In addition to treating depression, a commonly used antidepressant medication also protects against compounds that can cause memory loss and dementia, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found. The study found that blood levels of two neurotoxic compounds dropped significantly in depressed patients after they were treated with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro).... Read more »
Halaris, A., Myint, A., Savant, V., Meresh, E., Lim, E., Guillemin, G., Hoppensteadt, D., Fareed, J., & Sinacore, J. (2015) Does escitalopram reduce neurotoxicity in major depression?. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 118-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.04.026
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mark D. Peterson, Ph.D., M.S. University of Michigan, Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Ann Arbor, MI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Peterson: Cerebral palsy (CP) … Continue reading →
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Mark D. Peterson, Ph.D., M.S. (2015) Adults With Cerebral Palsy Risk Multiple Chronic Diseases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Mairead Black MBChB, MRCOG, MSc Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Clinical Lecturer, Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Applied Health Sciences University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Cornhill Road Aberdeen AB25 2ZD Medical Research: What is … Continue reading →
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Dr Mairead Black MBChB, MRCOG, MSc. (2015) C-sections Linked To Small Increase in Childhood Asthma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
I'm not going to keep you too long today as I introduce the paper by DeWayne Lazenby and colleagues  and some rather interesting data on whether early language use might help predict those toddlers who are at subsequent risk of being diagnosed on the autism spectrum.Based on the prospective analysis of over 300 infants - "some of whom were at high risk for developing ASD [autism spectrum disorder]" - authors went about analysing various aspects of language using among other things, ........ Read more »
Lazenby DC, Sideridis GD, Huntington N, Prante M, Dale PS, Curtin S, Henkel L, Iverson JM, Carver L, Dobkins K.... (2015) Language Differences at 12 Months in Infants Who Develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 26476738
Variations in two genes that are associated with cellular apoptosis may help identify individuals at risk for rotator cuff injury. ... Read more »
Tashjian, R., Granger, E., Farnham, J., Cannon-Albright, L., & Teerlink, C. (2015) Genome-wide association study for rotator cuff tears identifies two significant single-nucleotide polymorphisms. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.07.005
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Yaakov Nahmias PhD Director of the Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Prof. Nahmias: The liver has a limitless capacity of the human liver … Continue reading →
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Prof. Yaakov Nahmias PhD. (2015) Scientists Grow Liver Cells In Lab, Paving Way For Artificial Liver. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
A collaboration between researchers at the Babraham Institute and the University of Manchester has mapped the physical connections occurring in the genome to shed light on the parts of the genome involved in autoimmune diseases. Using a new technique, called Capture Hi-C, the team revealed novel insights into how changes in the genetic sequence have a biological effect and increase the risk of disease.... Read more »
Martin, P., McGovern, A., Orozco, G., Duffus, K., Yarwood, A., Schoenfelder, S., Cooper, N., Barton, A., Wallace, C., Fraser, P.... (2015) Capture Hi-C reveals novel candidate genes and complex long-range interactions with related autoimmune risk loci. Nature Communications, 10069. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10069
Medical research.com Interview with: Rada K. Dagher, Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of Maryland School of Public Health Department of Health Services Administration College Park, MD 20742 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Dagher: In the United States, … Continue reading →
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Rada K. Dagher, Ph.D. (2015) Racial and Ethnic Differences Persist in Unintended Pregnancies. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof Nicholas James STAMPEDE Trial Chief Investigator Director of the Cancer Research Centre Warwick Medical School University of Warwick Coventry and Professor of Clinical Oncology Cancer Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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Prof Nicholas James. (2015) STAMPEDE Trial: Radiation Therapy Reduced Prostate Cancer Relapses. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH CMIO for CareLinkSF Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations Physician, Richard H. Fine People’s Clinic (RHPC) San Francisco, CA 94110 Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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Neda Ratanawongsa, MD, MPH. (2015) Electronic Records Can Suppress Rapport Between Patients and Providers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ze’ev Ronai, PhD Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Ronai: We have been studying the parent compound for some time and have … Continue reading →
