Browse Month: January 2017

The Exemplary Career of Oncologist Mikhail Blagosklonny

According to Impact Journals, Mikhail Blagosklonny is a famously known scientist in the field of Cancer and aging. Besides, he is a professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York. Getting Stronger revealed that as a young boy, Mikhail Blagosklonny had an intense love for humanity and a vision of having a disease-free community, a factor that drove him into his career path.

He earned his MD in Internal Medicine from the Medical University of St. Petersburg, and later got a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and Cardiology from the same university.

In 2002, he was made the associate professor of medicine at the New York Medical College. Before joining the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2009, the distinguished professor served as a senior scientist at Ordway Research Institute.

His Career at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

While at Roswell College, the professor has devoted most of his time in studying cancer including therapies to protect normal and healthy cells from getting damaged. Besides, he has interests in understanding the underlying mechanism of aging and anti- aging drugs. His vast experience and excellent achievements have made him become one of the most reputed and outstanding Oncology researchers.

His Editorial Activities

Mikhail Blagosklonny is an author of more than 300 research articles, book chapters and reviews. His research ranges from clinical investigations to cellular and molecular biology. He is also the founding editor and editor-in- chief of the cell cycle.

Moreover, he is an Associate Editor of cancer biology and therapy, PLOS ONE, American Journal of Pathology, Cell death, cancer research, International Journal of Cancer and Autophagy.

In these articles, he has written about ontogenesis, tumor suppressors, apoptosis, anticancer therapeutics, mitosis, drug resistance for healthy cells, and signal transduction among many others.

About TOR Hypothesis

Mikhail Blagosklonny developed a hypothesis regarding TOR (Target of Rapamycin) signaling potential role in Cancer and aging. He proposed the use of Rapamycin, which is a popular cancer drug to be a possible treatment for life extension.

He firmly believes that cancer can be controlled through the control of aging activities of the cell and that’s why he strongly advocated for the use of Rapamycin. The professor is considered to be the most enthusiastic advocate for Rapamycin in longevity research.

Clay Siegall: American Innovator

Why is it that many of the most intellectually talented individuals on the planet never seem to get the credit they deserve? People that do things to better man-kind always seem to get overshadowed by some entertainer or professional athlete. Have you ever heard of a guy named Clay Siegall? More than likely you haven’t, but this guy is a pioneer in cancer research and has been for many years. Clay Siegall is a well known and accomplished guy that is well respected in the industry. He’s President and CEO of one of the top Biotech companies in the world that specializes in cancer research. With a (BS) in Zoology and PH.D in Genetics, Siegall has an extensive educational background that spans for decades back.

 

Since it’s inception in the late 90’s, Seattle Genetics has grown dramatically over the years. It has become a powerhouse thanks to it’s many progressive fighting cancer drugs. ADCETRIS, which is one of the best antibody drug conjugates, was developed here at Seattle Genetics and it has now gone worldwide in over 65 countries. Of course this is all by the hands of Clay Siegall as he has entered the drug into multiple strategic licensing deals with prominent organizations such as GlaxoSmithKline, AbbVie, Pfizer, and Genentech. ADCETRIS has racked up the profits as well at around $325 Million to this very day. Forbes Magazine ranked the organization as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. over the past two years. Clay Siegall’s strong belief in scientific innovation, rigorous research, and drug development has built a sturdy foundation to stand on and it’s producing great results.

 

Clay Siegall has racked up many awards as well in this industry. He’s won the 2013 Alumnus Of The Year Award for Math, Computer, and Science. He’s also won the 2012 Pacific Northwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award also. Thanks to Clay Siegall and Seattle Genetics, lives are being saved on a daily basis and that has to stand for something.

Evolution of Smooth Changes the Face of the Lip Balm Industry

Evolution of Smooth, also referred to as EOS, is a company that has taken the beauty industry by storm. As a company that manufacturers a lip balm product, it was the first to break through the barrier between the oral care industry and the beauty industry. The founders of EOS lip balm deliberately chose to redesign the way lip balms were packaged and sold to specifically target women. In an online article, co-founder Sanjiv Mehra discusses the strategies they used to ensure their lip balm would be a success.

