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  • May 13, 2015
  • 11:43 AM
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The secret to overturning negative first impressions

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

It can be tough to shift someone’s opinion if you’ve made a bad first impression. They might accept your apology or take on board your good points, but beneath the surface, ill feeling persists. New research from Cornell University suggests that the way to reach those deeper feelings, and earn a second chance, is to get the other person to see your initial actions in an entirely new light.Researchers Thomas Mann and Melissa Ferguson presented 200 participants with a scenario that raised thei........ Read more »

  • May 13, 2015
  • 09:43 AM
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Video Tip of the Week: PhenogramViz for evaluating phenotypes and CNVs

by Mary in OpenHelix

As I’ve mentioned before, once I start looking over some new tools I’m often led to others in the same arena that offer related but different features. That’s what happened when I looked at the Proband iPad app for human pedigrees. I noted that they are using important community standards, and I decided to follow […]... Read more »

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 Sebastian, Doelken Sandra C, Ruef Barbara J, Bauer Sebastian, Washington Nicole, Westerfield Monte, Gkoutos George, Schofield Paul, Smedley Damian, & Lewis Suzanna E. (2013) Construction and accessibility of a cross-species phenotype ontology along with gene annotations for biomedical research. F1000Research. PMID: 24358873  

Kohler, S., Schoeneberg, U., Czeschik, J., Doelken, S., Hehir-Kwa, J., Ibn-Salem, J., Mungall, C., Smedley, D., Haendel, M., & Robinson, P. (2014) Clinical interpretation of CNVs with cross-species phenotype data. Journal of Medical Genetics, 51(11), 766-772. DOI: 10.1136/jmedgenet-2014-102633  

  • May 13, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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6 Reasons to Love Canine Science

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Recent years have seen a blossoming of the field of canine science. Here are some reasons to love it.Because dogs are amazing, and science proves it!We love our dogs, and fMRI studies show how important people are to dogs (their caudate lights up on smelling a familiar human, Berns et al 2014). Dogs can learn to follow pointing gestures,  will try to comfort a crying stranger and respond to the sound of a baby crying. Chaser the border collie knows 1000 words. And we mustn’t forget how am........ Read more »

Freedman, D., King, J., & Elliot, O. (1961) Critical Period in the Social Development of Dogs. Science, 133(3457), 1016-1017. DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3457.1016  

Hall, N.J., Lord, K., Arnold, A-M.K., Wynne, C.D.L., & Udell, M. (2015) Assessment of attachment behaviours to human caregivers in wolf pups (Canis lupus lupus). Behavioural Processes, 15-21. info:/

Morrow, M., Ottobre, J., Ottobre, A., Neville, P., St-Pierre, N., Dreschel, N., & Pate, J. (2015) Breed-dependent differences in the onset of fear-related avoidance behavior in puppies. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2015.03.002  

O'Haire, M., McKenzie, S., McCune, S., & Slaughter, V. (2013) Effects of Animal-Assisted Activities with Guinea Pigs in the Primary School Classroom. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People , 26(3), 445-458. DOI: 10.2752/175303713X13697429463835  

  • May 13, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Half Male, Half Female, Completely Weird

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

It’s tough being a guy. I imagine it’s just as tough being a girl. What if you were exactly half of each? Bilateral gynandromrophs are rare animals that are exactly one half of each sex. They have occurred in insects, crustaceans, spiders, and birds. We know how some come about, but the birds are giving scientists a heck of a time.... Read more »

Renfree, M., Chew, K., & Shaw, G. (2014) Hormone-Independent Pathways of Sexual Differentiation. Sexual Development, 8(5), 327-336. DOI: 10.1159/000358447  

Dumanski, J., Rasi, C., Lonn, M., Davies, H., Ingelsson, M., Giedraitis, V., Lannfelt, L., Magnusson, P., Lindgren, C., Morris, A.... (2014) Smoking is associated with mosaic loss of chromosome Y. Science, 347(6217), 81-83. DOI: 10.1126/science.1262092  

Zhao, D., McBride, D., Nandi, S., McQueen, H., McGrew, M., Hocking, P., Lewis, P., Sang, H., & Clinton, M. (2010) Somatic sex identity is cell autonomous in the chicken. Nature, 464(7286), 237-242. DOI: 10.1038/nature08852  

  • May 13, 2015
  • 07:19 AM
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Extracerebral Biomarkers May Not Be Optimal For Monitoring Sports-Related Concussions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pashtun Shahim, MD Departement of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology Sahlgrenska University Hospital Mölndal Sweden Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pashtun Shahim, MD. (2015) Extracerebral Biomarkers May Not Be Optimal For Monitoring Sports-Related Concussions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 13, 2015
  • 07:03 AM
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Study Tests Two Dose Schedule of HPV Vaccination Against Genital Warts In Girls

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maria Blomberg Virus, Lifestyle & Genes Danish Cancer Society Research Centre Copenhagen, Denmark Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Two vaccines against human papillomavirus (HPV) were licensed almost … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maria Blomberg. (2015) Study Tests Two Dose Schedule of HPV Vaccination Against Genital Warts In Girls. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 13, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Simple Jury Persuasion: “I will give you this car for  $9,000.”

