Erkki Ruoslahti - Wikipedia

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Erkki Ruoslahti (* February 16 1940 in Puumala , Finland ) is a Finnish - American cell biologist and cancer researcher at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego .

Ruoslahti graduated from the University of Helsinki in 1961 a Bachelor in Medicine , 1965 an MD in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Immunology . In 1968 he became a guest researcher at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). [1] In 1970 he was appointed professor of serology and bacteriology at the University of Helsinki and in 1975 for the same combination of subjects at the University of Turku . Ruoslahti 1976 went as a research group leader (Senior Research Scientist) and later Head of the Department of Immunology at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte , California . In 1979 he moved to the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla , California, where he held various management positions, including from 1989 to 2001 as President and CEO . Since 1980 Ruoslahti is also a professor at the University of California, San Diego held, first in the Department of Pathology , in the last of Bioengineering .

Ruoslahti is considered a leader in the field of cell adhesion molecules . He discovered that the cell-binding domain of several key proteins of the extracellular matrix of the simple RGD sequence exists. Ruoslahti showed that the endothelial cells of various organs unique receptors expressing that thus a targeting allow certain normal organs or tumors.

  1. Professors Anna-Leena Siikala and Erkki Ruoslahti receive honorary title of Academician bei der Akademie von Finnland (; abgerufen am 12. ↑ a bProfessor Anna-Leena Siikala and Erkki Ruoslahti receive honorary title of Academician in the Academy of Finland (, accessed on 12 February 2012
  2. Book of Members 1780–present (PDF, 159 kB) der American Academy of Arts and Sciences (; abgerufen am 12. ↑ Book of Members 1780-present (PDF, 159 kB) of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (, accessed on 12 February 2012
  3. Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, Ph.D. bei der Gairdner Foundation (; abgerufen am 14. ↑ Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, Ph.D. at the Gairdner Foundation (, accessed on 14 December 2012
  4. Dr. ↑ Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti at the Japan Prize Foundation (, accessed on 12 February 2012


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In a study published in the Christmas 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal (and not one of their prank articles), Aaron Carroll, M.D., M.S., and Rachel Vreeman, M.D., M.S., of the Indiana University School of Medicine, explore the science behind six myths commonly associated with the holidays yet relevant year-round.
Sugar makes kids hyperactive.
Suicides increase over the holidays.
Poinsettias are toxic.
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BBC News World Edition
Driving after taking even small amounts of cannabis almost doubles risk of a fatal road accident, research suggests.
The French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research found evidence of cannabis use among 7% of drivers involved in fatal crashes.
However, the figure was dwarfed by the 21.4% who tested positive for alcohol consumption.
The British Medical Journal study was based on 10,748 drivers involved in fatal crashes between 2001 and 2003.
Research like this proves just how dangerous it is to take drugs, and then get behind the wheel of a car
Roger Vincent
All of the drivers had compulsory tests for drugs and alcohol

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But arguing on the other side of the debate and also featured in the British Medical Journal was Professor Ian Hickie.
Prof Hickie, of Sydney University's Brain and Mind Research Institute, said that increased levels of treatment has led to demonstrable benefits among patients, and therefore it was wrong to say that depression is being diagnosed too often.
He added that increased diagnosis and treatment had also led to a reduction in suicides and to the old stigma around mental illness being abandoned.
In addition, he said that although there have been concerns about new anti-depression drugs

They didn't pay for these studies

2004-03-07 11:13:10 by ButUStillWearARespirator

Lots of research on the topic:
Treasure, T., D. Waller, et al. (2004). "Radical Surgery for Mesothelioma: The epidemic is still to peak and we need more research to manage it." British Medical Journal 328: 237-8.
Leigh, J. and T. Driscoll (2003). "Malignant mesothelioma in Australia, 1945-2002." Int J Occup Environ Health 9(3): 206-17.
Lilienfeld, D. E., J. S. Mandel, et al. (1988). "Projection of asbestos related diseases in the United States, 1985-2009. I. Cancer." Br J Ind Med 45(5): 283-91.
Lilienfeld, D. E. (1991). "Asbestos-associated pleural mesothelioma in school teachers: a discussion of four cases

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