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  • April 8, 2015
  • 11:16 AM
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Adult ADHD and Brain White Matter Deficits

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

In my last post I reviewed a recent diffusion tensor imaging study of ADHD in children. This study found evidence for brain white matter deficits in several ciruitry regions including frontal, temporal and occipital areas.To follow up on this post, I want to highlight a recent study of DTI in adults with ADHD.This study from Brazil recruited 22 drug treatment-naive subjects between the ages of 18 and 50 years of age.This study excluded subjects with a history of substance dependence or other med........ Read more »

  • April 8, 2015
  • 10:45 AM
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A Bad Marriage May Lead to High Blood Pressure

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kira S. Birditt, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor Life Course Development Program The Institute for Social Research University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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  • April 8, 2015
  • 09:45 AM
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Prenatal Blood Tests For Down Syndrome Good But Not Perfect

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jeanne M. Meck, PhD FACMG Director, Prenatal Diagnosis & Cytogenomic GeneDx Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Meck: Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) for fetal aneuploidy is a new test which … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jeanne M. Meck, PhD FACMG. (2015) Prenatal Blood Tests For Down Syndrome Good But Not Perfect. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 8, 2015
  • 09:20 AM
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Outpatient Charges Can Be Daunting For Uninsured Cancer Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stacie B. Dusetzina PhD Assistant professor in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Stacie B. Dusetzina PhD. (2015) Outpatient Charges Can Be Daunting For Uninsured Cancer Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 8, 2015
  • 08:58 AM
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New Morbid Terminology: Corpse Medicine

by Katy Meyers Emery in Bones Don't Lie

Earlier this week, researchers at Nottingham University were able to recreate a 9th c Anglo-Saxon medical remedy using garlic, onion and part of a cow’s stomach. When I first heard […]... Read more »

Karen Gordon-Grube. (1993) Evidence of Medicinal Cannibalism in Puritan New England: "Mummy" and Related Remedies in Edward Taylor's "Dispensatory". Early American Literature, 28(3), 185-221. info:/

  • April 8, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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Why Do People Relinquish Large Dogs?

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

When someone gives up a large dog to a shelter, what are the usual reasons?Research by Emily Weiss (ASPCA) et al looks at why people relinquish large dogs – and whether there are interventions that could have helped the animal stay in its home. The results show that people issues, rather than dog issues, are given as the main reason. They also highlight that owners have many good things to say about their dog, even as it is relinquished.In the US, large dogs are at a greater risk of euthanasia........ Read more »

  • April 8, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Why Do Males And Females Look Different?

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

You see a spotted hyena – is it a male or female. There’s no way of telling without a blood test or a litter of pups. Other animals have obvious differences between males and females; eclectus parrots have green males but red and blue females, while male elephant seals weigh 10x as much as females. Are the differences for sexual selection or natural selection?... Read more »

Cunha, G., Risbridger, G., Wang, H., Place, N., Grumbach, M., Cunha, T., Weldele, M., Conley, A., Barcellos, D., Agarwal, S.... (2014) Development of the external genitalia: Perspectives from the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta). Differentiation, 87(1-2), 4-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.diff.2013.12.003  

Hammond, G., Miguel-Queralt, S., Yalcinkaya, T., Underhill, C., Place, N., Glickman, S., Drea, C., Wagner, A., & Siiteri, P. (2012) Phylogenetic Comparisons Implicate Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin in “Masculinization” of the Female Spotted Hyena . Endocrinology, 153(3), 1435-1443. DOI: 10.1210/en.2011-1837  

  • April 8, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Hipsters, SnapChat, Beer Goggles, and Pain 

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

Here is another post detailing things you simply must be aware of but to which we don’t wish to devote an entire post. These might be seen as water-cooler topics or simply things that make you a much more interesting conversationalist. Or something like that. Why hipsters all look the same (it’s just math) You […]

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  • April 8, 2015
  • 05:57 AM
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Where Are All The Single Authors?

by Kate Blanchfield in United Academics

The trend towards collaborative research has a downside.... Read more »

Natascha Gaster, Jorge S. Burns, Michael Gaster. (2014) Single Authors – an Exterminated Race – Increasing Numbers by Increasing Credit?,. JUnQ, 5(1). info:/

  • April 8, 2015
  • 01:34 AM
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Cleanrooms and autism?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper by Scott Faber and colleagues [1] (open-access) is the topic of today's post and the idea that a cleanroom sleeping environment might impact on some important issues accompanying at least some autism.Just in case you hadn't come across the concept of a cleanroom, the concept is that a space is provided where various systems are put in place to control environmental pollutants such as dust, microbes and various chemical emissions. More readily associated with the construction of microch........ Read more »