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

We are always on the lookout for subtle but effective ways to persuade and here’s a new one. You are going to get more of what you want in any sort of negotiation if you use a very simple language style change. Instead of focusing on what the buyer stands to lose (in this case, […]

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  • May 13, 2015
  • 05:44 AM
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Frequent ER Visits Linked To Prescription Drug Overdose

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joanne Brady, PhD candidate Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University, New York, NY Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joanne Brady, PhD candidate. (2015) Frequent ER Visits Linked To Prescription Drug Overdose. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 13, 2015
  • 05:06 AM
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Give up the #OCD jokes on Twitter, they won't make you popular

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

One of the fictional Twitter accountsused in Pavelko & Myrick (2015).Stigma is a problem for all forms of mental illness, but arguably obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – a condition that at its most severe can ruin lives – is subject to a disproportionate amount of trivialisation and ridicule.A brief perusal of the hashtag #OCD on Twitter makes this obvious – the term is used frequently everyday to lampoon fussy, perfectionist behaviours. A new study asks how this Twitter trivialisa........ Read more »

  • May 13, 2015
  • 05:01 AM
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Childhood inattention and later academic outcome

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Across the full range of scores at a population level, each 1-point increase in inattention at age 7 years is associated with worse academic outcomes at age 16."That was one of the conclusions reached in the study by Kapil Sayal and colleagues [1] (open-access) drawing on data derived from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children or ALSPAC to those in the know. This initiative has also recently produced some other intriguing results on the potential long-term effects of bullying for ........ Read more »

Sayal K, Washbrook E, & Propper C. (2015) Childhood behavior problems and academic outcomes in adolescence: longitudinal population-based study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(5), 360-36800. PMID: 25901772  

  • May 13, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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To the MOON (and Back) with ACL Rehabilitation

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Rehabilitation programs that incorporate early motion, limit open kinetic chain exercises prior to 6 weeks post surgery with a transition to normal open kinetic chain exercises, and incorporate neuromuscular training throughout are best practices during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rehabilitation.... Read more »

Wright, R., Haas, A., Anderson, J., Calabrese, G., Cavanaugh, J., Hewett, T., Lorring, D., McKenzie, C., Preston, E., Williams, G.... (2014) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation: MOON Guidelines. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 7(3), 239-243. DOI: 10.1177/1941738113517855  

  • May 13, 2015
  • 12:01 AM
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“Naughty boys” trying to learn

by Ingrid Piller in Language on the Move

Teacher expectations can constitute a self-fulfilling prophecy: teachers behave differently towards children depending on their expectations of them. The ways in which teachers treat students affect students’ self-concept, motivation, achievement and aspirations. Over time, the performance of high-expectation students will … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • May 12, 2015
  • 09:55 PM
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It Really Is Harder For Some People to Lose Weight

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Martin Reinhardt, MD Postdoctoral Fellow PECRB, NIDDK, NIH Phoenix, AZ 85016 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Reinhardt:  It can be very difficult for some people with obesity … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Martin Reinhardt, MD. (2015) It Really Is Harder For Some People to Lose Weight. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 09:26 PM
  • 79 views

HPV Vaccination of Boys Can Yield Substantial Health Benefits

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Johannes Berkhof Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Johannes Berkhof. (2015) HPV Vaccination Of Boys Can Yield Substantial Health Benefits. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 09:08 PM
  • 78 views

Dietary Restriction Provides Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Edward “Ted” Weiss, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Saint Louis University Saint Louis MO Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Weiss:  Results from one of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Edward "Ted" Weiss, Ph.D. (2015) Dietary Restriction Provides Benefits Beyond Weight Loss. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 06:53 PM
  • 73 views

Rising Number Of Heart Infections Due To Staphylococcus Bacteria

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: J L Mehta, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics Stebbins Chair in Cardiology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR 72205 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: J L Mehta, MD, PhD. (2015) Rising Number Of Heart Infections Due To Staphylococcus Bacteria. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 06:42 PM
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To Stay Healthy: “Keep your waist to less than half your height”

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE, FAfN, RNutr (Public Health) Ashwell Associates Ashwell, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Brookes University MedicalResearch: What are the main findings from this study? Dr. Ashwell: In this study, the authors explore … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE, FAfN, RNutr (Public Health). (2015) To Stay Healthy: "Keep your waist to less than half your height". MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 12, 2015
  • 03:22 PM
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Enhancing peer review: guides, tutorials and good practice manuals

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The validation of scientific reports before publication is an established practice, whose effectiveness and importance is recognized by authors, publishers, funding agencies and scientific societies around the world, in order to ensure the originality, quality, reliability, integrity and consistency of scholarly literature. What has long been the exclusive prerogative of publishers and editors now relies on innovative initiatives by organizations and societies dedicated to understand and improve........ Read more »

  • May 12, 2015
  • 02:21 PM
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Rethinking the rebound: The unexpected effects of rejection

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

It’s portrayed in movies again and again – a character gets rejected by someone attractive and then falls willingly into the arms of someone perhaps less attractive. According to a new study, it’s not so simple: Rejection by an attractive man actually led women to socially distance themselves from an unattractive man, even when he offered acceptance.... Read more »

Geoff MacDonald1, Patricia L. Baratta, & Rebecca Tzalazidis. (2015) Resisting Connection Following Social Exclusion Rejection by an Attractive Suitor Provokes Derogation of an Unattractive Suitor. Social Psychology and Personality Science. info:/10.1177/1948550615584196

  • May 12, 2015
  • 01:07 PM
  • 84 views

Rabbit roulette: Atropinesterase and the ability to handle deadly nightshade

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

All mammals possess an armament of enzymes capable of breaking apart various groups of molecules. These enzymes are typically named after their target. Peptidases act on peptides, lactase hones in on lactose, and so on. The enzyme-driven breakdown of molecules serves a wide variety of functions, including acquisition of nutrients from food and broken down cell parts, regulation of communication processes between and within cells, and detoxification of potentially harmful plant-derived substances........ Read more »

Harrison, P., Tattersall, J., & Gosden, E. (2006) The presence of atropinesterase activity in animal plasma. Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology, 373(3), 230-236. DOI: 10.1007/s00210-006-0054-5  

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