Volume 3, Issue 5, May 2015
Finding a Way out for Cancer Treatment--Advantages and Disadvantages of Western Medicine and TCM on Cancer Treatment
Dean, Chinese Natural Cancer Therapy Institute
Director, Division of Oncology, Beijing Guangren Hospital
Abstract: This article was based on author’s years of integrative clinical practice on the treatment of cancer patients together with the unique perspectives of the author accumulated through 40 years in the Division of Oncology. In recent years, cancer patients maintain a high mortality rate, in spite of in-depth researches, high-tech treatments, and new chemotherapy medications. This article will carefully retrace and reflect on the essential elements of current cancer treatment, objectively analyze advantages and disadvantages of Western medicine and traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and propose new ideas and methods based on interdisciplinary and
integrative Western and Chinese medicines. The author starts with his insight on cancer and the rise of incidence, and draws conclusions from his 40 years of cancer treatment experience...
An Action Research: A Morphosyntactic Analysis of Omani Students' Writing Through Photo-Elicitation
Aldrin L. Apolonio
Lecturer, English Language Center
Shinas College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman
Abstract: This study uncovered the writing problems of Level 4, Foundation Students of Shinas College of Technology, Sultanate of Oman for the Second Semester of Academic Year 2014-2015. Photo-elicitation was used as a tool in prompting the students to write and determine their errors. The picture showed a plate with different kinds of food familiar to the respondents. The study grouped the writing problems of the students into morphology and syntax. Morphologically, the study recommends the need to have more spelling practice and a study of the parts of speech. Syntactically, the study recommends more extensive exercise with subject-verb agreement and sentence variety since the students only used the “There + is/are” pattern. Future researchers should further investigate on a comparative analysis of the writing problems of all Levels of the Foundation Program...
Sino - Pakistan Military - Nuclear Cooperation and Balance of Power
Abstract: The Sino - Pakistan relations have been known as higher as Himalayas and as deeper as Indian Ocean. The aim of this paper is to discuss the counter balance of India & United States in South Asia Region through Military and nuclear cooperation between
China and Pakistan. This study discusses the military cooperation and security dimensions of Pakistan–China friendship which has been based on shared strategic interests and political goals. In this paper, we investigate the major conventional arms transfer
from China to Pakistan from 1965 to 2013. China also provides nuclear expertise and material to Pakistan when the latter started to
build its nuclear program. This paper would also analyze the cooperation between Pakistan and China to counter terrorism and the
balance of power in region. Because these two countries are not only good neighbors, but are all weather friends and allies as well...
Dialectical Perspectives on Teaching in Distance Education
James (Jian) Cao
Abstract: Distance education has been in existence for over 100 years. The constant advancement of computer and communication
technologies plays a significant role that is changing and improving people’s teaching style and learning style. The teaching and
learning within online environments has become more interactive activity. Especially the teaching style affects the success of the
learning. For example, the instructors have encountered many unexpected problems when teaching online. Most of them are forced to
change traditional ideas for teaching in an online and a virtual environment instead of teaching in a physical classroom. As a result,
some are rooting for online teaching, but others are still struggling with their stereotype teaching model. In some sense, a challenge has appeared in distance education that is, how to teach successfully at a distance, or how to redefine new teaching models for the
instructors when involving in online environment. For this reason, the topic to explore in this review is the development of teaching in distance education...
Successful Management of Badly Broken Endodontically Treated Tooth Using Richmond Crown: Two Case Reports
Syed Gufran Ali
Abstract: Restoration of endodontically treated grossly destructed teeth is one of the biggest challenge in restorative & prosthetic
dentistry. These teeth require additional retention as well as support as they posses little or no clinical crown. Richmond crown (post -core & crown as a single unit) give this additional amount of retention & support & proves to be very promising in long term. In this
article, we have discussed two case reports showing successful restoration of functionally & structurally compromised endodontically
treated posterior teeth with Richmond crown...
