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Promising Prognosis: Cancer Deaths Continue To Fall

Science2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows a promising outlook for those diagnosed with cancer.

Deaths from all cancers combined fell from 199 per 100,000 people in 1968, to 167 per 100,000 in 2012 - a decline of 2.6 deaths per 100,000 people per year.

“This confirms that we are steadily making improvements in most cancers, in terms of survival,” said Professor Timothy Hughes, Cancer Theme Leader at SAHMRI.

“And it’s coming from better prevention, better screening and better therapy.”

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Promising Prognosis: Cancer Deaths Continue To Fall

General - July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm

The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows a promising outlook for those diagnosed with cancer.

Deaths from all cancers combined fell from 199 per 100,000 people in 1968, to 167 per 100,000 in 2012 - a decline of 2.6 deaths per 100,000 people per year.

“This confirms that we are steadily making improvements in most cancers, in terms of survival,” said Professor Timothy Hughes, Cancer Theme Leader at SAHMRI.

“And it’s coming from better prevention, better screening and better therapy.”

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Henry V's Agincourt Naval Fleet Smaller Than Previously Believed

Science2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Battle of Agincourt, a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War, will have its 600th anniversary on October 25th, 2015, but they had actually landed in August.

How big was the fleet that carried the army? Henry V’s naval fleet, used to transport troops, was much smaller than previously thought, according to a historian. 
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Henry V's Agincourt Naval Fleet Smaller Than Previously Believed

General - July 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
The Battle of Agincourt, a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War, will have its 600th anniversary on October 25th, 2015, but they had actually landed in August.

How big was the fleet that carried the army? Henry V’s naval fleet, used to transport troops, was much smaller than previously thought, according to a historian. 
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How Did Mexico Eliminate Breast Cancer Deaths?

Science2.0 - July 28, 2015 - 12:30pm
In Mexico, breast cancer has been adequately controlled, and is no longer considered a risk of death when it’s diagnosed.

The disease is more common among women in the capital and the northern states, and is first in incidence of malignant neoplasms in females. It represents 11.34 percent of all cancer cases, and the increase is negligible. But in the United States the increase is five percent per year.
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How Did Mexico Eliminate Breast Cancer Deaths?

General - July 28, 2015 - 12:30pm
In Mexico, breast cancer has been adequately controlled, and is no longer considered a risk of death when it’s diagnosed.

The disease is more common among women in the capital and the northern states, and is first in incidence of malignant neoplasms in females. It represents 11.34 percent of all cancer cases, and the increase is negligible. But in the United States the increase is five percent per year.
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Ancient Lizards in Amber

RealClearScience - July 28, 2015 - 6:00am
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Weather Can Trigger Tsunamis

RealClearScience - July 28, 2015 - 6:00am
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One Head, Two Brains

RealClearScience - July 28, 2015 - 6:00am
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Another Creepy Clown Sighting

RealClearScience - July 28, 2015 - 6:00am
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New Results From The LHC At 13 TeV!

Science2.0 - July 27, 2015 - 8:53pm
Well, as some of you may have heard, the restart of the LHC has not been as smooth as we had hoped. In a machine as complex as this the chance that something gets in the way of a well-followed schedule is quite significant. So there have been slight delays, but the important thing is that the data at 13 TeV centre-of-mass energy are coming, and the first results are being extracted from them.
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New Results From The LHC At 13 TeV!

General - July 27, 2015 - 8:53pm
Well, as some of you may have heard, the restart of the LHC has not been as smooth as we had hoped. In a machine as complex as this the chance that something gets in the way of a well-followed schedule is quite significant. So there have been slight delays, but the important thing is that the data at 13 TeV centre-of-mass energy are coming, and the first results are being extracted from them.
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3D Printed ‘Smart Cap’ Can Detect Spoiled Food

Science2.0 - July 27, 2015 - 8:28pm
3D printing technology can now include electrical components, such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and integrated wireless electrical sensing systems, and researchers have put that concept to the test by printing a wireless “smart cap” for a milk carton that detected signs of spoilage using embedded sensors.

Prosthetics, medical implants and toys are all fantastic but what had been missing from the repertoire until now was the ability to produce sensitive electronic components.
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3D Printed ‘Smart Cap’ Can Detect Spoiled Food

General - July 27, 2015 - 8:28pm
3D printing technology can now include electrical components, such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and integrated wireless electrical sensing systems, and researchers have put that concept to the test by printing a wireless “smart cap” for a milk carton that detected signs of spoilage using embedded sensors.

Prosthetics, medical implants and toys are all fantastic but what had been missing from the repertoire until now was the ability to produce sensitive electronic components.
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Stop Internet Shaming

RealClearScience - July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
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When Will the Stars Go Dark?

RealClearScience - July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
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CRISPR Will Remake the World

RealClearScience - July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
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On the Death of Cash

RealClearScience - July 27, 2015 - 6:00pm
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'Selfish' Bacteria Link IBD And Gut Microbiota

Science2.0 - July 27, 2015 - 5:27pm

The discovery of unusual foraging activity in bacteria species populating our gut may explain how conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) link to changes in the populations of bacteria in our gut. IBD affects 1 in every 250 people but its causes are unknown. Studies have shown that IBD patients have a different profile of gut microbes, which is called dysbiosis.

All of us have trillions of beneficial bacteria in our gut, but the combination of different species, known as the microbiome, varies. A crucial question has been whether IBD causes our microbiome to change, or whether an imbalanced microbiome could be triggering IBD. And exactly how does one affect the other? We need to study these interactions to define new targets for therapeutics.


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'Selfish' Bacteria Link IBD And Gut Microbiota

General - July 27, 2015 - 5:27pm

The discovery of unusual foraging activity in bacteria species populating our gut may explain how conditions like Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) link to changes in the populations of bacteria in our gut. IBD affects 1 in every 250 people but its causes are unknown. Studies have shown that IBD patients have a different profile of gut microbes, which is called dysbiosis.

All of us have trillions of beneficial bacteria in our gut, but the combination of different species, known as the microbiome, varies. A crucial question has been whether IBD causes our microbiome to change, or whether an imbalanced microbiome could be triggering IBD. And exactly how does one affect the other? We need to study these interactions to define new targets for therapeutics.


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