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Genetics New Research Finds Genes to Drive Ageing and Make Normal Processes Damaging

|| August 14: 2018: UCL News || ά. Ageing in worms, mainly, results from the direct action of genes and not from random wear and tear or loss of function and the same is likely to be true in humans, according to research by scientists at UCL, Lancaster University and Queen Mary University of London. The study, published in Current Biology and funded by Wellcome, shows that normal biological processes, which are useful early on in life, continue to ‘run-on’ pointlessly in later life, causing age-related diseases.

The deteriorative part of ageing, called, ‘senescence’, is the main cause of disease and death worldwide as it leads to dementia, cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but scientists have struggled to identify what causes it. To address this, researchers have focused on discovering the basic principles of ageing by studying simple animals, such as, Caenorhabditis Elegans, a nematode worm, used in this study, which lives on fruit and dies of old age, after, only, two to three weeks

|| August 14: 2018: UCL News || ά. Rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths, according to a major new study led by UCL, the University of Liverpool, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country, that rotavirus vaccination saves lives and adds considerable weight to the World Health Organisation's:WHO recommendation for rotavirus vaccine to be included in all national immunisation programmes.

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoeal disease among infants and young children. Despite improvements in sanitation and case management, rotavirus still caused 215,000 child deaths in 2013, with 121,000 of these in Africa. With support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, many countries in Africa with high death rates have added rotavirus vaccine to their routine immunisation programme over the past five years. To determine the vaccine's impact on infant diarrhoea deaths, researchers carried out a large population-based birth cohort study of 48,672 infants in Malawi, which introduced a monovalent rotavirus vaccine in October 2012.

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August 10 is a majestic day, when, were the Lions to choose a day to be born, they, probably, would choose this day, rightly, Friday, August 10, is the World Lion Day, when  Born Free is officially introducing King: the young lion, that was recently rescued, to their adoption scheme. King was introduced to his new home at Born Free’s big cat sanctuary in Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa, a month ago and he is settling in well. He was rescued from an apartment on the outskirts of Paris in October 2017 where he was being kept illegally as an ‘exotic pet’ in a small, dirty cage.

Due to the generosity of Born Free’s supporters, the charity was able to give King a permanent home in a large, natural bush enclosure at Shamwari. Dr Chris Draper, Born Free’s Head of Animal Welfare and Captivity, says, “During our campaign to give King a lifetime home at Shamwari, lots of supporters asked us whether King would be available to adopt, so we are delighted to be able to officially launch his adoption for World Lion Day. With your help, our young lion will be able to enjoy his new life free from harm in his ancestral homeland.”

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|| August 14: 2018 || ά. The organisation representing British living in the European Union, UK in EU, has succeeded in taking its case to the Court, seeking to challenge the Constitutional Validity of the European Referendum. The Agency’s legal team has put up The Case: The Case in brief: ‘Recent revelations show beyond reasonable doubt that the Leave campaign cheated in Brexit referendum. The Electoral Commission found ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ that Vote Leave, the official campaign, cheated on its spending limit by almost £700,000:06%.

In a General Election, Local Authority election or Local Authority referendum the courts can declare the vote null and void, if, there has been cheating of exactly this type. What has the government proposed to do about this injustice? Nothing. The Prime Minister triggered Article 50 because she believed the Referendum result was the ‘will of the people’. We now know she was wrong. We believe that the British public is entitled to a fair vote on an issue which is so important to our future as a nation.

Biochemistry Do Not Mix and Match For They May Be Mixed But They Do Not Match: Mixing Energy Drinks With Alcohol Could Enhance the Negative Effects of Binge Drinking

|| August 14: 2018: University of Portsmouth News || ά. A key ingredient of energy drinks could be exacerbating some of the negative effects of binge drinking, according to a new study. Many people mix energy drinks with alcohol to counteract the sedative nature of alcohol, tricking users into feeling more awake and less drunk than they really are. However, when researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the Federal University of Santa Maria in Brazil tested the effects of taurine, a key ingredient of many energy drinks and alcohol on social and fear responses in Zebrafish, they found that taurine seemed to increase the fear-reducing properties of alcohol but, also, affected social communication.

