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The Miracle of Regenerative Medicine

Filed in AMAG, BP, Gold, Gold Market, HAL, o, target by on February 17, 2011 0 Comments
The Miracle of Regenerative Medicine

Tall, dark, and handsome… Dr. Anthony Atala is not a guy you could easily mistake for Dr. Frankenstein. Yet, in his white lab coat, Atala is doing exactly what author Mary Shelley wrote about so long ago. A mad scientist in his own right, he is busy growing body parts in his Wake Forest lab. A finger here, a bladder there, Atala is currently growing dozens of different tissues. And from heart valves to muscles to ears, his Institute for Regenerative Medicine is literally about to turn the world on its head. Working at one of the world’s largest research facilities dedicated to regenerative medicine, the modern Dr. Frankenstein is adamant that his research will one day replace diseased or damaged tissue using homegrown replacement parts. After all, as Dr. Atala often pondered, “A salamander can grow back its leg, why can’t a human do the same?” Now, some twenty-four years later, that notion is no longer just a wild hypothetical; it’s a feat of modern science, stripped from the pages of a 194-year-old novel. Today, regenerative medicine stocks are the companies to watch as this amazing new technology unfolds. The promise of regenerative medicine Take the story of Claudia Castillo, for instance. In 2008, this 30-year-old mother of two became the first patient to receive a whole organ transplant without the need for powerful anti-rejection drugs. Damaged by a bout of tuberculosis, her entire windpipe was repaired with a replacement part created with the help of her own stem cells. And given the choice between losing a lung or becoming a guinea pig for a radical new medical technique, Castillo chose the latter— becoming one of the pioneers for future regenerative surgeries. Her life these days is not only back to normal… She recently called her doctors from a nightclub to tell them she had been out dancing all night. Before the ground-breaking surgery, Castillo could barely climb the stairs. Claudia’s story is just the beginning… In fact Dr. Atala’s team is currently working on re-growing over 23 different organs including the liver, heart, kidney, and bladder. Along the way, they have conquered a number of milestones in the field. From the website , these firsts include: Developing biological strategies to enable certain human cell types that were previously thought not to be expandable outside the body to be grown in…

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Food Processor Archer Daniels Midland to Profit from Inflation

Filed in commodities, inflation, o, South African Gold, Spot Gold by on February 16, 2011 0 Comments
Food Processor Archer Daniels Midland to Profit from Inflation

Filed under: Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) , Commodities Raw commodities like grains, sugar and cotton are skyrocketing in price. These raw foods are then processed for consumption. Archer Daniels Midland ( ADM ) is one of the world largest food processors. It processes corn into corn oil syrups, sweeteners, citric and lactic acid and ethanol. Soybeans are crushed into soybean oil and meal, Wheat is processed into flour and pasta. Cocoa is turned into chocolate and confections. It provides animal feed for farmers and meal for brewers. It has one of the largest distribution networks in the world. Continue reading Food Processor Archer Daniels Midland to Profit from Inflation Food Processor Archer Daniels Midland to Profit from Inflation originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 16 Feb 2011 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Out of Egypt: Protests are Headed for America

Filed in BP, Debt, frontline, Gold, Gold Market, inflation, Lear, o, Quantitative Easing by on February 12, 2011 0 Comments
Out of Egypt: Protests are Headed for America

Don’t think that what happened in Egypt can not possibly happen here. Because the truth is when a big swath of the population is no longer served by the festering status quo, they wake up one day and decide not play ball after all. And once that faith is lost, it is gone forever. I actually think we are much closer to that moment than most people would think. You see, I work all day in an office full of 20-somethings. They are a diverse bunch. They’re smart and they work hard. But the one thing they all have in common is they are stuck on a ladder with no where to go. Buried in debt from student loans and various other sources, they are trapped in time unable grab the next rung. Among them the most common refrain is: “I can’t” They would like to further their education…but they can’t. They would like to buy a house…..but they can’t. They would like to buy a car….but they can’t. They would like to have children….but they can’t. There’s more to the list…but you get the picture. Of course, when you look at their list of wants you realize that what they want is no different than what everyone else has wanted at one time or another. The difference is in their world it’s a lot harder to attain—if not impossible in some cases. The reason for this is pretty simple: The cost of their dreams can’t be met with their incomes and adding more debt for them is not much of an option . Everything single thing on their list and then some simply costs too much. As a result, they go without. One day I suspect they will take to the streets. By the way, here’s a great video I found this morning on zerohedge. It’s your life according to the government… The status quo cannot possibly be maintained. Related Articles: Government Run Amok: Unintended Consequences Trouble in Retail: Three Charts from the Frontlines How Uncle Sam Fiddles with the Figures Quantitative Easing For Dummies To learn more about Wealth Daily click here Advertisement Samurai Super Alloy It was the secret ingredient that turned an ordinary sword into the legendary Samurai Katana— the deadliest weapon before the arrival of modern rifles. Today, it’s crucial to the $987billion/year global steel industry… And the world’s supply is quickly running out. Find out how a tiny mining company sitting on one of the last untapped deposits of this metal could hand you 2682% — in the next 12 months! Out of Egypt: Protests are Headed for America originally appeared in Wealth Daily . Wealth Daily is a free daily newsletter featuring contrarian investment insights and commentary.

