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September 17, 2014

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5:47 PM | Ecodom, In Occasione Di “Puliamo Il Mondo 2014”, Ricorda Le 5 Regole D’oro Per Disfarsi Di Un Elettrodomestico
Anche quest’anno, Ecodom -  il Consorzio Italiano per il Recupero e Riciclaggio degli Elettrodomestici -  rinnova il proprio sostegno all’iniziativa promossa da Legambiente “Puliamo il Mondo”,  la cui XXII edizione si svolgerà dal 26 al 28 settembre 2014. Con un…Read more →
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5:44 PM | App4Mi vince il “Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione”
  Milano, 17 settembre 2014 - App4Mi, il progetto in ambito smart city del Comune di Milano e RCS MediaGroup, con il supporto dell’incubatore Digital Magics, ha ricevuto oggi il “Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione” istituito dalla Fondazione per l’Innovazione Tecnologica Cotec, nella categoria Grandi Gruppi.   Conferito dal Presidente della Repubblica italiana…Read more →
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5:42 PM | Notte Europea dei ricercatori 2014 – L’ENEA apre i Centri Ricerche di Casaccia e di Frascati
La manifestazione Notte Europea dei Ricercatori 2014,  promossa dalla Commissione Europea con l’obiettivo di avvicinare i cittadini e soprattutto i giovani al mondo della ricerca, avrà luogo venerdì 26 settembre, e quest’anno avrà come tema la sostenibilità. L’ENEA, che opera…Read more →
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4:00 PM | The Role of Epigenetics in Cognitive Ageing
Dr. Karen Mather, Genetics & Genomics Group Leader at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA), UNSW Australia As we age, there is a decline in cognitive performance but there is great variability in the rate and degree of cognitive ageing observed across older adults.  The domains of information processing ... The post The Role of Epigenetics in Cognitive Ageing appeared first on EpiBeat.
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1:46 PM | Video Tip of the Week: GOLD, Genomes OnLine Database
Yes, I know some people suffer from YAGS-malaise (Yet Another Genome Syndrome), but I don’t. I continue to be psyched for every genome I hear about. I even liked the salmon lice one. And Yaks. The crowd-funded Puerto Rican parrot project was so very neat. These genomes may not matter much for your everyday life, […]

Pagani I., J. Jansson, I.-M. A. Chen, T. Smirnova, B. Nosrat, V. M. Markowitz & N. C. Kyrpides (2011). The Genomes OnLine Database (GOLD) v.4: status of genomic and metagenomic projects and their associated metadata, Nucleic Acids Research, 40 (D1) D571-D579. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkr1100

Liolios K., Lynette Hirschman, Ioanna Pagani, Bahador Nosrat, Peter Sterk, Owen White, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Chris Taylor & Nikos C. Kyrpides & (2012). The Metadata Coverage Index (MCI): A standardized metric for quantifying database metadata richness, Standards in Genomic Sciences, 6 (3) 444-453. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4056/sigs.2675953

Field D., Tanya Gray, Norman Morrison, Jeremy Selengut, Peter Sterk, Tatiana Tatusova, Nicholas Thomson, Michael J Allen, Samuel V Angiuoli & Michael Ashburner & (2008). The minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification, Nature Biotechnology, 26 (5) 541-547. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt1360

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10:54 AM | Endo's $2.2bn bid for Auxilium Pharma could thwart QLT deal
Auxilium in the $345m process of acquiring Canadian biotech company
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10:25 AM | AZ and Lilly set up BACE camp for Alzheimer's
Lilly will pay AZ up to $500m in development and regulatory costs
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9:27 AM | Beard growing challenge to raise money for prostate cancer
OctoBeardFest follows huge success of Movember