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Ze'ev Ronai, PhD. (2015) Potent New Compound May Overcome Melanoma Resistance. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Myxobacteria are a strange subset of bacteria known for their ability to glide across solid surfaces (leaving behind trails of slime) and clump together into multicellular swarms that prowl about searching for food. They're pretty cool. Nannocystis exedens (see number 29) is a myxobacterium commonly found in a wide range of soils all over the world.N. exedens obtains food by corroding the cells of bacteria and fungi, causing them to rupture and spill out their nutritious guts (exedens is Latin f........ Read more »
Ohlendorf B, Leyers S, Krick A, Kehraus S, Wiese M, & König GM. (2008) Phenylnannolones A-C: Biosynthesis of new secondary metabolites from the myxobacterium Nannocystis exedens. Chembiochem, 9(18), 2997-3003. PMID: 19040244
Reichenbach H. (1970) Nannocystis exedens gen. nov., spec. nov., a new myxobacterium of the family Sorangiaceae. Archiv fur Mikrobiologie, 70(2), 119-38. PMID: 5429631
A molecule from chili peppers can be modified to bind to a protein involved in cancer progression. How would a molecule similar to hot pepper spice be used to fight cancer?... Read more »
Elumalai N, Berg A, Rubner S, & Berg T. (2015) Phosphorylation of Capsaicinoid Derivatives Provides Highly Potent and Selective Inhibitors of the Transcription Factor STAT5b. ACS chemical biology. PMID: 26469307
The culture of a sport or country of origin may influence an athlete’s expectations towards sports medicine professionals during rehabilitation.... Read more »
Arvinen-Barrow M, Clement D, Hamson-Utley JJ, Kaphof C, Zakrajsek R, Lee SM, Hemmings B, Lintunen T, & Martin SB. (2015) Athletes' Expectations About Sport Injury Rehabilitation: A Cross-Cultural Study. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. PMID: 26353160
Appreciating that the title of this post potentially offers the opportunity to write a long (very long) post, today I'm specifically focusing on two papers. The first by Janet Cummings and colleagues  discussing health service use "among youth with and without an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)" concluded that yes, young people with autism were more likely to experience health service use than not-autism control populations. Importantly however, was the suggestion that this group were "less li........ Read more »
Cummings JR, Lynch FL, Rust KC, Coleman KJ, Madden JM, Owen-Smith AA, Yau VM, Qian Y, Pearson KA, Crawford PM.... (2015) Health Services Utilization Among Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 26547921
Carbone PS, Young PC, Stoddard GJ, Wilkes J, & Trasande L. (2015) A Comparison of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalizations Among Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Academic pediatrics, 15(6), 626-635. PMID: 26547543
Neurology and Psychiatry are two distinct specialties within medicine, both of which treat disorders of the brain. It's completely uncontroversial to say that neurologists treat patients with brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. These two diseases produce distinct patterns of neurodegeneration that are visible on brain scans. For example, Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder caused by the loss of dopamine neurons in the midbrain.Fig. 3 (modified from Golds........ Read more »
Crossley, N., Scott, J., Ellison-Wright, I., & Mechelli, A. (2015) Neuroimaging distinction between neurological and psychiatric disorders. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(5), 429-434. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.154393
David, A., & Nicholson, T. (2015) Are neurological and psychiatric disorders different?. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(5), 373-374. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.158550
Everyday I walk to the Stabile Research Building to drink espresso and sit in my cozy — although oversaturated with screens — office. Oh, and to chat about research with great people like Arturo Araujo, David Basanta, Jill Gallaher, Jacob Scott, Robert Vander Velde and other Moffitters. This walk to the office takes about 30 […]... Read more »
Jansson, F. (2015) What games support the evolution of an ingroup bias?. Journal of theoretical biology, 100-10. PMID: 25794651
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Soroush Zaghi, MD Department of Head and Neck Surgery David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA University of California, Los Angeles MedicalResearch: What is the central message for clinicians and surgeons from your results? Dr. Zaghi: Multiple studies from different … Continue reading →
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Dr. Soroush Zaghi, MD. (2015) Surgical Treatment An Option For Patients With Recalitrant Sleep Apnea. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Researchers have found anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women. Mental health researcher Dr Liana Leach reviewed 43 separate studies and found anxiety before and after a child arrives is just as prevalent as depression, affecting around one in ten men, around half the rate for women.... Read more »
Leach, L., Poyser, C., Cooklin, A., & Giallo, R. (2016) Prevalence and course of anxiety disorders (and symptom levels) in men across the perinatal period: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 675-686. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.09.063
Antibodies developed in HIV infected individuals do not protect them against further proliferation of HIV, but protect proliferation of HIV in animals.
That means it is possible to develop a vaccine which will completely protect human from HIV infection.... Read more »
B V Waghmare. (2015) HIV Vaccine heading toward success. Combination of HIV neutralizing antibodies and Nanoparticle protien eOD-GT8 60mer are good hope for getting a effective anti HIV vaccine. http://bvwaghmare.blogspot.com. info:/
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