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21 February 2014
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The European Healthcare industry calls for balanced and transparent funding of the EU pharmacovigilance system
21 February 2014

Joint press release on legislative agreement on Pharmacovigilance fees - European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) - European Generic medicines Association (EGA) [...] Read more

From our blog

From our blog

R&D Productivity – what matters in making it a success? Answer: Dropping the lemons early
17 February 2014 by Richard Bergström

Last week I wrote about the need for curiosity, creativity and competition in bringing the best results for R&D. An article in Nature on the [...] Read more

Events calendar

Events Calendar

Rare Disease Day
On 28/02/2014

Rare Disease Day is an annual, awareness-raising event co-ordinated by EURORDIS at the international level and by National Alliances and Patient Organisations at the national [...] Read more

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European Files : Industrial Strategy in Europe
18 February 2014 (Publications)

Industrial Strategy for a Healthy Europe by EFPIA Chief Economist, Richard Torbett "Industrial strategy’ or ‘industrial policy’, are often seen, in economic policy circles as, as [...] Read more

What we are reading

What we are reading

The Genetics of Being a Daredevil
21 February 2014

A recent study of the genetics of risk-taking intimates that their behavior may be motivated, at least in part, by their DNA as many of us have probably wondered not only how the athletes managed to perform such feats but also why. 

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From old to young — Researchers rejuvenate old stem cells in mice
21 February 2014

New research at Stanford has uncovered a way of improving regeneration and strength in mice by rejuvenating stem cells.

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New: Science Podcasts!
21 February 2014

We may have to create a "What We Are Listening To" Section in the future because we really enjoyed the following : shaping our biological blueprints - This week, we have been listening to the well named Radiolab show. This episode is titled "You Are What Your Grandpa Eats" and revolves about inheritance and what you can pass down and what you cannot, how much of you will echo in the future and how much won't.

The show includes Lars Olov Bygren, a professor at Umeå University in Sweden, who grew up in a remote village north of the Arctic Circle. It wasn't an easy place to be a kid, and he has cold, hard data to back him up: book after book of facts and figures on the lives of generations of the town's residents, from their health to their financial success, to detailed records on the boom and bust years for crops. The numbers tell a story of wild swings in fortune -- feasts one year, harsh winters and famine the next. Looking at all those records, Olov realized he had a natural experiment on his hands. Olov explains the bizarre ripples through time that he discovered ... ripples that are totally unexpected. 

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