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January 21, 2015

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4:30 PM | The Epigenetics of Stroke
Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States, taking 130,000 lives each year as well as incurring $36.5 billion combined costs of medical expenses and lost productivity. Advanced age is a risk factor for stroke. 66% of patients hospitalized due to stroke are over 65 years ... The post The Epigenetics of Stroke appeared first on EpiBeat.
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4:30 PM | AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs: Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create. If you got some time for a longer read, this is a fantastic report by Pew about what experts from a range of fields expect from AI and Robotics by 2025. Great way to hear many perspectives. For me, the article definitely dampened some of my […]
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2:07 PM | Video Tip of the Week: GWATCH, for flying over chromosomes
Ok, so it’s not *just* for flying over chromosomes. There’s more to it, of course. But that’s the part of GWATCH (Genome-Wide Association Tracks Chromosome Highway) that caught my attention. I’m always looking for different ideas and strategies to visualize data, and this was the first time I drove along the whole length of a […]
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11:54 AM | J&J chief predicts 10 new pharma filings by 2017
 Company has launched 14 new products since 2009
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10:37 AM | FDA approves AbbVie’s Duopa in advanced Parkinson’s
Drug is administered into the stomach via a tube
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10:28 AM | BMS names Giovanni Caforia as new CEO
Current chief operating officer will succeed Lamberto Andreotti in May
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10:19 AM | Xarelto gets new atrial fibrillation label in Europe
First oral anticoagulant to gain EU approval in indication
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10:07 AM | No freezer? No problem for Affimers
We are very excited about the quality of Affimers, but rather than just tell you about their super-stability, we thought we’d show you. We took three different Affimers from our catalogue and simply left them at room temperature for two months to test their stability. As our key benefits explain, Affimers are stable at theRead More
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12:15 AM | Sustaining relationships
Do you really understand the KOLs you work with?
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12:05 AM | British Skin Foundation launches Valentine’s cancer campaign
Encourages public to check the moles of their loved ones

January 20, 2015

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9:40 PM | #365papers digest 3
Latest additions to the #365papers challenge, sort of restricted to papers in the molecular biology area (mostly). Before getting to the actual papers, a few tweets I am particularly fond of, starting with This week has taught me that I can … Continue reading →
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9:36 PM | If any of these signs are true, you might not have a gluten issue
Although it may seem like I write only about the lies and ignorance of the antivaccination cult, I truly despise all kinds of pseudoscience. It’s just that refusing vaccines that prevent real diseases, based on antivaccine misinformation (OK, lies), relates directly to the health of real children everywhere. Most (but certainly not all) other pseudosciences are not […]Continue reading «If any of these signs are true, you might not have a gluten issue»
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4:30 PM | futurescope: Robot paralysed by choice of who to save New...
futurescope: Robot paralysed by choice of who to save New Scientist has a story about a new experiment that tests Asimov’s fictional First Law of Robotics in which ethical robots prevent humans from coming to harm. CAN we teach a robot to be good? Fascinated by the idea, roboticist Alan Winfield of Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK built an ethical trap for a robot – and was stunned by the machine’s response… [read more] This is a pretty amazing video, and may […]
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2:53 PM | Call for GSK and Pfizer to reduce vaccine price
MSF campaigns to lower cost of pneumococcal shot to $5 per child in developing countries
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1:00 PM | Luck is on their side in “bad luck” cancer study
. Before you read my blog, I recommend that you first read Sara Nolte’s blog “Bad luck, bad science, or bad reporting?” In it, Sara does an excellent job explaining and commenting on Drs. Cristian Tomasetti’s and Bert Vogelstein’s study “Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell...Read more
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12:25 PM | Sleep the flu away
Flu season is upon us. With all that coughing and spluttering it may seem that there is little to ease the pain. But, some of the clever scientists at Washington State University have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal’s recovery from the flu. Research led byRead More
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11:53 AM | Novartis' Cosentyx cleared for psoriasis in Europe
First of the IL-17 inhibitor class of drug to receive European approval
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11:50 AM | CDF chair regrets undermining NICE
But Prof Clark says he wholeheartedly supports the Institute
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11:32 AM | J&J gets quicker review for schizophrenia depot in US
Could be ready to market by the middle of this year
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10:16 AM | Regulators to improve cooperation on generic drugs
EMA to spearhead information sharing initiative
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1:40 AM | Watch an “A.I. Mario” Learn to Interact with People...
Watch an “A.I. Mario” Learn to Interact with People and his Digital World It may not look like much (and the aesthetics of the game and video could be much better), but this is actually pretty damn amazing. (And it’s obviously an early phase in the technology.) Personally, I’d love to see a virtual brain (e.g. this robo-worm brain) explore a digital landscape we all know, and maybe even invent some novel strategies and solutions. Plus, I’m sure it’ll make […]
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1:20 AM | MHRA names vice-chair of Commission on Human Medicines
Angela Thomas is a consultant paediatric haematologist
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12:15 AM | Eric Terhaerdt leaves AZ for Astellas
Joins as senior VP of global development operations
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12:00 AM | Is obesity really a problem in Brazil?
Obesity is on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings

January 19, 2015

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7:09 PM | El trabajo de la Sección Clínica del Departamento de Genética en 2014
Con el equipo del Departamento de Genética que tengo el placer de coordinar realizamos tareas de asistencia, docencia e investigación, centrados en el Hospital Pereira Rossell.El equipo lo integramos:Prof. Dra. Leda RocheProf. Agdo. Dr. Víctor RaggioProf. Adj. Dra. Rosario GueçaimburúAsist. Dra. Alejandra TapiéDra. María BoidiDr. Nicolás CurbeloNota: LR es la directora del Departamento, pero no participa directamente en las actividades […]
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5:49 PM | Can I Get This Steak Cloned To Go?
Scientists in the United States have successfully cloned cattle from a beef carcass, in an attempt to replicate Prime, Yield Grade 1 meat. The endeavour began when West Texas A&M University (WTAM) scientist Ty Lawrence saw two carcasses, rare for their level of quality, going through a packing plant in close succession.
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4:30 PM | 3D Printing Homes I’ve written about 3d printing houses...
3D Printing Homes I’ve written about 3d printing houses before (in space, actually - x), but I’m psyched seeing the developments, such as one company in China printing large pieces of houses with a good amount of recycled material and only costing $5,000 for a simple home! Not to mention the pace at which they work, apparently printing 10 homes in one day using four printers! Really huge part of this will be the ability to not just print homes inexpensively and quickly, but to […]
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4:12 PM | General Considerations for Transfection
Many studies, from reporter assays to protein localization to BRET and FRET, require successful transfection first. Yet, transfection can be tricky and difficult. There are many considerations when planning transfection of your cells including reagent selection, stable or transient experiment, type of molecule and endpoint assay used. Here we discuss these considerations to help you […]
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2:40 PM | Aetna picks Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs
Health insurance firm favours Sovaldi and Harvoni after negotiating discount
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2:28 PM | ABPI: Put value-based assessment back on the agenda
Industry body calls on government to revive stalled project
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