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April 14, 2015

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11:16 PM | Boehringer and Hydra Biosciences enter research collaboration
Will focus on renal diseases and disorders
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8:00 PM | Paleolithic diet myth – what our ancestors ate
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle. Updated 14 April 2015 Surprisingly, most of the questions I get through emails about “skepticism” ask about the science or myths in popular diet fads. It’s clear that there are a lot of websites, pundits, and websites with pundits who think that changing your diet is the most important thing in the world. Eat this … Continue reading Paleolithic diet myth – what our ancestors ate →Continue […]
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5:00 PM | mindblowingscience: Cerebral cortex in rats’ brains is set up...
mindblowingscience: Cerebral cortex in rats’ brains is set up like the InternetResearchers sketching out a wiring diagram for rat brains — a field known as “connectomics” — have discovered that its structure is organized like the Internet.For years, scientists looking for clues to brain function through its structure focused on what could be seen — the brain’s lobes, grooves and folds. Now, with a more comprehensive picture of how neurons connect to […]
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4:40 PM | futuristech-info: Taking foreign language learning to the next...
futuristech-info: Taking foreign language learning to the next level - Get fully immersed in virtual reality As someone who has traveled and tried learning a few different languages, gotta say, this is an exciting application. Way better than putting sticky notes everywhere!
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4:33 PM | pleatedjeans: via I love this image… but for the love...
pleatedjeans: via I love this image… but for the love of puppies, don’t ever do this!#ModernDayStork #That’sWhereBabiesComeFrom
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4:22 PM | gashetka: 1893 | Novichok (Новичок) | Art by Bogdanov Ivan...
gashetka: 1893 | Novichok (Новичок) | Art by Bogdanov Ivan Petrovich (Богданов Иван Петрович) | Edit by Dima Rapid | Source rad
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4:17 PM | ucresearch: We Are Built To Be KindGreed is good. War is...
ucresearch: We Are Built To Be KindGreed is good. War is inevitable. Cooperation is for suckers. Whether in political theory or popular culture, human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry. UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner challenges this notion of human nature and seeks to better understand why we evolved pro-social emotions like empathy, compassion and gratitude.Subscribe to Fig. 1 on YouTube As a secular humanist, I’m often asked why I try to be kind. […]
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4:09 PM | "Why the Web Won't Be Nirvana [1995-02-26]"
"Why the Web Won't Be Nirvana [1995-02-26]": imadeit-davidjanes:Predicting stuff is hard, especially the future. This is a super fun-to-read article from 1995 about how the internet won’t make such a big splash. And, of course, the guy is wrong on almost every count. Almost. I think he still makes a good point about the importance of human contact in certain situations, the problem of information overload, and he’s certainly right that computers haven’t replaced teachers […]
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3:45 PM | Malarial diagnosis with RDT MAbs
Point of this post: why are patenting officers giving provisional patents when the idea has been described in earlier papers (lack of novelty) and is a logical consequence of earlier work?  Why HRP2 for detection?Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) HRP epitopes recognised by MAbsabundance of HRP2 motifsHRP3Other useful characteristics of RDT MAbs (malaria)Conformational epitope vs linear epitopeHRP2 missing!HRP2 and HRP3 missing in some South American P. falciparum parasitesSelection of last 105 […]
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10:55 AM | IBM sets up Watson health unit to advance its data ambitions
Will also partner with Apple, J&J and Medtronic and acquire two big data companies
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10:54 AM | PLOS Synbio at the Mammalian Synbio 2.0 Conference!
We will be covering the second International Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology (mSBW2.0) on April 25-26, 2015 at the Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge. Here is how you...
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10:54 AM | PLOS Synbio at the Mammalian Synbio 2.0 Conference!
We will be covering the second International Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology (mSBW2.0) on April 25-26, 2015 at the Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge. Here is how you...
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10:44 AM | GSK to establish US R&D centre for vaccines
Facility will be based in Rockville, Maryland
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10:25 AM | AstraZeneca and PatientsLikeMe team up on real-world data
Two groups hoping to harness the power of the patient forum network
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9:50 AM | ReNeuron aiming to take second stem cell therapy into clinic
Will test its human retinal progenitor cell for genetic eye disease RP
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9:23 AM | Celgene sets up stem cell deal with Mesoblast
Oncology drug specialist hoping to tap into possible treatments for Crohn's and cancer
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9:13 AM | FDA reviewer backs approval of TMC's cangrelor
Claims it offers a small benefit over Sanofi’s Plavix
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9:10 AM | Pharma should 'look beyond the sales cycle' in digital
HCA meeting told the world won't wait for the industry to engage
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3:09 AM | okay, thank you for that, another question, have you read anything (by anyone credible) about the mental effects of e-cigs, the reason i smoke now is because it stabilizes my mental health which can be erratic at times, it's a reason i see a lot of people smoking, i want to know if it will still have that effect if i try and switch.
I can’t recall any specific article or paper, but I’ve definitely seen it addressed and yes, it does seem to have the same positive mental health affects that nicotine from cigarettes can have. For those wondering what on earth could be the Positive Health Benefits of Nicotine:While no nicotine-derived drugs are available yet, many are in the development or testing phases. The variety of conditions being studied reflects the excitement felt in the scientific community for the […]
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2:35 AM | micdotcom: Meet Sudan — he’s a 40-year-old male northern white...
micdotcom: Meet Sudan — he’s a 40-year-old male northern white rhino. He’s being kept under armed guard 24 hours a day. Why, you ask? Because he’s the last male northern white rhino left on earth — thanks to poachers. he’s the last male northern white rhino left on earth he’s the last male northern white rhino left on earth!!!!
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2:33 AM | I read a lot on alternatives to smoking and I'm finding I see only 2 sides,either they're the best thing ever or they are satin's minions in smoke form, I hate new tech like this because I can't determine from the media who's full of it and who's not
Here’s the gist of it: They don’t seem to pose any immediate health risks if used correctly (some studies used them incorrectly, and then headlined the dangers!). No-one knows the long-term affects. There are certainly unhealthy elements found in the vapor, but the chemistry is different and often it is found in much, much lower numbers, so it’s unclear how unhealthy something might be at that level. One study found the vapor produces some stress on lung tissue. Ok, but how […]
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2:24 AM | I have a question, if e-cigs didn't help you quit smoking, would they still be a " good" thing in your mind, I ask because i'm curious not because of a bias
interesting question. I guess it depends on the details. Are people just using ecigs now in-between their normal cigarette use? I guess that would be worse, though I’m not sure how much worse. If all you eat is cheeseburgers and then you have a chocolate bar, how “bad” is the chocolate bar? What about people who never smoked cigarettes and just want to use vaporizers? It’s probably not a great habit to pick up (with or without the nicotine), but I also don’t know […]

