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first_img News | Radiation Oncology | February 01, 2018 ​ITN Celebrates World Cancer Day 2018 World Cancer Day takes place annually on Feb. read more Javier Torres-Roca Explains Genomics in RadiotherapyVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:35Loaded: 2.47%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:35 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | Interventional Radiology | July 03, 2019 Varian Purchasing Embolic Bead Assets from Boston Scientific Varian announced it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the Boston Scientific portfolio of drug-loadable… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | September 24, 2018 AngioDynamics to Acquire RadiaDyne to Expand Oncology Portfolio AngioDynamics Inc. announced an agreement to acquire RadiaDyne, a privately held medical diagnostic and device company… read more News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2016 Contrast Ultrasound Identifies Deadly Liver Cancers September 12, 2016 — Tiny microbubbles are being used to more effectively… read more News | Oncology Related Products | May 06, 2016 Study Finds Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy Benefits Vary Over Time May 6, 2016 — After breast cancer surger read more Videos | Radiation Oncology | November 06, 2018 VIDEO: Personalizing Radiotherapy Using Genomic Markers of Radiosensitivity Genomics can be used to assess a patient’s radiosensitivity, which can be used to increase or decrease the radiation read more Related Content Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 21, 2018 FDA Approves Exablate Neuro for Tremor-Dominant Parkinson’s Treatment Insightec announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of the indication of… read more News | Clinical Decision Support | October 27, 2016 New NCCN Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria Published for Eight Cancer Types October 27, 2016 — The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) continues to build its library of appropriate use read more Feature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell Assessing Cardiotoxicity Due to Cancer Therapy Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat read more News | Oncology Related Products | December 19, 2016 Clinical Study to Combine Chemotherapy Drug with MR-HIFU for Recurrent Childhood Tumors December 19, 2016 — Children’s National Health System and Celsion Corp. read more Epsilon’s EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain.  News | March 03, 2009 SpectraScience Receives FDA Clearance for Manufacturing Facility March 3, 2009 – SpectraScience Inc. said today that the FDA has given approval to manufacture its LUMA Cervical Cancer Imaging System in its San Diego facility. The LUMA Cervical Imaging System was developed to significantly improve the detection of high-grade pre-cancerous cervical abnormalities that have the potential to become invasive cancer.Almost a thousand women die every day worldwide from cervical cancer. It is estimated that pre-cancerous cervical disease goes undiagnosed in about 200,000 American women each year. The LUMA System aims to provide a safe, noninvasive and effective method, that when used as an adjunct to colposcopy, has been demonstrated to uncover at least 26 percent more high-grade precancerous disease than colposcopy alone.SpectraScience has filed for 60 patents worldwide on its WavSTAT Optical Biopsy and LUMA Cervical Cancer Imaging Systems that are used to diagnose tissue to determine within seconds if it is normal, pre-cancerous, or cancerous. The WavSTAT and LUMA systems are currently approved by the FDA for detecting pre-cancer and cancer in the colon and cervix, and an evaluation for detection of pre-cancers in the throat (“Barrett’s esophagus”) is being tested.For more information: www.spectrascience.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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first_img by Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2018 10:11 am PDT Last Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New film reveals Miss Piggy’s backstory, more Muppet secrets FILE – In this July 11, 2015 file photo, puppeteer Dave Goelz, center, appears with Muppet characters Gonzo, left, and Rizzo the Rat attend “The Muppets” panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Goelz is one of many Muppet artists shedding light on their creative processes and their characters’ secret backstories in a new documentary, “Muppet Guys Talking,” available online Friday. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP, File) center_img LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Only Miss Piggy’s creator knows the depths of her tragic origin story. Frank Oz, who gave life to the character in the early 1970s, says Piggy left her hometown farm for life in the big city after her dad died in a tractor accident and she had a falling out with her mother.Piggy went to charm school once she got to the Big Apple, Oz says, “but she had to pay for it, so she did some things she wasn’t proud of.” (A bacon commercial, he adds.)Gonzo’s daring nature was born out of puppeteer Dave Goelz’s personal insecurities, and actor/puppeteer Jerry Nelson drew on Eeyore’s depressive demeanour to create Snuffleupagus’ signature phrase — “Oh, dear” — on “Sesame Street.”It takes more than a wacky voice to bring a Muppet to life. Every character has a detailed backstory dreamed up by the puppeteer behind it — or rather, beneath it. The artists who created some of the Muppets’ most beloved characters — Cookie Monster, Grover, Count von Count, Bunsen Honeydew, Animal, Prairie Dawn and Pepe the King Prawn — shed light on their creative processes and their characters’ secret backstories in a new documentary, “Muppet Guys Talking ,” available online Friday.