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New discovery may enhance chemotherapy's efficiency against leukaemia
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Portuguese researchers have found a mechanism through which certain types of leukaemia resist chemotherapy, revealing novel molecular targets to improve this therapy's efficiency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MIT Portugal students took over the Innovative Ideas Competition by Instituto Superior T é c
(MIT Portugal Program) Three projects developed by PhD students from the MIT Portugal Program (MPP) have just been named winners of TecInnov Thales, a contest sponsored by the Instituto Superior T é cnico (IST), from the Lisbon University. TecInnov supports the most innovative projects developed by IST students. The proposals submitted by MPP students Pedro Fraga, Carlos Henriques and Paulo Cambra were awarded with funding to develop the projects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interpersonal needs, depressive symptoms, and suicide ideation in a sample of Portuguese elderly patients recovering from acute medical conditions - Campos RC, Santos S, Piteira M, Abreu M, Tavares S.
The aim of the present study was to test whether perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness are related to suicide ideation, when controlling for depressive symptoms. The sample consisted of elderly patients recovering from acute medical condition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: a comparison between incarcerated and community offenders - Cunha O, Gon Çalves RA.
The literature considers intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetrators to be a heterogeneous group. In Portugal, IPV perpetrators may be sentenced to either of two types of sentences: deprivation of freedom or alternatives to prison (in the community). In t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

MIT Portugal Program student awarded with the REN 2017 Prize for the best Master's Thesis
(MIT Portugal Program) Bruna Tavares won the REN Award 2017 and a 12.500 € prize with the work developed during her Master ´ s Thesis. The researcher has created a new monitoring method that prevents electric network failures and increases the quality of service, allowing a more effective way to monitor the power grid. Currently she is a MIT Portugal Program first year PhD student in Sustainable Energy Systems at INESC TEC/ Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire: measurement invariance and reliability among a school sample of Portuguese youths - Pechorro P, Ayala-Nunes L, Kahn R, Nunes C.
Aggression is an important risk factor for various forms of problem behaviors in adolescence, and research has often distinguished between reactive and proactive forms of aggression. The aim of the present study was to compare the psychometric properties (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Custom" clothes could soon have a new meaning: Climate control technology for your threads, coming soon
(Natural News) Scientists are awesome. They provide solutions to environmental problems, find new discoveries, and have even thought of developing clothing that adapts to your body’s heat. Dr. Carla Silva, chief technology officer, and her team at the Center for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials in Porto, Portugal states that the wearable climate-control technology will be available... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: The Hurricane Season, As Shown By Salt, Smoke And Dust
A NASA visualization uses computer models to show how recent hurricanes shifted salt from the Atlantic, dust from the Sahara and smoke from fires in Portugal and the Pacific Northwest.(Image credit: NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Camila Domonoske Source Type: news

Weakness: the most frequent criterion among pre-frail and frail older Portuguese - Sousa-Santos AR, Afonso C, Moreira P, Padr ão P, Santos A, Borges N, Amaral TF.
AIM: In Portugal, the burden of pre-frailty and frailty in community-dwelling older adults is still unknown. The purpose of this study is to estimate the frequency of frailty in a Portuguese sample with  ≥ 65years and to evaluate its associated factor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Death toll from Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital up at four
LISBON (Reuters) - The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital doubled to four on Friday, Portugal's health authority DGS said, but the number of new cases being discovered appeared to subside. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study led by MIT Portugal faculty and alumni finds how to increase the survival time of stem cells
(MIT Portugal Program) A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra, led by Dr. Lino Ferreira, MIT Portugal Program Faculty and researcher at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) in collaboration with Langer Lab at MIT (USA), has developed a new technology, which is promising to understand and treat ischemic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 9, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Legionnaires' disease in Lisbon hospital kills two, 32 infected
LISBON (Reuters) - An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a large Lisbon hospital has killed two people and made at least another 32 sick since it was first detected a week ago, Portugal's health authority DGS said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