In the study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the researchers tested how taurine and alcohol, at volumes reflecting levels, that would induce moderate human intoxication, affected the behaviour of 192 Zebrafish. The fish were divided into shoals, with four fish per shoal and were exposed to just water or taurine and alcohol separately or taurine and alcohol for one hour. Their shoaling behaviours were then analysed at different time intervals; at 0-5 minutes, 30-35 minutes and 55-60 minutes. The fish were, also, tested for their fear-like responses to a predator by dividing the tank into four areas, with the furthest area used to mimic a predator fish.

Poets' Letter The Newly Discovered Worker-Poets’ Works Tell the Stories of the Miseries of the Cotton Famine

|| August 14: 2018: University of Exeter News || ά. Hundreds of moving poems written by desperate Lancashire cotton workers facing hunger and homelessness because of the American Civil War have been uncovered by experts. The conflict stopped cotton from reaching the North West, leaving people without work and facing poverty. They took to verse to explain the devastating impact the conflict had on their lives. Now the voices of those workers have been brought to life, allowing the story of this important part of the region’s history to be told in a new way.

On the website, presenting these works, researchers note and, we invite, everyone to note this so that people just do not go mad, ensuring to remember, these are works of a specific period of history and it relates to that reality and not to today’s one: ‘’Please note: The poetry and its attendant newspaper commentary on this website is Victorian and reflects the ideology and language of that time. Terms, may be, used and social attitudes, may be, expressed, which would be unacceptable today but in the interests of historical accuracy examples of this have not been amended or censored.’’

The writings are a rare example of working class poetry of the era and, therefore, were only published in local newspapers and through letters between 1861 and 1865. Many are written in the Lancashire dialect. Experts from the University of Exeter have been working to find letter-poems, most of which haven’t been seen or read for 150 years. They have found 300 poems so far through local archives and are confident that there are as many there still to be found. Audio recordings of 100 of these poems have now been made, read by researchers.

England Security Incident in Westminster Promptly Brought to an End Without Any Fatality by the Law Enforcement: Investigation Underway

|| August 14: 2018 || ά. The Houses of Parliament has said in a statement that earlier this morning a security incident occurred outside the Palace of Westminster. The incident is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police. The safety and security of those working in or visiting the UK Parliament is our top priority. Our current measures are robust and are continuously reviewed.

While the two Speakers of both Houses of Parliament have issued a joint statement following the incident in Westminster in which they said: “This morning, an incident occurred outside of Parliament. We would like to offer our thoughts and sympathies to those, who were injured or affected by the incident. Our heartfelt thanks go to the emergency services who responded so quickly and to those who work every day to keep all of us who work in Parliament safe.”

United Kingdom The Absolutely Urgent Matter of The Unflushables: What Is To Be Done: Binned Must It Be

|| August 14: 2018 || ά. These can’t be flushed! Yes, that’s right. These things can not be flushed and can not, any longer, be ignored for they have become too big a problem to just leave in the ‘un-dealt-with’. Thames Water removes 30 tonnes of unflushable material every day from one of its sites. It unclogs five house blockages a day from London’s sewers, a 30 per cent increase from last year. Sewage blockages cost Thames Water and, ultimately, the consumers £12 million a year. Waste authorities collect more than 100,000 tonnes of nappy waste a year.  The majority will be sent for incineration, adding to London’s carbon emissions and polluting the air and Nappies, that go to landfill take around 400 years to disintegrate.

