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  • July 27, 2015
  • 09:10 AM
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TNF Gene May Link Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Philippe Bouillet, PhD Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Parkville, Vic Australia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bouillet: This study was initiated when we discovered mice that developed … Continue reading →
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Philippe Bouillet, PhD. (2015) TNF Gene May Link Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 27, 2015
  • 08:50 AM
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Dietary Patterns May Play A Role In Risk Of Hodgkin Lymphoma

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mara Meyer Epstein, ScD Assistant Professor Meyers Primary Care Institute University of Massachusetts Medical School MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Epstein: Hodgkin lymphoma is a relatively rare cancer, … Continue reading →
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Mara Meyer Epstein, ScD. (2015) Dietary Patterns May Play A Role In Risk Of Hodgkin Lymphoma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 27, 2015
  • 08:24 AM
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Socioeconomic Factors Affect High Health Care Utilization

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Laura Rosella, PhD MHSc Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Scientist, Public Health Ontario Adjunct Scientist, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Toronto, Ontario Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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Laura Rosella, PhD MHSc. (2015) Socioeconomic Factors Affect High Health Care Utilization . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 27, 2015
  • 07:35 AM
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DVT: Clot Removal Outcomes Better In Hospitals With Higher Volume of Procedures

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Riyaz Bashir MD, FACC, RVT Professor of Medicine Director, Vascular and Endovascular Medicine Department of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Temple University Hospital Philadelphia, PA 19140 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Bashir: … Continue reading →
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Riyaz Bashir MD, FACC, RVT. (2015) DVT: Clot Removal Outcomes Better In Hospitals With Higher Volume of Procedures. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 27, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Things you always wondered about—probably  not so much

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Here again is a collection of tidbits we don’t deem worthy of a complete blog post but which might be of interest or even amusing to you. Social media is how we get our news these days While you may think Twitter is receding in importance, the numbers beg to differ. A new Pew Research […]

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  • July 27, 2015
  • 06:35 AM
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How rudeness spreads like a contagion

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

University of Florida researchers have finally put a long-standing hypothesis about rudeness to the test. The history to this is a study published in 1999 [pdf] that showed rudeness can create a vicious circle between individuals – if you’re rude to someone, they’re more likely to be rude back at you. What the authors of that paper also speculated though, and the new research investigates, is that an initial act of rudeness creates a "secondary spiral" where offended parties end up dumping........ Read more »

  • July 27, 2015
  • 03:08 AM
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Incontinence and paediatric autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Urinary incontinence - "the unintentional passing of urine" - is a fairly common issue affecting millions of people of all ages worldwide. Achieving full bladder and bowel control is seen as a typical part of growing up but for some children, particularly those diagnosed with a behavioural or developmental condition, issues with incontinence can persist much later into life [1].The findings reported by Alexander von Gontard and colleagues [2] bring the issue of incontinence into the autism resea........ Read more »

von Gontard A, Pirrung M, Niemczyk J, & Equit M. (2015) Incontinence in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of pediatric urology. PMID: 26052001  

  • July 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 78 views

Accuracy, Affordability, and Portability! Use Your Tablet To Detect Postural Instability

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Tablet hardware provided accurate data to quantify postural stability within 2.9° of data generated from a force platform system.... Read more »

Alberts, J., Hirsch, J., Koop, M., Schindler, D., Kana, D., Linder, S., Campbell, S., & Thota, A. (2015) Using Accelerometer and Gyroscopic Measures to Quantify Postural Stability. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(6), 578-588. DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-50.2.01  

  • July 26, 2015
  • 07:39 PM
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Sleep not just protects memories against forgetting, it also makes them more accessible

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language. The findings suggest that after sleep we are more likely to recall facts which we could not remember while still awake.... Read more »

Dumay, N. (2015) Sleep not just protects memories against forgetting, it also makes them more accessible. Cortex. info:/http://hdl.handle.net/10871/17864

  • July 26, 2015
  • 03:12 PM
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Cell phone notifications may be driving you to distraction

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Whether you are alerted to an incoming phone call or text by a trendy ringtone, an alarm bell or a quiet vibration, just receiving a notification on your cell phone can cause enough of a distraction to impair your ability to focus on a given task. In fact, the distraction caused by a simple notification — whether it is a sound or a vibration — is comparable to the effects seen when users actively use their cell phones to make calls or send text messages, the researchers found.... Read more »

Stothart, C., Mitchum, A., & Yehnert, C. (2015) The Attentional Cost of Receiving a Cell Phone Notification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000100  

  • July 26, 2015
  • 11:18 AM
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Stop Wasting Time Abroad: How to Ensure Contact with New Cultures Boosts Your Creativity

by Louise Rasmussen in Head Smart

Yuck! Splashes of chicken blood and insects fly everywhere. The old Chinese woman waves the butcher knife and squirming corpse triumphantly. She flashes a toothless grin. You’re speechless. Flabbergasted. Grossed out big time. You thought you’d take a leisurely stroll in a quaint out-door market. You expected to see some strange veggies. Marvel at oddly […]
Check out Stop Wasting Time Abroad: How to Ensure Contact with New Cultures Boosts Your Creativity, an original post on Global Cog........ Read more »

  • July 26, 2015
  • 08:40 AM
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"Is Your Brain Really Necessary?", Revisited

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

According to British biochemist Donald R. Forsdyke in a new paper in Biological Theory, the existence of people who seem to be missing most of their brain tissue calls into question some of the "cherished assumptions" of neuroscience.

