Nutritional Steps to Maintain Health and Reduce Cancer Risk

Author: Alfred Ordman

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At the 2017 Linus Pauling meeting, it was announced that based on metabolomic analysis, vitamin K at levels far above the daily value activates a variety of enzymes that are beneficial. The enzymes have been shown to remove calcium where it harms our health, deposit it where it benefits bone, may reduce hip fractures, and decrease calcification of the circulatory system, reducing by 50% the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure. Linus Pauling demonstrated that vitamin C can kill cancer cells. One form of vitamin K regenerates vitamin C so that it is even more effective at killing cancer cells. I previously reported a trial that determined an oral dosage of vitamin C that produces a concentration in the bladder able to kill recurring non-invasive muscle carcinoma cells. Nature in 1999 published an article on foods that reduce the risk of cancer. Since then there is additional evidence that nutrients can extend the human healthspan. Other nutrients are effective at reducing the risk of cancer, such as the active ingredient in cruciferous vegetables. These nutrients that reduce the risk of cancer and improve health are GRAS. They are safe and likely to substantially reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, hip fractures, and other undesirable conditions. While research on treating cancer dominates media attention, pharmaceutical development, and Federal funding, it is likely that people can prevent cancer by consuming nutrients that have been shown to kill human cancer cells.

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Journal: Journal of Cancer Therapy
DOI: 10.4236/jct.2019.1010070(PDF)
Paper Id: 95798

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An Evolving Fuzzy Classifier for Induction Motor Health Condition Monitoring

Authors: Peter Luong, Wilson Wang

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Induction motor (IM) is commonly used in various industrial applications. Reliable online IM health condition monitoring systems are critically needed in industries to improve operational accuracy and safety of the IMs and the machinery. A new evolving algorithm is proposed to provide more decision-making transparency, as well as better classification and processing efficiency. The effectiveness of the developed intelligent classifier is examined by simulation and experimental tests.

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Journal: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
DOI: 10.4236/ica.2019.104009

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Paper Id: 95785 (metadata)

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Outdoor Universal Thermal Comfort Index Climatology for Alaska

Author: Nicole Mölders

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Data from 456 surface meteorological sites in Alaska, eastern Russia and northwest Canada for 1979-2017 were used to model hourly universal thermal comfort indices (UTCIs) under consideration of Alaska-appropriate clothing. The results served to determine a high-resolution climatology of thermal comfort levels for Alaska at various temporal and spatial scales as well as the frequency of thermal stress levels. On 1979-2017 average, various degrees of cold stress occurred with highest percentage on the Alaska West Coast and along the Arctic Ocean. In the continental and Inside Passage region, no thermal stress had the highest percentage of occurrence. In Interior Alaska, both strong heat and extreme cold stress occurred occasionally. At most sites and in all Alaska Köppen-Geiger bio-climate regions, the absolute range between monthly means of daily minimum and maximum UTCIs was larger than that of monthly means of daily minimum and maximum air temperatures. Major contributors to thermal discomfort (shortwave radiation, air temperature, moisture, wind speed) varied among bio-climate regions and in the diurnal and annual courses.

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Journal: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences
DOI: 10.4236/acs.2019.94036(PDF)
Paper Id: 95741 (metadata)

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Hidden Symmetries of Complex Analysis

Authors: Cao-Huu Tuan, Dorin Ghisa, Allan Florin Muscutar

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We are dealing with domains of the complex plane which are not symmetric in common sense, but support fixed point free antianalytic involutions. They are fundamental domains of different classes of analytic functions and the respective involutions are obtained by composing their canonical projections onto the complex plane with the simplest antianalytic involution of the Riemann sphere. What we obtain are hidden symmetries of the complex plane. The list given here of these domains is far from exhaustive.

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Journal: Advances in Pure Mathematics
DOI: 10.4236/apm.2019.910041(PDF)
Paper Id: 95724 (metadata)

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Applying Refugee Family Reunion Law Therapeutically

Authors: Katy Ferris, James Marson, Anna Kawalek

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This paper aims to highlight some of the key issues surrounding the development and application of immigration law as it applies in the United Kingdom (UK) to refugees attempting to be reunited with their families living abroad. The right for refugees to be reunited with their families is enshrined in international law, but this is frequently frustrated by the legal and administrative systems used in the UK. Using content analysis and doctrinal analysis techniques, the paper provides an examination of how a philosophy which considers the emotional effects of the law, therapeutic jurisprudence, could be used not only to inform interpretation of current domestic laws, but also influence the drafting of future legislation. This is an aspect of current refugee law in the United Kingdom which has yet to be examined. It provides, we argue, a humanitarian direction to statutory interpretation which may provide tangible benefits to current and proposed legal systems.

