MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Dr. Holger Lode Clinical Immunology, Pediatrics University of Greifswald, Greifswald Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Neuroblastoma is a cancer in childhood with one of the highest death rates. Standard treatment is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Chiara Dall’Ora MSc Nursing and Midwifery Sciences University of Southampton Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: There is a trend for healthcare employers to adopt longer shifts, typically … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carmen De Miguel, PhD | Postdoctoral Scholar Section of Cardio-Renal Physiology and Medicine Department of Medicine | Division of Nephrology UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. De Miguel: It is … Continue reading →
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Carmen De Miguel, PhD | Postdoctoral Scholar. (2015) Chronic Inflammation May Predict Why Black Women More Prone To Heart Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
If Tinder for penguins existed, birds with the best beak spots would get swiped right. King penguins are attracted to the colors on each other's beaks, scientists have found—including colors we clueless humans can't see.
King penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) live near the bottom of the world and are monogamous for about a year at a time. They're a little smaller than emperor penguins, the ones you saw in March of the Penguins, and have a less arduous lifestyle. In the spring, they gath........ Read more »
Keddar, I., Altmeyer, S., Couchoux, C., Jouventin, P., & Dobson, F. (2015) Mate Choice and Colored Beak Spots of King Penguins. Ethology. DOI: 10.1111/eth.12419
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jingyuan Fu, Ph.D. Associate professor of genetics University Medical Center Groningen Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Jingyuan Fu: Abnormal blood lipid levels are important risk factors … Continue reading →
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Jingyuan Fu, Ph.D. (2015) From Gut to Heart: Gut Bacteria Identified As Another Heart Disease Risk Factor. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
The claim that the hormone oxytocin promotes trust in humans has drawn a lot of attention. But today, a group of researchers reported that they've been unable to reproduce their own findings concerning that effect.
The new paper, in PLoS ONE, is by Anthony Lane and colleagues from Louvain in Belgium. The same team have previously published evidence supporting the link between oxytocin and trust.
Back in 2010 they reported that "oxytocin increases trust when confidential information is ... Read more »
Lane A, Mikolajczak M, Treinen E, Samson D, Corneille O, de Timary P, & Luminet O. (2015) Failed Replication of Oxytocin Effects on Trust: The Envelope Task Case. PloS ONE, 10(9). PMID: 26368396
Typically we highlight web-based tools for our Tips of the Week. But sometimes there’s a tool that has some novel visualizations that we want to note that might require a user to do a download and installation. This week’s tool is one of those–BANDAGE, a Bioinformatics Application for Navigating De novo Assembly Graphs Easily. I heard […]... Read more »
Wick, R., Schultz, M., Zobel, J., & Holt, K. (2015) Bandage: interactive visualization of genome assemblies . Bioinformatics. DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btv383
We can promote animal welfare by making learning a rewarding experience.By now, many people are familiar with the idea that using aversives to train dogs can have side effects. Studies show a correlation between aversive techniques (such as hitting, pinning, leash jerks and shock) and behaviour problems like aggression (Herron et al 2009; Casey et al 2014). One study found dogs in a training class that used aversives showed signs of stress and were less likely to look at their owners than in a s........ Read more »
Casey, R., Loftus, B., Bolster, C., Richards, G., & Blackwell, E. (2014) Human directed aggression in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris): Occurrence in different contexts and risk factors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 52-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2013.12.003
Deldalle, S., & Gaunet, F. (2014) Effects of 2 training methods on stress-related behaviors of the dog (Canis familiaris) and on the dog–owner relationship. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 9(2), 58-65. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2013.11.004
Herron, M., Shofer, F., & Reisner, I. (2009) Survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs showing undesired behaviors. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 117(1-2), 47-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2008.12.011
McGowan, R., Rehn, T., Norling, Y., & Keeling, L. (2013) Positive affect and learning: exploring the “Eureka Effect” in dogs. Animal Cognition, 17(3), 577-587. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-013-0688-x
Rooney, N., & Cowan, S. (2011) Training methods and owner–dog interactions: Links with dog behaviour and learning ability. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 132(3-4), 169-177. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2011.03.007
You have more in common with your mom than you might think. Microchimerism means that an individual has cells with two different genetic profiles; some are yours and some are your mom’s. They live in your body for more than 40 years and can affect your health. Some of your cells moved into mom too – and they may help her live longer and avoid breast cancer.... Read more »
Cirello V, Rizzo R, Crippa M, Campi I, Bortolotti D, Bolzani S, Colombo C, Vannucchi G, Maffini MA, de Liso F.... (2015) Fetal cell microchimerism: a protective role in autoimmune thyroid diseases. European journal of endocrinology / European Federation of Endocrine Societies, 173(1), 111-8. PMID: 25916393
