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  • August 20, 2015
  • 09:09 AM
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Why do more intelligent people live longer?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

By guest blogger Stuart RitchieIt’s always gratifying, as a psychologist, to feel like you’re studying something important. So you can imagine the excitement when it was discovered that intelligence predicts life expectancy. This finding is now supported by a large literature including systematic reviews, the most recent of which estimated that a difference of one standard deviation in childhood or youth intelligence (that’s 15 IQ points on a standardised scale) is linked to a 24 per cent ........ Read more »

Arden, R., Luciano, M., Deary, I., Reynolds, C., Pedersen, N., Plassman, B., McGue, M., Christensen, K., & Visscher, P. (2015) The association between intelligence and lifespan is mostly genetic. International Journal of Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyv112  

  • August 20, 2015
  • 08:38 AM
  • 29 views

Commercial Brain Training Device Reduces Working Memory

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Laura Steenbergen, MSc., PhD Candidate Cognitive Psychology at Institute of Psychology Leiden University  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: A recent initiative supported by several eminent research institutes … Continue reading →
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Laura Steenbergen, MSc., PhD Candidate. (2015) Commercial Brain Training Device Reduces Working Memory. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 20, 2015
  • 08:01 AM
  • 78 views

Why It’s Important to Have Diversity (in age!) in Your Work Teams

by Jeremiah Stanghini in Jeremiah Stanghini

If you had to guess, would you say that younger people or older people are better at learning abstract causal principles? When first thinking about this question, I would have thought that older people would be better at this given that … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • August 20, 2015
  • 07:50 AM
  • 30 views

Targeted Screening Projected To Reduce Deaths From Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Dominic PJ Howard BM BCh MA DPhil (Oxon) MRCS Vascular and Endovascular Fellow Flinders Medical Centre Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Dr. Howard is I academic vascular surgeon currently based in Oxford, UK. He worked with … Continue reading →
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Dominic PJ Howard. (2015) Targeted Screening Projected To Reduce Deaths From Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 20, 2015
  • 07:37 AM
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Excess Working Hours Increases Risk of Stroke

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Mika Kivimäki Chair of Social Epidemiology Epidemiology & Public Health Institute of Epidemiology & Health Faculty of Population Health Sciences University College London Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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Professor Mika Kivimäki. (2015) Excess Working Hours Increases Risk of Stroke. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 20, 2015
  • 07:32 AM
  • 94 views

The Myth of Beer Goggles?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

A new study casts doubt on the idea that alcohol causes people to seem more attractive - the famous "beer goggles" effect.



Psychologists Olivia Maynard and colleauges, of Bristol, UK, conducted an unusual "real world" experiment.  Rather than doing their testing in the laboratory, they went into three Bristol pubs in the evening (5-11 pm) and recruited volunteers on the spot. With a total sample size of 311, it was a very large sample.

Each participant was breathalyzed to estimate thei... Read more »

  • August 20, 2015
  • 03:37 AM
  • 101 views

Canada and the autism prevalence rate (yet again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"At the end of 2013, the prevalence among children born in 2006 was 1 case of autism spectrum disorder per 46 children or 215.77 per 10 000."That was the conclusions reached in the study by Lorine Pelly and colleagues [1] looking at "the incidence and 1-year cohort prevalence for autism spectrum disorders in children less than 15 years of age and living in the Avalon Peninsula at the time of diagnosis." The Avalon Peninsula by the way, is located in Canada.Looking at data derived from the "........ Read more »

  • August 19, 2015
  • 05:47 PM
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Could Increased Salt In Processed Food Contribute To Rise in MS Cases?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dimitry N. Krementsov PhD Research Associate University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Krementsov:  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurologic … Continue reading →
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Dimitry N. Krementsov PhD. (2015) Could Increased Salt In Processed Food Contribute To Rise in MS Cases?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 03:50 PM
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Most Adults Who Use Marijuana Smoke It

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gillian Schauer, PhD, MPH Lead author and Contractor CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Schauer: Marijuana is the most commonly used federally … Continue reading →
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Gillian Schauer, PhD, MPH. (2015) Most Adults Who Use Pot Smoke It. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 03:43 PM
  • 122 views

Happiness spreads, but depression isn’t contagious

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Having friends who suffer from depression doesn’t affect the mental health of others, according to research. The team found that having friends can help teenagers recover from depression or even avoid becoming depressed in the first instance. The findings are the result of a study of the way teenagers in a group of US high schools influenced each others’ mood. The academics used a mathematical model to establish if depression spreads from friend to friend.... Read more »

E. M. Hill, F. E. Griffiths, & T. House. (2015) Spreading of healthy mood in adolescent social networks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. info:/10.1098/rspb.2015.1180

