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'Robots are not taking over,' says head of UN body on autonomous weapons
Campaigners warn that a ‘killer robots’ arms race is already under wayAmandeep Gill warns against ‘emotionalising or dramatising this issue’“Robots are not taking over the world,” the diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons assured on Friday, seeking to head off criticism over slow progress towardsrestricting the use of so-called “killer robots”.The United Nations was wrapping up an initial five days of discussions on weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets without human control, which experts say will soon be battle ready.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse at the United Nations Tags: Weapons technology Science United Nations Source Type: news

Air medical-evacuated battle injuries: French Army 2001 to 2014 in Afghanistan - Robert J, Tourtier JP, Vitalis V, Coste S, Gaspard W, Bourrilhon C.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of strategic air medical evacuation (STRAT AE) is to enable the continuity of care and repatriation of wounded soldiers. Between 2001 and 2014, STRAT AEs have been implemented many times over the course of the military engagement in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Varian secures Japanese clearance for Halcyon
Varian Medical Systems has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Varian names new chief people officer Varian's fiscal 2017 results hold steady Varian takes orders for proton therapy system French court denies Varian effort to block Accuray deal Varian announces 1st patient treated with Halcyon (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Colorado biotech shares soars after patent issued in Europe
Shares in Arca Biopharma Inc. were soaring in early Thursday trading after the biotech reported that one of its treatments for cardiovascular disease has been issued a patent in Europe. The Westminster biotech reported that the European patent was validated in: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Shares in Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) were up more than 30 percent in early Thursday trading, rising 37 cents to $1.55. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Egypt:Sisi Approves French Grant to Back First Aid Project in Egypt
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree approving a one-million-euro grant offered by the French Development agency to back the first aid project in Egypt . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A single mutation in the prM protein of Zika virus contributes to fetal microcephaly
Zika virus (ZIKV) has evolved into a global health threat because of its unexpected causal link to microcephaly. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that contemporary epidemic strains have accumulated multiple substitutions from their Asian ancestor. Here we show that a single serine-to-asparagine substitution [Ser139->Asn139 (S139N)] in the viral polyprotein substantially increased ZIKV infectivity in both human and mouse neural progenitor cells (NPCs) and led to more severe microcephaly in the mouse fetus, as well as higher mortality rates in neonatal mice. Evolutionary analysis indicates that the S139N substitution arose b...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Yuan, L., Huang, X.-Y., Liu, Z.-Y., Zhang, F., Zhu, X.-L., Yu, J.-Y., Ji, X., Xu, Y.-P., Li, G., Li, C., Wang, H.-J., Deng, Y.-Q., Wu, M., Cheng, M.-L., Ye, Q., Xie, D.-Y., Li, X.-F., Wang, X., Shi, W., Hu, B., Shi, P.-Y., Xu, Z., Qin, C.-F. Tags: Epidemiology reports Source Type: news

When child sex isn't rape: French to set age of consent
Is a 13-year-old girl old enough to consent to sex with an adult? French authorities are considering a legal age for sexual consent for the first time. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scilex seeks EU nod for ZTlido lidocaine patch
Sorrento Therapeutics (NSDQ:SRNE) subsidiary Scilex Pharmaceuticals said today that it filed a marketing authorization application seeking approval for its ZTlido lidocaine patch. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said it is pursuing a hybrid regulatory pathway with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the U.K., which will serve as the lead review agency. The company also plans to file for review in other countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Scilex seeks EU nod for ZTlido ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Scilex Pharmaceuticals Sorrento Therapeutics Source Type: news

