Even in the Wild, Mice Run on Wheels

first_imgIn 2009, neurophysiologist Johanna Meijer set up an unusual experiment in her backyard. In an ivy-tangled corner of her garden, she and her colleagues at Leiden University in the Netherlands placed a rodent running wheel inside an open cage and trained a motion-detecting infrared camera on the scene. Then they put out a dish of food pellets and chocolate crumbs to attract animals to the wheel and waited.Wild house mice discovered the food in short order, then scampered into the wheel and started to run. Rats, shrews, and even frogs found their way to the wheel—more than 200,000 animals over 3 years. The creatures seemed to relish the feeling of running without going anywhere.The study “puts a nail in the coffin” of the debate over whether mice and rats will run on wheels in a natural setting, says Ted Garland, an evolutionary physiologist at the University of California, Riverside, who was not involved in the work. More importantly, he says, the findings suggest that like (some) humans, mice and other animals may simply exercise because they like to. Figuring out why certain strains of mice are more sedentary than others could help shed light on genetic differences between more active and sedentary people, he adds. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Even before Meijer got creative in her yard, researchers knew that captive mice are exercise maniacs. In laboratories and bedrooms, they frequently log more than 5 km per night on stationary running wheels. But scientists didn’t know why the animals did it.One thing was clear: They seem to enjoy it. Mice find exercise rewarding; just as they can be trained to press a lever dozens of times to release a pellet of food or a dose of cocaine, the rodents will go to great lengths to unlock a running wheel when it has a brake on, and get back to spinning, Garland says. But is the drive to run normal, or is it an aberrant, obsessive behavior triggered by living in a shoebox-sized cage?Meijer’s work seems to have answered that question. On average, the backyard mice she and colleagues observed ran in 1 to 2 minute stints, roughly the same duration as that seen in lab mice, they report online today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The team also set up a second wheel in a nearby nature preserve of grassy dunes and attracted a similar crowd of enthusiasts. The animals kept running even when Meijer removed the food from the garden site, although they came in smaller numbers, she notes. Sometimes the rodents were so eager to run that they couldn’t wait to take turns, she says: At one point, a large mouse sent a smaller mouse flying when it climbed on to the wheel and started running in the opposite direction.The fact that the wild mice and other animals were bold enough to enter the cage and use the wheel is “very weird,” but perhaps not as surprising when one considers that many domesticated animals also like to run on wheels, including dogs and chickens, says Justin Rhodes, a neuroscientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.Although the common house mice observed in the study tend to be more leery of novel structures than other species—an evolutionary adaptation to the human penchant for building mousetraps—Garland suggests that the wheel may provide a more secure way for the animals to run than darting across an open field. “There’s something attractive about being able to get in a wheel and run unfettered.”last_img read more

Interview EU MRV Friend or Foe

first_imgImage Courtesy: PixabayThe implementation of the EU MRV is fast approaching, mandating the monitoring, reporting and verification of the CO2 emissions from ships larger than 5,000 gross tons that call at ports in the EU region.The EU regulation entered into force on July 1, 2015 and it requires shipowners and operators to prepare a monitoring plan for each of their ships that falls under the scope of the regulation. As the monitoring plan needs to be signed off by an independent verifier it should be submitted by August 31, 2017 at the latest.Data collection takes place on a per voyage basis and starts on January 1, 2018. It will reoccur annually, from Jan 1 to Dec 31.World Maritime News spoke on the topic with Tim Ellis, Marketing Manager of ABB’s Digital Services, Marine & Ports which specializes in ship decision support software, remote diagnostics & analytics, to find out what can be expected from the sector and how the process can be facilitated for ship-owners.WMN: Is the new regulation imposing additional burden to owners or would you say that it opens an opportunity for companies such as ABB to help reduce the workload of shipping companies to reach compliance with EU MRV?Ellis: In essence the regulation indeed creates additional burden to owners. They have to make sure that they use an accredited method of reporting. So yes, it will take a lot of effort if they decide to implement the MRV scope all by themselves. We, as ABB, see ourselves as the experts in the field that also are capable of delivering a fully compliant and verified MRV reporting tool so the owners can concentrate on their core business. In addition to that, we obviously would like the crew to have access to a system that is user-friendly and with as little additional burden for them as possible.WMN: How would you assess the response from the market with regard to provision of technical solutions/softwares aimed at facilitating the shipowners’ compliance with the regulation?Ellis: I believe that a lot of companies that offer software solutions within the maritime industry are jumping into this new market. All of them with their own solutions. Some of them will be verified, and some will not.Ellis spoke with WMN on the back of the certification of ABB’s MRV software by Verifavia. As informed, the comprehensive software suit named OCTOPUS is in compliance with the requirements of the Regulation (EU) N° 2015/757, the associated Delegated and Implementing Acts and the ISO IEC 25051 standard on software engineering.“ABB unburdens shipowners and operators in this process by offering a user-friendly and fully compliant MRV tool. As a result, the advantage is two-fold. On one hand, this takes away any efforts the shipowner and operator should have to invest in the process of coming up with an accredited method of reporting. On the other hand, ABB delivers a plug-and-play MRV set-up that is ready for shipowners to comply with the EU’s emission regulations in the coming years,” he explained.“Once the OCTOPUS MRV scope is installed, the shipowner can easily upgrade the system towards more OCTOPUS modules that can further optimize the efficiency, safety and workability of a vessel. Therefore, we like to think that this new MRV regulation should not be a burden for a shipowner, but a trigger to start to save money with smart software.”WMN: Is the timetable for the implementation feasible, or should we expect that more time would be needed for the system to start working?Ellis: I believe the timeline for implementation is reasonable. But for shipowners it is something new and does not really relate to the every-day and ‘normal’ business they are active in.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

