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October 21, 2014

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11:15 PM | Pharma lobbying in the US
Is it a matter of freedom of speech?
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3:42 PM | HPV and HepB vaccines are not associated with multiple sclerosis
I didn’t know it was an issue, but apparently there was some concern that there was a small possibility that vaccines, specifically the hepatitis B (HepB) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, might increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or some other acquired central nervous system demyelinating syndrome (CNS ADS). Apparently, there have been numerous studies […]Continue reading «HPV and HepB vaccines are not associated with multiple sclerosis»
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2:46 PM | Jet Lag, Weight Gain and the Human Microbiome
Let’s face it, jet lag sucks. International flights between time zones leave us tired, moody and possibly even fatter. While the mechanism underlying jet-lag associated weight-gain has been a mystery, a recent study out of the Weizmann Institute in Israel has uncovered a very interesting finding. Gut bacteria, which is often considered one of the […]
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1:02 PM | Festival della Scienza 2014 Genova, 24 ottobre – 2 novembre
Il Festival della Scienza scalda i motori. E Genova rialza la testa: con dieci giorni di eventi che coinvolgeranno tutta la città. Per ripartire dalla ricerca, dai giovani: dalla voglia di futuro Read more →
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1:00 PM | A Verona il punto su Cogenerazione ed Efficienza energetica
Il 28 ottobre torna l’evento dedicato alle applicazioni di cogenerazione, biomasse, biogasRead more →
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11:34 AM | Human mutants (2004)
Viejita pero interesante. Recién hace unos días me hice y vi esta miniserie de 3 episodios (cada uno de 60 min).Human Mutants, 2004.TigerAspect for Channel 4 / Discovery USA.Directores:  Philip Smith, Damon ThomasEscrita y presentada por Armand Marie Leroi.En 2010 había encontrado su libro en la librería del Museo de Historia Natural de Londres y me lo leí de un tirón.Los 3 capítulos, muy bien hechos y con esas producciones tremendas que […]
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10:45 AM | FDA panel backs Novartis' secukinumab for psoriasis
Drug has outperformed Amgen’s Enbrel in clinical trials
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10:42 AM | AbbVie and Shire bring merger plans to a close
Blames tax changes in the US
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9:48 AM | EMA offers orphan drug benefits for Ebola research
Incentives to encourage development of new treatments for the virus
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8:45 AM | Salary survey now open - how will you measure up?
Take part for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet

October 20, 2014

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11:30 PM | Parkinson's UK appoints Arthur Roach as research director
He brings experience from Merck Serono and the Geneva Pharma Network
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11:15 PM | Red Door promotes Matt Lowe and Katy Pogson
Kate Aldous and Sarah Aldridge also move up at the Creston Health agency
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10:40 PM | How to prevent cancer in 12 easy steps–OK, not that easy
I have railed against charlatans who claim that they have the easy way to prevent or cure cancer. Generally, these snake oil salesmen try to convince you that they have some miraculous food, supplement, spiritual energy, and on and on, that can either kill cancer in its tracks. Or keep them from even growing in your body. […]Continue reading «How to prevent cancer in 12 easy steps–OK, not that easy»
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6:35 PM | Tips for a Social Media User
As an HR professional, I attend different seminars and conferences to obtain credits for my HR certification. We had a SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) state conference last week, and I learned all kinds of new strategies involving recruitment, succession planning, employee engagement and change management. One topic was present in every session I […]
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4:53 PM | Easier, Cheaper and Smarter Cancer Detection
This is great. PCR-esque technology with a smartphone camera for detection of cancer biomarkers. Very cool. Tweet This Post
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4:03 PM | Janssen's blood cancer drug Imbruvica approved in Europe
European commission licenses the first-in-class drug for two rare diseases
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3:41 PM | What not to miss at #TMM2014
> Next week, close to 500 researchers, clinicians, trainees, industry and government representatives will gather in Ottawa for some of the best the stem cell and regenerative medicine research community has to offer. The third Till & McCulloch Meetings is taking place over three days, October 27-29 and we’re going with the theme of three...Read more
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2:24 PM | A slick, musical (and sometimes funny) history of NHGRI (video)
Maybe it’s just me, but I laughed when Collins and Clinton walked out…  And I was only mildly carsick when all the meetings and labs were spinning around. Via: New video gives overview of NHGRI history: http://t.co/Aw9lG8j1ra #genomics — Francisco SV (@fsanchezvega) October 20, 2014
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10:09 AM | Regeneron top science employer, says survey
Ranked highest for third year in a row
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9:39 AM | FDA votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer’s Chantix
Will not relax anti-smoking drug's side effect warning
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9:32 AM | Kantar Health adds to UK team
Group director, junior designers and graduate research team appointed
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9:16 AM | Amgen files lawsuit to block PCSK9 rivals
Firm suing Sanofi and Regeneron for patent infringement
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7:36 AM | What causes ageing?
Ageing is caused by a complex interplay between genes and environment. Both external environment, things like diet, exercise, stress and infection, and the environment of each cell, things like oxidative stress and epigenetic changes (changes in marks on DNA) affect how our cells, and therefore how our whole body ages. Ageing is an accumulation of […]

