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  • July 22, 2015
  • 12:55 PM
  • 91 views

That was weird – are you a mind reader? Thinking style affects how we interpret weird experiences.

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

Psychologists have identified that all of us have two kinds of thinking styles. There’s the slow, deep thinking style where you ponder things for a while before making a decision. And then there’s gut instinct – where you make a decision based on intuition. Some people tend to prefer one kind of thinking style over [Read More...]... Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 12:33 PM
  • 81 views

Static synapses on a moving structure: Mind the gap!

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In biology, stability is important. From body temperature to blood pressure and sugar levels, our body ensures that these remain within reasonable limits and do not reach potentially damaging extremes. Neurons in the brain are no different and, in fact, have developed a number of ways to stabilise their electrical activity so as to avoid becoming either overexcitable, potentially leading to epilepsy, or not excitable enough, leading to non functional neurons.... Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 12:22 PM
  • 49 views

Prenatal Factors and Unhealthy Lifestyle Contribute To Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Nutrition HarvardSchool of Public Health Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lu Qi:  … Continue reading →
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Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, & HarvardSchool of Public Health. (2015) Prenatal Factors and Unhealthy Lifestyle Contribute To Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 11:51 AM
  • 63 views

Elevation of Both apoB and nonHDL-C Imply Greater Atherosclerosis Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Petter Bjornstad, MD Fellow in Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Children’s Hospital Colorado & Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes Aurora, CO 80045 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Bjornstad: Apolipoprotein B (apoB) and non-high … Continue reading →
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Petter Bjornstad, MD. (2015) Elevation of Both apoB and nonHDL-C Imply Greater Atherosclerosis Risk in Type 1 Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
  • 53 views

Blacks are Significantly Younger Than Whites At Time of Cardiac Arrest

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Sumeet Chugh MD Pauline and Harold Price Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology Associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Research studies performed … Continue reading →
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Dr. Sumeet Chugh MD. (2015) Blacks are Significantly Younger Than Whites At Time of Cardiac Arrest. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 10:28 AM
  • 49 views

High Risk Plaques Account for Only Half of Acute Coronary Events

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jagat Narula MD, PhD Associate Dean For Global Affairs Professor Medicine, Cardiology and Radiology Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Narula: The cardiovascular diseases … Continue reading →
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Dr. Jagat Narula MD, PhD. (2015) High Risk Plaques Account for Only Half of Acute Coronary Events. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 10:12 AM
  • 50 views

Bystander CPR Programs Can Save Lives After Cardiac Arrest

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carolina Malta Hansen, M.D Duke Clinical Research Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hansen: Approximately 300,000 persons in the United States suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year … Continue reading →
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Carolina Malta Hansen, M. (2015) Bystander CPR Programs Can Save Lives After Cardiac Arrest. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 10:05 AM
  • 44 views

No Difference in PCI Stent Surgery Mortality Performed With/Without Surgical Support

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Scot Garg FRCP PhD (Hons) FESC Cardiology Department, Royal Blackburn Hospital United Kingdom. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Garg: In contrast to other countries, in particular the United States, the UK has … Continue reading →
The post No Difference in PCI Stent Surgery Mortality Performed With/Without Surgical Support appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr Scot Garg FRCP PhD (Hons) FESC. (2015) No Difference in PCI Stent Surgery Mortality Performed With/Without Surgical Support. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 09:36 AM
  • 53 views

Video Tip of the Week: PathWhiz for graphical appeal and computational readability

by Mary in OpenHelix

“Pathway diagrams are the road maps of biology.” This is how the folks from PathWhiz begin their recent paper. I came across it in the Nucleic Acids Research web server issue which was recently announced. The NAR database issue in January and the mid-year web server issue are perfectly timed items that I can content […]... Read more »

Pon, A., Jewison, T., Su, Y., Liang, Y., Knox, C., Maciejewski, A., Wilson, M., & Wishart, D. (2015) Pathways with PathWhiz. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(W1). DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkv399  

  • July 22, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 54 views

Re-Arranging Metaphors for Dogs

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

The problems with the wolf pack metaphor go deeper than you think.One of the metaphors many dog trainers despair of is that of the wolf pack. According to this, you are supposed to be ‘leader of the pack’ to your dog, who is trying all the time to be ‘dominant’. The way you stop this is to be ‘dominant’ yourself which involves awful things like ‘alpha rolls’. It’s surprisingly pervasive. It is not really based on science but on a kind of folk science, of how wolf packs are........ Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 08:10 AM
  • 60 views