TSX weaker amid solid bank earnings disappointing jobs data

The Toronto stock market appeared set to exit May trading with a modest loss on Thursday despite strong earnings reports from two of Canada’s big banks and major acquisition news from Canada’s tech sector.Buyers were discouraged by a soft jobs report in the United States a day before the release of the key U.S. government non-farm payrolls report for May.As well, a revision to U.S. gross domestic product estimates indicated that American first-quarter growth wasn’t as strong as initially thought.The S&P/TSX composite index declined 41.68 points to 11,391.54 while the TSX Venture Exchange dipped 6.6 points to 1,282.83.Most traders are happy to see an end to this month as worries about the eurozone, worsening economic conditions in the region and slower Chinese economic growth have resulted in sharp losses.The TSX is down well over seven per cent for the month, losing 176 points alone on Wednesday, weighed down particularly by the resource sector as commodity prices have sunk to multi-month lows.Canada’s largest IT services company, Montreal-based CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A), plans to more than double the size of its global workforce and total revenue through a friendly, $3.1-billion deal to acquire U.K. firm Logica PLC. CGI shares surged $2.61 or 12.4 per cent to $23.62.Another sharp drop in commodity prices and weak American data sent the Canadian dollar down 0.6 of a cent to 96.56 cents US.U.S. markets were in the red after payroll processing firm ADP said the U.S. private sector created just 133,000 jobs this month, less than the 150,000 that economists had expected.Meanwhile, economists have been expecting that the U.S. government’s non-farm payrolls report being released Friday will show the American economy cranked out about 140,000 jobs. And the number of Americans filing for jobless insurance last week came in higher than expected — 383,000 versus the 370,000.U.S. economic growth was revised lower for the first quarter to 1.9 per cent from 2.2 per cent.And just after the open, other data showed a deterioration in a widely watched index measuring the health of the manufacturing sector in the U.S. Midwest. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index came in at 52.7, still showing expansion but down sharply from the April showing of 56.2.The Dow industrials lost 98.24 points to 12,321.62, the Nasdaq composite index fell 34.54 points to 2,802.82 and the S&P 500 index was down 14.04 points at 1,299.28.“You put all that stuff which is showing no growth basically in the U.S. and then you have all the worries, either real or imagined in Europe, and everything keeps playing against you here,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at Scotia Capital. “And until we get over this, I guess we’re going to have to put up with it.”The TSX financial sector was up a slight 0.2 per cent after CIBC (TSX:CM) said it earned $811 million of net income in the second quarter, up from $767 million in the comparable period last year. That amounted to $1.90 per diluted share of net income, or $2 per share on an adjusted basis, 12 cents higher than analyst expectations. CIBC’s total revenue was just under $3.1 billion and its shares rose $1.28 to $71.61.National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA) shares added 28 cents to $73.42 as it reported a $553-million profit in the second quarter, up 69 per cent from the same time last year. The bank also announced it was increasing its quarterly dividend to common shareholders by five per cent to 79 cents per share. Excluding special items, National Bank had $347 million of net income in the three months ended April 30, up six per cent from a year earlier.Commodity prices added to Thursday’s losses and the base metals sector fell 2.5 per cent with copper extending Wednesday’s seven-cent slide, down five cents at US$3.35 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 91 cents to C$30.38 and Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN) lost 55 cents to $9.51.energy sector slid 1.5 per cent with the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $1.49 to US$86.33. It closed Wednesday at its lowest level since October amid worries about the future of the eurozone and the health of the region’s banking sector. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) dropped 75 cents to C$29.10 while Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gave back 62 cents to $27.53.The gold sector was up 0.3 per cent as bullion edged up 70 cents to US$1,564.10 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) improved by 71 cents to C$40.95. Concerns about Europe have lately been focusing on Spain’s banking system, especially after Bankia, the country’s fourth-largest lender, last week announced it needed C19 billion in state aid.Investors are worried that Bankia’s woes might be replicated across Spain’s banking sector, which has suffered badly from the collapse of the construction sector. An economic recession has fuelled concern that the country will become the fourth euro country to be bailed out.Nervous traders have sent the yield on Spain’s 10-year bond to around the 6.5 per cent mark and not far from the seven per cent threshold that is considered to be unsustainable in the long-run.But Greece remains at the centre of worry about the future of the eurozone, particularly after inconclusive elections May 6 saw increased support for parties dead set against the austerity measures that have allowed the country to keep afloat on massive international bailouts. Uncertainty over Greece will rattle markets at least until the next Greek election June 17.European bourses weakened amid the weak U.S. reports as London’s FTSE 100 index was 0.31 per cent lower, Frankfurt’s DAX dipped one per cent and the Paris CAC 40 lost 0.79 per cent. read more

