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Professional Society
Outstanding Young Investigator Award for work on solar cells
Professional Society : 21 May, 2014
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year's award was presented to Henry Snaith, a professor of physics at Oxford University, for "innovation and development of solid state dye-sensitized solar cells and for his groundbreaking work in perovskite hybrid solar cells." Snaith was recognized on April 23 during the Awards Ceremony at the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting held in San Francisco.
 
Association's industry affiliate scheme relaunches, following extensive restructure
Professional Society : 11 February, 2014
The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s (IOM3) Industry Affiliate Scheme was established in 1996 and aims to develop partnerships with organisations working in the materials sector.
 
Technology advances needed to keep helium supply afloat
Professional Society : 17 January, 2014
Fears that the world is about to run out of helium are subsiding, but major technological advances are needed to ensure the long-term supply of this valuable, but elusive element, according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
 
Brief guide to polymer nomenclature published
Professional Society : 03 January, 2013
This short, two-page document gives a summary of all the polymer-relevant recommendations. Furthermore, it provides direct hyperlinks to freely available references. It calls on IUPAC and CAS resources, making it a proper portal to polymer nomenclature.
 
Delivering solar geoengineering materials may be feasible and affordable
Professional Society : 10 October, 2012
A cost analysis of the technologies needed to transport materials into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of sunlight hitting Earth and therefore reduce the effects of global climate change has shown that they are both feasible and affordable.
 
Nanotechnology health and safety guidance aims to be consistent with global position
Professional Society : 21 September, 2012
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) co-commissioned the UK NanoSafety Partnership Group to produce the first-ever health and safety guidance for working with nanomaterials in research and development.
 
Female metallurgist from University of Leicester tkaes up Presidency of Engineering Professors
Professional Society : 12 April, 2011
Professor Helen Atkinson FREng, Head of the Mechanics of Materials Group in the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester, will be the first ever woman to become President of the Engineering Professors
 
Power cables light the future path of superconductivity
Professional Society : 04 April, 2011
One hundred years ago in April 2011, superconductivity was discovered in the lab of Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. Since then many more materials have shown to be superconducting, providing new applications and creating a new realm of physics.
 
Research shows that food can have an impact in preventing cancer
Professional Society : 08 July, 2007
Researchers don't believe 'you are what you eat' with cancer. That disease is always a direct result of what is, or what isn't, on your dinner plate. But studies into the association between diet and cancer show that food can have an impact in preventing cancer, or in reducing the aggressiveness of the disease.
 
Lifestyle decisions may alter cancer risk
Professional Society : 07 July, 2007
Lifestyle decisions, such as smoking and consumption of fatty foods, have long been linked to increased cancer risk. During recent years, scientists have been seeking to isolate a variety of personal choices that may stave off the onset of cancer or even reduce tumor formation in their early stages.
 
Vaccine helped stimulate immune cell production in up to 70 percent of patients
Professional Society : 06 July, 2007
University of Nottingham researchers observed, in a clinical trial of 67 patients, that when the vaccines were administered before and after surgery to remove cancerous tumors, they helped stimulate immune cell production in up to 70 percent of patients. These results are published in the Clinical Cancer Research.
 
Smoking and concurrent infection with high levels of virus associated with cervical cancer can greatly increase cancer risk
Professional Society : 05 July, 2007
According to a study published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, cigarette smoking and concurrent infection with high levels of the virus associated with cervical cancer can increase cancer risk by as much as 27 times.
 
Spotlight on Molecular Profiling launched by NCI scientists
Professional Society : 04 July, 2007
National Cancer Institute scientists and their colleagues have introduced a new series of research articles, 'Spotlight on Molecular Profiling,' in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics*.
 
Physically activity can reduce risk of smokers developing lung cancer
Professional Society : 03 July, 2007
Researchers found, in a study of more than 36,000 women, that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that any relative benefit is dwarfed by the benefits gained from quitting smoking.
 
Smokers reducing amount of cigarettes still experience greater exposure to toxins
Professional Society : 02 July, 2007
According to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, heavy smokers who have reduced their number of daily cigarettes still experience significantly greater exposure to toxins per cigarette than light smokers.
 
Nearly half of smokers who had surgery for early stage lung cancer smoked again
Professional Society : 01 July, 2007
Close to half of 154 smokers who had surgery to remove early stage lung cancer picked up a cigarette again within 12 months of their potentially curative operation, and more than one-third were smoking at the one year mark, a study has found.
 
Human pancreatic cancer stem cells identified
Professional Society : 01 July, 2007
University of Michigan Medical Center researchers have, for the first time, identified human pancreatic cancer stem cells.
 
