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  • February 13, 2015
  • 12:35 PM
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You Can Force Birds to Be Friends, but It Won't Stick

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



As anyone who's made valentines for a whole elementary-school class knows, kids are often pushed into social groups not of their choosing. Scientists tried the same thing with wild birds and found it pretty easy to coax them into new cliques. The birds hung out with their new social circles even when they didn't have to. But once the experiment ended, those friendships dissolved faster than a candy conversation heart.

To create new social groups in birds, researchers essentially controlle... Read more »

  • February 13, 2015
  • 11:09 AM
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Treatment Choices Cloudy If PSA Remains Elevated After Prostatectomy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. rer. nat. Detlef Bartkowiak Klinik für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie Universitätsklinikum Ulm Albert-Einstein-Allee MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bartkowiak: After surgery of prostate cancer, the lab marker for … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. rer. nat. Detlef Bartkowia. (2015) Treatment Choices Cloudy If PSA Remains Elevated After Prostatectomy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 10:47 AM
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The Tree of Earthworms

by Marc in Teaching Biology

Earthworm taxonomists describing what they do to a layperson is hilarious to watch. Laypeople often have a difficult time understanding the concept of a species – you will regularly hear statements that there are only 50 insect species, for example. Insect species often differ in colour and patterning, so it’s easy to then correct a layman’s misconceptions about […]
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Domínguez, J., Aira, M., Breinholt, J., Stojanovic, M., James, S., & Pérez-Losada, M. (2015) Underground evolution: New roots for the old tree of lumbricid earthworms. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 7-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.024  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 10:21 AM
  • 114 views

Meth Even More Toxic To Adolescent Than Adult Brain

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D Ewha W. University Seoul, South Korea MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lyoo: Recent studies increasingly suggested that the developing brain shows unique characteristics of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Meth Even More Toxic To Adolescent Than Adult Brain. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:52 AM
  • 85 views

The lesser of two evils: e-cigarette exposure weakens anti-bacterial and anti-viral defenses

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are widely believed to be a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. While they undoubtedly cause less harm than traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are still hazardous to your health. A team of researchers led by Prof. Shyam Biswal at Johns Hopkins University has shown that exposure to e-cigarettes impairs your body’s ability to fight off bacterial and viral infections.... Read more »

Sussan, T., Gajghate, S., Thimmulappa, R., Ma, J., Kim, J., Sudini, K., Consolini, N., Cormier, S., Lomnicki, S., Hasan, F.... (2015) Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model. PLOS ONE, 10(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116861  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:34 AM
  • 101 views

Science Can Help You With Your On-line Dating

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Khalid Khan Women’s Health Research Unit Multi-disciplinary Evidence Synthesis Hub The Blizard Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Khan: My co-author talked me into helping him … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Khalid Khan. (2015) Science Can Help You With Your On-line Dating. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:12 AM
  • 66 views

Cerebral Palsy Sometimes Due To Genetics, Not Birth Trauma

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Jozef Gecz NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow Professor of Human Genetics School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Faculty of Health Sciences The University of Adelaide at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital North Adelaide, SA Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof. Jozef Gecz. (2015) Cerebral Palsy Sometimes Due To Genetics, Not Birth Trauma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 58 views

Would you get sucked in to conspiracy theories?

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Well, perhaps you could rule out Bigfoot conspiracy theories, but what about the rest of them? We’ve written about some of the more unusual conspiracy theories here as well as those that simply show up routinely as we complete pretrial research. Regular readers here know that we use those cognitive leaps characteristic of the conspiracy […]

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Conspiracy theories that haven’t come up in pretrial research (yet)
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van Prooijen, J., Krouwel, A., & Pollet, T. (2015) Political Extremism Predicts Belief in Conspiracy Theories. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550614567356  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:01 AM
  • 71 views

Productivity of US Hospitals Surprisingly Good

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: John Romley Ph.D Economist at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics Research Assistant Professor Sol Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California, Los Angeles. MedicalResearch: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & John Romley Ph.D. (2015) Productivity of US Hospitals Surprisingly Good. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 04:46 AM
  • 86 views

Autism, CNVs and sensitivity to maternal infection?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

An intriguing quote to begin today's post: "Our findings support a gene-environment interaction model of autism impairment, in that individuals with ASD-associated CNVs are more susceptible to the effects of maternal infection and febrile episodes in pregnancy on behavioral outcomes and suggest that these effects are specific to ASD [autism spectrum disorder] rather than to global neurodevelopment."The findings come from the paper by Varvara Mazina and colleagues [1] who sought to "exp........ Read more »

Mazina V, Gerdts J, Trinh S, Ankenman K, Ward T, Dennis MY, Girirajan S, Eichler EE, & Bernier R. (2015) Epigenetics of Autism-related Impairment: Copy Number Variation and Maternal Infection. Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP. PMID: 25629966  

  • February 12, 2015
  • 08:33 PM
  • 77 views

Patient Demands Not A Significant Driver Of Health Care Costs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ezekiel Jonathan Emanuel MD PhD Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy Perelman School of Medicine and Department of Health Care Management The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Editor’s note: Dr. Emanuel is a medical … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ezekiel Jonathan Emanuel MD PhD. (2015) Patient Demands Not A Significant Driver Of Health Care Costs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 12, 2015
  • 07:30 PM
  • 75 views

