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The Secret Life of Water

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Water is all around us and we think we know all about it but we are wrong.  Water has many mysteries still surrounding it.  Further, recent science has determined that water exists in a 4th state inside the human body.  A state we had no idea existed with a previously unknown chemical composition.  In fact, there might be MANY unknown states and compositions.

To discuss ths we have Gerald Pollack.  Dr. Pollack received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He then joined the University of Washington faculty and is now professor of Bioengineering. He is also Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, WATER, and convener of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water.

His interests have ranged broadly, from biological motion and cell biology to the interaction of biological surfaces with aqueous solutions. His 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion, won an “Excellence Award” from the Society for Technical Communication. His 2001 book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, and his newest book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor won that Society’s “Distinguished Award,” their highest distinction. The latter book went on to receive the World Summit Excellence Award.