New Techniques to Predict Response to Immunotherapy New Techniques to Predict Response to Immunotherapy
The latest immunotherapy trials suggest that all subgroups benefit, yet not all patients do well. A group of French researchers is tackling this conundrum head-on.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Radiotherapy No Better Than Sorafenib for Inoperable Liver Cancer Radiotherapy No Better Than Sorafenib for Inoperable Liver Cancer
Selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) with yttrium-90 resin microspheres does not prolong survival compared to sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma not eligible for curative treatment, according to French researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study documents ethnic and gender differences in youths' developing gender identity
(Society for Research in Child Development) The extent to which youths feel typical of their gender and the pressure they feel to conform to traditional gender roles are related to adolescents' well-being. Because many gender-related expectations are culturally based, a new longitudinal study examined how French middle school adolescents' feelings about the development of gender identity differed across groups of teens from different ethnicities, cultures, and genders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World's longest sauropod dinosaur trackway brought to light
(CNRS) In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains. Since then, a series of excavations at the site has uncovered other tracks, sprawling over more than 150 meters. French scientists conclude these tracks were left 150 million years ago by a dinosaur at least 35 m long and weighing no less than 35 t. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer May Grow Faster During Immunotherapy Lung Cancer May Grow Faster During Immunotherapy
A retrospective analysis from France found that 14% of patients with advanced lung cancer showed an acceleration of tumor growth while receiving immunotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

PIP breast implant scandal: A story that triggered change
In the healthcare industry, stories of patient harm can sometimes be the impetus for positive change. This was the case with the PIP breast implant scandal, where cost-cutting decisions that resulted in injuries eventually led to major regulatory updates.  In 1965, plastic surgeon Henri Arion introduced breast implants to France.  Jean-Claude Mas, a former butcher turned medical sales representative, and Henri Arion worked together in this field; following the death of Arion in a plane crash, Mas went on to launch Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) in 1991. It was the beginning of a company that would produce approximat...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

A traumatic tale of two cities: does EMS level of care and transportation model affect survival in patients with trauma at level 1 trauma centres in two neighbouring Canadian provinces? - Rouse C, Hayre J, French J, Fraser J, Watson I, Benjamin S, Chisholm A, Sealy B, Erdogan M, Green RS, Stoica G, Atkinson P.
BACKGROUND: Two distinct Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems exist in Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia operates an Advanced Emergency Medical System (AEMS) and New Brunswick operates a Basic Emergency Medical System (BEMS). We sought to determine if survi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A review of the history of the origin of triage from a disaster medicine perspective - Nakao H, Ukai I, Kotani J.
We usually associate triage with the Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment method, but much of its origin is still unknown. Therefore, French studies and the origin of triage shown in domestic and foreign published works have been investigated and its signific... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

A Radioactive Cloud from Russia Swept Over Europe — and No One Knows Why
A mysterious radioactive cloud that swept through much of Europe this fall has officials baffled. The cloud was harmless and has dissipated, France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety wrote in a statement Thursday, but between Sept. 27 and Oct. 13, the radioactive nuclide Ruthenium 106 was detected in “the majority of European countries.” Experts aren’t totally sure where the substance came from, though testing suggests it was first released during the last week of September in Russia or Kazakhstan, likely somewhere between Russia’s Volga River and Ural Mountains. &ldquo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized europe France Nuclear onetime radiaoctive Science Source Type: news

Nuclear accident sends 'harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe
French institute says pollution suggests release of nuclear material in Russia or Kazakhstan in SeptemberA cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates that an accident happened in a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan in the last week of September, the French nuclear safety institute IRSN has said. The IRSN on Thursday ruled out an accident in a nuclear reactor, saying it was likely to be in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine. There has been no impact on human health or the environment in Europe, it said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample and Kim Willsher Tags: Russia Europe World news Kazakhstan South and Central Asia Nuclear power Energy Environment Source Type: news

