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TWiV 207: Silk sheets and viral infidelity
On episode #207 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Matt, and Kathy review the use of silk to stabilize antibiotics and a viral vaccine, and an impaired-fidelity vaccine against SARS coronavirus. You can find TWiV #207 at www.twiv.tv.
Source: virology blog - November 18, 2012 Category: Virology Authors: Vincent Racaniello Tags: This Week in Virology attenuated coronavirus fidelity measles mumps rubella MMR mutation rate SARS silk fibroin thermostabilization vaccine viral Source Type: blogs
Science Behind “Contagious Itching”
New research links neurotic personalities to "contagious itching"Contributor: Brittney StewartPublished: Nov 18, 2012
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 18, 2012 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Dental Informatics: A Practical Use Case
Have you ever heard of Dental Informatics? Described as the intersection of patient data, computer science and dental providers, it’s an approach focused on providing higher quality patient care through better management and use of information...The post Dental Informatics: A Practical Use Case appeared first on Dental Marketing Tips For Dentists and Dental Professionals.
Source: Dental Heroes - November 18, 2012 Category: Dentists Authors: Jill Nesbitt Tags: Dental Informatics dentrix Source Type: blogs
The Science of Tears
United States President Barack Obama celebrated his November 2012 victory with a mix of cool eloquence and raw emotion rarely seen in public leaders. The emotion culminated in a teary moment during his speech thanking campaign workers. Underneath the obvious reasons for celebration lay an ancient mechanism of stress release and interpersonal bonding found in tear production. Contrary to Western stereotypes about crying and weakness, Obama shared something with his audience that has served human needs throughout history. What is the science behind tears? What is their purpose? Let’s find out… The Science of T...
Source: World of Psychology - November 18, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Derek Whitney Tags: Brain and Behavior General Grief and Loss Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Research Stress Barack Obama Campaign Staff Campaign Workers Deep Emotion Excess Stress Flight Response Genuineness Intense Situations Source Type: blogs
Exam in Public Health Science Communication
Wow, I can’t believe time has passed so quickly. Next to me is a pile of exam papers completed by the students of the graduate course in Public Health Science Communication at the University of Copenhagen. I feel like I just had the first introduction module, but yet I am almost done reading all these papers. Until the students have received their results I will of course not comment on the actual exam, but what I would like to do is to share the assignment which the students were given with you. The exam was done through a course paper, where the students were presented with the task already on the first day of th...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - November 18, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Nina Bjerglund Andersen Tags: public health science communication Source Type: blogs
Beauty Science News – November 18
It’s an all “true or false” addition of Beauty Science News. Click the links to read the articles for your answers or scroll down for the answer decoder. True or false: A new perfume called “Chicago” is made only from extracts of flowers grown in the windy city. True or false: Eyelash growth enhancers can also grow hair on your head. True or false: Women would rather gain a few more pounds than get more wrinkles. True or false: Getting your tooth tattooed may help prevent cavities. True or false: Although they can spice up food, researchers find that spices like ginger, cinnamon and curry ar...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 18, 2012 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Mid Brain Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, November 19th 2012
Discussion - Latest Headlines from Fight Aging! - The State of Bioprinting - Molecular Tweezers Versus Alzheimer's Disease - Eliminating Metastasis in Melanoma - Investigating a Longevity-Related Mitochondrial Polymorphism - Injectable, Compressible, Shaped Tissue Scaffold - Humanity+ 2012 Conference, December 1st in San Francisco - Digging Deeper into Zebrafish Brain Regeneration - SENS Foundation Hiring a Telomere Biology Research L...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 18, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Think Twice Before Buying That Health App
Last week, Rochelle Sharpe from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting published an article in The Washington Post about the flimsy evidence base for most health apps you can purchase in the iTunes or Google Play Android online stores. Developers have been marketing such apps for years — most of them having no research to suggest they can do half the things they claim. Worse yet, neither Apple nor Google appear to care. Neither company responded to Sharpe’s inquiries about why they allow apps to be sold on their storefronts that claim to treat all sorts of medical and mental health problems, withou...
