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February 24, 2015

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10:44 AM | BMS buys immunotherapy specialist Flexus in $1.2bn deal
And signs new cancer research partnership with Rigel
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10:38 AM | Novartis gets OK for panobinostat in myeloma
First HDAC to receive positive FDA review
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10:03 AM | Lilly delays filing of Lantus rival on safety concerns
Concerns over changes in liver fat detected in phase III trials

February 23, 2015

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9:41 PM | Photo
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6:36 PM | Reblog if you're a proud member of the science side of Tumblr.
experimentaldata:yeehaaw!
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6:22 PM | Tidbits of BSE Research: Is There a Blood Test for That?
With the latest case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) garnering all kinds of media attention, I thought it might be interesting to turn our attention to some promising research into the disease. BSE is a rare, fatal, neurodegenerative disease in cattle. Symptoms can include everything from changes in temperament to an inability to stand. Though there is some evidence to suggest that BSE can result from a mutation within the prion protein gene, it is most commonly spread by feed […]
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6:14 PM | laughingsquid:Louisville Schoolchildren Rock Out to ‘Kashmir’...
laughingsquid:Louisville Schoolchildren Rock Out to ‘Kashmir’ and Other Classic Led Zeppelin Songs on Percussion Instruments You’re welcome =]
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6:10 PM | rtamerica:Chevron gives up on last fracking project in EuropeUS...
rtamerica:Chevron gives up on last fracking project in EuropeUS energy giant Chevron is terminating its operations in Romania due to poor exploration results and prolonged protests by environmentalists.The withdrawal from this fracking project will mark the end of the company’s shale gas exploration in Europe.Because of falling oil prices and underwhelming results in Europe, Chevron is now switching its focus to home soil. Last month, the company announced it was halting it projects in […]
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6:08 PM | PCR Cloning: Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the easiest way to clone PCR Products? A: The simplest way to clone PCR Products is to amplify the product using thermostable polymerases such as Taq, Tfl or Tth polymerase. These polymerases add a single deoxyadenosine to the 3´-end of the amplified products (3´-end overhang), and can be cloned directly into a […]
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6:06 PM | Dead phone battery tiny charger ends big problem
Dead phone battery tiny charger ends big problem: Nanotechnology has been harnessed by Israeli firm StoreDot to develop a battery that can be charged in just 60 secondsBetterworlds: The next major development in battery life may have come from Alzheimer’s research.The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain are transmitted through organic molecules known as peptides. Researchers at Tel Aviv University noted that some of the peptides they were studying were able to store very […]
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4:30 PM | eumycota:my goodness this is amazing 
eumycota:my goodness this is amazing 
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2:51 PM | Google-backed genetic testing kit gains FDA approval
23andMe’s DNA test can alert consumers to their risks of certain diseases
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1:00 PM | Regenerative Medicine Deal Review: January
. Welcome to your deal review for the month of January. There was a mixed bag of news last month, which included financing activity, industry partnerships and research collaborations. The cell therapy tools industry was front and centre as NeoStem and Invetech struck up a deal to develop a closed, automated cell manufacturing unit for...Read more
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12:50 PM | French pharma growth restricted by generics
New analysis finds country’s market value will grow only modestly in the coming years
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10:23 AM | Novo Nordisk's oral GLP-1 analogue looks set for phase III
Semaglutide said to be one of the firm’s most promising prospects
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9:59 AM | Valeant swoops on Salix with $10bn takeover deal
Firm will also absorb Salix’s $4.6bn debt, adding to its existing $15bn
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9:41 AM | Werner Baumann to replace Brandicourt at Bayer
Will assume the role of chairman after the former boss jumped ship to Sanofi
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8:15 AM | How DNA is read: past and present
This post is part of a series on the fact and fiction of biological computing. How DNA used to be read In 1977, Fred Sanger and friends changed science when they discovered a way to read DNA sequences. The ability to read DNA sequences meant that scientists could start to unlock the DNA code. They could […]
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12:16 AM | Kymab names Anne Hyland as chief financial officer
Hyland joins from BBI Diagnostics
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12:15 AM | Europe gains access to first stem cell drug
Chiesi's Holoclar has been given the green light for a rare eye condition

February 22, 2015

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4:30 PM | laughingsquid:Vsauce3 Explains Three Different Time Travel...
laughingsquid:Vsauce3 Explains Three Different Time Travel Paradoxes and Accidentally Blinks Bill Nye Out of ExistenceTimetravel fans, enjoy!Also, I kind of like the notion that despite a grandfather paradox, the time-traveler would continue to exist, with his memory of his past, even though that time-line is gone. Thus, he would become, what I call, an orphan of time. Also, if time travel were possible, I kind of imagine we’d hear about it, bc every moment in time would create countless […]
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3:10 PM | The letter by 55 Italian MPs about ‘three-parents-babies’ shows how marginal Science is in Italian society
I have to say the news that 55 Italian MPs have written to the House of Lords (via The Times) urging for a rejection of the three-parent-babies law recently approved by the House of Commons got me by surprise. The procedure and reason to … Continue reading →

February 21, 2015

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8:22 PM | itscolossal:WATCH: Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that...
itscolossal:WATCH: Honey on Tap: A New Beehive that Automatically Extracts Honey without Disturbing Bees [video]Pretty awesome! No more need to open up hives and muck around with swarms of angry bees. Really awesome, and it’d be cool if it made urban bee-keeping more popular. (Might that help the ‘bee community’ which has been suffering in recent decades?)
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7:54 PM | nevver:Hungry Silly PuttyFYI: The putty is magnetic. Still,...
nevver:Hungry Silly PuttyFYI: The putty is magnetic. Still, looks pretty awesome. I mean, magnets, right?!Btw, you can make your own magnetic putty: Just add magnetic shavings to your putty. ~~~Visit RealCleverScience.tumblr for more awe-inspiring science stories, news, and musings.
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7:41 PM | americasgreatoutdoors:Here’s your cute moment for the day: A...
americasgreatoutdoors:Here’s your cute moment for the day: A baby desert tortoise hatches from its egg. Found north and west of the Colorado River in the Mojave Desert in California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah, the desert tortoise is one of most elusive inhabitants of the desert, spending up to 95 percent of its life underground. With domed shell and elephant-like legs, it is easily distinguishable from its turtle cousins. Photo by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)​ scientist K. Kristina
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4:30 PM | futuramb:Friday reflection film - a dystopian future where AI...
futuramb:Friday reflection film - a dystopian future where AI and autonomous robots don’t kill, but embeds people…I can’t believe I haven’t seen Wall-E yet!I’m also intrigued by how this portrays a future dystopia where everyone seems relatively happy with it. Reminds me of Brave New World (which is a favorite book of mine).Also, I’m really hoping science and humanity will have solved the obesity crisis by this point in the future.

February 20, 2015

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6:57 PM | laughingsquid:A Husband Is Overcome With Emotion as Prosthetic...
laughingsquid:A Husband Is Overcome With Emotion as Prosthetic Glasses Allow Him to See His Wife for the First Time in a Decade Quite moving. Science, ladies and gentleman.
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6:42 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (February 16-20, 2015)
It may be too cold for school today around here, but the latest Biotech Tweets of the Week are live. The collection was curated as always with @23aloha. [...]
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4:30 PM | ryan:datarep:word cloud made from aircraft pilots’ last words...
ryan:datarep:word cloud made from aircraft pilots’ last words before crashing via konvalescens "dark, but woah" - strle yeah… I’m just going to be blindly optimistic and believe the pilots survived these crashes…
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