European winegrowers turn to robots to increase competitiveness
At a vineyard in Tomar in Portugal, scientists from the University of Lisbon are testing out a new robot designed to increase the productivity of winegrowers. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 7, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cardiac imaging experts create 'imaging phenotype' to improve personalized treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) EuroEcho-Imaging 2017 is set to reveal the most up-to-date science and technologies in cardiovascular imaging including the new field of phenomapping. The world's largest cardiovascular imaging conference will be held 6 to 9 December in Lisbon, Portugal at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa (CCL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Could this be malaria's Achilles heel?
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Portuguese researchers at Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have identified a defence mechanism by which the malaria parasite can survive inside its host's liver cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Our International Perspective On America's Response To The Opioid Epidemic
When we were the presidents of our respective countries, Switzerland and Portugal, they were in the grip of serious heroin epidemics. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adaptation of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory among a Portuguese sample of incarcerated juvenile offenders - Pechorro P, Gentile B, Ray JV, Nunes C, Gon Çalves RA.
The aim of the present study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI) and two of its short forms (NPI-16 and NPI-13) among a Portuguese sample of male incarcerated juvenile offenders (N = 221). Of these, onl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fragmented Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka Evolve into A Modern System
Fragmented ambulance services evolve into a modern system Situated in the Indian Ocean, separated from India by the Palk Strait, Sri Lanka is the 25th largest island in the world (See Figure 1). Its complex geographical features-peaks, plateaus, valleys, rivers and tropical forests-are subject to a variety of natural hazards, including floods, landslides, cyclones and tsunamis.1 With ancient cultural roots going back to the 6th century B.C., Sri Lanka's modern colonial history began with Portuguese, Dutch and British settlements in the 16th century. By 1815, Britain was the sole colonial power. In 1948, Sri Lanka became an...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nuwan Chamara Ekanayaka, EMT-I Tags: International Operations Source Type: news

New insights into the release of molecules involved in inflammatory diseases
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) In a recent study published in Cell Reports, a research team led by Colin Adrain, from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci ê ncia (IGC, Portugal), discovered the mechanism that controls the release of important molecules that trigger the inflammatory response during the clearance of infections. When this machinery is deregulated it can contribute to important chronic diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mozambique:Tete Women Urged to Use Family Planning
[AIM] Maputo -The permanent secretary of the Tete provincial government, in western Mozambique, Lina Portugal, on Monday urged Mozambican women to adopt family planning methods to ensure spacing between births. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 1, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Injuries in recreational and competitive surfers: a nationwide study in Portugal - Minghelli B, Nunes C, Oliveira R.
This study aimed t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Men are attracted to females with arched backs
Researchers from the University of Minho in Portugal believe a curved-back posture may have evolved in humans to demonstrated their willingness to be courted, like in the animal kingdom. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unknown territory: why do we remember the first time?
First runs in a new location are memorable, even magical – an introduction to a new city, for example – and science has set out to explain the phenomenonYou remember your first time, right? Everyone does. Thatgrand d épart into the unknown, the bewildering, clean-sheeted novelty of it all. That initial feeling of hesitation. The lingering trepidation. Then, bang, that ’s all behind you. You’re away. You’ve found your feet, you’ve hit your stride. Pulse quickening, limbs loosening, excitement mounting. But your senses are where the real action is taking place. They’re off the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Balch Tags: Running Life and style Fitness Portugal Science Chemistry Evolution Biology Sport Source Type: news

