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  • May 11, 2015
  • 06:15 AM
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Ending A Relationship: Slow Fade Or Sudden Death?

by Kate Blanchfield in United Academics

Of two network breakdown models, researchers find ‘link deletion’ to be most common.... Read more »

Yohsuke Murase, Hang-Hyun Jo, János Török, János Kertész, & Kimmo Kaski. (2015) Modeling the role of relationship fading and breakup in social network formation. arXiv. arXiv: 1505.00644v1

  • May 11, 2015
  • 05:20 AM
  • 59 views

Monkey Fever Disease in South India: Some recommendations for its management.

by Sarah Stephen in An ecological oratorio

Macaca radiataThe Western Ghats is a mountain range that runs parallel to the western coast of the India starting near the border of the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra and running through Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu states ending at Kanya Kumari, the southern tip of India. The forests in the Western Ghats are unique in that they are some of the best representatives of non-equatorial tropical evergreen forests. With  an estimated 7,400 species of flowering plants, ........ Read more »

Kiran, S., Pasi, A., Kumar, S., Kasabi, G., Gujjarappa, P., Shrivastava, A., Mehendale, S., Chauhan, L., Laserson, K., & Murhekar, M. (2015) Kyasanur Forest Disease Outbreak and Vaccination Strategy, Shimoga District, India, 2013–2014. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21(1), 146-149. DOI: 10.3201/eid2101.141227  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 04:59 AM
  • 62 views

Trends in the diagnosis of autism in Australia

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"The frequency of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] diagnoses in Australia has increased substantially from previously published estimates."That was one of the conclusions reached in the study by Catherine Bent and colleagues [1] (open-access here) who aimed to "investigate the frequency and age at diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children aged under 7 years living in Australia."Drawing on "de-identified data" extracted from Helping Children with Autism Package (HCWAP)&........ Read more »

  • May 11, 2015
  • 01:42 AM
  • 64 views

Birth of the blue morphos

by GrrlScientist in The Invisible Scientist

SUMMARY: Today’s “Museum Monday” features a visit to London's Natural History Museum’s new Sensational Butterflies exhibition, where we watch a time-lapse video of their blue morpho butterflies emerging from chrysalises ... Read more »

Vukusic P., C. R. Lawrence, & R. J. Wootton. (1999) Quantified interference and diffraction in single Morpho butterfly scales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 266(1427), 1403-1411. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.1999.0794  

  • May 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 54 views

A Good Night’s Sleep Could Go A Long Way with Neurocognitive Performance

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletes who reported sleeping difficulties during preseason neurocognitive testing performed worse on neurocognitive exams after a concussion and reported more symptoms following a concussion compared with those who reported no difficulties sleeping.... Read more »

  • May 10, 2015
  • 07:40 PM
  • 49 views

Sleep Loss Impairs Decision Making

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hans P.A. Van Dongen, Ph.D. Director, Sleep and Performance Research Center Research Professor, College of Medical Sciences Washington State University Spokane, Spokane, WA On behalf of the authors: Paul Whitney PhD, John Hinson PhD, Melinda Jackson PhD, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Hans P.A. Van Dongen, Ph.D. (2015) Sleep Loss Impairs Decision Making. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 10, 2015
  • 07:01 PM
  • 73 views

Making Digestion Health Easier to Digest

by Aurametrix team in Irritable Bowel Blog

From balloons inserted into stomach or colon to the dreaded colonoscopy, digestive diagnostic procedures are not fun. Tracking diet and symptoms, too, is tedious and frustrating - unless, like a mouse, you can be isolated in a chamber linked to analyzers that automatically measure everything for you.... Read more »

  • May 10, 2015
  • 06:37 PM
  • 43 views

Variability of Biomarkers Used In Clinical Trials May Cloud Outcomes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alan H.B. Wu, PhD, DABCC Professor Laboratory Medicine Chief, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory University of California San Francisco, CA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Clinical trials are conducted … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alan H.B. Wu, PhD, DABCC. (2015) MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alan H.B. Wu, PhD, DABCC. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 10, 2015
  • 03:16 PM
  • 73 views

Surprise! More sex does not mean more happiness

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Countless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier. However, there are many reasons why one might observe this positive relationship between sex and happiness. Being happy in the first place, for example, might lead someone to have more sex (what researchers call ‘reverse causality’), or being healthy might result in being both happier and having more sex.... Read more »

Loewenstein, G., Krishnamurti, T., Kopsic, J., & McDonald, D. (2015) Does Increased Sexual Frequency Enhance Happiness?. Journal of Economic Behavior . DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.021  

  • May 10, 2015
  • 10:38 AM
  • 65 views

How to Eliminate Some Living Donation Related Costs

by Cristy at Living Donor 101 in Living Donors Are People Too

Note: Typical with most recently published studies, I’m only able to see the abstract for this one.   Authors collected info from 194 living kidney donors enrolled in the KDOC study. “Most LKDs (n=187, 96%) reported one or more direct costs, including ground transportation (80%), healthcare (24%), lodging (17%) and air transportation (14%)…..Higher total costs …
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Rodrigue, J., Schold, J., Morrissey, P., Whiting, J., Vella, J., Kayler, L., Katz, D., Jones, J., Kaplan, B., Fleishman, A.... (2015) Predonation Direct and Indirect Costs Incurred by Adults Who Donated a Kidney: Findings From the KDOC Study. American Journal of Transplantation. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.13286  

