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Study: PET imaging agent could help predict depression drug ’ s efficacy
Image courtesy of Mala Ananth Researchers have identified a positron emission tomography imaging agent that could identify the patients that are more likely to benefit from a drug designed to treat major depressive disorder, according to a study published this month in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The C-DASB tracer targets a protein, 5-HTT, found in the part of a person’s brain that is responsible for emotional processing, called the amygdala. Escitalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, is indicated for people with depression, but it doesn’t work for all patients. Scanning a person’s ...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Imaging Neurological Pharmaceuticals Research & Development National Institutes of Health (NIH) Source Type: news

Report: Facebook pauses medical research project as it deals with fallout from privacy scandal
Researchers at Facebook ’s experimental products division, Building 8, built software designed to match people’s health records at hospitals with data from their Facebook profiles — allowing, in theory, doctors to understand more contextual information about their patients’ life outside of the examining room, CNBC reports. The company has now put the project on hold, while it grapples with privacy concerns raised by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “This work has not progressed past the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Stangel Source Type: news

Exclusive: Urgent cancer scans blocked for nearly half of GPs
Nearly half of GPs have had a referral on the two-week cancer pathway bounced back or downgraded to non-urgent over the past year, GPonline can reveal - often for patients later found to have cancer. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - April 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Darwin's lost fossils – including a sloth the size of a car – to be made public
Fossils collected by Darwin on his global voyages on the Beagle will be digitally scanned and made available onlineOn 23 September 1832 a young naturalist, thousands of miles from home and frequently seasick and homesick, found the fossil of an enormous skull embedded in soft rock. It took Charles Darwin three hours to chip it out of the cliff face at Punta Alta in Argentina, and hours more to lug it back to base. He arrived with it long after dark at the ship which became the most famous in the history of natural science, the Beagle.Darwin was only 24, a college dropout from his medical degree who had done a crash course ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Fossils Evolution Science Biology Charles Darwin Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: April 6, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From CHF Solutions’s distribution deal to Guided Therapeutics’s licensing agreement, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but throught were still worth mentioning. 1. CHF inks Spanish distribution deal CHF Solutions announced in an April 5 press release that it has signed a distribution agreement with Dimedix Surgical. The distribution agreement will allow Dimedix Surgical to distribute the CHF’s Aquadex FlexFlow System throughout Spain. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 2. J&J launches digital surgical training subscription service J&...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Catheters Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Ultrasound Urology Asahi Intecc aziyobiologics Biotronik CHF Solutions Inc. dimedixsurgical Guided Therapeut Source Type: news

Creepy or cute? Russian company can print a 3D model of your unborn child based on ultrasound photos
(Natural News) The future of ultrasound has arrived: expectant mothers may soon be able to acquire 3D print models of their unborn babies. This unique service is being offered by Russian firm, Embryo 3D. Their process is simple enough. Once they’ve been given a complete ultrasound scan of an embryo, they then go about converting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET with flutemetamol for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease dementia and other dementias in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
F-flutemetamol uptake by brain tissue, measured by positron emission tomography (PET), is accepted by regulatory agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agencies (EMA) for assessing amyloid load in people with dementia. Its added value is mainly demonstrated by excluding Alzheimer's pathology in an established dementia diagnosis. However, the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer's Association (NIA-AA) revised the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease and the confidence in the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease may be increased when using...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival
Measurements of muscle mass and adiposity drawn from the CT scans of patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Photon-counting breast CT shows promise CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients CAD for breast CT is improved with spiculation detection MDCT: Kalender offers update on breast CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

From A to Z, radiologist makes art from medical images
Medical imaging is a valuable tool for diagnosing disease, helping clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA 2014 highlights 100 years of radiology history Mo. radiologist turns clinical scans into creative scenes Optical imaging deciphers truth within oil painting layers Radiology art reveals beauty -- even in a Big Mac Scan artist: Radiologist uses CT to reveal mystery of antiquities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI contrast: Unnecessary for follow-up in meningioma?
In the routine follow-up of patients with intracranial meningioma, unenhanced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna Video from ECR 2018: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium retention No gadolinium needed for follow-up MRI inner ear scans Workshop aims to answer mystery of gadolinium deposition Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET tracer could help predict treatment effectiveness for depression
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) A positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agent could show, ahead of time, whether a specific treatment is likely to be effective for major depressive disorder (MDD) -- a debilitating condition that affects more than 14 million Americans. No such marker is currently available in clinical psychiatry. The study is featured in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Worse Survival in Breast Ca Patients with Low Muscle Mass (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CT scans reveal increased risk of death in one-third of nonmetastatic patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 6, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Daytime sleepiness linked to Alzheimer's
Do you catch yourself yawning during the day and yearning for an afternoon nap? You could be at more risk for Alzheimer's disease. A recent study published in JAMA Neurology?found a potential link between excessive daytime sleepiness and the memory loss disease. Researchers took a look at imaging scans of the brains of several hundred [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Low back pain sufferers 'often receiving inappropriate care'
More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming m...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 5, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

