Radiation, chemotherapy with liver transplant improves cancer survival
A new treatment for patients with a type of bile duct cancer promises a greater chance at survival by combining radiation, chemotherapy and liver transplantation, Mayo Clinic physicians report in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery.
Drug resistant avian influenza viruses more common in Southeast Asia than North America
Resistance to the antiviral drug amantadine is spreading more rapidly among avian influenza viruses of H5N1 subtype in Southeast Asia than in North America, according to the study done by investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. more
OSU study examines relationship between obesity and urban sprawl
Is suburban life making people overweight? Or could it be that overweight people tend to choose the suburban life? more
NIEHS launches website with information for assessing environmental hazards from Hurricane Katrina
A new website with a Global Information System will provide valuable information for assessing environmental hazards caused by Hurricane Katrina. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health, created the website to provide the most up-to-date data to public health and safety workers on contaminants in flood waters, infrastructure and industry maps, as well as demographic information for local populations. more
Old people aren't rude, just uninhibited
If you suffered from piles, would you want your friends asking about your condition in public? Most people wouldn't, yet new research suggests that the older you become the more likely you are to make someone blush with embarrassment in that way. more
Grammar lost translation machine in researchers fix will
The makers of a University of Southern California computer translation system consistently rated among the world's best are teaching their software something new: English grammar. more
Research shows where brain interprets 'pitch'
Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a discrete region of the monkey brain that processes pitch, the relative high and low points of sound, by recognizing a single musical note played by different instruments. more