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July 23, 2014

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4:01 AM | How Our Arms Help Us Run
The ideal arm swing while running may be the one you’re already using, a new study of upper body biomechanics concludes.

July 22, 2014

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11:15 PM | NICE backs cancer drugs from Astellas and BMS
Recommendations for Xtandi in prostate cancer and earlier use of Yervoy
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11:00 PM | Neuway appoints Boehringer’s Baiker to board
He has 25 years’ experience at German pharma company
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9:18 PM | Alaska frogs reach record lows in extreme temperature survival
Freezing and thawing might not be good for the average […]
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9:17 PM | The 92 Percent Clean Plate Club
If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club – […]
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9:16 PM | NASA’s Fermi finds a ‘Transformer’ pulsar
n late June 2013, an exceptional binary containing a rapidly […]
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7:44 PM | Late Night Musings on the Origin of Life
The conventional view of the origin of life is that […]
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2:15 PM | European social network HealthUnlocked expands to US
Also adds new partners including Hepatitis Foundation International
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1:33 PM | Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment
Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost […]
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1:19 PM | Fires a major cause of wind farm failure
Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind […]
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1:17 PM | Greenhouse gas from livestock increased 51% in last half century, comprise 28% of total warming activity
Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses […]
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1:16 PM | Scientists set aside rivalry to preserve knowledge
Scientists from two experiments have banded together to create a […]
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1:13 PM | New Platinum Alloy Shows Promise as Fuel Cell Catalyst
Fuel cells are a promising, non-polluting way to power cars, […]
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1:10 PM | Fly’s Super-Hearing Power Could Aid Humans
A team of researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering […]
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12:30 PM | This picture captures why “no sugar added” is a meaningless concept
It seems that every time I go to the grocery store I see more products proudly announcing that they have “no sugar added”.  Typically these claims are seen on juice and other products that contain a high sugar content. As Yoni …
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12:01 PM | Video Post – How to Make Almond Milk
In today’s video post, I team up with Nieves, owner of Sexy Batch Baking Company to show you how to make your own Almond Milk. It’s quick, simple and healthy. Be sure to go to Science for Fitness’ YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already.
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11:25 AM | Parkinson's enhances creativity
Parkinson's enhances creativity 22 July 2014 A study featured on the Mail Online found that people with Parkinson's may be more creative than those without the condition. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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10:01 AM | Pharma firms open up drug libraries to UK researchers
AZ, GSK, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Takeda and UCB partner with Medical Research Council
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9:45 AM | Allergan wields axe to fend off Valeant
Plans to cut 1.500 jobs in sign of independence
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9:41 AM | AstraZeneca steps up cancer immunotherapy research
MedImmune unit will study anti-PD1 drug in combination with Advaxis’ cervical cancer vaccine
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9:06 AM | Celladon announces In-License of Stem Cell Factor Development Program
Celladon Corporation, a clinical-stage biotechnology company applying its leadership position in the field of gene therapy and calcium dysregulation today announced an exclusive, global license from Enterprise Partners Venture Capital for gene therapy applications of the membrane-bound form of the Stem Cell Factor gene (mSCF) for treatment of cardiac ischemia. Stem Cell Factor is a critical cytokine which contributes to cell migration, proliferation, and survival of cardiac stem cells.Read More
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8:55 AM | Mesenchymal stem cells promote muscle repair and strengthening after resistance exercise
Professor Marni BoppartNew research in mice reveals that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) help rejuvenate skeletal muscle after resistance exercise. By injecting MSCs into mouse leg muscles prior to several bouts of eccentric exercise (similar to the lengthening contractions performed during resistance training in humans that result in mild muscle damage), researchers were able to increase the rate of repair and enhance the growth and strength of those muscles in the exercising mice.The […]
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7:00 AM | Signs of value for money in some out of hours GP services, but room for improvement says National Audit Office
This new report from the National Audit Office considers the current status of out of hours GP services in England, based on data collected during 2013-2014. Although the report is focused on England, there may be lessons for commissioners in other health systems. Methods The report is based on : a web-based survey of CCGs (175 [read the full story...]
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7:00 AM | Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
  We hear a lot about medical malpractice suits and how they affect the practice and the cost of medicine. Doctors sometimes get the feeling that a lawyer is looking over their shoulder as they interact with patients, and sometimes they practice “defensive medicine,” ordering unnecessary tests and doing what they think would look best […]
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6:30 AM | The adverse effects of psychiatric drugs and emergency department visits
A new study finds that psychiatric medications are implicated in many adverse drug events treated in US emergency departments. Nearly 1 in 10 of all adverse drug event visits to emergency departments are due to psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, antipsychotics, lithium salts, sedatives, anxiolytics and stimulants. The post The adverse effects of psychiatric drugs and emergency department visits appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:10 AM | Study suggests that regular dental checks between 50-65yrs reduced major tooth loss
Regular dental examinations are considered an important element of preventive dental care. The aim of this cohort study was to assess the impact of routine dental attendance between the ages of 50 – 65 in relation to major tooth loss and Oral Health related Quality of life (OHRQoL) In 1992 all 50-year-olds in two Swedish [read the full story...]
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5:00 AM | Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers
Funds to assist with organic certification costs.
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5:00 AM | FDA Updates Results for its Total Diet Study
Agency found statistically significant declines in sodium contents of several processed foods.
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5:00 AM | ConsumerLab.com Reviews Cholesterol-Lowering Products
According to the American Heart Association, 99 million Americans age 20 and older have elevated blood cholesterol levels.
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1:31 AM | Hunting For the Marijuana-Dopamine Connection
Why do heavy pot smokers show a blunted reaction to stimulants?Most drugs of abuse increase dopamine transmission in the brain, and indeed, this is thought to be the basic neural mechanism underlying the rewarding effects of addictive drugs. But in the case of marijuana, the dopamine connection is not so clear-cut. Evidence has been found both for and against the notion of increases in dopamine signaling during marijuana intoxication. Marijuana has always been the odd duck in the pond, […]
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