Spacewatch: mission to Mercury braced for blast-off
BepiColombo will investigate the internal structure, magnetic field and surface composition of the innermost planet to the SunA European-Japanese mission to Mercury is in the final stages of preparation for launch on Saturday 20 October. The mission, known as BepiColombo, will lift-off from the European Space Agency ’s space port inKourou, French Guiana, at 01.45 GMT.Related:The new space race: how billionaires launched the next era of explorationContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Mercury European Space Agency Exploration Science Planets UK news Japan Source Type: news

Novartis to buy Endocyte for $2.1B
Novartis announced that it plans to buy therapeutic radiopharmaceutical developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: Theranostic agent awarded Image of the Year FDA approves new radionuclide therapy by AAA AAA signs Fuji as distributor in Japan AAA nets $29M for new products AAA reports sales boost in 2014 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Takeda gets Japanese approval for Shire takeover, awaits EU nod
On Thursday, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. said that Japan's Fair Trade Commission has approved its $62 billion bid to acquire the second-largest biotech employer in Massachusetts, Shire Pharmaceuticals plc. According to Reuters, the deal has already received unconditional clearance from regulators in the United States, Brazil and China. It now awaits the final OK from European Union antitrust regulators. A decision is expected by Nov. 6, according to Reuters. Ahead of the planned merger, Shire… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Spain to lead Japan in global life expectancy, US continues to to slide
Spain will overtake Japan's long-held position at the top of the world's life expectancy table by 2040, while the United States is set to take a big fall in rankings, new research finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spain to beat Japan in world life expectancy league table for 2040
Mediterranean lifestyle takes effect in Spain but US continues to drop down tablePeople in Spain are predicted to have the longest life expectancy in the world by 2040 – beating Japan into second place – and much of the reason is to do with the way they eat, according to the authors of the most comprehensive study of the global burden of disease.In the years to come, the biggest threats to our health and longevity will be obesity, high blood pressure and blood sugar, tobacco use and drinking alcohol, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, US, which has produced the forecasts.Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Spain Ageing US news Smoking Cancer Heart disease Health UK news World news Japan Science Source Type: news

