Our summer reading list is all about play.Why do animals play? In Dog Sense, John Bradshaw writes “In wild animals, play must promote survival; otherwise, evolution would select against it – a young animal that is playing out in the open is much more obvious to a predator than one sleeping in its den. However, the benefits of play do not usually become apparent until months later, when they emerge in the form of better social integration or more sophisticated hunting techniques (to name........ Read more »
Norman, K., Pellis, S., Barrett, L., & Peter Henzi, S. (2015) Down but not out: Supine postures as facilitators of play in domestic dogs. Behavioural Processes, 88-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.09.001
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alicia A. Bergman, Ph.D. Research Health Scientist VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy North Hills, CA 91343 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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The HMDB, or Human Metabolome DataBase, is another nice data collection and tools from the Wishart lab. Although we have mentioned it in the past, because of it’s emphasis more on small molecules it isn’t something we covered in detail. But with this new video that’s available, I thought it was a good time to […]... Read more »
Wishart, D., Jewison, T., Guo, A., Wilson, M., Knox, C., Liu, Y., Djoumbou, Y., Mandal, R., Aziat, F., Dong, E.... (2012) HMDB 3.0--The Human Metabolome Database in 2013. Nucleic Acids Research, 41(D1). DOI: 10.1093/nar/gks1065
Xia, J., Broadhurst, D., Wilson, M., & Wishart, D. (2012) Translational biomarker discovery in clinical metabolomics: an introductory tutorial. Metabolomics, 9(2), 280-299. DOI: 10.1007/s11306-012-0482-9
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Eric Reiman MD Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) Chief Executive Officer, Banner Research Clinical Director of the Neurogenomics Division at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona Director, Arizona Alzheimer’s … Continue reading →
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Dr. Eric Reiman MD. (2015) Many Patients with Clinical Alzheimer’s Do Not Have Significant Amyloid Pathology. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Not every pair of monozygotic twins have the same chromosomes. Mosaic twins can be boy and girl, yet both babies come from a single zygote. The strange part is that the tests we run to prevent IVF problems may actually contribute to mosaic twinning. And have you heard of polar body twins? They’re ½ identical twins!... Read more »
Wei, Y., Zhang, T., Wang, Y., Schatten, H., & Sun, Q. (2014) Polar Bodies in Assisted Reproductive Technology: Current Progress and Future Perspectives. Biology of Reproduction, 92(1), 19-19. DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.114.125575
Gardner AJ, & Evans JP. (2006) Mammalian membrane block to polyspermy: new insights into how mammalian eggs prevent fertilisation by multiple sperm. Reproduction, fertility, and development, 18(1-2), 53-61. PMID: 16478602
Souter, V., Parisi, M., Nyholt, D., Kapur, R., Henders, A., Opheim, K., Gunther, D., Mitchell, M., Glass, I., & Montgomery, G. (2006) A case of true hermaphroditism reveals an unusual mechanism of twinning. Human Genetics, 121(2), 179-185. DOI: 10.1007/s00439-006-0279-x
Taylor, D., Thum, M., & Abdalla, H. (2008) Dichorionic triamniotic triplet pregnancy with monozygotic twins discordant for trisomy 13 after preimplantation genetic screening: case report. Fertility and Sterility, 90(5), 201700000-2147483647. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.01.095
Rosenbusch B, & Hancke K. (2012) Conjoined human oocytes observed during assisted reproduction: description of three cases and review of the literature. Romanian journal of morphology and embryology , 53(1), 189-92. PMID: 22395521
Tachon, G., Lefort, G., Puechberty, J., Schneider, A., Jeandel, C., Boulot, P., Prodhomme, O., Meyer, P., Taviaux, S., Touitou, I.... (2014) Discordant sex in monozygotic XXY/XX twins: a case report. Human Reproduction, 29(12), 2814-2820. DOI: 10.1093/humrep/deu275
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elizabeth Aura McClintock PhD Assistant Professor Department of Sociology University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN 46556 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. McClintock: Sexual identity is a … Continue reading →
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In cancer genomics, we typically identify somatic alterations by sequencing DNA from both a tumor and a matched normal “control” sample from the same patient. The Cancer Genome Atlas and other large-scale efforts to characterize tumor genomes have typically used this approach, because it allows mutation callers (like VarScan 2) to distinguish between inherited variation and acquired (somatic) […]... Read more »
Hiltemann S, Jenster G, Trapman J, van der Spek P, & Stubbs A. (2015) Discriminating somatic and germline mutations in tumor DNA samples without matching normals. Genome research. PMID: 26209359
I briefly want to bring the paper from Lucia Billeci and colleagues  to your attention today and the suggestion that following their systematic review of the current peer-reviewed literature, there seemed to be something of "an association between ASD [autism spectrum disorder] and AD [atopic dermatitis]."Atopic, by the way, refers to sensitivity to allergens, and in the case of AD, how such sensitivity manifests on the skin causing itchiness, redness and the skin to ........ Read more »
Billeci L, Tonacci A, Tartarisco G, Ruta L, Pioggia G, & Gangemi S. (2015) Association Between Atopic Dermatitis and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review. American journal of clinical dermatology. PMID: 26254000
