Scientists recreate 5000yrold Egyptian Pharaohs beer

first_imgJerusalem: Scientists have recreated an ancient beer that was served during the reign of Egyptian Pharaohs over 5,000 years ago. In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people’s daily diet. Great powers were attributed to beer in the ancient world, particularly for religious worship and healing properties. Researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) in Israel examined the colonies of yeast that formed and settled in the nano-pores of pottery used to produce beer. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’They were able to resurrect this yeast to create a high-quality beer. Many cooks were invited to isolate the yeast specimens from the ancient debris and to create a beer with it. They were given shards of pottery that had been used as beer and mead (honey wine) jugs in ancient times — and miraculously, still had yeast specimens stuck inside. Researchers said that these jars date back to the reign of Egyptian Pharaoh Narmer (roughly 3000 BCE), to Aramean King Hazael (800 BCE) and to Prophet Nehemiah (400 BCE) who, according to the bible, governed Judea under Persian rule. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThe researchers, with the help of HUJI student Tzemach Aouizerat, cleaned and sequenced the full genome of each yeast specimen. They found that these 5,000-year yeast cultures are similar to those used in traditional African brews, such as the Ethiopian honey wine tej, and to modern beer yeast. Local Israeli beer expert Itai Gutman helped the scientists make the beer. The brew was sampled and was deemed to be high-quality and safe for consumption. “The greatest wonder here is that the yeast colonies survived within the vessel for thousands of years — just waiting to be excavated and grown,” said Ronen Hazan, Hebrew University. “This ancient yeast allowed us to create beer that lets us know what ancient Philistine and Egyptian beer tasted like. By the way, the beer isn’t bad,” Hazan said. “Aside from the gimmick of drinking beer from the time of King Pharaoh, this research is extremely important to the field of experimental archaeology — a field that seeks to reconstruct the past,” he said. “Our research offers new tools to examine ancient methods, and enables us to taste the flavours of the past,” he added. “We are talking about a real breakthrough here. This is the first time we succeeded in producing ancient alcohol from ancient yeast. In other words, from the original substances from which alcohol was produced. This has never been done before,” said Yitzchak Paz, from Israel Antiquities Authority.last_img read more

Trump not bothered by N Korea missile tests Abe doesnt agree

first_imgTokyo: President Donald Trump said Monday he is not “personally” bothered by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on four-day state visit full of pageantry. Standing beside Trump at a news conference after hours of talks, Abe disagreed with the US president, saying the missile tests violated UN Security Council resolutions and were “of great regret.” Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’Abe, who has forged a strong friendship with Trump and agrees with him on many issues, is concerned because the short-range missiles pose a threat to Japan’s security. Trump was invited to Japan to be the first world leader to meet with its new emperor. Despite being far from Washington, he didn’t miss the chance to lob another broadside against former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the Democrats seeking to challenge Trump in next year’s presidential election. North Korea’s Kim Jong Un recently criticized Biden as having a low IQ, and Trump told the world he agreed with the authoritarian leader’s assessment. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaThe visit was designed to highlight the US-Japan alliance and showcase the warm relations between the leaders. Trump said he and Abe deliberated over economic issues, including trade and Iran, during hours of talks at the Akasaka Palace, but North Korea’s recent firing of short-range missiles emerged as an area of disagreement. When asked if he was bothered by the missile tests, Trump said: “No, I’m not. I am personally not.” The Republican president has sought to downplay the significance of the missile tests, even though his own national security adviser, John Bolton, said over the weekend that they violated U.N. resolutions. Trump continues to hold out hope of getting Kim to agree to give up his nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, despite two summits he’s had with the North Korean leader that produced no concrete pledge to denuclearize the peninsula. Trump praised Kim, calling him a “smart man” who might have launched the missiles earlier this month to “get attention.” “All I know is there have been no nuclear tests, no ballistic missiles going out, no long-range missiles going out and I think that someday we’ll have a deal,” Trump said, adding that he is in “no rush.” Trump is correct that North Korea has not recently tested a long-range missile that could reach the US. But earlier this month, North Korea fired off a series of short-range missiles that alarmed US allies in closer proximity to North Korea, including Japan. The tests broke a pause in North Korea’s ballistic missile launches that began in late 2017. Abe reiterated his previous statement that the tests were conducted in defiance of the UN.last_img read more

