Monthly Archives: January 2018

Oncotarget: Resource for Cancer Related Information

Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov are the current editors in chief for Oncotarget, an online medical journal which publishes articles about cancer twice a week. The publication went live in 2010, and since then, scientists around the world are using the platform to speak with their fellow scientists from other parts of the world, working together to formulate a cure for the disease which has claimed millions of lives since the beginning of time. Oncotarget is also free to use, and because it is published online, anyone can access its contents and read it. However, the option to review the articles being published and to delete them is the sole responsibility of the editors in chief. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.

One of the most recent information published in Oncotarget was the promising method of treatment that was developed by the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The Norris Cotton Cancer Center found out that the cancer tumor can be eradicated through a series of treatments that they have developed. Normally, if cancer spreads around the body, the white blood cells would have a hard way determining the cancer cells. However, with the new method that the Norris Cotton Cancer Center developed, it is now possible for the body to slow down the effects of transformation done by cancer cells. Then, the brain would signal the white blood cells to finish off the remaining cancer cells and declare the body as free from the disease.

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In the past, it is tough to distinguish a cancer cell from a healthy human body cell. However, with the advancement of technology, scientists around the world have developed equipment that would make it possible for them to select which cells are cancerous and which ones are not. Their research moved on with sampling some of the tumors in their laboratory. During the experiment, these cancer cells were exposed to a special kind of protein, and to the surprise of the scientists who are present on the day of experimentation, the protein eradicated 99% of the cancer cells. The white blood cells are the cleaners who would be performing their tasks after most of the cancer cells have died. Listen to Oncotarget podcast on Stitcher.

Adam Milstein bringing charitable giving to Israel and America

Adam Milstein has become a much beloved philanthropist within the Jewish-American population. Adam Milstein is Israeli-American, being born in Haifa, Israel in 1952. While in Israel, he joined the Israeli Defense Force and fought in the Yom Kippur War. He and his wife later emigrated to the United States in 1981. In the United States, Adam Milstein attended the University of Southern California earned his Masters of Business Administration. After college, he joined the real estate company Hager Pacific Properties. He started out as a sales agent, but after a few decades became a managing partner of the company.

Adam Milstein became interested in philanthropy while taking to a business partner at Hager Pacific Properties. Adam Milstein has said he wasn’t satisfied by just making money and instead wanted to build a lasting legacy, with the money he made. He and his wife decided to launch the Milstein Family Foundation, which worked to support pro-Israel organizations and activities. The Milstein Family Foundation works by following three principles: active philanthropy, life path impact, and philanthropic synergy. Milstein oversees operations. The Milstein Family Foundation helps strengthen Israel, the Jewish community and the important US and Israel relationship. The foundation also works to educate young Jewish people about their faith and provide them the necessary tools to properly advocate the strengthening of the State of Israel on college campuses, in neighborhoods, schools and with friends.

Milstein has become a very vocal and active member of the Jewish community. He soon realized that people living in the two countries lacked philanthropic organizations. Because of the lack of charities present in Israel, Adam Milstein decided to create an organization that would stir up philanthropy and strengthen U.S. Israel ties. This caused Adam to start the Israeli-American Council. It has become the fastest growing Jewish charitable organization in the country. Adam Milstein also serves on the board of several pro-Israel organizations including the Jewish Founders Network, Stand By Me, Hasbara Fellowships, and Stand With Us. His wealth and expertise in philanthropy gives him the opportunity to share insight and advice to these organizations as they continue to grow.