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September 01, 2014

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11:31 PM | H4B's charity team launches Catalyst4Change
The comms agency aims to 'help smaller charities be heard'
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11:30 PM | Can egos and politics be put aside for the greater good?
Health providers, government and the pharmaceutical industry must get together to create powerful single-minded marketing
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11:30 PM | International Pharmaceutical Federation names president
Spain’s Carmen Peña is first female to hold the role
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11:03 PM | Can egos and politics be put aside for the greater good
Health providers, government and the pharmaceutical industry must get together to create powerful single-minded marketing
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9:50 PM | Why Every Journalism Student Should Blog
Last week, I took my PhD comprehensive exams. For my particular PhD program in mass communication, comprehensive (or qualifying) examinations take the form of 4-hour long essay tests - five of them, five days in a row. Sounds brutal, right? Apart from being a bit emotionally taxing, however, the exams themselves were not bad at all. But as the week wore on, and I realized that I could consistently write 10-12 page essays within the allotted 4-hour time interval fairly easily,... Read more
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7:10 PM | How to Perform RT-qPCR Directly from Cultured Cells
Bio-Rad Laboratories announced the launch of new rapid cell lysis kits that allow researchers to obtain reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) data directly from cultured cells without the need for a separate RNA purification step. Bio-Rad’s SingleShot™ family of cell lysis RT-qPCR kits provide high-quality gene expression results in less than two hours. Available column […]
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2:07 PM | Pharmaceutical doctors want all trial data published
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine shows support for greater clinical transparency
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1:41 PM | Lubec 2014: per il decennale ospite l’”Europa”
  Dieci anni fa nasceva Lubec, l’evento dedicato ai Beni Culturali, Tecnologia e Turismo. In questi anni si è cercato di dedicare ampio spazio ai beni culturali ed alla promozione del marketing turistico territoriale con ottimi risultati. Con i suoi…Read more →
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12:44 PM | Annabelle: un quadro fotovoltaico ricarica cellulari
E’ stato denominatoAnnabelle il quadro fotovoltaico ideato dallo scienziato e designer giapponeseHiroshi Segawa, docente presso il Centro di ricerca per la Scienza e la Tecnologia Avanzate dell’Università di Tokyo, che ha risposto alla domanda “Le energie rinnovabili possono coniugarsi con la bellezza estetica…Read more →
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11:53 AM | Medical Device Industry News Video Roundup – August 2014
Welcome to the Aptiv Solutions medical device news roundup for August 2014! We will outline ten news articles filled with material that could push your company forward! Coming up in this roundup: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to develop new guidances for the medical device sector while the industry undergoes transformations internationally. 10) ... continue reading
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10:18 AM | Sanofi and Regeneron's alirocumab 'cuts cardiovascular events'
Data presented at ESC Congress demonstrates lower rates of cardiac death, stroke and more
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10:18 AM | Sanofi/Regeneron's alirocumab 'cuts cardiovascular events'
Data presented at ESC Congress demonstrates lower rates of cardiac death, stroke and more
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10:05 AM | Spitzer della Nasa rileva forte impatto di asteroidi: dalla collisione nascerà un nuovo pianeta
A 1200 anni luce da noi, nella costellazione delle Vele, il telescopio spaziale Spitzer della NASA ha registrato l’improvviso alzarsi di un’enorme nube di polvere. Sembra essere l’esito d’una collisione, dice uno studio uscito ora su Science, e preludere alla formazione di pianeti rocciosiRead more →
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10:01 AM | Studio: internet fa bene al cervello
Qualcuno sostiene ci renda più superficiali, meno attenti, più introversi. Ma, fortunatamente, pare ci sia un rovescio della medaglia: Internet fa bene al cervello. E in particolare alla memoria. Lo sostengono gli scienziati della Universidade do Sul de Santa Caterina, in Brasile, in uno studio…Read more →
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9:58 AM | Novartis heart failure trial leads the buzz at ESC
Potential blockbuster LCZ696 cuts cardiovascular deaths by 20% versus standard therapy
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9:37 AM | UCB wins new epilepsy indication for Vimpat in the US
FDA approves drug as monotherapy in patients with partial-onset seizures
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7:08 AM | Bad memories made good at the flick of a switch
How quickly our memories of people, things and places can change from good to bad if something like a break up happens. Now scientists have worked out how these memories change. And perhaps more importantly, they have turned bad memories into good memories. This builds on previous work showing it is possible to create and […]

