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  • June 3, 2015
  • 10:03 PM
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Deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: Uncovering the mechanism

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

Parkinson's disease (PD) belongs to a group of diseases that are referred to as neurodegenerative because they involve the degeneration and death of neurons. In PD a group of structures called the basal ganglia, which play a role in facilitating movement, are predominantly affected. The substantia nigra, one of the basal ganglia nuclei as well as one of the most dopamine-rich areas in the brain, is severely impacted; by the end stages of the disease patients have often lost 50-70% of the dopamin........ Read more »

de Hemptinne, C., Swann, N., Ostrem, J., Ryapolova-Webb, E., San Luciano, M., Galifianakis, N., & Starr, P. (2015) Therapeutic deep brain stimulation reduces cortical phase-amplitude coupling in Parkinson's disease. Nature Neuroscience, 18(5), 779-786. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3997  

  • June 3, 2015
  • 05:50 PM
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HCV Viral Load Testing Not Useful As Measure of New Hepatitis C Drug Effectiveness

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Shyamasundaran Kottilil MBBS, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Human Virology University of Maryland, Baltimore Laboratory of Immunoregulation National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Shyamasundaran Kottilil MBBS, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, & National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. (2015) HCV Viral Load Testing Not Useful As Measure of New Hepatitis C Drug Effectiveness. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 05:14 PM
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Childhood Bullying Linked To Depression In Young Adulthood

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lucy Bowes Ph.D Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow Fellow of Magdalen College Department of Experimental Psychology University of Oxford Oxford Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Major … Continue reading →
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Dr. Lucy Bowes Ph.D, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, Fellow of Magdalen College, Department of Experimental Psychology, & University of Oxford Oxford. (2015) Childhood Bullying Linked To Depression In Young Adulthood. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 04:51 PM
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Treatment With Eribulin Is Step Forward for Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Patrick Schöffski Head, Department of General Medical Oncology and the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology at the University Hospital Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium MedicalResearch: What are the key points of the study? Professor Schöffski: This is the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Professor Patrick Schöffski, Head, Department of General Medical Oncology and the Laboratory of Experimental Oncology at the University Hospital, & Leuven, KU Leuven, Belgium. (2015) Treatment With Eribulin Is Step Forward for Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcomas. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 03:49 PM
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What musical taste tells us about social class

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Love the opera? Hungry for hip hop? It turns out that your musical likes and dislikes may say more about you than you think, according to UBC research. Even in 2015, social class continues to inform our cultural attitudes and the way we listen to music, according to the study. “Breadth of taste is not linked […]... Read more »

  • June 3, 2015
  • 02:24 PM
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Treatment For Small Kidney Cancers Has Evolved

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wiliam C. Huang, MD FACS Associate Professor of Urology Division of Urologic Oncology NYU Langone Medical Center/Perlmutter Cancer Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Huang: The presentation … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wiliam C. Huang, MD FACSAssociate Professor of Urology, Division of Urologic Oncology, & NYU Langone Medical Center/Perlmutter Cancer Institute. (2015) Treatment For Small Kidney Cancers Has Evolved. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 02:02 PM
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Coronary CT Angiography Can Detect Soft Coronary Plaque In Asymptomatic Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David A. Bluemke, MD, PhD, MsB, FAHA, FACR Director Radiology and Imaging Sciences Senior Investigator, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Adjunct Investigator,  NLBI, NIDDK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David A. Bluemke, MD, PhD, MsB, FAHA, FACR Director Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Senior Investigator,, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, & Adjunct Investigator, NLBI, NIDDK. (2015) Coronary CT Angiography Can Detect Soft Coronary Plaque In Asymptomatic Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 01:39 PM
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Paring Easy Aerobics With Fast Paced Cognitive Tasks May Improve Exercise Intensity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lori P. Altmann Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lori P. Altmann Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, & University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. (2015) Paring Easy Aerobics With Fast Paced Cognitive Tasks May Improve Exercise Intensity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 01:23 PM
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Pain From Sciatica Not Helped By Oral Steroids

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Harley Goldberg, DO Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Kaiser Permanente Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Goldberg: This is the first large-scale randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of oral … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:Harley Goldberg, DO Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, & Kaiser Permanente. (2015) Pain From Sciatica Not Helped By Oral Steroids. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 12:55 PM
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Accepting Continental Drift: 50th anniversary of the seminal Bullard et al. map

by Marc in Teaching Biology

Originally written for the Geological Society of London’s History Of Geology Group, where I am web editor. Amidst the many events this year celebrating William Smith and the publication of his 1815 map, comes another, less well-known anniversary. The acceptance of continental drift led to a seismic shift in 20th century geology, the development of the theory … Continue reading Accepting Continental Drift: 50th anniversary of the seminal Bullard et al. map →
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  • June 3, 2015
  • 12:13 PM
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Myriad Presents Data on Expanded Cancer Genetics and Chemotherapy Susceptibility Testing