Canada Honoured to be Guest Country at MICA 2018 a Film and

first_imgAdvertisement OTTAWA, May 28, 2018 – In November 2017, during her bilateral trade mission to Mexico, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, met her counterpart, Secretary of Culture María Cristina García Cepeda, to further strengthen the bilateral relationship and bolster Canadian culture’s contribution to economic and social prosperity. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement This special role at this year’s MICA will also give Canada a unique opportunity to showcase the benefits of coproducing with Canada to Latin American producers. This will be done through a series of networking events, including business-to-business meetings, and additional opportunities for two-way collaboration and trade.The event will also provide access to international business opportunities and commercial exchange worldwide between directors, producers, screenwriters and all professionals of the film industry.Quotes“The Government of Canada is helping Canada’s creative industries succeed abroad, which we know creates jobs and prosperity in every region of Canada. By creating new trade opportunities for the film, television and augmented reality/virtual reality sectors, we are setting the stage for Canadian creators and cultural entrepreneurs to take advantage of export opportunities to create growth that benefits people in both Canada and Mexico.”—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian HeritageQuick FactsCanada and Mexico are among each other’s largest two-way trading partners, and bilateral trade between the two countries—valued at over $40 billion in 2016—continues to grow annually.Mexico is the top exporter of creative goods in Latin America, exporting $5.4 billion in 2015. It is considered the geographic and language hub for the Latin American market as a whole.Canada and Mexico share a dynamic and prosperous relationship: as friends, as North American neighbours, and as strategic partners in the Americas and in the world. Over the years, our cooperation has expanded across a wide range of political, trade, social, environmental and security interests.The Canada–Mexico Partnership (“CMP”) is a key mechanism for bilateral cooperation. It serves as a catalyst for concerted action between governments, private sectors, and non-governmental partners to pursue common goals and mutually beneficial priorities.Related ProductsMinister Joly Champions Canada’s Creative Industries in MexicoAssociated LinksThe Canada–Mexico PartnershipMercado, Industria, Cine y AudivisualCanada–Mexico RelationsMICA Appoints Canada as First Guest of Honour Advertisementcenter_img Twitter Facebook As a direct result of these productive meetings and continued discussions under the Canada–Mexico Partnership (CMP), Minister Joly is delighted to accept the invitation extended from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) and Secretary Cepeda to welcome Canada as the Guest Country of the third edition of Mercado, Industria, Cine y Audiovisual (MICA), a trade show taking place in Mexico City in June.Canada’s participation at MICA will reaffirm and enhance government-to-government relationships with Mexico, promote Canada as an important creative industries partner, and raise the profile of cultural trade between both countries. Canada’s presence at this event is guided by the Creative Export Strategy (CES), announced last September as part of Creative Canada, the Government of Canada’s vision for its creative industries. It aims to open and expand markets and opportunities for Canada’s creative entrepreneurs, helping them deliver their content to international audiences. Login/Register With:last_img read more

