Peek Into Your Genes: NASA One-Year Mission Investigators Identify Links to Vision Problems

Genes, Vitamins and Fluid Shifts May Impact Vision of Astronauts

HOUSTON, TX, May 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Coinciding with May – Healthy Vision Month, NASA’s One-Year Mission investigators are peering into their new findings to help address astronaut vision issues. While the One-Year Mission has concluded for retired astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA’s Human Research Program is focusing on comparing previous six-month mission findings to One-Year Mission preliminary findings.

Nutritional Biochemistry Lab lead Scott M. Smith, Ph.D., takes a broad look at biochemistry. He studies the astronaut diets along with protein, vitamin, mineral, and other chemicals in blood and urine to look for indicators of disease or other physiological changes. His team discovered that astronauts with vision issues had biochemical differences before ever leaving Earth as compared to astronauts without vision issues, and subsequently documented that this was evidence of a genetic predisposition for some astronauts to develop vision and eye issues. He thinks his team is on the path to help resolve vision issues for astronauts. This is an important finding as NASA prepares for a human journey to Mars.

Typically, physiologists and scientists study one system at a time, but nutrition is a cross-cutting science with impacts across systems biology. Smith emphasizes the importance of studying the human body holistically, which is why his team has led the effort to create a biochemical database making it more efficient to interface with other researchers, such as the 22 other One-Year Mission investigators.

Another investigator who works with Smith at NASA’s Johnson Space Center is Michael Stenger, Ph.D. He is the Cardiovascular and Vision Lab lead and principal investigator for the Fluid Shifts investigation, which is an international experiment designed to determine the relationship between headward fluid shifts and ocular structural changes. Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome, or SANS, is hypothesized to be caused by blood flow toward the head due to lack of gravity, resulting in changes to eye structure and possibly vision changes. This headward fluid shift may be responsible for vision changes, flattening of the eyeball and swelling of some tissues in the back of the eye and engorgement of the optic nerve sheath seen in approximately one out of three International Space Station astronauts.

The One-Year Mission was a great opportunity to see if vision changes occurring during six-month missions continued and worsened when the mission is extended to a year. Stenger could also see if astronauts who did not have vision issues at the six-month mark, developed them when extended to one year in space. The preliminary findings are a bit of both. One subject developed SANS early in the mission and had some symptoms worsen as the mission lengthened while another did not. The subject who did not experience SANS symptoms during the first six months of flight did start to show some changes near the end of his year in space, suggesting that length of time in space may impact the eye.

Both Smith and Stenger are working together to solve eye and vision problems for astronauts. They agree their investigations are just scratching the surface and there is a lot of work that still needs to be done on the ground and in space to validate theories. While Scott Kelly returned to Earth in a healthy state, NASA continues to keep its vision focused on sending humans safely and effectively on a three-year journey to Mars.

NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) is dedicated to discovering the best methods and technologies to support safe, productive human space travel. HRP enables space exploration by reducing the risks to human health and performance using ground research facilities, the International Space Station, and analog environments. This leads to the development and delivery of a program focused on: human health, performance, and habitability standards; countermeasures and risk mitigation solutions; and advanced habitability and medical support technologies. HRP supports innovative, scientific human research by funding more than 300 research grants to respected universities, hospitals and NASA centers to over 200 researchers in more than 30 states.

Amy Blanchett
Laurie Abadie
NASA Human Research Engagement & Communications


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Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Urges Nuclear Power Workers with Mesothelioma to Call About the Nation’s Top Lawyers Who Will Get Them to The Front of Line For Compensation

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging a nuclear power worker with mesothelioma to make hiring one of the nation’s top mesothelioma attorneys a priority because without one they could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation

NEW YORK, NY, May 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, „A nuclear power worker who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma should make it a top priority to hire one of the nation’s most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys because the potential compensation could easily be in the million- dollar range, or more.

„As we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 to a nuclear power plant or nuclear worker with mesothelioma, not hiring one of the nation’s top mesothelioma attorneys means shortchanging yourself out of hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in financial compensation.

