Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside (St. John University)

Had nothing to do this first day of May?Attend the Biotechnology: From Bench to Bedside conference held at the St. John University ,New York City. It is sponsored by the St. John's University Institute for Biotechnology and OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. .Invited Speakers are Dr. David Epstein (Vice President, Oncology Research, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.),Roy L. Silverstein, M.D.(Chairman, Department of Cell Biology, Vice Chair for Translational Research, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic; Professor of Molecular Medicine, Case School of Medicine),Sharon Nachman, M.D.(Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research Stony Brook University School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook) Seth Fidel, Ph.D., J.D.(Partner, Cantor Colburn LLC ) and Daniel B. Yarosh, Ph.D.(President and Chairman of the Board, AGI Dermatics)

The escalating cost of medical care in the United States is of growing concern to all. One of the reasons cited for the increase in cost is the price of medicines and the length of time it takes to bring a drug to market. At this colloquium five experts in the disciplines necessary to move an exciting discovery made at the laboratory bench to use in clinics at the bedside, will discuss issues and potential improvements in their fields. The areas to be discussed are research and development, translational medicine, clinical trials, patents, and bringing a product to market. This colloquium is targeted to employees of biotechnology companies and members of college and university faculties in the life sciences. The aim is to bring participants in the biotechnology workforce development community together to bring about a greater understanding of the current reality in the biotechnology industry.

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International Worker's Day

The International Workers Day , first day of May ,is a celebration of the social and economic achievement of the international labour movement. Millions of working people and labour unions around the world organized street demonstrations on this day.

Its origin started in the late 19th century where the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day. Working conditions were severe and it was quite common to work 10 to 16 hour days in unsafe conditions. Death and injury were commonplace at many work places .As early as the 1860's, working people agitated to shorten the workday without a cut in pay, but it wasn't until the late 1880's that organized labor was able to garner enough strength to declare the 8-hour workday. This proclamation was without consent of employers, yet demanded by many of the working class.

Worker's Day or May Day was an important official holiday of the Soviet Union, celebrated with parade in the centre of major cities.In Poland since 1982 party leaders led the official parades, anti-Communist counter-parades were also organized In Italy, it started initially as an attempt to celebrate workers achievement in their struggle for their rights and for better social and economic conditions.May Day is a nationwide bank holiday in India .In Philippines,thousands of workers and members of union groups have staged street rallies to mark the celebration of Worker's Day.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Know the Meaning of Your Favorite Color

According to Marc Chagall, "In our life there is a single color,as on an artist's palette,which provides the meaning of life and art".


Blue is calming.It can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. Almost everyone likes some shade of the color blue.Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed.In Psychology ,Blue often represents the human emotion of sadness.Psychics who claim to be able to observe the aura with their third eye report that someone with a blue aura is a person who is oriented toward spirituality. People with blue auras are said to be in interested in social service work and to be in occupations such as social worker, counselor,teacher,writer and psychologist.Dark blue is often chosen as a corporate color in the financial sector to indicate security. In many diverse cultures blue is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away.


Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye and is second only to blue as a favorite color. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.In some cultures, green symbolizes hope and growth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, or the devil.In many folklores and literatures, green has traditionally been used to symbolize nature and its embodied attributes, namely those of life, fertility, and rebirth.Green Aura may described you as hard on work.You have serious goals, organized,deliberate and economical fashion.You are ambitious and desire prestige,notoriety and power.You are full of compassion and can be just as generous as you are demanding.You may be an excellent teacher,counselor or business owner.


Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy as well as spark creative thoughts.On the one hand it denotes happiness and joy but on the other hand yellow is the color of cowardice and deceit.Psychics who claim to be able to observe the aura with their third eye report that someone with a yellow aura is typically someone who is in an occupation requiring intellectual acumen such as scientist.


Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger "love it" or "hate it" response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance.Orange aura is associated with intellectual ambition.Orange is also the color of originality and independence.


Red is frequently used as a symbol of guilt, sin and anger, often as connected with blood or sex. Red is hot. It's a strong color that conjures up a range of seemingly conflicting emotions from passionate love to violence and warfare. Red is Cupid and the Devil.Red is also used as a symbol of courage and sacrifice, as in blood spilt in sacrifice or courage in the face of lethal danger.Red catches people's attention, and is often used either in a negative way to indicate danger and emergency, or in a positive way in advertising to gain more viewers, or in nature, as a ripe fruit announces its readiness with its red color. Red Aura is the color of the womb,the passion that begins life.


When seen in nature,it draws awe and mmystery.Violet is powerful, and was once the domain of only royalty.Purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.


Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability. It is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic. Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.It is said that people who have brown auras are often unethical businessmen who are in business purely for the sake of greed ,or people who are just generally greedy and avaricious.


White projects purity,innocence, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of all color - the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete.


Gray is timeless, practical, and solid. A longstanding favorite suit color, gray can mix well with any color. Gray also is associated with loss or depression.Gray is the color of sorrow. People who favor gray can be the lone wolf type or narrow-minded. Gray with more silver in it can be a very active color.It has been asserted that those who are suffering from the mental illness of depression have grey auras.


Black is sometimes wrongly called 'a mixture of all colors', while in fact an object emitting or reflecting all colors is perceived as white.Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming. A classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.Black can also be seen as the color of prestige.Black can also carry negative connotations. The reasons for this are various, but the most widely accepted explanations are that night is perceived as dangerous.