Across the UK, over 11 billion wet wipes, nearly 02.5 billion period products, nearly four billion nappies and over a billion incontinence products are purchased every year. These numbers are growing, wipes by over a quarter and incontinence products by nearly half, compared with five years ago. There is no legal requirement for manufacturers to list materials on the packaging of products. Tampons contain five per cent plastic, period pads contain 90 per cent plastic and nappies contain an estimated 50 per cent plastic and similar materials. Wet wipes, tampons and period pads are, often, flushed down the toilet. Londoners are not aware that these items contain plastic and combined with fat and oil create fatbergs and sewage blockages.

Culture The Heritage Open Days at the Winchester Cathedral: September 14-16

|| August 13: 2018 || ά. Every September in Winchester, local volunteers organise more than 100 events to celebrate the history, architecture and culture of England’s ancient capital. Heritage Open Days offer visitors to explore new places and try new experiences, from walks, workshops and pop-up performances to exhibitions, living history and family-friendly activities. Better yet, they’re free. As lead sponsor of Heritage Open Days, Winchester College extends a warm welcome to visitors by hosting many wonderful events this year, including, guided tours.

Visitors can discover what is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country. Different tours offer something for everyone. The hour-long guided tour concentrates on the medieval heart of the College, including, Chamber Court, Chapel, College Hall, Cloisters and the 17th-century School building. For book lovers, the 45-minute tour of the Fellows’ Library offers an exhibition of medieval manuscripts and an opportunity to see the study of John Harmar, one of the translators of the King James Bible. All events at Winchester College must be pre-booked.

Neurology Charcot-Marie-Tooth: A Genetic and Neurological Disorder: Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK Is Seeking to Raise Awareness of the Condition Throughout September

|| August 13: 2018 || ά. This little-known neurological condition can cause balance problems and falls, pain, fatigue and deformities in hands, lower legs and feet and it is called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder or CMT. Throughout September, Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK, a charity, raising awareness of this genetic, neurological disorder, that can cause uncontrollable pain, chronic fatigue and deformities in the hands, lower legs and feet, leading to balance problems and falls, will be seeking to raise awareness of this condition.

Professor Mary Reilly, of Clinical Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at UCLH, also, Patron of Charcot-Marie-Tooth UK.  She says, “CMT has many different characteristics but, commonly, there is weakening and loss of muscle and reduced sensation, predominantly, in the feet and legs but, also, in the hands and arms in the advanced stages of disease. These lead to a range of orthopaedic complications, leading to a variety of mobility and dexterity problems and sometimes scoliosis.

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|| August 12: 2018: University of Exeter News || ά. Clinicians can match people with Type Two Diabetes to the right drug for them to improve control of blood sugar and help avoid damaging side-effects, simply by factoring in simple characteristics such as sex and BMI into prescribing decisions, new research has shown. The study, by the University of Exeter Medical School, could dramatically improve benefits of drugs and reduce the risk of potentially harmful side-effects, such as, weight gain and hypoglycaemia, at no additional cost to the NHS.

Metformin is the first line of drug treatment in Type Two Diabetes but many patients will, eventually, need additional drugs on top of Metformin to lower their blood sugar levels. Currently, clinicians have to make prescribing decisions on these additional drug options based on limited available guidance. Recent research involving the Exeter team has showed there is great regional variation across the UK in the prescribing of these additional drugs. The new study, funded by the Medical Research Council and published in the journal Diabetes Care, provides a starting point for a more evidence-based approach to the prescribing of drugs after Metformin.
Molecular Biology New Research Find Way to Reverse Key Aspects of Human Cell Ageing by New Compounds

|| August 12: 2018: University of Exeter News || ά. New research breakthrough made in reversing the key aspects of human cell ageing could be the ‘basis for a new generation of anti-degeneration drugs’. This reversal is achieved by new compounds developed at the University of Exeter in this research. In a laboratory study of endothelial cells, which line the inside of blood vessels, researchers tested compounds designed to target the mitochondria, called, the power stations of cells. In the samples used in the study, the number of senescent cells, older cells, that have deteriorated and stopped dividing, was reduced by up to 50%.

