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Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma

... tolerated and resulted in impressive long-term survival rates in patients with metastatic melanoma whose ... Data showed that the projected five-year survival rate is 54% at a median follow up of 4.5 years ... remarkable long-term, progression-free survival after completing the vaccine therapy, even though ...

Technology improves salmon passage at hydropower dams

... scientific contributions to the endangered fish's survival during group technical presentations at ... in Spokane, Wash. Acoustic tags measure survival rates An average of 76 percent of juvenile ... began developing JSATS in 2001 to determine the survival rate of subyearling Chinook salmon in the ...

2 reproductive factors are important predictors of death from ovarian cancer

... Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by ... the influence of these factors on a patient's survival after a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Cheryl ... the reproductive factors that may influence survival after diagnosis with this serious disease." ...

Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

... or genetic factors as the potential source of the survival gap. Dawn Hershman, M.D, M.S., a Columbia ... found no statistically significant difference in survival based on race for a number of cancers including ... which found that disparities in breast cancer survival based on race persisted even after adjusting for ...

When evolution is not so slow and gradual

... of only a few studies to look at adaptation and survival in a wild population. A research team led by ... found that the adapted guppies had a significant survival advantage over the more recently introduced ... population had a 54 to 59 percent increase in survival rate over those from the newly introduced group. ...

UMMS researchers isolate first 'neuroprotective' gene in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

... A genetic variant that substantially improves survival of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... gene which was associated with an increase in survival time of 40 to 50 percent. Because survival with ALS is normally only three to five years, ...

Tree survival skills

... stress factors can mean the difference between survival and death for trees. For starters, when ... stressors are combined, the prospect of trees' survival in the landscape is greatly reduced. Andrew ... be directly linked to reduced tree growth and survival within the first year of establishment. ...

Health choices predict cancer survival, U-M study finds

... enough fruit when they were diagnosed had worse survival outcomes than those with better health habits, ... Addressing health behaviors may enhance the survival advantage offered by these treatments," says ... Now it appears that these factors also impact survival after diagnosis," Duffy says. The next step ...

New drug agent knocks out multiple enzymes in cancer pathway

... tried for years to design drugs to inhibit cell survival pathways in tumor cells, focusing on a protein ... and GGPPS, which are upstream of Ras in the cell survival pathway. Inhibiting these enzymes appears to be a ... would inhibit multiple enzymes in the tumor cell survival pathway, rather than just one, an approach ...

Dana-Farber oncologists present at ASCO GU -- predict prostate cancer survival using Source MDx test

... Precision Profiles diagnostic test predicted survival in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer ... leading to more robust studies with more relevant survival endpoints. I look forward to further evaluating ... and humoral immunity are associated with survival in CRPC patients. These specific immune system ...

Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates

... The UF study is the first to analyze overall survival chances for people waiting for a kidney ... a transplant. "Patients want to know their survival long term, not just if they happen to make it to ... year. Waiting time had the strongest effect on survival once a patient got on a transplant list. At ...

A BBVA Foundation project comes up with a system enabling detection of cetacean hearing loss

... loss, allowing assessments to be run on the survival chances of stranded animals without having to ... use its biosonar system and thus evaluate its survival chances on release. ELUCIDATING THE SPERM ... extracting the key components that determine the survival of an individual or a population, and is a ...

Exercise increases brain growth factor and receptors, prevents stem cell drop in middle age

... of neural stem cells and neurite growth and survival of neuronal progenitor cells in dentate gyrus of ... mice that did not exercise. In addition, the survival of new nerve cells increased by 170% and growth ... which, in turn, promotes differentiation and survival of new brain cells in the hippocampus. Exercise ...

Conservation International gets support from Dreamworks Animation to protect giant pandas

... the contribution to jump-start its Giant Panda survival Plan, a bold blueprint for panda conservation in ... its local community partners, aims to ensure the survival of the giant panda in its natural habitat. ... the primary threat to the giant panda's continued survival is the destruction of its natural habitat. ...

