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  • November 11, 2014
  • 10:14 AM
  • 77 views

You can guess soccer player's game with his face

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Points:

Soccer player’s face can help in predicting the performance of the player on the field. It can also show the tendency of players towards goals as well as fouls during the game.

Published in:

Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology

Study Further:

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and their collaborators have found that the face of the player can be used to know about the performance of the player in the game. With proper study, goal or foul makin........ Read more »

  • November 11, 2014
  • 05:29 AM
  • 96 views

Who are the most eminent psychologists of the modern era?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

A new paper identifies Albert Bandura as themost eminent psychologist of the modern era.Twelve years ago the behaviourist B.F. Skinner topped a list of the 100 most eminent psychologists of the twentieth century, followed by Jean Piaget and Sigmund Freud. Now a team led by Ed Diener has used their own criteria to compile a list of the 200 most eminent psychologists of the modern era (i.e. people whose careers occurred primarily after 1956).Here is the top 10: Albert Bandura in first place, ........ Read more »

Diener, E., Oishi, S., & Park, J. (2014) An incomplete list of eminent psychologists of the modern era. Archives of Scientific Psychology, 2(1), 20-31. DOI: 10.1037/arc0000006  

  • November 11, 2014
  • 04:50 AM
  • 336 views

Psychiatric comorbidity in post H1N1 vaccination narcolespy?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I can imagine that the paper by Atilla Szakács and colleagues [1] is likely to draw some rather differing opinions about potential importance based on their subject matter and methods/participant numbers looking at the frequency of psychiatric comorbidity among those with narcolepsy including narcolepsy post H1N1 vaccination. The fact that autism - "pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (i.e., atypical autism)" - is mentioned as one of the comorbidity in the post-vaccination ........ Read more »

  • November 11, 2014
  • 12:05 AM
  • 77 views

Prophylactic Treatment of Joint Stiffness

by Kristin Gibson and Daniel Clark in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Three agents that target different aspects of the inflammatory pathways decreased joint stiffness after joint trauma in rats.... Read more »

Efird, W., Kellam, P., Yeazell, S., Weinhold, P., & Dahners, L. (2014) An evaluation of prophylactic treatments to prevent post traumatic joint stiffness. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 32(11), 1520-1524. DOI: 10.1002/jor.22700  

  • November 10, 2014
  • 09:54 PM
  • 95 views

Beclin-1 and Viruses: Activation and Inhibition of Autophagy by Viral Proteins

by thelonevirologist in Virology Tidbits

Autophagy is an essential process that allows the degradation of cellular components such as damaged organelles (e.g. Mitochondria via mitophagy or Peroxisomes via pexophagy) or misfolded proteins, as well as bacteria or viral proteins. Generally, the initial step in autophagy is sequestering of organelles or proteins within the phagophore -an isolation membrane derived from the plasma membrane, ER, Golgi, or endosome. Following the formation of the phagophore the edges of the membrane are fused........ Read more »

Kang R, Zeh HJ, Lotze MT, & Tang D. (2011) The Beclin 1 network regulates autophagy and apoptosis. Cell death and differentiation, 18(4), 571-80. PMID: 21311563  

Ao X, Zou L, & Wu Y. (2014) Regulation of autophagy by the Rab GTPase network. Cell death and differentiation, 21(3), 348-58. PMID: 24440914  

Pankiv S, Alemu EA, Brech A, Bruun JA, Lamark T, Overvatn A, Bjørkøy G, & Johansen T. (2010) FYCO1 is a Rab7 effector that binds to LC3 and PI3P to mediate microtubule plus end-directed vesicle transport. The Journal of cell biology, 188(2), 253-69. PMID: 20100911  

Matsunaga K, Saitoh T, Tabata K, Omori H, Satoh T, Kurotori N, Maejima I, Shirahama-Noda K, Ichimura T, Isobe T.... (2009) Two Beclin 1-binding proteins, Atg14L and Rubicon, reciprocally regulate autophagy at different stages. Nature cell biology, 11(4), 385-96. PMID: 19270696  

