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October 27, 2014

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10:10 PM | How vaccine deniers abuse the appeal to authority
Updated 27 October 2014. See another article about the Argument from Authority logical fallacy and Peter Doshi.   Science is built upon the scientific method, which is a logical process of observation, experiment, analysis, and publication. It is simple, but it requires work. Over time, after numerous experiments, nearly always published in peer-reviewed journals, followed by frequent […]Continue reading «How vaccine deniers abuse the appeal to authority»
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9:58 PM | The zombie anti-vaccine lie–Peter Doshi and the appeal to authority
A few  months ago, I wrote an article about Peter Doshi, a Ph.D. who is doing some postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins University, one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the USA. Doshi is truly not very notable in science, except last year, he wrote an article about flu vaccines, basically employing the Nirvana Fallacy […]Continue reading «The zombie anti-vaccine lie–Peter Doshi and the appeal to authority»
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8:32 PM | How Does Synaptic Transmission Happen So Fast?
While neurons rapidly propagate information in their interior via electrical signals, they communicate with each other at special contact points known as the synapses. Chemical messenger substances, the neurotransmitters, are stored in vesicles at the synapses. When a synapse becomes active, some of these vesicles fuse with the cell membrane and release their contents. To […]
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6:48 PM | Two Stem Cell Beliefs Debunked
Two recent papers may have upturned two common beliefs about adult stem cells. The esophagusRead more about Two Stem Cell Beliefs DebunkedComments
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3:04 PM | Genome Editing and Reporter Technologies Enable Endogenous Pathway High-Throughput Assays
This article review was written by guest author, Amy Landreman, in the Cellular Analysis and Proteomics Group at Promega. Charcot-Marie Tooth (CMT) disease is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders affecting approximately 2.8 million people worldwide. The most common form of CMT, CMT Type 1A, is caused by a 1.5Mb genomic duplication on […]
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2:27 PM | EFPIA promotes pharma's contribution to Europe
Launches Pharmafigures website to detail industry investment
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12:22 PM | Merck & Co's cancer drug Keytruda gaining traction in US
Anti-PD-1 drug is used in around three quarters of eligible patients in US just weeks after FDA approval
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12:07 PM | US investigates Novo Nordisk manufacturing issues
Issues subpoena related to insulin plant in Kalundborg, Denmark
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11:49 AM | Novartis sells flu vaccines business to CSL for $275m
Follows the Swiss pharma company's asset swap deals with GSK
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11:32 AM | FDA approves Baxter drug for rare form of haemophilia
Obizur is derived from pig proteins
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7:56 AM | New microscope can see inside cells
Scientists have designed a new type of microscope that can see inside cells in real time. It’s called a light-sheet microscope and uses 2D optical lattices to make sheets of light. Light-sheet microscopes have major advantages over traditional microscopes that use a single beam of light. The beam of light in traditional microscopes can heat […]
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12:15 AM | Altering genes on demand
New award-winning research techniques could revolutionise drug discovery

October 26, 2014

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4:44 PM | Sello personal
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3:28 PM | Open access is a trend that is becoming entrenched
Open access makes peer reviewed scientific research freely available to all. According to the speakers at this year’s Publication Seminars, open access is growing in popularity. There were 8,817 open access journals included in the Directory of Open Access Journals in March 2013. A little over a year and one-half later in October 2014, there […]

October 25, 2014

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3:28 PM | Something is wrong on the Internet! What does the Science Blogger do?
Today, I launched my first Experiment.com project for crowd-funding my scientific research. To new beginnings! The goal of my research project is to understand how science bloggers choose what to write about. This research project is the subject of my Ph.D. dissertation in science communication at Louisiana State University. The role of science blogging and science bloggers is expanding and diversifying today. More Americans get their science news online and via social media than […]
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12:11 PM | Pigging Out: New Research Could Increase Efficiency in Pork Industry
Recently announced funding from the federal government could support the development and commercialization of enzymes to improve feed efficiency in the pork sector. Canada’s hog industry brings in $9.8 billion annually, according to the Canadian Pork Council. Stats Canada numbers recorded 2011 exports at more than one million tonnes of pork, to more than 80 countries, ranking this country as fifth among world exporters.

