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January 06, 2015

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12:16 AM | Janssen and Gilead extend HIV collaboration
Will develop single tablet regimen that combines Prezista, Tybost, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide
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12:16 AM | Lilly names head of corporate business development
Promotion for Darren Carroll
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12:15 AM | Organs-in-a-dish aid drug discovery
Using stem cells to generate complex tissues and organs in the lab is promising to tackle a key bottleneck in drug discovery

January 05, 2015

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11:20 PM | Of Post-Publication PeerReview and 2015
January is a good time to set goals for the year to come. Judging from the success tags as #365papers and #52papers are having on Twitter, I’m not the only one that would like to read ‘properly’ (as supposed to quickly scroll through) a few more papers in … Continue reading →
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9:11 PM | Stuart Scott–sports, ESPN and racism
Though I love science, though I love learning about how science is smashing through the barriers of ignorance about our natural universe, sports is my first love. I absorb every statistic I can–I pour over scores, and I can’t wait until polls are out. And nothing feeds this addiction better than ESPN, a U.S.-based global cable […]Continue reading «Stuart Scott–sports, ESPN and racism»
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7:37 PM | GATC: acknowledging the acknowledgment
Shortly after writing my post on Authorship and acknowledgement of core facility work I was pointed to the GATC Top publications of 2014. Here GATC list the papers where their sequencing (and other) services have been used and acknowledged.Congratulations GATC: four Nature and one Cancer Cell papers in your 2014 Top 5 can't be bad!The number of acknowledgements keeps going up, and it was interesting to see what the breakdown of application type was for the papers GATC listed (I've no idea if […]
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6:00 PM | Feeling Detached from Food Production? Blame Jethro Tull
Many consumers today feel out of touch with how their food is produced and are disturbed by a lot of what they hear about it through their social networks or other sources of information. If it is necessary to assign fault for this phenomenon, I think we could blame Jethro Tull. Jethro Tull!? Ian Anderson and Martin Barre of the more modern Jethro Tull No, I don’t mean the 70s rock band led by flautist Ian Anderson and guitarist Martin Barre, I mean the early 18th century […]
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5:33 PM | Reflecting on the Future: Hands-On, Person-to-Person Educational Experiences
The start of a new year is always a good time for reflection.  For those of us at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute), this means looking at the programs we offer and considering ones we might like to develop. In this process, we find ourselves continuing to feel certain that the hands-on, lab-based […]
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1:11 PM | Noisy networks – The variation in TNF signalling pathway responses
A team of scientists led by systems biologist and biomedical engineer Andre Levchenko from Yale University has developed a novel mechanism for mapping the biochemical variability, or ‘noise’, in how human cells respond to chemical signals. This research could potentially lead to tailored drug delivery to a patient’s individual cell responses and may have implicationsRead More
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12:41 PM | Desarrollo
Fin de año con todo. Mudanza y nacimiento de Teo, mi segundo hijo.Uno no deja de admirarse frente al proceso de desarrollo embrionario. Algo del mismo se puede ver aquí: This mesmerising animation shows how babies form.Justo el nacimiento coincidió con la ceremonia de entrega del título de Doctor Honoris Causa de la Facultad de Medicina al Prof. Em. Dr. Fernando Mañé Garzón, por lo que no pude concurrir a la misma. Por suerte me dio el tiempo […]
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12:33 PM | FDA approved 44 new drugs in 2014
AstraZeneca leads pharma success with four approvals, but Bayer had a year to forget  
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11:48 AM | Synthetic Genomics goes green
Combing the literature over the holidays I found a paper from 2013 describing the assembly of two diatom chromosomes in yeast, done at the Craig Venter Institute. This work is not strictly plant synbio for the sake of this blog as it was done with single cellular algae not higher plants. However, it is obviously […]
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11:48 AM | NICE rejects pancreatic cancer regimen over cost concerns
Charity says draft decision to deny Abraxane/Gemzar combo is a ‘backwards step’ for the NHS pricing body
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10:53 AM | Tools for plant Synbio width a Silver lining
The Silver lab in Harvard has been involved in the synbio enterprise almost from the very beginning, and works collaboratively with other big synbio labs in the Boston area: James Collins at the university of Boston and especially with George Church also at the Harvard medical school. The lab already has an impressive track record, just […]
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10:44 AM | Angelini to market Ariad’s Iclusig in Eastern Europe
Comes after leukaemia drug passes EMA safety review
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10:16 AM | Dendreon to go to auction without initial bidder
A selection for a bidder wanting to pay the minimum price has not been made
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9:58 AM | Japan first to approve Novartis' psoriasis drug Cosentyx
Drug approved by the FDA in October
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8:10 AM | How DNA is made
Recently I started a series of posts on whether biological computers are science fact or still science fiction. I started out by saying that DNA is an excellent way to archive information but it still can’t be used to store information that you need to access all the time, like a lot of what you […]
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1:24 AM | Pfizer’s Dr Simon Campbell recognised in UK’s New Year Honours
Recipients also include NICE’s Professor Carole Longson
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12:15 AM | Turkey: A growing pharma market with huge potential
The Turkish biopharma market offers many opportunities - if it can overcome its sustainability challenge
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12:00 AM | Celgene promotes senior EMEA figures
Marie-France Tschudin and Stefano Portolano take on new roles

