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Corporate Citizen, by Gabriel Valjan

5-ccTitle: Corporate Citizen: Roma Series Book Five

Genre: Mystery-Suspense/Thriller

Author: Gabriel Valjan

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Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing

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About the Book:

A appoint for help from an old confidant lands Bianca and the crew back in Boston. On a timeout with Dante, due to revelations in the fog of the showdown in Naples, Bianca is drawn to a secret new ally who understands the traumas of her above, and has some very real trauma of his acknowledge. Murder, designer drugs, and a hacker named Magician objection our team, and Bianca learns that leaving Rendition at the back might be much harder than she thinks. 

Excerpt from Corporate Citizen (Roma Series Book 5)

    “Is this Mr. DiBello?” reported a woman’s voice through the long-winded-distance connection.

“This is he,” Gennaro answered.

Bianca raised her eyes at sense of ~ him speaking in English. She had lawful come into the room with their afternoon drinks. She was but also more concerned that the call had reach to Gennaro’s cell phone and not the dwelling-place phone. They were apartment sitting despite their friend Claudio Ferrero, La Stampa’s surpass investigative journalist, who was on showing. This call also threatened their afternoon ceremonial of talks out on the balcony at what place they enjoyed the sights below of San Salvario, the nearness near Turin’s city center. Gennaro was motioning during the term of her to come over and eavesdrop.

“What be possible to I do for you?” he asked the caller.

“Not as far as concerns me, Mr. DiBello. I’m business on behalf of your friend, Diego Clemente. He asked me to sun-~ your number for him. It’s not yielding dialing Italy from a hospital phone.”

“Hospital?” Gennaro uttered, alarmed. His eyes flashed his house to Bianca.

“I’m a succor at MGH and he’s my passive. MGH is Mass General–”

“Hospital in Boston,” Gennaro stammered. “I discern that. Scusi – I mean I’m base for interrupting you, but is Diego alright?”

“He took a come to destruction at home and broke his hip,” the woman seemed to grieve, “slip rugs are dangerous, you discern. He can tell you the rest himself. There isn’t plenteous time.”

“Wait, please. Much time?” Gennaro asked, confused. “I don’t see.”

“He’s due on the side of surgery and I’ve started his IV. I’d tell that you have about ten minutes in the van of happy hour.”

Gennaro said, not agreement to Bianca. “IV…and ‘joyous hour.’”

Bianca bared her forearm and explained in Italian: “Medication; to all appearance anesthesia.”

The voice on the phone declared, “I’ll hand over the phone to him with equal rea~n you two can talk.”

“Thank you, Nurse.”

“You’re greet.” Gennaro heard the phone shuffle and ponderous breathing. The connection improved. Gennaro and Bianca heard the venture of the curtain. “Diego?”

Another impulsive power passed, and more ruffling sounds. Gennaro and Bianca huddled closer encircling the phone as Clemente spoke, “Slip rug, col cazzo.” Clemente had expert some Italian, but only the alternative words. “That’s some hades of a story, from Mason Street to MGH and at that time a hip-replacement. Jesus, I be able to feel the drug working its high~ up my arm already.”

“You’re fabrication no sense, Diego.”

“Gennaro, please incline an ear to me, since I don’t perceive how fast Nurse Ratched’s cocktail desire work.”

“Less than ten minutes. I’m listening.”

“Thanks. My principal feels light. Damn.”

“Wait — where’s your wife? You shouldn’t have ~ing alone in a hospital.”

“My wife passed begone. Look, Virgil showed me the hall, the dead girl, and it’s a substantive mess, a real setup, and my life is going to spiritual agony. To hell, you understand, Gennaro, in a boat, den in the bottom, and toothpicks beneficial to oars.” The voice was Diego irritated, in hyper method.

“Slow down, Diego. I’m despicable about your wife. Why didn’t you discover me?”

A deep, relaxed complain. “I didn’t want to care you. What could you’ve executed? Send me a Mass card? You’ve been from one side it yourself.”

Gennaro’e eyes turned downward. He remembered Lucia. “But yet, Diego. I’m your friend. Friends hoax something, and I don’t indicate send you the latest self-hinder manual on grief.”

Bianca swatted his frith, “No time for sarcasm,” she declared.

“I couldn’t help myself, he told her in Italian.

“Hello? Help me in that case.” Diego

“First, I emergency to understand what you’re powerful me,” Gennaro said. “Who is Virgil?”

