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  • May 31, 2015
  • 02:28 PM
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Immunotherapy Shows Promise In Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tanguy Seiwert, MD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine Associate Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program Section of Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology Speciality Chief Editor Frontiers in Head and Neck Cancer University of Chicago Chicago, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tanguy Seiwert, MD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Associate Director, Head and Neck Cancer Program, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Speciality Chief Editor, Frontiers in Head and Neck Cancer, & University of Chicago Chicago, IL 60637. (2015) Immunotherapy Shows Promise In Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 31, 2015
  • 02:19 PM
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How racial stereotypes impact the way we communicate

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Racial stereotypes and expectations can impact the way we communicate and understand others, according to new research. The new study highlights how non-verbal “social cues” – such as photographs of Chinese Canadians – can affect how we comprehend speech.... Read more »

Babel, M., & Russell, J. (2015) Expectations and speech intelligibility. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(5), 2823-2833. DOI: 10.1121/1.4919317  

  • May 31, 2015
  • 12:03 PM
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Shots Fired in the Battle Over the Cinmar Biface . . . But Does it Actually Matter to the Solutrean Hypothesis?

by Andrew White in AndyWhiteAnthropology

The Cinmar biface featured on the cover of Stanford and Bradley's (2013) book. Image source: http://smithsonianscience.si.edu/2012/01/new-book-across-atlantic-ice-the-origin-of-americas-clovis-culture/This week, Darrin Lowery responded to questions raised about the circumstances of the discovery of the Cinmar biface, a bi-pointed stone tool that resembles, at least superficially, artifacts made and used by the Solutrean peoples of Upper Paleolithic Europe.  The point was reportedly dredged ........ Read more »

  • May 31, 2015
  • 08:39 AM
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The Search For Reward Prediction Errors in the Brain

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

A new paper examines how the brain keeps track of positive and negative outcomes: No unified reward prediction error in local field potentials from the human nucleus accumbens



The authors, London-based neuroscientists Max-Philipp Stenner and colleagues, recorded electrical local field potentials (LFP) using electrodes implanted into the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) in six patients. The patients all suffered from epilepsy and the electrodes were being implanted to treat the disease. The author... Read more »

  • May 30, 2015
  • 11:12 PM
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SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Risk Doubles At High Altitudes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David Katz, MD Divisions of Cardiology, and Neonatology, University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, Colorado Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Katz: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) … Continue reading →
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David Katz, MD, Divisions of Cardiology, and Neonatology,, University of Colorado School of Medicine, & Aurora, Colorado. (2015) SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Risk Doubles At High Altitudes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:50 PM
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Young and Female Low Socioeconomic African Americans At Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Samson Y. Gebreab, Ph.D., M.Sc. Lead Study Author and Research Scientist National Human Genome Research Institute Bethesda, Maryland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Gebreab: It is well known that African Americans … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Samson Y. Gebreab, Ph.D., M.Sc. (2015) Young and Female Low Socioeconomic African Americans At Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:39 PM
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Pre-Operative Low Blood Pressure Linked To Increased Mortality After Surgery and Anesthesia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Dr. Robert Sanders MD Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology & Critical Care Trials & Interdisciplinary Outcomes Network (ACTION) Department of Anesthesiology University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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Prof. Dr. Robert Sanders MD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology , Department of Anesthesiology, & University of Wisconsin, Madison,. (2015) Pre-Operative Low Blood Pressure Linked To Increased Mortality After Surgery and Anesthesia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:12 PM
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False Positive Mammograms Can Lead To Psychological Distress Regardless of Whether Diagnostic Procedures Are Required

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bruno M. Heleno MD The Research Unit for General Practice and Section of General Practice Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bruno M. Heleno MD, The Research Unit for General Practice and Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, & University of Copenhagen. (2015) False Positive Mammograms Can Lead To Psychological Distress Regardless of Whether Diagnostic Procedures Are Required. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 09:58 PM
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Pacritinib Improved Disease Control In Myelofibrosis and Reduced Need For Blood Transfusions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP Consultant Hematologist Chair, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology Deputy Director, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Professor of Medicine Mayo Clinic Cancer Center NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Scottsdale, AZ Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP. (2015) Pacritinib Improved Disease Control In Myelofibrosis and Reduced Need For Blood Transfusions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 09:34 PM
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ER Personnel Must Work With Police While Maintaining Patient Confidentiality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brodie Nolan, MD BSc PGY3 Emergency Medicine Resident University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main issues? Dr. Nolan: Police are commonly encountered in the emergency … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brodie Nolan, MD BSc. (2015) ER Personnel Must Work With Police While Maintaining Patient Confidentiality. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 30, 2015
  • 02:05 PM
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Health factors influence ex-prisoners’ chances of returning to jail

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Ex-prisoners with a history of risky drug use, mental illness or poverty are more likely to end up back behind bars. Those who are obese, are chronically ill or have attempted suicide are more likely to remain in the community. These are some of the findings from an exploratory study into health-related factors that could be used to predict whether a person released from prison will end up in custody again.... Read more »

  • May 30, 2015
  • 01:41 PM
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The new normal? Addressing gun violence in America

