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  • February 20, 2015
  • 11:33 AM
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For Moderate or Severe Diabetic Macular Edema, Eylea Is Best

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Adam Glassman, M.S. Director, DRCRnet Coordinating Center Jaeb Center for Health Research Tampa, FL 33647   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Diabetic macular edema (DME) is the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Adam Glassman, M.S. (2015) For Moderate or Severe Diabetic Macular Edema, Eylea Is Best. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 20, 2015
  • 11:17 AM
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The Little Lemming That Could (Bite Your Face Off)

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



In a world of shy, quiet-as-a-mouse rodents, one lemming is the exact opposite. It attacks when it should retreat to a hole. It squeals and shrieks when it should keep silent. One scientist is working to figure out how evolution created this animal—and wearing thick gloves while he does it.

First, forget what you think you know about lemmings. You've likely heard a rumor that these rodents hurl themselves off of cliffs in droves. It's not true, though the makers of a 1958 Disney documenta... Read more »

  • February 20, 2015
  • 11:04 AM
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Delayed School Entry May Disadvantage Preterm Children

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Julia Jaekel PhD Department of Developmental Psychology Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Jaekel: Recent reports suggest that delayed school entry (DSE) may … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Julia Jaekel PhD. (2015) Delayed School Entry May Disadvantage Preterm Children. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 20, 2015
  • 10:52 AM
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Video Tip of the Week: RStudio as an interface for using R

by Mary in OpenHelix

Although typically we focus on databases and algorithms in use in bioinformatics and genomics, there are some other tools that support this work that are crucial as well. The statistical software and computing tools associated with R fall into this category. Increasingly RStudio is being adopted by folks in genomics, and although we talked about R in the past, I hadn’t highlighted the RStudio interface before. But this really lowered the barrier to entry, and has changed the way to use R e........ Read more »

  • February 20, 2015
  • 10:48 AM
  • 52 views

Study Finds No Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson’s Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Line Kenborg, MSc, PhD Survivorship Unit Danish Cancer Society Research Center Copenhagen Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The hypothesis that head injuries increase the risk for Parkinson … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Line Kenborg, MSc, PhD. (2015) Study Finds No Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson's Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 20, 2015
  • 04:47 AM
  • 31 views

Dzieci jako dobra publiczne?

by Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Humus Economicus

Dziś na Hummusie kontynuować będziemy zagadnienie decyzji rodzinnych, tym razem z punktu widzenia społeczeństwa. Wyjątkowo będzie trochę prywaty. Po pierwsze, jest to temat, którym dawno, dawno temu zajmowałam się w swojej pracy magisterskiej1. Po drugie, inwestycją w potomstwo zajmuję się na co dzień, w czasie między doktoratem a blogiem. I w ramach podkreślenia wagi tej […]... Read more »

Nancy Folbre. (1994) Children as public goods. The American Economic Review, 84(2). info:/

  • February 20, 2015
  • 04:40 AM
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Is self-disgust the emotional trigger that leads to self-harm?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

To help people who perform non-lethal self-harm, such as cutting and burning themselves, we need a better understanding of the thoughts and feelings that contribute to them resorting to this behaviour. Risk factors are already known, including depression and a history of sexual abuse. However, Noelle Smith and her colleagues wondered if these factors increase the risk of self-harm because they lead people to experience self-disgust. Viewed this way, the researchers believe "self-disgust may serv........ Read more »

Smith, N., Steele, A., Weitzman, M., Trueba, A., & Meuret, A. (2014) Investigating the Role of Self-Disgust in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury. Archives of Suicide Research, 19(1), 60-74. DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2013.850135  

  • February 20, 2015
  • 03:43 AM
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Behavioural sleep intervention for ADHD?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I was really quite interested to read about the study from Harriet Hiscock and colleagues [1] (open-access) suggesting that: "A brief behavioural sleep intervention modestly improves the severity of ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder] symptoms in a community sample of children with ADHD." I had heard that these results would be forthcoming based on the publication of the study trial protocol [2] a few years back, alongside the trial entry listed in the ISRCTN registry ........ Read more »

  • February 20, 2015
  • 02:48 AM
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One Brain Network for All Mental Illness

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

What do schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety have in common? A loss of gray matter in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) and bilateral anterior insula, according to a recent review of the structural neuroimaging literature (Goodkind et al., 2015). These two brain regions are important for executive functions, the top-down cognitive processes that allow us to maintain goals and flexibly alter our behavior in response to ........ Read more »

Goodkind, M., Eickhoff, S., Oathes, D., Jiang, Y., Chang, A., Jones-Hagata, L., Ortega, B., Zaiko, Y., Roach, E., Korgaonkar, M.... (2015) Identification of a Common Neurobiological Substrate for Mental Illness. JAMA Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.2206  

  • February 19, 2015
  • 03:31 PM
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Predicting the effectiveness of cancer vaccines

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Cancer vaccines, once they were science fiction and now they are designed to turn the body’s own immune system specifically against tumor cells. Particularly promising are vaccines that are directed against so-called neoantigens — which are proteins that have undergone a genetic mutation in tumor cells and, therefore, differ from their counterparts in healthy cells.... Read more »

Bunse, L., Schumacher, T., Sahm, F., Pusch, S., Oezen, I., Rauschenbach, K., Gonzalez, M., Solecki, G., Osswald, M., Capper, D.... (2015) Proximity ligation assay evaluates IDH1R132H presentation in gliomas. Journal of Clinical Investigation. DOI: 10.1172/JCI77780  

