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Feb 19, 2016

Biochemical alteration responsible for brain tumor resistance identified

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is often difficult to treat due to an enzyme (endonuclease DFF40/CAD (Death Fragmentation Factor, 40 kDa subunit / Caspase-Activated DNase)). This enzyme, which is essential for degrading DNA during apoptosis, appears both downregulated and improperly located inside the tumour cells. The researchers observed that overexpression of the enzyme allows the glioblastoma cells to properly degrade their DNA content.

Glioblastoma is the most aggressive manifestation of brain tumours. Due to its high invasive capacity and uncontrolled, infiltrating growth, it is particularly difficult to manage. Currently, the treatment for this disease consists of a combination of surgery (when possible), radiation and chemotherapy. Although current therapy raises the overall survival of patients by around 15 months, it remains inefficient at eradicating tumour cells and, unfortunately, recurrences are another of this cancer’s characteristics.

A team of researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience at the UAB, together with the Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge — ICO, have identified a common molecular alteration in glioblastoma. The researchers observed that the cells of this type of tumour harbour a common intrinsic defect that prevents them from degrading their genetic material during apoptosis, the most important form of programmed cell death induced by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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Feb 19, 2016

Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016: Message from J.J. Abrams | Star Wars

Posted by in category: media & arts

Feb 19, 2016

Virtual Reality Visionary Jon NEVERDIE Jacobs Selected To Join Mobile World Congress ‘Entertainment Showcase’

Posted by in categories: entertainment, media & arts, virtual reality

Could VR give Hollywood a new boost? Looks like it. Imagine you can be part of the Bond or MI experience instead of sitting an watching it.

On Latest Stop in Global Campaign to Be Elected The World’s First “President of VR” Debuts “I AM MY AVATAR” Campaign Music Video

Honoring Late ‘Motorhead’ Founder Lemmy Kilmister on the Heels of Emotional Grammy© Awards Tribute

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Feb 19, 2016

Envelop VR Software Provides Enterprise Customers with a Platform to Extend Their Existing Applications into Virtual Reality

Posted by in categories: business, computing, engineering, virtual reality

VR experience with SCM, CRM, etc. Imagine the improved connected customer experiences with VR.

Envelop VR, a software company that is leading businesses to immersive computing, announced today that it has hired Jeff Hansen as Vice President of Business Development. Jeff’s primary role will be to engage with enterprise customers wanting to solve for real business challenges by utilizing a virtual reality environment, including improving their work flow processes and efficiencies, visualizing data, or collaborating on engineering or product development. Envelop VR solutions enable enterprise customers to unlock the tremendous benefits and advantages of working and collaborating in a three-dimensional virtual environment.

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Feb 19, 2016

How smaller VR players can compete with big tech

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, business, virtual reality

I will admit; AR is more practical than VR in areas of SCM, etc. However, it is interesting to see how both play and evolve in the enterprise/ corporate models and connected customer experience areas of business. Also, overtime some of the small AR shops could be buying opportunities for mid-tier enterprise software companies.

Here’s where small tech companies can challenge the big guys in the world of virtual and augmented reality.

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Feb 19, 2016

Tactics to Protect Against Most Common Cyber Attacks

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, energy, mobile phones, quantum physics, robotics/AI

This is a good baseline around common known issues — the real problem is cyber terrorists (as I call them) learns from each attack they instigate and like an artist, they constantly are fine tuning their own skill. So, the attacker’s approach and execution may be done one way, and by the next attack they can easily have changed their whole attack model completely which makes it very cumbersome for experts to trace at times. If we believe this is bad now; wait until AI is more widely available and adopted. Or, Quantum ends up in the hands of these guys.

Cybercrimes in today’s technologically advanced society have become much more sophisticated and progressive. We can thank mobility for the ease of extended access to our personal data, as with every use of our mobile phones, laptops or tablets in public areas we further increase our risk and vulnerability. As business owners, online shoppers, students, employees and even house wives, we remain at high risk for intrusion of our virtual systems. In this digital day in age, our personal data is used everywhere from when we make an online banking transaction to buying a new shirt at the mall, and even working on a project at the local coffee shop. It is hardly responsible to think that your information is safe anywhere.

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Feb 19, 2016

Medical Facilities Are Inviting Targets for Cyber Attacks

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing

Really a sad fact.

Los Angeles hospital pays $17,000 ransom to get its computer system unlocked. Expert says hackers find medical institutions as easy, profitable targets.

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Feb 19, 2016

Could hacking your pacemaker and holding it ransom be a 2016 cyber trend?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, security

So, we’re now adding possible murder to the charges of hackers?.

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paid a ransom of 17,000 U.S. dollars to hackers after two weeks of being shut out of their computer network. We talk to cyber security expert Jay Radcliffe about medical cyber vulnerabilities.

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Feb 19, 2016

Northrop Grumman Corporation to Unveil Naval Capabilities at WEST 2016

Posted by in categories: privacy, security, transportation

Northrup Grumman’s new Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA), which is a set of web-based tools designed to visualize, understand, and share cyber databases being showcase at the WEST 2016 navel conference on February 17.

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has announced that it will be showcasing key naval capabilities at the WEST 2016 navel conference on February 17, 2016. The corporation will unveil its full-spectrum cyber solutions, biometric defense solutions, unmanned aircraft and much more at the event. WEST 2016 is co-sponsored by AFCEA and the US Naval institute in San Diego. Northrop Grumman is a platinum sponsor of the conference, which is themed “how we make the strategy work.”

The defense contractor will be showcasing its sea serving operations and capabilities that will help the US armed forces combat challenges and difficulties more efficiently. It is also expected to display how it integrates cyber-technology into all of its defense segments. The key highlight of its cyber-suite is its Cyber Situational Awareness (CSA), which is a set of web-based tools designed to visualize, understand, and share cyber databases.

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Feb 19, 2016

Don’t Miss Out on This Cyber Security Stock

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, security

Unless you haven’t been in touch with the real world lately; it truly would be hard not to recognize that real investment opportunities exist in cyber security technology space.

Don’t Miss Out on This Cyber Security Stock, Stocks: CYBR, FEYE, PANW, CSCO, release date: Feb 19, 2016.

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