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Journal: Beijing Law Review
DOI: 10.4236/blr.2019.105062(PDF)
Paper Id: 95682 (metadata)

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Validated Method for the Detection of Three Phthalates Derived from Marine Invertebrates

Author: Abdalhadi Deghles

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Until relatively recently, little has been done of effective technique “zero effluent” to conserve energy and water. Tannery wastewater is known as complex characteristics. In this study batch electrocoagulation experiments were carried out to assess the removal of color and chemical oxygen demand (COD) from tannery wastewater using two types of electrode materials: aluminum and iron. The effects of current density, electrolysis time and initial pH were investigated for tannery wastewater. Therefore, the operating costs for each electrode have been calculated. Based on results, it can be concluded that iron is tremendous to aluminum as electrode material, from COD removal and energy consumption views. All the conclusions of the study revealed that treatment of tannery by EC can be applied as a step of a hybrid treatment.

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Journal: Green and Sustainable Chemistry
DOI: 10.4236/gsc.2019.94009(PDF)
Paper Id: 95658 (metadata)

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Income Distribution and Terms-of-Trade under Generalized Returns to Scale and Capital Accumulation: Implications Using Classical Equilibrium Condition

Authors: William Darity, Bidisha Lahiri

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This paper examines the implications of generalized returns to scale on the long-period equilibrium in an economy with 2 goods and 2 inputs where one of the inputs is a produced means of production. The Classical definition of long-period equilibrium defined by profit rates being equalized across sectors is used for closure. The model is initially characterized for a closed economy and then extended to a flexible-wage-North and surplus-labor-South model of trade where the North produces only capital and the South produces the consumption good using Northern capital. Neither full employment in the North nor balanced-growth of the integrated economy emerges under non-constant returns to scale. We characterize income distribution between labor and capital and movements of terms-of-trade between North and South.

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Journal: Theoretical Economics Letters
DOI: 10.4236/tel.2019.97160(PDF)
Paper Id: 95634 (metadata)

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Investigation of the Fragmentation Process of Clods in a Rod Mill Developed for Research Use

Authors: Masayuki Oishi, Yoshihiro Kubota, Osamu Mochizuki

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We developed a planetary-type rod mill that can improve the comminution working efficiency, prevent the generation of soil dust, and make it easy to clean the used jars. Clods are broken by this device into fine-grained soil particles with sizes of less than 2 mm in diameter within 2 min. One objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of the mill by observing the fragmentation process of the clods. The process is visualized experimentally via a high-speed camera installed on a rotating jar of the device. The breakage of the clods in the rod mill is considered morphologically according to the crushing patterns obtained by previous studies. The rod moves together with the clods in the jar. Therefore, violent collisions are not thought to be a major reason for the breakage of the clods. The surfaces of the clods are first scraped and then appear to become fragile. However, if there are no rods in the jar, the clods never break into small pieces. Therefore, it is likely that collisions with the rod trigger the catastrophic fragmentation of the clods into small pieces. This suggests that the design of the device could be modified to improve its performance in the near future.

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Journal: World Journal of Mechanics
DOI: 10.4236/wjm.2019.910015(PDF)
Paper Id: 95602 (metadata)

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Social Media Use and Empathy: A Mini Meta-Analysis

Authors: Shu-Sha Angie Guan, Sophia Hain, Jennifer Cabrera, Andrea Rodarte

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Concerns about the effects of social media or social networking site (SNS) use on prosocial development are increasing. The aim of the current study is to meta-analytically summarize the research to date (k = 5) about the relationship between general SNS use and two components of empathy (i.e., empathic concern and perspective-taking). Random effects meta-analyses showed that SNS use was significantly and positively related to affective empathy though only marginally related to cognitive empathy. These effects were generally small in size and do not establish causality. Future research should explore how specific behaviors are related to different forms of empathy.

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Journal: Social Networking
DOI: 10.4236/sn.2019.84010(PDF)
Paper Id: 95560 (metadata)

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Safety of Single Vein Anastomosis versus Double Venous Anastomosis in ALT Perforator Flap in Foot and Leg Reconstruction

Authors: Mohamed Abdelaal, Ahmed Gaber

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Introduction: Single or double venous anastomosis in free flap in general and ALT, in particular, is still a matter of debate between micro vascular surgeons. In this study, we will present our experience in single vein anastomosis versus double venous anastomosis in ALT perforator flap used in leg and foot reconstruction as regarding flap outcome, complications, operation time and the need for re-exploration. Patient and Methods: We retrospectively evaluate 60 patients with post traumatic foot and leg defects in the period between January 2014 and January 2018 where free ALT flap was done. The patients were divided into two groups, Group 1 where single vein anastomosis was done and Group 2 where double venous anastomosis was done; we utilize the deep venous system for the anastomosis in all cases. Results: Complete flap survival noticed in 56 cases (93.3%), defect size ranged from 70 to 200 cm (mean 126.35 ± 33.78). There was no difference between the 2 groups as regarding Flap survival, hospital stay, flap complications, donner site morbidity and vascular insufficiency. There is statistically significant difference between both groups as regarding Ischemia time, Operation time, and overall re-exploration rate. Conclusions: Our study suggests that the use of a single venous anastomosis in the venous drainage of anterolateral thigh free flaps is as safe and feasible as the two veins anastomoses.

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Journal: Modern Plastic Surgery
DOI: 10.4236/mps.2019.94009(PDF)
Paper Id: 95547 (metadata)

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