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Nathalie Sameli ist Unternehmer und PowerfrauMit 18 hat sie ein Musikfestival gegen Rassismus mit 2000 Leuten in Basel gegründelt. Das gibt es bis heute.Sie sagt, Mut haben ein Thema zu finden und das zulassen. Deine Vision entwickeln - das ist die Grundlage für Erfolg. Daneben know how und Fleiß. Frage dich, was für know how brauchst du und der Rest ist Fleiß.Heute ist sie mit ihrem Stadtkrimi international erfolgreich mit 140 Schauspieler:innen und 12 Personen im Büro
Winter can be cold, and Lea prefers warmth, but the lights, markets, and festivals of the winter months create warm, beautiful (sometimes weird) experiences, terrific travel opportunities to understand the variety of customs and cultures around the world.Lea reflects on pleasures of winter. She talks of lights and fireworks and remembers festivities in places she has lived, including Miami, Paris and London. Christmas markets are described in Vienna, Prague, Strasbourg, Basel, Krakow, Talinn, Colmar, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Birmingham, and Florence.And then there are the festivals around the world: some grand with snow sculptures and costumed pageants; and some wacky fun, with food fights, ending with the weirdest of all -- the cussing festival and the naked man festival in Japan. If you like hearing about these winter customs and festivals, check out others throughout the seasons, in Episodes 8 (spring), 19 (summer) and 31 (fall).Wherever in the world you celebrate, Happy Holidays and Happy Travels in the new year!_____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; PlacesIRememberLeaLane on Insta; on Facebook, it's Places I Remember with Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com. Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!
Der Ruf nach einer Booster-Impfung für alle ist in der Schweiz in den letzten Tagen lauter geworden. Was bringen die Auffrisch-Impfungen und wie kommt die Schweiz durch den zweiten Corona-Winter? Gast im «Tagesgespräch» ist der Basler Infektiologe Manuel Battegay. Auch im zweiten Corona-Herbst steigen die Fallzahlen in der Schweiz, das Virus breitet sich wieder stärker aus. Allerdings sind bei den Spitaleintritten die Zahlen bisher nur leicht gestiegen. Ein weiterer Faktor sind die Impfdurchbrüche: Weil der Impfschutz nach sechs Monaten abnimmt, stecken sich teilweise auch geimpfte Personen wieder mit dem Corona-Virus an. Seit Anfang Woche gibt es deshalb in der Schweiz sogenannte Booster-Impfungen für die über 65-Jährigen, zum Teil werden auch Risikogruppen zum dritten Mal geimpft. Die Empfehlung einer Booster-Impfung für alle will die Eidgenössische Kommission für Impffragen aber frühestens Ende November geben. Wie wichtig sind die Booster-Impfungen? Was kommt mit der aktuellen Infektionswelle auf die Schweiz zu? Und wie kommen wir aus der Pandemie jemals wieder raus? Fragen, über die wir mit Manuel Battegay gesprochen haben. Er leitet seit fast 20 Jahren als Chefarzt die Klinik Infektiologie und Spitalhygiene am Universitätsspital Basel und ist ehemaliger Vizepräsident der Covid-19-Taskforce des Bundes. Barbara Peter hat Manuel Battegay gestern Abend in seinem Büro zum Gespräch getroffen.
“In my most core self, I'm a writer and a performer,” says Miranda July. But since coming of age in Portland's riot-grrrl scene, July has made a name for herself as a true multi-hyphenate: as an artist, singer, screenwriter, author, Hollywood film director and actress, and more. In this episode, she speaks with Marc Spiegler about writing her first play – based on correspondence with a convicted murderer – to releasing her film Kajillionaire in the midst of the pandemic and the flood of DMs that followed. “My entire experience of the release was those messages,” she recalls. Separately, curator Larry Ossei-Mensah talks to Jon Gray, a cofounder of the activist cooking collective Ghetto Gastro, about food as a device for social change and branching out into the world of art.
Every year, over 1,000 seriously ill people end their lives in Switzerland with the help of suicide assistants. Assisted suicide is legal in several countries, including Switzerland, Canada and the Netherlands. A handful of other countries – like Germany and Colombia – are working out the legal and practical details.Some people even travel great distances to die in Switzerland because assisted suicide is illegal where they live. For example, a 104-year-old Australian man made the trip in 2018.One of the people who helped him was Erika Preisig, a Swiss doctor and the founder of Life Circle, which operates in Basel in the northern part of the country. She's passionate in her belief that people should have the right to die. She's even been charged with -- and later acquitted of -- murder. Long before she started doing assisted suicide, Preisig worked in palliative care. Then her father had a stroke and threatened to throw himself in front of a train. Preisig decided to help him find another way, as she was telling SWI swissinfo.ch reporter Jessica Dacey.This episode is the first of a two-part series on the topic. In the next episode, we'll hear the stories of two seriously ill Japanese patients who came to Basel in 2021.
Edith teaches us about the amazing drumming culture in Basel Switzerland and the unique style of drumming that the region has made famous. We talk about the construction of the Basler drums and the history of the clubs and traditions that created this unique environment. Edith is a legend in the Basel drumming community and is a great ambassador to the region. A link to Ediths website: www.habraken.ch The english title of her book is: “In the footsteps of the drummers of Basel” English translation of the original german version by Helen Oxley. Include DVD & 5 written compositions in two drum “languages”. For questions and order please email Edith: email@example.com You can also email her to just have a chat. Thank you and enjoy the episode!
Working as DRIFT, Dutch art duo Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta make spectacular immersive installations. For this September's Design Miami fair in Basel, they are presenting their biggest and most complex Shylight project to date. Seeing Shylight is a mesmerising experience, as dozens of silk flower-like lights gracefully open and close above the viewer's head. We hear about the level of detail involved in creating the Shylights effect, with hundreds of hours spent sewing the delicate silk shapes and programming the choreography of their movement - not to mention the challenge of a global computer chip shortage. DRIFT are known for the way they use technology to explore the hidden mechanisms of nature: the movement in Shylight is inspired by the way some flowers close at night. In other works, DRIFT have programmed drones to swarm the skies in patterns based on bird flight, made concrete blocks float, and captured the fragility of dandelion seed heads. As she anticipates the final reveal in Basel, journalist Bidisha talks to Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta about their decades-long working partnership.
«Die Schweiz und die EU – eine aufregende Beziehungskiste». So lautet der Titel einer Veranstaltung, die die «Echo»-Redaktion zusammen mit dem Europainstitut der Universität Basel diese Woche durchgeführt hat.Die Aufnahme der Veranstaltung gibt's hier als Bonus zum Nachhören Es diskutieren Europarechts-Professorin Christa Tobler (Uni Basel), EU-Korrespondent Charles Liebherr (SRF) und Bundeshaus-Chef Philipp Burkhardt (SRF).
