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Merck Serono is an $8 billion (2013 revenue) specialty PHARMA company, that sees itself as a leader in personalized medicine. The German company is trying to position itself in the Immuno-oncology sector (estimated at $30 billion). ”We’re all looking for the same thing — late stage oncology (compounds),” said Ms. Garijo.
Photograph: Stephen Wise
Covering the Olympics in Sochi, New York Daily News reporter Filip Bondy wrote in his column today: “You’ll definitely want to know about how another reporter walked in on me while I was pooping at the Olympics.”
In his work, Sigmund Freud endeavoured to “show the connection between the actual facts of infantile sexual life and the actual facts of the sexual perversions” — vis-a-vis the bowels/anus. For Freud “the criterion by which we judge whether a sexual activity is perverse is if it departs from reproduction in its aims and pursues the attainment of gratification independently. You will understand therefore that the gulf and turning-point in the development of the sexual life lies at the point of its subordination to the purposes of reproduction.”
“Through the mouths of their scientific spokesmen they (homosexuals) lay claim to be a special variety of the human race, a ‘third sex,’ as they call it, standing with equal rights alongside the other two. We may perhaps have an opportunity to critically examine those claims. They are not, of course, as they would gladly maintain, the elect of mankind.” Sigmund Freud, A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis
Perhaps the Pussy Riot changed their name when they realized that their infantile audience in the U.S. (gay and straight) was more interested in anuses than pussies. However, both groups share a desire for self-creation and self-glorification — that is ultimately self-defeating for individuals and nations.
“No man may glory in himself.” St. Francis
Mr. Grosz’s clinical writing distills 50,000 hours of clinical practice, over 25 years, into a jargon-free book that delivers a ‘being there’ experience—that he hopes will help people get at the truth of the ‘inner-world.’
Photograph (top): William Kenner, M.D.
Sports legends, celebrities and business leaders turned out to support NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti’s Fund, which aids spinal cord injury research—done by scientists at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
According to their press release: “The Miami Project’s Christine E. Lynn Clinical Trials Initiative is designed to take discoveries found to be successful in laboratory studies and fast track them to human studies. Our FDA approved Schwann cell transplantation trial, the only one of its kind in the world, is changing the spinal cord injury field and sets an important foundation for future Miami Project cell replacement therapies.”
The problem is the Schwann cell transplantation trial uses harvested hESC (human embryonic stem cells) which undermines the moral integrity of society. A better approach would be to use stem cells from umbilical cord (placenta) blood.
Photograph: Stephen Wise
“America’s children are at risk of becoming the first generation to live shorter, less healthy lives than their parents.” So says the Children’s Environmental Health Center at Mt. Sinai in NYC.
Sarah Evans, PhD, of The Children’s Environmental Health Center, spoke recently to a gathering of mothers and bloggers at Sprout in Manhattan. Her talk: How to Read a Product Label focused on ingredients in personal care products that should be avoided, especially by pregnant women, because of suspected bad outcomes in children.
Dr. Evans said the average woman puts 12 personal care products on her body. For teens it’s 17. Her list of ingredients to avoid: phthalates (not on the label–avoid fragrance/parfum), triclosan, parabens, formaldehyde, compounds ending in ‘eth’ (ie sodium laureth) and PEG, as well as nano-particles. She also suggests that those who use nail polish should buy brands labeled “three free.”
Because of the lack of government oversight in this area, Dr. Evans advocates for people educating each other and supporting companies that are reducing toxic chemicals in their products.
Suggested link: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
“When an individual suffers from arrested psychosexual development, his total personality is affected. Thus the nurse can expect immature behavior in many areas from an individual who utilizes a sexually deviant means of expressing sexual needs. He may sulk demand special attention, display many dependent needs, utilize provocative behavior, blame others for his situation, or become sarcastic and hostile toward the hospital staff.
Sexually deviant individuals, like all other patients, deserve a friendly, accepting climate where they are treated with respect and consideration. In addition they require the establishment of firm limits that are fairly and consistently enforced.” The Essentials of Psychiatric Nursing (The C.V. Mosby Company, 1970)