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Clay Siegall Offers New Approach To Cancer

 

What Siegall Has Just Discovered

Clay Siegall is one of the most active researchers regarding cancer. He has personally involved himself in decades of research examining cancer and how patients respond to various treatments. This research he did in the 90s eventually led him to the creation of Seattle Genetics. At Seattle Genetics, Clay Siegall has patented various products and brought them to market. Seattle Genetics is so successful Siegall is now talking to various pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer which are interested in bring his products into the market.

The Magic At Work At Seattle Genetics

The major accomplishment of Clay Siegall at Seattle Genetics is the antibody-drug conjugate. This unique treatment option fights cancer by using antibodies to deliver drugs in an attempt to prevent the body from regarding the drugs as foreign to the body. The treatment method offers an advantage because it prevents many of the side effects often observed in cancer therapy. Cancer therapy as it stands today is woefully unprepared to help the patients in need of it. They may experience hair loss, organ failure, and other undesirable side effects on their road to recovery. These breakthroughs are a step in the right direction to eliminate that altogether.

Where It All Goes From Here

Seattle Genetics was able to generate more than $500 million in revenue from investors the last time the firm decided to seek out investors. Clearly, there is a strong interest in Seattle Genetics and there are clearly many interested in the firm’s potential. Clay Siegall has already given the world an amazing breakthrough in oncology, but he is far from finished with his studies. He wants to do so much more with his work.

About Clay Siegall

Clay Siegall is a cancer researcher with a strong focus on finding safer ways to treat cancer. He has worked with various institutions over the course of the years in order to better understand how cancer develops and how to treat it. He has used this research to create Seattle Genetics and the center’s key breakthroughs.

 

Jason Hope Is Focused On The Internet Of Things

A New Resolution On The Horizon
Futurist Jason Hope thinks the Internet of Things is going to lead to big things in the future. The technology is currently used to give common appliances the ability to collect and gather data on us, but he believes it has the potential to do so much more. The Internet of Things will eventually grow until it becomes the most prominent area of software development. From there a revolution in the way we live our lives will finally happen before our eyes.

Where Things Are Headed
Hope believes that the central impact the Internet of Things will have can be seen in home automation. Right now, we have automated lighting systems and other household appliances to serve as examples of what IoT can look like in our homes and as this IoT automation reaches completion the devices we see will amaze us in ways we never thought were possible. Many of the mundane tasks we perform everyday will be done with voice commands or the snap of finger. Our lives will reach a level of convenience and comfort we never thought of as possible before.

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About Jason Hope
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur specializing in the tech industry. He uses his knowledge of technology to make accurate predictions and to invest in up and coming technologies. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, he has decided to make improving the tech industry of Arizona a top priority of his and has built his tech empire in that state. Outside of the tech industry he is strongly invested in life extension research. He believes that aging is simply a disease and believes we can solve aging by finding ways to stop it. This, in his opinion, will bring about a new age of medicine.

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Becoming Successful And Sharing Information Like Marc Sparks

There are different definitions of success. All of them are valid as long as they fall in line with achieving the objective. One of the most common definitions of success is making a lot of money. However, this is not enough for some people. Some people would rather do the type of work they enjoy.

This could include volunteering or selling items that are meant to improve health and overall quality of life. Perhaps one of the best ways for people to discover a goal worth pursuing is to look to the examples of people that have went before them.

One person that is successful is entrepreneur Marc Sparks. He is someone who has started and run a lot of successful businesses. Fortunately, he is very open about his experiences. He has decided to share his insights online in blogs, on interviews and even on his website.

Marc has also taken the time to write his book which he has admitted was a very hard book to write because he has covered his failures as well as his successes.

Ironically, this is one of the reasons that he is so trustworthy as an entrepreneur. He does not hide any of his more embarrassing moments.

Marc Sparks has also taken the time to offer a lot of help to people that are looking to bring forth success to their own goals. Among the things he has done was rearrange an office so that it will encourage people to work together and help each other with their goals.

After all, there are different people with different skills. The skills that are needed depend on the type of business that is being started.

Therefore, success is more likely for people because of the collaborative work they put together. This is quite a change from the competitive environment.

