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Commercial Data Yield Genetic Links to Depression

An analysis of data from commercial genetic tests identified 15 regions in the genome and 17 specific variations associated with depression among people of European descent. . . . → Read More: Commercial Data Yield Genetic Links to Depression

Kauffman Index Shows Higher Start-Up Growth in 2016

Top 40 metropolitan regions in the U.S. in rate of entrepreneurial growth. (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)

8 June 2016. An index of high-growth start-up companies shows the rate of entrepreneurial expansion in the U.S. accelerated for the third year in a row, with greatest concentration of growing enterprises found in the Washington, D.C. region. . . . → Read More: Kauffman Index Shows Higher Start-Up Growth in 2016

Genomic Variations Reveal Cholesterol, Heart Disease Risks

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4 May 2016. A review of genome and blood test records from a large group of people in Iceland identified genetic sequencing variations associated with risk factors connecting cholesterol levels to heart disease. Results of the analysis, conducted by deCode Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, appear this week in the journal Nature Genetics (paid . . . → Read More: Genomic Variations Reveal Cholesterol, Heart Disease Risks

U.S. Energy Use Declines in 2015, Renewables Gain

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20 April 2016. Energy use by Americans in their homes and businesses declined in 2015 from the previous year, due to a sharp drop in coal burned for electric power, among other factors. The findings were published in an annual accounting of national energy supply and demand by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, based . . . → Read More: U.S. Energy Use Declines in 2015, Renewables Gain

Flair4IT Helps Cloud Computing Become Mainstream in the EU

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11 April 2016. Flair4IT, a UK based IT agency, has been working on making the cloud more mainstream in the EU. They have looked specifically at software applications and infrastructures. To enable the market to become more aware of cloud computing, and to make it . . . → Read More: Flair4IT Helps Cloud Computing Become Mainstream in the EU

Pharmacy Interventions Shown to Boost Meds Adherence

Walgreens store in New Orleans, Louisiana (Musik Animal, Wikimedia Commons)

4 April 2016. Actions by community pharmacists and other customer-assistance programs at Walgreens pharmacies were shown to improve customers’ adherence to medications and reduce their health care costs. Results of the study conducted by health analysts at Walgreens appear in the 1 April issue . . . → Read More: Pharmacy Interventions Shown to Boost Meds Adherence

More PhDs Heading to Industry, Improve Earnings

Molecular biology lab at Eli Lilly and Co. in New York (A. Kotok)

11 December 2015. An analysis of recent grant-funded Ph.D. recipients shows a large number of new doctorates taking jobs in industry, particularly with larger companies paying higher salaries. The study of federal and other grant-supported doctorates, conducted by researchers at several . . . → Read More: More PhDs Heading to Industry, Improve Earnings

Alliance Plans Adaptive Clinical Trials for Brain Cancer

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12 November 2015. A global collaboration plans a series of clinical trials that address precise molecular targets testing treatments for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain cancer. The alliance combines medical teams, researchers, and patient advocates to employ adaptive clinical trials, a type of clinical study that enables investigators to adjust research tactics as . . . → Read More: Alliance Plans Adaptive Clinical Trials for Brain Cancer

Genetic Test Found to Save Drug Expense, Boost Adherence

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13 August 2015. A genetic test to guide the choice of drugs prescribed to patients with psychiatric disorders was found to reduce the cost of medications to those patients and improve adherence to the drugs prescribed, compared to patients who were not given the test. Results of the study evaluating the GeneSight test, . . . → Read More: Genetic Test Found to Save Drug Expense, Boost Adherence

Patents Awarded to Women Rise, Particularly in Academia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia (A. Kotok)

8 July 2015. Patents issued to women are still a minority at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but their percentages increased over the past 4 decades, notably among recipients at academic institutions. A team of information technology and library science researchers from Indiana . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded to Women Rise, Particularly in Academia