There's good news for scientists who study animals that are too small to carry a GPS monitor, or that spit ID tags back out through their arms. A setup using an off-the-shelf camera can precisely capture an animal's path in three dimensions—without anyone touching the animal.
Emmanuel de Margerie, who studies animal behavior at the University of Rennes 1 in France, says there are several reasons to seek new animal-tracking technologies. To put a GPS or other kind of tag on an animal, yo........ Read more »
de Margerie E, Simonneau M, Caudal JP, Houdelier C, & Lumineau S. (2015) 3D tracking of animals in the field, using rotational stereo videography. The Journal of experimental biology. PMID: 26056245
A variety of risk factors have been identified in Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.The risk for dementia following major psychiatric syndromes in mid-life is an important research area.Renate Zilkens and colleagues in Australia recently published an informative study of psychiatric disorders and later dementia risk. This study used a population-based case control methodology.The key elements in the design of this study included the following:Subjects: General population in Western........ Read more »
Zilkens, R., Bruce, D., Duke, J., Spilsbury, K., & Semmens, J. (2014) Severe Psychiatric Disorders in Mid-Life and Risk of Dementia in Late- Life (Age 65-84 Years): A Population Based Case-Control Study. Current Alzheimer Research, 11(7), 681-693. DOI: 10.2174/1567205011666140812115004
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Alexander Golberg Ph.D. Center for Engineering in Medicine Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, and Shriners Burns Hospital Boston, MA, 02114 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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Dr. Alexander Golberg Ph.D. Center for Engineering in Medicine, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Shriners Burns Hospital, & Boston, MA, 02114. (2015) New Skin Rejuvenation Technique Uses Pulsed Electric Fields. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pradeep Ramulu MD MHS PhD Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins University MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Ramulu: Looking at what procedures are used allows … Continue reading →
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Pradeep Ramulu MD MHS PhD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, & Johns Hopkins University. (2015) Newer Glaucoma Treatments May Be Best For Less Advanced Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brooke Bozick Ph.D. Candidate Population Biology, Ecology, & Evolution Program Emory University MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Previous research at the global scale has shown that air travel is important for the spread … Continue reading →
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Brooke Bozick, Ph.D. Candidate, Population Biology, Ecology, , & Emory University. (2015) Commuter Patterns Can Help Predict Influenza Spread. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
A brief post for you today as I keep a promise made in a previous entry to cover the paper by Angelico Mendy and colleagues  who concluded that: "Toxoplasma seropositivity may be associated with reading and memory impairments in school-aged children."Based on the analysis of over 1700 children/young adults aged 12-16 years old "who participated to the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey" researchers examined the possibility of a relationship between various psychometri........ Read more »
Mendy A, Vieira ER, Albatineh AN, & Gasana J. (2015) Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and cognitive functions in school-aged children. Parasitology, 1-7. PMID: 25990628
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH Medical Oncology Service, National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Prasad: In medicine, there are two types of endpoints: clinical endpoints and … Continue reading →
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Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, Medical Oncology Service, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, & Bethesda, Maryland. (2015) Oncology Evidence Based On Surrogate Survival May Be Poor. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. Previous studies have suggested that signals from the fetus initiate the birth process, but the precise molecular mechanisms that lead to labor remained unclear.... Read more »
Gao, L., Rabbitt, E., Condon, J., Renthal, N., Johnston, J., Mitsche, M., Chambon, P., Xu, J., O’Malley, B., & Mendelson, C. (2015) Steroid receptor coactivators 1 and 2 mediate fetal-to-maternal signaling that initiates parturition. Journal of Clinical Investigation. DOI: 10.1172/JCI78544
From the old Charles Atlas ads showing a scrawny male having sand kicked in his face to sitcom clichés of henpecked husbands, men have long faced pressure to live up to ideals of masculinity. Societal norms dictating that men should be masculine are powerful. And new research finds that men who believe they fall short of those ideals might be prompted to reassert their masculinity in small but significant ways.... Read more »
Cheryan, S., Cameron, J., Katagiri, Z., & Monin, B. (2015) Manning Up: Threatened Men Compensate by Disavowing Feminine Preferences and Embracing Masculine Attributes. Social Psychology, 1-10. DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000239
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Leslee L. Subak, MD University of California, San Francisco Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Urology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics Chief of Gynecology, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center UCSF Women’s Health Clinical Research Center MedicalResearch: What … Continue reading →
The post Bariatric Surgery Reduces Urinary Incontinence As Well As Obesity appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medic........ Read more »
Leslee L. Subak, MD, University of California, San Francisco, Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology , Chief of Gynecology, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, & UCSF Women's Health Clinical Research Center. (2015) Bariatric Surgery Reduces Urinary Incontinence As Well As Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Mary Vaughan Sarrazin Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Iowa Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, and Iowa City VA Medical Center, Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) Iowa City, IA Dr. Rajesh Kabra MD … Continue reading →
