Doctor plans to tour India

first_imgDr. Subhash Basu, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry, will embark on a speaking tour of India on Tuesday to discuss his current research on potential new anti-cancer drugs. Basu will make his second appearance at the International Cancer Research Symposium on Dec. 19 in Calcutta when he gives a lecture titled “Probable New Therapeutic Drugs for Breast and Colon Cancers.” “The invitation to this symposium is very prestigious. Sixty people from all over the world are going to Calcutta,” he said. “I will tell them what our plan is for the delivery of these new anti-cancer drugs.” Basu’s lecture tour will also include an appearance at the Indian Science Congress on Jan. 4, where he will discuss the apoptotic, or cell-killing, effects of the drugs he is working with his collaborators to develop. “Our work is important, and we get an invitation every year to speak at these sorts of things,” he said. Basu said he and his research team have discovered five to six different new anti-cancer compounds that would be useful for treating colon and breast cancer patients. “These chemicals are quite toxic to biological cells and they kill cancer cells by enhancing apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in a very micro amount,” he said. Now that these cancer-killing compounds have been discovered, Basu said the main goal of his work is to determine ways to deliver the drugs into patients at the location of the cancer without harming the healthy cells around the cancerous ones. “Cancer cells normally die of necrosis – they make holes in themselves,” he said. “When apoptosis happens, the cell gets bigger and its DNA starts degrading until the cell cannot function.” Basu said about 50,000 women die of breast cancer in the United States each year, so his research could impact thousands of lives in the future. “Chemotherapy could be improved by our procedure by giving patients micro doses of drugs so they don’t kill the normal cells,” he said. “Thus, the success of these apoptotic chemicals as anti-cancer drugs depends on their proper delivery to the cancer sites.” To facilitate and fund his research in this area, Basu founded the Cancer Drug Delivery Research Foundation (CDDRF) in 2010, of which he serves as president. The foundation received its first major source of support when the University transferred all of Basu’s recoupment to CDDRF in May, he said. “All this recoupment was brought in by me from federal grants and other sources during my time at the University,” Basu said. “This foundation is tax-exempt and will help only for my research, so any patent money we get can go into the research as well.” Basu said his status as a permanently appointed emeritus professor gave him the freedom to move his lab from campus to a currently undetermined site near campus. “The University said I would have to give half of whatever I bring in to Notre Dame if I continue to work in a lab here,” he said. “It becomes cheaper for me to run my lab outside because I can use 100 percent of my money for research.” Since joining the faculty at Notre Dame in 1970, Basu has received major grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.last_img read more

Local buyer forks out more than $2m to secure dream Gold Coast home

first_img“About 90 per cent of interest … was all (from) Sydney and Melbourne buyers,” he said.Mr Reid said the local buyers planned to renovated the six bedroom, four bathroom house, which they bought as a “forever home”. “They’re going to do some minor works to the property over the next few years,” he said. MORE NEWS: Glitter Strip among world’s best for luxury property The property comes with its own private beach.The property hit the market in June last year under another agent before John Reid Real Estate took over.It was scheduled to go to auction before a $2.649 million price tag was put on it, which was later reduced further.The sale was one of a handful of million-dollar deals made in the past week.A dated brick house on Millionaires’ Row changed hands for $1,771,500 for the first time in six decades at the weekend, while the $8.25 million sale of a Main Beach penthouse last week marked the highest for the year so far. There is plenty of space to entertain in and out.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It came down to aspect and there’s not many places on the Gold Coast that offer that aspect and that kind of water frontage.”Mr Reid said the property attracted a lot of interest in the lead up to its $2.125 million sale last week, including about five buyers from Sydney and a few others from Melbourne.MORE NEWS: Tree house snapped up for almost $2m Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55center_img The pool is among its many features. Marketing agent Kurt Reid, of John Reid Real Estate, said its northeast facing position was what ultimately attracted house hunters in droves.“That was the biggest drawcard of the property,” he said. The property at 24 Winch Court, Mermaid Waters sold for more than $2 million.A GOLD Coast family has splashed more than $2 million on a waterfront property they plan to call their “forever home”.They managed to fend off about a dozen interstate buyers who were also vying for the Mermaid Waters residence.last_img read more

A penguin being named after Zion Williamson is the good news we need

first_imgPelicans star Zion Williamson is likely to garner a lot of honors in his career, but none will be quite like the one bestowed upon him by the Audubon Nature Institute.The organization, which runs a zoo and aquarium in Louisiana, named a penguin after Williamson following the teenager’s generous vow to cover the salaries of all Smoothie King Center staff over the next 30 days. MORE: NBA not thinking about canceling season, Pels VP says Williamson’s pledge came after the NBA season was called to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic; the first overall pick in the 2019 draft alleviated some of the financial pressure on staff at the Pelicans’ home court.In light of that act of kindness, there is now a penguin called Zion who might one day meet the real deal. The Audubon Nature Institute invited the basketball prodigy and his younger brother, Noah, to come and see the critter. Hey @Zionwilliamson and @PelicansNBA , meet Zion! During these challenging times, you’ve embraced the community with a truly remarkable act of generosity. Let us know when you want to take your little brother and meet your namesake! pic.twitter.com/pvVh0Y1l2A— Audubon Nature Institute (@AudubonNature) March 24, 2020″Hey @Zionwilliamson and @PelicansNBA, meet Zion! During these challenging times, you’ve embraced the community with a truly remarkable act of generosity,” a tweet read.last_img read more

‘How in God’s name he sends off the wrong player is just beyond me!’ Pulis fuming following West Brom loss

first_imgWest Brom manager Tony Pulis admitted he is “concerned” by the lack of consistency from Premier League referees after seeing his side controversially reduced to ten men early in Saturday’s defeat to Man City.Barely two minutes had been played at the Etihad Stadium before Gareth McAuley was mistakenly sent off by referee Neil Swarbrick for a foul actually committed by team-mate Craig Dawson.The official paid no attention as McAuley desperately protested his innocence, and the early dismissal made for a totally one-way contest as the defending top flight champions secured a comfortable 3-0 victory.Pulis was left fuming following the final whistle, with the boss also insisting City’s second goal should not have stood after Fernando clashed with Saido Berahino in the build-up.“The inconsistency [from referees] is concerning,” said Pulis. “How in God’s name he sends off the wrong person is just beyond me.“Their second goal shouldn’t have been allowed. Fernando kicked Saido in the face while jumping, and if that’s not dangerous play with a high foot, I don’t know what is.“Those decisions just killed the game and I was just thinking about the 30,000 people who have spent good money to come and watch a spectacle, only for it to be all over within two minutes.”Pulis also added his voice to the growing furore over the introduction of video technology within football, saying that, for the good of the Premier League, referees must be given a helping hand to wipe out high profile errors.The Welshman said: “Refereeing is a very, very tough job, but people within the professional game have been very concerned about the standard this year.“We’ve got to find a way of helping the referees. I’d have two challenges for each manager, which can eradicate the mistakes that have affected games and results.“We don’t want to be talking about referees after the game, we want to be talking about the football.“The Premier League is a worldwide product, it’s the greatest sporting product in the world, without a shadow of a doubt, and we have to try and improve it.”last_img read more