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February 26, 2015

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2:30 PM | Are retractions more frequent in stem cell research?
There are a number of fields that seem to punch above their weight on Retraction Watch: Anesthesiology, home to the world record holder (and runner-up), and psychology, home to Diederik Stapel and others. But the red-hot field of stem cell research is another that makes frequent appearances, last year’s STAP controversy being particularly prominent. There’s […]The post Are retractions more frequent in stem cell research? appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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7:09 AM | GWAS Reloaded: extended Q&A with PLINK1.9 author Chris Chang
The software application PLINK is one of the most widely used tools in bioinformatics, particularly for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) that look at genetic variants in different individuals to see if any variant is associated with a trait. With the advent of the thousand dollar genome, the computational demands being made on such programs are... Read more » The post GWAS Reloaded: extended Q&A with PLINK1.9 author Chris Chang appeared first on GigaBlog.
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3:00 AM | The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
By Ray Kurzweil Synopsis: For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he […]
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12:00 AM | Healthcare Payer Network Management Market by Applications (Claims Management, Contract Management, Pricing Maintenance and Configuration, Database Management, Reimbursement Management, Payment Bundling and Management, Member Eligibility Management & Others), End-Users (Public Payers, Private Payers, Others), Component (Introduction, Software, Services) & Geography - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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12:00 AM | Urinalysis Systems Market by Product (Automated Urinalyzer, Semi-automated urinalyzer, Dipstick), Test Type (Biochemical, Sediment, Flowcytometery), Application (Diagnostics, Pregnancy), & End User (Hospitals, labs, & homes) – Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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12:00 AM | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems Market by Product (Systems And Disposables), Type (Invasive, Minimally Invasive, And Non-Invasive), End-User (Hospitals, Cath Labs, Home and Ambulatory Sites) - Analysis & Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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12:00 AM | Polymer Biomaterial Market by Type (Nylon, Silicon, Polyester, Polyethylene, Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), Polyvinylchloride (PVC) & Others), Application (Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology, Dental, Plastic Surgery, Wound Healing, Tissue Engineering & Orthopedics) & Geography - Global Forecast to 2017..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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12:00 AM | Immunochemistry Instruments & Reagents Market by Product [Analyzer (CLIA, IFA, ELA, RIA, & ELFA), Stainer, Incubator, Autoclave, Consumables (Antibodies, Enzymes, & Antigens)], Cardiology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Hospitals, & Labs –Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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12:00 AM | Referral Management Market by Type (Self-referral, Professional referral, Third party referral), Component (Hardware, Software,Service), Delivery Mode (On-premise, Cloud-based, Web-based) & End User (Providers, Payers, Patients, Others) - Analysis & Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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12:00 AM | Polyphthalamide Market by Type (Unfilled, Mineral Filled, Glass Fiber Filled, & Carbon Fiber Filled), by Application (Automotive, Electronics & Electricals, Industrial Equipment & Apparatus, Consumer & Personal Care, & Others) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The Polyphthalamide market is estimated to register a CAGR of 7.1 % between 2014 and 2019 and reach a volume of 150.1 Kilo Tons. In terms of value the global polyphthalamide market is projected to reach $913,008.6 Million by 2019. The demand for Polyphthalamide is increasing and will continue to increase because of its long range of applications in fuel lines, LED headlights, metal replacement, catheter tubes, wire casings, gas pipes, toothbrush and hairbrush bristles, sporting goods, […]
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12:00 AM | Cables and Connectors Market for Satellite and Submarine Industries, by Components (Cable and Cable Assemblies, Connectors and Others), Application (Testing and Manufacturing), Industries and Geography- Analysis and Forecast (2012-2020)..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The cables, cable assemblies, and connectors play a crucial role in the integration of various systems & subsystems of the space satellites and submarine infrastructure. Both the industries require cables and connectors which can withstand a harsh environment in order to operate in varying atmospheric conditions. Secondly, lighter and smaller components with reliable efficiency are preferred in the satellite & submarine industries, which create an opportunity for the manufacturers to […]
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12:00 AM | Mineral Wool Market by Type (Glass Wool and Stone Wool), End Product (Blanket, Board, Panel, customized shape), and by applications (Fire protection, Thermal, Acoustics, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The mineral wool market size, by value, is projected to register a CAGR of ~7.0% in the next five years to reach $12.0 billion by 2019. Mineral wool has gained acceptance due to its favorable properties, such as its ability to provide both thermal and acoustic insulation in the residential as well as commercial buildings and also in the industrial applications also. Thus, these fibers effectively address the heat and acoustic insulation requirements in various applications. The report covers […]

