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NSCLC: Women live Longer than Men, study shows

Women diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) live longer than their male counterparts, according to results of a SWOG study presented by Kathy Albain, MD, the Huizenga Family Endowed Chair in Oncology Research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's (IASLC's) 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Electron Microscope Views The Image In Maximum Size

The average microscope, or optical microscope, can only maximize the view of an object by 10,000. Whilst the optical microscope has led to some great discoveries in science, it has nothing on the electron microscope, which can amplify the view of its subject by 100,000%.

For one week only two electron microscopes (each costing a cool $70,000 each) will be based at the Naracoorte High School. Each class will have the opportunity to gaze at things such as plants, minerals, and insects in high definition.

Monkeypox: Third Case Confirmed in the UK

Officials from Public Health England (PHE) have confirmed that a third person in the UK has been diagnosed with monkeypox. While the first two patients had most likely picked up the infection from Nigeria, this third infection has occurred in a healthcare worker who was treating one of the first two infected patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Stem Cell Could Repair Blood Vessels

Scientists that we funded have identified a new source of stem cells which help to build blood vessels in the growing embryo. It changes scientific understanding of how blood vessels are made and brings scientists one step closer to using stem cells to grow new blood vessels and repair damaged ones. The study was published in today in Nature.

Shades Of Grey Reveal Breast Tumours

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. Mammography is the best imaging technology for early detection of tumors in breast tissue. Now, researchers in India have developed a new approach to the classification of abnormalities in the breast using a decision tree based on GLCM (grey level co-occurrence matrices).

Skin Allergies and Gut Microbiota, Link Deciphered

A non-pathogenic fungus can expand in the intestines of antibiotic-treated mice and enhance the severity of allergic airways disease, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens. The findings suggest that alterations in gut microbiota induced by intestinal fungi might be a previously unrecognized but potentially important risk of antibiotic therapy in patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Enzymes Used to Boost Immune System In Cancer Treatment

System eradicates unwanted cells rather than directly killing them. PEG-KYNase is an enzyme that researchers at the University of Texas are utilizing in a new effort to fight cancer. The enzyme doesn’t directly kill cancer cells; rather, it empowers the immune system to remove the unhealthy cells by its own enhanced functioning.

The study was published in a recent issue of Nature Biotechnology.