New Study Shows Antioxidant-Rich Foods Diminish Diabetes Risk New Study Shows Antioxidant-Rich Foods Diminish Diabetes Risk
A comprehensive French analysis finds a diet high in total antioxidants may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes; fruits, vegetables, tea, and moderate consumption of wine were the main contributors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Do you have plastic in your gut? You might, if you drink water from the tap
(Natural News) Whether you live in the United States or France, there’s a high chance you’ve been ingesting microscopic plastic fibers whenever you drink water from the tap. According to the researchers behind the shocking new study, nearly all of the world’s tap water is contaminated. The researchers — who were commissioned by journalism outlet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HKU researchers generate tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties by genetic engineering
(The University of Hong Kong) The School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), has identified a new strategy to simultaneously enhance health-promoting vitamin E by ~6-fold and double both provitamin A and lycopene contents in tomatoes, to significantly boost antioxidant properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto
French and German opposition torpedoed an E.U. vote to reauthorize the world ’ s most popular herbicide, while Little Rock moved to restrict an alternative. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM Tags: Genetically Modified Food (GMOs) Defoliants and Herbicides European Parliament Monsanto Company European Union Arkansas United States Regulation and Deregulation of Industry dicamba glyphosate Environmental Protection Agency Source Type: news

Ionis Licenses Novel Antisense Drug for the Treatment of Centronuclear Myopathy to Dynacure
Ionis earns $5 million license fee from Dynacure CARLSBAD, Calif. and STRASBOURG, France, Nov. 9, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) and Dynacure announced today that Dynacure has licensed IONIS... Biopharmaceuticals, Licensing Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Dynacure, centronuclear myopathy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners' ears
Country ’s broadcast watchdog rules that the word is now so commonplace that it is no longer as vulgar as it once wasIt may be still be too blue for English speakers, but authorities in Canada have ruled that the word “f.” is no longer taboo on French language broadcasts as its use is so commonplace.The Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council (CBSC) had previously classified the word as being suitable only for adults in both French and English, banning its use on radio and television to beyond the evening watershed and even then, only with a warning.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Staff and agencies Tags: Language Science Canada Source Type: news

Investigation reveals the CIA poisoned an entire town with LSD to see what would happen
(Natural News) When the inhabitants of the quaint village known as Pont-Saint-Esprit in southeastern France experienced hallucinations and what can only be described as mass insanity back in 1951, the flour at a local bakery was blamed. However, a writer who was researching a book found evidence that it was actually an intentional mind control... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Seeks New Director for Cancer Agency Facing U.S. Scrutiny WHO Seeks New Director for Cancer Agency Facing U.S. Scrutiny
The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Six Russians locked into 'spacecraft' for 17 days in moon flight simulation
The three men and three women are the first group in a programme which will see teams spend up to a year in isolationThree men and three women were sealed in an artificial spacecraft unit in Moscow on Tuesday in a simulation of a 17-day flight to the moon, a preparation for long-term missions.The experiment is the first of several in the Sirius (Scientific International Research In a Unique terrestrial Station) programme, which over the course of five years will gradually increase the isolation experiment to 365 days.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Russia Space The moon Europe Science World news Source Type: news

Advancing women's health through scientific mobility
A Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship grant has enabled an ambitious young French researcher to make important advances in identifying a possible genetic association between endometriosis (when tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside) and a higher risk of developing melanoma, a skin cancer. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 8, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny
LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain MRI shows long-term adverse effects of West Nile virus
MR images of people who develop neurological complications from West Nile virus...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI finds something fishy in outbreak of brain infections French researchers describe Zika on MRI scans NEJM: MRI links brain swelling and cerebral malaria deaths FDG-PET, scintigraphy offer a break in fever of unknown origin (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Meet the Heroic Animals That Went Into Space Before Humans
The First Space Pioneers Bettmann Archive Animals were every bit as heroic as the first human astronauts By Jeffrey Kluger Animals have long been the science community’s shock troops—the first to hit the beaches when a new frontier of knowledge is being claimed. Those soldiers hardly volunteered for the misison: The thousands of monkeys and mice that were used as test subjects for Jonas Salk’s first polio vaccine were conscripted for the job, whether they wanted to do it or not. That doesn’t diminish their profound contribution to scientific knowledge—indeed, it enlarges it. The same is tru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: animals belka ham Laika NASA space strelka Source Type: news

