What is ‘CAR – Ts’ Kymriah, a cancer hunters do?

Kymriah involves reintroducing modified T-cells into the patient to act as cancer hunters, targeting and killing specific tumor cells. (Credit: Andreus / Depositphotos)

“There’s fear that goes through you when you’re told you’ve cancer. It’s so hard in the beginning to think about anything but your diagnosis. It’s the first thing you think about every morning. I want people with cancer to know it does get better. Talking about your cancer helps you deal with all of the new emotions you’re feeling. Remember, it’s normal to get upset.” – Delores, a cancer survivor.

What is cancer?  Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out ofcontrol and crowd out normal cells. This makes it hard for the body to work the way it should. Cancer can be treated very well for many people. In fact, more people than ever before lead full lives after cancer treatment.

There’re many types of cancer. It’s not just one disease. Cancer can start in the lungs, the breast, the colon, or even in the blood. Cancers are alike in some ways, but they’re different in the ways they grow and spread. Some cancers grow and spread very fast, others grow more slowly. Most cancers form a lump called tumor or a growth. But not all lumps are cancer. Lumps that aren’t cancer are called benign and lumps are cancer called malignant. However, there’re some cancers, like leukemia (cancer of the blood), they don’t form tumors. They grow in the blood cells or other cells of the body. Most common cancers can be treated by surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. But, blood cancers like leukemia are best treated with drugs. Continue reading “What is ‘CAR – Ts’ Kymriah, a cancer hunters do?”

E-Book : Microsoft System Center Building a Virtualized Network Solution

Microsoft system center

Part of a series of specialized guides on Microsoft System Center, this book is specifically designed for architects and cloud fabric administrators who want to understand what decisions to make during the design process and the implications of those decisions, what constitutes best practice, and, ultimately, what to do to build out a virtualized network solution that meets today’s business requirements while also providing a platform for future growth and expansion. This second edition includes coverage of the Hyper-V Network Virtualization gateway, designing a solution that extends an on-premises virtualized network solution to an external (hosted) environment, details of how to troubleshoot and diagnose some of the key connectivity challenges, and a look at the Cloud Platform System (CPS) and some of the key considerations that went into designing and building the network architecture and solution for that environment.

Check out the e-book here.

E-book : Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

icrosoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting

The Microsoft System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure.

If you’re not using the data you collect about your environment, you’re
simply wasting space. If you use Operations Manager to monitor your environment, whether your infrastructure or a public, private, or hybrid cloud, this book is a good resource to help you understand the basics of reporting and how to build queries and stored procedures for your reports. It can also help you understand the various elements of Operations Manager
management packs that are used when you create reports.

This free e-book dives into how to extend the reporting capabilities within System Center Operations Manager. By using this information, Operations Manager administrations will have a more comprehensive approach to providing custom reports tailored to their environments. Learn how to create these custom reports and package them up in management packs for deployment. Continue reading “E-book : Microsoft System Center Extending Operations Manager Reporting”

Lithium Boom

Lithium Boom

Lithium is a chemical element with symbol Li and atomic number 3. It’s a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. Under standard conditions, it’s the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and is stored in mineral oil. When cut open, it exhibits a metallic luster, but moist air corrodes it quickly to a dull silvery gray, then black tarnish. It never occurs freely in nature, but only in (usually ionic) compounds, such as pegmatitic minerals which were once the main source of lithium. Due to its solubility as an ion, it’s present in ocean water and is commonly obtained from brines. Lithium metal is isolated electrolytically from a mixture of lithium chloride and potassium chloride.

The nucleus of the lithium atom verges on instability, since the two stable lithium isotopes found in nature have among the lowest binding energies per nucleon of all stable nuclides. Because of its relative nuclear instability, lithium is less common in the solar system than 25 of the first 32 chemical elements even though its nuclei are very light: it’s an exception to the trend that heavier nuclei are less common. For related reasons, lithium has important uses in nuclear physics. The transmutation of lithium atoms to helium in 1932 was the first fully man-made nuclear reaction, and lithium deuteride serves as a fusion fuel in staged thermonuclear weapons. Continue reading “Lithium Boom”

E-book: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager Field Experience

Learn how to enhance your Operations Manager environment and better understand the inner workings of the product – even if you are a seasoned Operations Manager administrator. If you are responsible for designing, configuring, implementing, or managing a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager environment, this ebook is for you.

This is a book about best practices, design concepts, how-tos, and in-depth technical troubleshooting. It covers the role of the Operations Manager product, the best practices for working with management packs, how to use the reporting feature to simplify managing the product, how to thoroughly troubleshoot, and how to use and install Operations Manager in a Microsoft Azure Public Cloud environment.

Check out the e-book here.