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2013-08-30 23:03:30

PharmScript offers insight on how long-term care facilities can work with pharmacy to comply with new CMS F309 Quality of Care Guidance regarding end of life care requirements. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 PharmScript reminds long-term care facilities that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently implemented new F309 Quality of Care Guidance to surveyors for determining nursing facility compliance with end of life care requirements. New guidelines specify that...

2013-08-08 13:57:33

A team from the University of Washington has unveiled a comprehensive portrait of the genome of the world’s first immortal cell line, known as HeLa. The cell line was derived in 1951 from an aggressive cervical cancer that killed Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old African-American tobacco farmer and mother of five – the subject of the 2010 New York Times best-seller, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” They will also be...

2013-08-08 10:14:45

The National Institutes of Health today announced in Nature that it has reached an understanding with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks to allow biomedical researchers controlled access to the whole genome data of cells derived from her tumor, commonly known as HeLa cells. These cells have already been used extensively in scientific research and have helped make possible some of the most important medical advances of the past 60 years. These include the development of modern vaccines,...

2013-08-01 14:47:55

Conditioning, association affect people's responses to placebos Not all placebos are equal, and patients who respond to one placebo don't always respond to others, according to research published July 31 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Jian Kong from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and colleagues from other institutions. The researchers tested the analgesic effects of genuine acupuncture, sham acupuncture and a placebo pill on healthy participants' pain...

2013-08-01 14:37:49

In an editorial published online today in BMJ, bioethicist Jeremy Sugarman and other experts warn that action is urgently needed to deal with possible unintended consequences of India’s new policy to protect research participants. Passed earlier this year, the Drugs and Cosmetics Act (First Amendment) Rules, was meant to mitigate ethical concerns with potential serious consequences for public health, as well as India’s viability as a continued global...

2013-07-30 23:01:19

Steven Pashko will present at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association occurring July 31st- August 4th. Using the 2002 Nobel Prize winning theory of “Two Selves,” Dr. Pashko claims that he has an important factor as to determining why some people are relieved from pain, depression, and anxiety after taking a placebo pill. Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 To reveal important clues as to why Placebo pills are effective on some patients, Dr. Pashko will...


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OncoMouse
2013-10-02 09:29:43

The OncoMouse or Harvard Mouse is a type of laboratory mouse that has been genetically modified utilizing modification designed by Philip Leder and Timothy A. Stewart, of Harvard University, to carry a certain gene called an activated oncogene. The activated oncogene considerably increases the mouse’s vulnerability to cancer, therefore making the mouse suitable for cancer research. The rights to the invention were owned by DuPont until recently. The USPTO found that the patent expired in...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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