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  • May 8, 2015
  • 02:14 PM
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Childhood Obesity Presents Opportunities and Challenges

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rebecca Jones, MSPH Nutrition and Health Sciences Program Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Emory University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Obesity in children is associated … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Rebecca Jones, MSPH, Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, & Emory University. (2015) Childhood Obesity Presents Opportunities and Challenges. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 01:56 PM
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Comprehensive Stroke Centers Save Lives In Patients With Hemorrhagic Stroke

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: James S McKinney, MD, FAHA Assistant Professor of Neurology Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Medical Director, RWJUH Comprehensive Stroke Center New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: James S McKinney, MD, FAHA. (2015) Comprehensive Stroke Centers Save Lives In Patients With Hemorrhagic Stroke. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 01:39 PM
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Statin Users Have Increased Risk Of Diabetes and Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ishak Mansi, MD Staff Internist, VA North Texas Health System. Professor in Department of Medicine & Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Outcomes and Health services Research, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX MedicalResearch: What is the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ishak Mansi, MD. (2015) Statin Users Have Increased Risk Of Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 12:08 PM
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Story envy: When we borrow other people's personal anecdotes

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

In the study, men admitted "borrowing" other people's stories more than womenAdmit it, have you ever told a cracking story to your friends but failed to include the crucial (but perhaps boring) caveat that the amusing events actually happened to someone else? A new survey of hundreds of US undergrads finds that borrowing personal memories in this way is common place.Alan Brown and his colleagues found that nearly half of the 447 undergrads they sampled admitted to having told someone else's pers........ Read more »

Brown, A., Croft Caderao, K., Fields, L., & Marsh, E. (2015) Borrowing Personal Memories. Applied Cognitive Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/acp.3130  

  • May 8, 2015
  • 12:07 PM
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A new questionnaire measures people's "no mobile phone phobia" or nomophobia

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Do you get intensely anxious when your mobile phone runs out of battery or you don't know where it is? If so, researchers in the US believe you could be showing signs of a distinctly modern malaise: "nomophobia", or "no mobile phone phobia".To galvanise more research into the phenomenon, Caglar Yildirim and Ana-Paula Correia have developed a 20-item nomophobia questionnaire. The pair began by interviewing nine undergrads (five women) who were identified as being heavily dependent on their smartp........ Read more »

  • May 8, 2015
  • 10:21 AM
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Orthopedic Patients and Their Families At Risk For Opioid Abuse

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBA Associate professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute and and Dr. Brent J. Morris, M.D. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship Texas Orthopaedic Hospital University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBA, Associate professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, & Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute. (2015) Orthopedic Patients and Their Families At Risk For Opioid Abuse. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 09:30 AM
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do memristor chips remember electric sheep?

by Greg Fish in weird things

Humans beware. Our would-be cybernetic overlords made a leap towards hyper-intelligence in the last few months as artificial neural networks can now be trained on specialized chips which use memristors, an electrical component that can remember the flow of electricity through it to help manage the amount of current required in a circuit. Using these specialized chips, robots, supercomputers, and sensors could solve complex real world problems faster, easier, and with far less energy. [...] ...... Read more »

  • May 8, 2015
  • 08:12 AM
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The genomic landscape underlying phenotypic integrity in the face of gene flow in crows

by Thomas Martignier in genome ecology evolution etc

The role of interspecific gene flow in species diversification has long been debated and is increasingly appreciated. However, the effect of gene introgression on phenotypic divergences and genome heterogeneity remain unclear in case of early speciation. To investigate these questions … Continue reading →... Read more »

Poelstra, J., Vijay, N., Bossu, C., Lantz, H., Ryll, B., Muller, I., Baglione, V., Unneberg, P., Wikelski, M., Grabherr, M.... (2014) The genomic landscape underlying phenotypic integrity in the face of gene flow in crows. Science, 344(6190), 1410-1414. DOI: 10.1126/science.1253226  

  • May 8, 2015
  • 07:56 AM
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MPs with Science Degrees: How did Science & Technology do in the UK General Election 2015?

by Duncan Hull in O'Really?

In case you missed it, the people of the United Kingdom just elected 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to run their government for the next give years. How many of these newly elected MPs have science backgrounds? Like many, I was inspired by Mark Henderson’s book The Geek Manifesto [1] back in 2012 after reading an article which argued that (quote) “with just one British MP having a scientific background, the people who run the country clearly need some expert advice”. So when I........ Read more »

  • May 8, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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The distraction effect: “No, no, not your left side, the patient’s left  side…”

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

I grew up in a family where multiple siblings got confused about which way was right and which way was left. When I began to drive, I would make a capital R in the air with my right index finger to be sure I was turning the right way. Unbeknownst to me, my siblings had […]

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McKinley, J, Dempster, M, & Gormley, GJ. (2015) ‘Sorry, I meant the patient’s left side’: Impact of distraction on left-right discrimination. . Medical Education, 427-435. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 05:09 AM
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MoBa does prenatal antidepressant use and offspring anxiety

