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October 20, 2014

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10:09 AM | Regeneron top science employer, says survey
Ranked highest for third year in a row
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9:39 AM | FDA votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer’s Chantix
Will not relax anti-smoking drug's side effect warning
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9:32 AM | Kantar Health adds to UK team
Group director, junior designers and graduate research team appointed
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9:16 AM | Amgen files lawsuit to block PCSK9 rivals
Firm suing Sanofi and Regeneron for patent infringement
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7:36 AM | What causes ageing?
Ageing is caused by a complex interplay between genes and environment. Both external environment, things like diet, exercise, stress and infection, and the environment of each cell, things like oxidative stress and epigenetic changes (changes in marks on DNA) affect how our cells, and therefore how our whole body ages. Ageing is an accumulation of […]

October 19, 2014

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11:15 PM | AbbVie teams up with charities to raise awareness of bronchiolitis
Most common cause of infant hospital admissions in winter
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2:51 AM | Read “The Forest Unseen”
The book, “The Forest Unseen,” is seductive and delightful. Every one of the short chapters takes you on a journey from an overview down to a microscopic and then sometimes genetic level of an organism. [More...]

October 18, 2014

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10:24 PM | Varias actividades en noviembre
En noviembre, avalancha de jornadas y congresos.Con mis compañeros de la Sección clínica del Departamento de Genética vamos a participar de las siguientes actividades:María Boidi expondrá en la presentación de casos clínicos de las Terceras Jornadas de Perinatología: "Ética y desafíos en las conductas perinatales complejas". Lunes 3/11/2014, 11:15 hs.Víctor Raggio integrará la mesa de discusión […]
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11:56 AM | Terceras Jornadas de Perinatología
Voy a estar en una de las mesas de las jornadas sobre "Ética y desafíos en las conductas perinatales complejas": "Avances y aspectos bioéticos del diagnóstico prenatal", en la que expondrá la Dra. Carmen Astete (Chile).3 y 4 de noviembre de 2014.UMP - CHPRMás información: Pocos días para las Terceras Jornadas de Perinatología.auperuruguay@gmail.com
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11:46 AM | XXII Congreso Latinoamericano de Patología Clínica
Voy a estar en la mesa de Diagnóstico Prenatal el sábado 8/11 a las 14:30.http://www.personas.com.uy/alapac2014/
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2:30 AM | Risk Communication and Ebola
Just this past week, I gave a lecture on risk communication to the students of Coastal Environmental Communication (#SciCommLSU) at the Manship School of Mass Communication. I found myself comparing our relatively low concern with serious, long-term environmental impacts in coastal Louisiana with our irrationally high concern over low probability risks, including coming into contact with the Ebola virus while in the U.S. Seeing the current state of overblown fears […]

