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August 18, 2014

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4:16 PM | Scienza: scoperto M82 X-1, nuovo buco nero di taglia media
I buchi neri di ‘taglia media’ esistono eccome e sono stati svelati da lampi di luce a ritmo di bossa nova: ad accertarlo e’ stato un gruppo di astronomi dell’universita’ del Maryland. Per primo ha identificato uno di questi rari…Read more →
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4:08 PM | Pile in grafene per ricaricare gli smartphone. Merito dei ricercatori dell’IIT
L’invenzione dell’Istituto italiano di tecnologia sarà sfruttata nel settore delle auto elettriche e dei device tecnologiciRead more →
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1:58 PM | Beni culturali: boom di visite a ferragosto
E’ stato un vero successo l’afflusso di visitatori nei musei italiani nella giornata di Ferragosto. E’ stato così possibile, per migliaia di turisti e non solo, fare visita ai musei di Stato, ai castelli ed ai siti archeologici che da…Read more →
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1:15 PM | Update from the Clinic: July
. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of July. The cancer stem cell companies were back in the news last month. OncoMed initiated its ALPINE clinical trial of Tarextumab for pancreatic cancer, while Stemline Therapeutics announced an investigational new drug (IND) for SL-401 and initiation of clinical trials in two blood...Read more
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10:36 AM | FDA approves Biogen Idec's long-acting MS therapy
Plegridy gets US nod just weeks after EU approval
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10:03 AM | Valeant extends Allergan bid deadline to end of 2014
Acquisition saga carries on beyond original August 15 deadline
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7:56 AM | CRISPR gene therapy prevents muscular dystrophy
Scientists have used the popular new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system to prevent Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in mice. DMD is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Dystrophin forms part of the scaffolding inside each cell that maintains cell shape. In muscle cells, dystrophin links the contractile apparatus in the cells, called myofilaments, with the […]
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5:31 AM | New York health department in HPV drive
New campaign will highlight the cancer-prevention benefits of the HPV vaccine

August 17, 2014

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11:16 PM | Alcon names president EMEA
Riad Sherif joins from Novartis’ Canada business
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11:16 PM | Acura must provide FDA more info on pain drug
Regulator questions abuse-resistant ability of Aversion
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11:15 PM | The death of traditional consumerism
What does it mean for pharma and how can empowering patients open up new possibilities to the industry
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4:00 AM | How Ebola Kills
“That’s not Ebola!” I said to the vendor standing beside a display of boxer shorts festooned with pathogens, at a biology teachers conference a few years ago. “No, that’s Ebola. Read the tag.” “The tag’s wrong. It’s influenza. See the spokes on the surface? Ebola looks like a soup ladle.” He didn’t believe me, but the website was corrected a few months later. I still have my faux Ebola shorts somewhere. JUST 7 GENES The stark […]
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3:41 AM | MacArthur’s Defense of Print and Paywall is a Bad Excuse
Disclaimer. I am about to review and critique a New York Times profile of Harper’s Magazine publisher John R. MacArthur. I make no claim to being able to adequately do so. But as one of the “youths” “blowing off steam” on my blog (who still calls this a weblog?), I at least have some personal experience in the matter. “‘I’ve got nothing against people getting on their weblogs, on the Internet and blowing off steam,’ he [John R. MacArthur] […]

