Is UK science and innovation up for the climate challenge?
The government has shaken up the UK research system. But fossil fuels, not low-carbon technologies, still seem to be in the driving seat.A new report by Richard Jones and James Wilsdon invites us toquestion the biomedical bubble - the slow but steady concentration of research and development (R&D) resources in the hands of biomedical science.A provocative case, it ’s already generated some discussion. Here, I want to pick up a point that might be easily missed amongst fights over the role of biomedicine: the all-too-small amount of resource being put towards decarbonising energy.Continue reading... (Source: Guard...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Bell Tags: Science Environment Climate change Energy Research funding Higher education Science policy Politics Source Type: news

JST releases 'TogoVar', an integrated database for Japanese genome variants/variations
(Japan Science and Technology Agency) 'TogoVar' is an integrated database for human genome variants/variations in Japanese population. With 'TogoVar', you can search allele frequencies of human genome variants/variations among several databases including new data sets generated from the genome data of Japanese people registered in the NBDC Human Database. 'TogoVar' aims to be a Japanese genome information infrastructure and contribute to the development of genomic medical science, which would lead to advancement of personalized (precision) medicine including genetic counseling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Celebrating the NHS at 70
Today, the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday. Since its launch on 5 July 1948, the NHS has utilised advances in medical science to deliver a free healthcare service for all. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - July 5, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Research shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart
For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for this is poorly understood. A study conducted at the University of São Paulo's Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil suggests that this cardioprotective mechanism may be associated with activation of ALDH2 (aldehyde dehydrogenase-2), (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Two UCLA chemists selected as 2018 Pew scholars
UCLA chemistry professors Hosea Nelson and Jose Rodriguez have been selected among 22  Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences for 2018. The honor provides funding to outstanding young researchers whose work is relevant to the advancement of human health. The scholars, who were selected from 184 nominations, will receive four-year, $300,000 grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human h ealth and disease.UCLA and UC San Diego each has two 2018 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences; no other university has more than one.“These scientists have shown the boldness and creat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Manufacturers Assistance and Technical Training Branch (MATTB)
CBER ’s Manufacturers Assistance and Technical Training Branch (MATTB) responds to public inquiries for information (by phone and email) from the biologics industry. MATTB strives to provide timely, accurate and useful information to stakeholders. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - June 6, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

How Theranos used the media to create the emperor ’s new startup | John Naughton
With £10bn and a pretty face, fraudster Elizabeth Holmes blinded some of the most respected journalists in the industryIt ’s a quintessential Silicon Valley story. A smart, attractive 19-year-old American woman who has taught herself Mandarin while in high school is studying chemical engineering at Stanford, where she is a president’s scholar. Her name is Elizabeth Holmes. In her first year as an undergraduate she persuades her professor to allow her to attend the seminars he runs with his PhD students. Then one day she drops into his office to tell him that she’s dropping out of college because she...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Theranos Medical research US crime Technology US news Science Source Type: news

