Slumber Secrets

“…recently the World Health Organization decided to classify any form of nighttime shift work as a probable carcinogen,” said Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of the book ‘Why We Sleep’ reveals some intriguing gens on the body-sleep relationship in this creative animation!

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The Only Time Smoking Is Magnificent

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No offense but I abhor cigarettes. We all know the health hazards associated with smoking and I have never looked at the act with a positive view.

But the other day I read something super captivating. And that involves our feathery friends – birds – and a very intelligent cause.  Continue reading “The Only Time Smoking Is Magnificent”

Nanotech-based innovative prostate cancer test helps bypass unneeded painful biopsies

Nanotechnology makes the headlines again, this time saving men from painful biopsies for aggressive prostate cancer diagnosis.

Who, Where and What- Researchers of the Alberta Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (APCaRI) in Alberta, Canada developed a highly sensitive blood test that incorporates an exceptional nanotechnology platform to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer using only a single drop of blood. Continue reading “Nanotech-based innovative prostate cancer test helps bypass unneeded painful biopsies”

Nubivagant

Meaning: Wandering in the clouds; moving through the air.

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Photography by Ink ’em Down.

I snapped these shots while gliding through the clouds on one of my recent air travels. Couldn’t pick a favorite or two to post since they’re all unique in their own subtle ways.

As I was moving through the air, you enjoy moving through my little slideshow!

 

Value the Moment

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“Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved.”

~ Al-Ghazali

Value the Moment: It’s these little golden pockets of illumination scattered around the picture that give it it’s slightly ethereal blue & gold look. The type of day (cloudy) and the time of day (before sunset) this picture was captured quietly add to its simple grandeur (it would have an invoked an entirely different feeling if taken on a sunny day at noon time). The discreet, lazy puddles of rain including the one, however little, reflecting the liquid pillars (of water) of the fountain, give it a fresh and somewhat tranquil touch. Quietly ponder over and value this moment…

The atomic-level secret of drug-resistant bacteria

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“We’ve found evidence that atomic motions in proteins play a major role in impacting their function,” said David Giedroc, Lilly Chemistry Alumni Professor at the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry. These atomic motions dictate protein structure and function, and since proteins serve as important drug targets, this research finding especially resonates with scientists focusing on drug discovery, design and development. Since this is what I’m studying too, these findings speak to me! They are INTRIGUING!  Continue reading “The atomic-level secret of drug-resistant bacteria”

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