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April 16, 2014

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12:55 PM | Stem cell research findings may lead to osteoporosis, bone tissue treatments
Stem cells in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide […]
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12:53 PM | Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis
New power plant design could provide enhanced safety, easier siting, […]
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12:50 PM | Investigating infant formula’s possible role in preventing diabetes
Researchers at the University of Tampere are exploring whether early nutrition has an effect on the incidence of type 1 diabetes. The EDIA project explores ways of preventing childhood diabetes....
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12:49 PM | Excitons observed in action for the first time
Technique developed at MIT reveals the motion of energy-carrying quasiparticles […]
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11:55 AM | GSK Investigated for Bribing Doctors
The BBC reports that 11 doctors and a GSK regional manager in Poland have been charged with alleged corruption. The apparent scheme was simple – GSK sales reps are given targets for new prescriptions for whatever drugs they are promoting. In order to meet those targets, it is alleged that one sales rep agreed to […]
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11:01 AM | NICE gives partial backing to Ferring's prostate cancer drug
Firmagon on course for use on NHS in England and Wales
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10:52 AM | BioAlliance and Topotarget merge to focus on rare cancers
French and Danish firms combine to develop orphan oncology drugs
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9:40 AM | Sanofi takes to Twitter to support Spanish pharmacy portal
Says new account on the social network will help support community pharmacists
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9:40 AM | Menarini launches urology campaign in Greece
PE information push includes Not Just A Moment website
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9:16 AM | GSK gets OK in US for diabetes drug albiglutide
Once-weekly Tanzeum will compete against Victoza and Byetta after FDA approval
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8:50 AM | Boehringer plans to open trial data back to 1998
Will partner with Sanofi, GSK, Roche, Novartis and ViiV Healthcare on online platform
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7:30 AM | Leptin
Andrew Gladman reflects upon the recent IACFS/ME conference and the buzz surrounding a small molecule, leptin. Leptin Molecule. Image by I, Vossman via Wikimedia Commons. It’s safe to say that the past couple of weeks, following the IACFS/ME 2014 conference, have been something of a whirlwind in terms of new ME/CFS research being unveiled. Now that the dust has had a chance to settle let’s take a step back and discuss a topic that many consider to be one of the most promising […]
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5:00 AM | Front of Package Labeling Leads to Better Consumer Understanding & Choices
Those with lower education levels showed proportionately higher gains in identification of nutrients and percent daily values when information was present on the front of food packages.
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4:01 AM | Younger Skin Through Exercise
Exercise appears to slow and even reverse the effects of aging on the skin.
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3:41 AM | Protein Overload May Kill Brain Cells as Parkinson’s Progresses
Scientists may have discovered how the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease destroys brain cells.
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1:19 AM | What does it look like to be a socially conscious business person? Read on!
by Annie Conderacci, Kellogg MBA student Do business interests have to conflict with those of the public good? In light of recent corporate scandal, greed, and corruption, I frequently ask myself this question. As a Social Enterprise major at Kellogg, I believe it is a firm no, but we future business leaders can do more to be better […]

April 15, 2014

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8:45 PM | Senior Management at Entergy: Selling their Stocks.
There was a recent report about the senior executives of Entergy, who own the nuclear reactor at Vermont Yankee. Over the last few months, there has been a bit of a selling spree of Entergy stock. But this sell-off isn’t coming from just anybody: these sales are by some of the corporation’s top executives. Between December […]
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6:33 PM | Life-style determines gut microbes
The gut microbiota is responsible for many aspects of human […]
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6:29 PM | Real-time audio of spanking shows kids misbehave within 10 minutes
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents […]
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5:50 PM | Thinspo, eating disorders and the seedy underbelly of The Internet
<em>Trigger warning: I’m going to avoid triggering language as much as possible, but I will be discussing eating disorders and body image in this post.</em> ==== We’ve all seen those photos. The inspirational quote, set to a background of a sunset, or a “One More Rep” picture with airbrushed model standing there, glistening ever so […]
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4:50 PM | Marijuana Dependence and Legalization
Making best guesses about pot. One essential question about state marijuana legalization continues to dog the debate:  Namely, as marijuana becomes gradually legal, how do we estimate how many people will become dependent? How can we estimate the number of cannabis users who will become addicted under legalization, and who otherwise would not have succumbed?Back in 2011, neuroscientist Michael Taffe of the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, writing on the blog TL neuro, referenced […]
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1:14 PM | Air Pollution Over Asia Makes Pacific Storms More Intense
In the first study of its kind, scientists have compared […]
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1:09 PM | Using the Penn High Performance Computing Cluster to Unravel the Spider’s Web
Uncovering the genomic architecture of spider silk genes wasn’t top of mind for Benjamin Voight, PhD, when he first came to Penn a few years ago. But he and postdoctoral researcher Paul Babb are now deep into sequencing the whole genomes of two spider species: a Golden Silk Orb Weaver and Darwin's Bark Spider.
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1:06 PM | When it comes to underage sex trafficking, pimps may not be the problem
Media portrayals of underage sex trafficking include pimps luring girls […]
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1:04 PM | Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans
Across cultures, extroverts have more fun Happy is as happy […]
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1:02 PM | Study builds on the power of whey protein for improved body composition
Whey protein consumption may lead to significant decreases in body […]
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12:53 PM | Cultivating happiness often misunderstood
Stanford research explores the concept of maximizing happiness, and finds […]
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12:51 PM | Neuroscientists reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice
Limiting a certain protein in the brain reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms […]
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12:49 PM | Targeting cancer with a triple threat
MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs […]
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10:10 AM | Merck gets US green light for allergy immunotherapy
Expected to provide a significant boost to company's partner Alk-Abello
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