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  • March 4, 2015
  • 07:03 PM
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Team accidentally finds key to DNA vaccination and genetic engineering

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

It might have been an accident, but for some lucky researchers accidents are a good thing. In this particular case, scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate how cells function, a finding that might help advance an experimental approach to improving public health: DNA vaccines, which could be more efficient, less expensive and easier to store than traditional vaccines.
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  • March 4, 2015
  • 06:35 PM
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Infant Gut Bacteria Linked To Later Food Sensitization

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anita Kozyrskyj Ph.D Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of Alberta Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Kozyrskyj: Our study determined what “good” gut bacteria were present in 166 … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Anita Kozyrskyj Ph.D. (2015) Infant Gut Bacteria Linked To Later Food Sensitization. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 05:33 PM
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Goserelin Protects Ovarian Function During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Halle C.F. Moore, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, OH 44195 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Moore: Ovarian failure is a common long-term side effect … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Halle C.F. Moore, M.D., & Cleveland Clinic Foundation. (2015) Goserelin Protects Ovarian Function During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:21 PM
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Long-Term Effects Of Ischemic Post-Conditioning With PCI for STEMI

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joo-Yong Hahn, MD, PhD Associate Professor Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: In the Effects of … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Joo-Yong Hahn, MD, PhD. (2015) Long-Term Effects Of Ischemic Post-Conditioning With PCI for STEMI. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:10 PM
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Study Examines Fluorouracil With Dose-Dense Chemo For Early Breast Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lucia Del Mastro MD Department of Medical Oncology Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro Genova, Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Adjuvant chemotherapy regimens with … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Dr. Lucia Del Mastro MD, & Department of Medical Oncology. (2015) Study Examines Fluorouracil With Dose-Dense Chemo For Early Breast Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:02 PM
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A study of twins shows that autism is largely genetic

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In the fight against misinformation about autism it seems science is starting to come out on top, finally. A new study hopes to add to the recent advancements made in the understanding of autism, which finds that a substantial genetic and moderate environmental influences were associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and broader autism traits in a study of twins.... Read more »

Colvert, E., Tick, B., McEwen, F., Stewart, C., Curran, S., Woodhouse, E., Gillan, N., Hallett, V., Lietz, S., Garnett, T.... (2015) Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a UK Population-Based Twin Sample. JAMA Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.3028  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 03:40 PM
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Study Highlights Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety.

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research Perelman School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Ph.D. (2015) Study Highlights Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety. . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 02:54 PM
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Look Like Your Dad? Some Genes Preferentially Expressed From Fathers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fernando Pardo-Manuel De Villena, PhD Professor and Associate Chair for Research Department of Genetics School of Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Fernando Pardo-Manuel De Villena, Ph. (2015) Look Like Your Dad? Some Genes Preferentially Expressed From Fathers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 02:40 PM
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Akt3 Protein Makes Brain Tumor Resistant To Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristen Turner PhD. (first author) and Wei Zhang, Ph.D. Professor Department of Pathology Director, Cancer Genomics Core Lab University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas 77030 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Kristen Turner PhD. (first author) and, & Wei Zhang, Ph.D. Professor. (2015) Akt3 Protein Makes Brain Tumor Resistant To Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 11:48 AM
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Some mRNAs Related To Onset and Extent of Huntington’s Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Richard H. Myers Ph.D. Department of Neurology and Genome Science Institute Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Myers:  Andy Hoss, who … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Dr. Richard H. Myers Ph.D., Department of Neurology and Genome Science Institute, & Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. (2015) Some mRNAs Related To Onset and Extent of Huntington's Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 11:21 AM
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NHS Sees Reductions In Low-Value Procedures

