Composition – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:29:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://f-bod.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/fbod-150x150.png Composition – F-BOD http://f-bod.com/ 32 32 Building blocks of life found in samples taken from an asteroid | Smart News https://f-bod.com/building-blocks-of-life-found-in-samples-taken-from-an-asteroid-smart-news/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 17:43:43 +0000 https://f-bod.com/building-blocks-of-life-found-in-samples-taken-from-an-asteroid-smart-news/ The carbon-rich asteroid is of interest to researchers because the piece of rock has remained unchanged since the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. ISAS/JAXA Hayabusa2 via Wikicommons under CC BY 4.0 Researchers say they have found more than ten types of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, in samples taken […]]]>

The carbon-rich asteroid is of interest to researchers because the piece of rock has remained unchanged since the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.
ISAS/JAXA Hayabusa2 via Wikicommons under CC BY 4.0

Researchers say they have found more than ten types of amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, in samples taken from a diamond-shaped asteroid 200 million kilometers from Earth. The detection is the first time amino acids have been discovered on asteroids in space and may have implications for understanding how organic molecules arrived on Earth, reports the Japan time. The results were presented at the Lunar and Planetary Conference in March 2022.

The molecules were found in samples from the asteroid dubbed 162173 Ryugu. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 collected about 5.4 grams of grainy, ashy particles from the surface of the space rock and returned them to Earth on December 6, 2020. A previous study examined the mineral and chemical composition of samples taken from Ryugu on the same mission by Hayabusa2. This study is the first to look for amino acids in these samples.

The carbon-rich asteroid is of interest to researchers because it has remained unchanged since the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago. The age, surface and composition of Ryugu rocks can give researchers insight into the earliest period in time, reports Gizmodo’s Isaac Schultz.

Amino acids are the building blocks of life because they link together to form proteins, which carry out most of the chemical processes of cellular life. New discovery suggests amino acids may have been delivered to Earth on asteroids like Ryugu, reports Stephen Luntz for IFL Sciences. Previous research supports this idea as molecules on Ryugu have also been found on meteorites that landed on Earth 3.3 billion years ago, Gizmodo reports. However, since asteroids on Earth have interacted with life, climate and tectonic processes, researchers could not say whether the amino acids present on materials from space has come space or have been contaminated. The discovery of amino acids on Ryugu links meteorites on Earth to amino acids in space. “Proving that amino acids exist in the subsoil of asteroids increases the likelihood that the compounds arrived on Earth from space,” says Kensei Kobayashi, an astrobiologist at Yokohama National University. Kyodo News. “It also means that amino acids can likely be found on other planets and natural satellites, suggesting that ‘life could have originated in more places in the universe than previously thought.’

As researchers continue to analyze samples from Ryugu, more information about the asteroid’s formation and composition will be revealed.

After Hayabusa2 deposited the samples from Ryugu, the researchers sent the probe to embark on further asteroid survey missions. The space probe will fly near asteroid 2001 CC21 – a near-Earth rock the size of the Golden Gate Bridge – in 2026 and asteroid 1998 KY26 – a smaller mass the size of a school bus – in 2031, according to the planetary society.

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Reynolds set to make fifth Supreme Court nomination https://f-bod.com/reynolds-set-to-make-fifth-supreme-court-nomination/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:06:16 +0000 https://f-bod.com/reynolds-set-to-make-fifth-supreme-court-nomination/ Five people have applied to succeed the only remaining Democratic-appointed justice of the Iowa Supreme Court – Justice Brent Appel, who is required by law to retire this year due to his age. The Iowa Judiciary announced the following nominees on Monday: — Timothy GartinAmes attorney, city council member, and lecturer at Iowa State University.— […]]]>

Five people have applied to succeed the only remaining Democratic-appointed justice of the Iowa Supreme Court – Justice Brent Appel, who is required by law to retire this year due to his age.

The Iowa Judiciary announced the following nominees on Monday:

Timothy GartinAmes attorney, city council member, and lecturer at Iowa State University.
Alan HeavensGarnavillo District Court judge in far northeast Iowa and former Clayton County attorney.
David Mayjudge of the Iowa Court of Appeals in Polk City and former district court judge.
William Millera Des Moines attorney who was legal assistant to former Chief Justice Mark Cady.
Patrick TottChief Judge of the Sioux City District Court.

Applicants are due to be interviewed by the State Judicial Appointments Commission on June 27. The 17-member commission will select three finalists to recommend to Governor Kim Reynolds, who appoints the new judge.

The commission invites public comments on the qualifications of nominees, which may be submitted by email to [email protected]. These comments are expected on Thursday, June 23.

This will be Reynolds’ fifth appointment to the seven-member tribunal. This follows a recent decision by the Iowa Supreme Court that overturned a 2018 decision that had established abortion as a right guaranteed by the state constitution. Reynolds did not name any of the justices who joined the 2018 ruling, and only one of the four new justices disagreed with the majority in the recent ruling.

