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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Water Contamination Near Duke Coal Ash Ponds

As part of the groundwater assessment being conducted in accordance with the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) requested that Duke Energy test all water supply wells within 1,000 feet of each of the utility’s 14 coal-fired facility boundaries. After the first round of testing, the State of North Carolina…

Major Breakthrough For The Prescription Drug, Pembrolizumab, Which is Considered Safe For Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania recently released the results of a study showing that the cancer immunotherapy drug Pembrolizumab has shown the ability, in some cases, to shrinking or halting the spread of mesothelioma tumors. Pembrolizumab was safe, tolerable, and yielded robust antitumor responses in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to data from the phase Ib clinical trial. The test…

Simple Breath Test Detects Stomach Cancer

Science continues to amaze and baffle us and find less intrusive ways to identify cancer and other diseases. These simple tests can save lives, surgeries, and diagnostic explorations.  A simple breath test using a technology called nanoarray analysis can detect stomach cancer. As recently described in the journal “Gut”, a diverse international group of scientists who conducted the studies suggests…