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  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:45 AM
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Tau Protein A Key Driver Of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Melissa Murray, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Mayo Clinic   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Murray: Our study investigates two of the hallmark brain pathologies that underlie … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Melissa Murray, Ph.D. (2015) Tau Protein A Key Driver Of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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Can Street Dogs Become Good Pets?

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

From free-ranging dog to new home. It sounds like a fairy-tale, but how does it work out?A recent survey by Yasemin Salgiri Demirbas (Ankara University) et al investigates how well free-roaming urban dogs fit into a family home once they are adopted. The results show the dogs adapt well to their new homes.The scientists say, “Every year in Turkey, thousands of free-ranging dogs are brought to dog shelters. These dogs are mongrel dogs with stray origins.” There is often a bias against adoptin........ Read more »

Salgirli Demirbas, Y., Emre, B., & Kockaya, M. (2014) Integration ability of urban free-ranging dogs into adoptive families' environment. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 9(5), 222-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2014.04.006  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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This Nose Knows

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Evolution has given the sperm whale the most amazing head in the animal kingdom. They’ve got the biggest brain – all 18 lb.s of it. It has 1900 liters of sperm oil that almost caused in the extinction of the animal. It has one nostril that’s offset on its head, making the whale asymmetric. But most impressively, he can change the density of his head to help him dive or surface, and to do it he uses the same organ he uses for echolocation!... Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 07:13 AM
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Flawed Shades Of Gray

by RAZ Rebecca A. Zarate in United Academics

The Munker-White Illusion: flawed expectations of brightness and shadow.... Read more »

Li, Tavantzis, and Yazdanbakhsh. (2009) Lightness of Munker-White illusion and Simultaneous-Contrast illusion: Establishing an ordinal lightness relation among minimum and split-frame presentations. Review of Psychology, 16(1), 3-8. info:/

Purves D, Shimpi A, & Lotto RB. (1999) An empirical explanation of the cornsweet effect. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 19(19), 8542-51. PMID: 10493754  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 05:33 AM
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Autism and depression: interlinked?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"A possible implication is that interventions aimed at either autism symptoms or symptoms of depression may improve the other."That was the intriguing statement made by Per Normann Andersen and colleagues [1] who "investigated the course of and association among changes in autism symptoms, depression symptoms and executive functions (EF) in children with high-functioning autism (HFA)." Aside from frowning a little at the mention of the concept of 'high-functioning' I assume to denote those ........ Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 12:06 AM
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Prostate Cancer: Does Timing of Radiation Therapy Affect Outcome?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Timothy N. Showalter, MD, MPH Associate Professor & Residency Program Director Department of Radiation Oncology University of Virginia School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Showalter: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Timothy N. Showalter, MD, MPH. (2015) Prostate Cancer: Does Timing of Radiation Therapy Affect Outcome? . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 25, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Bisphosphonate May Protect Against Joint Degeneration in the Short-Term After a Knee Injury

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

In a mouse model, high-dose injections of alendronate delayed joint damage compared with a low-dose or placebo.... Read more »

  • March 24, 2015
  • 11:46 PM
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Electric Lights Disrupts Human Circadian Rhythm

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Richard G. Stevens, Ph.D., Professor, Cancer Epidemiologist UConn Health   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Stevens: Since first introducing the concept of a possible connection between exposure … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Richard G. Stevens, Ph.D. (2015) Electric Lights Disrupts Human Circadian Rhythm. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 10:53 PM
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Pancreatic Stem Cells May Reverse Diabetes and Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Timothy J. Kieffer Ph.D. | Professor Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Department of Surgery | Life Sciences Institute The University of British Columbia Vancouver BC Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Timothy J. Kieffer Ph.D. | Professor. (2015) Pancreatic Stem Cells May Reverse Diabetes and Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 06:47 PM
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The cool car: electric vehicles show possible benefit to combat climate change

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

Electric vehicles are touted as environmentally friendly, but they actually pollute more than conventional vehicles during manufacturing. However, a new report argues that, because electric vehicles are cooler, they can reduce heat and temperature increases in urban environments, leading to a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more »

Li C, Cao Y, Zhang M, Wang J, Liu J, Shi H, & Geng Y. (2015) Hidden benefits of electric vehicles for addressing climate change. Scientific reports, 9213. PMID: 25790439  

  • March 24, 2015
  • 05:40 PM
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Did belief in ghosts help kick-start civilization?