Medical Publishing with Oncotarget

Oncotarget is a medical journal, which is peer-reviewed on a weekly basis, covering research papers on all dimensions of oncology. The medical journal was instituted in 2010, and Impact Journals did the publishing. The journal has two chief editors, Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei v. Gudkov from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Mikhail Blagosklonny is an Associate Editor of Therapy and Cancer Biology, a member of Cell Death and Differentiation, Editorial Board and an Editor In Chief of Oncotarget, Ageing of Cells and Cell Cycle Journals. He is a professor of Oncology at the esteemed Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York. Roswell Park is one the institutions that offer comprehensive cancer treatment.

Visit ResearchGate to keep up to date with Mikhail’s latest work.

Oncotarget is a multidisciplinary journal featuring free access. The Journal posts the peer-reviewed papers every week. Additionally, each issue of the journal may be printed on special demand. The mission of the Oncotarget is to make scientific research results and papers rapidly and widely available. This is with the aim of maximizing the impact of research, as well as allowing discoveries to be shared instantly. By eliminating the border between the specialties, Oncotarget strived to link up the different fields in the biomedical sciences.

Under the leadership tenure of elite scientists, Oncotarget assists researcher add to the progress and growth of science. The journal’s primary goal is for people to live healthy, free from any diseases. Currently, Oncotarget offers free alt-metric reports for articles to provide real-time tracking of medical articles in both traditional and digital media platforms on Facebook. Furthermore, to the benefit of researchers and other scientists, Oncotarget is soon launching sections, in addition to oncology. Such additional categories include cardiology, endocrinology, immunology, pharmacology, MoI Biology and neuropathology cell among others.

The editors at Oncotarget are tasked with the responsibility of evaluating manuscripts on merit, quality of data, scientific novelty, and presentation regardless of the author’s citizenship, race, religious affiliations, and sexual orientation. The decision to publish a medical article is not founded on political policies and other agencies, rather the journal itself. The chief editors have the authority over all the editorial content of the journal even during the time of publishing.

The editorial staff is required not to disclose any information regarding the manuscripts to anyone other than the authors, reviewers, members of the editorial board and potential reviewers. Editors are additionally not allowed to utilize an unpublished material for other purposes but are required to keep the information confidential. The editorial team assesses the manuscripts without significant conflicts of interests stemming from collaborative, competitive, as well as other connections with the respective authors.

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The Luxury Hospital, the Copa Star

Imagine a hospital where you can lie in luxury in your bed, and control the lighting, the air, and the curtains from your bed by using an application on a tablet. Imagine having your visitors treated like guests rather than visitors, with a five star restaurant instead of a hospital cafeteria. Imagine a hospital lobby with luxurious sofas and high-end works of art. Imagine luxury and conveniences throughout the hospital. Imagine a hospital, if you will, that has suites instead of rooms. And imagine that hospital on the beach in Brazil’s top tourist area.

You must be at the Copa Star, the Copa Cabana’s latest resort. Well, not a resort. It’s a hospital.

If you’re under medical care in Rio de Janeiro, the Copa Star is the place to be. It marries the idea of a five-star hotel and a luxurious hospital rolled into one. It’s the prime idea of the D’or network, which operates and owns more than 20 other major hospitals in Brazil. It has 150 suites, 55 intensive care units, and nine operating rooms. It has a state of the art diagnostic center and nine robot assisted operating rooms. View the design at RafArquitetura.

The high end artwork is that of the world-renowned Japanese artist, Yutaka Toyota. He is known for sulptures, paintings, and the use of plastic in his works. The executive director of D’Or is Rodrigo Gavina, and the idea of the 115-million dollar Copa Star was his. He has plans to build more hospitals like the Copa Star to other parts of Brazil.

As mentioned earlier, the restaurant is not like the cafeteria at regular hospitals, with a menu of the day. The Copa Star boasts a five-star restaurant with renowned chefs where the patients’ guests may sit down to gourmet dining. The bedroom are not bedrooms; they are suites, where the patient’s guests may stay overnight if desired.

Intensive care has a video system that allows the patient to view the beach, the street, or any other number of locales. This is done to let the patient feel more open because of the fact that intensive care is a very confining experience.

All the suites come with video interfaces with the doctors and nurses on a continuing basis. A doctor can discuss and show the patient the results of tests.

If you are in need of medical care while in Brazil, by all mean, check out the Copa Star. You’ll be glad you did.

Read more at SSC Magazine about Copa Star.

