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July 18, 2014

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2:12 PM | It's on: Shire and AbbVie agree £32bn takeover
Companies agree deal that is set to cut US pharma company’s corporate tax bill
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2:08 PM | DNA
DNA is also known as Deoxyribonucleic Acid. DNA is considered to the building block of the body and is found in the nuclei of all cells.  Found inside the nucleus the DNA strands are sets of chromosomes. Each set of chromosomes have a constriction point from where two arms are formed called the centromere. The […] The post DNA appeared first on Regeneration Center of Thailand.
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2:01 PM | Science provides clues to origins and evolution of zoonotics
Zoonotic diseases have been infecting people for a long time. European researchers recently found the genome of a brucellosis-causing bacterium in a 700-year-old human skeleton in Italy, Science World Report notes. Brucellosis infects several livestock species and humans can contract it through unpasteurized dairy products or direct contact with sick animals. Brucellosis isn’t the only disease that’s made the leap from beast to man. In fact, the Canadian Agricultural Safety […]
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1:16 PM | Friday SNPpets
Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment… RT @marc_rr: Cell lines are an even worse mess than I thought, shows @calipho2. E.g.: contamination […]
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10:03 AM | Novartis' vaccine sales decline ahead of GSK transfer
Only business not to show growth during second quarter of 2014
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9:47 AM | Amgen's Sensipar follow-up clears phase III trial
AMG 416 meets objectives in hyperparathyroidism
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9:44 AM | FDA approves drug for rare swelling diseases
Salix and Pharming’s Ruconest is made from the milk of genetically-modified rabbits
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8:14 AM | HEAL membership grows
Five agencies join network healthcare media agencies
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8:04 AM | Anthea Davies joins Cello Health Communications
Agency also appoints Emma-Kate Yates

July 17, 2014

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9:21 PM | A hint at the genomes impact on our social lives
GWAS is still in the news and still finding hits, the number of GWAS hits has increased rapidly since the first publication for AMD in 2005. Watch the movie to see the last decade of work!A recent paper in PNAS seems to have got people talking: in Friendship and natural selection Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler describe their analysis of the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) data; specifically the data of people recorded as friends by participants. The FHS recorded lots of information about […]
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7:32 PM | A Scientist’s Ideal Girlfriend?
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6:20 PM | Poll: how do you pay for your immunizations?
Until recently, I didn’t think there was much of an issue about patients or parents paying for vaccines. My perspective is certainly USA-based, but it would be interesting to see how people are paying for their vaccines.              Continue reading «Poll: how do you pay for your immunizations?»
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6:06 PM | Publiscize Your Research
Author's Note: I recently came across an article talking about a new website called Publiscize, a platform that helps scientists break down and promote their published research for a lay audience. The platform, a service for science communication straight from researchers themselves, was founded by Robert Seigel, a postdoctoral research fellow in atmospheric sciences at the University of Miami. I contacted Robert to ask him a few questions about this new platform […]
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2:35 PM | Ageing eggs: Do we really need to freak out?
Yes and no. Women used to be told that we had to have babies by age 30. Now we are told by age 35 is okay. The age at which we choose to have children can affect the health, ageing and life span of our children. The same goes for us. The age our parents […]
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1:37 PM | What’s The Answer? (data sharing with Bittorrent)
Biostars is a site for asking, answering and discussing bioinformatics questions and issues. We are members of the community and find it very useful. Often questions and answers arise at Biostars that are germane to our readers (end users of genomics resources). Every Thursday we will be highlighting one of those items or discussions here […]
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11:06 AM | Vaccine Memories: From Polio to Autism
“April 15 – Polio Vaccine Perfected!!!!” So wrote my mother in 1955, on the “Baby’s Health Record” page of my baby book. I unearthed it a few days ago while looking for some old writing clips. Just a day earlier, I’d just reported in Medscape on a study finding that adding injected Salk polio vaccine to the oral Sabin vaccine series can boost immunity in parts of the world where polio is still endemic, such as Nigeria, Pakistan, and […]
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7:00 AM | Our Microbiomes: Who Are Our Microscopic Neighbors?
Our bodies are made up of many more microbe cells — bacteria, fungi, and other microscopic critters — than human cells. These microscopic organisms are clearly important for making us who we are. And yet, there’s so much we don’t understand about them. How do our microbiomes help keep us healthy, and why do they … Continue reading »
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1:18 AM | Why would you go and do THAT?
“Kid, what do you want to be when you grow up?” "I’m going to be a writer!" Silence. "Or a dolphin trainer. Or a doctor like my dad." Fast forward. I’m a nerdy teenager who likes to dream big. One of my favorite memories from my homeschooling experience is sitting down in our sunroom every week with a heavily pierced and tattooed creative writing tutor who moonlighted as a fire baton-twirler. She would open a book of Georgia O’Keeffe paintings,... Read more

