Posts

September 04, 2014

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11:15 PM | Levinson resigns from Roche board
Declares conflict of interest due to his position as CEO at Calico
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9:25 PM | Book Review: “Global Health Law,” by Lawrence O. Gostin
by Juliet Sorensen, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University. Reprinted from Juliet Sorensen‘s review of Lawrence O. Gostin’s Global Health Law originally published in the Times Higher Education. For those who would dismiss health law as a mind-numbing blend of insurance policy and the regulatory state, think again. Lawrence Gostin here presents a persuasive and inspiring call to action for lawyers and legal […]
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5:23 PM | Living With Schizophrenia: The Importance of Routine
My story, as with so many stories of recovery, isn’t over. The biggest things in my life are now my friends and family, my work and my daily routine.
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3:20 PM | T. Rex times seven: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina
Drexel researchers uncover immense, remarkably complete dinosaur skeleton; research team […]
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1:00 PM | Think Like a Doctor: Weaker and Weaker
A 19-year-old man collapses at work after months of increasing weakness. Can you figure out why?
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11:57 AM | Scientists Make Diseased Cells Synthesize Their Own Drug
In a new study that could ultimately lead to many […]
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11:53 AM | To clean air and beyond: Catching greenhouse gases with advanced membranes
Researchers in Japan have engineered a membrane with advanced features […]
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11:51 AM | Avian Flu in Seals Could Infect People
The avian flu virus that caused widespread harbor seal deaths […]
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11:49 AM | Icy Aquifers on Titan Transform Methane Rainfall
The NASA and European Space Agency Cassini mission has revealed […]
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11:48 AM | Stanford scientists reveal complexity in the brain’s wiring diagram
A Stanford Bio-X team found that the brain’s wiring is […]
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11:46 AM | Study Reveals Evidence of Multicentury Drought
Findings Show 3,000-Year Precipitation Record for SoCal, Tie to El […]
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11:32 AM | J&J fast-tracks Ebola vaccine
Human clinical trials set to begin in early 2015
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10:14 AM | AbbVie forges $1.5bn ageing disease alliance with Calico
Pharma company partners with Google’s health research business
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10:12 AM | Sanofi: positive trial sets up dengue vaccine filings
Could help prevent mosquito-borne fever that is endemic in Latin America and Asia
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9:41 AM | AZ and Redx collaborate on genetics of cancer
Research will take place at Alderley Park site
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6:30 AM | Placebo for depression: are some sugar pills better than others?
Joe Judge revels in a new network meta-analysis looking at placebo for depression published in BMC Medicine, which has been supplemented by a series of commentaries and blogs. Thought-provoking stuff! The post Placebo for depression: are some sugar pills better than others? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Orthodontic treatment; can it be accelerated by surgical and non-surgical approaches?
With typical orthodontic treatment taking 18-24 months there is pressure to reduce the time it takes. This review considers a range of potential options but there is limited quality evidence for most of the techniques identified. The post Orthodontic treatment; can it be accelerated by surgical and non-surgical approaches? appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Chiropractic “pediatrics” firmly in the anti-vaccination camp
Who would you invite to speak at your conference if you wanted to show the world you are firmly in the anti-vaccination camp?  Barbara Loe Fisher, head of the National Vaccine (Mis) Information Center (NVIC)?  How about Andrew Wakefield, the thoroughly disgraced British physician who, having been stripped of his medical license, continues his despicable […]
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5:00 AM | Cargill to Buy ADM’s Chocolate Business for $440 Million
Purchase expands Cargill’s chocolate footprint in North America and Europe.
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5:00 AM | Changing Global Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions.
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4:01 AM | Put the Physical in Education
A study suggests that exercise can help kids, especially those with A.D.H.D., focus in class.

September 03, 2014

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11:39 PM | Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have […]
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11:38 PM | NIH-led scientists discover HIV antibody that binds to novel target on virus
An NIH-led team of scientists has discovered a new vulnerability […]
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11:37 PM | Polyester clothes stink after exercise; cotton, not so much
Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by […]
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11:30 PM | HCA names new chief executive
Anneliese Cameron will take over from Julia Cook in January
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11:23 PM | The SEtup: Tools I use to (Digitally) track Emerging Infectious DIseases
I've been doing a lot of emerging infectious disease tracking in the last 18 months. In that time, I've developed a set of tools that make the very time-intensive pursuit go more quickly. My most important tool is actually Twitter (I'm @cmyeaton), because most news breaks there first these days. I follow other epidemiologists, health organizations like WHO, science journalists, and public health professionals. That's also where I find a lot of the best news stories, blog posts, and information […]
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11:16 PM | The lost art of selling
Pharma marketers need appropriate training to effectively engage with customers
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11:15 PM | Redx names former Bayer exec as chairman
Frank Armstrong brings decades of experience to infectious disease biotech
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11:01 PM | Alexion convinces NICE of Soliris' value
But recommendation of the expensive 'ultra orphan' drug' comes with conditions
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8:57 PM | “Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data
Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service released its annual report on food security in the United States. In 2013, more than 49 million people in the U.S., including more than 16 million children, were living in food insecure households, meaning that they did not have access to enough food for … Continue reading →
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