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  • June 21, 2015
  • 06:28 AM
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The Future of Depression Treatment

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

2014Jessica is depressed again. After six straight weeks of overtime, her boss blandly praised her teamwork at the product launch party. And the following week she was passed over for a promotion in favor of Jason, her junior co-worker. "It's always that way, I'll never get ahead..." She arrives at her therapist's office late, looking stressed, disheveled, and dejected. The same old feelings of worthlessness and despair prompted her to resume her medication and CBT routine."You deserve to be rec........ Read more »

Liu, X., Ramirez, S., Redondo, R., & Tonegawa, S. (2014) Identification and Manipulation of Memory Engram Cells. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 59-65. DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2014.79.024901  

Ramirez, S., Liu, X., MacDonald, C., Moffa, A., Zhou, J., Redondo, R., & Tonegawa, S. (2015) Activating positive memory engrams suppresses depression-like behaviour. Nature, 522(7556), 335-339. DOI: 10.1038/nature14514  

Timmins, L., & Lombard, M. (2005) When “Real” Seems Mediated: Inverse Presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 14(4), 492-500. DOI: 10.1162/105474605774785307  

  • June 20, 2015
  • 02:47 PM
  • 119 views

Liar, Liar: Children with good memories are better liars

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Children who benefit from a good memory are much better at covering up lies, researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered. Experts found a link between verbal memory and covering up lies following a study which investigated the role of working memory in verbal deception amongst children.... Read more »

  • June 19, 2015
  • 06:30 PM
  • 133 views

Fibonacci Numbers And Odd Lungs

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Most people think that because they have a pair of lungs, they must be symmetrical – but they’re far from it. The Fibonacci sequence has a lot to do with structural asymmetries in the lungs. On the other hand, some animals have only one lung, some have three lungs, and some have no lungs at all.... Read more »

Wilkinson M, Kok PJ, Ahmed F, & Gower DJ. (2014) Caecilita Wake . Zootaxa, 383-8. PMID: 24871732  

Bickford, D., Iskandar, D., & Barlian, A. (2008) A lungless frog discovered on Borneo. Current Biology, 18(9). DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.03.010  

Goldberger AL, West BJ, Dresselhaus T, & Bhargava V. (1985) Bronchial asymmetry and Fibonacci scaling. Experientia, 41(12), 1537-8. PMID: 4076397  

  • June 19, 2015
  • 04:00 PM
  • 120 views

Study links heartbeat to female libido

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sexual dysfunction in women can be linked to low resting heart rate variability, a finding that could help clinicians treat the condition, according to a study by psychologists from The University of Texas at Austin.... Read more »

Stanton, A., Lorenz, T., Pulverman, C., & Meston, C. (2015) Heart Rate Variability: A Risk Factor for Female Sexual Dysfunction. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. DOI: 10.1007/s10484-015-9286-9  

  • June 19, 2015
  • 01:02 PM
  • 21 views

Average New Yorker Spends More Than Seven Hours Per Day Sitting

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stella Yi, PhD, MPH New York University Langone School of Medicine, Department of Population Health New York, NY 10016 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yi: Sedentary behaviors, such … Continue reading →
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Stella Yi, PhD, MPH, New York University Langone School of Medicine,, Department of Population Health, & New York, NY 10016. (2015) Average New Yorker Spends More Than Seven Hours Per Day Sitting. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 19, 2015
  • 12:41 PM
  • 16 views

New Drug Idarucizumab First To Reverse Anticoagulant Dabigatran

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Stephan Glund Ph.D. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG Transl. Medicine & Clin. Pharmacology Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Glund: There are currently no specific … Continue reading →
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Dr. Stephan Glund Ph.D., Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH , & Transl. Medicine . (2015) New Drug Idarucizumab First To Reverse Anticoagulant Dabigatran. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 19, 2015
  • 11:19 AM
  • 109 views

Starfish Ruin an Experiment and Reveal a Superpower

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Scientists already knew starfish have superpowers. They can regenerate entire lost limbs or organs; some can even regrow a whole body from one arm. And these animals have just revealed another bizarre ability. To two Danish students, it first appeared as the power to really wreck an experiment.

At the University of Southern Denmark, students Frederik Ekholm Gaardsted Christensen and Trine Bottos Olsen were asked to tag some starfish. The task was simple: inject the Asterias rubens with ........ Read more »

Olsen TB, Christensen FE, Lundgreen K, Dunn PH, & Levitis DA. (2015) Coelomic Transport and Clearance of Durable Foreign Bodies by Starfish (Asterias rubens). The Biological bulletin, 228(2), 156-62. PMID: 25920718  

  • June 19, 2015
  • 07:08 AM
  • 25 views

Chocolate Linked To Lowered Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Phyo Kyaw Myint MBBS MD FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Lond) Clinical Chair in Medicine of Old Age Epidemiology Group, Division of Applied Health Sciences University of Aberdeen Scotland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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Professor Phyo Kyaw Myint MBBS MD FRCP(Edin) FRCP(Lond), Clinical Chair in Medicine of Old Age, Epidemiology Group, Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, & Scotland. (2015) Chocolate Linked To Lowered Heart Disease and Stroke Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 19, 2015
  • 06:51 AM
  • 23 views

