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People on the Move – Utah Business

Park CityBackcountry is pleased to announce that Pete LaBore, Chief Operating Officer of Backcountry, is joining Ski Utahs 2017 Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2017. He will serve a three-year term expiring June 30, 2020. As COO, LaBore manages Backcountrys domestic and international Operations, Customer Service, Marketing and Merchandising teams. LaBore earned his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University and his MBA in Strategy & Marketing from the University of Chicagos Booth School of Business.

Salt Lake CityWesTech Engineering, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Ralph Cutler, PE, MBA, as president. Cutler, who currently serves as WesTechs Vice President of Industrial Products and Sales, will take on the new role effective July 1. Rex Plaizier, who has been serving as both chief executive officer and president, will continue in his role as CEO. Cutler, who holds civil engineering and MBA degrees from the University of Utah, joined WesTech in 1982. He worked to design, manage, and implement municipal and industrial water solutions for clients globally. Later, he supervised both industrial sedimentation and filtration groups before rising to the rank of Vice President of Industrial Products and Sales. Cutler is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Salt Lake CityThe University of Utah announced that Elaine Clark, professor of educational psychology at the U, has accepted the appointment as the new dean of the College of Education. For a seamless transition, Clark will begin July 1 as the current dean, Mara Frnquiz, moves to her new position as deputy chief academic officer for Faculty Development and Innovation. Clark has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology since 1983. She served as the director of the school psychology program for 21 years and department chair for six. She has dedicated her career to the development of applied research and the preparation of school psychologists to provide effective services to individuals who have significant social, emotional and learning challenges, in particular, those with an autism spectrum disorder. Clark has served as the president of the Society for the Study of School Psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association Board of Professional Affairs. She has also served in offices within the state, including the Utah Association of School Psychologists and Utah Psychological Association.

Salt Lake CityProject Control, Inc. announces the addition of Chad Jones as the leader of their Public-Sector Construction Management division. Jones has 20 years of experience and has successfully managed more than $1 billion worth of complex design and construction projects for building owners and public municipalities across the country. Having worked as both an architect and a contractor, he knows how to best assist our clients in delivering successful construction projects.

Silicon SlopesTeem, a developer of cloud-based meeting tools and workplace analytics that aid in helping companies collaborate more effectively, announced that Derek Newbold has joined the company as its new Chief Technology Officer. Newbold brings over 20 years of enterprise software management, architecture and development experience to Teem. Newbold will be responsible for managing Teems product infrastructure and will add input to the companys overall vision and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Teem, Newbold held the same title at InMoment, where he recently led the product and development team in building a product suite that earned the company the top rank for strategy in the 2017 Forrester WaveTM Customer Feedback Management Report. In addition, he helped the company earn Stevie Awards three years in a row, most recently for Best Product of the Year. He also received a BA in Computer Science and Software Development at the University of Utah. Teems addition of Newbold is just the latest in a string of significant wins for the company.

Salt Lake CityThe Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center is the worlds largest dedicated cosmetic laser center specializing in a full spectrum of cosmetic and laser skin treatments. Margaret (Maggie) Jahries, APRN, who has had a wellness and integrative medicine practice in Park City, has moved her practice to the Gateway Emerging Technologies Medical Clinic. She specializes in physical and emotional wellness, particularly at a cellular level. Jahries has extensive certifications and experience in comprehensive lab evaluations, bioidentical hormone optimization, and IV nutritional and stem cell therapies.

Salt Lake CityColdwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors) is pleased to announce that Camron Wright has joined the firms office division as Vice President. Wright has built his career finding innovative, dynamic opportunities in the technology and entrepreneurial sectors for more than 20 years. He has been involved in and advised various businesses and startups on investment strategy through building growth plans, efficiency improvement, organizational management and optimizing company culture. Prior to joining CBC Advisors, Wright served as CEO of OnlineImage and President of PC Innovation Computers.

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How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle (Part 1) – Miami’s Community Newspapers

Weve all heard it before. That phrase healthy lifestyle has been bandied about for years, but what exactly does it mean and how do we achieve it?

Everyone knows the obvious traits displayed by someone who takes care of themselves and is considered healthy. They doesnt smoke; they maintain a stable weight; they eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and fiber, and, of course, they exercise on a regular basis.