Der weltgrösste Pharmakonzern, im Besitz einer der reichsten Familien, geleitet vom bestbezahlten Manager der Schweiz: Roche ist ein Konstrukt der Superlative. Erstmals lassen sich die beiden Roche-Erben André Hoffmann und Jörg Duschmalé sowie Konzernchef Severin Schwan mit der Kamera begleiten. Roche hat sich mit seinen Türmen ein Denkmal gebaut. Mit 178 und 205 Metern sind sie die höchsten Gebäude der Schweiz und dominieren Basel – optisch wie sinnbildlich: Ohne Pharmakonzern würden wohl der grösste Steuerzahler und Tausende gut bezahlter Jobs fehlen. Und Basel könnte sich ohne das Mäzenatentum der Roche-Erben nicht Kulturhauptstadt nennen. Am Anfang, 1896, steht Fritz Hoffmann-La Roche. Seine Strategie: Medikamente industriell fertigen, diese mit viel Marketing verkaufen und schnell international expandieren. 125 Jahre später ist Roche nicht nur zum weltgrössten Pharmakonzern angewachsen, der Gigant ist auch noch immer im Besitz der Gründerfamilie. Ihre Mitglieder gehören zu den Reichsten der Schweiz, aber auch zu den Verschwiegensten. André Hoffmann, Ur-Enkel des Gründers, und sein Neffe 2. Grades Jörg Duschmalé lassen sich nun aber erstmals von der Kamera begleiten und äussern sich ausführlich über den Roche-Clan: Wie dieser Einfluss auf den Konzern nimmt und mit WhatsApp untereinander kommuniziert, warum die Erben die Medien meiden und was sie mit ihren Milliarden machen, die sie dank der seit 34 Jahren stetig steigenden Roche-Dividende erhalten. André Hoffmanns grösstes Anliegen ist die Nachhaltigkeit. Er ist geprägt von seinem Vater Luc, der den WWF mitgegründet hat. Nachhaltiges Handeln fordert André Hoffmann als Verwaltungsrat darum auch von Roche – eine schwierige Vorgabe für einen Weltkonzern, der seine riesigen Gewinne teilweise auch mit strafbaren Methoden erzielt hat, wie der Fall des Vitamin-Kartells zeigt. Aktuell hängig ist etwa der Fall der Medikamente Avastin und Lucentis zur Behandlung von Altersblindheit, wo vorinstanzlich bereits hohe Millionen-Bussen ausgesprochen wurden. Jörg Duschmalé ist erst seit eineinhalb Jahren Verwaltungsrat. Zuvor hat der 37-jährige promovierte Chemiker bei Roche geforscht. Eine prägende Zeit, wie der Besuch mit ihm im Labor bei einem ehemaligen Arbeitskollegen zeigt. Heute konzentriert sich Jörg Duschmalé aber auf das Mandat als Verwaltungsrat. Als solcher beaufsichtigt er Konzernchef Severin Schwan. Dieser muss für die Erben-Familie den Erfolg langfristig sichern und gleichzeitig als CEO eines börsenkotierten Unternehmens jedes Quartal die Erwartungen der Anleger erfüllen. Zu Hilfe kommt ihm derzeit das Geschäft mit der Pandemie, zu deren Bekämpfung Roche Corona-Tests und PCR-Geräte liefert. Darum wird Severin Schwan – zur eigenen Überraschung – auch direkt auf seinem Handy von Regierungschefs um Auskunft gebeten. Der Film von Tobias Bossard zeigt eindrücklich, wie das System Roche mit den Erben im Hintergrund funktioniert, und gibt so einen exklusiven Einblick in den weltgrössten Pharmakonzern.
Für 20 Milliarden Franken holt sich der Basler Familienkonzern Roche sein Aktienpaket von 33 Prozent beim Konkurrenten Novartis zurück. Damit lösen die beiden Schweizer Pharmariesen nach 20 Jahren eine ungewöhnliche Verflechtung auf. Wir analysieren die Beweggründe und hören Stimmen aus Basel. Weitere Themen: (01:16) Roche und Novartis lösen ihre Verflechtung auf (14:48) Lohnverhandlungen im Baugewerbe gescheitert (17:42) CS will mit weniger Risiko mehr Geld verdienen (21:54) China interessiert sich für Tadschikistan (29:13) Ein Endlager für Atommüll und CO2? (34:02) Ob Libyen wirklich wählt, ist weiter unsicher
The Basel III reforms initiated after 2008 and the hard-fought Basel IV provisions completed in 2017 made banks more resilient. International consensus on new challenges like climate change and cybersecurity could be impossible.
Tobias Erny kommt ursprünglich aus der pharmazeutischen und chemischen Industrie in Basel, wo er zu Lebzeiten von Albert Hoffman (Erfinder des LSD) reichlich mit Psychedelika experimentierte und über diverse Verkettungen von Zufällen später auch auf Heroin kam. 2006 hat er angefangen seine eigene Heroinabhängigkeit mit Hilfe von Iboga zu behandeln. Für Ihn war das der erste Kontakt mit einer höherer Pflanzenintelligenz, die nicht wegzurationalisieren war und ihm Sachen erklärt und Einblicke in seine eigenen karmischen Verflechtungen gegeben hat. Wir sprechen neben seiner eigenen Journey vor allem über seine Faszination von Iboga und die multiplen Einsatzmöglichkeiten dieser Pflanzenmedizin, sowohl für die Entzugstherapie, spirituelles Wachstum als auch für das Microdosing. Ihr erfahrt worauf bei der Auswahl möglicher Retreatanbieter zu achten ist und welche pharmakologischen Effekte sowie psycho-spirituellen Eigenschaften und Risiken diese Wurzel zu bieten hat. Toby ist wahrscheinlich der Nr.1 Experte im deutschsprachigen Raum zum Thema Iboga und ich freue mich euch diese sehr facettenreiche Folge präsentieren zu können. --------------------------------------- Amazon Link zu Toby's Buch "Iboga: Mystisches Entheogen und traditionelle Pflanzenmedizin aus Afrika" hier --------------------------------------- Viel Spaß beim Zuhören und ich freue mich wenn ihr eine positive Bewertung da lasst und den Podcast mit Freunden teilt. Um jede Woche die neuesten Folgen und Updates per Mail zu erhalten, melde dich gerne beim Newsletter an. --------------------------------------- Hier findest du mehr über mich Newsletter & Coaching: https://www.alexanderfaubel.com/ Instagram: @alex_faubel @psychedelische_retreats
Welcome to the podcast of ALPS, the conference that wants to make us aware of psychedelic science and its effects on the psyche. A whole program with many speakers from Switzerland, Europe and all over the world. In this episode, we welcome Peter Oehen, MD, Psychiatrist at University of Basel, SÄPT member, Head researcher for the Swiss MAPS program. After 2014 it became possible to treat patients in Switzerland in an out-patient setting with case-by-case licenses for MDMA, LSD and psilocybin. These licenses are issued by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health based on the Swiss Narcotics Act which allows for a restricted medical use of scheduled psychotropic drugs. After initially using these substances in a one-to-one setting, a group model was developed which includes up to 12 patients and 3 therapists within a 3-day format. His presentation at the ALPS conference 2021 described this substance-assisted group psychotherapy model, the requirements for therapists and patients, methodological and therapeutic challenges, patient characteristics, outcomes and observations made from 2014 - 2020. More details on Odiolab's website: https://www.odiolab.ch/series/alps-podcast/
(00:00:35) Als Duo «Zum goldenen Schmied» haben sie schon so ziemlich alles gewonnen, was es in ihrem Fach zu gewinnen gibt. Etwa den Teamwettbewerb der Schweizer Meisterschaften im Poetry Slam und die internationalen deutschsprachigen Meisterschaften. Nun also auch den Salzburger Stier 2022. Weitere Themen: (00:05:20) Raubkunst aus Kolonien: Frankreich gibt 26 Kunstwerke an Benin zurück. (00:10:20) «Lamb»: Der Film von Valdimar Johannsson spielt irgendwo zwischen Horror, Fantasy und düsterem Märchen. (00:14:32) «Sensibel»: Das Buch der Philosophin Svenja Flasspöhler befasst sich mit der political correctness. (00:19:02) «Die Überlebenden»: Das Buch von Gabrielle Alioth spielt im Basel des 20. Jahrhunderts. (00:23:21) «Das letzte Wort»: Aale leiden unter Musikfestival.
