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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gaza Kids Are Calling For Obama

The lyric writer :
Dr. Akram Habeeb
Prof. Assistant of American Literature in Gaza University

Senior composer:
Mr. Kalid Jouda, a teacher of English in Gaza

Composer and Singer:
Mr. Ahmad bu Amsha, the music
teacher at the American School in Gaza

Child singer :
A boy named, Balsam Al Astal,
13 year Kid from Khnyounis refugee camp

Child singer:
Suhad Faress,
a 15 year girl from Gaza high school

Grahphic Designer
Sameh AbuWarda,
a 21 year student of English at the
Islamic University of Gaza


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee and your computer

OK, so I'm surfing the internet and I stumble upon this article from the New York Daily News,
"Pope Benedict to Priests, for God's sake blog!" Wha wha WHAT? OK, wait a minute here, is this for real? Yep is sure is. So let's check out the links

OOH, there's a Facebook application. Let's see what THAT is:

Allow Access?

Allowing Pope2You access will let it pull your profile information, photos, your friends' info, and other content that it requires to work.

I do not THINK so! Sorry folks, but as a Catholic when you go to confession your confession stops with the PRIEST. He doesn't ask you to give him your profile information, your friend's info or "other content" whatever THAT is and then enter it into a data base!

OMG you can get Vatican News on your IPhone. I thought that was the American Express card you were never supposed to leave home without. No wait, that used to be a St. Christopher you wore as a necklace to keep you safe. Boy times sure have changed!

Don't miss the full text of "The priest and pastoral ministry in the digital world, new media and the service of the Word" and the Vatican youtube channel.

OK, if you're reading here and want to leave a comment I'd be really interested in what your opinion of this is. I'm a Catholic myself who hasn't attended mass in a year. Hearing Pope Rottweiler read his dispassioned announcement of this initiative doesn't exactly inspire me except to yearn for an older time. Maybe that's just me.

Benedict XVI: New Technologies Are a Resource for the Faith

Thursday, January 21, 2010

University of Buffalo in Collaboration with King Saud University Developing Breast Cancer Vaccine

Breast cancer vaccine being developed

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University at Buffalo and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia said they are working together to develop a breast cancer vaccine.

Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, professor of biotechnical and clinical laboratory sciences at the University at Buffalo, is collaborating with Adel Almogren, a professor at King Saud University, who worked with Rittenhouse when he was a graduate student at the University at Buffalo.

Their work, published in the journal Neoplasia, resulted in groundbreaking research on development of a novel vaccine immunotherapy approach that may be able to decrease the tumor burden in cancer patients by blocking cancer metastasis, the researchers said.

The researchers said they are perfecting the vaccine in an animal model for ultimate use in humans.

"This is a very promising vaccine target, because if we are successful, it could be important to breast, colon, bladder and prostate cancer patients," Rittenhouse-Olson said in a statement.

Rittenhouse-Olson, her husband James Olson, a UB professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and colleagues Susan Morey and Jamie Heimburg-Molinaro were invited to visit Riyadh and to meet the Saudi king, known in his country as The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz Al Saud, who presented them with gold medals engraved with images of King Saud University.

"He is very interested in cancer research and education," Rittenhouse-Olson said.