  • February 19, 2015
  • 01:12 PM
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Circadian and ultradian rhytms in dopaminergic signalling might have consequences for psychopathology

by Caio Maximino in Caio Maximino - Research site and blog

Two recent articles shed light on how rhythmicity in dopaminergic signaling can be of relevance to some psychiatric disorders... Read more »

  • February 19, 2015
  • 11:28 AM
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Illicit Marketing Practices of UK, Swedish Pharmaceutical Companies Outlined

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Shai Mulinari  Researcher, PhD Sociology, Lund University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Mulinari : Over the past decade, several so-called whistleblower cases have spotlighted the illicit marketing practices … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Shai Mulinari Researcher, PhD, & Sociology, Lund University. (2015) Illicit Marketing Practices of UK, Swedish Pharmaceutical Companies Outlined. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 19, 2015
  • 11:25 AM
  • 101 views

What’s your birth control doing to your brain?

by Katharine Blackwell in Contemplating Cognition

Any woman starting on a birth control pill is warned about some of the physical and emotional effects of those additional hormones floating around in your bloodstream: weight gain. mood swings. acne. headaches. If you’ve followed along popular science reports, you may even have heard that being on the pill could change what kind of person you’re attracted to. Surprisingly, relatively little attention is paid to the fact that those effects result from hormones getting into your brain,........ Read more »

  • February 19, 2015
  • 11:12 AM
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Threat of punishment makes us better judges of our own knowledge

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

People show better understanding oftheir own knowledge when threatenedwith large penalties for wrong answers. There are some walks of life where trying to be right as often as possible is not enough. Just as important is having insight into the likely accuracy of your own knowledge.Think of doctors and surgeons making diagnostic decisions. They can't be right all the time, and neither can they be completely certain over their judgments. What becomes important then, is that they have an accu........ Read more »

  • February 19, 2015
  • 10:53 AM
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Physical Activity in Elders Increased By Pedometers and Nursing Input

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tess Harris St George’s University of London   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Physical activity is vital for both physical and mental health in older people, preventing at least 20 common health problems. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Tess Harris, & St George’s University of London. (2015) Physical Activity in Elders Increased By Pedometers and Nursing Input. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 19, 2015
  • 10:34 AM
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Non-Adherence to Guidelines May Lead To Inappropriate Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sanziana Roman MD FACS Professor of Surgery Duke University Section of Endocrine Surgery Director of the Endocrine Surgery Fellows and Scholars Program Duke University School of Medicine Chief, General Surgery and Associate Chief of Surgery for Clinical … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sanziana Roman MD FACS. (2015) Non-Adherence to Guidelines May Lead To Inappropriate Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Thyroid Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 19, 2015
  • 09:56 AM
  • 51 views

Improved Survival with Combination Therapy for HER2- Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
  MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sandra M Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO Medical Director, Washington Cancer Institute MedStar Washington Hospital Center Washington DC 20010 MedicalResearch: What take-home message would you like the general public to understand about this new analysis from the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sandra M Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO. (2015) Improved Survival with Combination Therapy for HER2- Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 19, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
  • 68 views

Pull Up A Stool And Let's Talk About Your Microbiome

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Can the types of microbes in your gut control your weight? A woman who received a "fecal transplant" to treat a stubborn case of colitis rapidly gained weight since the donor was obese. Let's learn more about our microbiome.... Read more »

Lax S, Smith DP, Hampton-Marcell J, Owens SM, Handley KM, Scott NM, Gibbons SM, Larsen P, Shogan BD, Weiss S.... (2014) Longitudinal analysis of microbial interaction between humans and the indoor environment. Science (New York, N.Y.), 345(6200), 1048-52. PMID: 25170151  

Bisgaard, H., Li, N., Bonnelykke, K., Chawes, B., Skov, T., Paludan-Müller, G., Stokholm, J., Smith, B., & Krogfelt, K. (2011) Reduced diversity of the intestinal microbiota during infancy is associated with increased risk of allergic disease at school age. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 128(3), 646-65200000. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2011.04.060  

Stefka, A., Feehley, T., Tripathi, P., Qiu, J., McCoy, K., Mazmanian, S., Tjota, M., Seo, G., Cao, S., Theriault, B.... (2014) Commensal bacteria protect against food allergen sensitization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1412008111  

Williams NT. (2010) Probiotics. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 67(6), 449-58. PMID: 20208051  

Alang, N., & Kelly, C. (2015) Weight Gain After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2(1). DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofv004  

  • February 19, 2015
  • 03:39 AM
  • 93 views

Metal sensitisation and chronic fatigue syndrome?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I have to admit that I pondered longer than usual over whether I should talk about the paper by Vera Stejskal [1] (open-access here) and the idea that: "Patients with CFS [chronic fatigue syndrome] and fibromyalgia are frequently sensitized to metals found in the environment or used in dentistry and surgery."It was't that I doubted that metals - certain types present in the wrong place or wrong concentration - can affect physical and psychological health and wellbeing as per the exampl........ Read more »

  • February 18, 2015
  • 06:17 PM
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The biofuel controversy

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

Many countries are adding biofuels to their mandates for carbon-free, renewable energy? But does biofuel truly fit the bill? Not so much, contrary to what popular culture hopes to believe. Find out the details here.... Read more »

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