Eric Lefkofsky Co-Founded Cancer Data Startup

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The world of cancer medicine has progressed a lot in the last several decades thanks to the Human Genome Project. Because of that, sequencing cancer DNA has become commoditized, Lefkovsky told an interviewer with Fortune Health recently.Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus. Tempus intends to establish databases to help oncologists better treat cancer. Lefkofsky came up with the idea for Tempus when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. He observed that most truck drivers received more information on doing their job than did oncologists. As a true entrepreneur spotting a problem, he took it as an opportunity.

During the interview he says oncologists do have access to lots of molecular data, but that is only half the story. Oncologists also need clinical data about the patient. Lefkofsky surmises that clinical data may hold the key to understanding why certain cancer treatments work for some patients but not for others. That needs to be studied, but currently there is no way to do that.Molecular data without the clinical data is like a puzzle with half the pieces there. He says that all the information involved should be flowing freely between researchers and clinicians, and insurance and biotech companies.

The system is broken because cancer treatment centers and doctors don’t have immediate access to all kinds of information, so they can look for correlations that might point to causations. They should be able to know all the basic information about who their patients are, what other medicines they’re taking, other illnesses, their ages, other gene mutations and RNA expression.Lefkofsky is a busy technology entrepreneur. Besides Tempus, he is most known for founding Groupon, a global e-commerce platform. However, he has a long track record. He also co-founded Lightbank, which is a fund for venture capitalists interested in disruptive technology companies to invest in. He’s also the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, platform for predictive business analytics, and many more.Lefkofsky is also busy as a philanthropist. In 2006 he and his wife Liz set up the Lefkofsky Family Foundation to make a high impact on the communities it serves. He’s also a trustee for the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry in that city.


WIT: Promoting Sustainable Living Through Scientific Journals

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The Wessex Institute of Technology is a research institute located at Ashurst Lodge in the South of England. Their mission is to develop a series of knowledge transfer mechanisms to exchange information between academics and professionals within industry. One of the mechanisms the WIT uses to exchange information is through quarterly or bimonthly journals. The journals are published at the WIT Press based at Ashurst Lodge. The WIT Press has an open access web page where potential authors can submit articles for the journals and individuals have access to their eLibrary.

As of 2017, The Wessex Institute of Technology publishes 7 different journals. They are, “Sustainable Development and Planning”, “Design & Nature and Ecodynamics”, “Safety and Security Engineering”, “Computational Methods and Experimental Measures”, “Energy Production and Management”, “Transport Development and Integration” and “Heritage Architecture”. WIT will release an eighth journals in 2018, “International Journal of Environmental Impacts”. The Wessex Institute of Technology has been instrumental in promoting sustainable technology and living in their journals and conferences.In addition to publishing journals, the Wessex Institute of Technology organizes numerous conferences throughout the year. The conferences are a platform for scientists and engineers to present papers on their respective research.

How to Travel the Globe and Leave Zero Carbon Imprints

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Traveling the world, alone or as a group, to see all the wonder, splendor and sheer beauty the planet has to offer, has to be the most humbling and fulfilling acts in life. No wonder, the media has been abuzz about the latest craze and trend with millennials. Apparently, guys aged between 18 and 35 are opting to put their careers on hiatus as they first ‘rediscover’ themselves by backpacking across the globe. Traveling is beyond fantastic, no one can deny, but, as an environmentally conscious globe-trotter, you have to pay special attention to the carbon imprint you end up leaving behind.


Reduce Carbon Imprints


The carbon emissions released into the atmosphere as you travel via the road and the air end up adversely harming our home and planet. Seeing to it the way there’s no escaping some of these mishaps, the best one can do is to make a positive change with their travels. For instance, more and more folks are now preferring to visit destinations which support conservation agendas. By this it means, the globe-trotter sticks to visiting sites which have an underlying theme working along the lines of making the planet greener and healthier.


Saving the White Rhino


Where does one find an eco-friendly travel destination guide? An excellent resource to ensure you get in touch with top-notch travel and tour operators from nation’s committed to the conservation agenda like Namibia or Costa Rica is the website, Wild Ark Story. Here’s how eco-tourism works in the simplest of terms. The eco-friendly nations get to attract the environmentally conscious citizen of the world to their locale. The tourist pays money to view and experience the unique eco-habitat the game reserve or park seeks to preserve for future’s generations sake. Those funds get utilized in both making a positive difference to protect the delicate species on the verge of extinction at that particular tourist destination. This form of tourism has revived some animal and plant species and still continues to make tons of developments for a brighter tomorrow, according to the scientists and experts at Wild Ark Story.


About Wild Ark Story


The American couple, Mark and Sophie Hutchinson have forever remained true to the course of conservation. The primary prerogative of Wild Ark is to research and identify endangered species and other natural fauna found in remote areas of the world. Wild Ark then moves with speed to put up protective measures to save that green belt from wanton human destruction. Team up with them and learn all about the best ecotourism destinations to frequent this summer.