MRI contrast: Unnecessary in follow-up meningioma cases?
In the routine follow-up of patients with intracranial meningioma, unenhanced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from ECR 2018 in Vienna Video from ECR 2018: Alexander Radbruch on gadolinium retention No gadolinium needed for follow-up MRI inner ear scans Workshop aims to answer mystery of gadolinium deposition Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Are You A High-Risk Investor? A Brain Scan May Soon Be Able To Tell
A study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found that variation in connections between two parts of the brain were associated with how much risk an individual will tolerate to achieve a greater financial return. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Are You A High-Risk Investor? Companies May Soon Be Able To Scan Your Brain To Find Out
Scanning the brain may be able to identify an individual's risk tolerance and could be used by financial organizations to assess potential employees and clients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

CurveBeam wins CE Mark for LineUP, InReach ortho CTs
Medical imaging device developer CurveBeam said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its LineUP and InReach orthopedic extremity computed tomography scanning systems. The Warrington, Penn.-based company said its LineUP system is designed to allow the patient to stand during scanning to assess weight-bearing or load-bearing positions, and can perform bilateral scans of legs from below the heel to above the knee. The company’s InReach system has been cleared by the FDA since last year, and the company said it has been installed in multiple hand surgery centers in the US since its clearance. ...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance curvebeam Source Type: news

CADx volumetry predicts lung cancer recurrence on CT
Measurements of lung nodule volume on CT scans made with computer-aided diagnosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans CAD of chest tomosynthesis works best for new readers CAD beats readers for subsolid lung nodules CAD finds vertebral lung cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NY Times column mulls merits of calcium CT scans
A low score on a coronary calcium CT scan indicates minimal calcified plaque,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality Coronary calcium CT scans motivate lifestyle changes EISNER: Calcium CT screening predicts cardiac events Zero calcium means good outcomes, even with undetected plaques (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

U.S. proposes tariffs on medical imaging scanners from China
The medical imaging industry has been dragged into the brewing trade war between...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens nets FDA clearance for Edge Plus CT scanner
Siemens Healthineers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B Siemens to debut portable cardiovascular US at ACC 2018 Siemens highlights Digital Ecosystem updates at HIMSS New Siemens ECR 2018 products include Juniper ultrasound scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Somatom Edge plus CT scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today that it won FDA clearance for its Somatom Edge plus computed tomography machine. The company said the newly cleared device features its FAST integrated workflow and FAST 3D camera, which it claims is the first patient positioning system powered by artificial intelligence. The scanner also includes automated scan preparation and customized patient dosage capabilities, Siemens said. Siemens said that the FAST 3D camera uses infrared technology and AI to recognize anatomical landmarks and correctly position the system for more accurate patient scanning, which it claims impro...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Challenging South Korea ’ s war on workers
Cho Sung-deok has spent a year in prison because of his trade union activity. Mr Cho is a former airport security guard and vice president of the Korean Public & Social Services and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU). In his role as a guard at Incheon International airport, he was working in the public sector but was subcontracted to a private company. He and his colleagues faced low wages and poor working conditions. Sung-deok began to organise to fight back, but after going on strike, he was sacked. Deciding to do more to protect workers’ rights, he ran for and was elected to the position of KPTU vice presid...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Magazine international Source Type: news

Incredible X-rays show how a 44-year-old woman ’s bones VANISHED
The patient, whose name is unknown, had the scans taken at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh over a period of 18 months. She was diagnosed with Gorham-Stout disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans
One of the thorniest problems in medical imaging is reporting and tracking...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018? Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New genomic tool searches wheat's wild past to improve crops of the future
(John Innes Centre) A new genetic directory launched today will enable researchers and breeders to scan the genomes of wild relatives of modern wheat to find disease-fighting properties lost to domestication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Wearable Brain Scanners; How Concussions Arise; sTMS for Migraine Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brainomix raises $10m for AI stroke imaging tech
Brainomix said today that it raised nearly $10 million for the e-ASPECTS stroke imaging technology it’s developing using artificial intelligence. The £7 million round was led by Parkwalk Advisors, joined by existing backers Chimera Partners and Oxford University Innovation Fund and the venture arm of pharma giant Boehringer Ingelheim. Oxford, England-based Brainomix said its tech is designed to automate the evaluation of stroke patients using CT scan data and the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score method. The funds are earmarked for commercializing e-ASPECT, the company said. “We welcome Boehringe...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging Neurological Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Brainomix Stroke Source Type: news

RefleXion Medical raises $97m
San Francisco-based medtech group RefleXion Medical has raised $96.5 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posted SEC filing. Money in the round comes from 18 unnamed investors, with the first sale noted on March 16 this year, according to the filing. RefleXion Medical is developing a biology-guided radiotherapy system for cancer treatment, which is designed to use positron emission tomography to locate and identify tumors during treatments. The company is seeking an additional $6.1 million before it closes the round, according to the SEC filing, and has not yet said how it plans to spend...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology reflexion-health Source Type: news