Alas, there also are additional variables involved. A healthy person tends to manage their stress better, seemingly always gets a good nights sleep, doesnt overindulge or doesnt drink too much, theyre active basically, a healthy person adheres to the old adage: everything in moderation.

It seems like a heavy burden having to juggle and maintain all those variables in our hustle bustle world; but the good news is, you dont have to make drastic changes. In fact, drastic changes almost always lead to failure. The real secret is to implement small changes take the stairs, add fruit to your cereal, have an extra glass of water, skip dessert, avoid fried foods, or maybe just simply say no to seconds.

There are numerous things you can do to create a healthier lifestyle, but rule No. 1 is always just move! And, truthfully, that doesnt necessarily mean going to the gym, exercise is movement.

Heres why you need to move more: Whether it is a family bike ride or running a 10K, activity is considered exercise and when you move more than normal, it counts. It is terrific if you can spend time in the gym meaning you are in there sweating, you are in the zone reaching your target heart rate, and/or doing something that strengthens your body.

But it doesnt always have to be that way. Moderate physical activities such as gardening, washing the car, walking the dog, or even just playing outside with the kids can make a real difference.

The benefits of moving more:

The great thing about moving is that just a few minutes a day can have lasting benefits, many of which you may not even be aware of. Just some of the benefits include: Reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes; Improves joint stability; Increases and improves range of motion; Helps maintain flexibility as you age; Maintains bone mass; Prevents osteoporosis and fractures; Improves mood and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression; Enhances self-esteem; Improves memory in aging populations, and Reduces stress.

So isnt it time you got off that couch, pushed yourself away from your desk, grabbed the remote and shut off the TV, or log off Facebook or Instagram. Truthfully, even if you opt for small incremental changes and focus on being healthy to start, you will experience some pretty significant health benefits.

For now, work on mastering some of the healthy habits mentioned and before you turn your focus to weight loss, (next article!). Go ahead; get started on that road to a long, healthy, and enjoyable life.

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6 tips for a healthy liver – Bel Marra Health

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You know all the healthy lifestyle habits necessary to keep your heart healthy, lower your blood pressure, keep your brain sharp, your digestion moving smoothly, and to keep your bones and muscles strong, but do you know what to do to keep your liver healthy? The liver is a very important organ that is involved with over 500 functions, yet many of us ignore it.

There are numerous threats to the liver, but many of us dont take the time to learn how to keep our liver healthy. You may not know this, but a lot of health problems actually stem from the liver, so a healthy liver may be the secret to overall good health.

So, why not start caring for your liver instead of just treating arising problems.

Below you will find six useful and easy tips that can go a long way in improving your liver health.

Eat healthily. This is a no-brainergood health begins with proper nutrition. Just as you can eat to improve your heart, you can also eat to improve your liver.

Diet affects the liver because eventually, everything we take in makes its way through the liver. The liver is responsible for removing toxins and metabolizing substances so that the body can use them. Therefore, you dont want to eat bad food that can make your liver sick. Instead, opt for healthy food choices, avoid saturated and trans-fat, reduce your alcohol intake, and stock up on vegetables.

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol is a big threat to the liver. This is because alcohol is very hard for your liver to break down. This can increase the risk of damage to the liver, which can deteriorate it over time.

Quit smoking. If youre a smoker, there is another reason to quit: It can harm your liver. Toxins in cigarette smoke can travel to the liver, and if you already have a liver problem, smoking can worsen your condition.

Exercise regularly. Yes, your liver can also benefit from regular exercise just like all your other organs. This is because fat can accumulate around the liver, leading to disease. Therefore, regular exercise helps your burn off fat. Furthermore, exercise is a stress reliever and stress is another enemy of the liver.

Pencil in relaxation time. As mentioned, stress is an enemy of the liver. Taking the time to unwind and relax can help you recharge overall.

Speak to your doctor about supplements and medications. Supplements and medications both end up passing through the liver and many of these arent safe for your liver. Prior to beginning any supplement or medication, always speak to your doctor whether or not it is safe.