Uruguays move to legalize cannabis endangers global antidrug effort UN agency says

The head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yuri Fedotov said that confronting illicit drugs and their impact is dependent on pursuing a comprehensive response to the problem based on health, long-term security, development and institution-building. “Just as illicit drugs are everyone’s shared responsibility, there is a need for each country to work closely together and to jointly agree on the way forward for dealing with this global challenge,” he said in a statement. The move, which Mr. Fedotov termed “unfortunate”, comes ahead of a special session on the ongoing world drug problem, to be held at the UN General Assembly in 2016. He noted that next year, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs will hold a high-level review of Member States’ implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on the world drug problem and said that would have been an opportunity for countries to pursue a coherent approach to drug trafficking. Mr. Fedotov also said that UNODC agrees with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an independent and quasi-judicial monitoring body mandated to implement UN international drug control conventions, which earlier today said it “regrets” the decision by Montevideo. In its statement, the Board said “…the legislation to legalize production, sale and consumption of cannabis for non-medical purposes approved yesterday in Uruguay contravenes the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, to which Uruguay is a party.” INCB President Raymond Yans said he was “surprised” that policymakers “knowingly decided to break the universally agreed and internationally endorsed provisions of the treaty.” The Vienna-based agency also noted that Uruguayan policymakers failed to consider the negative impacts on health which confirm that cannabis is an addictive substance with serious consequences and longer-term development applications. read more

Mens Hockey Ohio States Freddy Gerard began career as a gamer off

The Ohio State men’s hockey team celebrates a goal from Freddy Gerard in a game against Michigan on Nov. 24. Credit: Ric Kruszynski | Ohio State AthleticsThe idea of playing video games as a career is a dream for many teenagers. It is a thought that will always be there but most of the time will never become a reality.Not many could do it, but Freddy Gerard achieved this dream at the age of 16.Gerard, a junior forward on Ohio State’s men’s hockey team, played “Call of Duty” just like many other kids — except he quickly turned this time-killer into a skill.“I wanted to see how good I was. So then I started doing little online tournaments,” Gerard said. “I started meeting better players I was playing against and playing with, and after a while I ended up finding a pretty good team, a set of guys to play with, and we ended up being pretty good.”Gerard joined OpTic Gaming, one of the biggest names in video games, at 16 years old under the name “Folsom.”“Folsom’s actually my middle name,” Gerard said. “I wasn’t sure if it would be cool at first.”Gerard made YouTube videos for two years under OpTic, which became very popular. It became so well-known, in fact, that some of his current Ohio State teammates watched him without even realizing.“I actually saw one of his YouTube videos, but I didn’t realize it was him until I played with him on Xbox,” Ohio State sophomore forward Tanner Laczynski said. “I think that was pretty cool that a pretty well-known guy in the video game world was on my team.”Gerard’s YouTube videos with OpTic continued to grow a following while he balanced school and practiced for a junior hockey team. He said he went to school at 8 a.m., then had practice after school for most of the afternoon until he resumed gaming at night.Hockey and gaming became integral parts of Gerard’s life. That only grew when he moved from YouTube to competitive gaming and began traveling across the country.“I didn’t quite expect the jump of how good these kids actually were, because I thought I was pretty good. I’m the best kid in every public lobby I play in by miles,” Gerard said. “I found out real quick how much I need to improve so it was an adjustment for sure, but after sticking with it, I knew I had something.”From an outside perspective, hockey and competitive gaming might seem like two talents on opposite sides of the spectrum, but Gerard said there are more similarities than one would think.“I don’t think people understand how team-oriented it is to play competitive video games like that. There’s four guys on your team, you and three other guys, and you are communicating nonstop,” Gerard said. “On the pressure side of things, yeah, absolutely. I remember my first time playing in front of a huge crowd like that. It’s nerve-wracking. You’re not sitting in your room anymore. There’s a spotlight on you, so that took an adjustment.”While the gaming was taking off, Gerard found himself traveling for hockey, as well. He first moved to Boston to play on the Junior Bandits. Then in 2014, he moved to play for the Madison Capitols in Middleton, Wisconsin, where Ohio State eventually discovered and recruited him.In Boston, however, Sally Gerard, Freddy’s mom, said hockey and professional gaming became too much to handle all at once, and it left Freddy with a decision to make.“I think that was hard for him to do both, at that point,” Sally said. “This was kind of like the cross in the road.”Hockey was his passion his entire life, Freddy said, and gaming was slowly becoming a second priority. Especially with his hopes of going to college, Freddy knew it wasn’t entirely his decision to quit gaming back in 2013.Freddy said he was cut by his gaming team a month before a major event, and this was the eventual breaking point for him.“I was like, ‘All right well hey, hockey it is, let’s do it,’” he said.While she was supportive of Freddy’s passion for gaming, Sally said she had no complaints about her son’s ultimate decision.Ohio State junior Freddy Gerard competed both in the rink as a forward on the men’s hockey team and in the spotlight of the competitive gaming community. Credit: Courtesy of Freddy Gerard“We were happy about him choosing hockey, I have to say. I think he is too, at this point. I don’t think it was, probably, an easy decision for him at one time,” she said. “I think he saw that it would be a big market, that gaming was going to be a big deal, and he was kind of ahead of it.”Moving to hockey full-time is a choice Freddy said he doesn’t regret, but he will always look back fondly at his time at the top of the gaming world.“It was definitely a different experience than most kids I would say, because for a while you’re kind of like a little celebrity,” Freddy said. “I went out to an event in Anaheim and I was signing autographs for half an hour, me and like three of my other teammates, so it was cool…I’m a 16-, 17-year-old kid and I’m signing autographs.”Freddy eventually found his way to Ohio State when he said it approached him after the 11th or 12th game of the season in Dubuque, Iowa, a game Freddy remembers because of how exciting it was for him. Though the Rocky River, Ohio, native took some time to think about it, Freddy said it was a no-brainer to accept the Buckeyes’ offer.“I had finally been told that my dream was going to come true and let alone at Ohio State,” he said. “It’s my state school. It’s a couple hours away from home. It’s an awesome place to be.”In his junior campaign for the sixth-ranked Buckeyes, Freddy has 10 goals and 17 points, more points than his first two seasons combined. Plus, Ohio State should have a NCAA tournament bid on the horizon.It’s been a long road for Freddy, who has seen the ups and downs of two unique fields that both took one major component: hard work.“I worked all my life to play hockey. That was my first love, and I did it every single day for as long as I could,” Freddy said. “I worked my ass off for that year-and-a-half, two years in my last couple years of Juniors to make that happen, and I did it and I made it here, and I’m just trying to love every second of that.”Freddy still plays video games from time-to-time, not with professionals, but with his teammates on the ice.Freddy doesn’t have any plans to return to competitive gaming, at least not while at Ohio State. He might have loved competitive gaming at a time, but Freddy said there are just some things hockey has that gaming does not.“There’s just no feeling like playing hockey,” Freddy said. “That was my first love. I fell in love with it right away. I loved the feeling you get when you score a goal or even just when you’re out there playing, you forget about everything. There’s not a care in the world.” read more

