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  • April 17, 2015
  • 03:52 AM
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Higher cancer mortality rates associated with mental illness

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The findings reported by Steve Kisely and colleagues [1] were of some interest recently and their assertion that despite cancer incidence being "the same as the general population for most psychiatric disorders" or even slightly reduced when a diagnosis of schizophrenia was for example received, mortality due to cancer was "increased in psychiatric patients."Such findings were based on their examination of: "Mental health records [that] were linked with cancer registrations and death r........ Read more »

  • April 16, 2015
  • 06:35 PM
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B vitamins and Omega-3 May Protect Against Brain Shrinkage

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Fredrik Jernerén PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Pharmacology University of Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Jernerén: Development of dementia and Alzheimer’s … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Fredrik Jernerén PhD. (2015) B vitamin and Omega-3 May Protect Against Brain Shrinkage. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 16, 2015
  • 05:47 PM
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Oxytocin Facilitates Mother-Baby Bonding

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD Froemke Laboratory New York University Langone School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Marlin: Oxytocin is a hormone that plays an important … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD. (2015) Oxytocin Facilitates Mother-Baby Bonding. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 16, 2015
  • 02:39 PM
  • 82 views

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Another reason to have those waffles… well maybe. Researchers have found that a concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics. In an ever increasing antibiotic resistant world, this news is almost as sweet as the syrup (okay no more bad puns). The findings suggest that combining maple syrup extract with common antibiotics could increase the microbes’ susceptibility, leading to lower antibiotic usage.... Read more »

  • April 16, 2015
  • 01:10 PM
  • 73 views

Counting Chicks

by sedeer in Inspiring Science

It’s probably not a surprise that humans aren’t the only animals with a sense of numbers. While they’re probably not …Continue reading →... Read more »

  • April 16, 2015
  • 10:32 AM
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What is Neurofeedback Training for ADHD?

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

There are a variety of behavioral strategies for treating the attention and activity components of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).One of these strategies is known as neurofeedback. A recent study in the journal Pediatrics found evidence for effectiveness of in-school neurofeedback for ADHD in a randomized controlled trial.In this trial, 104 children between the ages of 7 and 11 years of age were randomized to one of three research arms: in-school neurofeedback, cognitive th........ Read more »

  • April 16, 2015
  • 09:48 AM
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Mapping the language system: Part 1

by Dan Mirman in Minding the Brain

My colleagues and I have a pair of papers coming out in Nature Communications and Neuropsychologia that I'm particularly excited about. The data came from Myrna Schwartz's long-running anatomical case series project in which behavioral and structural neuroimaging data were collected from a large sample of individuals with aphasia following left hemisphere stroke. We pulled together data from 17 measures of language-related performance for 99 participants, each of those participants was also........ Read more »

Mirman, D., Chen, Q., Zhang, Y., Wang, Z., Faseyitan, O.K., Coslett, H.B., & Schwartz, M.F. (2015) Neural Organization of Spoken Language Revealed by Lesion-Symptom Mapping. Nature Communications, 6(6762), 1-9. info:/

  • April 16, 2015
  • 08:40 AM
  • 67 views

Outbreak! Time To Review The Origins Of Vaccination

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Imagine a world without vaccines. The recent measles outbreak in Disneyland is providing us with a very small taste of what such a world would be like. Today on THE 'SCOPE, we go back in time to the age of smallpox and review the fascinating discoveries that led Edward Jenner to invent vaccination, a process that has saved countless lives.... Read more »

Babkin, I., & Babkina, I. (2015) The Origin of the Variola Virus. Viruses, 7(3), 1100-1112. DOI: 10.3390/v7031100  

  • April 16, 2015
  • 06:56 AM
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Triggers For Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Identified

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tomi Toukola Medical Research Center Oulu Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Finland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Previously, only few large-scale autopsy studies has been … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tomi Toukola. (2015) Triggers For Exercise-Related Sudden Cardiac Death Identified. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 16, 2015
  • 05:21 AM
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Paternal sperm epigenetic differences and offspring autism risk

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"These data suggest that epigenetic differences in paternal sperm may contribute to autism risk in offspring."So said the preliminary study results published by Jason Feinberg and colleagues [1]  (open-access) looking at "paternal semen biosamples obtained from an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) enriched-risk pregnancy cohort, the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation (EARLI) cohort." Researchers analysed 44 semen samples to ascertain whether DNA methylation differences - one typ........ Read more »

Jason I Feinberg, Kelly M Bakulski, Andrew E Jaffe, Rakel Tryggvadottir, Shannon C Brown, Lynn R Goldman, Lisa A Croen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Craig J Newschaffer, M Daniele Fallin.... (2015) Paternal sperm DNA methylation associated with early signs of autism risk in an autism-enriched cohort. International Journal of Epidemiology. info:/10.1093/ije/dyv028

