Three medical students / summer research fellows linked to Letterkenny General Hospital, the Donegal Clinical Research Academy and University Hospital Galway who identified new potential techniques to reduce the volume of breast removed during conservative breast cancer surgery, from left: David Sciascia, Dearbhla Hillick and Eoghan Shanley with Alison Johnston, Clinical Research Nurse (standing).Three medical students linked to Letterkenny General Hospital, the Donegal Clinical Research Academy and University Hospital Galway have undertaken work to identify new potential techniques to reduce the volume of breast removed during conservative breast cancer surgery.The three sumer research fellows – Dearbhla Hillick, Eoghan Shanley and David Sciascia – have been funded through public donations from members of the public in the North West.The students are working under the supervision of Ms Alison Johnston, Clinical Research Nurse and Mr Michael Sugrue, Lead Clinician and Consultant Breast Surgeon at LGH. They students have identified new techniques of breast volume measurement leading to patent filing and acceptance of their work at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting in San Francisco.Mr Sugrue commented, “Letterkenny Hospital has a low re-excision rate following breast conservative surgery in line with international best practice and this is monitored regularly. The findings of the students’ research are significant and I’m very happy with the progress the research programme is making”.This is the third consecutive year that the Letterkenny Hospital Breast Unit has undertaken a research fellowship programme for the summer, with a small stipend for the research fellows funded through generous donations from the community.Letterkenny Hospital is a satellite to the designated cancer centre in Galway and is making a significant contribution to advancing clinical breast research in Ireland. Mr Michael Sugrue and the team, with Dr Duffy, Consultant Oncologist; Dr McGowan, Consultant Radiologist; Dr O’Dowd, Consultant Pathologist; Dr Salib, Consultant Radiation/Oncology and Geraldine MacGregor, Breast Nurse Specialist, have established one of the first courses in the world for teaching multi disciplinary breast cancer care to health professionals.This exciting one-day programme is being organised by the Donegal Clinical Research Academy and will take place on Friday 15 August.Three international guest speakers will attend including Dr Sandra Brennan from Sloan-Kettering in the United States, Petrousjka van den Tol from the Netherlands and Professor Koji Yamashita from Japan. LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL STUDENTS LEADING THE WAY IN BREAST CANCER SURGERY RESEARCH was last modified: August 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:breast surgerycancerdonegalLetterkenny General Hospital
Mouseless, the ‘invisible’ computer mouse (w/ Video) (PhysOrg.com) — When you hear the name Amenbo, what do you think of? Is it a computer mouse? Apparently the fine folks over at Double Research & Development Company did think of a mouse because they names their newest mouse the Amenbo. Of course, anything with a name this funky cannot be ordinary, it has to be unique and the Amenbo definitely is unique. Explore further Citation: Introducing the Amenbo, a five independent finger mouse (w/ video) (2011, June 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-amenbo-independent-finger-mouse-video.html © 2010 PhysOrg.com The Amenbo uses a set of pads that are placed under each of the fingers on a users hand. These pads are then used to determine the pressure and movements of each of those fingers and send that input into the PC. Each of these pads is then connected to a wire mesh that allows them to work in concert should they need to, or the fingers can work individually by adjusting the amount of pressure that is placed onto them. The mesh is able to stretch to accommodate the size of the user’s hand. With this system the mouse can then be used with a range of software applications that can work with complete hand recognition.Potential applications for the Amenbo including working with 3D CAD data. The system usually requires a user to operate both a 3D mouse and a standard mouse, one in each hand, which can be cumbersome and requires an adjustment period in order to gain proficiency. The Amenbo would be able to replace the two-mouse system. No word on the pricing or availability of this new style of mouse as of yet. Interested parties should contact the Double Research & Development Company for more information. 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.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » October 1, 2013 “Is Etsy selling out?”That was the question posed by Kimm Alfonso of Etsy’s Seller Education during today’s Town Hall event where the ecommerce site announced major changes to the way its handmade community operates.The question came as a response to Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson announcement of three big policy changes that effect sellers. The new polices allow sellers to:1. Hire staff. Etsy sellers are now allowed to hire help in creating the items that they sell and those employees can live anywhere. Previously sellers could have their shops shut down if they had help from people in other parts of the county or world.2. Use shipping services. Sellers will be able to use outside shipping and fulfillment services. They will no longer be required to personally ship all of their items.3. Use manufacturers. Etsy sellers will be allowed to use outside manufacturers to produce the designs they create. They must submit an application to the Etsy team to make sure the manufacturer meets Etsy’s ethical guidelines. Related: The ‘Etsy Economy’ and Changing the Way We Shop Dickerson said the changes are in part a response to sellers who say that the site’s restrictions have made growing their businesses — or in some cases, even meeting current demand — impossible. When the policy changes go into effect in January 2014, all sellers will be required to disclose their employees and share whether they are using manufacturing services on their listing pages. Etsy will also be redesigning seller pages.Transparency, Dickerson and the panel of Etsy staff reiterated, is at the heart of keeping the community spirit alive on Etsy. Dickerson outlined principals that describe Etsy’s new definition of “handmade”:1. Authorship. Items sold in the handmade marketplace must have been designed by the shop owner (even if a team of people helps create them).2. Responsibility. The shop’s owner has to know how the items are being produced during every step of the processes.3. Transparency. Sellers must disclose who is involved in making the items they sell and where they are located.Etsy reiterated that sellers in its handmade marketplace cannot “re-sell” a product, meaning they can’t take a new, finished product they had no role in creating and sell it to someone else unchanged.The announcement of the changes raised a lot of concerns among sellers at the event and online, with over a thousand questions pouring in following the announcements. The primary concerns were that sellers with outside help would have a competitive advantage over smaller sellers unable to afford such help and that the distinction between the two wouldn’t be prominently displayed for buyers to distinguish the difference.Concerns over the use of overseas manufactures, and the authenticity of the Etsy mission have been ongoing as the site expands.So is Etsy selling out? Some handmade purists may fear that is the direction these changes may take the site, which has over 1 million active sellers, but Dickerson asserts that Etsy is staying true to its quirky maker roots. “I don’t want to be the CEO who turns Etsy into eBay. Etsy is fundamentally a creative community, and eBay is not.”