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Celebrating the Biomedical Achievements on World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Guest Post by Sara Hart Weir, MS, President, National Down Syndrome Society On March 21, we celebrate the 10th Annual World Down Syndrome Day.  It was established and eventually recognized by the United Nations as a means to raise awareness and mobilize support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well-being of people with Down syndrome across the world. Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with a third copy of chromosome 21, Read More >

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Voting Opens for Everyday Superhero Contest

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Earlier this month, members of the biotech community nominated their best and brightest colleagues who are striving to heal, fuel, and feed the world through groundbreaking innovation. Now it is your turn to vote for your favorite BIO Superhero in each of the three categories: Biotech/Pharma, Patient/Patient Group, and University/Research Institution. One vote per email address, per day will be strictly enforced. The individuals with the most votes in each category will win a complimentary Read More >

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When Did Science Become a Dirty Word?

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Cathleen Enright wrote a thoughtful commentary for CNBC on about how consumers are increasingly standing up for scientific evidence as being reliable on one issue, but questioning its validity on another, even when there’s an equally rigorous body of evidence. Examples of this exist – not just in the debate over GMOs – but also in discussions around climate change and childhood vaccines.   Enright is the executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar: The Future of Partnering

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We’ve talked before about the new and improved BIO One-on-One™ partnering system coming for BIO 2015. To give you a sneak peak at the new system, BIO and INOVA are co-hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 19th from 11:00 am – 11:45 am EDT. To RSVP for tomorrow’s webinar, please click here. Find more information about BIO One-on-One Partnering, including upcoming webinars and training events, at convention.bio.org/partner. INOVA and BIO have teamed up to create Read More >

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CDC Report: C. diff Infections Associated with 29,000 Deaths per Year in US; Vaccines Could Provide Solution

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Last month, the CDC released a new study on the impact of microbial super bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) with some very disturbing findings. The study found that 29,000 deaths in the U.S. were associated with the bug in 2011, and nearly half a million Americans suffered infections. About half of those deaths, or 15,000, were estimated to be directly attributable to the infection. Elderly patients are most vulnerable to C. diff infections, with over Read More >

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