Liver disease is a very serious health threat and if not caught early enough can ultimately lead to liver failure or even death. By adhering to these simple lifestyle changes, you can have greater success in maintaining a healthy liver.

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Study finds Pokemon GO promotes a healthy lifestyle – SlashGear – SlashGear

Pokemon GOs release resulted, for a while that is, in hordes of people milling around certain places, phones in front of their face, on the hunt for digital creatures. Some decried the game as a public nuisance, but many rose in defense of it, highlighting the fact that these individuals were out walking around rather than sitting at home on the sofa. A recent study from Kent State University researchers takes that observation to a new level, crunching the numbers to confirm that Pokemon GO does indeed promote a healthier lifestyle.

It has been a year since Pokemon GO was released and the game is still going strong. Unlike most mobile games, this one forces players not only to stand up and move around, but to actively walk to different locations. Many players report walking long distances throughout a day while on the hunt for Pokemon. To assess how much of an effect the game had on promoting exercise, researchers looked at the activity level of 350 college students.

These students first reported their level of sedentary/active behaviors throughout a week before downloading the Pokemon GO app, then they again reported their numbers after playing the game for a week, then once more after playing the agme for several weeks. In that first week after downloading the game, sedentary behaviors dropped by 25%, with the figure dropping to 18% after several weeks.

After having the game for several weeks, players had an average of 68% greater walking activity compared to before they started playing the game. This was despite the frequency with which they played the game dropping by an average of 58% after several weeks. The study serves to highlight that Pokemon GO and other travel-based games like it can be used to effectively promote physical activity among kids who otherwise may spend too much time sitting.

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Filling you in on fillers – Palm Beach Post

Question: Ive heard a lot about fillers but dont know exactly how they work. Can you explain?

Answer: Fillers are substances we use to instantly fill in wrinkles, plump lips and volumize the face. They can be comprised of hyaluronic acids, calcium particles, silicone, microscopic beads and bovine collagen.

All of these fillers have been used for years to slow the hand of time, smoothing out facial wrinkles and volumizing hands. The differences between these options are twofold: permanent versus semi-permanent; and synthetic versus non-synthetic.

When facial fillers are being injected by a physician, the goal should be for it to be as safe and natural-looking as possible. The ability for it to be long-lasting is a definite plus when consulting for a facial filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar molecule that is already present in the body, so it is among the safest fillers on the market right now.

They are natural and have less chance of swelling. Some examples of fillers that are made up of hyaluronic acids are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma and the newest in the family of fillers called Juvederm Volbella. All of these fillers are used for different purposes depending on a persons needs. With this family of fillers, we have the ability to plump the lips, fill in the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, vertical lip lines and hollow cheeks. The greatest advantage of using a hyaluronic acid filler is that it can easily be dissolved. So, in the rare event a person is not happy with the outcome, it can be reversed. For more information visitwww.drdadurian.com.

Daniela Dadurian, M.D., specializes in anti-aging medicine and is an expert in non-surgical body-contouring techniques. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and has traveled the world researching the safest and latest technologies on the market.

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Testosterone Replacement Therapy – SteroidAbuse .com

Testosterone Replacement Therapy these words have become more common with every passing year but many still have no clue as to what testosterone replacement therapy really is. Youve seen the commercials for Low-T and if you ask most men they sound great but many still have no clue Low-T is nothing more than testosterone replacement therapy and this therapy unknown to even more is nothing more than a legal prescription for anabolic steroids. Thats right, anabolic steroids; testosterone replacement therapy refers to a treatment in-which low levels of the naturally occurring hormone testosterone are brought back into an adequate range. To perform this function the anabolic steroid testosterone, a synthetic version of the hormone our body produces must be administered.

If you possess any understanding of the performance enhancing world, on its surface the idea of testosterone replacement therapy may bring you a sigh of relief but more than likely it probably irritates you at the same time. After all, for years weve been told anabolic steroids are brewed in the bowels of hell but if you receive testosterone replacement therapy this same hormone from which all anabolic steroids are derived from, now its a welcomed beacon of hope. Yes, you are correct; episodes of the Twilight Zone make far more sense than this confusing conundrum.