„The other incredibly important piece of advice we would like to give a nuclear power worker with mesothelioma to make it easier selecting the nation’s top mesothelioma attorneys representing you is to make a list of how or where you were exposed to asbestos and if possible the time frames.“ http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com

Suggested exposure to asbestos form for a diagnosed nuclear power worker with mesothelioma from the Mesothelioma Compensation Center:

* Name of Employer or Workplace______________________________________

* Type of Exposure to Asbestos________________________________________
(Example: I removed insulation from steam pipe lines from the reactor on this date and the following workers were with me.)

* Date and time of the Exposure to Asbestos:______________________________
(Example: „Between October and November 1978 I took part in replacing insulation that contained asbestos on N reactor’s steam pipes. Each day our work clothing was covered with asbestos. The attorneys we suggest will want to get more specific but this is great starting point.“)

For many nuclear power workers with mesothelioma, the initial exposure to asbestos occurred in the US Armed Forces. „More often than not-we are talking about a US Navy Veteran who was exposed while serving on a nuclear-powered submarine or a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The time frames are likely to be from 1954 through the 1980s. The US Navy’s first nuclear powered submarine was the Nautilus and it was launched in 1954.“

Urgent plea from the Mesothelioma Compensation Center:

If you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma and your exposure to asbestos included a nuclear power plant, nuclear facility, or the nuclear US Navy please call us at 800-714-0303 to ensure you hire the nation’s most capable mesothelioma attorneys. You need to get the attorney part right if you hope to get the best possible financial compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure.“ http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com

For more information about nuclear power plants or power plants in the United States please refer to the US Energy Administration’s website on this topic: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=207&t=3.

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center specializes in assisting specific types of people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The Center’s top priority is assisting US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, public-utility workers, chemical plant workers, manufacturing workers, power plant workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, millwrights, pipefitters, boiler technicians, machinists, nuclear power plant workers, hydro-electric workers or oil and gas field production workers who have been diagnosed with this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. In most instances a diagnosed person with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, a nuclear power plant or nuclear facility worker with mesothelioma could live in any state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, „Before you hire a law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim for yourself or a family member please call us at 800-714-0303 to ensure you are talking directly to the nation’s very best mesothelioma attorneys.“ http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html


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Larping and Love Finally Go Mainstream on LARP Singles

When it comes to dating people who are into Larping, the internet doesn’t have that much to offer – aside from Larpsingles.com, of course.

MIAMI, FL, May 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Although larping does belong in the geek culture, it’s not something all geeks and nerds do. It takes quite a lot of effort to be good at LARP, but it’s not at all hard to be one of many LARP singles unfortunately.

LARP dating, unlike LARP itself, isn’t exactly an age old trend. It’s only recently that larpers have caught the eye of the internet in terms of online dating, which brought live action role-playing game dating to life. Anyone who enjoys playing a tabletop game while pretending to be someone else now has a way to find someone of similar interests via dating websites.

Larping is actually tightly related to tabletop games like Dungeons & Dragons and it’s not a secret that D&D people generally don’t get much tail. But it’s not just choosing a class and casting dice that’s important here – LARP actually stands for live action role-playing game, which means players actually have to act as their characters as the game progresses.
This takes a lot of time and effort, which means there’s very little room for other things, such as dating. Luckily for Larpers and those who would like to date them, the newly launched LARP Singles dating site will be more than enough to bring love into their lives. With just a few clicks, anyone who enjoys larping and larpers can find a date on this platform.

Larpsingles.com can be reached at www.larpsingles.com. It’s available around the clock and around the world.


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Geek Dating Reinvents Nerd Passion

Geekdatingservice.com is a brand new dating service which provides geeks all around the world with a chance to date people with similar interests. Here, they can find a companion who will be eager to join them on a quest for love.

MIAMI, FL, May 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — „Geeks“ or „nerds“ have often been misunderstood in the past. However, the Internet has really changed things and geeks have became a crucial part of the new niche in the world of online matchmaking – geek dating.

A new website called Geek Dating Service is a rather new and practical platform which allows geeks singles all around the world to connect with each other. On this website, „nerds“ feel completely safe to be themselves and openly show who they really are. This is something many never had the chance to experience before in the often cruel world of traditional matchmaking.