“This rather sudden change in a significant part of the makeup of our court is exactly the kind of situation that calls into question so many values ​​that (the case law) promotes regarding the stability of the law, judicial deference, public confidence in the judicial power and the legitimacy of judicial review,” Chief Justice Susan Christensen wrote in a dissenting opinion.

Christensen was Reynolds’ first Supreme Court appointment. She was attended by judges Christopher McDonald in 2019 and, in 2020, Dana Oxley and Matthew McDermott.

Former Gov. Tom Vilsack, a Democrat, appointed four justices between 1999 and 2007, including calling for retirement. Iowa law requires judges to retire at age 72.

In 2019, the rules that govern the composition of the nominating committee were also changed by state lawmakers. Previously, the commission had eight attorneys elected by members of the Iowa State Bar Association, eight governor appointees, and the most senior Supreme Court justice as chairman of the commission. The Republican-controlled legislature moved to replace that leadership position with someone else appointed by the governor.

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Olanipekun, SAN, calls for review of NJC membership to control corruption – The Sun Nigeria https://f-bod.com/olanipekun-san-calls-for-review-of-njc-membership-to-control-corruption-the-sun-nigeria/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 23:16:26 +0000 https://f-bod.com/olanipekun-san-calls-for-review-of-njc-membership-to-control-corruption-the-sun-nigeria/ By Lukman Olabiyi A The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman of the College of Counsellors, Chief Wole Olanipekun has called for a review of the composition of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC). Olanipekun made the call in an article titled: “The Allegation of Corruption in the […]]]>

By Lukman Olabiyi

A The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Chairman of the College of Counsellors, Chief Wole Olanipekun has called for a review of the composition of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).

Olanipekun made the call in an article titled: “The Allegation of Corruption in the Legal Profession: Who is to Blame,” which he delivered at the 2022 Alao Aka-Bashorun Annual Memorial Lecture organized by the Association of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, held at the Marriot Hotel, GRA, Ikeja.

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His words: “My sincere position is that with what we have been through in recent years, their compositions should be completely rethought, readjusted, reorganized, recast and revamped, to bring in independent people to fulfill the functions now devolved to the two bodies , concerning the recruitment, appointment, discipline and welfare of judges and court officers.This is what operates in other climates.

Olanipekun made the presentation in the context of the May 3 farewell speech by a recently retired Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ejembi Eko, who suggested that the judiciary’s budget allocation be investigated by the anti-corruption agencies.

Chief Olanipekun described the Supreme Court’s development as “a topical and unprecedented legal conundrum that needs to be nipped in the bud.”

He therefore urged stakeholders in the country’s justice system to enter the row as soon as possible.

One of the speakers, Yemi Candide-Johnson, SAN, said that the function of the legal system could not be achieved if practitioners continue to destroy it with lies.

According to him, if the system is corrupted by money, it will be difficult to obtain justice. He expressed his regret that some Supreme Court justices failed in describing the character of a judge of integrity.

“When you take the oath as a judge, it’s not a game. If you can’t do it, leave it.

Lifetime counselor Dele Adesina, SAN, said attorneys should be brave enough to reject client forum shopping. He stressed the need for the NBA’s Disciplinary Committee to be able to discipline members when appropriate.

Dr. Muiz Banire, SAN, pointed out that the lawyers themselves were the root cause of the problems in the justice system saying, “if we don’t regulate ourselves now, it will leave room for an outside body to regulate us” .

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Scope of referral in pre-grant oppositions https://f-bod.com/scope-of-referral-in-pre-grant-oppositions/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:49:26 +0000 https://f-bod.com/scope-of-referral-in-pre-grant-oppositions/ Introduction This article discusses a remarkable decision by the Indian Patent Office (‘Initial Public Offering‘) on pre-grant opposition under section 25(1) of the Patents Act 1970 (‘patent law‘). The said order was made under the Delhi High Court (‘Supreme Court‘) referring the matter to the Assistant Comptroller of Patents and Designs (‘Controller‘). Said decision of […]]]>

Introduction

This article discusses a remarkable decision by the Indian Patent Office (‘Initial Public Offering‘) on pre-grant opposition under section 25(1) of the Patents Act 1970 (‘patent law‘). The said order was made under the Delhi High Court (‘Supreme Court‘) referring the matter to the Assistant Comptroller of Patents and Designs (‘Controller‘). Said decision of the Monitor is essentially a reasoned update of his previous silent order. This article also describes the intervention of higher courts in cases where quasi-judicial authorities have not dealt with a case in accordance with the principles of natural justice. Under the pillar of natural justice, a party has the right to be informed of the reasons for the decision. Pursuant to the High Court’s Order for Reference, the Controller issued a detailed and reasoned order in said pre-grant opposition while considering in detail the parties’ submissions on the grounds of inventive step, non-patentability and sufficiency of disclosure.