I'm not so sure.



Forsdyke discusses the disease called hydrocephalus ('water on the brain'). Some people who suffer from this condition as children are cured thanks to prompt treatment. Remarkably, in some cases, these post-hydrocephalics turn out to have... Read more »

  • July 26, 2015
  • 12:22 AM
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The relationship between self-reported sleep disturbance and polysomnography in traumatic brain injury

by William Lu in The Quantum Lobe Chronicles

Check it out. My work during postdoc that was just published early online in Brain Injury. Feel free to contact me for a PDF copy.AbstractPRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To characterize sleep architecture and self-reported sleep quality, fatigue and daytime sleepiness in individuals with TBI. Possible relationships between sleep architecture and self-reported sleep quality, fatigue and daytime sleepiness were examined.METHODS: Forty-four community-dwelling adults with TBI completed the Pittsburgh Sleep Qua........ Read more »

  • July 25, 2015
  • 01:17 PM
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Spines of boys and girls differ at birth

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Looking at measurements of the vertebrae – the series of small bones that make up the spinal column – in newborn children, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that differences between the sexes are present at birth. Results of the study suggest that this difference is evolutionary, allowing the female spine to adapt to the fetal load during pregnancy.... Read more »

Ponrartana, S., Aggabao, P., Dharmavaram, N., Fisher, C., Friedlich, P., Devaskar, S., & Gilsanz, V. (2015) Sexual Dimorphism in Newborn Vertebrae and Its Potential Implications. The Journal of Pediatrics, 167(2), 416-421. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.04.078  

  • July 25, 2015
  • 03:51 AM
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Medical comorbidity and adult autism (again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Regular readers are probably tired of reading blog titles like the one for today on this site. It's not as if the idea that a diagnosis of autism might predispose someone to quite a few more comorbid conditions (see here and see here) hasn't been discussed on quite a few occasions.But just in case the message hasn't got through, I draw your attention to the paper by Kyle Jones and colleagues [1] concluding that: "Adults in this cohort of autism spectrum disorder first ascertained in the 198........ Read more »

  • July 24, 2015
  • 09:53 PM
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Chemotherapy At End Of Life May Bring More Harm Than Good

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. Irving Sherwood Wright Professor in Geriatrics Professor of Sociology in Medicine Director, Center for Research on End of Life Care Weill Cornell Medical College New York Presbyterian Hospital New York City, New York … Continue reading →
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Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D. (2015) Chemotherapy At End Of Life May Bring More Harm Than Good. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 24, 2015
  • 09:24 PM
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Effects of Intermittent Fasting Promising But Poorly Studied

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FACC Director, Cardiovascular and Genetic Epidemiology, Intermountain Heart Institute Adjunct Assistant Professor, Genetic Epidemiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Utah Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FACC. (2015) Effects of Intermittent Fasting Promising But Poorly Studied. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 24, 2015
  • 08:36 PM
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Soybean Oil May Not Be As Healthy As Previously Thought

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with; Poonamjot Deol, Ph.D. Asst. Project Scientist, University of California, Riverside, Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience Riverside, CA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Deol: The consumption of soybean … Continue reading →
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Poonamjot Deol, Ph.D. (2015) Soybean Oil May Not Be As Healthy As Previously Thought. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 24, 2015
  • 03:31 PM
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Genetic Syndrome Risk Elevated In Young Adults With Colon Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Science The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX 77030 Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
The post Genetic Syndrome Risk Elevated In Young Adults With Colon Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, MD, PhD. (2015) Genetic Syndrome Risk Elevated In Young Adults With Colon Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 24, 2015
  • 02:21 PM
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Brain structure reveals ability to regulate emotions

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

We all vary in how often we become happy, sad or angry, and also in how strongly these emotions are expressed. This variability is a part of our personality and can be seen as a positive aspect that increases diversity in society. However, there are people that find it so difficult to regulate their emotions that it has a serious impact on their work, family and social life. These individuals may be given an emotional instability diagnosis such as borderline personality disorder or antisocial pe........ Read more »

Petrovic, P., Ekman, C., Klahr, J., Tigerstrom, L., Ryden, G., Johansson, A., Sellgren, C., Golkar, A., Olsson, A., Ohman, A.... (2015) Significant gray matter changes in a region of the orbitofrontal cortex in healthy participants predicts emotional dysregulation. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsv072  

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