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Avicenna: the greatest scholar of the Arab world

Now more than a thousand years in the vastness of Central Asia was born one of the most impressive geniuses in human history. Considered as the greatest scientist of all Muslim civilizations, Avicenna shone unrivaled in all areas in which he wor...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 17, 2016

Treatments to prolong life for mesothelioma patients closer

Researchers have uncovered a strange way that asbestos-related tumours grow, which could pave the way towards better treatments. The scientists at Adelaide’s Flinders University have found that malignant mesothelioma tumours are able to transfo...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 15, 2016

A medicine that promises to treat Alzheimer has been tested on humans

Alzheimer's has remained the most common form of mental illness and is the sixth cause of death in the United States, but a viable and safe drug could not be achieved until now. According to the Alzheimer's Association di US, about 5.4 million Americ...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 12, 2016

New Paradigms in the Treatment of Mesothelioma and NSCLC: An Overview by Fred Hirsch

Dr. Haffizulla: Welcome to PracticeUpdate. I’m Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla. Joining me today is Dr. Fred Hirsch, CEO of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr.
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 11, 2016

Myxoid variant epithelioid pleural mesothelioma defines a favourable prognosis group: an analysis of 191 patients with pleural malignant mesothelioma

Malignant pleural mesothelioma shows marked cytoarchitectural diversity. The aim of the study was to evaluate how morphological phenotype impacted upon overall survival. 191 cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with available follow-up were identi...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 10, 2016

Residual fibre lung burden among patients with pleural mesothelioma who have been occupationally exposed to asbestos

Objectives  To evaluate the lungs asbestos fibres concentration in participants with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) who have been occupationally exposed. Methods  The lung samples were obtained from pleuropneumonectomies or autopsies of 271 m...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 8, 2016

Cuenca Ecuador: A City of Confusing Contrast

After a few months in Ecuador staying in and around Cuenca, here are my observations of this cool - yet confusing - place. The post Cuenca Ecuador: A City of Confusing Contrast appeared first on The Professional Hobo.
by The Professional Hobo on Nov 7, 2016

Systemically administered RNAi molecule sensitizes malignant pleural mesothelioma cells to pemetrexed therapy

Pemetrexed (PMX) is a key drug for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, its therapeutic efficacy is cruelly restricted in many clinical settings by the over-expression of thymidylate synthase (TS) gene. Recently, we emphasi...
by AsbestosHUB on Nov 2, 2016

Arginine Deprivation for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Arginine deprivation is a novel anticancer strategy in argininosuccinate synthetase 1 (ASS1)–negative tumors. In a multicenter, phase II trial, immunohistochemistry identified 68 patients with ASS1 deficiency among 201 patients with malignant pleur...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 26, 2016

Scientists discover new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma

Researchers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital have discovered a new option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma. For the first time in the world, they were able to show in a preclinical study, both...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 24, 2016

Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura with desmoplastic histology: a case series and literature review

Abstract Background Desmoplastic malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMM) is rare histological subtype of diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), accounting for 5–10 % of cases. It has a poor prognosis, with direct invasion of the chest wall or...
by AsbestosHUB on Oct 19, 2016

Emergency Departments Now Order DIATON through the Eyelid Tonometer as a Better Solution for a Hectic ED and ER Hospital setting

Featured at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Diaton through the Eyelid tonometer now provides a more suitable solution for hospitals and their ER and ED hectic setting.  Pre-calibrated tonometer Diaton pen allows to quickly a...

Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2016

Winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi, autophagy mechanism for discovery. Errors in these genes can cause a range of diseases, and these findings help explain the causes of diseases like cancer or Parkin...
by Potent Scientia Est on Oct 3, 2016

Album: Andrea Russett – Mind Medicine [iTunes] (2016)

Album: Andrea Russett – Mind Medicine [iTunes] (2016)     Tracklist: 1. Long Way Down 2. Passion 3. Wonder If You Wonder 4. Sincerely 5. Goody Grace 6. Hand Held Gps 7. Heartburn 8. Like Me 9. Be Alright 10. Leave a Message 11. When Can W...
by Smartrena on Sep 4, 2016

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine 5th Edition

  The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine 5th Edition The updated edition of this authoritative, comprehensive, in-depth medical guide features information on more than 1,900 medical topics in language accessible to adult laypersons. Disease/disorder...
by booksmedicos on Sep 3, 2016


 Thyroid and Simple ways to balance it Knowledge about thyroid disorder has increased recently. Earlier people were unaware about the seriousness of this disorder and how it can affect many other bodily functions along with leading to other deadly d...
by The Walking Encyclopedia on Sep 2, 2016

Zika Update

Zika is an infectious virus introduced to Florida by individuals who traveled to South and Central America plus the Caribbean Islands and were infected by the bite of an aegypti mosquito or a close relative of that mosquito. They then brought the inf...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Sep 2, 2016

Telomeres and Healthy Aging. The Tufts Perspective

Telomeres are bits of DNA genetic material that sit atop DNA strands and keep vital genetic material intact when cells divide or replicate. Think of them as the little plastic piece on top of the shoe laces. When they fall off or become damaged the s...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Sep 2, 2016

Supporting student mental health nurses in clinical placement through virtual in-practice support (VIPS): Innovation uptake and the ‘VIPS’ project

The integration of technology in nurse education has become an essential element of academic practice. Yet innovation uptake between academic institutions across the four countries of the UK and their clinical practice partners has proved problematic...

Evaluation of ConPrim: A three-part model for continuing education in primary health care

To overcome the gap between existing knowledge and the application of this knowledge in practice, a three-part continuing educational model for primary health care professionals (ConPrim) was developed. It includes a web-based program, a practical ex...

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