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March 31, 2015

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8:08 PM | Watch: Ancient Potion Against Infection Seems To Work - And Work...
Watch: Ancient Potion Against Infection Seems To Work - And Work Really Well!You want to hear amazing: This 1,000 year old concoction even kills MRSA “superbugs”! This is some mindblowing stuff. Really makes me rethink my impressions of medieval medicine; and really, now I’m so curious to learn more! (Like how on earth did they discover/invent this?!) Fantastic collaborative project ::internal applause::More info at engadget
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6:40 PM | Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash,...
Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash, Not the PlanetTom Dart, citylab.com… As solar and wind reach equal (or better) costs compared to fossil fuel energy, we’re gonna start to see a lot of places that are agnostic or indifferent to environmental concerns adopting alternative energy. Which is really good news. Though I’m one of those sustainability liberals, I do understand - and it’s important to understand - that for many people and […]
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6:39 PM | CDC recommends new Gardasil cancer prevention vaccine
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle. As I wrote a few weeks ago, there are limited ways to prevent cancers. There are no magical panaceas that prevent any of the 250 or so cancers. There are no magical supplements or pills. Smoking weed is not going to help. There are just a few ways to prevent cancers–stop smoking, stay out of … Continue reading CDC recommends new Gardasil cancer prevention vaccine →Continue reading «CDC recommends new […]
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5:57 PM | engadget:DARPA wants an army of drones to overwhelm the...
engadget:DARPA wants an army of drones to overwhelm the enemy Obviously. No surprise there. Also, interesting how we’re slowly becoming the aliens from sci-fi movies  -with a mothership that unloads and helps fleets of smaller ones which overwhelm those pesky humans. On the bright side, this system might be able to be used for other swarm applications, like search and rescue after a disaster.
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5:35 PM | osmium:bitchenwitch:dreaming-moreorless:bustysaintclair:exeggcute:california anti-drought measures...
osmium:bitchenwitch:dreaming-moreorless:bustysaintclair:exeggcute:california anti-drought measures are always like “take shorter showers! consider brushing your teeth with the sink turned off” and never mention the fact that nestle is bottling all of our fucking water and selling it to people who live in areas with plenty of waterIt’s like the Irish potato “famine” I stgIn California, residential use only accounts for 4% of total water use. Industrial use is […]
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4:41 PM | Legality of editing your own DNA
Science is moving faster than our imaginations. Individuals and governments need to seek educational resources for genetics and biotechnology in order to successfully navigate the very-near-future discussions that will need to happen concerning these and other technologies. Remember, a tool is neither good nor evil; it is how we use it! It Should Be Legal To … Continue reading Legality of editing your own DNA The post Legality of editing your own DNA appeared first on Plant DNA […]
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4:30 PM | mindblowingscience:Researchers have achieved wireless speeds of...
mindblowingscience:Researchers have achieved wireless speeds of 1 Tb per secondThat’s fast enough to download 10 full-length movies in less than a second… wirelessly.Researchers at the University of Surrey in England have achieved 5G speeds of 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) over 100 metres in the lab - by far the fastest wireless connection to date.The 5G, or fifth generation, mobile network will eventually replace our current 4G technology, with its comparatively poxy speeds of […]
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4:19 PM | Genetics: Risk or destiny?
Genetics: Risk or destiny?Una buena infografía para público general sobre genética y riesgos de enfermedad.
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2:23 PM | NHS to expand video and email consultation pilots
Move is part of plans to increase patient access to GPs and pharmacists
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2:00 PM | Start me up: The virtue of patience
Regardless of an agency's size, the hardest lesson to learn is that of being patient
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12:38 PM | Bringing student-driven genetics education to the university campus
By: Franjo Ivankovic Biology and Anthropology, University of Florida According to the survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University this January, as many as 80.44% of respondents want mandatory labels...
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12:38 PM | Bringing student-driven genetics education to the university campus
By: Franjo Ivankovic Biology and Anthropology, University of Florida According to the survey conducted by the Oklahoma State University this January, as many as 80.44% of respondents want mandatory labels...
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12:34 PM | Book Review: Bang wongs "Visual Strategies for Biological Data"
I've written before about how much I liked Nature Methods “Points of View” by Bang Wong and I created a public Mendeley group so you could access the papers. I'd also said that having the articles collected together as a hard-copy version would be great.Now available is Nature Collections: Visual Strategies for Biological Data "this e-book collects the Points of View columns published in Nature Methods through February 2015, providing practical advice on effective strategies for […]
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12:00 PM | If it ain’t broke….Farewell and thanks to the Stem Cell Network
. In May 2012, the Stem Cell Network (SCN) and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) launched Signals Blog, an evolution of SCN’s popular Stem Cell Network Blog and the brainchild of Lisa Willemse, Director of Communications at SCN. Beyond common interests, the partnership addressed a transitional need for SCN: Finding a suitable...Read more
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11:51 AM | Nurturing innovation in a tough environment
Much has been achieved in the UK in recent years, but the NHS still has a way to go
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11:04 AM | Prioritise educating GPs over patients, says patient advocate
Jack Whelan says that patients are ‘no different to the man on the street’ with health knowledge 
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10:13 AM | Merck Serono joins CAR-T race with $941m Intrexon deal
Will collaborate on therapy to recognise and attack antigens on tumour cells
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9:49 AM | Google and J&J team up for robotic surgery
Two firms looking to revolutionise medical technology
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9:25 AM | Teva starts M&A push with $3.5bn Auspex buy
Aims to diversify business away from dependency on Copaxone
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9:18 AM | Novartis cancer pill makes it onto UK early access list
Joins Merck’s melanoma drug Keytruda for the MHRA’s accelerated review programme 
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6:01 AM | Once you get this you have to say 5 things you like about yourself publicly then send this to your 10 favorite followers (or whateverrrrr)
yikes, this is hard… (And I wouldn’t do this for just anyone, CL!)1. I love my mad passion, how I get interested in something and throw myself into it. Even crazy ideas, like touring Europe for a year while working at science museums or staying up all night designing an awesome idea for luggage. 2. I like how easy-going I am. I used to pretty uptight when I was younger. I’m almost the opposite of that now. I’m quite happy it. Much less stress and much easier to […]
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5:13 AM | Check out these Amazing MRI Scans of Produce - Can You Identify...
Check out these Amazing MRI Scans of Produce - Can You Identify Them All?Images by Andy Ellison~Visit RealCleverScience.tumblr for more awe-inspiring science stories, news, and musings.
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1:20 AM | mostlysignssomeportents:Hostility seizures depression psychosis...
mostlysignssomeportents:Hostility seizures depression psychosis hallucinationsAlso suicide. And has a reported success rate of just 44%. (x) Kinda makes one wonder whether it’s worth it to quit smoking at all.Just one reason why I take vaping over this nonsense.
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12:05 AM | "The most objective metric of ‘livability’ in cities is probably the rate at which friends happen to..."
“The most objective metric of ‘livability’ in cities is probably the rate at which friends happen to run into one another on the sidewalk.” - (via secretrepublic)This is actually something that I really love about Seattle. It’s a pretty big city, yet I still manage to run into friends. Also, it’s not super-crowded. #SeattleLove

