Bioscience Commentary by William Simcik, Ph.D.

Lecture notes, commentary, and discussions about biomedicine and biology in general by Dr. William Simcik.

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Vaccines - Calling the Shots 08/12/2021

Vaccines - Calling the Shots

Vaccines - Calling the Shots From PBS and NOVA - Diseases that were largely eradicated in the United States a generation ago—including whooping cough, measles, mumps—are returning, in pa...

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Bioscience Commentary by William Simcik, Ph.D. updated their business hours.

Bioscience Commentary by William Simcik, Ph.D. updated their business hours. 07/09/2020

Hearing Persists at the End of Life - Neuroscience News A new study provides evidence that hearing is the last sense to go during the process of active death. Many people become unresponsive during the final hours of life, however, EEG data revealed the dying brain responds to sounds throughout the final moments of life. 05/08/2020

Scientists obtain 'lucky' image of Jupiter The Hawaii-based Gemini telescope produces a super-sharp picture of the gas giant in the infrared. 05/08/2020

A Few Schools Reopen, But Remote Learning Could Go On For Years In U.S. Governors are starting to float ideas for reopening schools. But there are many concerns about what education will look like when that happens. 03/28/2020

COVID-19: What we know so far about the 2019 novel coronavirus Infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Landon explains what public health officials know about new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to stay safe. 03/24/2020

Why some heart patients may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19

Another ACE-Inhibitor and CoViD19 Relation Article! If you take these types of medications; Ramipril, Lisinopril, etc... keep taking them but for the time being be extra careful to limit exposure! Researchers don’t yet know if the way the coronavirus enters cells may have something to do with the risks to the heart. 03/24/2020

SARS-CoV2: should inhibitors of the renin–angiotensin system be withdrawn in patients with COVID-19?

Am important read if you take blood pressure medicines that are of the category ACE-Inhibitors. In a rapid response published online by the British Medical Journal, Sommerstein and Gräni1 pushed forward the hypothesis that angiotensin-converting enzyme (AC 03/22/2020

A coronavirus reading guide for the perplexed, the anxious, and the obsessive Confused about coronavirus? Here’s a list of the articles, papers, and podcasts we’ve found most useful.


Important study/information about CoViD19 from the World Health Organization



Happy birthday to Albert Einstein! Physicist, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, and winner of the Society's Copley Medal in 1925 for "his theory of relativity and his contributions to the quantum theory", his theories helped set the stage for modern physics. His theory of mass-energy equivalence led him to express what has been described as the most famous equation in the world, E=mc2. #OnThisDay

[03/15/20]   These CoViD19 symptoms being reported are basically the same for all viruses... flu (Influenza virus) colds and cold sores (caused by the family of Herpes viruses) even HIV which usually presents as the flu! Viruses trigger a whole body inflammation reaction which produces high levels of prostaglandins resulting in aches, swelling, redness (flush color) and fever; the hallmarks of inflammation. With viruses, symptomology is not conclusive. A test is what we need... and we need a test for the CoViD19 RNA since an antibody test will be negative until about a week after infection. 03/14/2020

WATCH: Willie Nelson cries on stage during Houston Rodeo performance Willie Nelson received a standing ovation mid-performance and shed a tear after singing “Always On My Mind."



"I'm starting to feel a little bit of symptoms. You know it feels similar to the onset of a cold, at this particular juncture. Today I tested positive, so I don't know how long I've had it, you know, and for what period it's been incubating."

Miami, FL Mayor Francis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus after being in close proximity to an infected Brazilian official who also met with President Trump. 03/14/2020

Europe travel ban: Will it be possible to sneak into the US via the UK? 03/14/2020

87 RESPONSES NEEDED | Do you approve of Donald Trump? We need to know where you stand before 11:59 p.m. tonight. 03/14/2020

Tracking Every Coronavirus Case in the U.S.: Full Map Maps show the extent of the coronavirus outbreak and the number of cases and deaths by state. 10/06/2019

‘Jim Allison: Breakthrough’ Review: Taking On Cancer He won a Nobel Prize for his discoveries in immunotherapy. This documentary shows how he got there.


Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Katie Couric, director Bill Haney and the doctor himself all came out for last night’s NYC premiere of Jim Allison: Breakthrough. We couldn’t be prouder to bring this story to the Big Apple! 🍏 04/10/2019

First ever black hole image released

Wow, what a time to be alive. We’ve now seen something that we thought could not be seen! Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.


Bioscience Commentary by William Simcik, Ph.D.'s cover photo 01/02/2019

Nobel Lecture: James Allison, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018

Worth the time to watch! If you will take the time! Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New insights, opportunities and prospects for cures The 2018 Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine were held... 09/27/2018

Behind the Revolution in Cancer Therapy Immunologist James Allison has spent over thirty years studying T cells and developing strategies for cancer immunotherapy. Now, he’s looking at new ways to unleash the immune system to eradicate cancer. 09/01/2018

Babies learn most of their vocabulary from their fathers, according to new research A new study by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai has discovered a correlation between mitochondrial DNA passed onto babies by their mothers and sound patterns — it also found a link between vocabulary and the Y chromosome, both of which appear to be passed on by the father. 08/02/2018

Study elucidates epigenetic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News Credit: Karina F. Bombonato-Prado (FORP-USP) A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil used a DNA editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 to manipulate on of the genes associated to the autoaggressive T lymphocytes responsible ..


Sounds of Saturn: Hear Radio Emissions of the Planet and Its Moon Enceladus

New research from the up-close Grand Finale orbits of NASA’s Cassini mission shows a surprisingly powerful interaction of plasma waves moving from Saturn to ... 06/29/2018

A theory first proposed by Albert Einstein in 1911 has been bolstered by a new discovery

Einstein is probably right... again! The theory describes how heat moves through solids. 06/02/2018

Prostate cancer drug hailed as ‘big deal’ Immunotherapy treatment could provide "spectacular" results for some patients, doctors say. 04/24/2018

New medical research center to bring 30,000 new jobs

The future seems bright for biomedicine in Houston Texas! New medical research center to bring 30,000 new jobs

[02/24/18]   New Technology Platform for Cancer Immunotherapy Developed - Scicasts 10/04/2017

Cancer-fighting power couple tackles mysteries of the immune system

Drs. Jim Allison and Pam Sharma... hero’s to cancer patients everywhere... Just if the Swiss would realize this!!! Husband-and-wife team mixes science, celebrity — and research breakthroughs.


Genetics, epigenetics and disease

So, you can change your genetic future !

Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize Lecture given by Professor Adrian Bird CBE FMedSci FRS on Tuesday 22 January 2013. Adrian Bird CBE FMedSci FRS is the Buc... 09/11/2017

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria - PBS Frontline

Antibiotic Resistance, the Associated Dangers ! October 22, 2013 Has the age of antibiotics come to an end? From a young girl thrust onto life support in Arizona to an uncontrollable outbreak at one of the...



If only people and by extension countries could fight this way! We must all realize, whether we be human or a nation of humans, that if we take the life of any other, whether human, animal or, plant we are in turn, diminished.

A vicious cat fight !!! 😱😱

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