Post List

  • March 26, 2015
  • 07:39 AM
  • 46 views

Autism increases risk of nonaffective psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Published at the same time and in the same journal as the 'MoBa does bowel issues in autism' paper from Bresnahan and colleagues [1], the study results from Jean-Paul Selten et al [2] reporting that "A diagnosis of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] is associated with a substantially increased risk for NAPD [nonaffective psychotic disorder] and BD [bipolar disorder]" has, at the time of writing this post, received little or no press attention in comparison despite ........ Read more »

  • March 26, 2015
  • 07:00 AM
  • 52 views

http://www.united-academics.org/magazine/health-medicine/coffees-dirty-secret-like-carcinogens-with-that/

by Elisabeth Buhl Thubron in United Academics

Furans are coffee’s dirty little secret. Although we can thank them for the pleasant aroma and delicious flavour of freshly brewed coffee, furans have been labelled as a possible human carcinogen (cause of cancer) in disguise by food safety agencies. How many are in there
depends on how you like your cup of Joe.... Read more »

  • March 26, 2015
  • 06:34 AM
  • 7 views

Mental Health Issues Increase Hospital Readmissions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW Research Scientist Henry Ford Health System Center for Health Policy & Health Services Research Detroit, MI 48202 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
The post Mental Health Issues Increase Hospital Readmissions appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW. (2015) Mental Health Issues Increase Hospital Readmissions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 26, 2015
  • 12:38 AM
  • 63 views

The Smell of Stress and Fear

by Aurametrix team in Olfactics and Diagnostics

Can we recognize if people around us are stressed, anxious or fearful without observing their facial expressions, body language and actions or hearing their voice and messages? Can we understand if we are stressed ourselves without assessing our heart rate, blood pressure, noticing dry throat, sweating, drops or surges in energy? Yes, we can - by using our nose - as humans, too, recognize and transmit their emotions through chemical senses.When we are stressed or panic we become more sensit........ Read more »

Haegler, K., Zernecke, R., Kleemann, A., Albrecht, J., Pollatos, O., Brückmann, H., & Wiesmann, M. (2010) No fear no risk! Human risk behavior is affected by chemosensory anxiety signals. Neuropsychologia, 48(13), 3901-3908. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.09.019  

Prehn-Kristensen A, Wiesner C, Bergmann TO, Wolff S, Jansen O, Mehdorn HM, Ferstl R, & Pause BM. (2009) Induction of empathy by the smell of anxiety. PloS one, 4(6). PMID: 19551135  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 05:59 PM
  • 64 views

Immunotherapy, a promising new treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Alzheimer’s disease, it slowly takes things away from the person without giving anything back. Right now there is no cure and at best we can slow the progression in some cases. Time is always a factor and no two cases are the same. However, new treatments are in the works and a new study has revealed that a single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease.... Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 05:57 PM
  • 51 views

MoBa does bowel issues in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

'MoBa' in the title of this post, refers to the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and a handy resource which has already impacted on autism research (see here for example).Now MoBa has turned its epidemiological clout to an issue which less and less is encountering scientific resistance: are gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms over-represented when it comes to a diagnosis of autism? Further, when do such bowel issues start to present?The answer, shown in the paper by Michaeline B........ Read more »

Bresnahan, M., Hornig, M., Schultz, A., Gunnes, N., Hirtz, D., Lie, K., Magnus, P., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Roth, C., Schjølberg, S.... (2015) Association of Maternal Report of Infant and Toddler Gastrointestinal Symptoms With Autism. JAMA Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.3034  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 01:03 PM
  • 60 views

Cracking the blood-brain barrier with magnetic nanoparticles

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The blood-brain barrier, the thorn in the side of medicine. It makes using drugs directed for the brain ineffective at best and unusable at worst. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to the brain. This barrier means that currently 98% of therapeutic molecules are also unable to cross to the brain. However, researchers now say magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules ........ Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 10:40 AM
  • 8 views

Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration in Primary Care Offices Improved Blood Pressure Control

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Barry L. Carter, PharmD Professor of Pharmacy Professor of Family Medicine U Iowa Carver College of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Numerous studies and meta-analyses have … Continue reading →
The post Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration in Primary Care Offices Improved Blood Pressure Control appeared first on MedicalResea........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Barry L. Carter, PharmD. (2015) Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration Improved Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care Offices. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 25, 2015
  • 10:37 AM
  • 54 views

Parental Education As Risk Factor For Eating Disorders

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Genetic and environmental risk factors contribute to the risk for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.Known risk factors for anorexia nervosa include female gender, young age, family member with anorexia nervosa, weight loss, and participation in weight sensitive sports or activities, i.e. gymnastics, dancing.There has also been evidence that anorexia nervosa is more common in higher socioeconomic classes. This finding has made it one of the few brain disorders more common with this cate........ Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 09:38 AM
  • 64 views

Video Tip of the Week: Protein structure information for public outreach. Really.

by Mary in OpenHelix

This week’s tip isn’t about a specific tool–but a really interesting look at how a tool was used in the context of some general public outreach messaging. Recently I posted about Aquaria, a new tool available to let biologists explore protein structures, mutations, and domains in user-friendly ways. But an interesting example of how the […]... Read more »

O'Donoghue Seán I, Maria Kalemanov, Christian Stolte, Benjamin Wellmann, Vivian Ho, Manfred Roos, Nelson Perdigão, Fabian A Buske, Julian Heinrich, & Burkhard Rost. (2015) Aquaria: simplifying discovery and insight from protein structures. Nature Methods, 12(2), 98-99. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.3258  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 09:10 AM
  • 4 views

