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  • August 19, 2015
  • 08:02 AM
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Psychologists Want an Alternative to the DSM

by Jeremiah Stanghini in Jeremiah Stanghini

In another life (or a different timeline, if you prefer) I didn’t change paths and continued on to become a clinical psychologist. In that life (or timeline), I, and many other psychologists are using something totally different than the DSM … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • August 19, 2015
  • 06:30 AM
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Epigenetics And The Evil Twin

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Monozygotic twins share 100% of their genes. Does this make them identical? Not by a long shot. Epigenetics is the field of study that looks at how environment can change how something looks or works without changing its genes. Is epigenetics responsible for evil twin syndrome in American television?... Read more »

Spannhoff, A., Kim, Y., Raynal, N., Gharibyan, V., Su, M., Zhou, Y., Li, J., Castellano, S., Sbardella, G., Issa, J.... (2011) Histone deacetylase inhibitor activity in royal jelly might facilitate caste switching in bees. EMBO reports, 12(3), 238-243. DOI: 10.1038/embor.2011.9  

Kahn, H., Graff, M., Stein, A., Zybert, P., McKeague, I., & Lumey, L. (2008) A fingerprint characteristic associated with the early prenatal environment. American Journal of Human Biology, 20(1), 59-65. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.20672  

Zwijnenburg, P., Meijers-Heijboer, H., & Boomsma, D. (2010) Identical but not the same: The value of discordant monozygotic twins in genetic research. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.b.31091  

Thacker, D., Gruber, P., Weinberg, P., & Cohen, M. (2009) Heterotaxy Syndrome with Mirror Image Anomalies in Identical Twins. Congenital Heart Disease, 4(1), 50-53. DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2008.00229.x  

  • August 19, 2015
  • 02:52 AM
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Breast milk protects against GI symptoms in high risk autism?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Happy house @ Paul Whiteley"Late weaning and EBM [exclusive breast milk] were associated with protection against GI [gastrointestinal] symptoms in High-risk infants."That was one of the conclusions presented in the paper by Alexander Penn and colleagues [1] who asked some pretty important questions when it comes to the increasingly strong relationship between bowel issues and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (see here)."Using questionnaires, diet history and gastrointestinal problems were tra........ Read more »

Penn AH, Carver LJ, Herbert CA, Lai TS, McIntire MJ, Howard JT, Taylor SF, Schmid-Schönbein GW, & Dobkins KR. (2015) Breast Milk Protects Against Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Infants at High Risk for Autism During Early Development. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition. PMID: 26230900  

  • August 19, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Should the Focus Be on Limiting Player Contact Instead of Soccer Heading?

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Banning heading from youth soccer would likely prevent some concussions; however, reducing player-to-player contact may play a more effective role in preventing concussions as well as other injuries.... Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 09:54 PM
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Drug Coverage Gap Wider For Older Blacks Than Whites

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Louanne Bakk, Ph.D Assistant Professor Director, Institute on Innovative Aging Policy and Practice School of Social Work The University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY  14260 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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Louanne Bakk, Ph. (2015) Drug Coverage Gap Wider For Older Blacks Than Whites. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 09:23 PM
  • 73 views

Generational Issues Place Some Infants At Higher Risk of Low Birth Weight

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jennifer B. Kane PhD Assistant professor of Sociology University of California, Irvine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kane: We know that low-birth-weight babies are more susceptible to later physical and cognitive difficulties … Continue reading →
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Jennifer B. Kane PhD. (2015) Generational Issues Place Some Infants At Higher Risk of Low Birth Weight. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 08:05 PM
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Music Therapy Reduced Anxiety During Ambulatory Breast Cancer Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, MM, MT-BC University Hospitals Of Cleveland Cleveland, OH  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Patients awaiting breast cancer surgery may be understandably anxious. While pharmacologic … Continue reading →
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Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, MM, MT-BC. (2015) Music Therapy Reduced Anxiety During Ambulatory Breast Cancer Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 06:36 PM
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Photodynamic Therapy Can Potentially Target Ovarian Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Oleh Taratula, PhD Assistant Professor Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Taratula: The background for the study consists of previous work we had published … Continue reading →
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Oleh Taratula, PhD. (2015) Photodynamic Therapy Can Potentially Target Ovarian Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 04:10 PM
  • 101 views

A short history of a tree-killing anesthetic gas

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Ethylene is a colourless gas that was widely used as a general anesthetic in the 1920s through 1940s. It apparently works pretty well at knocking people out and is less toxic than the chloroform and ether that proceeded it on the surgical floor. However, its flammability and outright explosiveness when mixed in certain proportions with oxygen, coupled with the development of decidedly less flammable halothane and related compounds in the 50s and 60s, led to eventual obsolescence.In addition to b........ Read more »

Lin Z, Zhong S, & Grierson D. (2009) Recent advances in ethylene research. Journal of Experimental Botany, 60(12), 3311-3336. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erp204  