Facts and issues

Initial Hearing and Pre-Grant Objection Order

A pre-grant opposition under Section 25(1) of the Patent Act was filed by Precise Bio Pharma Pvt. ltd. (‘Opponent‘) on December 24, 2020, against patent application no. 2471/DELNP/2013 (‘Application‘) filed on March 20, 2013, in the name of Ferring BV (‘Applicant‘). The Controller, having considered the oral and written representations of both parties regarding the said pre-grant opposition, concluded that the opponent had not established all the grounds for opposition, dismissed the said pre-grant opposition and then granted the patent (IN 387567) with the amended set of claims on January 27, 2022 (‘disputed order‘). The granted patent claims list an aqueous carbetocin composition with a pH of 5.2 to 5.65, a carbetocin concentration of 0.05 mg/mL to 0.5 mg/mL, and an antioxidant selected from the group consisting of methionine or EDTA or methionine and EDTA. .

Appeal to the High Court

The Opponent challenged the Impugned Order on the ground that it had failed to disclose the detailed reasoning for its conclusion and filed a written petition WP(C)-IPD 3/2022 in the High Court seeking the remedy of detention provisional. The High Court quashed the contested order and declared it to be devoid of any reasoning and therefore silent in law. The High Court see the order of March 3, 2022 referred the case and ordered the Controller to issue a reasoned order after hearing the parties. Subsequently, following a petition for review, the High Court see order dated March 22, 2022, clarified that the Monitor must issue a reasoned order, not necessarily leading to a rejection of the pre-grant opposition and that the Monitor was free to rule on the referred case on the basis of the facts, circumstances and merits of the case, in accordance with the law.

Hearing and referral order

As instructed by the High Court, an opportunity for a hearing was offered to both parties. The parties were given the opportunity to submit written observations. However, the Opponent filed additional documents and requested de novo hearing process, which was dismissed. After having heard and examined the observations of the parties, the Controller rejected the opposition before delivery. Further, the Comptroller noted that the opponent’s conduct, after the High Court’s instruction, was indicative of an abuse of process and of law.

The issues raised in the case before the Monitor were:

  • Whether de novo the hearing is allowed at this stage when the case is reconsidered on remand.
  • If the claimed composition lacks inventive step in light of the prior art documents cited.
  • If the invention is not patentable and not sufficiently disclosed.

Decision and analysis

The Monitor addressed the preliminary issue of having de novo proceeding on a referred matter, as proposed by the Opponent. The Opponent interpreted the High Court’s order to mean that it ordered the de novo hearing process and has filed additional documents for this purpose. The Monitor noted that no such direction had been issued by the High Court. The Opponent’s proposal to carry out a de novo the hearing was held to be a misinterpretation/misrepresentation of the High Court order. It was held that the admission of the additional documents or grounds filed by the Opponent in the referred matter would amount to an Costs pre-grant opposition proceedings and would be contrary to the intent of the High Court’s order. Therefore, no additional documents or grounds were recorded by the controller.

The Controller noted that the Opponent was not without recourse in the event of rejection of the opposition prior to grant. The opponent had other options under the patent laws and could pursue a post-grant opposition under Section 25(2) or a revocation request under Section 64 of the Patents Act. patents, rather than taking a leapfrog approach to the High Court and circumventing the established procedures provided for by law. The Monitor relied on the historic High Court decision in the case UCB Farchim SA v. cipla ltd. & Golds.[2], in which the Court ruled on the issue of the maintainability of a written motion under Section 226 of the Constitution challenging an order made by the Controller dismissing a pre-grant objection filed under Section 25, paragraph 1, of the patent law. In said decision, it was noted that there are two scenarios depending on whether the opponent is an “interested person” or not. (i) The High Court was of the view that the legal remedy against the dismissal of a pre-grant objection by an ‘interested person’ was to file a post-grant objection or motion for revocation. (ii) The High Court further held that if a pre-grant objection was dismissed by anyone other than the “interested person”, there appeared to be no legal remedy available and that a motion written under section 226 could stand in this case. In this case, the Monitor found that the Opponent fell under the first scenario. Accordingly, it was held that the Opponent had other remedies available to it at law and should have sought them first.

It was also held that the purpose of the pre-grant opposition was to assist the Controller in the prosecution of the patent application.

Lack of inventive step

The Controller stated that inventive step should be assessed by asking:given the known state of the art, would the claimed invention be obvious to a person skilled in the art and is there a technical advance over the state of the art?.’

On the basis of the observations provided by both parties, the controller considered that there was no teaching or indication in the cited prior art documents to arrive at a stable composition of carbetocin having a concentration and a specific pH range as stated in the claims.

Further, the Controller stated that the application specification provides sufficient experimental data to demonstrate that the composition comprising carbetocin within the specific pH range has improved stability over very similar compositions but outside the range. pH indicated. Therefore, the controller found that the composition cited in the claims of the application was inventive over the cited prior art documents.

Non-patentability of the invention

The Monitor referred to the former IPAB order in Ajantha Pharma Limited v. Allerganin which it was judged that the ‘combination mentioned in the explanation of section 3(d) of the Patent Act can only mean a combination of two or more of the derivatives mentioned in the explanation or a combination of one or more of the derivatives with the known substance that can make a significant difference in effectiveness. A combination of two active drugs like brimonidine and timolol cannot be considered derivative of each other. The controller noted that the composition claimed in the application includes different substances such as methionine and EDTA apart from carbetocin. Methionine and/or EDTA cannot be considered a form of carbetocin and therefore the Controller held that Section 3(d) of the Patent Act did not apply to the claims herein. request.

