SAN ANTONIO - A high level of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) - cells that have detached from a tumor and are circulating in the body through the blood - are an independent prognostic marker in metastatic breast cancer as first-line therapy. In addition, persistence of high CTC level...
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say that repeatedly thinking about eating a certain food -- M&Ms or cheese -- led study participants to eat less of the food once it was presented to them. Researcher Carey Morewedge describes the work and its implications for dieters.
Britain's premier science institution, the Royal Society, turns 350 this year. A new collection of essays called Seeing Further, edited by Bill Bryson, looks at the society's history. Writer Richard Holmes and outgoing society President Martin Rees discuss the institution.
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Try making your own winter wonderland. Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of The Secret Life of a Snowflake, devised an experiment to grow a snow crystal in an old plastic bottle. Dry ice required.
High school juniors Matthew Fernandez and Akash Krishnan took the grand prize in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for designing software that decodes emotions in human speech. They say the software could be used by call centers, to direct angry callers to a human.
Actress and model Isabella Rossellini's video series, Seduce Me, investigates the strange and fascinating mating behaviors of animals. Rossellini plays a diverse cast of characters from the animal kingdom -- from hermaphroditic earthworms to swinging deer to asexual lizards.
Just as an avocado ripens quickly in a paper bag, bathed in the ethylene gas it releases, Christmas trees may lose their needles because of a similar "ripening" process. Raj Lada, of Nova Scotia's Christmas Tree Research Center, discusses how to block this process to prolong the life of cut firs.
Arrowhead CEO provides perspective on $4.5 million alliance between subsidiary Unidym and Samsung ElectronicsDecember 10, 2010 8:34 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments
Arrowhead Research Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer today issued the following open letter to the Company's shareholders:
ItN Nanovation AG, a portfolio company of Nanostart AG, has announced the signing of a conditional equity investment agreement of up to EUR 15 million with YA Global Master SPV Ltd., which is managed by Yorkville Advisors, LLC, a large U.S.-based investment group.
Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored by researchers across borders.
SAN ANTONIO - For patients with breast cancer and bone metastases, denosumab delayed skeletal-related side effects five months longer compared to those on zoledronic acid, according to results presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12.
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will make a keynote address at the annual meeting of the Photonics21 European Technology Platform.
Innovative Micro Technology, Inc. (IMT) announced today the addition of a new geometry point in its technology roadmap for Through Silicon Vias (TSVs).
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) had a lecture on its efforts to mass-produce 3D chips made by three-dimensionally stacking semiconductor chips by using its TSV (through silicon via) technology.
Ms. Febus-Sampayo discusses the cultural challenges faced by Latina women when they receive a cancer diagnosis, shares advice about how clinicians can best serve the Latina women who have cancer, and the long-term goals of her organization.