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Archive for January 2014

Renal Cancer Drug May Help Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers from Japan and Austria collaborated recently on a study of a highly effective renal cancer drug’s impact on mesothelioma cell lines, and the results, which were published in the journal Oncology Reports, were extremely encouraging to those who suffer from the disease, as well as those who strive to find effective treatments. The drug…

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College Building Closed Due to Asbestos and Other Toxins

The Science Building of San Francisco State University has been indefinitely closed to students, employees and faculty following the discovery of a toxic mix of mercury, lead paint and asbestos dust. The school, which was founded in 1899 is an urban college noted for its large number of international students as well as its high…

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Stem Cell Research Shows Promise for Mesothelioma Treatment

Innovative stem cell research is being conducted by mesothelioma specialists at the Pacific Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and there are hopes that the novel approach may be able to provide new hope for those suffering from this most-serious of asbestos-related diseases, as well as for other forms of cancer including lung cancer and cancers…

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Asbestos Villain Receives Honorary Degree from Yale

A notorious industrialist who has been found guilty by an Italian court of creating an environmental disaster involving asbestos was awarded an honorary degree by Yale University, and mesothelioma advocates from around the globe are lobbying the esteemed school to withdraw the honor. Stephan Schmidheiny has spent the past several years working in the interests…

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California Wildfires Prompt Asbestos Concerns

As the drought that is striking southern California worsens and the risk of wildfires continues to rise, concerns are being raised about the increased risk of exposure to asbestos, a deadly carcinogen that was used in the construction of many homes and buildings in the area until its use was banned in the mid-1980s. Whenever…

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Ruling Handed Down in Garlock Asbestos Trust Bankruptcy Case

A long and contentious bankruptcy case was ended on January 10th, 2014 when Judge George Hodges ruled in favor of Garlock Sealing Technologies. The judge set the company’s asbestos trust liability at just $125 million dollars rather than the $1.4 billion dollars being sough by attorneys representing victims of asbestos-related diseases. The victims’ attorneys had…

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Louisiana State University Starts Asbestos Cleanup

The view near the Student Union building at Louisiana State University is being temporarily marred by black tents as the campus’ Facility Services department began a major clean up of the steam tunnels that run underneath. Those tunnels are lined with asbestos insulation that has been there for many years, and the tents are protecting…

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Betadine Found to be Useful in Mesothelioma Treatment

One of the most frequently used surgical antiseptics, familiar to all surgeons and many patients who have had surgical sites cleaned prior to surgery, may  be useful in the treatment of mesothelioma patients. A study that appeared in the January issue of the European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery revealed that researchers testing the effectiveness of…

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