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  • March 17, 2015
  • 05:21 AM
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Different mental abilities peak at different times of life, from 18 to 70

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Look at the age at which athletes reach their top performance levels in different sports and it seems there isn't a single time in life at which physical capability peaks. For example, footballers are said to peak at around age 27 while for golfers the peak is likely at least five years later, and for ultra-marathon runners, the peak is later still, in the forties. Put simply, you reach your optimum age for different sporting skills at different ages. According to a new analysis, so it is with b........ Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 11:45 PM
  • 76 views

Pairing tools and problems: a lesson from the methods of mathematics and the Entscheidungsproblem

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

Three weeks ago it was my lot to present at the weekly integrated mathematical oncology department meeting. Given the informal setting, I decided to grab one gimmick and run with it. I titled my talk: ‘2’. It was an overview of two recent projects that I’ve been working on: double public goods for acid mediated […]... Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 09:18 PM
  • 92 views

Thinking about God causes people to take bigger risks… wait, what???

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

A team from Stanford University Graduate School of Business has just published a nice series of studies showing that priming people with the idea of god can increase their appetite for risk. Over at the Friendly Atheist, Rachel Ford did a good write up, leading with the headline conclusion that thinking about god actually causes [Read More...]... Read more »

Noussair, C., Trautmann, S., van de Kuilen, G., & Vellekoop, N. (2013) Risk aversion and religion. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 47(2), 165-183. DOI: 10.1007/s11166-013-9174-8  

  • March 16, 2015
  • 08:42 PM
  • 11 views

Air Pollution May Raise Risk Of Carotid Artery Stenosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jonathan D. Newman, MD, MPH Instructor of Medicine The Leon H Charney Division of Cardiology and The Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease New York University School of Medicine NY, NY 10016 Medical Research: What is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jonathan D. Newman, MD, MPH. (2015) Air Pollution May Raise Risk Of Carotid Artery Stenosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 16, 2015
  • 07:23 PM
  • 14 views

Research Suggests Neural Stem Cells Have Brief LIves

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with Filippo Calzolari PhD Institute of Stem Cell Research, ISF-N Helmholtz Zentrum München Neuherberg Germany   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Calzolari: Despite their amazing complexity, life-long production of new … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with Filippo Calzolari PhD. (2015) Research Suggests Neural Stem Cells Have Brief LIves. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:32 PM
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Sodium Content In Commercial Foods Remains High and Variable

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jaspreet Ahuja, Nutritionist USDA, Agricultural Research Service Nutrient Data Laboratory Beltsville, MD 20705 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Most sodium in the U.S. diet comes from commercially processed … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jaspreet Ahuja, Nutritionist. (2015) Sodium Content In Commercial Foods Remains High and Variable. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 16, 2015
  • 04:15 PM
  • 14 views

Destination LVAD Devices Come With Caregivers’ Concerns and Tensions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Colorado, Division of Cardiology Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Destination therapy left ventricular assist … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP. (2015) Destination LVAD Devices Come With Caregivers' Concerns and Tensions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 16, 2015
  • 03:48 PM
  • 65 views

A Newly Discovered Subset of Microglia and their Possible Importance

by Matthew Zabel in Gliosis







Baalman et al. 2015






A study published in last week's Journal of Neuroscience suggests we may have more than one type of microglial cell in our brains. This paper comes on the heals of a separate study published in Science, which looked at the molecular profiles of all brain cells and noted several subtypes within each class of glial cell. Although the data are not significantly compelling, some people obviously think it is wort........ Read more »

Baalman K, Marin MA, Ho TS, Godoy M, Cherian L, Robertson C, & Rasband MN. (2015) Axon initial segment-associated microglia. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(5), 2283-92. PMID: 25653382  

Zeisel A, Muñoz-Manchado AB, Codeluppi S, Lönnerberg P, La Manno G, Juréus A, Marques S, Munguba H, He L, Betsholtz C.... (2015) Brain structure. Cell types in the mouse cortex and hippocampus revealed by single-cell RNA-seq. Science (New York, N.Y.), 347(6226), 1138-42. PMID: 25700174  

  • March 16, 2015
  • 03:20 PM
  • 62 views

Meta-memory surprises

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

There was a parlor game that was played when I was young. Something in the room would become the focus of attention. Maybe a calendar picture would be remarked on and a short discussion of the picture would follow. The trick was to get people to look carefully at the picture. Then the person who […]... Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 01:57 PM
  • 73 views

Does watching porn affect your performance in bed?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Pornography, it’s why google and other search engines have safesearch. It’s all around us and if sales are any indication, it is not going away. There have been lots of claims regarding it, but does a predilection for porn mean bad news in bed? That’s the conclusion of many clinicians and the upshot of anecdotal reports claiming a man’s habit of viewing sex films can lead to problems getting or sustaining an erection, but what does science say?... Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 09:33 AM
  • 63 views

CT Coronary Angiography Safely Clarifies Heart Disease Diagnosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. David Newby British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology University of Edinburgh Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Newby: The diagnosis … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof. David Newby. (2015) CT Coronary Angiography Safely Clarifies Heart Disease Diagnosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 16, 2015
  • 08:46 AM
  • 8 views