ESMO advocacy for patient-centred care takes on global dimension
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Supportive and palliative care should be an integral part of cancer treatment (ESMO Position Paper, 2017). To maintain the spotlight on the topic, on Friday, 19 October, a special session at the ESMO 2018 Congress will be dedicated to this subject and followed on Sunday by the formal recognition of 20 newly-accredited Designated Centres of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care. For the first time, institutions from Japan, Denmark, Estonia and Qatar feature among the laureates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The role of PRMT1-mediated alternative splicing in dilated cardiomyopathy
(University of Tsukuba) In a study published in iScience, Professor Akiyoshi Fukamizu of the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (University of Tsukuba, JAPAN) and the research group reported a new work on discovery of the important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research assesses geographic distribution of new antibiotics following market introduction
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) New study finds that between 1999 and 2014, only 25 new antibiotics entered the global market. The majority of antibiotics released in this time period originated from Japanese or US companies and were launched in Japan or the US. Of the 25 antibiotics, 18 treat community-acquired respiratory infections, 14 treat skin infections, and 12 treat urinary infections. Half treat infections caused by resistant bacteria, but none targeted Gram-negative bacteria, which cause most untreatable infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NHS long term plan IT update, Babylon's £23.3m reported loss and more UK digital health news briefs
Also: UK ministers to organise roundtable with companies to explore the impact of technology on loneliness and Japanese hospital joins AI research project through five-year partnership with London-based DeepMind Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Association between sudden unexpected deaths in bathtubs and ambient temperature among elderly Japanese adults: A time-series regression study - Kanawaku Y, Tanifuji T, Ohno Y.
This study investigated the relationship between these deaths and bathing day temperature among elderly adults in Tokyo. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Developing a scale to measure Japanese nurses' individual readiness for deployment to disasters - Maeda T, Kotera S, Matsuda N, Huebner CA.
Japan is a disaster-prone country, and Japanese registered nurses (RN) should be evaluated for their individual readiness for unexpected dispatches. The aim of the present study was to develop and validate a scale for measuring individual readiness of Japa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Psychometric evaluation of the simplified Japanese version of the Athens Insomnia Scale: the Fukushima Health Management Survey - Iwasa H, Takebayashi Y, Suzuki Y, Yagi A, Zhang W, Harigane M, Maeda M, Ohira T, Yabe H, Yasumura S.
We investigated the psychometric properties of the simplified Japanese version of the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS-SJ) using baseline data from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Data from 22  878 men and 27 669 women aged 16 years and older were anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Protocol for a prospective multicentre registry cohort study on suicide attempters given the assertive case management intervention after admission to an emergency department in Japan: post-ACTION-J Study (PACS) - Kawanishi C, Ishii T, Yonemoto N, Yamada M, Tachikawa H, Kishimoto T, Tsujii N, Hashimoto S, Kinoshita T, Mimura M, Okubo Y, Otsuka K, Yoshimura R.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide attempt is the most important risk factor for later suicide. A randomised-controlled, multicentre trial of postsuicide attempt case management for the prevention of further suicide attempts in Japan, named ACTION-J, has established ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Exploring ways to establish presence in China as part of APAC region push: Lupin
The Mumbai-based firm expects to generate revenues of over USD 100 million from the region, excluding the Japanese market, over the next few years. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early changes to synapse gene regulation may cause Alzheimer's disease
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) TMDU-led Japanese research revealed a role for splicing proteins in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Increased phosphorylation of the SRRM2 protein, seen in AD mouse models and human patients, was found to block its transport to the nucleus. This reduced levels of the PQBP1 protein, causing abnormal changes to the splicing of synapse genes and cognitive decline. These phenotypes were reversed by restoring PQBP1 function, suggesting a possible future treatment for AD. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Umeboshi is a natural immune system booster: Just eating 2 plums a week can result in DRAMATIC changes to your health
(Natural News) Umeboshi plums are rooted in Japanese culture and have been used in Asia for centuries, both as a unique foodstuff and as a natural remedy for an array of ailments and total immune system support. The umeboshi plum, or “Japanese salt plum” as some like to call it, is highly regarded for its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community-level social capital and cognitive decline after a natural disaster: a natural experiment from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami - Hikichi H, Aida J, Matsuyama Y, Tsuboya T, Kondo K, Kawachi I.
We examined prospectively whether community-level social capital can mitigate the adverse effects of natural disaster on cognitive decline in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The baseline for our natural experimental study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Researchers create a functional salivary gland organoid
(RIKEN) A research group led by scientists from Showa University and the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have, for the first time, succeeded in growing three-dimensional salivary gland tissue that, when implanted into mice, produced saliva like normal glands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Japan needs gender equality
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Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Murakami, Y., Borgonovi, F. Tags: editorial Source Type: news

New WHO Regional Chief Must Battle Lifestyle Conditions, Tropical Diseases New WHO Regional Chief Must Battle Lifestyle Conditions, Tropical Diseases
Western Pacific health ministers picked a Japanese doctor as the next regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, spearheading a campaign to rein in lifestyle diseases linked to obesity and eradicate some tropical diseases by 2020.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Committing to End TB in Children, Adolescents and Families
On the eve of the 73rd UN General Assembly, UNICEF, WHO and the Stop TB Partnership hosted a side-event to show commitment and accelerate action towards ending TB in children, adolescents and families. Co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the Danish Ministry of Health, the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, TB Alliance, Louder Than TB, Treatment Action Group, Unitaid, the Global Fund, USAID, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, JHPIEGO, The Union, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and Every Woman Every Child, the event aimed to show commitment and accelerate action toward...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, tuberculosis [subject], tb, tuberculosis [subject], tb Source Type: news