July 16, 2014

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7:37 PM | Angel’s Glow: Bioluminescence Uncovered on the Battlefield
If battlegrounds could speak they would have many stories to tell.  In some cases the microbes found in those soils have lived on to separate fact from fiction. One such story has its origins in the Battle of Shiloh, which went down in history as one of the bloodiest battles fought during the American Civil […]
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7:16 PM | Can We Trust Western Blots?
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5:39 PM | Making robots that can change shape
Whoa – Terminator’s ability to melt down and reappear is not so much science fiction any more. This week MIT announced that it has developed a material that can be either rigid or soft depending on whether it is hot or cold and whether it is coated or uncoated. This is a great example of […]
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3:28 PM | Padre después de los 40
Me entrevistaron para esta nota del suplemento Domingo del El País.Padre después de los 40.
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3:26 PM | How to evaluate the quality of scientific research
One of the most tiresome discussions that a scientific skeptic has when debunking and refuting pseudoscience or junk science (slightly different variations of the same theme) is what constitutes real evidence. You’d think that would be easy, “scientific evidence” should be the gold standard, but really, there is a range of evidence from garbage to convincing. […]Continue reading «How to evaluate the quality of scientific research»
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3:20 PM | Lucca: venerdì 18 luglio presentazione della sezione rinnovata “La committenza borghese tra Ottocento e Novecento” al Museo nazionale di Palazzo Mansi
Recenti donazioni ai Musei nazionali di opere della seconda metà del Novecento hanno reso indispensabile un nuovo ordinamento della sezione dedicata al XX secolo. Venerdì 18 luglio alle ore 11 le sale rinnovate al secondo piano del Museo nazionale di…Read more →
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3:16 PM | Ecolight presenta la “Guida rifiuti”: una bussola per le aziende nella gestione dei rifiuti professionali
Dal consorzio una pubblicazione dedicata ad imprese e professionisti per non naufragare in mezzo ad obblighi e prescrizioni. Disponibile online gratuitamenteRead more →
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3:11 PM | Ricercatore italiano negli USA autore di una importante scoperta sui tumori epiteliali del timo
Durante il dottorato si è trasferito negli USA a lavorare presso l’Oncologia Medica dei National Institutes of Health di Bethesda e da lì ha condotto una ricerca internazionale pubblicata alcuni giorni fa su Nature Genetics. Iacopo Petrini, 34 anni, laureato in Medicina e…Read more →
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1:37 PM | Video Tip of the Week: VectorBase, for invertebrate vectors of human pathogens
I wish I had been clever enough to coordinate this week’s Video Tip of the Week with “Mosquito Week” a couple of months back. There was a bunch of chatter at that time about this infographic that was released by Bill Gates, which illustrated the contribution of various human-killing species. The mosquito was deemed: The […]
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12:55 PM | Medical Device Industry News Video Roundup – June 2014
Welcome to the Aptiv Solutions medical device news roundup! We’ve collected ten intriguing news articles to provide you with information you need to help your organization succeed. Coming up in this roundup: As the summer progresses, the medical device sector continues to grow and expand. New regulations and innovative tools are changing the industry every ... continue reading
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3:20 AM | Nurses who refuse to vaccinate, harm patients
There’s an awful antivaccination cult called Nurses Against Mandatory Vaccines whose sole purpose is to oppose vaccinating nurses and other healthcare workers against vaccine preventable diseases. These so-called nurses, whose profession is dedicated to protecting, maintaining and assisting people to live, are so blinded by their antivaccine beliefs that they would rather risk harm to patients […]Continue reading «Nurses who refuse to vaccinate, harm patients»

July 15, 2014

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11:15 PM | MS sailing challenge comes to UK
Oceans of Hope yacht has crew of people with multiple sclerosis and is supported by Biogen Idec
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