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December 11, 2014

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5:00 AM | House Hearing Tackles GMO Safety and Legislation
Lawmakers discussed the safety, labeling and regulation of GMOs in the food chain.
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5:00 AM | CRN Suggests Supplements for ‘Winter Blues’
CRN suggests that dietary supplements can help enhance mood and increase energy.
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5:00 AM | Nestlé Initiative to Advance Next Generation of Skin Health
Network of innovation hubs will be designed to engage healthcare professionals across disciplines.
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12:17 AM | Kim Lemon appointed head of Liberation Unlimited
Will lead rebrand of Communiqué award-winning agency
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12:16 AM | Paolo Casati named as general manager of Santen Italy
Has over 30 years of experience in the sector
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12:16 AM | Cello Health acquires market research firm Promedica
Move is the group’s second acquisition of the year
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12:15 AM | Alzheimer’s charity launches £20m trials fund
Aims to fast-track research into dementia treatments
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12:00 AM | Don't forget email in your marketing strategy
Could it be the most underrated marketing channel in pharma?

December 10, 2014

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11:21 PM | Parallels between psychology and fishkeeping
When I think about my hobbies, which include photography, cycling, motorcycling, hacking and fishkeeping, I sometimes think they’re quite diverse. After all, some of them usually take place outdoors, and others are very much indoor activities. They also seem like a diversion from the often overly cerebral world of clinical psychology. On further reflection however, […]
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8:11 PM | Making Better Sense of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of those cancers so genetically complex, with its many chromosomal abnormalities and mutations, that it has been hard for doctors to find clinically meaningful information to sort out this diversity. So when three gene sequencing studies from Penn Medicine show patterns that may help...
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7:40 PM | Heavy Metal! Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer?
ByThe Toombst Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer? Another potential blood test that might be used to screen for cancer. Researchers think that it’s possible to use a zinc test to find breast cancer at an early stage. Breast cancer is a hot research topic mainly because of how many fall ill each year. Each years companies compete to sell pink products that benefits research to find a cure for the disease. Though some of these attempts are hilarious, which the daily show demonstrated the […]
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7:40 PM | Heavy Metal! Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer?
ByThe Toombst Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer? Another potential blood test that might be used to screen for cancer. Researchers think that it’s possible to use a zinc test to find breast cancer at an early stage. Breast cancer is a hot research topic mainly because of how many fall ill each year. Each years companies compete to sell pink products that benefits research to find a cure for the disease. Though some of these attempts are hilarious, which the daily show demonstrated the […]
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5:38 PM | Closing time? A British pub, a pint, some tax and no cigarettes
Today there was much consternation in the UK media about the results from a new report from The Institute of Economic Affairs about the reasons why pubs have been closing in the UK. For example, and as usual for entertainment value, the Daily Mail open with: “Tax and red tape close 6,000 pubs over the […]
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5:31 PM | Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice
Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are reporting that a substance from honeybee hives might contain clues for developing […]
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5:27 PM | Patients Given Less Blood During Transfusions Do Well
Patients with heart disease who receive transfusions during surgeries do just as well with smaller amounts of blood and  face no greater risk of dying from other diseases than patients […]
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5:26 PM | Climate change projected to drive species northward
Anticipated changes in climate will push West Coast marine species from sharks to salmon northward an average of 30 kilometers per decade, shaking up fish communities and shifting fishing grounds, […]
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4:42 PM | Pfizer taps mobile app for patient recruitment
Looks to use smartphone technology to identify rare disease patients
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2:33 PM | Colin Firth and the Slippery Slope of Scientific Authorship
Colin Firth CBE...PhD? Nicogenin (Flickr)I’ve been in research for about seven years now. But if you search my name in PubMed, precisely one scientific paper will pop up—a manuscript published this past spring from my current group. I’m pretty far down on the author list, which reflects my contribution relative to my colleagues on this particular paper. While I helped with some of the writing, the data collection and most of the analyses were performed by others.As you snuggle […]
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1:46 PM | Medical 3D fad? An Injectable 3D Vaccine
ByThe Toombst An injectable 3D vaccine? Advantages of this medical technology is to help fight cancer and infectious diseases in the body. Tiny degradable rod-like structures have a juicy core made up of drug components or biological components that “primes” the immune system for action. Immunotherapy is activating the immune system to fight “evil” cells such as cancer cells. This approach reported in several recent news item holds some promise in finding new ways to […]
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1:46 PM | Medical 3D fad? An Injectable 3D Vaccine
ByThe Toombst An injectable 3D vaccine? Advantages of this medical technology is to help fight cancer and infectious diseases in the body. Tiny degradable rod-like structures have a juicy core made up of drug components or biological components that “primes” the immune system for action. Immunotherapy is activating the immune system to fight “evil” cells such as cancer cells. This approach reported in several recent news item holds some promise in finding new ways to […]
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1:16 PM | Exercising a Fat Dog (and Yourself)
When man’s best friend gets too fat, that pet becomes a potential fitness aid for its owner.
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1:14 PM | Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) could treat depression
In patients whose depression fails to respond to standard treatment, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that laughing gas — nitrous oxide — can help ease symptoms. […]
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1:08 PM | Risks of CAM Treatments for Cancer
“What’s the harm?” is an insidious idea when used as a justification for unscientific medical treatments. The argument is typically put forward with the assumption that direct physical harm is the only type of harm that can result from such treatments, so as long as they aren’t toxic there is no downside to trying them. […]
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1:07 PM | Got a Minute? Let’s Work Out
Just a single minute of high-intensity exercise in a 10-minute workout can improve your fitness level, research showed.
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12:59 PM | UK Labour party pledges £330m cancer fund
Says will improve access to cancer drugs, radiotherapy and surgery if elected
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12:51 PM | Contact lens merges plastics and active electronics via 3-D printing
As part of a project demonstrating new 3-D printing techniques, Princeton researchers have embedded tiny light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens, allowing the device to project beams of colored […]
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12:49 PM | Abandoned wells can be ‘super-emitters’ of greenhouse gas
Princeton University researchers have uncovered a previously unknown, and possibly substantial, source of the greenhouse gas methane to the Earth’s atmosphere. After testing a sample of abandoned oil and natural […]
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12:47 PM | Diagnosing Disease Before Symptoms Strike
In October 2014, nurse Kaci Hickox returned to her home in Maine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with the group Doctors Without Borders. State officials ordered her to […]
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12:46 PM | Can organic crops compete with industrial agriculture?
A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by […]
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12:44 PM | Organic electronics could lead to cheap, wearable medical sensors
Future fitness trackers could soon add blood-oxygen levels to the list of vital signs measured with new technology developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley. “There are various […]
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