Jury rules Monsanto IS liable for man's cancer after his years using Roundup

Edwin Hardeman of Santa Rosa, California, has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, after using Roundup to kill poison oak on his 56-acre property over 30 years.
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In this study, five population databases plus the Catalog of Somatic Mutations in Cancer was employed to demonstrate the impact of changing the PF cut-off on assignment of variants as germline versus somatic. The 1% to 2% PF cut-offs widely used in bioinformatic pipelines result in high sensitivity for classification of somatic variants, but unnecessarily reduced sensitivity for germline variants. Using optimized PF cut-offs, the source of variants in TCGA data could be predicted with>95% accuracy. Further exploration of four TCGA cancer datasets indicated that the optimal cut-off is influenced by both cancer type and t...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: The Journal of Molecular DiagnosticsAuthor(s): Paolo A. Ascierto, Carlo Bifulco, Giuseppe Palmieri, Solange Peters, Nikoletta SidiropoulosAn enduring goal of personalized medicine in cancer is the ability to identify patients who are likely to respond to specific therapies. Our growing understanding of the biology and molecular signatures of individual tumor types has facilitated the identification of predictive biomarkers and has led to an increasing number of diagnostic tests to be performed, often as serial and distinct assays on limited tumor specimens. The biomark...
Source: The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Objective The aim of this study was to use an electronic tablet–based education module to increase patient knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV). Methods Patients presenting to an academic colposcopy clinic were first queried as to whether they had been infected with HPV. A quality improvement project was then conducted using a 4-question pretest assessing baseline knowledge about HPV and cancer, followed by a tablet-based education module and a 5-question posttest. Results Between June 2017 and January 2018, 119 patients participated in the tablet education. At their initial visit, only 50 (42.0%) of pa...
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Research Articles: Cervix and HPV Source Type: research
Conclusions Both methods of sampling were found to be acceptable to women. Self-sampling is cost-effective and could increase the screening coverage among underscreened populations. However, more information about the quality, reliability, and accuracy of self-sampling is needed to increase women's confidence about using to this method.
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Research Articles: Cervix and HPV Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Forum Source Type: research
Conclusions We reviewed and discussed unusual benign and malignant dermatopathology conditions that can affect the foreskin.
Source: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease - Category: OBGYN Tags: Review Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 June 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): David Baker, Benjamin M. Jacobs, Sharmilee Gnanapavan, Klaus Schmierer, Gavin GiovannoniABSTRACTThere is increasing evidence that agents that target peripheral B cells and in some instances plasma cells can exhibit marked effects on relapsing multiple sclerosis. In addition, B cells, including plasma cells, within the central nervous system compartment are likely to play an important role in disease progression in both relapsing and progressive MS. However, current B cell-targeting antibodies may not inhibit these, bec...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
A worker on a farm in Kiambu district, central Kenya, that produces tea for export. Nearly 80 percent of rural farmers in developing countries earn less than USD1.25 per day. Credit: Charles Wachira/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Oct 24 2018 (IPS)The very people who help put food on our tables often face numerous human rights violations, forcing them go to bed hungry.In an annual report set to be presented to governments at the United Nations this week, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver found that agricultural workers worldwide continue to face barriers in their right to food including dangero...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Food and Agriculture Organiz Source Type: news
Conclusions By defining the types of research questions related to chemical mixtures that epidemiological studies can address, we hope to identify the gaps in our knowledge and develop or apply appropriate statistical methods that accurately quantify the impact of chemical mixtures on human health. In this article, we have chosen to focus on environmental chemicals, but the three questions we describe naturally extend to other environmental exposures (e.g., air pollution and infectious agents), as well as the broader exposome (e.g., stress and nutrition) (Wild 2005). By examining chemical mixtures, instead of one chemical ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Brief Communication January 2016 Source Type: research
Conclusion: The plasma pharmacokinetics of LMP744 in dogs display triphasic behavior, a relatively high total body clearance at 57.5 L/h/m2, and a terminal half-life of 183 h. The favorable biodistribution to tumor may be a valuable distinction to consider in the translation of this novel indenoisoquinoline to the clinic.Support: N01-CM-2011-00015, N01-CM-42202 and P30-CA-47904Note: This abstract was not presented at the meeting.Citation Format: Julie L. Eiseman, Julianne Holleran, David L. McCormick, Miguel Muzzio, Joseph M. Covey, Chand Khanna, Christina Mazcko, Yves Pommier, Melissa Paolini, Amy Leblanc, Jenna H. Burton...
Source: Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics Source Type: research
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