PubPeer, PubLons online peer review sites shake up science publication

New wave of online peer review and discussion tools frightens some scientists
Chris Lee, arstechnica.com

Sites like Publons and PubPeer hope to quicken the pace of scientific conversation. PublonsEarlier this year, I wrote a story about a new HIV/Aids detection kit that was under development. Since that time, the same group has published two more pap…

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Evolutionary medicine: cold temps increases cancer growth in mice

Chilly temperatures foster cancer growth in mice
Ars Staff, arstechnica.com

Flickr user Duncan HillAt low temperatures, the human body has a hard time. As the cold sets in, blood vessels constrict to maintain heat, and some body parts—like fingers and toes—begin to suffer. Metabolism ramps up to fight the cold and shiveri…

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What healthcare needs is a real time snapshot of you

What Health Care Needs Is a Real-Time Snapshot of You
Daniela Hernandez, wired.com

Healthcare can be a very slow-moving beast. Getting something as seemingly easy as a basic metabolic panel or an HIV test done can take days. That’s a problem because while the lab was working its slow magic, your body was …

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Electrical brain stimulation helps rats with spinal cord injuries walk

Electric Brain Stimulation Helps Rats With Spinal Cord Injuries Walk | Popular Science
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Janet Stephens via Wiki­me­dia Com­mons

Stim­u­lat­ing a set of neu­rons deep in the brain has allowed rats with severe spinal cord injuries to walk almost nor­mal­ly again, a group of Swiss researchers reports in Sci­ence…

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Finding next MS drug in common industrial chemical, lithium carbonate

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster
by Scott Hensley, npr.org

There aren’t very many drugs that are also, essen­tial­ly, indus­tri­al chem­i­cals avail­able in railroad-car vol­umes, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.

But there are a few. One is lithi­um…

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Numerate applies big data to drug design

Numerate Trains Its Drug Design Platform On Huntington’s Disease
Bernadette Tansey, xconomy.com

Bernadette TanseyThe path toward a breakthrough drug often starts with a new insight about the molecular cause of an illness, but only a few of these discoveries lead to new treatments. Steven Finkbeiner at the Gladstone Institutes in San…

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New cancer treatment beats chemotherapy without the toxic side effects

New cancer treatment beats chemotherapy without the toxic side effects.

Family planning as fertile ground for startups? Clue is the latest entrant

Family planning as fertile ground for startups? Clue is the latest entrant — Tech News and Analysis.

The Future Of Psychotherapy: $5 Million On Breakthrough – Forbes

The Future Of Therapy:  Million On Breakthrough - Forbes

The Future Of Therapy: $5 Million On Breakthrough – Forbes.