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  • March 2, 2015
  • 04:43 PM
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Drug already on the market could help treat MS and other neurological diseases

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Multiple sclerosis, unless you suffer from nerve damage it is a pain you (thankfully) will never have to feel. In most cases, treating the brutal pain caused by this (and other neurological diseases) is the only help that can be offered to people. The pain is caused by damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, which characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases.... Read more »

Abiraman, K., Pol, S., O'Bara, M., Chen, G., Khaku, Z., Wang, J., Thorn, D., Vedia, B., Ekwegbalu, E., Li, J.... (2015) Anti-Muscarinic Adjunct Therapy Accelerates Functional Human Oligodendrocyte Repair. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(8), 3676-3688. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3510-14.2015  

  • March 2, 2015
  • 09:52 AM
  • 26 views

Extinction Edge: a new thriller on how epigenetic changes induced by viruses could kill us all

by EE Giorgi in CHIMERAS

Today my friend Nicholas Sansbury Smith releases Extinction Edge, the sequel to Extinction Horizon, a sci-fi thriller where humanity is driven to extinction by a lethal virus. I posted an interview with Nick for the release of his first book, but today I wanted to talk about the science behind his premise: can a virus induce epigenetic changes?In a way, Nick's premise is similar to the premise I used in Chimeras: a large part of our DNA is made of pseudogenes, which are ancient genes that are no........ Read more »

  • March 2, 2015
  • 04:49 AM
  • 28 views

Systemic low grade inflammation and bowel issues in autism?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper from Katarina Babinská and colleagues [1] (open-access here) presents an interesting, if preliminary take on two potentially important issues linked to at least some cases of autism: gastrointestinal (GI) issues and inflammation (see here and see here respectively).Detailing the examination of plasma levels of a compound called high mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1), a protein which has the apparent ability to 'bend DNA' and has some pretty potent immune effects [2] (one paper........ Read more »

  • March 2, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 24 views

Tau-A Could be a Grade A Concussion Tool for Safe Return To Play

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

The Tau-A biomarker is a potential biomarker to distinguish those at risk for prolonged recovery following a concussion.... Read more »

Shahim P, Linemann T, Inekci D, Karsdal MA, Blennow K, Tegner Y, Zetterberg H, & Henriksen K. (2015) Serum tau fragments predict return to play in concussed professional ice hockey players. Journal of Neurotrauma. PMID: 25621407  

  • March 1, 2015
  • 03:20 PM
  • 45 views

Science shows intermittent fasting diet could extend life

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. Proponents of fasting style diets will be first to tell you there are health benefits, heck we've even covered some of the science here at the labs. Well new research shows that putting people on a intermittent fasting (or IF) diet may mimic some of the benefits of actual fasting, and that (ironically enough given their popularity) adding antioxidant supplements counteracts those benefits.... Read more »

  • March 1, 2015
  • 03:52 AM
  • 57 views

Vitamin D status affecting autoimmune disease risk?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I want to bring the paper from Tea Skaaby and colleagues [1] to your attention for today's brief blog post and their observation that there may be: "a possible protective role of a higher vitamin D status on autoimmune disease". Autoimmune disease by the way, reflects a breakdown in communication and tolerance of 'self' whereby the body attacks healthy tissue.Their findings, based on an analysis of "a total of 12,555 individuals from three population-based studies with measurements of vitam........ Read more »

  • February 28, 2015
  • 10:04 AM
  • 92 views

Meditating For Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

by Chiara Civardi in United Academics

Dear Alice’s fan, this poem by Shel Silverstein is titled ‘Alice’ and now it’s your turn: are you ready to go down the rabbit hole again and be guided in our mind’s wonderland? So, let’s see what the blow up-potion and the shrinking-cake are made of.... Read more »

  • February 28, 2015
  • 09:50 AM
  • 61 views

Study Weighs Risks/Benefits of Oral Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation in Hemodialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Simonetta Genovesi MD Department of Health Science University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza Italy Nephrology Unit San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study?   Dr. Genovesi: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Simonetta Genovesi MD. (2015) Study Weighs Risks/Benefits of Oral Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation in Hemodialysis Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 28, 2015
  • 09:16 AM
  • 58 views

Cellular Energy Sensor Links Calorie Restriction With Healthy Aging

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: William Mair, Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health Boston, MA 02115 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Mair: Dietary … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & William Mair, Ph.D. (2015) Cellular Energy Sensor Links Calorie Restriction With Healthy Aging. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 28, 2015
  • 09:01 AM
  • 60 views

HPV-16/18 Vaccine Provides Some Cross Protection To Other Cancer-Causing Subtypes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview Invitation Frank Struyf MD PhD Director, Lead Clinical Development HPV vaccines at GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Rixensart, Belgium MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Struyf: Cervical cancer is the fourth … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview Invitation, & Frank Struyf MD PhD. (2015) HPV-16/18 Vaccine Provides Some Cross Protection To Other Cancer-Causing Subtypes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 28, 2015
  • 08:34 AM
  • 53 views