Lets from this point on be clear and precise; these advertisements for Low-T treatment and things of this nature are nothing more than advertisements and promotions for anabolic steroids. When you inquire about testosterone replacement therapy understand youre inquiring regarding anabolic steroids; lets call a spade a spade. We are still a long way off from anabolic steroids being generally accepted by the whole of society but it is within testosterone replacement therapy this acceptance holds its most promising form. ,/p>

If you are still unfamiliar with testosterone replacement therapy the idea is very simple. Testosterone replacement therapy is simply providing the body the testosterone it needs in-which it no longer produces naturally. Further, this same therapy is many times provided to increase testosterone levels in men who may not have a decline per say but who naturally do not make enough testosterone. This is where things find themselves a little murky; there isnt a set level of testosterone production that is considered Natural, for the amounts produced vary from person to person. Even so, the idea is sound and very well received by most all men who receive it.

There are those who desire to see testosterone replacement therapy thrown into the trash pile of life; why? We dont have a good specific answer for you because they have yet to give one themselves. Men who receive testosterone replacement therapy enjoy a higher quality of life, they feel better, and they become sick far less often and are generally happier individuals. Why on earth anyone would ever want to legislate testosterone replacement therapy into the ground is beyond reason and comprehension.

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Andropause: Male ‘Menopause’ – Jewish Link of New Jersey

One should strengthen himself like a lion to get up in the morning to serve his Creator.

Andropause, also known as male androgen deficiency syndrome, is the male equivalent of female menopause. It results from diminished levels of testosterone in the body, and exhibits a symptom complex similar to female menopause. Testosterone levels decline with age beginning in the 30s, and by the 80s, are one-fifth the level of adolescents. Compared to menopause, which results in a relatively abrupt drop in hormone levels, andropause is a more gradual process with symptoms more insidious.

As we approach our 50s, we may notice tiring a little earlier and not having quite as much energy as we had when we were in our 20s. This may progress gradually and even lead to significant intolerance of any activity or exercise. One may notice gradual weight gain even without an obvious change in diet. Another subtle symptom could be waking up more slowly without feeling refreshed.

Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, responsible for male sexual development and critical in maintaining erectile function, libido, normal energy levels and mood. Testosterone also controls a whole range of physiological functions throughout the body.

With aging, there is increased cardiovascular disease, decline in bone density, decline in cognition with onset of dementia, reduced muscle mass, fatigue and decreased libido. Obviously, decreased testosterone is not the only cause of all these conditions. Men with low testosterone are predisposed to all of these conditions. On the other hand, testosterone replacement improves all of these conditions. So while testosterone decline may not be the primary cause of all these age-related conditions, low testosterone is associated with these conditions and testosterone replacement improves these conditions.

Testosterone is most known for its positive sexual effects and based on all of the advertisements of which this is the focus, that seems to be a popular benefit. Yet there are many more benefits of testosterone for both the present and the future. Testosterone improves energy and mood and overall feeling of well-being. Over the longer term, men who replace testosterone have improved cardiac health. They have fewer heart attacks and fewer cardiac deaths. Men who replace testosterone have improved cognitive ability with less dementia. Osteoporosis is more common in women but also occurs in aging men. Men who replace testosterone have improved bone density and fewer fractures. Reduced cardiac disease and reduced dementia are both associated with increased longevity.

No, but based on multiple studies, testosterone replacement will help you feel more energetic with associated improved self-confidence and improved mood. Also, testosterone replacement builds muscle mass. Testosterone can also help reduce visceral fat, which is a factor in many illnesses associated with aging such as Type 2 diabetes mellitus, heart disease and many cancers. So you will not be younger with testosterone replacement but you just may feel younger.

No. When testosterone replacement was initially described, a concern was expressed that testosterone could stimulate prostate cells, predisposing one to cancer. However, multiple studies have demonstrated that testosterone replacement does not cause an increased incidence of prostate cancer. There have also been studies that demonstrate that those with low testosterone levels have a higher incidence of prostate cancer. The idea that testosterone replacement causes prostate cancer has been debunked.