October 17, 2014

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4:58 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 13-17)
Part 2 of this week's double dose of biotech / pharma Twitter highlights here at BiotechDueDiligence. Thanks for checking out this new feature, and we welcome any feedback! Major credit as always due to @23aloha. Featured tickers: $ABBV $AGIO $ALNY $AMRN $ARWR $CEMP $CRDC $ESPR $FMI $GILD $ISRG $NSPH $PPHM $PSDV $SHPG $SNSS @ashishkjha Amazing thing about 'missteps in medicine' is that it tends to cluster and cascade. Just like excellence.— Amitabh Chandra (@amitabhchandra2) […]
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4:30 PM | Nanotecnologie: il carbonio 100 volte più efficiente dei led, rivoluzione nel campo dell’energia elettrica
I tanto decantati led che hanno rivoluzionato il mondo dell’energia elettrica ed hanno fruttato anche il premio Nobel ai propri scopritori potrebbero cedere ben presto il passo ad una nuova tecnologia a quanto pare molto più efficiente: dal Giappone arrivano…Read more →
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3:53 PM | Extraction of Plant DNA Made Easy
My one attempt at working with plant DNA when I was at the lab bench was trying to create a shotgun library from a rice BAC. Never have I needed to isolate nucleic acid from the source material, but based on my conversations with plant scientists, it can be problematic endeavor between the tough tissue […]
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3:16 PM | Wow: invenzione italiana per purificare le acque radioattive
Dai ricercatori italiani arrivano nuove speranze per le acque contaminate da sostanze radioattive, come quelle intorno a Fukushima. Le sperazne arrivano da Adriano Marin e Massimo Oddone che, nei laboratori Arpav di Padova, dell’università di Pavia e del Cnr hanno…Read more →
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2:53 PM | Legge di stabilità: confermato l’ecobonus sui grandi elettrodomestici.
Aires, il presidente butali: “la conferma dell’incentivo sosterrà i consumi e il settore. siamo soddisfatti” Read more →
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2:20 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 6-10)
A little late, but what a week it was! Enjoy this round-up of biotech-related tweets that captured the moment. Thanks as always to @23aloha for the lion's share of the curation duties. Featured tickers: $ARWR $BLUE $BMY $DRTX $GILD $KITE $PFE $SNSS $SRPT $ZIOP $IBB $XBI What's missing from brouhaha over drug pricing? Congress chose NOT to give the CMS negotiating power on prices. $PFE Kindler's last hurrah— Sally Church (@MaverickNY) October 6, 2014 Happy for […]
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1:45 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 @dgmacarthur: ICYMI genomics types – this post by @chapmanb comparing variant calling methods is extremely […]
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12:35 PM | Right Turn: “Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful”
. I don’t disagree with that quote by educator and humanitarian Helen Keller, a woman who overcame her inability to see, hear and speak, and graduated from college in 1904. However, I’m extremely squeamish when it comes to eyes. Perhaps it started in grade 8 science class when we had to dissect a cow’s eye…?...Read more
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11:25 AM | Absolute Quantification of DNA Without the Standard Curve
Bio-Rad Laboratories is proud to announce the launch of new PrimePCR Assays for Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR™). This release expands Bio-Rad’s current offering of predesigned and fully wet-lab validated assays by an additional 100 assays for copy number variation (CNV) and 92 assays for mutation detection. Bio-Rad will also be adding 5,620 mutation detection assays […]
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11:13 AM | Baxter to launch HyQvia in US next week
The PID drug has been used in Europe for over a year
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10:09 AM | Biogen Idec launches online multiple sclerosis programme
MS Blueprint aims to help people with MS develop a personalised support plan
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10:07 AM | Boehringer's Ofev one of two drugs approved by FDA for rare lung disease
US regulator also gives the green light to Intermune's Esbriet
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9:59 AM | Sanofi to work with Immune Design on herpes vaccine
Both companies have separate vaccines in development but will pool resources
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9:56 AM | Charity forms to tackle resistance to antibiotics
Antibiotic Research UK hopes to development new drug in dive years
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8:28 AM | Your own personal genome project
I was chatting with a colleague at work who'd asked me if I know anywhere they could get their genome or exome sequenced. My genome has been sat in the freezer for over five years wanting to go onto a flow cell, but I've never been comfortable putting it on our own machines. I did get 23andMe'd a few years ago but they've closed the exome for now.Today there are many sequencing service providers across the world. Would any of them be open to a consumer led project? How many genomes/exomes would […]

October 16, 2014

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11:15 PM | New president for Spanish Society of Pharmacology
Maria Jesús Sanz is a professor of pharmacology at the University of Valencia
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8:12 PM | Awards recognise leading diabetes care in UK
QiC Diabetes celebrates work of NHS teams and individuals
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4:08 PM | Another Reason Freezing Employees’ Eggs is a Terrible Idea
Facebook and Apple’s decision to offer female employees a $20,000 benefit to freeze their eggs indicates a stunning disregard for the complexities of reproductive biology. The Center for Genetics and Society issued a news release that listed societal, technological, and biological … Continue reading »The post Another Reason Freezing Employees’ Eggs is a Terrible Idea appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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12:55 PM | FDA Guidance Discusses UDI Labeling Requirements For Small Medical Device Manufacturers
A new guidance document intended to assist small medical device manufacturers is now available from the FDA. ‘Unique Device Identification System: Small Entity Compliance Guide” consists of a series of recommendations designed to help companies handle the requirements associated with the UDI system and Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). The document is intended as ... continue reading
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