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  • February 12, 2015
  • 04:58 AM
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15q11.2 microdeletion, developmental delay and congenital heart disease

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Our results support the hypothesis that 15q11.2 (BP1-BP2) microdeletion is associated with developmental delay, abnormal behaviour, generalized epilepsy and congenital heart disease."So it was written in the paper from Vanlerberghe and colleagues [1] following their analysis of 52 "unrelated patients" diagnosed with 15q11.2 microdeletion, a 'novel' microdeletion syndrome according to other research [2].Your REAL problem's the monkey.Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is mentioned in the Vanler........ Read more »

  • February 12, 2015
  • 04:16 AM
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How the brain got language: The mirror system hypothesis

by Farid Pazhoohi in Epistemophil

Language is a unique feature of human beings. In addition to having the ability to use language, humans can conjecture about language consciously and even create realistic constructed languages from scratch. In How the brain got language, Michael A. Arbib, whose work has been influential in shaping the field of computational neuroscience, addresses the title […]... Read more »

Farid Pazhoohi. (2014) How the brain got language: The mirror system hypothesis (review). The Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique , 59(3). info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 08:46 PM
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Multidrug Resistant Bacteria Found Commonly In Oncology Intensive Care

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Cornejo-Juárez Department of Infectious Disease, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología Tlalpan Mexico MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Cornejo: Critically ill patients in the intensive care unit are at major risk of hospital-acquired infections. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Cornejo-Juárez. (2015) Multidrug Resistant Bacteria Found Commonly In Oncology Intensive Care. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 08:35 PM
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Music may reduce your ability to remember!

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sometimes just turning on some background music really helps a person get things done. While music may help some people relax when they’re trying to concentrate, new research suggests that it doesn’t help them remember what they’re focusing on, especially as they get older.... Read more »

  • February 11, 2015
  • 08:31 PM
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Low Vitamin D in Childhood Linked To Early Atherosclerosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Markus Juonala, MD, PhD University of Turku Finland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Earlier studies suggest that low vitamin D levels may be associated with cardiovascular disease. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Markus Juonala, MD, PhD. (2015) Low Vitamin D in Childhood Linked To Early Atherosclerosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 06:54 PM
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Foot posture (‘overpronation’) and the risk for overuse injury

by Craig Payne in Running Research Junkie

Foot posture (‘overpronation’) and the risk for overuse injury... Read more »

Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Collins NJ, & Barton CJ. (2014) Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of foot and ankle research, 7(1), 55. PMID: 25558288  

  • February 11, 2015
  • 06:38 PM
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10 Species Named After Star Wars Characters

by David Steen in Living Alongside Wildlife



Pictures courtesy of Lucasfilm and J. Armbruster

    Leaving the movie theater in 1977, with Greedo's death at the hands of Han Solo a fresh memory, a young Jon Armbruster could not have anticipated the role that Jabba the Hutt's go-to bounty hunter would play in his scientific contributions decades later.

    And yet...when he (along with Auburn University researchers Milton Tan, Christopher... Read more »

  • February 11, 2015
  • 06:19 PM
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Childhood Drowning: Very Poor Outcomes For Resuscitation Lasting More Than 30 Minutes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joke Kieboom, paediatric intensivist Beatrix Children’s Hospital Medical Center Groningen University of Groningen The Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The aim of the study was to evaluate the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Joke Kieboom. (2015) Childhood Drowning: Very Poor Outcomes For Resuscitation Lasting More Than 30 Minutes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 06:11 PM
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HIV Donors Might Add To Available Kidney Donor Pool

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elmi Muller, M.B., Ch.B., M.Med. University of Cape Town–Surgery Groote Schuur Hospital Observatory Cape Town Cape Town, South Africa Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Muller: South Africa currently offers dialysis and transplantation … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Elmi Muller, M.B., Ch.B., M.Med. (2015) HIV Donors Might Add To Available Kidney Donor Pool. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 05:56 PM
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Order of Mutations Affects Disease Pattern in Chronic Blood Disorders

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David G. Kent, Ph.D From the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research and Wellcome Trust–Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute University of Cambridge 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:, & David G. Kent, Ph.D. (2015) Order of Mutations Affects Disease Pattern in Chronic Blood Disorders. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 05:07 PM
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Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Effective in Advanced Refractory Thyroid Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Martin S. Schlumberger MD Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology Centre de Référence Tumeurs Réfractaires de la Thyroïde Institut Gustave Roussy and University Paris-Sud Villejuif, France   Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Martin S. Schlumberger MD. (2015) Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Effective in Advanced Refractory Thyroid Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 11:38 AM
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Study Examines Malpractice Risk Of Mohs Surgery For Skin Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Omar A. Ibrahimi, M.D., Ph.D Connecticut Skin Institute Founding Medical Director Stamford, CT 06905 www.ctskindoc.com Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Ibrahimi: The delivery of healthcare in a … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Omar A. Ibrahimi, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Study Examines Malpractice Risk Of Mohs Surgery For Skin Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 10:37 AM
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How to eradicate an organ

by Manuel Stemmer in the Node

 Phreatichthys andruzzii, lateral view (left), frontal view (right) Adaptations of some fish species to their environment can be most peculiar, especially within cave dwelling kinds. The so called troglomorphisms slowly turn these fish into almost grotesque looking creatures with no eyes, lost pigments and no scales on the one hand, but with enhanced alternative sensory […]... Read more »