Focusing on Creation and Distribution

When co-founders Sanjiv Mehra and Jonathan Teller started their company they decided to focus on the areas of creation and distribution. The creation process was intended to redesign the container used to hold the lip balm, which up to this point had always been cylindrical. They also wanted to reinvent the lip balm itself to make it more appealing to women. In order to get a better idea of what women looked for when shopping for beauty products, the co-founders of EOS lip balm gathered a group of women together for a panel discussion. This led them to create a balm that would appeal to all of the five senses.

Once the team at EvolutionofSmooth.Ca had their product the next step was to get it into distribution. The process was not as easy as they hoped since most drug stores were already carrying name brand products like Chapstick. Since their lip balm was intended to appeal to women they decided to meet with a female buyer from Walgreens who instantly took to their little spheres of balm. Co-founders Mehra and Teller purchased their own manufacturing equipment to reduce their costs and began producing and distributing their lip balm to Walgreens. EOS lip balm is now widely available in stores all across the country. Online orders can be processed by going to Amazon.com or via https://well.ca/brand/eos-evolution-of-smooth.html.

 

Maggie Gill Proves Her Worth As A Health Executive

Healthcare is one of the most important sectors and its development translates to a healthier and better society. Many professionals are responsible for the changes that have over the years been made to the healthcare system to offer better care and access to services. One of the professionals whose presence can be said to have given positive influence is Maggie Gill, the current President and CEO of Memorial Health. Her career has been a path of discovery and she has unearthed new methods of dealing with problems in the health sector.

Education

Maggie began by joining the Florida State University, where she was privileged to graduate with an honors degree. This gave her the motivation to pursue bigger fields and she decided to build her career further by getting an MBA from Saint Leo University, in which she also graduated with honors. With great achievements and academic credentials, she set foot on building her career.

She was able to land great offers owing to her good records and the skills she possessed. For many years, Maggie Gill has stood for the concept of coming up with better and efficient methods of dealing with problems. She is one of the professionals behind the redemption of Memorial Health and its construction into a successful health institution.

Achievements

Maggie Gill has achieved a lot since she joined Memorial Health and since her career began. She is among professionals who have received different awards for offering solutions to make access to healthcare services easy. Before she was appointed to work as deputy CEO of Memorial Health in 2004, she worked with Tenet South Florida Health System. At this institution, she worked as the chief financial officer.

As a result of her dedication and pursuit of the specialty, Maggie Gill managed to emerge with three prizes during three different awards of the Tenet Outstanding CFO. It is the same dedication that she transferred to Memorial Health to offer solutions to major challenges ailing the company.

In 2011, she was appointed to work as the CEO and President of Memorial and since then, her input to the company has boosted its performance and ranking generally across all levels. Her dream is to take the company to a whole different level where they will cover more than the 35 counties Memorial Health serves. She is optimistic of a successful and highly reputed Memorial Health in few years to come.

George Soros’ Contribution to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign and His Remarks after the Election Results

U.S. business magnate George Soros came out of the sea after years of inactivity to fund 2016 democratic presidential elections. George Soros has been active in funding democratic politics and causes. The Federal Election Commission and Soros’ associates estimate that he funded Hillary Clinton and other Democratic candidates’ campaign to a tune of $25 million.

George Soros’ wealth portfolio stands at an estimated $24 billion, which he amassed through risky financial trades. The 85-year-old business mogul, who owes his roots in Hungary, had drawn up a plan to attend the Democratic convention to meet up with Hillary whom they have had more than 25-year relationship. However, George Soros later shelved the plan to concentrate on monitoring the unfolding events in Europe. He actively returned to active trading after sitting out for many years.

People close to the billionaire said he started to get actively involved in political as the countdown drew nearer. His associates pointed out that his main motivation for actively engaging and funding Clinton campaign at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/george-soros-democratic-convention-226267 was due to his gut belief in Hillary Clinton, and the growing fear of the Republican candidate Donald Trump, who he views as a potential threat to democracy, by advancing undemocratic policies.

Michael Vachon, George Soros’ political advisor, in a statement, said that his client had been a donor towards Democratic Party causes for many years, but this year’s election is special on Forbes. He pointed out that the stakes in the previous elections have been equally high due to the hostilities perpetrated by other Republican candidates towards his Democratic policies, which he truly cares about, and has dedicated his entire life to defend. The causes he has dedicated his life to protect include religious tolerance, immigration reforms, and criminal justice reforms.

The all-out approach by Soros to expend cash to get the best of Trump was viewed among Democrats as a good sign for Hillary Clinton. Soros was even seen as able to influence other rich activists to chip in.

