MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jill Hanson, MD Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City MO Background from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology “Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children, and one of the most difficult to manage, which … Continue reading →
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By licking a wound it heals faster — this is not simply popular belief, but scientifically proven. Our saliva consists of water and mucus, among other things, and the mucus plays an important role. It stimulates white blood cells to build a good defense against invaders, according to a group of researchers at Lund University in Sweden together with colleagues from Copenhagen and Odense in Denmark.... Read more »
Mohanty, T., Sjogren, J., Kahn, F., Abu-Humaidan, A., Fisker, N., Assing, K., Morgelin, M., Bengtsson, A., Borregaard, N., & Sorensen, O. (2015) A novel mechanism for NETosis provides antimicrobial defense at the oral mucosa. Blood, 126(18), 2128-2137. DOI: 10.1182/blood-2015-04-641142
A few weeks ago we examined sexual dimorphism – characteristic differences between males and females – in my Intro to Bioanthro class. Sexual dimorphism roughly correlates with aspects of social behavior in animals, and so we compared dimorphism in our class with what is seen in other primates. For the lab, we collected our body masses, heights, […]... Read more »
Nelson E, & Shultz S. (2010) Finger length ratios (2D:4D) in anthropoids implicate reduced prenatal androgens in social bonding. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 141(3), 395-405. PMID: 19862809
Plavcan JM. (2012) Sexual size dimorphism, canine dimorphism, and male-male competition in primates: where do humans fit in?. Human Nature, 23(1), 45-67. PMID: 22388772
Think for a moment about the people in your life whom you are closest to and most familiar with---those whom you see, talk to, and maybe share intimate moments with on a regular basis. Perhaps this would be your spouse, partner, parents, siblings, or friends. Now, try to imagine waking up tomorrow and, upon seeing one of these people, being overcome with an unshakable feeling that it is not really them you are seeing. Even though you know it sounds crazy, you can't stop yourself from thinking th........ Read more »
A quick-ish post for you today, to bring the paper by Michael Maes  to your attention and illustrate how when it comes to research at least, this year (2015) seems to be truly moving forward when it comes to the topic of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).The latest Maes paper (one of many by this author on this topic) provides some further research discussion on how progress in getting to the root cause of CFS/ME and developing suitable interventions has to some........ Read more »
Maes M. (2015) A new case definition of Neuro-Inflammatory and Oxidative Fatigue (NIOF), a neuroprogressive disorder, formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: results of multivariate pattern recognition methods and external validation by . Neuro endocrinology letters, 36(4), 320-329. PMID: 26454487
Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those who did not disclose their health history, according to a recent study by Rice University and Penn State University researchers.... Read more »
Martinez, L., White, C., Shapiro, J., & Hebl, M. (2015) Selection BIAS: Stereotypes and Discrimination Related to Having a History of Cancer. Journal of Applied Psychology. DOI: 10.1037/apl0000036
Overall, both longitudinal and experimental studies indicate that procedural knowledge leads to improvements in conceptual knowledge, in addition to vice versa. The relations between the two types of knowledge are bidirectional. It is a myth that it is a "one-way street" from conceptual knowledge to procedural knowledge.... Read more »
Rittle-Johnson, B., Schneider, M., & Star, J. (2015) Not a One-Way Street: Bidirectional Relations Between Procedural and Conceptual Knowledge of Mathematics. Educational Psychology Review. DOI: 10.1007/s10648-015-9302-x
The uncanny valley is a place no one wants to be. Somewhere between machine and human, the theory goes, robots take a dive into creepiness. But roboticists aren't sure the valley really exists. Now, researchers in California say they have new evidence for this icky zone, and they can even draw a map of it.
Robotics professor Masahiro Mori first proposed the uncanny valley in 1970. The idea feels right—certainly some robots are charming and others, especially androids not quite succeeding ........ Read more »
Mathur MB, & Reichling DB. (2015) Navigating a social world with robot partners: A quantitative cartography of the Uncanny Valley. Cognition, 22-32. PMID: 26402646
When you read a book and listen to music, the brain doesn’t keep these two tasks nicely separated. In a new article just out, I show that there is a brain area which is busy with both tasks at the same time (Kunert et al., 2015). This brain area might tell us a lot about […]... Read more »
Kunert R, & Slevc LR. (2015) A Commentary on: "Neural overlap in processing music and speech". Frontiers in human neuroscience, 330. PMID: 26089792
Kunert R, Willems RM, Casasanto D, Patel AD, & Hagoort P. (2015) Music and Language Syntax Interact in Broca's Area: An fMRI Study. PloS one, 10(11). PMID: 26536026
Once upon a time there was a high school student who was struggling to write a literature essay. The student couldn’t find anything good about the writer she had to discuss; he simply looked like a depressed misogynist, unable to even properly commit suicide at the first try. There is no need to write and publish a poem called “Death Will Come and Will Have Your Eyes” just because a woman broke up with you (not that the student would blame her), right?