Afghanistan UNbacked body steps up efforts for reconstruction

“As 2007 starts we have a window of opportunity to regain momentum,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom Koenigs told the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) session attended by 23 countries and international institutions. “We have to turn the tide and to seize every opportunity in the coming months for more growth, for more effective governance,” Mr. Koenigs, JCMB co-chair, added. The JCMB, set up last year to monitor implementation of the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year blueprint for reconstruction that was signed at the London Conference in February, was holding its first session outside Afghanistan, in line with intentions to hold at least one meeting annually in a major international setting. The meeting saw new initiatives aimed at addressing evolving challenges relating to lack of security, poverty, human rights and Afghanistan’s political environment. Prominent among these were Afghan proposals for accelerated Afghanization of the national army and police, as well as in the area of economic development. Other initiatives included improved capacity development for service delivery in Afghan provinces, redoubled employment generation, new momentum in reforms at the Ministry of Interior, enhanced aid effectiveness in line with current priorities, strengthening electoral preparations and intensified efforts to address the wider regional dimensions of the conflict, in which the ousted Taliban regime has stepped up attacks. “Afghanistan is grateful for the intensified military efforts of our international partners,” the Afghan co-chair of JCMB and senior economic adviser to President Hamid Karzai, Ishaq Nadiri, said. “And we recognize that an equally aggressive effort needs to be put into creating the conditions for long-term economic stability and social progress. “Afghanistan is a post-devastation country, and the Afghan people stand determined to chart a new path with the support of our international partners. To succeed, our efforts must be comprehensive and long-term,” he added. In the 12 months since the Afghanistan Compact was adopted, despite resurgent violence and record opium production, the JCMB has been able to oversee quiet but steady progress towards many vital goals, including creation of a national appointments mechanism, technical and administrative support to the new National Assembly, and reformed oversight procedures for strengthened government transparency. Progress has also been made on creating sustainable water resource strategies and plans for irrigation and drinking water, new business organization laws, and an Action Plan on Peace, Justice and Reconciliation. 31 January 2007A high-level United Nations-backed body promoting a five-year development plan for Afghanistan wound up a two-day meeting in Berlin today with a commitment to more aggressive and determined efforts to rebuild the war-torn country, ranging from improving security to easing poverty to fostering human rights. read more

Impunity for criminal acts in Darfur camps must stop – UN official

19 January 2012The chief of the joint United Nations-African Union operation in Darfur (UNAMID) stressed today his commitment to end impunity for criminal acts in displacement camps during a meeting with internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state of North Darfur. “I have been taking up the issue of impunity with high-level officials of the Government of the Sudan,” Ibrahim Gambari told representatives of the Kassab and Fataborno IDP camp in the town of Kutum.“Where the people who are engaged in criminal acts are known, they must be brought to justice. As a result of our pressure, now they [the Sudanese Government] have appointed a special court and a special prosecutor [for Darfur],” he said.During the meeting, some women told the AU-UN envoy that rapes in and around the camp had increased and requested more security. Mr. Gambari vowed to take up the concern with the local authorities. He also reaffirmed UNAMID’s commitment to implement its core mandate and support the peace process in the region. “We have to bring this conflict to an end. The people of Darfur have suffered too long and too deeply,” he said.During his visit to the region, Mr. Gambari met with UNAMID troops from South Africa stationed in the area and was briefed on the operational activities and the challenges facing the mission. He stressed that the troops should double their efforts by increasing the number of patrols, including night patrols in the area.Mr. Gambari also held talks with the Commissioner of the Kutum Locality, Mohammed Kamaldin El Sayed Abu Shouk, who expressed his appreciation to UNAMID, and noted the need to implement more developmental projects in the area. The envoy assured the Commissioner that UNAMID will continue to work for the people of Kutum and Darfur. read more

