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March 04, 2015

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12:16 AM | Mersana appoints Anna Protopapas as president and CEO
Joins from Millenium Pharmaceuticals
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12:15 AM | Patients should have a say in their medication, claims NICE
Also states health practitioners should be able to share information

March 03, 2015

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9:03 PM | Recommendation Engines
Anyone have any experience building recommendation engines? I’m working on a project and need some advice. Shoot me a message.Thanks
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5:57 PM | skunkbear:Images of the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile. It...
skunkbear:Images of the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile. It erupted early this morning.Credit: ARIEL MARINKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
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5:30 PM | laughingsquid:A Powerful Cello Cover of Nirvana’s Song ‘Smells...
laughingsquid:A Powerful Cello Cover of Nirvana’s Song ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by 2CELLOS wow, electric cellos sound awesome.
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2:50 PM | How many antibodies do you have to trial to find just one that is specific?
Investigation of the activity of the central nervous system involves both the excitatory and inhibitory signals that are coordinated to maintain homeostasis within the brain and spinal cord. GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. It is released from inhibitory interneurons to control the rhythms of the cortical networks, which are believed toRead More
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2:49 PM | OMICS Workshop: An introduction into systemic tools for diverse cell populations
Guest post by Anastassia Voronova Sequencing platforms and techniques are undergoing a revolutionary and transformational progress. As a stem cell researcher, I value the opportunity for continued professional education to maintain a grip on the latest technologies. In late February, I had such an opportunity, and participated in the Stem Cell Network’s first -OMICS Workshop focused on...Read more
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12:44 PM | Transforming times at AstraZeneca
Lisa Anson, the company’s UK and Ireland president, on AZ's future direction
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11:05 AM | Merck's MS drug Rebif resisting competition
Sales reached €1.84bn last year despite oral rivals
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11:03 AM | New cancer meds and drug extensions top CHMP recommendations
Drugs for rare disease, oncology and diabetes top regulator’s endorsements
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11:00 AM | Gilead's Harvoni gains NICE yes - but won't face funding delay
Unlike the company's Sovaldi, which won’t be paid for until the summer
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10:29 AM | J&J sells Cordis unit to Cardinal Health for $1.94bn
Marks J&J’s exit from the cardiovascular stent market
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9:52 AM | Publicis Healthcare names North America group president
Alexandra von Plato to take up the role
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2:48 AM | nevver:Yep, it’s a weasel flying a woodpecker.This might be the...
nevver:Yep, it’s a weasel flying a woodpecker.This might be the best “animal climbing on other animals” pic I’ve seen.
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2:02 AM | Announcing the 10th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium: Engineering Limb Regeneration
On April 22, 2015, the BTC Institute and Promega Corporation will host the 10th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium — Engineering Limb Regeneration: Recapitulating Normal Development and Regeneration? Our colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have put together an outstanding list of presenters who will address advances – and challenges – associated with this field […]
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12:16 AM | Medical advertising complaints lodged to the MHRA drop
But healthcare still in frequent breach of regulations
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12:16 AM | Complaints about UK medical advertising drop
And this year the MHRA will be vetting adverts to promote a ‘right first time’ approach
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12:15 AM | GSK public-private partnership CTTV names director
Centre for Therapeutic Target Validation launched last year

March 02, 2015

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9:25 PM | Majority of Americans Agree Fighting Climate Change a 'Moral Obligation'
Majority of Americans Agree Fighting Climate Change a 'Moral Obligation': A majority of Americans believe they are “morally obligated” to fight climate change, a new poll by Reuters/IPSOS has found. Of the 2,827 people surveyed in the poll, 66 percent said world leaders are ethically bound to reduce carbon emissions, while 72 percent believed that responsibility lay with themselves as well. In addition, 64 percent believe that rising greenhouse gases, which drive climate change, are […]
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9:05 PM | WankBand - Harvest Energy While… This is ridiculous! lolAs...
WankBand - Harvest Energy While… This is ridiculous! lolAs FastCo mentioned (x), this is more a publicity stunt than an actually viable idea, still, rather amusing and actually great commentary on society today. NSFW-Ish
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7:25 PM | Manufacturing a controversy about the MMR vaccine
First published 25 June 2012, updated on 2 March 2015. Here we go again with the trope that the MMR vaccine causes autism. The Daily Mail, a British middle market tabloid, has published an article, MMR: A mother’s victory: The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but […]Continue reading «Manufacturing a controversy about the MMR vaccine»
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6:57 PM | Italian MMR-Autism Decision Overturned
This article was written by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, CA.  Dr. Reiss writes extensively in law journals about the social and legal policies of vaccination. She is also member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and […]Continue reading «Italian […]
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5:30 PM | scientiflix:Why do we have museums? Museums have been a part of...
scientiflix:Why do we have museums? Museums have been a part of human history for over 2,000 years — but they weren’t always like the ones we visit today. J.V. Maranto uncovers the evolution of museums, from the first museum in 530 BC (curated by a princess) to PT Barnum’s freak shows and beyond. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-have-museums-j-v-maranto Lesson by J. V. Maranto, animation by Zedem Media. By: TED-Ed. As a museologist, I really enjoyed this. […]
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4:54 PM | MCE presenta una nuova iniziativa per spiegare ai cittadini le parole chiave del vivere sostenibile
Smart city, diagnosi ed efficienza energetica sono i temi raccontati in 3 videoRead more →
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3:55 PM | Webinar this week: World Tour of Genomics Resources II
One of our really popular seminars has been the “World Tour of Genomics Resources“. One time we gave it at the NIH they had to lock the room because we had hit capacity–in a pretty decent sized room that had been reserved for us. But our goal with the talk is to give a lightweight […]
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1:31 PM | Flagship Grafene: il trasferimento all’industria nei prossimi dieci anni
Entro 10 anni sul mercato e in 3 anni già i primi prototipi. Questi i traguardi indicati nella roadmap del progetto Flagship Grafene. Investimento europeo di 1 miliardo. L’Italia tra i primi paesi coinvolti nell’iniziativa. Focus su produzione, energia, elettronica e applicazioni biomedicali ed elettronica 'fredda'Read more →
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12:07 PM | Ex Sanofi boss joins Boston start-up
Chris Viehbacher joins other industry veterans as the newest board member of PureTech
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11:53 AM | Cidara Therapeutics makes senior appointments
Paul Daruwala and James Balkovec join the biotech
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11:50 AM | Peter Nightingale appointed as chair of new MHRA committee
Was formerly president of the Intensive Care Society
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11:19 AM | GSK divests cancer drugs to bring Novartis deal to completion
Firms also collaborating on joint consumer health venture
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