Customers buy cattle from vendors at an open-air livestock market in Pengpu township, Yunnan province January 3, 2015. The market, biggest of its kind in the province, opens every Saturday and it sells over 2,000 cattle per week, local media reported…As the population of China has become wealthier and increasingly urbanized, the country’s consumption of meat has reportedly quadrupled in the past 40 years, and producers have struggled to keep up with demand. Now commercial genetics company BoyaLife plans to increase the supply of beef by cloning cows on an industrial scale, according to a recentpress release.
Cloning livestock enables farmers to ensure a high, consistent quality of meat by allowing them to choose animals with the most desirable qualities, such as resistance to disease and large size. So it’s not surprising that this technology isn’t new; since Dolly the sheep was born in 1996, scientists have cloned animals including goats, horses, cats, and rabbits. Last year, another Chinese company called BGI opened a factory that produced pork from cloned pigs.
But this is the first time cloned cattle have been produced on an industrial scale. At first, the company plans to produce 100,000 cloned cows per year—more than 6 times the size of the largest American cattle farms, and 200 times the number of pigs produced annually at BGI’s facility—and will gradually build up to 1 million per year.
Genetically modified crops are a contentious issue in China, but it’s unclear if cloned beef will undergo the same scrutiny. In the U.S., opinions vary. In 2006, the FDA concluded that meat from cloned animals is safe and wouldn’t require any additional labeling to be sold commercially. However, detractors say the agency hasn’t looked at the long-term effects on human health, and some vendors such as Whole Foods have vowed not to sell meat from cloned livestock.
BoyaLife left out some important details from its press release, including how it will find the feed for so many cattle when the industry is already under strain in China, and how it will mitigate the environmental impact of so many cattle. At its facility in the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area, not far from Beijing, the company also plans to clone dogs for pets and sniffing as well as racehorses. The company plans to start using the facility in the first half of 2016.
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an apology to hundreds of millions of people late 2014, admitting that the flu shot didn’t work. The strain of virus manufactured in the vaccine did not match the actual dominant flu virus strains going around. Flu viruses mutate now so unpredictably that no scientist can accurately predict what each individual is bound to face in their environment.
If the CDC and the general public continue to believe in the failing, fleeting science of vaccination against individual virus strains, then humanity will continue to struggle with mutating viruses. If public health policy started to focus on the utilization of nutritional components that activate immune system health, then mankind would adapt much faster against all viruses.
Vitamin C and catalase enzyme activate multi-faceted T-cell response in thymus gland to effectively fight all viruses
For instance, vitamin C and the enzyme catalase naturally activate the thymus gland for production of T-cells. T-cells are used to fight viruses once the invasion makes its way past the body’s first line defenses. When the thymus gland is activated at full potential, it also produces hormone-like proteins that help T-lymphocytes mature and differentiate. These hormones increase immune responses, giving the T-cells the ability to intelligently recognize differences in bacteria and viruses.
Vitamin D and the globulin component macrophage activating factor that empowers immunity against all viruses
Likewise, Vitamin D can be used to greatly enhance a person’s ability to fight all potential virus invasions. A natural process in the body uses a protein called globulin component to bind with vitamin D to activate the acceleration of macrophages to destroy invading pathogens. Current research by the late Dr. Bradstreet and others is discovering that the globulin component macrophage activating factor protein facilities on the surface of one’s T and B lymphocytes were being destroyed by an enzyme in vaccines called nagalase. His research shows how vaccine science actually compromises a person’s immune system in the long run, inhibiting their natural immunity against all viruses.
Statin drugs, like many pharmaceuticals, suppress and restrict patient’s immune system
Now medical researchers are starting to learn the truth about synthetic pharmaceuticals: they strain, inhibit, and suppress the body’s natural immune responses. Two new studies on statin drugs show that the commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins are actually hindering people’s natural immunity and their ability to respond to the viruses in faulty flu vaccines.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Emory University’s Dr. Saad Omer, who led one of the studies, revealed: “We found that the effectiveness of flu vaccine in older people may be compromised somewhat if they are on statins, compared to those who are not on statins.”
Leader of the second study, Dr. Steven Black from the University of California, said: “Apparently, statins interfere with the response to influenza vaccine and lower the immune response, and this would seem to also result in a lower effectiveness of influenza vaccines.”
