fruit flies that could be used specifically for....



Aug 17, 2017 2:10PM EDT - Scientific evidence suggests getting the DNA information produced no significant effect on peoples’ lifestyle | published: Aug 17, 2017 2:04PM EDT

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:54:00 +0200

DNA testing for disease risk has recently expanded in the U.S. The company 23andMe recently started selling the nation’s first approved direct-to-consumer DNA tests that evaluate the buyer’s genetic risk for certain disease or conditions. That go-ahead came in April, about three years after it was....



Analysis What Trump’s words say about him

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:51:00 +0200

When asked by reporters about Trump’s Charlottesville comments, Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson said he did not believe the president was racist, but he could not explain further. “Because I just don’t think so,” Johnson said. During his career as a developer, Trump settled a lawsuit after....



FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:49:00 +0200

REUTERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's rare blood cancer drug, Besponsa, with a boxed warning. A boxed warning is the agency's severest form of warning reserved to caution against the most serious side effects.



UPDATE 1-FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:48:00 +0200

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's rare blood cancer drug, Besponsa, with a boxed warning. A boxed warning is the agency's severest form of warning reserved to caution against the most serious side effects.



Full Article: FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:46:00 +0200

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's rare blood cancer drug, Besponsa, with a boxed warning. A boxed warning is the agency's severest form of warning reserved to caution against the most serious side effects.



Majority of white nationalists aren’t pleased with ancestry test results: study

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:33:00 +0200

The majority of white nationalists who use genetic ancestry sites aren’t happy with the results, according to a new study. Sociologists at UCLA and the Data and Society Research Institute examined 12 million posts on a white nationalist website, Stormfront, posted by more than 300,000 users.



We May One Day Be Able To Detect Cancer With A Simple Blood Test

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:30:00 +0200

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A test that scans blood for tumor-specific DNA identified early-stage cancer in more than half of 138 patients with the disease, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday, marking a new milestone in the rush for so-called “liquid biopsies.



Another Fatal Ramming Attack, This Time in Barcelona

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:30:00 +0200

The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed. Memorial Day has the tendency to conjure up old arguments about the Civil War. That’s understandable; it was created to mourn the dead of a....



Scientists develop novel immunotherapy technology for prostate cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:24:00 +0200

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Traditional treatments are invasive and can impair the quality of life of patients, underscoring the need for alternative therapeutic strategies, including immunotherapy. One of the immunotherapeutic approaches that has been explored....



Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:23:00 +0200

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) " David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were strangers when they said "I do" in front of thousands of shoppers and....



Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:23:00 +0200

WASHINGTON (AP) " Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early " using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood. It's still highly experimental, but initial studies suggest the novel tool just might uncover....



Crystal Lake Mining : Appoints New Director

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:00 +0200

Vancouver, BC - Crystal Lake Mining Corporation ('CLM' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Meekison CPA, CMA, P. Log, CIM, BA, to the Board of Directors. Mr. Meekison holds a BA from University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Investment Manager and Professional Logistician.



Patent Issued for Y-Grade NGL Stimulation Fluids (USPTO 9725644)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:19:00 +0200

The patent's inventors are Babcock, John A. ( Houston, TX ); Guzmann, Marcus (Munsing, DE). This patent was filed on October 8, 2015 and was published online on August 8, 2017. From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "Field of the Disclosure.



Family's upset over daughter's diagnosis of having rare genetic condition

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:18:00 +0200

AFTER the birth of their darling daughter, Adam and Amy thought their dream family was complete. They had a healthy son, a new-born daughter and a beautiful home in a rural village. But in April 2017, just a year-and-a-half after Emily’s birth, their dream had turned to dismay.



FDA approves Pfizer's drug for rare blood cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:17:00 +0200

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Thursday it approved Pfizer Inc's treatment for a rare type of blood cancer. The treatment, Besponsa, carries a boxed warning, the agency's severest form of warning reserved to caution against the most serious adverse events.



Is it really Lyme disease? New test may be able to tell

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:16:00 +0200

Yet today's best available test often misses early Lyme. It's considered no more than 40 percent accurate in the first few weeks of infection. It measures infection-fighting antibodies the immune system produces. Those take a while to form, making the test more useful a month or more after infection sets in than when people first start feeling ill.



Why Do We Scratch an Itch?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:15:00 +0200

The science of itching is fascinating and strange. In 2008, Atul Gawande wrote what may be the definitive work of popular science journalism on the issue. In " The Itch " he wrote about the neuroscience of itching and its many causesincluding remarkable cases in which some circuitry had clearly gone....



Vitamin C May Encourage Blood Cancer Stem Cells to Die

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:14:00 +0200

Certain genetic changes are known to reduce the ability of an enzyme called TET2 to encourage stem cells to become mature blood cells, which eventually die, in many patients with certain kinds of leukemia, say the authors. The new study found that vitamin C activated TET2 function in mice engineered to be deficient in the enzyme.



