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April 10, 2014

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7:14 PM | Cerebrovascular physiology – article alert #73
Brain injury 360- Relationship of Vascular Wall Tension and Autoregulation Following Traumatic Brain Injury – Varsos et al. Exercise and the brain 361- Cerebral blood flow and neurovascular coupling during static exercise – Yamaguchi et al. Anesthesia and the brain 362- Impact of sevoflurane anesthesia on brain oxygenation in children younger than 2 years – […]
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6:05 PM | University of Chicago Faculty Named Guggenheim Fellows
Medical ethicist Lainie Ross and geneticist Joe Thornton were among 177 scholars to receive 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships.
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5:45 PM | The American Way
Today in one of my feeds, someone asked why a woman's employer should pay for her birth control. Seems if we ladies want to make the beast with two backs without creating new little beasts, we should be ready to put up our own funds for the privilege. When you get right down to it, […]
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3:56 PM | “Recombinant Gold”
My review of Nicolas Rasmussen’s latest book Gene Jockeys got the “cover” of the Nature Spring Books issue!
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2:51 PM | Why Hepatitis C Is Vastly Underreported
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) continues to be the number one cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer and the primary indicator for liver transplantation in the United States, yet it remains vastly underdiagnosed. More than three million people in the U.S. are infected. Guidelines support widespread screening for HCV, and excellent treatments are now available. So [...]
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2:00 PM | As gene therapy technologies blossom, ddRNAi tries to take root
Before there was Twitter, there was Facebook, and before that, Friendster. And who can forget MySpace? There’s a similar trend of successive usurping technologies in the fast-moving quest to develop therapeutics capable of modifying the genome. Since the late nineties, we’ve witnessed the rise of several gene-silencing approaches, from “antisense” oligonucleotides and RNA interference (RNAi) to the latest targeted genome-editing techniques, such as those based on zinc […]
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2:00 PM | Promoting Scientific Publications from Authors Overseas
PLOS NTDs Deputy Editor Daniel Bausch reflects on a Manuscript Writing Workshop recently conducted in Lima, Peru. On February 19, 2014, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases and the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene held a manuscript writing workshop in …The post Promoting Scientific Publications from Authors Overseas appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
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1:21 PM | It just makes sense....
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1:15 PM | Entrepreneurship with Steve Blank
In this month’s Windback Wednesday series, we’re exploring entrepreneurship: how to brush up on your business skills, where to get venture capital funding and more. In this podcast, I speak to Steve Blank, an associate professor at Stanford University engineering school, a lecturer at UC Berkeley Haas Business School, Columbia Business School and the University of California in San Fransisco (UCSF). On top of all of that, he is also a thought leader of […]
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12:36 PM | Call the Midwife Evokes Cystic Fibrosis in a Simpler Time
Previous posts bashing SyFy’s Helix and Dan Brown’s Inferno might suggest that I’m hypercritical of TV and films. Happily, the third season premiere of BBC’s excellent Call the Midwife shows that it is indeed possible to get the science right while telling a compelling story, without special effects and nonsensical intrigue.… Read the restThe post Call the Midwife Evokes Cystic Fibrosis in a Simpler Time appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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12:00 PM | New evidence, same conclusion: Tamiflu only modestly useful for influenza
Does Tamiflu have any meaningful effects on the prevention or treatment of influenza? Considering the drug’s been on the market for almost 15 years, and is widely used, you should expect this question has been answered after 15 flu seasons. Answering this question from a science-based perspective requires three steps: Consider prior probability, be systematic […]
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11:14 AM | WHO MERS-CoV Update KSA & UAE – April 10th
Photo Credit NIAID     # 8456   The World Health Organization has posted an update on the MERS coronavirus, with details on 5 recent cases (4 from Saudi Arabia, 1 from the UAE).  The two cases from Jeddah are part of a much larger event (see Saudi MOH Statement On Jeddah Cluster) which has received considerable attention over the past couple of days, and additional case information is expected.     Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus […]
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11:03 AM | NECSS 2014
I will be at NECSS this weekend – the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism, in New York City. This is an excellent conference full of science and critical thinking lectures and panels. My podcast, the SGU, will be recording a live show on stage Saturday. I will also be running two 1-hour workshops on [...]
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10:52 AM | Revisiting Tamiflu Efficacy (Again)
      # 8455   Just over two years ago in The Tamiflu Controversy Continues, we looked at the ongoing debate over the effectiveness of oseltamivir (Tamiflu ®) in the wake of the release of a Cochrane group analysis that found insufficient evidence to show whether the drug reduces influenza complications and transmission.   Three weeks later the CDC responded with a statement on their Have You Heard? website, which published their rationale for continuing to […]
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9:28 AM | NPHW Forum Discusses Path Toward a Healthier America
National health leaders joined APHA earlier this week to discuss the vision of becoming the healthiest nation in one generation.
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7:00 AM | Science Writing Prize 2014: How to write a science feature
The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 is open for entries – offering you a chance to win £1000 and see your article in The Guardian or Observer. We know that staring at a blank page can be daunting, so we asked Nicola Davis, commissioning editor for Observer Tech Monthly to share her advice on how […]
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5:13 AM | Decoding Annie Parker - Official Trailer
Algo más sobre la historia real:MARY-CLAIRE KING.Mary-Claire King, Wikipedia
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4:10 AM | Uncertainty versus certainty in the mammography wars
As I write this, I am winging my way home from the 2014 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR, Twitter hashtag #AACR14) in San Diego. (OK, I’m revising this to fit the format and, of course, the Insolence of this particular blog. Shockingly, I didn’t have as much time to blog in…
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3:55 AM | I never knew otters were THAT tough…
An river otter was captured on camera taking on an juvenile alligator…and winning. The battle took place at the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge in Florida in 2011. More images can be seen on their Facebook page where the images were recently posted, impressive! According to National Geographic, the normal diet of a river otter consists of…

