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  • Leon Apel 2:32 pm on August 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Give Options Instead of Closed Answers 

    By extending extra effort to do the right thing, humans can reach more optimal outcomes. Instead of saying “We can’t do that” why not provide options about what you can do?

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  • Leon Apel 10:06 pm on August 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Only 8% Success Rate of Animal to Human Clinical Trials 

    According to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3902221/

    “The average rate of successful translation from animal models to clinical cancer trials is less than 8%. Animal models are limited in their ability to mimic the extremely complex process of human carcinogenesis, physiology and progression. Therefore the safety and efficacy identified in animal studies is generally not translated to human trials.”

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  • Leon Apel 7:02 pm on August 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Currency Crisis 

    The black swan of this decade is an accelerated currency crisis. In 1 year, multiple major currencies are down 15.62-20.26% – CAD, EUR, JPY, AUD, and NZD. It could significantly escalate as currencies default and there is a flight to safety.

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  • Leon Apel 4:17 pm on August 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Rapamycin may alter the aging process 

    “The most promising treatment right now is a mysterious drug called Rapamycin.

    Dr. Dean Kellogg, a UT Medicine and Barshop Institute researcher and clinical doctor working at the San Antonio Veterans Affairs, says he’s been testing the drug on eight people in the San Antonio area.”

    “I never really thought I would see a pharmacological agent that can alter the aging process,” said Kellogg. “Rapamycin appears to slow the aging process.”

    “Kellogg says the pill works by mimicking the effects of a low-calorie diet, tricking a cellular mechanism that regulates cell growth and consumption of nutrients. It forces cells into a conservative state, preventing the tiny factories from overworking and causing wear and tear.”

    Article source: http://www.khou.com/story/news/health/2015/07/27/fountain-of-youth-texas-scientists-testing-breakthrough-aging-drug/30723181/

     

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