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Mars rover facing harshest journey yet

news@nature - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:21am

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3D Hepatitis C Combo Effective in HIV Patients

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:20pm
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- An investigational drug combination for hepatitis C was highly effective in patients who also had HIV, a researcher reported.

Make the Diagnosis: Tough to Swallow

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:20pm
(MedPage Today) -- A 70 year-old male presented with a productive cough and a progressive history of dysphagia ? worse for solids than liquids. A barium swallow was conducted and revealed the findings pictured. What is the dominant finding?

ACS: What Works, What's Coming

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:38pm
(MedPage Today) -- The basic strategy for acute coronary syndrome might be well established, but questions still abound, leaders in cardiology said.

Antiviral Group: 'Biomedical' Tx Could Slow HIV (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- Nearly all people living with HIV could be rendered noninfectious by a suite of "biomedical interventions," according to new recommendations for HIV prevention from the International Antiviral Society-USA.

Google maps methane leaks

news@nature - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm

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Anti-Amyloid Drug Has Mixed Results

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:17pm
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- The amyloid plaque-busting drug crenezumab for Alzheimer's disease slowed cognitive decline in patients with mild baseline impairment but missed its primary endpoint in a phase II trial.

Are Your Patients Using Fake Names?

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- A case study in the American Journal of Medicine poses a vexing question many healthcare professionals have faced: What should you do when your patients use fraudulent names?

CardioBreak: Caffeine, Alcohol, and Divorce

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:54pm
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiology-related news from the past week from around the Web.

CardioBuzz: Vegan Diet, Healthy Heart?

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- In this guest blog, Kim A. Williams, MD, a cardiologist at Rush University in Chicago and the next president of the American College of Cardiology, explains why he went vegan and now recommends it to patients.

HypeWatch: Do the Eyes Really Have it in Diabetes?

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:30pm
(MedPage Today) -- Novartis and Google garnered much attention last week when they announced their partnership to develop contact lenses that can monitor blood sugar levels in tears, but media reports contained little context on how far along the technology was.

Misjudgements will drive social trials underground

news@nature - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:21pm

A Facebook study that manipulated news feeds was not definitively unethical and offered valuable insight into social behaviour, says Michelle Meyer.

Nature 511 265 doi: 10.1038/511265a

Physics: Wave of the future

news@nature - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:21am

After two decades and more than half a billion dollars, LIGO, the world's largest gravitational-wave observatory, is on the verge of a detection. Maybe.

Nature 511 278 doi: 10.1038/511278a

Morning Break: Busy Docs, MD's Manslaughter Conviction

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:45am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

Error: You Have No Payments From Pharma

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:10am
(MedPage Today) -- Doctors checking a soon-to-be-unveiled federal website that will publicly list drug company payments are encountering errors if they have not accepted industry money.

Small Payday May Up Circumcision for HIV Prevention

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 11:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- Modest economic incentives appeared to increase the chance that uncircumcised men in HIV-endemic areas would undergo circumcision within a couple of months, researchers reported here.

FGF1 Protein May Be Contender for T2D Therapy (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 4:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- A single injection of the protein FGF1 stabilized glucose levels in diabetic mice, but did so without inducing the side effects associated with current diabetes treatment, researchers reported.

FGF1 Protein May Be Contender for T2D Therapy (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 4:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- A single injection of the protein FGF1 stabilized glucose levels in diabetic mice, but did so without inducing the side effects associated with current diabetes treatment, researchers reported.

Newman's Notes: Inside the Ondansetron Black Box (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Emergency physician David H. Newman, MD, dissects the ondansetron black box warning.
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