How InnovaCare Health Has Grown Under Rick Shinto

Growth in business is characterized by many factors and each company sets its own goals that it aspires to achieve. When these goals are achieved, this becomes a perfect way to measure growth and development. The healthcare industry is unique and is one of the areas where companies experience challenges getting their products to the market, especially if the product is new and not tested by users yet. Another problem that could weight down the development of a company is the kind of feedback that is offered by the market.

With good feedback, a company is able to offer great results and to improve its growth rate. Many of the companies like InnovaCare Health that experienced a difficult time while managing growth are a good example of how good management and proper leadership are vital elements that determine success. With good leadership, InnovaCare Health managed to get to experience growth and development that saw the company rank as one of the best in Puerto Rico for managed healthcare services. All the changes that allowed InnovaCare Health to emerge as a leader occurred in few years, particularly from 2012.

Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto is one of the forces behind the massive growth InnovaCare Health enjoys today. He took over as the CEO of the company in 2012, a time when the company did not have a clean bill of health and needed a complete overhaul to include new and better ways of handling services and products. While developing the company, Rick Shinto borrowed from several professional, who have also been working to see the growth of InnovaCare. Part of the skills Rick Shinto boasts of today were earned from successful companies like MedPartners, Aveta Inc and NAMM California.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides, being the chief administrative officer, has helped in the development of plans and strategies that were aligned towards leading InnovaCare Health to achieve its goals. She came to the company around the same time as Rick Shinto and she also worked with him at Aveta Inc., where she was his deputy while he held a top position as the CEO.

InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a renowned provider of physician practices services based in Puerto Rico that has been working with clients from Puerto Rico and the wider North American region. Due to the high quality of services the company offers, it has registered more than 290,000 users of Medicare Advantage and the numbers keep rising. Visit their profile at LinkedIn.

Talk About Social Security or Lose Business – David Giertz to Advisers

According to David Giertz, President, Nationwide Financial Sales Distributors (NFS Distributors Inc.), the social security handbook has over 2,700 rules.

Why advisers don’t talk about social security

“That’s a lot to comprehend. It’s very complex,” he says. It is the probable reason why most Financial Advisors avoid the subject. Understanding social security to the core on Spokeo and having confidence around all its rules is intimidating.

Why retirees plan to ditch their advisors

David Giertz has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, holds a Board of Trustees position at the Millikin University and is an industry arbitrator with FINRA.

He recently revealed that several retirees and those nearing retirement age are planning to change Advisers if they don’t discuss social security henceforth.

Speaking to Wall Street Journal’s Columnist Veronica Dagher on Wealth Adviser, David said he found this out from the people who were engaged in Nationwide Financial Retirement Institute’s survey.

Unawareness on social security

Most of them were not aware that social security makes up to 40% of the income of elderly Americans and about 40 million people are enjoying social security retirement benefits on Finra. And that, for the better part, social security takes care of 90% of their needs.

David Giertz also noted, very important social security conditions and terms are unknown to clients. For instance, “Turning on social security too early could lead to loss of up to $300,000 over 25 yrs. That is $12,000 a year or $1,000 a month.”

Social security benefits

On the contrary, if one waits to take their benefits past their full retirement age, their allowance will grow by 8% of the full retirement amount annually.

That means if your full retirement age is 66 and you wait until you are 70 – when benefits stop increasing, your monthly benefit will be a whole $1,320 instead of $1,000. It will have increased by 32%.

Retirement income optimization

If advisers step up their efforts to address and discuss the social security matter, they will play an important role in their clients’ optimization of retirement income.

Learn more at https://www.nationwide.com/about-us/040114-nf-new-mobile-app.jsp

Fabletics Can Certainly Make Life Easier for Customers

Fabletics is a strong staple in the gym gear arena. There is a lot of praise for this brand of clothing because it just continues to improve each year. Kate Hudson is making sure that people know about what Fabletics has to offer, and that is why there is a lot of talk about the next move from this company.

 

Right now the obvious next move is more stores. The writing was on the wall for this brand since it was growing at such a rapid rate. There was just no way that this company is going to continue to function as an online only company. The demand for the clothes here was just too great. It was only a matter of time before people started asking about the physical stores. There were already a couple of these stores in existence, but there were still a lot of people that did not have access to these physical stores. That makes it harder for Fabletics to compete with other brands that have brick and mortar locations. Fabletics has put a good spin on that though. She has made sure that there is a way for the Fabletics brand to shine even brighter in the next 5 years. This is a level of commitment that Hudson has made to bringing as many as 100 of the Fabletics stores into existence in the next 5 years.

