Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2015

U.S. Prison Escapes Are In Steep Decline

Israeli-developed micro-antenna to treat tiny digestive tract tumors  Posted on June 15,   2015 by JNS.org. An image of the Israeli-developed micro-antenna that are expected to revolutionize treatment of small tumors. Credit: Hebrew University. An image of the Israeli-developed micro-antenna that are expected to revolutionize treatment of small tumors. Credit: Hebrew University.  Read More: Will Erdogan’s election setback spell change for Turkey and its ties with Israel? Israel’s Technion gets Gates Foundation grant for tuberculosis breakthrough (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are developing an innovative micro-antenna to focus radiation on tiny tumors in the digestive tract.  The university said there is currently no treatment for tumors in the early stages of cancer when they measure less than 0.19 inches. The new antenna would eliminate the need to wait for the tumors to grow big enough to be treated,   and also eliminate the need for invasive surgery.  The micro-antenna would be inserted into the patient’s stomach via an endoscopic ultrasound tube and would allow radiation to be focused on tiny tumors. Development of the technique is expected to be completed within a year,   pending funding.  Students Anna Kochnev and Shayke Stern,   who collaborated with Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek Medical Center on the project,   presented their work at Hebrew University on Monday. Professors Yuri Feldman and Yaakov Nahmias,   who served as mentors for the project,   sai

The manhunt for two convicted killers who escaped from a prison in New York has now entered its tenth day. Authorities believe the pair may be in Vermont and have adjusted the manhunt accordingly. Ten days on the run is unusual – the majority of escapees in New York are usually captured within the first 24 hours.

Despite the high profile of the current escape and the dangerous nature of the fugitives, breakouts are certainly becoming rarer across the United States. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2, 000 inmates escaped from U.S. State Institutions in 2013. Two decades ago, in 1993, the number of escapees was more than 14, 000.

 

Number of inmates that went AWOL/escaped from U.S. State Institutions (1993-2013).

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