Oncotarget Increases Readership by Allowing Paper Publication from Fields Other Than Oncology

IntegraGen recently published a paper on Oncotarget. The paper delves into a study conducted by EPOC confirming the existence of a relationship between anti-EGFR treatment efficacy and miR-31-3p expression. When levels of miR-31-3p expression are analyzed in those with RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer, patients who can benefit from targeted anti-EGFR therapy can be identified. Consequently, clinicians now have additional insights on tailored therapeutic options for their patients. The study also emphasizes the benefits of precision medicine and the use of miR-31-3p expression testing.

Testing

To help with managing metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), IntegraGen has launched a simple ready-to-use kit for quantifying miR-31-3p expression in tumor samples. The miRpredX 31-3p kit quantifies miR-31-3p expression in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples. The company had earlier on announced a licensing agreement with CERBA laboratories to develop a lab-developed test for the quantifying miR-31-3p expression.

About Oncotarget

Oncotarget is a free-access multidisciplinary journal which publishes papers online on a weekly basis to avail scientific results quickly to a wide audience. The journal was previously dedicated to oncology publications only but has now opened up to other disciplines to spread its impact further. The journal aims to encourage the use of basic and clinical science to fight disease. Not only does it aim to do this, but it also aims to maximize the impact of research through insightful reviews, while eliminating the border between specialties. Additionally, the online journal will now be publishing papers twice instead of once a week to increase the volume, impact, and quality of work disseminated. All papers accepted for publication in the journal will now be directly linked to paginated issues to be published in PubMed. This is with the objective of increasing the frequency of publications of journals on PubMed while in their permanent form.

SCImago Rankings

At the end of 2016, Oncotarget was ranked among the top 50 oncology journals by SCImago Journal & Country Rank. SCImago ratings take into account citations per document, total citations, self-citations, international collaboration, external cites per document, citable documents, among others. As such, this rating is crucial in showing the impact a journal is having on its readers. Given that Oncotarget has now incorporated other fields apart from oncology in the journal, its impact is expected to increase further.

Chris Burch’s Unique Philosophy is Right on Target:

It is little wonder Chris Burch, Leader of Burch Creative Capital has done so well financially. His perspective about various sectors, complementing each other ideally is not only interesting; but engagingly correct. The following text sheds light on Chris’s unique vision.

 

Fashion and technology make good companions. Each industry is continually evolving. The industries tend to adhere to each other. Technological advances are coupled with fashion trends and vice versa. When, one thinks about it: this pairing of sectors is truly quite interesting. When glimpsing the histories of these sectors—insights come across as to each industries’ futures: together and separately. (Thoughts of Christopher Burch: however, not verbatim.)

 

The Boom Box was a very motivating musical source during the 70s decade. The musical enthusiast, simply, carried around this apparatus and listened to all of his favorite tunes. There were two handy areas, wherein: on one side, the listener listened to the tunes of the day, and another area, used for recording purposes. Such was accomplished by means of cassette decks. The popularity of the Boom Box continued during the eighties: except, now, movie story lines, became part of the mix. The carrying about of a musical device was pared down a bit, when persons started carrying The Walkman about. The next decade “saw” the birth of the iPod. The preceding description demonstrates that technological enhancements grow with what the general public, considers, reasonably trendy.

 

Today there is an interesting fusion of technology and fashion. Designers of fashion find delight in the creation of products, that are deliverable, to the general public. This coupling of fashion and technology is quite encouraging. When both are partnered together: products become much more refined.

 

Anouk Wipprecht is an extra-ordinarily talented Dutch designer. She is quite motivated in marrying technology and fashion. She mentions that doing so: allows the designer to grow, with respect to the creative process. Persons who know the highly skilled designer’s work, know that it is Ms. Wipprecht who created a drink making dress, named the ‘DareDroid’. She, too, created the self-painting dress titled: ‘Pseudomorphs’—both tremendous creative works.

 

There are protective forms of technology, which advance by means of fashion. Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin came up with a solution, in the form of making the bike helmet, not necessary. The two devised an airbag inside of a collar. This form of technology, allows the airbag, to conveniently “pop out” of the neckwear, to address any matters of impact, should the biker begin, descending, head-first from his bicycle. He is provided with a clearer vision, since he is not wearing a bike helmet. The device is handy, in that it is light. Once the airbag is triggered, it comes to full capacity, in an enormously short period of time—truly, instantaneously.

 

“Frontline Gloves”, the creation of Ashwin Rajan and Kevin Cannon, allow firefighters, working in pairs, to trade valuable information, by way of “hand gestures,” without taking up oxygen, in order to properly communicate. The gloves, come with electronic mechanisms, which allow the other team member to receive information that the “coast is clear,” or that the “situation is unsafe.”

