University of Alabama Medical Center,USA
Jack Kushner graduated from Tulane University and University of Alabama Medical Center. He did a surgical internship at George Washington University and a general surgical residency at the University of Michigan. He served as a combat surgeon at the 91st Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam and finished his Neurosurgical Residency at Wake Forest University. He is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon and practiced neurosurgery in Annapolis, Maryland. He obtained a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Maryland while practicing neurosurgery. Later he founded a medical transcription company in Bangalore, India and worked on a medical telemedicine and surgical simulation project in Israel. He is the author of four books. He has received an Honorary Professor of Medicine and Healthcare Award in Cambridge, England and he was made an Honorary Director General of the World Forum in Oxford, England. He is a former Board member at Tulane University. Presently he is working with George Washington University to create a Genomic Medical Center in Viet Nam. He has lectured at many universities in the USA and around the world.
While most of us use and enjoy the Internet everyday, we do not imagine that our brain has more interactivity and connections than the entire worldwide web. In fact, twenty years from now, there will still be more connections and interconnections in one human brain than in all the servers and networks used by the Internet. For it is the brain that separates humans from all others in the huge animal kingdom. Our brain can receive information via our olfactory, visual, tactile, and auditory senses simultaneously. It can compute information stored in its recesses, have decision making capabilities based on incoming information, and can immediately take action by controlling other parts of the bodies.
In February, 1943, Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961) a Nobel Prize physicist from Austria, gave a lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland entitled “What is Life?” He identified the problem as follows: “incredibly small groups of atoms much too small to display exact statistical laws….play a dominating role in the very orderly and lawful events with a living organism.” This presentation explains how we concentrate and focus and cause these particles to go into an organized formation and initiate enzymatic activity.
In addition, we shall discuss how mutations occur in somatic cells including those neurons in the brain. These mutations occur more often in the genes a neuron most often uses. By sequencing individual cells rare mutations are illuminated.
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