Embryonic Stem Cells: video animations explaining techniques and therapeutic potential

How Embryonic Stem Cell Lines are Made, Dolan DNA Learning Center. Stem Cells explained: an interactive tutorial, University of Michigan. Animation outline: Definition and importance of Embryonic Stem Cells Cell specialization Adult stem cells: tissue specific stem cells Somatic cell nuclear transfer Stem cells therapy:Cell cultures for drug screening

The largest case of scientific misconduct to date ?

Found via Pharmola: “Scott S. Reuben, MD, of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., a pioneer in the area of multimodal analgesia, is said to have fabricated his results in at least 21, and perhaps many more, articles dating back to 1996. The confirmed articles were published in Anesthesiology, Anesthesia and Analgesia, the Journal of […]

PowerPoint presentation: “Marketing Practices of the Pharmaceutical Industry”

Southern Collaboration in Research to Impact Prescription of Therapeutics (SCRIPTS) is a project aimed to"help prescribers enhance their ability to evaluate drug related information to improve their prescribing practices and describe proper prescribing practices to improve quality of patient care". It is sponsored by University of Alabama at Birmingham. They developed a very interesting and […]

About the doctor – drug rep relationship: what do big pharmas know about you?

These are tables from an article published in PLoS Medicine about the relationship between pharmaceutical industry and doctors. Below are described the tactics drug reps use to manipulate physicians. IN MY OPINION, EVERY PRACTISING MD SHOULD READ THESE CATEGORIES Click on an image to see its full size Source: PLoS Medicine. Following the Script: How […]

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