August 31, 2014

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11:30 PM | Team Novo Nordisk to compete in The Tour of Britain
World’s first diabetic pro-cycling team will cycle over 1,300km in eight days
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11:30 PM | Robert Hureau joins PPD
He will be the CRO's chief financial officer
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7:47 PM | Mushroom extracts might prevent dental cavities
Recently published research suggests red camphor mushroom extracts might prevent the proliferation of bacteria that cause dental cavities and gum disease.1 * The Taiwanese red camphor mushroom (scientific name: Antrodia camphorata) is a herbal medicine traditionally used for treating conditions such as twisted tendons, muscle damage and liver diseases. Studies using human cells grown in […]

Lien HM, Tseng CJ, Huang CL, Lin YT, Chen CC & Lai YY (2014). Antimicrobial Activity of Antrodia camphorata Extracts against Oral Bacteria., PloS one, 9 (8) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25144619

Geethangili M & Tzeng YM (2011). Review of Pharmacological Effects of Antrodia camphorata and Its Bioactive Compounds., Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2011 212641. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19687189

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August 30, 2014

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9:39 PM | Sex and death in the cornfields, Part II- Why rootworms?
Hi, I started this series to explain a little more background behind the news and opinion articles you may have seen about Bt-resistant corn rootworms, with scary titles like Voracious worm evolves to eat biotech corn engineered to kill it and Evolution one-ups genetic modification.  I started out talking about the system as it was originally developed for moths, but I wanted to come back to talk about why rootworms are so good at developing resistance to Bt crops.  Part I of […]
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3:10 PM | Borexino misura in tempo reale l’energia del Sole
I ricercatori dei Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, un folto team di studiosi provenienti da Italia, Polonia, Francia, Russia, USA e Germania, sono riusciti a realizzare uno straordinario esperimento che consentirebbe di stimare, in tempo reale, l’energia sprigionata del Sole.…Read more →
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9:37 AM | Energia verde ottenuta dagli scarti di lavorazione del caffè
Questo è quello che alcuni produttori dell’America Latina hanno intenzione di ottenere. Un biocombustibile prodotto dalle acque reflue impiegate nella lavorazione del caffè che permetterà loro di produrre energia pulita, atta all’autosostentamento energetico, evitando la dispersione di sostanze nocive nell’ambiente.…Read more →

August 29, 2014

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6:40 PM | Right Turn: Lego Academics bring you into their world
> Earlier this summer, building toy makers Lego released the Research Institute: A new set that featured female minifigures in science professions, including a paleontologist, astronomer and chemist. The set may have been a response to a young girl’s plea for Lego to “make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun,” and the Research...Read more
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3:27 PM | Making People Laugh About Science. It’s a Good Thing.
Why was Schrödinger afraid of his cat? Because it was both dead and alive at the same time!  Alright, so admittedly I’m no quantum theory comedian. But if you brushed up on your science communication strategies recently, attended a talk at a local science museum or read a Brain Flapping post by Dean Burnett at The Guardian, you might have noticed that science comedy is a hot thing. And for good reason. It turns out that using humour and even... Read more
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2:14 PM | Pop Quiz: What Scientific Job is Right for You?
I used to love taking magazine quizzes to learn more about myself. I thought it would be fun to create a quiz to help you find out what scientific career path may be the best fit for you. Be open-minded while taking the quiz and remember that this is just for fun! 1. My greatest […]
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11:44 AM | Takeda: No link between Actos and bladder cancer
Ten-year study backs safety of diabetes drug
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10:32 AM | GSK Ebola vaccine to start safety studies
Will use volunteers in the US, UK and Africa
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10:23 AM | Amgen claims first-to-file spot in PCSK9 inhibitor race
Evolocumab is part of new class of treatment to tackle high cholesterol
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9:33 AM | Rapid review for Pfizer’s superbug vaccine
FDA to expedite assessment of Clostridium difficile inoculation
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