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October 22, 2014

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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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1:02 PM | Festival della Scienza 2014 Genova, 24 ottobre – 2 novembre
Il Festival della Scienza scalda i motori. E Genova rialza la testa: con dieci giorni di eventi che coinvolgeranno tutta la città. Per ripartire dalla ricerca, dai giovani: dalla voglia di futuro Read more →
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1:00 PM | A Verona il punto su Cogenerazione ed Efficienza energetica
Il 28 ottobre torna l’evento dedicato alle applicazioni di cogenerazione, biomasse, biogasRead more →
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11:34 AM | Human mutants (2004)
Viejita pero interesante. Recién hace unos días me hice y vi esta miniserie de 3 episodios (cada uno de 60 min).Human Mutants, 2004.TigerAspect for Channel 4 / Discovery USA.Directores:  Philip Smith, Damon ThomasEscrita y presentada por Armand Marie Leroi.En 2010 había encontrado su libro en la librería del Museo de Historia Natural de Londres y me lo leí de un tirón.Los 3 capítulos, muy bien hechos y con esas producciones tremendas que […]
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10:45 AM | FDA panel backs Novartis' secukinumab for psoriasis
Drug has outperformed Amgen’s Enbrel in clinical trials
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10:42 AM | AbbVie and Shire bring merger plans to a close
Blames tax changes in the US
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9:48 AM | EMA offers orphan drug benefits for Ebola research
Incentives to encourage development of new treatments for the virus
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8:45 AM | Salary survey now open - how will you measure up?
Take part for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD tablet

October 20, 2014

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11:30 PM | Parkinson's UK appoints Arthur Roach as research director
He brings experience from Merck Serono and the Geneva Pharma Network
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11:15 PM | Red Door promotes Matt Lowe and Katy Pogson
Kate Aldous and Sarah Aldridge also move up at the Creston Health agency
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10:40 PM | How to prevent cancer in 12 easy steps–OK, not that easy
I have railed against charlatans who claim that they have the easy way to prevent or cure cancer. Generally, these snake oil salesmen try to convince you that they have some miraculous food, supplement, spiritual energy, and on and on, that can either kill cancer in its tracks. Or keep them from even growing in your body. […]Continue reading «How to prevent cancer in 12 easy steps–OK, not that easy»
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6:35 PM | Tips for a Social Media User
As an HR professional, I attend different seminars and conferences to obtain credits for my HR certification. We had a SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) state conference last week, and I learned all kinds of new strategies involving recruitment, succession planning, employee engagement and change management. One topic was present in every session I […]
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4:53 PM | Easier, Cheaper and Smarter Cancer Detection
This is great. PCR-esque technology with a smartphone camera for detection of cancer biomarkers. Very cool. Tweet This Post
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4:03 PM | Janssen's blood cancer drug Imbruvica approved in Europe
European commission licenses the first-in-class drug for two rare diseases
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3:41 PM | What not to miss at #TMM2014
> Next week, close to 500 researchers, clinicians, trainees, industry and government representatives will gather in Ottawa for some of the best the stem cell and regenerative medicine research community has to offer. The third Till & McCulloch Meetings is taking place over three days, October 27-29 and we’re going with the theme of three...Read more
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2:24 PM | A slick, musical (and sometimes funny) history of NHGRI (video)
Maybe it’s just me, but I laughed when Collins and Clinton walked out…  And I was only mildly carsick when all the meetings and labs were spinning around. Via: New video gives overview of NHGRI history: http://t.co/Aw9lG8j1ra #genomics — Francisco SV (@fsanchezvega) October 20, 2014
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