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

In a remote highland region of south-eastern Turkey lies the remains of what is possibly the world’s old temple. Dating to 11,000 years ago, it predates even the rise of agriculture – as far as we can tell, it also predates the first complex societies. Now, not all religions are the same. Some (a minority, [Read More...]... Read more »

Watts, J., Greenhill, S., Atkinson, Q., Currie, T., Bulbulia, J., & Gray, R. (2015) Broad supernatural punishment but not moralizing high gods precede the evolution of political complexity in Austronesia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282(1804), 20142556-20142556. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2556  

  • March 24, 2015
  • 05:29 PM
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Writing about your emotional pain could make you feel worse, unless you do it with “self-compassion”

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

By guest blogger Temma EhrenfeldSome of us tend to brood over painful experiences. Others distract themselves, taking on more work, for example, or watching videos. In my experience, brooders think distractors are uninsightful people avoiding their problems (read “more troubled than I am”) and distractors think brooders are wallowing, tiresome, and way more troubled. Still worse, brooding is thought to be a female failing and distraction male (some research backs this up). The judgments fly......... Read more »

Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Wisco, B., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2008) Rethinking Rumination. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3(5), 400-424. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6924.2008.00088.x  

  • March 24, 2015
  • 05:12 PM
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Excellent Prognosis For Low Grade Localized Prostate Cancer In Elderly

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Grace Lu-Yao, PhD, MPH, Professor of Medicine Cancer epidemiologist at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 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:, & Grace Lu-Yao, PhD, MPH, Professor of Medicine. (2015) Excellent Prognosis For Low Grade Localized Prostate Cancer In Elderly. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 04:37 PM
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Applying Lean Thinking Speeds Emergency Department Discharges

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michael J. Beck MD, FAAP, SSGB Department of Pediatrics Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Michael J. Beck MD, FAAP, SSGB. (2015) Applying Lean Thinking Speeds Emergency Department Discharges. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 03:08 PM
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The Rise of Evolutionary Biology Can Be Attributed To ... A Harry Potter Character?

by Jente Ottenburghs in Evolutionary Stories

The correspondence between Edgar Anderson and Ernst Mayr revealed a peculiar fact.... Read more »

  • March 24, 2015
  • 03:02 PM
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More Asians and Hispanics Developing Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD Assistant Clinical Professor Director, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Senior author: Brian Jiang, MD and First author Tiffany Loh, BS Department of Dermatology UC San Diego Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Arisa Ortiz, MD, FAAD Assistant Clinical Professor. (2015) More Asians and Hispanics Developing Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 02:42 PM
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FDA struggles to define what “natural” means for food labels

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

After decades of debate there remains no generally accepted definition of a “natural” food product. Despite a gamut of products with the label prominently displayed, it has caused a headache in lawsuits for the government who have yet to define “natural”. According to new research, while regulatory agencies have refused to settle the issue, they may be under new pressure from those consumer lawsuits.... Read more »

  • March 24, 2015
  • 02:13 PM
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Women’s Sexual Desire May Be Sleep Dependent

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David A Kalmbach, PhD Sleep and Circadian Research Laboratory Department of Psychiatry University of Michigan Medical School Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Kalmbach: As it happens, my … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & David A Kalmbach, PhD. (2015) Women's Sexual Desire May Be Sleep Dependent. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 01:44 PM
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Milk, not just for your bones, for your brain

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Milk, depending on who you ask it’s either great or the devil. In the US drinking milk is common; not so much in other parts of the world. This has lead to questions about why we even drink milk and how real its reported health claims actually are. Well new research has found a correlation between milk consumption and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults.... Read more »

Choi, I., Lee, P., Denney, D., Spaeth, K., Nast, O., Ptomey, L., Roth, A., Lierman, J., & Sullivan, D. (2014) Dairy intake is associated with brain glutathione concentration in older adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101(2), 287-293. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.114.096701  

  • March 24, 2015
  • 10:11 AM
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Global Warming Turns Rainforest Leaves into Junk Food

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Like those breakfast cereals that look healthy on the box but have even more sugar inside than Cocoa Puffs, some rainforest trees engage in false advertising. It's not their fault—it's ours. Climate change has made their leaves less nutritious than they used to be. And the animals who live off of those trees don't exactly have another store to shop at.

Experiments in labs and greenhouses have given scientists mixed answers about what happens to plant tissues in a changing climate. So pr........ Read more »

Rothman, J., Chapman, C., Struhsaker, T., Raubenheimer, D., Twinomugisha, D., & Waterman, P. (2015) Long-term declines in nutritional quality of tropical leaves. Ecology, 96(3), 873-878. DOI: 10.1890/14-0391.1  

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