A True Review of Wen by Chaz for Thin Hair

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First off, let me state that I am an avid user of Chaz Dean products. I have been using Wen on and off for about two years. I live in a very humid client and typically take breaks in the summer only to use a product made for people frequently in salt water. I absolutely love it! That being said, I have thick curly hair that is generally healthy in nature. I recommend his line to friends pretty consistently and typically get questions on whether or not it works for their hair type – whatever it may be – dyed, dry, thin, etc. While I’m sure it will because it is made from really high quality natural ingredients, I can’t ever say for sure and I am a diehard believer in trusting word-of-mouth testimonials.

I was so pleased to see a real review posted by a writer on that addressed exactly what people with thin, fine, limp hair could expect from using this WEN hair by Chaz. If your hair fits into one of those categories, I recommend reading the article, which can be found here:

The review was awesome! This was her very first time using Wen cleansing conditioner and she tracked her hair for seven days to note results and changes. I just LOVE that she saw results on day 1 as far as soft/shiny. The writer was incredibly detailed in her day-by-day and on the seventh day her overall consensus was that the Wen line worked well for thin or fine hair and she saw an active boost in her hair’s shininess and softness.

If you haven’t tried Wen yet, check it out. Founded by A-list hairstylist Chaz Dean, its feature product is a 5-in-1 product that cleanses your hair while conditioning. This allows you to nourish your hair without any chemicals that cause the lather of shampoo and can even replace your leave-in conditioner.

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Ranma 1/2 Is One Of the Best Gender Bending Anime!

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Ranma 1/2 is an anime with a strange twist. The main character, a boy named Ranma, turns into a girl! It all started on a training mission with his father, Genma, to a haunted spring in Jusenkyo, China. These springs are haunted with the spirits of the victims who drowned there and whomever falls into the springs are cursed to bear the spirits’ former physical being. During a training exercise, he and his father knocked each other into different springs. His father changed into a panda, and gender bender anime star Ranma was turned into a redheaded girl. In order to change back into their “normal” forms, they need to be splashed with hot water.

After returning to Japan, Ranma learns Genma has set them up to live at his old friend Tendo’s house. Tendo has also promised one of his three daughters’ (Nabiki, Kasumi, and Akane) hands in marriage to Ranma. Akane is opted for position of bride by her sisters with the reasoning that since Ranma’s only a boy half the time they should be perfect together. Given that Akane doesn’t like men, and neither one of them were consulted or consented to the marriage, it makes for hilarious scenarios. Especially when Ranma begins to use his “feminine wiles” to further his agendas!

Ranma’s anime women side begins to attract suitors of her own, old enemies of Ranma show up, and Ranma’s second fiancée, a woman named Ukyo, follows him to Japan too! This is definitely an anime to watch!

Lime Crime Founder Doe Deere Makes Her Dream A Reality

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Doe Deere, the founder of Lime Crime cosmetics, is passionate about neon-bright, rainbow-colored makeup and helping people make their dreams a reality. The Unicorn Queen has taken an unconventional pat to success and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Now that Lime Crime cosmetics has gone from obscurity to one of the fastest growing cosmetics brands on the market today, Doe Deere has become an inspiration and a role model to many women with a dream. It’s a responsibility she takes seriously and she is always makes time to share her story and show others how they too can succeed.


Born in Russia and raised in New York City, Doe Deere has long had a fascination with makeup, bright colors and business. Her first foray into entrepreneurship was when she sold temporary tattoos to her schoolmates as a youngster. That experience taught her valuable lessons about marketing that helped to make her who she is today. Doe Deere is a marketing maven. She is a pioneer in selling cosmetics online. When the experts told her it wasn’t possible, she created an innovative, interactive marketing strategy that has brought in millions of satisfied customers. And her Lime Crime brand continues to grow.


Lime Crime cosmetics was founded out of necessity. Doe Deere needed brightly colored makeup to wear while performing with her rock band. When she couldn’t find what she needed, she decided to make it herself. When she shared her creation with visitors to her online makeup tutorial, they begged her to offer it for sale. That’s how Lime Crime was born. And input from customers continue to play a role in the company’s growth. Doe Deere tells customers to send pictures of the unique ways they use Lime Crime cosmetics. And she posts them on her website to inspire others.


Doe Deere also encourages female entrepreneurs to contact her for tips and advice on creating and growing their businesses. One of the most important pieces of advice she shares is women should go after their dreams and do whatever work is necessary to make it become a reality.

For updates, follow Doe Deere on Twitter @doedeere.


Real Estate Investor Samuel Strauch Provides Real Estate Advice on Investments Skills

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Over the past years, the real estate business has been booming in Miami with more investors choosing to put their money in expensive buildings. Curbed by curiosity on what the real estate industry holds for them, the people of Miami have been looking forward to risking their capital through investing in real estate. More people have invested in real estate to secure their future. The question, therefore, begs for an explanation of how risky it is to invest in real estate. That is why Samuel Strauch, a prominent real estate agent, and mogul is cheered for his expertise in this field.

Advisory Services

Having acquired over twenty years experience in real estate business, Samuel Strauch has extensive expertise in the real estate business in Miami. He has shared the same knowledge with more than seventy clients hailing from Miami and other cities. His aim of educating clients is for them to settle for wise investment choices that will contribute to higher returns in future.

