Pearson Syndrome, a rare fatal childhood mitochondrial disease

Lopes, Kariny Louize; Lilia Rosário Ribeiro, Heslley Machado Silva, and Robert A. Michaels. Pearson syndrome, a rare mitochondriopathy – case report. Brazilian Journal of Development (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil), 6(11):85,542-9, doi: 10.34117/bjdv6n11-103, November 2020; Abstract: Pearson’s Syndrome (PS) is a rare multisystemic mitochondriopathy caused by deletions and/or duplications in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). We describe a girl, age 3 years and 10 months, who was diagnosed with PS. The case highlights two main characteristics of PS: dysfunction in the hematopoietic system, and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency....

November 23, 2020

Daily Gazette letter: science denial and Covid-19

Abstract: Tension exists between managing the current pandemic with economies open vs. closed. The optimum, as in New York State, embraces both sequentially. New York’s Covid-19 data responded predictably, enabling phased re-opening of regional economies. This is a tribute to science. In other states, as science deniers are tragically learning, inadequate data and premature re-opening allowed their pandemic time bombs to explode. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342715717_Look_to_science_data_to_slow_Covid-19_Letter_to_the_Editor_Daily_Gazette_Newspaper_Schenectady_New_York_Sunday_5_July_2020 The url link above navigates to the letter on ResearchGate, where it can be read and/or downloaded at no charge....

July 6, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

Serology testing for antibodies induced by Covid-19 may indicate past exposure without past infection

Michaels, Robert A. Serology testing for antibodies induced by Covid-19 may indicate past exposure without past infection. Science, e-Letter, online: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6495/1060/tab-e-letters, 18 June 2020. This item also is available on ResearchGate, in the Project titled Contaminants of Emerging Concern, via the following url link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342318952_Michaels_Robert_A_Serology_testing_for_antibodies_induced_by_Covid-19_may_indicate_past_exposure_without_past_infection_Science_e-Letter_online_httpssciencesciencemagorgcontent36864951060tab-e-letters

June 21, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels, PhD

ABCEP Mentoring Program

ABCEP Mentoring Program By Robert A. Michaels and Jim Yawn*, Co-Administrators: Many of us have been influenced positively by people in our lives. If a Mentor has been one of those influences, you may already know how powerful that can be. One of the most valuable benefits of ABCEP membership is the Mentoring Program. *Michaels, RA; and James F. Yawn. ABCEP Mentoring Program. Collingswood, New Jersey; Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals, ABCEP Newsletter, 1 Q1/Q2, https://www....

June 14, 2020 · Robert A. Michaels and Jim Yawn

COVID-19 risks and risk management in New York State's Capital Area

Dr. Michaels on 16-March published an article on the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic: Michaels, Robert A. Covid-19 risks and risk management in New York State’s Capital Area. ResearchGate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339956601_Covid-19_Risks_and_Risk_Management_in_New_York_State's_Capital_Area, online 16 March 2020. The url link above navigates to the article on ResearchGate, where it can be read and/or downloaded at no charge.

March 17, 2020 · Dr. Robert A. Michaels

Michaels presentation to New York State Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Section

Dr. Robert A. Michaels on 31 January 2020 made an invited presentation to the New York State Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Section. The presentation, titled Contaminants of Emergent Concern, is available for viewing and/or download at no charge, at the following url: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339055672_Legacy_Contaminants_of_Emergent_Concern. Description: Concern about historic (‘legacy’) contaminants may be emerging as information about their toxic effects and toxic potency increases, and with discovery of their presence at toxic levels in various environmental media....

February 16, 2020 · RAM TRAC Corporation

Fracking in New York: Weighing Risks and Benefits

The url provided below links to a short, readable ‘white paper’ on ‘fracking’ in New York State. This work was performed by my co-author, the physicist Dr. Randy Simon, and myself based upon the premise that a reasonably non-technical treatment of this issue by qualified experts viewing it from a strictly neutral, objective perspective would be useful. Please feel free to circulate the article, and/or quote from it: http://www.oeic.us/articles/reviews/fracking_in_new_york_weighing_risks_and_benefits

August 13, 2013 · Dr. Robert A. Michaels

A snapping turtle bill in New York State that should NOT become law...

Assembly Bill A2490-2013 would amend the New York State Environmental Conservation Law to allow trappers to take snapping turtles, our State Reptile. Turtles already are under pressure globally, with populations reduced by more than half, and many species already endangered. Likewise, snappers are already under pressure in New York State. To permit trapping as an additional source of mortality for our State Reptile would be like allowing hunting of our national symbol, the bald eagle, as both are highly esteemed, emblematic, and pressured....

July 27, 2013 · Dr. Robert A. Michaels

More on Emerging Issues for EPA PCB Dredging Five-Year Review

In its five-year review of the Hudson River PCB dredging project, EPA should consider the following three emerging developments in deciding whether Phase 2 can be resumed and implemented safely: High-flow events are predicted to occur with increasing frequency in future years, as illustrated last year by events such as Tropical Storms Irene and Lee; such events will drive PCB sediments mobilized by dredging downstream for decades to come;...

May 21, 2012 · Dr. Robert A. Michaels

Issues for EPA PCB Dredging Five-Year Review

Environmental groups recently have been advocating expansion of Hudson River PCB dredging. They are premature at best, given the ongoing five-year review by EPA of the dredging project, required under the Superfund Law. Maybe politics will drive the result of this review, but EPA and environmental groups should consider the documented, substantial long-term consequences of dredging, rather than seizing on the simplistic, short-term expedient of digging up more PCB sediments....

May 20, 2012 · Dr. Robert A. Michaels