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Year Gamma Q-Delta October Daily Editions 2017

The Humanion Year Gamma Q-Delta: Week Beta: The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15 Edition: October 13
 

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The Humanion Year Gamma Q-Delta: Week Beta: The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15 Edition: October 13
 

 

The Humanion: London: England: United Kingdom: Year Gamma: Day 20: Friday: October 13: 2017: Cogito Ergo Sum: Descartes 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life: You Are The Law The Flow The Glow: In Joys In Hurts You Are The Vine-Songs On The Light-Trellis
The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15
Let there be surging seas of weaving coral lights
Let there be flights of light-lifting choral songs
And sun-sure-rise of larks of sublime joys to seize
Let us meet and greet sit and read as all hearts
Blend in and mend on and mind our dreams
October 14-15: Sat-Sun: 19:00-23:00
Alexander Pushkin

I keep in mind that magic moment:
When you appeared before my eyes
Like ghost, like fleeting apparition,
Like genius of the purest grace.

In torturous hopeless melancholy,
In vanity and noisy fuss
I’ve always heard your tender voice
I saw your features in my dreams.

Years passed away, and blasts of tempests
Have scattered all my previous dreams,
And I forgot your tender voice,
And holy features of your face.

In wilderness, in gloomy capture
My lonely days were slowly drawn:
I had not faith, no inspiration,
No tears, no life, no tender love.

But time has come, my soul awakened,
And you again appeared to me
Like ghost, like fleeting apparition,
Like genius of the purest grace.

My heart again pulsates in rapture,
And everything arouse again:
My former faith, and inspiration,
And tears, and life, and tender love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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|| October 13: 2017: University of Reading News || ά. The Museum of English Rural Life or The MERL at the University of Reading launched its new exhibition, ‘Wellbeing and the Countryside', on World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, October 10. The MERL has been exploring the complex relationships between wellbeing and the countryside with the help of rural stakeholders and local community groups. From the therapeutic benefits of getting back to nature and working the land, to the isolation experienced in remote locations and the uncertainty of the farming year, life in the countryside presents both challenges and opportunities for rural people.

The MERL's collections and contemporary accounts of rural life provide some fascinating insights into various aspects of rural wellbeing and the Museum is pleased to share these with the wider community through displays at the Museum and online. ‘Wellbeing and the Countryside' is a new exhibition, taking place in the Community Case at The MERL. The MERL has been working with various community groups, including, Ridgeline Trust, the Farming Community Network and the Rural Services Network, who have selected objects and images for the exhibition. The exhibition is free and will run until Tuesday, October 31. It will be followed by an online exhibition later in the year. Readmore

The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
East to Nowhere: Briony Dennis

I

Take me into the earth.
Smelling the dark soil.
Breathing the dew-damp dark.
Will I have left samsara then?
Every sign representing another
and another and neither representing
a real thing.
Take me back.

I am me: Katherine Michaud

Of everything, a little stayed.
The world, vast and unexplored by my eyes,
never called my name.
The office, seemingly always open.
The groceries, seemingly always gone.
I am here.

Of everything, a little changed.
Universities, with all their pull,
still call my name.
Salisbury, suburban and friendly.
Baltimore, a strange city, full of strangers.
I always answer.

Fairies and Fireflies: Rachel Finn

Chariot-bearing heroes race the landscape
For this is make believe land
And you are my centre-piece

The world is essentially
A tableau of glitter
Of love and adventure, forever and ever
Where a feeling spans the universe
And you make my dream
I like to believe
I fall and I see

Castle Rabbits, Edinburgh: Aiko Harman


Down the slope of castle crag, a family of cottontails
duck into the close of fallen rock, a warren
of underground homes. At dawn, as the tourist buses
line the castle-side of Johnston Terrace, the rabbits rest.

Jackdaws caw and peck at the after-trail of hare.
Men in dark suits sit at benches, face the fortress
on lunch breaks, stare blankly at mobile phones,
the last pages of a book – have forgotten the castle,
the rabbits, in all their daily toxic repetition.

