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April 24, 2015

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8:11 PM | CRISPR treats stem cells from cystic fibrosis patients
Scientists use CRISPR to ‘cure’ cystic fibrosis in gut tissue grown from patients. Cystic fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic disease affecting 70 000 people worldwide. It is much more common in white people than in other races.  Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR gene). This […]
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8:06 PM | Animal or Plant? FISH Labeling Reveals Horizontal Transfer of Algae Gene into Sea Slug Chromosome
There are times when I ask myself why I chose a career in science. This happens on what I call “grass is greener” days. On these days I dream of other careers—like National Geographic reporter or Caribbean tour guide–which all sound way more exciting than scientist. Admittedly these alternative careers are not ones that many […]
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6:26 PM | engadget: How cheap VR helped a Stanford professor bring his...
engadget: How cheap VR helped a Stanford professor bring his dream to Tribeca Just gotta say, that picture is pretty creepy.
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6:00 PM | engadget: Technology turns touchscreen displays into biometric...
engadget: Technology turns touchscreen displays into biometric scanners Kinda genius.
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5:58 PM | Ray-Guns!Some interesting news: The army is testing...
Ray-Guns!Some interesting news: The army is testing truck-mounted and gun-mounted ray guns! However, they’re not for firing at people, but for frying electronics, like drones and bombs. But don’t worry, the army has had actual “ahhh!!-my-skin-feels-like-it’s-on-fire!” ray guns for some time. I wonder how long it’ll be till bullets seem quaint.
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5:47 PM | elegantbuffalo: !
elegantbuffalo: !
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5:30 PM | i-heart-histo: The view from inside a blood vessel. An erythro...
i-heart-histo: The view from inside a blood vessel. An erythro sight to behold!i♡histo I want to go tubing.
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5:26 PM | fuckyeahfluiddynamics: Milk and juice vibrating on a speaker...
fuckyeahfluiddynamics: Milk and juice vibrating on a speaker can put on a veritable fireworks display of fluid dynamics. Vibrating a fluid can cause small standing waves, called Faraday waves, on the surface of the fluid. Add more energy and the instabilities grow nonlinearly, quickly leading to tiny ligaments and jets of liquid shooting upward. With sufficiently high energy, the jets shoot beyond the point where surface tension can hold the liquid together, resulting in a spray of droplets. […]
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5:24 PM | As drought persists, desalination could be California's last resort
As drought persists, desalination could be California's last resort: climateadaptation: rjzimmerman: Good article about the growing interest in the use of desalination in California. The article also looks at the alternatives to desalination, from a cost perspective, including the use of direct or indirect potable water recycling.Excerpt:How does desal work?Removing salt from seawater is a simple if energy-intensive process. Here’s a step-by-step description of one of the most common […]
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4:00 PM | "Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” - John Muir (via whats-out-there)
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3:30 PM | scientiflix: Does Life Have Meaning Without Death? Getting old...
scientiflix: Does Life Have Meaning Without Death? Getting old is an unavoidable truth of life. And yet, for most of modern history this mortal coil has baffled scientists. Over the past decade, however, researchers have made great strides in understanding the cellular, molecular, and genetic tableau of aging—which has brought the next question into sharp focus: Can aging be stopped? While a full answer remains elusive, recent advancements have opened the door for significantly extending […]
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3:00 PM | fakescience:Neat. Today we have five inspiring quotes from Louis...
fakescience:Neat. Today we have five inspiring quotes from Louis Pasteur. lol
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3:00 PM | realcleverscience: New Study Finds That Tank-Vapor Systems...
realcleverscience: New Study Finds That Tank-Vapor Systems Better Than “Cigalikes” For Vapers Trying To Quit SmokingPrevious studies have suffered from a generalizations in their methods, which is problematic for studying vape systems since there are many different types and variations. A new study looked at the difference between usage and type of vapor system:…Many experts think e-cigarettes, which heat nicotine-laced liquid into an inhalable vapour, are a lower-risk […]
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3:00 PM | asapscience: Ur-ine for a good run![christinanotchris] lol
asapscience: Ur-ine for a good run![christinanotchris] lol
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1:14 PM | Friday SNPpets