August 15, 2014

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6:59 PM | Richard Dawkins says he’s an African ape–yes we are.
Whenever I read statements from the anti-evolution/creationist crowd, I often wonder if they’re satisfied with their intellect and knowledge.  Their level of denialism is so high that they cannot even get basic science right.  In Vasko Kohlmayer’s Washington Times article, Is Richard Dawkins an ape?, decides to deny most basic biological knowledge just to make some […]Continue reading «Richard Dawkins says he's an African ape–yes we are.»
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6:46 PM | Novel Cell Surface Markers Identified that Differentiate White, Beige and Brown Adipocytes
Estimates of obesity in the U.S. range from 30% (Centers for Disease Control data) to 70% (persons selling online and television audience-focused weight-loss programs). We are a nation of fat or fat-obsessed persons, and rightfully so. CDC data shows that the cost of obesity, in 2008 dollars, was estimated at $147 billion. That amount of […]
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5:04 PM | A “Hit and Run” Molecular Model for Lymphoma Development
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) represents the most common human lymphoid malignancy, affecting many thousands worldwide each year. Genomic analysis can discriminate lymphomas into two major subtypes with clinical relevance: germinal center B-cells (GCB-like), or activated B-cells (ABC-like).  Current treatment regimens offer only limited overall efficacy as, relative to GCB-like ... The post A “Hit and Run” Molecular Model for Lymphoma Development appeared first on […]
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3:24 PM | Right Turn: The creative process
I’m starting this post with an image that more or less sums up my life over the past two weeks, which has been rather intensely focused on creativity. This was the second time I traveled to Banff to be part of the Science Communications program at the Banff Centre, a very worthwhile sojourn for scientists...Read more
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2:30 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… RT @joe_pickrell: Great post by @Graham_Coop and @JeremyJBerg on interpreting tests for selection on polygenic traits […]
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10:53 AM | NICE backs Gilead’s Sovaldi in hepatitis C
But health watchdog denies earlier use of Janssen’s Zytiga
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10:51 AM | US panel backs pneumococcal vaccines for seniors
Vaccines to be provided by Merck & Co and Pfizer
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10:32 AM | Avastin gets US green light for late-stage cervical cancer
Fifth oncology indication for Roche’s medicine
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2:58 AM | http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OYklv/~3/xsOdkqhrCoI/phagocytosis-phagocyosis-is-process-of.html
PhagocytosisPhagocyosis is the process of engulfment and digestion of microorganisms performed by macrophages & microphages.The macrophages:These cells originate from bone marrow promonocytes; after circulating in blood for few hours they migrate to tissues and constitute the mononuclear phagocyte system. They have been given specific names in accordance with their residing tissues; in lungs ; alveolar macrophages, in  liver ; kupffer cells, microglial cells in brain, mesangial cells […]
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2:58 AM | http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OYklv/~3/xsOdkqhrCoI/phagocytosis-phagocyosis-is-process-of.html
PhagocytosisPhagocyosis is the process of engulfment and digestion of microorganisms performed by macrophages & microphages.The macrophages:These cells originate from bone marrow promonocytes; after circulating in blood for few hours they migrate to tissues and constitute the mononuclear phagocyte system. They have been given specific names in accordance with their residing tissues; in lungs ; alveolar macrophages, in  liver ; kupffer cells, microglial cells in brain, mesangial cells […]

August 14, 2014

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11:16 PM | Cancer Research UK calls for accuracy on Wikipedia
Appeals to healthcare community to keep online information up to date
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11:15 PM | GE Healthcare makes changes in Asia
Olivier Loeillot appointed general manager, Asia commercial for BioProcess division
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11:15 PM | Rebif hit again as competition bites
Merck Serono’s MS drug continues its struggle for sales in the US and Europe
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5:03 PM | Saving heritage breeds preserves valuable traits and culture
Early in June, I booked into a bed and breakfast near Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan to work on a new writing project. The journey there ended up being a little more dramatic than I wanted – my Chevy Tracker lost a wheel on the highway near Kyle, Sask, and I ended up borrowing a car from some kind strangers for about 10 days – but the destination ended up being well worth the trouble. Jim Saville, the proprietor of the bed and breakfast, had several different heritage breeds on the […]
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3:00 PM | FDA Explores Proprietary Name Reservation for Drug Products
A proprietary name for a drug product can be submitted for evaluation by FDA any time after the completion of Phase II studies. The ultimate approval of a proprietary name is part of the approval of the labeling of a marketing application and is limited to a “tentative approval” prior to that. Thus, it is ... continue reading
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1:33 PM | What’s the Answer? (real time collaborative coding)
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 | How many MiSeq owners are using the bleach protocol to minimise carryover?
A comment popped up on a post I'd written in April last year "MiSeq (and 2500) owners better read this and beware"that made me think I'd ask readers the question in the title: "how many of you are using the MiSeq bleach wash protocol? online pollsThe carryover issue led to a small residue of the last library to be run being sequenced in the subsequent run. This caused a potential problem to MiSeq users, particularly those interested in low frequency mutations. My post was prompted after some […]
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