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March 19, 2015

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12:16 AM | NDA Group names general manager of new Switzerland operation
Stephanie Krumholz-Bahner has held numerous senior roles

March 18, 2015

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9:32 PM | natureconservancy:Schooling bigeye jacks in the waters of Cocos...
natureconservancy:Schooling bigeye jacks in the waters of Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica.
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5:52 PM | That's not Hank, that's John Green.
Thanks anon - fixed!
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5:46 PM | laughingsquid:An Interesting List of Lesser-Known Facts About...
laughingsquid:An Interesting List of Lesser-Known Facts About Different Species in the Animal KingdomEdit: John Green drops some fun knowledge bombs.
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5:30 PM | Anticipating the future in healthcare
New technologies will be key drivers for change
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4:52 PM | biodiverseed: abluegirl: Living Wall These vegetated surfaces...
biodiverseed: abluegirl: Living Wall These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency. What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings. For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the […]
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4:30 PM | neuromorphogenesis:Glassed-in DNA makes the ultimate time...
neuromorphogenesis:Glassed-in DNA makes the ultimate time capsule IF YOU must preserve messages for people in the far future to read, Blu-ray discs and USB sticks are no good. For real long-term storage, you want a DNA time capsule.Just 1 gram of DNA is theoretically capable of holding 455 exabytes – enough for all the data held by Google, Facebook and every other major tech company, with room to spare. It’s also incredibly durable: DNA has been extracted and sequenced from […]
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4:00 PM | The epigenome mapped in more than 100 tissues and cell types
A consortium of researchers published a description of 111 epigenetic maps produced as part of the Roadmap Epigenomics Program. A useful tool for understanding epigenetic changes associated with several conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancers or autoimmune disorders. In the body, most of the cells have identical genomes. But the ... The post The epigenome mapped in more than 100 tissues and cell types appeared first on EpiBeat.
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3:54 PM | Fotografía / Sd. de Down / Buenos Aires
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3:25 PM | No more monkeying around – promising results using stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease
Earlier this month, Harvard Medical School researchers published a brief report in Cell Stem Cell, which showed in non-human primates – in this case monkeys – that Parkinson’s disease symptoms could be alleviated using stem cell therapy. Using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells made from monkeys, they were able to make neurons outside the body...Read more
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2:11 PM | Optimizing Trypsin Digestion Parameters for Plasma Proteins
Biomarkers in biological fluids in particular have the potential to inform regarding risk of disease or to allow early detection for more effective treatment. Plasma/serum is considered the universal source of biomarkers. This fluid is, indeed, easily collected, and the important point is that plasma collects proteins from each and every tissue, compared to other […]
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1:48 PM | Eclissi di sole del 20 marzo: si rischia il blackout fotovoltaico
Arriva l’eclissi di sole e poterà con sè oltre alla solita bellezza della scienza forse anche qualche problemino di tipo elettrico. Sarà infatti a rischio l’approvvigionamento energetico dell’Europa, che ormai assorbe una considerevole parte da fonti rinnovabili fotovoltaiche. Per tale…Read more →
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1:36 PM | Video Tip of the Week: Designing proteins, using Rosetta
As often happens, last week’s tip on visualizing structures led me to some more reading and thinking about creating protein structures. And although it’s important for biologists to be able to use more of the information about protein structures and variations in their work from tools like Aquaria or PDB, it’s also important for some […]

Kuroda D., M. P. Jacobson & H. Nakamura (2012). Computer-aided antibody design, Protein Engineering Design and Selection, 25 (10) 507-522. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/protein/gzs024

Adolf-Bryfogle J., B. North, A. Lehmann & R. L. Dunbrack (2014). PyIgClassify: a database of antibody CDR structural classifications, Nucleic Acids Research, 43 (D1) D432-D438. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gku1106

Rybicki E.P. (2014). Plant-based vaccines against viruses, Virology Journal, 11 (1) 205. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12985-014-0205-0

