Current Science Article Stem Cell Research in the Spotlight Once Again

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Recent discoveries about the role of stem cells in cancer have altered the landscape of cancer research, says Medical News Today. There is, however, a long-running philosophical rift over stem cell research at both the state and federal levels. Some groups would rather focus on adult stem cell research, avoiding the moral and ethical questions about research involving embryos. While ethical debate on human embryonic stem cells will continue, much more is occurring on the rings surrounding this bull’s-eye issue, including research in both drug development and adult stem cells.

Biologists’ understanding of new sources and uses of adult and nonembryonic stem cells is advancing rapidly. Called “niches” or “crypts,” it seems that almost anyplace one looks in the body (nose, eye, hair follicle, intestine, bone marrow, central nervous system), stem cells are being found. From such basic knowledge, it has been reported that successful animal and human therapy using patient stem cells is already occurring. As more stem cell crypts are discovered, the desire to understand how to manipulate them within the body only becomes more acute.

At the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers presented new discoveries about stem cells in leukemia, breast and colon cancer that add to the growing evidence that perhaps cancer is, fundamentally, a stem cell problem.

Interviewed by Vision Magazine at the Stem Cells World Congress earlier this year in La Jolla, California, veterinarian and CEO of Vet-Stem, Robert Harmon, explained how his company is currently providing stem cell therapies for animals. Injected into an injury or degenerated tissue, the stem cell treatment evokes healing in unprecedented ways. As it has been since its discovery almost 400 years ago, the cell and the “vital force” that makes it the seat of biological life continues to hold attention. It is likely that there will be no end to the moral and ethical questions and investigations. Today’s new age of molecular understanding, genomics, proteomics, gene splicing and bioengineering is barely underway. It is not surprising, then, that the more we know, the more we recognize how little we understand.

The timeline of discovery has been exponential: from discovery of the DNA double helix in 1953, and the understanding of the genetic code, gene splicing and cell differentiation in the 60s, 70s and 80s, science rapidly jumped up the learning curve to the cloning of whole organisms and the discovery of embryonic stem cells less than a decade ago. The future possibilities for the application of this knowledge seem enormous.

Read the full article about Stem Cell Research and interviews with speakers at the Stem Cells World Conference at Vision.org.

Rudraksha Science Therapy

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Rudraksha Power unleashed

Rudra Centre has been involved on very intensive study on the effects of Rudraksha Beads and in the past six months,discovered new facts which were unknown till date. Studies done jointly with Doctors and Scientists from India and abroad have clearly shown that Rudraksha Power has been untapped of its true capacity till date. We have now discovered the true Secret of Rudraksha Power.

>> Rudraksha is the most powerful blessing on the Earth with capacity to change your destiny.

>> It pulls you away from the limitations of your birth chart.

>> It pacifies unfavourable planets in your chart.

>> It removes the blockage from your system making you whole and divine.

>> IT’S MORE POWERFUL THAN ANY KNOWN REMEDY TILL DATE.

The secret lies in selecting quality beads and most important assembling it correctly in a necklace or bracelet, and then chanting the appropriate mantra’s to invoke the power.Anyone can sell Rudraksha as a bead, but to sell it as a power bead and unleash its power needs true knowledge. Without this knowledge only a fraction of its power is realised.All Rudraksha malas and combinations from Rudra Centre are henceforth being sent according to the new Research. We recommend clients to get the beads strung from us rather than string themselves. Without correct stringing style, Rudraksha bead do not form a circuit and do not give effect. The most powerful combination of beads can become non effective if not strung in the correct style. This correct stringing pattern has been revealed to Rudra Centre after intensive research and will be used for the benefits of our clients.

Experience the Unleashed Power of Rudraksha Science Therapy

According to Jabalopanishad the gifting of Rudraksha fetches high merits (punya). Give then to your near and dear ones and help them live a complete life.

We do therapies for serious illness (physical/mental). Please e-mail us for details.

Bold mention in Vedic Puranas, Upanishads, Srimadbhagawad, as being most powerful aid to alignment of self to God and for living fulfilled lives.

These books have specific reference to 1 mukhi to 21 mukhi Rudraksha, each capable of aligning the positive energies around us to specific aspects of health, happiness, spiritual fulfillment, prosperity, creativity, intuitive ability, material fulfillment, family harmony, attraction, self-empowerment, and fearless life.

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How to Help Your 2nd Grader Love Science

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Imagine back in time a bit to your old school days. Did your science teacher just stand there and present you with a bunch of facts and figures? Was looking at the pictures in the textbook the most fun you had in your science class?

