JN International Medical Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska has developed a vaccine against Stroke. While the repeated animal studies suggest the vaccine works in pigs and their anatomy is closer to human. Strokes begin when inflammation occurs on a molecular level in blood vessels as part of a response by the immune system. During a 5 year long study, the pigs that received treatment with the vaccine had fewer strokes caused by blood clots than those that received Placebo. None of the pigs that had treatment suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke, in which blood vessels rupture and memory loss. Much more study will be needed before the vaccine can be tested in humans. During suggests that the first patients to test should be those with an exceptionally high risk of brain damage from a stroke because they have inoperable brain aneurysms -- small blood vessels that balloon out and threaten to burst. Full scale Phase-1 study is proposed to be conducted in 2009-2010 in the United States. The vaccine technology is filed for patent with United States Patent Office and in 136 PCT countries. The stroke vaccine development technology can be read from web page of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=2008121146
Omaha, Nebraska -- JN's Stroke vaccine could offer a "new dimension" in stroke prevention. The vaccine would most likely be targeted to people who are susceptible to strokes. Epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington, chronic pain, depression -- all might one day be treated and/or prevented with a new vaccine said Dr. Jeeri R. Reddy, the President and Scientific Director of the corporation.
Impact of Stroke:
Strokes occur in one of two ways; a blood clot forms and then cuts off circulation to part of the brain or a blood vessel ruptures and leaks blood into the brain. In both cases, a stroke can lead to permanent disability or death.
Stroke is the third leading killer in the United States, resulting in the following statistics annually: •750,000+ victims;
--- 160,000 deaths (3rd leading cause of death);
--- 266,000 survivors with permanent disabilities;
--- 30,000 new permanent admissions to nursing homes;
--- Over 4 million living survivors of stroke;
--- Every 45 seconds in the USA, someone has a stroke;
--- Huge economic impact with costs of $40-$70 billion per year.
"Vaccines have always been an integral part of JN's business and our contribution to public health and saving lives and the startup of this new facility in Omaha intends to provide quality vaccines that prevent diseases and enhance health care for millions around the world. Vaccination prevents millions of deaths per year, and yet millions more are dying due to the lack of vaccines. Stringent regulatory hurdles and the perception of moderate returns on investment have not encouraged companies like us to enter the markets faster. Prevention is better than cure --innovation of new vaccines for healthcare make a real difference for the world. To realize this goal, we recognize that JN resources and capabilities are necessary, but not sufficient--we just can't do it alone. Successful, productive partnerships are essential for JN's ongoing pursuit of innovation and excellence," said Dr. Reddy.
JN-International Medical Corporation:
JN-International Medical Corporation is a U.S. based biopharmaceutical corporation which since 1998 has been focused on developing vaccines and diagnostics for infectious disease for developing countries. An Inc 5000 corporation, making it the 95th ranking company in the United States and the 3rd biopharmaceutical global corporation, it produces Meningitis vaccine for which it holds the international intellectual property rights (IPR).
JN boasts a decade of achievements including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in South East Asia, development of inexpensive vaccine for Meningococcal meningitis serogroups A, C, Y&W-135 and lately the discovery of a new generation preventive and therapeutic vaccine for Stroke and neurological disorders. The R&D division of JN-International is currently researching and developing vaccines for the prevention and cure of Hepatitis C, Herpes, Tuberculosis and a preventive and therapeutic vaccine for major Neurological disorders. JN-International Medical Corporation (JNI), based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
In exchange for unused CPU processing power, users will give to the charity of their choice.
DonateBot.com has launched a new concept in charity donations. Users can now give to the charity of their choice simply by keeping a web page open or by running a small application in the background. The DonateBot system uses absolutely no annoying popups, adware or spyware. Most users will not even realize that they are running DonateBot, but the donations they make are still very real.
A single computer using DonateBot can donate more than 1000 grains of wheat, 1000 ounces of water, 1000 minutes of education or 1000 square inches of rainforest every day. While DonateBot is running, a display tells visitors how much they have donated so far.
"Many computers sit idle for hours or days at a time. DonateBot lets you share this unused processing power with organizations that need to solve complicated problems, such as analyzing the galaxies or performing mathematical calculations," said Tom Bak, Creator of DonateBot. "In exchange for a little CPU processing power, you can donate to your favorite charity."
The DonateBot web page is the easiest way to donate to charity. Simply by opening a web page, users will give to the charity of their choice. Users are free to minimize the page while the donations continue to accumulate. For every minute the page is left open, one ounce of water, one grain of wheat, one minute of education or one square inch of rainforest land will be donated on their behalf.
There is also an application that users can install to maximize their charity donations. The DonateBot program is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Users can specify additional options such as how quickly they want to donate to their selected charity. The Windows and Linux versions can also detect when the computer has not been used for a while, automatically boosting the donation rate.
DonateBot lets users choose from four charities to help. Visitors may decide to donate clean water to communities living in extreme poverty (Charity: Water), give food to malnourished children and families (CARE), provide school education for children around the world (The Oaktree Foundation), or help protect the world's rainforests (The Nature Conservancy).