Source: World of Psychology - November 17, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: John M. Grohol, PsyD Tags: General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Research Technology Treatment android app android health app Center For Investigative Reporting Clinical Research Evidence Base Flimsy Evidence Free Thousands Global Market Resear Source Type: blogs
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, house dust mite
I do like a word game or puzzle. Biking Becky was just wondering on twitter what is the etymology of the scientific binomial for the house dust mite, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus. My first guess is dermato = skin and phagoides means eating, so skin-eating. The ptero part of the name threw Becky because she was thinking it somehow might allude to pterodactyl, but that name simply means winged-fingers, the ptero being wing or feathered. So, the first half of the name alludes to the featheriness of the house dust mite (it certainly doesn’t have wings). That leaves the “nyssinus” bit. The “n” is...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - November 17, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs
Must read microbiome paper of the month: defined microbioata treatment of Cdiff infections
This is a must read: PLOS Pathogens: Targeted Restoration of the Intestinal Microbiota with a Simple, Defined Bacteriotherapy Resolves Relapsing Clostridium difficile Disease in Mice This is the paper I referred to in a previous post: Mouse study of fecal transplants to treat Cdiff infection. This post was about a BBC News story that appeared to have jumped the embargo. And then the news article disappeared and the scientific article was missing. Thankfully the paper is now out. The article has gotten some press that was not retracted. Fecal Bacteria Overpower Highly Contagious C. diff Strai...
Source: The Tree of Life - November 17, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Jonathan Eisen Source Type: blogs
Why doctors need to be politically engaged
This is a guest post by David Werner, Healthwrights. email@example.comA few years ago, in the public market of the city of Mazatlan, Mexico, a thin, tired-looking woman with a sick baby in her arms approached me, asking for money to buy medicine. A doctor she had just consulted had told her that her baby had signs of pneumonia. And indeed the baby was breathing in short rapid breaths with flaring of the nostrils. She handed me a doctor's prescription for one of the newest, most expensive broad-spectrum antibiotics on the market. "I spent nearly everything I had to pay the doctor," she said, "and can't begin to pay fo...
Source: The Patient's Doctor - November 16, 2012 Category: Obstetricians and Gynecologists Source Type: blogs
"Why Do We Always Need to Blame Somebody?" - An Investment Banker Pushes Back Against Health Care Leadership Accountability
One of the many dramatic stories generated by the destructive Hurricane Sandy illustrated, oddly enough, the influence of big finance on American academic medicine.Vivid video showed patients being carried down darkened stairways after flooding and a power failure at Langone Medical Center in New York (for example, see this CNN story.) Amazingly, all the patients survived, thanks to heroic work by health care professionals and first responders. CNN noted, "Some 1,000 staff members -- doctors, nurses, residents and medical students -- along with firefighters and police officers evacuated the patients."The medica...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 16, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Tags: NYU Langone Medical Center patient safety financialization finance accountability Source Type: blogs
Don't imitate physicists: how prestige ought to be separated from communication
If you happen to come across this obscure blog, you're likely to already know that physicists communicate their scientific findings via a non-peer-reviewed pre-print database called arXiv. However, they still 'publish' these preprints in traditional academic specialty journals for the 'prestige'. Many on the non-physics side of the scientific community envy physicists for more than just not being the science : they'd like to also be able to communicate quickly and get prestige later. After all, it's a step forward from mingling the two. Paleontologists feel that way, chemists and apparently biologists also. For a while, th...
Source: bjoern.brembs.net - a neuroscientist's blog : RSS feed of bjoern.brembs.net - November 16, 2012 Category: Neurologists Authors: bjoern Tags: science politics Source Type: blogs
Do you believe these neuromyths? Do we only use 10% of our brain?