January 03, 2015

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8:02 PM | Science Blogging Through Time
"So a lot of times, like I'll write a blog post because something in the media is wrong. Right, like they misrepresented the science, or, they're talking about __ in an incorrect way, or, basically, something has engaged mass public appeal, and the record needs to be corrected, and obviously, everybody's going to be coming running to [my blog], to find out the true answer [sarcastic]. And so, it's really just more of a compulsion, where I'm like, I want to... Read more
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6:57 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (December 29, 2014 - January 2, 2015)
Happy New Year! BiotechDueDiligence is back with a weekly round-up of the week's best and most noteworthy tweets from the world of medicine, drug development, etc. Thanks as always to @23aloha for curating the list.Find this week's tweets of the week here.Also, catch up on past editions you may have missed. [...]

January 02, 2015

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9:08 PM | Medical Doctors weigh in on Glyphosate Claims
Dr. Steven Novella Before the Holidays, a claim was being circulated around about glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide. The claim is that half of all children will be autistic by 2025 – and the source for this claim is none other than Dr. Stephanie Seneff. Long-time readers of this blog will recognize that she has made many claims about GMOs – in particular the Roundup herbicide that is sprayed on them – which have been addressed many times before. Is […]
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7:50 PM | Right Turn: How your New Year’s Resolution works
One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every year: Exercise regularly and get in better shape. It’s a noble resolution, often broken, but worthwhile nonetheless. But have you ever wondered how that resolution works? Wonder no more: This great video, from EuroStemCell, explains how stem cells respond to the cues given during workouts...Read more
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2:12 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… holiday edition–uneven collection over the week, but still found some good stuff RT @DrJCThrash: J-Circos: An […]

January 01, 2015

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2:06 PM | Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD): A Diagnostic Challenge
When Susan Coddon, a member of the board of directors of the Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease Research Foundation (APBDRF) e-mailed me a few weeks ago, I was intrigued. “Polyglucosan” didn’t ring any bells. Her husband learned he had the underrecognized condition … Continue reading »The post Adult Polyglucosan Body Disease (APBD): A Diagnostic Challenge appeared first on DNA Science Blog.

December 31, 2014

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9:47 PM | The annual report of Skeptical Raptor’s blog–2014
Actually, it’s not so annual, cause this is the first time I’ve done it, more or less. I started this blog in January 2012. Just three years ago. I really didn’t know what subjects would be my focus, but it was science generally. I kind of wandered around for the first few months, before I […]Continue reading «The annual report of Skeptical Raptor's blog–2014»
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2:32 PM | Video Tips of the Week, Annual Review 2014 (part 2)
As you may know, we’ve been doing these video tips-of-the-week for seven years now. We have completed or collected around 350 little tidbit introductions to various resources through this past year, 2014. At first we had to do all of our own video intros, but as the movie technology became more accessible and more teams […]
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