Multiple studies have shown cardiac benefit from testosterone replacement. Testosterone can improve lipids, raising the good HDL cholesterol while lowering the bad LDL cholesterol. Also, testosterone can reduce visceral fat and reduce blood sugar. All of these effects lead to improved cardiovascular health. There have been a few studies that have suggested increased incidence of heart attacks when starting testosterone but the vast majority of studies have demonstrated positive cardiac benefit. Testosterone replacement has been shown to increase cardiac output in some men with congestive heart failure. This positive benefit translates to increased longevity, which is also supported by the preponderance of the studies of testosterone replacement.

Studies suggest that testosterone replacement will help with a modest weight loss. More important, body composition is improved. There is reduced visceral fat and increased muscle mass. Furthermore, with increased muscle mass and improved energy, one who has not exercised may get more motivated to initiate an exercise program. One who already exercises will have increased capacity to increase his exercise regimen. As someone starts to feel better, he becomes more motivated to take better care of himself and eat better. All of these factors lead to a better lifestyle and improved fitness. Thus, in addition to helping weight loss, testosterone replacement can promote the kind of lifestyle changes that lead to the healthiest long-term type of weight loss.

Andropause, the decline in testosterone with age, is associated with many age-related conditions as described above. Fortunately, many of these conditions can be prevented with testosterone replacement. Instead of declining energy, one feels increased energy to help fulfill the first halacha in the Shulchan Aruch, One should strengthen himself like a lion to get up in the morning to serve his Creator.

To find out if you are experiencing andropause and learn more, set up an appointment to diagnose and treat this common condition.

By Warren Slaten, M.D.

Dr. Slaten is a wellness physician specializing in regenerative pain treatments and lifestyle counseling. He is certified in advanced bioidentical hormone replacement.

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Ana Matronic: ‘Robots confuse the boundaries between life and death’ – Siliconrepublic.com

Robotophile and transhumanist Ana Matronic took to the Inspirefest stage predicting a future where gender doesnt matter when were all cyborgs.

If you couldnt tell, the name Ana Matronic is a sure sign that someone has not just an interest in robots, but an outright fascination and love for them.

That was made clear on stage at Inspirefest 2017 when the Scissor Sisters singer, DJ and author took us back through her life from an obsession with the cult 70s TV show The Bionic Woman and writing her first self-published zine about robots, to dressing as a robot at a burlesque show in San Francisco.

However, the real focus of her talk was the fascinating philosophical questions posed to us in a present and future where the line between human and robot is becoming increasingly blurred.

And if so, what role does gender play if any when our brains are in robots or uploaded to the cloud?

During those days of creating her fanzine in college for The Bionic Woman, played by Jaime Sommers, Matronic went as far as to create her own robot-infused religion, called Bionic Love, based on the philosophies of Joseph Campbell and with Sommers as its muse and messiah.

My religion playfully painted the caring and compassionate Ms Sommers as the union of opposing forces of science and nature, she said. Shes the embodiment of the future and herald of the coming technological age and a reminder to never lose your humanity in the face of it.

It was the work of academic and writer Donna Haraway, however, that roused Matronics real interest in the topic of cyborgs and where the concept fits in with human constructs.

What triggered Matronics many philosophical questions was Haraways surprising revelation that, for her, we dont have to wait to be a cyborg in the future, as we already are cyborgs.

She wrote [a book] confirming my deification of The Bionic Woman and transformed my love of robots into something more, Matronic said.

According to Haraways argument, a cyborg doesnt have to be a half-human, half-machine entity with bionic limbs, but anyone who has had science alter their body in some capacity, such as getting a vaccination.

Quoting Haraway: In the tradition of Western science and politics, the relation between organism and machine has been a border war. The cyborg manifesto is an argument for the pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and the responsibility for their construction and a world without gender and world without end.

It was in reading this that Matronics discovery and interest in the topic of transhumanism began.

An example of transhumanism would be the uploading of a persons consciousness online so that they can continue on, something that is already underway with early brain emulation software.

Unlike things like time travel and inter-dimensional travel, Matronic said, robots are here and theyre real not just as physical robots, but artificial intelligence as well.

Robots confuse the boundaries between life and death, human and machine, male and female, master and servant, thinking and feeling, ability and disability, creation and destruction, she said.

I take pleasure in the confusion of these boundaries and, as an artist, I have a unique platform to share and study these stories; and, as a transhumanist, I take responsibility of this examination and the construction of new boundaries.

