Goggle $1 test outperforms PSA screens for full article.
A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer.
The simple test developed by University of Central Florida scientist Qun "Treen" Huo holds the promise of earlier detection of one of the deadliest cancers among men. It would also reduce the number of unnecessary and invasive biopsies stemming from the less precise PSA test that's now used.
"It's fantastic," said Dr. Inoel Rivera, a urologic oncologist at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, which collaborated with Huo on the recent pilot studies. "It's a simple test. It's much better than the test we have right now, which is the PSA, and it's cost-effective."
When a cancerous tumor begins to develop, the body mobilizes to produce antibodies. Huo's test detects that immune response using gold nanoparticles about 10,000 times smaller than a freckle.
When a few drops of blood serum from a finger #$%$ are mixed with the gold nanoparticles, certain cancer biomarkers cling to the surface of the tiny particles, increasing their size and causing them to clump together.
Among researchers, gold nanoparticles are known for their extraordinary efficiency at absorbing and scattering light. Huo and her team at UCF's NanoScience Technology Center developed a technique known as nanoparticle-enabled dynamic light scattering assay (NanoDLSay) to measure the size of the particles by analyzing the light they throw off. That size reveals whether a patient has prostate cancer and how advanced it may be.
How the pumpers, really have no substance. They really don't understand biotech's or miners. So they pump how Frost influence here is the only thing to care about. You can look at that influence with things like KBIO and AVTH. Both have Frost's help. Pumpers, you ruin a board, by pretending you have a clue. This lures in bashers and next we have to deal with your bruised ego's.
How about we skip that process, enjoy the ride and don't show us that you really have nothing to offer, except a slanted opinion. I was here before you got wind of this, I will be here when the mining operations get spun off and I will be here, if the drug looks promising and the competition, doesn't get there first.
In the mean time, we have to listen to guys like billbfit, tell us things, we already appreciate...over and over and over. The bigger the blowhole, the less substance they have. That is why they repeat themselves and never contribute anything. Be smart, do some actual DD and offer something new, instead of BS.
They have two announcements about SCI in this quarter. According to the power point presentation. One of these announcements coming is about their second drug. They also feel that break through designation maybe in the cards for the second drug and maybe approval after the ph2. These doctors were able to mimic the way the body would build antigens for Hep-B, almost a perfect copy. Maybe the second drug is just as strong. Take a good look at the presentation.
The warrants all have to be exercised by the closing of this deal or they are cancelled. Your market cap on Spinco is childish. If Frost invested in at .18, then the value of Spinco is worth $40M (225M x .18). I know a lot of the biotech investors are clueless on the mining assets, but Frost isn't. He's heavy into both PGLC and Levon. Don't lose site of this. These mines are very valuable and we are fortunate to have a piece included in this deal.
Did you know that Newmont owns 10% of Levon. You can ignore the mining side of this. That seems to be a common theme. If PGLC decides to move forward, we own 36M shares of it. They have news coming about the economics of that project in the next 4-6 weeks. We married the two forces that can produce 10 baggers. maybe even 100 baggers. Just like buying biotech's at the right time, can be brilliant, the only other industry that can deliver returns like biotech's is, mining. I think we are closer to a mining buying frenzy and a biotech cooling off, then the other way around.
It will be fun watching you wake up to the real value here. In the mean time, I can enjoy the biotech's overzealous. Sci-vac needed money to unlock it's worth, Levon needed a little time to unlock it's worth. This is a marriage. You will benefit at some point from these mineral assets, the shame will be some here will take credit for the ownership, but forget they didn't have a clue.
They had $48M in cash and their job is to create shareholder value. So far that is exactly what they have done. They placed some value in PGLC and now SCI-Vac. They were not reckless in advancing their mines, they raised capital at peak times, not the other way around.
This is a good team and now joining up with Frost, they have put together what we all needed. It's easy to get caught up with how much we will make and I'm sure some of us are planning an exit strategy, maybe hoping for some over zealous buying the first days. That could happen, specially if they are sitting on some news.
This weekend our niece was visiting. she's a nurse and here duties are with new born children. We got on the subject about vaccines. Out of the blue she told me the first vaccine a child get's in the hospital is the Hep-B vaccine. A total of three shots is required. Every child in the USA get's this shot first. She did stated that they have to ask the parents for permission, most agree, some state their doctor will give them the vaccine.
I was surprise to hear, that of all the vaccines they give, the Hep-B is the first. I didn't realize it was that important. I hope the FDA moves fast on this. Other details about the hep-b virus that she offered, is that their are five ways to get the virus, but they only worry about the first three. The other ways are very rare and not through birth.