Statins and flu vaccines both suppress immunity and also cause brain damage
Not only do statin drugs cause muscle pain and type-II diabetes, but they also cause brain damage. This year, scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans revealed that statin drugs “deactivate” the stem cells responsible for cellular repair throughout the body, leading patients to experience memory loss and mental decline. Why are these hoax drugs pushed when people are naturally healing their cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart palpitations and entire vascular systems using simple foods like hawthorn berry, garlic, flax, cinnamon and deep breathing strategies?
Not only do flu shots fail, leaving people more susceptible to mutant virus strains, but they cause brain damage as well. In 2014, ICP-MS laboratory tests found brain-damaging mercury at an astonishing 51 parts per million in the widely used Flulaval vaccine. As lab director Mike Adams confirms, that’s “100 times higher than the highest level of mercury we’ve ever tested in contaminated fish.”
The Western medical system that has become so dominant today isn’t in place because it’s the science that works and heals. The drugs and vaccines that dominate the marketplace today exist because of a system of monopoly medicine that has taken over what was once a life-calling dedicated to healing.
Instance is even higher in women over the age of 30
One out of every three women in the age group of 20 to 45 years in Mumbai suffers from uterine fibroids, say city gynecologists. “In fact, post 30, every second woman in the city has fibroid growth,” says Dr Nikhil Datar, a gynaecologist at Malad’s Cloudnine Hospital. The percentage has grown by 15 in the last decade.
Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that grow within the muscle tissue of the uterus. These growths are often small, and could increase or decrease with time.
Dr Rakesh Sinha at his Khar clinic.
“While the exact cause of fibroids is not known,” says Dr Rakesh Sinha, a Mumbai-based laparoscopic and robotic surgeon who runs a women’s hospital in Khar, “It has been observed that fibroids in women is associated with delayed childbirth. Which explains the high incidence in an urban pocket like Mumbai where most women are working professionals.”
Fibroids often don’t cause symptoms, which is why most patients do not know they have them. “While not all fibroids are troublesome, the problem begins when their increased size protrudes into the cavity of the uterus,” says Kiran Coelho, consultant gynaecologist, Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Khar, who says she performs at least four fibroid surgeries a day, adds that fibroids are often accompanied by heavy menstrual bleeding, pain during intercourse, discomfort in the lower abdomen (especially if the growth is large), infertility, backache and frequent urination. “That’s when you need to take notice,” she adds, “Although fibroids are common, chances of a malignant tumour are 1 in 100.”
Laparoscopy is the way
A 32-year-old Bandra resident, who was diagnosed with fibroids last year when she felt pain in her abdomen while working in the kitchen, was initially advised open surgery but later opted for laparoscopy. During a laparascopic surgery for fibroids, four one-centimeter incisions are made in the lower abdomen.
The abdominal cavity is filled with carbon dioxide gas and a thin, lighted telescope is placed through an incision so the doctors can see the uterus, ovaries, and the fallopian tubes. Then, instruments, inserted through the other incisions, are used to remove the fibroids. The uterine muscle is then sewn back, the gas is released, and incisions are closed.
Dr Sinha says, “3-D laparoscopy is a far safer and more accurate technique. It provides more depth while conducting surgery. There is no pain, very little bleeding, no restriction movement, diet and the convalescence period is remarkably short.”
And preventing it could be the key to halting the disease.
Researchers in Australia have identified the mechanism by which synapses in the brain are destroyed in the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease – long before the typical symptoms show up – and say the discovery could lead to faster diagnosis and a possible treatment.
The loss of synapses, which serve as the junction between two neurons in the brain, appears to be one of the first effects of Alzheimer’s, and is associated with very mild cognitive impairment in patients. This occurs long before the actual neurons start dying off, so if we can figure out how to stop the progress of the disease at this very early stage, it could change everything.
“One of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease is the loss of synapses – the structures that connect neurons in the brain,” says lead researcher Vladimir Sytnyk from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). “We have identified a new molecular mechanism which directly contributes to this synapse loss – a discovery we hope could eventually lead to earlier diagnosis of the disease and new treatments.”