Molejon MI, Ropolo A, Re AL, Boggio V, & Vaccaro MI. (2013) The VMP1-Beclin 1 interaction regulates autophagy induction. Scientific reports, 1055. PMID: 23316280  

Gannagé M, Dormann D, Albrecht R, Dengjel J, Torossi T, Rämer PC, Lee M, Strowig T, Arrey F, Conenello G.... (2009) Matrix protein 2 of influenza A virus blocks autophagosome fusion with lysosomes. Cell host , 6(4), 367-80. PMID: 19837376  

  • November 10, 2014
  • 08:59 PM
  • 98 views

Our unclear understanding of ADHD

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, has engendered a great deal of debate over the past several decades. ADHD is a psychiatric disorder that involves symptoms of inattention (e.g. being easily distracted, having difficulty focusing) or symptoms of hyperactivity (e.g. being fidgety or restless), or a combination of both types of symptoms. The controversy surrounding ADHD became a bit louder in the 1990s, when the number of children being prescribed stimulant drugs like methylphenid........ Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 04:51 PM
  • 92 views

Intestinal Parasites: Friends, Foes and Shades of Gray

by Aurametrix team in Irritable Bowel Blog

Parasite is a bad word with negative connotations. Yet, "bad things" can be good for you - and every situation is different. About one third of people in the world carry at least one parasite in their gastrointestinal tract, and the relationship between health and intestinal parasites is not as straightforward as one might think.... Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 03:57 PM
  • 84 views

A new way to look at Global Warming

by Gabriel in Lunatic Laboratories

Global warming, nothing new with that and it’s here to stay for now. But while computer models churn out bleak forecasts for the planet’s future, we also have a more conceptual understanding of what is happening as humans pump carbon dioxide into the air. Unfortunately the traditional conceptual understanding of carbon dioxide wrapping the planet in a sort of blanket that traps more heat is not quite right.... Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 01:17 PM
  • 81 views

The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)

by beredim in Strange Animals

Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff cr........ Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 01:00 PM
  • 26 views

‘Twin’ Ice Age Infants Discovered in 11,500-Year-Old Alaska Grave

by Blake de Pastino in Western Digs

A tenderly decorated grave discovered in Alaska holds the remains of two infants dating back 11,500 years, the youngest Ice Age humans yet found in the Western Hemisphere, archaeologists say.... Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 10:46 AM
  • 71 views

Rhythm and Blue: Plant Circadian Rhythms

by Timothy Havenith in Notes of Nature

Anyone who's suffered from jet lag will know that circadian rhythms are an important process. But perhaps what you didn't know is that plants are also regulated by a circadian clock - and - that the same receptor is used in both plants and animals.Read more »

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McClung, C. (2006) Plant Circadian Rhythms. THE PLANT CELL ONLINE, 18(4), 792-803. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.106.040980  

  • November 10, 2014
  • 10:05 AM
  • 89 views

Eating Disorders Linked to Higher Autoimmune Disease Rates

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

There is increasing evidence for inflammation contributing to risk for a variety of psychiatric disorders.I previously summarized research supporting use of anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of depression.A recent study from Finland supports an inflammation link to the eating disorder categories.The key elements of the design of this study included:Subjects: 2342 subjects admitted for treatment in the Eating Disorders Unit at the central hospital in Finland. Four controls were identified ........ Read more »

Raevuori A, Haukka J, Vaarala O, Suvisaari JM, Gissler M, Grainger M, Linna MS, & Suokas JT. (2014) The increased risk for autoimmune diseases in patients with eating disorders. PloS one, 9(8). PMID: 25147950  

  • November 10, 2014
  • 09:51 AM
  • 97 views

When we lie to children, are we teaching them to be dishonest?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Cookie Monster - one ofthe characters featuredin this research.Most parents lie to their children, often as a way to control their behaviour. A new study asks whether lying to the little ones increases the likelihood that they too will lie. The authors, Chelsea Hays and Leslie Carver, say theirs is the first attempt to investigate this possibility.Nearly two hundred children aged three to seven were each put through a similar scenario, one at a time. First, they were invited to go through to the........ Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 09:48 AM
  • 73 views