Big Meat and Big Dairy's climate emissions put Exxon Mobil to shame | Juliette Majot and Devlin Kuyek
It is time to stop the dairy and meat giants from destroying the climate and shift our support to making our small farmers, herders and ranchers resilientDid you know that three meat companies – JBS, Cargill and Tyson – are estimated to have emitted more greenhouse gases last year than all of France and nearly as much as some of the biggest oil companies like Exxon, BP and Shell?Few meat and dairy companies calculate or publish their climate emissions. So for the first time ever, we have estimated corporate emissions from livestock, using the most comprehensive methodology created to date by the UN ’s Foo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Juliette Majot and Devlin Kuyek Tags: Environment Agriculture Climate change Science Source Type: news

Ashfield Digital & Creative – looking forward
In his new role, Piers will be responsible for helping clients identify opportunities for further growth and working with them to achieve their vision. Having worked with clients in healthcare for the past four years, and previously worked in marketing across multiple sectors including travel, automotive and social media, Piers brings a wealth of experience in understanding client needs and aspirations. Piers French shared: “I’m excited by this new challenge and to be a key part of our growth strategy. We have an incredibly talented team, delivering outstanding work for our existing clients. I am looking forwar...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Modeling social interactions to improve collective decision-making
(CNRS) How are we affected by other peoples' opinions? Scientists quantified this impact on our decisions. They identified five behaviors common in France and Japan. The study also shows how social information can help a group collectively improve its performance and the precision of its estimates. From this analysis, a model has been developed that predicts the performance of a group depending on the amount and quality of information exchanged between its members. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

French translation and validation of a short version of the Suicide Intervention Response Inventory-2 (SIRI-2-VF) - Kopp-Bigault C, Audouard-Marzin Y, Scouarnec P, Beauchamp G, S éguin M, Walter M.
OBJECTIVES: Training health professionals about suicidal crisis is one major line of suicide prevention worldwide. France has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe, and although crisis intervention training has been set up since 2001, there presently ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

The new French mental health law regarding psychiatric involuntary treatment - Senon JL, Jonas C, Botbol M.
The French Republic has had four laws governing the detention of people with a mental illness. The first dates from 1838 and remained in place until 1990. The most recent one was issued on 27 September 2013; it confirmed the role of the judge and strengthe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Suicide, mental health and substance uses among French adolescents in 2014 - Janssen E, Spilka S, Beck F.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to describe potential associations between suicidal behaviors and psychoactive substance uses among adolescents. METHODS: A cross-sectional, national survey representative of adolescents aged 17, living in cont... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCLA awarded $1.1 million grant to answer big biological questions
A UCLA research team led by Patrick Allard, assistant professor of society and genetics, has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from theJohn Templeton Foundation as part of the foundation ’s funding efforts for research into genetics.The project ’s co-leaders are Amander Clark, associate professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology, and Hannah Landecker, director of the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, and professor of sociology, who uses the tools of history and social science to study contemporary developments in the l ife sciences, including epigenetics.The big questions Allard and his UCLA ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaurs died out, says study
Earliest mammals were nocturnal to avoid dinosaurs, which may be why there are relatively few modern daytime-active mammals, say researchersThe earliest mammals were night creatures which only emerged from the cover of darkness after the demise of the daytime-dominating dinosaurs, according to new research.This would explain why relatively few mammals follow a daytime-active – or “diurnal”– lifestyle today, and why most that do still have eyes and ears more suitable for living by night.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Evolution Science Mammals Biology Source Type: news

