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October 09, 2014

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11:30 PM | NHS England invests £120m to tackle mental health
Standards to put mental illness on equal footing with physical health issues
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11:30 PM | EMG appoints Merck and Boehringer directors as new officers
David Garmon-Jones is new chair and Zinta Krumins is vice chair
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11:15 PM | Takeda opens new UK office in High Wycombe
Hopes move to larger premises will help expand business
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11:15 PM | Tonic names Mary Smiddy as global CEO
And Tamsin Tierney is promoted to managing director for Europe
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10:46 PM | Radiation from nuclear weapons enables measurement of soil erosion
Research published by Professor Paolo Porto and colleagues supports using radioactive caesium-137 measurements for assessing soil erosion over time.1 * Soil erosion leaves less land available for agriculture, pollutes potable water and clogs rivers with sediment. Climate change could exacerbate these effects, so it is crucial to develop reliable methods for quantifying soil erosion. The […]
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8:31 PM | Twitterbots for NGS
I've been inspired to create three Twitterbots for NGS papers on @RNA-seq, @ChIP-seq and @Exome-seq by Casey Bergman at the University of Manchester. I'd not come across Caseys twitter account (I don't actually use Twitter that much) or his lab website and blog; but I was directed there by a piece on the Nature website...How to tame the flood of literature.What Casey has done is pretty simple and it is very well explained in his blog post, or by Rob Lanfear who has posted instructions on […]
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7:29 PM | Jimmy Kimmel gives GMOs the Gluten treatment
Jimmy Kimmel jumped into the discussion of the “Gluten-free” trend, showing that many people who avoided wheat gluten did not understand what it was or why they were avoiding it. Now, Jimmy Kimmel has done the same thing with GMOs. He sent a film crew to a farmer’s market to find out if people avoided GMOs, why, and what “GMO” stood for. This is the hilarious result.
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5:11 PM | SCID-X1 Gene Therapy, Take 2
Beneath all the bad news about viruses this week lies a good virus: the one that underlies gene therapy for X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1). Altered viruses are the vehicles that transfer healthy human genes into the cells of people … Continue reading »The post SCID-X1 Gene Therapy, Take 2 appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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5:06 PM | Giovane italiano scopre la pulsar più luminosa mai ossservata fino ad’ora
La scoperta, effettuata da un team di astronomi guidato dall’italiano Matteo Bachetti, è stata effettuata con l’ausilio del telescopio spaziale NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) della Nasa. Dapprima si pensava che le emissioni luminose fossero riconducibili ala presenza dei buchi…Read more →
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4:29 PM | Inspiring Stories from the Bench
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4:00 PM | Obesogens: The epigenetic interaction between nature and nurture on risk of obesity
More than 35% of the U.S. population is considered clinically obese (body mass index of > 30), while 68% of the U.S. is considered overweight (body mass index of > 25) 1. Obesity is known to have adverse health effects, impacting the risk and prognosis for a number of diseases, ... The post Obesogens: The epigenetic interaction between nature and nurture on risk of obesity appeared first on EpiBeat.
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1:41 PM | What’s The Answer? (what do bioinformatics folks use?)
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 | Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: September
Welcome to your deal review for the month of September. There was some healthy news flow around cell-based immunotherapy companies this past month, heating up a space that is already ablaze with activity. Undoubtedly the company that took the spotlight was Adaptimmune, which completed a venture capital (VC) round of over $100 million! The money...Read more
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12:55 PM | FDA IT Upgrades To Improve Medical Device 510(k) And De Novo Processes
The FDA is moving forward with a series of upgrades to its IT infrastructure that will have a direct impact on how medical device companies submit and interact with 510(k) submissions as well as participate in the de novo process. The changes are intended to make communication between the FDA and manufacturers more efficient, as well ... continue reading
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10:35 AM | Amgen biosimilar matches AbbVie's Humira in psoriasis trial
ABP 501 set to compete with world’s biggest-selling drug
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10:29 AM | Pfizer reports progress with meningitis vaccine
Race to US market heats up
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10:16 AM | Germany, UK and Denmark lead mental health integration
But Janssen-backed report says progress is still needed in Europe
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10:00 AM | In Indonesia sono state ritrovate le pitture rupestri più antiche al mondo
In Indonesia sono state ritrovate le pitture rupestri più antiche al mondo. Nell’isola di sulawesi, all’interno di una grotta, i ricercatori hanno scoperto segni rupestri di circa 40 mila anni fa, come riportato su Nature. Il team di ricercatori è…Read more →
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9:36 AM | UK biotech leaders partner on science lobbying
The BIA, Bionow, BioPartner and One Nucleus will work together on influencing government policy
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9:15 AM | Novartis announces departures of three execs
Follows deals to sell divisions to GSK and Lilly
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8:13 AM | Gianluigi Parrotto e il mini eolico domestico: dal Salento nuova spinta per le fonti rinnovabili
Da sempre il nostro sito web si occupa delle eccellenze in campo tecnologico simpatizzando per le fonti rinnovabili, vero motore per uscire dalla crisi economica attuale. Oggi ci occupiamo della storia di un giovano imprenditore, salentino come noi, che a…Read more →
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7:26 AM | Weight lift your way to a better memory
All forms of exercise are good for your memory. Either single bouts or a long-term habit of aerobic exercise like running and swimming can improve memory. Resistance training like lifting weights, or doing sit ups or push ups, can also give memory a boost. This is pretty amazing because aerobic and anaerobic exercise turn on […]