Geeks tend to be rather deep people who have an enormous amount of interest in various subjects. They love science, history, epic fantasy, and Sci-Fi movies, but unfortunately, they’re not able to share their enthusiasm with most people out there. Luckily for them, this dating website allows all nerds out there to meet people with the exact same interests and passions.

Yes, this platform is designed mainly for geeks, but that doesn’t mean other people can’t join it. Anyone who might be interested in dating a geeky and nerdy individual may enter this exciting part of online dating. These people waited long enough to get their own corner of the dating universe, and with this sleek website, it’s safe to say they finally got it.

Geek Dating Service can be found on the web at www.geekdatingservice.com and is available 24/7.


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EDM Dating Takes Festival Love To New Heights

Edmsocialnetwork.com is a dating service that was created with the sole purpose of connecting electronic dance music enthusiasts with each other. EDM-lovers can easily find someone they can share their favorite tunes with on this dating website.

MIAMI, FL, May 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Online dating comes in many niches, most of which are based on similar likes, interests, and sexual preference. It’s not every day, however, that there is one that takes a specific music genre and uses it as a critical meeting point for its users, which is exactly what Edmsocialnetwork.com did.

Whether people are into dating a rave girl of finding someone they can exchange great electronic songs with, an EDM dating site is most likely the perfect place for them to start looking. Luckily for them, this specific one allows them to do just that, and more.

Aside from finding love, this dating service also helps people meet new friends with similar interests. Since it’s a brand new site, it still has a long way to go before its member base is filled up – which means that its current small community is a pretty friendly one.

Electronic dance music always brings good vibes whenever it’s played. With that being said, it’s easy to say that EDM isn’t only a music genre, but a way of life, which means that it’s more than enough reason for people to connect with each other.

Edmsocialnetwork.com can be reached around the clock at www.edmsocialnetwork.com from anywhere on the planet.


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Ventana Research Dynamic Insights Revolutionizes the Market Research Industry

New research product will provide continuous research to market and immediate guidance to organizations

BEND, OR, May 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ventana Research announced today a dramatic shift in the market research industry, as the research and advisory services firm rolls out a new product to address two major obstacles that have impeded firms‘ ability to deliver maximum value to the market: the challenge to deliver ongoing insights on the market trends and the state of best and worst practices by providing continuous research, and the need to provide to the research participant immediate value in the form of insights and guidance on improvement.

Addressing these challenges required the firm to draw on more than a decade of experience as well as a thorough analysis of the available methodologies. Today, Ventana Research unveils the results of this work with the introduction of Ventana Research Dynamic Insights, a new approach to business research from the industry’s most trusted market research provider, one that has built its reputation on research facts that reliably guide buyers and organizations to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of their current environment and determine their next steps. The new Ventana Research Dynamic Insights methodology delivers market research that can provide insights into the state of a market continuously, and identify changes as they happen, rather than in the time-delayed approach that is standard in the industry today.

This new approach is built on a concise web-based survey available to participants, and upon completion, the Ventana Research Dynamic Insights platform immediately provides to the research participant a dynamic assessment of his or her company’s efforts as well as research- and experience-based advice on potential next steps to improve. For our clients, this will expand their opportunity to get trusted and actionable research to support decisions ranging from prioritizing application and technology investments, to what best practices are most relevant to the organization’s efforts. For the participants in our Ventana Research Dynamic Insights research, this new approach will provide a return far more valuable than incentives; this platform provides custom-tailored insights on how to improve processes and resulting performance.

For 15 years, Ventana Research has provided cutting-edge advances in the market research and industry analyst industry with innovative research methods, engaging expertise, and research-based education across the 45 critical topics represented in its community. Ventana Research Dynamic Insights build on its market-leading benchmark research service and its RFP/RFI-based vendor and product research delivered as the Ventana Research Value Index. This new product rests on a foundation of the company’s extensive subject matter expertise and market research knowledge across lines of business and industries, combining them with state-of-the-art analytics.

„The introduction of this new research methodology and service will open a new phase in the market research industry, an industry that for too long has languished while using aging survey and reporting methodology,“ said Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research. „Curing the woes of the market research industry requires an approach dramatically different from just doing the same old research and generating the same old reports and charts. With this new product, we demonstrate how to create value for both our clients and the participants in our research at any time of the day and on any platform. This is why our clients continue to turn to our firm for insights and research that is not available anywhere else in the industry.“

The Ventana Research Dynamic Insights now available to participants are Machine Learning and Sales and Operations Planning. These begin a continuous rollout of the new research that will continue throughout 2017 and 2018.

