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Pathologist recreates Michael Hutchence's death for TV documentary ...

'This was not a sex game gone wrong:' Pathologist who recreated Michael Hutchence's death said a lack of pornography showed the rocker didn't die from auto-eroticism Dr Shepherd has previously looked at the high profile deaths of Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith and Whitney Houston World-renowned forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has backed the NSW coroner in finding rock star Michael Hutchence committed suicide. Dr Shepherd recreated the last hours of Hutchence's death and conducted a review of the findings of NSW coroner Derrick Hand for the Seven Network documentary, The Last Days Of Michael Hutchence, which aired on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Inxs, Drugs, Medicine

Sun Sep 14, 2014

BrothersJudd Blog

Aren't Drugs Supposed to Be Benign Now?:

Toxicology reports over the last two decades show sharp increase drug use among pilots and in drug mixing as well More pilots involved in airplane crashes are testing positive for drugs, according to an analysis of toxicology reports going back 20 years by the National Transportation Safety Board. According to the draft report released Tuesday, in 1990 just 9.6% of pilots involved in crashes tested positive for one drug, compared to 39% in 2012.

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Related Topix: Medicine

CiteULike

Clinically Significant Cytochrome P-450 Drug Interactions

Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy , Vol. 18, No.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Inflammation may be key to diabetes/heart disease link

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. "These findings may explain why good blood sugar control is not sufficient to avoid the development of diabetes-induced cardiovascular diseases," said Carlos F. SA nchez-Ferrer, M.D., Ph.D., study author and professor of pharmacology at the Universidad AutA3noma de Madrid, Spain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Spain, World News,

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

UWM's new freshwater sciences building debuts

No sooner did the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ceremoniously open its new $53 million water sciences campus on Saturday - debuting a facility at the heart of the metro region's dream of becoming a global hub of water technology - than UWM's leaders began to tout their next set of ambitions. Topping the new UWM wish list is a $20 million replacement for its main research vessel, the Neeskay, which was built in 1953 for the U.S. Navy and looks more like a tugboat than a floating laboratory.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, US Military, US Navy, Medicine, Scott Walker, US Governors, Jim Doyle

PR-inside.com

Report Published: "Boston Biomedical, Inc. - Pharmaceuticals &...

The company develops novel therapeutics to treat cancer. It has developed oncology drug research, such as drug discovery, crystallography, medicinal chemistry, preclinical development, pharmacology, pharmaceutical development, global clinical trials and regulatory affairs.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Chemistry, Science, Cambridge, MA

Boy Genius

Researchers may have discovered the best way to quit smoking yet: Taking magic mushrooms

We've heard all kinds of crazy ways to quit smoking but none of them have ever come close to sounding this trippy. Bloomberg reports that a new study published in The Journal of Psychopharmacology this week found that smokers who had long had trouble quitting their habit managed to remain smoke-free for six months using a highly unorthodox method: Consuming the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral Position in Cognitive Neuroscience

In the context of a newly funded Emmy Noether Research Group at the Institute for Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany, one Postdoc position is available starting October 1st . The group examines normal and pathological decision-making using a combination of fMRI, pharmacology and computational approaches.

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Related Topix: Medicine

PR-inside.com

MPI Research, Inc. - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and...

MPI Research is a contract research company. The company provides preclinical and early clinical research services.

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Related Topix: Biotech, MPI Research, Healthcare Industry, Infectious Diseases

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

UB Study Seeks To Disrupt Cocaine Addiction

Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers.

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Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine

Business Wire

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Natpara for Long-Term Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism

The Committee's recommendation will be considered by the FDA in its review of the company's Biologics License Application for Natpara, which has a Prescription Drug User Fee Act date of October 24, 2014. "We are very pleased with the Committee's vote.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

HIV and Hepatitis

Simeprevir Label Adds Interactions with Transplant Rejection Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved revisions to the product label information for Janssen's new hepatitis C protease inhibitor simeprevir , noting drug interactions with cyclosporine and tacrolimus, which are used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. Over years or decades, chronic hepatitis C virus infection can lead to severe liver damage that necessitates a liver transplant.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Cyclosporine (generic), Neoral

KMIZ

'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Smith College

New in Insight: Annaliese Beerya s research contributed to a...

Five years ago, Annaliese Beery, now an assistant professor of psychology at Smith, took time away from her primary research interests to do some research on research. This spring her curiosity contributed to a major procedural shift and the unveiling of a new policy at the U.S. National Institutes of Health that closes a major gender gap in research and addresses sex bias in cell and animal studies.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

Forbes.com

Cuba Responds To Ebola Crisis; Black Market For Convalescent Serum

I'm a pharmacologist, freelance science and medical writer, educator, and speaker with a passion for public science communications. I earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology and therapeutics from the University of Florida and a B.S. in toxicology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Florida, University of Florida, Epidemiology, Nursing, Business News

MSDN Blogs

Taking Higher Ed Even Higher With Office 365 University

Guest blogger Devin Pastoor is a University of Maryland grad student working on his PhD in pharmacology and biomathematics. Devin shares how he uses Office 365 University to manage his life and stay organized and productive with constantly demanding deadlines.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Microsoft, Startups

Thu Sep 11, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Inflammation may be key to diabetes, heart disease link

Inflammation may be the reason high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels, raising the possibility that anti-inflammatory medications might someday be used to lower the risk of blood vessel disease in people with diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2014. "These findings may explain why good blood sugar control is not sufficient to avoid the development of diabetes-induced cardiovascular diseases," said Carlos F. SA nchez-Ferrer, M.D., Ph.D., study author and professor of pharmacology at the Universidad AutA3noma de Madrid, Spain.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Spain, World News, Life, Food, Dieting

CiteULike

Zebrafish as a model to study the role of DNA methylation in environmental toxicology.

Environmental epigenetics is a rapidly growing field which studies the effects of environmental factors such as nutrition, stress, and exposure to compounds on epigenetic gene regulation. Recent studies have shown that exposure to toxicants in vertebrates is associated with changes in DNA methylation, a major epigenetic mechanism affecting gene transcription.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Daily Beast

Kick Your Smoking Habit With...Magic Mushrooms?

A small group of longtime smokers were able to kick their nicotine habit after taking psilocybin-the same hallucinogenic present in magic mushrooms-in a cognitive behavioral therapy treatment program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, according to a report published in today's Journal of Psychopharmacology . All 15 participants had tried to quit smoking cigarettes before, with nicotine replacement and drugs alike, and all had failed.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

CBS News

Magic mushrooms could help smokers kick the habit

No, you're not tripping! A chemical in the hallucinogenic drug known as " magic mushrooms " could help longtime smokers kick the habit, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that smokers who have a history of failed cessation attempts were able to successfully quit when they took psilocybin under the guidance of a physician, along with receiving cognitive behavior therapy.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Johns Hopkins University, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

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