What Is Best Way To Structure Interdisciplinary Hospital Team Work?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Samuel Pannick, MA, MBBS, MRCP Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Center, National Institute for Health Research and Imperial College London West Middlesex University Hospital National Health Service Trust Middlesex, England Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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Samuel Pannick, MA, MBBS, MRCP, & Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Center, National Institute for Health. (2015) What Is Best Way To Structure Interdisciplinary Hospital Team Work?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/http://medicalresearch.com/general-medicine/what-is-best-w…ital-team-work/15059

  • June 19, 2015
  • 06:47 AM
  • 114 views

More Bad News For Iranian Kidney Donors – er – Sellers

by Cristy at Living Donor 101 in Living Donors Are People Too

From Transplant Proceedings:   With assistance of the Iranian Kidney Foundation, we accessed the contact information of living donors through the years 2001–2012. We tried to contact donors who have donated at least 2 years before the survey. We interviewed these donors according to a questionnaire that was approved by the ethics committee of the …
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  • June 19, 2015
  • 06:39 AM
  • 23 views

Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio May Identify Melanoma Patients Likely To Benefit From Ipilimumab

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Chiara Martinoli, PhD Medical Oncology of Melanoma European Institute of Oncology Milan, Italy MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Martinoli: The recent advent of new immunomodulatory drugs and targeted … Continue reading →
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Chiara Martinoli, PhD, Medical Oncology of Melanoma, European Institute of Oncology, & Milan, Italy. (2015) Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio May Identify Melanoma Patients Likely To Benefit From Ipilimumab. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 19, 2015
  • 06:30 AM
  • 23 views

States With Stroke Legislation Have More Certified Stroke Centers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ken Uchino, MD Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland, OH 44195 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Uchino: Stroke center designation started in 2003 and more hospitals have … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ken Uchino, MD, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, & Cleveland, OH 44195. (2015) States With Stroke Legislation Have More Certified Stroke Centers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 19, 2015
  • 04:27 AM
  • 146 views

Autoimmune disease or anti-nuclear antibodies and non-coeliac wheat sensitivity

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Higher proportions of patients with NCWS [wheat sensitivity among people without celiac disease] or celiac disease develop autoimmune disorders, are ANA [anti-nuclear antibodies] positive, and showed DQ2/DQ8 haplotypes compared to patients with IBS [irritable bowel syndrome]."Those were the conclusions reached in the paper by Antonio Carroccio and colleagues [1] who sought to evaluate: "the prevalence of autoimmune diseases among patients with NCWS, and investigate........ Read more »

  • June 19, 2015
  • 03:01 AM
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A hike in the Prealps and Mesolithic on the Jaunpass, Bernese Oberland

by M. Cornelissen in hazelnut relations

Mai, June, early summer. For those loving the mountains, latest by now it starts to itch again. Summer has slowly arrived in the lowlands, but at higher altitudes there is still snow in places. The Prealps, or Voralpen in German, … Continue reading →... Read more »

Crotti, P. . (2001) Campements mésolithique d'altitude sur le Jaunpass (Simmental, canton de Berne, Suisse). Annuaire de la Société Suisse de Préhistoire et d'Archéologie, 119-124. info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.5169/seals-117667

  • June 18, 2015
  • 11:01 PM
  • 21 views

Acid-Suppression Medications Linked To Increased Pediatric C. diff Infections

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases Columbia University, New York Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Freedberg: Acid suppression medications are increasingly prescribed to … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Daniel E. Freedberg, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, & Columbia University, Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases. (2015) Acid-Suppression Medications Linked To Increased Pediatric C. diff Infections . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 18, 2015
  • 05:15 PM
  • 21 views

Higher Adolescent Marijuana Usage In States That Legalized Pot

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D. Professor of Epidemiology Columbia University New York, New York 10032 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hasin: The background for the study was the need … Continue reading →
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Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University, & New York, New York 10032. (2015) Higher Adolescent Marijuana Usage In States That Legalized Pot. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 18, 2015
  • 04:57 PM
  • 19 views

Women Who Don’t Get HPV Vaccine May Also Not Get PAP Tests

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ann Goding Sauer Epidemiologist, American Cancer Society, Inc. Atlanta, GA 30303 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Among US women, a positive association between Pap test uptake and HPV vaccination has been shown, though potential … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Ann Goding Sauer Epidemiologist, American Cancer Society, Inc., & Atlanta, GA 30303. (2015) Women Who Don't Get HPV Vaccine May Also Not Get PAP Tests. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 18, 2015
  • 01:22 PM
  • 152 views

Musicians don’t just hear in tune, they also see in tune

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Musicians don’t just hear in tune, they also see in tune. That is the conclusion of the latest scientific experiment designed to puzzle out how the brain creates an apparently seamless view of the external world based on the information it receives from the eyes.... Read more »

  • June 18, 2015
  • 01:02 PM
  • 154 views

How ‘science popularizers’ influence public opinion on religion

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Two prominent scientists with drastically different views on the relationship of science and religion – Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins – have an equally different influence on these views among people who are unfamiliar with their work, according to new research from Rice University and West Virginia University.... Read more »

  • June 18, 2015
  • 12:59 PM
  • 138 views

Not-so-guilty pleasure: Viewing cat videos boosts energy and positive emotions

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

If you get a warm, fuzzy feeling after watching cute cat videos online, the effect may be more profound than you think. The Internet phenomenon of watching cat videos, from Lil Bub to Grumpy Cat, does more than simply entertain; it boosts viewers’ energy and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings, according to a new study by an Indiana University Media School researcher.... Read more »

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