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Wednesday 4th March 2015

Hospital ranking disagreement isn’t the only such problem

I love the latest Health Affairs article showing about disagreement among hospital ratings. In case you missed it here are the key takeaways: Not a single hospital was rated as a high performer by all four rating systems, including Consumer Reports, ...

Consumer Reports Does Consumers No Favors

Like most people, I enjoy Consumer Reports for their ability to provide fact-based product reviews when I’m shopping for a new toaster or a computer or a car.  So it’s disheartening to learn that Consumer Reports‘ advice isn’t always fac...

Alimera Sciences' (ALIM) CEO Dan Myers on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Family of California Teen Declared Brain Dead Sues Hospital for Malpractice

(ABC News) – The California family that fought to keep their teenage daughter on life support after she was declared brain dead is suing her doctor and the hospital where she went into cardiac arrest for negligence and wrongful death … Re...

UC San Diego Health System Named One of Nations Best by Truven Health Analytics

UC San Diego Health System was this week named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM. This is the third time UC San Diego Health System has been recognized for this prestigious honor.

Maternal Health: Ebola’s Lasting Legacy

(Nature) – Ebola is having tremendous knock-on effects for maternal health in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Pregnancy seems to make women uniquely vulnerable to the effects of the disease, and babies born to infected women have not been kno...

Tricida Grabs $30M Series B for Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment

Drug developer Tricida said Wednesday that investors have pledged $30 million in Series B funding to push forward its effort to join the crowded market for chronic kidney disease treatments. The company has one potential advantage: Its founders have ...

Trickle of Liberian Children Returning to School Reflects Lingering Ebola Fears

(New York Times) – About eight months after governments in the region closed schools to stop the spread of Ebola, uniformed and backpack-carrying schoolchildren have returned to the streets of Monrovia, the capital, perhaps the most visible sig...

Scientists Produce Cartilage from Embryonic Stem Cells

(News-Medical) – Scientists have succeeded in producing cartilage formed from embryonic stem cells that could in future be used to treat the painful joint condition osteoarthritis. In research funded by Arthritis Research UK, Professor Sue Kimb...

Most Surprising Allegations in Ebola Nurse Nina Pham’s Lawsuit

(ABC News) – The Dallas nurse who survived Ebola after catching it from her patient last fall may have smiled for the cameras during the harrowing ordeal, but now she’s saying the hospital put its reputation above her needs. Nina Pham, &...

Prognosis Excellent For Health Care

Disability Rights Group Concerned over Voluntary Euthanasia

(Stuff.co.nz) – Disabled people could be coerced to commit suicide if a voluntary euthanasia bill is passed, a disability rights group says. Not Dead Yet convenor Wendi Wicks said there could never be adequate protections for disabled people un...

Evoke Pharma's (EVOK) CEO David Gonyer on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Chilean Girl’s Plea Spotlights Cystic Fibrosis – and Assisted Suicide

(NBC News) – Valentina Maureira’s public video, asking her nation’s leader to allow her to die via euthanasia, has garnered a visit from Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet and online sympathy, including posted comments like: ...

Universities Are Misguided to Evade Controversy with ‘Ethics’

(The Conversation) – University ethics boards assess research involving human subjects against standards, such as the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. The standards are guided by the core value of respect for the individ...

Alder's (ALDR) CEO Randy Schatzman on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Bangladesh Leads Least Developed Country Call For IP Waiver

Mammoth price differentials between patented and locally produced drugs in a country where nearly 25 million people live in extreme poverty are some of the justifications emerging from Bangladesh's promising pharmaceutical industry as the country led...

The Biotechs Are Feeling Better

Sector could regain its leadership role.Read the entire article at TheStreet.com

Hide and seek: tracing prostate cancer’s origins

We explore new research from our scientists showing that seemingly ‘normal’ prostate cells may carry important genetic faults commonly found in tumours.

Orexigen Sheds LIGHT On Potential CV Benefit For Contrave

The biotech disclosed in an SEC filing that its obesity drug may actually provide a cardiovascular benefit to patients based on early results from an ongoing outcomes study.

A Q&A with Paul Douglas, the evangelical Christian Republican poster boy for climate change

Paul Douglas says he never intended to become a poster boy for climate change. But that’s what he is today, and the reasons why include the fact that his commercial news colleagues avoid the topic as they would an endorsement of pedophilia.Watch your friendly local TV weathercast and you’ll notice the words “climate change” are almost never spoken, and never in terms of human causation, i....

The Plant Genomics Congress in Asia

What: 2nd Plant Genomics Congress in Asia When: March 19-20, 2015 Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Readers benefit from a 10% discount with code "CBU/10". For more details contact nnoakes@globalengage.co.uk or visit http://www.globalengage.co.uk/plantgenomicsasia.html. ...

Hessian Fly Genome Sequenced

Hessian fly is one of the most destructive insect pests in wheat. It causes stunted growth due to galls in wheat seedlings. In a study conducted by a group of researchers from 26 different institutions, they were able to sequence the genome of Hessian fly. This provides a little hint on gall formations in wheat. By examining how the Hessian fly att...

Gene from Peanut Alleviates Salinity and Drought Stress in Tobacco

Abiotic stress often results in the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that causes cellular damage and inhibits photosynthesis. However, the effects of ROS are countered by antioxidant systems, with superoxide dismutase (SOD) being the first enzyme involved in detoxification. Neera Bhalla Sarin of Jahwarlal Nehru University in India led a r...

GhNPR1 Plays an Important Role in the Defense Response of Gladiolus

Gladiolus (Gladiolus hybridus) is susceptible to various pathogens and understanding the innate defense mechanism is required to develop protection strategies. The non-expressor of pathogenesis-related gene 1 (NPR1) and bzip transcription factor TGA2 have been known to regulate salicylic acid (SA)-mediated systemic acquired resistance (SAR).Xionghu...


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