 
Sun and Moon: Holly New


What am I supposed to say?
Cover it up by moving you in the way,
Then replace you when I’m afraid
Didn’t you know, I’m not the same

Serve me and do to impress,
But I praise only to repress,
You remind me of a love that was lost
I’ve been turned to ice, whatever I touch is frost.

Turquoise: Sarah Wardle
A poetic statement: Gracia Iglesias


It consisted of wisely arranging the silence
the hours
sometimes as well
the night with its choir of beasts.
It consisted of not fearing starvation
and of learning the cold from broken birds
In order to unwrite ourselves in their feathers.

Able: Tomas Sanchez Santiago


Join the precise valour to initiate the day.
The formulae of sleep, with the first bells,
start burning; and you begin the morning’s
hard slopes, shining and restless
like summer honey left upon your shoulders.
Besides you, heavily fall names and numbers.
And the street noise: a cruel commodity
you cannot grasp today.

You follow with the sweet storm
of another name in your lips.
And you start coming
down the evening end, where walls with sun
from certain last streets that leave you sleepless
when looked straight are awaiting you.

Treasure: Claire Askew

Tonight, as I drive along a purple lane
under the swallow-tail of the evening,
I will think of you.  I can picture you -
your delicate skirts like the petals of a poppy,
stalk legs, black, with heels clicking -
your quick-step, on cobbles in a lamp-lit square.

In the cavernous chapel of my mind's eye,
I will watch you emerge, moth-like
in soft reams of white - watch as you waltz
between pews, take the arm of a man
I recognise.  I will think of your smile

Dedalus: Natalia Carbajosa

I’m still not ready for them.

I haven’t designed devices which caress their faces
further than a drop from the shore which would seek my lips
and burst at my ankles

further than the mosquito which I crush between my fingers
without further reason than the childish will
of human scale versus insect scale.

The Old Man: Sharon Harriott

Cars and busses, feet on wet pavement,
Swoosh, tap, pace, and rap.
And you, oblivious to time, you lament
At dark windows, docking your cap.
Dapper old man in your battered suit,
Aiming your lighter toward your fag,

Paradox: Isobel Dixon

There’s no telling what
will make the heart leap, frog-
like, landing with a soggy plop.
Love startles, makes a mockery
of us, and yet we lie awake
at night and croak and croak for it.

The Beauty in the Dark: Tony Fernandez

Last night I felt The Beauty in The Dark,
Warm whispers felt upon the mystery of a stream,
And in the stillness of the night,
I kissed the moon,
for lost children wonder upon the valleys of this earth.
 
Last night I swayed amongst the rivers of a life,
And through the thunders I found your smile,
But in the silence of your eyes you said goodnight,
And in the richness of your grasp I felt a cry.

Out of Interwoven Mess: Kerry-Fleur Schleifer

Shadows mingle
and create an interwoven mess.

'I am your lover.' he said,
caught by the half shadow, half light.

'Will you wax and wane upon
my motionless
silhouette?'

Water Cycle: Helen Long

vapours of the voice
formation and reflection
understanding parcels crystallise

kaleidoscopic patterns
of milieu emerge
memories and faith its self repeats

 

Arterial: Philip Ruthen

 

The Cries of a Syrian Seeking Sanctuary: Dilu Naser


Far have I travelled to arrive here
Let me catch my breath in your Rose Garden.
Once- I- too- had had gardens;
Gardens landscaped: echoing columns of green date and olive trees.

In my gardens creepy-crawlies have now made themselves at home
In the pulsating greens it smells now of gun powders. From the stripped
Date-leaves blood-sucking bats hang out-without fear.
Littered with only the epitaphs of deaths are the zigzag mountain paths.
Let me sit a while in your Rose Garden.

I too have grown by the banks of the Baalaakaah River and in the rains
With grass beneath my head besides a woman’s warm embrace
My days were spent among flowers and trees
Soaking feet in crystal waterfalls.

