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  • August 11, 2015
  • 05:14 PM
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Sedentary Workers Increased Physical Activity Using Office Chairs with Pedals

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lucas J. Carr, PhD Department of Health and Human Physiology University of Iowa Iowa City IA 52242 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Carr: Office employees are exposed … Continue reading →
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  • August 11, 2015
  • 04:48 PM
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Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging Takes Too Long In Real World Settings

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Raymond Osarogiagbon MD, FACP Thoracic Oncology Research Group Baptist Cancer Center Memphis, Tennessee Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Osarogiagbon: Lung cancer care is complicated, but can be … Continue reading →
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  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:59 PM
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CT Scan IV Contrast Not Linked With AKI or Emergent Dialysis, Even In Patients With Impaired Kidney Function

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jennifer S. McDonald Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Radiology Mayo Clinic Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. McDonald: Our research group is interested in studying contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), … Continue reading →
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  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:16 PM
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Mutualism a.k.a Caterpillars Drugging Ants To Do Their Bidding

by Melissa Chernick in Science Storiented

The manuscript is done! Submitted! Summer interns are finished. Boot up Normal Life Mode, please. Recommence blogging. So many good papers have come out during my hiatus. Where to start…where to start…If you have read this blog for any amount of time then you will come across by fascination with ant manipulation, particularly zombification. This is why my cursor stopped over a new paper in Current Biology about caterpillars manipulating ants to do their bidding. Let’s start with mutualism......... Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 02:41 PM
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New cancer marker may be key to tailored chemotherapy treatment in hard to treat breast cancer – Cancer vaccine target?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Stephen Chan DM, FRCR, FRCP Consultant Oncologist Breast and Gynaecological Cancers Nottingham University Hospitals Trust Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham Visiting Professor of Cancer Medicine at Nottingham Trent University MedicalResearch: What is the background … Continue reading →
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  • August 11, 2015
  • 02:23 PM
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Research advances potential for test and vaccine for genital and oral herpes

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses (HSV), according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The work may also lead to the development of a vaccine that protects against the virus.... Read more »

Lamers SL, Newman RM, Laeyendecker O, Tobian AA, Colgrove RC, Ray SC, Koelle DM, Cohen J, Knipe DM, & Quinn TC. (2015) Global Diversity within and between Human Herpesvirus 1 and 2 Glycoproteins. Journal of virology, 89(16), 8206-18. PMID: 26018161  

  • August 11, 2015
  • 01:25 PM
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Why Does Georgia Have the Lowest Rate of Kidney Transplantation?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH Director of Health Services Research, Emory Transplant Center Assistant Professor Department of Surgery Division of Transplantation Emory University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH. (2015) Why Does Georgia Have the Lowest Rate of Kidney Transplantation?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 12:12 PM
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How Bees Carry Their Baggage

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Think your airline's bag fees are burdensome? Try flying after swallowing part of your luggage and strapping the rest to your legs. That's how bees do it. And depending on how a bumblebee loads herself up with nectar and pollen, her flight back to the hive might be less of a beeline than usual.

Like honeybees, bumblebees gather both nectar and pollen, bringing them back to the hive for food. They collect nectar simply by drinking it. After being slurped up a bee's long tongue, nectar is s........ Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 06:47 AM
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What does your selfie reveal about your personality?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

People who pull selfie "duck faces" are seenas lazy and emotionally unstableThe rise of the selfie (and its widespread use on social media) has given people more control than ever over the impression they present to the world. But to date, without any scientific testing, the choices people make about how to present themselves are presumably based on instinct. Now that can change (maybe).Lin Qiu and his colleagues recruited 123 users of the popular Chinese Sina Weibo microblogging website (simila........ Read more »

Qiu, L., Lu, J., Yang, S., Qu, W., & Zhu, T. (2015) What does your selfie say about you?. Computers in Human Behavior, 443-449. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.06.032  

  • August 11, 2015
  • 05:32 AM
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Redefining Some Methodological Criteria for Empirical Research

by Andreas Wieland in Supply Chain Management Research

In their new editorial, the editors of the Journal of Operations Management highlight five important issues, “many of which continue to be reasons for rejections in the manuscript review process”. First, “it is time to take causality seriously”. Particularly, authors have to take steps toward correcting for endogeneity or demonstrating exogeneity. Second, “know which rules […]... Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:44 AM
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Schizophrenia and CRP meta-analysed