  • May 10, 2015
  • 08:02 AM
  • 28 views

PREDIMED Study Demonstrates Heart Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Miguel Á. Martínez-González, MD, MPH, PhD Department of Preventive Medicine & Public Health School of Medicine, University of Navarra Navarra, Spain. Medical Research: What are the main findings? Response: The diet-heart hypothesis has been researched during decades. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Miguel Á. Martínez-González, MD, MPH, PhD. (2015) PREDIMED Study Demonstrates Heart Health Benefits of Mediterranean diet. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 9, 2015
  • 05:00 PM
  • 29 views

Emotional Reactivity May Be Genetically Predisposed

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rebecca Todd Ph.D. Assistant Professor University of British Columbia Department of Psychology Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability Vancouver, BC Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Todd: This … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rebecca Todd Ph.D. (2015) Emotional Reactivity May Be Genetically Predisposed. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 9, 2015
  • 03:58 PM
  • 83 views

What would Optimus Prime do? A business leadership model

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

According to new research, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the impact of Saturday morning cartoons. The research examines how fantasy-based stories, in particular the popular 1980s cartoon series The Transformers, can shape children’s perceptions of what behaviors are associated with effective leadership. It also could provide a basis for workplace-training programs.... Read more »

Peter D Harms, & Seth M. Spain. (2015) Children’s Stories as a Foundation for Leadership Schemas: More Than Meets the Eye. ReserachGate. info:/ResearchGate

  • May 9, 2015
  • 06:34 AM
  • 76 views

The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish

by Olesya Pavlova in genome ecology evolution etc

Evolutionary diversification among species attracts the attention of scientist during long time. Adaptive radiation underlies evolution and comprises the rapid adaptation of a single lineage to its changed environment which provides new resources and opens new environmental niches. Among all … Continue reading →... Read more »

Brawand, D., Wagner, C., Li, Y., Malinsky, M., Keller, I., Fan, S., Simakov, O., Ng, A., Lim, Z., Bezault, E.... (2014) The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish. Nature, 513(7518), 375-381. DOI: 10.1038/nature13726  

  • May 9, 2015
  • 05:27 AM
  • 84 views

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings in severe autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of neuroradiologic abnormalities in low-functioning autistic children compared to Intellectual Quotient and age-matched nonsyndromic children, using the same set of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences."Accepting that the term 'low-functioning autism' is not one that I would personally use (indeed I'm not exactly enamoured by the term 'high-functioning' either), the results of the study by Alessandra Erbetta and colleagues [1] are b........ Read more »

  • May 8, 2015
  • 04:32 PM
  • 90 views

(More) bad news for Vets: PTSD linked to accelerated aging

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Before PTSD had a name there was shellshock. It was mysterious and much like today, not everyone showed symptoms and for the most part, it was written off. In recent years however, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning home. While this has opened the door for better care for people suffering from PTSD, it has also lead to some startling revelations about the extent of damage. New researc........ Read more »

Lohr, J., Palmer, B., Eidt, C., Aailaboyina, S., Mausbach, B., Wolkowitz, O., Thorp, S., & Jeste, D. (2015) Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Associated with Premature Senescence? A Review of the Literature. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.04.001  

  • May 8, 2015
  • 04:30 PM
  • 29 views

Measures To Reduce Sugary Drinks Gains Public Acceptance

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Dragos Petrescu Department of Public Health and Primary Care Cambridge Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is a major contributor to obesity, particularly in … Continue reading →
The post Measures To Reduce Sugary Drinks Gains Public Acceptance appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Dragos Petrescu. (2015) Measures To Reduce Sugary Drinks Gains Public Acceptance. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 04:01 PM
  • 93 views

To Zoom In, Bats Say "Ahh!"

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



In the future when touch screens are obsolete and we control our devices by facial gesture, maybe we'll zoom in and out the same way a bat does it. We'll open our mouths wide to narrow our field of focus. To see the bigger picture, we'll purse our lips tightly. But while we'll only be reading the news or shopping online, bats are operating one of the coolest sensory systems owned by a mammal.

An Italian priest, Lazzaro Spallanzani, sent blindfolded bats through obstacle courses in the lat... Read more »

Kounitsky P, Rydell J, Amichai E, Boonman A, Eitan O, Weiss AJ, & Yovel Y. (2015) Bats adjust their mouth gape to zoom their biosonar field of view. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 25941395  

  • May 8, 2015
  • 02:30 PM
  • 27 views

Obese Patients Face Stigma and Discrimination

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Claudia Sikorski Dr. rer. med. Claudia Sikorski, Dipl.-Psych. Institut für Sozialmedizin, Arbeitsmedizin und Public Health (ISAP) Institute of Social Medicine, Occupational Health and Public Health Universität Leipzig, Medizinische Fakultät Leipzig Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Claudia Sikorski. (2015) Obese Patients Face Stigma and Discrimination. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 8, 2015
  • 02:23 PM
  • 35 views

Do interviewers really make a hiring decision in the first four minutes?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

There's an urban myth that interviewers make their hiring decisions within the first four minutes of an interview and spend the remaining time seeking information to bolster that gut judgment. The evidence for this is extremely limited and probably originates with a 1954 doctoral thesis. Now Rachel Frieder and her colleagues have conducted a field study involving hundreds of real interviews and they say that claims about snap decisions in interviews are exaggerated.The researchers collected thei........ Read more »

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