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A blend of posts old and new that are in no particular order.  As new posts come in others will head to archives. 

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Shire Takeover

Takeda secures Shire takeover with $62B deal  |  BioPharma Dive

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MRI 'glove' provides new look at hand anatomy
In a first for MRI, a glove-shaped detector proved capable of capturing images of moving fingers. The technology showed how tissue types moved in concert, which could be useful in cataloging differences seen in injury. Credit: NYU School of Medicine

#technology  #robotics  #research  #RandD #science 

MRI ‘glove’ provides new look at hand anatomy  | Published by  NYU Langone Health

Opening Line:

‘A new kind of MRI component in the shape of a glove delivers the first clear images of bones, tendons and ligaments moving together, a new study finds.’

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Downloadable APP  for Professionals

For professionals ~ Siemens Healthineers ~ Now Available! Drugs-of-abuse Cross-reactivity App  |  8 May 2018

Access to drug-testing cross-reactivity data just got a lot easier

Taken from the post:

‘This app is now available for iOS devices. In addition to the standard cross-reactivity information, you will also find chemical structures, definitions, and more.’

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Wearables Data Options  #Fitbit & #Google

Google And Fitbit Partner On Wearables Data Options |  Written By Anne Zieger |  EMR and HIPAA  |  7 May 2018

Opening lines:

‘Fitbit and Google have announced plans to work together, in a deal intended to “transform the future of digital health and wearables.” While the notion of transforming digital health is hyperbole even for companies the size of Google and Fitbit, the pairing does have plenty of potential.’

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Flexible, wearable oral sodium sensor could help improve hypertension control  |  Georgia Institute of Technology  |  7 May 2018

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This is well worth a read

Is Health Data Privacy On Its Way Out? | Anne Zieger | EMR and HIPAA |  1 May 2018

Anne Zieger writes in response to reading a post entitled ‘Social Media Leaves HIPAA Irrelevant’ posted on 19 April  The link to this afore-mentioned post can be found within the opening paragraph of Anne’s post and, yes, of course the FB social media scandal does have something to do with it.

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Educational for non-pharma folks!

The pharma supply chain: What you need to know  |  Jacob Bell  |  Biopharma DeepDive  |  24 April 2018

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Scientists identify new function for colon cancer gene  | News Medical | 2 April 2018

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Unbelievable Tech Advances! 

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Researchers 3-D print electronics and cells directly on skin  |   University of Minnesota  |  25 April 2018


‘Researchers also successfully printed biological cells on the skin wound of a mouse. The technique could lead to new medical treatments for wound healing and direct printing of grafts for skin disorders.

The research study was published today on the inside back cover of the academic journal Advanced Materials.’

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Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say  | Alex Therrien – Health reporter | BBC News  |  15 April 2018

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Fantastic!  #Musculoskeletal  #ConnectiveTissueDisease  #EDS  #HSDs

Researchers succeed in cultivating cartilage from stem cells   |  University of Basel  |  17 April 2018

Opening paragraph:

‘Researchers have produced stable joint cartilage from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This was made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.’

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Gender Bias! 

Here’s how some tech companies are chipping away at bias against women  |  The Seattle Times |   Rachel Lerman  |  16 April 2018

Opening paragraph:

‘Bridget Frey was the only woman on Redfin’s engineering team in Seattle when she joined the online real-estate company more than six years ago. She wasn’t surprised, having worked in the male-dominated tech field for much of her career.’

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Hopeful!  New disease model to facilitate development of ALS and MS therapies  |  Karolinska Institutet – Sweden  |  17 April 2018

Opening paragraph:

‘Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new disease model for neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and MS that can be used to develop new immunotherapies. The model is described in a publication in the scientific journal Nature Immunology.’

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Latest edition of Pharmaphorums Deep Dive is out!  | Deep Dive: Patient centricity II|  6 April 2018

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  • INTERVIEW: David Mitchell, Patients For Affordable Drugs
  • Five practical steps to patient centricity
  • Pharma must live and breathe patient centricity
  • The user experience in your clinical trials: it really matters
  • Uncovering patient-centred insights


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Scientists watch the brain’s lining heal after a head injury  | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – NINDS | National Institutes of Health (NIH) |  16 April 2018

Excerpt / Quote:

“The lining of the brain, with help from the immune system, has a remarkable ability to put itself back together again after injury,” said Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke* and the senior author of the study published in Nature Immunology. “As we learn more about all the cells involved in the repair process, we may be able to identify potential targets for therapy that lead to better outcomes for patients.”

*National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – NINDS

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Fabulous ideas!

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills  |   by Carla K. Johnson  |  28 March 2018

Opening line:

‘Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.’

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FREE Apps!  7 free walking apps  | sourced from British Heart Foundation  Newsletter |  25 March 2018

‘If you’re planning a weekend walk, why not track your progress on your smartphone?

There are lots of apps to help you plan your route, navigate, and share your exploits with family and friends. We’ve picked 7 of the best.’  Quote from newsletter

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Free E-book: Inviting Patients to the Center of Drug Development  |  ZS  


‘To help clinical trials adopt a foundation that values patient input—and, ultimately, improves patient outcomes—drug developers need to view trial participants as strategic partners instead of research subjects.’

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