Textbook coverage of this classic social psychology study has become increasingly biased

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

One of the pairs of cards used in Asch's1950s research. Image from Wikipedia. Like Zimbardo's prison study and Milgram's so-called "obedience experiments", the research that Solomon Asch conducted at Swarthmore College in the 1950s has acquired an almost mythical quality, being distorted and exaggerated in frequent retellings over time. Asch's studies arguably showed the power of people's independence in the face of an apparently misguided majority, and yet paradoxically they've come to be ........ Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:45 AM
  • 56 views

Tau Protein A Key Driver Of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Melissa Murray, Ph.D Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Mayo Clinic   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Murray: Our study investigates two of the hallmark brain pathologies that underlie … Continue reading →
The post Tau Protein A Key Driver Of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Rese........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Melissa Murray, Ph.D. (2015) Tau Protein A Key Driver Of Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 79 views

Can Street Dogs Become Good Pets?

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

From free-ranging dog to new home. It sounds like a fairy-tale, but how does it work out?A recent survey by Yasemin Salgiri Demirbas (Ankara University) et al investigates how well free-roaming urban dogs fit into a family home once they are adopted. The results show the dogs adapt well to their new homes.The scientists say, “Every year in Turkey, thousands of free-ranging dogs are brought to dog shelters. These dogs are mongrel dogs with stray origins.” There is often a bias against adoptin........ Read more »

Salgirli Demirbas, Y., Emre, B., & Kockaya, M. (2014) Integration ability of urban free-ranging dogs into adoptive families' environment. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 9(5), 222-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2014.04.006  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
  • 54 views

This Nose Knows

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Evolution has given the sperm whale the most amazing head in the animal kingdom. They’ve got the biggest brain – all 18 lb.s of it. It has 1900 liters of sperm oil that almost caused in the extinction of the animal. It has one nostril that’s offset on its head, making the whale asymmetric. But most impressively, he can change the density of his head to help him dive or surface, and to do it he uses the same organ he uses for echolocation!... Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 07:13 AM
  • 63 views

Flawed Shades Of Gray

by RAZ Rebecca A. Zarate in United Academics

The Munker-White Illusion: flawed expectations of brightness and shadow.... Read more »

Li, Tavantzis, and Yazdanbakhsh. (2009) Lightness of Munker-White illusion and Simultaneous-Contrast illusion: Establishing an ordinal lightness relation among minimum and split-frame presentations. Review of Psychology, 16(1), 3-8. info:/

Purves D, Shimpi A, & Lotto RB. (1999) An empirical explanation of the cornsweet effect. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 19(19), 8542-51. PMID: 10493754  

  • March 25, 2015
  • 05:33 AM
  • 61 views

Autism and depression: interlinked?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"A possible implication is that interventions aimed at either autism symptoms or symptoms of depression may improve the other."That was the intriguing statement made by Per Normann Andersen and colleagues [1] who "investigated the course of and association among changes in autism symptoms, depression symptoms and executive functions (EF) in children with high-functioning autism (HFA)." Aside from frowning a little at the mention of the concept of 'high-functioning' I assume to denote those ........ Read more »

  • March 25, 2015
  • 12:06 AM
  • 45 views

Prostate Cancer: Does Timing of Radiation Therapy Affect Outcome?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Timothy N. Showalter, MD, MPH Associate Professor & Residency Program Director Department of Radiation Oncology University of Virginia School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Showalter: … Continue reading →
The post Prostate Cancer: Does Timing of Radiation Therapy Affect Outcome? appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Med........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Timothy N. Showalter, MD, MPH. (2015) Prostate Cancer: Does Timing of Radiation Therapy Affect Outcome? . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 25, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 44 views

Bisphosphonate May Protect Against Joint Degeneration in the Short-Term After a Knee Injury

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

In a mouse model, high-dose injections of alendronate delayed joint damage compared with a low-dose or placebo.... Read more »

  • March 24, 2015
  • 11:46 PM
  • 48 views

Electric Lights Disrupts Human Circadian Rhythm

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Richard G. Stevens, Ph.D., Professor, Cancer Epidemiologist UConn Health   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Stevens: Since first introducing the concept of a possible connection between exposure … Continue reading →
The post Electric Lights Disrupts Human Circadian Rhythm appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Richard G. Stevens, Ph.D. (2015) Electric Lights Disrupts Human Circadian Rhythm. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 24, 2015
  • 10:53 PM
  • 42 views

Pancreatic Stem Cells May Reverse Diabetes and Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Timothy J. Kieffer Ph.D. | Professor Laboratory of Molecular & Cellular Medicine Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences Department of Surgery | Life Sciences Institute The University of British Columbia Vancouver BC Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
The post Pancreatic Stem Cells May Reverse Diabetes and Obesit........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Timothy J. Kieffer Ph.D. | Professor. (2015) Pancreatic Stem Cells May Reverse Diabetes and Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

join us!

Do you write about peer-reviewed research in your blog? Use ResearchBlogging.org to make it easy for your readers — and others from around the world — to find your serious posts about academic research.

If you don't have a blog, you can still use our site to learn about fascinating developments in cutting-edge research from around the world.

Register Now

Research Blogging is powered by SMG Technology.

To learn more, visit seedmediagroup.com.