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

MoBa, otherwise known as the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, has found it's way onto this blog a few times over the years. If it's not to do with results concerning prenatal paracetamol (acetaminophen) exposure and possible offspring neurodevelopmental outcomes (see here), it's about confirming that bowel issues are indeed over-represented in cases of autism (see here) and lots more besides.We can now add the results from Ragnhild Eek Brandlistuen and colleagues [1] (open-access) t........ Read more »

Brandlistuen, R., Ystrom, E., Eberhard-Gran, M., Nulman, I., Koren, G., & Nordeng, H. (2015) Behavioural effects of fetal antidepressant exposure in a Norwegian cohort of discordant siblings. International Journal of Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyv030  

  • May 8, 2015
  • 04:13 AM
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Advances in immunotherapy for renal cell carcinoma

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

In recent years there has been renewed interest in immunotherapies to treat of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). Immunotherapies increase the body’s natural finely regulated multiple-step anti-tumour immune response (Figure 1). The balance of stimulatory and inhibitory signals (reviewed in Chen & Mellman, 2013) are important in maintaining self-tolerance and modulating normal immune responses to minimising health tissue damage. However, tumours can develop mechanisms to evade this im........ Read more »

  • May 7, 2015
  • 10:15 PM
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Adventures in Studying Brain Sex Differences

by BNugent in the Node

by Peg McCarthy and Bridget Nugent The biological phenomenon of hormonally induced sexual differentiation of the brain has been an empirical topic of study for over 50 years1 but much remains to be discovered in terms of both mechanism and functional impact. In the McCarthy lab we exploit the many advantages of the laboratory rat […]... Read more »

Lenz, K., Nugent, B., Haliyur, R., & McCarthy, M. (2013) Microglia Are Essential to Masculinization of Brain and Behavior. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(7), 2761-2772. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1268-12.2013  

Nugent, B., Wright, C., Shetty, A., Hodes, G., Lenz, K., Mahurkar, A., Russo, S., Devine, S., & McCarthy, M. (2015) Brain feminization requires active repression of masculinization via DNA methylation. Nature Neuroscience, 18(5), 690-697. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3988  

  • May 7, 2015
  • 09:05 PM
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Hospitals Vary In Treatment Of 22-24 Week Preterm Infants

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mr. Matthew A. Rysavy, B.S and Edward Bell, MD Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: We were interested in … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mr. Matthew A. Rysavy, B.S and Edward Bell, MD. (2015) Hospitals Vary In Treatment Of 22-24 Week Preterm Infants. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 05:46 PM
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What you need to know about the newly proposed science funding legislation

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

The House Science Committee, chaired by Lamar Smith, unveiled their new science budget last week. Read on to see what it proposes and what it means for science.... Read more »

  • May 7, 2015
  • 04:04 PM
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Timely Pertussis Vaccination Important For Preventing Infant Deaths

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tejpratap S.P. Tiwari, MD Meningitis and Bacterial Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch Division of Bacterial Diseases National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Center for Global Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tejpratap S.P. Tiwari, MD. (2015) Timely Pertussis Vaccination Important For Preventing Infant Deaths. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 03:40 PM
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Decreasing Financial Burden Of IVF May Encourage Single Embryo Transfers, Reduce Multiple Births

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dmitry Kissin, MD Health scientist CDC Division of Reproductive Health Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kissin: Due to the frequent transfer of more than one embryo during assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments, … Continue reading →
The post Decreasing Financial Burden Of IVF May Encourage Single Embryo Transfers, Reduce Multiple Births appeared first on........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dmitry Kissin, MD. (2015) Decreasing Financial Burden Of IVF May Encourage Single Embryo Transfers, Reduce Multiple Births. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 03:22 PM
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Genes Identified That May Be New Drug Targets In HER2 Breast Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ahmad M. Khalil, PhD Assistant professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Khalil: This study aimed … Continue reading →
The post Genes Identified That May Be New Drug Targets In HER2 Breast Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Re........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:Ahmad M. Khalil, PhD. (2015) Genes Identified That May Be New Drug Targets In HER2 Breast Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 03:17 PM
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Nanoparticles in products can significantly alter normal gut microbiome

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Nanoparticles, it’s the new buzzword that cosmetics and even consumer “anti-aging” products use to promote their brand. As the word suggests, nanoparticles are small and it shouldn’t be too surprising that these nanoparticles are causing problems in nature because of their prevalence. In that light, it might not be a surprise that there could also be some serious health issues associated with these nanoparticles.... Read more »

  • May 7, 2015
  • 12:43 PM
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Crossovers are associated with mutation and biased gene conversion at recombination hotspots

by Andrea Vucicevic in genome ecology evolution etc

Meiosis is an important biological process by which combination of various types of the genes called alleles, are segregated and packed in each germ cell waiting to be transferred and expressed in descendants. This combinations of alleles are products of … Continue reading →... Read more »

Arbeithuber, B., Betancourt, A., Ebner, T., & Tiemann-Boege, I. (2015) Crossovers are associated with mutation and biased gene conversion at recombination hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201416622. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1416622112  

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