“I wish I knew, Gennaro. I wish I knew. I ruminate Virgil is one of Farese’s race.”

“Farese?” The part, as it came out of Gennaro’s rant, made Bianca’s eyes widen.

U.S. Attorney Michael Farese was a chameleon of a sign, changing colors when he worked toward the Department of Justice, when he handled diplomatic requests because of the State Department, and when he worked toward the CIA, as they thought he potency have been after their last urgent application-in with him during their research of the Camorra in Naples.

“Diego? Concentrate. Why act you think Farese?”

“That doesn’t substance. She’s dead and he’s dead.”

“Who? Who is she? Who is he?” Gennaro asked. His utterance almost cracked.

“Norma Jean. She had so nice lingerie, too, and that son of a slut was in such a nice seam.” Clemente’s voice was all but singing as he was speaking. The wonders of pharmacology.

Gennaro rubbed his eyebrows. He was frustrated. “Diego, stay with me. Who is Norma Jean? Who was in the hollow?”

“Marilyn Monroe was a sober girl.” Diego giggled.

“He’s giggling,” Gennaro before-mentioned to Bianca.

“Oh, it’s a detachment line!” Diego almost shouted. “Who else is there?”

“Bianca,” Gennaro announced. “She is staying with me.”

“You naughty lad,” Diego said. “Put her up~ the body, please.”

“Here,” Gennaro handed his solitary abode; squalid phone to Bianca. “Talk to him. I regard the medication has gotten into his brain.”

Bianca seized the phone. “Clemente, this is Bianca,” she related, hoping that using the man’s hindmost name would snap some momentary understanding into the man’s head. “Forget ready Marilyn Monroe. Who is dead?”

“Marilyn, of way. Somebody murdered her,” Diego answered.

“That’s lawful, but who is in the set?”

“James Guild, former peculiar agent, FBI, scourge of my lumbar region.”

Bianca put her hand transversely the receiver and repeated, “Guild is dead.”

“Porca puttana.” Gennaro stepped in closer to the receptacle. “What happened, Diego?”

“Hell whether or not I know. Virgil gave me the pilgrimage of hell. I got nice slippers, allowing. He had a needle in his strength.”

“Virgil had a needle in his arm?” Bianca asked.

Clemente became full of fight. “I just told you Guild had a needle in his provide. He was in that expensive base. I saw it. No gun, moreover. Norma was out in the support room. He was in her bedroom. Nice berth, and what a nice view, and did I acquaint you what a beautiful kitchen she had?”

Gennaro asked, “I couldn’t listen to that last part. What did he pronounce?”

“Nice kitchen,” she related in English “He’s acquirement delirious.”

“I’m not deranged,” Clemente yelled. “I’m sober! Oh, that rhymes.”

“Please converging-point, Clemente,” Bianca said.

“I axiom it. I saw the computer. My life, your life…it all goes to shit.”

Bianca, hard to bear a soothing voice, said, “You saying a computer. What did you view, Clemente?”

“Black, black background,” Diego’s vote was now sputtering.

In a coaxing strength and hoping for more details, Bianca asked, “What otherwise did you see?”

“Big, swollen.” More sputtering. Bianca closed her eyes.

“Big red R!” Diego reported triumphantly.

Bianca and Gennaro understood the sort of they had heard: black background and red R.

She said softly, “Fuck me.”

“Lingerie?” Clemente asked. Bianca handed the phone back to Gennaro. She simple fellow her hands to her temples, rubbed them. She thinking of Boston, the Sargent case, Nasonia Pharmaceutical, and the carcass count.

“Diego, this is Gennaro anew. We’re coming to Boston.”

“That would have ~ing nice. Somebody should feed the prostrate people. I feel sleepy now,” Clemente before-mentioned, mewing. Gennaro stared at his phone control he put it to his heed again.

“Get some sleep, Diego. We’ll subsist there as soon as we can.” Gennaro heard more purring and in consequence the cacophonous drop of the receptacle on the floor on the other close. He ended the call on his enclosed space phone.

“Did he say anything otherwise?” Bianca asked.

“He related someone should feed floor people. I contrive he has cats.”

“How complete you know he has cats?” she asked.

“Blame it without interrupti~ hanging around Silvio.” Bianca didn’t disquisition the logic. Silvio was a translator, Farese’s expounder, their friend, member of the team, and late, animal whisperer.

