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July 10, 2014

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11:00 PM | Baxter reshuffles financial heads
Names CFOs for biotech spin-off and 'new' Baxter
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11:00 PM | Illumina to provide sequencing for UK gene project
Genomics England wants company to sequence genomes of 100,000 NHS patients
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10:54 PM | New study shows drinking alcohol provides no heart health benefit
Results call into question previous studies suggesting one drink per […]
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10:53 PM | Despite setback, ‘Mississippi Baby’ represents significant breakthrough in effort to end AIDS
Statement from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation In response […]
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10:52 PM | Hubble Spots Spiral Bridge of Young Stars Linking Two Ancient Galaxies
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed an unusual structure 100,000 […]
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6:14 PM | Five Inspirational Non-Fiction Books by Physician-Writers You Won’t Want To Put Down
Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon   In this spellbinding memoir, Dr. Q, short for Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, reveals his tumultuous, yet exciting journey, from his impoverished childhood in Mexico, to literally jumping the fence to enter the United States, to farming tomatoes for pennies under the unforgiving California sun, […]
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5:28 PM | New Parkinson's drug shows promise for 'off' periods
New Parkinson's drug shows promise for 'off' periods 10 July 2014 Finnish pharmaceutical company Biotie have announced promising results showing their new drug 'tozadenant' may help reduce troublesome 'off' periods in Parkinson's. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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5:27 PM | Living With Cancer: Parting Gifts
Being in a cancer support group eventually means losing a friend.
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1:26 PM | Speeding up data storage by a thousand times with ‘spin current’
A hard drive stores bits in the form of tiny […]
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1:25 PM | Men’s hot flashes: Hypnotic relaxation may ease the discomfort men don’t talk about
Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much […]
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1:23 PM | New med shows promise in treating eczema
An investigational medication shows promise in treating the most common […]
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1:11 PM | How Twitter can address specific health issues
Childhood obesity is one of the top public health concerns […]
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1:10 PM | Virtual humans inspire patients to open up
When we feel down and find ourselves at the doctor’s […]
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1:09 PM | World Cup Fever: Study Shows Group Fervor Stems from Shared Experiences
The 2014 World Cup has captured the attention of billions […]
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1:06 PM | Amphibians can acquire resistance to deadly fungus
Emerging fungal pathogens pose a greater threat to biodiversity than […]
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1:05 PM | Observing Polar Bears from Space
Monitoring wildlife in the Arctic is difficult. Study areas are […]
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1:04 PM | Lessons Learned from Down Under
At Penn Medicine, we’re fortunate to offer world-class care to our patients, and have facilities that can support groundbreaking research that works to shed light on some of the biggest questions facing medicine today. Often, our faculty and staff are able to take their skills to the far corners of...
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1:00 PM | On the road again
The past 12 months have been quite busy for my wife and I.  In September I defended my PhD at the University of Ottawa/Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.  In December we moved across the country to Halifax so that I …
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12:54 PM | Is a heart attack waiting in your medicine cabinet?
For women taking certain kinds of pain relievers, a heart […]
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12:52 PM | Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live
It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better […]
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10:29 AM | EU hits Servier and generic firms with €428m 'pay-for-delay' fine
Follows deals to delay competition for blood pressure drug Coversyl/Aceon
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10:17 AM | Novartis' secukinumab tops Enbrel in psoriasis
Data reinforces secukinumab's position among new generation of biologic
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10:05 AM | Pharma criticises France’s backing for off-label Avastin use
EFPIA weighs in on proposal to move wet AMD patients to the drug as a cheaper alternative
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9:00 AM | A Headbanger’s Headache
Doctors in Germany report a case in which a heavy-metal fan developed brain bleeding after dancing at a Motörhead concert.
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8:06 AM | No extra mutations in modified stem cells, study reports
The ability to switch out one gene for another in a line of living stem cells has only crossed from science fiction to reality within this decade. As with any new technology, it brings with it both promise--the hope of fixing disease-causing genes in humans, for example--as well as questions and safety concerns. Now, Salk scientists have put one of those concerns to rest: using gene-editing techniques on induced pluripotent stem cells doesn't increase the overall occurrence of mutations in the […]

Suzuki K, Yu C, Qu J, Li M, Yao X, Yuan T, Goebl A, Tang S, Ren R, Aizawa E & Zhang F (2014). Targeted gene correction minimally impacts whole-genome mutational load in human-disease-specific induced pluripotent stem cell clones., Cell stem cell, 15 (1) 31-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24996168

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7:10 AM | Hyperparathyroidism: An Often Overlooked Differential Diagnosis to ME/CFS
Andrew Gladman puts hyperparathyroidism under the microscope, exploring what the disease is, how it can mimic ME/CFS in presentation and how it is treated. Diagram showing location of parathyroid glands Chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS is, whether we like it or not, by current definition a diagnosis of exclusion. The biggest diagnostic task is therefore differentiating it from the plethora of other disorders that also have a fatigue component. ME/CFS may be distinguished from other causes of […]
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6:30 AM | Preventing serious adverse outcomes in schizophrenia
People diagnosed with schizophrenia are 7.4 times more likely to be convicted of violent offences, 8.1 times more likely to die prematurely, and 20.7 times more likely to kill themselves. The post Preventing serious adverse outcomes in schizophrenia appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Trial found that patients preferred dentures made using silicone impressions
While oral health has improved in many countries there is still a continuing demand for non-implant prosthodontic treatment.   The aim of this trial was to whether there is a patient preference for dentures produced from alginate or silicone impressions Edentulous adults aged 18 or over who required new complete dentures were invited to participate. Those [read the full story...]
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5:00 AM | Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine research conference disappoints even NCCAM
In May, the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH) conference was held in Miami. In the words of its website, theconference was “convened by” the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM), “in association with” the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research. As CAHCIM chirped in this tweet: “Three days, […]
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5:00 AM | Extreme Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up To 14 Years
Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and many other causes.
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