Oral Medication For Hepatitis C- HIV Combined Infection

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Shyamasundaran Kottilil MBBS, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Shyamasundaran Kottilil MBBS, PhD. (2015) Oral Medication For Hepatitis C- HIV Combined Infection. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 28, 2015
  • 08:19 AM
  • 57 views

Equation Helps Predict Mortality In Elderly Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nisha Bansal MD MAS Assistant Professor Associate Program Director for Research Kidney Research Institute Division of Nephrology University of Washington Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bansal: We … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Nisha Bansal MD MAS Assistant Professor. (2015) Equation Helps Predict Mortality In Elderly Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 28, 2015
  • 08:04 AM
  • 51 views

Bigger Breakfast, Smaller Dinner May Improve Glycemic Control

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Daniela Jakubowicz MD Diabetes Unit. E. Wolfson Medical Center Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and Tel Aviv Medical  Center Israel MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Professor … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Daniela Jakubowicz MD. (2015) Bigger Breakfast, Smaller Dinner May Improve Glycemic Control. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 28, 2015
  • 12:26 AM
  • 49 views

One Case Of Hepatitis C Transmitted From Shared Kidney Perfusion Machine

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gwen Borlaug, CIC, MPH Coordinator, HAI Prevention Program Wisconsin Division of Public Health Madison, WI 53702 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Healthcare-associated transmission of blood borne pathogens such … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Gwen Borlaug, CIC, MPH. (2015) One Case Of Hepatitis C Transmitted From Shared Kidney Perfusion Machine. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 27, 2015
  • 07:44 PM
  • 50 views

Melatonin Has Endocrine Risks For Children

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dave Kennaway, PhD Professor Lloyd Cox Senior Research Fellow, Head Circadian Physiology Laboratory School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Robinson Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Adelaide Australia MedicalResearch: What is the background … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dave Kennaway, PhD Professor,. (2015) Melatonin Has Endocrine Risks For Children. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 27, 2015
  • 07:05 PM
  • 49 views

New Ninevalent HPV Vaccine Gives Greater Protection Against Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elmar A. Joura, M.D Gynecologist University of Vienna MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of this study? Dr. Joura: This study demonstrates that the new ninevalent HPV vaccine induces a good immunogenicity against HPV 6/11/16/18 and gives a … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Elmar A. Joura, M.D. (2015) New Ninevalent HPV Vaccine Gives Greater Protection Against Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 27, 2015
  • 07:04 PM
  • 62 views

ME/CFS is real: confirmation if it is needed...

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Scientists discover robust evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness" went the title of the press release for the study by Mady Hornig and colleagues [1] (open-access) detailing an immune 'signature' and also possible staging of the illness.I couldn't help but wince at some of the media headlines reporting on this study as 'proof' that chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a real illness. As I've indicated before on this blog (see here) anyon........ Read more »

Mady Hornig, José G. Montoya, Nancy G. Klimas, Susan Levine, Donna Felsenstein, Lucinda Bateman, Daniel L. Peterson, C. Gunnar Gottschalk, Andrew F. Schultz, Xiaoyu Che.... (2015) Distinct plasma immune signatures in ME/CFS are present early in the course of illness. Science Advances, 1(1). info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1400121

  • February 27, 2015
  • 06:46 PM
  • 46 views

QuantiFERON-TB Gold Testing For Latent TB Eliminates False Positives From BCG Vaccination

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Masae Kawamura MD Director and TB Controller City and County of San Francisco Department of Health Principal investigator for the Regional TB Training and Medical Consultation Center MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Masae Kawamura MD. (2015) QuantiFERON-TB Gold Testing For Latent TB Eliminates False Positives From BCG Vaccination . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 27, 2015
  • 05:23 PM
  • 59 views

New compounds protect nerves from the damage of MS

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Autoimmune diseases are tough to live with, frankly we don’t really understand the reasons they start at all, how to treat them, or even where to start in forming a cure. Well there might be some good news — as far as a treatment goes anyway — a newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block both the inflammation and nerve cell damage seen in mouse models of multiple sclerosis.... Read more »

Haines, J., Herbin, O., de la Hera, B., Vidaurre, O., Moy, G., Sun, Q., Fung, H., Albrecht, S., Alexandropoulos, K., McCauley, D.... (2015) Nuclear export inhibitors avert progression in preclinical models of inflammatory demyelination. Nature Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3953  

  • February 27, 2015
  • 12:45 PM
  • 41 views

NSAIDS After Heart Attack Increase Risk of Bleeding and Further Heart Attacks

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anne-Marie Schjerning Olsen, MD, PhD Department of Cardiology Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen Denmark MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Dr. Olsen: The question addressed in the study was: Do people who have had a … Continue reading →... Read more »

Anne-Marie Schjerning Olsen, MD, PhD, & Department of Cardiology. (2015) NSAIDS After Heart Attack Increase Risk of Bleeding and Further Heart Attacks. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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