Researchers to investigate screening for prostate cancer using MRI
A new clinical study will test for the first time if MRI scans can be used for population screening to detect prostate cancer more accurately. The study will also test combining MRI with other cutting-edge diagnostic technologies to transform prostate cancer diagnosis. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 3, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Mevion touts first use of S250i proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems today announced the launch of its Mevion S250i proton therapy system, touting that the first patient in the world had been treated with the system. The Mevion S250i features improved pencil beam scanning fields and Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech to allow for faster energy layer switching, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. The system also features the company’s Adaptive Aperture multi-leaf collimator designed for multi-layer conformal field delivery, Mevion said, which it claims provides dose gradients with up to 3 times sharper lateral penumbra. “The launch of the Hypersc...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

MRI scans could put an end to prostate cancer biopsies, new research reveals
DEADLY prostate cancer could be detected more accurately using MRI scans, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET imaging agent may help assess, treat brain diseases
A new PET scan imaging agent could help assess and treat people with various neurological diseases, including, dementia, Parkinson's and MS, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veritas buys GE's value-based care division for $1B
Veritas Capital, a private equity investment firm, announced that one of its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches GE launches new AI-powered ultrasound unit at ECR GE partners with Ga. healthcare network on patient care GE continues partnership with Endra GE develops software for Olympic Winter Games (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Tipping Point: Leveraging Opportunities to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Food Bank Inventory (March 2018)
Report scans the landscape and assess how and to what extent nutrition is being addressed by food banks, and the proportion of healthy versus unhealthy foods being distributed in the charitable food system. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mevion treats 1st patient with proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems treated its first patient using the Mevion S250i proton...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion nabs FDA OK for proton therapy system Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system Mevion touts scanning milestone Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton Mevion completes milestone installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Personal Health: One More Heart Test to Consider: A Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Value and Limitations of a Cardiac Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

British study aims to catch the early signs of prostate cancer
Current diagnosis methods are painful and often miss deadly tumours. University College London and Imperial College London researchers will try new methods involving MRI scans and blood tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare English charnel house can now be seen online
Experts recreate 3D version of medieval bone store beneath Northamptonshire churchDown steep narrow stone stairs beneath Holy Trinity church in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, there is a small, damp chamber crammed with human bones – believed to be one of only two medieval charnel houses in England still holding their original human remains.The 13th-century charnel house – or bone store – at Rothwell, described as being of international importance, has been scanned and recreated digitally by scientists and archaeologists at the University of Sheffield, and their3D model has now gone online. It includes an ima...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Science Northampton UK news Source Type: news

Mumbai MRI scanner still offline after fatal accident
The MRI scanner at the Indian hospital where a visitor was sucked into the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Laurel Public Library, Laurel, DE – learn how this library took the initiative to engage and inspire their community in the quest for health information, and the pursuit of healthy living through cooking. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. National Minority Health Month begins next week! The theme for 2018 is Partnering fo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Mumbai MRI still offline after fatal accident
The MRI scanner at the Indian hospital where a visitor was sucked into the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

British Columbia takes aim at MRI wait times
British Columbia is set to allocate $11 million Canadian ($8.6 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning helps predict exam wait times, delays One-third of MRI exam time is wasted Canadian woman told to wait 2.5 years for MRI scan MRI wait times escalate in Calgary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stamping or Machining: What Do You Choose for Your Metal Devices?
You’re developing a metal medical device and balancing a budget, deadlines, design considerations, and more. Which process do you choose—stamping or machining? MD+DI asked metal manufacturing veteran Steve Santoro, executive vice president for Micro, to compare the two processes as well as look forward to the future in metal manufacturing. Santoro has been at Micro since 2002 and has been in the contract manufacturing industry his entire career. MSC-3087 Steve 1[1] copy.jpg Steve Santoro Image Credit:  Steve Santoro MD+DI: What are the basic differences between stamping and machining w...
Source: MDDI - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Contract Manufacturing Materials Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Evaluating Selecta ’ s SEL-403 Begins
A clinical trial testing a new therapeutic modality on patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma is officially underway. Selecta Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) teamed up for the phase 1 clinical trial under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. The trial will evaluate safety and tolerability of SEL-403, Selecta’s investigational new drug combination consisting of a potent anti-tumor agent (LMB-100) and a drug that prevents an immune response (SVP-Rapamycin). LMB-100 and SVP-Rapamycin have been studied separately in clinical trials...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

A bat's STING is less potent
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Kitzhaber agrees to settle ethics charges for $20K: reports
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned in 2015 in the middle of an influence-peddling scandal, agreed to settle his ethics case for $20,000, the Portland Tribune reported. The Oregon Ethics Commission had voted in February to pursue 10 alleged violations of state ethics law by the former governor. It had rejected a $1,000 settlement Kitzhaber had reached with staff in November. Most of the violations related to former first lady Cylvia Hayes’ paid advocacy for g reen energy through her consulting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news