  • August 19, 2015
  • 03:31 PM
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Light To Moderate Drinking Increases Cancer Risk in Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Yin Cao MPH, ScD Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Nutrition Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Cao: Light-to-moderate drinking, defined … Continue reading →
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Dr. Yin Cao MD PhD. (2015) Light To Moderate Drinking Increases Cancer Risk in Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 02:46 PM
  • 69 views

The powerful motivating effect of a near win

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

If you while away time in a games arcade – play some coin pushers here, a few fruit machines there – you will soon be familiar with that frustrating and enlivening sensation of the near win that follows getting four cherries out of five. New research from INSEAD suggests that these tantalising near wins produce high levels of motivational arousal, that encourage us to chase whatever alternative rewards are then available.In one fascinating experiment, Monica Wadhwa and JeeHye Christine Kim g........ Read more »

  • August 19, 2015
  • 01:27 PM
  • 18 views

Study Supports Liraglutide For Weight Loss in Obese Diabetics

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview Invitation Melanie J Davies MB ChB MD FRCP FRCGP Professor of Diabetes Medicine 
NIHR Senior Investigator Leicester Diabetes Unit
Leicester Diabetes Centre Bloom
 University of Leicester   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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Melanie J Davies MB ChB. (2015) Study Supports Liraglutide For Weight Loss in Obese Diabetics. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 01:15 PM
  • 19 views

Anxious, Frequent ER Users At Greater Risk of Readmission After Angioplasty

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jason H. Wasfy, MD Assistant Medical Director Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Massachusetts General Hospital   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Wasfy: Hospital readmission after angioplasty (heart stents) … Continue reading →
The post Anxious, Frequent ER Users At Greater Risk of Readmission After Angioplasty appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and ........ Read more »

Jason H. Wasfy, MD. (2015) Anxious, Frequent ER Users At Greater Risk of Readmission After Angioplasty. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 01:15 PM
  • 112 views

Don’t I know that guy? Neuroscientists pinpoint part of the brain that deciphers memory from new experience

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

You see a man at the grocery store. Is that the fellow you went to college with or just a guy who looks like him? One tiny spot in the brain has the answer. Neuroscientists have identified the part of the hippocampus that creates and processes this type of memory, furthering our understanding of how the mind works, and what’s going wrong when it doesn’t.... Read more »

  • August 19, 2015
  • 01:09 PM
  • 99 views

The Mechanics of a Hummingbird’s tongue

by Bernadeta Dadonaite in The Question Gene

How the tongue of a hummingbird is a perfect example of form fits function... Read more »

Rico-Guevara, A., & Rubega, M. (2011) The hummingbird tongue is a fluid trap, not a capillary tube. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(23), 9356-9360. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1016944108  

  • August 19, 2015
  • 12:59 PM
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Routine Urinalysis Tests Can Lead To Overtreating Asymptomatic Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jerome A. Leis, MD MSc FRCPC Division of Infectious Diseases Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Physician Lead, Antimicrobial Stewardship Team Faculty Quality Improvement Advisor, Centre for QuIPS Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine University of Toronto Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre … Continue reading →
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Jerome A. Leis, MD MSc FRCPC. (2015) Routine Urinalysis Tests Can Lead To Overtreating Asymptomatic Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 11:55 AM
  • 27 views

In a Group, Who’s Perceived To Be Dominant? Tall, Mid-Thirty and Male

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carlota Batres PhD Candidate at the Perception Lab School of Psychology and Neuroscience University of St Andrews   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response:  Dominance in men is associated with … Continue reading →
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Carlota Batres. (2015) In a Group, Who's Perceived To Be Dominant? Tall, Mid-Thirty and Male. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 19, 2015
  • 09:40 AM
  • 112 views

Video Tip of the Week: gene.iobio for genome and variation browsing

by Mary in OpenHelix

Twitter erupted recently with some chatter about a new tool that people seemed to really like. The iobio team from the Marth lab had launched a new gene “app” on their iobio framework. Here was some of the response: Slick! Gene.iobio tool to interactively examine #genetic variants in patient sample #genomics http://t.co/2SXGNSQhub pic.twitter.com/Hyet4j55Mc — Julie […]... Read more »

Miller, C., Qiao, Y., DiSera, T., D'Astous, B., & Marth, G. (2014) bam.iobio: a web-based, real-time, sequence alignment file inspector. Nature Methods, 11(12), 1189-1189. DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.3174  

  • August 19, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 104 views

The Beneficial Effects of Watching Fish

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Spending time observing an aquarium leads to improvements in mood and reductions in heart rate.There are psychological benefits to watching fish and crustaceans in an aquarium, according to a new study by Deborah Cracknell et al. They observed people’s natural interactions with a marine life display, and took heart rate, blood pressure and questionnaire results from 84 experimental participants. But the display wasn’t a fish tank that you could fit in your living room – it was a large exhi........ Read more »

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