September 16, 2014

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11:16 PM | Rosetta appoints creative director in healthcare
Scott Reese was most recently CEO of Wool Labs
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11:15 PM | Pharma is turning its attention to consumer healthcare
Pharma is no stranger to over-the-counter remedies but, as a number of recent deals show, consumer healthcare’s star is rising
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9:35 PM | Improved high dose flu vaccine for seniors
It’s that time of year again, early autumn, when flu experts recommend getting the seasonal flu vaccine, especially for children and individuals over 65. Of course, if you don’t think you should get the vaccine, there’s a description for a person like you. One of the issues that has been observed in the past is that the […]Continue reading «Improved high dose flu vaccine for seniors»
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6:58 PM | Poll–Will you and family members get the flu vaccine?
  It’s that time of the year. It’s time to get your seasonal flu vaccine, so will you get it? Will you make your significant other get it? Will you take your children to the pediatrician to get it? Or will you fall for the lies and myths, pretend like you are a superior genetic […]Continue reading «Poll–Will you and family members get the flu vaccine?»
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6:35 PM | Single Cell and Single Molecule Anaylsis: A Direct Understanding
When you were commuting to work this morning, maybe you listened to the traffic report on the radio. And that’s often helpful. But you probably heard a lot about cars and roads that may, or may not affect your commute. If you had a GPS traffic app on your phone, you could see current traffic on your own personal route. Improved technology improves your efficiency. And so it is with studies of chromatin regulation. Chromatin regulation is a dynamic combination of effects that are highly […]
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6:35 PM | Single Cell and Single Molecule Anaylsis: A Direct Understanding
When you were commuting to work this morning, maybe you listened to the traffic report on the radio. And that’s often helpful. But you probably heard a lot about cars and roads that may, or may not affect your commute. If you had a GPS traffic app on your phone, you could see current traffic on your own personal route. Improved technology improves your efficiency. And so it is with studies of chromatin regulation. Chromatin regulation is a dynamic combination of effects that are highly […]
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3:46 PM | Psychedelic Science
Beautiful and captivating! Tweet This Post
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1:44 PM | Urugenomes
Urugenomes."El objetivo general del proyecto es el desarrollo de la capacidad local en Uruguay para el análisis de secuencias genómicas humanas, tanto en la investigación como en el apoyo a la medicina genómica y al desarrollo científico de nuevos productos y tecnologías. Como resultado, nuevas empresas y laboratorios de servicios serán creados con un claro enfoque en la exportación de servicios genómicos, que a su vez […]
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1:15 PM | Life, death and regulation
. With contributions from James Smith, a recent Oxford University graduate and current SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholar working at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.   Consider this question: if I gave you the option to take a drug offering a 100 percent chance of survival to average life expectancy at which time you would...Read more
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12:55 PM | New De Novo Draft Guidance For Medical Device Companies
The De Novo process was further simplified this past August with the release of a new draft guidance by the FDA. “De Novo Classification Process (Evaluation of Automatic Class III Designation)” describes the streamlined de novo classification process that has been in effect since the 2012 passage of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA). ... continue reading
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12:00 PM | First Transplant using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Treating Blindness
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have enormous potential for being used in tissue transplants and therapies. Why is this? It’s because iPSCs can be made using virtually any cells from a person’s body — such as skin or fat samples that wouldn’t be missed. (And since they’re the patient’s own cells, the immune system should … Continue reading »
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10:38 AM | Seven steps to innovating your digital strategy
Dealing with digitally native HCPs
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10:27 AM | Sovaldi deal for developing world ‘falls short’
Critics claim Gilead have allowed Indian companies to set their own price
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9:54 AM | Brain tumour vaccine is UK’s first ‘Promising Innovative Medicine’
Northwest Biotherapeutics’ DCVax-L gets UK version of ‘breakthrough’ status for use in cancer
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9:51 AM | Lundbeck launches Brintellix in first EU market
The antidepressant set to sell worldwide
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8:47 AM | Roche moves eye drug lampalizumab into phase III
It could be the first treatment for geographic atrophy

September 15, 2014

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11:30 PM | Array appoints Victor Sandor chief medical officer
He joins from Incyte and will replace Michael Needle
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11:30 PM | NHS 'not driving' health innovation
Minister for Life Sciences acknowledges UK has more to do
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10:44 PM | Infografía de GSK sobre enfermedades raras
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10:00 PM | Dumb Asses who don’t get the flu vaccine
Every flu season, I resurrect this hysterical and snarky by Infectious Disease specialist Dr. Mark Crislip which was originally published in A Budget of Dumb Asses, which accurately states that healthcare workers who refuse to get a flu vaccine are Dumb Asses. Yes, complete and utter Dumb Asses. Even though this broadside against vaccine deniers is about the flu vaccine, it’s all right […]Continue reading «Dumb Asses who don't get the […]
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9:07 PM | Are PCR-free exomes the answer
I'm continuing my exome posts with a quick observation. There have been several talks recently that I've seen where people present genome and exome data and highlight the drop-out of genomic regions primarily due to PCR amplification and hybridisation artefacts. They make a compelling case for avoiding PCR when possible, and for sequencing a genome to get the very best quality exome.A flaw with this is that we often want to sequence an exome not simply to reduce the costs of sequencing, but […]
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8:09 PM | Don’t Be Ashamed When Choosing Life Outside the Lab
I read a very interesting article in the Guardian based on a 2010 report from the Royal Society claiming that only 3.5% of science PhD graduates end up pursuing a career in academic research and that only 0.5% of graduates will ever carry the distinguished title of University professor. While these figures may seem astounding, […]
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