 

SegraSegra creates T-shirts and jackets, out of recycled bicycle inner-tubes. Emma Whiteside, quite literally, created a nascent work of art using recycled radiator copper and creating a beautiful, enormous gown.

 

Soledad Martin is busy working on a proto-type for shoes. While walking, an individual is able to charge his cellular device.

 

Diane Von Furstenberg, headed fashion in the right direction, allowing her runway models to wear Google Glass—a head mounted optical display, providing the appearance of eye-glasses.

 

As evidenced above, technology and fashion are very complimentary together. One is able to “lend a helping hand,” to the other—quite readily. Beautiful and extra-ordinary fashions come from using technology as a by-product: or the other way around, too. The idea of form and function, is foremost, when combining technology and fashion. The motivating force of the future is in the fact that each industry learns from the other. In doing so: the world—as a whole, becomes one of grand composition; and everyone in it, attains the sense of greater security.

 

Profile of Chris Burch:

 

Chris Burch of Burch Creative Capital comes from a middle-of-the-road family. He was born and bred on the East Coast of the United States. Chris, in 1976, while he was a student at Ithaca College, and his brother, Robert, initiated ‘Eagle’s Eye’ apparel. The investment for the project was $2,000. He purchased sweaters for ten bucks and sold them for fifteen dollars. Burch made it a point to manufacture his product. He sold his product line, on campus. His line expanded to other campus sites. Soon the brand was made available, in the way of retail establishments. The brand expanded to an impressive $140 million in total sales revenue. The company, in part, was sold to ‘Swire Group’, in 1989. It was sold, in its entirety, at the end of the 90s. The end deal was that of sixty-million dollars.

 

Chris, over the years, has participated in a number of very appealing investment deals. His portfolio includes: a trendy office supply establishment that goes by the name of ‘Poppin’, a producer of phone gadgetry known as ‘Aliph’, which, by the way, owns the popularized Bluetooth handset—‘Jawbone’, and Powermat—a wireless charging setup. Chris, too, has invested, heavily, in the real estate market. He has properties in The Hamptons, a property in Nantucket, and a beautiful resort in Indonesia. The highly-refined resort is on the Island of Sumba. He has invested in other endeavors such as ‘BaubleBar’, ED by Ellen DeGeneres and Voss Water. All-in-all, Chris has involved, himself, in investing in well over 50 retail brands as well as investing in property, in all parts of the world.

 

 

The Impact George Soros Has Had On Progress

Creating A Billion Dollar Fortune
The finance industry has created plenty of billionaires, but George Soros still manages to stand out from the bunch. He is known as the worlds most successful hedge fund manager. With more than 425 billion dollars attached to his name his personal hedge fund is the world’s most successful in the world. There simply aren’t many people who can claim that they have generated the same amount over their career.

Using A Billion Dollar Fortune
George Soros uses his billion dollar fortune to help out others who are less fortunate than him. Particular, he uses his wealth to contribute to the political campaigns of politicians he believes share his values and to progressive movements around the world such as Black lives Matter on discoverthenetworks.org. While there are many out there who attack George Soros, it is impossible to deny the improvements his work has produced. Many formerly communist countries of eastern Europe according to Forbes are now operating with free markets thanks to his work. He understands what it takes to make people successful and he makes it happen.

Fighting Against Oppression Worldwide
The center of his philanthropy is the fight to create open societies on Politico. Traditionally, in most parts of the world your position in life was fixed and there was little you could to actually change your lot in life. This situation changes in an open society. People are able to succeed based upon merit rather than by their family name. George Soros understands this better than anyone else and does everything he can to make it possible for others to share the chances for prosperity that he has experienced for himself.

A Major Disappointment For George Soros
2016 in general was a year full of surprises. There was the Brexit campaign of the summer and its success, the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and his success, among other surprises of the year. George Soros had invested heavily in left leaning politicians and was deeply disappointed in the results of these elections. He wanted to see the continued shift towards progressive policies and politics.

Finding A Way To Bounce Back
Soros isn’t allowing the failures of last to keep him from trying to make a difference in politics. More than ever he is now prepared to fight against Donald Trump and to take on the European Right. He believes these movements represent a serious shift towards authoritarianism and may spell disaster for the rights of minorities reported on Biography. To take on this rising wave of nationalism he is enlisting the help of just about every progressive donor and top left wing politician that he can. There is much at stake and he is determined to protect the progressive legacy.