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July 15, 2014

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10:09 AM | Another Alzheimer’s failure as Targacept trial disappoints
Targacept drops development of drug after disappointing study results
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9:42 AM | Novartis buys rights to Google's 'smart lens' technology
Pharma company's eye unit Alcon will focus on uses in diabetes and presbyopia
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9:15 AM | Roche’s MEK inhibitor boosts Zelboraf efficacy in melanoma
Could give edge to Swiss company as new skin cancer treatments see growth
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8:58 AM | Otsuka and Lundbeck file Abilify follow-up in the US
Brexpiprazole to be reviewed for use in schizophrenia and major depressive disorder
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7:20 AM | Wisconsin researchers report new genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood
Igor SlukvinA group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukvin reported yesterday the discovery of two genetic programs responsible for taking blank-slate stem cells and turning them into both red and the array of white cells that make up human blood.The research is important because it identifies how nature itself makes blood products at the earliest stages of development. The discovery gives scientists the tools to make the cells themselves, investigate how blood […]

Irina Elcheva, Vera Brok-Volchanskaya, Akhilesh Kumar, Patricia Liu, Jeong-Hee Lee, et al. (2014). Direct induction of haematoendothelial programs in human pluripotent stem cells by transcriptional regulators., Nature Communications, Other:

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7:00 AM | Evaluating Treatment Claims: A Primer
I recently wrote about the claim that acupuncture can improve vision in patients with macular degeneration  In response, I received this e-mail:  At Discovery Eye Foundation we have an education and outreach program for people with age-related macular degeneration, the Macular Degeneration Partnership.  We are constantly getting calls from people who have heard of a […]
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6:30 AM | Childhood abuse and adverse life events interact synergistically to produce a high risk for psychotic experiences
This recent study concludes that childhood abuse creates an enduring vulnerability to psychosis that is realised in the event of exposure to further stressors and risk factors, such as separation, bereavement, or being involved in an accident or physical attack. The post Childhood abuse and adverse life events interact synergistically to produce a high risk for psychotic experiences appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:01 AM | Review suggests the shortened dental arch may be an acceptable approach
The shortened dental arch (SDA) consisting of ten pairs of occluding anterior and premolar teeth is considered sufficient to provide good oral function. The WHO goal for developing countries of 20 functional, aesthetic natural teeth without resorting to a prosthesis is consistent with the SDA.   The aim of this review was compare the functional outcomes [read the full story...]

July 14, 2014

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11:52 PM | Proof: Parkinson’s Enhances Creativity?
Prof. Rivka Inzelberg of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of […]
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11:16 PM | M3 unveils messaging service for doctors
New service will help pharma companies contact doctors via Doctors.net.uk
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11:16 PM | Navigating the new prescriber network
How to understand critical networks of influence in this multichannel world
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11:16 PM | Emotive hires junior planner
Georgie Burrows strengthens strategic planning team
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11:15 PM | Mylan buys Abbott’s non-US generics in $5.3bn
Lower tax rate drives bid to create new firm based in Netherlands
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11:15 PM | Merck Serono names R&D head
Luciano Rossetti replaces Annalisa Jenkins
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9:48 PM | Saying Sorry, but for What?
Amid the emphasis on making quick and heartfelt apologies for medical errors, what about cases when it is more bad luck — a bad rash from a great drug; a joint replacement that leaves lingering pain?
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9:29 PM | Pelvic Exercises for Men, Too
Kegel routines, long considered valuable to women, can help men with incontinence and perhaps sexual dysfunction, studies have found.
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9:01 PM | Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer
A large new analysis has concluded that therapy to suppress the production of testosterone does not extend the lives of early-stage patients.
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8:43 PM | Drug Shows Promise for Common Cause of Infertility
Researchers have found a more effective treatment for infertility caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome.
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6:23 PM | Ask Well: Exercise and Headaches
Readers ask: Can exercise cause headaches?
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5:13 PM | Education: A Professional and Personal Commitment
As a workforce development consultant at Penn Medicine Academy, Kerry Nihill is passionate about creating opportunities. Through on-site degree programs, a learning ambassadors program, managing new employee orientation, workshops, and other initiatives, Nihill strives to help Penn Medicine employees reach their professional goals. Naturally, this dedication to helping others reach...
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1:51 PM | We Are Our Bacteria
A rise in diseases and other ailments is linked to the changing composition of microbes in the gut.
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1:39 PM | 3D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training
The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts […]
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1:38 PM | Technology produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel
Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a […]
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1:37 PM | How cannabis compound could slow tumour growth
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have shown how […]
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1:34 PM | New treatment increases pregnancy rate for women with infertility disorder
The drug letrozole appears to be more effective than the […]
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1:33 PM | Dry ice, not rivers, forms gullies on Mars
Seasonal carbon dioxide frost, not liquid water, is the main […]
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1:31 PM | Stanford study finds order in the apparent randomness of Earth’s evolving landscape
As we all know, water runs downhill, forming channels and […]
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1:30 PM | Contemplative practices boost creativity in problem-solving
While traditional biomedical training focuses on acquiring disciplinary expertise, a […]
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1:27 PM | ‘Hot’ yoga yields fitness benefits
Researchers at Colorado State University have produced some of the […]
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1:25 PM | Getting a charge out of water droplets
Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously […]
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