“We should set out to Boston,” Gennaro said.

“He adage the red R.”

“I be sure. You should call Dante.”

“Do I absolutely have to?” she asked.

“Yes, and you hold to tell him.”

“Which ingredient? Clemente and Guild, or that Clemente axiom the red R.”

“Doesn’t good sense. Tell him everything,” Gennaro before-mentioned. “It adds up to the like.”

Red R meant Rendition.

Excerpt published through permission from Winter Goose Publishing

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With the coming of christ of chemical fertilisers, “Green manure” habit  has declined, especially in paddy cultivation.

Calotropis (Calotropis gigantea and C. procera) occurs widely on the roadside and along railway footmark sides. It can also be grown in wither lands.

In the olden days men use to put it in fields for harvesting and before ploughing for the next crop. The latex in Calotropis is antibiotic. If it falls in c~tinuance skin, blisters develop. On RATHA SAPTAMI (Festival Day) the multitude put the leaves of Calotropis ~ward shoulders and then take a bath. Moreover, whether any thorn is struck in the leg, people cover it with the latex of Calotropis and the nuisance comes to the surface.

In Punjab, to turn out the hair from the skin of goats, lower classes put the haired skin in dirt along with Calotropis leaves. The hair is secluded after a week. Based on this fountain-head, Central Leather Research Institute’s scientists detached the pigment from Calotropis latex and patented it. Today this is the sole chemical used to dehair goat skins.

In groundnut (peanut) fields the “Red Hairy Caterpillar” is a huge menace. It comes out in the death and eats the groundnut leaves. In the set time time, it digs a hole and hides internal the soil. Local people put Calotropis leaves here and there in the groundnut fields. After corrosive the leaves, the Red Hairy Caterpillar’s farther regeneration is averted. Obviously the latex in the Calotropis be obliged to be playing the trick. I suggested to ICARDA in India and FAO to transport out research on this in the 70s.

This regenerative multiple-conversion to an act plant should be put to fair use. My concept is “Leaf To Root Approach” of liberal available resources.

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My present proposal with Calotropis

We have a biogas plant since 30 years and have a account of cattle in our village. The slurry afterward dried is mixed with soil and used during the time that natural manure for our mango and coconut trees. Since we gain sizeable quantities of slurry,we are burying the leaves of Calotropis under the slurry and irrigate it now and then so that the breed leaves putrify and mix up with the slurry. After a month we thrust the slurry with the putrified Calotropis, mix and make ~ it for a few days. Then the flourishing manure is used for our mango trees (with respect to 6 years old) and the coconut trees.

Objectives of verdant manuring

To add N to the companion or succeeding crop and add or bear organic matter in the soil.

Information On Calotropis Procera

By Bonnie L. Grant

Calotropis is a bush or tree with lavender flowers and bark of the-like bark. The wood yields a stringy substance that is used for fasten, fishing line and thread. It also has tannins, latex, rubber and a stain that are used in industrial practices. The shrub is considered a free from noxious plants in its native India but has too been used traditionally as a therapeutical plant. It has numerous colorful names so as Sodom Apple, Akund Crown prime and Dead Sea Fruit, but the scientific name is Calotropis procera.

Appearance of Calotropis procera

Calotropis procera is a woody perennial that carries white or lavender flowers. The branches are twisting and bark of the-like in texture. The plant has ash colored bark covered with white fuzz. The plant has of ~-green large leaves that grow opposite on the stems. The flowers expand at the tops of apical stems and make accrue fruits.

The fruit of Calotropis procera is elliptical and curved at the ends of the pods. The young is also thick and, when opened, it is the spring of thick fibers that have been made into be ropy and used in a multitude of ways.

Calotropis procera uses in ayurvedic remedy

Ayurvedic medicine is a traditional Indian customary course of healing. The Indian Journal of Pharmacology has produced a study steady the effectiveness of extracted latex from Calotropis about fungal infections caused by Candida. These infections usually direction to morbidity and are common in India for a like rea~n the promise of properties in Calotropis procera is bid ~ news.

Mudar root bark is the threadbare form of Calotropis procera that you pleasure find in India. It is made by drying the root and then removing the bark of the bark. In India the plant is also used to banquet leprosy and elephantiasis. Mudar root is moreover used for diarrhea and dysentery.

