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September 10, 2014

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1:36 PM | Video Tip of the Week: #Docker, shipping containers for software and data
Breaking into the zeitgeist recently, Docker popped into my sphere from several disparate sources. Seems to me that this is a potential problem-solver for some of the reproducibility and sharing dramas that we have been wrestling with in genomics. Sharing of data sets and versions of analysis software is being tackled in a number of […]

Baggerly K. (2010). Disclose all data in publications, Nature, 467 (7314) 401-401. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/467401b

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11:42 AM | FDA panel votes against Actavis hypertension combo
Places a question mark over the combination of Bystolic and Diovan
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10:02 AM | NICE wants greater access to clinical data
Will turn to European regulators if companies fail to provide information
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9:56 AM | UK wants pharmacists to support better use of drugs
Lord Howe says current procedures are flawed and community pharmacy can help
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9:55 AM | Liraglutide seems effective in obesity, says FDA reviewer
Novo Nordisk drug is already successful diabetes treatment
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9:51 AM | Questions raised about affordability of asthma antibodies
Positive data on GSK and Teva anti-IL-5 candidates at ERS congress highlights cost concerns

September 09, 2014

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11:15 PM | Icon appoints Allergan’s Ira Spector
He also has 17 years’ experience at Wyeth
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11:02 PM | Apple unveils health-tracking watch
Launch event also sees debut of iPhone 6 and Health app
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6:15 PM | SureBeads™ Magnetic Bead System for Immunoprecipitation
Bio-Rad’s SureBead Magnetic Beads System provides faster and more reliable immunoprecipitation of proteins and protein complexes at a price comparable to leading agarose beads. The SureBeads System consists of protein A- or protein G-coupled magnetic beads and an ergonomically designed tube rack with high-strength magnets that separate SureBeads Magentic Beads and pulled-down proteins from the […]
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5:26 PM | Econdominio® Inaugura A Condominio Expo 2014 La Nuova Edizione Della Campagna Istituzionale Di Diagnosi Energetica Gratuita Dei Condomini Centralizzati Delle Province Lombarde
La fiera è l’occasione per lanciare in particolare la Campagna Istituzionale di Bergamo condotta con il patrocinio della Regione Lombardia, del Comune di Bergamo e la collaborazione di ANACI Due workshop e uno stand informativo di ECOndominio saranno riservati agli…Read more →
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5:24 PM | Siemens consegna in Thailandia l’impianto a ciclo combinato Chana 2 a EGAT
Siemens, in partnership con la giapponese Marubeni, ha realizzato l’impianto a ciclo combinato Chana 2 che, installato nel sud della Thailandia, è stato messo in funzione e consegnato al fornitore di energia elettrica nazionale Electric Generating Authority della Thailandia (EGAT).…Read more →
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1:30 PM | CRISPR and Rejuvenation Biotechnology: have you been hiding under a rock?
. With contributions from James Smith, a recent Oxford University graduate and current SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholar working at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.   ‘Bay Area biotechnology’ is a description that conjures images of the proud Hoover Tower at Stanford, and the iconic Genentech sign marking “Birthplace of Biotechnology,” set against the backdrop...Read more
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12:00 PM | Getting Your Hands Dirty through Citizen Biology
Do you like to bird watch using your backyard bird feeder? Or maybe you have fun going bug hunting at a local nature preserve. However you enjoy taking in the natural world around you, there may be a way you can help scientists with important research at the same time! It’s thanks to citizen science, … Continue reading »
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10:16 AM | NICE knocks back Celgene's Abraxane in pancreatic cancer
Says cancer drug's cost not justified by its limited benefit
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10:14 AM | Roche wins early use RA approval for RoActemra in Europe
Adds to existing indications in arthritis and Castleman’s disease
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9:56 AM | Mixed messages for AZ's benralizumab in COPD study
Respiratory hope misses primary goal in trial data presented at ERS congress
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9:55 AM | Boehringer's Spiriva cleared for asthma in EU
Drug approved as a treatment for adults with severe asthma
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9:30 AM | Pharma and med tech companies form eye health group
The Industry Vision Group wants the NHS to make eye care a priority

September 08, 2014

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11:02 PM | Smartphone and social media adverse event project launched
The EU consortium's members will include UK regulator the MHRA
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10:40 PM | Free HPV vaccine causes 61% drop in female genital warts in Australia
As I’ve written on many occasions, the HPV quadrivalent vaccine is one of the great achievements of medical science. It protects young men and women against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the USA. There are over 170 subtypes of HPV; however, HPV subtypes 16 and 18 not only cause approximately 70% of cervical cancers, but they are […]Continue reading «Free HPV vaccine causes […]
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7:49 PM | Where are all the European Biologists Going?
All the recent talk about the brain drain in Spain, (the brains in Spain drain mainly via plane), has peeked my curiosity regarding the mobility of biologists across Europe. According to the official statistics, between the years 2003 and 2014, 18,408 Spanish professionals registered to have their qualifications recognized in other European countries while less […]
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7:23 PM | Update to the LeRoy (NY) teenagers’ mystery neurological illnesses
Over the past couple of years, I had written a few articles about a mystery neurological ailment that had struck about 20 teenagers, most of whom were students in high school at that time in LeRoy, NY, a small town about 30 minutes from the city of Rochester. The teens suffered tics and other neurological symptoms that […]Continue reading «Update to the LeRoy (NY) teenagers' mystery neurological illnesses»
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5:13 PM | Science Blogging Something Completely Different
For many science writers, the science blog post has come to epitomize the Monty Python phrase, "and now for something completely different." And if not something completely different, than at least something different in one way or another from your typical science news story, your typical opinion column or or your typical print feature story, among other science story formats. As you might know if you've been following me on Twitter, I've been conducting interviews with science bloggers […]
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12:04 PM | Apple poised to ‘revolutionise’ mHealth
HealthKit could set the industry standard
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12:00 PM | ReNeuron appoints new CEO
Olav Hellebø joins from Clavis Pharma
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11:50 AM | Teva supports launch of MS help website
Pow Health aims to help patients in Ireland with long term illnesses
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11:27 AM | Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor G-CSF Stimulation
G-CSF Stimulation use in Stem Cell Therapies Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor is also known as colony-stimulating factor 3,G-CSF, GCSF, GM-CSF or Rm-GSF.  Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factors are a special kind of protein or “growth factor” that the body naturally manufactures in the bone marrow that is often used in cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and NK Cell Therapy. Creating […] The post Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor G-CSF Stimulation […]
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10:05 AM | Novartis' Ultibro tops Seretide in comparative COPD trial
Will help Novartis position Ultibro as a corticosteroid-free alternative to GSK's blockbuster
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9:58 AM | BMS takes PD-1 rivalry with Merck to the law courts
Claims Keytruda infringes antibody patents it holds with Ono Pharmaceutical
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9:48 AM | ABPI-backed study causes Servier Code of Practice breach
Company failed to disclose study results in suitable time
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