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"CRP [C-reactive protein] levels were moderately increased in persons with SZ [schizophrenia] regardless of the use of antipsychotics and did not change between the first episode of psychosis and with progression of SZ."That was the conclusion reached by Fernandes and colleagues [1] as part of their meta-analysis "of all cross-sectional studies of serum and plasma CRP levels in SZ compared to healthy subjects."CRP, just in case you didn't know, is one of the molecules of........ Read more »

  • August 10, 2015
  • 09:07 PM
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Shorter Radiation Course For Early Breast Cancer Results In Better Quality of Life

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Simona F. Shaitelman, MD, EdM Assistant Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of  Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX 77030 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Shaitelman: Our study compared two different … Continue reading →
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  • August 10, 2015
  • 04:59 PM
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Are There Too Many Meta-Analyses? (Updated)

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Meta-analyses are systematic syntheses of scientific evidence, most commonly randomized controlled clinical trials. A meta-analysis combines the results of multiple studies and can lead to new insights and more reliable results.

However, according to Italian surgeon Giovanni Tebala writing in Medical Hypotheses, meta-analyses are becoming too popular, and are in danger of taking over the medical literature.



Searching the PubMed database, Tebala shows that the yearly rate of publication... Read more »

  • August 10, 2015
  • 04:42 PM
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Serum Phosphorus Level May Be a Biomarker For Anemia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lac Tran, MD Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Tran: Abnormal serum phosphorus levels … Continue reading →
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Lac Tran, MD. (2015) Serum Phosphorous Level May Be a Biomarker For Anemia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 10, 2015
  • 01:22 PM
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Researchers resurrect ancient viruses in hopes of improving gene therapy

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

It sounds like the start of a horror movie, but Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear (MEE) have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapies to the liver, muscle, and retina. This discovery could potentially be used to design gene therapies that are not only safer and more potent than therapies currently available, but may also help a greater number of patients.... Read more »

Zinn, E., Pacouret, S., Khaychuk, V., Turunen, H., Carvalho, L., Andres-Mateos, E., Shah, S., Shelke, R., Maurer, A., Plovie, E.... (2015) In Silico Reconstruction of the Viral Evolutionary Lineage Yields a Potent Gene Therapy Vector. Cell Reports. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.07.019  

  • August 10, 2015
  • 01:22 PM
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Methadone For IV Drug Addiction Reduces HIV Infections

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Keith Ahamad, a clinician scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and a Family Doctor trained and certified in Addiction Medicine. He is Division Lead for Addiction Medicine in the department of Family and … Continue reading →
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  • August 10, 2015
  • 01:02 PM
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Study of 83,000 veterans finds cardiovascular benefits to testosterone replacement

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A Veterans Affairs database study of more than 83,000 patients found that men whose low testosterone was restored to normal through gels, patches, or injections had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause, versus similar men who were not treated. The study also found that men who were treated but did not attain normal levels did not see the same benefits as those whose levels did reach normal.... Read more »

  • August 10, 2015
  • 12:54 PM
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Most Clinical Performance Measures Neglect Overuse Parameters

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Erika Newton MD, MPH Department of Emergency Medicine Stony Brook University Medical Center Stony Brook, NY and Brenda Sirovich MD, MS Staff Physician Co-Director Outcomes Group VA Medical Center White River Junction, VT Associate Professor of Medicine … Continue reading →
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Erika Newton MD, MPH. (2015) Most Clinical Performance Measures Neglect Overuse Parameters. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 10, 2015
  • 10:13 AM
  • 41 views

Cardiac Arrest Survival Better At Tertiary Care Hospitals

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Helle Søholm, MD, PhD Department of Cardiology Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet Denmark Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Søholm: The background of the current study is that previous studies have found higher survival rates after out-of-hospital cardiac … Continue reading →
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Helle Søholm, MD, PhD. (2015) Cardiac Arrest Survival Better At Tertiary Care Hospitals. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 10, 2015
  • 09:59 AM
  • 129 views

What is it like to be a refugee with psychosis?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Refugees awaiting identification at Catania Harbor, April 2015We're in the midst of a "migrant crisis" as tens of thousands of brave, desperate people seek new lives in Europe, risking life and limb to get here. Amidst the tragedy and controversy, the continued plight of those people who actually make it to relative safety is often forgotten. Unsurprisingly, given all they've endured, refugees often have serious mental health problems, including hallucinations. As an indicator, research publishe........ Read more »

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