Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 07, 2007
Analysis confirms benefits of combining trastuzumab and chemotherapy
A recent meta-analysis of five major breast cancer trials has confirmed that combination treatment with the antibody trastuzumab and chemotherapy improves survival in women with operable HER-2 positive breast cancer.

GROND takes off
A new instrument has seen first light at the ESO La Silla Observatory.

Cancer-fighting virus shows promise in early clinical trial
A virus that has been specifically designed by scientists to be safe to normal tissue but deadly to cancer is showing early promise in a preliminary study, researchers said today at the ESMO Conference Lugano, Switzerland, July 5-8, 2007.

Stellar tiramisu
Looking at the chemical composition of stars that host planets, astronomers have found that while dwarf stars often show iron enrichment on their surface, giant stars do not.
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