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April 23, 2014

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12:16 PM | Herbal Center at Cleveland Clinic
The infiltration of pseudoscience and simply bad medicine into mainstream medicine continues. Hospitals are an easy breech point because they are run by administrators who may have more talent and interest in marketing than in science. Many hospitals in my area, for example, proudly display their “integrative” centers, offering nutrition advice and massage alongside more […]
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9:52 AM | NICE backs two cancer drugs
Boehringer’s Giotrif and Janssen’s Velcade given final go-ahead for NHS use
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9:30 AM | High Altitudes May Aid Weight Control
A four-year study of overweight military personnel has found that those stationed at high altitudes are less likely to progress to obesity.
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9:17 AM | Pfizer set to file Xeljanz for psoriasis
Set to add another indication after positive study results
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9:12 AM | Merck Serono CEO joins L’Oreal board
Belén Garijo named independent director at beauty company
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9:06 AM | Valeant offers $45.7bn for Botox firm Allergan
Trend for major pharma deals continues
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4:28 AM | Cougars’ diverse diet helped them survive extinction that killed saber-tooth, American lion
Cougars may have survived the mass extinction that took place […]
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4:01 AM | The Limits of ‘No Pain, No Gain’
A new study helps to explain why exercise makes our muscles ache, and suggests that it's not always a good idea to ignore fatigue and push on.
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2:57 AM | Make Sure You’re Eating a Healthy Diet – Healthy for the Earth, That Is
by Mo McNulty, PhD Student The health of the planet affects the health of the people living on it. We depend on the Earth for sustenance even as we damage it. As noted in a summary by Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, “The eminent Harvard biology Professor Edward O. Wilson once said […]

April 22, 2014

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9:20 PM | Brain Stimulator Offers Hope for Individuals With Uncontrolled Epilepsy
A recently FDA-approved device has been shown to reduce seizures […]
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6:41 PM | Mantis Shrimp Stronger than Airplanes
Inspired by mantis shrimp, researchers design composite material stronger than […]
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6:38 PM | Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that […]
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4:38 PM | Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease
Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found […]
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4:20 PM | BHSC receives Wright State University IRB approval for retrospective chart review
Blue Horizon Stem Cells (BHSC), a division of Blue Horizon International, in cooperation with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (WSU BSOM), recently received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval for a retrospective study entitled Spinal Cord Injury Stem Cell Therapy. The study has been determined to meet Federal exemption criteria 45 CFR 46.101 (b).The approval enables the study team to complete a retrospective chart review of data collected from June to September 2013.A […]
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4:04 PM | ISCO to provide up date on Its Parkinson's Disease Program at the 66th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting
International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) just announced that Dr. Ruslan Semechkin, ISCO's Chief Scientific Officer, will present data from its pre-clinical primate studies of Parkinson's disease (PD) at the 66th American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.Date and time: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. ETTopic: Movement DisordersSession title: Parkinson's Disease: Preclinical and Clinical TherapeuticsRead More
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12:25 PM | Video: How scientists test marijuana for potency and safety
Marijuana is in the headlines as more and more states […]
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12:15 PM | Old tires become material for new and improved roads
Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according […]
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11:56 AM | US betrays its troops
There was a recent blog about how the US government has treated those who have been injured while serving in the Armed Forces.  The article says: “You always hurt the one you love, the one you shouldn’t hurt at all” If there’s any truth to that pop standard’s message, then America must surely love its heroes. […]
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11:52 AM | Scientists find link between glioblastoma, Alzheimer’s
A team led by Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) scientists […]
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11:48 AM | Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes
Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a […]
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11:46 AM | First brain images of African infants aids research into cognitive effects of nutrition
Brain activity of babies in developing countries could be monitored […]
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11:44 AM | A new way to enhance nerve growth following injury
New research published today out of the University of Calgary’s […]
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11:41 AM | Muscle weakness seen in alcoholism linked to mitochondrial repair issues
Muscle weakness from long-term alcoholism may stem from an inability […]
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11:39 AM | Stinking Up the Atmosphere?
As anyone who has had the misfortune of squashing one […]
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11:37 AM | Codeine Often Prescribed to Children, Despite Available Alternatives
Despite its potentially harmful effects in children, codeine continues to […]
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11:34 AM | Brain size matters when it comes to animal self-control
Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain […]
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11:30 AM | Why Can’t We Stop Eating?
We have long known the simplest recipe for weight loss: eat less and exercise more. Yet despite our understanding of the causes of weight fluctuation and the serious health risks associated with obesity, our collective weight continues to rise. Researchers have suggested several potential culprits for the ‘obesity epidemic,’ including genetic predisposition, lack of education, […]
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10:39 AM | Tweet: When does the “I can’t believe they let me have a…
When does the “I can’t believe they let me have a lab” phase wear off?
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10:35 AM | Novartis pays $16bn for GSK's oncology portfolio
Swiss company strikes series of deals, including one to step away from vaccines
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10:23 AM | EMA warns on stolen Herceptin
Says vials of cancer drug have been tampered with and re-introduced into supply chain
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