Further, the Controller has found that the example provided in the specification of the application demonstrates that the claimed composition has significantly improved stability. The Controller held that by virtue of the technical effect, the composition of the Application was not covered by section 3(e) of the Patent Act.

Sufficiency of disclosure

The controller noted that the effect of the composition comprising methionine alone, EDTA alone and a combination of methionine and EDTA has been demonstrated and well illustrated in the application specification. Thus, it suffices to allow a person skilled in the art to exploit the invention and said ground for opposition prior to grant has been rejected.

Therefore, in view of the facts and circumstances of the case, statements, evidence and arguments of both parties, the pre-grant opposition against the application was dismissed and patent IN 387567 was upheld.

Conclusion

This decision highlights the need for quasi-judicial authorities to issue reasoned orders. This will avoid the need for lengthy proceedings involving multiple judicial instances and will ensure that valuable judges’ time is not spent on mere procedural matters.

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Enter the crowded studio of Lonnie Holley, whose latest works include ceramics and musical compositions https://f-bod.com/enter-the-crowded-studio-of-lonnie-holley-whose-latest-works-include-ceramics-and-musical-compositions/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:28:39 +0000 https://f-bod.com/enter-the-crowded-studio-of-lonnie-holley-whose-latest-works-include-ceramics-and-musical-compositions/ Since the start of 2022, Lonnie Holley has been preparing three solo exhibitions: two currently on view at Dallas Contemporary and Edel Assanti in London, and one opening next month at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles. Holley also spent several weeks in February in rural England composing a new song cycle, “The Edge of […]]]>

Since the start of 2022, Lonnie Holley has been preparing three solo exhibitions: two currently on view at Dallas Contemporary and Edel Assanti in London, and one opening next month at Blum and Poe in Los Angeles.

Holley also spent several weeks in February in rural England composing a new song cycle, “The Edge of What”, for Artangel. Timed for the opening of Edel Assanti, Holley hosted a one-night performance of the music at London’s Stone Nest last month. (Artangel also made a 25-minute film of the artist at work in Orford Ness Nature Reserve, a former military testing site on the Suffolk coast.)

It’s been a busy spring in every way, but that suits the 72-year-old artist and musician just fine. Born in Birmingham, Alabama as the seventh of 27 children, Holley is self-taught and began building sculptures in his front yard. He rose to prominence after participating in a 1996 show organized by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation of Atlanta, which is dedicated to promoting African-American artists from the southern United States.

Success in the music world came later; Since beginning her professional recording career in 2006, Holley has performed and recorded with Bon Iver, Deerhunter, the Dirty Projectors, Animal Collective and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor. To this day, he continues to expand his practice by making his first ceramic works for the Dallas Contemporary exhibition.

In a rare moment of freedom, Holley was kind enough to speak to Artnet News about her Atlanta studio and her creative process.

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Lonnie Holley performing on Orford Ness in the south of England, March 2022 in a photo by The edge of what (2022). Photo courtesy of Artangel.

Can you send us a photo of the most essential item in your studio and tell us why you can’t live without it?

I don’t sit down much when I’m in the studio. But I have a rocking camp chair that I have to have with me when I work. Because when I’m sitting, I like to sit and think and rock back and forth.

What is the studio task on your calendar this week that you are most looking forward to?

I just moved a lot of canvases that I had painted out of my studio. So the space is open and I can’t wait to go back and put some more canvases and stretched quilts to paint. I like to come in when there’s room to spread things out and be inspired.

Lonnie Holley's favorite chair in his studio.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Lonnie Holley’s favorite chair in his studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

What atmosphere do you prefer when you work? Do you listen to music or podcasts, or do you prefer silence? Why?

I work wherever I am. Sometimes I listen to music and other times I work in the natural sounds around me. I like all kinds of music. Often I listen to old songs or maybe the gospel records of Bob Dylan, or Stevie Wonder. Sometimes I listen to my own music and let it take me back to the feeling I had when I made it. I have a studio, recently moved to a new one, but I mostly work globally.

Who are your favorite artists, curators or other thinkers to follow on social media right now?

I tend to post a lot of photos and art on social media, but I’m not good at following people. Most of the time, I follow artists I know or artists I’ve played with.

Lonnie Holley's studio.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Lonnie Holley’s studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Is there a photo you can send of your current work in progress to the studio?

Here are images of me at work in a studio in Guadalajara, Mexico. I first started working with clay in preparation for my exhibition at Dallas Contemporary, which includes framed ceramic tiles as well as ceramic objects.

When you feel stuck preparing for a show, what do you do to “unstuck” yourself?

I’ve never really done art for a show, exactly. I’m always busy doing something. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten stuck. Between drawing, painting, assembling objects, carving stone, making music, and taking photos, there’s usually something to keep me busy if I’m stuck in one of those areas.