In her book My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018), Ottessa Moshfegh portrays a pre-9/11 artworld obsessed with style over substance. The award-winning novelist's own introduction to the artworld was also in the early 2000s, and her experience at the time was colored by “a sense of impending doom,” she recalls. In this episode, Marc Spiegler speaks to Moshfegh about her literary foray into the artworld (and the fact that she's currently hiding from it), transforming her books into feature films, and other current projects.
Eine «Espresso»-Hörerin kauft auf der Verkaufsplattform Tutti.ch eine vermeintliche Louis-Vuitton-Tasche. Da das Luxusprodukt in scheinbar gutem Zustand ist, bezahlt die Frau 1050 Franken auf ein Konto von Postfinance ein. Der Verkäufer gibt an, in Riehen bei Basel wohnhaft zu sein. Erst als das Paket auch nach längerem Warten nicht kommt, schöpft die Hörerin Verdacht. Tutti.ch sperrt den Verkäufer und warnt andere Nutzerinnen und Nutzer, die mit ihm in Kontakt standen. Damit aber nicht genug: Statt des Pakets erhält die Hörerin nach einigen Tagen Post von der Eidgenössischen Zollverwaltung. Weitere Themen: - Alternativen zum Bostitch – Bürohefter im Test
We all knew this was coming eventually... a Novak Djokovic quote about Vaccinations. Devang and Simon unpack the world number 1's interview before turning our attention to a surprisingly busy week of tour tennis. Lastly, in our parting shots we discuss Roger Federer having a tram named after him in Basel. Yes that did actually happen. Come join the Patreon tour for bonus content, access to the exclusive discord server and ad free episodes: https://www.patreon.com/openera Follow @OpenEra on Twitter! While you're there say hello to @DesaiDevang and @SimonBushell2If merch is your thing, be sure to check out the store: https://bit.ly/merchera Or reach out to the show and say hey: firstname.lastname@example.org If you enjoyed today's show, please rate Open Era 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts.
Die Schweiz soll sich kein drittes Mal gegen Covid-19 impfen lassen. Gesundheitsminister Berset argumentiert, eine dritte Impfung – der sogenannte Booster - sei nicht sinnvoll für alle. Pointiert anderer Meinung ist Manuel Battegay, Chefarzt der Infektiologie am Universitätsspital in Basel. Weitere Themen: In der Xinjiang-Deklaration drückt die internationale Gemeinschaft jeweils ihre Besorgnis aus über die Situation der Uiguren in China. Doch 2021 hat die Schweiz diese Erklärung nicht mehr unterzeichnet. Ist sie vor China eigeknickt? Hollywood-Star Alec Baldwin feuerte auf dem Film-Set mit einer Requisiten-Waffe offenbar mehrere Schüsse ab. Eine Kamerafrau erlag im Spital ihren Verletzungen und der Autor und Regisseur des Western ist verletzt. Die Produktionsfirma spricht von einer Tragödie.
To say it feels incredible to see events happening again would be an understatement. To hear the cheering of the ecstatic Swiss crowd at NIGHT of the JUMPs in September was unbelievable and to witness the elation from the actual FMX and MTB riders who threw down on the night was even more impressive. It was an emotional event, with some riders doing their first event back since Covid-19 cut short the 2020 season after only one event. With 3 teams going head to head, Germany vs France vs Spain at the Swiss border city of Basel, it was unreal to see the big names of FMX competing together in a team and taking on their arch-rivals. But really, this one event signalled something else. This was the return of events coming back. While we're not full gas and doing events everywhere around the world yet, it sets a precedent of how events can be handled in a Covid-19 safe way and hope to see more in the very near future! We wrap up the event, the scores and answer the question of why a Czech rider ended up on the German team. Also joining on this podcast is Marc Pinyol from Team Spain and the Swiss local, Lucas Huppert who was also drafted to join Team Spain as their MTB Best Trick pick in this new format. Freestyle Motocross Run 1 1. Team Spain – Marc Pinyol 51 Points 2. Team Germany – Matej Cesak 46 Points 3. Team France – Maxime Gregoire 32 Points Whip Contest 1. Team Germany – Matej Cesak 100 Points 2. Team Spain – Edgar Torronteras 80 Points 3. Team France – David Rinaldo 60 Points Freestyle Motocross Run 2 1. Team France – Remi Bizouard 48 Points 2. Team Germany – Kai Haase 45 Points 3. Team Spain – Edgar Torronteras 41 Points Synchro Contest 1. Team Germany – Haase/Cesak 100 Points 2. Team France – Rinaldo/Bizouard 80 Points 3. Team Spain – Melero/Pinyol 60 Points Freestyle Motocross Run 3 1. Team Germany – Luc Ackermann 70 Points 2. Team Spain – Maikel Melero 61 Points 3. Team France – David Rinaldo 52 Points Best Trick 1. Team Germany – Luc Ackermann = 96 Points 1. Team Germany – Nico Scholze 70 Points 2. Team France – David Rinaldo 85 Points 2. Team France – David Godziek 80 Points 3. Team Spain – Maikel Melero 78 Points 3. Team Spain – Lucas Huppert 85 Points Overall 1. Team Germany 527 Points 2. Team Spain 456 Points 3. Team France 437 Points https://www.nightofthejumps.com Riders Lounge Podcast Contact Website: https://ridersloungepodcast.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ridersloungepodcast/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ridersloungepodcast/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihhYzgsvog6Z10uQ_8ePdA TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ridersloungepodcast Riders Lounge Merch Store is available now https://teespring.com/stores/riders-lounge Want to book a Rothaus Brewery Tour with Riders Lounge Podcast? https://besichtigung.brauereigasthof-rothaus.de/terminauswahl.html Thanks to Motorex for the interview opportunity and years of support! www.motorex.com
Renowned art dealer Anthony Meier, who is currently president of the Art Dealers Association of America, is back from Basel, and gives us an insider's view of the state of art fairs, the upcoming ADAA fair in New York, his San Francisco gallery's adaptation to the pandemic, private sale competition with auction houses, how he identifies new artists to represent, the museum and arts scene in the Bay Area, the uncertain future of major exhibitions, and his recent discussions with the Treasury Department about upcoming anti-money laundering legislation.
Kenan Dinkelmann grew up in Passau, Germany and graduated from Artez, School of Dance, Arnhem with a BA of performing arts and completed the SEAD postgraduate program Bodhi Project directed by Susan Quinn where he toured works by Jozef Frucek & Linda Kapetanea, Martin Nachbar and Robert Clark in Europe. As freelance dancer Kenan worked with Johannes Wieland, Marion Sparber, Ivan Perez, Unterwegstheater and Anton Lachky. From 2015 till 2017 he joined the dance company of Stadttheater Bielefeld where he danced in works by Wim Vandekeybus, Simone Sandroni and Sharon Fridman. Kenan is guest teacher at Stadttheater Bielefeld, Marameo Berlin, TRAK Dance Ensemble and Tanzbüro Basel. Furthermore he tours his Flow Acrobatics workshops in Europe and offers online training programs and online coaching in Flow Acrobatics. As a choreographer Kenan created the piece „Astral“ which was premiered in Sofia, Bulgaria with further shows in Dock11 Berlin and Arnhem, Netherlands.
