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  • May 24, 2015
  • 04:12 PM
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This is your brain, on video games

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A new study shows that while video game players (VGPs) exhibit more efficient visual attention abilities, they are also much more likely to use navigation strategies that rely on the brain’s reward system (the caudate nucleus) and not the brain’s spatial memory system (the hippocampus). Past research has shown that people who use caudate nucleus-dependent navigation strategies have decreased grey matter and lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus.... Read more »

West, G., Drisdelle, B., Konishi, K., Jackson, J., Jolicoeur, P., & Bohbot, V. (2015) Habitual action video game playing is associated with caudate nucleus-dependent navigational strategies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1808), 20142952-20142952. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2952  

  • May 24, 2015
  • 06:48 AM
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Number Of Infections Can Impact Cognitive Ability

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Michael Eriksen Benrós Mental Health Centre Copenhagen University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences Copenhagen NV, Denmark, National Centre for Register-based Research Aarhus University Denmark Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: It … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Michael Eriksen Benrós. (2015) Number Of Infections Can Impact Cognitive Ability. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 24, 2015
  • 06:44 AM
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fMRI of the Amygdala: All In Vein?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Neuroscientists might need to rethink much of what's known about the amygdala, a small brain region that's been the focus of a lot of research. That's according to a new paper just published in Scientific Reports: fMRI measurements of amygdala activation are confounded by stimulus correlated signal fluctuation in nearby veins draining distant brain regions.



The amygdala is believed to be involved in emotion, especially negative emotions such as fear. Much of the evidence for this comes fr... Read more »

  • May 24, 2015
  • 06:41 AM
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Elderly Hypertensive Patient With Declining Kidney Function Risk Cardiovascular Events

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Enayet Karim Chowdhury, Research Fellow Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine Monash University The Alfred Centre Melbourne VIC 3004 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Enayet Karim Chowdhury, Research Fellow. (2015) Elderly Hypertensive Patient With Declining Kidney Function Risk Cardiovascular Events. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 23, 2015
  • 10:04 PM
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Combining drugs with different penetration profiles can accelerate development of multidrug resistance

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

One strategy to prevent multidrug resistance from developing is combination therapy, when two or more drugs with unique modes of action are taken together to treat an infection. In a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of mathematicians and biologists led by Dr. Pleuni Pennings at San Francisco State University examined how differences in drug penetrance can impact the effectiveness of combination therapy and subsequent emergence of multidrug ........ Read more »

Moreno-Gamez, S., Hill, A., Rosenbloom, D., Petrov, D., Nowak, M., & Pennings, P. (2015) Imperfect drug penetration leads to spatial monotherapy and rapid evolution of multidrug resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201424184. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424184112  

  • May 23, 2015
  • 03:59 PM
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Omega-3 as an intervention for childhood behavioral problems

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

We don’t usually think of a child’s behavior as a diet issue, but if new findings hold true, then that might be the very case. In a new study, researchers suggest that omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children.... Read more »

  • May 23, 2015
  • 08:04 AM
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Minimal Differences Between Young Adults Raised by Gay/Lesbian or Heterosexual Parents

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Simon Cheng PhD. Department of Sociology University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Cheng: Our research is an empirical response to the Regnerus … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Simon Cheng PhD. (2015) Minimal Differences Between Young Adults Raised by Gay/Lesbian or Heterosexual Parents. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 23, 2015
  • 07:54 AM
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Early Life Exposure To Antibiotics May Impact Adult Health

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ms. Pajau Vangay Graduate Research Fellow Biomedical Informatics and Computational Biology Vice President of Grants, Council of Graduate Students University of Minnesota Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ms. Pajau Vangay. (2015) Early Life Exposure To Antibiotics May Impact Adult Health. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 23, 2015
  • 07:43 AM
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Proximity To Liquor Stores Linked To Gun Violence, Especially In Distressed Neighborhoods

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL 60611   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Crandall: While the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marie Crandall, MD, MPH, FACS. (2015) Proximity To Liquor Stores Linked To Gun Violence, Especially In Distressed Neighborhoods. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 23, 2015
  • 03:53 AM
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Psychological morbidity of coeliac disease

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Anxiety, depression and fatigue are common complaints in patients with untreated celiac disease and contribute to lower quality of life."That was one of the conclusions reached in the paper by Fabiana Zingone and colleagues [1] (open-access available here) following their review of the research literature "on psychological morbidity of celiac disease." Celiac (coeliac) disease (CD), by the way, is the autoimmune condition classically treated via the use of a gluten-free diet (GFD). Readers........ Read more »

