Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences Peter Kuhn spoke before a packed audience at Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall on Monday. The presentation, titled “Convergence for Better Cures and Better Care,” presented his studies on biological transition points within the field of oncology.Kuhn’s presentation detailed his “no cell left behind” research, which focuses on unveiling more efficient and personalized methods for cancer treatment.The discussion featured Kuhn’s findings, which were gathered alongside colleagues from USC’s Bridge Institute. Kuhn described his research processes and his early findings, which facilitate possible cancer treatments for the future.The USC Bridge Institute is a research facility that was established in 2010. The institute focuses on bringing engineers, scientists and physicians, together to research alternative cancer treatments.Kuhn, the primary investigator in the project, has also established the translational science program at the Scripps Research Institute and has served on the faculties of medicine and accelerator physics at Stanford University. Along with Provost Professor of Biological Sciences Raymond C. Stevens, Kuhn brings with him a cohort of approximately 50 researchers to the university, whose oncology research will make for a strengthened partnership between the Keck School of Medicine and the Viterbi School of Engineering.Much of Kuhn’s presentation centered on the theme of convergence in science. Kuhn discussed the aggressive nature of cancer and why cancer treatments must be just as aggressive.By administering case studies on the progress of cancer patients receiving treatment, Kuhn and his team learned that at biological transition points in the disease, more thoughtful treatment approaches could be considered, perhaps ones that could have salvaged or prolonged a patient’s life.Kuhn described one case study, in which a 60-year-old man with stage four prostate cancer responded to chemotherapy and a few courses of drugs before his tumors grew rapidly and gained resistance to treatment. Shortly after his cancer stopped responding to drugs, the patient died.Kuhn followed up to this case study by remarking that doctors of the patient likely believed that they did all that was possible in an effort to save his life. They administered chemotherapy and started him on numerous courses of drugs, but ultimately none of the options worked in the man’s favor. Today, common standards in the medical community reflect the current doctoral perspectives on cancer treatment. Kuhn proposes an alternative plan to cancer treatment.Kuhn and his colleagues observed that in the case of cancer treatment, determining the following course of action is often done in a way that’s qualitative rather than quantitative. For example, in the case of evaluating metastasis — developments of secondary tumors at locales other than the primary growth of the cancer — doctors can usually chart the areas where a certain tumor has the potential to spread. In the case of prostate cancer, a growth can travel first from the prostate on to the bones, liver or lungs.Oncologists know the secondary locations that each type of cancer might spread to, but Kuhn suggests that this qualitative information may not be enough. Instead, he demonstrates that it is possible to quantify the likelihood of a tumor taking one trajectory versus another and that by comparing these probabilities, treatments can be further expedited and directed to each patient’s unique condition, a course of individualization that could revolutionize the way physicians approach this disease.Throughout his lecture, Kuhn emphasized the importance of early detection in cancer treatment by measuring the early detection of the disease or discovering changes in growth or responsiveness throughout the course of treatment.Kuhn divided the process of treating cancer into two phases. Phase 1 focuses on “finding the right treatment, for the right patient, at the right time”, while Phase 2 capitalizes on a concept coined “human performance optimization”, or the application of combined and personalized treatment options that will best improve the patient’s outcomes.Furthermore, Kuhn discussed why quantifiable results for backed treatments must involve a strong team of clinicians, scientists and engineers.“The clinician identifies the problem and sets boundaries for the solution. Basic scientists achieve meaningful breakthroughs by way of new discoveries,” Kuhn said. “Engineers then provide framework for viable healthcare solutions.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the January 2017 National Scrapie Eradication Program (NSEP) report, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service conveyed that no new positive U.S. classical scrapie cases have been reported in either sheep or goats in fiscal year 2017, which runs Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017. Also, no new infected or source flocks have been identified in fiscal year 2017.In fact, the last case of classical scrapie was reported in April 2016. This is the longest period without a positive case since the beginning of the NSEP.As of Jan. 31, 2017, there were two open infected and source flock statuses for classical scrapie. One flock was designated as a Nor98-like source flock in October 2016 as a result of a sheep sampled in September 2016 that tested positive.RSSS started April 1, 2003. It is a targeted slaughter surveillance program which is designed to identify infected flocks. Samples have been collected from 531,701 animals since April 1, 2003. There have been 480 NVSL confirmed positive animals* (471 classical cases and 9 Nor98-like cases) since the beginning of RSSS. As of January 31, 2017, 11,197 samples have been collected in FY 2017, 9,551 from sheep and 1,646 from goats.The January report is available at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_diseases/scrapie/downloads/monthly_scrapie_report.pdf.