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NanoKnife Destroys Prostate Cancer In Under An Hour

Surgeons praise the game-changing therapy as a breakthrough in tumor removal procedures.

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A groundbreaking “NanoKnife” operation has been developed to help fight prostate cancer. Developed by AngioDynamics, the procedure uses electrical pulses guided by MRI scanning to eradicate hard-to-reach tumors, delicately opening cell membranes and reducing the risk of damage to surrounding tissues.

Traditional treatments for prostate cancer involve radiotherapy or removal surgery, often resulting in complications. The NanoKnife therapy offers greater efficiency and could soon be used as an alternative treatment option by the UK’s NHS.

The NanoKnife trials saw six successful operations performed by surgeons from University College London Hospital (UCLH), who praised the treatment’s simplicity and speed. It is now thought that in the future, overnight hospital stays could be eliminated, reducing strain on healthcare systems.

UCLH consultant urologist Mark Emberton said: “We are delighted to have been the first hospital in the NHS to use irreversible electroporation for patients with prostate cancer. And at times like this, when the NHS is under great pressure, day surgery avoids the need for overnight stays in hospital and means that we can use our operating theaters more efficiently”.

Meanwhile, Neil Gershon, one of the recipients of NanoKnife therapy, added, “It was completed in a day, which was fantastic. After the effects of the general anesthesia subsided, I felt perfectly fine, with no discomfort. It couldn’t have gone any smoother”.

Also Read: Google Is Developing An AI Cancer-Spotting Microscope

According to experts, early studies indicate that NanoKnife and similar focal therapies could revolutionize prostate cancer treatment by attacking tumors with unparalleled accuracy. However, the road to widespread adoption depends on the success of more extensive clinical trials.

For the 50,000+ men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, this new procedure offers a beacon of hope, with swift, effective, and minimally invasive operations redefining the standard of cancer treatment and care.

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PowerSchool Launches Arab Version Of Its EdTech Platform

The cloud-based solution is now available to Middle Eastern users, helping schools with administrative, communication, and classroom workflows.

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PowerSchool, a leading cloud-based education software provider, today announced the launch of newly translated and localized solutions for the UAE and wider Gulf Coast and Middle East region.

Native-Arabic speaking educators will now be able to accomplish critical administrative, communication and classroom workflows using newly-updated Arabic translations, as well as access a right-to-left oriented interface, Hijri calendar overlay, and more.

PowerSchool’s platform is able to log student records and create reports in their native language, while teachers can now create enhanced, personalized lessons for their students and digital forms for parents.

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Finally, PowerSchool’s multi-language AI-powered assistant is also in development, and the company plans to launch the tool in the Middle East in the near future.

“With the UAE and other GCC countries prioritizing digital transformation in education, we are pleased to announce the availability of our educational and operational products in Arabic,” revealed Stewart Monk, Senior Vice President & General Manager, International at PowerSchool. “This also aligns with our commitment to provide mission-critical support to education leaders to provide personalized learning for students globally”.

Also Read: Top Free AI Chatbots Available In The Middle East

Along with the launch of a new Dubai office in 2023, PowerSchool seems highly invested in localized Arabic products. The latest announcement from the company strongly signals its commitment to the Middle East and GCC, and comes after the publication of its 2024 Education Focus Report, which takes a deep dive into the region’s education trends and developments.

“PowerSchool’s commitment to providing Arabic localization across its products reflects an understanding of their diverse user base and their commitment to inclusivity,” explained Mohammed Essam, PowerSchool Lead at ESOL Education. “This investment can lead to closer collaboration with educational institutions in the Middle East, fostering innovation and progress in the education sector. Overall, this is a promising direction that could benefit both PowerSchool and the educational community in the region”.

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