October 19, 2014

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11:15 PM | AbbVie teams up with charities to raise awareness of bronchiolitis
Most common cause of infant hospital admissions in winter
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2:51 AM | Read “The Forest Unseen”
The book, “The Forest Unseen,” is seductive and delightful. Every one of the short chapters takes you on a journey from an overview down to a microscopic and then sometimes genetic level of an organism. [More...]

October 18, 2014

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10:24 PM | Varias actividades en noviembre
En noviembre, avalancha de jornadas y congresos.Con mis compañeros de la Sección clínica del Departamento de Genética vamos a participar de las siguientes actividades:María Boidi expondrá en la presentación de casos clínicos de las Terceras Jornadas de Perinatología: "Ética y desafíos en las conductas perinatales complejas". Lunes 3/11/2014, 11:15 hs.Víctor Raggio integrará la mesa de discusión […]
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11:56 AM | Terceras Jornadas de Perinatología
Voy a estar en una de las mesas de las jornadas sobre "Ética y desafíos en las conductas perinatales complejas": "Avances y aspectos bioéticos del diagnóstico prenatal", en la que expondrá la Dra. Carmen Astete (Chile).3 y 4 de noviembre de 2014.UMP - CHPRMás información: Pocos días para las Terceras Jornadas de Perinatología.auperuruguay@gmail.com
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11:46 AM | XXII Congreso Latinoamericano de Patología Clínica
Voy a estar en la mesa de Diagnóstico Prenatal el sábado 8/11 a las 14:30.http://www.personas.com.uy/alapac2014/
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2:30 AM | Risk Communication and Ebola
Just this past week, I gave a lecture on risk communication to the students of Coastal Environmental Communication (#SciCommLSU) at the Manship School of Mass Communication. I found myself comparing our relatively low concern with serious, long-term environmental impacts in coastal Louisiana with our irrationally high concern over low probability risks, including coming into contact with the Ebola virus while in the U.S. Seeing the current state of overblown fears […]

October 17, 2014

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4:58 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 13-17)
Part 2 of this week's double dose of biotech / pharma Twitter highlights here at BiotechDueDiligence. Thanks for checking out this new feature, and we welcome any feedback! Major credit as always due to @23aloha. Featured tickers: $ABBV $AGIO $ALNY $AMRN $ARWR $CEMP $CRDC $ESPR $FMI $GILD $ISRG $NSPH $PPHM $PSDV $SHPG $SNSS @ashishkjha Amazing thing about 'missteps in medicine' is that it tends to cluster and cascade. Just like excellence.— Amitabh Chandra (@amitabhchandra2) […]
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