Free trade climate among issues on Trudeau agenda at G7 summit in

Free trade, climate among issues on Trudeau agenda at G7 summit in Italy TAORMINA, Italy – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada will champion the benefits of free trade and action on climate change at the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, even as U.S. President Donald Trump tries to steer the world in another direction.A senior government official with intimate knowledge of the negotiations says the Paris Agreement on the fight against climate change, which Trump might back out of, and international trade remain major sticking points that will likely keep talks going through the night.Freeland, though, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be looking to find common ground among the seven leaders around the table while standing firmly behind Canada’s positions on those issues.Freeland says one thing the leaders can agree on is that they must work together to counter the threat of violent extremism, which is expected to play a bigger role in the talks in the wake of Monday’s deadly terrorist attack on a concert arena in Manchester, England that killed 22 people.But the official says there are likely to gaps between leaders on the role that migration policy plays in that issue.Canada will be hosting the G7 summit next year and an official says Trudeau is expected to make inclusive growth and gender equality the major themes of the gathering at a remote luxury resort in the Charlevoix region of Quebec. by The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2017 2:17 am MDT Last Updated May 26, 2017 at 5:17 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves as he boards his plane in Strasbourg, France, on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Trudeau heads to Europe this week for the NATO and G7 summits, where global leaders are trying to figure out exactly how the world works now that U.S. President Donald Trump is at the table. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld read more

Greek Australian named Victorias top junior doctor

first_imgVision coupled with hard work and dedication does pay off, and Anastasia Vlachadis-Castles is a prime example of that. The young doctor from Mill Park has been named Victoria’s Junior Doctor of the Year, a prestigious award from the Medical Board of Victoria which was officiated in a ceremony in Darwin earlier this week. “I did not expect it; I was in America when they called me and told me that was I receiving an award for Victoria’s best doctor,” said Dr Vlachadis-Castles, having been nominated without her knowledge by supervisor Dr Bill Van-Gaal.The doctor proved to be a perfect candidate for the award, which recognises the outstanding contributions of young medical professionals in the field of medicine and research Down Under.Armed with the dream to be a doctor from the tender age of four, Anastasia set out studying radiology at Monash University, continuing on to Deakin to pursue medicine, all the while making time to study a diploma in Greek Studies and teach Greek at the Victorian School of Languages.Since then, she has continued on the path to fulfilling her dream, working at both The Northern and Austin Hospitals.“My goal as a doctor is to help people, and it’s great to be recognised for doing something I love,” she said. “It’s a lot of hard work (she works night shift, seven days a week), but it’s definitely worth it – I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”But what’s really made the young doctor stand out is the extra work she has contributed to the field, with the implementation of the Medical Student Mentoring Program, providing counselling and educational support for her junior doctors entering the workforce for the first time.“Particularly for young doctors, starting their practical training at the hospital is very difficult. It is our first contact with patients whose lives we are now responsible for. That alone makes us more anxious than you can imagine,” Dr Vlachadis-Castles explains.Northern Health CEO Siva Sivarajah, who has seen Dr Vlachadis-Castles in action, has only praise for the young doctor’s achievements. “Dr Vlachadis-Castles is a prime example of the passionate and dedicated staff we have here at Northern Health. [She] has positively impacted the care of some of our most complex patients, particularly as a part of our cardiology and research teams,” Mr Sivarajah said.“She has also made significant contributions to the education of new medical students by implementing the Medical Student Mentoring Program in 2014, and she continues to help to supervise and teach medical students throughout their placements.”But Dr Vlachadis-Castles won’t be stopping there. In addition to her current work commitments, she is working towards increasing her formal involvement in medical education, currently undertaking a Masters of Health Professional Education. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Senate Committee Rejects AntiRFS Amendment

first_imgDuring consideration and mark-up of a bill to lift the ban on crude oil exports, the Senate Banking Committee last week defeated an amendment that would have eliminated the conventional biofuels portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which is predominantly filled by corn ethanol. The amendment, offered by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA,) was defeated by a vote of 7-15. The vote provides a favorable indication of the continued support for the RFS in the U.S. Senate.last_img

Rollover crash leaves 1 dead in Pembroke Park

first_imgPEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash in Pembroke Park that left one person dead.Rescue crews responded to the southbound lanes of Interstate 95, at around 3 a.m., Friday.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 31-year-old Martin Luther Johnson, was driving south on I-95 when he lost control and collided with a light pole near the Hallandale Beach Boulevard exit.Johnson’s 2013 Infiniti rolled over several times, causing him to be ejected into a nearby parking lot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Firefighters with Broward Fire Rescue had to cut through the fence that separates I-95 from Southwest 30th Avenue in order to reach the victim.At this point, it is unknown if alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

