“Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson, one of the most influential and brilliant lawyers, is one of the best-sellers in the U.S. and is also considered as one of the best books of the year. The book won the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction. This book is about the justice system, and fixing the broken system of justice.
Bryan Stevenson grew up in Delaware. He studied at Harvard Law School. After that he started representing poor clients. In the young age, Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative to help most desperate, needy, and poor people, and those people, who have wrongly been condemned. The initiative also tried to help women and children facing problems in the present justice system. One of those cases was that of Walter McMillian, who was sentenced to die for a murder, he said he didn’t commit. That case helped Bryan to explore more conspiracies, legal brinksmanship, and political machination, and changed his view about justice and mercy forever. Continue reading “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson – A review
“The Glass Castle: A Memoir” is a book written by Jeannette Walls, an American writer and journalist. She is a regular contributor to MSNBC.com. The book is one of the best-sellers in the U.S. and has reached best-selling rank in “Biographies and Memoirs”. This book, a sensitive and thoughtful memoir tells the story of a woman (the author), who lived a nomadic life with her family, which was a kind of dysfunctional family. However, with persistence, determination and intelligence, she was able to move out of that hopeless condition. Continue reading “The Glass Castle: A Memoir” by Jeannette Walls – A Review
“Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell is one of the best-sellers in the U.S. This is the third non-fiction book by Gladwell that was published in 2008. Gladwell is an English journalist, author, and speaker from Canada. Previously, Gladwell wrote some popular books including “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” and “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference”.
The term “outliers” refers to the brightest and the best people, and who can achieve a high level of success by stepping out from the main thinking, i.e. they think differently. In the book, Gladwell tells about the factors that are mostly responsible for high levels of success. The author tells that we usually give too much attention to the characteristics of successful people, but we often forget to give attention to other important factors such as culture, family, and generation of successful people. While describing the factors behind the success of people, Gladwell also discusses the secrets of software billionaires, great soccer players, good mathematical abilities of Asians, and greatest rock bands. Continue reading “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell – A review
“Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” is one of the best-selling books developed on the curiosity of Mary Roach. She has also written books (curiosities) including “Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers” – a best-seller having hilarious exploration of human cadavers. The book, a kind of investigative journalism, has humorously and compassionately described the world of military scientists and their struggle to make every combat more survivable for fighters and soldiers. Continue reading “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach – A review
Thousands of people in the present era are working on helping others through personal finance books. Main points in almost all of them include less spending, more saving, better investing, getting out of debt, and solving other such financial issues. However, the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill has presented those things in a way that none other book can. The book was among the best-selling books of all time. Continue reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill – A review
Deep space missions could increase the chances of cardiovascular diseases, thereby increasing the chances of deaths in astronauts. Continue reading Space disturbs the heart-related system and increases the chances of death
“When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi is among the bestsellers in the U.S. Kalanithi was an Indian American and was the son of a doctor. He had almost completed his decade of training as a neurosurgeon. This was really a hard profession to do as doctors in this profession see the life, the death, and the worsening of life of patients, and all this lies in few millimeters of cutting. For example, few millimeters of wrong incisions by surgeons could result in huge problems in the life of patients. Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic lung cancer and died at the age of 37 years. Continue reading Paul Kalanithi’s “When Breath Becomes Air” – A review
This video (https://youtu.be/1bMat88QDUE) has some points of thinking in Urdu language. It is talking about: Continue reading Kuch sochnay ki baatein (a video on scientific research in Urdu language)
Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions (CRIQS) – 3 (eBook cover)
This article has some points from 3rd edition of eBook “CRIQS (Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions)”.
Cancer is the second most important cause of death in the U.S., and would soon surpass deaths caused by heart diseases. In men, prostate, lung and bronchus, and colorectal cancers account for about 50% of cases, whereas in women, breast, lung and bronchus, and colorectum cancers account for about 50% of cases.
In cancer research, most commonly studied organs are breast, lung, and prostate, and chemotherapy is most commonly studied therapeutic strategy. In the past few years, scientists have started giving increased level of consideration to advanced forms of cancer.
One of the most important issues in cancer research is that very few percentage of cancer patients (you can see the percentage in the eBook) actually take part in cancer research.
In the research on cancer, we can use some methods/instruments/processes such as acoustic-based microfluidic device, genome-wide expression profiling, immunohistochemical assessment, Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and sequencing technology. We can also take the help of certain software or packages such as various R-packages (you can find the examples of R-packages in the eBook.)
Cancer stem cells, making about 5% of a tumor, have the ability to live even after treatment with chemotherapy or radiation. These cells are thought to be resistant to most of the conventional therapies. They can spread the cancer to other areas. On a further note, cancer cells can develop an ability to deceive the immunity by hiding from the immune system. Moreover, they may use the cells of the immune system to live and grow.
These are some of the points from the eBook “CRIQS (Cancer – Research Ideas, Questions, and Suggestions)”. You can find a number of research ideas, questions, and suggestions in the eBook.
Your purchase of the eBook will help me in doing more research on cancer.