SYDNEY puma basket heart patent dame , Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Australian scientists have developed a system to establish a child's risk of suffering a leukaemia relapse based on missing DNA fragments.

The international research, led by the Children's Cancer Institute in New South Wales (NSW), found that searching for gene "microdeletions" provides doctors with a better indication of patient risk than current approaches.

Rosemary Sutton, leader of the study, said in a media release on Friday that her team developed a new test which builds on an existing bone marrow test puma basket heart tilbud , the minimal residual disease (MRD) test, that warned doctors early when treatment was not working.

Researchers studied 475 children from hospitals in Australia and New Zealand with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (BCP-ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer with a survival rate of approximately 90 percent.

"For the standard to medium risk group, we needed more information to get a better handle on the biology of the child's cancer to better determine their risk," Sutton said.

"So puma basket heart danmark , we supplemented MRD results with two other pieces of patient information, the presence or absence of specific gene microdeletions and a score called the NCI (National Cancer Institute) risk, based on age and white blood cell count.

"We tested for microdeletions in nine genes involved in leukaemia and found that two of the genes, IKZF1 (called Ikaros) and P2RY8-CRLF2, were important predictors of relapse."

Researchers used this information to assign every patient a risk factor ranging from "0" (no risk) to "2+" (several risk factors). Children assigned a factor of "2+" were most likely to relapse or die within seven years of treatment starting.

The system was tested by researchers in the Netherlands who validated that it works.

If adopted by the medical industry adidas superstar foundation sort , children with higher risk factors would receive more intense treatment.

Toby Trahair, co-author of the paper, said the scoring system could make a big difference to the success of childhood leukaemia treatment.

"We are always trying to improve how we diagnose and treat children with this most common childhood cancer. This risk score will mean doctors can fine tune a child's risk category and so fine tune their treatment," Trahair said.

"It will mean more kids can conquer this horrible disease, which only 50 years ago had survival rates of close to zero."




HO CHI MINH CITY, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Customs officers of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City have confiscated a large amount of military guns illegally transported by air from Czech, local media reported Thursday.

The guns, which belong to the Vietnamese list of forbidden goods, were detected by customs officers of the city-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport, daily newspaper Thanh Nien (Young People) reported.

In July 2015, the airport's customs officers and relevant agencies spotted 94 military handguns and 472 cartridge-clips in cargoes transported from a Turkish flight to the city.

LONDON adidas superstar sort og guld , Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- After providing a stunning backdrop for the start of the world's greatest cycle race, the Tour de France, the race's governing body on Monday confirmed a new event next year on the international cycling circuit, the Tour de Yorkshire.

The announcement by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) was welcomed by Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire adidas superstar slip on sort , which led the bid to bring the Tour de France to the county.

"This new official international cycle race heralds the start of a world-class event for Yorkshire. The Tour de Yorkshire will be a fitting legacy. We're confident that come May, we'll deliver something very special," he said.

The Tour de France in July attracted around 5 million visitors to Yorkshire, earning around 100 million pounds (162.2 million U.S. dollars) for the local economy.

The provisionally titled Tour de Yorkshire, run by Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation adidas superstar hvid dame , which operates the Tour de France, and backed by British Cycling, has been officially added to the world cycling calendar for 2015.

The event, which will take place between May 1 and 3, will see the new 2.1 Europe Tour world-class cycle race take place across Yorkshire with plans to potentially include parts of the county that the momentous Yorkshire Grand Depart didn't visit.

The format will see three full stages take place over the three days adidas superstar hvid og guld , and there is also an intention to have a women's race and a mass participation sportive as part of the event.

More race information is set to be announced later this year, with full routes expected to be unveiled in early 2015.

Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France, said: "We knew Yorkshire was gorgeous and there was a real passion for the Tour, but now we know after the unforgettable Grand Depart that people love the sport of cycling. It is now time to work together to bring a new race that will see some amazing riders and passionate crowds once again line the streets."

Bob Howden adidas superstar hvid og sort , president of British Cycling, said: "To secure the approval of the UCI is terrific news and building on the huge success of the Grand Depart here in Yorkshire, we can drive up participation and work towards more people cycling more often. A new world-class race helps underline a commitment to cycling in all its forms."

VIENNA, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Big progress was made in certain issue of the nuclear talks, while work is still needed in a few remaining issues puma the trainer rihanna dame , a diplomatic source told Xinhua on Friday.

The western states and Tehran have almost agreed on the clarification of the alleged Iran's past nuclear weapon program, the so called possible military dimensions (PMDs) issues and big progress was also made over capping Iran's nuclear capability in the deal, said the source.

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