FDA approves new treatment for adults with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:14:00 +0200

. SILVER SPRING, Md. Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).



Matter: A Speedier Way to Catalog Human Cells (All 37 Trillion of Them)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:12:00 +0200

In the laboratory, scientists easily discern the difference between, say, a muscle and a nerve cell. But these broad categories encompass many different types of cells. A muscle cell might be a skeletal muscle cell, the kind you use to walk or lift a cup.



DNA test results may not change health habits, research suggests

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:09:00 +0200

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence says: Don’t bet on it.



Cuba, Sun and Skin Cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:04:00 +0200

Irina Echarry. HAVANA TIMES — Concerned about the intense summer sun, I paid 8.40 CUC (9.85 USD) for an umbrella, which would be 210 Cuban pesos if we were to convert it into national currency. When I was at my most happiest, a friend reminded me that the umbrella might give me shade but, it doesn’t completely stop ultraviolet rays passing through.



When another MRI could lead to another diagnosis

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:03:00 +0200

A few weeks ago, at my monthly check in with my neurologist, we decided we needed to do one more MRI. I’d recently had some eye symptoms that were concerning. When all of my original neurological symptoms started over five years ago, the first thing my doctors considered was that Multiple Sclerosis, yet another autoimmune disease, was behind them.



Older Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers Differ in Assessment of Physical Abilities

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:00:00 +0200

For as long as possible, older cancer patients are generally cared for in their own homes by family or friends, with spouses being the most common caregivers. This care can include everything from ensuring patients take their medication to transporting them to hospital appointments to bathing and....



Team-Bios 15 mins ago 10:25 a.m. Vanessa Ramirez

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:57:00 +0200

Vanessa Ramirez is the traffic and entertainment anchor of 12 Today , helping viewers start their mornings with Big Picture Traffic and The Morning Juice. In addition to being a part of the 12 News team, Vanessa serves as the In-Game Host for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a role she’s held for the past 11 seasons.



Portland Commissioner Nick Fish diagnosed with stomach cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:52:00 +0200

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish has stomach cancer. The longtime Portland public servant announced his diagnosis on Facebook and in a statement Thursday. He said he had experienced weight loss, poor appetite, indigestion and abdominal pain over the last few months. "This is the biggest challenge I have ever faced," Fish said.



Southern Research To Play Key Role In Low Cost Carbon Fiber Project

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:45:00 +0200

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently announced that Western Research Institute (WRI) was selected for an award with DOE funding of Southern Research's Energy & Environment....



Victoria Laughman Named Executive Vice President of Sales for OPKO's BioReference Laboratories

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:45:00 +0200

Victoria L. Laughman as Executive Vice President of Sales. With more than two decades of industry experience, including a stint at BioReference's GeneDx genetics division, Ms. Laughman will lead a national sales force from BioReference's corporate headquarters in Elmwood Park, NJ. Prior to her new post, Ms.



Did Marijuana Kill This Young Man?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:41:00 +0200

But the medical examiner said he cannot say for sure whether cannabis was involved in Michael's sudden death and notes there’s little evidence about what marijuana does or doesn’t do to the heart. States are moving ahead with decriminalizing or outright legalizing not just the medical use of marijuana, but recreational use.



Vitamin C May Encourage Blood Cancer Stem Cells to Die

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:35:00 +0200

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitamin C may "tell" faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. This is the finding of a study led by researchers from Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, and published online August 17 in the journal Cell.



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:28:00 +0200

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace, an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico.



Cystic fibrosis no barrier to Queensland teen at New York Film Academy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:28:00 +0200

Cystic fibrosis no barrier to Queensland performing teen and New York Film Academy scholar Ella Sinclair. A Queensland teenager who started singing to help with her cystic fibrosis (CF) has returned from the trip of a lifetime to the Ella Sinclair, 13, from the Sunshine Coast was awarded a....



The search for vaccines against street drugs

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:24:00 +0200

BETWEEN 2000 and 2015 half a million people in America alone died of drug overdoses—mostly of opioids, a class of addictive, generally synthetic painkillers related to morphine. On August 8th Tom Price, the secretary for health and human services in America, raised the possibility of a vaccine to....



Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:21:00 +0200

DED is a measure of food quality and the relationship of calories to nutrients. The more calories per gram of weight a food has, the higher its DED. Whole foods, including vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and beans are considered low-DED foods because they provide a lot of nutrients using very few calories.



Mountain Men’s Eustace Conway pens emotional tribute to Preston Roberts

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:15:00 +0200

Mountain Men star Eustace Conway has penned an emotional message paying tribute to his co-star and best friend Preston Roberts — and thanking friends and fans for helping raise a huge sum to support his family. Eustace and Preston had known each other for 35 years before the renowned outdoorsman and....



Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:11:00 +0200

If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence says: Don't bet on it.



New Terahertz Imaging Approach Could Speed Up Skin Cancer Detection

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:09:00 +0200

To enable high resolution terahertz imaging, the researchers used a digital micromirror device to project laser light onto a silicon wafer in a specific pattern. When a terahertz beam passes through the wafer, a computer can reconstruct an image of the object based on the pattern of terahertz light detected.



When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:57:00 +0200

The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to The Lord of the Rings . And of particular and enduring interest : genetic ancestry tests. For white nationalists, DNA tests are a way to prove their racial purity. Of course, their results don’t always come back that way.



Celgene : Reports from Celgene Describe Recent Advances in Mantle Cell Lymphoma (Activity of lenalidomide in mantle cell lymphoma can be explained by NK...

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:49:00 +0200

Reports from Celgene Describe Recent Advances in Mantle Cell Lymphoma (Activity of lenalidomide in mantle cell lymphoma can be explained by NK cell-mediated cytotoxicity) By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Gene Therapy Week -- Researchers detail new data in Oncology - Mantle Cell Lymphoma.



Collagen in Cartilage Tissues Behaves Like Liquid Crystals in a Smart Phone Screen

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:00 +0200

. Published: August 17, 2017. Released by Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The collagen changes its crystallinity in response to physical forces, so the....



New Terahertz Imaging Approach Could Speed Up Skin Cancer Detection

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:00 +0200

WASHINGTON -- Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition. This combination could allow terahertz imaging to be useful for detecting....



UMass Amherst Researchers Find 'Switch' That Turns on Immune Cells' Tumor-killing Ability

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:00 +0200

AMHERST, Mass. - Molecular biologists led by Leonid Pobezinsky and his wife and research collaborator Elena Pobezinskaya at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have published results that for the first time show how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub....



Modern Genetic Sequencing Tools Give Clearer Picture of How Corals Are Related

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:00 +0200

University of Washington scientists are looking at the burgeoning field of coral genetics to better predict, and maybe even prepare for, coral's future threats. Their new study uses modern genetic-sequencing tools to reveal the relatedness of three similar-looking corals.



Computer Approaches Human Skill for First Time in Mapping Brain

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:39:00 +0200

PULLMAN, Wash. - A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry. A report on the WSU team's work currently in the journal, Bioinformatics.



Software development is broken and low-code is here to fix it

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:38:00 +0200

Rosado: "Even when we had the evidence of first 100 and then 200 customers the analysts could not believe that this was possible." Picture: Colin Barker. A little-known Portuguese company, OutSystems, which specialises in the equally little-known practice of low-code development, is taking large sections of the corporate market by storm.



QPharma Expands Footprint with Somerset-area Office

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:32:00 +0200

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug 17, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- QPharma, a premier provider of compliance and commercial services to the life sciences industry, is expanding its footprint with the opening of a new office in the Somerset area of New Jersey. This centrally located location will enable the company....



Friday, Aug. 18, 2017: Juvenile mental health gaps, Trump unfit to govern, tax carbon

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:31:00 +0200

Juvenile mental health gaps. An Aug. 10 BDN article cited a report issued by Disability Rights Maine about the frequency of staff calling the police for support in residential community mental health programs for youth. That report reflects a sad reality that there is a gap in services to care for....



Hospital joins Henry Ford Cancer Institute, ends U-M partnership

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:29:00 +0200

The change will provide the Jackson area with precision medicine, advanced technology and enhanced services, the hospital announced Thursday, and marks the end of a 23-year partnership with Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. Georgia Fojtasek, president and CEO of Henry Ford Allegiance Health, praised....



More accurate cervical cancer screening test to be introduced

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:22:00 +0200

Patients in England and Wales will also begin receiving the test about the same time, following the recommendations of the UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC). At present, cervical screening uses cytology, which takes a random sample of cells from the cervix and checks for any abnormalities. If they are, the sample is then tested for HPV.



The Trump administration is investigating Chinese trade practices

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:22:00 +0200

BEING tough on China was a constant theme of President Donald Trump’s election campaign. On August 14th he had another chance to wield his presidential pen to show that he is making good on his promises—in this case of a “zero-tolerance policy on intellectual-property theft and forced technology transfer”.



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:22:00 +0200

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace,an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico.



How Technology Might Get Out of Control

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:21:00 +0200

Humanity has a method for trying to prevent new technologies from getting out of hand: explore the possible negative consequences, involving all parties affected, and come to some agreement on ways to mitigate them. New research, though, suggests that the accelerating pace of change could soon render this approach ineffective.



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:19:00 +0200

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace,an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico.