Stability of SME Sector Beneficial for Economy of Pakistan- A Study on Textile Sector
Sadaf Jamal, MS
Abstract: In Pakistan, Small Medium Enterprises (SME) contains vital importance as concerned to economy. In this research, textile
sector particularly has been selected for research data. Its analysis and findings will base on SME related Textile Sector of Pakistan
which include 162 textile mills. However, in this research, randomly 35 textile mills were chosen from entire sub-divisions. In percentile comprises approx 21.60 % of the whole population. This will help in analyzing impact of SME sector on economy of
Pakistan. The significant effect of dependent variable (stability of SME) on independent variables (Return on assets, Return on Equity,
Return on Capital Employed, Net Profit Margin, and Earnings per Share) of textile sector of Pakistan. The analysis shows moderate,
positive relationship of Return on Assets and weak, positive relationship of Return on Equity, Return on Capital Employed, Net Profit Margin, and Earnings per Share with stability of SME sector of Pakistan. Data sources are solely secondary and randomly selected mills
from designated sector focused on core profitability indicators of the companies that are five main profitability ratios take data over six consecutive years. For analysis purpose of data, the researcher apply statistical tools as fit on research nature and show results about
the relationship among the variables. Also, the researcher analyzed how much degree the independent variables will support or effect on depended variable...
The Role of Individual Learner Differences and Success in Online Learning Environments
James (Jian) Cao
Abstract: Online learning is critical to education in the twenty-first century. How to be a successful learner within an online course has become an important consideration. Many researchers discussed that one way to understand students’ effective roles in the online learning environment is evaluating the differences of the students and how these differences affect their academic performance. The different students refer to independent and abstract learners and social and concrete learners. Colorado and Howell (2009) present some relevant online technology problems such as collaborative software and bandwidth constraint are improved and overcome, those with more independent learning preferences may begin to fair as well as those with more social learning preferences...
Tracing of Genes Involved in Biosynthesis of Penicillin and Its Detection by HPLC
Seyedeh Fatemeh Miri
Mohammad Ali Tajick
Abstract: Filamentous fungi are typical producers of hundreds of bioactive secondary metabolites. In this study, at first fungi was done incubation in PDB culture and then 7 days of complete growth was extracted the antibiotic. After that the samples solve in in one
milliliter acetonitrile and prepared the chromatogram of HPLC. The penicillin content was estimated in extracted samples helping
penicillin G in standard chromatogram. The penicillin content of A. carneus. and A. flavus were assessment about 24.3µg/ml 85.01 µg/ml, respectively. In addition, DNA was extracted from species which had cultured in PDB media after one week. The chain polymerase
reaction was conducted based on standard protocol for pcbAB and pcbC genes and the quantity and quality of PCR products was
evaluated by 1.5% agarose gel. All extracted DNAs from fungi strains yielded a 200bp fragment for pcbAB and also a 250 bp fragment for pcbC which were analysed by electrophorese on 1.5% agarose gel. The results could provide some insignt about absence or essence of
major gens in some important species in industrial microbiology. Also molecular studies can be applied in manipulation of industrial
fungi in order to improve their productions...
Characterization and Elemental Analysis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters in Safflower Oil Biodiesel
Inam Ullah Khan
Asad Ullah Khan
Abstract: In this work, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) analyses were first time applied to monitor the synthesis, fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) composition, structural elucidation
and elemental concentrations in safflower oil biodiesel (SOB). FT-IR spectra appeared at 1741 cm-1. Signal at 1167 cm-1 showed unsaturation in SOB and the characteristic peak of Methoxy protons singlet at 3.66 ppm and triplet of α-CH2 proton at 2.27 ppm confirmed the presence of methyl esters in synthesized biodiesel. The appearance of methoxy peak proton (OCH3) on 1H NMR spectrum also reconfirms the conversion of safflower oil into FAMEs. The AAS analysis shows the presence of 14 elements (Na, Cd, Mn, Co, Fe, K, Li, Ca, Cr, Pb, Mg, Zn, Ni and Cu) with different concentrations in SOB...