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October 23, 2014

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11:16 PM | Cubist picks Robert Perez as its new CEO
He replaces Michael Bonney who will continue as chair
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11:15 PM | EC: medicines to remain part of health directorate
Juncker U-turns on decision to move drugs to enterprise and industry
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11:02 PM | VIDEO: Switching to a virtual health service
Ali Parsa, CEO and founder of babylon, discusses the benefits of conducting healthcare consultations via a smartphone
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11:02 PM | J&J names head of marketing for Northern Europe
Yana Ignatova joins from Procter & Gamble
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8:23 PM | Basic Primer Design Tutorial
The following tutorial was created by the University of Glasgow to explain PCR primer design. The tutorial is very thorough and is a great video for students who are at the early stages of learning how to perform PCR. Tweet This Post
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7:32 PM | 2014 Frankenfood Carving and Costume Contest
Hello everyone! Frank N. Foode™ here to make an important announcement. October 31st – celebrated both as Halloween and the birthdate of this fine blog (what a coincidence?) is just around the corner. You know what that means? Oh yes,…Read more ›
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1:27 PM | 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 … Continue reading »The post Eman’s Emails from Liberia: Through September appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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1:24 PM | What’s the Answer? (openly hate R)
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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10:27 AM | GSK to sell off part of its HIV venture ViiV Healthcare
And sets out new restructure programme as US Seretide sales hit
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9:49 AM | Bayer’s Xarelto wins another NICE recommendation
Deemed cost-effective use of NHS resources to prevent blood clots following a heart attack
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9:46 AM | Roche outlines $3bn expansion for its Basel site
Decade-long programme will see the Swiss pharma company boost its presence in its home city
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7:32 AM | Ageing and DNA damage
This post is part of a series on What Causes Ageing. DNA inside our cells is constantly being damaged by products of metabolism such as reactive oxygen species and environmental factors like UV light, radiation, and smoking. DNA damage changes the basic chemical structure of DNA. This happens between 10 000 and 1 000 000 times […]

October 22, 2014

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11:15 PM | Emma Eatwell returns to Hanover
Will lead its Brussels healthcare business
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11:10 PM | Are you getting what you’re worth?
PMLiVE salary survey opens to gauge the state of play with industry pay
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11:05 PM | The future of pharmacy in the UK
Community pharmacy dispensing is being challenged on three fronts
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9:57 PM | Green coffee beans and weight loss–another dumb myth
If you’re a fan of the Dr. Oz show, you might have heard about his passionate support of green coffee beans, which are just unroasted coffee beans instead of the roasted ones we enjoy in a big mug, for losing weight. In America, weight loss pseudoscience, especially those who claim it’s “easy”, is an obsession, especially since […]Continue reading «Green coffee beans and weight loss–another dumb myth»
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5:48 PM | Advanced Topics in Cell Sorting
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4:00 PM | Imprinting, epigenetic markers and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)
Epigenetics refers to changes in gene regulation that are do not related to changes in the primary sequence of DNA. It can be reversible and heritable throughout cell division, and its regulation is characterized by several modifications, such as DNA methylation and post-translational changes in the histone proteins. In addition, ... The post Imprinting, epigenetic markers and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) appeared first on EpiBeat.
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2:07 PM | Curiosity Unleashed: Wisconsin Science Festival 2014
“Oh wait Mom, look, bugs!” And she was off. The next thing I knew she had a pale greenish-blue tobacco hornworm caterpillar in her hand. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.” Nor had I. She turned it upside down and started tickling its legs with a finger of her free hand. “What does it […]
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1:52 PM | J&J to produce one million doses of Ebola vaccine
Commits $200m to speed up research
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1:46 PM | Video Tip of the Week: SeqMonk
Always on the lookout for effective visualization tools, I recently came across a series of videos about the SeqMonk software. It’s not software that I had used before, so I wanted to look at the videos, and then try it out. It downloaded quickly, offered me an extensive list of genomes to load up, and […]

Chatterjee A., P. A. Stockwell, E. J. Rodger & I. M. Morison (2012). Comparison of alignment software for genome-wide bisulphite sequence data, Nucleic Acids Research, 40 (10) e79-e79. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gks150

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10:26 AM | Amgen should split up, says investor
Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb criticises big biotech firm's 'bloated cost structure'
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10:18 AM | Takeda's obesity drug Contrave launches in US
Clears cardiovascular safety hurdle to be third new weight-loss drug in recent months
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9:51 AM | NICE backs GSK’s Tafinlar for skin cancer
Joins Yervoy and Zelboraf as a recommended melanoma treatment
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9:44 AM | ‘Millennials’ turning to self-diagnosis, says report
And mental health is an increasing priority
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8:49 AM | Amgen appoints R Sanders Williams to board of directors
He is president of Gladstone Institutes
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8:44 AM | Pressure put on Roche to cut Kadcyla's UK price
30,000 people sign petition to help make the breast cancer drug available on the NHS

October 21, 2014

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11:15 PM | Pharma lobbying in the US
Is it a matter of freedom of speech?
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3:42 PM | HPV and HepB vaccines are not associated with multiple sclerosis
I didn’t know it was an issue, but apparently there was some concern that there was a small possibility that vaccines, specifically the hepatitis B (HepB) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, might increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) or some other acquired central nervous system demyelinating syndrome (CNS ADS). Apparently, there have been numerous studies […]Continue reading «HPV and HepB vaccines are not associated with multiple sclerosis»
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2:46 PM | Jet Lag, Weight Gain and the Human Microbiome
Let’s face it, jet lag sucks. International flights between time zones leave us tired, moody and possibly even fatter. While the mechanism underlying jet-lag associated weight-gain has been a mystery, a recent study out of the Weizmann Institute in Israel has uncovered a very interesting finding. Gut bacteria, which is often considered one of the […]
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