  • April 8, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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ACL Injuries Are Getting on My Nerves

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

Patients who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear often suffer quadriceps weakness, altered spinal-reflexive excitability during the first few weeks after the injury, and altered corticospinal excitability a few months after the injury.... Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 11:52 PM
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Children of the harvest: schooling, class and race

by Ingrid Piller in Language on the Move

I’ve just come across a fascinating article about the schooling of migrant children during the Great Depression era in the US West Coast states. The authors, Paul Theobald and Rubén Donato, tell a fascinating tale of the manipulation of schooling … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 10:36 PM
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The unpleasant muddiness of crudely purified antibiotics

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Many antibiotics, being the products of microorganisms, can be manufactured by growing the appropriate bacterium or fungus in tanks filled with nutrient-amended broth. Provided that the proper incubation conditions are established, the microbe will happily eat up the broth, multiply to a tremendous degree, and synthesize and release the antibiotic into its liquid surroundings. From there, it is necessary to isolate the antibiotic from a soup of microbes, broth ingredients, and other microbial pr........ Read more »

Fraser I. (1984) Penicillin: early trials in war casualties. British medical journal, 289(6460), 1723-5. PMID: 6440621  

Levine D. (2006) Vancomycin: A History. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 42(Supplement 1). DOI: 10.1086/491709  

  • April 7, 2015
  • 10:15 PM
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Cancer Survivors Face Long Term Increased Mortality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Riccardo Capocaccia Evaluative Epidemiology Unit Department of Preventive and Predictive Medicine Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Tumori Milan, Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Capocaccia: Life expectancy of … Continue reading →
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  • April 7, 2015
  • 09:21 PM
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New Antiviral Medication For HPV Infection Shows Promise

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Luis Squiquera, MD Tamir Biotechnology MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Squiquera: Ranpirnase is a small peptide that has a characteristic enzymatic activity against double stranded RNA (dsRNA). As … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Luis Squiquera, MD. (2015) First Antiviral Medication For HPV Infections Shows Promise. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 7, 2015
  • 06:47 PM
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Breast Cancer Costs Rise But So Has Survival

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Cary P. Gross MD Professor of General Medicine, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Yale University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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  • April 7, 2015
  • 03:17 PM
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Dehydrated Sea Snakes: The Thirst Is Real

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



It's a shame snakes can't appreciate irony. If they could, sea snakes in Australia might find some humor in their situation. Despite living in water, they seem to spend much of their time desperately dehydrated.

The true sea snakes, or Hydrophiini, include more than 60 species of almost frighteningly well-adapted reptiles. They swim with a graceful, ribbon-like motion through coastal waters around the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They have a venomous bite. Like many other snakes, they giv........ Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 12:59 PM
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Master protein enhances learning, memory and fitness?!

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

You're supposed to stay fit, the key to successful aging is to be active. Science doesn't quite understand why, but staying fit helps keep our brain in shape as we get older. I hate to run, hate it, but I exercise my brain often. Truthfully, some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring. Other individuals might be born with a knack for memorizing things, from times tables to trivia facts. These two skills―running and memorizing―are not so diff........ Read more »

Liming Pei, Yangling Mu, Mathias Leblanc, William Alaynick, Grant D. Barish, Matthew Pankratz, Tiffany W. Tseng, Samantha Kaufman, Christopher Liddle, Ruth T. Yu.... (2015) Dependence of Hippocampal Function on ERRγ-Regulated Mitochondrial Metabolism. Cell metabolism. DOI: http://dx.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2015.03.004  

  • April 7, 2015
  • 11:57 AM
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ADHD and Brain White Matter Deficits

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Structural brain imaging studies in ADHD fail to find consistent differences from non-ADHD populations.However, there is increasing evidence linking ADHD to changes in brain white matter function.An example of these findings is a recent study from China examining white matter in children with ADHD.ADHD is typically subgrouped into inattention (ADHD-I), hyperactivity ADHD-H or combined categories (ADHD-C). In the recent Chinese study, inattention and combined subgroups of children were compa........ Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 10:35 AM
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Edwardsiella andrillae: The Icy Anemone

by beredim in Strange Animals



Edwardsiella andrillae


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cnidaria

Class: Anthozoa

Order: Actiniaria

Family: Edwardsiidae

Genus: Edwardsiella

Species: Edwardsiella andrillae


Meet Edwardsiella andrillae, a recently discovered species of sea anemone that lives anchored to the underside of sea ice offshore of Antarctica.



The species was discovered in December 2010 during a test run of an ... Read more »

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