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Op-ed: Cuts in research funding undermine medical innovation

Op-ed: Cuts in research funding undermine medical innovation | The daily digest | Scoop.it
A former US Congressman says US policies are jeopardizing the nation's health and 'research ecosystem'
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Endocrine Society expands book publishing program with new imprint

The Endocrine Society is launching Endocrine Press, a new publishing imprint that will issue print and electronic books as well as journals for a broad audience of health care professionals and patients.
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Osborn’s Brain from Amirsys Publishing Receives Doody’s Top Honors

Osborn’s Brain from Amirsys Publishing Receives Doody’s Top Honors | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Amirsys announced today that Osborn’s Brain: Imagine, Pathology, and Anatomy, authored by Anne G. Osborn, M.D. has received a perfect score (5 stars, 100/100) from Doody’s Review Service.
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For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia

For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia | The daily digest | Scoop.it
A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale In Landmark Kirtsaeng Ruling

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, today held that the doctrine of first sale, which allows for legally acquired copyrighted works to be resold by their owners, does apply to works made overseas.
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U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill Expanding Access to Federally Funded Research

U.S. Representatives Introduce Bill Expanding Access to Federally Funded Research | The daily digest | Scoop.it
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Elsevier ClinicalKey - the price list for individuals

Elsevier ClinicalKey - the price list for individuals | The daily digest | Scoop.it

The price list for Elsevier's ClinicalKey is fascinating and worrying, all in one. What does this mean about their approach to the delivery of online content?

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AMSA partnering LWW for key medical texts

The american Medical Student Association has partnered with WK/LWW to make available a series of key online medical texts, including 5-Minute Clinical Consult

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Axial Exchange acquires mRemedy from Mayo Clinic and DoApp

Axial Exchange acquires mRemedy from Mayo Clinic and DoApp | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Axial Exchange has announced the acquisition of mobile health app developer mRemedy and strategic partnership with Mayo Clinic.
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Mayo Clinic Patient App Highlighted at Apple Keynote | Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media

Mayo Clinic Patient App Highlighted at Apple Keynote | Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media | The daily digest | Scoop.it
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Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns

Will copyright be extended 20 more years? An old debate returns | The daily digest | Scoop.it
In 1998, Congress agreed to grant another 20 years of copyright protection to every film, book and song in the land.
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Why Book Publishing Isn't Dead... Yet: Video

Why Book Publishing Isn't Dead... Yet: Video | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press discusses the publishing industry and how it is capitalizing on e-book sales. He speaks on "Market Makers."
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Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Washington Legal Foundation Comments Question the Constitutionality of Reporting for Reprints and Textbooks

Physician Payment Sunshine Act: Washington Legal Foundation Comments Question the Constitutionality of Reporting for Reprints and Textbooks | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the final rule on the Physician Payment Sunshine Act.
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Reflections on medical education, medical practice and the underserved

Reflections on medical education, medical practice and the underserved | The daily digest | Scoop.it
It is the maldistribution of physicians, not necessarily the lack of physicians, that is a more significant threat to the health of our nation.
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Project Seeks to Build Map of Human Brain

Project Seeks to Build Map of Human Brain | The daily digest | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of its activity.
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A BMJ for the United States

A BMJ for the United States | The daily digest | Scoop.it

This week the BMJ takes an equally important step (in our view) with the launch of a US edition of bmj.com, the first international general medical journal to “geotarget” in this way.

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Frugal Medicine - What Indian Doctors Can Teach the US Healthcare System

Frugal Medicine - What Indian Doctors Can Teach the US Healthcare System | The daily digest | Scoop.it

A take on the influence of US medicine from the perspective of an Indian health care professional.

 

What is applicable internationally? What isn't? 

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How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses | The daily digest | Scoop.it

Follwing up an earlier post about Coursera, this additional post looks at exactly what their business model might be. And they don't really know ... the capital invested now appears to be up to $22mn, but they're not quite sure of the mechanisms by which they're going to start bringing in the dollars.

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U.S. News Best Hospitals 2012-13: the Honor Roll - US News and World Report

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2012-13: the Honor Roll - US News and World Report | The daily digest | Scoop.it
These 17 medical centers are standouts in half a dozen or more specialties.
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Is Open Access a Moral or a Business Issue? A Conversation with The Pennsylvania State University Press

Is Open Access a Moral or a Business Issue? A Conversation with The Pennsylvania State University Press | The daily digest | Scoop.it

A great interview with Patrick Alexander, director of Penn State Uuniversity Press, on the business and moral issues around OA. This gives good insight on the particuar role of the University Press in this great debate - you won't read that in The Guardian

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Addiction: America's Most Neglected Disease

A blog post giving a good description of addiction medicine in the US, by way of highlighting a translational medicine report from Colombia.

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