  • April 15, 2015
  • 09:35 PM
  • 13 views

Acetaminophen May Reduce Both Pain and Emotional Response

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Geoff Durso PhD Candidate Department of Psychology The Ohio State University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Recent research has shown that acetaminophen blunts negative emotions beyond those … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Geoff Durso PhD Candidate. (2015) Acetaminophen May Reduce Both Pain and Emotional Response. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 15, 2015
  • 09:10 PM
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Patients May Still Be Getting Unnecessary Pre-Cataract Surgery Testing

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Catherine L. Chen M.D., M.P.H. UCSF Dept of Anesthesia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Chen: Cataract surgery is a very common and safe surgery that most older … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Catherine L. Chen M.D., M.P.H. (2015) Patients May Still Be Getting Unnecessary Pre-Cataract Surgery Testing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 15, 2015
  • 06:21 PM
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Which Pancreatic Cysts Carry Malignant Potential?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michael B. Wallace, M.D., MPH Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL 32224   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Wallace: Since its first consideration as an independent entity in 1996,1 intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN) … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Michael B. Wallace, M.D., MPH,. (2015) Which Pancreatic Cysts Carry Malignant Potential. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 15, 2015
  • 05:15 PM
  • 16 views

Cancer Treatments Can Trigger Insomnia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Josée Savard, Ph.D. School of Psychology, Laval University Cancer Research Center Quebec City, Quebec, Canada MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Savard: This paper reports on a secondary analysis … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Josée Savard, Ph.D. (2015) Cancer Treatments Can Trigger Insomnia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 15, 2015
  • 04:58 PM
  • 86 views

Autistic Traits Aren't Linked To Brain Anatomy?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

According to a large study just published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, there's no correlation between brain anatomy and self-reported autistic traits.





Dutch researchers P. Cedric M. P. Koolschijn and colleagues looked at two samples of young Dutch adults: an 'exploration' sample of 204, and a separate 'validation' group of 304 individuals.

Most of the participants did not have autism. The researchers looked for associations between various aspects of brain ... Read more »

  • April 15, 2015
  • 03:45 PM
  • 81 views

Brain development suffers from lack of fish oil fatty acids

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

While being inundated with advertisements directed at moms to be, skeptical parents should question the supposed health benefits of anything being sold. However, while recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Meaning there might actually be truth in advertising -- this time at least.... Read more »

  • April 15, 2015
  • 03:25 PM
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Divorce Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Especially For Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:  Matthew E. Dupre, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine Department of Community and Family Medicine Department of Sociology Duke Clinical Research Institute MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Dupre: The … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Matthew E. Dupre, PhD. (2015) Divorce Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Especially For Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 15, 2015
  • 02:19 PM
  • 72 views

Porcine Circovirus: Autophagy. Nucleolus, and Apoptosis

by thelonevirologist in Virology Tidbits

Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a small non-enveloped single-strand (ss) DNA virus with a genome of 1768 bp in length. Although the infection of pigs with PCV2 by itself only causes a relatively mild diseases, symptoms -including Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (PMWS), congenital tremors, Porcine Dermatitis and Nephropathy Syndrome, reproductive failure, proliferative and necrotizing pneumonia, enteritis, exudative epidermitis, and porcine respiratory disease complex- are alleviat........ Read more »

Todd, D et al. (2005) Circoviridae. Virus taxonomy: VIIIth report of the International Committee on Taxon- omy of Viruses. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-7020-2862-5.50039-8  

Rosell C, Segalés J, Ramos-Vara JA, Folch JM, Rodríguez-Arrioja GM, Duran CO, Balasch M, Plana-Durán J, & Domingo M. (2000) Identification of porcine circovirus in tissues of pigs with porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome. The Veterinary record, 146(2), 40-3. PMID: 10678809  

Bird SW, & Kirkegaard K. (2015) Nonlytic spread of naked viruses. Autophagy, 11(2), 430-1. PMID: 25680079  

Bird SW, Maynard ND, Covert MW, & Kirkegaard K. (2014) Nonlytic viral spread enhanced by autophagy components. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(36), 13081-6. PMID: 25157142  

  • April 15, 2015
  • 10:15 AM
  • 7 views

Pneumonia As Hospital Quality Indicator May Lead To Overly Aggressive Care

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mihaela S Stefan, MD FACP Research Scientist, Center for Quality of Care Research Director of Outpatient Perioperative Clinic and Medical Consultation Program Academic Hospitalist Baystate Medical Center Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Springfield … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mihaela S Stefan, MD FA. (2015) Pneumonia As Hospital Quality Indicator May Lead To Overly Aggressive Care. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 15, 2015
  • 10:01 AM
  • 40 views

Do movie super-heroines empower women?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

The super-heroines who feature in the X-Men series and other comic-book films challenge traditional gender stereotypes in the sense that they are powerful, strong and smart. You'd think watching them in action might have an empowering influence on female viewers. But there's a catch – heroine characters like Mystique, Storm and PsyLocke (pictured) are also hypersexualised. Their clothing is tight and revealing, they are typically buxom and ultra thin-waisted, and they often use their sex appea........ Read more »

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