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1:30 PM | Xylella fastidiosa e forse imbattibile
L’economia salentina rischia la paralisi, a causa del batterio invincibile che negli ultimi mesi sta facendo parlare di sè tutto il mondo dell’agricoltura. La Commissione Ue impone l’abbattimento di tutti gli olivi del Salento colpiti dal terribile batterio. Tutto il…Read more →
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1:29 PM | Driving lasting collaborations
Why in-group psychology can help
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12:58 PM | Seconda edizione del Premio DNA 2015: l’Ordine dei Biologi premia la ricerca scientifica
I tre vincitori verranno premiati allo stand espositivo dell’ONB all’Expo di Milano l’ultimo week end di giugno 2015. Ai premiati andrà la statuetta a forma di DNA e un assegno per finanziare le ricerche scientifiche. La scadenza del bando è prevista per il primo aprileRead more →
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12:09 PM | Call for closer ties between pharma and animal health
One Health conference hears how joint working could benefit both sectors
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10:52 AM | New hire at Eurocom Healthcare Communications
New account manager Yasmin Knox will work on key healthcare brand accounts
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10:51 AM | GSK and Lilly invest in $100m global Dementia Discovery Fund
Fund announced at WHO conference by UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt
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9:57 AM | Valeant raises offer for Salix; rival Endo bows out
Has increased bid to $173 per share in cash
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8:35 AM | AstraZeneca scores in final lung disease drug trials
The firm hopes it LAMA/LABA drug can take a big chunk from the $14bn COPD market
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12:53 AM | engadget:Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and...
engadget:Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and waterI’m super intrigued by this. Also, ocean-power in general. I mean, there’s so much ocean! And finding suitable space on land can be very challenging. I know the ocean-power alternative energy field isn’t as robust as its land-based counterparts, but I’d really love to see more work like this, esp since this *seems* like an environmentally safe setup.
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12:27 AM | Galapagos and Janssen end inflammation alliance
Galapagos regains right to GLPG1690
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12:26 AM | Catalent names Sharon Johnson at new organisation
She will be senior VP of global quality and regulatory affairs

March 17, 2015

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7:26 PM | business-and-technology:FM radio becomes the world’s first...
business-and-technology:FM radio becomes the world’s first plant-powered appliance Moss, as a rule, isn’t that impressive. In the wetter regions of the world, the stuff grows pretty much wherever you let it. It’s green and squishy and pretty enough, we suppose. What moss isn’t is a good source of electricity, or at least it wasn’t until recently. By wiring together 10 little pots of the stuff, a group of scientists from the University of Cambridge have actually […]
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7:20 PM | Gardasil researcher is against the vaccine–another myth debunked
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.   Revised 17 March 2015 Because vaccine deniers lack any scientific evidence supporting their unfounded belief system about immunizations, they tend to rely upon unscientific information like anecdotes, misinterpretation of data, or ignorant Italian provincial courts to make their case. It’s rather easy to debunk these claims, but because of the nature of the internet, old … Continue reading Gardasil […]
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6:55 PM | huffingtonpost:Buzz Aldrin Takes Amazing Photo At Stonehenge...
huffingtonpost:Buzz Aldrin Takes Amazing Photo At Stonehenge Wearing ‘Get Your Ass To Mars’ T-Shirt
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6:51 PM | "You may have heard there’s a lot of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. Some have referred to the..."
“You may have heard there’s a lot of plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean. Some have referred to the phenomenon as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or described it as a huge floating island of trash the size of Texas. It’s true that the concentration of this debris is higher inside than outside the North Pacific Gyre, a large system of rotating ocean currents in the northern Pacific. But the reality is that the plastic pollution is more diffuse. Nobody has mapped the true […]
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6:30 PM | Science fiction's Islamic roots
mostlysignssomeportents:From Ibn Tufail’s 12th century Hayy Ibn Yaqzan to Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain’s 1905 feminist masterpiece Sultana’s Dream, the Islamic world produced some of the earliest proto-sf, which IO9’s Charlie Jane Anders rounds up in an excellent post. Of course, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is widely recognized as the first real work of science fiction, because it’s a novel of speculation based on the scientific discoveries of her […]
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6:20 PM | txchnologist: New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Build Objects in...
Eiffel Tower emerging from resin pool using CLIP methodology for printing monolithic objects continuously. Courtesy Lars Sahl. A clip of a 7X speed video showing the CLIP technology. Courtesy Carbon3D. A clip of a 7X speed video showing the CLIP technology. Courtesy Carbon3D.txchnologist: New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Build Objects in Minutes The next generation of desktop 3-D printers might do away with the excruciatingly slow process that current units use. Researchers have unveiled a […]
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