About DonateBot.com: DonateBot.com is a new initiative to help raise money for charity. Users can donate water, food, education or rainforest land by running a small application or by visiting a web page. The DonateBot team has previously released Charitii.com, an online word game that gives to charity for every correct answer.
Someone sent me this link from StumbleUpon and I laughed so hard I had to reprint it here in case craigslist where it was posted deletes it.
I have recently made one of the biggest mistakes in my life, and I offer my story to you, that you may learn from my error. It all started, as many things do, with me having trouble shitting.
No, I was not constipated. This was not a regularity problem but a matter of technique. It seems my ass-hair had grown to such a length that tiny balls of shit were constantly getting tied up in the matted jungle between my ass-cheeks. It led to much frustration, with me knowing that I still had something to drop, but unable to shake the tenacious turd loose from its butt hair dwelling place. Eventually I would have to do one of two things: either reach down with some paper and try to pinch off the lingering loaf (which required careful precision to avoid smearing the creature all over my rear, especially since I had no way of seeing what I was doing) or just go for broke, start wiping, and hope that I could remove all the leftover fecal matter before the toilet paper reached its ‘Can't-Be-Flushed’ threshold.
As I was contemplating this problem, I had what seemed at the time to be a brilliant idea. “Hey, this is my butt and my butt-hair, right? So why don't I just eliminate all the hair all together, and then my crap will flow out like beer from a keg!" I said to myself. It is a statement that will go down in history with a lot of other regretted statements, things like "How many Indians could there be?" said by General Custer. "Looks like a good day for a drive!" by JFK, or "There! America On-Line now has complete Usenet access!" by some idiot system tech. Such was my anal shaving idea.
I performed the operation that night, with a cheap disposable razor and a towel to sit on. Starting from the bottom, and shaving from the crack to the cheeks, I began the arduous process of ridding my ass of hair. Occasionally, I would have to clean the razor of accumulated hair and miscellaneous slime, which I did by wiping it on the towel. Slowly, my twin mounds and the between-ravine began to resemble the hairless cheeks of a newborn baby. Finally, I wiped the razor one last time, and surveyed my work. The towel was covered with a pile of hair. My ass was smooth as ivory. I smiled; satisfied, thinking my troubles were over.
Little did I know?
I now have a great respect for anal-hair. Like everything in this world God created, it has its mighty purpose in existence. It was only after I had removed it that I started to learn how much I had been taking it for granted. For one, it provides friction. I learned this the next day, when I walked out into the sun heading for class. After climbing two flights of stairs and starting to sweat, I started to notice something unpleasant. The sweat was accumulating in my crack, and was causing the unpleasant sensation of my two ass-cheeks sliding past each other with every step. I thought about going to the bathroom and wiping it off, but had to get to class. Eventually, I thought, it would dry.
Unfortunately, it did dry, but only after mingling with the microscopic shit- molecules lingering around my brown starfish. When I stood up after class, my cheeks were stuck together with a slimy sticky shit/sweat combination. As I made my way back to my dorm, it started to itch. And I mean it itch! Felt like a swarm of ants was making its way up and down my crack. Fighting to keep from jamming my hand down there and scratching away, I rushed back to the dorm.
Unfortunately again, this exertion caused me to sweat, and when I finally reached my room, my cheeks were sliding back and forth against each other like a pair of horny cane-toads. I quickly dropped my pants, and attempted to dry my ass off by sticking it in front of a fan and spreading my cheeks. As I pulled the two mounds of flesh apart, a horrible stench burst free and filled the room. Every dog within a 4-block radius started to howl. I had it worst of all, as the ripe aroma of festering shit/sweat went into the fan and blew back into my face. I fought to keep from heaving. And as I sat there, fighting vomit, my ass cheeks spread and dripping, with the concentrated aroma of my body odor mixed with the tangy smell of my own shit blowing right into my face, I had only one thought: "It will be like this until the hair grows back. Weeks."
Later on, trying to deal as best I could, wiping my ass at every opportunity, I discovered another wonderful use for ass-hair, ventilation. I attempted to launch a fart, only to have it get stuck between my ass-cheeks. Apparently, with no hair, the two pink twins can get vacuum-sealed together, and the result was a frustrating fart that slid up and down between my cheeks like a lost gerbil.
As if that wasn't enough, I am now enduring further torture. As anyone who has ever shaved anything knows, when hair is first growing back in, it comes in as stubble. Imagine your ass having the texture of a Brillo pad. Well, that’s what I am dealing with now. It is a hellish torture, and there are many times when I just look out the window and contemplate why I shouldn't just jump out and get it all over with in one fleshy splat, rather than endure this constant agony.
All I can say is friends don’t shave your ass hair!
Persistent Sexual Arousal Disorder is a rare
condition that keeps those inflicted with the disorder in a constant
state of arousal. According to some of these women, these urges come
every couple seconds and last for hours on end.