October 08, 2014

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11:31 PM | Half of England’s adults say NHS spends too little on drugs
Medicines account for 10p of every £1 spent by NHS, says ABPI
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11:30 PM | Otmar Wiestler appointed to Bayer supervisory board
He replaces Klaus Kleinfeld
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11:16 PM | Jackanory: narrative education in medical communication
The power of storytelling, the importance of the individual and the start of a radical shift in pharma
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9:49 PM | This deadly viral epidemic frightens me
A deadly disease has entered the USA. And it took its first victim yesterday.(1) During the past 10 years, this disease has killed up to 49,000 Americans, annually, of all ages and demographic groups, annually.(2) On average, 250,000-500,000 people die from the disease every year.(3) During an average year, over 200,000 Americans are hospitalized for this viral […]Continue reading «This deadly viral epidemic frightens me »
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9:04 PM | Update–Polio-like illness (acute flaccid paralysis) in California
Earlier this year, I reported on an outbreak of a mysterious viral disease that exhibited polio-like symptoms. At the time, around 23 children and young adults were afflicted with the disease. Some of them tested positive for enterovirus-68, a member of a genus of viruses that include over 66 different species that can infect humans. None of them tested positive for the […]Continue reading «Update–Polio-like illness (acute flaccid paralysis) […]
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4:23 PM | Highlights from ISHI25
Last week (September 29–October 2), I was one of almost 1,000 people who attended the 25th International Symposium on Human Identification (ISHI25) in Phoenix, Arizona. This scientific meeting brings together DNA analysts from forensic and paternity labs, research scientists and others with an interest in DNA-based identification to learn about new technologies, policy and process […]
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2:51 PM | Premio Nobel medicina 2014 a chi ha scoperto il gps interno al nostro cervello
Sono John O’Keefe della University College di Londra, e i coniugi May‐Britt Moser ed Edvard I.Moser della Norwegian University of Science and Technology di Trondheim i vincitori del premio Nobel per la medicina e la fisiologia 2014, con cui a Stoccolma…Read more →
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2:14 PM | Premio Nobel Chimica 2014: premiata la microscopia fluorescente
A Stoccolma il premio nobel per la chimica 2014 è andato a Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell e William E. Moerne. I vincitori sono riusciti a creare un nuovo tipo di microscopia, molto più dettagliata rispetto a quelle attualmente esistenti.…Read more →
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