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  • August 28, 2015
  • 01:59 PM
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Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a new study. The researchers transferred these microbes into other mice to see how they affected health. The results suggest that gut bacteria share some of the responsibility for the beneficial effects of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard.... Read more »

  • August 28, 2015
  • 01:28 PM
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Swarming Squid Sperm: A Strategy in Sneakiness

by Melissa Chernick in Science Storiented

Sneaky swarming squid sperm. Yeah, let’s talk about that. ‘Cause you hear that and you gotta know, right? But before all the sperm and the swarming is the amorous squid. Let’s start there.As you may expect, squid have both a male and a female. Male squid produce spermatophores, packets of sperm that they can transfer to the females. Female squid carry around these sperm packets until they are ready to spawn. That can be quite some time in some species. When they are ready, they will use th........ Read more »

Hirohashi, N., Alvarez, L., Shiba, K., Fujiwara, E., Iwata, Y., Mohri, T., Inaba, K., Chiba, K., Ochi, H., Supuran, C.... (2013) Sperm from Sneaker Male Squids Exhibit Chemotactic Swarming to CO2. Current Biology, 23(9), 775-781. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.03.040  

  • August 28, 2015
  • 12:18 PM
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May Be Time To Stop Counting Calories

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Aseem Malhotra MBChB, MRCP Honorary Consultant Cardiologist – Frimley Park Hospital Consultant Clinical Associate to the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Science Director- Action on Sugar Saving Londoners Lives – External Advisory Board Member   Medical … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Aseem Malhotra MBChB, MRCP. (2015) May Be Time To Stop Counting Calories. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 12:12 PM
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Developed Countries More At Risk of Harboring Polio Virus Excreters

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Javier Martin PhD Principal Scientist Division of Virology National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) United Kingdom Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Martin: The … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Javier Martin PhD. (2015) Developed Countries More At Risk of Harboring Polio Virus Excreters. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 12:06 PM
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miRNA-based Blood Test May Detect Early Pancreatic Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jenny Permuth Wey, PhD, MS Assistant Member Departments of Cancer Epidemiology and Gastrointestinal Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Wey: Pancreatic cancer is … Continue reading →
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Jenny Permuth Wey, PhD, MS. (2015) miRNA-based Blood Test May Detect Early Pancreatic Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 12:03 PM
  • 101 views

Chickens Help Scientists Study Dinosaur Death Pose

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



To address a long-standing mystery in paleontology, scientists went to the grocery store.

Many dinosaur fossils appear in the same pose, not so much "terrible lizard" as "terrible limbo accident." Their tails are stretched out and their necks thrown back grotesquely. But it's not clear why this is. Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada got a fresh take on the puzzle—or, at least, a recently killed and frozen take—by using dead chickens.

"Chickens are living dinosaurs, a........ Read more »

  • August 28, 2015
  • 09:02 AM
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Depression Risk Not Raised After Unsuccessful Fertility Treatments

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Camilla Sandal Sejbaek PhD Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Previous literature have shown ambiguous results when investigating the association between becoming … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Camilla Sandal Sejbaek PhD. (2015) Depression Risk Not Raised After Unsuccessful Fertility Treatments. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Immunotherapy AGS-003 trial in localised renal cell carcinoma

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Although targeted therapies have enhanced the efficiency of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) treatment, individual responses are usually limited with few complete remissions reported. An expanding therapy field in RCC is immunotherapy – small molecule and autologous treatments that can modulate the immune system to kill cancer cells. Although to date immunotherapies have only induced a response in a subpopulation of patients, a greater proportion of these responses are long lasting highlighting ........ Read more »

  • August 28, 2015
  • 08:59 AM
  • 128 views

This is what happened when psychologists tried to replicate 100 previously published findings

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

While 97 per cent of the original results showed a statistically significanteffect, this was reproduced in only 36 per cent of the replications After some high-profile and at times acrimonious failures to replicate past landmark findings, psychology as a discipline and scientific community has led the way in trying to find out more about why some scientific findings reproduce and others don't, including instituting reporting practices to improve the reliability of future results. Much ........ Read more »

Open Science Collaboration. (2015) Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science . Science . info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 07:47 AM
  • 9 views

A Pint of Water Before Meals May Speed Weight Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Helen Parretti NIHR Clinical Lecturer University of Birmingham Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr Parretti: Drinking water is widely advocated as a useful tool in weight loss and is included in many … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Helen Parretti. (2015) A Pint of Water Before Meals May Speed Weight Loss. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 07:25 AM
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Sublingual Immunotherapy Not Currently Recommended For Asthma Control