Why arched backs are attractive
(Springer) Researchers have provided scientific evidence for what lap dancers and those who twerk probably have known all along -- men are captivated by the arched back of a woman. A team led by Farid Pazhoohi of the University of Minho in Portugal used 3-D models and eye-tracking technology to show how the subsequent slight thrusting out of a woman's hips can hold a man's gaze. The findings are published in Springer's journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TNT-sniffing elephants could soon be assisting landmine-location efforts in Angola
(Natural News) The 27-year Angolan Civil War has left indelible marks on the former Portuguese colony. The most enduring of these are, undoubtedly, the millions of undetonated landmines underneath the Angolan countryside. Tens of thousands of people have been seriously wounded or killed by landmines. In a bid to solve this crisis, people have turned... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammography Use in Portugal: National Health Survey 2014
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Phages are an effective alternative to the use of antibiotics in aquaculture
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Researchers from AZTI, Biopolis S.L. (Spain), University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Aguacircia Aquaculture company (Portugal) have participated in the Enviphage project. The project has evaluated the impact of the use of bacteriophages which fight the pathogens responsible for the diseases that affect species bred in fish farms, on the environmental and intestinal bacteria communities of the fish. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Translation and validation of the FOUR Scale for children and its use as outcome predictor: a pilot study - Ferreira SS, Meireles D, Pinto A, Abecasis F.
INTRODUCTION: The Full Outline of UnResponsiveness - FOUR scale has been previously validated to assess impaired consciousness in the adult population. The aim of this study is the translation into Portuguese and validation of the FOUR scale in the pediat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Researchers find mechanism involved in novel drug design with potential to treat tuberculosis
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) Portuguese researchers successfully used a pioneer method to chemically modify a protein's components with potential medical applications and an impact in the fight against tuberculosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cannabis linked to 66% rise in traffic deaths in Colorado
The findings, set out by officials working for the US National Drug Control Strategy, follow a similar setback for drug decriminalization, Portugal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catalonia Just Voted for Independence From Spain. Here ’s Why That Is Unlikely to Happen
Constituents in Spain’s Catalonia region voted for independence in a disputed referendum Sunday that left more than 800 people injured after Spanish riot police used batons and rubber bullets on protesters civilians attempting to cast their ballots. Catalonia has “won the right to become an independent state,” the Associated Press quoted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont as saying after the polling. He also promised to make good on an election pledge to unilaterally declare independence for the region should its constituents vote “yes” in the referendum. Puigdemont added that he would ask th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Promoting players' safety and welfare through the sharing of scientific knowledge with sports agents: the new reality of Portuguese rugby sevens - Cruz-Ferreira AM, Cruz-Ferreira EM, Taborda-Barata L, Santiago LM.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

George Washington and the Real History Behind a Yom Kippur Legend
In many ways, Yom Kippur — the Jewish day of atonement that begins Friday evening — is a time to start anew. So it was an apt backdrop for one of the most sensational legends about an important turning point in the birth of a nation. As the story goes, during the American Revolution, in either 1779 or 1781 depending on whom you ask, General George Washington (or a messenger sent by him) burst into a Yom Kippur service at Philadelphia’s first synagogue to beg for money to feed a starving, bankrupt Continental Army. One of the synagogue’s founders, Haym Salomon, interrupted the holiest service of the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized faith Source Type: news

Assigning dates and identifying areas affected by fires in Portugal based on MODIS data - Panisset J, DaCamara CC, Libonati R, Peres LF, Calado TJ, Barros A.
An automated procedure is here presented that allows identifying and dating burned areas in Portugal using values of daily reflectance from near-infrared and middle-infrared bands, as obtained from the MODIS instrument. The algorithm detects persistent cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

You Can Now Control Who Comments on Your Instagram
Instagram has a new solution to halt abuse from online trolls: filter them out. The photo and video sharing app rolled out a new feature Tuesday called “Comment Controls” that allows users with public accounts to block certain accounts from commenting on their posts. Users will be able to limit comments to certain groups of people, such as people you follow and/or your followers, while preventing the rest from having access to the comment section. Even if you have a private account, you can also block specific accounts who follow you from commenting on your posts. Additionally, a feature launched in June that b...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aric Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Instagram onetime Social Media Source Type: news

What to Know About the Catalan Independence Referendum
Spanish authorities are racing to block Catalonia secessionists from carrying out an independence referendum currently scheduled for Oct. 1. So far, officials have seized almost 10 million ballot papers, imposed fines on top Catalan officials, and detained numerous politicians. Catalonia’s battle with Madrid over the vote, which both the Spanish constitution court and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy deem illegal, has created the worst political crisis Spain has seen in decades. Here’s what to know: Where is Catalonia? Located in the country’s north-east corner, Catalonia has an economy larger than that of Po...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara John Tags: Uncategorized Spain Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals, clinic and directly to patients without a prescription. The MediClear PreOp is a breathable, transparent, self-adhesive, silicone barrier film-drape that can conform to a patient’s skin at a planned incision or insertion si...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development Vascular Bioventus LLC Contego Medical Covalon Technologies Getinge Guerbe Source Type: news