Biomarkers found with potential to predict breast cancer spread
Professional Society : 30 June, 2007
According to researchers, expression of two different proteins taken from primary tumor biopsies is highly associated with spread of breast cancer to nearby lymph nodes. They say this protein profile could help identify at an early stage those patients whose disease is likely to metastasize.
 
Scientists detect cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco smoke in the urine of babies of smoking parents
Professional Society : 30 June, 2007
When mom or dad puffs on a cigarette, their infants may inhale the resulting second-hand smoke. Now, scientists have detected cancer-causing chemicals associated with tobacco smoke in the urine of nearly half the babies of smoking parents.
 
MicroRNA molecules help control oncogene responsible for dangerous form of leukemia
Professional Society : 29 June, 2007
Ohio State University researchers have discovered that two microRNA molecules help control the oncogene responsible for a dangerous form of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common human leukemia in the world.
 
Juice packs a punch on prostate cancer
Professional Society : 29 June, 2007
According to a study published in the Clinical Cancer Research, pomegranate juice packs a punch on prostate cancer that prolongs post-surgery PSA doubling time, drives down cancer cell proliferation and causes prostate cancer cells to die.
 
New biomarker raises hope of earlier detection and better treatment of breast cancer
Professional Society : 28 June, 2007
Dartmouth Medical School researchers have linked a structural protein called nestin to a particularly deadly form of breast cancer, identifying a new biomarker that could lead to earlier detection and better treatment.
 
Risk of developing tissue abnormalities higher for women infected with multiple genotypes
Professional Society : 28 June, 2007
According to a study published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the risk for developing the tissue abnormalities, or lesions, that typically precede cervical cancer is much higher for women infected with multiple genotypes of the human papillomavirus than previously reported.
 
DNA coughed up with phlegm could point to lung cancer
Professional Society : 27 June, 2007
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers who are developing an inexpensive and non-invasive gene probe to help diagnose early stage lung cancer in current and former smokers say DNA coughed up along with phlegm could point to lung cancer
 
Higher risk of developing breast cancer for 'DES daughters'
Professional Society : 27 June, 2007
 
Flaws in cancer clinical trials found by researchers
Professional Society : 26 June, 2007
According to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, cancer research and drug development are yielding more sophisticated candidate therapies, but investigators' methods to test them haven't kept pace.
 
Stem cell-like glioma cancer cells could hold key to brain tumor therapy
Professional Society : 26 June, 2007
A research team reported in the Cancer Research that stem cell-like glioma cancer cells that share many characteristics with normal stem cells propel the lethal growth of brain cancers by promoting tumor blood vessel formation, and may hold the key to treating these deadly cancers.
 
Breast tumours fought off by peptide vaccine
Professional Society : 25 June, 2007
Assisted by immune system-stimulating molecules that mimic bacterial components, researchers have used a type of cancer vaccine to both delay and prevent breast tumors in mice.
 
Research and drug development are yielding more sophisticated candidate therapies
Professional Society : 25 June, 2007
According to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, cancer research and drug development are yielding more sophisticated candidate therapies, but investigators' methods to test them haven't kept pace. That could explain why so many experimental drugs fail in the final large and costly phase of testing, they say.
 
Vitamin D tablets found to cut the risk of pancreatic cancer
Professional Society : 24 June, 2007
According to a study led by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard universities, consumption of Vitamin D tablets was found to cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half.
 
Drug protects postmenopausal women from developing invasive breast cancer
Professional Society : 23 June, 2007
According to a study, Raloxifene protects postmenopausal women from developing invasive breast cancer whether they are at high or low risk of developing the disease.
 
tNOX may be more reliable than standard prostate specific antigen test
Professional Society : 22 June, 2007
Purdue University researchers have found a protein in the blood that may prove to be more reliable than the standard prostate specific antigen test in measuring the extent of prostate cancer.
 
Lung cancer in smokers and non-smokers
Professional Society : 21 June, 2007
As diseases go, lung cancer is one of the most formidable. While it is one of the most preventable cancers, with the vast majority of 160,000 annual deaths in the United States due to smoking, it is invariably difficult to find early when it is most amenable to treatment. As a result, it remains the top cancer killer in the nation.
 
REG1A and EXTL3 genes are overexpressed in colorectal tumors of patients who are at high risk of recurrence
Professional Society : 20 June, 2007
According to a new study from the Max Delbrueck Center in Berlin, Germany, two genes, known as REG1A and EXTL3, are overexpressed in colorectal tumors of patients who are at high risk of recurrence.
 
Researchers find molecular markers flagging presence of small metastases before reaching life-threatening size
Professional Society : 19 June, 2007
Patients with melanoma of the eye are at risk for liver metastases, which are often not detected until they have turned into large, lethal tumors. Now researchers have found molecular markers, including changes in a particular chromosome, that flag the presence of small metastases before they reach life-threatening size.
 