Blood now wave in my rivers and falls and in that flowing sacred spring
Created by the kicking-baby-feet of Prophet Jacob;
Now everyday there float away
Skulls of babies and disfigured breasts of women
And mothers’ hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Us at The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15

 

 

Political Economics New Finland-International Finance Corporation Climate Fund for the Developing Countries Will Channel Hundreds of Millions of Euros to Renewable and Green Energy Industry

|| October 12: 2017|| ά. Finland and the International Finance Corporation:IFC, which is a member of the World Bank Group, will together set up a joint climate fund, that will support renewable and clean energy solutions and other climate projects in developing countries. Finland will channel a total of Eur114 million into the Finland-IFC Climate Change Programme, whose duration is 25 years. The funds will be invested in climate projects during the next five years. This will be the largest funding ever targeted at international climate work in Finland.

"With this investment, Finland will fulfil the promise it gave at the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Paris for directing a significant part of its development funding to climate actions. At the same time, establishing a joint fund with the world’s largest development financier will open for Finnish companies a door to the growing clean energy solution markets in developing countries.", says Mr Kai Mykkänen, Finland's Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. Compared with the IFC’s usual practice, the Finland Fund allows directing investments to poorer countries than before and focusing on earlier phase investments. Readmore

|| October 11: 2017 || ά. Time, because it is, always being and vanishing in space, in human terms, we call it, time changes or rather, time goes. Where does it go? There, where the eternal-silent-space holds its sieve, ever-so-patiently and ever-so-dutifully, so that the time-dust, falls through and joins the eternal-silence of space. Time is like the word: after all human usages, where does it go? There, where it has always been, in 'non-existence', inside the 'eternal-silence' of the 'dictionary'. But here, we are to report, not silence, but speech because, the Fourth Annual Philosophy and Religion in Africana Traditions Conference 2017, what has become, affectionately, known as, PRAT Conference, is almost here. October is a just a week-run up the hill and, a few more days and there it is: the Fourth PRAT Conference on October 27-28 in Emmaarner Rise or rather, good old New York.

When: Friday: October 27 at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York: 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016, Rooms 9204:9205 and Saturday: October 28: Mayday Community Space: 176 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237: info at maydayspace.org. Topics for consideration are 01: Social Activism. What are the Main Terrains of struggle: What are the Strategies People are Putting Into Place: What are the Programmes Being Developed, For Instance, 'The Vision for Black Lives 'Movement'; 02: Culture and Politic. Speakers Will Address the Inter-Relationships Between Art and Politics and How Cultural Issues From Art, Films, Novels are Related to Liberation Struggles. How Art and Films Depict the Struggle: How They Contribute to It: What are the Main Themes? Readmore

 

 

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Universana The Home-Country of the Humanion

This Photonarine Pilgrimage

A dot adding to itself one to another one two three advances a line
It cannot but go seeking to reach back to itself yet spherically being
The march of a dot and thus this photon is anti of what it seeks to
Illumine this Duantum Darkness it seems to go seeking end's scope

Never stopping like the line it will reach back to itself completing its
Light-sol-sojourn of the Duantum Darkness hypothetically a photon
Is all it takes to illumine the entire Universe except you need all times
For a photon to complete its photonarine run to come back to itself 

Yet this photon-sojourn is the pilgrimage of the light in this holy-field
Of this Universe where there is no temple but laws where one begins
And ends both being the same: the determination to go on being light

Being light is life's pilgrimage in this Universe this photonarine run
In ink-dark our photons are true and in tune with the Duantum and
We write our pilgrimage on white paper still seeking being the light

 

 

 

The VI London Poetry Festival October 14-15:Everyone Who Loves and  Lives Poetry Is  Invited
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Poetry Festival

 

 

 

 

The VI London Poetry Festival 2017: October 14-15: London Notting Hill St John's Church: Lansdowne Crescent: London W11 2NN: Nearest Tubes: Holland Park:01: Ladbroke Grove:02: Notting Hill Gate:03: Bus: 228:00: Right Outside the Church: Contact: editor at thehumanion.com: Please, Book Your Tickets: They are FREE But Must Be Booked Through The Festival Eventbrite Page

 

 

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Join Us at The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15
The Eye: Charlotte Epstein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Eyeonium

And The Eye once opened and saw there was the light
That formed a print as if a light-tree had sprung over it
And The Eye wore that light-tree as a a sudden moon
That it had not yet seen but wore it ee shone it singing

Then The Eye saw that it could see other eyes looking at
It all tear-written and joy-strung and awe-sung they all
Looked and The Eye said such a beautiful thing to see in
The Light the Joy the Sorrow the Pearl in tears sparkling

