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  • February 22, 2015
  • 11:13 AM
  • 70 views

Of tree rings and rain: drought predicted to worsen in southwestern United States

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

Droughts have been severe in California and surrounding states, but will they be any worse than previous droughts in Earth's history? A combination of climate models and tree ring analysis provides an answer.... Read more »

Benjamin I. Cook, Toby R. Ault, Jason E. Smerdon. (2015) Unprecedented 21st century drought risk in the American Southwest and Central Plains. Science Advances. info:/

  • February 22, 2015
  • 10:12 AM
  • 49 views

Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Plus Radiation For High Risk Prostate Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Almudena Zapatero MD PhD Senior Consultant Dpt Radiation Oncology Instituto Investigación Sanitaria IIS-IP Hospital Universitario de la Princesa Madrid Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Zapatero: There is a significant body of evidence from randomized trials showing a significant improvement in clinical outcome with the combination of androgen deprivation and conventional-dose ra........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Almudena Zapatero MD PhD. (2015) Long-Term Androgen Deprivation Plus Radiation For High Risk Prostate Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 22, 2015
  • 09:57 AM
  • 75 views

Associating brain structure with function and the bias of more = better

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

It seems that, of all of the behavioral neuroscience findings that make their way into popular press coverage, those that involve structural changes to the brain are most likely to pique the interest of the public. Perhaps this is because we have a tendency to think of brain function as something that is flexible and constantly changing, and thus alterations in function do not seem as dramatic as alterations in structure, which give the impression of being more permanent.After all, until relativ........ Read more »

Lazar, S., Kerr, C., Wasserman, R., Gray, J., Greve, D., Treadway, M., McGarvey, M., Quinn, B., Dusek, J., Benson, H.... (2005) Meditation experience is associated with increased cortical thickness. NeuroReport, 16(17), 1893-1897. DOI: 10.1097/01.wnr.0000186598.66243.19  

  • February 22, 2015
  • 09:51 AM
  • 43 views

Which Breast Is Best For Reconstruction? Autologous or Implant?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Y. Eltahir University Medical Centre Groningen Department of Plastic Surgery Groningen, The Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Eltahir: There are different options for breast reconstruction. … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Y. Eltahir. (2015) Which Breast Is Best For Reconstruction? Autologous or Implant?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 22, 2015
  • 09:31 AM
  • 47 views

Peptides May Reduce Brain Injury After Stroke

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bruno Meloni PhD Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? A/Prof Meloni: Due to the lack of clinically available neuroprotective drugs … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Bruno Meloni PhD. (2015) Peptides May Reduce Brain Injury After Stroke. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 22, 2015
  • 09:19 AM
  • 49 views

Men with Favorable Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer May Also Be Candidates for Active Surveillance

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ann Caroline Raldow, M.D. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Clinical Fellow in Radiation Oncology Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Raldow: Active surveillance (AS) means monitoring the course of … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ann Caroline Raldow, M.D. (2015) Men with Favorable Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer May Also Be Candidates for Active Surveillance. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 22, 2015
  • 06:10 AM
  • 81 views

Sick Of Stress: Is Fear Making Us Ill?

by Agnese Mariotti in United Academics

Is stress making us sick? Scientists found that fear of terror increases pulse, the risk of disease and subsequent death.... Read more »

Shenhar-Tsarfaty, S., Yayon, N., Waiskopf, N., Shapira, I., Toker, S., Zaltser, D., Berliner, S., Ritov, Y., & Soreq, H. (2015) Fear and C-reactive protein cosynergize annual pulse increases in healthy adults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(5). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1418264112  

  • February 21, 2015
  • 11:55 PM
  • 57 views

Pairwise games as a special case of public goods

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

Usually, when we are looking at public goods games, we consider an agent interacting with a group of n other agents. In our minds, we often imagine n to be large, or sometimes even take the limit as n goes to infinity. However, this isn’t the only limit that we should consider when we are […]... Read more »

  • February 21, 2015
  • 05:33 PM
  • 50 views

Of Binge Eating, Age, and Distress: Child-Adolescent vs. Adult-Onset Binge Eating

by Andrea in Science of Eating Disorders

Brewerton, Rance, Dansky, O’Neil & Kilpatrick (2014) conducted a study about BED in which they used a (US) nationally representative sample to compare child/adolescent and adult onset BED in women. In this post, I’ll highlight the authors’ findings and what they mean for our increasing understanding of BED and how to support those experiencing BED.... Read more »

  • February 21, 2015
  • 03:06 PM
  • 65 views

How poor are runners at self-identifying their foot strike pattern?

by Craig Payne in Running Research Junkie

How poor are runners at self-identifying their foot strike pattern?... Read more »

