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Manchester gets UK's first high-energy proton beam cancer therapy machine
Ninety-tonne cyclotron at Christie hospital will give NHS patients access to treatment that is currently only available abroadA 90-tonne machine that will allow cancer patients to receive state-of-the-art high-energy proton beam therapy on the NHS for the first time is to be installed at a hospital in Manchester.The cyclotron delivers a special type of radiotherapy currently only available overseas. The NHS has been paying for patients to travel abroad for the treatment since 2008.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin North of England reporter Tags: NHS Cancer Cancer research Health Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

Tanzania: Strategy to Curb HIV/Aids Prevalence in Southern Regions
[Daily News] Sumbawanga -The Walter Reed Program Tanzania (WRP-T)/ Henry M Jackson Foundation Medical Research International (HJFMRI) is a comprehensive HIV/AIDS research and prevention program based in the southern highlands regions of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK's first proton beam cancer therapy machine installed in Manchester
90-tonne cyclotron at Christie hospital will give NHS patients access to treatment that is currently only available abroadA 90-tonne machine that will allow cancer patients to receive state-of-the-art proton beam therapy on the NHS for the first time is to be installed at a hospital in Manchester.The cyclotron delivers a special type of radiotherapy that is currently only available overseas. The NHS has been paying for patients to travel abroad for the treatment since 2008.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin Tags: NHS Cancer Cancer research Health Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

Thinking Machines: From Magic to Normal
“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.”                – Joseph Krutch (Writer)Since the 19th century, we have undergone several stages of machine revolutions.The first stage was mechanisation. The advent of modern production methods eased and sped up manufacturing, massively increasing output and ushering in the Industrial Revolution.The late 60s brought the age of the working computer. In 1967, an IBM infomercial, ‘The Paperwork Explosion’, predicted a dystopi...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacqui Sanders Source Type: news

From farm to flight
Biofuels for aviation face numerous challenges in the journey from farm to flight. An EU-funded project has successfully demonstrated via test flights how biofuel can enter the aviation supply chain as a greener alternative to fossil fuels. Thousands of passengers have already taken flight on biofuel. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

How robots can enhance the lives of Europe's elderly citizens
Seventy-nine year old Isabel Neto shares her home with Hugo, a robot that's been designed to improve the quality of life for elderly people living alone. How, and to what extent, is that possible? (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 22, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Out with the old: new treatment on cell ageing process – Science Weekly podcast
Ian Sample explores research on cellular senescence and the role this therapeutic approach can play in age-related diseases and health issuesSubscribe& Review oniTunes,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud&Acast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterIn 1965, Professor Leonard Hayflick published alandmark paper describing a process that limited the proliferation – or growth – of normal human cells in culture. Linking this effect to both tumour suppression and ageing, the exact mechanism of what came to be known as cellular senescence was still unknown. Fast forward half a century and cellular senescence ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Max Sanderson Tags: Medical research Science Ageing Biology Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Witness More Malaria Cases As Mosquitoes Develop Resistance
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Institute of Medical Research, NIMR, has raised alarm over the increasing incidence of mosquito resistance to Long Lasting Insecticide Nets, LLINs, in 18 states of the federation, even as over 50 million Nigerians still test positive to malaria annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spanish researchers review the state-of-the-art text mining technologies for chemistry
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncol ó gicas (CNIO)) In a recent Chemical Reviews article, the Biological Text Mining Unit at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) together with with researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), of the University of Navarra, in Pamplona, and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS) have published the first exhaustive revision of the state-of-the-art methodologies underlying chemical search engines, named entity recognition and text mining systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 21, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Faster, greener chemicals production
Green chemistry is helping industry produce widely-used industrial chemicals more efficiently and with lower impacts on the environment. An EU-funded project has developed nitrogen fixation and hydrogenation processes that are faster, more productive and less polluting than current methods. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Women with BRCA gene mutations given clearer picture of breast and ovarian cancer risk
Results of Australian study will provide carriers with greater confidence in decisions they make about prevention strategiesWomen who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations now have the clearest picture yet of their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.An Australian study led by the University of Melbourne, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Cancer Council Victoria tracked almost 10,000 women with these mutations for up to 20 years.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Breast cancer Genetics Health Cancer research Australia news Ovarian cancer Medical research Source Type: news

The Most Important Thing You're Not Discussing With Your Doctor
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=59447396e4b0d188d027fe80,592db98de4b07c4c731385fc,5644e394e4b08cda3487ed70 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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GLORIA-AF EHRA (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

GPs need more time with patients to explain medication
GPs need longer appointments with patients so they can better explain the benefits of medicines, a report has warned, after finding that most patients do not trust medical research. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - June 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

Selfish gene acts as both poison and antidote to eliminate competition
(Stowers Institute for Medical Research) Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have identified an unprecedented genetic survival strategy that would be right at home in an Agatha Christie murder mystery novel. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Could a 'smart mirror' replace your doctor for disease diagnosis?
When you look into a Wize Mirror, it looks back at you. It is a prototype of a smart mirror that detects disease symptoms. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson ’s disease
New tool may improve clinical trial design and aid in treatment development (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