Mild Kidney Disease Tied to Pregnancy Risk

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

A comparison of 504 women with various stages of chronic kidney disease with 836 of a well-matched cohort revealed: in women with stage 1 CKD, the rate of caesarean section was 8.4% vs 70.1% for stage 2, 78.4% for stage 3, and 70.0% for stages 4 to 5 (P < .001). Preterm delivery rate was 23.5% for …
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Piccoli GB, Cabiddu G, Attini R, Vigotti FN, Maxia S, Lepori N, Tuveri M, Massidda M, Marchi C, Mura S.... (2015) Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with CKD. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. PMID: 25766536  

  • March 16, 2015
  • 08:05 AM
  • 52 views

ACA: Small Drop In Emergency Room Visits by Young Adults

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Asako Moriya Ph.D School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Rockville, MD MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Asako Moriya Ph.D. (2015) ACA: Small Drop In Emergency Room Visits by Young Adults. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 16, 2015
  • 07:51 AM
  • 40 views

Morning people ("larks") are more punctual than "owls"

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

You've probably heard that sleep psychologists like to divide people up into those who function optimally in the morning, and those who come alive at night (but see also). The former, "larks", tend to get up and go to bed earlier than "owls". A new study asks whether larks also tend to be more punctual people than owls – surprisingly, this is the first time anyone has examined this link.Laura Werner and her team waited as nearly 300 students arrived for their 8.15am morning lectures on 14 diff........ Read more »

Werner, L., Geisler, J., & Randler, C. (2014) Morningness as a Personality Predictor of Punctuality. Current Psychology, 34(1), 130-139. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-014-9246-1  

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:47 AM
  • 55 views

Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminatedIn these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. If you recall (from late 2013), Neurotech Business Report revealed that "St. Jude Medical failed a futility analysis of its BROADEN trial of DBS for treatment of depression..."A recent comment on my old post about the BROADEN Trial1 had an even more pessimist........ Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:37 AM
  • 56 views

Decreased plasma levels of lipoxin A4 in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper by Chun-Lin Yan and colleagues [1] talking about significantly lower plasma levels of lipoxin A4 (LXA4) "a mediator involved in the resolution of inflammation" in cases of childhood autism is the point of discussions today.Continuing an important theme of immune system involvement in at least some cases of autism, Yan et al focused on a less well-trodden path looking at lipoxins that seem to be involved in something of a yin and yang relationship with another set of eicosanoi........ Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:00 AM
  • 48 views

Don’t Blink. The King-Devick Test: A Rapid, Sideline Visual Assessment Tool to Assist in Detection of Concussion

by Adam Rosen and Andrew Sheridan in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

The King-Devick test is a quick and reliable method to assess vision, eye movements, language function, and attention. An athlete with a concussion tends to complete the test slower than his/her preseason assessment while other athletes improve over time. ... Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 02:03 AM
  • 65 views

Life on places other than the Earth

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

“Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying” (Arthur C. Clarke)

Life on Earth is a common thing. Life on clouds and in water looks interesting. And life on places other than the Earth (extraterrestrial life) looks…ummmm…possible. In this article, I will try to note some information ranging from hypothesis to scientific information related to the life on places other than Earth.


The Drake Equation

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McKay, C., Anbar, A., Porco, C., & Tsou, P. (2014) Follow the Plume: The Habitability of Enceladus. Astrobiology, 14(4), 352-355. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2014.1158  

  • March 15, 2015
  • 09:46 PM
  • 63 views

Suicide in Northern Ireland is not linked to religious affiliation

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

Conventionally, religious affiliation is supposed to reduce the risk of suicide. In fact, the worldwide data show a rather patchy picture, probably because the effects of religion on suicide risk depend on the social context. One of the godfathers of the sociology of religion was a guy named Émile Durkheim. At the tail end of [Read More...]... Read more »

  • March 15, 2015
  • 05:59 PM
  • 78 views

The toxicity of microglia in glaucoma

by Matthew Zabel in Gliosis

A description of microglial toxicity in a mouse model of glaucoma. ... Read more »

Bazan JF, Bacon KB, Hardiman G, Wang W, Soo K, Rossi D, Greaves DR, Zlotnik A, & Schall TJ. (1997) A new class of membrane-bound chemokine with a CX3C motif. Nature, 385(6617), 640-4. PMID: 9024663  

Cardona AE, Pioro EP, Sasse ME, Kostenko V, Cardona SM, Dijkstra IM, Huang D, Kidd G, Dombrowski S, Dutta R.... (2006) Control of microglial neurotoxicity by the fractalkine receptor. Nature neuroscience, 9(7), 917-24. PMID: 16732273  

Paolicelli RC, Bolasco G, Pagani F, Maggi L, Scianni M, Panzanelli P, Giustetto M, Ferreira TA, Guiducci E, Dumas L.... (2011) Synaptic pruning by microglia is necessary for normal brain development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6048), 1456-8. PMID: 21778362  

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