 

There is an amazing amount of praise that is being put into the online stores, but that is just a portion of the grand scheme of things. Kate Hudson is planning to take this company to another level any there isn’t anything that can stop her. She has a solid product line, and she doesn’t mind being the face of Fabletics. That is just how confident that she is with how well this product line works.

 

Fabletics is the type of company has managed to become a strong contender in the clothing industry because Kate Hudson has this type of passion. She makes sure that people recognize Fabletics. She is out advertising this brand and totally putting her career on the back burner. The Fabletics stores are going to be a thrilling to all the people that want to try clothes on before they buy. This a huge brand that has managed to keep customers looking for more surprises from Kate Hudson and her line.

Thor Halvorssen And The Steps To Fighting for Human Rights

Human rights is a very important topic for people. For one thing, everyone is worthy of basic human rights. However, there are countries that do not allow people the rights that are offered in other countries. However, there is more to fighting for the freedom of the oppressed. In order to fight effectively, there has to be a procedure. While one also has to say there should be a plan, it is also important to be flexible. Human nature is unpredictable. Therefore, it is important for people to be able to have backup plans to go along with it.

However, there is a common procedure when it comes to fighting for rights according to how Thor Halvorssen handles it. One thing Thor does is make sure that the issue of violation is known. Therefore, he is always touring the harsh countries in order to collect information on the violations that are in effect at those countries. However, he is not alone in his objective. He also has celebrities working with him in order to take care of the issue. Often times, they are met with a lot of hostility from the guilty powers. They also get physically assaulted as they fight for their cause.

Thor is someone who thinks things through and is very thoughtful in his presentation. He is also someone who does not get tired of what he is doing. He is someone that remembers why he takes on this objective. He does it for the people. He understands that his rights and the freedoms that he enjoys are nothing to be taken for granted. He wants others to be able to experience this type of freedom. He has also listen to the horror stories of people from oppressive countries like North Korea. Knowing that there are still people that are experiencing these horrors is what makes things urgent for Thor Halvorssen.

Visit http://www.slate.com/authors.thor_halvorssen.html for more.

How Nathaniel Ru and His Friends Came up With a Brilliant Food Service Company

As senior year students of Georgetown University, Nathaniel Ru and his friends made a brilliant. The discovery was about a fast food service that would help campus students in accessing affordable and quality food. They decided to set up a tavern of 560 square feet along M Street in Washington, D.C. The eatery they founded was known as Sweetgreen. Six years after they launched the eatery, it accommodated over 100 clients.

 

 

Theresa Dold acknowledged Sweetgreen’s efforts in revolutionizing the fast-food industry. She said that people usually buy the concept of making a product. She also added that the product has to be unique for clients to spend their money on it. Sweetgreen currently serves residents of Washington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston. The restaurant’s ingredients are usually sourced from local purveyors and farmers. Dold also praised Ru and other Sweetgreen’s founders for their brilliant marketing strategies. She said that the restaurant markets itself through its quality food products.

 

 

Dold also compared Sweetgreen to Apple in terms of making things simple and beautiful to use. She said that Ru and his friends adopted a brilliant approach to thinking about products that will serve many people. She also pointed out that Sweetgreen adopts a local and social marketing approach.

 

About Nathaniel Ru

 

Nathaniel Ru studied at the McDonough School of Business of the Georgetown University and graduated with an undergrad in finance. Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicholas Jammet were students of Georgetown University. They founded Sweetgreen as a local sourcing and sustainable fast food restaurant. Ru was passionate about coming up with a service that would serve people with decent meals. He also collaborated with his friends in launching Sweetlife, a renowned food and music festival. The festival hosts over 20,000 people including performances from musicians and meals prepared by top chefs in the country. During the festival, attendees get a chance to purchase high-quality food products and ingredients from local farmers.

 

 

Ru attended the Wharton Marketing Conference where he shared Sweetgreen’s success story. He said that when they were renting out a tavern for their eatery, they found out it was owned by the same landlord of apartments that were close to their residence. Ru and his friends agreed with the landlord on how they would pay for the tavern. Ru and his associates took three and a half weeks to prepare a remodeling plan. Sweetgreen’s digital marketing head also accompanied Ru to the conference.