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April 17, 2014

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2:58 PM | Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance
The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously […]
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2:56 PM | Newlyweds, be careful what you wish for
A statistical analysis of the gift “fulfillments” at several hundred […]
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2:55 PM | New evidence of suicide epidemic among India’s marginalised farmers
Latest statistical research finds strong causal links between areas with […]
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2:36 PM | Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity
Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.
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1:58 PM | NASA: Vitamin B3 Might Have Been Made in Space, Delivered by Meteorites
Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin […]
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1:54 PM | Radiation therapy for cervical cancer increases risk for colorectal cancer
Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston […]
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1:52 PM | Neighborhood cops: Some immune cells defend just 1 organ
Scientists have uncovered a new way the immune system may […]
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10:38 AM | Neuralstem stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries approved to begin at University Of California
Neuralstem LogoNeuralstem announced yesterday that the Institutional Review Board of the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine has approved the Phase I safety trial to treat chronic spinal cord injury (cSCI) with its NSI-566 neural stem cells. The NSI-566/cSCI Phase I trial will enroll patients with thoracic spinal cord injuries (T2-T12) who have an American Spinal Injury Association (AIS) A level of impairment, between one and two years after injury. AIS A impairment, which […]
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10:29 AM | Modified stem cells may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease
Mathew Blurton-JonesUC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease. The pre-clinical trial is published in the journal Stem Cells Research and Therapy, and the approach has been shown to work in two different mouse models.Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common forms of dementia, is associated with accumulation of the protein amyloid-beta […]

Blurton-Jones, M., Spencer, B., Michael, S., Castello, N., Agazaryan, A., Davis, J., Müller, F., Loring, J., Masliah, E. & LaFerla, F. & (2014). Neural stem cells genetically-modified to express neprilysin reduce pathology in Alzheimer transgenic models, Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 5 (2) 46. DOI:

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10:21 AM | GSK corruption claims extend to Jordan and Lebanon
Follows bribery allegations in Poland, China and Iraq
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10:12 AM | Reckitt Benckiser may spin out pharma division
Moves to focus on consumer health and household goods
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9:45 AM | Boehringer lines up biosimilars of major drugs
Prospects include copies of Humira, Avastin and MabThera
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9:31 AM | Ogilvy HealthPR appoints social media manager
Rebecca Canvin joins from Brandcast Media/ Health
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9:31 AM | Unicheck recognised for innovation
Wins a Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award for anti-counterfeiting platform
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9:30 AM | Genzyme backs first International Pompe Day
Raises awareness of rare neuromuscular disease
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6:45 AM | Introducing the reason I’ve been quiet… and musings on my second son’s birth
If you typically follow my blog, you may have noticed the absence of posts for the past several weeks. And then you may have done the math from my previous posts and correctly deduced that I had my baby. Of course, you could be forgiven if you didn’t deduce as much because my would-be April […]
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5:00 AM | What Whole Foods Markets Doesn’t Tell You
Whole Foods Market is a relentlessly hip American supermarket chain which prides itself on organic fruits and vegetables, gluten-free just-about-everything, and high-end touches like wine bars and exotic take out items (roasted yucca, anyone?). The health products aisle is stocked with Bach Flower and homeopathic remedies. For example, in-house brand Flu Ease: “an established homeopathic […]
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5:00 AM | Post Holdings to Acquire Michael Foods
The Michael Foods acquisition will be Post's largest transaction to date.
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5:00 AM | High Fat Diet Associated with Increased Breast Cancer Risk
High total and saturated fat intake were associated with greater risk of estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative disease.
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5:00 AM | NCHS Reviews Regional Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S.
17.9% of U.S. adults used non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements, surpassing the use of any other approach to complementary health.
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4:01 AM | The Antidepressant Generation
A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.

April 16, 2014

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11:01 PM | Integrating multichannel marketing
External forces are driving the need for pharma to use a greater variety of channels to reach customers
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11:00 PM | Tuberculosis: treatment and prevention
One of the most significant global diseases, effective new TB therapies are sorely needed
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10:30 PM | An Easier Way to Delay Cutting the Cord
An awkward maneuver in the delivery room may be unnecessary.
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7:40 PM | Chinese Child Trafficking Ring Sells Babies - 1,000 People Arrested
On February 28th, 2014, it was reported that 382 babies had been rescued from four child trafficking rings, spanning over 27 provinces of China, leading to the arrest of 1,094 people suspect of buying and selling babies. The sting operation for this investigation had begun last year after Chinese police had uncovered websites, forums and online messaging platforms selling babies under the front of adoption. Traffickers have begun using online methods as the internet makes it more difficult […]
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6:54 PM | Spotting Bad Science: Kindly ignore the playmate and the pediatrician
I refuse to write about the recent op-ed from the nude Playboy model-cum television host and parenting expert who learned everything she needs to know at Google University and one suspects Hugh Heffner's famed grotto. Girlfriend knows how to get media attention even if it means re-branding herself as a vaccine advocate, a defender of public health who had absolutely nothing to do with the return of measles, an illness that as recently as 1989 to 1991 sickened thousands and killed 123 kids in […]
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5:08 PM | Fish Exposed to Antidepressants Exhibit Altered Behavioural Changes
Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in […]
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5:05 PM | Toddlers ‘surprisingly sophisticated’ at understanding unfamiliar accents
A new University of Toronto study has found that by […]
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4:57 PM | HIV+ women respond well to HPV vaccine
HIV-positive women respond well to a vaccine against the human […]
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4:56 PM | Cancer drugs block dementia-linked brain inflammation
A class of drugs developed to treat immune-related conditions and […]
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