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April 04, 2014

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9:33 AM | AbbVie drops legal case against EMA
Accepts publication of new set of redacted Humira data
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9:09 AM | Aiutare Pompei con la tecnologia è possibile?
Sono diventate ormai frequenti le notizie riguardanti i crolli che si susseguono a Pompei. Per tale motivo, per non distruggere ulteriormente l’inestimabile valore culturale che rappresenta, si sta pensando a come evitare ulteriori danneggiamenti sfruttando le tecnologie che il mondo…Read more →
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8:49 AM | Novartis replaces execs in Japan after investigation
Finds irregular practices in clinical trials programme
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8:32 AM | NICE reverses decision to restrict Tarceva access
Roche says “voices of clinicians and patients have been heard”
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8:17 AM | Ricercatori italiani scoprono oceano di acqua liquida su Encelado, luna di Saturno
Un gruppo di ricerca composto da italiani e statunitensi ha scoperto un vero e proprio oceano di acqua liquida sotto la superficie di Encelado, una luna di Saturno. Il team, tra i quali figura l’italiano Luciano Iess, sostiene la presenza…Read more →
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8:16 AM | CDM London names Phil Bartlett as MD
He joins from McCann Health
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7:45 AM | Apple, Facebook e Google sono ecosostenibili: lo dice Greenpeace
Da sempre l’azienda di cupertino ha dimostrato di essere molto sensibile ai problemi ambientali del nostro tempo. Ora arrivano anche i riconoscimenti ufficiali, da parte di Greenpeace, che in un recente report premia apple insieme a Facebook e Google. Bocciati…Read more →
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7:34 AM | Studio: Quando è nato il sistema solare?
Un gruppo internazionale di ricercatori simula le prime fasi dell'evoluzione del Sistema solare ed ottiene nuove indicazioni sulle età di Terra e Luna con un metodo indipendente da quelli finora utilizzati in ricerche analoghe. Il lavoro pubblicato su Nature.Read more →

April 03, 2014

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11:15 PM | Fishawack buys JK Associates
Healthcare comms agency adds US-based group to portfolio
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11:00 PM | Glioblastomas - a personalised future?
Despite some recent advances treatment remains palliative
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4:00 PM | ALS Treatment (in Cells) – Too Late for Glenn, But Wonderful News
I was cutting and pasting a post about Sunday night’s episode of Call the Midwife, which was about cystic fibrosis, when a news release came in that brought me to tears. Kevin Eggan and co-workers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered that the seizure drug Potiga (retigabine), FDA-approved in 2010, apparently tempers the hyperexcitability of neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells made from patients who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).… Read […]
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12:55 PM | FDA Releases Draft Guidance Concerning Distribution of Off-Label Medical Device Data
Unapproved or off-label use of medical devices is an issue that manufacturers must face with a carefully-planned strategy in order to avoid running afoul of FDA regulations. In an effort to make sure that companies don’t stray too far when discussing off-label use with physicians and other healthcare professionals, the FDA has released a new draft guidance ... continue reading
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12:00 PM | Building Computer Circuits from Slime
It might sound like science fiction, but researchers are actually exploring how to make computer circuits using slime molds. Why slime molds? It turns out that while slime molds don’t have a brain or even a nervous system, they’re able to make chemical-based decisions, and this behavior can be utilized to make some basic circuit … Continue reading »
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11:33 AM | What’s the Answer? (PPI images in compartments)
BioStar 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 BioStar 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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10:18 AM | Europe votes for greater clinical trial transparency
European Parliament passes new EU Clinical Trials Regulation
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10:17 AM | Pharma paid £38.5m to UK healthcare professionals in 2013
Slight decrease on 2012 figures
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9:56 AM | Merck KGaA and Pfizer collaborate on lupus
Companies team up with academics to research treatments for autoimmune disorder
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9:29 AM | Astellas uses animated bladder in campaign
Character in US advertisement for Myrbetriq constantly interrupts a woman with overactive bladder
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8:49 AM | Neurons Definition and Function of Neurotransmitters
Neurons are specialized nerve cells (also see neural cells) and responsible for relaying information via neurotransmitter release. A human brain consists of well over 100 billion neurons. A neuron is the basic building foundation of the human nervous system. Anatomy of a Neuron – VIDEO Messages for other cells or between neurons are sent across synapses in the […] The post Neurons Definition and Function of Neurotransmitters appeared first on Regeneration Center of […]
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2:21 AM | Q&A about Plenish® soybeans
In the post What do you want to know about Plenish® Soybeans? we invited you to ask questions of Susan Knowlton, a Senior Research Manager with DuPont and the lead of the DuPont Healthy Oils team (see her bio below). Dr. Knowles has provided detailed responses to some of your questions. 1. Will this oil be available to the general consumer, and if so, how will we be able to tell it comes from these soybeans? Plenish high oleic soybean oil will initially be made available to food […]

April 02, 2014

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11:15 PM | Red Door appoints Dinning to lead youth engagement
Former Phoenix Consultancy managing director appointed head of new outreach programme
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11:01 PM | Tonix appoints head of clinical development
Donald Kellerman has experience at Allergan, Map, Inspire and Glaxo Wellcome
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11:01 PM | Losing the plot?
Influencing beliefs over branding
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7:58 PM | The Hunter and the Bear: Italy’s Stamina and Vannoni, as Aesop would have told it
Editor’s note: Some of the links included are Italian language sources The case involving Stamina Foundation and the legitimacy of its stem cell treatments has been one of the most discussed and controversial issues in the international stem cell policy scene. Tomorrow, April 3, Davide Vannoni, Stamina’s founder, will be expected at a court trial...Read more
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6:05 PM | The E. Coli Ballad
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3:37 PM | Do lemurs like to move it-move it? (Video)
Lemurs had their 15 minutes of fame, back when DreamWork’s Madagascar came out in 2005. This year it’s time for IMAX Island of Lemurs: Madagascar to shine a spotlight on this primates. We discussed before how nature documentaries influence the … Continue reading →
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1:58 PM | Culture Rules- Investigating Company Cultures
When searching for a job it’s important to consider the job duties as well as the company and the company’s culture. Two companies have become famous for their cultures—Google and Zappos. Google is known as a company where you work hard in an amazing environment. Oh, and the food is free! Zappos is known as […]
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1:37 PM | Video Tip of the Week: EuPathDB
I love pathogens and parasites. Really, I do. I mean–not up very close. But their astonishing range and cleverness often earns my respect. How these small organisms can wreak havoc on larger systems, inveigle the larger organisms to fly, carry, or ship them around during appropriate points in their life cycle, and to cloak themselves […]

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10:22 AM | Scientific ink slinger for hire – enquire within
As of April 1st, I have cut loose from the ties of salaried employment and dived into the exciting world of freelance writing. Crazy, I know. Since it’s only been a day, I’m not going to tell you about the experience so far. This is, in fact, a publicity exercise.  First, let me tell you that […]
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10:09 AM | Global pancreatic cancer market to treble in value
Celgene's Abraxane will drive rapid growth over next three years
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