The research team, also, identified two splicing factors, a component of cells, that play a key role in when and how endothelial cells become senescent. The findings raise the possibility of future treatments not only for blood vessels, which become stiffer as they age, raising the risk of problems, including, heart attacks and strokes but, also, for other cells. “As human bodies age, they accumulate old, senescent cells, that do not function as well as younger cells.” said Professor Lorna Harries, of the University of Exeter Medical School. The compounds developed at Exeter have the potential to tweak the mechanisms by which this ageing of cells happens.

|| August 11: 2018: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine News || ά. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:LSHTM has been awarded more than £03 million by the Wellcome Trust for new research into severe corneal infections in low and middle income countries:LMICs. The work will be conducted by LSHTM’s International Centre for Eye Health:ICEH, led by Professor Matthew Burton. Over a five-year period, the funding will allow an international partnership of eye health experts in Uganda, Tanzania and Nepal to carry out world-leading research to improve the outcomes for people with corneal infections.

Corneal infections are a significant public health problem in LMICs, with an estimated 04.4 million infections in Asia and 01.2 million in Africa each year. The disease, typically, affects people in adulthood during their most productive years of life and has major impacts on both quality of life and economic productivity. If, not treated rapidly or effectively, corneal infections can lead to permanent loss of vision through scarring of the cornea in the affected eye. In severe cases, the cornea, may, rupture, which, often, means that removing the eye is the only possible treatment. Infections of the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye, are caused by either bacteria, fungi, viruses or parasites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beauroblubellogenics

Epigenomics This Is Why Life Is a Living Growing and Evolving Thing: Twin Study Highlights the Importance of Both Genetics and Environment on Gene Activity

|| August 12: 2018: University of Exeter News || ά. New research highlights the extent to which epigenetic variation is influenced by both inherited and environmental factors. Epigenetic processes affect the expression or activity of genes without changing the underlying DNA sequence and are believed to be one mechanism by which the environment can interact with the genome.

Now, an international group of researchers, including, academics from the University of Exeter, King’s College London, and Duke University in the USA have published a study in PLOS Genetics, using a unique cohort of over 700 pairs of twins to identify the factors influencing chemical modifications to DNA across the genome. In the study, funded by the Medical Research Council, the researchers compared the similarities between identical and non-identical twins and found that epigenetic marks were more similar between identical twins, highlighting the role of DNA sequence variation in regulating gene activity.

Beauroblubellogenics: And Will You Not Sing For The Beautiful Blue Belle

The Humanion's Newest Section: Beauroblubellogenics: The Beautiful Blue Belle in poetic term and in scientific, Beauroblubellogenics: the neuro-science branch, that does nothing but studies the Blood Brain Barrier. Therefore, here, this is for Beauroblubellogenics for the Beautiful Blue Belle, the Blood Brain Barrier. Dear Reader, you, may not, have read these terms and heard of the ideas and concepts they represent, but they have been published and are part of the printed world. The printed world existed in 'imagination' and in living that imagination in learning and creating, which, then, became creative and scientific works, that, then, got into print, in which the ideas of the Beautiful Blue Belle was elaborated as part of the celebration of this astonishing 'mechanism' of the Blood Brain Barrier and, from there, arises Beauroblubellogenics.

Here, The Humanion, presents Beauroblubellogenics, the science of studying the Blood Brain Barriers: We envision that the people, who are to take forward this discipline, are not only qualified Neurologists but are practising at the Most Senior Consultant Level and they are such minds, who have developed 'the equi-competence' in that same Most Senior Consultant-Level in all the major branches of Medicine so that not only have they the knowledge, expertise, insight, experience and study in them but, also, they have developed both a 'Nano-seismic' and 'Universal' views of Medicine, in between which views there exist myriad of other views, such as, atomic, anatomic, molecular, genetic, biochemical, neurological, genetics etc, as well as, a Philosophy of Medicine so that these minds are capable of seeing, looking and understanding 'The Mechanoprincipium-View' of the subject being studied. In other words, these are the minds, that can, only, be described as 'Living Encyclopaedic Minds'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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|| July 29: 2018: Karolinska Institutet News || ά. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that sleep disturbances in midlife or in late life are associated with a higher risk for developing Dementia in old age. The results are published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The results show that in midlife, when participants were in their 40s or 50s, insomnia was associated with a 24 per cent increased risk for Dementia later in life.