Ever wonder what happens when you donate your body parts to "medical science?" Discover the horrifying truth that will leave you sickened
(Natural News) If you’ve ever toyed with – or perhaps already committed to – the idea of donating your body to medical science when you die, a shocking story out of Detroit might have you thinking again. Arthur Rathburn, 64, was recently sentenced to nine years in federal prison and fined $761,000, for selling and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving support for young biomedical scientists
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alberts, B., Hyman, T., Pickett, C. L., Tilghman, S., Varmus, H. Tags: Science and Policy p-forum Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3 Wishes Project brings dignity to dying patients
After nearly two  months in the hospital, there was nothing more that medical science could do to save Adam. The young man lay dying in the intensive care unit connected to the steadily beeping and whirring monitors and life-support machines.He loved the outdoors, particularly sunsets, and his wife, Sandy, wished he didn ’t have to die inside the sterile white walls of his hospital room. Wanting to pay tribute to what he enjoyed, she asked the staff, “Was there a way Adam didn’t have to spend his last moments in an ICU room surrounded by machines?”Yes, thanks to a new pilot research project in ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NASEM Report Calls for Reforms to Support Young Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released a new report entitled “The Next Generation of Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences Researchers: Breaking Through,” which examines the policy and programmatic steps to ensure successful and sustained careers for scientists, particularly postdoctoral researchers. The report calls for substantial reforms to “strengthen the U.S. Biomedical Research System for the next generation of scientists” and urges Congress, federal agencies, universities, and other research institutions to take significant steps to empower early caree...
Source: Public Policy Reports - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Synaptic communication controls neuronal migration
(Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science) Development of the mammalian neocortex requires the precise migration of billions of neurons. Synapses are structures that allow neurons to communicate with each other. Scientists at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science have identified a novel role of synapses in neuronal migration during neocortical development. They show that transient synapses are formed between subplate neurons, which function as guidance cells, and newborn neurons. This interaction promotes the proper migration of newborn neurons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 25, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

VIP lab tours for child patients is healthcare innovation of the year
Malcolm Robinson, scientist and founder of charity Harvey ’s Gang, named overall winner at Advancing Healthcare awardsA biomedical scientist has scooped top honours in the annual awards for therapists and health scientists for his idea of giving child patients VIP tours of the laboratories where their blood samples are analysed.Malcolm Robinson, from Western Sussex hospitals NHS foundation trust, came up with the scheme when Harvey Buster Baldwin, then aged six, kept asking questions about the process. Robinson gave him an explanatory tour and arranged for him to have a child-size lab coat, cardboard security pass an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Brindle Tags: Healthcare Network Workforce Mental health Work practices Innovation NHS Society Science Voluntary Sector Network Source Type: news

AIIMS professor Balram Bhargava to be new ICMR chief
Bhargava, currently a senior consultant cardiologist at the All India Institute of Medical Science, will carry out this role until 2021, according to the order. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Pamo Announces Resumption With Hopes
[This Day] As Pamo University of Medical Science (PUMS), the first private medical university in the country resumed for the 2017/2018 academic session yesterday, its hope is to make a mark in teaching, research and community services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Confirmed: Medical science lab used HUMANS as guinea pigs for risky experiments
(Natural News) It sounds like something you might see in a movie or on TV: A secretive, high-security 7,000-acre site in a small West Country town surrounded by warning signs houses canisters full of poisonous gases and samples of some of the deadliest viruses in the world. Far from fictional, this unsettling lab that conducts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CBER-Regulated Products: Shortages and Discontinuations
A CBER-regulated product shortage occurs when a CBER-regulated product is not commercially available in sufficient quantity to meet the demand. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 28, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Meet the interstitium, medical science's latest and largest organ candidate
Researchers saw cavities not known to human anatomy that look like what shock absorbers. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

SOPP 8001.6: Procedures for Parallel Scientific Advice with European Medicines Agency (EMA)
This is the CBER SOPP 8001.6: Procedures for Parallel Scientific Advice with European Medicines Agency (EMA). (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 27, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate)
List of Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) products (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Direct Recall Classification Program
CBER's Direct Recall Classification (DRC) program provides establishments the opportunity to electronically report recall related information directly to CBER. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Keeping Blood Transfusions Safe: FDA's Multi-layered Protections for Donated Blood
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Cord Blood Banking - Information for Consumers
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. - Untitled Letter
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

CBER ’ s Sentinel Program
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 22, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

