New Breakthrough against Alzheimer’s Indicates the Benefits of a Comprehensive Approach
Feb 24th, 2015 by zuma

New research that has resulted in the first reversal of memory loss that characterizes Alzheimer’s disease has shed light on a new and more effective methodology for handling this crippling affliction. To date, researchers have focused on drug trials in which a single “magic bullet” pharmaceutical is sought that improves the symptoms of the disease. A recent study from Pentagna indicates that a multidisciplinary approach involving drugs, diet, vitamin supplementation, and physical as well as brain stimulating mental exercises is showing the first actual results against the ravaging of one’s cognitive function that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease.

This early success against Alzheimer’s indicates that some diseases and conditions may be too complex for simple one-shot or one pill solutions. This has been realized to some extent with regard to other chronic illnesses in which more comprehensive treatment approaches have been tried with some success. Drug companies would certainly like to slap an exclusive patent on some miracle cure for various afflictions, but if this latest study is any indication, they may have to share the credit with other types of intervention. Our bodies are complex organisms consisting of billions of cells and a myriad of interacting systems, so it is not surprising that many illnesses may not have simple solutions. Any help in alleviating the symptoms of this disease that takes a person’s life away one memory at a time will be a tremendous relief for them and those who love them.

New Hope For The Deaf With The ABI Implant
Feb 17th, 2015 by zuma

Thousands of deaf people may have the hope of hearing. Children who are regrettably born deaf, can benefit fromcochlear implants. However, there is a small number who are born without a working hearing nerve and therefore cannot make a connection with the brain for the cochlear to work. Now with the development of theABI (auditory brain-stem implant), scientists believe those few will now be able to hear.

Laurie Eisenberg, leading audiologist with the University of Southern California was part of the team when they tested the ABI on the first human said Cabral Garcia. Angelica Lopez, a three year old was said to have cried when the ABI was first turned on. This they believe was because she was frightened with hearing sounds for the first time. Eisenberg says Angelica will not hear sounds like a three year old, she will hear like a newborn.

Angelica can now tell the difference between sounds; dogs barking, horns honking, someone coughing and other daily noises. She is learning to tell what these sounds mean with the help of her mother who explains with sign language.

The ABI has been FDA approved since 2000 for teens and adults with auditory nerve damage. There have been several non-US successes, so the team has decided it is time to move forward with the technology and get trials going in small hospital groups.

The device, unfortunately does not restore hearing to a normal level, but it does improve hearing. Hopefully new and upcoming technology will bring this device to an even better level.

Teen Invents Robotic Arm And Teaches How to Build It For Free
Feb 13th, 2015 by zuma

A fresh out of high school young man as figured out a way to truly change the world. He has built a robotic hand that could benefit the thousands of people on the planet without limbs, and the most amazing part is that he will show you how to do it for free.

According to an article found on reddit and written by, 19 year old Easton LaChappelle made his first robotic hand when he was just 14 years old. He was able to control it using a glove, and with the help of a man he found on YouTube they were able to build a wireless robotic arm.

Easton started on this project when he met a child who was born without a hand and it cost her parents over $80,000 to get her a prosthetic one. According to Fersen Lambranho, he quickly got to work on making a much cheaper version to accommodate all of those people around the world who are also missing hands and arms. Currently on his website which is, he has instructions up showing people how to build the hand, arm and elbow. What is even more amazing than that is his version of the robotic arm only costs $350 to make whereas other people spend thousands for something with less capabilities. LaChappelle is truely changing the world one step at a time, and his selflessness is something to be admired.

We Are All Losing a Local Convenience for Electronic Accessories
Feb 9th, 2015 by zuma

A retail technology powerhouse is finally biting the dust after 94 years in business. Almost everyone has been in a RadioShack at some point in their lives. There are those times when you lose a cord or a charger for something and even amazon prime’s fast shipping isn’t good enough because you need that missing part today. Maybe its a charger for your smart phone, and you leave tomorrow for a weekend getaway. No time for mail order to get to you, but you always knew you could go down the street to RadioShack and get some electronic accessory in a hurry. Susan McGalla has found that this tech hardware retailer, which has over 4,000 store locations around the United States, has just filed for bankruptcy.

