Is exogenous insulin inevitable for diabetics?

Endogenous insulin production ceases with the loss of pancreatic islet β-cells, caused by autoimmune antibodies 1, [2,... continue reading

Relationship between strokes and seizures

During the four years that I cared for a person who had several strokes, I observed that the epileptic seizures which followed, often improved the condition caused by the strokes. It led me to consider, that epileptic seizures might be a self -... continue reading

Why is the rate of incidence of diabetes increasing?

The increasing rate of diabetes, often attributed to overweight associated with hypercaloric diets, has led to numerous dietary and lifestyle intervention trials. In these, the dietary components have focused particularly on controlling caloric... continue reading

Build a molecular computer

Define a molecular computer as one molecule which transforms, by random chemical reactions mediated by a collection of enzymes, into a predictable other molecule, such that the output molecule can be conceived as the result of a computation... continue reading

Peak Urbanism, Future Cities and Climate

Over half the global population is already urban, and the UN expect this share to continue rising [[UN 2014]] (http://esa.un.org/unpd/wup/default.aspx). Not only are cities already responsible for about 70% of global CO2, but their concentration... continue reading

Cancer cell nuclear expulsion: a possible mechanism of survival, and metastasis capability.

A very interesting and novel experiment was carried out by Florina Bojin et al Wiley. Constructing on this published work, I propose a novel survival mechanism of the cancer cell,... continue reading

Great stock or climate change indicator?

I propose to gather a collection of sock price histories and various indicators of climate change (temperatures, CO2 levels, etc.) and anonymize their labels. These would be used to create a game or prediction market so that the players would be... continue reading

Multisensory Tone, Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony

My hypothesis is that autistic people who have odd responses to sound and Deaf people can reap the benefits associated with the concept “music” through senses in addition to sound. One reason is that for millennia the species of mankind has... continue reading

The Intrapersonal Collective Action Problem

As economist Thomas Schelling astutely points out in his paper Egonomics or the Art of Self-Management (1978), people are often conflicted in their decision-making by current satisfaction and long-term goals. Since these goals are contrary, it is... continue reading

Publication of conference lightning talks in scientific journals shown on a exemplary lightning talk about nomograms

Lightning Talks have become a popular format at conferences. Within five minutes, a topic is presented that meets scientific standards. In this time, information can be presented that is also contained in papers. In many scientific fields,... continue reading

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