The Israel of God Bible Study Class Church Picnic

first_imgThe Israel of God Bible Study Class Church picnic is on September 3rd. The event is opened to the public from 11 am to 6 pm. There will be free food, games, fun and fellowship. Call Darren Goodwin at 301-351-8627 or by email at good5927@verizon.net for more information.last_img

Bacteria shown to smell ammonia

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A new study provides the first evidence that bacteria respond to odors, which according to one of the researchers may be the earliest evolutionary example of olfaction. Microbiologist Reindert Nijland from the University Medical Centre at Utrecht in the Netherlands, and marine microbiologist Grant Burgess, from the University of Newcastle in the UK, were studying the formation of biofilms by common bacteria that live in soils (Bacillus licheniformis), and discovered the microbes were sensitive to the presence of ammonium sulfate, which bacteria metabolize and convert to ammonia, which is a valuable nutrient because it contains nitrogen, which is then used in the production of proteins and nucleic acids. Some ammonia is released to the air in the process.In the study the researchers used an array consisting of 96 wells and filled one half with a culture medium intended specifically to promote biofilm formation, and the other half with a general, nutrient-rich culture medium. Biofilms were formed in the wells in the biofilm section, but formed best in the central wells closest to the nutrient-rich medium containing ammonium sulfate. Bacteria in these wells were releasing ammonia as they digested the ammonium sulfate. Nijland and Burgess then experimented with different media and found that media with ammonium sulfate as one of the nutrients produced the greatest volume of biofilms in the central wells. The same pattern was produced if the media was a simple aqueous solution of ammonia, which suggests the bacteria can sense the volatile ammonia and react by growing a biofilm towards its source. This would be an advantage to the bacteria as ammonia indicates the presence of a rich source of nutrients nearby.Bacteria have previously been shown to respond to gases such as carbon monoxide and oxygen, but Nijland said these gases do not have odors and so the response to them cannot be olfactory. He said it makes no sense to “smell” oxygen as it is always around. “You smell things that give important information,” Nijland said. He also countered criticism of the research suggesting the bacteria were responding to changes in pH of the solution as it absorbed ammonia, by saying the effect was observed even when concentrations were too low to have much effect on pH, and the culture medium was also buffered to ensure large pH shifts did not occur.Nijland said he hoped the results might lead to ways of preventing the formation of biofilms, which are resistant to antibiotics and make bacteria that cause disease more of a threat.The paper is to be published in the Biotechnology Journal. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Bacteria breakthrough is heaven scent Explore further Citation: Bacteria shown to ‘smell’ ammonia (2010, August 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-08-bacteria-shown-ammonia.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

