- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co; 1 Reprint edition (June 2, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9814730149
- ISBN-13: 978-9814730143
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #933,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research 1 Reprint Edition
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This book was written with hope and optimism for the best from biomedicine and biomedical research. While the rest of the book is a work that I'm very proud to share, performing the research for the chapter on vaccines changed my life.
About the Author
Dr Lyons-Weiler is an author and biomedical research scientist from Western Pennsylvania, USA. This is his second book. His first book, "Ebola: An Evolving Story" provides an in-depth analysis of the interplay between faith, belief, fear, dogma, science, reason, and policy during the world's first Ebola pandemic.
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The book is extremely helpful for anyone working on specific issues: cancer treatment, IBS/Crohn's/gut issues, and ADD/ADHD.
For cancer, there is information on evaluating different chemotherapy protocols for effectiveness, understanding and using genetic markers of the cancer, the synergy and potency of using multiple concurrent drugs versus single substances, and the possibility of turning on your immune system to clear cancer as illustrated by Coley’s toxins. For cancer, I’d also suggest Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer.
Fecal transplants have been shown to be extremely effective for numerous gut/inflammatory condition, excellent section.
For ADHD, a compelling discussion of how this is over-diagnosed, and the dangers of using prescription medications to treat. I’d also suggest Dyslogic Syndrome: Why Millions of Kids are 'Hyper', Attention-Disordered, Learning Disabled, Depressed, Aggressive, Defiant, or Violent--and What We Can Do About It.
For vaccination decisions, his blog is more current than the book, definitely read his online posts (google "James Lyons-Weiler blog vaccines”). For vaccine decisions, I’d also suggest Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History.
A major take-away for me is the weaknesses of randomized control trials, as required by the FDA. Because RCTs don't use information about before/after results for each participant, they lose power, which can result in effective protocols appearing to be no better than placebo. His suggestions for improving the evaluation process are important, and need to be heard.
As well as this, I was glad to find that the author offers readers a very objective and neutral approach without any strong bias fueling the concepts discussed and the points being made – the author allows readers to formulate their own opinions based on the facts provided, which I personally think is near-essential when it comes to books such as these.
In summary, I consider author James Lyons-Weiler’s “Cures vs. Profits” to have been a more than worthwhile read. The book has given me a great first impression of the author’s raw writing ability, so much so that I plan on keeping an eye out for future releases. I highly recommend this read for anyone with even the slightest interest in medicine, cures, and biomedical research who is also looking for a book that doesn’t feel like a chore to read.