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  • March 20, 2015
  • 01:14 PM
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The Microglial Side of Synaptic Plasticity: A Novel Insight to Block Chronic Pain

by Matthew Zabel in Gliosis

Microglia directly amplify synaptic strength providing more than a mere
supportive role.... Read more »

Clark, A., Gruber-Schoffnegger, D., Drdla-Schutting, R., Gerhold, K., Malcangio, M., & Sandkuhler, J. (2015) Selective Activation of Microglia Facilitates Synaptic Strength. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(11), 4552-4570. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2061-14.2015  

  • March 20, 2015
  • 12:08 PM
  • 76 views

Gliding Ant Flies like a Backward Superman

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Travel to the Amazon and flick an ant off a leaf, and you might be surprised what you see. Certain rainforest ant species can control their falls and glide back onto the trunks of the trees they came from. Unlike Superman, though, they're only flying to rescue themselves.

An ant is light enough that a drop to the forest floor might not hurt it. But the other animals cruising the ground for snacks will cause trouble for that ant soon enough. That's why many rainforest ants have evolved to ... Read more »

Munk Y, Yanoviak SP, Koehl MA, & Dudley R. (2015) The descent of ant: field-measured performance of gliding ants. The Journal of experimental biology. PMID: 25788722  

  • March 20, 2015
  • 10:48 AM
  • 76 views

Understanding the Origin of Psychopathic Tendencies Through Chimpanzees

by amikulak in Daily Observations

Psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, lack of empathy, and disinhibition, is typically investigated among clinical and forensic samples, and sometimes among the general population. But a team […]... Read more »

Latzman, R., Drislane, L., Hecht, L., Brislin, S., Patrick, C., Lilienfeld, S., Freeman, H., Schapiro, S., & Hopkins, W. (2015) A Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Model of Triarchic Psychopathy Constructs: Development and Initial Validation. Clinical Psychological Science. DOI: 10.1177/2167702615568989  

  • March 20, 2015
  • 10:30 AM
  • 63 views

In VA Study, Moderate Physical Activity Lowered Risk Of Chronic Kidney Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Peter Kokkinos, PhD, FAHA, FACSM Veterans Affairs Medical Center Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Director, LIVe Program Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Peter Kokkinos, PhD, FAHA, FACSM. (2015) In VA Study, Moderate Physical Activity Lowered Risk Of Chronic Kidney Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 09:20 AM
  • 65 views

Could grant proposal reviews be made available openly?

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

Researchers have been discussing what would be the impact of making the review process of grant proposals more open and transparent, in order to support the preparation of better proposals and acknowledge the work of the reviewers. A recently published paper in Nature examines the impact of two articles on the open availability of the review of research proposals and the possibility of changing the assessment after publication of the results. … Read More →... Read more »

  • March 20, 2015
  • 09:07 AM
  • 59 views

Human Brains Age Less Than Previously Thought

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kamen Tsvetanov, PhD Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain Department of Psychology University of Cambridge Downing Street Cambridge, United Kingdom   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Kamen Tsvetanov, PhD. (2015) Human Brains Age Less Than Previously Thought. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 08:21 AM
  • 53 views

Low Dose Seizure Medication May Benefit Early Alzheimer’s Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Arnold Bakker, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD 21287 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Arnold Bakker, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. (2015) Low Dose Seizure Medication May Benefit Early Alzheimer’s Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 18 views

“Classical music will protect you from Alzheimer’s” and  other lies on the internet

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

This week I read several sensationalized reports of research findings from some scientists in Finland. “Classical music can help slow down the onset of dementia” and “Listening To Classical Music Could Improve Genes Responsible For Certain Brain Functions”. The articles reported that listening to a 20 minute Mozart violin concerto could stave off dementia and […]

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Brown, M. J., Henriquez, E., & Groscup, J. (2008) The effects of eyeglasses and race on juror decisions involving a violent crime. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 26(2), 25-43. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 03:55 AM
  • 61 views

How chemistry affects the evolution of life

by GrrlScientist in Maniraptora

SUMMARY: In this fascinating video, Professor Ros Rickaby from Oxford chats with Professor Simon Conway-Morris at Cambridge about how Earth’s changing chemistry has affected evolution, and how this can sometimes lead to evolutionary convergence... Read more »

  • March 20, 2015
  • 03:50 AM
  • 69 views

Autism genes and cognitive ability

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Autism IS linked to higher intelligence: People with genes related to the condition 'scored better in mental ability tests' was one of the media headlines reporting on the study by Toni-Kim Clarke and colleagues [1].Clarke et al reported results based on a pretty good sample size (in the thousands) whereby autism-associated genes and cognitive ability were examined in several cohorts including those taking part in The Generation Scotland : Scottish Family Health Study (G........ Read more »