Early metastasis of breast cancer detected by new technique
Professional Society : 18 June, 2007
According to research presented at the first international meeting on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development, organized by the American Association for Cancer Research, in the U.S. a novel technology soon may be available to detect the spread, or metastasis, of breast cancer earlier than now possible.
 
Protein in blood may prove to be a biomarker
Professional Society : 17 June, 2007
A Maryland-based pharmaceutical company has preliminary evidence showing that a protein in the blood may prove to be a biomarker that is more sensitive and specific than current methods of early detection for prostate cancer.
 
Pancreatic cancer stem cells indentified by researchers
Professional Society : 16 June, 2007
University of Michigan Medical Center scientists have, for the first time, identified human pancreatic cancer stem cells. Their work indicates that these cells are likely responsible for the aggressive tumor growth, progression, and metastasis that define this deadly cancer.
 
New method to detect a spectrum of known gene mutations in a variety of cancer
Professional Society : 16 June, 2007
Scientists have devised a new method to detect a spectrum of known gene mutations in a variety of cancer genes that they say is both sensitive and cost-effective. They say that if validated, this method of genotyping might ultimately be used in
 
Colorectal carcinomas, new biomarker for survival prediction revealed
Professional Society : 15 June, 2007
According to a study at Yale University School of Medicine, levels of a protein called thymidylate synthase within two separate compartments of a tumor cell, the nucleus and the cytoplasm, may be critical markers predicting survival in colorectal cancer.
 
Researchers find angiogenesis inhibitors effective in metastatic clear cell renal cell cancer treatment
Professional Society : 14 June, 2007
According to accumulating evidence, angiogenesis inhibitors can be far more effective in treating metastatic clear cell renal cell cancer, an aggressive form of the most common kind of kidney cancer that is also rich in blood supply, than traditional treatments. They can prolong life in about a third of patients, but researchers have not been able to identify the responding patients, prior to treatment.
 
Test discovered to predict prognosis with treatment of p53 tumor suppressor gene therapy
Professional Society : 13 June, 2007
A routine laboratory test that predicted poor outcome from traditional radiation and chemotherapy treatment for head and neck cancers has now been found to predict a good prognosis with treatment of p53 tumor suppressor gene therapy, making it potentially the first predictive biomarker test for a gene-based drug.
 
Helping physicians decide when to switch from Gleevec to Sutent
Professional Society : 12 June, 2007
Scientists have discovered that the same gene mutation responsible for a tepid response to Gleevec (imatinib) in treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors, bestows benefit when a newer targeted therapy, Sutent (sunitinib), is used.
 
Possible biomarker for gauging anti-angiogenic drugs effectiveness
Professional Society : 11 June, 2007
According to National Cancer Institute research, if an anti-angiogenic drug is successfully starving a cancer patient
 
Test helps identify patients with breast cancer who will likely benefit from chemotherapy and those who won
Professional Society : 10 June, 2007
According to researchers, a test that measures the amounts of 2 members of the same protein family, one of which appears to act as an oncogene, and the other as a tumor suppressor, helps identify patients with breast cancer who will likely benefit from chemotherapy and those who won
 
Chemical form of vitamin E dramatically reduced spread of aggressive mammary cancer in mice
Professional Society : 09 June, 2007
According to a report in journal Cancer Research, achemically altered form of vitamin E mixed into mouse chow dramatically reduced spread of aggressive mammary cancer in mice, suggesting that the compound in pill form could be used to treat human metastatic cancer.
 
Chemicals found in grape seeds significantly inhibited growth of colorectal tumors in both cell cultures and in mice
Professional Society : 08 June, 2007
According to researchers who have already demonstrated the extract's anti-cancer effects in other tumor types, chemicals in grape seeds significantly inhibited growth of colorectal tumors in cell cultures & mice
 
Human papillomavirus test is a better long-term predictor of cervical cell abnormalities than pap smear
Professional Society : 07 June, 2007
For younger women, the best initial cervical cancer screening tool is still the traditional Pap smear. However, a large Danish study has found that for older women (age 40 and older), a test for HPV is a much more effective way to screen for potential cancer.
 
Way to block growth of prostate cancer cells discovered by scientists
Professional Society : 06 June, 2007
A specific biochemical pathway by which the sex hormone, androgen, increases levels of harmful chemicals called reactive oxygen species in the prostate gland that play a role in the development of prostate cancer has been discovered by scientists for the first time . They found that a drug that blocks this pathway significantly prolonged survival and inhibited tumour development in mice that were genetically engineered to spontaneously develop prostate cancer and die of the disease.
 
Embryonic stem cell vaccinations prevent lung cancer in mice
Professional Society : 05 June, 2007
American researchers have found that vaccinating mice with embryonic stem cells prevented lung cancer in those animals that had cancer cells transplanted into them after the vaccination or that had been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals.
 
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