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New treatment regimen shown effective against advanced ovarian cancer

June 6, 2010 5:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fox Chase Cancer Center) Newly reported results from a major clinical trial show that adding bevacizumab (Avastin) to standard frontline chemotherapy for women with advanced ovarian cancer and then continuing a maintenance dose of the drug afterwards significantly extends...

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Poniard Announces Final Data from Phase 3 SPEAR Trial of Picoplatin in Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 5, 2010 4:37 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO , June 5 /- Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on innovative oncology therapies, today announced the full efficacy and safety data from its Phase 3 SPEAR (Study of Picoplatin Efficacy After Relapse) trial of picoplatin in...

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Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Study Bisphosphonates and Their Affect on Early Stage Breast Cancer

June 5, 2010 11:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO , June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented preliminary data that shows nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, therapeutic agents used to promote bone health and inhibit resorption, may cause a slightly poorer...

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Second-line CML drugs evoke faster, better front-line remissions

June 5, 2010 6:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Separate international phase III clinical trials compared high-quality remissions between previously untreated CML patients who took the standard-of-care drug imatinib and those on the second-generation drugs dasatinib and...

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Selenium shows no benefit in prevention of lung cancer

June 5, 2010 5:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Selenium, a supplement taken daily by millions in hopes of protection against cancer and a host of other diseases, has proven to be of no benefit in reducing a patient's risk of developing lung cancer -- either a recurrence or...

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Ostendo & Oxford Instruments-TDI now offering semi-polar GaN wafers for LED & LD device makers

June 4, 2010 11:41 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Ostendo Technologies of Carlsbad, California and Technologies and Devices International, Inc. (TDI) of Oxfordshire, UK., part of the Oxford Instruments Group, have announced the availability of Semi-Polar (11-22) GaN layer on sapphire substrate wafers using Ostendo's proprietary design...

Unidym and Tokyo Electron begin joint program to develop large scale manufacturing equipment for printable carbon nanotube-based displays and solar cells

June 4, 2010 11:40 pm | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Unidym, a majority owned subsidiary of Arrowhead Research (NASDAQ:ARWR) announced today that it has finalized an agreement with Tokyo Electron (TEL) to develop manufacturing equipment for carbon nanotube based displays and solar cells. TEL is the second largest semiconductor production...

Nasendoscopy proves useful in predicting treatment success in sleep apnea patients

June 4, 2010 9:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Japan-based research shows that nasendoscopy may help dentists predict oral appliance therapy success in sleep apnea patients.

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US dental schools leave graduates unprepared to screen for sleep disorders

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to new research that will be presented on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the majority of US dental schools have not adequately prepared their graduates to screen for sleep...

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Sleep-disordered breathing is common but hard to detect in pediatric patients

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) An estimated 18 percent of pediatric patients in a University of North Carolina-based study were at-risk for sleep-related breathing disorders. Pediatric risk was not associated with any demographic or craniofacial characteristics, as it is in...

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Sleep apnea patients using oral appliance therapy show high efficacy and compliance

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to new research that will be presented on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, between 31 and 53 months after beginning oral appliance therapy, the sleep apnea treatment...

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Questionnaires help dentists screen for sleep-disordered breathing in children

June 4, 2010 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to new research that will receive the Graduate Student Research Award on Saturday, June 5, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, questionnaires can help dentists screen for sleep-disordered...

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Man Meets Animal In The New Film <em>Splice</em>

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Human-animal hybrids have been a part of mythology for millennia. But what if it were actually possible to create half-human creatures in the lab? Vincenzo Natali, director and screenwriter of the science fiction film Splice, talks about the ethics of splicing human and animal DNA.

Will Breast Cancer Ever Be Preventable?

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Two research papers out this week tackle breast cancer prevention. A study in Nature Medicine describes a possible cancer vaccine; the other, in The Lancet, looks at the influence of lifestyle on genes. Immunologist Vincent Tuohy and oncologist Cliff Hudis explain the work.

Strikingly Little Is Known About Lightning

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

For as common as lightning is, scientists have yet to completely understand what causes it. Physicist and lightning researcher Joseph Dwyer is learning more about lightning by causing lightning strikes and recording the X-rays and gamma rays that the lightning produces.

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