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  • August 18, 2015
  • 09:54 PM
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Drug Coverage Gap Wider For Older Blacks Than Whites

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Louanne Bakk, Ph.D Assistant Professor Director, Institute on Innovative Aging Policy and Practice School of Social Work The University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY  14260 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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  • August 18, 2015
  • 09:23 PM
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Generational Issues Place Some Infants At Higher Risk of Low Birth Weight

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jennifer B. Kane PhD Assistant professor of Sociology University of California, Irvine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kane: We know that low-birth-weight babies are more susceptible to later physical and cognitive difficulties … Continue reading →
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Jennifer B. Kane PhD. (2015) Generational Issues Place Some Infants At Higher Risk of Low Birth Weight. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 08:05 PM
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Music Therapy Reduced Anxiety During Ambulatory Breast Cancer Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, MM, MT-BC University Hospitals Of Cleveland Cleveland, OH  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Patients awaiting breast cancer surgery may be understandably anxious. While pharmacologic … Continue reading →
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Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, MM, MT-BC. (2015) Music Therapy Reduced Anxiety During Ambulatory Breast Cancer Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 06:36 PM
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Photodynamic Therapy Can Potentially Target Ovarian Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Oleh Taratula, PhD Assistant Professor Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University College of Pharmacy MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Taratula: The background for the study consists of previous work we had published … Continue reading →
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Oleh Taratula, PhD. (2015) Photodynamic Therapy Can Potentially Target Ovarian Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 04:10 PM
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A short history of a tree-killing anesthetic gas

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Ethylene is a colourless gas that was widely used as a general anesthetic in the 1920s through 1940s. It apparently works pretty well at knocking people out and is less toxic than the chloroform and ether that proceeded it on the surgical floor. However, its flammability and outright explosiveness when mixed in certain proportions with oxygen, coupled with the development of decidedly less flammable halothane and related compounds in the 50s and 60s, led to eventual obsolescence.In addition to b........ Read more »

Lin Z, Zhong S, & Grierson D. (2009) Recent advances in ethylene research. Journal of Experimental Botany, 60(12), 3311-3336. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erp204  

  • August 18, 2015
  • 02:43 PM
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Dramatic Drop in Chickenpox Since Vaccination Program Instituted

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jessica Leung, MPH and Rafael Harpaz, MD, MPH Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Authors’ Response: … Continue reading →
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Jessica Leung, MPH and Rafael Harpaz, MD, MPH. (2015) Dramatic Drop in Chickenpox Since Vaccination Program Instituted. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 02:35 PM
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Nicotine changes marijuana’s effect on the brain

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use both tobacco and marijuana and the brains of those who only use marijuana.... Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
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New Morbid Terminology: Cementochronology

by Katy Meyers Emery in Bones Don't Lie

When I saw this word I just knew it would make a great new morbid terminology. If we take the word apart, there are two major pieces: cemento and chronology. […]... Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 11:19 AM
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Blood-Sucking Bugs Are Smart at Night, Dumb by Day

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Any college student can tell you that overstudying is a waste of energy. When your resources are limited, you should learn the material that's going to be on the test and ignore everything else. Certain blood-sucking bugs use the same strategy—unfortunately for the humans who catch diseases from them.

Kissing bugs live all around the Americas and drink the blood of other animals, including humans. They prefer to bite their hosts on the face—hence "kissing." The species that live in t........ Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 11:01 AM
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Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two individuals to look into each other's eyes for 10 minutes while they are sitting in a dimly lit room. The sensations that ensue resemble mild "dissociation" – a rather vague psychological term for when people lose their normal connection with reality. It can include feeling like the world is unreal, memory loss and odd perceptual experiences, such as see........ Read more »

  • August 18, 2015
  • 10:31 AM
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Gene Study Unravels Pathway Leading To Mitral Valve Prolapse

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Susan A. Slaugenhaupt PhD Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School Associate Geneticist, Department of Neurology, Molecular Neurogenetics Unit Center for Human Genetic Research Massachusetts General Hospital   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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Susan A. Slaugenhaupt PhD. (2015) Gene Study Unravels Pathway Leading To Mitral Valve Prolapse. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 18, 2015
  • 03:41 AM
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Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and autism risk (again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Tall ships @ Paul WhiteleyThe paper by Luis Lozada and colleagues [1] (open-access) brings back into focus a topic that has graced this blog before (see here) with their observation that: "Children who develop ASD [autism spectrum disorder] are more likely to have an admission with a diagnosis of jaundice in the neonatal period and more likely to require treatment for this jaundice."Jaundice, by the way, refers to a condition marked by yellowing of the skin and eyes as a result of........ Read more »