The post Comorbidities Increase Mortality Risk of Atrial Fibrillation In Blacks and Hispanics appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and New........ Read more »
Dr. Mary Vaughan Sarrazin Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Iowa Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, and, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Center for Comprehensive Access , Research and Evaluation (CADRE) Iowa City, IA, Dr. Rajesh Kabra MD Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, & University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. (2015) Comorbidities Increase Mortality Risk of Atrial Fibrillation In Blacks and Hispanics. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Bacterial and viral infections are often treated using multiple drugs at once. This is thought to have many advantages, including a lower risk of drug resistance. But according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences … Continue reading →... Read more »
Moreno-Gamez, S., Hill, A., Rosenbloom, D., Petrov, D., Nowak, M., & Pennings, P. (2015) Imperfect drug penetration leads to spatial monotherapy and rapid evolution of multidrug resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(22). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424184112
You hear it all the time: “Big government is the problem.” “We need to reduce the size of the government if we want to eliminate corruption.” As it turns out, just because the government grows in size doesn’t mean that corruption will … Continue reading →... Read more »
Themudo, N. (2012) Government Size, Nonprofit Sector Strength, and Corruption: A Cross-National Examination. The American Review of Public Administration, 44(3), 309-323. DOI: 10.1177/0275074012465791
You’ve likely run across the statistics on Facebook being the cause of many divorces or relationship failures as unhappy individuals reunite with past loves lost. There is also of course, often heartbreak as online loves turn out to be not quite who you thought. Now Facebook is also implicated in prolonging the unhappiness after a […]
Facebook Graph Searches: What Can You Discover?
Facebook as a conduit for misinformation and racism
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Lukacs, V., & Quan-Haase, A. (2015) Romantic breakups on Facebook: new scales for studying post-breakup behaviors, digital distress, and surveillance. Information, Communication , 18(5), 492-508. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1008540
CIVO tests cancer drugs and finds new lymphoma treatment in just two weeks.... Read more »
Klinghoffer, R., Bahrami, S., Hatton, B., Frazier, J., Moreno-Gonzalez, A., Strand, A., Kerwin, W., Casalini, J., Thirstrup, D., You, S.... (2015) A technology platform to assess multiple cancer agents simultaneously within a patient's tumor. Science Translational Medicine, 7(284), 284-284. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa7489
A quote to begin: "for those occupations which are predominantly desk based, workers should aim to initially progress towards accumulating 2 h/day of standing and light activity (light walking) during working hours, eventually progressing to a total accumulation of 4 h/day (prorated to part-time hours)."That was the recommendation made in the consensus statement published by John Buckley and colleagues  aiming to: "provide guidance for employers and staff working in office environments to........ Read more »
John P Buckley, Alan Hedge, Thomas Yates, Robert J Copeland, Michael Loosemore, Mark Hamer, Gavin Bradley, & David W Dunstan. (2015) The sedentary office: a growing case for change towards better health and productivity. Expert statement commissioned by Public Health England and the Active Working Community Interest Company. British Journal of Sports Medicine. info:/10.1136/bjsports-2015-094618
Females are more likely to report concussion-related symptoms at baseline testing than males. However, following a concussion there are no differences in symptom reporting between male and female athletes.... Read more »
Brown, D., Elsass, J., Miller, A., Reed, L., & Reneker, J. (2015) Differences in Symptom Reporting Between Males and Females at Baseline and After a Sports-Related Concussion: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 45(7), 1027-1040. DOI: 10.1007/s40279-015-0335-6
Today is the summer solstice, so I figured I would take a break from my (slowly) ongoing series of posts on the Pueblo I period in the northern Southwest to take a look at evidence for ancient astronomical knowledge in a different part of the Southwest. This is in part an outgrowth of my recent […]... Read more »
Bostwick TW. (2010) Exploring the Frontiers of Hohokam Astronomy: Tracking Seasons and Orienting Ritual Space in the Sonoran Desert. Archaeoastronomy, 166-189. info:/
Researchers at Inserm (Inserm Unit 930 “Imaging and Brain”) attached to François-Rabelais University and Tours Regional University Hospital have combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause autism. When tested on two families, this strategy enabled the researchers to identify specific gene combinations in autistic patients that distinguished them from patients with intellectual disabilities.... Read more »
Bonnet-Brilhault, F., Alirol, S., Blanc, R., Bazaud, S., Marouillat, S., Thépault, R., Andres, C., Lemonnier, �., Barthélémy, C., Raynaud, M.... (2015) GABA/Glutamate synaptic pathways targeted by integrative genomic and electrophysiological explorations distinguish autism from intellectual disability. Molecular Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1038/mp.2015.75
Practice concussion rates are highest during fully padded practices, preseason, and scrimmages.... Read more »
Kerr ZY, Hayden R, Dompier TP, & Cohen R. (2015) Association of equipment worn and concussion injury rates in national collegiate athletic association football practices: 2004-2005 to 2008-2009 academic years. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(5), 1134-41. PMID: 25931501
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