Posts

March 24, 2015

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10:05 PM | Color Changing Behavior
As a part of our monthly splurge ritual, my boyfriend and I had brunch at a fantastic South Indian restaurant.   Now, to give you a little backstory, I can (really, […]
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9:31 PM | “Real Mission and Passion for Me”: Penn Patient Organizes First ‘Mind Your Brain’ Symposium
The body’s response to a concussion or other forms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies widely depending upon the person and the injury. “We don’t know, to be honest with you, why she had such a dramatic recovery and others have not,” M. Sean Grady, MD, chair of Neurosurgery recently...
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8:30 PM | Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk
Air pollution — even for just one day — significantly increases the risk of stroke, a large review of studies has found.
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4:49 PM | Penn Med Students Celebrate Match Day (video)
This past Friday, students all over the country found out where they'd be completing their residency training at our annual Match Day event. Mark Attiah (M'15) says it best: "All the sweat, the blood, the tears, the late nights, the frustrations...all are coalesced into this one envelope that you see...
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3:01 PM | Stubborn Pay Gap Is Found in Nursing
An analysis of data from almost 300,000 nurses found the pay gap had not narrowed across workplace settings and specialties from 1988 to 2013.
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2:43 PM | Brain tumor cells decimated by mitochondrial ‘smart bomb’
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells’ energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say Houston […]
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2:42 PM | Running barefoot may increase injury risk in older, more experienced athletes
In recent years there has been an explosion in barefoot running, as well as the purchase and use of “minimalist” running shoes that more closely resemble barefoot running by encouraging […]
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2:41 PM | Mayo Clinic study of thousands of brains reveals tau as driver of Alzheimer’s disease
By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive […]
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2:41 PM | Quantum experiment verifies Einstein’s ‘spooky action at a distance’
An experiment devised in Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics has for the first time demonstrated Albert Einstein’s original conception of “spooky action at a distance” using a single particle. […]
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2:40 PM | Child with autism improves with antibiotic; prompts new investigations into autism
John Rodakis, the parent of a child with autism was not looking to launch an international investigation into the microbiome (the collection of microorganisms that live on and in us) […]
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2:39 PM | Fat turns from diabetes foe to potential treatment
A new weapon in the war against type 2 diabetes is coming in an unexpected form: fat. Researchers have discovered a new class of potentially therapeutic lipids, called fatty-acid esters […]
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12:03 PM | Confessions of the Clinical Minds
- Confessions of the Clinical Minds – A Women In Bio Event Recap - In light of my commitment to continue sharing posts on networking opportunities and career development for women within the Chicagoland area, I am sharing my latest involvement with Women in Bio; an event made possible by Astellas Pharma and Imperial CRS. On March 19, 2015, the Chicago Chapter of Women in Bio held its annual event honoring Women’s History Month.  This year’s event was held at Astellas […]
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11:25 AM | Dendreon wins IQWiG U-turn for its immunotherapy Provenge
New data for its troubled cancer drug convinces German HTA body of its added benefit
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11:07 AM | Lilly/Boehringer's diabetes combination Glyxambi debuts in US
Companies launch first fixed-dose of empagliflozin and linagliptin
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11:00 AM | Sexnology – Sex Technology That Gets You Off
While the more serious in tone are opting for “sextech”, personally I find the term “sexnology” irresistible. While not strictly erotic, it certainly rolls of the tongue in an odd, fun, arguably even kinky manner. Certainly as technology continues to race ahead, the degree to which it relates to our daily lives, physical selves and […]
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10:32 AM | Pfizer and Lilly restart tanezumab pain trials
FDA lifts clinical block on late-stage studies of the novel painkiller
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10:24 AM | Takeda spends $230m on oncology biotech deal
Buys into ImmunoGen’s antibody-drug conjugate technology
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7:30 AM | High potency cannabis and the risk of psychosis
Eleanor Kennedy writes her debut blog on a recent case-control study of people in South London, which explores the links between first-episode psychosis and the use of high potency cannabis (skunk). The post High potency cannabis and the risk of psychosis appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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7:01 AM | Ken Burns Presents Cancer
Note: I wrote two posts today to alert readers to two upcoming television events in time for them to plan their viewing. See the second post for an announcement about a film on scientology, along with an article about Scientology’s War on Medicine that I wrote for Skeptic magazine. Ken Burns has made a lot […]
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7:00 AM | Scientology’s War on Medicine
Note: The film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief will be available on HBO starting March 29th. I haven’t seen it yet, but apparently it profiles former members who reveal details that have elicited a very angry response from the Church of Scientology. I thought I would use the occasion to reprint a […]
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7:00 AM | Merck KGaA supports Get Tested colorectal cancer campaign
Coincides with the first World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day
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6:00 AM | Passive smoking: linked with non-syndromic orofacial clefts
This review included 15 retrospective case-controlled studies and found that Maternal passive smoking was associated with an increased risk in non-syndromic orofacial clefts OR= 2.11, (95% CI: 1.54-2.89) The post Passive smoking: linked with non-syndromic orofacial clefts appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | UNPA Adopts \'No-Sale\' Policy for Bulk-Powdered Caffeine
The policy is effective immediately as a condition of membership for prospective and all current UNPA members.
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5:00 AM | U.S. Has Entered a New Era of Sports Nutrition
Natural sports drinks and savory nutrition bars are among key product trends reshaping the U.S. functional foods market.
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5:00 AM | FDA Responds to Senators\' Inquiry on DNA Testing of Herbal Supplements
Agency says it would only use DNA testing in combination with established methods to verify identity.
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5:00 AM | CRN & ACI to Present 2015 Dietary Supplement Legal & Regulatory Conference
Conference will take place June 24–25 in New York City.
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5:00 AM | Supplement Caucus Educates Freshman Members of Congress about Natural Products


Trade associations meet with majority of newly elected officials, encourage them to join Dietary Supplement Caucus.
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5:00 AM | Deerland Enzymes Expands Staff
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5:00 AM | Joseph E. Cwik Joins Amin Talati & Upadhye
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5:00 AM | International Aloe Science Council Elects Board Members
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