  • August 18, 2015
  • 02:43 PM
  • 69 views

Dramatic Drop in Chickenpox Since Vaccination Program Instituted

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jessica Leung, MPH and Rafael Harpaz, MD, MPH Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Authors’ Response: … Continue reading →
The post Dramatic Drop in Chickenpox Since Vaccination Program Instituted appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Jessica Leung, MPH and Rafael Harpaz, MD, MPH. (2015) Dramatic Drop in Chickenpox Since Vaccination Program Instituted. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 02:35 PM
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Nicotine changes marijuana’s effect on the brain

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use both tobacco and marijuana and the brains of those who only use marijuana.... Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
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New Morbid Terminology: Cementochronology

by Katy Meyers Emery in Bones Don't Lie

When I saw this word I just knew it would make a great new morbid terminology. If we take the word apart, there are two major pieces: cemento and chronology. […]... Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 11:19 AM
  • 105 views

Blood-Sucking Bugs Are Smart at Night, Dumb by Day

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Any college student can tell you that overstudying is a waste of energy. When your resources are limited, you should learn the material that's going to be on the test and ignore everything else. Certain blood-sucking bugs use the same strategy—unfortunately for the humans who catch diseases from them.

Kissing bugs live all around the Americas and drink the blood of other animals, including humans. They prefer to bite their hosts on the face—hence "kissing." The species that live in t........ Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 11:01 AM
  • 48 views

Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room. The sensations that ensue resemble mild "dissociation" – a rather vague psychological term for when people lose their normal connection with reality. It can include feeling like the world is unreal, memory loss and odd perceptual experiences, such as see........ Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 10:31 AM
  • 78 views

Gene Study Unravels Pathway Leading To Mitral Valve Prolapse

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Susan A. Slaugenhaupt PhD Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Associate Geneticist, Department of Neurology, Molecular Neurogenetics Unit Center for Human Genetic Research Massachusetts General Hospital   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
The post Gene Study Unravels Pathway Leading To Mitral Valve Prolapse appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Susan A. Slaugenhaupt PhD. (2015) Gene Study Unravels Pathway Leading To Mitral Valve Prolapse. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 03:41 AM
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Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and autism risk (again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Tall ships @ Paul WhiteleyThe paper by Luis Lozada and colleagues [1] (open-access) brings back into focus a topic that has graced this blog before (see here) with their observation that: "Children who develop ASD [autism spectrum disorder] are more likely to have an admission with a diagnosis of jaundice in the neonatal period and more likely to require treatment for this jaundice."Jaundice, by the way, refers to a condition marked by yellowing of the skin and eyes as a result of........ Read more »

Lozada, L., Nylund, C., Gorman, G., Hisle-Gorman, E., Erdie-Lalena, C., & Kuehn, D. (2015) Association of Autism Spectrum Disorders With Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia. Global Pediatric Health. DOI: 10.1177/2333794X15596518  

  • August 18, 2015
  • 12:18 AM
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A biosignature of early Lyme disease

by Microbe Fan in Spirochetes Unwound

Laboratory testing for Lyme disease involves two-tier antibody testing with sera from patients suspected of having the disease.  The first step is usually an ELISA with a cell lysate of Borrelia burgdorferi as antigen.  If the ELISA results are positive or borderline, a Western blot is done to confirm that the patient has Lyme disease.  Direct detection of Borrelia burgdorferi by culture would be the preferred laboratory test, but it takes too long for the spirochete to grow. ........ Read more »

Molins CR, Ashton LV, Wormser GP, Hess AM, Delorey MJ, Mahapatra S, Schriefer ME, & Belisle JT. (2015) Development of a metabolic biosignature for detection of early Lyme disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 60(12), 1767-1775. PMID: 25761869  

  • August 17, 2015
  • 09:40 PM
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Playing Tetris May Reduce Cravings For Food and Drugs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Jackie Andrade PhD School of Psychology Cognition Institute Plymouth University Plymouth Australia   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Andrade: We want to understand the mental processes … Continue reading →
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Professor Jackie Andrade PhD. (2015) Playing Tetris May Reduce Cravings For Food and Drugs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 17, 2015
  • 09:08 PM
  • 54 views

Early Life Adversity Changes Brain Structure Via Depression and Anxiety

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Edward D. Barker, PhD Developmental Psychopathology Group Department of Psychology, King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry London Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Barker: The study looks at how the brain may be affected … Continue reading →
The post Early Life Adversity Changes Brain Structure Via Depression and Anxiety appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Edward D. Barker, PhD. (2015) Early Life Adversity Changes Brain Structure Via Depression and Anxiety. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 17, 2015
  • 06:41 PM
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Black Tea Linked To Lower Fractures in Elderly Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Jonathan M. Hodgson School of Medicine and Pharmacology Royal Perth Hospital University of Western Australia Perth, Australia MedicalResearch What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Hodgson: Flavonoids are a class … Continue reading →
The post Black Tea Linked To Lower Fractures in Elderly Women appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Prof. Jonathan M. Hodgson. (2015) Black Tea Linked To Lower Fractures in Elderly Women. medicalresearch. info:/

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