Ye J, Vives-Pi M, & Gillespie KM. (2014) Maternal microchimerism: friend or foe in type 1 diabetes?. Chimerism, 5(2), 21-3. PMID: 25093746
Kamper-Jorgensen, M., Hjalgrim, H., Andersen, A., Gadi, V., & Tjonneland, A. (2013) Male microchimerism and survival among women. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(1), 168-173. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt230
In the last post I talked about a paper on “Motivating Learners: A Primer for Engineering Teaching Assistants” by Torres-Ayala and Herman (2012). Today, I want to present a different motivation theory, also described in that paper: Attribution theory Attribution … Continue reading →... Read more »
Ana T. Torres-Ayala, & Geoffrey L. Herman. (2012) Motivating Learners: A Primer for Engineering Teaching Assistants. American Society for Engineering Education. info:/
"We find a high frequency of parkinsonism among ASD [autism spectrum disorder] individuals older than 39 years."So said the paper by Sergio Starkstein and colleagues  (open-access) and Q & A with authors who, during a "a hypothesis-generating, pilot study" with extras looked for parkinsonism motor signs in a small group of adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.Parkinsonism is an umbrella term that refers to any condition that leads to a combination of symptoms n........ Read more »
It has been suggested that low carbohydrate diets lead to a greater fat loss than diets of reduced fat content. The rationale behind this claim is that insulin promotes lipid synthesis and storage in adipose tissue, therefore a reduction in dietary carbohydrate would reduce circulating insulin concentrations and discourage fat storage. However, the first law of thermodynamics clearly states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed; therefore, all calories are equal,........ Read more »
Hall KD, Bemis T, Brychta R, Chen KY, Courville A, Crayner EJ, Goodwin S, Guo J, Howard L, Knuth ND.... (2015) Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity. Cell metabolism, 22(3), 427-36. PMID: 26278052
Take Home Message: Tendon-related issues seem to have increased inflammation, while torn tendons have significantly lower inflammation than tendon-related conditions in intact tendons.... Read more »
Dean BJ, Gettings P, Dakin SG, & Carr AJ. (2015) Are inflammatory cells increased in painful human tendinopathy? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. PMID: 26246419
In the past, pharmacology was a rather, shall we say, murky area of study. Figuring out how to treat an ailment using a drug sometimes involved a lot of educated guessing, and oftentimes the information backing up a guess wasn't particularly solid. Let's look at a couple of examples of the historically weird logic behind drug treatments...... Read more »
Meidan VM, & Touitou E. (2001) Treatments for androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata: Current options and future prospects. Drugs, 61(1), 53-69. PMID: 11217871
Where is the blood-brain barrier?The blood-brain barrier surrounds most of the blood vessels in the brain. It is a structure that is formed primarily due to the establishment of tight junctions between endothelial cells (i.e. cells that line the walls of blood vessels). There are also several other cells and proteins contributing to the blood-brain barrier complex; for example, processes called astrocytic end-feet extend from astrocytes to surround blood vessels and provide support to the endoth........ Read more »
Ballabh P, Braun A, & Nedergaard M. (2004) The blood-brain barrier: an overview: structure, regulation, and clinical implications. Neurobiology of disease, 16(1), 1-13. PMID: 15207256
New research from the USA suggests that college students are well aware that they should be personally responsible for their finances, including their card obligations, but this awareness rarely correlates with limiting the debts they accrue during their time in higher education.... Read more »
Ackert, L., & Church, B. (2015) Credit cards, financial responsibility, and college students: an experimental study. International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 5(1), 1. DOI: 10.1504/IJBAF.2015.071041
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jessica M. Robbins, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor Public Health Epidemiologist Philadelphia Department of Public Health Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: The rapid increase in child obesity rates across the US in recent … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lauren Epstein M.D., M.S. Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Epidemic Intelligence Service Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA, USA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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Dr. Laura Epstein M.D., M.S. (2015) Risk Factors For MRSA Infections After Discharge Identified. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jennifer W. Bea, PhD Assistant Professor, Medicine Assistant Research Scientist, Nutritional Sciences University of Arizona Cancer Center Tucson, AZ 85724-0524 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bea: The … Continue reading →
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Jennifer W. Bea, PhD. (2015) Is Lean Always Better? Body Fat and Mortality Not Linked In Older Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ana C. Krieger, MD, MPH, FCCP, FAASM Medical Director, Center for Sleep Medicine Associate Clinical Professor Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Genetic Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College – Cornell University Associate Attending NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Rockefeller University Hospital … Continue reading →
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Ana C. Krieger, MD, MPH, FCCP, FAASM. (2015) Daylight Saving Time Affects High School Students' Sleep. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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