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December 05, 2014

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1:15 PM | Right Turn: Stem cells for conservation
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List, nearly 12,000 animal species are threatened with extinction today. There are many reasons for the precarious state of these species, and nearly as many plans to attempt restoration of their populations, but Japanese scientists are looking at one rarely considered option: Stem cells. Dr....Read more
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1:04 PM | Galderma removed from list of companies compliant to UK Code
Follows breach of pharma standards
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11:17 AM | France's taxes make CEO search harder, says Sanofi chairman
Weinberg tells former minister Arnaud Montebourgthat that tax burden is a turn-off for senior executives
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10:33 AM | GSK holds on to older products
No suitable buyer found for portfolio of established medicines
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10:15 AM | Jakafi cleared for bone marrow disorder by FDA
Approval of Incyte drug could achieve it blockbuster status
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12:17 AM | Be suspicious of great results
Companies can't ignore or marginalise situational factors that might contribute to performance
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12:16 AM | Idera Pharmaceuticals names new CEO
Vincent Milano was most recently CEO of Viropharma
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12:16 AM | IBM joins race to find Ebola treatment
Partners with Scripps Research Institute to get public to support research via their computers
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12:16 AM | BMS to fund hepatitis projects in China and India
Pharma firm awards nine grants to support care for high-risk patients
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12:15 AM | Ranbaxy banned from exporting antibiotic to EU
German regulator says Indian generics firm did not comply with standard manufacturing practices
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12:15 AM | ABPI names first project director for manufacturing
James Christie joins from Oxford BioMedica

December 04, 2014

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10:40 PM | No no no. The CDC did not say the flu vaccine was worthless
Here we go again. The popular press is once again misinterpreting and overstating infectious disease issues (Ebola anyone?). NBC reported that CDC Warning: Flu Viruses Mutate and Evade Current Vaccine! Uh oh. The Guardian blared headlines that Flu vaccine protects against wrong strain, US health officials warn. Run away, it’s the apocalypse! At least the Health Ranger hasn’t […]Continue reading «No no no. The CDC did not say the flu vaccine was […]
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6:51 PM | Plushies Finished!
Good news, everyone! I have been informed that the manufacturing step for the 750 Frank N. Foode™ and 500 Lanakila Papaya plushies is completed! Right now, they are packing all 1,250 of them up in boxes and getting the details set up with customs. Soon they will be shipped to Wisconsin, where the boxes will be waiting for them to ship out to all of our backers. The shipping boxes are en route to us right now. Keep in mind that it will take time to ship them to the US – the upper […]
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3:12 PM | Overcoming Fixation Problems in Flow Cytometry Assays
Bio-Rad Laboratories announced the launch of VivaFix™ Cell Viability Assays, a family of reagents that provide a simple way to identify dead cells in a sample. When stained with VivaFix Dyes, dead cells show at least a 100-fold increase in fluorescence intensity over live cells with no significant loss of fluorescence upon fixation, leading to […]
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2:13 PM | James Watson On “Genetic Losers”
I’m thrilled that Christie’s decided to auction off James Watson’s Nobel prize on a Thursday, DNA Science posting day! I’ve got some great quotes to add to the chatter. Dr. Watson shared the Nobel prize with Francis Crick in 1962 for … Continue reading »The post James Watson On “Genetic Losers” appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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2:07 PM | A first step across the omics gap?
In a recent blog we talked about the omics gap and the problems this is causing across life sciences and in drug development. Well it seems that some of the super smart people out there have done more than sit and ponder the problem and actually set about finding a solution and integrating some ofRead More
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1:28 PM | What’s The Answer? (missing applications, revisited)
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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1:00 PM | Beta cell transplant, hype or hope?
. The Edmonton Protocol for the transplantation of insulin producing cells into individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) has a cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) of ~$165,000. This is more than three times the willingness-to-pay (WTP) in Canada, and comfortably twice the WTP in the United States for many health care insurance plans. Even...Read more
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12:58 PM | OPEN Health launches market access division
OPEN Access Consulting will be headed by Cathy Wright and Cathy Jarrold
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11:20 AM | US R&D hit in GSK's latest cost-cutting round
CRO Parexel rumoured to contract “up to 450” GSK employees
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10:38 AM | India to assess price of all new medicines
Even new combinations and dosages will need approval before launch
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10:34 AM | Early approval for Amgen's breakthrough leukaemia drug
32% of patients in remission after at least four weeks of Blincyto infusion
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2:05 AM | When the Biohackers arrive at iGEM
By Henry de Belly iGEM is a well-known student competition in synthetic biology that was organized at MIT in 2004. This year, for the first time, the competition was opened...
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2:05 AM | When the Biohackers arrive at iGEM
By Henry de Belly iGEM is a well-known student competition in synthetic biology that was organized at MIT in 2004. This year, for the first time, the competition was opened...
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12:16 AM | HealthStar PR appoints executive VP
David Bashaw has experience at MSLGROUP, Ogilvy and Edelman
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12:16 AM | Sharp Packaging appoints divisional managing director
Mike O’Hara has over 25 years’ experience
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12:15 AM | NICE wants responsible use of antibiotics in pneumonia
Drugs often prescribed to wrong patients
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12:02 AM | Ziarco appoints Mike Grey to board of directors
He is chairman and CEO of Reneo Pharmaceuticals
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12:01 AM | Hackers target deal-rich pharma sector
Look to gain access to insider information for stock market gain

December 03, 2014

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9:40 PM | Vaccine denialists hate Bill Gates
Updated 3 December 2014. One of the world’s leading sponsors of vaccine research and bringing healthcare (including vaccinations) to underdeveloped countries is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, located in Seattle, Washington. There is nothing more admirable and moral than a person who has built incredible wealth, and then decides to give it back to the world in a way that cannot be […]Continue reading «Vaccine denialists hate […]
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