Category Archives: Life science

Dietary Supplements

Below are five aspects of the modern epoch, each suggesting supplementation of the human diet with extracted inner-nutrients of ordinary plants:

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Cancer: A Birds Eye View

Birds of prey kill and regurgitate food to their young. In time they bring back injured animals for offspring to kill and eat on their own. Oncology has these two choices: killing tumor cells outright; or injuring and feeding them to a patient’s immune system.

Here I suggest that, with a high neoplastic cell count and a still healthy immune system, introducing an anti-metabolite of folic acid may work towards stimulating the latter immune response. Such conditions existed in a particular case in 2011 with some success. That success may have been lengthened, had the triweekly, anti-metabolite infusion waited an additional week, to test for this having been from an immune response.  With such a response the anti-metabolite might have been suspended still longer preserving the immune system and lengthening its effectiveness. This would promise itself a chemotherapy against which no cancer could evolve towards resistance. With its occasional fresh starts and new immune responses, it would fail, if at all, with the failure of an immune response to rekindle.

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The Biochemical-Industrial Complexes

Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.

Raising the Issue

In his farewell address, President Dwight Eisenhower warned the nation that a military-industrial complex, led by interests within the government, the military, and those industries supplying the military, could stray from the original intent of national defense towards personal interest. Continue reading

Crops for the Insatiable Appetite

In season, pollen grains containing trillions of genetically engineered gametes slip across boundaries into small, private farms where they have their way with local daughter gametes. Far from offering to pay child support, one large agribusiness insists instead upon receiving a stud fee. As hoots go, this would be grand, but our judicial system does one better. It holds the issue up to an earlier, wrong decision and considers the required stud fee quite sensible.

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Immigration: Law and Border

I have known undocumented foreigners and would not affect scorn towards them in place of the affection I feel. Many willingly close their eyes to a felt warmth, feigning instead a suppose-to bitterness. What is needed is to drop the cosmetic anger and deal with the problems generated by this trickle invasion. Anger only distracts from our, true warrant, sifting through the litany of half truths about us as a people. Continue reading

Mammography: The Check that Often Bounces

Beyond the risks associated with false positives, breast tissue is so sensitive to a mammography’s radiation as to be threatened by the very examination developed to protect it. In fact with years of testing, the likelihood that a discovered tumor was either generated or stimulated out of dormancy by a former mammogram rises substantially in significance. Continue reading

Size and Other Weighty Matters

On October 25, 2009, CBS Sunday Morning tackled the multifaceted issue of obesity. Here I look at some of the topics covered.

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