ImaginAb inks licensing, investment deal with Merck
Imaging agent developer ImaginAb has signed a multiyear, nonexclusive licensing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ImaginAb enters deal to manufacture PET tracer ImaginAb names new directors for Japanese subsidiary ImaginAb appoints new COO ImaginAb nabs $8M for new imaging agent ImaginAb names Coombs as CEO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New WHO regional chief must battle lifestyle conditions, tropical diseases
Western Pacific health ministers picked a Japanese doctor as the next regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, spearheading a campaign to rein in lifestyle diseases linked to obesity and eradicate some tropical diseases by 2020. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China bans pig imports from Japan, Belgium over swine fever
China banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Belgium after an outbreak of African swine fever, as well as imports from Japan after a regular swine fever outbreak, the General Administration of Customs said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Becoming promiscuous to ensure reproduction
(Hokkaido University) Females of a socially monogamous passerine, the Japanese great tit (Parus minor), become more promiscuous after hatchings fail in the first breeding attempt -- apparently attempting to ensure successful reproduction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China bans pig imports from Japan, Belgium over African swine fever
China has banned imports of pigs, wild boars and products from Japan and Belgium following outbreaks of African swine fever in the two countries, Chinese customs said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novan scores $11M with partnership with Japanese pharma
A Morrisville pharmaceutical company has scored an $11 million agreement with  a Japanese company for exclusive rights to sell their skin care medicine.  On Monday, Novan (Nasdaq: NOVN) announced an extended license agreement with Sato Pharmaceutical Co, a Japanese prescription company specializing in dermatology. Under the terms of the agreement, Sato will make the payme nts in monthly installments over the next year, giving it exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Novan’s SB206. SB206… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Gulledge Source Type: news

Driving frequency associated with deficits in lower extremity function, dynamic vision, and physical activity in Japanese older adults - Abe T, Fujii K, Seol J, Fujii Y, Joho K, Sato A, Kim M, Okura T.
[Abstract unavailable]... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Getting a grip on the slow but unique evolution of sharks
(RIKEN) Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan, in collaboration with other Japanese institutes and aquariums, have decoded the whole genomes of two shark species for the first time and improved the whale shark genome sequences released previously. By analyzing the genomes and comparing them with those of other vertebrate species, they have constructed an overview of their unique life histories and evolutionary paths. This work was published online in Nature Ecology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diurnal variation in suicide timing by age and gender: evidence from Japan across 41 years - Boo J, Matsubayashi T, Ueda M.
BACKGROUND: Previous research on hourly diurnal variation in suicide frequency has often suffered from geographical and time-span limitations in the data. We studied diurnal and daily variations of suicide by analyzing a large dataset based on the national... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Signs of type 2 diabetes appear more than 20 YEARS before a sufferer is diagnosed
Researchers from Aizawa Hospital in Matsumoto, Japan, warn healthy lifestyle interventions may be required as soon as a person's blood sugars start to rise to prevent 'full blown diabetes'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find the Japanese persimmon shows potential in treating colorectal cancer
(Natural News) Anti-cancer research regularly turns to nature for potential cures and more often than not, nature doesn’t disappoint. Such is the case with the Japanese persimmon, which research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed to have great potential as a treatment for colorectal cancer. Among cancers, colorectal cancer is among... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals' preparedness to treat pediatric patients during mass casualty incidents - Toida C, Muguruma T, Hashimoto K.
This study assessed the disaster preparedness of a children's hospital in Japan by using a disaster drill.MATERIALS AND... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Over-the-counter drug-induced lung injuries with both diffuse alveolar haemorrhage and diffuse alveolar damage - Nakamura T, Watari T, Tokuda Y.
A 41-year-old Japanese man with no underlying disease was admitted to our hospital with haemoptysis and dyspnoea. Two weeks prior to admission, he had caught a cold and took an over-the-counter drug (topikku GX), subsequently general fatigue and cough w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comparison of postmortem butane distribution between two fatal butane poisoning cases - Shintani-Ishida K, Tsuboi H, Ichioka H, Ikegaya H.
Fatal accidents during butane abuse frequently occur in Japan and in many countries around the world. Although analytical data about butane concentration in postmortem samples is being accumulated, when using the data to determine the cause of death, caref... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Spacewatch: asteroid landing explores a missing link
In the weak gravity, it took the Mascot lander 20 minutes to fall 51 metres to the surface – taking photos and readingsA German-French lander has arrived safely on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, 300m kilometres from Earth. The Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (Mascot) is about the size of a shoebox and weighs 9kg. It was developed by theGerman Aerospace Center (DLR) and built in cooperation with the National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) in France. It was carried to the asteroid byHayabusa2, a spacecraft built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).Related:Spacewatch: Ryugu, an asteroid under close inspe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Asteroids Exploration Space Science Source Type: news