Organs Don’t Always Follow The Plan

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Do you know where your heart is located? Do you know exactly? Maybe not. It isn’t where most people think it is, and in some people it’s on the opposite side. Situs inversus is a mirror imaging of internal organs, and it’s caused by a faulty motorboat rotor on the embryo.... Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 07:52 AM
  • 63 views

What kind of mass murderer is likely to die in the act, and why should we care?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

There's a striking fact about mass murderers – an extremely high percentage (around 30 per cent) of them die in the act, either by suicide or because of deadly police force. Of course, only a saint would likely be moved to feel sympathy by this statistic, but a new paper digs into the reasons behind it, in the hope that doing so could help prevent future killings.The formal definition for a mass murderer, as opposed to a serial killer, is someone who kills four or more people in the same act, ........ Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 14 views

The Donald Trump Effect:  Press coverage can determine public opinion and maybe election outcomes

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Donald Trump has been getting a lot of press since he announced his candidacy for President. He is labeled a racist by critics, yet leads the polls of Republican presidential candidates. CNN has an explanation of why they think Trump continues to poll so well (he is attacking fellow Republicans and connecting with angry voters […]

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  • July 22, 2015
  • 03:03 AM
  • 63 views

Health-related quality of life in CFS/ME

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Hvidberg et al (2015) PLoS One. e0132421Two papers are served up for your reading today. Both provide stark peer-reviewed evidence that when it comes to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), measures of quality of life (QoL) rank this/these condition(s) as potentially causing great suffering compared with population norms and various other states.The first paper is by Michael Falk Hvidberg and colleagues [1] (open-access available here) and details respo........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 06:24 PM
  • 25 views

Angelina Jolie’s Announcement Encouraged Some Patients’ To Get Tested For Breast Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kami Kosenko PhD Department of Communication North Carolina State University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Kosenko: In May 2013, Angelina Jolie revealed that she had had a … Continue reading →
The post Angelina Jolie’s Announcement Encouraged Some Patients’ To Get Tested For Breast Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kami Kosenko PhD. (2015) Angelina Jolie's Announcement Encouraged Some Patients' To Get Tested For Breast Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 21, 2015
  • 05:28 PM
  • 75 views

Cognition And Perception Are Separate After All?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Can our beliefs, motivations and emotions influence our visual perception? Are cognition and perception ultimately inseparable?



A lot of recent psychological research says "yes" to the question. For instance, it has been claimed that carrying a heavy backpack makes a hill look - not just feel - steeper. Other researchers say that feeling sad makes things seem darker - not just metaphorically, but literally.

However, according to a new paper by Yale psychologists Chaz Firestone & Br... Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 05:12 PM
  • 22 views

Younger Black Men With Breast Cancer Have Higher Mortality Rate

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Helmneh Sineshaw, MD, MPH Senior Epidemiologist, Health Services Researcher American Cancer Society, Inc Atlanta, GA 30303 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Sineshaw: Male breast cancer is a rare disease, and its incidence rate is … Continue reading →
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Helmneh Sineshaw, MD, MPH. (2015) Younger Black Men With Breast Cancer Have Higher Mortality Rate. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 21, 2015
  • 04:55 PM
  • 17 views

Precision Antibodies Target Defective Protein in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Model

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fernando Goni, PhD MS Adjunct associate professor Department of Neurology, Center for Cognitive Neurology NYU School of Medicine NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
The post Precision Antibodies Target Defective Protein in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Model appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Fernando Goni, PhD MS. (2015) Precision Antibodies Target Defective Protein in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Model. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 21, 2015
  • 03:43 PM
  • 82 views

Drawing a line between quantum and classical world

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Quantum theory is one of the great achievements of 20th century science, yet physicists have struggled to find a clear boundary between our everyday world and what Albert Einstein called the “spooky” features of the quantum world, including cats that could be both alive and dead, and photons that can communicate with each other across space instantaneously.... Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 02:37 PM
  • 73 views

Chitotriosidase hurts chitin-makers and indicates inflammatory diseases

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Five years prior to noticing a fungus eating its way across a slice of bacteria-laden agar and setting in motion a marked decline in human mortality from infections, Alexander Fleming smeared a bit of snot on an agar slice and found an enzyme capable of corroding bacterial cell walls. He named this enzyme lysozyme due to its effect on bacterial colonies (lyso- = dissolving). Lysozyme is present in tears, mucus, saliva, and human milk, providing an early line of defence against disease-causing ba........ Read more »

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