So what are these boundaries being broken down and built again in a cyborg future?

For people like Martine Rothblatt working on brain emulation software and as a transgender person robots and robot bodies offer a way to detach ourselves the limitations of anatomy. Or, more simply, personhood is about equity, not equipment.

We have an opportunity in this moment to be prepared for the arrival of mechanical and digital people and I believe it is our responsibility to be prepared, Matronic said.

When robots do occupy space in our society. When robot rights and robo-sexuality is not just spoken about in an episode of Futurama.But when its actually here, humans will be forced to look around and ask how well we have done for the rights of our fellow humans.

She continued: If you dont do that before the robo-demonstrations, we are going to have problems and not just with the robots.

In a sense, Matronic argued, the rise of robots offers humans the chance to reboot our operating system in every sense.

It certainly seems as if we are moving into a brave new world.

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Converging on cancer at the nanoscale – The MIT Tech

This summer, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine, established through a generous gift from Kathy and Curt Marble 63.

Bringing together leading Koch Institute faculty members and their teams, the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine focuses on grand challenges in cancer detection, treatment, and monitoring that can benefit from the emerging biology and physics of the nanoscale.

These challenges include detecting cancer earlier than existing methods allow, harnessing the immune system to fight cancer even as it evolves, using therapeutic insights from cancer biology to design therapies for previously undruggable targets, combining existing drugs for synergistic action, and creating tools for more accurate diagnosis and better surgical intervention.

Koch Institute member Sangeeta N. Bhatia, the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, serves as the inaugural director for the center.

A major goal for research at the Marble Center is to leverage the collaborative culture at the Koch Institute to use nanotechnology to improve cancer diagnosis and care in patients around the world, Bhatia says.

Transforming nanomedicine

The Marble Center joins MITs broader efforts at the forefront of discovery and innovation to solve the urgent global challenge that is cancer. The concept of convergence the blending of the life and physical sciences with engineering is a hallmark of MIT, the founding principle of the Koch Institute, and at the heart of the Marble Centers mission.

The center galvanizes the MIT cancer research community in efforts to use nanomedicine as a translational platform for cancer care, says Tyler Jacks, director of the Koch Institute and a David H. Koch Professor of Biology. Its transformative by applying these emerging technologies to push the boundaries of cancer detection, treatment, and monitoring and translational by promoting their development and application in the clinic.

The centers faculty six prominent MIT professors and Koch Institute members are committed to fighting cancer with nanomedicine through research, education, and collaboration. They are:

Sangeeta Bhatia (director), the John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;

Daniel G. Anderson, the Samuel A. Goldblith Professor of Applied Biology in the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science;

Angela M. Belcher, the James Mason Crafts Professor in the departments of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering;

Paula T. Hammond, the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering;

Darrell J. Irvine, professor in the departments of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering; and

Robert S. Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor.

Extending their collaboration within the walls of the Institute, Marble Center members benefit greatly from the support of the Peterson (1957) Nanotechnology Materials Core Facility in the Koch Institutes Robert A. Swanson (1969) Biotechnology Center. The Peterson Facilitys array of technological resources and expertise is unmatched in the United States, and gives members of the center, and of the Koch Institute, a distinct advantage in the development and application of nanoscale materials and technologies.

Looking ahead

The Marble Center has wasted no time getting up to speed in its first year, and has provided support for innovative research projects including theranostic nanoparticles that can both detect and treat cancers, real-time imaging of interactions between cancer and immune cells to better understand response to cancer immunotherapies, and delivery technologies for several powerful RNA-based therapeutics able to engage specific cancer targets with precision.

As part of its efforts to help foster a multifaceted science and engineering research force, the center has provided fellowship support for trainees as well as valuable opportunities for mentorship, scientific exchange, and professional development.

Promotingbroader engagement, the Marble Center serves as a bridge to a wide network of nanomedicine resources, connecting its members to MIT.nano, other nanotechnology researchers, and clinical collaborators across Boston and beyond. The center has also convened a scientific advisory board, whose members hail from leading academic and clinical centers around the country, and will help shape the centers future programs and continued expansion.