Bisnow Acquired by Private Equity Firm The Wicks Group

first_imgBisnow, the commercial real estate media startup that produces nearly 300 live events across North America, has been acquired by The Wicks Group, a New York-based private equity firm, both parties announced today. While advertising—both display and native—accounts for a significant portion of Bisnow’s revenues, events are still the largest revenue stream, according to Begelman, who served as CEO until Friend took over in late 2014. The search for a new ownership structure began about six to nine months ago, Ryan Begelman, Bisnow co-chairman, tells Folio:, as the company sought new opportunities to capitalize on unprecedented growth. “We are pleased to have found a partner that shares our vision and an appreciation for the culture, processes, people, products, and customer value that we’ve built,” said Friend in a statement. “We’re eager to continue building our track record of excellence and expandin gour product offering both here in the United States and later this year overseas.” Credit: Bisnow A major factor in Bisnow’s rapid expansion has been “decoupling” the company’s editorial staff from its event production, instead installing a dedicated team that focuses on event programming and speaker recruitment full-time, says Begelman, as well as leveraging data technology to focus on hyper-local events. “The B2B world doesn’t borrow enough lessons from those in the B2C world who’ve done a brilliant job of building gorgeous interfaces and really becoming 21st century media companies by embracing things like social and mobile,” Begelman continues. “We took ideas from some of the most cutting edge B2C media companies.”center_img Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Fortune reports that Wicks paid about $50 million for the acquisition. Part of the new owner’s plan for Bisnow moving forward involves expanding the brand to serve new markets outside of North America, says Will Friend, Bisnow CEO. New York-based investment bank JEGI represented Bisnow in the transaction, which closed on April 29. Legal counsel was provided to Bisnow and Wicks by Arent Fox and Morgan, Lewis & Blockus, respectively. Founded in 2005 and known for often injecting a self-aware, slightly irreverant tone atypical of trade media into its events and publications—the company’s slogan is “(Almost) Never Boring”—Bisnow has spent the last decade growing from a digital newsletter to a leading player in commercial real estate media, attracting over 400,000 unique web visitors each month and 60,000 attendees to its various events throughout the year, according to the company.last_img read more