“This is a great opportunity to show people who the people were underneath,” says Oz, who directed the film. “Besides the idea of showing the world the culture in which we lived and worked because of (Muppets creator) Jim (Henson).”Featuring original Muppet performers Oz, Goelz and Nelson, along with Fran Brill and Bill Barretta, the 65-minute documentary is a love letter to Henson and the creative community he developed. The five artists discuss their memories, moments of inspiration and the challenges of working with puppets.For example, during the opening of 1979’s “The Muppet Movie,” in which Kermit sits on a log in the middle of a lake, strumming a banjo, the six-foot-tall Henson was crunched into a steel canister underwater. His arm was overhead, controlling Kermit, and a microphone ran into the submerged container to capture Henson’s voice.“He would do anything,” Goelz says. “I think we all learned commitment from that.”Henson also welcomed ideas from everyone, from the puppeteers to the prop builders and electricians.“His appreciation of people was beyond my range,” says Goelz, who counts Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew and Boober Fraggle among his creations.Outrageousness was always welcomed, Oz says, and kindness was king.“All the sweetness came from Jim,” Oz says.The film includes archival footage of the late Muppet originator, along with clips of late writers and puppeteers, including Richard Hunt, who played Scooter and Janice on “The Muppet Show” and Don Music on “Sesame Street.”“Muppet Guys Talking” is dedicated to Nelson, who died shortly after filming his appearance in the documentary.He and the other puppeteers said the greatest misconception about their work is that they’re only responsible for the Muppets’ voices.“The voices are just five per cent,” Oz says.That’s why character backstories are so important. Because performers would often improvise during the creative process, knowing Miss Piggy’s or Gonzo’s motivations would help inform their reactions in any given scene.It was improv that led Gonzo to have a thing for chickens, Goelz says in the film.The physical work involved with making Muppets come to life is also highly specialized. Not only do the puppeteers need to translate their performances into puppets high above their heads, they need to do so with awareness of their fellow performers and of the camera positions capturing the action.Brill’s height presented a challenge when she first joined the Muppet cast: She’s nearly a foot shorter than Oz and the other artists. Set workers created a pair of super-tall platform boots so Brill’s arm, and the puppet on top of it, would match the guys’. The film includes an illustration of her makeshift platforms.Considering the impact and popularity of the Muppets at their height in the early 1980s, it’s surprising there aren’t more documentaries about the making of the phenomenon.Brill said that in the Muppets’ early days, Henson discouraged puppeteers from posing for photos with their characters to help suspend disbelief for young audiences. Oz still won’t pose with any of his puppet personae, nor does he perform their voices.He didn’t even want to make “Muppet Guys Talking,” but his wife, Victoria Labalme, insisted on it.“She saw the way we worked, the culture that Jim created, and she had never seen that kind of work,” Oz recalls. “She said, ‘People should be aware that people can work like this — without backstabbing, without politics, but just working for the quality of the product.’“She badgered me for about a year and I finally said OK.”Oz, too, distanced himself from his Muppet work when he transitioned to directing in 1982. He said he planned to give himself 10 years to learn the craft, but Henson expedited that when he tapped Oz to co-direct “The Dark Crystal.”Oz’s other directing credits include “Little Shop of Horrors,” ”Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” ”What About Bob?” and “Bowfinger.”“Eventually people saw me as a director, and then I could really appreciate the Muppets part of me,” he says. “That I was safe enough that I wasn’t labeled as one thing.”Now Oz says he misses puppeteering. Apart from reprising his appearance as Yoda in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” he hasn’t performed with a puppet for more than a decade.“No one asks me anymore,” he says.Besides, he adds, there was something truly special about Henson’s Muppet environment, where the characters and the people creating them were all equally close.“These characters are believable because our relationship down below is believable and real,” Oz says. “The actual humour and the heart, it doesn’t come from the puppets. It comes from the people underneath who’ve been working with each other for so many years.”___This version corrects the spelling of Bunsen.___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen at www.twitter.com/YouKnowSandy .___Online:https://muppetguystalking.com/last_img read more