Sytnyk and his team studied donated brain tissue from people who had died with and without Alzheimer’s, investigating in particle a brain protein called neural cell adhesion molecule 2 (NCAM2).
This molecule is of interest to neuroscientists because it belongs to a class of molecules that physically connects the membranes of synapses together and helps form a long-term bond between the synapses with the neurons.
Comparing the two groups of brain tissue, they found that the levels of synaptic NCAM2 in the hippocampus were significantly lower in people who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s before they died. The hippocampus is where most of the damage from Alzheimer’s occurs, and because it’s the centre for the formation of our emotions and memory, a lapse in both have become hallmarks for the disease.
Publishing in Nature Communications, the researchers suggest that synaptic NCAM2 is being broken down by the beta-amyloid protein clumps that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Along with tau tangles – the neurofibrillary tangles in neurons caused by defective tau proteins – beta-amyloid protein clumps have been a key target for Alzheimer’s research because they appear to be the two main drivers of the disease. Sytnyk and his team now hope to investigate NCAM2 loss as another possible avenue for treatment and diagnosis.
“Our research shows the loss of synapses is linked to the loss of NCAM2 as a result of the toxic effects of beta-amyloid,” he said. “It opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatments that can prevent the destruction of NCAM2 in the brain.”
Is the big bang, and all that came from it, a holographic mirage from another dimension?
In his Allegory of the Cave, Greek philosopher Plato described prisoners who have spent their entire lives chained to the wall of a dark cavern. Behind the prisoners lies a flame, and between the flame and prisoners parade objects that cast shadows onto a wall in the prisoners’ field of view. These two-dimensional shadows are the only things that the prisoners have ever seen—their only reality. Their shackles have prevented them from perceiving the true world, a realm with one additional dimension to the world that they know, a dimension rich with complexity and—unbeknownst to the prisoners—capable of explaining all that they see.
Derrick talks with professional engineer, entrepreneur and inventor Jim Murray about the paradigms of modern control of information and research within the scientific community and government and how it relates to the work of Nikola Tesla.
Jenny Fry had crippling headaches and bladder problems and battled tiredness.
A teenage schoolgirl was found hanging from a tree after she began suffering from an allergic reaction to WiFi, an inquest has heard.
Tragic Jenny Fry was left with crippling headaches, tiredness and bladder problems brought on by electro-hypersensitivity (EHS).
An inquest into her death heard how the 15-year-old’s mum Debra said her symptoms were caused because she was allergic to wireless internet connections at her school.
Jenny’s body was found hanging from a tree at Brooke Woods, near her home in Chadlington, Oxon., at 4.20pm on June 11.
Earlier in the day she had texted a friend telling her she was not going to school that day.
Her mum Debra and dad Charles Newman told the inquest they believed their daughter was made ill because of WiFi.
Although they had taken the WiFi out of their own home, it was still used in Chipping Norton School, Oxon., where she was a pupil.
Mrs Fry told Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court Jenny had started showing signs of EHS in November 2012.
She said: “Jenny was getting ill and so was I. I did some research and found how dangerous WiFi could be so I had it taken out of the house.
“Both Jenny and I were fine at home but Jenny continued to be ill at school in certain areas.
“She was receiving lots of detentions, not for being disruptive in class or misbehaving, but often because she used to take herself out of the classroom to find another where she was able to work. She took her schoolwork seriously.
If you throw away the hideous under-the-eye bags forever, you just need to continue reading this useful article. They can appear due to staying late at night or insomnia and are not a very pretty to look at.
When we are sleepy and tired we often drink coffee or have sweets to restore energy. This can cause a never-ending cycle which will cause unorganized sleep. Therefore, dark circles and puffiness will show up under the eyes so you will look like a raccoon. Nobody wants that, so we have to find an answer on how to eliminate the dark circles.
One inventive woman decided to try a way to defeat black circles with coffee grounds and this may seem a little bit odd but it actually works. She applied coffee grounds under her eyes and waited for a few minutes. The results were absolutely incredible, she looked refreshed and the dark circles were gone. The key ingredient is the caffeine which helps in constricting the blood vessels under the eyes and relieves puffiness.
Although this is a momentary solution, it can still be very practical which makes it a wonderful invention after the discovery of fat-free cookies.