In late life, when participants were in their 60s or 70s, terminal insomnia, waking up too early, was associated with a doubled risk for later Dementia, while long sleep duration, more than nine hours of sleep per night, was associated with a four-fold increased risk for later Dementia. The latter finding among this older population, may be, due to already existing undiagnosed Dementia-related pathology, as dementia is, often, linked with sleep disturbances, including, increased sleep duration.

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Life-Elle

 

Three in Five New-Borns are Not Breastfed in the First Hour of Life Putting Them at Higher Risk of Death and Disease: New WHO and UNICEF Report

|| July 31: 2018 || ά. An estimated 78 million babies or, three in five, are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, according to the new Report by UNICEF and WHO. Most of these babies are born in low and middle income countries. The Report notes that the new-borns, who breastfeed in the first hour of life are significantly more likely to survive. Even, a delay of a few hours after birth could pose life-threatening consequences.

Skin to skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulate the mother’s production of breastmilk, including, colostrum, also, called, the baby’s ‘first vaccine’, which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies. “When it comes to the start of breastfeeding, timing is everything. In many countries, it can even be a matter of life or death.” says Ms Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director. “Yet, each year, millions of new-borns miss out on the benefits of early breastfeeding and the reasons, all too often, are things we can change. Mothers simply don’t receive enough support to breastfeed within those crucial minutes after birth, even, from medical personnel at health facilities.”
The Environment is the Key Battleground in the Fight to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

|| July 25: 2018: University of Exeter News || ά. The environment could be as important a battleground as the clinic in the global fight against the spread of antibiotic resistance, new research has shown. A study conducted at the University of Exeter Medical School concluded that, when bacteria are exposed to very low concentrations of antibiotics, numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria increase just as much as at high clinical concentrations.

Anti-Microbial Resistance:AMR is recognised by the World Health Organisation:WHO as one of today’s greatest global health challenges. WHO has warned that we, may be, entering an era in which antibiotics are no longer effective to cure simple and previously treatable, bacterial infections. This would mean that currently treatable infections, such as, pneumonia, tuberculosis and blood poisoning could become fatal. It would, also, mean that it would no longer be possible to use antibiotics to prevent infection in routine medical procedures, such as, joint replacements and chemotherapy.

|| July 30: 2018 || ά. Born Free has cautiously welcomed the news that holiday operator Thomas Cook is to stop selling tickets to facilities keeping Orca:Killer Whales in captivity. This includes the controversial Sea World parks and Loro Parque in Tenerife. Sustained efforts to inform the travel industry over many years by Born Free, Peta and others have undoubtedly influenced a decision, which Thomas Cook states is based on a review of the scientific evidence.

Born Free is convinced that the complex needs of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises:Cetaceans can not be met in captivity and calls for an end to the keeping of these animals in dolphinariums. The Foundation believes this decision is symptomatic of a rapidly growing shift in public attitudes away from the exploitation of wild animals in captivity. “The captive exploitation of marine mammals, elephants for riding, lion and tiger cubs for petting and primates and other species for photographic props is falling from favour, particularly, in European and North American markets and Thomas Cook’s decision accurately reflects the public mood.” said Born Free CEO, Mr Howard Jones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poland: Attempts to Oust the Current Supreme Court President Must Be Rejected: Amnesty International

|| July 29: 2018: || ά. On July 24, ahead of the Senate vote on a bill, that would further undermine judicial independence by making it easier for the government to replace the President of the Supreme Court of Poland, Ms Iverna McGowan, the Director of Amnesty International European Institutions Office, said, “This cynical attempt to speed through a law just so the President of the Supreme Court, Ms Małgorzata Gersdorf, can be ousted before European Commission action can be taken, must be resolutely rejected.