The student grew up, f........ Read more »
Caputo GB. (2015) Dissociation and hallucinations in dyads engaged through interpersonal gazing. Psychiatry research, 228(3), 659-63. PMID: 26112448
Goldstein MA, Kilroy MC, & Van de Voort D. (1976) Gaze as a function of conversation and degree of love. The Journal of psychology, 92(2d Half), 227-234. PMID: 1271300
In eukaryotic cells TORC1 signalling has a key role in controlling cell growth in response to nutritional status. Folliculin (FLCN) and the FNIP proteins regulate mTORC signalling via interactions with Rag family GTPases (Petit et al., 2013, Tsun et al., 2012). Recently Péli-Gulli et al. (2015) reported that the yeast orthologues of FLCN and FNIP, Lst7 and Lst4, form a heterodimer that acts as a GTPase Activating Protein (GAP) for yeast Rag family GTPase Gtr2 . Lst4-Lst7 is the first GAP ........ Read more »
Péli-Gulli MP, Sardu A, Panchaud N, Raucci S, & De Virgilio C. (2015) Amino Acids Stimulate TORC1 through Lst4-Lst7, a GTPase-Activating Protein Complex for the Rag Family GTPase Gtr2. Cell reports, 13(1), 1-7. PMID: 26387955
"Single element analysis indicated that the concentrations of cesium, zinc, and selenium were significantly reduced in patients with schizophrenia in both the training and test groups."Those were some of the findings reported by Lei Cai and colleagues  (open-access available here) as part of their study "to quantify the levels of 35 elements in the sera of 111 Schizophrenia patients and 110 healthy participants, which consisted of a training (61/61 for cases/controls included) and a test grou........ Read more »
Cai, L., Chen, T., Yang, J., Zhou, K., Yan, X., Chen, W., Sun, L., Li, L., Qin, S., Wang, P.... (2015) Serum trace element differences between Schizophrenia patients and controls in the Han Chinese population. Scientific Reports, 15013. DOI: 10.1038/srep15013
The most magnificent charitable gesture can fall flat if it turns out that you just did it to get a promotion, or get some other kind of pay off. People don’t like it if they think they detect a hidden motive behind apparently charitable behaviour. Last year, research by University of Kentucky psychologist Will Gervais [Read More...]... Read more »
Gervais, W. (2014) Good for God? Religious motivation reduces perceived responsibility for and morality of good deeds. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(4), 1616-1626. DOI: 10.1037/a0036678
Heiphetz, L., Spelke, E., & Young, L. (2015) In the name of God: How children and adults judge agents who act for religious versus secular reasons. Cognition, 134-149. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2015.07.017
We know almost nothing about Giant Squids with mantles lengths less than 1000 mm (~40 inches). Very young squids are even more enigmatic than adults. A recent study reports the collection of three very young Giant Squids off the Japanese coast. The three young measured 140.8, 332, and 332 mm (5.5 and 13 inches). The heaviest of […]... Read more »
Wada, T., Kubodera, T., Yamada, M., & Terakado, H. (2015) First records of small-sized young giant squid Architeuthis dux from the coasts of Kyushu Island and the south-western Sea of Japan. Marine Biodiversity Records. DOI: 10.1017/S175526721500127X
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pedram Gerami, MD Department of Dermatology Northwestern University Chicago, IL Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Gerami: The influence of pregnancy on the prognosis of melanoma has … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mike C Parent, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Texas Tech University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Parent: There is some research out there on energy drinks, and we … Continue reading →
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Ever since we stopped roaming and started farming, we've been looking for ways to improve our harvests. One old school approach is to grow plants close to one another, otherwise known as polyculture. Whether it's two crops, three crops, or a crop and a beneficial but not otherwise harvestable plant, farmers have long realized the botanical buddy system results in larger plants producing more seeds (read: more food).Compared to monoculture (growing a single crop over a large area, e.g. your typic........ Read more »
Postma J, & Lynch J. (2012) Complementarity in root architecture for nutrient uptake in ancient maize/bean and maize/bean/squash polycultures. Annals of Botany, 110(2), 521-534. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcs082
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sarah K. Keadle, PhD, MPH Cancer Prevention Fellow Nutritional Epidemiology Branch Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics National Cancer Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Keadle: … Continue reading →
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Are you less happy than your parents were at the same age? It may not be all in your head. Researchers led by San Diego State University professor Jean M. Twenge found adults over age 30 are not as happy as they used to be, but teens and young adults are happier than ever. Researchers analyzed data from four nationally representative samples of 1.3 million Americans ages 13 to 96 taken from 1972 to 2014.... Read more »
Jean M. Twenge, Ryne A. Sherman, & Sonja Lyubomirsky. (2015) More Happiness for Young People and Less for Mature Adults: Time Period Differences in Subjective Well-Being in the United States, 1972–2014. Social Psychological and Personality Science. info:/10.1177/1948550615602933
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Toni Choueiri, MD Clinical Director, Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology Director, Kidney Cancer Center Senior Physician Dana Farber Cancer Institute Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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