Showing posts with label #Research. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Research. Show all posts

Monday, January 1, 2024

๐ŸŒฟIMSPARK: Deriving Therapeutic Solutions from Toxin๐ŸŒฟ

 ๐ŸŒฟImagine… Deriving Therapeutic Solutions from Toxin๐ŸŒฟ


๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate: 

A world where a natural poison becomes a source of healing and protection for humans, animals, and plants.

๐Ÿ”— Link:

Ref Here

๐Ÿ“š Source: 

Hart, S., & Chung, D. (2023, December 20). Taming a plant-derived toxin. Scripps Research. 

๐Ÿ’ฅ What’s the Big Deal: 

Picrotoxinin is a powerful toxin that can cause seizures and death by blocking certain brain receptors. However, scientists at Scripps Research have found a way to transform this toxin into a potential medicine.๐ŸงชBy modifying its chemical structure, they made it more stable, safer, and easier to produce and manipulate.๐ŸŒพThey also discovered that it can selectively target different types of receptors, opening up new possibilities for treating neurological disorders such as epilepsy, anxiety, and addiction.๐Ÿง Moreover, picrotoxinin could also be used as a pesticide or an anti-parasite agent, as it can kill or repel harmful organisms that threaten crops and livestock. Picrotoxinin is an example of how nature’s deadliest substances can be turned into life-saving solutions. 


#Picrotoxinin, #Toxin, #Research, #Innovation, #NaturalHealing,#Healthcare,#PTSD,#MentalHealth,#IMSPARK, 


Sunday, August 6, 2023

๐Ÿ” IMSPARK: Empowering Vulnerable Communities with Data ๐Ÿ”

 ๐Ÿ” Imagine No Longer Being "Driven into Debt" ๐Ÿ”



๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:

Envision a future where equitable access to parking ticket data empowers vulnerable communities nationwide, breaking the cycle of debt caused by traffic violations.

๐Ÿ”— Link:

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ticket-trap-how-people-are-using-our-chicago-parking-ticket-data

๐Ÿ“š Source:

Coryne, H. (2019, November 29). The Ticket Trap: How People Are Using Our Chicago Parking Ticket Data in Their Research.

What's the Big Deal:

ProPublica's groundbreaking "DRIVEN INTO DEBT" series exposed the disproportionate impact of traffic enforcement systems on vulnerable communities nationwide. In pursuit of transparency, ProPublica made parking ticket data accessible, attracting over 1,300 users from diverse backgrounds. ๐Ÿš—Students, professionals, and researchers delved into the data, unearthing valuable insights beyond initial analysis. Supported by institutions, in-depth research explored fines' consequences and revenue strategies. Despite challenges, data accessibility fueled advocacy for government reform. Empowered by information, individuals are driving change, and ProPublica's commitment to transparency continues to fuel impactful investigations and constructive dialogue. ๐Ÿ”

#SocialJustice, #Data, #IMSPARK, #Advocacy


 

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

๐ŸŒŠ IMSPARK: Communities Combat Climate Crisis ๐ŸŒŠ

 

Imagine... Collaboratively Empowering Communities to Combat Climate Crisis.


๐Ÿ’กImagined Endstate:

The Kwajalein Atoll Sustainability Laboratory (KASL) presents a groundbreaking vision for combating the climate crisis. Led by a diverse team of scientists, educators, and policymakers, KASL aims to address the pressing challenges faced by vulnerable populations in the Pacific.

๐Ÿ”— Link:

https://doi.org/10.1109/GHTC55712.2022.9911040

๐Ÿ“šSource:

Rasmussen, Eric & Nakano, Gregg & Kabua, Senator & Hatoum, Alex. (2022). Climate-Focused Field Research within the Kwajalein Atoll Sustainability Laboratory. 465-468.

๐Ÿ’ฅWhat's the Big Deal:

KASL's holistic approach incorporates integrative design principles and sustainability frameworks. ๐Ÿ’ช Its unique focus on Ebeye Island, within the Republic of the Marshall Islands, addresses urgent climate change impacts in low-elevation coastal zones.

Through collaboration between indigenous Marshallese and international experts, KASL embodies radical inclusion, combining local knowledge with cutting-edge research. "The purpose of the laboratory would be to test, in a site led by the Marshallese, those ideas that might help ensure the physical, cultural, linguistic, and economic survival of the Marshallese and other atoll nations throughout the Pacific Basin (KASL, 2022)."

By developing climate-resilient solutions for Ebeye and sharing findings with Pacific Island Nations, KASL can create a model for climate adaptation that harnesses the organic assets of Pacific Communities. ๐ŸŒ

#KASL, #ClimateAdaptation, #PacificCommunities, #Research #Sustainability, #CommunityEmpowerment, #IMSPARK

 


๐Ÿฆค IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific๐Ÿฆค

 ๐Ÿฆค Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific๐Ÿฆค  ๐Ÿ’ก Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...