Zingone F, Swift GL, Card TR, Sanders DS, Ludvigsson JF, & Bai JC. (2015) Psychological morbidity of celiac disease: A review of the literature. United European gastroenterology journal, 3(2), 136-45. PMID: 25922673  

  • May 22, 2015
  • 03:11 PM
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Air pollution is causing your baby problems, but breastfeeding can help

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Aitana Lertxundi has conducted her research work within the framework of the INma (Childhood and Environment) programme led by Jesús Ibarluzea of the Department of Health of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community (region). The aim is to assess how exposure to environmental pollution during pregnancy affects health and also to examine the role of diet in physical and neurobehavioural development in infancy. The study focusses on the repercussions on motor and mental development during........ Read more »

  • May 22, 2015
  • 03:02 PM
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Are infections making you stupid?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition. Anyone can suffer from an infection, for example in their stomach, urinary tract or skin. However, a new Danish study shows that a patient’s distress does not necessarily end once the infection has been treated.... Read more »

  • May 22, 2015
  • 01:22 PM
  • 18 views

Obesity Leads To Reversible Changes In Diabetes-Predisposition Genes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com interview Dorota Kaminska, MSc Department of Clinical Nutrition University of Eastern Finland MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, making it one of the biggest … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com interview, & Dorota Kaminska, MSc. (2015) Obesity Leads To Reversible Changes In Diabetes-Predisposition Genes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 22, 2015
  • 12:29 PM
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Chemotherapy Before Ovarian Cancer Surgery May Benefit Some Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mr Matthew Nankivell MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London Institute of Clinical Trials and Methodology Aviation House, London UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Ovarian … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Mr Matthew Nankivel. (2015) Chemotherapy Before Ovarian Cancer Surgery May Benefit Some Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 22, 2015
  • 11:52 AM
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All-Cause Mortality Decreased In Post-Menopausal Women Who Reduce Sedentary Time

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jasmine Lee, M.Sc. and Chris I. Ardern, Ph.D. School of Kinesiology and Health Science York University Toronto, ON, Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Although the benefits of physical activity are well … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jasmine Lee, M.Sc. and Chris I. Ardern, Ph.D. (2015) All-Cause Mortality Decreased In Post-Menopausal Women Who Reduce Sedentary Time. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 22, 2015
  • 10:41 AM
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Breastfeeding Rates Remain Low Among Minority Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Katherine Jones, M.A. Research Associate, Department of Research The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Department of Psychology, American University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response:  It is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Katherine Jones, M.A., Research Associate Research Department, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, & Washington, DC 20024. (2015) Breastfeeding Rates Remain Low Among Minority Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 22, 2015
  • 07:18 AM
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Circulating Colon Cancer DNA Mutations May Predict Metastases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jeanne Tie Medical Oncologist | Royal Melbourne and Western Hospital Research Fellow Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville, VIC Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Tie: The increasing number … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jeanne Tie, Medical Oncologist | Royal Melbourne and Western Hospital, Research Fellow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, & Parkville, VIC. (2015) Circulating Colon Cancer DNA Mutations May Predict Metastases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 22, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 99 views

The Dirty Dozen Scale 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

This is not a scale to help you determine if your fruits and vegetables are dirty. This is for a different kind of dirt commonly referred to as the dark triad. Psychopathy, narcissism and Machiavellianism make up the dark triad of personality traits and they are traits we all want to identify at different points […]

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Jonason PK, & Webster GD. (2010) The dirty dozen: a concise measure of the dark triad. Psychological Assessment, 22(2), 420-32. PMID: 20528068  

  • May 22, 2015
  • 06:41 AM
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Black Young Gay Men From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely To Contract HIV

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH Professor of Applied Psychology Global Public Health, and Population Health/Medicine New York University. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Halkitis: The P18 Cohort Study is a prospective … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Perry N Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH, Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Population Health/Medicine, & New York University. (2015) Black Young Gay Men From Poor Neighborhoods More Likely To Contract HIV. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 22, 2015
  • 05:04 AM
  • 116 views

Evaluation of a spatial ecosystem model: predictions and data

by sceintists from the Marine group at CEES in Marine Science blog




Spatial Ecosystem models can be useful but need to be validated with data. Our study validates for the first time the spatial version of the commonly used Ecopath with Ecosim ecosystem modelling suite. We find that spatial distribution of fish species is well predicted by the model, but fishing effort distribution is not.

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