ALS linked to occupational exposure to electromagnetic field

first_imgPeople who are exposed to very low frequency electromagnetic fields at workplace – such as pilots and welders – may be at double the risk of developing ALS, the most common form of motor neurone disease, scientists warned today.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease, characterised by progressive degeneration of the motor nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.There is currently no cure, and those affected usually die within a few years of diagnosis. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfResearchers relied on data from the Netherlands Cohort Study that involves more than 58,000 men and more than 62,000 women, who were all aged between 55 and 69 when they were first entered the study in 1986.Participants who had died of motor neurone disease (76 men and 60 women) were compared with around 4,000 (2411 men and 2589 women) who had been randomly selected for the purposes of the current study.Their detailed employment histories were converted into workplace exposure to solvents, pesticides, metals, extremely low frequency magnetic fields and electric shocks. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”ELF-MF are magnetic fields produced by electrical appliances and the power grid, with a frequency up to 300 Hz,” said Roel Vermeulen, from Utrecht University in Netherlands.”Jobs with relatively higher ELF-MF levels are for example: electric line installer, repairers and cable jointer, welders, sewing-machine operators, air craft pilots – essentially jobs where workers are placed in close proximity to appliances that use a lot of electricity,” said Vermeulen. High levels of electromagnetic field exposure were largely confined to the men, and depended on job type.These ranged from two to 25 per cent among the men.Participants’ neurological health was then tracked for an average of 17 years to see if any of them succumbed to ALS.During this time, 76 men and 60 women died of ALS.Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields was associated with a heightened risk of developing ALS among the men.Those whose jobs had exposed them to high levels of extremely low electromagnetic fields were more than twice as likely to develop ALS as those who had never been exposed through their work.Furthermore, those in the top 30 per cent of cumulative exposure were nearly twice as likely to develop the disease.The other occupational factors assessed were only weakly associated with ALS risk in both men and women, and there was no clear evidence of a linear increase in risk according to the amount of cumulative exposure, researchers said.The findings strengthen the evidence suggesting that ALS may be linked to workplace exposure to extremely low electromagnetic fields, they said.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content 360 Photos | Angiography | May 17, 2019 360 View Inside a Cath/EP Lab at Baylor Heart Hospital This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at … read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | May 23, 2019 ControlRad Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ControlRad Trace ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad… read more Dose Efficient TechnologyGE’s Innova flat-panel detector provides very good detective quantum efficiency (DQE), a parameter internationally accepted as the best index of detector performance in the contrast- and dose-limited imaging done in actual clinical studies. High DQE enables better quality images at the same dose, or the same quality image at a lower dose. This attribute provides a 12-50 percent advantage in fluoroscopy.The high power and high heat-dissipation capability of the Innova X-ray tube enables spectral filtration for X-ray beam hardening to deliver a more monochromatic and efficient beam. Harder X-ray beams avoid unnecessary absorption by the body, minimizing the unnecessary radiation.Copper spectral beam filters located in the collimator are available in several thicknesses and are under automatic system control, for more versatile, uniform beam-hardening performance. Combined with the tube technology, more efficient radiation dose management can be achieved.Dose Reduction TechniquesA variety of Innova dose-reduction features, all controlled from the tableside, help clinicians further reduce radiation dose exposure during procedures.Dynamic range management helps reduce problems with image blackout and burnout by extracting relevant image information, transforming background thicknesses and then restoring structures of interest. Dose saving features include FluoroStore, which lets clinicians store fluoro sequences in lieu of high-dose image acquisition modes, and virtual collimation, which lets clinicians preview collimator positioning without additional radiation exposure. InnovaSense patient contouring technology also automatically minimizes detector-to-patient distance to help reduce patient skin dose.Dose Management ToolsInnova’s smart system design integrates tableside dose management tools right into the procedural workflow. Offering automation and flexibility, these tools help clinicians adapt to a wide range of imaging situations.The automatic exposure (AutoEx) control system automatically and continuously adapts to help keep image quality and patient dose at optimum levels, reducing patient dose by as much as 40 percent without compromising image quality. With Innova Dose Personalization, clinicians can also choose from