New Classification System For Low-dose CT Screening For Lung Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Paul F. Pinsky, PhD MPH Acting Chief Early Detection Research Group National Cancer Institute Bethesda, MD, 20892 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The National Lung Screening Trial … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Paul F. Pinsky, PhD MPH. (2015) New Classification System For Low-dose CT Screening For Lung Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 12, 2015
  • 06:50 PM
  • 94 views

Patients with Tourette Syndrome Likely To Have Additional Psychiatric Symptoms

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carol Mathews Professor, Psychiatry UCSF School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Mathews: The background for this study is that, as a part of ongoing genetic … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Therese Tillin. (2015) Patients with Tourette Syndrome Likely To Have Additional Psychiatric Symptoms. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 12, 2015
  • 06:30 PM
  • 77 views

Tyrosine May Help Predict Increased Risk of Diabetes in South Asians

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Therese Tillin Research Fellow, Cardiometabolic Phenotyping Group Institute of Cardiovascular Science Faculty of Pop Health Sciences Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Tillin: The global burden of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Therese Tillin. (2015) Tyrosine May Help Predict Increased Risk of Diabetes in South Asians. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 12, 2015
  • 05:51 PM
  • 72 views

Patients With Mental Disorders Have Increased Risk of Death

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elizabeth Walker, PhD, MPH, MAT FIRST Postdoctoral Fellow Center for Behavioral Health Policy Studies Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Mental disorders are a major … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Elizabeth Walker, PhD, MPH, MAT. (2015) Patients With Mental Disorders Have Increased Risk of Death. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 12, 2015
  • 02:17 PM
  • 75 views

February 12, 2015

by Erin Campbell in HighMag Blog

Biologists have to wear many hats, and one under-appreciated hat is that of marketing executive. You have to properly name whatever process/protein/structure you just identified so it will be easily remembered. Whoever coined the term “invadopodia” was spot-on….the term is informative, catchy, and ignites my imagination of what it’s like inside a cell. Today’s image is from a fascinating paper on invadopodia formation. Invadopodia are dynamic protrusions of plasma membrane that loca........ Read more »

Artym, V., Swatkoski, S., Matsumoto, K., Campbell, C., Petrie, R., Dimitriadis, E., Li, X., Mueller, S., Bugge, T., Gucek, M.... (2015) Dense fibrillar collagen is a potent inducer of invadopodia via a specific signaling network. originally published in the Journal of Cell Biology, 208(3), 331-350. DOI: 10.1083/jcb.201405099  

  • February 12, 2015
  • 01:48 PM
  • 95 views

Possible mechanism underpinning Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s type diseases found

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Neurodegenerative diseases have remained stubbornly increasing in prevalence for sometime now. Unfortunately longer life does not mean a better quality of life. Thankfully that could change sooner than you think, scientists have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.... Read more »

Minghai Zhou, Gregory Ottenberg, Gian Franco Sferrazza, Christopher Hubbs, Mohammad Fallahi, Gavin Rumbaugh, Alicia F. Brantley, & Corinne I. Lasmézas. (2015) Neuronal death induced by misfolded prion protein is due to NAD depletion and can be relieved in vitro and in vivo by NAD replenishment. Brain - A Journal of Neurology. info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/brain/awv002

  • February 12, 2015
  • 01:38 PM
  • 92 views

Will You Be My Valentine?: Making All the Right Moves

by Melissa Chernick in Science Storiented

My Valentine’s Day themed posts have been both popular and fun to write. In last year’s Getting a Date for Valentine’s Day series, you learned that you should wear something red, gaze without being creepy, tell a good joke before walking up to your potential date who is preferably standing next to some flowers, and then open with a unique request to segue into asking them out. But that isn't the end of the story. Oh no, there are many more things that you can do to attract that special so........ Read more »

Brown, W., Cronk, L., Grochow, K., Jacobson, A., Liu, C., Popović, Z., & Trivers, R. (2005) Dance reveals symmetry especially in young men. Nature, 438(7071), 1148-1150. DOI: 10.1038/nature04344  

Neave, N., McCarty, K., Freynik, J., Caplan, N., Honekopp, J., & Fink, B. (2010) Male dance moves that catch a woman's eye. Biology Letters, 7(2), 221-224. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0619  

Bale, C., Morrison, R., & Caryl, P. (2006) Chat-up lines as male sexual displays. Personality and Individual Differences, 40(4), 655-664. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.07.016  

Cooper, M., O’Donnell, D., Caryl, P., Morrison, R., & Bale, C. (2007) Chat-up lines as male displays: Effects of content, sex, and personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 43(5), 1075-1085. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2007.03.001  

  • February 12, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
  • 97 views

Happy Valentine's Day! What Is Love, Anyway?

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Just in time for Valentine's Day. What is love and why does it exist? Read how scientists have made great strides elucidating the evolutionary and biochemical basis for love.... Read more »

Love TM. (2014) Oxytocin, motivation and the role of dopamine. Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior, 49-60. PMID: 23850525  

Domingue, B., Fletcher, J., Conley, D., & Boardman, J. (2014) Genetic and educational assortative mating among US adults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(22), 7996-8000. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1321426111  

  • February 12, 2015
  • 09:06 AM
  • 79 views

What is the motive?

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

It is clear from bacteria to ourselves that cooperation has evolved many times in all sorts of organisms and so it clearly has an advantage that can be realized. However, it is also obvious that simple unquestioned cooperation works if everyone cooperates but would be a great disadvantage once cheaters became numerous. This looks like […]... Read more »

Hoffman, M., Yoeli, E., & Nowak, M. (2015) Cooperate without looking: Why we care what people think and not just what they do. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(6), 1727-1732. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1417904112  

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