  • March 19, 2015
  • 09:15 PM
  • 48 views

Most Kidney Failure Patients Around World Die Without Access to Dialysis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof Vlado Perkovic MBBS PhD FASN FRACP George Institute for Global Health University of Sydney Sydney Australia   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Perkovic: There has been … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof Vlado Perkovic MBBS PhD FASN FRACP. (2015) Most Kidney Failure Patients Around World Die Without Access to Dialysis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 08:57 PM
  • 48 views

Both Clindamycin and Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole Effective For Uncomplicated Skin Infections

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Loren G. Miller, M.D., M.P.H. Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) Infectious Disease Specialist   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Miller: Skin and skin structure infections are extremely common reasons for … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Loren G. Miller, M.D., M.P.H. (2015) Both Clindamycin and Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole Effective For Uncomplicated Skin Infections. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 08:22 PM
  • 50 views

Rate At Which Genetic Code Read May Offer New Drug Targets

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jeff Coller, PhD  Associate professor Division of General Medical Science Associate director, The Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine MedicalResearch: What is the background of this study? Dr. Coller: There are a … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jeff Coller, PhD Associate professor. (2015) Rate At Which Genetic Code Read May Offer New Drug Targets. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 03:50 PM
  • 41 views

Melanoma: Targeting Macrophages Increases BRAF Inhibitors’ Effectiveness

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Russel E. Kaufman, MD President Emeritus Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program The Wistar Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Targeted therapies … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Russel E. Kaufman, MD. (2015) Melanoma: Targeting Macrophages Increases BRAF Inhibitors' Effectiveness. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 03:24 PM
  • 38 views

Abnormal Nocturnal Blood Pressure In Young Adults May Lead To Later Cognitive Impairments

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yuichiro Yano MD Dept of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Previous research has suggested that nocturnal blood pressure (blood pressure during … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Yuichiro Yano MD. (2015) Abnormal Nocturnal Blood Pressure In Young Adults May Lead To Later Cognitive Impairments. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 03:08 PM
  • 34 views

Young Children May Acquire A Taste For Salt From Common Foods In Infancy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joyce Maalouf MS MPH Nutrition Epidemiologist CDC, Atlanta Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Although significant research shows U.S. children are eating too much sodium, data on the top … Continue reading →
The post Young Children May Acquire A Taste For Salt From Common Foods In Infancy appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medic........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Joyce Maalouf MS MPH. (2015) Young Children May Acquire A Taste For Salt From Common Foods In Infancy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 02:46 PM
  • 29 views

Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jonathan Thornburg, PhD Director, Exposure and Aerosol Technology RTI International Research Triangle Park, NC MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Thornburg: RTI wants to improve the human condition by … Continue reading →
The post Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Researc........ Read more »

Jonathan Thornburg, PhD, & Director, Exposure and Aerosol Technology. (2015) Toxins In Vapor From Electronic Cigarettes Can Travel Far. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 02:25 PM
  • 24 views

Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Vital For Cardiovascular Health of Kids

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
  MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD/ScM Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine Director, Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) Eileen M. Foell Professor Professor in Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology and Medicine-Cardiology … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD/ScM. (2015) Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Vital For Cardiovascular Health of Kids. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 19, 2015
  • 01:22 PM
  • 74 views

Secular community groups are just as effective as religious ones in stimulating concern for others

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

Researchers around the world have found that subliminal reminders of religion can have some fairly profound effects (for example, encouraging honesty, obedience, revenge and staying power – and, as we saw in the previous post – even risk taking). But is this specifically about religion? Perhaps being reminded about god makes people virtuous – but [Read More...]... Read more »

  • March 19, 2015
  • 12:50 PM
  • 49 views

The impact of military deployment on children

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Being a military family is hard, it’s hard for the person serving (obviously) and if divorce rates are any indication, it is also hard on the spouse. While the added stress of deployment on a family cannot adequately be explained, even as someone who has seen it first hand, those stresses affect even the littlest members of the family. A new study reports that following military parents’ return from combat deployment, their children show increased visits for mental healthcare, physical injur........ Read more »

Hisle-Gorman, E., Harrington, D., Nylund, C., Tercyak, K., Anthony, B., & Gorman, G. (2015) Impact of Parents’ Wartime Military Deployment and Injury on Young Children’s Safety and Mental Health. Journal of the American Academy of Child , 54(4), 294-301. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2014.12.017  

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