Die Fantasy Basel 2021 ist vorbei - mit eineinhalb Jahren Verspätung wegen Pandemie hat die grösste Con der Schweiz nun doch stattgefunden. Gast auf dem Sofa ist deshalb Martin Schorno von Amazing Events, Veranstalter der FaBa. Er erzählt uns, wie der Con-Boom in der Schweiz ent- und wie sie den Covid-Einschnitt überstanden haben. (0:00:00) Loading Themenen... (0:01:04) Es geht los! (0:02:17) PC Building Simulator ist noch bis am Do gratis (0:03:13) PSA: Denk beim Einrichten der neuen Switch an deine Animal-Crossing-Insel! (0:04:49) Epic studiert an Fortnite-Film herum (0:07:37) Amazon verarscht New-World-Gamer (0:10:33) Martin Schorno, Scheff von Amazing Events (0:10:57) Fantasy Basel 2021 durchgeführt, mit 1 1/2 Jahren Verspätung - wie geht es grade? (0:13:21) 45'000 Besucher:innen dieses Jahr - zufrieden? (0:18:09) Was bedeutet es, eine Convention zu organisieren? (0:26:20) Was macht Amazing Events, wenn gerade nicht Faba ist? (0:27:54) Wie ist die Fantasy Basel entstanden? (0:34:17) Wieso entstand dieser Fantasy-Messen-Boom in der Deutschschweiz? (0:45:21) Wie haben sie den Einschnitt der Pandemie erlebt und überstanden? (0:51:04) Was kommt nach der Pandemie? (0:53:01) Besteht die Gefahr, dass die Grossen wegbleiben? (0:59:07) Was war dieses Jahr besonders schwierig? (1:03:11) Wie ist eigentlich Basel zur Fantasy gekommen (und nicht Zürich)? (1:05:17) Gehört Lord-of-the-Rings-Illustrator John Howe zum Inventar? (1:09:16) Was war das schönste persönliche Erlebnis dieses Jahr? (1:10:43) Vorschau: The Artful Escape im Let's Play
The phrase, “state of nature”, has been used over centuries to describe the uncultivated state of lands and animals, nudity, innocence, heaven and hell, interstate relations, and the locus of pre- and supra-political rights, such as the right to resistance, to property, to create and leave polities, and the freedom of religion, speech, and opinion, which may be reactivated or reprioritised when the polity and its laws fail. Combining intellectual history with current concerns, Mark Somos and Anne Peters's book The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea (Brill, 2021) together fourteen essays on the past, present and possible future applications of the legal fiction known as the state of nature. Mark Somos, Ph.D. (2007 Harvard, 2014 Leiden), holds the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft's Heisenberg position. He wrote Secularisation and the Leiden Circle (Brill, 2011) and American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761–1775 (Oxford, 2019). Anne Peters, Ph.D. (1994 Freiburg), is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a Professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, and Basel, and L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird is Lecturer in Digital History and Culture at the University of Portsmouth. She tweets at @timetravelallie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law
The phrase, “state of nature”, has been used over centuries to describe the uncultivated state of lands and animals, nudity, innocence, heaven and hell, interstate relations, and the locus of pre- and supra-political rights, such as the right to resistance, to property, to create and leave polities, and the freedom of religion, speech, and opinion, which may be reactivated or reprioritised when the polity and its laws fail. Combining intellectual history with current concerns, Mark Somos and Anne Peters's book The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea (Brill, 2021) together fourteen essays on the past, present and possible future applications of the legal fiction known as the state of nature. Mark Somos, Ph.D. (2007 Harvard, 2014 Leiden), holds the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft's Heisenberg position. He wrote Secularisation and the Leiden Circle (Brill, 2011) and American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761–1775 (Oxford, 2019). Anne Peters, Ph.D. (1994 Freiburg), is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a Professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, and Basel, and L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird is Lecturer in Digital History and Culture at the University of Portsmouth. She tweets at @timetravelallie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science
The phrase, “state of nature”, has been used over centuries to describe the uncultivated state of lands and animals, nudity, innocence, heaven and hell, interstate relations, and the locus of pre- and supra-political rights, such as the right to resistance, to property, to create and leave polities, and the freedom of religion, speech, and opinion, which may be reactivated or reprioritised when the polity and its laws fail. Combining intellectual history with current concerns, Mark Somos and Anne Peters's book The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea (Brill, 2021) together fourteen essays on the past, present and possible future applications of the legal fiction known as the state of nature. Mark Somos, Ph.D. (2007 Harvard, 2014 Leiden), holds the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft's Heisenberg position. He wrote Secularisation and the Leiden Circle (Brill, 2011) and American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761–1775 (Oxford, 2019). Anne Peters, Ph.D. (1994 Freiburg), is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a Professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, and Basel, and L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird is Lecturer in Digital History and Culture at the University of Portsmouth. She tweets at @timetravelallie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history
The phrase, “state of nature”, has been used over centuries to describe the uncultivated state of lands and animals, nudity, innocence, heaven and hell, interstate relations, and the locus of pre- and supra-political rights, such as the right to resistance, to property, to create and leave polities, and the freedom of religion, speech, and opinion, which may be reactivated or reprioritised when the polity and its laws fail. Combining intellectual history with current concerns, Mark Somos and Anne Peters's book The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea (Brill, 2021) together fourteen essays on the past, present and possible future applications of the legal fiction known as the state of nature. Mark Somos, Ph.D. (2007 Harvard, 2014 Leiden), holds the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft's Heisenberg position. He wrote Secularisation and the Leiden Circle (Brill, 2011) and American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761–1775 (Oxford, 2019). Anne Peters, Ph.D. (1994 Freiburg), is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a Professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, and Basel, and L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird is Lecturer in Digital History and Culture at the University of Portsmouth. She tweets at @timetravelallie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
The phrase, “state of nature”, has been used over centuries to describe the uncultivated state of lands and animals, nudity, innocence, heaven and hell, interstate relations, and the locus of pre- and supra-political rights, such as the right to resistance, to property, to create and leave polities, and the freedom of religion, speech, and opinion, which may be reactivated or reprioritised when the polity and its laws fail. Combining intellectual history with current concerns, Mark Somos and Anne Peters's book The State of Nature: Histories of an Idea (Brill, 2021) together fourteen essays on the past, present and possible future applications of the legal fiction known as the state of nature. Mark Somos, Ph.D. (2007 Harvard, 2014 Leiden), holds the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft's Heisenberg position. He wrote Secularisation and the Leiden Circle (Brill, 2011) and American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761–1775 (Oxford, 2019). Anne Peters, Ph.D. (1994 Freiburg), is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a Professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, and Basel, and L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. Alexandra Ortolja-Baird is Lecturer in Digital History and Culture at the University of Portsmouth. She tweets at @timetravelallie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
“We see the world as this huge kaleidoscopic field of information … and I think the way we see culture and the arts should also embrace that,” Doug Aitken says. In this conversation with Marc Spiegler, the interdisciplinary artist discusses his wide-ranging practice, from its roots in Los Angeles in the 1970s and 80s to his project Station to Station, which transformed a train along a 4,000-mile journey into a nomadic studio, to his recent collaboration with musician Jamie xx and creating sculptures that live underwater. Art Basel Executive Editor Jeni Fulton also speaks with musician Fatima al Qadiri about her latest album, Medieval Femme, her lifelong fascination with the sensual recitation of classical Arabic poetry, and her recent forays into scoring films.
