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Has pharmacogenomics arrived?

By | August 17, 2007

The FDA yesterday linkurl:updated the label;http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01684.html on a widely used blood thinner, warfarin, to include information about how a patient's genes will linkurl:predict response;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/14864/ to the drug. Patients with certain genetic variations should receive a lower dose of the drug, according to the added text. Although a handful of drugs already note such genetic information on their labels, most of these are

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Anthrax incident in Mississippi

By | August 15, 2007

A graduate researcher at the linkurl:University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC);http://www.umc.edu/ in Jackson, Mississippi, was treated for exposure to anthrax on Saturday (August 11), according to a news release from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The researcher was working in the Biosafety Level 3 high containment lab on Saturday, August 11, where UMC conducts anthrax research. According to the UMC release, the student inoculated a flask of medium with anthrax cells and,

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Hold members of Congress accountable

By | August 13, 2007

When linkurl:Research!America;http://www.researchamerica.org/ polled the US public in July on biomedical research and health care issues, 70% of registered voters who participated believed that the country's primacy in biomedical research is slipping. Almost half believed that the country must boost linkurl:NIH funding;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53288/, and more than half supported federal funding for linkurl:embryonic stem cell research;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/2

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No backing down on bisphenol A

By | August 13, 2007

A 12-member NIH panel is linkurl:disagreeing;http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/watch/200708131.html#4 with a scientific consensus statement published this month about the health hazards of linkurl:bisphenol;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/15654/ A, a common component of plastics. In the statement, in Reproductive Toxicology, 38 scientists warn that the product may cause serious human reproductive disorders. As linkurl:we reported;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/52888/ in F

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Buy a bond, an NIH bond

By | August 10, 2007

The linkurl:NIH needs money,;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/49077/ and now, everyone can pitch in. If legislation proposed August 3 passes Congress, you will be able to buy a US Treasury bond and send 10% of the interest to the NIH institute of your choice. It may not seem like much, but US Rep. Steve Pearce (R-New Mexico) -- who co-sponsored the bill along with Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) and Dan Burton (R-Illinois) -- noted that in fiscal year 2006, the Treasury Department redeeme

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CIRM doesn't want an active scientist president

By | August 10, 2007

Shortly after posting my linkurl:news story;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/home/53480/ on incoming linkurl:California Institute for Regenerative Medicine;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/22768/ interim president Richard Murphy, Robert Klein--chairman of CIRM's governing board--told me that a policy regarding candidates for the permanent position has recently been enacted. Klein said that through discussions in June and July, the board confirmed a policy that precluded candidates

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A small step for postdoc mentoring

By | August 9, 2007

Today, President Bush is scheduled to sign the linkurl:America COMPETES Act;http://science.house.gov/legislation/leg_highlights_detail.aspx?NewsID=1938 (the full title is "American Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act"). The new legislation would approximately double NSF funding over the next five years (which linkurl:some say;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/7/1/28/1/ could be a bad idea for scientists). Nestled with that 500-p

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And the supercomputing award goes to...

By | August 9, 2007

The wait is over for those eager to know who will be building the fastest computer in the world. Yesterday, August 8, the NSF linkurl:decided;http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=109850&org=NSF&from=news to award $208 million to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, for its "Track One" proposal to build a supercomputer with more than a petaflop of processing power -- a whopping 1000-trillion calculations per second. As I linkurl:reported;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/8/1/4

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New head of Calif. stem cell group

By | August 9, 2007

Richard Murphy, former head of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, will assume the role of interim president of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the agency announced yesterday. Murphy will take over for Lori Hoffman, who served as acting present since the spring, when linkurl:Zach Hall;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/24357/ resigned from CIRM's top position. "We are grateful that Dr. Murphy has agreed to assume this responsibility for a period up t

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Foot and mouth source still mysterious

By | August 8, 2007

The UK government has issued some preliminary findings into an investigation of the source of linkurl:foot and mouth disease;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/19591/ (FMD) virus that started an outbreak in cattle near two research labs in Surrey last week. After an onsite investigation and personnel interviews, the government-led team has found that the virus strain was being worked on in two facilities near the outbreak, the Institute of Animal Health (which researches FMD) and Meria

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