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March 30, 2015

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4:04 AM | Public Health in the News – March 29, 2015
Global In honor of World Tuberculosis Day, the Director of the CDC’s Center for Global Health outlines a plan to “strengthen basic TB programs to find, cure, and prevent TB before it develops resistance.” New research indicates that the Ebola virus … Continue reading →
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4:01 AM | GNC to Strengthen Supplement Quality Controls
The action comes after the New York State attorney general’s office accused GNC and three other major retailers of selling herbal supplements that were fraudulent or contaminated with unlisted ingredients that could pose health risks to consumers.
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2:03 AM | An International Endeavor To Solve the Mystery of Neutrino Oscillations
Below is a quick post for my former/current high energy physics friends. You can also check out my article for a general audience, which was just published in Symmetry magazine.  The neutrino physics community has wanted to build an accelerator-based, long-baseline neutrino facility for years. But recent efforts appear to be making this exciting experimental program […]

March 29, 2015

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11:16 PM | Eisai’s new thyroid cancer drug nears EU approval
Positive recommendation by the CHMP could see the drug used in Europe within three months
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11:16 PM | Eisai’s thyroid cancer drug Lenvima nears EU approval
Positive recommendation by the CHMP could see the orphan drug used in Europe within three months
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11:00 PM | New firm, new thinking
AbbVie’s UK general manager Matt Regan on creating an evolved culture from Abbott
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10:22 PM | A call for Anthrodemiology
In a recent article published in the Journal of Global Health, Jared Jones argues that anthropology has been misused as a tool to "other" people in Ebola-stricken regions. Jones suggests that rather than participating in the characterization of West Africans as "backwards" or "primitive", anthropologists should highlight structural inequalities that facilitate disease transmission, like poverty and poor health systems. There's a lot I like about the piece, and if nothing else Jones and I […]
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8:25 PM | #expbio ASPET Blogging: ASPET Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Dr. David Lehr (Source: ASPET) It's awkward to admit it but the only other time I have attended a business meeting at Experimental Biology was when I was a fellowship awardee. I was an undergraduate and the meeting seemed so boring. This year, I was fascinated! So *that's* where all the money comes from and goes through a society. We get to vote on bylaw changes? Neat! Wow, the award winners 
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2:06 PM | How I organize and read scientific literature
Many months ago I promised to write about how I organize my scientific literature horde. The process I've developed works really well for me, and it successfully got me through dissertation writing. I use Mendeley, a great cross-platform reference manager. I like Mendeley because it syncs across desktops, has adequate annotation features, and works well with bibtex. One of my favorite features is the 'watch folder' option, which periodically checks a designated folder for new […]
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11:00 AM | Running From Aging – Fitness And Brain Health
Evolution did not prepare us to become couch potatoes – our ancestors actually had to move around to find food, they couldn’t just order it over the phone. Running to hunt and gather food and fasting due to food scarcity are considered some of the biggest evolutionary energetic challenges our bodies and brains have faced. […]
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2:03 AM | Meat is best for growing brains
There are multiple lines of evidence that an animal-based diet best supports human brain development in infants and young children.In brief / contentsHuman fetuses and infants rely on ketones for brain building.Weaning onto meat increases brain growth.The brain is an energy-intensive organ that required an animal-based diet to evolve.Because humans wean early, and human brain growth is extended past weaning, the post-weaning diet must support fetal-like brain growth.A high-fat animal-based […]
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12:40 AM | Facing Early Death, on Their Terms
A national push and a new guide are giving critically ill young patients a voice in end-of-life discussions.

March 28, 2015

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3:13 PM | Spring Pasta Night!
Martha Rose Shulman offers a new simple pasta dish for spring that is packed with flavor and elegance.
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11:00 AM | Live, Fast, Die Old – Intermittent Energy Restriction Diets
Intermittent energy restriction (IER), or intermittent fasting, is a form of calorie restriction diet. The principle is simple: periods of non-fasting are intercalated with periods of fasting. IER is not about starvation followed by binge eating: non-fasting periods have regular caloric intake, while during fasting periods, little or no food is consumed. Fasting periods can […]

March 27, 2015

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5:37 PM | A Colorful Passover Seder
Set your Passover table with these delicious dishes from Martha Rose Shulman that add color and tradition to a special meal.
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3:21 PM | Wearable device helps vision-impaired avoid collision
People who have lost some of their peripheral vision, such as those with retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, or brain injury that causes half visual field loss, often face mobility challenges and […]
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3:20 PM | 85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory. 84 failed.
“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra Could you draw the ubiquitous Apple computer logo from memory? Probably not, as it turns out. In a new […]
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3:18 PM | New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site
What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a marine creature with two pairs of eyes […]
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3:17 PM | A peek at the secret life of pandas
Reclusive giant pandas fascinate the world, yet precious little is known about how they spend their time in the Chinese bamboo forests. Until now. A team of Michigan State University […]
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3:16 PM | A first glimpse inside a macroscopic quantum state
In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted by the magazine Science News, the research group led by ICREA Prof at ICFO Morgan Mitchell has detected, for […]
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3:14 PM | Playing music by professional musicians activates genes for learning and memory
Music performance is known to induce structural and functional changes to the human brain and enhance cognition. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying music performance have been so far unexplored. A […]
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3:13 PM | The color of lettuce determines the speed of its antioxidant effect
Antioxidants provide long-term protection against the chain reactions of free radical processes, in other words, of the molecules that are capable of causing cell damage and generating various diseases. Free […]
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3:12 PM | HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infection
HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection — a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts […]
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1:11 PM | Separating Fact from Fiction in the Not-So-Normal Newborn Nursery: Chiropractic and Craniosynostosis
Pediatricians, particularly those who spend a significant amount of time caring for newborns, see a lot of babies with unusually-shaped heads. Although to be fair, the fact that the overwhelming majority of vaginally-delivered babies, and quite a few born via Caesarean section, will have a transient and abnormal shape to their heads makes it, well, […]
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11:58 AM | Phinished.
I'm happy to report that I successfully defended my PhD this month! I still have some odds and ends to complete, including finishing the two courses I'm taking, but for all intents and purposes I've finished grad school. I've had a wonderful time - something I suspect not many students are able to say. The credit for that goes to my lab (NDSSL) and my awesome advisors, Bryan Lewis and Stephen Eubank. Next up I'll be moving to the Baltimore area to work for the Army as an […]
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11:39 AM | Shire links with US hospital for rare disease research
Will work with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Centre novel therapies
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11:10 AM | AstraZeneca joins Genomics England consortium
Combines with other pharma firms such as Illumina to utilise genetic data to create new medicines
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11:00 AM | Novo Nordisk will refile rejected diabetes duo in US
Danish firm hopes it will be second time lucky with key treatment
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11:00 AM | Genes, Stress, and Behavior – Is Your Child an Orchid or a Dandelion?
Picture a group of children coming to the school for the first time in their life. In this group you will always notice that some children tend to spend the day moping and sulking in a corner of the classroom while other children clearly enjoy the new experience. Why this behavioral difference is so great? […]
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