War of words reaches crescendo over Jai Sri Ram

first_imgThe tirade that begun with the ‘Award Wapsi’ gang in 2014 followed by the ‘Tukde Tukde Gang’ has now reached its crescendo in 2019 with ‘Jai Sri Ram’ chanters. May be, the last one does not fit in the nomenclature of ‘gang,’ but it does suit the purpose espoused by the divisive forces in the country. The newly baptised slogan involving Lord Sri Ram by the Tukde Tukde gang is sure to boomerang on it as the vast majority of Hindu population will not tolerate such an insulting narration of its most revered deity. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us This is evident from the fact that when Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of west Bengal in a bid to browbeat the chanters of Jai Sri Ram slogan, had got them dumped into the jail, it did more harm to her reputation than anything good. Here now comes the news of her party’s goons brutally attacking some students and also a professor for not obeying them to chant the newly coined slogan, Jai TMC. Jai Mamta Didi. Also Read – Vemulawada school seized after road accident Advertise With Us Obviously, this development will have far-reaching consequences and its echo will be heard far and near in all parts of the country. To say the least, such developments go against the very spirit of the Constitution of India which speaks of secularism and equality for the people of India. By pricking the sentiments of the overwhelming majority of Hindus, any perpetrator irrespective of his or her stature is inviting the wrath of the majority bulldozer. Advertise With Us Thanks to the magnanimity of the Hindu population, the Hindus have so far taken all the bitter attacks by the religious and political fanatics in its stride with enviable tolerance and restraint. However, there is a limit to everything and if the Hindus are driven to the wall repeatedly, then these limits may be breached which will bring total annihilation of the destructive elements. Therefore, wisdom lies in exercising restraint on the part of the divisive forces by whatever description they are known, otherwise the inevitable will happen which would lead to the total catastrophe and chaos in the country . High Court on Vande Mataram A bench of chief justice D N Patel and justice C Hari Shankar of the Delhi High Court dismissed a plea seeking direction to the Centre to declare ‘Vande Mataram’ as the national anthem at par with ‘Janaganamana.’ The bench said that it does not see any reason to give direction as prayed for . It may be noted that earlier in October 2017 similar plea was made by a PIL which was also rejected by the court. However, the court could have passed a speaking order instead of recording a brief and terse order dismissing the petition the subject matter of which is very close to the hearts of the millions of our countrymen. In fact, the song Vande Mataram weighs more than Jana Gana Mana because the latter just represents an ode to the British Emperor while the former offers humble prayer to the motherland. District courts to try POSCO cases Visibly annoyed over the slow pace of action on protection of children from sexual predators, the Supreme Court on July 25 directed the Centre to set up within 60 days one dedicated court in each district where over 100 cases under protection of Children from sexual offences (POCSO) Act are pending trial. The court acted after it was told that “as per available data, number of victims compensated under POSCO were 3% in 2015, 4% in 2016 and 5% in 2017”. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose took the decision after learning that 1.5 lakh cases are pending trial before 670 designated courts. TS mulling law to prevent touting Telangana police have started consultations on the proposed anti-touting law on a par with the one in place in Delhi and a few other States by making touting a punishable offence, including six-month imprisonment. As part of the exercise, police carried out discussions with RGI Airport representatives a few days ago. The proposed law would make touting illegal at tourist places, railway stations, and other locations, where touts chase visitors and offer various services. As of now, consultations are being held with different stakeholders by discussing the best practise in the laws framed in different states. Touting has been a major problem at RGI Airport and Cyberabad police regularly conduct drives against taxi touts. Presently, police have been carrying out enforcement against the touting taxi drivers at the airport by detaining them for some time and later releasing them after levying fines for different traffic violations. “The touts at the airport are getting away by paying fines. They continue to operate from the premises and harass the passengers. Except booking them for different traffic violations, we are unable to get the desired results of keeping the touts away. Discussion on anti-touting act is under progress to make it a punishable offence by sending the touts to jail,” a senior Telangana State police official said. Police would have to send a proposal to the Home Department and later to the Law Department for legal vetting before finally seeking the nod of the Telangana Assembly. Under the Delhi prevention of touting and malpractices against tourists Act, 2010, touting is defined as: ” whoever loiters around airport, railway stations, bus stands, markets or other places frequented by tourists with the intention of offering any unsolicited service and exhibits such conduct so as to show such intention (like following, arguing, communicating or otherwise drawing attention of tourists through words or gestures or placards or pamphlets thereby causing obstruction or annoyance to tourists or general public) and otherwise has no reasonable explanation for frequenting the said place will be deemed to have committed the act of touting”. However, like all laws, the proposed law’s success would largely depend upon its effective enforcement. Advocates Protection Act Madhya Pradesh will be the first State to enact a legislation for the protection of lawyers in the country. The government has mulled a law, called the Advocates Protection Act to protect the lawyers from increasing incidents of threat, insult and assault. The proposed law provides hefty fines besides imprisonment up to seven years for the offenders. Indeed, such a measure would go a long way in providing fear- free atmosphere to the practising lawyers who strive to get justice to the people and are an indispensable part of the judiciary for the establishment of the Rule of Law. SC clears seven names for elevation as HC judges The Supreme Court collegium has recently cleared the names of seven advocates to be appointed as Judges of the High Courts in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, the names of T Vinod Kumar, A Abhishek Reddy and K Laxman from Telangana and R Raghunandan Rao, Battu Devanand, D Ramesh and N Jaisurya from Andhra Pradesh have been cleared by the collegium . However, the Centre has to accept the recommendation and notify the same to appoint them.last_img read more