If you were bored in science, imagine how your child feels in 2nd grade science class. This is not because there is anything wrong with science or that science is boring. The problem is, that it is being introduced the wrong way.

Make Science Exciting

A textbook works great as a guide to learning science, but should try and do more to make science really exciting. Science experiments are by far the best way to get a child interested in science.

One fun and simple experiment you can try is to put a small seed in a cup, add some soil and watch the process of life as it grows and sprouts. Out of all the 2nd grade science curriculum on the market, my absolute favorite is Apologia Science. I have found Apologia to be the best at really making science fun and engaging for children.

Children love to be engaged, especially 2nd graders. Let a chick hatch from an egg and let your child care for and observe it. This will not only help your child learn about science, but also about life itself.

Children Need to Be Allowed to Think for Themselves

When a child asks you how something works, your natural instinct is to explain it to just explain it all to them. Instead of just telling them the answer. Why not help them discover the answer themselves? This way you can teach your child how to think for themselves and learn the answer at the same time.

For example, if your child is curious about what certain fish eat, you can ask a question like, ‘Well, what kind of snack do you think this fish likes the best?’ Tell them a bit about what is available under the water and let them discuss it with you.

Trimble is establishing SITECH Technology Dealers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions by Strathclyde and Associates

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Strathclyde Associates Trading and Management Construction Company News: Trimble has announced today that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established to serve contractors in Florida, Georgia and Alabama. SITECH South East joins the network of SITECH dealerships – the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor.

SITECH Technology Dealers represent Trimble machine control systems for the contractor’s entire fleet of heavy equipment regardless of machine brand, along with Trimble’s portfolio of Connected Site(TM) solutions–site positioning systems, construction asset management services, software and powerful wireless and Internet-based site communications infrastructure.

Strathclyde Associates Trading and Management Construction Company News: The experienced construction professionals at each SITECH Technology Dealership can advise contractors on the appropriate construction technology solutions to utilize, and can provide high-quality local customer service, personalized training and technical support. As authorized dealers for Trimble site-wide solutions, the SITECH Technology Dealers understand how to apply innovative construction technology to help solve a variety of contractors’ construction challenges. Leveraging technology, contractors can gain greater insight into their operations, enabling them to lower operating costs and improve accuracy, safety and productivity.

Through the adoption of construction technology, contractors can experience new levels of productivity that enable more competitive bidding on projects. SITECH Technology Dealers offer the most advanced and complete set of tools to revolutionize the construction workflow.

Strathclyde Associates Trading and Management Construction Company News: Trimble is establishing SITECH Technology Dealers in the Americas, Europe and Asia / Pacific regions. SITECH South East will serve heavy and highway contractors throughout the states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama involved in a range of earthmoving applications such as the construction of roads, highways, railways and airports as well as site prep for large commercial, industrial and residential projects.

SITECH South East was formed by Southern Precision, Inc. (SPI) and Trimble.

Strathclyde Associates Construction Management: Strathclyde Associates Trading and Management Construction Company made a number of associations mainly in the Pacific and Southeast Asia regions. These business partnerships added extra strength to Strathclyde Associates Trading and Management Construction Company. We are proud to be associated with projects in countries including Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Seoul, S Korea.

Life Science Science Fair Project

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Life Science Science Fair Project

One of the challenges faced by students who want to participate in the school science fair is how to choose a topic. There are not many aspects of life that do not have to do with science in some form or fashion. Even the topic of fashion is related to the chemistry field in the production of makeup and clothing! Perhaps the first step is to make a list of the things students are interested in. These can be activities or hobbies or objects around them in their every day life. The next step would be to evaluate this list using the eyes of science. For example, if a sporting event in one the list this would fall into a biology category or a physics category. If the list included art of music, then the relationship would again be biology in the characteristics of human senses or the applied science of what makes musical notes sound different according to their individual wavelengths. Once the list is evaluated have the student decide if they should pursue a physical science or life science science fair project. Many of the items on the list will fall into one category of the other.

This process of determining if a student wants to pursue a physical science or life science science fair project will help them narrow the field of topics. By encouraging them to make the list and evaluate it, you have already invested them in the decision. This is a much better strategy that having the teacher choose, or worse yet assign, the topics. One student may have no interest in sports and another may have no interest in plant life. This way they are already interested in the physical science of life science science fair project before the work even begins.

Once the students have chosen between the large categories of a physical science or life science science fair project, the next step may involve a couple of student and teacher meetings. The teacher should be able to guide and suggest ways of perceiving their chosen topic that will inspire ideas for the student. Again, it is important to let the student make the bigger decisions with the teacher acting only as a guide. This way they will be interested in the project from beginning to end.