It's hard to describe the experience of a work by Ryoji Ikeda. The Japanese artist has worked as an experimental musician, performer, researcher, and art-maker, and he brings it all together for immense, immersive installations that fill the senses. But while the word “immersive” has come to connote Instagram bait, Ikeda's works are anything but lowbrow. The experience of a Ryoji Ikeda work is both brainy and very visceral, intellectual and awe-inspiring. With a background in experimental sound, Ikeda puts you in touch with sonic experiences that your body probably hasn't had to process before. With an interest in science and mathematics, his visuals often draw on huge data sets, giving you vast walls of data flickering at you faster than you can process, as if tracing the sense of a collective intelligence trying to sync up with the universe. Reviewing a show of his work in New York some years ago, Artnet News Senior Art Critic, Ben Davis once called it a kind of “cosmic minimalism.” This fall has been a big one for Ikeda. In Switzerland during Art Basel, he staged for his gallery, Almine Rech, “data-verse 3,” the closing chapter of a project commissioned 6 years ago by Audemars Piguet Contemporary, the art program of Ikeda's long-time watchmaking patrons. The product of decades of research on sound and image, it animates data from CERN, NASA and the Human Genome Project. In London, the “data-verse” trilogy was shown together for the first time as the centerpiece of the largest-ever exhibition of his installations at 180 Studio, which drew crowds. Artnet News European Market Editor Naomi Rea, got a chance to experience both the London and Basel shows and a live performance given by Ikeda in London. Ikeda doesn't do many interviews, but at Art Basel last month, she got a chance to sit down with the artist about his thoughts on what he does.
Genetic Engineering and Society Center GES Colloquium - Tuesdays 12-1PM (via Zoom) NC State University | http://go.ncsu.edu/ges-colloquium GES Mediasite - See videos, full abstracts, speaker bios, and slides https://go.ncsu.edu/ges-mediasite Twitter - https://twitter.com/GESCenterNCSU Hazard Communication Dr. David M. Berube, Professor of Science & Technology Communication, NC State Website Hazard Communication refers to communication to a limited group of stakeholders and involves three variables: hazard data, dosage data, and exposure data. Abstract This presentation tries to separate data sets associated with Hazard Communication from those associated with Risk Communication. Since Risk Communication is a social construct, it involves public understanding of science while Hazard Communication generally does not. Hazard Communication occurs between field experts while Risk Communication include experts and inexperts. Experts share biases with the public in some cases but not in others. For example, innumeracy and probability neglect tends to be associated with inexpert audiences. This paper will be presented to the National Toxicology Program for which I serve as a member of their Board of Scientific Counselors. Related links: Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of BiasDror, I. E. (2020). Anal. Chem. 92. 7998-8004 Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes: A Case-Based Guide to Critical Thinking in MedicineHoward, J. (2019). Basel, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. Speaker Bio Dr. David M. Berube (NYU 1990) is a Research Professor and a GES Fellow at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in science/technology communication. He teaches graduate seminars in risk, fear, disaster, and climate change science communication. He received over $20 million in grants over the last two decades studying science communication, especially intuitive toxicology. He wrote Nano-Hype (2006), edited another on Pandemic Communication and Resilience and is writing a book on Lessons We Should Have Learned from Zika. He is the director of the Public Communication of Science & Technology project and social science director of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network involving NCSU, Duke and UNC. He authored some White Papers on social media and risk. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and Special Government Employee for the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Toxicology Program. GES Center - Integrating scientific knowledge & diverse public values in shaping the futures of biotechnology. Find out more at https://ges-center-lectures-ncsu.pinecast.co
An art industry ritual returned after an unprecedented hiatus: on a Monday evening last week, art advisors, dealers, and collectors ceremoniously filed into the formidable fairgrounds of Switzerland's Art Basel. The premier art fair's 50th edition was set to take place across a balmy week in June 2020, but it slid back nearly a year and half, its plans marred by a raging public health crisis, limitations on travel, and restrictions on events and gatherings. After so much uncertainty about the state of the art market, more than 270 dealers calculated their risks and ultimately took a leap of faith and brought the best of their rosters to the Rhine. It seems the gambit really paid off—by the late afternoon on preview day, gallerists seemed to really exhale for the first time in months or even a year. Was it business as usual? Yes and no. The event ran with incredible smoothness, with no issues save for a few spats on Twitter over whether the absence of US collectors was a boon for European deal-making or not. Restaurants were booked out across town for lavish dinners, but being on the guest list wasnt the only prerequisite—proof of vaccination as required. Sales were strong, but not quite like the old days. And NFTs made a flashy debut. On the whole, everyone seemed deeply relieved to be back in their booths or perusing the aisles. Artnet News's Europe Editor Kate Brown was joined in Basel by European Market Editor, Naomi Rea and Senior Market Editor, Eileen Kinsella to take the temperature of the scene.
Unzählige Fabriken sind von den Stromausfällen in China betroffen, was Auswirkungen auf die weltweite Industrieproduktion hat. Dies, weil auch viele europäische und amerikanische Weltkonzerne in China produzieren. Das Gespräch mit Martin Aldrovandi, unserem SRF-Korrespondenten in Shanghai. Weitere Themen: * Heute wird Silvio Berlusconi 85. Er ist der Dauerbrenner in Italiens Politik, war vier Mal Ministerpräsident und auch jetzt noch politisch aktiv. Nun mit 85 Jahren schielt er auf das Staatspräsidentenamt. * Neue Taliban-Verfassung in Afghanistan: Die Taliban wollen eine Verfassung aus Shah-Zeiten einführen. Was steckt genau hinter diese Verfassung? * Roche feiert sein 125-jähriges Jubiläum – ist der Pharmakonzern mehr Segen oder Fluch für Basel? * In Deutschland geht das Ringen um das Kanzleramt und um eine neue Regierungskoalition weiter. Eine wichtige Rolle dürften dabei die Grünen spielen. Das beobachten auch die Schweizer Grünen mit grossem Interesse.
Today on the show we have Basel Fakhoury, CEO & Co-founder of User Interviews.In this episode, we talked about what drove Basel to user research and why research participant recruiting specifically, how the team validated that "User Interviews" was the biggest pain point, and then Basel shared their process of idea exploration and how they invalidated their ideas, before reaching that AHA moment. We also discussed the importance of marrying qualitative research with data analysis, how moving from a transactional to a subscription model affected churn, and we then dove into their pricing research strategy and their decision to focus on expansion. As usual, I'm excited to hear what you think of this episode, and if you have any feedback, I would love to hear from you. You can email me directly on Andrew@churn.fm. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter.
Another great one-on-one pod from the Nate and Benjamin. They recap the highs and the lows of Basel; the booths, the gossip, the dinners and the parties. All while jet-lagged on a Sunday. Check in and get hear about everything you missed from two of the only loud, price-asking Americans who made the trip. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-godsill/support
Recorded live on the show floor during Art Basel in Basel, this special episode brings together seven distinguished art world voices. Artists AA Bronson and Mario García Torres, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, gallerists Jeffrey Deitch and Jasmin Tsou, and museum directors Elena Filipovic and Ann Demeester reflect on the art world's coming together again, how the pandemic changed them and how they see the future.