Postconcussion symptom reporting after mild traumatic brain injury in female service members: impact of gender, posttraumatic stress disorder, severity of injury, and associated bodily injuries - Lippa SM, Brickell TA, Bailie JM, French LM, Kennedy JE, Lange RT.
OBJECTIVE: Examine effects of diagnostically relevant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity, and associated bodily injury severity on postconcussion symptom reporting in female service members (SM) compar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spacing out after staying up late? Here ’s why
Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled car?A new study led by UCLA ’sDr. Itzhak Fried is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells ’ ability to communicate with each other. Fried and his colleagues believe that disruption leads to temporary mental lapses that affect memory and visual perception. Their findings are published online today by Nature Medicine.“We discovered that starving the body of sleep also robs neurons of the ability to function properly,” said Fried, the study’s ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Revealed new target for development of antibiotics aimed at highly-resistant bacteria
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research for new treatment against resistant pathogens is one of the most important branches of the pharmaceutical industry -- in USA medical literature, there is a record of one bacillus-type bacteria resistant to 26 different antibiotics. Brazilian and French scientists show that inhibiting the interaction of two key proteins for cell wall elongation can be an effective strategy to kill bacteria of the bacillus type. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Revealed new target for development of antibiotics aimed at highly resistant bacteria
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research for new treatment against resistant pathogens is one of the most important branches of the pharmaceutical industry -- in USA medical literature, there is a record of one bacillus-type bacteria resistant to 26 different antibiotics. Brazilian and French scientists show that inhibiting the interaction of two key proteins for cell wall elongation can be an effective strategy to kill bacteria of the bacillus type. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Joining in the fungi: black truffle grown in UK for first time
Dog unearths P érigord black truffle successfully grown in Wales, the furthest north the delicacy has ever been foundAn expensive Mediterranean black truffle has been cultivated in the UK for the first time, the farthest north that the species has been found.Researchers believe the truffle, mostly found in northern Spain, southern France and northern Italy, was able to grow in Wales due to climate change.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Climate change Fungi Environment Wales Food & drink Biology Life and style Science UK news Source Type: news

Review Shows Bevacizumab Has Gained Momentum for Mesothelioma...
The VEGF inhibitor is now part of the standard treatment for pleural mesothelioma in France and a recognized first-line option for American clinicians.(PRWeb November 06, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14884392.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 6, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cancer treatment response may be affected by gut bacteria
Conclusion This early-stage study gives us some insights into factors that might influence people's responses to a specific type of cancer treatment (immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies). The findings are of interest, but don't have any immediate implications for cancer treatment. We don't know what the conditions that required antibiotic treatment were and whether these could have affected the response to immunotherapy. We don't know whether the antibiotics themselves influenced how well the immunotherapy worked, or whether it was their effect on gut bacteria. We also don't know whether having high levels of part...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Make Screening Mammography Personal, Say the French Make Screening Mammography Personal, Say the French
France is overhauling its national breast cancer screening program, but the key element of the reforms is taking a more individualized approach.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New publication explores the ethics of storytelling in different art forms
(University of Turku) Stories have power, in both good and bad. According to Professor of Comparative Literature Hanna Meretoja from the University of Turku, Finland, some cultural practices of storytelling are connected to repressive mechanisms of power, while other practices are empowering. Professor Meretoja and Professor of French and Comparative Literature Colin Davis from Royal Holloway (University of London, England) have edited the publication Storytelling and Ethics which examines the ethical potential and risks of different storytelling practices, with focus on storytelling in relation to traumatic experiences. (...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Huge news: scientists solve mystery of dead male woolly mammoths
Young male Ice Age mammoths probably roamed alone and got themselves into risky situations more often than their female counterparts, study findsScientists have solved the mystery of why the overwhelming majority of mammoth fossils are male.Much like wild elephants today, young male Ice Agemammothsprobably roamed alone and more often got themselves into risky situations where they were swept into rivers, fell through ice or into bogs or sinkholes that preserved their bones for thousands of years, scientists say.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Science Animals World news Source Type: news

FDA Approves Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) Ophthalmic Solution for Open-Angle Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension
LAVAL, Quebec and SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, and Nicox S.A. (Euronext... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - November 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news