Lonnie Holley in the studio.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Lonnie Holley in the studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

What trait do you most admire in a work of art? What trait do you despise the most?

Honestly, if someone has taken the time and energy to do something, I admire them. Too often people do nothing, and I guess that’s what I despise. When someone says they haven’t had the time or an idea, I can’t understand it. There is always time and ideas.

Lonnie Holley's studio.  Photo courtesy of the artist.

Lonnie Holley’s studio. Photo courtesy of the artist.

What images or objects do you look at while you work? Share your view from behind the canvas or your desk, where you spend the most time.

I tend to be too focused on the things I’m doing to spend time watching other things. In my old studio, I had material all around me that I used to collect and use in my work, but once I start working, I’m pretty focused on the job at hand. The same goes for my music. If I’m in the studio making music, I don’t need to hear anything else that might distract me from my creativity.

“Lonnie Holley: Coming From the Earth” is presented at the Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass Street, Dallas, Texas, from April 16 to August 21, 2022.

‘Lonnie Holley: The Growth of Communication’ is on view at Edel Assanti, 1B Little Titchfield Street, London, from 12 May to 2 July 2022.

“Lonnie Holley” will be presented at Blum and Poe, 2727 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA from July 9 to August 13, 2022.

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Governor’s School Music Teachers Offer Free Public Concerts at MTSU This Month https://f-bod.com/governors-school-music-teachers-offer-free-public-concerts-at-mtsu-this-month/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 00:54:08 +0000 https://f-bod.com/governors-school-music-teachers-offer-free-public-concerts-at-mtsu-this-month/ MURFRESBORO, Tenn. — The teaching musicians of the Tennessee Governor’s School of the Arts will share their art with the community in a series of free public concerts this month at Middle Tennessee State Universityshowcasing the same talents they share daily with the hundreds of young people participating in the annual residency program. The concerts, […]]]>

MURFRESBORO, Tenn. — The teaching musicians of the Tennessee Governor’s School of the Arts will share their art with the community in a series of free public concerts this month at Middle Tennessee State Universityshowcasing the same talents they share daily with the hundreds of young people participating in the annual residency program.

The concerts, which feature MTSU Music school teachers alongside expert musicians from across the country, are scheduled to Tuesday, June 14; Friday, June 17; and Tuesday, June 21.

Each performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Hinton Hall inside the School of Music’s Wright Music Building, located at 1439 Faulkinberry Drive in Murfreesboro.

The June 14 concert will feature four musical pieces: the Trio for flute, oboe and piano by composer Madeline Dring; Alyssa Morris’ Displasia duo; Songs from the Cotton Grass by Hillary Tann; and Still Life with Avalanche by Missy Mazolli.

MTSU flute teacher is ready to perform Dring’s composition Deanna Little, oboist Amy Collins from the University of South Florida and pianist Amy Dorfman from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.

Collins will return to present Morris’ piece with Blair School saxophonist Brian Utley then performs Tann’s composition with the voice teacher and soprano from the University of West Virginia Hope Koehler.

Mazolli’s composition will feature a brief reunion of some of MTSU’s acclaimed faculty-in-residence ensemble members, the Stones River Chamber Players, joined by University of Mississippi cellist Christine Kralik. She and flautist Little will perform with the clarinetist Todd Waldeckerviolinist Andrea Dawsonpercussionist Brian Müller and pianist Richard Blumental, all MTSU faculty.

The concert on June 17 will feature two works by composer Franz Schubert and pieces by Vaughan Williams and Ernest Chausson.

Blumenthal, fellow MTSU horn Angela DeBoer and tenor from Eastern Carolina University Daniel Shirley will present Schubert’s Auf dem Strom. Koehler and Waldecker will be back with the pianist from Lipscomb University Jerome Reed to perform Der Hirt auf dem Felsen by Schubert.

For Williams’ composition Five Mystical Songs, Dawson and Kralik will be joined by the West Virginia University pianist Guillaume Koehler, Nashville Opera Chorus Director and Accompanist Amy Tate Williams, Austin Peay State University violinist Emily Hannah-Crane, University of Virginia violist Ain Balija and bassist of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Taylor Brown.

La Chanson Perpétuelle de Chausson will be presented by Dawson, Blumenthal, Kralik, Hope Koehler, Hannah-Crane and Balija.

And on July 21, the teachers of the Governor’s School will conclude their concerts with interpretations of the Quartet in F minor, op. 95; Kleine Kammermusic No. 2 by Paul Hindemith; and Schumann’s Piano Quintet, Op. 44.

Dawson, Hannah-Crane, Balija and Kralik will perform Beethoven’s piece, and Little, Collins, Waldecker and DeBoer will be joined by Chattanooga State Community College bassist Staci Spring for Hindemith’s play. Hannah-Clare, Dawson, Balija, Kralik and Reed will present Schumann’s work.