five different AutoEx default preferences, or program from any of these in any protocol to enable multi-procedure, multi-user customization. In addition, direct dose management at the tableside allows clinicians to instantly reduce dose by 50 percent. Together, these two features provide a 24:1 range in fluoro and 6:1 record dose rate adjustment. Linear dose reduction and balanced IQ and dose reduction strategies allow for step-by-step dose reductions, 50 percent and 25 percent respectively, to provide a 24:1 range in fluoro dose rate adjustment when combined with AutoEx preferences.Innova dose monitoring and reporting capabilities help clinicians closely track and manage dose exposure. Clinicians can also view skin-dose profiles and dose-by-procedure-type reports, identify high-dose cases and help ensure that staff and patient dose levels stay within occupational standards. Innova Dose Reports provide an automated way to track system and dose utilization details at the point of care. Critical information, collected remotely via the InSite broadband connection to GE, is combined in comprehensive reports to illustrate procedure utilization, dose usage details per procedure, monthly dose utilization trends and benchmarking. Clinicians can receive near real-time alerts via email that extensively detail high dose exams, including the unique cumulative dose incidence map, which uses gantry angulations to estimate potential hot spots.“Two major factors make attention to the patient’s radiation dose more important than ever: the increasing complexity of interventional procedures increase total X-ray dose, and the lack of ready access to radiation data by clinicians and medical physicists impedes radiation management,” says Stephen Balter, M.D., Ph.D., medical physicist at Columbia University Medical Center and chairman of NCRP’s Report 168: Radiation Dose Management for Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional Procedures. “Innova Dose Reports provide information on dose usage and specific procedural details. This improves clinical awareness of total radiation exposure.”For more information: www.gehealthcare.com News | Computed Tomography (CT) | March 04, 2019 Aidoc Announces CE Mark for AI-based Pulmonary Embolism Workflow Tool Artificial intelligence (AI) radiology solution provider Aidoc announced the commercial release of its CE-marked… read more Philips and Microsoft have partnered to develop an augmented reality system to help imporve workflow and procedural navigation in the cath lab. Physicians wearing visors can view and interact with true 3-D holograms above the patient on the table and manipulate the image with voice and hand motion commands to avoid breaking the sterile field.  News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 11, 2019 Mednax National Cardiac Centers of Excellence Program Highlighted at SCCT 2019 Mednax Inc. and Mednax Radiology Solutions announced that Chief Medical Officer Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT, will… read more News | Advanced Visualization | February 25, 2019 Philips and Microsoft Showcase Augmented Reality for Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies Philips will unveil a new mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft that the company says is designed for… read more News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 24, 2019 WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S. The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the… read more center_img Technology | Angiography | March 01, 2019 iSchemaView Launches RAPID Angio iSchemaView announced the release of RAPID Angio, a complete neuroimaging solution for the angiography suite that… read more July 27, 2011 – As the number of interventional procedures to diagnose and treat patients increases worldwide, and the procedures grow in complexity and length, exposure to radiation is a growing concern for both clinicians and patients. Interventional fluoroscopy is the third largest source of radiation from medical procedures, accounting for about 7 percent of the total radiation exposure of Americans in a year, according to a study by the National Council on Radiation Protection. GE Healthcare’s Innova imaging systems help clinicians reduce radiation exposure without compromising the image quality they need to make confident decisions during interventional procedures.Independent studies confirm that, when operating under live fluoroscopy, GE’s Innova doses are 22-75 percent lower than other flat panel detector systems. The company said is offers three following technology pillars to help minimization dose: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | July 27, 2011 Studies Show GE’s Innova Dose Lower Than Other Flat Panel Detectors Technology | Radiation Dose Management | April 04, 2019 Omega Medical Imaging Launches AI-enabled FluoroShield for Radiation Reduction The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Omega Medical Imaging 510(k) clearance to offer their artificial… read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | June 24, 2019 Mentice and Siemens Healthineers Integrate VIST Virtual Patient With Artis Icono Angiography System Siemens Healthineers and Mentice AB announced the collaboration to fully integrate Mentice’s VIST Virtual Patient into… read more Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019 Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new mobile C-arm imaging platform. Mobile C-arms are X-ray… read morelast_img read more

