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October 13, 2014

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11:15 PM | McCann, Grey and Dentsu Kansai triumph at Spike Asia awards
Agencies among gold winners at healthcare marketing awards in Asia
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9:37 PM | The freedom to not vaccinate in France–a court case
This article was written by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, CA.  Dr. Reiss writes extensively in law journals about the social and legal policies of vaccination. She is also member of the Parent Advisory Board of Voices for Vaccines, a parent-led organization that supports and advocates for on-time vaccination and […]Continue reading «The freedom […]
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3:08 PM | Pharma supports first World Thrombosis Day
Aims to raise awareness of the blood clot condition
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1:47 PM | VIDEO: The role of artificial intelligence in healthcare
IBM's Amer Fasihi explains the impact its supercomputer Watson could have on health
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11:46 AM | IBM: Watson can make the world a better place
ThinkDigital event hears how the supercomputer could improve people' lives
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10:54 AM | Gilead gets US approval for Sovaldi follow-up Harvoni
Company claims it could cure 90% of patients within eight weeks
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10:28 AM | Auto che consumano meno: il biometano per il futuro
Il biometano promette di far risparmiare i cittadini. Grazie ad uno speciale processo di raffinazione è possibile convertire i rifiuti organici in energia che può essere utilizzata anche per alimentare autoveicoli a motore. Il Consorzio Italiano compostatori (CIC) in collaborazione…Read more →
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10:02 AM | Review of “Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood”
The 2013 PLoS One article Complete Genes May Pass from Food to Human Blood is often used as evidence that genes from GMO can “transfer” into our bodies (such as in this article from Collective Evolution). In this post, I’d like to review the paper with you and discuss this nightmare-inducing scenario. The authors of the paper examined the content of DNA outside the human cell, known as “cell free DNA” or cfDNA. As a reminder, the DNA we inherit from both our […]
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9:59 AM | NICE publishes its first medicines optimisation guidance
Draft guidelines encourage patient-centred care and improved NHS communications
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9:11 AM | EMA safety panel rules no change needed for Ariad's Iclusig
Positive news comes after blood clot concerns
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7:33 AM | University College London Professor Wins Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
Professor John O’Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, Division of Biosciences at UCL, has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the […]
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7:05 AM | Exercise helps ageing brains
Exercise of all types from running to weight training can improve memory in young healthy people. Eight weeks of regular exercise – either high intensity strength and aerobic training or simply co-ordination, balance and agility exercises can improve working memory and cognitive ability in older people as well. A recent study compared healthy participants 60-85 […]

October 12, 2014

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11:15 PM | Eisai wins US approval for chemotherapy side effects drug
FDA backs Akynzeo to treat nausea and vomiting
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11:15 PM | Sanofi looks to AstraZeneca for new UK & Ireland head
Tarja Stenvall replaces Steve Oldfield
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11:03 PM | Pharma deals during September 2014
Deal Watch: Major pharma collaborations, acquisitions and agreements in the past month
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11:02 PM | Deal Watch table for September 2014
Table listing all the major pharma mergers, acquisitions and collaborations in the past month
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7:25 PM | Bound by Flesh Official Trailer (2014) - Conjoined Twins Documentary HD
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4:00 AM | 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 in whom the genes aren’t working, providing a slew of new “forever fixes.” Nearly 100 gene transfer protocols are now in late-stage clinical trials.

October 11, 2014

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4:51 PM | Studio: subito dopo la morte clinica la mente continua ad avere attività cerebrale
La ricerca, pubblicata sulla rivista European Journal Resuscitation ha cercato di valutare le “esperienze pre-morte” e altri fenomeni raccontati da persone riportate indietro dalla morte clinica,  quando cioè il cuore aveva smesso di battere. Allo studio hanno contribuito i casi…Read more →
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11:23 AM | Scienza: un’atmosfera mai vista così dettagliata di un pianeta esterno al Sistema Solare
E’ stata definita nei minimi dettagli da un team di ricercatori guidato da K.B: Stevenson, dell’università di Chicago. Il gruppo in soli quattro giorni di osservazioni ha osservato ben tre anni di storia del pianeta, visto che il suo anno…Read more →
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9:30 AM | Spalma incentivi fotovoltaico: ANIE ricorre, è incostituzionale
ANIE Rinnovabili si schiera contro il decreto spalma incentivi del fotovoltaico, decreto incostituzionale che riduce la quota degli incentivi per chi ne sta già usufruendo, riducendola annualmente. Già Assorinnovabili e Confagricoltura si erano mosse in tal senso contro il decreto.…Read more →
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9:14 AM | Detrazioni fiscali 2015: confermato il 65% grazie alla prossima legge di stabilità
Il ministro Lupi ha affermato che nella legge di stabilità sarà inserito il provvedimento che garantirà ai cittadini di usufruire dell’importante agevolazione fiscale prevista per la ristrutturazione e la riqualificazione energetica degli edifici esistenti. Nella legge n.147 del 2013 era…Read more →
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6:06 AM | Baboon Genes to Combat Trypanosomiasis in African Cattle
Genetic engineering could go beyond shrinking or eliminating horns in cattle. It could be the much-needed antidote to one of Africa’s greatest zoonotic diseases. Roughly 22% of cattle in Africa die before three months of age. They, like 6% of their adult counterparts are lost to disease. For those that survive, many will never be good producers, carrying the burden of disease without relief, increasing their susceptibility to both ectoparasites and endoparasites.

October 10, 2014

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4:52 PM | "Fall is Here" Biotech Reading List
FDA Issues Draft LDT Guidance Documents; Provides 120-Day Comment Period and will Host October Public MeetingWolszon et al. (FDA Law Blog) $FMIHedge Funds Listen In on Patient Chats for Pharma BetsCaroline Chen (Bloomberg)'60 Minutes' Just Attacked High Drug Prices. Here's What You Should KnowMatthew Herper (Forbes)‘Financial Toxicity:’ Who’s Really to Blame for High Cancer Drug Prices?Ed Silverman (Pharmalot / WSJ)Setting the Record Straight on GRAS: Part 2Carvajal and McColl […]
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4:37 PM | Use of Cell-Free Technology to Evaluate Nuclease (TALEN) Activity on Target DNA
Transcriptional activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) have rapidly become a technique of choice for precision genome engineering. TALENs are custom-designed nucleases that consist of a modular DNA-binding domain fused to a monomeric, C-terminal FokI nuclease domain (1). TALENs work in pairs and are designed to recognize and bind to tandem-oriented sequences in genomic DNA, separated by […]
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2:03 PM | Go with the flow: lab-on-a-chip devices
Microfluidic, or lab-on-a-chip, devices have been used by pharma scientists for years but are now threatening to break into mainstream use
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1:30 PM | Right Turn: Why you should vote for Stem Cell Person of the Year
> We assume there is no real argument to be made here. It’s more than just popularity or who has been in the news most often over the past year. The annual call for nominations and the selection of Stem Cell Person of the Year by readers of Paul Knoepfler’s blog – a.k.a. the stem cell...Read more
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1:10 PM | Friday SNPpets
Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment… RT @AgroBioDiverse: All 115 plant image analysis software solutions… plant-image-analysis.org RT @thinkgenome: UCSC researchers create Ebola genome […]
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10:58 AM | Endo to acquire Auxilium for $2.6bn
Puts end to takeover deal for QLT
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10:43 AM | Amgen leukaemia drug gets FDA priority review
Adds to breakthrough status for blinatumomab
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