Breast Cancer Treatment Personalized By New Genomic Test

A set of 50 genes can be used to reliably identify the four known types of breast cancer, according to research conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and collaborating institutions. Using this 50-gene set, oncologists can potentially predict the most effective therapy for each breast tumor type and thereby personalize breast […]

Fast Acting Cyanide Antidote Discovered Cure Likely To Benefit Firefighters, Industrial Workers, Victims Of Terrorism

University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design and Minneapolis VA Medical Center researchers have discovered a new fast-acting antidote to cyanide poisoning. The antidote has potential to save lives of those who are exposed to the chemical namely firefighters, industrial workers, and victims of terrorist attacks. Current cyanide antidotes work slowly and are ineffective when […]

RAND Study Outlines Passenger-Rail Systems Which Cost-Effectively Prevent Terrorist Attacks

A RAND Corporation study issued today gives rail security planners and policymakers a framework to develop cost-effective plans to secure their rail systems from terrorist attacks. More than 12 million Americans travel on passenger-rail lines each weekday, and because of its open nature, rail transit is considered an attractive terrorist target. While there have been […]

America Faces High Risk Of A Terrorist Anthrax Attack; Six Years After U.S. Still Largely Unprepared Warns Terrorism Expert Neil Livingstone

America faces a high threat of an anthrax attack by terrorists and is largely unprepared six years after the 2001 incidents, according to an assessment released by ExecutiveAction at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “America is vulnerable to a terrorist attack with anthrax,” said Neil Livingstone, one of America’s premier terrorism experts and […]