Welcome to BlogNotions' Life Sciences Blog

The BlogNotions Life Sciences Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the life sciences industries. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest technological advances, discussions of research and findings, best practices for advancing education, implications for the future of various life sciences fields, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Science books for the New Year

These are my recent science book finds for the New Year The science of kissing – When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, […]

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For success in biotechnology, look beyond biotechnology

Many biotechnology entrepreneurs favorably look back at times when financing and regulatory approval were easier to obtain. While future periods of investor exuberance may return, it is better to see these as market aberrations. In periods of investor exuberance companies have been pushed to focus on low-probability, high-return, objectives such as approval and successful marketing […]

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Social Media and Pharma: An Update

What a difference six months can make in the fast moving world of the social web! At last May’s Advanced Learning Institute’s conference on “Social Media for Pharma” there was a lot of anxiety, hand wringing and concern about the future of social media in the life sciences industry. Things were much different at “Social […]

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EU Ban on Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles Next Year

Bisphenol A (BPA) is one of the world’s most widely manufactured chemicals and can be found virtually everywhere – it is present in many polymer plastics, food and drink containers, toys, computers, baby bottles, and medical equipment. BPA can easily leach from these products (e.g. in packaged food and drinks), and is therefore detectable in […]

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Better potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in the near future – A Medicinal Chemist’s Perception…

Present drugs for Alzheimer’s disease We  know that Alzheimer’s disease (named after Dr. Alois Alzheimer. In 1906) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60. Alzheimer’s disease is […]

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Sizing up the universe

As a child I devoured books on the stars and planets, on dinosaurs, volcanoes. Was fascinated by the prospect of a space shuttle and lament the fact that I was sent to bed before they landed on the Moon (I was only three at the time, and the Apollo 11 landing happened at 2am UK […]

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Are Scientists Really That Different Than “Normal People”

I just returned from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting that was held this past week in Washington, DC. On the surface, the meeting was not much different from the others that I typically attend—I was providing resume critiquing services and career counseling to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. But, this meeting felt […]

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Obesity the silent killer….

As per a recent report “prevalence of obesity in the world has already reached high levels, with obesity being described as an epidemic and a “public health time bomb”.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there will be about 2.3 billion overweight people aged 15 years and above, and over 700 million obese people […]

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Mobile Apps for Life Sciences Researchers

There is no question that mobile apps are de rigueur and like other mobile devices users, life science researchers are beginning to regularly use them! After all, any innovation that can make the long hours spent doing laboratory research, easier, less time-consuming and enjoyable are likely to be welcomed by most researchers. According to Alex Hodgson, […]

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