October 24, 2014

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5:19 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 20-24)
You know the drill by now - enjoy the latest batch of biotech-themed tweets that captured the week that was, courtesy of @23aloha. Featured tickers: $ABBV $ACAD $ACHN $ADHD $AGIO $BLUE $CELG $CERS $EXAS $GILD $KITE $NLNK $NPSP $RGLS $SHPG $TGTX $VRTX This is one of those days where it's worthwhile to look at your red stocks and seriously think about if there is something wrong with them.— Brad Loncar (@bradloncar) October 20, 2014 $ABBV and $SHPG kaput. $1.64B breakup fee. […]
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3:56 PM | Orphan drugs lead CHMP recommendations
Clinuvel's Scenesse is first drug set for European approval to treat rare intolerance to sunlight
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1:24 PM | Right Turn: New StemCellShorts illuminates cancer stem cells
> Just over one year ago, we launched the pilot phase of an animation project titled StemCellShorts here on Signals blog. Funded by a Stem Cell Network Public Outreach Award, the project was very much an experiment for us to see what would happen when you tasked a team of talented creatives, expert faculty and...Read more
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1:20 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 @mgymrek: lobSTR3 is up! http://lobstr.teamerlich.org: ~5-10x speedup, 50% more sensitive, tons of new docs for […]
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10:48 AM | EU boost for GSK's Ebola vaccine research
And EMA says it' poised to assess possible vaccines or treatments
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9:31 AM | Celgene signs $1bn immunotherapy collaboration with Sutro
Includes exclusive option to acquire the San Francisco-based biotech
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9:06 AM | Attestati di prestazione energetica: software validi dal 2 ottobre 2014
Aggiornamento del 24/10/2014 A seguito delle integrazioni introdotte dalla Legge 90/13 e della pubblicazione delle revisioni delle norme UNI/TS 11300 parte 1 e 2 (2 ottobre 2014), la verifica di conformità viene effettuata sulla base delle norme UNI TS 11300-1:2014;…Read more →
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8:25 AM | UK landmarks turn pink for breast cancer
Breast Cancer Campaign encourages people to Wear It Pink
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8:06 AM | Fotonica e micro/nanoelettronica – Tecnologie chiave per la crescita europea
Torino, 22 ottobre 2014 – Lettori CD, laser, led e microprocessori sono alcuni esempi di oggetti di uso comune con tecnologia fotonica, vale a dire che sfrutta le proprietà della luce e le sue interazioni con la materia, o prodotti…Read more →
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8:02 AM | Giovani: come investire su un nuovo progetto?
  L’essere giovani ai tempi d’oggi significa vivere con la mente piena di sogni e progetti, le tasche vuote e trovarsi di fronte ad un mondo del lavoro che, soprattutto in Italia, si mostra da subito ostile nei propri confronti.…Read more →
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7:59 AM | L’elettronica del futuro a base di materiali bidimensionali. Pisa tra i protagonisti nella corsa per la realizzazione di nuovi nanotransistori a basso consumo
La studio condotto da un team internazionale di ricercatori è stato pubblicato sulla rivista Nature NanotechnologyRead more →
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6:50 AM | Facebook: mobile is not a technology, it's a consumer behaviour
Social network gives pharma marketers attending ThinkDigital some tips
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4:00 AM | Eman’s Emails from Liberia: Through September
Emmanuel Gokpolu, who lives in Liberia, calls me Mom, although he has a wonderful real mother. In Africa, family isn’t only about DNA. Eman contacted me in 2007, after using my human genetics textbook in college. My husband Larry and I had been putting him through medical school in Monrovia -- until Ebola happened. Now the funds go for gloves, long sleeve shirts, detergents, food and medicine, to keep Eman and his family, including his almost-one-year-old son, Larry, safe. This week […]
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2:10 AM | Biotech Reading List
Compound Properties: Starting a RenunciationDerek Lowe (In the Pipeline)The Empire of Edge: How a doctor, a trader, and the billionaire Steven A. Cohen got entangled in a vast financial scandal.Patrick Radden Keefe (The New Yorker)Cellular Immunotherapy & Unum Therapeutics: Out of Many, OneBruce Booth (LifeSci VC)Great perspective along with the news of another entrant into the CAR-T space along with Novartis, Kite, Juno, etc.Authors retract green coffee bean diet paper touted by […]
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