Recent study on drug for newly diagnosed glioblastoma patients

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Bevacizumab offers no benefit for newly diagnosed glioblastoma (brain) cancer patients, MD Anderson-led study finds. Mark Gilbert, M.D., professor in Neuro-Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Minesh Mehta, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discuss their study in the front line setting for the treatment of glioblastoma.

Doctors and veterinarians work together to cure cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/doctors-veterinarians-work/id431848... . Dogs share similar characteristics and lifestyles to human beings since both have been cohabitating for thousands of years. Because of this, canines have also developed cancers much like those of humans. Laurence Cooper, M.D., Ph.D., professor in Pediatrics at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Texas A&M’s veterinary school, have teamed up to study oncology across species with hopes of...

Research aims to capture, interrogate single cancer cells

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http://www.mdanderson.org/newsroom/news-releases/2012/project-to-capture... Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., of MD Anderson's Genetics Department, has a plan to sort out the genetic differences among individual tumor cells at different stages of cancer development, then analyze and compare their active mutations. The results should track the evolution of triple-negative breast cancer from initial tumor, to circulating tumor cell to metastatic cell. This new approach, funded by the Damon Runyon...

Desmoid tumors – dangerous when not treated as cancer

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/desmoid-tumors-dangerous-when/id4318... . Desmoid tumors, also known as "aggressive fibromatosis," develop from fibroblasts which are found throughout the body. Desmoid tumors may become life threatening when they constrict vital organs such as kidneys, lungs or intestines. Some physicians consider desmoid tumors non-cancerous since they do not metastasize, but there is a danger of undertreating. Raphael Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.,...

Expanded umbilical cord blood shortens perilous wait for transplant recovery

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A team led by MD Anderson researchers finds that growing cord blood stem cells on a bed of supportive cells in the lab results in faster establishment of a new blood supply in patients who receive blood stem cell transplants, reducing the time when patients lack white blood cells, platelets.

Advancing Higher Education and Research in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction through Multilevel Collaboration

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Video of the plenary talk of Dr. Juan M. Pulhin, Dean and Professor of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB, Philippines. Dr. Pulhin is the Coordinating Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report. Taken during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, 21-22 November 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna Philippines

Dr Atif Latif - The excavator

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Dr Atif Latif, German National Library of Economics – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW), describes his activities as a Post Doc researcher in the Knowledge Discovery department of the ZBW.

Dr. Tamara Pianos - Die Informationsvermittlerin

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Dr. Tamara Pianos, Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW), berichtet in diesem Kurzinterview über ihre Tätigkeit als Leiterin der Abteilung Informationsvermittlung.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Tochtermann - Der Informatikprofessor

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Professor Dr. Klaus Tochtermann, Direktor der Deutschen Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW), erläutert in diesem Kurzinterview die Inhalte der ZBW-Forschung zu Science 2.0.

Sustaining Volunteerism for Development

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Documentation of the talk on "Sustaining Volunteerism for Development" by Ms. Deanie Lyn Ocampo, International Association of Volunteer Effort - Philippines, presented during the UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod's 18th Anniversary Forum on “Volunteerism in the Philippines: Status and Prospects; Issues and Challenges” on September 24, 2012 at the NCAS Auditorium, UP Los Baños