Victorians threw cold water over themselves, Native Americans licked their own sweat and Ancient Egyptians would cast spells on their beer. These days, the office barfly is more likely to be seen sipping an Alka-Seltzer the day after the night before.
But with the Christmas parties soon upon us and the hangover-treatment industry now reported to be worth billions, it’s no wonder everyone from big pharma to quirky hipster start-ups are inventing new and enticing ways to cash in on the painful headaches and slumps in productivity – starting by preventing hangovers in the first place.
One of the latest miracle cures to hit the shelves in 2015 is … salami. Serious Pig, a Peckham-based craft meat business, has developed what it calls “the world’s first hangover- preventing meat treat”. According to the curers, “you eat it while you’re drinking to prevent a hangover kicking in”, and with its nausea- and fatigue-fighting properties, this can surely be no ordinary sausage. But Charlotte Stirling-Read, expert nutritionist at the Association for Nutrition, thinks: “While it is a good idea to eat food, and not drink on an empty stomach, I think there might be healthier options.”
Perhaps the laziest solution of all has been released by Bytox – an anti-hangover patch containing vitamin B12 and other B vitamins. Applied to dry skin 45 minutes before drinking, this is said to replace the nutrients and vitamins being depleted by the alcohol, a diuretic.
With experts estimating that holiday season hangovers cost businesses almost £260m, preventatives are as appealing a choice as any – for example, the so-called super-vitamin pills designed to be taken before alcohol in order to “counteract” any damage caused.
“Part of the symptoms we get during a hangover is due to inflammation – one of the body’s responses to lots of alcohol,” Ms Stirling-Read explains. “Thus antioxidants, vitamins and minerals may help protect our cells from damage and even inflammation. But I’m not sure they are likely – or that there is any evidence for this – to ‘prevent’ a hangover.”
Even a more conventional aid to recovery after getting a hangover – the trusty soluble rehydration tablet – fails to get Ms Stirling-Read’s whole-hearted approval, as this “is nothing you can’t get by sipping some water, eating some fresh fruit and nibbling some dry crackers”.
“Ultimately, the best way to avoid a hangover is simple,” she says. “Just don’t drink alcohol.”
A new world record has been broken by the CERN magnet group when their racetrack test magnet produced a 16.2 tesla (16.2T) peak field – nearly twice that produced by the current LHC dipoles and the highest ever for a dipole magnet of this configuration.
The Racetrack Model Coil (RMC) is one of several demonstration test magnets being built by the group to understand and develop new technologies, which are vital for future accelerators.
The shorter magnets are just 1 to 2 metres in length, compared to the 5-7 metre long ones needed for the High-Luminosity LHC.
The tests are needed to prove the feasibility of creating magnetic fields of up to 16 tesla, which are built into the designs of future accelerators.
“The present LHC dipoles have a nominal field of 8.3T and we are designing accelerators which need magnets to produce a field of around 16T – almost twice as much,” says Juan Carlos Perez, an engineer at CERN and the project leader for the RMC.
High-field magnets are crucial to building higher energy particle accelerators. High magnetic fields are needed to steer a beam in its orbit – in the case of dipoles – or to squeeze the beams before they collide within the experiments, which is the case for high-gradient quadrupoles.
The LHC uses niobium-titanium superconducting magnets to both bend and focus proton beams as they race around the LHC. But the RMC uses a different superconducting material, niobium-tin, which can reach much higher magnetic fields, despite its brittle nature.
The world record is a step forward in the demonstration of the technology for the High-Luminosity LHC project, and a major milestone for the Future Circular Collider design study.
“It is an excellent result, although we should not forget that this is a relatively small magnet, a technology demonstrator with no bore through the centre for the beam,” says Luca Bottura, Head of CERN’s Magnet Group. “There is still a way to go before 16 Tesla magnets can be used in an accelerator. Still, this is a very important step towards them.”
The RMC is also using wires and cables of the same class as those being used to build FRESCA2, a 13T dipole magnet with a 100mm aperture that will be used to upgrade the CERN cable test facility FRESCA. FRESCA2 coils are currently under construction and will be ready for testing by summer 2016.
Such fields are only possible thanks to new materials and technologies, and also close relationships between several physics communities. The team worked closely with other European and overseas research and development programmes to break the technology barriers.