Happy Birthday Masterful Michelle Gomez

first_imgStay on target Happy birthday, Michelle Gomez, you charismatic, magnificent Time Lady, you.Born in Glasgow to a photographer father and manager mother, Gomez was bit by the acting bug at age seven.She went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) (which boasts alumni Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), and the Tenth Doctor himself, David Tennant).Gomez’s first major gig was in the 1998 film The Acid House, followed by a handful of bit parts on the big and small screens. It was her starring role in the two-season cult dramedy The Book Group, however, that shot Gomez to prominence in the early aughts.Kindred spirits (via BBC)Fresh off her role as Janice McCann, the actress nabbed parts in TV comedy Carrie & Barry and hospital sketch comedy show Green Wing (alongside the incomparable Olivia Colman and Tamsin Greig). The two programs coincidentally debuted on the same night in 2004.Acting jobs continued to roll in: Gomez starred as PC Sally Bobbins in BBC 2 sitcom Feel the Force, and appeared in five TV movies/mini-series between 2006 and 2009.Gomez finally grabbed the attention of international audiences in 2014, when she began a three-season, scene-steeling arc on Doctor Who.Despite appearing in only a smattering of episodes, the Scottish star brought style, levity, and a chilling brilliance to every second as the first female incarnation of the Master.Happy birthday, Queen Gomez! (via BBC)Her work rightfully earned nominations at the 2015 British Academy Scotland Awards and the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards.In May, Gomez irreparably broke my heart when she announced plans to leave Doctor Who at the end of season 10; her exit came as little surprise, considering mates Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat are also retiring from the show.There’s no telling where Gomez will turn up next. (I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a run on Fleabag, or maybe a spot on next year’s Strictly Come Dancing cast.)In the meantime, raise a glass to one of the most polished, playful, and proficient actors. Here’s to 51, Queen Gomez! HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster center_img Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Educational institutes in Bengal wont observe Surgical Strikes Day says Partha

first_imgKolkata: State Education Partha Chatterjee made it clear that the educational institutes in the state will not observe September 29 as “Surgical Strikes Day”.Slamming the BJP-led government at the Centre, he said that “Surgical Strikes Day” is the saffron party’s agenda and an attempt to “malign and politicise” the Army.”This is an agenda of the BJP and it is trying to push this agenda by using the UGC ahead of elections. It is a matter of shame that they are using the UGC for their political agenda,” Chatterjee said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the minister’s reaction came in the wake of the University Grants Commission (UGC) telling the higher education institutions earlier this week, to hold programmes and activities to celebrate “Surgical Strikes Day”.According to Chatterjee, the Indian Army should always be kept above politics and controversies.”We have full respect for our soldiers and their sacrifices. BJP should learn how to be respectful to the sacrifices of our soldiers. They should have asked us to observe the day in the name of the sacrifices made by our soldiers,” he added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn a letter to Vice-Chancellors of different universities on Wednesday, the UGC suggested that institutions ask students to “pledge their support” to the armed forces through letters and cards, which the government will use for publicity.Talk sessions by ex-servicemen about sacrifices made by the armed forces, special parades by NCC and visit to exhibitions are among the prescribed events by the UGC for the celebration.A surgical strike is a military attack which results in, was intended to result in, or is claimed to have resulted in damage to only the intended legitimate military target and no or minimal collateral damage to surrounding structures, vehicles, buildings, or the general public infrastructure and utilities.On September 29, 2016, eleven days after the Uri attack, the Indian Army conducted “surgical strikes” against suspected militants in Pakistani-administered Kashmir. However, Pakistan denied such allegations.last_img read more

Update No snow on the Drakensberg as Ladysmith is plunged into cold

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The SA Weather Service warned of a cold front making its way through the country at the beginning of this week.Conditions have been bitterly cold in Ladysmith this week. Snow was expected to fall in KwaZulu-Natal, but there have been no reports of snow in the Drakensberg area.Also read: Update: Snow expected to fall tonight in KwaZulu-NatalThe icy conditions have seen the Western Cape experience their first snowfall of the season. Cape Town was covered in snow. However, according to Snow Report SA, no more snow is predicted for the rest of the week.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img