Launch of MTSU, continues the tradition of the Governor’s School

The 38th Annual Governor’s School for the Arts is a three-week residency program for public, private, and home-schooled high school juniors and seniors in music, drama, visual arts, dance, and film, aided by teachers and artists from across the country.

They apply or are nominated by their professors and audition or present portfolios of their work. When accepted, they come to MTSU for days filled with workshops, presentations, masterclasses, rehearsals, guest lectures, field trips, concerts, and parties that look a lot alike.

Tennessee established youth summer programs in arts, engineering and math, and international studies—one for each of the state’s three major divisions—in 1984 at the request of the governor at the time. Alexander Lamar.

Today, there are 11 different Governor’s Schools across the state, ranging from agricultural science to teaching, to immerse students in their chosen fields for three to four weeks. Some also give them college course credit.

The final and other performance videos from Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/TnGSFTA/videos.

More information about the annual event is available at https://gsfta.com and on his social media accounts at https://www.facebook.com/TNGSFTA and to https://www.instagram.com/TNGSFTA.

For more information on MTSUs liberal arts college, which offers programs in each of the Governor’s School specialties, visit https://www.mtsu.edu/liberalarts.

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Versanis Presents Data Showing Bimagrumab Treatment Leads to Substantial Fat Mass Loss Associated with Lean Mass Gain in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients | Antibody https://f-bod.com/versanis-presents-data-showing-bimagrumab-treatment-leads-to-substantial-fat-mass-loss-associated-with-lean-mass-gain-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-antibody/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:44:43 +0000 https://f-bod.com/versanis-presents-data-showing-bimagrumab-treatment-leads-to-substantial-fat-mass-loss-associated-with-lean-mass-gain-in-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-patients-antibody/ Versanis Presents Data Showing Bimagrumab Treatment Results in Substantial Fat Mass Loss Associated with Lean Mass Gain in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients Details Category: Antibodies Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2022 9:40 AM Hits: 82 Presentation at ENDO 2022 shows similar beneficial improvement in body composition regardless of metabolic impairment Phase 2b obesity study […]]]>

Versanis Presents Data Showing Bimagrumab Treatment Results in Substantial Fat Mass Loss Associated with Lean Mass Gain in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients

Presentation at ENDO 2022 shows similar beneficial improvement in body composition regardless of metabolic impairment

Phase 2b obesity study of bimagrumab monotherapy and co-administration with incretin therapy to begin later this year

NEW YORK, NY, USA I June 11, 2022 I Versanis Bio (“Versanis”), a clinical-stage company developing novel therapies for cardiometabolic diseases, will share analysis of Phase 2 data from prior studies of lead active bimagrumab at ENDO 2022, to be held virtually and in Atlanta June 11-14, 2022.

Dr. Lloyd Klickstein, Scientific Director of Versanis, will present the data during ENDO’s Rapid Fire Poster Session on Monday, June 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT in Poster Pod 3, ENDOExpo Hall. The presentation is titled “Dramatic loss of fat mass caused by bimagrumab is similar in diabetic and non-diabetic patients”. The results of the analysis underscore the robust activity of bimagrumab in stimulating fat loss in diabetic and non-diabetic individuals, while simultaneously increasing lean body mass.

Bimagrumab is a first-in-class activin receptor type II monoclonal antibody previously evaluated in various muscle wasting indications for its effects on muscle anabolism. This pooled analysis is based on five previously completed Phase 2 studies with data from a total of 569 non-diabetic patients, 41% of whom were overweight or obese.

After just 24 weeks of intravenous bimagrumab treatment, the group receiving the highest dose lost 14.6% of their total body fat mass, while the placebo group showed a 2.4% increase in fat mass. This change in fat mass is similar to what was observed in a prospective study of 75 overweight and obese type 2 diabetic patients, where at week 24 fat mass loss was 16.5% in the bimagrumab group versus an increase of 0.8% in the placebo group. In this study, at week 48, fat mass in the bimagrumab group had decreased by 20.5%, while lean mass had increased by 3.6%, with no change in any parameter in the placebo group.

“This analysis further underscores the potential of bimagrumab to transform the lives of obese patients by enabling substantial fat loss with the added unique characteristic of increasing muscle mass, resulting in a significant improvement in body composition,” Klickstein said. “Furthermore, unlike other existing obesity treatments, bimagrumab demonstrates similar activity in diabetic and non-diabetic patient populations.”

Bimagrumab will enter a phase 2b study later this year in non-diabetic obese patients to assess its safety and efficacy both as monotherapy and when co-administered with incretin agonist therapy.

“While incretin therapies have been shown to be effective in weight loss, this comes at the expense of significant lean mass loss,” Klickstein said. “We believe co-administration of bimagrumab may prevent this adverse effect while amplifying overall fat loss.”

The goal of the combined Phase 2b study will be to demonstrate bimagrumab’s potential to become a new treatment option that helps obese patients lose substantial fat mass without compromising muscle mass or function.