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9, nifty animation

by Mary in OpenHelix

I saw this come across my twitter feed the other day, and as a nice Friday afternoon diversion I posted it to Google+. I was surprised how popular it was. So I thought–hey, I have a blog too. Let’s put it there…. So grab some coffee and watch, a nice gentle way to get your […]... Read more »

Platt Randall J., Sidi Chen, Yang Zhou, Michael J. Yim, Lukasz Swiech, Hannah R. Kempton, James E. Dahlman, Oren Parnas, Thomas M. Eisenhaure, Marko Jovanovic.... (2014) CRISPR-Cas9 Knockin Mice for Genome Editing and Cancer Modeling. Cell, 159(2), 440-455. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.014  

  • November 10, 2014
  • 07:02 AM
  • 80 views

Simple Jury Persuasion: The “halo of scientific validity” effect

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

We’ve written about the lack of evidence for the much-feared “CSI Effect”. But here’s an interesting study about the simple “appearance of science” as opposed to the bells and whistles of high-tech “CSI”-like evidence. All it takes is the use of “scientese” (scientific sounding words)–not to be confused with “lawyerese” (which we wrote about here […]

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  • November 10, 2014
  • 04:11 AM
  • 69 views

Water-Use Advantage for Lianas over Trees in Tropical Seasonal Forests

by Wiley Asia Blog in Wiley Asia Blog - Life Sciences

Lianas exhibit peak abundance in tropical forests with strong seasonal droughts, the eco-physiological mechanisms associated with lianas coping with water deficits are poorly understood.

Researchers examined soil water partitioning, sap flow, and canopy eco-physiological properties for 99 individuals of 15 liana and 34 co-occurring tree species in three tropical forests that differed in soil water availability.... Read more »

Chen, Y., Cao, K., Schnitzer, S., Fan, Z., Zhang, J., & Bongers, F. (2014) Water-use advantage for lianas over trees in tropical seasonal forests. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.13036  

  • November 10, 2014
  • 03:01 AM
  • 83 views

Metabolomics and autism: the continuing search for biomarkers

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I'm always a happy bunny when some of my own research findings receive something like independent replication. So it was when I read the monster paper from Paul West and colleagues [1] (open-access) reporting results based on not one, not two, not three, not even four, but five mass spectrometric methods looking for potential biomarkers for autism. Metabolomics in action (see here for an introduction to this topic).Rosina @ Wikipedia The particular reason for my excitement was the........ Read more »

  • November 10, 2014
  • 12:05 AM
  • 90 views

Measuring Lower Extremity Kinematics? Yep, They Have an App For That

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

A tablet application is a promising, reliable tool to capture objective landing kinematics. Intra-rater reliability is good to excellent with an average of 6 trials. Inter-rater reliability is fair to excellent depending on the level of experience.... Read more »

  • November 9, 2014
  • 09:02 PM
  • 88 views

Using Specific Bacteria to Treat Antibiotic-Induced Diarrheal Disease (C. difficile)

by Geoffrey Hannigan in Prophage

There has been a lot of talk about the microbiome and Clostridium difficile infections. This is because patient antibiotic or chemotherapeutic exposure (both of which can destroy your commensal bacterial communities) increases the risk of C. difficile infection. This observation suggests a role for commensal bacteria in mediating infection resistance. The exact commensal bacteria that mediate protection against C. difficile infection are not known, but luckily for us, scientists are working o........ Read more »

  • November 9, 2014
  • 12:48 PM
  • 120 views

If being sad is “bad”, then why is there sad music?

by Gabriel in Lunatic Laboratories

We tell children not to look so sad. We tell adults to wipe that sad look off their face and smile. We even worry that if you are sad too long, you might need medical attention. Yet, for most of us, when life gets you down, you put on some sad music. So if sadness is such a negative, why do we spend our money and time wallowing in these sad tunes?... Read more »

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