Internationale Kunstmessen wir die ART Basel stehen im Ruf, ein Event für die Superreichen zu sein. Fanni Fetzer, Direktorin des Kunstmuseums Luzern, kennt die Kritik, Kunst sei völlig abgehoben und irrelevant für die Gesellschaft. Im «Tagesgespräch» führt sie aus, warum sie das völlig anders sieht. Natürlich war auch Fanni Fetzer in den letzten Tagen an der ART unterwegs. Allerdings nicht in erster Linie mit dem Ziel, ein Objekt für ihr Museum zu erwerben, dafür sei ihr Ankaufs-Etat viel zu klein. Für sie ist die Kunstmesse in Basel ein Ort für die persönliche Inspiration, und natürlich nutzt sie die Zeit auch für die wichtige Kontaktpflege in der Kunstszene. Dass Kunst sowieso nur etwas für den elitären Zirkel der Vermögenden und gut Gebildeten sei und für die breite Gesellschaft eigentlich überflüssig, das hört Fanni Fetzer immer wieder. Als Direktorin eines mittelgrossen Museums in der Schweiz ist sie täglich mit der Frage konfrontiert, welche Rolle Kunst in der Gesellschaft spielen soll – und wie man Kultur auch an jene vermittelt, die den Zugang dazu schwerlich finden.
Did you know the first attempt to catalog mental health diversity occurred as part of the US Census? Although people had been imprisoning people for "mental health" issues for a century beforehand, the first attempts to categorize neuro-diverse individuals did not begin until the mid 1800s. Once the DSM was established it went through several iterations and conceptual and technological shifts. Learn all about our weird plot-less book! Links: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/practice/dsm/history-of-the-dsm (A brief but relatively comprehensive history of the DSM, omitting any specific diagnoses, also written in reverse chronological order) https://youtu.be/UiY6wr--0dE (Crash Course video on the history of DSM; how the US was a supervillain about mental health in the beginning) https://health.howstuffworks.com/mental-health/mental-disorders/dsm-diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-mental-disorders.htm (What the DSM is and how it came to be) https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/diseases/early.html (Timeline of mental hospitals in the US) https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.53.3.288 (Objectives of DSM revisions) Kessler, R. C., Chiu, W. T., Demler, O., Merikangas, K. R., & Walters, E. E. (2005). Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of 12-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Archives of general psychiatry, 62(6), 617–627. https://doi.org/10.1001/archpsyc.62.6.617 (Rates of Comorbidity in the DSM IV) Surís, A., Holliday, R., & North, C. S. (2016). The Evolution of the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders. Behavioral sciences (Basel, Switzerland), 6(1), 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs6010005 (in depth history of the DSM) https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/apa/72736https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/apa/72736 (Description of the DSM as a “Living Document” Kawa, S., & Giordano, J. (2012). A brief historicity of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: issues and implications for the future of psychiatric canon and practice. Philosophy, ethics, and humanities in medicine : PEHM, 7, 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1747-5341-7-2 (Comprehensive History of the DSM) Past Episodes Referenced: Episode 88 on lobotomies as therapy Episode 109 on Deinstitutionalizing mental health patients Episode 206 on Ivan Pavlov Episode 110 on diagnosing mental health conditions Episode 24 on what happened to Asperger syndrome Episode 196 on why we name things We are on Reddit! https://www.reddit.com/user/WhyWeDoWhatWeDo Recommendations Abraham: Bad Samaritan (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3203528/) Shane: Nectarines You can reach us directly at email@example.com, through the comments below OR on social via @wwdwwdpodcast or #wwdwwdpodcast.
Die Uno spricht von einer dramatischen humanitären Lage in Afghanistan. Der Hilfsbedarf sei enorm. Tankred Stöbe von «Ärzte ohne Grenzen», der soeben von einem Einsatz in Afghanistan zurückgekehrt ist, beschreibt im «Tagesgespräch» die aktuelle Lage. Hunger, Dürre, Gewalt, hunderttausende Vertriebene, eine schwere Wirtschaftskrise und eine tiefe, strukturelle Armut: Afghanistan ist ein Land am Abgrund. Die Uno schätzt, dass die Hälfte der 38 Millionen Afghaninnen und Afghanen Essensrationen, Wasser oder Medikamente braucht. Vor einer Woche an einer Uno-Geberkonferenz hat die internationale Gemeinschaft mehr als eine Milliarde Dollar Hilfe für Afghanistan zugesagt. Zugleich wurden Forderungen bezüglich Menschenrechte an die herrschenden Taliban gestellt. Wie zeigt sich das Ausmass der Krise vor Ort in Afghanistan? Und lässt sich humanitäre Hilfe an Bedingungen knüpfen? Darüber haben wir mit Tankred Stöbe gesprochen. Der Intensivmediziner aus Berlin arbeitet für die privat-finanzierte Hilfsorganisation «Ärzte ohne Grenzen» und ist soeben von einem Einsatz in Afghanistan zurückgekehrt. Seit knapp 20 Jahren hilft er Menschen in Krisengebieten. Über seine Einsätze hat der Arzt vor zwei Jahren das Buch «Mut und Menschlichkeit» geschrieben. Barbara Peter hat Tankred Stöbe in Basel zum Gespräch getroffen.
This week the Basel Institute on Governance published its 10th AML Index. The Index looks at activities by 112 countries to effectively operate AML/CFT systems. John and Elliot share some insights into how the index is applied and the results.
Rev. Ruben Dominguez, retired pastor serving in South Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to share the story of Casiodoro de Reina (ca. 1520-1594) during Hispanic Heritage Month, including what we know about his life, how the Reformation came to Spain, why it was important to Casiodoro to translate the Bible into Spanish, the difficulties Casiodoro endured in order to create this translation, and how this translation has impacted Spanish-speaking culture still today. Casiodoro de Reina (ca. 1520-1594), translator and publisher of the first complete Bible in Spanish Casiodoro de Reina, a monk, was one of the first Spaniards to embrace the principles of the Reformation of the church in the Seville area around the mid-16th century. Those principles are grounded solely on the text of the Bible. Aware of the importance of spreading the Bible among his fellow citizens, Reina set himself the goal of publishing it completely in Spanish. After years of work and challenges found outside of Spain to gather, translate and revise various existing translations of the biblical text, Reina completed his work. Afterward, he received the assignment of finding a printer, nothing easy in those years. The first printing of the complete Bible in Spanish was finished in 1569 in Basel, Switzerland. The original cover contained an illustration of a standing bear trying to eat honey from the honeycomb hidden in a tree trunk; for this reason, it conventionally received the name of The Bear Bible. Using that cover to introduce it into Spain, Reina concealed its content from the Inquisition, an institution which had previously condemned him as a "heresiarch" (teacher of heretics), and had burned him in effigy in the Auto-de-Fe executed in April 1562 in the main plaza of Seville. Reina wanted all Spain to get the benefits of the Gospel message, especially the teaching of achieving justification by faith alone before God thanks to the sacrifice and merits of Jesus Christ won on the cross. Reina died in Frankfurt, Germany while serving as pastor of a Lutheran congregation of foreign refugees. Reina's translation and publication of the biblical text have made a significant impact among Spanish-speaking people. His legacy will surely carry on because his version, now commonly known as Reina-Valera, is the most widely read in evangelical churches and circles in the Spanish-speaking world.