Window of Opportunity

Being that the window to enter the real estate business is minimal, Samuel Strauch commits to looking for investment opportunities for the people of Miami. He is determined to finding good ventures that would otherwise be impossible for other real estate agents to get. With a proven track record of pleasing his clients, Samuel Strauch has always found exactly what its customers have a vision for.

About Samuel Strauch

Samuel Strauch went to the Hofstra University geographically located in New York. He majored in business studies. Additionally, he attended the Erasmus and Harvard universities. Strauch commenced his career in the banking industry after graduation. He then joined his family in South Florida to run the real estate business. In 2008, he established his company, and since then, he has been integrating the platform through providing complementary enterprises with equity sourcing, mergers, and acquisitions, management, firm brokerage as well as development services in real estate. Samuel Strauch and his business is based in Miami and South Florida.

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George Street Photo and Video NYC

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A picture can last a lifetime and there are not too many places better for a background than New York City. At George Street Photo, the photographers are experts in capturing the special moment spent in New York. They specialize in telling a story that will last for many years to come. The friendly staff will make you feel at home from beginning to end. There are several different packages to choose from whether it’s engagement pictures, wedding albums or a wedding video. After helping thousands of happy wedding couples capture their dream weddings, there is no surprise the experiences of George Street Photo and Video NYC have garnered rave reviews.


Securus Technologies Keeping Our Correctional Facilities On Top of Potential Problems

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Securus Technologies, a company that thousands of law enforcement, public safety agencies, and correctional facilities use. This company, with their modern technology, will provide ways to improve on our public safety and upgrade incarceration by modernizing their methods.


They were founded in 1986 and have their corporate offices in Dallas, Texas with regional offices located in several cities in Texas as well as Atlanta, Georgia. With their 30 years of experience with the correctional problems around the country, they have proven themselves to have a leading edge in technology solutions for the criminal justice systems. There are, around the U.S 1.2 million inmates in 3,400 facilities.


Securus does not only keep inmates connected with their families, it also keeps the correctional institution personnel privy to any critical information pertaining to the inmates. It also helps to keep the inmates connected to technology, providing educational and entertainment services to the them.


Securus aids in the connection of our emergency personnel and responders to the people in need of their services. With their modern technology, the can provide incident management, verification, manage information, public information, and investigation.


There is a continued fight against the crime rate in our country that doesn’t end with a perpetrator being jailed. The fight goes on inside the correctional facilities to prevent crimes and govern the inmates.


They offer services to help in keeping track of the parolees, the inmates communication with the outside, and help with government information management. They are not only installed in our 3,400-correctional institution here in the U.S., but also in the District of Columbia, Mexico, and Canada.


We can thank their technology with the prevention of contraband being introduced into our facilities, as well as finding the staff members that have become corrupt. The upside of this technology is that they can help the inmates to stay connected to their family and loved ones and society in general. It offers them a chance for education and entertainment while serving their sentences, which hopefully will serve them well when they are released back into society.

Williamson County Holds A Summit To Provide Viable Solutions To The Region’s Transportation Challenges

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In the past, Austin area has hosted different summits. However, the topic of discussion has always devolved around the city itself. In the recent past, the county held a growth summit that provided an opportunity to different transit experts to offer innovative insights on the transport challenges experienced in the region.

The summit brought together some of the leading experts in matters of transport. They included Jared Ficklin of ArgoDesign, Mike Heiligenstein of Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA), Leandre Johns of Uber Technologies and the founder of RideScout LLC, Joseph Kosper. These transit experts looked at how technology could be used to improve the transportation sector in Austin region and around the world. This event was held at the prestigious Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center.

Bizjournals revealed that Mike Heiligenstein asserted that Austin area needed to embrace new technologies, which would help in enhancing the transportation infrastructure of the region. He went on to urge the present leaders to invest more in augmenting the transportation capacity for purposes of dealing with the increasing mobility needs of the growing population, which is high in the suburbs such as Williamson County. He posited that there was need for the corridors to be smarter, technically advanced and efficient.

Mike praised Williamson County for having a strong transport infrastructure. He urged those in attendance, especially leaders to improve the capacity for buses and roads. Mike said that the increasing population would require good roads and high capacity buses in the future.

Ficklin said that there was need for the building and land-use to be as flexible as possible. He was responding to a question posed by the panel moderator, Alan McGraw. He went on to assert that future parking garages will be five feet high.

They will also have multiple levels. The roads and parking garages will have charging stations and a service station. This information was originally mentioned on Austin Business Journal as provided in the following link

About Mike Heiligenstein

Mike has been serving as the executive director of CTRMA. This authority was created in 2002. Its main objective is to design modern transport network for the entire Central Texas. Mike played an instrumental role in the success of the 183A project in Williamson County, the authority’s first project.

Mike is also the president of International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. He is an active advisory board member of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Mike is affiliated with many other groups and entities that focus on transportation issues. For 23 years, Mike rendered his services to the populace of Williamson County as a public official.