February 25, 2015

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4:00 PM | David Vaux: Nature’s decision to add double-blind peer review is good, but could be better
David Vaux, a cell biologist at the Walter + Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, explains how Nature could do more to remove bias from the peer review process. He previously wrote about his decision to retract a paper. Last week, Nature announced that they are to offer authors of papers submitted to […]The post David Vaux: Nature’s decision to add double-blind peer review is good, but could be better appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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1:30 PM | Judge denies motion by researcher to quash Diabetes expressions of concern
American Diabetes Association 1, Mario Saad 0. As reported by the National Law Journal, a federal judge in Boston has denied Saad’s requests to stop the ADA’s flagship journal, Diabetes, from publishing expressions of concern about four of Saad’s papers, and to prevent the journal from retracting the studies. Saad filed suit against the ADA on […]The post Judge denies motion by researcher to quash Diabetes expressions of concern appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | The Eye of the Whale: A Rescue Story
By Jennifer O’Connell Synopsis: In THE EYE OF THE WHALE, by author/illustrator Jennifer O’Connell, on a cool December morning near San Francisco, a distress call was radioed to shore by a local fisherman. He had discovered a […]
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12:00 AM | Bottled Water Processing Market by Equipment (Filter, Bottle washer, Filler, Capper, Blow molder, Shrink wrapper), Technology (RO, UF, MF, Chlorination, Washing, Filling), Application (Still, Flavored, Sparkling) & Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The bottled water processing market includes the equipment and technology that is used for producing bottled water. This market has growth with increasing the consumption of bottled water. The shortage of drinking water supply and contamination of water bodies has boosted the global bottled water industry. Increasing preference of customers to use bottled water has given a rise to the involvement of companies in the bottled water industry. The bottled water processing market is highly […]
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12:00 AM | High Temperature Epoxy Resins Market by Application (Coatings, Composites, Adhesives, Construction, Electrical & Electronics Others) & Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
High temperature epoxy resins are thermosetting plastic materials that provide good strength and chemical resistance at high temperatures. They possess properties such as they have improved resistance to acid bases and solvents, retention of mechanical properties at high temperatures and under wet conditions, minimal shrinkage and improved high temperature adhesive properties. The high temperature epoxy resin market growth is bound with the developing economies due to its high co-relation with […]
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12:00 AM | Silicone Fluid Market by Type (Straight Silicone, and Modified Silicone), and by End-Use Industry (Agriculture, Energy, Home Care, Personal Care, Textiles, and Others) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global silicone fluid market, along with its applications, has witnessed a linear growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The properties, such as such as lightweight, water repellent, solubility, electrical, thermal stability and an upsurge in the demand in personal care, medicine and pharmaceuticals and will be the key influencing factors for global silicone fluid market. The silicone fluid market is estimated to reach $7.3 billions by […]
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12:00 AM | Paints & Coatings Market by Resin Type (Acrylic, Alkyd, Epoxy, Polyurethane, Polyester, Others), by Technology (Waterborne, Solvent borne, High Solids, Powder & Others), by Application (Architectural, Industrial) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global paints and coatings market, along with its applications, has witnessed a moderate growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. These paints and coatings with eco-friendly property, innovative technology, and modern chemistries offer no or low VOCs and are available in different grades according to the internal and external application. The paints and coatings is estimated to reach around 60.8 million tons by volume by 2020, signifying a […]
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12:00 AM | Waterborne Epoxy Resins Market by Application (Coatings, Composites, Adhesives, Others), by End-User Industry (Automotive, Construction, Textiles, Furniture, Packaging, Others) & Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Waterborne epoxy resins exhibit high stability and excellent dilution efficiency. The waterborne epoxy resins offer different functionalities for a variety of applications such as automotive, construction, textiles, furniture and packaging. The aqueous epoxy resins include non-ionic epoxy-functional emulsifiers, which allow the emulsifier to become a part of the cured product with minimal impact on the mechanical properties. The market is experiencing enormous growth which is expected to […]
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12:00 AM | Low-VOC Coating Additive Market by Type (Rheology Modifier, Defoamer, Dispersant, & Wetting Agent), by Technology (Waterborne, Powder, High Solids, & UV/EB), by Application (Architectural, Auto, Industrial, Packaging, Wood) - Global Forecast to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The global low VOC coating additives market, along with its applications, has witnessed a moderate growth for the past few years and this growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The properties such as excellent performance such as high gloss, stable colour, good surface appearance and low environmental footprint will be the key influencing factors for the global low VOC coating additives with increase the importance of additives in coatings formulation. The low-VOC coating […]
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12:00 AM | Nanomaterials for Printing Market by Type (Nanosilver ink, Nanogold ink, Carbon nanotube ink, Copper nanoparticle ink, Copper oxide nanoparticle ink, Iron oxide nanoparticle ink and Other) & Applications (PV, Membrane switches, Displays, Automotive, Sensor, RFID, Printed circuit boards and others), and by Region - Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
This study aims at estimating the global market of nanomaterials for printing market for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2019. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global nanomaterials for printing market. It provides a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is segmented and projected for important regions, such […]