This week’s SNPpets include definition confusion in “epigenetics”, two HIPPIES, a new mouse ENCODE browser, living figures (new ways to interact with published data), and new features at the Drug-Gene Interaction database (DGIdb). Oh–and the woolly mammoth genome. Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of […]
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10:38 AM | Novartis still hungry after absorbing GSK oncology
CEO says firm is looking to strengthen pipelines in its three businesses
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10:36 AM | Mammoth de-exinction: not good for elephants, not good for science?
Two woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) have had their genomes sequenced by a team led by the Swedish Museum of Natural History: Complete Genomes Reveal Signatures of Demographic and Genetic Declines in the Woolly Mammoth. The BBC story included coverage of the Long Now Foundation and their plans for de-extinction via genetic-rescue; "to produce new mammoths... repopulate [] tundra and boreal forest in Eurasia and North America", but "not to make perfect copies of extinct woolly […]
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10:24 AM | Recipharm Italy appoints new general manager
Dr Giorgio Bruno has worked with companies such as AstraZeneca and Corden
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10:16 AM | Paul Blackburn launches search firm People Gallery
New company to have a particular focus on health
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9:48 AM | Pharma must engage on the affordability question, says ABPI
UK pharma trade body says the industry must be willing to discuss drug pricing
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9:20 AM | Merck's breakthrough HCV drug aces trial
Grazoprevir/elbasvir showed efficacy in phase II and III trials
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9:18 AM | EUSA Pharma appoints Lee Morley as its new chief executive
UK specialty pharmaceutical company also adds Göran Ando to its board
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3:26 AM | F.Lux
p.s. there are some advanced controls for how much you want it to affect your screen. Not that complex, just tinker with it a bit. Also, I trid the most red setting for awhile but couldn’t deal with it. Find the setting that really works for you. And you can still manually dim/brighten the screen. This mostly just changes the hue.
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3:08 AM | itscolossal:Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions...
itscolossal:Beautiful Chemistry: Amazing Chemical Reactions Filmed with a 4K UltraHD Camera [VIDEO]
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3:00 AM | laughingsquid: The ‘Stellar Cave’ Series, Breathtaking Glowing...
laughingsquid: The ‘Stellar Cave’ Series, Breathtaking Glowing String Installations of Animals and Geometric Patterns
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2:54 AM | asylum-art: The Alien Beauty Of Jellyfish In Alexander Semenov...
asylum-art: The Alien Beauty Of Jellyfish In Alexander Semenov ’s New Photos Russian marine biologist and underwater photographer Alexander Semenov is back with some new extraordinary photographs of the deep sea aliens. Alexander is currently leading a team of scientists on a three-year-long Aquatilis expedition to explore the deep waters around the world. The aim of Aguatilis expedition is to reveal the hidden animal kingdom living miles under the surface. “You […]
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2:32 AM | sciencesoup: The Blue Dilemma The Sun’s light is incredibly...
sciencesoup: The Blue Dilemma The Sun’s light is incredibly influential in our lives. Aside from providing almost all of our energy, it has another effect: our bodies use light intensity as a cue for our internal body clock. Being exposed to bright light in the morning helps our bodies to wake up and become energised, while the dimmer light at night-time tells our bodies to start winding down and sleep. Receiving the right amount of light at the right times of the day is critical […]

April 23, 2015

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11:17 PM | MRC Technology names finance director
Andrew Mercieca took up the role on April 1
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10:10 PM | New To Science Blogging #4 – Life et al.
  This post is the fourth in a recent guest blog series on my blog featuring science bloggers who recently got their start in the science blogosphere. This series of posts I'll be inviting from new science bloggers, or anyone who started blogging about science in the last year or so, will help paint a picture of how science bloggers get their start today. *If you want to contribute to this series, and you recently (within the last year or so) started any form […]
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9:13 PM | HPV vaccine prevents cancer and cuts medical costs
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle. Genital and oral human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the USA. There are more than 40 HPV sub-types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. Additionally, some HPV types, typically subtypes 16 and 18, can also infect the mouth and throat. HPV is generally transmitted from personal contact during vaginal, anal or … Continue […]
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