To learn more about the Ventana Research Dynamic Insights, visit: https://www.ventanaresearch.com/dynamic-insights

About Ventana Research
Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

Ventana Research provides the most comprehensive analyst and research coverage in the industry; business and IT professionals worldwide are members of our community and benefit from Ventana Research’s insights, as do highly regarded media and association partners around the globe. Our views and analyses are distributed daily through blogs and social media channels including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn how Ventana Research advances the maturity of organizations‘ use of information and technology through benchmark research, education and advisory services, visit www.ventanaresearch.com.


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Salon and Spa Galleria $5 Special Coming to an End

5 Year Anniversary Celebrated with $5 Special

FORT WORTH, TX, May 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Salon and Spa Galleria is celebrating their five year anniversary this month by leasing luxurious salon suites and stations for only five dollars! No matter the size of the suite or station, any new tenant who signs a lease before the end of May at any of our six locations will see their lease start at just five dollars.

Sean Hogan, Salon and Spa Galleria Leasing Manager says „your first week is a five dollar startup cost. The rate will increase by five dollars each week until you reach your normal weekly rate.“ Essentially, you can have up to six months at a discounted rate.

Lindsay McGrady, Salon and Spa Galleria Account Manager, says this special is a „remarkable, one of a kind deal for beauty professionals seeking independent success.“ „I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t take advantage of this promotion,“ McGrady added.

Salon and Spa Galleria raises the bar when it comes to high-end amenities which include 24/7 access to your suite, the opportunity to share a suite to split the cost with other salon professionals at no extra charge, utilities included, and much more.

This five dollar move in special is only for the month of May, so if you are looking to be your own boss and never pay commission again then here is your sign. Sign up for a lease at a discounted rate today before the offer ends.

Salon and Spa Galleria has locations at 7807 S Cooper, 5100 Sublet at US 287, 3549 Grapevine Mills Parkway at the entrance to Grapevine Mills Mall, 5208 Airport Freeway, 2613 Wiesenberger, behind Montgomery Plaza off 7th St, and at 5230 Denton Hwy. Salon and Spa Galleria also has plans to open three new locations in Alliance, Bedford and Lake Worth. More information about our six locations can be found at http://www.salonandspagalleria.com/#locations.

Amenities at all Salon and Spa Galleria locations include a custom workstation or suite, on-site laundry, monthly marketing services, and 24-7 seven-day-a-week building access. To see a model suite or arrange a salon tour, contact Sean at 817-917-1416.

Salon and Spa Galleria is one of the fastest growing beauty salon rental business in the DFW Metroplex. More information for beauty professionals wanting to find affordable luxurious salon suites for rent can be found at www.salonandspagalleria.com or call (817) 917-1416.


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General Contractor Announces Kickoff of Construction on The Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in Wesley Chapel Florida

The $14.65 million assisted living and memory care community will be the first of its kind in Wesley Chapel, Florida

ORLANDO, FL, May 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Douglas Company, General Contractor, kicked off construction of the Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch. The $14.65 million assisted living and memory care community, owned by developer Prevarian Senior Living will be the first of its kind in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

The Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch will be a 93,360 sq. ft. community for seniors who need assistance with daily living activities, and will also provide specialized memory care services for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The community is expected to accommodate 100 area seniors with private residences; including 67 one and two bedroom configurations for assisted living, and 33 suites for memory care residences.

Designed by Architectural Concepts, Inc., residents will enjoy a host of amenities at the Beach House. Amenities will include a restaurant-style dining room, a private dining area for residents and their family, a bar & lounge, activity and sitting rooms, wellness center with exam room, laundry room, Wii alley room, arts & crafts room, salon and spa, chapel, movie theater and outdoor living areas.

The senior living community, with an expected completion of November 2017, will be situated in a mixed-use development which will consist of residential, retail, industrial, hospital, educational, office, and recreational businesses. The Beach House at Wiregrass Ranch is being developed to support community growth, while still preserving a neighborhood lifestyle for residents.

