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July 03, 2014

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11:30 PM | Boehringer submits COPD combo in EU
Combines Spiriva and Striverdi
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11:25 PM | MSD's Kate Tillett rewarded for healthcare comms excellence
Company's external affairs director wins at Communiqué 2014
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11:23 PM | Roche wins In-House Team of the Year at Communiqué Awards
"Brave and courageous" UK communications team picks up honour
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11:22 PM | Pegasus wins Consultancy of the Year at Communiqué 2014
Brighton-based comms agency praised for focus, authenticity and delivery
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11:22 PM | Liberation recognised at healthcare comms awards
Picks up Communiqué Small Consultancy or Health Team of the Year
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11:15 PM | Onyx launches women’s health blog
PR firm aims to understand women’s attitudes towards their health
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11:15 PM | Life Science Hub Wales names COO
Ian Barwick will help lead efforts to make Wales a key region for life sciences
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5:05 PM | Sharing economy: combatti la crisi grazie a internet
Possiedi qualcosa e lo metti a disposizione degli altri, chiedendo un contribuito che può variare dal semplice rimborso spese a una cifra più consistente. Con Internet è diventato un gioco da ragazzi. Un gioco divertente, utile e remunerativo. Sharing economy è il…Read more →
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3:29 PM | Driverless pods are here (well in England)
Driverless pods: a fun science fiction concept turned into fact. They are already ferrying passengers around Terminal 5 in Heathrow Airport where they use a guideway, which looks a bit like a monorail track (without the rail). Those pods can carry four passengers plus luggage and travel up to 40 kilometres per hour. The pods […]
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3:21 PM | Independence Day Reading List
In Single Gene, a Path to Fight Heart AttacksGina Kolata (New York Times)You can find the actual NEJM articles (free access) in the latest [...]
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2:02 PM | How to find the best papers to read is tough
We've all been there: PubMed returns over 2500 RNA-seq papers, and there's still 800 left when you only search the title! How do you find the best papers to read? PubMed can help a little more with your quest to find out more about RNA-seq as there are just 19 reviews, but it's often primary papers you need to dig into to truly understand what's going on in a field. There are other ways to find out what's a hot paper and I've just started using a relatively new one: the Altmetric […]
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2:01 PM | Wilson Disease – A Genetic Success Story
A woman I never met, Ingrid, has taught thousands of students about Wilson disease, an inborn error of copper metabolism. But she never knew it, and I wish I could tell her. COPPER CONTROL GONE AWRY Wilson disease is an inborn error of copper metabolism in which the body can’t mop up excess free copper.… Read the restThe post Wilson Disease – A Genetic Success Story appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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1:59 PM | What’s the Answer? (mutation nomenclature)
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 […]

Laros J.F.J., Johan T den Dunnen & Peter E M Taschner (2011). A formalized description of the standard human variant nomenclature in Extended Backus-Naur Form, BMC Bioinformatics, 12 (Suppl 4) S5. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2105-12-s4-s5

Soussi T. & Peter E.M. Taschner (2014). Recommendations for Analyzing and Reporting TP53 Gene Variants in the High-Throughput Sequencing Era , Human Mutation, 35 (6) 766-778. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/humu.22561

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12:00 PM | Creating Lucid Dreams
Have you ever had a lucid dream? Lucid dreams can be quite fun and freeing — they are when the dreamer realizes that they are in a dream, and can control the dream to be what they want it to be. And recently, researchers found out how they could cause somebody to have a lucid … Continue reading »
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10:49 AM | World Ufo Day 2014
La giornata mondiale degli Ufo (con foto e video) Ripercorriamo gli incontri ravvicinati che appassionano gli amanti di ufologia, nella giornata che celebra il più celebre caso di oggetto volante non identificato Fonte: wired  Al 25 febbraio del 1942 risale…Read more →
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10:17 AM | France wants Avastin used in place of Lucentis
Government calls for off-label use of Roche drug in order to reduce spend on eye therapy
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10:13 AM | EC sets out its pharma priorities
New strategy puts the industry at the heart of Europe’s economic growth prospects, says EFPIA
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10:11 AM | Caccia al meteorite in Russia
E chi chiamerai? Se siete a caccia di meteoriti non è degli acchiappafantasmi che avete bisogno. Possono però tornarvi utili i ricercatori dell’Ursa Finnish Fireball Network: non sono passati che un paio di mesi dalla notte del 19 aprile, quando un’affascinante palla…Read more →
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10:09 AM | Ricerca italiana: scoperto metodo biotecnologico per produrre energia pulita dalla CO2 e dai materiali di scarto
Il team artefice della scoperta è quello dell’Istituto di chimica biomolecolare del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Icb-Cnr) di Pozzuoli, guidato da Angelo Fontana. Il metodo super tecnologico consiste nel catturare l’anidride carbonica e, grazie alla sintesi dell’idrogeno da fermentazione di…Read more →
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9:59 AM | Novartis embraces the 'quantified self' with TicTrac tie-up
Partners with the personalised analytics firm on a new MS platform
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9:07 AM | AssoRinnovabili contro il decreto spalma incentivi del fotovoltaico
AssoRinnovabili si muove a tutela di chi ha investito nel fotovoltaico e lo fa rivolgendosi alle istituzioni, ai comuni e anche al commissario europeo per l’energia, Oettinger, il quale si ritroverebbe perfettamente d’accordo con la posizione dell’associazione.   Nell’ultima nota…Read more →
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2:30 AM | Considering the Future of Science Journalism: Killed Darlings
I recently had a Science & Society piece published in EMBO Reports on the explosion of alternative digital forms of science journalism. Science journalism is changing and the opportunities are as great as the pitfalls. Digital technologies, mobile devices and social media platforms are changing the communication landscape, reflecting a deeper, more general cultural shift in news production and consumption. – An Explosion of Alternatives, DOI: 10.15252/embr.201439130 As any writer […]

July 02, 2014

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11:17 PM | Astellas appoints compliance officer for Americas region
Promotion for Tatjana Dragovic
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11:17 PM | Elsevier hires chief medical officer
Peter Edelstein is a veteran surgeon
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11:16 PM | EC unveils online pharmacies logo
Aims to protect patients from falsified medicines
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11:15 PM | Pharma industry backs UK antibiotics plan
GSK and ABPI back David Cameron’s call for global action on antimicrobial resistance
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11:02 PM | Open publishing can improve access to knowledge
Demonstrating transparency through open science publishing
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11:02 PM | Open science publishing can improve access to knowledge
Demonstrating transparency through open science publishing
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8:28 PM | (Video sponsorizzato) – Lg lancia Knock Code™ per uno smartphone sempre più pratico e sicuro
Con la funzione Knock On ora è possibile accendere e spegnere il display del tuo smartphone semplicemente toccando lo schermo, con una sequenza di tocchi impostata a tuo piacimento. Sarà possibile creare una combinazione touch partendo da un minimo di…Read more →
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7:35 PM | How to Look Inside a Brain
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