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August 29, 2014

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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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1:11 AM | Biotech Reading List
How even a ridiculous, fake tweet can move stocks these daysBrad Loncar (Loncar Blog) $ICPTDIY Diagnosis: How an Extreme Athlete Uncovered Her Genetic FlawEd Yong (Pacific Standard)The Cancer Drug That Almost Wasn'tScience. $PFEAlso see companion write-up from In the Pipeline blog.The rise of the seemingly serious but “just for entertainment purposes” medical appBrian Dolan (Mobi Health News)Coke Confronts its Big Fat ProblemClaire Suddath and Duane Stanford (Bloomberg […]

August 28, 2014

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11:40 PM | The fictional CDC coverup of vaccines and autism–movie time
Earlier this week, I and about 20-30 other pro-science bloggers wrote articles about a strange story, pushed by all of the usual suspects in the antivaccine universe (starting with Natural News, Green Med Info, and the Age of Lying about Autism). Despite new information, press releases, claims and counter claims, nothing has changed in the facts […]Continue reading «The fictional CDC coverup of vaccines and autism–movie time»
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11:31 PM | Adriana Karaboutis joins Biogen Idec from Dell
She is appointed executive vice president, technology and business solutions
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11:30 PM | Major depression in cancer patients going untreated
Only 17% of patients reacted to usual NHS therapy according to new research
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11:30 PM | Major depression in UK cancer patients going untreated
Only 17% of patients reacted to usual NHS therapy according to new research
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11:00 PM | GM Watch finds GENERA useful, “badly needed”
In a discussion about the scientific literature on genetically engineered crops, Claire Robinson of GM Watch has previously said: ”I am, as you say, unaware of your GENERA project. A comprehensive list of studies on all aspects of GMOs is badly needed but beyond our means to gather together.” Biology Fortified, Inc., with our limited resources and volunteer staff, have come to the rescue and created this “badly needed” resource. Happily, GM Watch is now aware […]
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5:23 PM | Nasce in casa Conergy il CreditoEnergia® Diretto
La soluzione finanziaria per i progetti di risparmio energetico di aziende e professionisti che scelgono di installare impianti fotovoltaici. CreditoEnergia® Diretto è specifico ed esclusivo per i clienti ConergyRead more →
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5:12 PM | Ultimi giorni per visitare la mostra al Museo nazionale di Villa Guinigi “La fornace di Porta San Donato. L’attività di un vasaio nella Lucca del XVII secolo”
Ultimi giorni per visitare la mostra al Museo nazionale di Villa Guinigi “La fornace di Porta San Donato. L'attività di un vasaio nella Lucca del XVII secolo”Read more →
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2:51 PM | Cheeseburgers and Cowspiracy: putting livestock and climate change in perspective
Why, yes, this is a blog dedicated to livestock genetics and as odd as it may sound, this story does indeed involve some livestock gene manipulation. But let’s put first things first here at the intersection of climate change and farm gasses. For awhile now, different environmental groups have pointed to the act of eating a single cheeseburger as the greatest environmental threat ever. Not just the deadliest environment killer on your plate but in the entire scope of all the things […]
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1:12 PM | What’s the Answer? (resource gone missing)
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 […]
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1:07 PM | SEQC kills microarrays: not quite
I've been working with microarrays since 2000 and ever since RNA-seq came on the scene the writing has been on the wall. RNA-seq has so many advantages over arrays that we've been recommending them as the best way to generate differential gene expression data for a number of years. However the cost, and lack of maturity in analysis meant we still ran over 1000 arrays in 2013, but it looks like 2014 might be the end of the line. RIP: microarrays.A slew of RNA-seq papers were published in Nature […]
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11:57 AM | More money for England’s Cancer Drugs Fund
Extra £160m to pay for drugs not recommended by NICE
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10:20 AM | BMS can ride on Sovaldi's success as EU clears Daklinza
Hepatitis C drug approved in combination with Gilead’s huge-selling treatment
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10:20 AM | BMS can ride on Sovaldi's success as Daklinza cleared in EU
Hepatitis C drug approved in combination with Gilead’s huge-selling treatment
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10:18 AM | Amgen gets priority review for chronic heart failure hope
Raises expectations for early entry onto US market for ivabradine
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9:45 AM | NICE wants more data on Boehringer’s diabetes drug
Pharma company needs to demonstrate cost-effectiveness of Jardiance
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7:29 AM | New implant heals major bone injuries
A new implant embedded with growth factors may help heal major bone injuries. Major damage to bones can be very difficult to repair – especially injuries of the face or the spine. There must be enough bone left on either side of the break to use traditional implants like plates and screws. If a lot […]
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2:20 AM | BiotechDueDiligence Journal Watch
Ebola OutbreakSpecial feature / homepage from the New England Journal of Medicine. You can also check out the FDA webpage dedicated to the Ebola crisis. $TKMR $SRPTMicrobiology: Microbiome science needs a healthy dose of skepticismWilliam Hanage. Nature.Efficacy of High-Dose versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine in Older AdultsDiazGranados et al. New England Journal of Medicine. $SNYDesign of Phase I Combination Trials: Recommendations of the Clinical Trial Design Task Force of the NCI […]

August 27, 2014

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11:31 PM | Pharma takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
GSK, Evotec and Biogen Idec participate in the social media sensation
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11:30 PM | H&T Asia promotes Monika James
She moves up to senior account director
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11:16 PM | Citation needed: pharma needs to make the most of Wikipedia
The online encyclopedia is an increasingly important source of knowledge for patients and information must be kept accurate and up to date
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11:16 PM | WPP buys two more firms
Strengthens Millward Brown and GroupM with purchase of InsightExpress and Keyade
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11:15 PM | Biogen Idec names ALS unit head
Donald Johns joins from Novartis
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9:53 PM | Concentrate Organic Matter at Surface to Improve Soils
Organic matter is the key to soil quality, but building soil organic matter levels can be slow and expensive. There is an alternative. Research shows (Franzluebbers, 2002) many soil functions improve when organic matter is concentrated in the top 2-3″ of the soil, and that, for many soils and environments, this may be the most effective way to improve soil quality. Soil organic matter (SOM) is crucial for many soil functions, and so has been a primary indicator of soil quality. The % […]
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9:06 PM | Lasting impressions: an epigenetic imprint of past viral infection
Christine E. Birdwell and Rona S. Scott Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71130 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a prevalent human herpesvirus affecting over 90% of the adult population worldwide. Most individuals harbor EBV asymptomatically as lifelong ... The post Lasting impressions: an epigenetic imprint of past viral infection appeared first on EpiBeat.
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