March 30, 2015

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11:17 PM | Bionor names executive management team additions
Three new starters including chief operating officer and interim CFO
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11:16 PM | Just:: Health Communications launches Just//works
Will offer problem solving and multi-discipline advice
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9:56 PM | futuristech-info:Unique microchip can simultaneously receive and...
futuristech-info:Unique microchip can simultaneously receive and transmit data at the same frequency - Doubling networks data capacityBy Charles Q. ChoiA new microchip could double the amount of data one can transmit and receive wirelessly by enabling simultaneous transmission and reception on the same radio frequency, engineers at Columbia University say.This advance could not only improve portables and WiFi networks, “but this could also ease up the frequency spectrum as well,” […]
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8:49 PM | Fake happy memories created while you sleep
Memory manipulation is the stuff of science fiction and urban myths. At least it was until a series of experiments on mice have shown it is possible. Last year I wrote about a study in which scientists used light to create and delete false memories of fear in mice. A different group used the same […]
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6:28 PM | Could This be the Next Generation Ebola Virus Vaccine?
Ebola virus has received a lot of press in the last year due to the extended epidemic outbreak in Africa. Ebola is part of the family of Filioviruses (filamentous virus) and causes hemorrhagic fever that leads to internal bleeding and loss of bodily fluids. As the epidemic in Africa has illustrated so starkly, once the […]
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5:48 PM | A Time for Transcription (Factors)
I’ve been postponing this post for a while, hoping to find the time to expand the analysis, but time seems to elude me at present, so I’ve decided to condense my thoughts and get it out anyway. In the last few months, my … Continue reading →
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