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Mass shootings have a significant impact on our individual and collective psyche, especially when they happen at schools. Despite the fact that children die every day from gun violence, school shootings upset us in ways that are difficult to comprehend. In our minds, schools serve as safe havens for children. When that image is shattered, the unpredictability and randomness of such heinous acts leave us wondering if anywhere is safe anymore. Thus, the shock and horror expressed following these e........ Read more »

McLeigh, J. (2015) The new normal? Addressing gun violence in America. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 85(3), 201-202. DOI: 10.1037/ort0000072  

  • May 30, 2015
  • 03:07 AM
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Autism and altered levels of essential fatty acids

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Brigandi et al. 2015. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 16: 10061-10076.A quote to begin this post is taken from the paper by Sarah Brigandi and colleagues [1] (open-access available here): "Our study demonstrates an alteration in the PUFA [polyunsaturated fatty acids] profile and increased production of a PUFA-derived metabolite in autistic patients, supporting the hypothesis that abnormal lipid metabolism is implicated in autism."The Brigandi results were based on the analysis of blood samples for fatty ........ Read more »

Brigandi SA, Shao H, Qian SY, Shen Y, Wu BL, & Kang JX. (2015) Autistic Children Exhibit Decreased Levels of Essential Fatty Acids in Red Blood Cells. International journal of molecular sciences, 16(5), 10061-10076. PMID: 25946342  

  • May 29, 2015
  • 04:30 PM
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Restricting firearms access for people who misuse alcohol may prevent violence

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Restricting access to firearms for people who misuse alcohol could prevent firearm violence, but policies that more clearly define alcohol misuse should be developed to facilitate enforcement, according to a review of existing research and public policies by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program.... Read more »

  • May 29, 2015
  • 02:12 PM
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What's a "Species"?

by Andrew White in AndyWhiteAnthropology

The naming of a new species of hominid -- Australopithecus  deyiremeda -- made a lot of news this week.  The purpose of this post is not to worry over the details of the fossils that were used to construct this new taxon, but to ask for some clarification about what is actually meant by the term "species" as paleoanthropologists use it.  I'm going to tell you what I think it means, then I'm going to complain about it a little bit, then I'm going to ask you to tell me what you thin........ Read more »

Haile-Selassie Y, Gibert L, Melillo SM, Ryan TM, Alene M, Deino A, Levin NE, Scott G, & Saylor BZ. (2015) New species from Ethiopia further expands Middle Pliocene hominin diversity. Nature, 521(7553), 483-8. PMID: 26017448  

  • May 29, 2015
  • 10:36 AM
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Validation of Noninvasive Tests for Post-Transplant Management of Kidney Graft Recipients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interviews with: Dr. Sunil M. Kurian Ph.D. Lead- Biomarker Discovery at the Laboratory of Functional Genomics and Cell Therapy The Scripps Research Institute and Transplant Genomics Inc. and   Dr. John J. Friedewald, MD Associate Professor of Medicine and … Continue reading →
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Dr. Sunil M. Kurian Ph.D.Lead- Biomarker Discovery at the Laboratory of Functional Genomics and Cell Therapy, Dr. John J. Friedewald, MDAssociate Professor of Medicine and Surgery, & Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicin. (2015) Validation of Noninvasive Tests for Post-Transplant Management of Kidney Graft Recipients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 29, 2015
  • 09:34 AM
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Anticoagulation Bridge Therapy May Be Unnecessary For Low Risk Venous Thromboembolism Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nathan Clark, PharmD Clinical pharmacy supervisor, anticoagulation and anemia management services and Thomas Delate, PhD Clinical research scientist Kaiser Permanente Colorado MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Patients with … Continue reading →
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Nathan Clark, PharmD Clinical pharmacy supervisor, anticoagulation and anemia management services and, Thomas Delate, PhD Clinical research scientist, & Kaiser Permanente Colorado. (2015) Anticoagulation Bridge Therapy May Be Unnecessary For Low Risk Venous Thromboembolism Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 29, 2015
  • 08:56 AM
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Long Term Adverse Reactions To Tattoos Surprisingly Common

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Marie C. Leger, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What inspired this study? How did it come about? Dr. Leger: As a dermatologist at NYU, I … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Marie C. Leger, MD, PhD. (2015) Long Term Adverse Reactions To Tattoos Surprisingly Common. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 29, 2015
  • 08:40 AM
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Tall Women More Susceptible To Colon Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Aaron P. Thrift, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX 77030-3498 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Thrift: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Aaron P. Thrift, Ph.D. (2015) Tall Women More Susceptible To Colon Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 29, 2015
  • 07:12 AM
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Why it's a mistake to seek control of your life through solitude

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Many seek freedom in solitude, but newresearch suggests feelings of controlcome from social belonging. The true story of Christopher McCandless, dramatised in the 2007 film Into the Wild, is a search for radical independence that culminates in McCandless’ solitary existence in the wilds of Alaska. It speaks to a powerful belief: to feel you control your life, stand alone. But new research suggests otherwise: to feel control, stand together.If committing to a group feels like surrendering ........ Read more »

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