April 13, 2015

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11:58 PM | Truth About Vaping - Episode 1 - “Why They Hate Us”I am one of...
Truth About Vaping - Episode 1 - “Why They Hate Us”I am one of the thousands of people who was able to quit cigarettes using vaping products, and I’ve been extremely dismayed at some of the legislation being proposed. I - like most vapers - want to see certain kinds of regulations enacted - e.g.child-proof caps (which are already the norm). However, many states are spreading awful propaganda to promote sideways legislation which harms the vapor industry - and therefore […]
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11:17 PM | Vetter names Oliver Albrecht as managing director
He has over 20 years of industry experience
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11:16 PM | Novo Nordisk opens insulin facility in Russia
It will focus on new modern insulin formulation and filling
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9:48 PM | Evidence supports rotavirus vaccine effectiveness – vaccines save lives
The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle. The CDC recently published robust evidence that supports rotavirus vaccine effectiveness. There is nothing more powerful than epidemiological studies that show a correlation (and causality) between the drop in the incidence of a vaccine preventable disease immediately after wide introduction of a the vaccine itself in a relatively closed population. What is rotavirus? According to the … Continue reading Evidence […]
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8:32 PM | Update: Today’s SpaceX Launch Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
And when only T-3:30 away from launch.P.s. They’re gonna try again tomorrow, same space-time, same space-place..
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8:21 PM | gifsboom: Baby chameleon. [video] ok, that’s pretty cute
gifsboom: Baby chameleon. [video] ok, that’s pretty cute
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7:50 PM | futurescope: Motherboard Future: Q&A with the First Human...
futurescope: Motherboard Future: Q&A with the First Human Set to Get a Head Transplant Motherboards Jason Koebler talked to Valery Spiridonov, a 29 years old computer scientiest from Russia, who suffers from a rare muscle-wasting disease. He will be patient zero to undergo a head transplant in 2017. The new body would come from a healthy brain-dead donor. Why did you decide to come out now? You could have kept it a secret if you wanted. This is an experiment of very huge scale. […]
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7:49 PM | engadget:SpaceX’s next try at landing a reusable rocket is...
engadget:SpaceX’s next try at landing a reusable rocket is minutes awayStarts at 4:15 EST, half-hour from now. Link to live-feed: hereHere’s hoping they stick the landing this time!
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