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sophie Coronini-Cronberg Honorary research Fellow Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London Consultant in public health Centre Medical Directorate with Bupa, United Kingdom. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sophie Coronini-Cronberg. (2015) NHS Sees Reductions In Low-Value Procedures. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 10:59 AM
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Elevated BMI Linked To Higher Blood Pressure In Healthy Teenagers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yaron Arbel, M.D. Department of Cardiology Tel Aviv Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Arbel: We examined 715,000 Israeli adolescents, both male and female, aged 16-20, … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Yaron Arbel, M.D., Department of Cardiology, & Tel Aviv Medical Center. (2015) Elevated BMI Linked To Higher Blood Pressure In Healthy Teenagers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 10:43 AM
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Protein Delivered By Gene Vector May Protect Against HIV-Like Viruses

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Michael Farzan PhD Vice Chairman Department of Immunology and Microbial Science Florida Campus The Scripps Research Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Farzan: The key points are that HIV-1 needs two … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Michael Farzan PhD. (2015) Protein Delivered By Gene Vector May Protect Against HIV-Like Viruses. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 09:41 AM
  • 17 views

Video Tip of the Week: Beacon, to locate genome variants of potential clinical significance

by Mary in OpenHelix

This week’s Video Tip of the Week follows on last week’s chatter about the Internet of DNA. As I mentioned then, the Beacon tool we touched on was going to get more coverage. So this week’s video is provided by the Beacon team, part of the larger Global Alliance for Genomics and Health project (GA4GH). […]... Read more »

Nguyen Ngan, Daniel R. Zerbino, Brian Raney, Dent Earl, Joel Armstrong, W. James Kent, David Haussler, & Benedict Paten. (2015) Building a Pan-Genome Reference for a Population. Journal of Computational Biology, 2147483647. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/cmb.2014.0146  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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Taking Care of your Pet Rabbit

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Rabbits are the third most popular pet, but how should you look after them?A study by Nicola Rooney (University of Bristol) et al asked 1254 rabbit owners about how they housed, fed, played with and otherwise cared for their rabbit. The good news is that “many pet rabbits were found to be in good health, had compatible companions and were provided with enriched living areas.” But there were also many areas where things could be improved. The most common type of rabbit was a Lop, followe........ Read more »

Rooney NJ, Blackwell EJ, Mullan SM, Saunders R, Baker PE, Hill JM, Sealey CE, Turner MJ, & Held SD. (2014) The current state of welfare, housing and husbandry of the English pet rabbit population. BMC research notes, 942. PMID: 25532711  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
  • 13 views

Looking Sideways In The Mirror

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Not every animal that’s bilaterally symmetric chooses to stay that way. Some parasitic worms must become asymmetric in order to attach to fish gills, and some fish have mouths that turn to the right or left for lepidophagy. What’s lepidophagy you ask? They rip off and eat the scales of other fish!... Read more »

  • March 4, 2015
  • 07:33 AM
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Melanoma: Assaying Multiple Proteins Helps Identify BRAF-Inhibitor Resistance

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Linda Chin, MD Department Chair, Department of Genomic Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Linda Chin, MD. (2015) Melanoma: Assaying Multiple Proteins Helps Identify BRAF-Inhibitor Resistance. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 05:33 AM
  • 19 views

Does Facebook Use Always Lower Grades?

by Kate Blanchfield in United Academics

Good news for students: New research shows that Facebook use doesn't necessarily lower university students' grades... Read more »

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:41 AM
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Asthma and autism: a spanner in the works?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

As happens so many times in autism research, spanners are thrown in works. Take the paper from Ousseny Zerbo and colleagues [1] who concluded that: "children with autism have elevated prevalence of specific immune-related comorbidities". Nothing surprising about that finding based on the volumes of other research which seemed to have reached similar conclusions (see here).Then the spanner: "asthma was diagnosed significantly less often" in autism cases compared with asymptomatic controls. Asthma........ Read more »

Zerbo O, Leong A, Barcellos L, Bernal P, Fireman B, & Croen LA. (2015) Immune Mediated Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Brain, behavior, and immunity. PMID: 25681541  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 14 views

“Shock”ingly No Improvements in Ankle Sprain Outcomes

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

There is no evidence to support the use of electrical stimulation after an acute lateral ankle sprain to reduce edema, decrease pain, or improve functional limitations.... Read more »

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