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  • May 7, 2015
  • 12:43 PM
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Crossovers are associated with mutation and biased gene conversion at recombination hotspots

by Andrea Vucicevic in genome ecology evolution etc

Meiosis is an important biological process by which combination of various types of the genes called alleles, are segregated and packed in each germ cell waiting to be transferred and expressed in descendants. This combinations of alleles are products of … Continue reading →... Read more »

Arbeithuber, B., Betancourt, A., Ebner, T., & Tiemann-Boege, I. (2015) Crossovers are associated with mutation and biased gene conversion at recombination hotspots. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201416622. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1416622112  

  • May 7, 2015
  • 10:30 AM
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Conduct Disorder: Predictors, Gender and Genetics

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Genetic factors contribute to risk for many childhood mental disorders.Gender issues in childhood psychopathology are also important factors.Boys show higher rates for conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Nora Kerekes and colleagues in Sweden and Australia examined a large twin study of childhood behavioral and neurobehavioral disorders. The aims of this study were to better understand the developmental and genetic feature........ Read more »

  • May 7, 2015
  • 07:16 AM
  • 22 views

Connecting Chronically Ill Patients To Safety Net Clinics Reduced ER Visits

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karoline Mortensen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Health Services Administration University of Maryland College Park, MD Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Mortensen: For twenty years, use of hospital emergency departments has been … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karoline Mortensen, Ph.D. (2015) Connecting Chronically Ill Patients To Safety Net Clinics Reduced ER Visits. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 07:09 AM
  • 25 views

Bystander CPR Allows Many Cardiac Arrest Patients To Return To Work

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristian Kragholm, MD, PhD-student Cardiovascular Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Aalborg University Hospital Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kragholm: During 2001-2010 in Denmark, survival to 30 days and 1 year more than … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristian Kragholm, MD, PhD-student. (2015) Bystander CPR Allows Many Cardiac Arrest Patients To Return To Work. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 06:52 AM
  • 24 views

Emergency Room Coding Of Heart Failure Diagnosis Validated

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Justin A. Ezekowitz, MBBCh MSc Associate Professor, University of Alberta Co-Director, Canadian VIGOUR Centre Director, Heart Function Clinic Cardiologist, Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Ezekowitz: Heart Failure is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Justin A. Ezekowitz, MBBCh MSc. (2015) Emergency Room Coding Of Heart Failure Diagnosis Validated. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 7, 2015
  • 06:41 AM
  • 114 views

Missing link in the evolution of complex cells discovered

by Perikis Livas in Chilon

In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents a missing link in the evolution of complex life. The study provides a new understanding of how, billions of years ago, the complex cell types that comprise plants, fungi, but also animals and humans, evolved from simple microbes.



Νεα μελέτη, η οποία &epsi........ Read more »

Spang, A., Saw, J., Jørgensen, S., Zaremba-Niedzwiedzka, K., Martijn, J., Lind, A., van Eijk, R., Schleper, C., Guy, L., & Ettema, T. (2015) Complex archaea that bridge the gap between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature14447  

  • May 7, 2015
  • 04:44 AM
  • 112 views

Parent training vs parent education for disruptive behaviour in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I have to say that historically I've never been a great fan of the words 'parent training' when applied to the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). For me, the idea that parents of children with autism need 'training' to parent their child with autism always seemed a little condescending with overtones harking back to the bad old days of 'blame the mother' [1].My attitude to the idea of parent training has however softened in recent years on the back of some peer-reviewed evidence suggesting t........ Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 10:06 PM
  • 115 views

Limitations of the consensus: How widely-accepted hypotheses can sometimes hinder understanding

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

To those who believe strongly in the scientific method, it really is the only approach to understanding the relationship between two events or variables that allows us to make assertions about such relationships with any confidence. Due to the inherent flaws in human reasoning, our non-scientific conclusions are frequently riddled with bias, misunderstanding, and misattribution. Thus, it seems there is little that can be trusted if it hasn't been scientifically verified.The scientific method, ho........ Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 04:34 PM
  • 22 views

Does Seminal Fluid Increase Risk of Endometriosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Jonathan McGuane PhD. Robinson Research Institute and Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. McGuane: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Jonathan McGuane PhD. (2015) Does Seminal Fluid Increase Risk of Endometriosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 6, 2015
  • 03:59 PM
  • 43 views

eLife: an example of improved peer review

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The online open access peer reviewed journal eLife publishes articles in biomedicine and life sciences. The nonprofit publication emerged from the ideas of its founders to create a publication model that met the needs of the academic community regarding editorial policy. The journal relies on a staff of Senior Editors made of renowned, experienced researchers, which are active in their fields. Its peer review process is innovative and aims to ensure clear assessment goals as well as constructive........ Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 03:26 PM
  • 111 views

Researchers find new clues in treating chronic pain

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A chemical in the brain typically associated with cognition, movement and reward-motivation behavior — among others — may also play a role in promoting chronic pain, according to new research. The chemical, dopamine, sets the stage for many important brain functions, but the mechanisms that cause it to contribute to chronic pain are less well understood.... Read more »

Kim, J., Tillu, D., Quinn, T., Mejia, G., Shy, A., Asiedu, M., Murad, E., Schumann, A., Totsch, S., Sorge, R.... (2015) Spinal Dopaminergic Projections Control the Transition to Pathological Pain Plasticity via a D1/D5-Mediated Mechanism. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(16), 6307-6317. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3481-14.2015  

