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Hurricane disasters associated with poorer outcomes for radiotherapy patients
Lung cancer patients who had a hurricane disaster declared during radiotherapy had worse overall survival than those who completed treatment in normal circumstances. (2019-07-16)
Using building materials to monitor for high enriched uranium
A new paper details how small samples of ubiquitous building materials, such as tile or brick, can be used to test whether a facility has ever stored high enriched uranium, which can be used to create nuclear weapons. (2019-07-15)
Beat the heat
University of Utah mechanical engineering associate professor Mathieu Francoeur has discovered a way to produce more electricity from heat than thought possible by creating a silicon chip, also known as a 'device,' that converts more thermal radiation into electricity. (2019-07-10)
Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and the Department of Chemistry of MSU presented solar cells based on conjugated polymers and fullerene derivatives, that demonstrated record-high radiation stability and withstand gamma radiation of >6,000 Gy raising hopes for their stable operation on the near-earth orbit during 10 years or even longer. (2019-07-09)
Metabolic reprogramming of branched-chain amino acid facilitates drug resistance in lung cancer
Research teams led by Dr. Ji Hongbin at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. (2019-07-09)
Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect
A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. (2019-07-09)
Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells
When doctors remove a tumor surgically or use targeted therapies, the cancer may appear to be gone. (2019-07-08)
Discovery of mechanism behind precision cancer drug opens door for more targeted treatment
New research that uncovers the mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs is opening the door for better targeted therapy. (2019-07-04)
The highest energy gamma rays discovered by the Tibet ASgamma experiment
The Tibet ASgamma experiment, a China-Japan joint research project, has discovered the highest energy cosmic gamma rays ever observed from an astrophysical source - in this case, the 'Crab Nebula.' The experiment detected gamma rays ranging from > 100 Teraelectron volts (TeV) to an estimated 450 TeV. (2019-07-03)
Androgen deprivation therapy associated with risk of alzheimer, dementia diagnoses in older men with prostate cancer
Data for 154,089 older men diagnosed with prostate cancer were used to analyze the association between androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone-suppressing therapy used to treat prostate cancer, and subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer disease or dementia. (2019-07-03)
Immune-boosting compound makes immunotherapy effective against pancreatic cancer
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Rush University in Chicago have found a compound that promotes a vigorous immune assault on pancreatic cancer. (2019-07-03)
NCI study finds increased risk of cancer death following treatment for hyperthyroidism
Findings from a study of patients who received radioactive iodine (RAI) treatment for hyperthyroidism show an association between the dose of treatment and long-term risk of death from solid cancers, including breast cancer. (2019-07-01)
Shorter courses of proton therapy can be just as effective as full courses prostate cancer
Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard dose levels and treatments and is safe for patients. (2019-07-01)
Ending needless chemotherapy for breast cancer
A diagnostic test developed at The University of Queensland might soon determine if a breast cancer patient requires chemotherapy or would receive no benefit from this gruelling treatment. (2019-06-28)
One simple change cut unnecessary imaging for cancer patients in half
Most 'nudges' seek to increase a behavior, but this is one of the few employed to reduce it. (2019-06-27)
Space station mold survives high doses of ionizing radiation
The International Space Station, like all human habitats in space, has a nagging mold problem. (2019-06-27)
Using artificial intelligence to deliver personalized radiation therapy
New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to personalize the dose of radiation therapy used to treat cancer patients. (2019-06-27)
Building a bridge to the quantum world
Entanglement is one of the main principles of quantum mechanics. (2019-06-26)
Immune damage may explain ineffectiveness of high-dose radiation against lung cancer
study finds 14.3 month vs. 28.2 month median survival for high- vs. low-dose radiation in patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer. (2019-06-26)
New osteoporosis therapy's dual effects on bone tissue
Sclerostin is a protein produced by osteocytes in the bone that inhibits bone formation. (2019-06-25)
New combination therapy established as safe and effective for prostate cancer
A novel therapy using two targeted treatments for prostate cancer has been shown to maximize efficacy while reducing side effects according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-06-25)
Thunderbolt of lightning, gamma rays exciting
University of Tokyo graduate student Yuuki Wada with colleagues from Japan discover a connection between lightning strikes and two kinds of gamma-ray phenomena in thunderclouds. (2019-06-25)
Shot could remove side effects from late-stage head and neck cancer therapy
A new chemoradiotherapy formulation could kill head and neck cancer cells more effectively -- without the side effects. (2019-06-25)
Damage to the ozone layer and climate change forming feedback loop
Increased solar radiation penetrating through the damaged ozone layer is interacting with the changing climate, and the consequences are rippling through the Earth's natural systems, effecting everything from weather to the health and abundance of sea mammals like seals and penguins. (2019-06-24)
Women face more cognitive issues after brain tumor radiation women face more cognitive issues after
Young women who undergo radiation therapy to treat a pediatric brain tumor are more likely to suffer from long-term cognitive impairment than male survivors, according to a study by Georgia State University researchers. (2019-06-24)
Wearable technology to personalize Lu-177-DOTATATE therapy for NETs
Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, are developing a user-friendly (worn at home) vest with technology that collects data to tailor personalized therapy for patients with metastatic, somatostatin-receptor-2 positive neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). (2019-06-24)
Frozen sperm retains its viability in outer space conditions
Zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the 'colonization' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different gravitational conditions found in outer space. (2019-06-23)
Study: More aggressive treatments needed to improve 5-year survival rate for glioblastoma
Despite improvements in median and short-term survival rates for patients with glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in adults, the percentage of patients achieving five-year survival remains low, according to new Mayo Clinic research. (2019-06-20)
Statin therapy reduced the risk of stroke and possibly other cardiovascular complications in cancer patients following radiation
Cancer patients who took statin medication had a 32% reduction in stroke following radiation therapy to the chest, head or neck. (2019-06-19)
Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease
Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. (2019-06-18)
Good viruses and bad bacteria: A world-first green sea turtle trial
A world-first study at James Cook University in Australia has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles. (2019-06-18)
Researchers identify traits linked to better outcomes in HPV-linked head and neck cancer
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. (2019-06-14)
Laser trick produces high-energy terahertz pulses
A team of scientists from DESY and the University of Hamburg has achieved an important milestone in the quest for a new type of compact particle accelerator. (2019-06-13)
X and gamma rays --Even more powerful
International group of researchers including scientists from Skoltech have invented a new method for the generation of intense X and gamma-ray radiation based on Nonlinear Compton Scattering. (2019-06-13)
Carboplatin & paclitaxel chemotherapy alone should remain standard treatment for endometrial cancer
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the primary endpoint of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GOG 0258, which showed that carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy preceded by radiotherapy with concurrent cisplatin, or combined modality therapy, did not significantly increase recurrence-free survival for women with stage 3-4A endometrial cancer when compared to chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel alone. (2019-06-13)
Researchers discover trigger for muscle-wasting condition
A team of researchers from the OU College of Medicine in Oklahoma City has published a research study that reveals how cachexia is triggered, setting the stage for further studies on how to prevent it. (2019-06-12)
Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small -- really small, astronomically speaking. (2019-06-10)
Machine learning approach for low-dose CT imaging yields superior results
Machine learning has the potential to vastly advance medical imaging, particularly computerized tomography (CT) scanning, by reducing radiation exposure and improving image quality. (2019-06-10)
Radiation treatment increases cardiac risk for lung cancer patients
As advances in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) extend patients' lives, more of these patients are facing a different threat: adverse cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and heart failure. (2019-06-10)
New radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer
A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors. (2019-06-07)
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