About bimagrumab

Bimagrumab is a first-in-class fully human IgG1/λ monoclonal antibody directed against activin type II receptors that blocks the binding of ligands including myostatin, activins and GDF11. Bimagrumab decreases body fat, particularly abdominal visceral fat, while increasing muscle mass. Since initial development, bimagrumab has been administered to over 1,000 patients in more than 20 clinical studies. It is now being touted as a new treatment for obese patients, with additional directions to follow.

About Versanis

Versanis is a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company transforming the life experience of people with cardiometabolic disease. The Company’s lead asset, bimagrumab, is in a Phase 2b study in obesity, with the goal of helping obese adults achieve and maintain both substantial fat loss and a healthy body composition. For more information, please visit https://www.versanisbio.com/.

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Exercise science researchers share their findings https://f-bod.com/exercise-science-researchers-share-their-findings/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:23:09 +0000 https://f-bod.com/exercise-science-researchers-share-their-findings/ Dr. Zach Zeigler and Anthony Acevedo from GCU’s Department of Exercise Science show their work. GCU News Desk The Department of Exercise Science at Grand Canyon University Dr. Zach Zeigler and Antoine Acevedo recently presented their teams’ research at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference in San Diego. The first presentation was […]]]>

Dr. Zach Zeigler and Anthony Acevedo from GCU’s Department of Exercise Science show their work.

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The Department of Exercise Science at Grand Canyon University Dr. Zach Zeigler and Antoine Acevedo recently presented their teams’ research at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference in San Diego.

The first presentation was titled “The Disruption of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on Anthropometric Measurements in Female Collegiate Basketball Players.” Study researchers included Zeigler and Acevedo as well as Riley Morton, Kyli Alvarez, Malia Nowlen and Estephanie Campa.

During the social withdrawal measures, training for GCU women’s basketball players was halted and it was imperative for them to continue a conditioning routine to maintain their body composition and performance.

The women on the team received take-home periodized programs provided by the strength coach beginning in April 2021 to prepare them for their return to campus in June. Of the team members, 13 were safely measured at both times.

The data showed that the COVID-19 lockdown period in 2021 did not negatively impact the team’s anthropometric measurements. This suggests that they were able to maintain their body composition with the program provided.

The second presentation was titled “Body Composition and BMI in Collegiate Female Athletes Compared to Nonathletes.” BMI is often used to assess obesity in athletes, but researchers Zeigler and Acevedo, as well as Alvarez, Nowlen, Morton, Campa and Annika Grams, asked if this is the best method to use.

The purpose of the study was to determine the accuracy of BMI as a measure of adiposity in female collegiate athletes and non-athletes and to determine if ADI is a better predictor of body fat percentage. than BMI. They found that BAI may not be a more accurate predictor of body fat percentage and that BMI is more accurate in predicting body fat percentage in non-collegiate female athletes than in collegiate female athletes.

In both populations, however, there were still a high number of false positives, suggesting that additional anthropometric measurement tools may be needed to accurately capture adiposity.

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The Horrible Truth About Iconic Landscape Photography Locations https://f-bod.com/the-horrible-truth-about-iconic-landscape-photography-locations/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 16:02:13 +0000 https://f-bod.com/the-horrible-truth-about-iconic-landscape-photography-locations/ There’s nothing better than being in nature, taking in all the vibes, deciding on the best camera position possible, and enjoying landscape photography. But what if there are 25 other photographers next to you, so it becomes difficult to move just 20 inches left or right without disturbing another photographer?In my latest YouTube video, I […]]]>

There’s nothing better than being in nature, taking in all the vibes, deciding on the best camera position possible, and enjoying landscape photography. But what if there are 25 other photographers next to you, so it becomes difficult to move just 20 inches left or right without disturbing another photographer?
In my latest YouTube video, I take you with me on a road trip through beautiful Tuscany in Italy. It is a well-known area that has already been painted by the world’s greatest Renaissance artists. Today it is visited by landscape photographers from all over the world. This is not surprising, because the landscapes there are indescribably impressive.

You can try to find your own intimate spots there, but you depend on the parking possibilities if you don’t want to drive long distances to a place in the dark before sunrise. I went to Tuscany with my motorhome, which is much larger than a regular car, so the majority of parking options off the road didn’t work in many cases. That’s why I mainly focused on well-known photo spots, while keeping my eyes peeled for intimate locations as well.

Get lucky with the light

Interestingly enough, a lot of landscape photographers think it’s all about luck getting the right light and weather for a particular location and the luckiest photographer will come back with the best shot. But that’s just not the case. You can predict the weather using weather maps, which in my experience gives fantastic results. Of course, when you’re in an area for just a few days, you can also have bad luck getting bad weather for a specific comp. The trick is not to get fixated on single photo spots or even single compositions. I plan a few different locations that work for different weather and light conditions so that I am prepared for each case. And it’s important to consider that not only light and time make a masterpiece, but you also have to nail the composition.

