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Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

... where normal cells divide quickly. "One of the advantages of TTF therapy is that only a small fraction of its electrical fields can penetrate into these sensitive tissues," Palti said. Researchers conducted a pilot study of 10 patients with recurrent glioblastoma, a rapidly growing type of brain tumour, t...

EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer

...echanistic approach, which could offer significant advantages in the fight against cancer." EpiCept President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Talley commented, "We are pleased to be joined by Tower Cancer Research Foundation in the development of EPC2407 and we believe that their participation will result in...

Scientists Destroy Cancer Cells Using Electric Pulses

...ive surgical technique to treat cancer. It has the advantages that it is easy to apply, is not affected by local blood flow, and can be monitored and controlled using electrical impedance tomography," he added. The researchers said that they would continue to advance the promising method to treat cancer, whic...

Completely Neutral Evolutionary Changes Helped Shape Our Genome

...that drive evolutionary changes do not confer any advantages or disadvantages to humans or other animals. Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Hopkins' Institute of Genetic Medicine said that the Hopkins experiments demonstrate that one of the major architectural markers of the human genome, DNA ...

Neoprene Sleeve in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

...sturdy, elaborate, and expensive, does not provide advantages over a soft neoprene elastic sleeve, says principal investigator Trevor Birmingham, Ph.D., P.T., Canada Research Chair in musculoskeletal rehabilitation at the University of Western Ontario and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Onta...

Golf Courses Could Serve as Wildlife Sanctuaries If Managed Properly

...ly one to four months), the bullfrog tadpoles have advantages in permanent ponds and can grow larger and more powerful, nudging out other species. By drying golf course ponds in the early fall, the tadpoles can be eliminated," he said. The study is scheduled for publication later this year in the journal Con...

Arthroscopic Treatment of Tennis Elbow is Successful

...s Dr. Baker. Dr. Baker adds that there are other advantages to arthroscopic surgery: I can look inside the joint to spot additional problems. Arthroscopic surgery speeds up the rehabilitation. In all published studies, return to work and play is much quicker with arthroscopic technique versus open surgery, wh...

Orthodontic Treatment is Better During Adolescence

...rapy that starts early does not appear to have any advantages over one phase treatment. Prominent upper front teeth may be due to many different combinations of jaw, tooth and lip positions. Without treatment the teeth can become damaged over time, but it appears that there is no harm done in waiting for early...

Stem Cell Licensing Deal Positions Toronto as World Leader in Technology

...rrounding the blood vessels in the cord. The great advantages of this source of mesenchymal stem cells, compared with current techniques using surgically extracted cells from bone marrow, lie in sourcing them from tissue that would otherwise be thrown away at birth, their very rapid proliferation and the huge n...

Adherence of Nanoparticles to RBC- Very Effective Drug Delivery Method

...eric nanoparticles to red blood cells combines the advantages of the long circulating lifetime of the red blood cell, and their abundance, with the robustness of polymeric nanoparticles, said Mitragotri. Using red blood cells to extend the circulation time of the particles avoids the need to modify the surface ...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

... about their farming are the most receptive to the advantages of going organic in the long run." India is home to some 100,000 Tibetans, many of whom fled to India in 1959 along with their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. No country recognizes the Tibetan government-in-exile here....

Oral Treatment as Effective as Injections in Treating Kids With Pneumonia

...g the illness, the former actually had a number of advantages over the latter. Oral antibiotics are also cheaper than those given via the IV route. Professor Stephenson said that the findings were certainly good news for all involved - kids, parents and paediatricians. "This is good news for children who...

Doctors Call for Opt-out Approach to HIV Testing

...panding opt-out HIV testing. In view of the clear advantages of early diagnosis of HIV infection for public and individual health, we believe the effectiveness and feasibility of expanded opt-out testing should be seriously assessed, they conclude. In the second article, researchers look at the situation in F...

Why Humans Fail to Act on Climate Change

... little like rats, programmed by evolution to find advantages and exploit them," said Ernst, who is also spokesm...y in the German Society of Psychology. "Short term advantages are preferred to the long-term variety." Ernst made his remarks as a scientific panel prepared to ...

AMSA Launches General Practice Student Network

...udents together, and help promote the benefits and advantages of a life in General Practice. Added Mr. Mitchell, we must consider the urgency of Australias medical workforce crisis, particularly in community care and rural areas. The launch of this Network could not come at a more critical time. AMSA welc...

Risk of Heart Attack, Death High Among Extremely Anxious Patients

...formation on the cutting effects of anxiety or the advantages of lessening anxiety in due course. For the study, Dr. Blatt and his colleagues recruited 516 patients with confirmed coronary artery disease. At the commencement of the study and again each year patients completed a uniform questionnaire about the...

Library Of Brains To Aid Study of Brain Development In Children

...ed earlier findings that girls seem to have slight advantages at verbal learning and boys seem to be a little better at analyzing and manipulating shapes and patterns. The findings also support a period of rapid brain development between ages 6 and 11. "The basic building blocks seem to be in place by the tim...

Teenage Self Confidence Can Translate Later into Material Wealth

... its advantages. There are certainly significant advantages for children growing up with parents who are well-...ed and work in professional occupations, but these advantages are especially profound when children are self-confident, he said. Positive self-concept seems to ...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...Laparoscopic surgery has proven to offer potential advantages to patients including less trauma through smaller incisions, faster recovery and less overall blood loss during surgery, allowing most patients to leave the hospital in one to two days. The robotic system further refines laparoscopic prostatectomy ...

Death Due to Drowning can Be Identified With the Aid of 'Virtual Autopsy'

...the paranasal sinuses or stomach. There are some advantages to virtual autopsy compared to conventional autopsy. In cases of suspicious death, the procedure does not damage or destroy key forensic evidence, as can happen during a conventional autopsy. In addition, MDCT can be used in situations where autopsy ...

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