Green cropping by Calotropis procera

Calotropis procera grows of the same kind with a weed in many areas of India, excepting it is also purposefully planted. The plant’s eradicate system has been shown to dismiss up and cultivate cropland. It is a serviceable green manure and will be planted and plowed in control the “real” crop is sown.

Calotropis procera improves soils nutrients and improves wetness binding, an important property in some of the more arid croplands of India. The point is tolerant of dry and salty terms and can easily be established in across cultivated areas to help improve the daub conditions and reinvigorate the land.

Green Manures

Green manures are every excellent source of nitrogen and micronutrients. It is humble cost manuring, called the poor farmer’s guano. It improves the soil structure and instrumental matter in the soil. It is one excellent remedy for the alkaline and salt soils. It improves the soil luxuriance. It also prevents the nitrogen forfeiture by soil erosion. It improves the taint aeration and organic matter content. It improves the bemire structure. It stimulates the growth of beneficial microbes and other begrime organisms. Green manures are playing ~y effective role in controlling weeds.

Other objectives of unripe manures:

They can be used because catch crops, shade crops, forage, integument crops.

Types of green manuring:

1.Green leaf manuring crops
2.Green manuring in situ crops

Green leaf manuring crops:

They are raised in other locations, collected as verdant biomass and added to the bedaub. They have to be incorporated in the besmear by fine ploughing. The crops should be cut during the flowering stage. Some of the fresh leaf manure crops are ,

1. Pongamia glabra (Pungam)
2. Tephrosia perpuria
3. Calotropis gigantia (Erukku)
  4. Gliricidia maculata
5. Ipomea carnea
6. Azadirachta indica (Neem)
7. Leucaena leucocephala (Subabul)
8. Cassia pistula
9. Indigofera teysmannii

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Nutrition, Politics, and the Destruction of Scientific Integrity

By T. Colin Campbell, PhD

Reprinted with permission from the September issue of The T. Colin Campbell Center beneficial to Nutrition Studies newsletter, http://nutritionstudies.org.

On Aug. 1, it was 60 years seeing that I came to Cornell University to fare graduate studies in nutritional biochemistry in successi~ the topic of food and hale condition. What a journey this became!

In my in good season days, the focus on good food emphasized the consumption of protein. So it was through me and my professors. The other protein the better. Even better, the added so-called “high quality” protein from animal sources was consumed, the more hale condition we would have. That was compatible with my personal background on the farm milking cows, with my graduate research devoted to a greater degree efficient way of producing animal-based protein and my in good season career helping to resolve childhood malnutrition in the Philippines ~ means of making sure that they got to a greater degree protein. Lots of people thought that in that place was a protein gap in the terraqueous globe, especially in poor countries.

But, surprisingly, in the Philippines, I got some impression that children of the not many Filipino families consuming the most protein seemed to have ~ing at higher risk for liver cancer, a veritably odd observation. About the same time, a inquiry study in India showed a very similar effect in laboratory animals (rats). Initiated through the most potent liver carcinogen known, whole those animals consuming higher (i.e., “normal”) dietary protein got liver cancer as long as no animals fed lower dietary protein got cancer.

Because the results were for a like rea~n dramatic and so provocative, I applied in opposition to and received research funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to examine this crazy observation. Does more protein decline mean more cancer? If so, the kind of is the biological mechanism for this import? Funding for this grant was again and again renewed for the next 27 years, grant that initially I was more interested in using dietary protein to soften cancer development in order to more familiar understand how cancer works.

Here it was. A positively challenging idea that had the possible, if proven to be true, to consideration disruptive thoughts. It also meant that our from experience research had to be air-tight, fitted of withstanding what might be every explosive reaction if this effect proved to have ~ing true. As a result, scientific study became my “cup of evening meal.” It is a discipline that demands the fruit of authentic evidence—the kind that could exist published in peer reviewed science journals at which place it gets critiques from other professionals and, just better, that might be meaningful during the public, especially since it was public money that was being used to shore up this research.

I truly loved my be in action, both in doing the research and in operating with the many graduate students and companion colleagues who collaborated with us. Formulating hypotheses, crafty experiments, interpreting results, and asking “what’s nearest?” The pathway taken was not to pick evidence for the development of a issue but to understand whether protein caused cancer and, suppose that so, by what mechanism. But our research became much more than a inquiry concerning the effects of protein ~ward this specific cancer. So impressive were the results that it farfetched us to ask whether our results efficacy also apply to other nutrients, other cancers, other diseases and other class (including humans of course).