About The Douglas Company

The Douglas Company is an industry leading General Contractor specializing in Senior Living and Multi-Family construction. For over 40 years, The Douglas Company has consistently completed projects under budget and ahead of schedule while contributing to the success of their Clients and Associates. The Douglas Company, on the INC. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies, is headquartered in Holland, Ohio with a second office located in Orlando, Florida. For more information on this story or inquiries about The Douglas Company, please contact Dennis Robinson, Executive Vice President, Southeast, at 407-370-2001 or visit the Douglas Company website: www.douglascompany.com.


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Enigma Software Group’s SpyHunter Beats Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in Comparative AV-TEST

ESG’s SpyHunter outperformed competing products offered by Malwarebytes Inc. & others in a comparative malware remediation test conducted by AV-TEST.

CLEARWATER, FL, May 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Enigma Software Group USA, LLC (ESG) announced that its flagship SpyHunter anti-malware product outperformed competing products offered by Malwarebytes Inc., Emsisoft Ltd., and others in a comparative malware detection and remediation test administered by AV-TEST GmbH, the highly regarded independent IT security testing institute. The report is available at AV-TEST Comparative Remediation Testing Report. In the test, SpyHunter achieved a 98% effectiveness score and cleaned all active components in the installed malware.

Ryan Gerding, a spokesman for ESG, said of the news, „We are gratified to receive independent confirmation of what we already know: SpyHunter is one of the best anti-malware product on the market. We were delighted to receive a 100% effectiveness score in February 2017 from AV-TEST, and it’s fantastic to see this translate into a winning head-to-head result against our competitors. As you might expect, our engineers are now headed back to the lab to make SpyHunter even better.“

ESG has received certifications from OPSWAT and TRUSTe. These favorable third-party evaluations reflect industry and public trust in ESG and recognition of the effectiveness of SpyHunter.

Enigma Software Group USA, LLC is a privately held international systems integrator and developer of PC security software, with affiliated offices in the United States and the European Union. The company’s specialties are the development of PC security software, online security analysis, adaptive threat assessment, and detection of PC security threats, as well as malware custom fixes for its millions of subscribers worldwide. ESG is best known for SpyHunter, its anti-malware software product and service.


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After Reading Every Single Trump Tweet, Designer Jeffrey Sun Makes Coffee Table Book of Donald’s Best 250

The book contains tweets on the president’s honorary awards, accomplishments, and doctorate degrees in business, while embarrassing tweets have been omitted.

SUNNYVALE, CA, May 30, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Pro-Trump book designer launches a Kickstarter project for a full-size coffee table book of Donald J. Trump’s best tweets. This premium-quality $65 book contains 250 tweets from Mr. Trump, from 2009-2017, and the project is intended to be a historical memoir of the president’s road to the White House.

In researching this book, the author painstakingly read every single one of the tens of thousands of tweets that Donald Trump sent in the last nine years. He then compiled a list of the best tweets, ranked by historical value, prestige, and humor. Some of the tweets, like „I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke“ are well-known Trump classics. However, other tweets are lesser-known significant quotes like, „One man with courage is a majority“, which Trump used in quoting Thomas Jefferson. The tweets are arranged one-per-page in chronological order, in order to tell Donald J. Trump’s epic tale.

During this process, the author determined that the goal of the book would be to portray the president in a positive light. For this reason, the book contains pages regarding Trump’s doctorate degree in business from 2010, his Joseph Wharton award from 2014, and his Algemeiner Liberty Award from 2015, among other accolades that Trump himself tweeted. To this end, the author has also taken care to omit unfavorable tweets from the book. Tweets that do not reflect the current administration’s views have not been included, so as to not cause confusion. Furthermore, this format allows for a more positive historical account, by omitting negative Twitter comments.

The Kickstarter project so far is 32% funded, with a month to go. According to the Kickstarter statistics, of the $1443 pledged, 84% of the backers are from /r/The_Donald, a pro-Trump reddit community, while only 3.8% found the project from within Kickstarter. To view the full project, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/791861791/donald-j-trump-a-book-of-tweets

As a designer, Jeffrey Sun likes to work on interesting projects from time to time.


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