And The Eye saw and loved the light ee the luminous that
It makes true and The Eye heard the silence as a tongue
Ee sung it as the earth has forever done to the silent moon

Being loving singing shining seeing ee reaching The Eye
Sees and loves and sings and keeps shining in light yet
In the dark The Eye an Aria-Universe a-bloom a silence

The Faerie Queene: Edmund Spenser

Combination of Antimalarial Drug with Light Sensitive Molecules Shows Promise for the Treatment of Cancer

|| October 08: 2017: National University of Singapore News || ά. Artemisinin-ALA co-treatment could kill cancer cells and suppress tumour growth with fewer side effects. Artemisinin, a potent anti-malarial drug, has been widely hailed as a promising alternative cancer treatment. Scientists from the National University of Singapore recently showed that its anti-cancer properties could be enhanced by 10 folds when used in combination with Aminolaevulinic acid:ALA, a photosensitiser or a drug which, upon exposure to light, leads to generation of free radicals that can kill cells. ALA is used in photodynamic therapy, in combination with a special light source, to treat various types of cancer, including, skin and prostate cancer.

A research team, led by Dr Lin Qingsong from the Department of Biological Sciences at the NUS Faculty of Science, together with Dr Wang Jigang and Professor Shen Han-Ming from the Department of Physiology at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, recently discovered that a combination of artemisinin and ALA could kill colorectal cancer cells and suppress tumour growth more effectively than administering artemisinin alone. “Artemisinin and ALA are both existing drugs that are well tolerated by the human body. As such, this promising cancer treatment could have fewer side effects.” explained Dr Wang. The findings of the study were published in the scientific journal ACS Central Science in July 2017 as the cover story. Readmore

 
Hearteogenics

 

 

 

 
Monitoring Microbes Keeps Mars Missions Healthy

|| October 05: 2017: University of Edinburgh News || ά. A simulated Mars flight has given scientists valuable insights into the likely risks from bacteria on spacecraft. An experiment, in which astronauts remained in a confined simulator for a year and a half, has showed the need to carefully monitor the changes in the numbers and varieties of microorganisms, such as, bacteria, during lengthy missions.

Checking how such species adapt to the confined conditions on board spacecraft could help ensure a safe environment for astronauts on long missions to Mars. According to researcher, regular sampling of surfaces and analysis of the types of bacteria present could help prevent the spread of resistant or harmful bugs and encourage a healthy mix of microbes. The results of the study, involving Edinburgh scientists, will inform estimates of risk to such flights and aid the design of missions. Readmore

 

 

 

 

 
 

Guy's Cancer Centre: Requires All the Support That Can Be Offered to It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aarhus University Denmark

 

 

 

 

Life-Elle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Life Elle Cancer: The Least Understood and Most Misunderstood Thing: And Those Suffering From It and Going Through the Treatment are Left Without the Vital Supporting Eco-System: For Cancer Does Not Just Attack the Physiology It Devastates the Psyche as Ferociously as It Does the Body

|| October 11: 2017 || ά. When things are on the news and in the media it becomes harder for serious issues to be really, seriously taken any longer. Cancer, when mentioned, everyone seems to instantaneously 'switch' to a 'cliché-mood': oh, cancer, to mean, we know all about it. But not really. No one really, truly knows what cancer is and what it does to a soul, that is suffering and going through it and those, who are connected to this soul and those, who are trying to treat them and those, who are trying to offer support. Cancer is, probably, the least understood and most misunderstood subject there is. And add to this the other angle, these days, everyone is, seemingly, finding it fashionable to make people laugh so that there are people, who are seeking to make people laugh with cancer facts!

There is not a shred of humour in cancer. It is devastating for a human soul and it is, probably, more devastating psychologically than physically, even if this sounds strange. Reader, please, bear with us. It is physically devastating absolutely but going through with it and the treatments and all, that is involved  with it is such that it simply 'shreds' away a human's 'reserve' and here is this piece, despite medicine, treatment and care for cancer advancing much, the support eco-system, that must be made available to that human soul, going through cancer' for that other desperate devastation, psychological devastation, does not yet exist and this is now, in the main, left to the 'charities', who, despite their valiant efforts, find it impossible to meet the endless demands with scarce resources.