How producing clever metal parts can cut industry costs
An EU-funded project has helped to turn a promising method of producing metal parts for cars, planes and tools into a mainstream industrial process. The project has put in place a functioning supply chain and identified best practices that will enable manufacturers to deliver high-end products in a cost-effective manner. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 20, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Eat walnuts as a teenager for lifelong brain health
Scientists at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research centre  fed mice a balanced diet until early adolescence for the latest study on brain health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic reveal how much water you should REALLY drink
Medical research centre the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota suggests that men should drink 13 cups a day on average, while women should drink nine - but a formula can work out the exact amount for you. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put NHS at ‘front and centre’ of Brexit negotiations, BMA urges
Patient care and medical research will suffer without flexible immigration system Related items fromOnMedica NHS set to lose over 2,000 European GPs if status isn ’t protected during Brexit Experts seek medical research prioritisation in Brexit talks Brexit could lead to extra £500m bill for NHS Brexit poses risk to Irish healthcare, BMA warns New alliance formed to safeguard healthcare interests as Brexit talks loom (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New sustainable indicators to protect fish stocks and economy
EU-funded researchers have developed new indicators to determine fisheries' maximum sustainable yields that fully respect ecological, economic and social sustainability. These indicators will feed into Europe's fisheries management plans for all regions. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 19, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Prostate cancer blood test could transform treatment, say scientists
Three-in-one test reveals which men with advanced cancer are suitable for treatment with ‘precision’ drug olaparibScientists have developed a simple three-in-one blood test they believe could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer, helping to extend or save lives.The test, developed by researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust, picks out men suitable for treatment witholaparib, part of a revolutionary class of drugs called “PARP-inhibitors”, which stops damaged cells from repairing themselves.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Prostate cancer Cancer research Medical research Health Science Society UK news Source Type: news

‘I just needed a chance': from refugee to the heights of Australian medicine
After fleeing Vietnam by boat in 1981, a dishwashing job at St Vincent ’s hospital was Tuan Nguyen’s lucky breakTuan Nguyen ’s lucky break came in the form of a Mrs Ramsay, who cast an eye over his CV, and offered him a job washing dishes in St Vincent’s hospital kitchen.That was 1982, and Nguyen was a refugee, having fled communist persecution in his native Vietnam, and only days in the country.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty Tags: Refugee Week Refugees Australia news Vietnam Osteoporosis Medical research Health Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Nazneen Rahman: ‘Science and music are mediums in which I create’
The scientist at the Institute of Cancer Research – and a singer-songwriter with two albums – reflects on her two loves and motivating forcesI ’ve had an exciting and unusual few weeks. My grouppublished a scientific paper revealing a new genetic cause of a childhood kidney cancer called Wilms ’ tumour. This discovery has been of immediate benefit to families, providing an explanation for why their child gotcancer, and information about cancer risks for other family members. During the same period, I also released my second album of original songs, calledAnswers No Questions. On one day, I found mys...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nazneen Rahman Tags: Cancer research Genetics Biology Science Medical research Music Culture Health Society Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio scores major funding for cancer research
UT Health San Antonio will get a significant infusion of new research money courtesy of the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund. Trustees of the fund have approved more than $2.3 million for the Alamo City institution. Five UT Health researchers will each receive $150,000 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards annually through 2019. UT Health will also receive a one-time grant of $75,000 to support a one-year pilot study. The Voelcker Fund supports the advancement of medical research in several… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio scores major funding for cancer research
UT Health San Antonio will get a significant infusion of new research money courtesy of the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Fund. Trustees of the fund have approved more than $2.3 million for the Alamo City institution. Five UT Health researchers will each receive $150,000 Voelcker Fund Young Investigator Awards annually through 2019. UT Health will also receive a one-time grant of $75,000 to support a one-year pilot study. The Voelcker Fund supports the advancement of medical research in several… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Innovative solutions to solve city water shortages
The rise in the number of people living in cities - predicted to reach 80 % by 2020 - coupled with climate change is straining Europe's water supplies. An EU-funded project has demonstrated innovative technologies and approaches to tackle water scarcity. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 16, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Improve Systematic Reviews Artificial Intelligence May Improve Systematic Reviews
“ Smart ” search programs can ease the process of systematically reviewing new medical research, U.S. researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Fr édérick Leboyer obituary
Obstetrician best known for his revolutionary 1974 book, Birth Without Violence“Do you think babies like being born?” So openedBirth Without Violence, a book that in 1974 was to change obstetrics. Its author was a French doctor who, having delivered thousands of babies, had come to a startling realisation – that while the requirements of the mother, the father and medical staff were all catered for in the delivery room, the needs of the one other person involved were being entirely overlooked. The baby, said Frédérick Leboyer, was being ignored. Some even claimed newborn babies had no feelin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Joanna Moorhead Tags: Childbirth Parents and parenting Books France Children Medical research Judaism Women Source Type: news