Salmon smolt survival similar in Columbia and Fraser rivers

... in Oregon and British Columbia has found that survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead during their ... food, forcing fish to channel their energy into survival instead of growth, Schreck pointed out. ... OSU scientists have been using telemetry to study survival rates of juvenile salmon below Bonneville Dam. ...

Scientists achieve first tracking of salmon from headwaters in Rockies through Pacific to Alaska

... several mysteries of fish migration and survival may soon start to unravel." In 2006, ... applications of this technology - comparing the survival of young salmon in dammed and un-dammed rivers. And the finding that survival is comparable is both surprising and ...

Research challenges conventional notions about salmon survival

... to show the surprising result that the survival of juvenile salmon in two major west coast ... the Fraser River has a problem that cuts salmon survival to that of a heavily dammed river, or whether ... or travel time was taken into account and survival was greater during migration within the ...

Similar survival rates for Pacific salmon in Fraser, Columbia Rivers raises new questions

... Library of Science. The team compared the survival rates of out-migrating, juvenile spring Chinook ... River salmon populations studied have lower survival than the Columbia River study populations," says ... the Fraser River has a problem that cuts salmon survival to that of a heavily dammed river, or whether ...

The MDS foundation supports vidaza's recommendation for European approval

... found that VIDAZA nearly doubled the two-year survival rate for higher-risk MDS patients compared to conventional care regimens (CCR) with a mean survival of 24.5 months compared to 15 months for patients ... Health, in this patient group, the average 5-year survival rate after diagnosis with AML is only ...

Second lumpectomy for breast cancer reduces survival rates

... that women who had mastectomies had a 78 percent survival rate after five years, while those who had second lumpectomies had a 67 percent survival rate. The 10-year survival rates were 62 percent for those who had ...

Breast cancer cells recycle to escape death by hormonal therapy

... reason may be breast cancer cells switch into a survival mode that normal cells also use when faced with ... "Most cancers probably use autophagy as a survival mechanism. You can either block the autophagosome ... says. Dr. Schoenlein believes breast cancer survival during macroautophagy requires high activity of ...

The IMF says journal editorial documents dramatic increase in survival since the 1980s

... families, researchers and physicianstoday said survival outcomes have improved dramatically for patients ... treatment was used. By contrast today, two-year survival rates are around 90 percent. "What has changed ... levamisole. There is essentially a doubling of survival at two years, with preliminary evidence that ...

The MDS Foundation supports the FDA's decision to expand vidaza label to include survival data

... is the only agent which has been shown to extend survival in MDS patients. Data from the AZA-001 trial ... that azacitidine nearly doubled the two-year survival rate for higher-risk MDS patients compared to conventional care regimens (CCR) with a mean survival of 24.5 months compared to 15 months for patients ...

Signals from the Atlantic salmon highway

... England rivers. Biologists agree that poor marine survival is affecting salmon in the U.S. and Canada, but ... external tagging methods, which help determine survival but don't provide the level of detail about fish ... 2010, is designed to look at the emigration survival and ecology of smolts of different hatchery ...

Experimental chemotherapy regimen shows promise in treating advanced lung cancer

... rate, progression-free survival, and overall survival from use of S-1 and irinotecan were similar to, ... be conducted to confirm what appears to be a survival benefit among patients who used S-1 and ... the response rate was 22 percent with a median survival time of 10.2 months. In this study, patients who ...

Scientists find elephant memories may hold key to survival

... sources of food and watermay be the key to survival during the worst of times. In particular, ... their family groups an edge in the struggle for survival in periods of famine and drought, according to a ... of distant resources become crucial to the survival of herds during periods of extreme climatic ...

Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival

... benefit to infants in terms of HIV-free survival at 24 months, compared to those infants who were ... statistically significant difference in HIV-free survival at 24 months 84 percent for those who stopped ... and no significant differences were found in survival between them. Seventy-six percent of infants ...