Because there is, one, not the resources but at the same time, there is this culture that says: oh, cancer. We know all about it. But no, we do not know all about it: it is ghastly, it is desperate and it is absolutely crushing to a human soul and that soul must, must, must, have access to not just medicine and therapies but a complete support eco-system to offer 'resources' to that human soul, that must use it to face, fight and 'fix', that psychological devastation. Here is where much work remains to be attempted and done. And on this note, here is a story, that relates to this very issue. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Connection Sanctuary will open its doors this Friday, with just one aim: to improve the wellbeing through cancer. According to a recent report by Breast Cancer Care, one person is diagnosed with breast cancer every 10 minutes. Thankfully, survival rates have improved greatly and figures show that survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years. However, for many, the emotional and physical effects of cancer and treatment are long lasting and can be, particularly, difficult to deal with. How long lasting and how difficult: that no one does but that one soul, that has gone or are going through it knows. Readmore

Psychology Royal College of Psychiatrists Launches Advice Pack for Businesses and Employees

|| October 10: 2017|| ά. The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a special pack of mental health information for employers and employees to mark World Mental Health Day 2017, which is on October 10. This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is mental health in the workplace. Hundreds of thousands of workers will experience mental health problems during the course of a year and absences from work due to mental health issues are thought to cost the UK economy £26 billion per year.

The College hopes that businesses, employers and employees will benefit from our award-winning information, which explain how to recognise a possible mental health problem and how best to support those living with mental ill health. The information covers the most common range of conditions, such as, depression, anxiety and sleeping problems. There is, also, information on seasonal affective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-natal depression and mental health in pregnancy, self-harm and eating disorders, such as, anorexia and bulimia. Readmore

Poets' Letter
October The Poetry Month

 

 

 

 

 

Join Us at The VI London Poetry Festival 2017 at the Notting Hill St John's Church: October 14-15
Prometheus Unbound : P. B. Shelley

Monarch of Gods and Daemons, and spirits
But One, who throng those bright and rolling worlds
Which Thou and I alone of living things
Behold with sleepless eyes! regard this Earth
Made multitudinous with thy slaves, whom thou
Requitest for knee-worship, prayer, and praise,
And toil, and hecatombs of broken hearts,
With fear and self-contempt and barren hope.
Whilst me, who am thy foe, eyeless in hate,
Hast thou made reign and triumph, to thy scorn,
O'er mine own misery and thy vain revenge.
Three thousand years of sleep-unsheltered hours,
And moments of aye divided by keen pangs
Till they seemed years, torture and solitude,
Scorn and despair, - these are mine empire:-
More glorious far than that which thou surveyest
From thine unenvied throne, O Mighty God!
Almighty, had I deigned to share that same
Of thine ill tyranny, and hung not here
Nailed to this wall of eagle-baffling mountain,
Black, wintry, dead, unmeasured; without herb,
Insect, or beast, or shape or sound of life.
As me! alas! pain, pain ever, for ever!

No change, no pause, no hope! Yet I endure.
I ask the Earth, have not the mountains felt?
I ask Heaven, the all-beholding Sun,
Has it not seen? The Sea, in storm or calm,
Heaven's ever-changing Shadow, spread below,
Has its deaf waves not heard my agony?
Ah me! alas, pain, pain ever, for ever!

 

Emma Lazarus : The New Colossus


Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emily Dickinson

The Brain- is wider than the Sky-
For--- put them side by side--
The one the other will contain
With ease---- and You---- beside---

The Brain is deeper than the Sea----
For---hold them---Blue to Blue---
The one the other will absorb----
As Sponges----Buckets---- do---

The Brain is just the weight of God---
For-Heft them---Pound for Pound---
And they will differ---if they do----
As Syllable from Sound----

 

Paradise Lost : John Milton

 

Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden, till one greater man
Restore us, and regain the blissful seat,
Sing, heavenly Muse, that, on the secret
Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire
That shepherd who first taught the chosen seed
In the beginning how the heavens and earth
Rose out of chaos: or, if Zion hill
Delight thee more, and Siloa's brook that flowed
Fast by the oracle of God, I thence
Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song,
That with no middle flight intends to soar
Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues
Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
And chiefly, thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer
Before all temples the upright heart and pure,
Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first
Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread
Dove-like sat'st brooding on the vast abyss,
And mad'st it pegnant: what in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support:
That, to the height of this great argument,
I may assert eternal providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.

