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February 20, 2015

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3:21 PM | Climate change driving brutal winter?
Prolonged cold snaps on the East Coast, California drought and frozen mornings in the South all have something in common – the atmospheric jet stream which transports weather systems that’s […]
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3:15 PM | The Latest Chapter in the Great Egg Debate
Throughout the month of February, affectionately known as American Heart Month, the News Blog is highlighting news and stories related to cardiovascular health from across Penn Medicine. There may not be a more tortured tug-of-war in the food world as that of whether eggs are beneficial or harmful to our...
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2:57 PM | Riddles of a frozen Connecticut River | GazetteNet.com
Andrew Larkin: Riddles of a frozen Connecticut River | GazetteNet.com.
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2:20 PM | Early stage trials of new growth factor show promise for Parkinson
Early stage trials of new growth factor show promise for Parkinson's 20 February 2015 Early stage trials of new growth factor PDGF shows promise as a treatment for people with Parkinson's. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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1:40 PM | Study casts new light on gang membership in the US
A recent study of American teenagers found that while economically disadvantaged minority youth are more likely to join gangs than other demographic groups, gang members come from all backgrounds. The […]
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1:37 PM | Schools need to move with the times
The world-class results achieved by Finnish pupils in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study have been based on successful actions in the past. Schools cannot rest on...
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12:17 PM | Ask Well: Sick With Two Kinds of Flu?
Is it possible to get two different strains of flu in the same season?
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12:05 PM | Are we jumping to conclusions in our understanding of psychosis?
Andrés Fonseca appraises a longitudinal study in people at high risk of psychosis, which looks at misattributing speech and jumping to conclusions. The post Are we jumping to conclusions in our understanding of psychosis? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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12:00 PM | Digital Dieting to Prevent Life-Destroying Internet Addiction
This picture, captured at Beijing’s military bootcamp-style Internet Addiction Treatment Center (IATC) by award-winning photographer Fernando Moleres, depicts a heavily disorientated and socially stunted 13-year-old Lu Jun Song, an internet addict having his routine cerebral dysfunction EEG check upon arrival. The center is among the hundreds of inpatient units found in China, Korea and Taiwan. […]
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11:06 AM | Celgene gets first-line myeloma approval for Revlimid
Approved in the EU and US for newly-diagnosed patients
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10:58 AM | Boehringer in breach over beer drinking, lederhosen presentation
German firm earns PMCPA’s wrath over ‘inappropriate’ conference speakers
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10:45 AM | Lilly sets back evacetrapib data deadline
Cholesterol drug trials extended by six months
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10:28 AM | Smith & Nephew invests in new tech that can ‘see’ through skin
Hopes to use tech for detecting skin cancer and help with wound care
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8:27 AM | Traditional Chinese Pseudo-Medicine Hodgepodge
As I have noted before, more is published on acupuncture and traditional Chinese pseudo-medicine than the other SCAM. Here are some of the articles that drew my attention. Captain Hook and Acupuncture Here is one of the more curious articles on acupuncture I have yet to find, Psychophysical and neurophysiological responses to acupuncture stimulation to […]
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5:59 AM | Air polishing- glycine powder has less potential for harm suggests review
This review included 17 studies the majority (12) of which were in vitro; and all at risk of bias to greater or lesser extent. The results suggest that glycine powder air polishing had less potential for harm of oral hard and soft tissues than sodium bicarbonate powders. The post Air polishing- glycine powder has less potential for harm suggests review appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:44 AM | Brain Imaging in Children with Neurological Disorders Links Language Delay to Chromosome Deletion
Children born with DNA copy number deletions on chromosome 16 show measurable delays in processing sound and language.
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5:00 AM | NPA Grassroots Campaign Stirs Industry Response
Association mobilizes industry stakeholders and consumers to call, email and tweet requests for study data.
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5:00 AM | Carotenoids Market to Reach $1.4 Billion by 2019
Natural carotenoids will gain popularity due to consumers preferences for natural goods and growing health awareness.
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5:00 AM | Popular Soda Ingredient May Pose Cancer Risk
Caramel color byproduct 4-methylimidazole may be carcinogenic.
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12:16 AM | Advagraf shows survival increase for liver transplant patients
Astellas drug shows significant improvement in study published in the AJT
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12:15 AM | NICE recommends Ozurdex for diabetic eye condition
Draft guidance cites implant as option for patients with diabetic macular oedema

February 19, 2015

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11:03 PM | Sanofi's CEO search ends as Bayer's Brandicourt takes the job
He will begin leading the French pharma company on April 2
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10:22 PM | Neither Snow nor Rain…
We’ve all heard it – or at least part of it – the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. As Philadelphia experiences what is slated to go...
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7:47 PM | The Real Bad Egg Is Sugar
A nutrition advisory panel that helps shape the country’s official dietary guidelines eased some of its previous restrictions on fat and cholesterol and recommended new limits on the amount of added sugars that Americans should consume.
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6:04 PM | An Antibacterial Coating of Nanoparticles Equals Better Bandages
ByThe Toombst   Scientists have developed an antibacterial coating containing gold nanoparticles useful in anything from sportswear to bandages. Bacterial infections are a major problem even in our “age of antibiotics”. Resistant bacteria aren’t the only serious problem, even non-resistant bacterial infections can cause serious complications. Developing new materials and routines to prevent bacterial infections could reduce suffering and save millions in health care costs […]
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3:34 PM | Sweet, bitter, savory: penguins lack three of the five basic tastes
A University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics has concluded that the flightless aquatic birds lost three of the five basic vertebrate tastes—sweet, bitter and the savory, meaty taste known […]
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3:32 PM | Mysterious link between galaxy and black hole
Every massive galaxy has a black hole at its center, and the heftier the galaxy, the bigger its black hole. But why are the two related? After all, the black […]
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3:31 PM | Men more unsatisfied with extra chores in more gender equal countries
In countries where men and women share housework more equally, married men are more likely to be unsatisfied with their share of household duties as they report taking on a […]
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3:30 PM | Researchers Build Atomically-Thin Gas and Chemical Sensors
The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique […]
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3:29 PM | New nanogel for drug delivery
Self-healing gel can be injected into the body and act as a long-term drug depot. Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into […]
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