Discussion about Prevalence of neuromyths: Overall, teachers agreed with 49% of the statements promoting myths indicating that they believed these myths. There was no significant difference in overall prevalence between countries [t(240) = 0.408, p = 0.684]. An analysis of the responses for each myth showed a lot of variation between the myths (see Table 1). Seven of the 15 myth statements were believed by more than 50% of the teachers. The most prevalent of these myths were (1) “Individuals learn better when they receive information in their preferred learning style (e.g., auditory, visual, kinesthetic)”, (2) “Diff...
Source: SharpBrains - November 16, 2012 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning brain brain-function brain-gym brain-myths Learning styles mental capacity neuromyths Source Type: blogs
The peculiar focusing power of the autumn
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Source: Deepest Health: Exploring Classical Chinese Medicine - November 16, 2012 Category: Alternative Medicine Practitioners Authors: Eric Grey Tags: Foundational Science Source Type: blogs
LazyTruth autodeletes Deceived Wisdom
This could be the end of deceived wisdom, at least for GMail and Chrome users. Th LazyTruth extension from MIT scientists scans your inbox and “fact checks” messages against the online repositories of urban legends, political myths and security threats alerting you if the contents are BS. The extension could make mythbusters redundant, save you having to watch QI and make buying my book something you would do purely for the entertainment… LazyTruth. LazyTruth autodeletes Deceived Wisdom is a post from: Sciencebase Science Blog
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - November 16, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science Source Type: blogs
Doggy Style Science Education
As regular readers of the Beauty Brains know, we’re passionate about science education. That’s why we’re sharing this absolutely delightful video of dogs teaching chemistry. Enjoy! Image credit: http://schaver.com
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 16, 2012 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs
NIH Director Calls Off NIDA-NIAAA Merger
Nation’s addiction research institutes to remain separate but unequal. Two years ago, the National Institutes of Health’s Scientific Management Review Board (SMRB) issued a report recommending that NIH move to establish a new institute focused on substance use, abuse, and addiction-related research to optimize NIH research in these areas. The idea was to combine the two existing addiction research agencies: the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Skeptics like myself wondered if it would ever happen.And now we have our answer—no, it’s not goin...
Source: Addiction Inbox - November 16, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Dirk Hanson Source Type: blogs
In case you missed them - 10 of the best psychology links from the past week: 1. The US government needs a "Council of Psychological Advisors" to complement the existing Council of Economic Advisors. So argues Barry Schwartz in an essay for The Atlantic, in which he reviews ways that psychological insights can inform policy, from educational practices to combating climate change. Schwartz also gives a nod of approval to the UK government's own Behavioural Insight Team (check out my interview with the head of that Team, David Halpern). Also related - this article claims that Obama's election campaign was aided b...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 16, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
New way to model human disease
Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have mimicked pulmonary edema in a microchip lined by living human cells, as reported today in the journal Science Translation Medicine. They used this “lung-on-a-chip” to study drug toxicity and identify potential new therapies to prevent this life-threatening condition. The study offers further [...]
Source: Biosingularity - November 15, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Derya Tags: Biotechnology Source Type: blogs
Is 'Meaningful Use' Delivering Meaningful Results?
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing entitled "Is 'Meaningful Use' Delivering Meaningful Results?: An Examination of Health Information Technology Standards and Interoperability" to examine progress on the development and implementation of interoperable technical standards and conformance testing procedures for health info read more
Source: Healthcare IT News Blog - November 15, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Brian Ahier Tags: Charles H. Romine Congress Farzad Mostashari Health Information Technology Industry News Information Systems Information Technology Laboratory Marc Probst Meaningful Use National Institute of Standards Rebecca Little San Diego State Source Type: blogs
Study: Emerging brain computer interface can monitor and train attention in unmedicated ADHD children
Conclusion: Brain computer interface based attention training game can be a potential new treatment for ADHD. A randomized controlled trial to study the efficacy of this intervention and the neural mechanisms underlying the behavioral improvements is currently underway. It represents a novel treatment modality for ADHD, which not only has the potential for being used in combination with present evidence-based treatment, but also uniquely in a non-clinical setting. To Learn More: Biofeedback now a “Level 1 — Best Support” Intervention for Attention &Hyperactivity Behaviors New Review of Neurofeedback Trea...
