Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cure for Ebola from Papua?

I just talked with a researcher from Papua that he maybe know the cure for ebola. He said that probably the cure for ebola come from insect. And he said that the insect is: ants. Ants saliva contains an antibiotic that believed can cure cancer and another diseases. One of the plant that store ants saliva is ant plants (Myrmecodia). Myrmecodia is a genus of epiphytic myrmecophytes (ant plants). Myrmecodia plants grow in tree branches and on trunks.

Myrmecodia, source:

From what I read, Active compounds that have been identified include:

  1. Alpha-tocopherol is a powerful antioxidant with IC50 with values ​​obtained 5,1ppm. This means that the concentration of antioxidants to inhibit free radicals by 50%.
  2. Tannins, which are astringent, bind and precipitate the excess protein in the body.
  3. Flavonoid glycosides, is one of the secondary metabolites that are useful for inhibiting cancer cell growth and anti-virus.
  4. Polyphenols, is as anti-microbial and lower blood sugar levels.
  5. Other active compounds such as calcium, natriun, potassium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium.
  6. Minerals, which improves cardiac impulse to break through the blockage in the blood vessels to the heart.
  7. Stigmasterol, plays a role in the cytotoxic mechanism.
  8. Inhibitors of histone deacetylase (HDAC), shown to inhibit tumor cell growth, and causes apoptotic cell death of cancer cells, and HDAC inhibitors cause transcriptional activation of several genes whose expression causes inhibition of tumor growth.

I don’t know much more about medicine, but I hope that it’s true and wait for further research.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

How Google Know Almost Everything About Me

There are so many posts and articles in The Internet and maybe anyone already know that Google collect almost all our online data, including our location, contacts, search preferences, etc.

Few days ago, when I used my Android phone to book flight and got ticket by email, Google parsed my email and know when, where and how I will go.

I did not familiar with Solo City area, so I used my gadget to find Adisumarmo Airport, Boyolali Regency (SOC). Google give me exact location and nearest route from my place, and also told me that my flight will depart at 17.40 GMT!

That technology make my life easier, but it also scary me. There are so many good persons at Google, but I also afraid that there are some bad guy over there. Just hope that everything okay with our online data and privacy. I write this post in waiting room of SOC Airport, of course I pray for a safe and nice flight to my destination.