Paid period leave policy in Australia stirs world debate
A women's advocacy group in Australia has been offering paid leave for menstrual pain to its employees in the past 18 months. Yet such leave has become a controversial topic worldwide, with some women in support of and some against "period leave" workplace policies. Some countries that already offer period leave are Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google DeepMind Given Access To Mammograms Of 30,000 Women By Japanese Hospital
DeepMind Health is teaming up with a Japanese hospital on a machine learning project that could see AI used to detect breast cancer in mammograms. The organisation says it's important to use mammograms from different countries to reduce the chance of bias creeping into algorithms. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Shead, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GOOG Source Type: news

Daily supplementation with these spore-forming probiotics improve stool frequency and consistency in healthy people
(Natural News) New research has found that taking probiotics, particularly the Bacillus subtilis C-3102 strain, every day may improve stool frequency and consistency in healthy people. The study, published in the journal Beneficial Microbes, looked at the effects of probiotic supplementation on loose stool symptoms. For the study, the researchers based in Japan recruited 88... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glow-in-the-dark paper as a rapid test for infectious diseases
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Keio University (Japan) present a practicable and reliable way to test for infectious diseases. All you need are a special glowing paper strip, a drop of blood and a digital camera. Not only does this make the technology very cheap and fast -- after twenty minutes it is clear whether there is an infection -- it also makes expensive and time-consuming laboratory measurements in the hospital unnecessary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes To U.S., Canadian and French Scientists for Laser Breakthrough
(STOCKHOLM) — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. The American, Arthur Ashkin, entered the record books of the Nobel Prizes by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96. Donna Strickland, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, became the first woman to win a Nobel in three years and is only the third to have won the prize for physics. Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and University of Michigan will share half of the 9 million kronor ($1.01 million) t...
Source: TIME: Science - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized nobel prize onetime Source Type: news

Japan's Kansai to help Zambia paint out malaria
Kansai Plascon, owned by Tokyo-listed Kansai Paint Co Ltd, has launched the world's first mosquito repellant paint in Zambia to help it reach a target to eliminate malaria by 2021, the company and a Japanese government official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Local Communities in Mexico Show Ways to Fight Obesity
A farmer harvests amaranth in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. This grain, of which two of the varieties originated in Mexico, is part of the country's traditional diet and can help boost nutrition among Mexicans, who have been affected by skyrocketing consumption of junk food. Credit: Courtesy of Bridge to Community HealthBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Oct 2 2018 (IPS)Manuel Villegas is one of the peasant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement their corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumption and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emilio Godoy Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Food and Agricu Source Type: news

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize for landmark cancer immunotherapy discoveries
Two scientists who first harnessed the power of the immune system to fight incurable cancers have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology.The discoveries made by American researcher James P. Allison and Japan ’s Tasuku Honjo have brought real hope of long-term survival to patients with... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - October 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Just Won Two Scientists a Nobel Prize. Here ’s How They Work
It wasn’t the Nobel Committee that reached James Allison first on Monday to inform him that he had won the coveted annual prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was his son who broke the news with a 5:30 am phone call. Minutes later, a Swedish reporter reached him before the committee could. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it happened,’” Allison says to TIME. “I’m just in shock, I guess.” Allison, chair of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded the Nobel for his discovery in 1994 in mice that led to an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs called...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

New Cancer Treatments Just Won 2 Scientists a Nobel Prize. Here ’s How They Work
It wasn’t the Nobel Committee that reached James Allison first on Monday to inform him that he had won the coveted annual prize in Physiology or Medicine. It was his son who broke the news with a 5:30 am phone call. Minutes later, a Swedish reporter reached him before the committee could. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, it happened,’” Allison says to TIME. “I’m just in shock, I guess.” Allison, chair of immunology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded the Nobel for his discovery in 1994 in mice that led to an entirely new class of anti-cancer drugs called...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine
American James Allison and Japan's Tasuku Honjo have won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine for a pioneering new approach to cancer treatment. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American and Japanese immunologists are awarded Nobel Medicine Prize
The pair (pictured) were honoured 'for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation,' the Stockholm-based Nobel Assembly said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists behind game-changing cancer immunotherapies win Nobel medicine prize
American James Allison and Japanese Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday for game-changing discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for Immune System Cancer Research
STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to two researchers from the United States and Japan for advances in discovering how the body’s immune system can fight off the scourge of cancer. The 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize will be shared by James Allison of the University of Texas Austin and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University. Their parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body’s immune system and it constitutes “a landmark in our fight against cancer,” said a statement from the Nobel Assembly of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, which selects winner...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Source Type: news