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rebecca Normansell MA MB BChir Cochrane Airways Population Health Research Institute St George’s, University of London     Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Asthma is a common, long-term, respiratory condition which affects … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Rebecca Normansell MA MB BChir. (2015) Sublingual Immunotherapy Not Currently Recommended For Asthma Control. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 28, 2015
  • 04:05 AM
  • 98 views

Autoantibodies not implicated in cases of autism?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Contrary results are a common feature of the autism peer-reviewed research landscape. No sooner does one group publish the next 'big thing' when it comes to the singular term 'autism' than seemingly opposite results follow suit.So it is with the paper under discussion today by Simran Kalra and colleagues [1] (open-access) who concluded that: "The idea that autoantibodies represent an underlying cause or are biomarkers for autism pathophysiology is not supported by this report."Autoantibodies by ........ Read more »

  • August 27, 2015
  • 07:25 PM
  • 110 views

The Minimalist Index for running shoes

by Craig Payne in Running Research Junkie

The Minimalist Index for running shoes... Read more »

Esculier, J., Dubois, B., Dionne, C., Leblond, J., & Roy, J. (2015) A consensus definition and rating scale for minimalist shoes. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 8(1). DOI: 10.1186/s13047-015-0094-5  

  • August 27, 2015
  • 06:23 PM
  • 11 views

Twin Study Shows Rosacea Has 50:50 Genetic and Environmental Influences

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nely Aldrich, MD Department of Dermatology University Hospitals Case Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Aldrich:   To our knowledge, no formal studies have been performed on … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Nely Aldrich, MD. (2015) Twin Study Shows Rosacea 50:50 Has Genetics and Environmental Influences. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 27, 2015
  • 04:22 PM
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Lice in Many States May Be Resistant To Common Treatments

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kyong Sup Yoon, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences Program Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL 62026  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Dr. John … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Kyong Sup Yoon, Ph.D. (2015) Lice in Many States May Be Resistant To Common Treatments. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 27, 2015
  • 01:45 PM
  • 99 views

HIV particles do not cause AIDS, our own immune cells do

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Researchers have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus’s direct effect on the host’s immune cells, but rather through the cells’ lethal influence on one another. HIV can either be spread through free-floating virus that directly infect the host immune cells or an infected cell can pass the virus to an uninfected cell.... Read more »

  • August 27, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • 101 views

The brain’s ebb and flow cares not for distance

by Pierre Megevand in Neuroscience and Medicine

Over the past decade, functional neuroimaging has revealed that our brains go through ever-changing patterns of activity, whether we are active or at rest, healthy or sick, under legal medication or high on illegal drugs. Yet this dynamic activity takes place over the comparatively fixed anatomical grid of neuronal connections; the functional weights of those connections therefore must be changing over time. Bratislav Misic, Marc G. Berman and their colleagues, from the Rotman Research Institute........ Read more »

Mišić, B., Fatima, Z., Askren, M., Buschkuehl, M., Churchill, N., Cimprich, B., Deldin, P., Jaeggi, S., Jung, M., Korostil, M.... (2014) The Functional Connectivity Landscape of the Human Brain. PLoS ONE, 9(10). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111007  

  • August 27, 2015
  • 11:37 AM
  • 118 views

The Man Who Saw His Double In The Mirror

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

A creepy case report in the journal Neurocase describes a man who came to believe that his reflection was another person who lived behind the mirror.





The patient, Mr. B., a 78-year-old French man, was admitted to the neurology department in Tours:
During the previous 10 days, Mr. B. reported the presence of a stranger in his home who was located behind the mirror of the bathroom and strikingly shared his physical appearance. The stranger was a double of himself: he was the same size,... Read more »

  • August 27, 2015
  • 09:29 AM
  • 112 views

Light From Electronic Screens Can Disrupt Teenage Sleep Patterns

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stephanie J. Crowley, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory Department of Behavioral Sciences Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL 60612 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Crowley: Your readers may have seen … Continue reading →
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Stephanie J. Crowley, Ph.D., & Assistant Professo. (2015) Light From Electronic Screens Can Disrupt Teenage Sleep Patterns. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 27, 2015
  • 09:18 AM
  • 107 views

Oncotype DX Assay Can Help Guide Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michaela Ann Dinan Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Medicine Member of Duke Cancer Institute Duke University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Dinan: For many years … Continue reading →
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Michaela Ann Dinan Ph.D. (2015) Oncotype DX Assay Can Help Guide Adjuvant Breast Cancer Chemotherapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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