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First-ever genomic test predicts which lung cancer patients need chemotherapy to live

..." Potti said. "Now, with our test, we can say with confidence that we can identify this group of patients so they can be treated accordingly." The upcoming trial is the first to use a genomic test to select treatment options for individual lung cancer patients, said David Harpole, M.D., a professor of thoraci...

MUHC announces a transplant first in Quebec

...ors at the MUHC; from the onset I had unquestioned confidence in their ability to perform this complex surgery," says Patrice Dionne. "I'm so thankful that I will now be able to enjoy this fathers day with my three sons." "As a comprehensive Multi-Organ Transplant Program, we are accustomed to collaborating w...

Elasticity imaging identifies cancers and reduces breast biopsies

...tly reduce the number of biopsies and increase the confidence of women that a detected lesion is truly benign.? He anticipates that elasticity imaging will also help in detecting cancers, but did not evaluate that capability for this study. Dr. Barr and colleagues are planning to expand their research in an i...

New research to cut animal testing

... refine the pre-animal tests and increase people's confidence in them, then we will be able to reduce the number of chemicals that are tested on live animals." ...

MIT's ocean model precisely mimics microbes' life cycles

...l are analogous to the real phytoplankton gives us confidence in the value of our approach." One of Follows' collaborators, Penny Chisholm, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biology and director of the Earth Systems Initiative, has made prochlorococcus her focu...

Turning a cellular sentinel into a cancer killer

... models and human cancers—we now can say with some confidence that established tumors are sensitive to p53 reactivation. There are already a number of treatment strategies being tested to restore p53 function, and these might well be expected to have therapeutic benefits." Lowe emphasized that these new exper...

Health Canada approves cold and flu medicine

...rove their health, this approval should give great confidence to consumers,?said Dr. Jacqueline Shan, co-founder of CV Technologies, a University of Alberta spinoff company that developed COLD-fX. Shan, who is also president, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of CV Technologies added, “There are two novel th...

A new study of living cells could revolutionize the way we test drugs

...of just 10 moving electrons. It has given the team confidence that equipment sensitive enough to measure a cell’s heartbeat can be developed. "We already have some ideas about how to improve the sensitivity of the detector in water and next time we will also use a more active micro-organism such as an amoeba...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...ts at the conference were invited to express their confidence in the experts' findings, and the vast majority of those who did so agreed with the experts' conclusions. Other major findings in the declaration include: Increased mercury emissions from developing countries over the last 30 years have off...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...ts at the conference were invited to express their confidence in the experts' findings, and the vast majority of those who did so agreed with the experts' conclusions. Other major findings in the declaration include: Increased mercury emissions from developing countries over the last 30 years have off...

MIT's ocean model captures diversity of underwater forests

...l are analogous to the real phytoplankton gives us confidence in the value of our approach." One of Follows' collaborators, Penny Chisholm, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biology and director of the Earth Systems Initiative, has made prochlorococcus her focu...

World's leading scientists announce creation of 'Encyclopedia of Life'

...edia of Life is tremendously exciting and lifts my confidence that this vast, romantic global effort will succeed," Edwards said. "We are also encouraged by the declaration in March 2007 by the environment ministers of the G8 nations to foster a global species information system." While initial work will ...

'Virtual Patient' to simulate real-time organ motions for radiation therapy

...he actual therapy mean that doctors will have more confidence delivering the radiation to a moving tumor. "The 4-D VIP-Man will allow doctors and medical physicists to accurately predict and monitor these anatomical changes to provide the most effective treatment possible at any given time," Xu said. The ...

Researchers examine carbon capture and storage to combat global warming

...easily, Benson said. ''That experience gives us confidence that we know how to drill the wells, push the [carbon dioxide] in and say something about what will happen when it gets down there,'' said Orr. Currently, three industrial-scale projects are pumping millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the grou...

FDA sees nanotech challenges in every product category it regulates

...echnology market or engender consumer and investor confidence in emerging products.” Just released, this is the first report from the Food and Drug Administration’s Nanotechnology Task Force about the agency’s regulatory approach toward nanotechnology—an exciting new field of engineering and science that is es...

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