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The first week of the 2018 Feeding Farmers program, sponsored by AgriGold, took the Ohio Ag Net crew just outside of Urbana in Champaign County to the Yocom farm where brothers Ross and Roger have been farming together for several years. The two were heavily involved in a building sprayers from 1974 onward, but recently retired from the business to solely farm. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood visits with Roger about the operation and its history.Listen to Dale Minyo’s interview with Ross Yocom Audio Playerhttp://ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Dale-interview-at-Yocom-Farms-6-18-18.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dale Minyo and Ross YocomJoel Penhorwood and Roger YocomThe group enjoying lunch at the Yocom’s
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AROUND FIFTY PEOPLE DEPARTED SIOUX CITY ON A PASSENGER BUS THURSDAY NOON FOR ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND AND THE COMMISSIONING OF THE U.S.S. SIOUX CITY.THE RIDERS WILL BE ON THE BUS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS, STOPPING ONLY FOR MEALS ALONG THE WAY BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY FOR SATURDAY MORNING’S CEREMONIES.KIM HUFFMAN IS MAKING THE TRIP WITH HER SON PRESTON:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………on a military academy. :17THE HUFFMAN’S AND THEIR GROUP WILL TOUR THE SHIP AFTER THEY ARRIVE, AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING SEVERAL OTHER EVENTS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………of Sioux City. ;06SUE LEVAY AND HER HUSBAND ARE THE HOSTESS AND HEAD COUNTERS ON THE BUS TRIP:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HUFFMAN3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…………we have itineraries. ;14THE LEVAY’S SON IS IN THE NAVY AND WILL FLY IN TO JOIN THEM FOR THE COMMISSIONING.
Jimmy Carter is stepping down from his front-line role as a member of The Elders, the organisation said today.The former President of the United States, 91, will hold the title of honorary (“Emeritus”) Elder as of 1 June 2016.The Elders wish to pay tribute to Jimmy Carter’s inspiring and tireless work for the organisation since it was founded in 2007.He has brought his immense experience and expertise to bear on the complex geopolitical issues at the heart of the organisation’s work, and has also been a passionate advocate for women’s rights, social justice, action on climate change and other core Elders’ values.A forthright and principled advocate for human rights and democracy, Jimmy Carter took part in the very first Elders’ mission to Sudan in October 2007, highlighting atrocities and the displacement of millions of people in Darfur.He has also played a key role in every Elders’ delegation to the Middle East, most recently in May 2015 when he led a delegation to Israel and Palestine to draw attention to the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and support those on both sides who favour peace and a two-state solution. This came straight after Jimmy Carter’s participation in an Elders’ meeting with President Putin in Moscow, aimed at securing greater engagement on the Syrian crisis.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders, said:“From the Middle East to climate change, women’s rights to superpower diplomacy, Jimmy has brought the gravitas of his Presidential office but also the passion of an activist who believes the world can, and must, be changed for the better. The Elders would not be the organisation it is today without his drive and vision, and he will stay an inspiration for all of us for many years ahead.”
SAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League Round Twelve clash with Widnes Vikings.Mark Percival returns but Lance Hohaia misses out through injury.In a late change Mark Flanagan has also been replaced by Jon Wilkin.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Alex Walmsley, 17. Mark Percival. 18. Luke Thompson, 19. Greg Richards, 25. Andre Savelio, 26. Lewis Charnock, 28. Jack Ashworth, 30. Matty Fleming.Denis Betts will choose his Widnes side from:1. Rhys Hanbury, 3. Cameron Phelps, 4. Stefan Marsh, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Joe Mellor, 8. Eamon O’Carroll, 9. Lloyd White, 10. Manase Manuokafoa, 11. Danny Galea, 14. Chris Dean, 15. Jack Owens, 16. Willie Isa, 23. Phil Joseph, 24. Macgraff Leuluai, 25. Alex Gerrard, 28. Matt Whitley, 33. Aaron Heremaia, 35. Gil Dudson.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Phil Bentham.For ticket details please click here.