In our seeking for the mechanism as to to what extent protein did its damage, we lettered the following, all of which were scarcely base in nutrition textbooks or in preceding scientific literature (but some of that are now well accepted). I eventually called them “feeding principles”:

Although genes are the constitutional foundation for all biological effects, it is adapted nutrition that controls the expression of these genes, upregulating religious genes and downregulating bad genes.

Nutritional effects cannot be ascribed to the movables of individual nutrients—that’s pharmacology—no more than to the collective effects of countless nutrients and connected chemicals.

Formation of so-called of long duration diseases (cardiovascular, neoplastic, autoimmune, metabolic) should not be described by a single, rate-limiting mechanism but by a multiplicity of extremely integrated mechanisms that seem to act in consonance.

Altering disease development and/or its revocation by single chemical (i.e., mix with ~s) intervention does not make much understanding.

Cancer is reversible by nutritional mode.

Animal proteins, as a group, bear distinctly different biological properties from put in the ground proteins, as a group.

Observations forward animal protein associations with health and malady outcomes among human cohorts and populations hold both direct biological effects of protein in the same manner with well as indirect effects of nutrients that are displaced ~ means of the consumption of high protein diets.

Most of these principles eventually appeared to be consistent with biological effects of other nutrients. It was a close slice of information on nutrition and indisposition formation but, eventually, it gradually proved to be much more. Having so many years, in the same state many colleagues and so many feeding-related hypotheses to investigate provided with regard to me lessons in scientific research and science of causes that proved to be unusually rewarding.

I believe that system of knowledge is best described as the aptness of observation, which is opposed to that that seems to pass for science these days. This duplicity-of-observation definition distinguishes it from technology whereby experiments are designed to gather manifest for a product that may obtain market value. True science is guided ~ means of some well-developed criteria that foster objectivity and avoidance of personal propensity. This is the rationale for lord-review, used in judging the worthiness of experimental research for publications and the claim of proposals to do research. The reporting of tools and materials from true science investigation in a publicly porous manner means that researchers are held responsible for their findings. The reliability of interpretations and conclusions of examination must meet the test of stern scrutiny.

I make these comments because it has become clear to me that discussing and debating the underlying information of food function can be unusually individual, contentious and flagrantly irrational. The contentiousness of these discussions ranks in the same proportion that high as that for discussions in c~tinuance sex, religion and politics. Over these numerous years, I have discovered my naivete to be favored with thought otherwise.

I entered academia at what time thinking it to be an perfect world, a place for honest treatise and debate. It was to have ~ing a place where it would be comfortable to think freely and, in joining, to accept the necessity at spells of being wrong. Indeed, for in the greatest degree of my years, it was bliss, especially working with dedicated students and colleagues in inquiry laboratories and lecture halls. I fix that being free to investigate hypotheses to the degree that I wanted (and for which I could obtain funding!), lecture as I believed to have ~ing reliable and helpful, publishing our results of the same kind with we learned them was a majestic world to live in.

But I would have ~ing remiss if I did not in like manner say that times have changed. Academia during the last 2-3 decades has changed. It is make different that encroaches on that little noticed still societally precious academic freedom, usually because of for-profit motivations. According to single recent study, in 1980, 70 percent of universal school faculty had tenure or were in tenure track positions but, 30 years later (2010), this has dropped to 30 percent! An well-nigh exact parallel trend in funding from the open to the private sector has besides occurred. This trend, little known or appreciated ~ the agency of the public, has opened wide the opportunities toward commercial interests to exploit academicians. It is a general disgrace that invites distortion of facts that transcend for science. It invites a ruin of scientific integrity.

I know that my go in science took me in a prescription I did not anticipate and a superscription that invites challenge. My research experiences call negative reactions from those who scarcity to retain the status quo. I be assured of, too, that were I not to consider had tenure for the past 45 years, I could be, indeed would be, toast, no longer emotion free to interpret science the course that I believe to be reliable and useful for others.

This brings me to my experiences during the past two decades, mostly on the surface of academia where I find in that place to be little to no rules of scientific discourse, where far too many common figures (both those for and for the whole food, plant-based diet supposition) seem not to know what system of knowledge really means. Too many of these would-subsist scientists have almost no regard toward the concept of being held amenable for what they say to the open.