These Are the Most Misunderstood Menu Items
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Pomranz / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime onetimetravel Source Type: news

In the Age of Trump, the World Needs the United Nations More Than Ever
Beyond poetic appeals for universal justice, global support for the United Nations is built atop the assumption that every nation can be more secure and prosperous only in a more peaceful world. The U.N. has a poor track record of preventing individual crises, but its investments in health and education promote international development in measurable ways, and its agencies continue to limit the human cost of conflict. President Donald Trump sees things a little differently. He may have paid tribute to the “beautiful vision” of the U.N. in his first address to the General Assembly on Tuesday, but there’s l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized António Guterres Donald Trump General Assembly onetime United Nations Source Type: news

8th Advances Against Aspergillosis: abstract submissions deadline
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017Year: 2018Location: Lisbon, Portugal.Content-type: current_conferences (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Virtual brain lab brings together leading neuroscientists across the world
(Simons Foundation) Twenty one leading neuroscience groups from around the world have formed a 'virtual brain lab' to test how the brain controls learning and decision making. The £ 10 million International Brain Lab brings together groups from UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Portugal to uncover how complex networks of brain cells support our ability to learn and make decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Why Spaniards Eat So Late
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisabeth Sherman / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Spain Source Type: news

How a super-fit schoolboy rugby star coped with paralysis
Yesterday, in the first part of his inspirational memoir, Henry Fraser described how, aged 17 on holiday in Portugal, he became paralysed from the neck down.  Here's the second installment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to suicide in the family: suicide risk and psychache in individuals who have lost a family member by suicide - Campos RC, Holden RR, Santos S.
This study also evaluated the incremental value of psychache (i.e., extreme psych... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Hysterectomies: Thousands of UK women can receive new ways to cure fibroids - experts
SOUL singer Beverley Knight looked the picture of health when she posted snaps of herself on social media last month, relaxing in a swimming pool at a fitness retreat in Portugal. The usually super-fit star was recuperating after a hysterectomy earlier in the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MIT Portugal PhD graduate researcher developed a chatbot that already is a reference in healthcare
(MIT Portugal Program) Florence is an online personal health assistant that helps users to manage their health& wellness care. This 'virtual friend' has evolved from being a simple symptom checker to become focused on two main features with high demand: health tracking and med& pill reminding, powered by an intelligent automated messaging system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

20,000 international voices share how they want their DNA information used
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The Wellcome Genome Campus and Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) have gone global with a project to explore public attitudes and beliefs on the sharing of genetic information. Now available in English, Russian, German, Portuguese and Polish, with French, Icelandic, Arabic, Japanese, Italian, Swedish, Hindustani and Mandarin translations on the way, the film-based survey, called Your DNA Your Say, is on track to gather feedback from more than 20,000 people around the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

16 Dead as Strong Typhoon Floods Macau, Southern China
HONG KONG (AP) — The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people were killed in the former Portuguese colony, including two men found overnight in a submerged parking garage. Another 153 were injured amid extensive flooding, power outages, and the smashing of doors and windows by high winds and driving rain. "It's a calamity, the losses are high and a lot of buildings need repair," said Macau lawmaker Jose P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kelvin Chan and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

IBERFAR - Always Produce Better, Faster, and at the Lowest Cost
IBERFAR is part of a Portuguese group operating in the manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical products; marketing, distribution, and regulatory affairs; and logistics and warehousing. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zebrafish larvae could be used as 'avatars' to optimize personalized treatment of cancer
(Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown) Every cancer is unique; so is every cancer patient. How, then, is it possible to choose the most efficient chemotherapy in each case? Two Portuguese scientists decided to test the idea of using zebrafish larvae to simulate in vivo the responses of human tumors to cancer drugs, literally transforming these larvae into 'avatar' of the patients. Their first results are very promising. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news