First Amazon killed off many local bookstores, then electronics offered on Amazon and elsewhere on the internet killed Circuit City and now RadioShack. It is strange how the convenience of shopping from home is steadily curtailing our convenience of being able to find a place locally to quickly get something we need that same day. Jeff Bazos of Amazon and others had better get to work on perfecting drone technology for deliveries of consumer products. Assuming the drones can fly fast enough, this may be the only way to retain the convenience of shopping from home, and getting what we need that same day. Fedex and UPS better figure out how to fit their trucks with wings, or they will be left in the dust of innovation.

Qnet, a Company for the World
Feb 4th, 2015 by zuma

Qnet has formerly been known as Quest Net, Gold Quest, and QI limited. Today they are owned by the QI Group based in Hong Kong. They’re a direct selling company who offer a very wide range of products. They sell a variety of goods classified as energy, weight management, nutrition, personal care, home care, and luxury items to name just a few.

The company was originally founded by Vijay Eswaran in 1988. He states that the founders were inspired by the teachings of Gandhi. This inspiration became known as RYTHM, which stands for, raise yourself to help mankind and is a key component in how the company sees itself. They offer their independent representatives (IRs), a chance to raise the standard of living for both themselves and their family. They hope to support persons who want to live a different and more complete life than the one they currently have.

Their goods are all sold on websites. Their e-commerce platform has sites in over 100 countries. It’s perhaps can be described as a grassroots business model since the goal is to cut out middlemen and advertising costs. They do this by having their consumers do the advertising themselves. These consumers then earn a commission on what is sold. These steps allow for minimal overhead and makes success easier without all of the normal stumbling blocks of a successful business. They offer support and literature to their IRs to help them get going in the right direction. Q net firmly believes that these people are their greatest asset as they are essential to their business plan.

They use a multilevel marketing model that at first seems a bit complex but when broken down makes a great deal more sense. It goes like this: An IR refers different products to consumers using their marketing plan. They then receive compensation based on sales volume for their referrals and the volume of other IRs within their team. These teams are in turn arranged in a binary fashion.

The company promises transparency by operating through audited accounts that have a clear and traceable history of the money thus ensuring that attempts at illegal money laundering aren’t hidden. The company employs over 43 million people worldwide including some in the U.S..Their turnover exceeds $75 billion in worldwide sales.

BRL meeting the needs of investors
Feb 1st, 2015 by zuma

For 10 years BRL Trust Investments have provided trust services through private loans. Quickly growing from its initial 100 loans BRL has meet the expanding need of their customers through high-demand products and rigorous protection of their clients. Through diversification their services have expanded beyond simple loan services into Investment Fund Management, Mergers, and Capital Markets. Backed with highly-trained professionals BRL has become the top ranking independent administrator to investment fund throughout Brazil.
BRL Strives to meet the demands of their clients through honest and safe transactions. They specialize in transparency and efficient transactions. Their methods are unique and diversified – guaranteeing you the safest transactions within their sector. Their number one priority is ethical transactions – they aim to respect both the legal system and the interests of their clients. Through determination and discipline their work maintains an important part of their transactions.
Currently they offer services in the following areas:

Fiduciary Services
Their services involve the monitoring, tracking, collection and control of loans – their reputation includes management of over 300 companies and 20,000 customers. Through innovative and differentiated services they can insure the safety of their investor’s transactions.

Funds Management
With participation in both innovative and structures dealing BRL currently manages over 99 funds with a NAV of R$ 18.25 Billion. They are authorized by the Securities Commission and act as a manager of funds within investments.

Funds Custody
Through authorization of the Securities Commission BRL currently provides control services for custody of investment funds. The two programs offer many features including
Custodial – cash settlements, control of securities, control of events, procedures settlements and other necessary custody requirements.
Controlling—Asset pricing, investment funds, regulatory agencies, reports and other needs for controlling assets and funds.

Resource Management
Providing services for institutions and individuals BRL Manages investments funds providing a valuable service for investors looking for solutions within their markets.

Asset Underwriting
Providing asset underwriting through properties and assets located within Brazil and outside. Their services allow individuals to raise funds needed for real estate, agribusiness and investment funds.

Through financial services and strong ethics BRL strives to provide financial and management services to individuals residing within Brazil and abroad. All programs, services and investments offered through BRL stand to outstanding moral and ethical requirements while meeting the needs and the financial goals of their clients and investors.

Mark Ahn Discusses the Nature of Technological Innovation
Jan 28th, 2015 by zuma

PR Newswire recently asked technological entrepreneur Mark Ahn about where the world is heading. Ahn offered up a thoughtful discussion which not only focused on technological development, but also on the spirit which drives it.