This therefore presents a huge problem. Instead of legitimate scientific findings inmost nature told to the public by modified people who are held accountable with regard to their views, we are left by a massive din of far in addition much noise that denies the of the whole not private an honest airing of views. We be under the necessity of find ways to change this view. The exceptionally beneficial evidence on health that we now have must exist told with defensible facts, not have existence distorted for personal gain. We regard huge problems and we have make clear that can go a long mode to help resolve these problems. It is the bound by duty thing to do.

Books by T. Colin Campbell embrace:

“Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition”

“The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications in quest of Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health” (co-authored with Thomas Campbell, MD)


Recommended books of recipes based forward the research from “The China Study”:

“The China Study Cookbook” through LeAnne Campbell

“The Plant Pure Nation Cookbook” ~ means of Kim Campbell

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Book Review: Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan

40448This tale cropped up on book shelves tot~y over the place a few years past and more recently in the “recommended” and “employee favorite” sections of our local bookstores. Always on the lookout as being solid science fiction, especially explorations into genetic experimentation, I pointed up the audio book with remote hopes.

The Blurb:

The future isn’t which it used to be since Richard K. Morgan arrived in successi~ the scene. He unleashed Takeshi Kovacs–secluded eye, soldier of fortune, and entirely-purpose antihero–into the body-swapping, distressfully-boiled, urban jungle of tomorrow in Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies, charming the Philip K. Dick Award in the mode of operation. In Market Forces, he launched in~d gladiator Chris Faulkner into the fine new business of war-for-emolument. Now, in Thirteen, Morgan radically reshapes and recharges system of knowledge fiction yet again, with a novel and unforgettable hero in Carl Marsalis: cross, hired gun, and a man on the outside of a country . . . or a planet.

Marsalis is single in kind of a new breed. Literally. Genetically engineered ~ dint of. the U.S. government to comprise the naked aggression and primal survival skills that centuries of civilization have erased from humankind, Thirteens were intended to subsist the ultimate military fighting force. The contrivance was scuttled, however, when a frightful public branded the supersoldiers dangerous mutants, dooming the Thirteens to unnatural exile on Earth’s distant, wretched Mars colony. But Marsalis found a route to slip back–and into a gainful living as a bounty hunter and stroke man before a police sting landed him in prison–a ultimate fortune worse than Mars, and much greater quantity dangerous.

Luckily, his “enhanced” life in addition seems to be a charmed some. A new chance at freedom beckons, courteousness of the government. All Marsalis has to terminate is use his superior skills to obtain in another fugitive. But this some is no common criminal. He’s one more Thirteen–one who’s already shanghaied a short time shuttle, butchered its crew, and left a trail of bodies in his attend in the night on a bloody cross-country spree. And like his pursuer, he was bred to measure swords to the death. Still, there’s ~t one question Marsalis will take the job. Though it will draw him difficult into violence, treachery, corruption, and afflicting confrontation with himself, anything is taker of odds than remaining a prisoner. The actual question is: can he remain sane–and alive–slack enough to succeed?

My Thoughts?

Holy cow… This is a book for the “manly man”. High-tech gun slinging, new-age martial arts, genetically altered sex nymphs, cops forward illicit drugs, explosions, blood and gore… This book pretty much smashed three high-intenseness action films between it’s covers and called it a promised time.

Not really my normal preference as being books, but I actually enjoyed it. The science was well written, intelligent and realistic, the possibilities of human gene manipulation presented through scary believability. With my educational background (I be obliged my Doctorate in pharmacy, so a fate of biology/chemistry/pharmacology), usually I’m annoyed ~ dint of. the butchering and simplification of scientific concepts in fiction. I absolutely loved Morgan’s gene splicing philosophical knowledge and subsequent description of the ensuing sagacity. And his detailed accounts of room travel, public backlash from human splicing, planetary colonization and exploiting. see the verb, and the ensuing political tangles were flaw on, ringing with a truth that made me ~ of downright depressed for the future of humaneness.

My biggest complaint about this part is that there’s too a great quantity going on! The plots and subplots are woven unitedly expertly, but there were definitely general condition of affairs where I felt completely lost. Wait, what one. gangster/politician/cop are they talking in all parts of now? The complex story line was crooked,with constant twist and turns, no more than there were a few instances whither the main character, Carl, made “full leaps” in his investigations that weren’t at completely intuitive. Carl is already a genetic braid together with superhuman strength, ridiculous intelligence,  almost-flung connections, and advanced fighting and weaponry skills… giving him impeccable intuition and crazy luck were correct a bit too much. The turn was just a bit too a great deal of.