George Soros actions prompted other elite liberal donors to sign off big checks such as New York hedge funder, Don Sussman, who donated $13.2 million to different committees and campaigns, Tom Steyer , the San Francisco environmentalist, who donated to a tune of $31 million in 2016 alone and media magnates Fred Eychaner and Haim Saban, who both donated $11.1 million.

The entire effect of Soros’ mobilization of the rich donors really boosted Clinton’s campaign and its affiliated outside groups by building a strong financial base over Tramp campaign on opensocietyfoundations.org. Some of the groups Soros funded include Immigrant Voters Win that was committed to boosting turnout among low Hispanic voters in main swing states. He donated an estimated $5 million towards the cause.

He also donated a further $5 million to an NGO dedicated to battling conservative campaigns to limit voting. The NGO, called the Voting Rights Trust, was in fact partly run by Marc Elias, Clinton’s campaign lawyer.

George Soros was upset about Trump’s win, but said that he will still work with NGOs, activists, and other groups to ensure that democracy is preserved. He particularly pointed out that he’ll focus on immigration, the justice system, and trade.

Danny Ferry Insuracne Claim Taken To Court By Bruce Levenson

Danny Ferry may have held the position of General Manager at the Atlanta Hawks during one of the most successful periods in the history of the franchise, but the termination of his six year $18 million contract has caused major insurance problems for the former owners of the team. Bruce Levenson and the other members of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC consortium have been looking to bring an insurance claim made against the termination of the former Cleveland Cavaliers player’s contract to a close for over a year.

Levenson has been working with lawyers from the Barnes & Thorburg law firm to bring a court case against insurance giant AIG over their failure to acknowledge or pay the settlement required by the insurance policy. Legal papers filed by Bruce Levenson’s lawyers show meetings held as early as April 2015 saw representatives from AIG acknowledge comments from Danny Ferry had triggered clauses in the insurance policy and should result in a financial settlement; eventually Ferry’s contract was terminated in June 2015 days before the sale of the franchise was announced to ESPN and other press.

Since selling the NBA franchise  (http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/) to billionaire Tony Ressler, Bruce Levenson has been working with a number of charitable groups to extend his own range of philanthropic activities. As joint chair of the Concert Against Hate alongside wife Karen, Bruce Levenson has been looking to continue to make an impact working against bigotry around the world. Previously, Bruce had joined together with a number of well known business leaders of the Jewish faith to call for peace in the Middle East; according to PR Newswire, Levenson also works with the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute and a number of other Jewish based groups to help young people live better lives around the world.

 

The Billy McFarland Success Story As A Young Man

Success started early for Billy McFarland. He built his very first business at age 13 which located prospective customers for a local business. As a freshman in college, he started a company that changed the URL of a business into a graphic, which made it easier to promote the company’s brand. The company called Spling is still a viable business and Billy McFarland is the CEO.

The latest news is the most exciting news. In 2013, at age 23, McFarland founded Magnises which helps millennials to be grounded and have a base of identification that can help them to grow and to get to know one another. By becoming a member of Magnises, millennials will have access to many of their favorite hangouts at very deep discounts and perks.

Millennials love to congregate and socialize, share experiences and find new business contacts, and Magnises offers them an excellent opportunity to do just that. For a very reasonable annual fee of $250, they gain access to the membership privileges and receive the “Black Card” which is used for all the discounts as well as payment to the participating businesses. The Black Card copies the needed information from the member’s debit or credit card and also applies the discounts at the time of payment.

According to Bloomberg, The success of the venture was highlighted at the end of 2015 when Billy McFarland announced that membership in Magnises has surpassed 10,000 members in the two cities where Magnises was located, New York City and Washington D.C.

The Black Card has become a status symbol among the millennials, and if there is a new person in a group, he or she is strongly admonished to join if they want to make the right contacts and get anywhere.

McFarland has targeted young professionals, managers, entrepreneurs and anyone else between the ages of 21 and 35 as potential members. Membership is not a given, as there is an online application that must be completed and approved by management. Businesses are also screened to the point of them needing to know what is expected of them in the way of required extra service and the fact that they must be involved for the long haul.

The idea is magnificent and worthy of the expansion plans that McFarland has. His plans for national growth is well on its way, and surely he will reach his objectives.