Friday, June 26, 2009
Mesothelioma Cancer Advocate, Doctor, and Volunteers Recognized
Mesothelioma Doctor, Advocate and Volunteers Recognized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will present three awards at the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma on Friday, June 26th in Washington, DC. This year's award recipients include Dr. Robert Taub, Terry Lynch, and Craig & Shelly Kozicki. Galvanizing our community's tremendous diversity, talent, strength and knowledge is the key to developing more effective mesothelioma treatments and, one day, the cure. I am proud to be a part of this vibrant and dedicated community and I applaud this year's award recipients
Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2009 -- To recognize the extensive studies, long hours and personal investment of those involved in eradicating mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation will present three awards at the Gala Celebration of Hope on Friday June 26th, day two of the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, to be held Thursday, June 25th through Saturday, June 27th at the Omni Shoreham, in Washington, DC.
"Galvanizing our community's tremendous diversity, talent, strength and knowledge is the key to developing more effective mesothelioma treatments and, one day, the cure. I am proud to be a part of this vibrant and dedicated community and I applaud this year's award recipients," says Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang, Chairman of the Meso Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Pioneer Award emphasizes the contributions of Dr. Robert Taub, MD PhD, whose treatment protocols and vision have shown remarkable results and have been the basis of hope for many mesothelioma patients; The Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award, named for the late Minnesota Congressman who died from mesothelioma in 2000, acknowledges the support and initiatives of Terry Lynch, International Vice President, Political & Legislative Director and Health Hazard Administrator of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers; and The Volunteer of the Year Award honors Craig and Shelly Kozicki for being an inspiration to the mesothelioma community through their continued dedication in raising research funds and providing support and hope to others faced with mesothelioma. Craig, who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1998, died in May of this year.
The Symposium, organized annually by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, will highlight the latest advances in research and treatment for patients and caregivers, offer psychosocial support to them as well as those who have lost someone to the disease, and provide all who are intent on eradicating the vicious and terminal effects of this tragic cancer with significant advocacy and volunteer opportunities. The three-day conference is dedicated to mesothelioma science, advocacy, and community.
Those wishing to attend can register for the symposium and get additional information on the Meso Foundation's website.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the national non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, providing mesothelioma patients support services and participating in federal mesothelioma advocacy. Visit www.curemeso.org for more information.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Second Mesothelioma Search Engine Launches
LegalView Launches Mesothelioma Search Engine
Denver, CO, June 10, 2009 --(PR.com)-- LegalView, the most expansive legal resource available on the Web, has announced the development of an exciting new mesothelioma search engine. This new utility allows users to search through an extensive database of articles pertaining to mesothelioma, sites containing information on asbestos exposure, and the development of mesothelioma cancer. This exciting development promises to connect users with the resources they need to find useful and important mesothelioma information for those seeking a one-stop resource for pertinent, relevant, and concise information on mesothelioma cancer and asbestos exposure. Additionally the search engine can provide users with assistance finding a mesothelioma lawyer.
LegalView has long been at the forefront of connecting users with the help they need. For example, LegalView's mesothelioma information portal continues to provide comprehensive coverage of all elements relating to mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, as well as offering a simple and direct case evaluation form for anyone who might need more information regarding a potential mesothelioma lawsuit This service will prove to be an exceptional mechanism for searching and identifying useful articles and other online information regarding mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma cancer is often considered a fatal condition for which no known treatment can currently completely cure the effects of the cancer, which is why it is imperative that a patient recently diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer locate an experienced mesothelioma lawyer who can provide a free legal consultation as to the development of a possible mesothelioma law suit. Developing litigation of this nature may result in monetary funds being dispersed to a victim, who can then use such compensation to pay for costly medical treatments and increase quality of life during their cancer.
In addition to offering exhaustive resources pertaining to mesothelioma, LegalView has also recently announced the relaunch of its construction accident information portal, adding to the extensive knowledge base of the LegalView.info family of information portals. This announcement promises to be extremely valuable for individuals and families who have either been affected by accidents on construction sites or who have personally sustained injuries from working on a construction site. The construction accident information portal provides users with informative articles relating to construction accidents as well as LegalView's construction accident attorney referral system. According to the latest data released by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction site accidents account for the highest number of fatal occupational injuries, that is, deadly accidents while on a job site. In 2007, 1,204 fatalities were reported in the construction sector.
