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Thursday 29th January 2015

Washington gears up for next SCOTUS Obamacare fight

The outcome of the case will impact the biopharmaceutical industry, which stands to potentially lose many of the new customers it gained under the ACA if the court rules in the challengers’ favor.

Non-Traditional Postdocs

Event Information: Thursday, January 29, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMJoin the Science Alliance (NYAS) as we discuss the non-traditional postdoc’s alternatives. Topics will include differences between academia and industry, hiring and transition mechanisms, salaries and challenges.

Wednesday 28th January 2015

EU Oks GSK's Acquisition Of Novartis' Vaccines Business; Consumer Healthcare JV

BASEL (dpa-AFX) - European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation both the proposed acquisition of the vaccines business of Novartis (NVS) by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK, GSK.L), as well a...

Waters Opens China Testing Lab with China Pharmacopeia

Waters Corporation, a US lab equipment maker, and the Chinese Pharmacopeia Commission (ChP) announced the official opening of the Joint Open Laboratory in Beijing. The lab, which will be run by Waters and ChP as partners, will develop standards for C...

[Corrections] Correction to 2015; 16: 133

Cavalli F, Atun R. Towards a global cancer fund. Lancet Oncol 2015; 16: 133–34—In this Comment, the second sentence should have been: “Deaths from cancer are projected to increase from the present level of around 8 million a year to more than 1...

[Articles] Bevacizumab for advanced cervical cancer: patient-reported outcomes of a randomised, phase 3 trial (NRG Oncology–Gynecologic Oncology Group protocol 240)

Improvements in overall survival and progression-free survival attributed to the incorporation of bevacizumab into the treatment of advanced cervical cancer were not accompanied by any significant deterioration in health-related quality of life. Pati...

[Review] expansions in frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansions are the most common cause of familial frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) worldwide. The clinical presentation is often indistinguishable from classic FTD or ALS, although neu...

[In Context] Electricity crackles with authenticity

Since the dawn of cinema, epilepsy has been employed by film makers as shorthand to convey madness, stupidity, or both. In 1929, in one of the first British talking pictures (To What Red Hell?), an aristocratic young man named Harold murders a woman ...

[Articles] Development and validation of nomograms to provide individualised predictions of seizure outcomes after epilepsy surgery: a retrospective analysis

If validated in prospective cohorts, these nomograms could be used to predict seizure outcomes in patients who have been judged eligible for epilepsy surgery.

[Comment] Who will use epilepsy surgery nomograms, and why?

Advances in neurodiagnostic technology and microsurgery have greatly improved the safety and efficacy of surgical treatment for epilepsy in recent years.1 Results from two randomised controlled trials have shown the superiority of surgical treatment ...

[Articles] Effectiveness of a monovalent rotavirus vaccine in infants in Malawi after programmatic roll-out: an observational and case-control study

Routine use of RV1 reduced hospital admissions for several genotypes of rotavirus in children younger than 5 years, especially in infants younger than 1 year. Our data support introduction of rotavirus vaccination at the WHO recommended schedule, wit...

[Comment] Rotavirus vaccines roll-out in resource-deprived regions

Rotaviruses cause 30–50% of severe diarrhoea cases in children younger than 5 years, leading to about 450 000 deaths every year.1 Infections during the first months of life are protective against symptomatic reinfections later on, setting the sta...

Biopharmas summoned to White House for precision med reveal

President Barack Obama is expected to unveil the details of his new "precision medicine" initiative on 30 January and has invited chief scientists from several biopharmaceutical firms to be at his side at the White House during the big reveal.

NZ's Fonterra cuts 14/15 milk volume forecast due to dry weather

WELLINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Fonterra dairy co-operative on Thursday cut its forecast on the amount of milk it will get from suppliers this season as dry weather in the world's largest dairy exporting country hits output.

The Future of Wearable Technology in the Workplace

SOURCE January 28th, 2015 An era of remarkable innovation is underway. We’re looking at the advent of brand-new technologies called “Wearable Computers”. Wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers or wearables, are defined as“miniature electronic devices that are worn by the bearer under, with or on top of clothing”. ( We are already […]

Variation in Dopamine D2 and Serotonin 5-HT2A Receptor Genes is Associated with Working Memory Processing and Response to Treatment with Antipsychotics

Oxytocin Receptor Gene Methylation: Converging Multilevel Evidence for a Role in Social Anxiety

Fluctuations in [11C]SB207145 PET Binding Associated with Change in Threat-Related Amygdala Reactivity in Humans

Perinatal vs Genetic Programming of Serotonin States Associated with Anxiety

Irciniastatin A, a pederin-type translation inhibitor, promotes ectodomain shedding of cell-surface tumor necrosis factor receptor 1

Cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory disulfide compounds from the fruiting bodies of Boletus pseudocalopus

Tolypoalbin, a new tetramic acid from Tolypocladium album TAMA 479

Climate Influences Language Evolution

The ease with which certain sounds are produced in different climes plays a role in the development of spoken languages. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on

Japantown Dental Participates in Japantown Beerwalk

The fifth annual Japantown Beerwalk will be on Saturday, Feb. 7. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 Japantown Dental, located on Taylor and 3rd St in Japantown San Jose, is excited to announce that they will be participating in the fifth annual Japantown Beerwalk on Saturday, Feb. 7. This is the second year the office is participating, and they will be opening up as a pouring station. The Beer...

Dr. Daniel Barr of West Coast Wellness in North Port, FL Has Joined Chiropractic Hand & Foot Clinics of America

Dr. Daniel Barr of West Coast Wellness in North Port, Florida has joined Chiropractic Hand & Foot Clinics of America (CHFA). Selected to receive clinical training from CHFA program founder Dr. Robert Fennell, Dr. Barr will bring advanced chiropractic treatment options to Sarasota and Charlotte County patients suffering from musculoskeletal disorders in their arms and legs. North Port, FL (PRW...

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