Powerful new cholesterol med won't harm memory, easing concerns

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:18:00 +0200

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay News) -- Despite some early concerns, a new study suggests the powerful cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may not cause memory problems or other mental symptoms. The drugs, which include evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent), were approved in the United States in 2015.



Powerful new cholesterol med won't harm memory, easing concerns

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:16:00 +0200

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay News) -- Despite some early concerns, a new study suggests the powerful cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may not cause memory problems or other mental symptoms. The drugs, which include evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent), were approved in the United States in 2015.



Austin pharma company gets FDA approval in its brain cancer fight

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:15:00 +0200

Austin-based Curtana Pharmaceuticals announced this week it had received special status from the Food and Drug Administration for a treatment in the fight against glioblastoma in adults and brain tumors in children. Glioblastoma has been in the news recently as U.S. Sen.



Dr. Drew Moghanaki joins LUNGevity Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:14:00 +0200

Dr. Moghanaki is a highly regarded expert in the field of radiation oncology and leads the Clinical Research program at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia . Dr. Moghanaki has been instrumental in bringing more than $34 million in funding to improve outcomes....



Powerful new cholesterol med won't harm memory, easing concerns

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:13:00 +0200

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay News) -- Despite some early concerns, a new study suggests the powerful cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may not cause memory problems or other mental symptoms. The drugs, which include evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent), were approved in the United States in 2015.



Politics Portland commissioner Nick Fish diagnosed with stomach cancer Portland commissioner Nick Fish diagnosed with stomach cancer Portland city commissioner Nick Fish has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Politics 16 minutes ago

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:13:00 +0200

PORTLAND, Ore. Portland city commissioner Nick Fish has been diagnosed with stomach cancer. Fish announced the diagnosis Thursday morning in a press release. To my family, friends and co-workers: I have some bad news to share with you. I have been diagnosed with cancer.



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:07:00 +0200

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace, an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico.



Dr. Drew Moghanaki joins LUNGevity Foundation Scientific Advisory Board

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0200

Dr. Moghanaki, Radiation Oncologist and Director of Clinical Research, Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia, brings expertise in radiation oncology and other key areas to LUNGevity's research program. WASHINGTON, Aug.



Austin pharma company gets FDA approval in its brain cancer fight

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:00 +0200

Austin-based Curtana Pharmaceuticals announced this week it had received special status from the Food and Drug Administration for a treatment in the fight against glioblastoma in adults and brain tumors in children. Glioblastoma has been in the news recently as U.S. Sen.



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:58:00 +0200

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace, an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico.



Scientists unravel role of glutamine synthetase in the spread of cancer

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:58:00 +0200

Scientists have discovered an essential mechanism in the spread of cancer. A team led by professor Massimiliano Mazzone (VIB-KU Leuven) and professor Alessandra Castegna (University of Bari) has demonstrated a way to alter the metabolism of macrophages, a particular type of white blood cell often responsible for supporting tumor growth.



Brazil's chicken exports set for 5% rise in 2018

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:58:00 +0200

Brazil's chicken meat production is set to increase further, with rising global demand for the product and disease disrupting output in some countries, said a USDA report. Broiler production in Brazil is forecast to grow by 2.6% to 13.8m tonnes in 2018 from the 13.44m tonnes in 2017, and to be 6.45% up on 2016's 12.



Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:53:00 +0200

Research shows people who get DNA test results about their risk of disease often don’t change their health habits to stay healthy (Aug. 17) This June 2017 image made available by Helix shows a battery of pipettes on a robot used for gene sequencing at the company's laboratory in San Diego.



Healthcare Pioneers Tackle the Transformation of Care Delivery at Frost & Sullivan North America Summit

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:51:00 +0200

SANTA CLARA, California Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – By 2025, the healthcare industry is expected to look extraordinarily different from today. New treatment paradigms which integrate elements of prediction, prevention, and automation to make care more affordable and efficient are required.



Analyzing the Financial Health of Biotech Companies

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:51:00 +0200

The business and technology behind the biotechnology industry is multifaceted and uncertain. This makes analyzing a biotech company’s future success a challenging job. What makes this task even more difficult is the fact that many biotech companies are in different stages of development with no earnings or revenue, and little cash flow.



Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:51:00 +0200

Research shows people who get DNA test results about their risk of disease often don’t change their health habits to stay healthy (Aug. 17) This June 2017 image made available by Helix shows a battery of pipettes on a robot used for gene sequencing at the company's laboratory in San Diego.



Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:50:00 +0200

NEW YORK (AP) — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy? You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence says: Don't bet on it.



Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:49:00 +0200

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2005 file photo, visitors tour Cliff Palace, an ancient cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park, Colo. Researchers say they have new evidence that ancestral Pueblo people who disappeared from the Mesa Verde cliff dwellings of southwestern Colorado 700 years ago migrated to what is now New Mexico.