Pharmaceutical Sales A Great Career For Science Degree Graduates

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So you graduated with a bachelor of science degree and you dont want to become a doctor, dentist or work in a lab. You also dont intend to pursue a graduate degree in science either as scientific research is not really your calling. So you might be thinking about what type of careers and jobs are open for university or college graduates with science degrees.

I was in that same situation many years ago as I felt that I would prefer wearing a business suit rather than a lab coat for my working career. I wasnt interested in Petri dishes, Bunsen burners, flasks or dissection tools anymore. I wanted to carry a snazzy briefcase and have business luncheons instead.
So I was fortunate enough to stumble into a career field that I would stay in for fourteen very lucrative and rewarding years. This career was in pharmaceutical sales which turned out to be a perfect match of science and business.

There are many perks and benefits when working as a drug rep in the pharmaceutical industry. Salaries and bonuses could amount to six figures for high achievers and there is the use of a company car. Corporate expense accounts are also available for business entertaining. There are also the travel opportunities that are paid for by the company as many sales meetings as well as medical conventions are often located at nice places.
Being a pharmaceutical sales representative also means that there is a lot of freedom and independence with the job as fixed working shifts are no longer the way for a drug rep. Even better is that for 95% of the time, there is no boss to look over your shoulder while on the job.

Being a drug rep also has some intangible rewards I didnt expect when I first started. The field involves working with medical professionals to bring them useful products that will greatly benefit their patients. Drug reps with pharmaceutical sales forces can be considered as part of the overall health care team since they are playing an important role in helping patients.

So if you are a science graduate and want to do something in business rather than in a purely scientific field, consider pharmaceutical sales as a viable career option.

Career Changers Getting A Bachelor’s Of Science In Nursing Can Be Done Quickly

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According to a New York Times article, nursing is one of the top five professions for those who want to change careers.

And why not? For one thing, nursing is a career with high demand. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that there is currently a significant shortage of nursing staff and this situation is expected to continue for the next two decades. This, despite the unstable economy which has caused massive layoffs in other industries.

Registered nurses are also paid well, and they have a variety of specific areas to choose from — whether in a hospital, clinic, nursing school, and others. This sounds better than many boring desk jobs. The good news, if you already have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field, is that there are now many programs which offer an accelerated second bachelor’s degree option.

These programs can be completed in as little as one year, with a semester in the summer, spring, fall, and following summer. Some programs are 18 months long. Yes, that is a very intense program, and you will have to put everything else aside for that year. No work, and a very understanding family, are a requirement for success in a program like that.

You know however that by the end of those long 12 or 18 months, your efforts will be rewarded because by then you will have earned your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. This career will provide opportunities for you to work in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, schools and even research facilities.

Nowadays it isn’t uncommon for an individual to obtain a second bachelor’s degree through accelerated programs. Statistics reported in a May 2007 article on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing website show that these types of courses can already be taken in 43 states, in the District of Columbia and Guam, and what’s more, 37 more similar programs (at that time) are being readied The article also stated that from 2,422 in 2004, in 2006 there were already 8,493 students enrolled in these programs across the country. The more than 300% jump in the enrollment is a clear indication of the demand for registered nurses nationwide.

The web article also goes on to differentiate the second bachelor’s degree students from those first time students. The career changers were found to be more focused and motivated on their goals. If you have these traits and are considering nursing as a second career, contact your State Board of Nursing to find the accredited programs in your area.

Getting A Degree In Computer Science Turns Easy With So Many Institutes Offering This

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Computers are one field that is liked by people of all age groups and backgrounds. The penetration of computers in our lives has become much intense, after seeing the purposes the same can be used for. Many new advancements keep happening on this front to help people who use this platform enjoy features like never before. Cloud computing is one latest advancement that has taken over the industry by storm. This technology is now being employed by internet service providers largely to help users enjoy an interactive experience, while keeping pace with the most changing technologies. >

Seeing the popularity of computers and its involvement in the lives of humans, today many institutes, schools, colleges, and universities have started offering a degree in computer science. Having this degree is like having a ticket to a financially stable life. Most companies these days look for employees who are proficient in using the computer, as computers are no more just machines, but an imperative part of any organization on which relies the productivity and performance greatly. One such degree can be acquired easily after completing ones schooling. The eligibility for taking up such courses differs from institutes to institutes and before signing up it is crucial to ensure that, the enthusiast fits in that frame. Also, these degree coursers are usually of one year or more and the fees and topics covered also differ, which can be known by studying the brochure or catalogue carefully.

