June 30 Newsletter

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"Vivid in detail, cranked with action, and fueled by a love for his family, his country, and his fellow man." 
—ANDY ANDREWS, New York Times bestselling author of The Traveler's Gift

Only two more weeks until former Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz releases his memoir, The Last Punisher.

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Clients in the News

Stem Cell Crusader Sparks New Hope for Fighting Diabetes, Heart Disease

Four years ago, Shinya Yamanaka received a phone call that would forever change his destiny. The Kyoto University professor had won a Nobel Prize for his work in stem cell biology, which has since sparked a torrent of investment into regenerative medicine in Japan, a fast-moving field the country’s pharmaceutical industry aims to dominate. ... 

Yamanaka’s big discovery is that any human cell can be genetically reprogrammed to an embryonic state, called induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Japanese companies such as Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. have been building up banks of these “universal” cells and are planning clinical trials in the next few years to try out new therapies using this technology, targeting patients afflicted with everything from Parkinson’s Disease and diabetes to spinal cord injuries and heart disease. Continue Reading >>


The Veterans First Act: significant progress, but still a band-aid

The Senate’s new omnibus bill The Veterans First Act, represents Congress’s latest attempt to resolve performance deficiencies within the Veterans Administration; but this bill will not significantly improve performance.  In fact, it could make things worse for our veterans.

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Why It Matters Who Hacked the Democratic National Committee

A cyber security firm hired by the Democratic National Committee announced on Monday that two groups affiliated with Russian intelligence were responsible for infiltrating the Democrats’ network and stealing a ream of confidential election-related information. Continue Reading >>
Reg Harnish, the CEO of GreyCastle Security, a New York-based cybersecurity company, says he’s doubtful that Crowdstrike’s investigation—and its determination that the Russians are to blame—is the “end of the story.” 

Isle Royale National Park: 10 tips for visiting

(Photo by Jonathan Irish)      
For a National Park that’s only accessible by boat or seaplane, visitors to Isle Royale National Park – found within Lake Superior and accessible from Michigan and Minnesota (and very close to the Canadian border) – will find plenty to do once they arrive. Established in 1940 “to conserve a prime example of North Woods Wilderness,” Isle Royale National Park was then designated part of the National Wilderness Preservation System under the Wilderness Act in 1976, and in 1980 an International Biosphere Reserve. Continue Reading >>
What We're Reading

How Telemedicine Is Transforming Health Care

After years of big promises, telemedicine is finally living up to its potential. Driven by faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards, more health providers are turning to electronic communications to do their jobs—and it’s upending the delivery of health care.
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A Better Way To Educate

Just when it seems as if citizens everywhere are revolting against government, a county in Texas provides a vivid counterexample. In 2012, voters in Travis County approved an increase in their property taxes to help fund a new medical school at the University of Texas at Austin. The school illustrates that taxpayers are willing to support a project they believe is justified.
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