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Healthcare expected to create 4 million jobs in next decade

Healthcare has had a tremendous year for job growth. Last year was strong, too, and so was 2015. How good has it been? The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were about 11.7 million healthcare jobs in the U.S. in May 2014. Within two years, that number had jumped...

source: Scott E. Rupp
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Additional steps are necessary to protect children with leukemia against influenza, as these patients were found to be just as likely as unvaccinated children to develop the virus. “The results reinforce the importance of...

source: Healio

About 10 years ago, several labs discovered that a gene called MELK is overexpressed, or turned on to a high degree, in many cancer cell types. This evidence has prompted multiple ongoing clinical trials to test whether drugs that inhibit...

source: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory via Medical Xpress

Genomic profiling of mostly untreatable and deadly nerve sheath tumors led scientists to test a possible therapeutic strategy that inhibited tumor growth in lab tests on human tumor cells and mouse models, according to research in the journal...

source: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center via ScienceDaily

Results of the phase II OPTIMA clinical trial indicate that patients with head and neck cancers associated with the human papillomavirus, including those with advanced nodal disease, can receive substantially lower radiation...

source: American Society for Radiation Oncology via Medical Xpress

Last week, The Festival of Genomics conference, organized by Front Line Genomics, returned to London for two days of fascinating talks and discussions about this fast-moving field of science. As with last year’s conference,...

source: The Institute of Cancer Research

Researchers at Duke University have developed a novel way to improve the efficacy of radiation therapy, using a phototherapeutic agent activated by Cherenkov light produced by the therapeutic photon beam. The technique – radiotherapy enhanced with Cherenkov photo-activation...

source: Medical Physics Web


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