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SARS-CoV2: should inhibitors of the renin–angiotensin system be withdrawn in patients with COVID-19?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

[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." 03/14/2020

Europe travel ban: Will it be possible to sneak into the US via the UK? 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. 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. 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... 09/01/2018

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...

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Vortx 3735 Vortx 3735
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Texas Educational Seismic Project Texas Educational Seismic Project
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Encore CPR & First Aid Training Encore CPR & First Aid Training
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HEALTHCARE CLASSES. We have specialized courses for nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals in hospital or clinical workplaces.

Houston Academy of Floral Design Houston Academy of Floral Design
Spring, 77379

Teaching the artistry of floral design. Starting a new career, launching their own floral shop, or just wow friends and family with your creations!

Resolve: Prayerfully Seeking Solutions to End Trafficking Resolve: Prayerfully Seeking Solutions to End Trafficking
6819 Louetta Rd
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The Expositors Seminary Houston The Expositors Seminary Houston
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The Expositors Seminary Houston is a ministry of Founders Baptist Church that trains men for pastoral ministry.

SOIL - Spring Organic Innovative Living SOIL - Spring Organic Innovative Living
One Spring Way
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Women's Gun Review Women's Gun Review
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Educating, engaging, and entertaining women about guns

Ain't She Sweet Ain't She Sweet
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Pursuing Wisdom Colloquy Pursuing Wisdom Colloquy
6006 Spring Cypress Rd
Spring, 77379

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Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven
26600 Keith Street
Spring, 77373

Child birth education for the woman in charge!

Swain License to Carry Classes,  formerly CHL Swain License to Carry Classes, formerly CHL
Spring, 77380

Gather your friends, family and neighbors to set up a private LTC class. I will come to your location. $80/person + range fees Minimum 4 people per class