Lozada, L., Nylund, C., Gorman, G., Hisle-Gorman, E., Erdie-Lalena, C., & Kuehn, D. (2015) Association of Autism Spectrum Disorders With Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia. Global Pediatric Health. DOI: 10.1177/2333794X15596518  

  • August 18, 2015
  • 12:18 AM
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A biosignature of early Lyme disease

by Microbe Fan in Spirochetes Unwound

Laboratory testing for Lyme disease involves two-tier antibody testing with sera from patients suspected of having the disease.  The first step is usually an ELISA with a cell lysate of Borrelia burgdorferi as antigen.  If the ELISA results are positive or borderline, a Western blot is done to confirm that the patient has Lyme disease.  Direct detection of Borrelia burgdorferi by culture would be the preferred laboratory test, but it takes too long for the spirochete to grow. ........ Read more »

Molins CR, Ashton LV, Wormser GP, Hess AM, Delorey MJ, Mahapatra S, Schriefer ME, & Belisle JT. (2015) Development of a metabolic biosignature for detection of early Lyme disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 60(12), 1767-1775. PMID: 25761869  

  • August 17, 2015
  • 09:40 PM
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Playing Tetris May Reduce Cravings For Food and Drugs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Jackie Andrade PhD School of Psychology Cognition Institute Plymouth University Plymouth Australia   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Andrade: We want to understand the mental processes … Continue reading →
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  • August 17, 2015
  • 09:08 PM
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Early Life Adversity Changes Brain Structure Via Depression and Anxiety

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Edward D. Barker, PhD Developmental Psychopathology Group Department of Psychology, King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry London Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Barker: The study looks at how the brain may be affected … Continue reading →
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  • August 17, 2015
  • 06:41 PM
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Black Tea Linked To Lower Fractures in Elderly Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Jonathan M. Hodgson School of Medicine and Pharmacology Royal Perth Hospital University of Western Australia Perth, Australia MedicalResearch What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Hodgson: Flavonoids are a class … Continue reading →
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  • August 17, 2015
  • 05:57 PM
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Next Generation Drug Rolapitant Helps Prevent Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bernardo L. Rapoport M. D. The Medical Oncology Centre of Rosebank Johannesburg, South Africa Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Rapoport: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one … Continue reading →
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Bernardo L. Rapoport M. D. (2015) Next Generation Drug Rolapitant Helps Prevent Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting. medicalresearch. info:/

  • August 17, 2015
  • 05:44 PM
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Children of Military Personnel More Likely To Use Drugs and Have Trouble at School

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kathrine Sullivan Ph.D. Candidate University of Southern California School of Social Work Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Military families and military-connected youth exhibit significant strengths; however, a … Continue reading →
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Kathrine Sullivan Ph.D. Candidate. (2015) Children of Military Personnel More Likely To Use Drugs and Have Trouble at School. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 17, 2015
  • 01:55 PM
  • 126 views

How influential are peer reactions to posts on Facebook news channels?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

An experiment to determine the effects of positive and negative user comments to items posted by media organizations on Facebook news channels showed, surprisingly, that the influence of user comments varied depending on the type and number of user comments. Negative comments influenced the persuasiveness of a news article, while positive comments did not, and a high number of likes did not have the expected bandwagon effect.... Read more »

Winter, S., Brückner, C., & Krämer, N. (2015) They Came, They Liked, They Commented: Social Influence on Facebook News Channels. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18(8), 431-436. DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2015.0005  

  • August 17, 2015
  • 01:35 PM
  • 112 views

Study shows poor sleep contributes to MS-related fatigue

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

New research confirmed that sleep disturbances significantly contribute to MS-related fatigue, a common and often disabling symptom among individuals with MS. Review of the pertinent literature showed that sleep may be the dominant factor in fatigue in MS. This was also the finding in Dr. Strober’s study of 107 employed individuals with MS of whom 61% reported poor sleep.... Read more »

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