CBER ’s Sentinel Program
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 22, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Violence and Mental Health: Opportunities for Prevention and Early Detection: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summary of a February 2014 workshop which brought together advocates and experts in public health and mental health, anthropology, biomedical science, criminal justice, global health and development, and neuroscience to examine experience, evidence, and practice at the intersection of mental health and violence. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Photodynamic treatments for human health and the food supply: Light compounds being developed that will fight microbial infections and cancer
(Natural News) A new field of medical science is emerging from six universities and five partner organizations in Europe. The POLYTHEA project, coordinated at the University of Limoges, aims to train doctorate candidates in the field of photodynamic treatments. Researchers are learning how to develop active light compounds that fight cancer and microbial infections. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who benefits from biomedical science?
If we want to improve how research tackles the world ’s health problems, we need to be honest about our current priorities. Ismael Ràfols and Jack Stilgoe report on new data showing the imbalance.The world spends more thanUS$240bn every year on biomedical research and development. For pharmaceutical companies, who spend more than US$145bn each year, the motivation is clear: the development of new treatments that can ensure future revenue. For governments and charities (who provide the other 30% and 10% of public research and development (R&D), respectively), the justifications are more complicated. They ce...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ismael R àfols and Jack Stilgoe Tags: Health Science Global health Pharmaceuticals industry Medical research Global development Source Type: news

Will Your Next Doctor Be a Physicianeer?
All too often in the medical device field, a product that looks really cool ends up failing because it doesn't actually address an unmet need or because the developers didn't do enough collaboration with physicians to make the technology adoptable. The ever-growing need to have cross-functional teams in medtech led to an interesting panel discussion this week at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, TX. "As things get more complex you just can't have engineers that don't talk to physicians or don't understand anatomical challenges," said Joseph Frassica, MD, head of Philips Research, Americas and the ...
Source: MDDI - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Special Announcement from the Director of the National Library of Medicine
Dear Network Member: I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide the development of repositories to store it in a safe and accessible manner, and develop the linkages that makes seamless pathways between the literature, models, data, visualization tools, and people.  The NLM will   ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: News from NLM/NIH Weekly Postings Source Type: news

TAE Life Sciences raises $40m for neutron beam cancer treatment
TAE Life Sciences said yesterday it raised $40 million in venture capital to support the development of its neutron beam technology designed as a potential treatment for head and neck, glioblastoma multiforme and other cancers. The newly launched Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based company, which operates as a subsidiary of fusion energy company TAE Technologies, is developing neutron beam technology intended for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. As part of the company’s launch, it announced that it is partnering with Chinese BNCT company Neuboron Medtech, and that its first neutron beam system will be delivered to Neuboron fo...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology taelifesciences Source Type: news

September 23, 2013 Approval Letter - GAMMAGARD S/D
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Source: What's New at CBER - March 6, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zoster Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Yellow Fever Vaccine
CBER Approved Product For active immunization of persons 9 months of age and older who: •Are living in or traveling to endemic areas; •Travelling internationally to countries that require evidence of vaccination from entering travelers or; •Laboratory Personnel who might be expose to virulent yellow fever virus or to concentrated preparations of the yellow fever vaccine strain b y direct or indirect contact or by aerosols should by vaccinated. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Smallpox (Vaccinia) Vaccine, Live
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - March 1, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vaccine, Polyvalent
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 27, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Gamunex-C
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Flebogamma DIF 5% & 10%
Updated Package Insert, December 2009. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 26, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

DigiFab
Product approval information is indicated for Treatment of patients with life-threatening or potentially life-threatening digoxin toxicity or overdose. (Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 23, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine
(Source: What's New at CBER)
Source: What's New at CBER - February 21, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news

Economic and political forces are driving the flu vaccine hysteria – not sound medical science
(Natural News) The flu season has been unusually severe, prompting even more calls by Big Pharma, the conventional medical cohort, and legacy media outlets for everyone to get a flu shot. Regular Natural News readers are well aware of the questions that have been raised by founding editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and others about the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Webinar: Simpleware for Medical Device Simulation
 Tue, Feb 27, 2018 - 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM GMT Join this webinar to learn how to build patient-specific models in Simpleware for the interdisciplinary area of medical science, simulation and product development. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - February 15, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Webcasts Events Source Type: news

Alphanate
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Source: What's New at CBER - February 15, 2018 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: news