The missing intimate connection

I must say; I like to work on my own intimate corners in landscape photography. There is a lot of exploration work needed beforehand, and sometimes I decide to go back weeks, months or even years later when the conditions are perfect. I often come back several times to understand the place and, above all, to establish an emotional connection with the place. The more you know about your subject, the more you can fall in love with it and the deeper you can work on a composition. To achieve this, I have to be focused and not be disturbed. The sad truth is that this is exactly what is missing in an iconic location. When you arrive at the photo spot and there are 20 or 30 other photographers around, talking and laughing and limiting you in your ability to walk around and try to get the best perspective possible, your results may not be not be of the quality you are used to.

But there is a simple trick to get rid of it, and to be honest, I don’t know why it isn’t done by the majority of landscape photographers who shoot in iconic locations. I visit the photo spot the day before or at least a few hours before when there are less people, where I can move where I want, where I can feel the landscape and the scene, where I maybe even see a story specific because I am absolutely focused on my photography. I can think about how the light will change at the time of my planned shot. And it’s very important to get back there early enough so that I can set myself up exactly where I’ve already decided that’s my best possible camera position. And so, when other photographers are frantically stumbling across the field, looking for the last possible camera positions, you are already prepared and just enjoy the rising sun and the bustle of eager photographers by your side.

The truth about iconic places is that these places are proven. The subjects are well known and copying a composition brings nothing new. Instead, frame your own composition, consider the light and weather, familiarize yourself with the scene, and arrive early to savor a fantastic photographic adventure.

To enjoy the whole adventure and get lots more landscape photography tips, watch the video above. And leave us a comment below on how you manage to get some fantastic photos in iconic locations.

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Elizabeth XI Bauer presents Theodore Ereira-Guyer: The Thicket https://f-bod.com/elizabeth-xi-bauer-presents-theodore-ereira-guyer-the-thicket/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 15:33:18 +0000 https://f-bod.com/elizabeth-xi-bauer-presents-theodore-ereira-guyer-the-thicket/ The Elizabeth Xi Bauer Art Gallery has announced Theodore Ereira-Guyer’s exhibition The thicket, his first solo presentation at the Gallery. The artist will show a series of never-before-seen large-scale prints that continue his ongoing investigation into the subject of memory – what is kept and what is left behind. The engraving process, in particular the […]]]>

The Elizabeth Xi Bauer Art Gallery has announced Theodore Ereira-Guyer’s exhibition The thicket, his first solo presentation at the Gallery. The artist will show a series of never-before-seen large-scale prints that continue his ongoing investigation into the subject of memory – what is kept and what is left behind.

The engraving process, in particular the way Ereira-Guyer practices it, necessarily involves a loss of information between the plate and the paper. Although it is a technique aimed at reproducibility, Ereira-Guyer favors the generation of only one or a few compositions per board – each time a print is made, different aspects are highlighted while others are lost. Ereira-Guyer thus establishes a parallel between engraving and the very mechanism of recollection. In this exhibition, a selection of the etchings presented are hung on the walls, in a more conventional way, while others are arranged in space, on structures that look like screens. This maze-like architecture aims to create an immersive environment where viewers feel interwoven with the works, encouraging a sense of intimacy between person and object.

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In The thicketthe artist exhibits both a homonymous series and another titled the pond. Both are magnanimously sized, almost at the limit of what can be done with paper without tearing the material. Each series has fundamental aesthetic differences. the pond the works are horizontal compositions with images, as the artist clearly indicates in the title, which deal with the muddy vegetation typical of these environments. They hang on the walls as individual works at low height, close to the ground, imitating ponds as they exist in nature. These etchings are fixed on wooden boards tinted with bright colors; each of the combinations aims to create a harmonious palette between composition and wood.

Theodore Ereira – Guyer: The Thicket (2022) installation plan. Photography: Richard Ivey. Courtesy of the artist and the Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery, London.

The homonymous series follows contrasting patterns between wood and paper, for example combining an orange frame with a dark green composition, or a green frame with a blue one. Moreover, in these works, the wood has a sculptural quality, occupying space in addition to serving as a support. These billboard-like structures invite visitors to walk in front and behind them – although the prints are only attached to the front of the structures. Contrary to the pond, these works are vertical compositions that are exhibited in groups of three, creating a sense of continuity and storytelling between the different parts, enhanced by the fact that these unique works share a color palette. A direct relationship between title and imagery is also evident in these works: the prints are rich and lush with a variety of plants.

The artist completes this presentation with a series of blue sculptures entitled Columns in pigmented plaster, scattered throughout the exhibition space, acting as punctuation marks. Both in the way they are molded and in the way they are colored, they appear unfinished, ambiguous as to whether they are still being made or already falling apart. The works echo the statement of the anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, during his visit to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the 1930s, in which he declared: “Here, everything seems to be under construction, but it is already in ruins “. In this series, Ereira-Guyer continues to address the unreliable and often fleeting nature of passing time and memory.

Theodore Ereira – Guyer: The Thicket (2022) installation plan. Photography: Richard Ivey. Courtesy of the artist and the Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery, London.

Théodore Ereira-Guyer: The thicket from 13e May – 30e June 2022, open Wednesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. For more information visit www.elizabethxibauer.com

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