Jaime Lagunez is a scientist and activist nominated for Harvard's prestigious Gleitsman Award (received by Nelson Mandela, 1994). On the 89 trillion USD dedicated to controlling the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, he has stated that it should be invested in more than that (To the Commission on economy and the climate change of the World Bank). Currently the costs from environmental damage in lives, diseases and financial resources (calculated to be over 3200 trillion USD) are unacceptable(see also http://pubs.iied.org/pdfs/11501IIED.pdf). His proposal among other statements mentions that indeed, the ways of indigenous peoples are much more in tune with the environment should be incorporated in the project. Furthermore the need for infrastructure to deal with droughts and flooding are already a reality.
Promoter of the Consortium for Humanity project and World Medicine for the creation of more medical treatments. While he directed the coding of computer programs for modeling intramolecular communication as PI and microarray analysis., his group proposed treatments vs HIV and breast cancer.His PhD thesis with Edward N. Trifonov of the Weizmann Institute, presented a universal triplet periodicity of coding sequences pointing to extremely conserved ribosomal RNA sites. Lagunez has spoken in favor of protecting archeological, historical and environmental heritage in Mexico, especially in Cuernavaca and Teotihuacan. Since 2002, along with professors Neil Wollman and anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus, he worked in the Make TIAA-CREF Ethical.
In 2004 the organization Frente Civico, with which he collaborates received the National Mendez Arceo Human Rights Award for having protected civil liberties and the environment against repressive governments. In 2005, 60 archaeological sites in Cuernavaca, Morelos were published as heritage sites by the state of Morelos as a result of the work of the Frente Civico. He has since received support of the Senate with a Punto de Acuerdo in favor of the Cuernavaca valley, approved in August 2008. It speaks of the surrounding forests, the archeological sites, the urban vegetation, historical areas, etc. He has been scientific director of the Instituto de Criónica,. Scientific organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) the American Chemical Society, and the commission on human rights of the American Physics Society (CIPS), have expressed support, both for his actions and scientific projects. Currently he is advisor to National Institute of Health of Mexico and part of the board of directors of the National Prevention Science Coalition using evidence based scientific criteria to change social policy. He has also proposed a drug cocktail to stop cardiovascular endothelial cell senescence as part of the strategy of improving the health of the tissue during aging.
Considering the use of animals for food as cruel and being against the use of fossil fuels he promotes the home cultivation of the high protein high iron source cactus Pereskia aculeata. Very little water, no fertilizers or pesticides are needed to grow this vine originally from the caribbean region. This information well-known in the area of Minas Gerais in Brazil and has been continually sent to the UN and the FAO for the consideration of member state delegations.
He is included by Marquis in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the World and was invited to present a very prestigious plenary lecture in December of 2015 at what is considered the most important scientific and technological conference in Asia. It is organized in Mumbai, India by the IIT.
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