A recent discovery from researchers at the NYU School of Medicine has opened the door in finding how certain cancer cells ingest nutrients, which can lead to new drugs to fight cancer. It has been discovered that certain cancer cells, such as pancreatic cancer, uptake their large amount of nutrients required by a process known as macropinocytosis. This process involves a mutated protein known as Ras, which Ras cells require a lot of nutrients, that take in proteins and then harvest them for the amino acids. These findings can lead to drug treatments which could then block the Ras cells from uptaking the proteins, which can cause the tumor to stop growing, and even shrink. To purchase the full article, please visit the journal Nature or click here.
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Diacor has recently posted videos featuring their Zephyr HDR and Zephyr XL products. Dr. Martin Fuss, MD, with the Oregon Health & Science University describes the advantages of the Zephyr in our Zephyr XL video. A big thanks to Dr. Fuss for working with us! Our Zephyr HDR video shows the complete process of the patient transfer with a Zephyr. We invite everyone to check these great videos out!
Diacor is pleased to announce that we will be attending this year's ABS Meeting and ESTRO Forum. This year's ABS Meeting will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 18th-20th, with the ESTRO Forum held during the same time from April 19th-23rd in Geneva, Switzerland. Diacor will be at both events to talk about their products. Diacor will be at ABS with product information on the Zephyr hdr, and will have both the Zephyr hdr and Zephyr xl at Geneva. Please stop by our booths and check us out! We'd love to see you.
Diacor has recently launched a new Zephyr YouTube channel, displaying our Zephyr xl and Zephyr hdr Stretcher products. We are very excited about this new launch! These videos provide information about our products and give you a chance to see the Zephyr in action! Please visit our YouTube channel to watch these videos, by clicking here, or by going to www.youtube.com and searching for "Diacor Zephyr". Enjoy!
In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers have found that quitting smoking before the age of forty can return life expectancy to near normal levels, compared to one who has never smoked at all. Former smokers still have a greater risk of dying sooner than people who have never smoked, but the risk is smaller in comparison to those who continue to smoke. Researchers found that smokers lose about ten years of life expectancy compared to those who do not smoke. For more information, please visit the New England Journal of Medicine's website for the full article.
New figures released by Cancer Research UK show that by 2027 50 out of 100 men will develop some form of cancer at some point during their lives, in the United Kingdom. This is compared to 44 out of 100 in 2010. Women also saw an increase from 40 to 44 out of 100 in the same time period. One of the causes for this could be that people will live longer over the next 15 years, meaning that they would have an increased risk of developing cancer. The cancers that are set to increase the most in the next 15 years are prostate, bowel, and melanoma cancer. While the risk of developing cancer is increasing, the rate at which people are surviving cancer is as well. With new techniques to detect the disease and new treatments, survival has doubled in the last 40 years. For more information, please visit Cancer Research UK's website by clicking here.
Last Monday night, the effects of Hurricane Sandy were felt in Boston. It was stormy for most of the night, but had sunny skies on Tuesday. The conference was shut down early on Monday in order to prepare for the storm. Luckily, the storm wasn't as severe as where we were. We're grateful to everyone who came out and stopped by our booth to check us out, and we hope that those affected by Hurricane Sandy can recover quickly.
Diacor will be attending this year's annual ASTRO meeting, held in Boston, Massachusetts, October 28th through the 31st. The theme for this year's meeting is "Advancing Patient Care Through Innovation". ASTRO hopes to further innovation in patient care and in how the care is delivered. This is the 54th Annual Meeting. For more information on the Annual Meeting, please click here. We look forward to meeting with each of you.
October 2012 is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Diacor would like to voice its support for all those affected by this terrible disease. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, has issued this statement. Also, we would encourage those who are able to contribute their time and resources towards spreading awareness about breast cancer.
Researchers from the University of Lund (Sweden), have reported in the official journal of the American Dairy Science Association, Journal of Dairy Science, that drinking milk can protect from colon cancer progression. Milk had been previously known to reduce the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, and even positively impact your brain and mental performance. The researchers found that Lactoferricin4-14, a protein found in milk, considerably reduced the growth rate of colon cancer cells over the long term. To read the abstract and to purchase the full article, please click here.
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- Diacor Features Zephyr HDR and Zephyr XL on YouTube Channel
- Diacor Will Attend This Year's ABS Meeting and ESTRO Forum
- Diacor Launches YouTube Channel
- Quitting Smoking By Age Forty Can Greatly Increase Life Expectancy
- Cancer Research UK Predicts 50 Percent of Men Will Develop Cancer
- Diacor Survives Hurricane Sandy at ASTRO
- Diacor Will Attend ASTRO 2012
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