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com spoke with Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, MD, Ph.D. at the 2015 ASCO meeting in Chicago. Dr. Lancaster is the new Vice President of Medical Affairs for Oncology, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, at Myriad. Dr. Lancaster jointed Myriad in February 2015 after … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com spoke with Dr. Jonathan Lancaster, MD, Ph.D. at the 2015 ASCO meeting in Chicago. (2015) Myriad Presents Data on Expanded Cancer Genetics and Chemotherapy Susceptibility Testing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 11:56 AM
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Sun Sensitive, Skin Cancer Prone Patients Responsive To Prevention Messages

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Catherine M. Olsen, PhD Population Health Department QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Queensland, Australia MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Olsen: Effective skin cancer control requires two strategies: regular sun protection to prevent new cancers from … Continue reading →
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Catherine M. Olsen, PhD, Population Health Department, & QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Queensland, Australia. (2015) Sun Sensitive and Skin Cancer Prone Patients Responsive To Prevention Messages. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 11:29 AM
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Measles-induced immune amnesia

by Aurelie in Coffee break Science

Measles is no trifling childhood disease. The virus is extremely contagious, and measles infection can have severe complications, such as pneumonia, encephalitis, brain damage, and death. Now, a recent study published in Science suggests that measles can also leave children… Continue reading →... Read more »

  • June 3, 2015
  • 10:39 AM
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Post Menopausal Hormones Improve Mood But Not Cognition

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr.Carey Gleason Ph.D School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin Dr. Gleason: In this response I … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr.Carey Gleason Ph.D, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, & Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin. (2015) Post Menopausal Hormones Improved Mood But Not Cognition. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 09:38 AM
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Video Tip of the Week: ClinGen, The Clinical Genome Resource

by Mary in OpenHelix

The sequence data tsunami begins to crash into the shore, at the feet of clinicians and patients who want answers and treatment directions. But sometimes the tsunami is washing in debris. As the amount of sequence and variation information grows, some of it comes without clear evaluations of the impacts. Some of it comes with […]... Read more »

Rehm, H., Berg, J., Brooks, L., Bustamante, C., Evans, J., Landrum, M., Ledbetter, D., Maglott, D., Martin, C., Nussbaum, R.... (2015) ClinGen — The Clinical Genome Resource. New England Journal of Medicine, 2147483647. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsr1406261  

  • June 3, 2015
  • 08:42 AM
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Severely Injured Patients Do Better In High Level Trauma Centers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H. Center for Pediatric Trauma Research The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus, OH Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: In the United States … Continue reading →
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Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H. Center for Pediatric Trauma Research, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, & Columbus, OH. (2015) Severely Injured Patients Do Better In High Level Trauma Centers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 3, 2015
  • 08:15 AM
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Clinical Sequencing Data Sharing Is Essential

by Daniel Koboldt in Massgenomics

The past few decades have seen rapid advances in our knowledge of genetic diseases, which affect an estimated 25 million Americans. These advances can be quantified in things like the growth of dbSNP (now contains about 90 million validated genetic variants) and the number of Mendelian disorders understood at the genetic level (over 5,000). Some of the […]... Read more »

Rehm HL, Berg JS, Brooks LD, Bustamante CD, Evans JP, Landrum MJ, Ledbetter DH, Maglott DR, Martin CL, Nussbaum RL.... (2015) ClinGen - The Clinical Genome Resource. The New England journal of medicine. PMID: 26014595  

  • June 3, 2015
  • 08:15 AM
  • 137 views

Left-Handers Have Prettier Brains

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Take a quick look at the human brain and it seems very symmetrical. Well, it’s not. Which hand you use can help determine just how symmetrical your brain actually is, and for some people that’s really important – they were born with only half a brain!... Read more »

Rogers, L., Zucca, P., & Vallortigara, G. (2004) Advantages of having a lateralized brain. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 271(Suppl_6). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2004.0200  

Muckli, L., Naumer, M., & Singer, W. (2009) Bilateral visual field maps in a patient with only one hemisphere. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(31), 13034-13039. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0809688106  

  • June 3, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 131 views

Black kids are troublemakers but White kids behave badly sometimes

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

We know that Black and White students are treated differently (this author cites correlational studies across thousands of schools in the US showing this disparity) but this study shows us that you don’t have to physically see race to dispense differential treatment. Just believing race is probably present is enough. The concept in question is […]

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  • June 3, 2015
  • 05:03 AM
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Is CBT for depression losing its efficacy?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has many advantages for treating depression. Among them, the fact that it's easy to standardise, it's intuitive and it can deliver results relatively quickly (think weeks, not years as some other therapies demand). For many people with depression, it's also far more acceptable than the prospect of taking mind-altering drugs. But now the bad news: CBT's efficacy seems to be declining.That's the suggestion of a new meta-analysis (pdf) that's looked at outcome da........ Read more »

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