 

 

Here are the Sounds That Live in the Silence and Solitude of the Words

 

 

 

 

Life-Elle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of Crete School of Medicine

 

 

 

 
Genetics

 

So Tell Us Gene  the Story of the Colossus Complexus

|| October 09: 2017: University of Portsmouth News || ά. Genes, which determine animal complexity or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin, have been identified, for the first time. The secret mechanism for how a cell in one animal can be, significantly, more complex than a similar cell in another animal, appears to be due to proteins and their ability to control events in a cell’s nucleus. The research, by biochemist Dr Colin Sharpe and his colleagues in the University of Portsmouth, has been published in PLoS One.

Dr Sharpe said, “Most people agree that mammals and humans in particular, are more complex than a worm or a fruit fly, without really knowing why. The question has been nagging at me and others for a long time. One common measure of complexity is the number of different cell types in an animal, but little is known about how complexity is achieved at the genetic level. The total number of genes in a genome is not a driver, this value varies only slightly in multi-cellular animals, so we looked for other factors.” Dr Sharpe and MRes student, Ms Daniela Lopes Cardoso looked into and analysed large amounts of data from the genomes of nine animals, from humans and macaque monkeys to nematode worms and the fruit fly and calculated how diverse each was at the genetic level. Readmore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientists Develop New Patch Which Could Improve Healing and Reduce Scarring

|| October 08: 2017: Nanyang Technological University News || ά. Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a new gel patch prototype, that could speed up the healing of a skin wound while minimising the formation of scars. The research team unveiled the patch as a proof of concept. When fully developed, this healing patch could be a boon for diabetic patients, who suffer from hard to heal skin lesions and for patients undergoing surgery. The new patch is unlike other single-purpose patches in the market, which either reduce the scarring or improve healing, but not both.

The NTU research team, led jointly by Associate Professor Andrew Tan and Assistant Professor Cleo Choong, recently published their findings in Scientific Reports. In the published paper, the researchers found that a protein, known as, Angiopoietin-like 4: ANGPTL4 reduces inflammation in the early phase of wound healing in mice models. Later, it helps in the formation of new blood vessels and cell growth and at the final phase, reduces scarring. The research team developed their patch enriched with ANGPTL4 to control the amount of scarring. NTU already has a patent on the use of Angiopoietin-like 4 in wound healing, which can be licensed to pharmaceutical companies. Readmore


 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Political Economics

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ci Therapeutics Announces Positive Preclinical Data on Its Anti-Insomnia Product Ican.sleep Advanced Cannabinoid Formula

 

|| October 12: 2017|| ά. Ci Therapeutics, a CannRx:CAN:Israel-Cannabis joint venture, announces positive pre-clinical data on its ican.sleep programme utilising the patented CannTrap cannabis reactor platform, developed by CannRx. Ican.sleep is the first Cannaceutical, GMP, pharmaceutical grade cannabis product, planned to be available to the tens of millions of adults suffering from sleep disorders, a widespread ailment that affects 30% of the adult population. CIT has identified a proprietary cannabinoid profile, CRX-102, which demonstrates a profound and consistent effect on sleep disorders.

CRX-102 testing used an established, validated and predictive animal model based on a standard dose of diazepam, 10 mg, a well-known and commonly used prescription drug for anxiety and sleep disorders as a positive control. The data demonstrated that the CRX-102 product is able to generate a similar response rate and predictable onset of sleep to diazepam. CRX-102 demonstrated a statistically significant longer duration of sleep, that was more than twice as long as diazepam. Moreover, there were fewer episodes of awakening and no apparent hangover effect upon waking. Readmore