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first_imgNews | November 02, 2008 SPECT Reveals Symptoms Related to Functional Brain Abnormalities Technology | Nuclear Imaging | July 16, 2018 Siemens Healthineers Announces FDA Clearance of syngo.via VB30 Molecular Imaging Software At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 23-26 in Philadelphia… read more Feature | Cardiac Imaging | May 03, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis Will Cardiac MRI Expand? Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cardiac assessment provides a radiation-free alternative to other commonly used… read more Videos | Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017 VIDEO: PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and p read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more Advances in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging – Discussion With Dr. Prem SomanSharePlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:22Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -8:22 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsdefault, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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Feature | Nuclear Imaging | November 05, 2018 | By Sabyasachi Ghosh State of the Industry: Medical Hybrid Imaging Market “Experimental validation implemented in real-life situations and not theoretical claims exaggerating small advantages read more Feature | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | February 08, 2018 | Dave Fornell FDA Clears Path for First Domestic Supply of Tc-99m Isotope February 8, 2018 — The U.S. read more Videos | SPECT-CT | December 12, 2018 VIDEO: Walk Around of the Veriton SPECT-CT System This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 … read more Cardiac MRI being performed at the DeBakey Heart Hospital. News | SPECT Imaging | December 06, 2018 Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) cardiac imaging company Spectrum Dynamics filed a lawsuit Dec. 6,… read more A PET/CT head and neck cancer scan. Related Content November 3, 2008 – Using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers in France were able to detect functional abnormalities in certain regions in the brains of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, reinforcing the idea that symptoms of the disorder are related to a dysfunction in those parts of the brain where pain is processed.”Fibromyalgia is frequently considered an ‘invisible syndrome’ since musculoskeletal imaging is negative,” said Eric Guedj, M.D., and lead author of the study. “Past imaging studies of patients with the syndrome, however, have shown above-normal cerebral blood flow (brain perfusion) in some areas of the brain and below-normal in other areas. After performing whole-brain scans on the participants, we used a statistical analysis to study the relationship between functional activity in even the smallest area of the brain and various parameters related to pain, disability and anxiety/depression.”In the study, which was reported in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 20 women diagnosed with fibromyalgia and 10 healthy women as a control group responded to questionnaires to determine levels of pain, disability, anxiety and depression. SPECT was then performed, and positive and negative correlations were determined.The researchers confirmed that patients with the syndrome exhibited brain perfusion abnormalities in comparison to the healthy subjects. Further, these abnormalities were found to be directly correlated with the severity of the disease. An increase in perfusion (hyperperfusion) was found in that region of the brain known to discriminate pain intensity, and a decrease (hypoperfusion) was found within those areas thought to be involved in emotional responses to pain.In the past, some researchers have thought that the pain reported by fibromyalgia patients was the result of depression rather than symptoms of a disorder. “Interestingly, we found that these functional abnormalities were independent of anxiety and depression status,” Guedj said.According to Guedj, disability is frequently used in controlled clinical trials to evaluate response to treatment. Because molecular imaging techniques such as SPECT can help predict a patient’s response to a specific treatment and evaluate brain-processing recovery during follow-up, it could prove useful when integrated into future pharmacological controlled trials.”Fibromyalgia may be related to a global dysfunction of cerebral pain-processing,” Guedj added. “This study demonstrates that these patients exhibit modifications of brain perfusion not found in healthy subjects and reinforces the idea that fibromyalgia is a ‘real disease/disorder.'”According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, fibromyalgia syndrome is a common and chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, fatigue and multiple tender points. Tender points are specific places—for example, on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and upper and lower extremities—where people with fibromyalgia feel pain in response to slight pressure. The syndrome is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain and disability and affects three to six million, or as many as one in 50, Americans. Between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed are women.Although fibromyalgia is often considered an arthritis-related condition, it does not cause inflammation or damage to the joints, muscles or other tissues. Like arthritis, however, the significant pain and fatigue caused by fibromyalgia can interfere with a person’s ability to carry out daily activities.Coauthors of “Clinical Correlate of Brain SPECT Perfusion Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia” include Eric Guedj, Serge Cammilleri and Olivier Mundler, Service Central de Biophysique et de Médecine Nucléaire, AP-HM Timone; Jean Niboyet, Patricia Dupont, Eric Vidal and Jean-Pierre Dropinski, Unité d’Etude et de Traitement de la Douleur, Clinique La Phocéanne, all of Marseille, France.For more information: www.snm.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technetium-99m is primarily used for the detection of cancer and to assess perfusion defects in the heart caused by heart attacks or other conditions. Feature | Nuclear Imaging | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell Chalk River Isotope Reactor Decommissioning Date Set April 2, 2018 – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced March 29 that it renewed Canadian Nuclear Lab read more News | Nuclear Imaging | June 10, 2017 GE Healthcare SPECT/CT and PET/CT Systems Enhance Personalized Patient Care GE Healthcare showcased positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography/computed… read more New Spectrum Dynamics SPECT-CT System at RSNA 2018Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:33Loaded: 10.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_img Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | PET-CT | August 15, 2019 United Imaging Announces First U.S. Clinical Installation of uExplorer Total-body PET/CT United Imaging announced that its uExplorer total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 01, 2019 Bracco Imaging Acquires Blue Earth Diagnostics Bracco Imaging S.p.A. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging company… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 26, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Awarded $30 Million by U.S. Department of Energy NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC has been awarded $15 million in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of… read more August 7, 2012 — Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc., a company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced it has entered into an agreement with Alseres Pharmaceuticals Inc. to license [123I]-E-IACFT Injection (CFT), an iodine-123 radio-labeled imaging agent being developed as an aid in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, with a potential use as a diagnostic aid in dementia.CFT is a patented, novel, small molecule radiopharmaceutical used with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging to identify the status of specific regions in the brains of patients suspected of having Parkinson’s disease. The agent binds to the dopamine transporter (DAT) on the cell surface of dopaminergic neurons in the striatum and substantia nigra regions of the brain. Loss of these neurons is a widely recognized hallmark of Parkinson’s disease.CFT has been administered to more than 600 subjects in multiphase clinical trials to date. Results from these clinical trials have demonstrated that CFT has high affinity for DAT and rapid kinetics that enable the generation of clean diagnostic images quickly, beginning within approximately 20 minutes after injection. In addition to its potential use as an aid in the differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, CFT may also be useful in the diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), which, after Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the most common forms of dementia.“The diagnostic dilemma in movement disorders remains a pressing medical need that will continue to escalate as our world’s population ages,” said Mark Pykett, president and CEO of Navidea. “The addition of the CFT program is consistent with our growth strategy to build our precision radiopharmaceutical pipeline with later-stage, high-value diagnostics aimed at important medical needs.”“We believe that CFT has the potential to be a best-in-class imaging agent to improve diagnostic accuracy by differentiating Parkinson’s disease from non-degenerative movement disorders, especially during the period soon after symptom-onset,” said Thomas Tulip, executive vice president and chief business officer at Navidea. “This licensing agreement has afforded Navidea another strong Phase 3 diagnostic imaging asset that has great synergy with our AZD4694 imaging program, which we are developing as an aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. These exciting programs provide us with a robust franchise in precision neuroimaging diagnostics.”Under the terms of the license agreement, Alseres granted Navidea an exclusive, worldwide sub-license to research, develop and commercialize CFT. The final terms of the agreement call for Navidea to make a one-time sub-license execution payment to Alseres equal to $175,000 and issue Alseres 300,000 shares of NAVB common stock.For more information: www.navidea.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Neuro Imaging | July 05, 2019 Delta T1 Maps Provide Quantitative, Automated Solution to Assess Brain Tumor Burden Imaging Biometrics LLC (IB) a subsidiary of IQ-AI Ltd., is highlighting a recently published study in the American… read more Related Content News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | July 16, 2019 NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes Completes Construction on Beloit, Wis. Molybdenum-99 Processing Facility NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC  announced completion of construction on its 20,000-square-foot molybdenum-99 (Mo-… read more News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | August 02, 2019 ASRT Supports Radiopharmaceutical Reimbursement Bill The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) announced its support for House Resolution (HR) 3772, a measure… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more News | Interventional Radiology | July 31, 2019 International Multidisciplinary Group Publishes Recommendations for Personalized HCC Treatment With Y90 TheraSphere New consensus recommendations for personalized treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with BTG’s TheraSphere have… read more News | Stroke | August 16, 2019 Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute…. read more News | August 07, 2012 Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Licenses Parkinson’s Imaging Agent Licensing adds second promising neuroimaging candidate to Navidea pipeline Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. 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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Versa HD, to be sited in the group’s sixth hospital, is a radiation treatment system designed to enhance the management of cancer care and treat a broad spectrum of tumors throughout the body. It is a single-system linear accelerator capable of delivering conventional therapies for an expansive range of indications commonly seen in the clinic while also permitting treatment of complex cancers that require exceptional targeting accuracy. News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more For more information: www.versahd.com, www.elekta.com Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more “Versa HD will allow us to treat patients with the most modern radiation therapy techniques, from traditional treatments to radiosurgery procedures,” said Juan Abarca Cidon, M.D., general manager, HM Hospitales. “We will use Versa HD for virtually all cancer pathologies located throughout the body. The system’s High Dose Rate mode and ultra-fast and precise Agility beam shaping capabilities also will improve the speed with which we can deliver therapy, which will improve patient comfort through shorter treatment times.” News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more “The Puerto del Sur clinic will serve an area of approximately one million inhabitants in the area south of Madrid,” said Cidon. “It is important that we provide cancer patients in Mostoles and the wider region with access to the very latest treatment technology.” The new medical center, Hospital HM Universitario Puerto del Sur, will be connected to the hospital group’s first radiation oncology department — Clara Campal Comprehensive Cancer Center, HM Sanchinarro — via Elekta’s Mosaiq Oncology Information System (OIS). It will replace the Siemens Lantis OIS that had been in use at the cancer center. The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Related Content News | October 30, 2013 Private Hospital Group in Spain Expands Radiotherapy Capabilities with Country’s First Elekta Versa HD System The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  October 30, 2013 — HM Hospitales, a private hospital group in Spain, anticipates treating its first patients with Elekta’s Versa HD system in 2015.  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Arrested pair swallowed 130 packages of cocaine court hears

first_imgTwo drug mules who had swallowed more than 130 packages of cocaine were caught on Monday afternoon at Larnaca airport and remanded for eight days on Tuesday.Based on information the drug squad had received two men aged 63 and 52 were stopped at the airport when they arrived from abroad, the court heard.After nothing suspicious was found in their luggage they were taken to Larnaca general hospital where x-rays revealed they had foreign objects in their bodies.When they were questioned the suspects admitted they had swallowed packages containing cocaine and asked for medical help to remove them.Until Tuesday morning they passed 130 pellets but more are expected to be found.The weight of the illegal drugs has not yet been determined.Both men were arrested for the conspiracy to commit a felony, importing illegal drugs and the purpose to supply to other persons.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoSenior Living | Search AdsLuxury Senior Apartments in Rowland HeightsSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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