Monthly Archives: July 2017


In the 1980's, William Coley, a surgeon at New York Memorial ( now known as Sloan Kettering Memorial Cancer Center) observed that some patients infected during surgery could reject their tumors. He noted that killed Strep. pyogenes and Serratia Marcescens (which he named Coley's Toxin) could lead to similar rejection of tumor cells. He famously [...]

By |2018-07-12T05:50:21+00:00July 18th, 2017|science|Comments Off on Immunotherapy

The Theory Behind Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy

As you are probably aware, antisense oligonucleotides are synthetic single-stranded chains  of nucleic acids that bind to RNA (ribonucleic  acid) ; and in doing so alter the  or reduce the expression of the target RNA.  They reduce expression of mutant proteins and restore expression of wild type proteins. Anti-sense oligonucleotides also are known to interfere [...]

By |2017-07-13T18:36:12+00:00July 13th, 2017|science|Comments Off on The Theory Behind Antisense Oligonucleotide Therapy

Replacing Heart Valves Without Open Cardiac Surgery

Transcatheter  valves are actually in the majority of recent valve replacement procedures today.  This can be achieved without open heart surgery.  Coronary intervention involves opening the coronary arteries on the the surface of the heart, which has been done for years.  Two-thirds of the arteries open after receiving various pharmaceuticals, leaving a third of the [...]

By |2017-07-13T18:35:23+00:00July 13th, 2017|science|Comments Off on Replacing Heart Valves Without Open Cardiac Surgery

Small Cell Lung Cancer

Small cell lung cancer looks like oats under the microscope.  It begins in the bronchi; and then quickly grows and spreads to other parts of the body; including the lymph nodes.  Small cell lung cancer occurs as less than 20% of all lung cancers; and is typically caused by tobacco smoking.  Small cell lung cancer [...]

By |2017-07-11T16:52:07+00:00July 11th, 2017|science|Comments Off on Small Cell Lung Cancer

Radiation Oncology

The linear accelerator was developed by Henry Kaplan at Stanford University.  The treatment of malignant and non-malignant conditions was limited by skin toxicities.  Linear accelerators generate high energy treatment regimens.  The physician must examine the patient and determine if the cancer patient should be treated with radiation therapy.  He must work up a good case [...]

By |2017-07-11T16:51:11+00:00July 11th, 2017|science|Comments Off on Radiation Oncology

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a slow , fatal disease of the  brain affecting 1 out of 10 people over the age of 65.  No one is immune.  The disease come on gradually.  As two normal protein fragments, called plaques and tangles accumulate in the brain, and kill brain cells.  They start in the hippocampus; the part [...]

By |2018-07-12T05:50:21+00:00July 10th, 2017|science|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Disease


It has been predicted that biofuels will become the next  essential fuel source to power the planet.  The population of earth is growing; and  the  fossil fuel supplies are becoming depleted.  Some sort of biology-based fuels will be needed to become the new energy leader of the fuel market.  Ethanol has been criticized as becoming [...]

By |2018-07-12T05:50:21+00:00July 6th, 2017|science|Comments Off on ALGAE AS A SOURCE OF BIOFUEL


When harnessing energy from the sun, photovoltaic cells convert sunlight into electricity.  The excess electricity can go back to your grid or be directed back to your energy company. The direct current from the sun  is converted into alternating current for use in the home by the photovoltaic cells.  Solar power in the United States [...]

By |2017-07-06T17:33:50+00:00July 6th, 2017|science|Comments Off on ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR POWER


Ever since the Apollo project at NASA had been completed, scientists and engineers have been seeking support for a Mars program which would first provide manned space travel to Mars from Earth; and subsequently even provide living quarters on the planet Mars.  It has been projected that these living quarters be archetected similar to domes [...]

By |2018-07-12T05:50:21+00:00July 5th, 2017|science|Comments Off on COLONIZATION OF MARS


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