The passing of this bill, part of a deliberate attempt to undermine the independence of the judiciary by subjecting it to political influence and control, will strip away what are some of the last remaining vestiges of judicial independence. Legal proceedings launched by the European Commission into the law, which will force Supreme Court judges to retire early, must be, allowed to run their course.

Japan’s Deathly Business: The Taking of a Life in Retribution IS Never the Answer: It IS High Time for the Japanese Authorities to Establish an Immediate Moratorium on All Executions and Promote an Informed Debate on the Death Penalty as First Steps Towards Its Abolition

|| July 29: 2018 || ά. Japan’s recent spate of executions will not make the country safer and fails to address why individuals were attracted to a cult, which orchestrated a series of horrific crimes, Amnesty International said, following the executions of a further six members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo, Aum on Thursday. This July has now seen 13 people executed for their involvement in the deadly 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, which killed 13 people and injured thousands more, as well as, other illegal activities.

The last time Japan executed more than 10 people in a year was in 2008. It is, also, extremely rare for Japan to carry out two rounds of executions in the same month. “This unprecedented execution spree, which has seen 13 people killed in a matter of weeks, does not leave Japanese society any safer. The hangings fail to address why people were drawn to a charismatic guru with dangerous ideas.” said Mr Hiroka Shoji, East Asia Researcher at Amnesty International

Books Historic England to Release Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places on September 18: The Image Is for the Tolpuddle Martyrs Since the Book Contains a Chapter on Them

|| July 30: 2018 || ά. Historic England presents an illustrated book of 100 historic places where remarkable things have happened across England, divided into ten categories ranging from Music and Literature, through Science and Discovery to Power, Protest and Progress. The Author Mr Philip Wilkinson, a specialist writer on history, architecture and religion explains why each of these 100 places is so important and brings the nation’s story to life.

Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places illustrates 100 historic places, guided by public nominations and a panel of expert judges, including, Mr Robert Winston, Ms Mary Beard, Mr Will Gompertz, Mr George Clark, Mr David Olusoga, Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson and Ms Bettany Hughes. Historic England designed the campaign with the support of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical to celebrate England’s remarkable places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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|| August 07: 2018 || ά. Today, the Office for National Statistics:ONS has published data on mortality trends. For decades there had been steady increases in life expectancy, however, from around 2011 those increases have slowed. ONS has released two reports looking at how England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each experienced this slowdown and how the slowdown within the UK compared to changes in mortality across 19 other countries.

The UK-based report, changing trends in mortality: a cross-UK comparison, 1981-2016, also, looks at patterns in mortality by cause of death within each of the four UK countries between 2001 and 2016. Some of the key findings include i: The rise in mortality rates for people aged 90 years and over reflects increases in mortality rates for mental and behavioural disorders, such as, dementia; ii: A slowdown in the decline in mortality rates for circulatory diseases from 2011 has been a major factor, that has driven the slowdown in mortality improvements for people aged 55 and over.

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The Foundation is Accepting Applications for Interns for Chicago and Washington D.C: Diverse, Passionate, Mission-Oriented, Organised and Strong Writers and Researchers are Invited to Apply

 

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I Give You My Neuroniverse

Imagine a nano-universe beyond reach of our senses
That resides beneath the faces of things and they are
Guided and played by the same laws where the same 
Motion and statics same rises and falls and calls roll on

Imagine that as with a proper infinity there is another
Which is infinitesimal or rather a micro-infinity folded
Inside the things that form the space-time realities and
There this nano-universe goes on making its music that

No-human orchestra can play no conductor nor player
Can reach or touch or break their unfathomable bounds 
But be amazed by only their nano-seismic nanotheatrics