Take Home Message: A systematic review of 11 studies revealed that patients who either received anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction or remained deficient (ACL-D) reported lower quality of life than the general healthy population.... Read more »
Filbay, S., Culvenor, A., Ackerman, I., Russell, T., & Crossley, K. (2015) Quality of life in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49(16), 1033-1041. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094864
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Roger S. Ho, MD, MS, MPH, FAAD Assistant Professor The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Ho: In … Continue reading →
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Roger S. Ho, MD, MS, MPH, FAAD. (2015) Psoriasis Patients Have Increased Risk Of Depression. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
by Laura Smith-Khan in Language on the Move
When people arrive in countries like Australia, seeking to be recognised as refugees and offered protection, it is obviously important that they are able to communicate their experiences and respond to any doubts the authorities may have about their claims. … Continue reading →... Read more »
Crock, M. . (2011) Immigration, Refugees and Forced Migration: Law, policy and practice in Australia. Annandale: The Federation Press. info:/
There are many examples throughout nature of microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and parasites influencing the neurobiology and behavior of their hosts. For example, the rabies virus enters the nervous system almost immediately after a bite or scratch and travels to the brain, where it influences neural activity to make aggressive behavior more likely. This, of course, is beneficial for the virus as it increases the probability its infected host will make contact with another susceptible host........ Read more »
Cryan, J., & Dinan, T. (2012) Mind-altering microorganisms: the impact of the gut microbiota on brain and behaviour. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 13(10), 701-712. DOI: 10.1038/nrn3346
The history of Bahamas mosquitofish is written in their genitals. Though you'd have a hard time locating a female fish's reproductive parts, they tell a story of predators, suitors, and finding a way to regain control.
Gambusia hubbsi arrived at Andros Island, in the Bahamas, about 15,000 years ago. The little fish live in vertical, water-filled caves called blue holes. Populations separated from each other by these caves are in the process of evolving into different species, pushed by ........ Read more »
Anderson CM, & Langerhans RB. (2015) Origins of female genital diversity: Predation risk and lock-and-key explain rapid divergence during an adaptive radiation. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution. PMID: 26259062
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: John P. Haran MD Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Haran: The Infectious Disease Society of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Candida Rebello, PhD candidate Louisiana State University Pennington Biomedical Research Center School of Nutrition and Food Sciences Baton Rouge , Louisiana MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Oats … Continue reading →
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Candida Rebello, PhD candidate. (2015) Instant Oatmeal at Breakfast Reduced Hunger and Food Intake At Lunch. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Murderers who kill intimate partners and family members have a significantly different psychological and forensic profile from murderers who kill people they don’t know, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study that examined the demographics, psychiatric history and neuropsychology of these individuals.... Read more »
West-Smith, M. (2014) Book Review: Survived by one: The life and mind of a family mass murderer. Criminal Justice Review, 39(2), 222-224. DOI: 10.1177/0734016814523119
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: William W. Huang, MD, MPH Assistant Professor and Program Director Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Dermatology Winston-Salem, NC 27104 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Huang: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anna Lin, MBA, PHD Senior Epidemiologist, Health Services Research American Cancer Society, Inc. 250 Williams St. Atlanta, GA 30303 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Lin: Evidence-based guidelines recommend the use of adjuvant chemotherapy … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Søren Friis, Senior Scientist, Associate Professor, MD Danish Cancer Society Research Center Danish Cancer Society Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Institute of Clinical Medicine Department of Clinical Epidemiology Aarhus University Denmark Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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Søren Friis, Senior Scientist, Associate Professor, MD. (2015) Only Regular Use of Low Dose Aspirin Offers Colon Cancer Protection. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hardeep Singh, MD MPH Chief, Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program, Houston Veterans Affairs Health Services Research Center for Innovations Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX 77030 Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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Hardeep Singh, MD MPH. (2015) Electronic Messages Improved Timeliness of Cancer Diagnosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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