Mevion to Install ThreeRoom Proton Therapy System in Los Angeles

first_img Related Content 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 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 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 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.  News | Proton Therapy | November 20, 2015 Mevion to Install Three-Room Proton Therapy System in Los Angeles Installation will be done in phases, with first room opening for treatments in late 2017 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 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 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 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD 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 | 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Image courtesy of Mevion Medical SystemsNovember 20, 2015 – Mevion Medical Systems is announcing the Los Angeles Proton Center is building a three-room Mevion S250mx proton therapy system. The system will include Mevion’s Hyperscan pencil beam scanning technology and will be installed near Los Angeles, in the city of Montebello, on the campus of Beverly Hospital. The installation will take place in phases, with the first of the three rooms treating cancer patients in late 2017.“The Mevion S250mx was the optimal solution for our facility because it allows for a flexible, phased installation,” said Charles Liu, president of the Los Angeles Proton Center. “Just as importantly, we continue to be impressed with the proven results of all of Mevion’s clinically operational systems, including Mevion’s industry-leading ramp-up time, high patient throughput, and low staffing and maintenance requirements. The decision to select Mevion and its product solutions will allow us to consistently provide high-quality proton therapy to a large number of patients.”The Mevion S250mx is the fully scalable version of Mevion’s proton therapy technology and is available in two-, three- or four-room configurations. Each room is fully independent, with its own proton accelerator, providing inherent redundancy and 100 percent facility uptime 365 days per year. The Los Angeles Proton Center is an independent proton center that will collaborate with renowned cancer specialists to treat adult and pediatric cancer patients from the Greater Los Angeles area. The center will also serve international patients who are seeking cancer care on the West Coast of the United States.Similar Mevion systems have ramped up to full capacity in as little as three months and achieved an annualized rate of 350 patients per room, per year. That is more than 25 percent better than the average U.S. proton therapy center. The Los Angeles system is the third system purchase announced by Mevion in the past six weeks. In October, Mevion announced the installation of a Mevion S250 to Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Mevion S250i with Hyperscan to the Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida.Hyperscan has not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical use.For more information: www.mevion.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 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 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 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

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first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Japan’s tourism industry is picking up pace after last year’s natural disasters, with the region recording the second highest passenger movement growth in the Asia-Pacific region during March this year.Figures released by the APAC Airports Council International (ACI) found that up to 5.8 million passengers passed through Tokoyo Haneda alone while Narita saw a 30.3 percent increase on figures during the third month of the year compared to the same month last year.Japan’s arrival growth fell behind Beijing which recorded up to 6.6 million passenger movements over the same period. In total, Asia-Pacific tourism growth remained “strong and steady” for the third month of this year compared to the same period last year with 10.8 percent more movements recorded in the region’s airports.Middle Eastern airports also recorded 16.4 percent more movements over the same period, with Dubai’s international airport ranking third highest in growth for the month.  “While we are pleased to see the continuous growth in the passenger traffic in the region, especially the strong rebound of the Japanese airports, the air freight market remains a concern where the path of recovery is still unclear!” ACI Asia-Pacific regional director Patti Chau said.last_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 11, 2018 1:02 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Correction: MeToo-Asia Argento story NEW YORK, N.Y. – In a story April 11 about actress and filmmaker Asia Argento, the Associated Press cited the wrong age at which Argento says she was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein. She was 21 in 1997 when the alleged incident occurred, not 17.A corrected version of the story is below:Weinstein accuser Argento: It’s ‘open season’ on survivorsItalian actress Asia Argento, one of the first accusers of Harvey Weinstein, writes in an essay that it’s ‘open season’ on survivors of sexual assault, despite the cultural reckoning that has taken place with the MeToo movementBy The Associated PressOne of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers says that despite the #MeToo reckoning, it’s “open season” on survivors who dare speak out about sexual misconduct.Italian actress and filmmaker Asia Argento writes in an essay that she has been called a whore, liar, traitor, opportunist and more since accusing Weinstein last year of sexually assaulting her in 1997.She says some of the worst criticism toward women speaking out has occurred in her home country, Italy, “but the poison seeps out” to other places as well.Argento writes the essay in advance of her appearance this week at the Women in the World summit in New York. It’s posted on their website.The actress accuses Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21. Weinstein has denied allegations of non-consensual sex.last_img read more

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