Raymond R. Tjandrawinata

6,399 Flips | 10 Magazines | 2 Likes | 24 Following | 327 Followers | @raytjan | A scientist and chartered economist with a inquisitive mind for the studies of economics, human history & health. Http://www.linkedin.com/in/drrrt/

Scientists May Have Identified the Protein That Controls Aging

A Powerful Protein<p>In addition to being the “powerhouse of the cell,” the mitochondria could also be home to a certain protein that’s in charge of the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Want to Work Smarter, Not Harder? 10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

Eight Key Personality Types For Innovation Teams

Bell Labs is historically one of the most productive R&D labs in history. A large number of the technologies we use today were invented there. Bell Labs scientists invented the facsimile machine, the first long-distance television transmission, the first binary digital computer, the transistor, the …

Profit

How to Make Yourself Work (When You're Not in the Mood)

How to beat procrastination and get things done even when you don't feel like working.<p>Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they're tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, …

Omega 3 can help 'brain ageing in the over 50s'. And now Waitrose are making it easier to get your intake

As a member of the Slightly-Over-Fifty Club the findings from a recent OnePoll survey of the over 50s commissioned by Equazen, manufacturers of the evidence-based brain health supplements, were no surprise. It found that seven out of 10 over 50's have some degree of memory loss and more than half …

This Gene-Editing Technology Will Change the World. But Who Gets the Credit?

AstraZeneca and Novartis have teamed up with Crispr startups to develop and bring drugs to market. Beyond cures, Crispr is being viewed as a way to …

Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA

Genetic testing promises to make us healthier, but we might not be ready to give up our favorite foods.<p>There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a …

University of California

As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, help is on the way.<p>The iconic black-and-white Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in the U.S. is getting its first makeover in two decades. The federal government’s decision last month to update the food label means that for the first time, …

Diabetes

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Dietary Supplement May Prevent and Reverse Damage to Aging Brain

<i>Summary: According to researchers, a complex dietary supplement has shows anti-aging properties that appear to prevent, and even reverse brain cell</i> …

Lululemon founder reveals he's made a fortune investing in Nike and Under Armour

He recently wrote an open letter to shareholders, since he wasn't permitted to speak out at a board meeting, saying that the company has "lost its way."<p>He said that Lululemon "cannot continue to cede the market opportunity we created to Under Armour and Nike."<p>Meanwhile, Wilson told Business Insider …

'Trojan horse' cancer-fighting injection sparks hope in human trials

Promising method simulates a viral infection to mobilise the body’s immune system against tumours<p>German researchers on Wednesday presented a “Trojan horse” method of attacking cancer, sneaking virus impersonators into the human body which prompt an immune response that attacks tumours.<p>Tested in …

Immune System

Poll: Nearly 1 In 4 Americans Reports Having Had A Concussion

Concussions have become part of the daily news. But how much have these brain injuries become part of daily life?<p>To find out, we asked people across the country about concussions in the latest NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll.<p>The poll, conducted during the first half of March, found that …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Bill Gross: The Past Stole Your Returns From the Present

The Emperor has no clothes. Neither does the money manager, for that matter, or even the Bond King himself, though only the latter seems to realize it. In his latest investment outlook, besmirches the fortunes earned in the market over the last 40 years, saying they were largely the product of a …

How to Make Money Investing, According to Ashton Kutcher

Chelsea Handler admits she knows zilch about investing. “I do need, like, investment advice because I just have some old Jewish guy doing it for me,” the comedian recently said on her popular Netflix show.<p>Ashton Kutcher to the rescue. The celebrity investor’s advice to the comedian: “Just invest in …

Why We’re Scared of Masturbation

Tim Ferriss, the productivity guru best known for <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i> (and slightly less well known for his claim that he can induce 15-minute orgasms …

Here’s What Your Instagram Food Pics Reveal About What You’re Eating

Your food pics say a lot about your diet.<p>Lots of people like sharing what they’re about to eat on Instagram, but who knew those casual food snaps …

Not Everyone Has The Ability to Compose Music, And Your Genes Could Explain Why

Thank your genes for your creativity.<p>Creativity is hard trait to explain - particularly when it comes to trying to figure out how much of it is …

Shame Is a Survival Mechanism That Reins in Behaviour Across Cultures, Scientists Say

Listen to your shame.<p>Shame is such a powerful and uncomfortable emotion that people might find it hard to believe that it’s actually good for …

Psychology

50 best things Warren Buffett told investors over past 50 years

Slide 1 of 52<p>It’s been 50 years since Warren Buffett — a.k.a. the Oracle of Omaha — took control of Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +1.06% BRK.B, +0.69% …

Investing

Plastic Surgery Has Left a Woman in Brazil With Temporary Kleptomania

We bet THAT wasn't listed as a potential side effect.<p>A Brazilian woman has experienced an unexpected side effect of voluntary cosmetic surgery - a …

Two New Studies Suggest This $5 Ring Can Reduce The Risk of HIV

But you have to want to wear it.<p>There may be a promising new way to help prevent HIV in women. Two studies presented Monday demonstrated the effect …

Your Fears About The Coming Robot Revolution Might Be Overblown

People worry they'll steal our jobs, but there's still hope for the future.<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The robots are coming! The robots are coming! But maybe that's OK.<p>Rob High, IBM's chief technology officer for Watson, on Saturday urged an audience of industry elites, academics and press to consider how …

The animals that sniff out TB, cancer and landmines

Standfirst: <i></i>Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they’re being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports. Free tagging: …

23 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>Although the birth of his daughter, …

Mark Zuckerberg

The 50 most elite boarding schools in America

Attending an elite boarding school sets students up for lifelong success. It can open doors to prominent colleges, place students in a powerful alumni network, provide a top-notch education, and create lifelong friends.<p>Prestige is derived from more than just strong academics, though, so to …