Volume 8 Issue 26
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 26-Jan-2006 
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Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Research breakthrough pinpoints aim of ion beams fired at cancer tumors

Nonsurgical cancer therapy that destroys tumors but leaves healthy surrounding tissue intact could be available at every hospital if research reported this week in the journal Nature eventually comes to fruition. more  

Breast ducts: A new site for cancer treatment?

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers are studying whether delivering chemotherapy drugs directly to breast "plumbing" might make treatment of early breast cancer easier on the patient and at least as good as surgery or radiation. more

Even with more free time, women feel no less rushed, study finds

While more free time sounds like a good thing for everyone, new research suggests it is a better deal for men than it is for women. more  

Five European laboratories forms a concerted effort to understand tumor-host interactions

An EU funded Specific Targeted Research Project (STREP) entitled "Tumor-Host Genomics" has been launched at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The Tumor-Host Genomics project links together the resources of five European leading-edge laboratories studying major signaling pathways in mesenchymal and hematopoietic cells, forming a concerted effort to understand tumor-host interactions, and to identify novel therapeutic targets. more

Study implicates defective synapse generator in onset of Alzheimer's 

A new UCLA/Veterans Affairs study implicates defects in the machinery that creates connections between brain cells as responsible for the onset of Alzheimer disease. more

Care at a trauma center lowers by 25 percent the risk of death for injured patient  

Care at a trauma center lowers by 25 percent the risk of death for injured patients compared to treatment received at non-trauma centers, according to the results of a nationwide study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Washington School of Medicine. A National Evaluation of the Effect of Trauma Center Care on Mortality, to be published in the January 26, 2006, edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, is among the first studies to provide strong evidence of the effectiveness of specialized trauma-care facilities. more

Costs of treating trauma disorders now com parable to medical expenses for heart disease

Spending to treat trauma disorders, such as from automobile accidents and violence, nearly doubled between 1996 and 2003, according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. more

 

Spending to treat trauma disorders, such as from automobile accidents and violence, nearly doubled between 1996 and 2003