Political Economics Horama Granted Authorisation to Conduct Phase I and II Clinical Study for Its Drug to Treat Retinitis Pigmentosa

|| October 11: 2017|| ά. Horama, a French biotech company based in Paris and Nantes, which specialises in gene therapy for the treatment of rare, inherited retinal diseases, announces today that it has been authorised by the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety:ANSM to launch a Phase I:II clinical trial for HORA-PDE6B, in the treatment of a Retinitis Pigmentosa. The main objective of this clinical study, which will be performed in the Ophthalmology Clinic of Nantes University Hospital, is to assess the safety and efficacy of a unilateral subretinal injection of the product in patients with a Retinitis Pigmentosa, caused by biallelic mutations in the PDE6B gene, which lead to a defective expression of the PDE6? protein:PDE6beta.

This monocentric, open-label, dose-escalation, Phase I:II study will be performed on 12 patients 18 years old or older, suffering from a Retinitis Pigmentosa, caused by mutations in the PDE6B gene, with no other syndromic manifestations. "Being granted an authorisation by the ANSM to proceed with our clinical study is an important milestone for Horama. We are pleased to initiate this Phase I:II trial to confirm the safety of HORA‑PDE6B, administered via unilateral subretinal injection, for the treatment of this form of retinitis pigmentosa. This pathology, one of the most widespread among retinal dystrophies, still has no treatment." said Ms Christine Placet, CEO of Horama. Readmore

Bluejay Mining Licence Expansion at Disko-Nuussuaq Nickel-Copper-Platinum Project in Greenland

|| October 11: 2017|| ά. Bluejay Mining Plc, the AIM and FSE listed company with projects in Greenland and Finland, has increased its land package for the Disko-Nuussuaq Magmatic Massive Sulphide:MMS Nickel-Copper-Platinum Project in south-west Greenland by more than 200%, following the granting of additional exploration licences by the Government of Greenland. The Project now comprises 462.3km2 and the licences are valid for five years until December 31, 2022. Located on the south-west coast of Greenland, Disko has shown its potential to host mineralisation similar to the nickel:copper sulphide mine Norilsk-Talnakh located in northern Russia.

Seven significant MMS targets have been identified to date at the licence area, with the largest being 05.9km long by 01.1km wide. A 28t boulder assaying 06.9% nickel, 03.7% copper, 0.6% cobalt and 02g:t platinum group metals has, also, been discovered on the licence area, which is now displayed in the foyer of the Danish Geological Museum in Copenhagen, further highlighting the potential of these licences. A high powered moving loop electromagnetic:EM survey has now started at Disko and is expected to be completed in four weeks. The results are expected to identify optimal drill site locations for drilling. Readmore

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The Necessity of Moving Beyond Tolerance to Respect

 What are the limits of tolerance? If we tolerate the most extreme and illiberal views, do they threaten to destroy the concept of tolerance itself? How can more tolerance make us happier and more fulfilled in our lives? And just how can tolerance and understanding of difference help to fuel creativity? These are some of the questions guiding the teaching and research of Dr Susi Gottlöber, a lecturer in philosophy at Maynooth University.

"There is a difference between tolerating someone and their ideas, and embracing them." she says. "In viewing ‘the other’ as a human being, I think, we need to move beyond tolerance to respect, and to respecting each other as equals. For example, as a woman I would find it offensive to be tolerated, I want to be respected as an equal. But we also need to consider peoples’ different perspectives, as our beliefs inform both our actions and who we are. In public debates we discuss whether tolerance should be unlimited. But we forget that we become tolerant or intolerant in the name of certain values. Readmore

Humanical Perspective of Sociology

Society has neither structure nor shape nor there are dignitaries such as President or Chair or Prime Minister or Chancellor; it is, therefore, as open, as shapeless but  as real as the Universe itself, which contains everything and enables their very existence within the bounds of its own laws that are invisibly at work without fail. The Universe can simply be seen as the expression of liberty and so can society be seen as mirroring this. From that liberty of the Universe and Society we seek the laws that set the perimeter of that expression of liberty which concerns humanity so that we find the shape, size and contents of equality and then go about seeking to achieve that equality for without equality liberty does and cannot exist. And because we have not achieved equality we find all societies in the world are doing nothing but bleeding for the wounded liberty and thus, gasping equality with it because it cannot be. Readmore

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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