Source: SharpBrains - November 15, 2012 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Attention and ADD/ADHD Health & Wellness Technology attention-training Bluetooth brain-computer interface EEG EEG electrodes treatment modality Source Type: blogs
What journal rank has to do with music, movies and restaurants
For the uninitiated, much of what follows must seem like a bizarre debate: many scientists really want to know if a scientific article is worth reading before they decide to read it. This in itself is not bizarre, yet, as we all want to know if we should go to that new restaurant, listen to that new band or watch that new movie. However, scientists don't ask people who have already read the article they ask the company which published the article. Even worse, some scientists even ask a company which has nothing to do with either the publisher, or the journal, or the article in question. Now that's really bizarre!In science...
Source: bjoern.brembs.net - a neuroscientist's blog : RSS feed of bjoern.brembs.net - November 15, 2012 Category: Neurologists Authors: bjoern Tags: science politics Source Type: blogs
Can Brain Games Make You Smarter?
Can we “train” our brains to be brighter, sharper, faster? A while back I wrote a post about a big study looking at “brain training”. The researchers wanted to know whether training programs that look like video games (like Brain Age andLumosity) could significantly improve brain performance on various tests. The results, in a nutshell, showed that while participants improved on the tasks they trained on (e.g., if the game involved ranking balls from smallest to biggest, the participants got *really* good at ranking balls from smallest to biggest), the improvement didn’t carry over to genera...
Source: Better Health - November 15, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: admin Tags: Health Tips Alzheimer's Brain Age Brain Games Brain Training Dementia Do Brain Games Work? Geriatrics Intelligence Lumosity Neurology Neuroscience Tasks Source Type: blogs
Voids – experimenting with exhibition design
In October 2012 Medical Museion opened the new exhibition ‘Obesity – what’s the problem’. After a long period of development and production the exhibition is now finally being used by a real live audience, and we – the exhibition team – are being confronted with their reactions. One of the more surprising ones being the question: “Is the exhibition quite finished yet?” A question that seems to derive from the fact that not all surfaces, walls, and floor spaces have been used for the display of museum objects. A perfectly natural reaction, but not at all what we expected. In fact, the idea of having intenti...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - November 15, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Ane Pilegaard Sørensen Tags: curation displays/exhibits Source Type: blogs
PhD defense on Monday!
Next Monday (19, November) is going to be a very important day in my life as my PhD defense will take place that day at the University of Debrecen. Of course, I’m going to make the thesis public soon. The title of the thesis: Peripheral Blood Gene Expression Profiling as a Tool in Exploring the Pharmacogenomics of Autoimmune Diseases The opponents: Prof. Margit Zeher (head of the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Debrecen) Dr. Joel Dudley (Director of Biomedical Informatics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Wish me luck!
Source: ScienceRoll - November 15, 2012 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Authors: Dr. Bertalan Meskó Tags: science Source Type: blogs
Scientific publishing and Santa Claus
Just saw this at breakfast and need to spread it (via @caseybergman, originally from The Upturned Microscope):
Source: bjoern.brembs.net - a neuroscientist's blog : RSS feed of bjoern.brembs.net - November 15, 2012 Category: Neurologists Authors: bjoern Tags: science politics Source Type: blogs
Physician Payment Sunshine Act: American Medical Association Voices Concerns over Potential Implementation Issues
As we quietly wait for the final regulations to implement the Physician Payment Sunshine Act—which we expect could be released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) any day now, the American Medical Association (AMA) recently published an editorial in amednews concerned about the potential implementation of these regulations. The Sunshine Act, part of the Affordable Care Act, requires manufacturers to submit a list of physicians and teaching hospitals who received from them a transfer of value of $10 or more, or multiple transfers of less than $10 that cumulatively exceeds $100. It also requires ma...