That science will forever bring out as glances and traces
In this nanoverse imagine this neuroniverse centrica-sun
I give you my Neuroniverse hold behold and rise a Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Humanion does not do and will not publish any news item of any company, regardless of how 'giant' they are or might be, if, their 'website' does not have any 'humanity' expressed, presented and celebrated on them. They might say that they are a 'Team' but there is not a single mention of any human being in that company. No, thank you.  A company must show this, as well as, display a valid address, contact details and telephone numbers on their website. A company must show its commitment to gender-equality and diversity. Bombastic, replicated terms, excessive abuse of clichés and meaningless expressions are all 'good', they might think but it all put and drive people off. The Humanion does not do 'mechanistic, it does not do machine: it exists to celebrate and foster humanity. The Humanion exists to fight dehumanisation. That is why here we have Recycle Technologies and here are the humanity, that is the company and this company does not have any better and more worthy 'resources' than this: this very humanity. Here is another Company and see how they have presented their human face:  ABIVAX. Or Here is another Organisation: Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust:RAFT, that shows that it is not run by machines but humanity.
The Asian Games 2018 to Demonstrate a Hydrogen-Enabled Zero-Emission Transport Future

|| August 09: 2018 || ά. High penetration of renewables to the power mix is now possible and enabled by hydrogen-based transport and energy storage, through cross sectoral power infrastructure integration. The Asian Games 2018, being held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from August 18-September 02, will see hydrogen-powered vehicles, delivered by UK based integrated energy infrastructure and zero emission mobility provider, Ecubes Arcola, demonstrated throughout the duration of the games.

Supported by Imperial College, one of the world’s high ranking ten universities, Ecubes Arcola will, also, be running a week-long education roadshow in Indonesian cities, providing hands-on technology workshops for over 1,000 young people in South Sumatra and Java, as well as, organising open-access displays for all visitors to Jakabaring Sports City, home to many of the Asian Games venues. This programme is part of a wider Ecubes Arcola strategy to delivery hydrogen-powered, clean energy infrastructure across the region via complementary projects across the power generation and supply and transport sectors, based on the technology.

 

Lloyds Banking Group Will No Longer Finance Coal-Fired Power Stations or Thermal Coal Mines to Strengthens Its Support for the Low Carbon Economy with New Policy on Coal: It IS Time the Entire World Banking and Financial Establishments Follow Suit for It No Longer Remains a Choice for Humanity But to ACT NOW

|| August 05: 2018 || ά. Lloyds Banking Group will no longer finance new coal-fired power stations or thermal coal mines as part of its support for the transition to a lower-carbon future, it has just announced. The decision builds on Lloyds Banking Group’s launch earlier this year of a £02 billion Clean Growth Finance initiative, which saw it offer discounted financing to clients investing in a lower carbon future. Its latest Helping Britain Prosper Plan, also, includes a commitment to power five million homes by 2020 through supporting renewable energy projects in the UK.

Lloyds Banking Group will continue to work with existing clients, whose operations include coal mining or power generated from coal or supply equipment or services to these sectors, to actively support their transition to lower carbon models in line with the Paris Agreement. Mr David Oldfield, Group Director, Commercial Banking, said, “We are, already, committed to supporting businesses, that are leading the way by investing in renewable energy and a cleaner future, including, those, that are diversifying their business models away from fossil fuels

 

Political Philosophy The Non-Americans in America: Six Million is As Large a Number As to Be Equivalent of Many Nations in This World: America Can Not Punish Them with Political Annihilation: This Must Change for the Sake of America Itself

|| August 03: 2018 || ά. The Truth Out has published a new piece of research, written by Ms Kimberly R Kras, who is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, today. This piece, ‘Citizenship Through the Eyes of Those Who Have Lost the Right to Vote’ is a timely and much needed piece of work to put to America and the American people, to bring about a debate for it is about the ‘political annihilation’ of a section of the ‘we the people’ of America, the number of which is unbelievably high: in this piece Ms Kras has put forward a figure, six million Americans can not vote in any American democratic exercise because they have been convicted of a felony.