  • May 6, 2015
  • 01:29 PM
  • 19 views

Many Women Still Have Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Leading To Anemia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anita L. Nelson, MD Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Torrance, California Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anita L. Nelson, MD. (2015) Many Women Still Have Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Leading To Anemia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 6, 2015
  • 01:16 PM
  • 27 views

Insulin Resistance Linked To Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michelle Schmiegelow MD, PhD Student Gentofte Hospital Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Schmiegelow: Use of cardiovascular risk stratification models is highly encouraged by U.S. and European guidelines … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Michelle Schmiegelow MD, PhD Student, Gentofte Hospital, & Copenhagen Area, Capital Region, Denmark. (2015) Insulin Resistance Linked To Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 6, 2015
  • 01:06 PM
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Low Health Literacy Linked To Increased Mortality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Candace McNaughton, MD MPH Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. McNaughton: Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans, is a frequent cause … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Candace McNaughton, MD MPH. (2015) Low Health Literacy Linked To Increased Mortality. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 6, 2015
  • 10:24 AM
  • 115 views

Human Remains on Display in Prehispanic Northwest Mexico

by Katy Meyers Emery in Bones Don't Lie

Human remains are powerful statements. They can be a symbol of violence, veneration, respect, disrespect, memory, or art. As archaeologists, we need to be careful about the ways that we […]... Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 09:42 AM
  • 101 views

Video Tip of the Week: Human Phenotype Ontology, HPO

by Mary in OpenHelix

Typically, our Tips-of-the-Week cover a specific software tool or feature that we think readers would maybe like to try out. But this week’s tip is a bit different. It’s got a conceptual piece that is important, as well as referencing several software tools that work with this crucial concept to enable interoperability of many tools, […]... Read more »

Deans Andrew R., Eva Huala, Salvatore S. Anzaldo, Michael Ashburner, James P. Balhoff, David C. Blackburn, Judith A. Blake, J. Gordon Burleigh, Bruno Chanet, & Laurel D. Cooper. (2015) Finding Our Way through Phenotypes. PLoS Biology, 13(1). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1002033  

Kohler, S., Doelken, S., Mungall, C., Bauer, S., Firth, H., Bailleul-Forestier, I., Black, G., Brown, D., Brudno, M., Campbell, J.... (2013) The Human Phenotype Ontology project: linking molecular biology and disease through phenotype data. Nucleic Acids Research, 42(D1). DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt1026  

Köhler, S., Schulz, M., Krawitz, P., Bauer, S., Dölken, S., Ott, C., Mundlos, C., Horn, D., Mundlos, S., & Robinson, P. (2009) Clinical Diagnostics in Human Genetics with Semantic Similarity Searches in Ontologies. The American Journal of Human Genetics, 85(4), 457-464. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2009.09.003  

Zemojtel, T., Kohler, S., Mackenroth, L., Jager, M., Hecht, J., Krawitz, P., Graul-Neumann, L., Doelken, S., Ehmke, N., Spielmann, M.... (2014) Effective diagnosis of genetic disease by computational phenotype analysis of the disease-associated genome. Science Translational Medicine, 6(252), 252-252. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3009262  

Girdea, M., Dumitriu, S., Fiume, M., Bowdin, S., Boycott, K., Chénier, S., Chitayat, D., Faghfoury, H., Meyn, M., Ray, P.... (2013) PhenoTips: Patient Phenotyping Software for Clinical and Research Use. Human Mutation, 34(8), 1057-1065. DOI: 10.1002/humu.22347  

  • May 6, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 92 views

Loss of a Dog: The Importance of Social Support

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

New research finds that losing a pet dog is a stressful life event.Sooner or later, all pet owners have to face the realization that the lives of our animals are far too short. Grieving for a lost pet is further complicated by some people who fail to understand what a pet means. Comments like, “It was just a dog” can be very hurtful. A new study by Lilian Tzivian (Ben Gurion University of the Negev) et al investigates the psychological effects of pet loss. The study compared 103 dog owners w........ Read more »

  • May 6, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
  • 99 views

Plants Aren’t Just Male Or Female

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

It’s hard enough to believe that flowering plants have different sexes, but how about plants that have three sexes? One trioecious plant varies it sex ratio depending on how much water is around, while another only shows three sexes when it lives near a particular bat. But most amazing, man made the papaya into a three-sex plant. Your tropical fruit salad is made with a hermaphrodite.... Read more »

VanBuren R, Zeng F, Chen C, Zhang J, Wai CM, Han J, Aryal R, Gschwend AR, Wang J, Na JK.... (2015) Origin and domestication of papaya Yh chromosome. Genome research, 25(4), 524-33. PMID: 25762551  

  • May 6, 2015
  • 07:18 AM
  • 30 views

Polypill For Heart Disease May Improve Compliance, Reduces Costs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hueiming Liu | BA (Hons), MBBS, MIPH Research Fellow, Renal & Metabolic Division The George Institute for Global Health NSW Australia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Liu: Cardiovascular disease is a major cause … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hueiming Liu | BA (Hons), MBBS, MIPH. (2015) Polypill For Heart Disease May Improve Improve Compliance, Reduces Costs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 6, 2015
  • 06:51 AM
  • 30 views

Novel 68Ga-PSMA-ligand Improves PET/CT Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Matthias Eiber, MD Department of Nuclear Medicine Munich, Germany Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Eiber: The background of the study is the investigation of a novel 68Ga-PSMA … Continue reading →
The post Novel 68Ga-PSMA-ligand Improves PET/CT Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research ........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Matthias Eiber, MD. (2015) Tracer Improves PET/CT Detection of Recurrent Prostate Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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