Source: Policy and Medicine - November 15, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
In The Cranky Fitness Laboratory
The Plucky, Yet Unfortunately Imaginary, Cranky Fitness Research Assistant Would you like to know some of the exciting develoments now taking place in The Cranky Fitness Laboratory? (Which I feel should be pronounced la-BOR-a-tory, the way it is in old horror movies; it's that kind of place). The Cranky Fitness Laboratory is situated on the campus of Frittering-Dawdling University, should you ever care to visit. The lab's Research Director, Professor Crabby McSlacker, will be happy to show you around! However, be sure to call in advance, because Professor McSlacker is a busy little nutball. She is alway...
Source: Cranky Fitness - November 15, 2012 Category: Eating Disorders Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs
Brain Controlled Robot Interface Employs Artificial Intelligence to Bridge Communication Gap (VIDEO)
Researchers from France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology at their Joint Robotics Laboratory (CRNS-AIST JRL) have been developing an EEG controlled interface for a virtual avatar or a physical robot. The goal is to one day be able to allow severely paralyzed people to operate a robot on their behalf that can fetch things around the house and maybe even clean the toilet.The system relies on artificial intelligence that understands the user’s intentions so that the robot doesn’t have to be micromanaged when perfo...
Source: Medgadget - November 14, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Gene Ostrovsky Tags: Rehab Source Type: blogs
How a Lawyer Approaches the Problems of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers: Exclusive with Attorney Anthony Wicht
Medgadget editor Dan Buckland is in training to become a physician while trying to remain an engineer. Here he interviews a person cross-trained in Law and Engineering to get a broader perspective on how education in different thinking styles leads to different problem solving strategies.In my previous articles about the problem solving skills of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers I was not able to address some of the other professions that are clearly involved in the Med Tech industry, mostly due to my lack of knowledge and training in these other fields. Lawyers are involved in both successful and unsuccessful medical...
Source: Medgadget - November 14, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dan Buckland Tags: Medgadget Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Nature: 15 November 2012
This week, pig geneticists go the whole hog, the link between light and mood, and are women really born with all their eggs?
Source: Nature Podcast - November 14, 2012 Category: Science Authors: Nature Publishing Group Source Type: blogs
Mandatory flu vaccination for medical staff: a physician’s objection
Dear readers, Below is a letter from one of my dearest friends to his hospital administration. This year, the administration has mandated Influenza vaccination. Short of a few accepted exemptions, it is a requirement for continued medical staff participation by physicians or employment by other staff. Those who do not receive it must wear a mask while working for the entire duration of the flu season, as well as a badge stating that they did not receive the vaccination. It has become an issue of great contention among staff, but has been largely dismissed as of insufficient concern to the administrative staff. Anothe...
Source: edwinleap.com - November 14, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Edwinlea Tags: economics emergency medicine encouragement for doctors good ideas gone bad Liberty medical policy medicine in general Physician wellness Science and reason Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
10–12 hours of meditation training can improve daily-life emotional regulation
In this study, we investigated how 8 weeks of training in meditation affects amygdala responses to emotional stimuli in subjects when in a non-meditative state. Healthy adults with no prior meditation experience took part in 8 weeks of either Mindful Attention Training (MAT), Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT; a program based on Tibetan Buddhist compassion meditation practices), or an active control intervention. Before and after the intervention, participants underwent an fMRI experiment during which they were presented images with positive, negative, and neutral emotional valences from the IAPS database while r...
Source: SharpBrains - November 14, 2012 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness amygdala compassion depression emotional-regulation fMRI meditation Source Type: blogs
Budgets and Revenues
BioCentury has an interesting piece this week on the growing budget impasse and its implications for both academic and industrial biomedical research. It's already widely known that the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", the budget sequestration process that will trigger if no better deal is reached, will perforce come after funding for both the NIH and the FDA. It's always tricky to figure out the impact of such spending cuts, due to the well-known "Washington Monument" tactic. (That refers to the way that if you try to cut the budget for, say, the Park Service, the first thing they'll do is close the Washington Monument. After al...
