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  • May 12, 2015
  • 12:13 PM
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Help your brain, eat dark chocolate

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Point:

Eating dark chocolate can help in increasing attention levels, thereby improving concentration.

Published in:

NeuroRegulation

Study Further:

Chocolate is a food made from roasted ground cacao beans. It is a powerful stimulant that can activate the brain. It is helpful in increasing the attention capabilities, and can also influence blood pressure as it is a vasodilator, i.e. it opens blood vessels and decreases blood pressure.

In a recent research, scientists tried ........ Read more »

Montopoli et al.,. (2015) The Acute Electrocortical and Blood Pressure Effects of Chocolate. NeuroRegulation. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 11:50 AM
  • 75 views

Why female house finches prefer redheads over blonds

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

Red male house finches are better at surviving disease epidemics and clearing pathogen infections. Researchers at Auburn University use a gene expression approach to try and identify genes that might play a role in the link between plumage colour and disease response.... Read more »

Balenger, S., Bonneaud, C., Sefick, S., Edwards, S., & Hill, G. (2015) Plumage color and pathogen-induced gene expression in a wild bird. Behavioral Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arv055  

  • May 12, 2015
  • 08:08 AM
  • 96 views

Motivated to Fail: When Flunking Becomes an Ambition

by Winston Sieck in Thinker Academy

What is the opposite of being motivated to succeed? Well, it must be lack of motivation. Or not caring. Because surely nobody is motivated to do poorly. Or are they? A study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology shows that in fact some students purposefully behave in ways that will lead them to fail. […]
Check out Motivated to Fail: When Flunking Becomes an Ambition, an original post on Thinker Academy.
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  • May 12, 2015
  • 07:36 AM
  • 63 views

Negative Ultrasound Study Can Rule Out Upper Extremity DVT

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dott. Michelangelo Sartori U.O. di Angiologia e Malattie della Coagulazione Azienda Ospedaliera di Bologna Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi Bologna Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The safety of withholding … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dott. Michelangelo Sartori. (2015) Negative Ultrasound Study Can Rule Out Upper Extremity DVT. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 07:26 AM
  • 52 views

Emergence and Persistence of Obesity in Mid-childhood Is Found To Be High

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Matthew Pearce NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Despite evidence to suggest that the prevalence of childhood obesity in the UK has … Continue reading →
The post Emergence and Persistence of Obesity in Mid-childhood Is Found To Be High appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical ........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Matthew Pearce. (2015) Many Overweight and Obese Children Will Become Obese Adults. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 62 views

Dexamethasone May Limit Kidney Failure After Heart Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kirolos A. Jacob, MD, MSc PhD Candidate Division Vital Functions, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Intensive Care Medicine University Medical Center Utrecht Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Jacob: Heart … Continue reading →
The post Dexamethasone May Limit Kidney Failure After Heart Surgery appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Researc........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kirolos A. Jacob, MD, MSc PhD Candidate. (2015) Dexamethasone May Prevent Kidney Failure After Heart Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 05:13 AM
  • 89 views

Consider congenital cytomegalovirus infection when it comes to autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"The finding lends some further support for congenital CMV [cytomegalovirus] being one of the many aetiologies underlying autism spectrum disorder with intellectual disability."That was the conclusion reached by Mona-Lisa Engman and colleagues [1] from Sweden following their study looking to "evaluate the prevalence of congenital cytomegalovirus infection (CMV) in a representative sample of children with autism spectrum disorder." Carrying some rather distinguished company as part........ Read more »

Engman ML, Sundin M, Miniscalco C, Westerlund J, Lewensohn-Fuchs I, Gillberg C, & Fernell E. (2015) Prenatal acquired cytomegalovirus infection should be considered in children with autism. Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). PMID: 25900322  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 04:08 PM
  • 84 views

Genetic Variants Explain Differences in Age Of Onset Of Huntington’s Disease Symptoms

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristina Bečanovič Ph.D. Department of Clinical Neuroscience Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Becanovic: While the symptoms normally debut in middle-age, there is wide individual variation in how Huntington … Continue reading →
The post Genetic Variants Explain Differences in Age Of Onset Of Huntington’s Disease Sym........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Kristina Bečanovič Ph.D. (2015) Genetic Variants Explain Differences in Age Of Onset Of Huntington's Disease Symptoms. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 04:02 PM
  • 99 views

GMO beef with the heart benefits of fish, why not?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sometimes you just want beef, but beef is high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in the omega-3 type. Conversely, different types of fish are high in omega-3, but we all know they don’t compare to that tasty burger flavor. So what’s a beef lover to do, well if you’re in China you might have some options! Chinese scientists have reared beef rich in the beneficial fatty acids associated with fish oils.... Read more »

Cheng, G., Fu, C., Wang, H., Adoligbe, C., Wei, S., Li, S., Jiang, B., Wang, H., & Zan, L. (2015) Production of transgenic beef cattle rich in n-3 PUFAs by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Biotechnology Letters. DOI: 10.1007/s10529-015-1827-z  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 02:37 PM
  • 76 views

Nondisclosure Agreements in Medical Malpractice Settlements May Limit Transparency