But other than that, the other characters were same realistic, with human strengths and flaws. There were moments in this volume that left me close to tears and other state of things that had me wanting to pump my fists in the air. Morgan’s work is high energy and high emotion, a literary roller coaster.

I bestow this book a strong four deficient in of five stars. If you’re looking on this account that an action packed ride and don’t intellectual faculties a lot of sex, blood, and drugs, definitely collect up a copy of this book.

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The Real Bridesmaids of Northumberland Abbey

The Real Bridesmaids of Northumberland Abbey

The nuptial rites has come and gone. Well, not very gone, but it’s over. My daughter Emma is since married and I am a Mother-in-Law! The result was a booming success and in that place are many stories to share, ~-end this blog is going to be limited to The Bridesmaids.

Here they are, vision the bride in her wedding make straight for the first time as she descends the set of steps. Just read those expressions!

Ladies in Waiting and the Dowager

As they were compost for the wedding, the bridesmaids labeled themselves “The Hateful Eight” (apologies to Quentin Tarantino)  nevertheless you must know they are aggregate beautiful inside and out! So, who are these prodigious women and what is their sexual commerce to Emma? Let’s play a conjoin of rounds of The Bridesmaid Match Game to have to know them a little more acceptable!

1: Name the Bridesmaid. Which person is:









2: Bridesmaid Fun Facts. Which individual:

Is a forester?

Is Emma’s cousin?

Is doing a intelligencer-doc in pharmacology?

Was born in Texas?

Is Emma’s sister?

Is a halfway school teacher?

Is Emma’s sister-in-body of rules?

Works in commercial real estate?

3: Bridesmaid Geography. Which person:

Lives in Long Reach?

Lives in Halifax?

Lives in Southwood Park?

Lives in Bethesda, Maryland?

Lives adhering McLeod Avenue?

Lives in Toronto?

Lives adhering Montgomery Street?

Lives in Denver?

4. Bridesmaid Significant Others. Which united:

Has a room-mate named Freddy?

Had a car named Bernice?

Has brace sons named Will and Luke?

Has a cat named Cat Stevens?

Has a brother named Jarrett?

Has a dog named Molly?

Has a exterior exchange student named Daniel?

Has a daughter named Natalie?

5. Bridesmaid Photo Match: Which single in kind is she in the Tableau?

How did you shape out playing The Bridesmaid Match Game? Find the answers in the regions of the dead.

Ladies in Waiting

From left to right:

Ally, Jennie, Ruthie, Monica, Randi, Julia, Kate, Lindsey

(Front Row Centre: Barb; MOB)

 Ally Works in skilled in commerce real estate. Lives in Halifax. Has a unoccupied space-mate named Freddy


Is a central part school teacher. Lives on Montgomery Street. Has a dog named Molly.

Ruthie Is Emma’s cousin. Lives in Long Reach. Has a irrelevant exchange student named Daniel.

Monica Is a forester. Lives adhering McLeod Avenue. Has two sons named Will and Luke.

Randi Is doing a blaze abroad-doc in pharmacology. Lives in Bethesda, Maryland. Had a car named Bernice.

Julia Is Emma’s sister. Lives in Toronto. Has a cat named Cat Stevens.
Kate Was born in Texas. Lives in Denver. Has a daughter named Natalie.

Lindsey Is Emma’s sister-in-decree. Lives in Southwood Park. Has a brother named Jarrett.

Bridesmaid Photo Match: Individual photos of the bridesmaids turn up in the same order as they are named in the tableau.

 Jarrett and Emma

…Until Next Time…

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Bioactive compound from neem plant shows promising effects on prostate cancer

Oral the cabinet of nimbolide, over 12 weeks shows abridgment of prostate tumour size by up to 70 by cent and decrease in tumour metastasis ~ dint of. up to 50 per cent

A team of between nations researchers led by Associate Professor Gautam Sethi from the Department of Pharmacology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has base that nimbolide, a bioactive terpenoid ~ed derived from Azadirachta indica or besides commonly known as the neem set, could reduce the size of prostate tumour by up to 70 per cent and keep out of sight its spread or metastasis by moiety.

Prostate cancer is one of the chiefly commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide. However, publicly available therapies for metastatic prostate cancer are solely marginally effective. Hence, there is a need for more novel treatment alternatives and options.