February 24, 2015

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4:30 PM | Frontiers lets HIV denial article stand, reclassifies it as “opinion”
Following an investigation sparked by criticism for its decision to publish a paper questioning the link between HIV and AIDS, a Frontiers journal has decided to not retract the article but rebrand it as an “opinion.” In September, 2014, Patricia Goodson, a professor of health education at Texas A&M University, published an article called “Questioning […]The post Frontiers lets HIV denial article stand, reclassifies it as “opinion” appeared first on […]
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2:30 PM | Stats mistake crashes bike accident paper
Two researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada have retracted a paper that came to fairly common-sense conclusions about bike safety. In the September 2014 issue of the Journal of Transport and Health, the authors concluded that slippery road surfaces, night-time biking, and higher speed limits were all associated with higher probabilities of a […]The post Stats mistake crashes bike accident paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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3:00 AM | Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear
By Wade Allison Synopsis: The human race is in a dilemma; it is threatened by economic instability on one hand and climate change on the other. Either of these could lead to widespread unrest and political […]
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12:00 AM | 10 Great Books on Life Sciences
  About Bio Detectives: We are two life science graduates from Oxford University, now living in England and Australia respectively. Upon leaving university in 2014 we set up Bio Detectives to follow science stories around […]
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12:00 AM | Anti-Corrosion Coating Market by Type (Epoxy, Polyurethane, Zinc, Alkyd, Acrylic), Technology (Solvent, Water, Powder), and End-Use (Marine, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Industrial, Infrastructure, Automotive) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
Anti-corrosion coating is a passive method used for protecting metal products, alloys, cement structures and other surfaces from the attack of corrosion. Global demand for Anti-corrosion coating is projected to be $26,583 million by 2019. The market is projected to grow at a moderate rate driven by the rising corrosion losses, developments in coating technology and increasing demand from sectors such as power generation and infrastructure....
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12:00 AM | Epoxy Curing Agents Market by Type (Amines, Anhydrides, Formaldehyde Coreactants, Polycarboxylic Polyesters, Polysulfides & Polymercaptans, and Others), by Application (Coatings, Adhesives, Composites, Potting & Encapsulation , and Others) - Global Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The epoxy curing agents market, along with its end products, had witnessed an strong growth in the past few years. This is estimated to remain the same in the next five years, especially in the Asia-Pacific and RoW regions. Leading manufacturers and their strategies to balance the current demand-supply issues and newer applications developments across the vertical industries are expected to be the key influencing factors in the epoxy curing agents market. The industry is expected to increase […]
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12:00 AM | Composites Market by Type (Carbon Composites, Glass Composites and Aramid Composites), by Manufacturing technology (Layup, Filament winding, Injection molding, Pultrusion, Compression Molding etc.) , by Resin Type (Thermoplastics Composites and Thermosets Composites), by Application (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics & Semiconductor, Wind, Construction, Pipe & Tanks, Marine and others), and by Region - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2020..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
A composite is made by physically combining two or more materials (components) to produce a combination (blend) of structural properties not present in any individual component. The composite market is majorly dominated by glass and carbon composites. The aramid composites are significantly smaller than the two which is the main reason behind its oligopoly market structure...
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12:00 AM | Supply Chain Analytics Market by Solution (Supply Chain Planning and Procurement, Sales & Operations Planning, Manufacturing Analytics, Transportation and Logistics, and Visualization and Reporting Tools) - Worldwide Forecast and Analysis to 2014 -2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
The advent of supply chain analytics solutions in various industry verticals such as retail and CPG, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, high tech and electronics, and others has led to a massive data generation in terms of volume as well velocity. There is an overflow of enormous amount of data from various business organizations operating in number of industries through data sources such as ERP, SCM, CRM and many others. Thus the business organizations raise the requirement of […]
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