  • February 21, 2015
  • 02:36 PM
  • 92 views

Mental illness and ultradian rhythms

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In the relatively new 24 hour, always on the go, digital lifestyle we live — might living a structured life with regularly established mealtimes and early bedtimes lead to a better life and perhaps even prevent the onset of mental illness? Well according to a new study, it might do just that, you could have a better quality of life just by being a little more structured thanks to our circadian rhythm.... Read more »

  • February 21, 2015
  • 12:53 PM
  • 52 views

Pharmacy Shopping and Overlapping Prescriptions Linked To Opioid Overdose

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Zhou Yang Office of the Associate Director for Policy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Prescription drug misuse and abuse, largely those involving opioid … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Zhou Yang. (2015) Pharmacy Shopping and Overlapping Prescriptions Linked To Opioid Overdose. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 21, 2015
  • 09:24 AM
  • 40 views

NIH Study Examines Links Between Breastfeeding Duration and Childhood Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yeyi Zhu, PhD IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow Epidemiology Branch Division of Intramural Population Health Research Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Yeyi Zhu, PhD. (2015) NIH Study Examines Links Between Breastfeeding Duration and Childhood Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 21, 2015
  • 08:57 AM
  • 42 views

Rally Health Gamifies Digital Platform To Support and Engage Consumers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brian Dolan Chief Strategy and Partner Integration Officer Rally Health MedicalResearch.com Editor’s note: On February 3, 2015, Rally Health launched a New HIPPA compliant Digital Engagement platform that gives consumers the support and tools they need to … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Brian Dolan, Chief Strategy and Partner Integration Officer, & Rally Health. (2015) Rally Health Gamifies Digital Platform To Support and Engage Consumers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 21, 2015
  • 08:57 AM
  • 62 views

World's Coolest Cartwheeling Spider

by jeffrey daniels in United Academics

A newly-discovered species of spider discovered in Morocco just last year prefers cartwheeling to more standard ways of locomotion; especially when it needs to flee. Now, forget your mostly irrational fear of spiders for a moment, and take a look at this... Read more »

  • February 21, 2015
  • 05:39 AM
  • 70 views

Coeliac disease: genes, autoimmunity, gut bacteria and bafflement?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Some things in life really do baffle me. When it comes to this blog, nothing seems to baffle me more than some of the talk about the triad that is autoimmunity, coeliac disease and gluten (see here for an example).My bafflement continued upon reading the papers by Emilsson and colleagues [1] and by Olivares and colleagues [2]. Respectively suggesting that: "spouses of individuals with celiac disease are at increased risk of non-celiac autoimmune disease" and "a specific disease-biased host genot........ Read more »

Emilsson L, Wijmenga C, Murray JA, & Ludvigsson JF. (2015) Autoimmune Disease in First-degree Relatives and Spouses of Individuals with Celiac Disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. PMID: 25645875  

  • February 20, 2015
  • 11:08 PM
  • 74 views

Getting your tonsils removed: A (sometimes) cure for bedwetting

by Megan Cartwright in Science-Based Writing

Kids who snore are more likely to wet the bed than kids who don’t. Strangely enough, the reason may be their too-big tonsils, which can cause the snoring and sleep apnea affecting 1 in 10 kids. In 2013, Michigan scientists … Continue reading →... Read more »

Kovacevic L, Wolfe-Christensen C, Lu H, Toton M, Mirkovic J, Thottam PJ, Abdulhamid I, Madgy D, & Lakshmanan Y. (2014) Why does adenotonsillectomy not correct enuresis in all children with sleep disordered breathing?. The Journal of urology, 191(5 Suppl), 1592-6. PMID: 24679871  

  • February 20, 2015
  • 08:19 PM
  • 35 views

Active Surveillance May Be Appropriate for Ill Patients With Prostate Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karim Chamie MD Department of Urology Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response:  Active surveillance has been shown … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Karim Chamie MD. (2015) Who Receives Surgery or Radiation for Prostate Cancer?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 20, 2015
  • 05:41 PM
  • 31 views

Even Low-Level Physical Activity Improves Cardiac Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Thomas W. Buford, PhD Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Research Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida College of Medicine Director, Health Promotion Center University of Florida Institute on Aging Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Thomas W. Buford, PhD. (2015) Even Low-Level Physical Activity Improves Cardiac Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 20, 2015
  • 05:34 PM
  • 25 views

Diet and Exercise Offer Some Protection Against Knee Pain in Obese Diabetics

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dan White PT , ScD, Msc University of Delaware Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. White: We know that diet and exercise are beneficial to reduce knee pain, … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dan White PT , ScD, Msc. (2015) Diet and Exercise Offer Some Protection Against Knee Pain in Obese Diabetics. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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