Thermodynamics

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

In Part I of this pair of articles, the fundamental experimental observations and theoretical perspectives were provided for one to understand the key differences between our normal, uncoupled state of physical reality and the human consciousness-induced coupled state of physical reality.

Author(s): 
Tiller, William A.
Publication Title: 
Izvestiia Akademii Nauk. Seriia Biologicheskaia / Rossi?skaia Akademiia Nauk

The findings of macrothermodynamics (supramolecular thermodynamics) of quasi-closed systems and the published data about the variation of the chemical composition of living organisms in ontogeny confirm the thermodynamic tendency of aging processes. According to the thermodynamic theory, the specific value of the Gibbs function of the formation of supramolecular structures of the organism tends to a minimum. That tendency explains the variation of supramolecular and chemical composition and the morphology of tissues during aging.

Author(s): 
Gladyshev, G. P.
Publication Title: 
Izvestiia Akademii Nauk. Seriia Biologicheskaia / Rossi?skaia Akademiia Nauk

Experimental data confirming original thermodynamic theory of biological evolution and aging are presented. Biological evolution (phylogenesis) and ontogenesis can be easily described within the frames of equilibrium hierarchical thermodynamics on the basis of temporal hierarchies law and the second principle of thermodynamics. The theory explains many facts and suggests new practical proposals in medical and biological science, particularly, in dietology, gerontology, and geriatrics.

Author(s): 
Gladyshev, G. P.
Publication Title: 
Cellular and molecular life sciences: CMLS

A modest reduction in body temperature prolongs longevity and may retard aging in both poikilotherm and homeotherm animals. Some of the possible mechanisms mediating these effects are considered here with respect to major aging models and theories.

Author(s): 
Conti, B.
Publication Title: 
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Tibetan medicine integrates diet, lifestyle, herbs, and accessory therapies to increase health and longevity. A comparison of the three humor theory of Tibetan medicine and the three thermodynamic phase properties of myelin lipids exemplifies how integrating medical systems can increase understanding of complex chronic disabling conditions.

Author(s): 
Husted, Cynthia
Dhondup, Lobsang
Publication Title: 
Journal of Theoretical Biology

Mechanistic 'physics' models of protein folding fail to account for the observed spectrum and rate of protein folding and aggregation disorders in human populations, showing that more appropriately in vivo paradigms reflecting biological and other embedding contexts are needed for understanding the etiology, prevention, and treatment of these diseases. Here, a topological rate distortion analysis is applied to the problem that is analogous to Tlusty (2007) elegant exploration of the genetic code.

Author(s): 
Wallace, Rodrick
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to experimentally determine whether an unimprinted intention host device (IHD), electrically activated in the near presence of the Maitreya Buddhist relics for about 72 hours (3 nights), could be imprinted by its loving kindness essence into the IHD. This will be referred to as a "first-degree relic IHD." DESIGN: This first-degree relic IHD was placed in an unused, unconditioned room in a Scottsdale, AZ home in the presence of a water vessel (pH ~ 5.6) being continuously monitored via a pH-sensor system that was computer recorded.

Author(s): 
Tiller, William A.
Tiller, Jean E.
Dibble, Walter E.
Manek, Raj
Manek, Nisha
Publication Title: 
AAPS PharmSciTech

Artemisinin, a poorly water-soluble antimalarial drug, presents a low and erratic bioavailability upon oral administration. The aim of this work was to study an agglomerated powder dosage form for oral administration of artemisinin based on the artemisinin/?-cyclodextrin primary microparticles. These primary microparticles were prepared by spray-drying a water-methanol solution of artemisinin/?-cyclodextrin. ?-Cyclodextrin in spray-dried microparticles increased artemisinin water apparent solubility approximately sixfold.

Author(s): 
Balducci, Anna Giulia
Magosso, Enrico
Colombo, Gaia
Sonvico, Fabio
Khan, Nurzalina Abdul Karim
Yuen, Kah Hay
Bettini, Ruggero
Colombo, Paolo
Rossi, Alessandra
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to experimentally determine whether an unimprinted intention host device (IHD), electrically activated in the near presence of the Maitreya Buddhist relics for about 72 hours (3 nights), could be imprinted by its loving kindness essence into the IHD. This will be referred to as a "first-degree relic IHD." DESIGN: This first-degree relic IHD was placed in an unused, unconditioned room in a Scottsdale, AZ home in the presence of a water vessel (pH ~ 5.6) being continuously monitored via a pH-sensor system that was computer recorded.

Author(s): 
Tiller, William A.
Tiller, Jean E.
Dibble, Walter E.
Manek, Raj
Manek, Nisha
Publication Title: 
FEBS letters

Recent experimental study found that OLE (olive leaf extract) has anti-HIV activity by blocking the HIV virus entry to host cells [Lee-Huang, S., Zhang, L., Huang, P.L., Chang, Y. and Huang, P.L. (2003) Anti-HIV activity of olive leaf extract (OLE) and modulation of host cell gene expression by HIV-1 infection and OLE treatment. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 307, 1029; Lee-Huang, S., Huang, P.L., Zhang, D., Lee, J.W., Bao, J., Sun, Y., Chang, Y.-Tae, Zhang, J.Z.H. and Huang, P.L. (2007) Discovery of small-molecule HIV-1 fusion and integrase inhibitors oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol.

Author(s): 
Bao, J.
Zhang, D. W.
Zhang, J. Z. H.
Huang, P. Lee
Huang, P. Lin
Lee-Huang, S.

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