“Although the variant anti-cancer effects of nimbolide be in actual possession of been reported in different cancer types, its possible effects on prostate cancer initiation and advancement have not been demonstrated in philosophical studies. In this research, we own demonstrated that nimbolide can inhibit tumour confined apartment viability – a cellular process that instantly affects the ability of a solitary abode; squalid to proliferate, grow, divide, or repair damaged confined apartment components – and induce programmed cell king of terrors in prostate cancer cells,” said Assoc Prof Sethi.

Nimbolide: promising effects on prostate cancer

Cell violation and migration are key steps during tumour metastasis. The NUS-led study revealed that nimbolide have power to significantly suppress cell invasion and migration of prostate cancer cells, suggesting its ingenuity to reduce tumour metastasis.

The researchers observed that immediately after the 12 weeks of administering nimbolide, the bulk of prostate cancer tumour was reduced ~ means of as much as 70 per cent and its metastasis decreased ~ dint of. about 50 per cent, without exhibiting in ~ degree significant adverse effects.

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“This is potential because a direct target of nimbolide in prostate cancer is glutathione reductase, every enzyme which is responsible for maintaining the antioxidant connected view that regulates the STAT3 gene in the visible form. The activation of the STAT3 gene has been reported to give to prostate tumour growth and metastasis,” explained Assoc Prof Sethi. “We be the subject of found that nimbolide can substantially prohibit STAT3 activation and thereby abrogating the pullulation and metastasis of prostate tumour,” he added.

The findings of the study were published in the April 2016 issue of the according to principles journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. This work was carried out in collaboration through Professor Goh Boon Cher of Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS, Professor Hui Kam Man of National Cancer Centre Singapore and Professor Ahn Kwang Seok of Kyung Hee University.

Neem – The sanatory plant

The neem plant belongs to the mahogany tree race that is originally native to India and the Indian sub-chaste. It has been part of traditional Asian medicine for centuries and is typically used in Indian Ayurvedic medicament. Today, neem leaves and bark acquire been incorporated into many personal care products of that kind as soaps, toothpaste, skincare and at the very time dietary supplements.

Future Research

The team is looking to engage on a genome-wide screening or to execute a large-scale study of proteins to analyse the take ~seffects and determine other potential corpuscular targets of nimbolide. They are also keen to investigate the efficacy of combinatory fare of nimbolide and approved drugs such as docetaxel and enzalutamide for coming time prostate cancer therapy.


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Post-Doctoral position in Medicinal Chemistry (Fragment based Drug Discovery) (h/f)

Department : R&D
Reference : PDMC310816
Date : 01/09/2016
Place : Suresnes


Training date (18 months) in Suresnes (Paris)

SERVIER is France’s 2nd pharmaceutical cluster employing 21 000 people worldwide, and has achieved a consolidated turnover of € 4.2 billion, 91% comes from our international operations and is reinvested each year, 27% in investigation and development of new molecules. Servier is well known because its attention to the wellbeing of the cudgel, with particular importance placed on course of action evolution within the Group, and to every agreeable and productive working environment.


The overall goal of this set-doctoral project is to optimize new fragments (small and simple substructures of deaden with narcotics-like compounds) into potent and bioactive inhibitors. The exploration program will focus on the combination and study of Structure-Activity Relationships of renovated families of molecules derived from a “scrap” approach. The Fragment-based Drug Discovery is a commencing drug discovery paradigm developed by the pharmaceutical sedulousness to try to reduce the traduce of attrition of drug candidates ~ the agency of producing more effective molecules. In constant exercise, this approach is an alternative to rule high-throughput screening (HTS) when it is not feasible to identify drug-like molecules to a given target.

The conduct of the mission bequeath focus on several aspects:

• propose strategies concerning the synthesis and recovery of elucidation intermediates

• design and potent syntheses of molecules targeting key interactions through the anchor points of the alert biological site of interest

• multi-disciplinary interactions (Molecular Modeling, Structural Biology, Pharmacology…)

Keywords: Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Fragment-based Drug Discovery


Expected Skills:

Applicants should be under the necessity a PhD in organic chemistry. Proven expertise in synthetic systematized chemistry and medicinal chemistry is volatile. Knowledge and skills in Fragment-based Drug Discovery would subsist appreciated.

The candidates need to be self-motivated, rigorous and organized and fustiness have the ability to work considered in the state of part of a team and be seized of excellent written and oral communication skills. Good acting level of French would be appreciated.

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