April 09, 2014

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9:07 PM | Males compete all the way to sperm shape
Sexual competition may drive the proteins that make up mammalian spermScicuriousPhysiology,Development by Bethany Brookshire 5:09pm, April 9, 2014 Sexual competition persists long after mating, all the way down to the proteins that put an efficient head on a swimming sperm.cornishman/iStockPhotoRams glare, charge and lock horns. Frogs chorus in a deafening battle of the bands. Two walrus […]
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5:55 PM | Acid-bath stem cell scientist apologizes and appeals
Haruko Obokata, the Japanese scientist at the centre of a controversy over studies purporting to turn mature cells to stem cells simply by bathing them in acid or subjecting them to mechanical stress, today apologized for her errors in the work.  Read more
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3:56 PM | A Conversation with Neil Shubin About “Your Inner Fish,” Premiering Tonight on PBS
A Q&A with biologist Neil Shubin about tonight's television premiere of "Your Inner Fish."
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2:59 PM | MERS, The Twitterverse & MOH Damage Control
  # 8454   A sign of increasing concern among residents of Saudi Arabia is that Arabic social media – in particular twitter – has gone ballistic this morning over the MERS coronavirus.     I’m tracking about 30 new tweets a minute containing the word  كورونا (`SK’ or `Corona’) coming across the transom, many with photos attached.  Before Chrome can auto translate a batch, another […]
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12:48 PM | A Smile Makes A Big Difference
Eleanor Ball, who welcomes patients at the main entrance of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, greets everyone with a smile. “Most people are scared when they come in,” she said. “When they see a smile, it makes a big difference.” A smile is just one component of how...
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12:23 PM | Why Do Cancer Surgeons Cure More Patients Than Medical Oncologists?
    Robert A. Nagourney, M.D.   Who does it really serve when a clinical trial involving 597 patients results in an increase in survival by 10 days?   read more
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12:07 PM | Epstein-Barr virus and the immune system – are cures in sight?
Concluding our story on Epstein-Barr virus and cancer, we explore the ongoing research into the virus and how this could lead to treatments in the future.
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11:59 AM | Reminder: CDC COCA Call On Tickborne Diseases Tomorrow
(Credit CDC) # 8453   Although I announced this more than a week ago, the CDC will hold a COCA call tomorrow afternoon on tickborne diseases, with an emphasis on Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.   While primarily of interest to clinicians, the CDC holds frequent COCA (Clinician Outreach Communication Activity) calls which are designed to ensure that practitioners have up-to-date information for their practices.   If you are unable to attend the […]
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11:55 AM | Another Damning Homeopathy Report
What will it take? That is the lingering question, one that has significant implications for the legitimacy and effectiveness of our professional and regulatory institutions. Homeopathy is 100% pure nonsense. It is one of the so-called “alternative” medical systems that has absolutely no basis in reality. It is magic-based medicine. It is based on two-centuries-old […]
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11:30 AM | Paranoid Schizophrenia and Paradoxical Intervention
Psychotic ideation is delusional and illusory. One cannot simply convey to a psychotic individual that he has a valid perspective. To an extent, it has been traditionally asserted in the field of mental health that one should not affirm the psychotic beliefs of the schizophrenic. Contrarily, some clinicians believe that one should persistently deny the […]
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11:28 AM | Xinhua News: Extensive H5N1 Outbreaks In North Korean Poultry
  # 8452   Although we occasionally get hints of outbreaks of bird flu, or FMD, in North Korea, very rarely do we details out of that closed and secretive nation. Given the amount of bird flu activity (H5N1 & H5N8) we’ve seen reported out of South Korea over the past decade, the assumption has been that unreported bird flu outbreaks probably occur with some regularity in the DPRK as well.   This morning Yonhap News, Xinhua News, and others are reporting on a […]
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