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World-First Aspirin Study Reaches New Milestone

December 3, 2014 10:07 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Australia’s largest clinical trial is a step closer to revealing in 2018 whether healthy older people should or should not take aspirin to prevent or delay certain diseases. Read more...             


Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency With Depression

December 3, 2014 9:57 am | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

University of Georgia led an international study that discovered depression was linked with a vitamin D deficiency. Read more...                      


New Cause of Child Brain Tumor Identified

December 3, 2014 9:41 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Doctors and scientists from The University of Manchester have identified changes in a gene, which can increase the risk of developing brain tumors in children. Read more...               


South African Aids Group Says Treatment Stalling

December 3, 2014 9:14 am | by Lynsey Chutel - Associated Press | News | Comments

In T-shirts boldly declaring "HIV Positive," members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday. Read more...


American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

December 3, 2014 9:04 am | Events

ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

December 3, 2014 9:03 am | Events

AAPS members primarily come from a pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, or pharmacy field of study. AAPS members also represent those scientists from complimentary disciplines, such as chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine, involved in the discovery, development, and manufacture of pharmaceutical products and therapies.

Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

December 3, 2014 9:03 am | Events

The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 40,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

December 3, 2014 9:02 am | Events

ASHG is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. The Society’s nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses and others who have a special interest in the field of human genetics. Our members work in a wide range of settings, including universities, hospitals, institutes, and medical and research laboratories.


Drug Information Association (DIA)

December 3, 2014 9:02 am | Events

DIA is the global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters innovation to raise the level of health and well being worldwide. DIA's aspiration is to be "your essential partner in catalyzing knowledge creation and sharing to accelerate health product development."

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS)

December 3, 2014 9:01 am | Events

ASMS is a nonprofit that promotes and disseminates knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. Membership includes over 8,500 scientists involved in research and development, who come from academic, industrial and governmental laboratories. Their interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics.

World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS)

December 3, 2014 9:01 am | Events

The World Stem Cell Summit is the largest global meeting of stem cell science and regenerative medicine stakeholders. Attendees enjoy unequaled opportunities for networking, collaboration, new partnerships, and shaping the future of this rapidly advancing field.

INTERPHEX Conference & Exhibition

December 3, 2014 9:00 am | Events

INTERPHEX is the single source for complete biopharmaceutical manufacturing solutions to safely and cost effectively process all dosage forms for life-enhancing drugs. It brings over 12,000 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals together with 600+ suppliers via 300,000sf of event space through unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

December 3, 2014 8:59 am | Events

AACR's mission is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Through its programs and services, the AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.

Pittcon Conference & Expo

December 3, 2014 8:59 am | Events

This dynamic global event offers a unique opportunity to get a hands-on look at the latest innovations and to find solutions to your all laboratory challenges. The robust technical program offers the latest research in more than 2,000 technical presentations covering a diverse selection of methodologies and applications. Pittcon also offers more than 100 short courses in a wide range of topics and the once-a-year chance to network with colleagues.


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