Source: In the Pipeline - November 14, 2012 Category: Chemists Tags: Regulatory Affairs Source Type: blogs
On What Passes for Science in Tobacco Control: New Study Purports to Show Effect of College Tobacco Ban on Smoking Rates, But Fails to Consider Age Differences Between Pre- and Post-Ban Samples
A study published in the journal Preventive Medicine in 2011 purported to demonstrate that a tobacco-free campus policy led to a decrease in smoking among students at Indiana University.(See: Seo D-C, Macy JT, Torabi MR, Middlestadt SE. The effect of a smoke-free campus policy on college students' smoking behaviors and attitudes. Preventive Medicine 2011; 53:347-352.)The study was a quasi-experiment, using a repeated cross-section design with a comparison group. Indiana University instituted a campus-wide tobacco ban in 2008. Cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 2007 - prior to the ban - and in 2009. Similar surveys w...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - November 14, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Source Type: blogs
Caterina Albano on Fear and Art in the Contemporary World — a good topic for a medical exhibition
Caterina Albano is one of those interesting combined scholars-curators, who works on topics that any medical museum director would love to include in the portfolio. Having a PhD background in Renaissance Studies, Albano focuses her research and curatorial work on projects that relate bioscience, art and culture and explore topics like the unconscious, the history of the body, neuroscience, and genetics; and she is also interested in the theory of curating. Her work as curator includes research of Spectacular Bodies at Hayward Gallery (2000) and Seduced as Barbican Art Gallery (2007), and she has co-curated exhibitions like...
Source: Biomedicine on Display - November 14, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Thomas Söderqvist Tags: aesthetics of biomedicine art and biomed new books, articles etc Source Type: blogs
StreetView for Topographic Oceans
Prog rock fans the world over will be familiar with the artwork of Roger Dean, he designed weird hippy furniture in the 1960s, I believe, but then went on to do some of the most famous album covers of the era for Yes and others. Anyway, I’m supposed to be interviewing him soon about his iPad app Dragon’s Dream. You can think of it as like Google StreetView for topographic oceans and other Deanscapes…with a flying dragon that keeps bumping into floating rocks and trees (unless you’re a gamer and can make it stop and so earns points). StreetView for Topographic Oceans is a post from: Sciencebase Science Blog
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - November 14, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science oceans streetview topographic Source Type: blogs
Medical Science Liaison (MSL) jobs for MDs
Interested in finding Medical Science Liaison (MSL) jobs? Keep in mind that more companies are looking to hire MDs, PharmDs, and PhDs for MSL positions. Also, be ready for some significant travel requirements. Companies currently hiring MSLs include: Novartis Becton Dickinson Grifols Myriad Genetics, Inc Teva Pharmaceuticals Covidien and many more Make sure to regularly visit the NonClinicalJobs.com Job Board and search for "MSL Jobs"
Source: Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities - November 14, 2012 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Joseph Kim, MD, MPH Source Type: blogs
The new psychology of awkward moments
The fascination of socially awkward moments certainly hasn't been missed by comedy writers. Millions of us have cringed our way through series like Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Office. In contrast, psychology before now has largely neglected to study this fundamental part of social life. In a new exploratory study, Johsua Clegg proposes a model. Social awkwardness, he posits, is what we feel when the situation threatens our goal of being accepted by others. The feeling prompts us to direct our attention inwards, to monitor our behaviour and attempt to behave in a way that will improve our chances of achieving acceptance. ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - November 14, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Christian Jarrett Source Type: blogs
Humanity+ 2012 Conference, December 1st in San Francisco
This year's Humanity+ conference is near: The Humanity+ conference in San Francisco takes place on December 1-2, 2012 at Seven Hills Conference Center at San Francisco State University. ... Revolving around the theme "Writing the Future", the conference will explore the world of media and communicating Transhumanism. ... Speakers include multi-award winning science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, acclaimed biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey, designer and theorist Natasha Vita-More, futurist Jamais Cascio, science fiction author David Brin, philosopher and proactionary principle advocate Max More, national best s...
