Donate To Charity Against Cancer And Get A Copy Of Hitman: Absolution

In recent years, charities are finding more and more ways of advertising and supporting themselves and other causes through events. The Ice Bucket challenge raised millions towards a good cause, humble bundles donate a portion (or if you wish, all of it) to charities every time you purchase one. Now you can support another great cause for only a single dollar.

Gamer Changer Charity are working with Square Enix so that, when you donate a minimum of $1, you can claim a copy of Hitman: Absolution. This is the last day though so if you are interested then please go and donate here. This is not the first time hitman has been used to support Game Changer though, at PAX this year people could offer to have their head shaved in a hitman style, with Square Enix offering up $47 per head.

Game Changer Charity are supporting the research and development of treatments that target cancer, To be more precise it will go towards the development of treatments for pediatric cancer (cancer found in children). If you want to find out more about the cause please watch the video below.

Thank you PCGamesN for the information.

Machine That ‘Uncooks Eggs’ Used to Improve Cancer Treatment

A machine invented by an Australian scientist that can “unboil an egg” by unfolding the proteins in egg whites back to their natural state has been hailed as a potential game-changer for the targeted delivery of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment.

The machine, the vortex fluidic device was invented by Professor Colin Raston from Flinders University works by using mechanical energy by spinning molecules at a phenomenal speed (up to 5000 rpm!) to control chemical processes. So far it has been used to “unboil” an egg by uncoiling the albumen proteins and returning them to their natural state, making them active again in a clear liquid.

The device may be able to assist in the delivery of chemotherapy drugs according to a report published by Nature.

“The machine dramatically improves the attachment of the platinum-based cancer drug carboplatin to nano-sized delivery tubes called vesicles. Carboplatin works by binding to cancer cells, inhibiting their DNA synthesis and cell division. The authors of the paper expect that the use of nano-tubes for delivery will allow for a more targeted release of the chemotherapy drug.”

“The hope is that by releasing carboplatin faster at lower pH levels, patients will be able to receive lower doses for more effective treatment.”

It also minimises drug waste. Up to half a tonne of manufacturing waste can be generated by the production of just one kilogramme of anti-cancer drugs.

“Much of the drugs end up in the sewerage system and [could] create superbugs in our environment,” Dr Raston said.

Thank you to TheAge for providing us with this information

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Final Top Gear Scenes to Air Later This Year

Unseen footage of the much loved television presenter, who was suspended last month and has not had his contract renewed with BBC UK, will be shown later this year BBC reports.

The controller of BBC2 has announced that the material recorded for the final three episodes in the current season may be aired as early as summer but there is not enough material for three, one hour shows.

The BBC reported: “Clarkson revealed he thought he probably had cancer at the time he hit Tymon.” “He said the incident came on his “most stressful day… in 27 years at the BBC” – but added other people facing stress “manage to cope better than I did”

The car show has been viewed in 170 territories and generates an estimated £50 million every year for the BBC will continue without Clarkson. Kim Shillinglaw has said that it is an “open book” on who may replace Clarkson. “We’ll definitely look at some women but it’s not a driving priority.” She said. Sue Perkins and Jodie Kidd seem to be the biggest female names mentioned as contenders to replace Clarkson.

Clarkson has stated that he is already planning another television project. He wrote in his column for the Sunday Times: “I have lost my baby but I shall create another. I don’t know who the other parent will be or what the baby will look like, but I cannot sit around anymore organising my photograph album.”

Thank you to The Independent for this information 

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3D Printing Aids Surgeons to Save Five Year Old Boys Life

3D printing is once again showing how it can be a life changing piece of technology after a team of surgeons in Spain used their 3D printers to help save the life of a 5-year old cancer patient. The boy was suffering from neuroblastoma, which meant that he needed to have a tumour removed from around his stomach. Unfortunately after two failed attempts the surgeons were at a loss and couldn’t save the boy.

“We tried the surgery twice but we failed because we could not access,” head surgeon Jaume Mora said at a press conference Wednesday. “Instead of surrendering, we tried to find a solution.”

The team at Hospital Sant Joan de Deu in Barcelona and the team at CIM Foundation at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia joined forces to create a 3D printed replica of the boy’s tumour, allowing the surgeons to practice the procedure. The extra training on a simulated stomach and tumour allowed the surgeons to precisely learn how to deal with the patient and just 1.5 weeks after they were able to successfully remove the tumour from the boy’s body.

The surgery went so well that the boy will not even need any follow-up surgeries, and doctors were so impressed with their final results that they commissioned 3D printed models for two other patients.

Thank you CNET for providing us with this information.

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