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July 02, 2014

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8:59 AM | Amgen and Boehringer drugs win FDA breakthrough status
Leukaemia drug and Pradaxa antidote will benefit from accelerated regulatory processes
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8:59 AM | Novartis charged in Japan over data falsification
Prosecutors claim pharma company employees manipulated Diovan data

July 01, 2014

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11:34 PM | Vaccine adverse events are rare–vast benefits outweigh risks
Like all medical procedures, devices and pharmaceuticals, vaccines are not perfect. What matters is that the benefits, not only medically but also economically, outweigh any risks. As far ask I know, no perfect medical procedures, devices or pharmaceuticals, none, that are perfectly safe or perfectly effective. Sometimes the ratio is small. For example, there are […]Continue reading «Vaccine adverse events are rare–vast benefits outweigh risks»
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11:30 PM | Antares CEO Wotton resigns
He will move to Advanced Cell Technology
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11:15 PM | Ashfield team picks up Lilly sales award
Syndicated pharma sales team rewarded with supplier prize
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9:58 PM | NIH money to Washington
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7:02 PM | Remote Controlled Cancer Cells
To understand the dynamics of cellular signaling, researchers need to activate and inactivate membrane receptor proteins, which serve as relays between a cell’s outside and inside world. Ideally, this activation occurs on short timescales (seconds to minutes) and in targeted locations (micrometers to millimeters). However, such a high level of precision in activation cannot be […]
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5:22 PM | Single cell extravaganza
AGBT had lots of presentations on both clinical and single-cell work last February and on Wednesday, February 12th Aviv Regev, of the Broad Institute described her groups experience with the Fluidigm C1 system, and their early work in understanding cell-to-cell communication in the immune system. The results were published in Nature a couple of days ago. A more exciting story for me scientifically was published by Aviv Regev and Bradley Bernstein in Science awhere they describe the use of […]
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3:40 PM | Stromal Cells Role in Immunoregulatory Function
Stromal cells are the connective tissue cells for all organs in the human body. The most common types these cells in our bodies are Pericytes and Fibroblasts (skin cells) Stromal cells can be found in the: Liver Kidneys Mucous membranes Lymph nodes Prostate Ovaries Bone marrow Adipose Tissue Pancreas The primary function of the stromal […] The post Stromal Cells Role in Immunoregulatory Function appeared first on Regeneration Center of Thailand.
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3:00 PM | Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In the recent Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (Hobby Lobby), a majority of the Supreme Court ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s requirement that qualifying employer health plans under the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) include coverage for all FDA approve contraceptives cannot be applied to at least […]Continue reading «Hobby Lobby and Religious Exemptions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly»
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12:00 PM | Life Beyond Earth
Are we alone, or is there life beyond Earth? It’s a question we’ve been trying to actively answer for decades now, with increased interest in more recent times. While there almost certainly is life outside of our world, we have yet to find it. Based on our understanding of the spectrum of organisms that live … Continue reading »
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10:55 AM | Healthcare marketing compliance in the UK - prevention beats cure
UK's MHRA gives its views on rep training, pharma advertising and social media
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10:45 AM | Merck could win anti-PD1 therapy race in Europe
EMA accepts filing for promising pembrolizumab in melanoma
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10:34 AM | Erbitux betters Avastin in bowel cancer subgroup
Data backs Merck KGaA drug over Roche’s rival in RAS wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer
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10:28 AM | Allergan will start phase III DARPin trials next year
Will investigate drug in wet age-related macular degeneration
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9:07 AM | UK innovation prize to support antibiotic diagnostics
Longitude Prize 2014 offers £10m to develop tool to fight antimicrobial resistance

June 30, 2014

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11:15 PM | JPA strengthens PR offering
Three new employees join the agency’s London office
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11:15 PM | Merck & Co extends med ed portal to India
Pharma company makes Univadis accessible to yet more healthcare professionals
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11:00 PM | Blogging Tips for Science Bloggers, From Science Bloggers
In #MySciBlog interviews with science bloggers, I've amassed a rich data-set already of blogging practices - straight from the mouths of those who write science blogs. I thought I'd share of few of these, preserving the anonymity of my interviewees, in the form of realistic blogging tips for science bloggers. These are not so much "best practices" as they are "real practices" from both successful and 'rising star' science bloggers. You probably know some of them! Covering […]
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6:10 PM | Sorting with Safety
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. announced the launch of its S3™ Biosafety System Class I, an intelligent aerosol containment hood designed for Bio-Rad’s S3™ Cell Sorter. The system adheres to the biosafety requirements of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and protects users and the environment from aerosols created during the cell sorting process. The […]
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5:25 PM | New tools at Reactome–check ‘em out
Just got this from the Reactome announcement mailing list: Pathway databases, like Reactome, are uniquely suited for interpreting the results of high-throughput functional genomics data sets such as microarray-based expression profiles, protein interaction sets, and chromatin IP. In response to user feedback and new feature requests, we have released a new Reactome Pathway Browser with […]
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5:24 PM | Ageing may be sweet
Eating too much sugar contributes to many age-related diseases such as Diabetes and heart disease. But a recent study showed that just tasting sugar may affect ageing, at least in flies. Flies have taste bristles, their version of taste buds, on their mouthparts, legs and wings. In this study, flies were genetically engineered to be […]
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3:00 PM | High fructose corn syrup–it’s just sugar
One of the most frustrating things I’ve observed in nearly six years of writing (here and in other locations), is that those who want to create a negative myth about a new technology (especially in food or medicine), one of the best ways to do it is mention “chemicals.” And if the chemical sounds unnatural, the […]Continue reading «High fructose corn syrup–it's just sugar»
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2:29 PM | Shedding Light on Protein:Protein Interactions with NanoBRET™ Technique
If you are trying to investigate protein:protein interactions inside cells, you know how important physiologically relevant results are. If you overload your cells with fusion constructs, your protein interactions may not actually reflect what is going on in the cell, and if your BRET energy donor and acceptor do not have sufficiently separated spectra, you can […]
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2:25 PM | Introducing pharma perspectives
Matt de Gruchy outlines the HCC's forthcoming collaboration with PME
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10:26 AM | Comms agencies “intend to do right” by Wikipedia
Ogilvy & Mather, FleishmanHillard, Weber Shandwick and more sign statement on online encyclopaedia
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10:10 AM | Lundbeck's desmoteplase flunks phase III stroke trial
No better than placebo in improving disability symptoms
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10:08 AM | Novartis pulls EMA application for expanded Tasigna use
And Boehringer confirms it won't seek approval for faldaprevir as it exits hepatitis C
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9:05 AM | Third time lucky as MannKind's inhaled insulin is approved
US FDA backs new diabetes treatment Afrezza

June 29, 2014

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11:15 PM | Biosimilar Lantus leads CHMP opinions
Boehringer and Lilly’s insulin one of six new medicines recommended for EU approval
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