MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Shyamasundaran Kottilil MBBS, PhD Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore Laboratory of Immunoregulation, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Shyamasundaran Kottilil MBBS, PhD. (2015) Oral Medication For Hepatitis C- HIV Combined Infection. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nisha Bansal MD MAS Assistant Professor Associate Program Director for Research Kidney Research Institute Division of Nephrology University of Washington Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bansal: We … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Nisha Bansal MD MAS Assistant Professor. (2015) Equation Helps Predict Mortality In Elderly Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Daniela Jakubowicz MD Diabetes Unit. E. Wolfson Medical Center Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and Tel Aviv Medical Center Israel MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Professor … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Daniela Jakubowicz MD. (2015) Bigger Breakfast, Smaller Dinner May Improve Glycemic Control. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
In an interesting short paper just published in Trends in Cognitive Science, Caltech neuroscientist Ralph Adolphs offers his thoughts on The Unsolved Problems of Neuroscience.
Here's Adolphs' list of the top 23 questions (including 3 "meta" issues), which, he says, was inspired by Hilbert's famous set of 23 mathematical problems:
Problems that are solved, or soon will be:
I. How do single neurons compute?
II. What is the connectome of a small nervous system, like that of Caenorhabi... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gwen Borlaug, CIC, MPH Coordinator, HAI Prevention Program Wisconsin Division of Public Health Madison, WI 53702 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Healthcare-associated transmission of blood borne pathogens such … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Gwen Borlaug, CIC, MPH. (2015) One Case Of Hepatitis C Transmitted From Shared Kidney Perfusion Machine. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dave Kennaway, PhD Professor Lloyd Cox Senior Research Fellow, Head Circadian Physiology Laboratory School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Robinson Research Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Adelaide Australia MedicalResearch: What is the background … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dave Kennaway, PhD Professor,. (2015) Melatonin Has Endocrine Risks For Children. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elmar A. Joura, M.D Gynecologist University of Vienna MedicalResearch: What are the main findings of this study? Dr. Joura: This study demonstrates that the new ninevalent HPV vaccine induces a good immunogenicity against HPV 6/11/16/18 and gives a … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Elmar A. Joura, M.D. (2015) New Ninevalent HPV Vaccine Gives Greater Protection Against Cervical Cancer and Genital Warts. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
"Scientists discover robust evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome is a biological illness" went the title of the press release for the study by Mady Hornig and colleagues  (open-access) detailing an immune 'signature' and also possible staging of the illness.I couldn't help but wince at some of the media headlines reporting on this study as 'proof' that chronic fatigue syndrome / myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a real illness. As I've indicated before on this blog (see here) anyon........ Read more »
Mady Hornig, José G. Montoya, Nancy G. Klimas, Susan Levine, Donna Felsenstein, Lucinda Bateman, Daniel L. Peterson, C. Gunnar Gottschalk, Andrew F. Schultz, Xiaoyu Che.... (2015) Distinct plasma immune signatures in ME/CFS are present early in the course of illness. Science Advances, 1(1). info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1400121
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Masae Kawamura MD Director and TB Controller City and County of San Francisco Department of Health Principal investigator for the Regional TB Training and Medical Consultation Center MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Masae Kawamura MD. (2015) QuantiFERON-TB Gold Testing For Latent TB Eliminates False Positives From BCG Vaccination . MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Autoimmune diseases are tough to live with, frankly we don’t really understand the reasons they start at all, how to treat them, or even where to start in forming a cure. Well there might be some good news — as far as a treatment goes anyway — a newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block both the inflammation and nerve cell damage seen in mouse models of multiple sclerosis.... Read more »
Haines, J., Herbin, O., de la Hera, B., Vidaurre, O., Moy, G., Sun, Q., Fung, H., Albrecht, S., Alexandropoulos, K., McCauley, D.... (2015) Nuclear export inhibitors avert progression in preclinical models of inflammatory demyelination. Nature Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1038/nn.3953
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anne-Marie Schjerning Olsen, MD, PhD Department of Cardiology Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen Denmark MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Dr. Olsen: The question addressed in the study was: Do people who have had a … Continue reading →... Read more »
Anne-Marie Schjerning Olsen, MD, PhD, & Department of Cardiology. (2015) NSAIDS After Heart Attack Increase Risk of Bleeding and Further Heart Attacks. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
You won't see a chickadee shoveling out a parking space and claiming it with a folding chair, no matter how good your binoculars are. But birds, too, have to be resourceful when they live in inhospitable climates. Travel just 600 meters up a mountain, and you'll find chickadees vastly more clever than their peers living a more comfortable life below.
