Advanced Care Planning (ACP) – communicating end of life choices in advance

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/advanced-care-planning-acp/id431848... . Advanced care planning is not about giving up, emphasizes Katherine Pisters, M.D., professor in Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Donna Zhukovsky, M.D., professor in Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, both at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Rather, it’s a way for cancer patients to tell their loved ones what’s important to them as they approach the end of life. MD...

Computational Approaches to Nanosafety and Nanomedicine

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2nd Focus Lecture by Dr. Eduardo R. Mendoza, Visiting Scientist, Department of Membrane Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany and Senior Research Scientist, Faculty of Physics & Center for NanoScience, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany. The lecture covered: (1) Understanding nanoparticle-cell interactions for nanosafety and nanomedicine, (2) A basic model of gold nanoparticles-cell interactions, (3) modelling targeted drug delivery with functionalized...

The history of fluorescence microscopy

submitted by: LUMC_PA_MD
This video shows the history of fluorescence microscopy through the eyes of the eighty-two year Professor Johan Sebastiaan Ploem . Let him tell you about the nature and background of his inventions and his place in the history of microscopy. The current version is in Dutch, an English undertitled version will follow shortley. Deze video toont de geschiedenis van de fluorescentie microscopie door de ogen van de 82 jarige professor Johan Sebastiaan Ploem . Laat hem vertellen over de...

Dietary Selenium Deficiency Partially Rescues Type 2 Diabetes–Like Phenotypes of Glutathione Peroxidase-1–Overexpressing Male Mice

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This study was conducted to determine whether dietary Se deficiency precluded overproduction of glutathione peroxidase-1 (GPX1) activity in mice overexpressing (OE) this gene and thus rescued their type 2 diabetes–like phenotypes. A total of 20 male OE and wild-type (WT) mice were fed an Se-deficient (<0.02 mg/kg) diet or an Se-supplemented (0.3 mg/kg as sodium selenite) diet from 1 to 5 mo of age. Dietary Se deficiency eliminated or attenuated (P < 0.05) genotype differences in...
Authors: Xin Gen Lei, Li Li, Matt Pepper, Carol Roneker, Marko Vatamaniuk, Xi Yan

How supportive care teams help dying cancer patients

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Download from itunes: http://bit.ly/VjNLcp . The time has come to say, “Your cancer is terminal and you need to get your life in order.” Who has this difficult job and how can they help ease the pain? David Hui, M.D., medical director of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Chaplain Steven Thorney, are part of MD Anderson’s Supportive Care Center. Here they help patients get their physical and emotional symptoms under control and work with them to establish end-of-life...

Facts about myelodysplastic syndrome

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Around 15,000 people in the United States are diagnosed each year with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS occurs when the bone marrow does not properly produce one or more of the following: red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets. In the past it was thought MDS was only deadly when it developed into acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), but current research shows MDS can be fatal without reaching the stage of AML. Guillermo Garcia-Manero, M.D., professor in Leukemia, explains the...