Mangroves key to saving lives

... subprojects) reported only a 35 percent survival rate for the mangroves planted. Conversely, a ... with a people's organization had a mangrove survival rate of 97 percent. Primavera and Esteban point ... community involved had a shared interest in the survival of the mangroves and lived next to the plantation ...

TG2 identified as potential therapeutic target in chemo-resistant ovarian cancer

... resistance to chemotherapy and lower overall survival rates. When researchers targeted and silenced TG2 ... succumb to the disease. Higher TG2, lower survival The study, which examined 93 ovarian cancer ... TG2 corresponded with significantly lower patient survival than those with low levels of TG2. Sixty-nine ...

Prostate cancer vaccines more effective with hormone therapy

... following vaccine treatment improved overall survival compared with either treatment alone or when the ... patients enrolled in the study, the three-year survival probability was 71 percent and the median overall survival was 4.4 years. Patients randomized to the vaccine ...

Great Ape Trust's Wich lead author of Oryx paper on continuing orangutan population declines

... . Conservation action essential to survival of orangutans, found only on the islands of ... January 2004 to address the threats to orangutan survival and develop new assessment models to guide ... timber. Although other threats to orangutan survival exist, such as hunting in agricultural areas ...

Following traumatic brain injury, balanced nutrition saves lives

... which they say can improve their chances of survival by as much as four-fold. The evidence shows ... study to ever look at the issue of nutrition and survival following TBI. The research team followed survival outcome and nutritional care in 797 patients from ...

Project succeeding to relocate Caspian terns

... in the estuary and "substantially improve the survival of fish listed as threatened or endangered" under ... for that location because of their impact on the survival of threatened and endangered salmon from ... the population to lessen their impact on the survival of juvenile salmon from the Columbia River Basin. ...

Many African-Americans have a gene that prolongs life after heart failure

... with this genetic variant have about the same survival rate even if they don't take beta blockers as ... in 375 African-American patients. They looked for survival time or time to heart transplant, comparing ... but did not further increase the already improved survival of those with the variant. "These results ...

Standard chemo works better against metastatic BRCA1/2 breast cancer than against sporadic tumors

... the disease progressing, and a longer overall survival when treated with anthracycline-based regimens ... (89% versus 50%), a longer progression-free survival (nearly a third better) and a longer overall survival (47% better) than did women with sporadic ....

Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted

... van Schaik said. "Because development and survival are highly responsive to conditions, this ... species such as chimpanzees share certain survival traits. It takes longer to grow a bigger ... that is still developing itself confers some survival advantages to offspring, according to Barrickman. ...

Sand dollar larvae use cloning to 'make change,' confound predators

... first time cloning by larvae has been seen as a survival mechanism in the face of possible predation. ... response for the organism to try to ensure its survival in some form if a predator strikes. That is ... that reduced size because of cloning could affect survival later in the sand dollar's life. In many species, ...

Changes in ocean conditions in Sargasso Sea potential cause for decline in eel fishery

... be a primary factor in declining reproduction and survival rates. Although many aspects of spawning and ... to be used by eels to locate mates and favor survival of their young. After hatching, their ... by the NAO could be affecting the recruitment and survival of European eels, Friedland says. Our findings ...

Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo

... breeding through its participation in the Species survival Plan, a cooperative population management program ... the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Species survival Plans maintain the pedigree of each animal in a ... space for potential offspring. Without a Species survival Plan, animal populations are at risk of ...

2008 Pew Fellowship in marine conservation awarded to UM Rosenstiel's Dr. Andrew Baker

... practical tool that might help us maximize the survival of reef corals over the next few decades, Dr. ... to make every effort to ensure the short-term survival of the worlds reefs while we take the necessary ... gas emissions that will ultimately ensure their survival in the long-term, said Baker, who earned his PhD ...
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