Dietary propolis supplementation reduced proinflammatory cytokines associated with air pollution exposure, without impacting on immune cell infiltration or lung function New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, September 10, 2021 Air pollution is estimated to cause 7 million annual deaths globally. Our aim was to determine if dietary propolis consumption could prevent the immune and functional damage in a mouse model of acute urban dust exposure. Female C57BL/6J mice were challenged three times with intranasal urban dust over seven days which significantly increased proinflammatory cytokines and immune cells in the lung 24 h post final challenge. Dietary New Zealand propolis (2%) with gamma cyclodextrin supplementation reduced urban dust-induced lung TNFα, IL-4, and IL-6 cytokine production; but did not alter immune cell infiltration into the lung, or lung function outcomes. This suggests that daily consumption of 8% propolis with gamma cyclodextrin supplemented food was sufficient to reduce urban dust pollution-induced proinflammatory cytokine production but was not sufficient to prevent immune cell recruitment into the lung or lung function decline in a murine model of lung inflammation. In this study we found that daily consumption of a New Zealand propolis reduced proinflammatory cytokines within the lung in response to acute urban dust exposure but this inhibition was not sufficient to reduce immune cell infiltration or prevent increased airways tissue constriction. These results suggest that dietary supplementation of 8% propolis with gamma cyclodextrin (equivalent to 2% propolis resin) does not result in sufficient bioavailable concentrations of the bioactive polyphenolics to fully overcome urban dust pollution-induced acute immune cell infiltration into the lung. Other studies have shown that acute gavage consumption or intraperitoneal injection of specific propolis bioactive components can protect against a number of different immune challenges within the lung. These effects appear to be both concentration and administration route dependent, and may not be achievable using unenriched propolis as a dietary intervention. 20-Week Study of Clinical Outcomes of Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Prophylaxis and Treatment Comprehensive Pain Management Institute (Ohio), August 6, 2021 New research published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine shows that early intervention against a Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) infection using natural, over-the-counter remedies is a safe and effective way to avoid complications. Researchers from Ohio looked at modalities that are readily available for the Chinese Virus, including zinc, zinc ionophores, vitamins C, D3, and E, and l-lysine. These items were categorized in the study as “preventive measures” and “early-stage treatments” that can help to avoid the need for more “advanced” anti-covid measures such as pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. Each of these tested remedies is natural, by the way, and the results of what they can do are impressive. Once again, nature wins out as our most abundant medicine cabinet, far exceeding anything cooked up in a lab. The clinical study found that this “multi-component OTC (over-the-counter) ‘core formulation' regimen” successfully protected test subjects against getting sick from the Chinese Virus, even as others got sick. “While both groups were moderate in size, the difference between them in outcomes over the 20-week study period was large and stark: Just under 4% of the compliant test group presented flu-like symptoms, but none of the test group was COVID-positive,” the paper reveals. “[W]hereas 20% of the non-compliant control group presented flu-like symptoms, three-quarters of whom (15% overall of the control group) were COVID-positive.” For 20 weeks, test subjects took these natural supplements. Adjustments were made for those with pre-existing health conditions and other health factors that may have influenced the outcome. Since all of the remedies utilized fall into the “low cost” category, anyone can access them. They are all dubbed as “anti-viral” as well, meaning they are safe and effective for use against viruses. By taking advantage of these remedies early, the paper explains, people can help to protect themselves against the types of adverse events that are causing some people to have to be hospitalized and put on a ventilator. “From early March through the end of July 2020, one of us (LM) monitored approximately 600 patients in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio cities heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and did consultations with several colleagues (including JL) in the New York City metropolitan area, also heavily hit,” the paper explains. “Over that 5-month period, we dealt with dozens of clinical and/or test-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Much of the monitoring was performed via telemedicine; approximately 20% was performed in-office. It is from in-office monitored patients and staff that the study groups emerged.” We have been covering some of these same remedies along with others that have been scientifically shown to help protect against spike protein-induced illness. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), as one example, is a zinc ionophore that helps to deliver more zinc into cells for improved immune function. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol component of green tea, is a natural zinc ionophore that improves zinc absorption. For this latest study, the research team used quina (cinchona) plant bark extract and quercetin as zinc ionophores, as these, too, help to deliver more healing nutrients like zinc to the cells. “The core supplementation formulation components have been demonstrated … to have beneficial effects both outside of and within clinical settings in the prevention of viral infections and also in the treatment of early stages of such diseases,” the study reveals. “Zinc ionophores can … be utilized to gain the anti-viral benefit of enhanced intracellular Zn+2 concentrations while limiting tolerance / side-effect / toxicity issues associated with elevated serum levels of zinc supplementation.” You can review the full paper at this link. Neuroprotective effect of L-carnitine against glyceraldehyde-induced metabolic impairment University Politecnica delle Marche (Italy), September 7, 2021 According to news reporting originating from Ancona, Italy, research stated, “Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cognitive regression and memory loss. Dysfunctions of both glucose metabolism and mitochondrial dynamics have been recognized as the main upstream events of the degenerative processes leading to AD.” Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the School of Medicine, “It has been recently found that correcting cell metabolism by providing alternative substrates can prevent neuronal injury by retaining mitochondrial function and reducing AD marker levels. Here, we induced an AD-like phenotype by using the glycolysis inhibitor glyceraldehyde (GA) and explored whether L-carnitine (4-N-trimethylamino-3-hydroxybutyric acid, LC) could mitigate neuronal damage, both in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells and in rat primary cortical neurons. We have already reported that GA significantly modified AD marker levels; here we demonstrated that GA dramatically compromised cellular bioenergetic status, as revealed by glycolysis and oxygen consumption rate (OCR) evaluation. We found that LC ameliorated cell survival, improved OCR and ATP synthesis, prevented the loss of the mitochondrial membrane potential (Dps) and reduced the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Of note, the beneficial effect of LC did not rely on the glycolytic pathway rescue. Finally, we noticed that LC significantly reduced the increase in pTau levels induced by GA. Overall, these findings suggest that the use of LC can promote cell survival in the setting of the metabolic impairments commonly observed in AD.” According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Our data suggest that LC may act by maintaining mitochondrial function and by reducing the pTau level.” Hyperbaric oxygen study shows reversal of biologic hallmarks responsible for development of Alzheimer disease Tel Aviv University & Shamir Medical Center (Israel), September 10, 2021 A new study, published today in peer-review medical journal Aging, marks the first time non-pharmaceutical clinical exploration proves efficacy in reversing the main activators of Alzheimer's disease. Using a specific protocol of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), cerebral blood flow (CBF) improved/increased in elderly patients by 16-23%, alleviating vascular dysfunction and amyloid burden. The study, part of a comprehensive research program directed toward aging and accompanying ailments as a reversible disease, holds promise for a new strategic approach to the prevention of Alzheimer's by addressing not only the symptoms or targeting biomarkers, but rather the core pathology and biology responsible for the advancement of the disease. Vascular dysfunction is a crucial element in the development of Alzheimer's and cognitive decline: Amyloid beta deposits in the brain blood vessel walls are the most common vascular pathology in Alzheimer's. Reduced blood flow to the brain and its related decrease in oxygen supply (hypoxia) can precede the clinical onset of dementia and correlates with the degree of cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's. The comprehensive research, conducted at the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University and the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center, was led by study co-authors, Professor Shai Efrati, M.D.; Professor Uri Ashery, Ph.D.; Ronit Shapira, Ph.D.; Pablo Blinder, Ph.D.; Amir Hadanny, M.D. Using combined data from an animal model of Alzheimer's, where effects were evaluated directly on brain tissue (Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University); humans, assessed with the use of high-resolution MRI and computerized cognitive test (Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center); correlating results displayed beneficial effects