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From the editor's desk.

We recently hosted a symposium entitled" Empowering People to Take Control of Their Health." The participants at this event addressed key issues concerning health along with the issue of information overload. When Sheryl Ruzek, professor of public health in the College of Health Professions at Temple University, addressed this issue, I was most impressed and recognized the concern and burden that such an issue puts on people today. The information on radio, television, newspapers and journals is one thing, but the information available through the Internet is insurmountable.

It is particularly true with individuals when they are diagnosed with any chronic condition. There is so much information out there and the last thing a person with such a diagnosis needs is to attempt to pick and choose the right information. In her talk, Dr. Ruzek provided some key guidelines to follow in overcoming this challenge.

Why do I share this information with you? The fact is that it so well relates to why we were established and the critical mission that we face day in and day out. When this Center was established over 16 years ago, a key point brought to light was the fact that an open forum that networks information on the frontier issues of science, medicine, and technology was needed in order to encourage scientists to explore new ideas and advance science. The Center is dedicated to the open and unbiased examination of any theories, hypotheses, or model that challenge prevailing scientific views using sound scientific methods and reasoning. The Center encourages critical review and healthy skepticism while maintaining high academic standards and a neutral profile at all times.

Being with this Center since its conception, I have been privileged, or should I say challenged, in the amount of information we receive and the amount of time and effort that goes in to separating the wheat from the chaff. We are privileged to have a distinguished list of physicians and scientists serving on both our Advisory and Editorial boards to assist us in overcoming such challenges. Our Center stands unique due to the fact that we are not like a particular information site on health issues or physics, but serve as an information site on the many disciplines of science, medicine and technology.

This issue of Frontier Perspectives contains six articles that identify with our mission and the effort that is put forth by our scientific editorial board in reviewing the many papers that we receive and choosing those that show merit. Another item in this issue that identifies with our Center's work is the announcement concerning our upcoming book, which relates to our most recent conference on quantum mechanics entitled, "Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics? Possible New Developments in Quantum Theory in the 21st Century."

Our first article, "A Strategy for Structural Exploration of Homeopathic Medicine," by Dr. Upadhyay brings to light the fact that experiments of high potency homeopathic medicines are different and suggest that physics is the only way to understand homeopathic medicine. A new approach for studying medicines from precise variable sources is suggested in this article and to identify the factor responsible for medicinal action.

Professor Saniga's paper "Conics, (q+1)-Arcs, Pencil Concept of Time and Psychopathology," informs us that it is demonstrated in the (projective plane over) Galois fields GF (q) with q = 2" and n [greater than or equal to] 3 (n being a positive integer) we can define, in addition to the temporal dimensions generated by pencils of conics, also time coordinates represented by aggregates of (q+1)-arcs that are not conics.

"Lymph-Remedies in Ophthalmology" by Dr. N. Sradj brings to light a study where lymph-substances were first introduced in order to stabilize the lymph-metabolism especially in cases of inflammatory, chronical, and allergic diseases of the anterior segments of the eye. The mechanism of this treatment stimulates the auto-immunization as well as the drainage of the edema and bleedings. Written in a clear and concise format this paper identifies the benefits of lymph-therapy in treating chronic conditions related to the eyes.

"On the Way to Relativistic and Quantum Theory of Environment?" by Dr. Vladimir Shamov, has made an attempt to develop in brief a systemic meta modeling for the environment--a set of metaphysic models for human-environment interactions from his point of view and in terms of modern physics.

Professor Konstantin Korotkov's article, "Where Do We Go?," states that the world is divided into two big groups: Pessimists and Optimists. He claims this division is independent from the current information and it is a quality of brain organization. This division and other issues related to this theory are brought to light in this article.

"Unknown Factors In Chronobiology", presented by Professor Alexander Dubrov, provides an analysis of data published in the papers of leading chronobiologists and biosymmentrists, demonstrating that the variations of the geomagnetic field and tide-forming forces of the Moon and Sun provide the basis for the homeostasis in living beings.

This issue of Frontier Perspectives shows the need for such a unique Center that not only networks information, but also filters out the many frontier scientific issues that hold promise for future breakthroughs in science. This Center knows well that scientists and physicians from all fields of science must contribute their piece of the puzzle in order to solve the many issues that perplex science today. Maintaining support from our readership and achieving funding so that we may increase our networking and the publishing of our journal stands as a top priority for this Center.

In closing, I trust that through our work we are able to lighten your burden of information overload and wish you and yours a Happy Holiday Season and New Year.
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Author:Kolenda, Nancy
Publication:Frontier Perspectives
Date:Sep 22, 2003
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