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October 15, 2014

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11:30 PM | Galapagos appoints Bart Filius as chief financial officer
He joins from Sanofi where he was CFO for Europe
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11:02 PM | Using video as part of a healthcare marketing strategy
Information and entertainment are not mutually exclusive in the moving image
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8:33 PM | Exercise benefit is in your genes
People who are unfit – who have low maximal oxygen consumption or low aerobic capacity – are at an increased risk for early death. Unfortunately, exercise won’t fix this for everybody. Some people become much fitter after endurance training, but 20% of us don’t respond at all. And how fit you are before training doesn’t […]
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4:41 PM | EMA expands adverse event reporting website
Opens it up to all nationally-authorised medicines
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3:40 PM | Choosing Your Subcloning Strategy
Before you begin your subcloning, you need to know: The restriction enzyme (RE) sites available for subcloning in your parent vector multiple cloning region (or in the insert if you need to digest the insert); the RE sites available in the destination vector multiple cloning region (MCR); and if these same sites also occur in […]
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3:00 PM | Artificial Transcription Factors – A new class of epigenetic drug
Aberrant epigenetic status resulting in dysregulation of gene expression is a hallmark of many cancers and other diseases. In the last decade, countless time and energy has been spent in efforts to develop drugs targeting DNA methylation and histone modifications. To date however, none of these epigenetic drugs are sequence ... The post Artificial Transcription Factors – A new class of epigenetic drug appeared first on EpiBeat.
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1:46 PM | Video Tip of the Week: MedGen, GTR, and ClinVar
The terrific folks at NCBI have been increasing their outreach with a series of webinars recently. I talked about one of them not too long ago, and I mentioned that when I found the whole webinar I’d highlight that. This recording is now available, and if you are interested in using these medical genetics resources, […]

Acland A., R. Agarwala, T. Barrett, J. Beck, D. A. Benson, C. Bollin, E. Bolton, S. H. Bryant, K. Canese, D. M. Church & K. Clark (2013). Database resources of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Nucleic Acids Research, 42 (D1) D7-D17. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkt1146

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1:22 PM | 25 Hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes
The Ig Nobel Prize was established in the year 1990 to “celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology.” The official ceremony is a lot of fun and it is great to see serious scientists having a blast all in the name of science. In honor of […]
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10:40 AM | Rifiuti elettronici, cresce il riciclo dei piccoli elettrodomestici: +10%
Il consorzio Ecolight: «Nei primi nove mesi dell’anno è aumentata l’attenzione verso il corretto conferimento di cellulari, frullatori e pc, RAEE che sono difficili da intercettare. I dati dimostrano perciò che è cresciuta la sensibilità ambientale»Read more →
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10:28 AM | AbbVie rethinks Shire merger in light of US tax crackdown
Follows action to discourage 'inversion deals' aimed at reducing corporate tax rates
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10:17 AM | Generic drugs restricting market growth in Netherlands
GlobalData says Government focus on cheap copies is impacting industry
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10:04 AM | Russian HIV vaccine heading for phase II trials
But trials could be affected by lack of funding
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9:49 AM | Olysio drives J&J pharma sales
But hepatitis C drug set to face serious competition from Gilead Sciences
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9:37 AM | SMC recommends Novartis’ Gilenya for severe form of MS
Leads wave of drug reimbursement opinions in Scotland

October 14, 2014

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11:30 PM | Ashley Communications appoints Sarah Savage as director
She joins from WCG London
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11:15 PM | Pharmacy Voice names head of comms
Melissa Fife joins from Forster Communications
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11:02 PM | Changing behaviour with fast and slow thinking
Challenging the decision-making that underpins behaviour change
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3:59 PM | US approval for Philips' telehealth applications
The programmes give clinicians real-time access to health data
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1:09 PM | Update from the Clinic: September
. Welcome to your Update from the Clinic for the month of September. There’s a mixture of news from the cancer stem cell companies and immunotherapy companies this past month. Amongst other things, the FDA removed the previously imposed partial hold on one of OncoMed’s therapeutics; Opexa Therapeutics announced its next therapeutic program; and, Harvard...Read more
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12:55 PM | FDA Issues Guidance on Generics Controlled Correspondence
On August 26, 2014, FDA published a draft Guidance for Industry entitled “Controlled Correspondence Related to Generic Drug Development”.  FDA defines Controlled Correspondence as follows: “A correspondence submitted to the Agency, by or on behalf of a generic drug manufacturer or related industry, requesting information on a specific element of generic drug product development”. Under ... continue reading
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11:33 AM | NICE working to tackle antimicrobial resistance
Two guidelines in development to improve NHS use of antibiotic drugs
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10:05 AM | Pfizer's palbociclib on track for early 2015 launch
Good news for the highly anticipated breast cancer drug
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9:35 AM | BMS and Janssen to assess PD1 cancer combination
Will test Opdivo and Imbruvica in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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9:33 AM | Takeda appoints head of vaccines development
John Boslego will succeed Ralf Clemens
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9:28 AM | Sanofi unit takes low-cost rotavirus vaccine into phase III
Licensed vaccines still too expensive for countries hit hardest
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8:25 AM | Anche il CEI protagonista a Home and Building
L’Associazione sarà presente alla sesta edizione della mostra verticale riferimento per domotica e tecnologie per l’edificio intelligente Read more →
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8:23 AM | ENEA organizza IMEKOFOODS, la prima conferenza internazionale dedicata alla metrologia per alimenti e nutrizione
Ricercatori provenienti dagli Istituti Metrologici, dal Mondo Accademico, dagli Organismi di controllo e da numerose altre Organizzazioni pubbliche e private di tutto il Mondo si sono incontrati a IMEKOFOODS, la conferenza promossa da IMEKO – la federazione internazionale per la…Read more →
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8:00 AM | Milking it: Genomics is Taking the Guesswork out of Dairy Production
Media Release, October 9, 2014. A new research program, funded in part by Genome British Columbia, aims to help BC’s dairy farmers by taking the guesswork out of determining which young heifers will develop to be the best milk producers. Through a simple hair sample, a genomic-based test will demonstrate the genetic markers of desirable traits like volume, fat content and protein. This data will allow farmers to make informed breeding and selection management decisions that will result in […]
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7:00 AM | Biologic!
I’ve heard these lyrics before but this is the first time that I’ve actually seen the song performed in such a way that I question the sobriety of the participants! Looks like they were having fun making this video. Tweet This Post
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3:05 AM | One third of UK lung cancer patients die within three months of diagnosis
Study authors say GPs may not notice signs of disease early enough
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