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: William M. Sage MD JD James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence School of Law The University of Texas Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: We reviewed settlement … Continue reading →
The post Nondisclosure Agreements in Medical Malpractice Settlements May Limit Transparency appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research I........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & William M. Sage MD JD. (2015) Nondisclosure Agreements in Medical Malpractice Settlements May Limit Transparency. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 02:23 PM
  • 77 views

Peer review: The pleasure of publishing – originally published in the journal eLife in January/2015

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

When assessing manuscripts eLife editors look for a combination of rigour and insight, along with results and ideas that make other researchers think differently about their subject. … Read More →... Read more »

  • May 11, 2015
  • 12:21 PM
  • 76 views

Microbial nitrogen transformation in constructed wetlands

by Ruth Garcia de la Calle in ADVOCATE Marie Curie Network

Microbial nitrogen transformation in constructed wetlands for the treatment of contaminated groundwater... Read more »

Coban, O., Kuschk, P., Kappelmeyer, U., Spott, O., Martienssen, M., Jetten, M., & Knoeller, K. (2015) Nitrogen transforming community in a horizontal subsurface-flow constructed wetland. Water Research, 203-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.02.018  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 12:15 PM
  • 85 views

Moderate Wine Intake In Diabetes May Improve Glucose Metabolism

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Assoc Director, Channing Division of Network Medicine Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, … Continue reading →
The post Moderate Wine Intake In Diabetes May Improve Glucose Metabolism appeared first on MedicalRes........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Meir Stampfer, MD, DrPH. (2015) Moderate Wine Intake In Diabetes May Improve Glucose Metabolism. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 10:43 AM
  • 72 views

Red Blood Cell Surface Molecule May Be Target For New Malaria Vaccine and Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Manoj Duraisingh Ph.D. John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Boston, Massachusetts MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
The post Red Blood Cell Surface Molecule May Be Target For New Malaria Vaccine and Treatment appeared firs........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Manoj Duraisingh Ph.D. (2015) Red Blood Cell Surface Molecule May Be Target For New Malaria Vaccine and Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 10:03 AM
  • 72 views

Electronic Medical Records Did Not Improve Stroke Outcomes Or Quality Of Care

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karen E. Joynt, MD MPH Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System Department of Health Policy and Management Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study?  … Continue reading →
The post Electronic Medical Records Did Not Improve Stroke Outcomes Or Quality Of Care appeared first on MedicalRese........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karen E. Joynt, MD MPH. (2015) Electronic Medical Records Did Not Improve Stroke Outcomes Or Quality Of Care. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 09:46 AM
  • 82 views

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction of Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy May Be Overestimated For Some BRCA1 Carriers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bernadette A.M. Heemskerk-Gerritsen, Ph.D. Department of Medical Oncology Erasmus MC Cancer Institute Roterdam, the Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Heemskerk-Gerritsen: Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 … Continue reading →
The post Breast Cancer Risk Reduction of Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy May Be Overestimated For Some BR........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bernadette A.M. Heemskerk-Gerritsen, Ph.D. (2015) Breast Cancer Risk Reduction of Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy May Be Overestimated For Some BRCA1 Carriers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 07:04 AM
  • 88 views

Frequent Emergency Department Users More Likely To Die Or Be Admitted

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Brian Rowe, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Rowe: Frequent users are also called “familiar faces” or “heavy … Continue reading →
The post Frequent Emergency Department Users More Likely To Die Or Be Admitted appeared first on MedicalResearc........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Brian Rowe, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP. (2015) Frequent Emergency Department Users More Likely To Die Or Be Admitted. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 101 views

Is this a new treatment for adult criminal psychopaths? 

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

Criminal psychopaths are a common topic we write about here. They are notoriously difficult to treat, but are so disturbing they make for fascinating study (and hopefully reading). Some say they are not treatable. They are highly likely to reoffend after incarceration and prison is neither a deterrent nor a punishment for many of them. […]

Related posts:
 Psychopaths cannot understand punishment—what does that mean for the courtroom?
Judges are biased in favor of psychopaths whose “........ Read more »

Konicar L, Veit R, Eisenbarth H, Barth B, Tonin P, Strehl U, & Birbaumer N. (2015) Brain self-regulation in criminal psychopaths. Scientific reports, 9426. PMID: 25800672  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 06:51 AM
  • 71 views

Viagra Derivatives May Block Malaria Transmission

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Gordon Langsley Laboratoire de Biologie Cellulaire Comparative des Apicomplexes, Institut Cochin, INSERM U1016, CNRS UMR 8104, Faculté de Medecine Université Paris Descartes, Paris Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: We … Continue reading →
The post Viagra Derivatives May Block Malaria Transmission appeared first on MedicalRe........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Gordon Langsley. (2015) Viagra Derivatives May Block Malaria Transmissio. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 11, 2015
  • 06:31 AM
  • 118 views

Most students struggle to take effective lecture notes. Here are two ways to help them

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Sit in a university lecture and you'll see most students scribbling away taking notes (or tapping away on laptops). Unfortunately, while note-taking ought to be beneficial in principle – by encouraging reflection on, and systematic organisation of, the material – countless studies have found it to have little to no benefit. It's likely this is in part because of the way students take notes. Many simply record verbatim what the lecturer is saying.Now the US psychologists Dung Bui and Mark McD........ Read more »

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