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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

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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

Poll: Parents Consider Vaccines Safe, Beneficial

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6 July 2015. A nationwide survey of parents in the U.S. shows the vast majority of parents believe vaccines for children are as safe and beneficial as a year ago, with sizable numbers — from a quarter to a third — saying vaccines’ safety and benefits are increasing. The results were . . . → Read More: Poll: Parents Consider Vaccines Safe, Beneficial

Drug Abusers, Smokers More Likely to Use Opioids Long-Term

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1 July 2015. A study by the Mayo Clinic finds people with a history of substance abuse and using tobacco are those most at risk for using opioid pain killers on a continuous basis. The team led by Michael Hooten, an anesthesiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, published its findings in . . . → Read More: Drug Abusers, Smokers More Likely to Use Opioids Long-Term

23andMe, Lupus Institute Partner on Genetics Study

Anne Wojcicki (23andMe)

5 May 2015. The personal genetics company 23 andMe and Lupus Research Institute are collaborating on a study of genetic associations with systemic lupus erythematosus, the disease more commonly known as lupus. Financial and intellectual property details of the collaboration between 23andMe, Lupus Research Institute, and Pfizer Inc. serving as an . . . → Read More: 23andMe, Lupus Institute Partner on Genetics Study

Uninsured Patients Paying Far More for Cancer Drugs

Stacie Dusetzina (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

8 April 2015. An analysis of cancer drug costs and reimbursement practices shows people without health insurance are paying much more for chemotherapy drugs than people covered under private insurance or Medicare. The team led by pharmacy professor Stacie Dusetzina at University of North Carolina in . . . → Read More: Uninsured Patients Paying Far More for Cancer Drugs