How do you test the cleverness of birds? Using tubes with tasty worms inside, naturally. Biologists don't like to call animals "smart," thou... Read more »
Kozlovsky, D., Branch, C., & Pravosudov, V. (2015) Problem-solving ability and response to novelty in mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) from different elevations. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1874-4
About a year ago, DeepMind was bought for half a billion dollars by Google for creating software that could learn to beat video games. Over the past year, DeepMind has detailed how they did it. Let us say that you were … Continue reading →... Read more »
Mnih V, Kavukcuoglu K, Silver D, Rusu AA, Veness J, Bellemare MG, Graves A, Riedmiller M, Fidjeland AK, Ostrovski G.... (2015) Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning. Nature, 518(7540), 529-533. PMID: 25719670
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kari Johansson, PhD Department of Medicine Solna, Karolinska Institutet Clinical Epidemiology Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm, Sweden MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Johannson: The number of women who … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Kari Johansson, PhD. (2015) History Of Bariatric Surgery Has Risks and Benefits For Pregnancy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
When was your first kiss? What were you doing the last time you heard life-changing news? After only a single experience, your brain was somehow able to form a long-term memory of these events. This phenomenon has baffled neuroscientists for decades, but in a recent paper published in PNAS, Yamagata et al. report a surprising […]... Read more »
Yamagata Nobuhiro, Yoshinori Aso, Pierre-Yves Plaçais, Anja B. Friedrich, Richard J. Sima, Thomas Preat, Gerald M. Rubin, & Hiromu Tanimoto. (2014) Distinct dopamine neurons mediate reward signals for short- and long-term memories. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(2), 578-583. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1421930112
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Seema Jain, MD Medical Epidemiologist Epidemiology and Prevention Branch, Influenza Division Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA 30329 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Jain: Pneumonia is … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Seema Jain, MD. (2015) Respiratory Viral Infections Leading to Pediatric Pneumonia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Kristy Barnes Le MD Department of Internal Medicine Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Because about 1 in 6 Americans … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Kristy Barnes Le MD. (2015) Primary Care Residents Ill-Equiped To Screen For Binge Alcohol. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room
So here’s a strange study. Or perhaps an unexpected outcome. We enjoy a good suspenseful thriller but never knew it might be messing with our political beliefs. Wait until you see this! The researchers were curious about how various forms of physiological reactivity (aka anxiety) would affect a political belief about one particular issue: attitudes […]
“70% of Americans see immigration as threat to American way of life”
Are they “illegal aliens” or “undocumente........ Read more »
The findings reported by Yaowaluck Hongkaew and colleagues  (open-access) on prolactin levels being "positively and significantly associated with risperidone dose" in cases of children and adolescents diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the point of discussion today.Prolactin by the way, is the hormone most commonly associated with stimulating breast development and milk production in women. To quote from the US National Institute of Health (NIH) entry on prolactin: "There is ........ Read more »
Hongkaew Y, Ngamsamut N, Puangpetch A, Vanwong N, Srisawasdi P, Chamnanphon M, Chamkrachchangpada B, Tan-Kam T, Limsila P, & Sukasem C. (2015) Hyperprolactinemia in Thai children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder treated with risperidone. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment, 191-6. PMID: 25653528
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rana Suzette Bonds, MD The University of Texas Medical Branch MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Bonds: Both anaphylaxis and asthma can be life threatening disorders requiring prompt treatment. Each disorder can be successfully treated with medication … Continue reading →... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Rana Suzette Bonds, MD. (2015) Majority of Asthma Patients Do Not Use Inhalers Correctly. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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