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March 18, 2015

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3:43 PM | Better Sleep for a Better Sex Life
A new study found that for women in romantic relationships, each extra hour of sleep corresponded to higher levels of sexual desire and an increase in the likelihood of sexual activity the next day.
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1:29 PM | Driving lasting collaborations
Why in-group psychology can help
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12:17 PM | media minimized dangers at Fukushima
This blog look at the reporting of disaster at Fukushima  in the major media, and found that the media consistently downplayed the consequences of the tragedy at Fukushima http://au.ibtimes.com/media-coverage-fukushima-disaster-minimised-presence-risks-new-analysis-says-1430042
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12:09 PM | Call for closer ties between pharma and animal health
One Health conference hears how joint working could benefit both sectors
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12:00 PM | Making One’s Own Reality – Food Babe Edition
The default mode of human activity is to construct our own internal model of reality based upon our desires, biases, flawed perceptions, memories, and reasoning, and received narratives from the culture in which we live. That model of reality is then reinforced by confirmation bias and jealously defended. But we also have the capacity to […]
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11:55 AM | A brief bit of shameless self-promotion…The Prince of Wales edition
In an effort to expand the Gorski empire almost to the level of the Crislip empire and to try to make it to somwhere within two or three orders of magnitude of the Novella empire, I’ve published an article on Slate.com about Prince Charles’ visit to our fine country entitled Prince of Pseudoscience. Consider this […]
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11:00 AM | 5 Things I Learned About Serious Mental Illness While Caring for My Brother
Over the past year since I published my memoir about caring for my brother Paul, who suffered from schizophrenia, I have encountered several misguided but firmly held beliefs that get in the way of understanding our fellow humans who suffer from a severe brain disorder. Here are just a few. 1. Probably the most common […]
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10:52 AM | New hire at Eurocom Healthcare Communications
New account manager Yasmin Knox will work on key healthcare brand accounts
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10:51 AM | GSK and Lilly invest in $100m global Dementia Discovery Fund
Fund announced at WHO conference by UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt
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9:57 AM | Valeant raises offer for Salix; rival Endo bows out
Has increased bid to $173 per share in cash
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9:30 AM | How to Get Your Spouse to Exercise
Changes in one married partner's exercise routine tends to be echoed in the other’s, highlighting the extent to which our exercise behavior is shaped not just by our personal intentions but by the people around us.
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8:35 AM | AstraZeneca scores in final lung disease drug trials
The firm hopes it LAMA/LABA drug can take a big chunk from the $14bn COPD market
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7:30 AM | Peer support workers in mental health: Is the NHS ready for this?
Liz Hughes asks: Is the NHS ready for peer support workers in mental health? A recent qualitative study highlights some of the challenges facing peer supporters and the NHS organisations in which they work. The post Peer support workers in mental health: Is the NHS ready for this? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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6:00 AM | Orthodontic treatment: does it impact on quality of life?
A 3-year school-based cohort study found that oral health related quality of life improved in young people over time whether or not they had undergone orthodontic treatment. The post Orthodontic treatment: does it impact on quality of life? appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | Gamajet and Alfa Laval Provide Tank Cleaning Savings Calculator
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5:00 AM | Sabinsa Launches uC3 Clear, Nano-Free, Water-Soluble Form of Curcumin
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5:00 AM | Quatrefolic Added to EFSA’s Annex II to Directive 2002/46/EC
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12:27 AM | Galapagos and Janssen end inflammation alliance
Galapagos regains right to GLPG1690
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12:26 AM | Catalent names Sharon Johnson at new organisation
She will be senior VP of global quality and regulatory affairs

March 17, 2015

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10:30 PM | Breast-Feeding May Have Benefits Decades Later
Breast-feeding has well established short-term benefits, but now researchers have found that its advantages may persist into adulthood.
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10:16 PM | Erectile Dysfunction Drug Relieves Nerve Damage
ByThe Toombst New study finds that an erectile dysfunction drug relieves nerve damage in diabetic mice. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition, especially in middle-aged men. But there are treatments in the form of vasodilating drugs like sildenafil (viagra). Sildenafil’s mechanism of action also make it suited to treat other conditions, one being the rare condition, pulmonary arterial hypertension. Finding an off-label use for an already approved drug isn’t uncommon. Now new […]
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10:16 PM | New Use for Viagra, Relieving Nerve Damage
ByThe Toombst   New study finds a new  use for viagra, relieving nerve damage in diabetic mice. Erectile dysfunction is a common condition, especially in middle-aged men. But there are treatments in the form of vasodilating drugs like sildenafil (viagra). Sildenafil’s mechanism of action also make it suited to treat other conditions, one being the rare condition, pulmonary arterial hypertension. Finding an off-label use for an already approved drug isn’t uncommon. Now new […]
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5:14 PM | A More Tolerant America?
As the nation’s headlines turn more and more to issues of tolerance — race, religion, free speech, same sex marriage — research by San Diego State University Psychology Professor Jean […]
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5:13 PM | Cyborg beetle research allows free-flight study of insects
Hard-wiring beetles for radio-controlled flight turns out to be a fitting way to learn more about their biology. Cyborg insect research led by engineers at UC Berkeley and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University […]
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5:11 PM | $1.3 million to save a species
How much would you pay to save a species from becoming extinct?  A thousand dollars, $1 million or $10 million or more? A new study shows that a subset of […]
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5:10 PM | New Cystic Fibrosis Research Takes Aim at Deadly Pathogen
A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness. The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa […]
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5:09 PM | Dissertating Tips
This is a very long post. I hope it will be helpful to people writing their theses or dissertations. It's not the first blog post* on the subject but I found those helpful so I hope this helps you. PIs, you can pass this on to your trainees if you're so inclined. This is US-centric. Feel free to add comments if you're outside the US where they do things very different. *There are more of these.
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5:09 PM | Study: Moral Decisions Can Be Manipulated by Tracking Eye Gaze
Moral decisions can be influenced by tracking moment-to-moment movements of the eyes during deliberation, according to new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesOpens a […]
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5:07 PM | Baboon friends swap gut microbes
A new study led by Elizabeth Archie, Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Notre Dame, has found that social interactions have direct effects on the […]
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5:06 PM | Study: Political persuasion cuts across party lines
New research from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity indi­cates that politi­cians do in fact have the power to per­suade their constituents—but not just those who share their party affiliation. In a new paper […]
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