September 4, 2009
What is the Fantastic Voyage? Written at the height of the Cold War, Isaac Asimov’s 1966 science-fiction thriller Fantastic Voyage shifted the public’s fascination from space travel to an even more fascinating journey-inside the human body. In the novel, scientists on “our side” as well as the unnamed “other side” have developed a miniaturization technology that promises victory for whoever can perfect it first. However, the technology has a fatal flaw: the miniaturization wears off quickly.
August 13, 2009
External Counterpulsation (ECP) is an ingenious method for treating angina that doesn’t use drugs, is non-invasive, inexpensive and safe — unlike conventional surgical procedures such as angioplasty and bypass surgery. Physicians should inform patients of all the treatment options available for ischemic heart disease, including FDA-approved ECP, says physician Dr. Grossman.… read more
In a recent paper reporting on the National Cancer Institute study of multivitamin use and the risk of prostate cancer, the NCI authors cited several possible bias factors. An analysis by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman shows why the study’s biases should be considered before drawing conclusions.… read more
March 6, 2002
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September 8, 2009
Immortality is within our grasp. Most of our conceptions of human life in the 21st century will be turned on their head. Not the least of these is the belief in the inevitability of death. As we succeed in understanding the genome and the proteome, many dramatic advances in treating disease and even reversing aging will emerge. The first two decades of the 21st century will be a golden era of biotechnology.
March 6, 2002
Charts for the Kurzweil Challenge
The Kurzweil Challenge is a ten-step program that enables you to try out the principles of the 10% solution on a trial basis, to determine for yourself the impact it can have on your immediate health, cholesterol levels. weight, and sense of well-being. It also allows you to test the assertion that your tastes and attitudes toward food can change. The Kurzweil Challenge is described in chapter 9.
March 6, 2002
Nutritional Content of Food
(Tables adapted bona Food Values of Portions Commonly Used, 15th edition by jean A. T. Pennington and Helen Nichols Church. Copyright © 1989 by Jean A. T. Pennington. Copyright © 1980, 1985 by Helen Nichols Church and Jean A. T. Pennington. Reprinted by permission of Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.)
Please note that blank spaces in the following nutritional guide denote lack of information. Do not assume that missing values are zero.