As the Marble Center begins another year of collaborations and innovation, there is a new milestone in sight for 2018.Nanomedicine has been selected as the central theme for the Koch Institutes 17th Annual Cancer Research Symposium. Scheduled for June 15, 2018, the event will bring together national leaders in the field, providing an ideal forum for Marble Center members to share the discoveries and advancements made during its sophomore year.

Having next years KI Annual Symposium dedicated to nanomedicine will be a wonderful way to further expose the cancer research community to the power of doing science at the nanoscale, Bhatia says. The interdisciplinary approach has the power to accelerate new ideas at this exciting interface of nanotechnology and medicine.

To learn more about the people and projects of the Koch Institute Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine, visit nanomedicine.mit.edu.

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Healthcare Nanotechnology (Nanomedicine) Market Expected to Generate Huge Profits by 2015 2021: Persistence … – MilTech

Nanotechnology is one of the most promising technologies in 21st century. Nanotechnology is a term used when technological developments occur at 0.1 to 100 nm scale. Nano medicine is a branch of nanotechnology which involves medicine development at molecular scale for diagnosis, prevention, treatment of diseases and even regeneration of tissues and organs. Thus it helps to preserve and improve human health. Nanomedicine offers an impressive solution for various life threatening diseases such as cancer, Parkinson, Alzheimer, diabetes, orthopedic problems, diseases related to blood, lungs, neurological, and cardiovascular system.

Development of a new nenomedicine takes several years which are based on various technologies such as dendrimers, micelles, nanocrystals, fullerenes, virosome nanoparticles, nanopores, liposomes, nanorods, nanoemulsions, quantum dots, and nanorobots.

In the field of diagnosis, nanotechnology based methods are more precise, reliable and require minimum amount of biological sample which avoid considerable reduction in consumption of reagents and disposables. Apart from diagnosis, nanotechnology is more widely used in drug delivery purpose due to nanoscale particles with larger surface to volume ratio than micro and macro size particle responsible for higher drug loading. Nano size products allow to enter into body cavities for diagnosis or treatment with minimum invasiveness and increased bioavailability. This will not only improve the efficacy of treatment and diagnosis, but also reduces the side effects of drugs in case of targeted therapy.

Global nanomedicine market is majorly segmented on the basis of applications in medicines, targeted disease and geography. Applications segment includes drug delivery (carrier), drugs, biomaterials, active implant, in-vitro diagnostic, and in-vivo imaging. Global nanomedicine divided on the basis of targeted diseases or disorders in following segment: neurology, cardiovascular, oncology, anti-inflammatory, anti-infective and others. Geographically, nanomedicine market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA. Considering nanomedicine market by application, drug delivery contribute higher followed by in-vitro diagnostics. Global nanomedicine market was dominated by oncology segment in 2012 due to ability of nanomedicine to cross body barriers and targeted to tumors specifically however cardiovascular nanomedicine market is fastest growing segment. Geographically, North America dominated the market in 2013 and is expected to maintain its position in the near future. Asia Pacific market is anticipated to grow at faster rate due to rapid increase in geriatric population and rising awareness regarding health care. Europe is expected to grow at faster rate than North America due to extensive product pipeline portfolio and constantly improving regulatory framework.

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Major drivers for nanomedicine market include improved regulatory framework, increasing technological know-how and research funding, rising government support and continuous increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, kidney disorder, and orthopedic diseases. Some other driving factors include rising number of geriatric population, awareness of nanomedicine application and presence of high unmet medical needs. Growing demand of nanomedicines from the end users is expected to drive the market in the forecast period. However, market entry of new companies is expected to bridge the gap between supply and demand of nanomedicines. Above mentioned drivers currently outweigh the risk associated with nanomedicines such as toxicity and high cost. At present, cancer is one of the major targeted areas in which nanomedicines have made contribution. Doxil, Depocyt, Abraxane, Oncospar, and Neulasta are some of the examples of pharmaceuticals formulated using nanotechnology.

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Key players in the global nanomedicine market include: Abbott Laboratories, CombiMatrix Corporation, GE Healthcare, Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Mallinckrodt plc, Merck & Company, Inc., Nanosphere, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Celgene Corporation, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and UCB (Union chimique belge) S.A.

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