And this scenario varies from state to state but in many states these people, despite the fact that they have served their time and ‘paid’ for the felony for which they were convicted and, yet, they can not vote. It is, as, if, they had been given two parallel sentences: one with finite end date and the other one ‘in perpetuam’, that it does not get spent! This is astonishing. Ms Kras reported some progressive actions taken by some states to balance this injustice out and corrected the state laws but this is not enough. What kind of a democracy is it where six million people are barred from taking part in exercising their citizenship rights? Further, whatever crime any criminal of whatever sorts commits, they can not and do not and must not lose their citizenships for, if, they were to lose their citizenship by virtue of that loss the ‘state’ loses any ‘right’ to accuse, charge and try them in its ow court of law because the ‘criminal’ is no longer its citizen. The state can only try its own citizens!

Further, citizenship of any state is not a ‘gift’ or ‘privilege’ nor ‘honour’ or ‘accolade’ given to individuals; it is people’s right by ‘defined virtues’ by the ‘book of the law’ or a Constitution of a country in which it is enshrined as a right of citizens and there are defined ways of getting that citizenship, including, often, simply, being born in that country or to parents, who are already citizens of that country. Therefore, because it is a right and as such so long a constitution remains valid, so long this state remains a member of the international body, i.e, the United Nations and all its mechanism, this state, simply, can not withdraw citizenship. It is against international law for a state to ‘revoke’ or take away people’s citizenship. It is not a matter of people’s opinion nor is it a matter of whether a majority wants it or not: there is such a thing as the law and this is the law: a state can not take away citizenships from its own citizens.

End Homelessness Homeless Households in Temporary Accommodation in England: 79,880 Households: 123,230 Children: This Marks the Twenty-Seventh Time That the Number of Households in Temporary Accommodation Has Risen Compared with the Same Quarter of the Previous Year: 54,540 of 79,880 Households Or 68% are in London: Will England Think of What Kind of Life Family Life, Childhood and Education These 123,230 Children are Receiving

|| July 29: 2018: || ά. This Briefing Paper provides background information on the increase in the number of homeless households, placed in temporary accommodation by English local authorities and outlines various initiatives and issues associated with this increased use of temporary accommodation. Local housing authorities in England have a duty to secure accommodation for unintentionally homeless households in priority need under Part Seven of the Housing Act 1996 as amended. And, will the country contemplate the utter, absolute and insane waste of public money in this ‘temporary accommodation fiasco of a system’: ‘’£01.1bn spent by English local authorities in 2015-16, £845 million was spent on temporary accommodation’’. And what purpose does it serve to waste this amount money while it does not resolve the problem of these homeless families, who, after the end of that financial year, still remain homeless in that same ‘waste-space-left-to-wither-away’ state?

The most recent official statistics, published on June 27 this year, recorded 79,880 households in temporary accommodation at the end of March 2018. This marks the twenty-seventh time, that the number of households in temporary accommodation has risen compared with the same quarter of the previous year. The 79,880 households include 123,230 children, representing a 65% increase since the first quarter of 2010. Of these households, 54,540, 68%, were placed in temporary accommodation in London. The number of families with dependent children placed in B and B-style accommodation increased from 630 at the end of March 2010 to 2,180 at the end of March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Research Identifies the Genetic Link for Prostate Cancer

|| July 15: 2018: Cardiff University News || ά. New research has uncovered insights into the mechanisms, that underlie prostate cancer, providing potential targets for new cancer therapies. Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the UK and researchers from Cardiff University have identified a genetic alteration, that is linked to poor prognosis for patients with the disease.

Advanced prostate cancer patients initially respond well to hormonal therapies but nearly all will, eventually, develop an aggressive form of the disease, called, castrate-resistant prostate cancer. Previously, genetic mutations in a tumour suppression gene, PTEN, have been shown to activate the cell signalling pathway, PI3K, which gives prostate cancer cells their ability to grow uncontrollably.