Health Minister names Monash University researcher top grant applicant
Associate Professor Julian Elliott fromCochrane Australia in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University has been awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Health Minister’s Awardfor Excellence in Health and Medical Research2017 at a ceremony in Melbourne last night. The medal is bestowed annually to the top-ranked Career Development Fellowship applicant through the National Health and Medical Research Council.A Career Development Fellowship (CDF) is a highly competitive, four-year fellowship that supports the most outstanding early- to mid-career health and medical researchers. The medal...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

New flu test: One drop of blood could save your life
(Westmead Institute for Medical Research) Dr Ben Tang and co-researchers have developed a world-first blood test to predict which flu patients will develop potentially life-threatening secondary infections that demand urgent medical treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic Alliance CEO Details Shortcomings of Nation ’s Medical Research...
Sharon Terry Shares Family’s Experience with Genetic Disorder and Learning “Ecosystem is Designed to Reward Competition, Rather than Alleviate Suffering.”(PRWeb June 15, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14431211.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smart Fashion: What do our clothes say when they talk to us?
What we wear says something about our personality - but what if our clothes and accessories could also tell us about our health? A smart shirt prototype can keep track of how much the wearer eats or drinks. Soft textile sensors in the collar monitor the neck muscles to inconspicuously detect swallows. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Assisted living technology made easy
Some people take pleasure in an epic struggle to configure a new wireless device. Others, not so much. For them, it would be great if the electronics they need could, please, just sort themselves out to work straight out of the box. An EU-funded project has found a way to achieve this level of user-friendliness for assisted living technologies. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence may help doctors keep up with new research
(Reuters Health) - “Smart” search programs can ease the process of systematically reviewing new medical research, a key step in getting the best practices from laboratories to doctors' offices, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Give Input on Strategies to Enhance Physician-Scientist Training Through the Medical Scientist Training Program
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

biosimilar candidate shows clinical equivalence Humira
(Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Risk of bleeds and death with daily aspirin use higher than thought
Research suggests 3,000 people die a year in UK from long-term use of aspirin or similar drugs, but also taking heartburn medication could help reduce riskThe risk of long-term aspirin use causing major bleeding and death is higher than previously thought, with over-75s particularly vulnerable, a study suggests.Around 40% of adults aged 75 or over in the UK take a daily aspirin and lifelong treatment is recommended for patients who have previously had a heart attack or stroke.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Aspirin Health Society Science Medical research Source Type: news

Airport noise increases risk of heart disease, study suggests
The highest noise levels, particularly at night, are associated with a greater risk of high blood pressure and heart flutter, say scientstsPeople who live close to an airport and are constantly barraged by the sound of planes taking off are at increased risk of heart disease, research suggests.A study found that people who were exposed to the highest noise levels, particularly at night, were at greater risk of developing high blood pressure and heart flutter.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Air transport Health Heart attack Science Society Source Type: news

Suntans for all: chemical causes any skin to tan – and protects against cancer
Scientists create chemical that causes release of dark pigment in skin, creating a real ‘fake’ tan without the need for sunbathingScientists have created the ultimate fake tan: a chemical that triggers the release of dark pigment in the skin without the need for sunbathing or a genetic predisposition for tanning.The substance would induce a tan even in fair individuals with the kind of skin that would naturally turn lobster pink rather than bronze in the sun, the scientists predicted.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Skin cancer Science Society Skincare Cancer research Health Medical research Source Type: news

Why We Get Diarrhea
Investigators explore the immune mechanism that drives diarrhea and its role in clearing infections (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - June 14, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New alliance formed to safeguard healthcare interests as Brexit talks loom
Brexit Health Alliance aims to safeguard health and health research as UK prepares to leaves EU Related items fromOnMedica Brexit: what ’s next for UK science and patients? NHS set to lose over 2,000 European GPs if status isn ’t protected during Brexit Brexit could lead to extra £500m bill for NHS Experts seek medical research prioritisation in Brexit talks Brexit poses risk to Irish healthcare, BMA warns (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 14, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about MIRA PAR-GM-17-190
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 13, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Antiviral therapy is effective in fighting hepatitis C | Letters
The Cochrane analysis casting doubt on this life-saving therapy is flawed and may deter patients from seeking it, say clinicians and scientistsWe are clinicians and scientists who have studied and treated patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection over many years and patient groups that represent those affected by hepatitis C. We write in response to your article on the effectiveness of antiviral therapy (Hepatitis ‘wonder drug’ may be clinically ineffective, say experts, 9 June). The Cochrane review that you highlight analysed clinical trials, which are by nature short term, where the sole purpose was t...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Hepatitis C Health Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Drugs Business Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Mapping out routes towards environmentally sustainable cities
With a little help from bees, an EU-funded project has explored how cities can adopt more transformative thinking and actions, including social innovation, to reduce negative environmental impacts and promote the wellbeing of their inhabitants. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 13, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Researchers Score Goal with New Atomic-Scale Model of Salmonella-Infecting Virus on Biomedical Beat
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Summary of the Open Session of the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council Meeting – May 26, 2017
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Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news