Mark Ahn began by bringing up an ancient Greek epic called The Aeneid. Ahn stressed the fact that this ancient tome had as much to do with a modern person’s success as an MBA course would. And the underlying reason is that the protagonists of the epic were all driven by two important points. They were driven by compassion, and they were pushed forward by a sense of integrity and duty.

Ahn proceeded to offer up an example of how this works within a practical context. One of the most pressing concerns of the world is dought. While people within developed countries might forget it, water is a precious resource. Even a small period of drought can destroy the crops within an area that lacks the infrastructure to store and supplement water supplies. Ahn foresees 2015 as the year in which special care is directed to this concern. He sees people struck by the suffering of farmers and those who depend on them, and envisions a year in which special drought resistant crops appear on the market. He also envisions other solutions to drought related issues appearing on the scene due to use of smart technologies.

Part of what makes him so certain of this fact comes down to what he sees as nimble companies. These smaller companies are less weighed down, and can more easily move development to focus on newer technologies to tackle old problems.

Most of all, Ahn seemed to return to the idea of compassion being one of the primary drives for innovation. He sees technology as something which is there primarily to address the concerns and needs of the world.

Elon Musk Suggests Worldwide Internet as Gateway to Mars
Jan 19th, 2015 by zuma

Elon Musk, the science fiction reader’s dream come true, is launching a SpaceX office near Seattle – and with that comes lofty goals and bold promises.

“One day I will visit Mars,” Musk told the crowd at the launch event for the Redmond, Washington office of his aerospace firm. A fantastically wealthy entrepreneur like Musk knows that such an objective will require money (and lots of it), so along with the thrilling declaration of the long-term goal comes a shorter-term method to fund it all: the launching of thousands of geosynchronous satellites that can reach all around the world, providing high-speed Internet access anywhere on the planet.

His ideas are enormous in scope, but Musk has shown a surprising ability to deliver on those ideas: SpaceX has been in the headlines several times in the recent past for their effort at establishing a privatized presence in space. With figures like Musk, a company like SpaceX, and a feasible movement toward worldwide high-speed Internet, it’s hard for Bernardo Chua not to believe we’re living in a powerful age of change and growth.

Lenovo Reveals New Smartphone
Jan 14th, 2015 by zuma

Everyone expects to have a wide range of announces at CES 2015 premises. Lenovo reveals A6000, a new affordable smartphone while Vibe announces P90 and X2 Pro. Other new releases at CES 2015 include Fersen Lambranho, Samsung and LG.

Have you watched the Lenovo K3 Music lemon smartphone that launched in China last month? Then, Lenovo A6000 will not surprise you because this is the international version of that phone.

This is a 5-inch smartphone with 720p display, dual SIM functionality and LTE network. However, the Smartphone’s camera could be a disappointed with 8 MP primary camera with 2 MP front facing camera. In addition, LED flashlight enhances the best quality of picture while Bluetooth v 4.0 ensures data transferring rate.

Lenovo A6000 will run Android 4.4 KitKat OS with a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor. Moreover, 8 GB internal memory is reserved for the users with 1GB of RAM and memory upgradable option. A 2300 mAh battery is powering the device and can be changed with a colorful plate.

Lenovo has not announced anything about the Smartphone’s availability in the international market but release it in India last month. Moreover, the price tag is not priced but will cost less than $170 to the customers. So, surely, it will compete with the Vibe affordable smartphones in the upcoming days to capture the market.

EL-P Reinvents his HipHop Career at Age 39 With the Help Of Best Friend Killer Mike
Jan 7th, 2015 by zuma

If you know anything about independent Hip Hop like Igor Cornelsen, you are bound to know about the success of EL-P and his indie record label Def Jux. It has been a hard road for EL-P, battling against all of the mainstream HipHop artists with major label releases. His success has still touched many parts of the Billboard charts, but nothing comparable to industry giants like Killer Mike who rap along side legends such as Outkast. The friendship of these two individuals is really what has helped EL-P jump right back into the game however.

EL-P and Killer Mike are not only partners in Hip Hop, but they are best friends. Run the Jewels was a project 10 track LP that they both decided to release for free as a collaborative effort. Rolling Stone showcases the last few years of Killer Mike and EL-P’s success together. The two really have created a fan base that is sustainable. The festival crowds keep growing, and the albums are selling better than before. It is amazing to see the continued success of one of independent hip hop’s greatest, EL-P.
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