Source: Fight Aging! - November 14, 2012 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Three Types on Innovation in Business; How Healthcare Fits into This Model
Clayton Christensen described three types of business innovations in a recent article in the NYT (see: A Capitalist’s Dilemma, Whoever Wins on Tuesday). Below is an excerpt from the article: Executives and investors might finance three types of innovations with their capital. I’ll call the first type “empowering” innovations. These transform complicated and costly products available to a few into simpler, cheaper products available to the many.....A more recent example is cloud computing. It transformed information technology that was previously accessible only to big companies into something that...
Source: Lab Soft News - November 13, 2012 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Healthcare Business Healthcare Solutions Other than Lab Hospitals and Healthcare Delivery Medical Consumerism Medical Education Medical Research Source Type: blogs
Early Predictors of Math Success
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Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 13, 2012 Category: Neurologists Source Type: blogs
"Emotion and the Law"
Recently Posted to SSRN: "Emotion and the Law" Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 8, pp. 161-181, 2012 SUSAN A. BANDES, DePaul University - College of Law JEREMY A. BLUMENTHAL, Syracuse University - College of Law The field...
Source: Neuroethics and Law Blog - November 13, 2012 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: NELB Staff Source Type: blogs
Nassim Taleb on Scientific Discovery
There's an interesting article posted on Nassim Taleb's web site, titled "Understanding is a Poor Substitute for Convexity (Antifragility)". It was recommended to me by a friend, and I've been reading it over for its thoughts on how we do drug research. (This would appear to be an excerpt from, or summary of, some of the arguments in the new book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, which is coming out later this month). Taleb, of course, is the author of The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness, which (along with his opinions about the recent financial crises) have made him quite famous. So this latest article is...
Source: In the Pipeline - November 13, 2012 Category: Chemists Tags: Who Discovers and Why Source Type: blogs
Buying Deceived Wisdom, the options
My new book, Deceived Wisdom, is available in various formats. You can grab a copy from all good bookshops including Waterstone’s, from Book Depository and of course amazon (get the Kindle version here with ‘one-click’). Deceived Wisdom: Why what you thought was right is wrong. is all about the facts that we take for granted that aren’t really facts at all. They’re ficts, you might say. The received wisdom that deceives: like taking your coat off to feel the benefit when you go out, a hot cup of tea cooling you down and (more seriously) homeopathy being anything more than sugar pills and water...
Source: Sciencebase Science Blog - November 13, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: David Bradley Tags: Science deceived launch official uk wisdom Source Type: blogs
Choosing a journal for your manuscript
Listening to Bruce Dancik's talk about choosing a juornal and submitting your manuscript got me thinking about issues he didn't emphasize. I started with a few, but my list keeps getting longer and longer; Issues: Likelihood of acceptance: Do your subject, approach and results fit the mandate of the journal (is yours the kind of manuscript they’re looking for)? Prestige for your CV: How good is the journal's reputation? What about its impact factor? Prestige for journalists: Are papers from this journal often reported in the mainstream media? Readership:&nb...
Source: RRResearch - November 13, 2012 Category: Medical Scientists Authors: Rosie Redfield Source Type: blogs
Pushing the envelope
“But the reality is, the human body is not entirely happy having stuff that doesn’t belong there in its tissues. From the moment you tear your cells asunder putting the sensor in, your body is trying to figure out ways to get the damn thing back out again.”--Beyond Fingersticks Back in the “Right Stuff” days of jet airplane development, pushing the envelope was a term for taking an airplane beyond it’s designed capabilities. Higher, faster, tighter turning than it was designed to go or do.Sometimes that ends badly with little bits of airplane scattered across the desert.When it comes to CGM, pushing the envelop...
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