My review of the Sundance Film Festival Premiered “American Animals” is live on Random Movie Reviews
This past month, Bill Gates took an important step in supporting the search for an effective treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease through a 50 million dollar donation. Just as importantly, he addressed the terrible consequences of inaction and also proposed concrete steps for moving forward in his blog (gatesnotes). International leaders should take note, and follow his example.
Here is his important message:
Here is my article on the coming national crises in neurological disease:
As with film, a related passion of mine is photography, though my busy schedule limits how often I can indulge it. However, I have created a photography site, Clifton Gooch Photography, which can also be accessed from the Clifton Gooch Photography Page on this blog, which includes street, art, architecture, and black & white galleries, among others. If time allows in the future, I may also post some comments on the photography page.
Fortunately, basic photography is now easily accessible to everyone due to the omnipresent smartphone (and I encourage everyone to try out not only taking pictures, but also processing them through any one of a million apps), and the higher art of photography is better than ever, thanks to ongoing advances in digital and optical technology.
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Neurological disease is now costing the U.S. $800 billion per year, far exceeding the total military budget. Research investment is needed now, as this cost may double in the coming years unless we find new treatments for these often devastating disorders. See this summary from the Huffington Post:
$800 billion cost of neurological disease…
I am an academic neurologist, photographer and writer. This blog is a bit of an experiment, and will focus on a wide range of topics from medicine, to important issues of the day, to the arts and pop culture.