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Auriga’s Bachman Reiterates BUY on Renesola (NYSE:SOL) – Top Pick in Coverage Universe

Filed in auriga, BP, o, silver, target by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

February 2, 2011 – Analyst Comments – Auriga’s Mark Bachman reiterated a BUY rating on Renesola (NYSE:SOL) and a $27 price target, citing bullish industry commentary from MEMC (NYSE:WFR), a Renesola customer. Bachman noted that Reneso…

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January Employment Situation Preview: Signal to Noise Ratio is Poor!

Filed in AIG, BP, Gold Prices, o by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

Everyone realizes that employment is a paramount consideration in evaluating the economic recovery. With jobs, we try to squeeze information out of each data point. Sometimes the information is just not there. Most media sources do a terrible job of…

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Crisis in Egypt Continues as Stocks Consolidate Above Key Levels

Filed in AIG, BP, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o, silver by on February 3, 2011 0 Comments

ADP Employment index took center stage after the market received a jolt of buying on Tuesday.  Disappointing investors December’s ADP Employment index was revised down significantly throwing caution to the employment winds despite the index’s gains.  The day saw the NASDAQ hang in a relatively tight range with the S&P 500 keeping above its 1300

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Avery Dennison Beats on Revs – Analyst Blog

Filed in AIG, BP, EPS, Gold Investing, o, silver by on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

Avery Dennison reported 4Q10 adjusted EPS of 98 cents, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

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Going Beyond Rare Earths

Filed in BP, copper, Gold Market, o by on January 19, 2011 0 Comments

Back in April 2010, I published an article called “5 Rare Earth Stocks to Hedge Against Chinese Control.” In that piece, I wrote: Because 95% of the world’s rare earth elements are produced in China, it is becoming increasingly urgent for developers to find REEs in other parts of the world. This becomes more and more apparent every time I talk to high-performance battery manufacturers and companies that rely on rare earth magnets for things like wind turbines and energy efficient electric motors. Bottom line: China needs those REE supplies for its own consumption. And in the not-too-distant future, those supplies found outside the Middle Kingdom will be the only supplies we’ll be able to get our hands on. So here are a few companies that are operating in this sector, and are not based in China: Avalon Rare Metals, Inc. (TSX: AVL) – projects in Canada Great Western Minerals Group (TSX-V: GWG) – projects in Canada, South Africa, and the U.S. Rare Earth Metals (TSX- V:RA) – projects in Canada Commerce Resources Corp. (TSX- V:CCE) – projects in Canada And of course, there’s Molycorp, which has just recently filed to go public. This company is looking to develop operations in Mountain Pass, California, just about 15 miles from the Nevada border. Since that article, rare earth stocks soared. In fact, of the four listed in that …

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Oil shocks and economic recessions

Filed in BP, Gold Investing, Gold Prices, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

I’ve just completed a new research paper that surveys the history of the oil industry with a particular focus on the events associated with significant changes in the price of oil. Here I report the paper’s summary of oil market disruptions and econo…

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Propping up the U.S. economy, with Stephen Roach

Filed in BP, economy, Gold Prices, o, shares, silver by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

In the two video clips in this post, Stephen Roach of Yale University and Morgan Stanley shares his views on aspects of the U.S. economy and financial markets.

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Face to face with Bill Fleckenstein on where to invest

Filed in BP, economy, Gold, Gold Investing, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

Eric King of King World News on Thursday interviewed Bill Fleckenstein on the lie of the financial land. Click through to hear his views.

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Will This Be The USA in 2012?

Filed in BP, economy, Gold Prices, inflation, o by on January 15, 2011 0 Comments

The economic condition of the country continues to decline toward its rendezvous with an, as yet, unknowable catastrophe. Here is… a look (not a prediction) at a series of not improbable events that could develop [and which] would change our economic world overnight. Words: 1550

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