LegalView consistently offers individuals who have been the victims of injury or harmful exposure the opportunity to connect with an experienced injury lawyer for free using a simple contact form. The exemplary record of the attorneys and the professional service they provide sets them as the premier resource for anyone seeking information about mesothelioma treatment, construction accidents, or a host of other legal issues.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Asbestos Bondage Studied
Asbestos Fiber Links With The Human Cells
2009-06-07 (WiredPRNews.com - Mesothelioma Asbestos, Press Releases)Dallas, TX: The Ohio University team of scientists are trying to establish individual bondage of the asbestos fiber and the human cell. There are two major forms , under their observation. Both of these forms are linked with the exposure of asbestos. Those people, who work at the asbestos job sites are the main targets. The onset takes place due to the inhalation or the swallowing of the tiny, microscopic fibers. These two forms of diseases are:
Asbestosis: It's a chronic respiratory disease. The attack is on the respiratory track, and it proves fatal. No cure has been discovered so far.
Mesothelioma: This infection can be of the lungs, chest or of the heart. There is no cure for this disease, too, and the prognosis is of six to twelve months, once the symptoms appear.
Asbestos occurs in six different forms, in nature, all these forms have proved deadly. Due to its qualities of durability and high resistance, it was widely used in a number of industries, till the first half of the last century. By the year 1940, it was totally banned in about forty countries of Europe and the United States, but asbestos is still present inn the manufactured stuff and is considered dangerous to human life. The breaking of the asbestos-related goods and the demolition of old buildings and structures, spread the dust and the fiber into the open atmosphere.
The team of scholars is using the 'Atomic Force Microscopy' to study, as to how a single fiber, during the exposure, after inhaling, clings itself with the cell surface of the lining of the organs.
One of the research candidates, has described this study as a type of 'braille work between the two ends of this bondage and says that the scientists will feel and observe, how the asbestos links with the human cells.
The U.S, Department of labor estimates about 1.3 million people will be the target of this disease in the coming years. This is the number of the labor exposed to asbestos, from 1960s up to '80s.
Monday, June 01, 2009
Drug Toxicity Assay Kits Increase Drug Development Efficiency
Bioo Scientific's Toxicity Assay Kits Increase the Efficiency of Drug Development
Bioo Scientific announced the launch of the MaxDiscoveryT Toxicity Assay Kits for the monitoring of toxic effects in in vivo preclinical studies.
Austin, TX, May 31, 2009 -- Since toxicity is one of the leading causes of drug failures, measuring preclinical toxicity is a critical drug development function. Accurate in vivo toxicity assays are essential to lowering attrition and increasing efficiency in drug development.
Bioo Scientific announced today the launch of their MaxDiscoveryT Toxicity Assay Kits. These kits monitor in vivo toxicity by measuring liver and heart function in serum samples. They provide simple, convenient, colorimetric determination of well-characterized functional markers of for liver and heart. They are ideal tools to monitor toxic effects caused by administration of siRNA, DNA plasmids, transfection agents or other therapeutic treatments during preclinical studies. The assays can be used in a range of mammals, including mice and rats, providing a powerful tool to assess and reduce the toxicity of drugs formulations and to improve drug delivery methods.
According to Dr Joe Krebs, Director of Protein Chemistry and Engineering at Bioo Scientific, "MaxDiscoveryT Toxicity kits are designed to provide researchers with rapid, cost-effective tools required to address the escalating challenges of drug development in today's competitive landscape."
Assays are available for alanine transaminase, aspartate transminase, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, cholesterol, and creatine kinase.
About Bioo Scientific
Bioo Scientific Corporation is a global biotechnology tools company, headquartered in Austin, Texas. Bioo Scientific provides innovative products and services to academic researchers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, molecular diagnostics laboratories, and customers who perform food and feed safety analysis.
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