Playing games on the computer has emerged as a favorite activity among many and this attracts not just the kids, but people of all age groups. The popularity of such computer games thus led to the mushrooming of courses referred as computer games courses. These courses entail not just teaching how to play the games, but how to create new games for users. These games can be for many devices and not just the computers. A different approach is needed when designing a computer game for a mobile, which differs when designing for an Iphone and more. Students thus need to get apt knowledge about the same to create games that users can get involved in quickly. Creating an appealing game is not everyone’s cup of tea, but gaining required knowledge can help any person in learning these skills easily.

Before signing up with any institute, the person must make sure what is the course structure and fee structure they are offering to actually get what they are anticipating.

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New Pricing Technology Makes Car Insurance Cheaper

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Over the years, the technology used to calculate car insurance premiums has changed dramatically. Actuaries used to figure out premium levels by hand using books of statistical data. Later, adding machines and early computers ground through the numbers. More recently, online forms were invented which allowed you to get a quote online.

After all that time grinding things out, what most insurers and consumers wanted was speed. As a result, the current model for most traditional or mainline insurance companies in Australia consists of just a few questions. With these tiny points of data, a quote is generated based on aggregated consumer averages.

The result is a fast quote, but not a very accurate one. Most people dont notice that they are being treated as averages. They simply pay the quoted amount and pay rate increases even if they are accident free. However, you dont have to settle for this outdated and inaccurate system any more.

While most insurers havent gotten there yet, there are a few car insurance companies that have been pioneering a new way of calculating premiums. This new pricing methodology is based around creating highly detailed risk profiles of potential customers. This allows a calculation of premium that can truly separate high-risk from low risk customers.

There are several winning elements to this methodology. However, for consumers like you, the main benefit is often lower prices. If you are a good driver with a limited number of claims, you can really make home some substantial savings by switching to a company using this in-depth modelling framework to calculate rates for insurance cover.

It can feel a bit strange, especially after years of living with the old speed-is-everything system. Thats not to imply that this method isnt fast, mind you. It simply asks several additional questions about parking locations, length of commute to work, and so on.

As one of the early adopters, you stand to benefit the most. While your friends potter along with outdated insurance policies with off-the-rack premiums, you can have a custom tailored premium that only charges for the real risk you face as a driver and customer. Youll be able to quit subsidizing the behaviours of others through blanket premiums, and get to enjoy the fruits of your own careful behaviour on the road.

This is especially true if you really arent an “average” driver. If you only drive a few days a week, work from home and dont use your car regularly, or are retired and dont drive long distances, you have a dramatically different risk profile than most Australians. Yet you have been paying “average” rates for years, since the old method never inquired about your true habits.

Even if youre not a fan of the new and different, this is a new technology youll want to embrace. The new technology behind this quoting system isnt all flash and sparkle. It truly represents a way to make insurance premiums cheaper for you through more accurate pricing of your insurance cover based on your real risk profile.

Technology And Online Education

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I guess it isn’t difficult now to relate technology with online education. Online education has grown from an infant to a teenager and then to an adult along with the growth of technology. Now is the time when even the traditional “brick and mortar” principle following schools are implementing technology in their teaching methods. Technology is the building brick of the online education system. It enhances the capabilities of an online institution in imparting education more effectively and efficiently.

Technology in online education is not just limited to means used for delivering lectures and checking assignments and papers, but is more far spread. The introduction of Medias like blogs, wikis and forums etc has added the cherry on the icing. Students now communicate with other students from all over the world. They showcase their talents on these blogs and forums. Their talents can be in the forum of articles, researches, journals, designs etc Blogs and forums allow all sort of material to be showcased. This way, students reach a much wider horizon. The chances of their talents being recognized and appreciated increases without approximate. They not only share their information but also learn a lot from other students views and additions. They learn to improve. They are faced with more job opportunities than ever.

Technology also improves social networking. The internet, the biggest venture of technology, is a place where people come from all over the world. One particular site may have visitors from Kuwait, Malaysia, Africa, Honolulu and where not! Using the social networking sites specially tailored for students, they can participate in online classes, debate with experts and other students. This way they increase their opportunities for jobs as well.

The next advent of technology, the mobile phone technology, virtual worlds and educational gaming technology have just come into scenario. However these three ventures are predicted to be the next boost to online education. How? This will be seen probably in a very less time. May be just after a couple of years from today, we will be talking about imparting education through mobile phones! Remember this is a technology world now. Nothing is impossible. One thing termed impossible today may be difficult after 10 years and very easily possible after the next 10 years! Technology doesnt remain the same for more than a decade. It advances faster than any other thing.

Thus distance education will also grow with the same speed as technology. They both are interrelated. So as online education is growing with every leap of technology, why dont you check out a topic that appeals you the most? This is the best time for it.