of HBOT on patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the stage before dementia. Each patient received 60 HBOT sessions over a 90-day period, showcasing substantial improvement in cognitive functions – with memory, attention and information processing speed exhibiting the strongest results. "After dedicating our HBOT research to exploring its impact on the areas of brain functionality and age-related cognitive decline, we have discovered for the first time HBOT induces degradation and clearance of pre-existing amyloid plaques – treatment, and the appearance of newly formed plaques- prevention," explains Professor Uri Ashery. "Elderly patients suffering from significant memory loss at baseline revealed an increase in brain blood flow and improvement in cognitive performance, demonstrating HBOT potency to reverse core elements responsible for the development of Alzheimer's disease." "By treating vascular dysfunction, we're mapping out the path toward Alzheimer's prevention. More research is underway to further demonstrate how HBOT can improve cognitive function and become an influential tool in the imperative fight against the disease," affirms Professor Efrati, research group leader and medical advisor to Aviv Scientific. Aviv has developed a unique medical treatment protocol that includes HBOT, cognitive and physical training, and nutritional coaching, to enhance brain and body performance of aging adults at Aviv Clinics, currently available in Central Florida and Dubai. HBOT is already used in patients with other pathologies and is known to be a relatively safe treatment modality, illustrating its potential to be easily implanted in clinical practice. In recent years, there is growing scientific evidence that certain protocols of HBOT can improve brain oxygen supply, induce proliferation of neuronal stem cells and induce generation of new blood vessels and neurons in the brain. Increased flatulence from eating plant-based diet found to indicate healthier gut microbiome Center for Biomedical Research Network for Liver and Digestive Diseases (Spain), September 10, 2021 A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across Spain has found that the increase in flatulence experienced by people switching to a plant-based diet is an indication of a healthier gut microbiome. In their paper published in the journal Nutrients, the group describes experiments they conducted with healthy, male volunteers regarding diet, fecal sample size and flatulence. It is widely known that switching from a fat or carbohydrate-based diet to one that features more vegetables results in more flatulence—particularly if the switch is to cruciferous vegetables. But as the researchers with this new effort have noted, little research has been done to learn more about the association between diet and flatulence. To learn more about the impact of switching to a plant-based diet on digestion and the gut biome, the researchers enlisted the assistance of 18 healthy, adult male volunteers. Each was asked to eat a western-style diet and then to switch to the plant-based Mediterranean diet for two weeks. Over the study period, the volunteers were asked to count the number of times they defecated each day and to capture and weigh each stool sample. Each of the volunteers was also asked to count the number of times they passed gas. The volunteers were also asked to submit to randomized testing that involved measuring the amount of gas that was emitted during episodes of flatulence, using balloons. The researchers found that the change in diet did not change the number of times the volunteers defecated each day—but it did change the amount of material discharged. The researchers found the plant-based diet doubled the stool size on average. The researchers note this was due to a huge increase in the mass of bacterial growth and excretion. The data also showed that the number of flatulence episodes increased by seven times per day on the plant-based diet—and each discharge had approximately 50% more gas. The researchers note this was due to fermenting of plant material in the gut. The researchers suggest their experiments show that a plant-based diet promotes more healthy types of gut bacteria which leads to better overall gut health. Physical exercise can relieve tumor-associated anemia University of Basel (Switzerland), September 10, 2021 Many cancer patients suffer from anemia leaving them fatigued, weak, and an impaired ability to perform physical activity. Drugs only rarely alleviate this type of anemia. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able to show what causes the anemia, and that physical exercise can improve this condition. The two major symptoms of cancer are loss of muscle mass and a reduced hemoglobin level, leading to weight loss, fatigue, lethargy and reduced physical performance. Moreover, both symptoms—atrophy and anemia—prompt many patients to schedule a doctor's appointment, then resulting in the diagnosis of a tumor. Why cancer causes muscle atrophy and anemia is not yet understood, and treatment is currently difficult. The fact that anemia leads to a decline of the overall state of health and can negatively affect the course of cancer therapy highlights the urgency to obtain insights into causes and potential remedies. In collaboration with the Department of Biomedicine at the University of Basel, the research group of Professor Christoph Handschin at the Biozentrum has now been able to show in a mouse model that cancer not only triggers a systemic inflammatory reaction, but also massively changes the handling of lipids and other metabolites in the body. The body's fight is unsuccessful These changes result in a tumor-related enhanced destruction of red blood cells. The study published in Science Advances shows that exercise normalizes these metabolic abnormalities and thereby reduces the anemia caused by cancer. The body tries to counteract the degradation by increasing red blood cell productionin the bone marrow and the spleen—without success. However, the increased production of blood cells is insufficient to prevent tumor-associated anemia. "We have now been able to clarify how cancer causes the degradation of red blood cells," says Christoph Handschin. "Cancer massively alters the metabolism of lipids and other compounds. This alters not only the red blood cells but also the macrophages, causing a sharp increase in red blood cells destruction by the macrophages." Macrophages are a type of white blood cells and part of the immune system. Exercise normalizes metabolism and alleviates anemia The research group attempted to normalize the metabolism by pharmacological means. However, none of the drugs could significantly improve the anemia. In contrast, however, the metabolism was regulated to such an extent by exercise that the anemia also decreased. Even the abnormal increase in red blood cell production could be reduced to a lower level. "Training was able to restore tumor-induced metabolic remodeling and inflammation sufficiently to blunt the excessive blood cell formation and destruction," explained Handschin. This study provides novel insights into the development of tumor-associated anemia. The findings suggest that exercise is a useful therapy for cancer patients, in order to counteract anemia and associated fatigue and lethargy and in turn to improve their general well-being and quality of life. This also leads to improved tolerance of radio- and chemotherapy, as has previously been established. Mango could help maintain gut bacteria at risk from high-fat diets Oklahoma State University, September 13, 2021 Mango consumption could help prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria caused by a high fat diet, according to research on mice. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutrition , appears to reveal for the first time the positive impact of mango on gut microbiota. In the study, 60 male mice were assigned to one of four dietary treatment groups for 12 weeks - control (with 10% of calories from fat), high fat (with 60% calories from fat), or high fat with 1% or 10% mango. All high-fat diets had similar macronutrient, calcium, phosphorus, and fiber content. “We investigated the effects of freeze-dried mango pulp combined with an high-fat diet on the cecal microbial population and its relation to body composition, lipids, glucose parameters, short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production, and gut inflammatory markers in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity,” the study reports. The high-fat dietary treatment with 10% mango (equivalent to 1½ cups of fresh mango pieces) was found to be the most effective in preventing the loss of beneficial bacteria from a high-fat diet without decreasing body weight or fat accumulation. Specifically, mango supplementation regulated gut bacteria in favor of Bifidobacteria and Akkermansia and enhanced short-chain fatty acid (SFCA) production. SCFAs have been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial effects, such as anti-inflammatory properties. Fibre benefits In previous studies, Bifidobacteria, for example, has been found to be lower in both obese individuals and those with type-2 diabetes. Similar results have been observed withAkkermansia in animal studies. High-fat diets, meanwhile, have been linked to gut dysbiosis, or bacterial imbalances within the intestinal tract. "Fibre and other bioactive compounds in plant-based foods are suggested to prevent gut dysbiosis caused by a high-fat diet," said Edralin A. Lucas, professor of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University and lead researcher of the study. "Mango is a good source of fibre and has been reported in previous studies to have anti-obesogenic, hypoglycemic and immunomodulatory properties. The results of this animal study showed that adding mango to the diet may help maintain and regulate gut health and levels of beneficial bacteria levels.” India, China, Indonesia and Thailand are the top four Mango growing countries, accounting for well over half the total global production. Although more research is needed on the effects of mango on human health, this study suggests that mango consumption may be important in improving gut health particularly for those consuming a high-fat diet, the researchers concluded.