I don't see Frost bankrolling a mining operation. He was smart and understood that the juniors were undervalued. The key here is to look like you will go it alone and then get a better buyout price. I believe Frost knows that a reset in gold and silver will have to happen. The world banks are in deep trouble. Gold and silver will have to be revalued at some point. The billionaires also see this and talk amongst themselves. Frost is going to enjoy some free appreciation, once the reset in the world happens. The world owes how many trillions in debts? The derivative nightmare is coming. Not if, when?
(Reuters) - Israeli drug company SciVac is seeking U.S. approval for a widely used hepatitis B vaccine as part of a push for increased global sales of a product which it says could stem global growth in the disease.
Some 1.2 million people die each year from HBV, 100 times more than HIV, while as many as 400 million people are carriers.
SciVac - 45 percent owned by Opko Health, which is controlled by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Chairman Phillip Frost - has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for distribution of its vaccine to dialysis and HIV sufferers in the United States.
It is about to embark on a clinical trial in the United States that will take a year and a half. Should it get FDA approval, SciVac will then seek similar confirmation in Europe.
SciVac's Sci-B-Vac, already given to the majority of Israeli children just after birth, comprises all three native proteins of the virus, compared with just one protein in an older vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline's called Engerix-B and cheaper copycats from China.
Dosage of Sci-B-Vac is just a quarter that of Engerix.
SciVac also says 10 percent of newborn babies and 25 percent of adults over 40 do not respond to the older products.
"It (Sci-B-Vac) looks the same as the virus itself. The immune system cannot ignore it, so it gives full protection," Michal Ben-Attar, chief executive of SciVac, told Reuters, adding that Sci-B-Vac is virtually 100 percent effective against HBV in newborns.
SciVac has distributed more than a half-million doses of its vaccine since 2009. It is also registered for use in India, Hong Kong, Vietnam, the Philippines and some African countries.
Ben-Attar said SciVac is on the verge of signing a distribution agreement for the product in India. Although HBV is most prevalent in developing countries, Ben-Attar said it is tough to sell in such markets because they prefer cheaper alternatives.
She said Sci-B-Vac is being sold at prices that are competitive with Engerix despite i
Good volume today. I heard you and Bruce Jenner getting the same treatments. How's vmax. His little VAPR not doing so well. Where is that loser? Hiding behind your skirt, is my guess.
Thought I would post the previous quarters numbers.
491K Total Revenues
316K Gross Margin
765K Research and Adm
997K Total expenses
681K Loss from Operations
We'll see if things have improved.
Since Levon is a Canadian company, the benefits of a weak Canada Dollar, may benefit us, when the revenues from the Sci-vac roll in. Every little bit helps and 20% exchange difference between USA and Canada, will help with any valuation the street gives.
1.7M shares traded. Frost knows how to take these things to the next level. They have two announcements on the biotech side and I believe some drilling results on the metal side.
Jessep (Jack Nicholson): You want answers?
Kaffee (Tom Cruise): I think I’m entitled to them.
Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Jessep: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has derivatives. And those QE programs have to be guarded by men with Mines. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for USA dollar and you curse the Frosts. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Dollar's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties you want me on that Mine. You need me on that Mine. We use words like PEA, drilling and Nasdaq Listing. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said ‘thank you’ and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a stock cerificate and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a darn what you think you are entitled to!
Kaffee: Did you order the PEA?
Jessep: I did the job that —
Kaffee: Did you order the PEA?
Jessep: You’re goddarn right I did!
That one poster here blames all the BS of the world on Reagan. This started off as why I felt that insiders are asking for too much, for doing too little. That unless we as investors start to say enough is enough. They did nothing to earn 7M shares. Unless we paid them $2M last years in hopes we only see a 45% price fall. Now we should reward them to get us back to maybe even?
One day the little guy will get out of the markets. You and I risk everything, They risk absolutely nothing. At no time in history of investing has so many, taken so many liberties in running these companies. To ask for 20% dilution, in hopes of landing on nasdaq, is really a kick in the teeth. What was there goals, for the pay they took the past 5 years?
Wait till they want 10 million shares for showing up without taking any sick time. The new white collar crime is right in front of our eyes. Should the rewards come after they accomplish something or before? This Evans received 700K before. Was this based on any merits this year? Didn't they need $4M from us last year. What about us getting 7M shares, for this roller coaster.
I'm sure Rome burned in the same manner. Run a company to it's lows, then request 7M shares to turn it around. Fok what a sweet deal. I just need more larceny in me. How about here's an idea, offer Evans 2M shares, if he doesn't need us to fokin fund him for a year.
The one thing I drew from it, is they are determine how course the crush tone would need to be to extract the gold. That testing willing not be complete till the 3Q. Permitting in place, however they hinted at that they did the economic impact study, for mining below the water line. This water line keeps getting mention as a goal to mine. Anyone have a background on why they are focused there? Would like to hear your thoughts.
Stay in school. Your grade is not important, what's important is your attendance. Some learn at a slower rate and I feel you fall in that category. Lucky for you, they have the policy, "no child left behind".