  • February 11, 2015
  • 10:14 AM
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Should Hospitals Adopt Dress Code For Physicians?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christopher Michael Petrilli MD Division of General Internal Medicine The Department of Medicine University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Petrilli: Our … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Christopher Michael Petrilli MD. (2015) Should Hospitals Adopt Dress Code For Physicians?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 09:38 AM
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Video Tip of the Week: IntOGen, for Integrative OncoGenomics

by Mary in OpenHelix

When I’m looking for upcoming Tips of the Week, frequently one tool or paper will lead me to looking at other related tools in that sphere. Last week’s tip on COSMIC got me looking through cancer genomics resources, and one of the others that I came across is IntOGen, “Integrative Onco Genomics”. Their Nature Methods […]... Read more »

Gonzalez-Perez Abel, Jordi Deu-Pons, David Tamborero, Michael P Schroeder, Alba Jene-Sanz, Alberto Santos, & Nuria Lopez-Bigas. (2013) IntOGen-mutations identifies cancer drivers across tumor types. Nature Methods, 10(11), 1081-1082. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nmeth.2642  

  • February 11, 2015
  • 09:18 AM
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Profilin1 Study Advances Understanding of Breast Cancer Metastases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alejandra Valenzuela-Iglesias Ph.D. candidate Department of Molecular Biology University of Sonora Hermosillo, Sonora MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Alejandra Valenzuela-Iglesias. (2015) Profilin1 Study Advances Understanding of Breast Cancer Metastases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 11, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 104 views

Why Do People Take Part in Dog Sports?

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Is it for themselves, for the dog - or a bit of both?People can participate in dog sports (like agility) at any level, from local classes to national and international events. A study by Joey Farrell (Lakehead University) et al investigates what motivates people to take part in dog sports, and why some compete much more often than others. They recruited people at events where at least two different sports were taking place, from a list of agility, rally, field, obedience and conformation (s........ Read more »

Farrell, J., Hope, A., Hulstein, R., & Spaulding, S. (2015) Dog-Sport Competitors: What Motivates People to Participate with Their Dogs in Sporting Events?. Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People , 28(1), 61-71. DOI: 10.2752/089279315X1412935072201  

  • February 11, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
  • 104 views

Thinking Skinny Thoughts Won’t Help

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

As with so many other things, we learn biology best by studying what happens when things go wrong. You won’t believe the diseases that are being linked to this most innocuous of cell structures. Without any exaggeration, primary cilia make you smart, skinny, and happy. Let’s find out how.... Read more »

Tong, C., Han, Y., Shah, J., Obernier, K., Guinto, C., & Alvarez-Buylla, A. (2014) Primary cilia are required in a unique subpopulation of neural progenitors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(34), 12438-12443. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1321425111  

Han, Y., Kang, G., Byun, K., Ko, H., Kim, J., Shin, M., Kim, H., Gil, S., Yu, J., Lee, B.... (2014) Leptin-promoted cilia assembly is critical for normal energy balance. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 124(5), 2193-2197. DOI: 10.1172/JCI69395  

Davenport JR, Watts AJ, Roper VC, Croyle MJ, van Groen T, Wyss JM, Nagy TR, Kesterson RA, & Yoder BK. (2007) Disruption of intraflagellar transport in adult mice leads to obesity and slow-onset cystic kidney disease. Current biology : CB, 17(18), 1586-94. PMID: 17825558  

Keryer, G., Pineda, J., Liot, G., Kim, J., Dietrich, P., Benstaali, C., Smith, K., Cordelières, F., Spassky, N., Ferrante, R.... (2011) Ciliogenesis is regulated by a huntingtin-HAP1-PCM1 pathway and is altered in Huntington disease. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 121(11), 4372-4382. DOI: 10.1172/JCI57552  

Miyoshi, K., Kasahara, K., Miyazaki, I., & Asanuma, M. (2009) Lithium treatment elongates primary cilia in the mouse brain and in cultured cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 388(4), 757-762. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2009.08.099  

  • February 11, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 69 views

There is a “naive faith in the trustworthiness of brain imaging data”

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

We’ve seen the claims that people don’t find brain scans as alluring as they used to, but here is a study that says, “not so fast!”. It’s an oddly intriguing study involving not only invoking pretty pictures of brain function but also political affiliation and how that factors in to what one chooses to believe. […]

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  • February 11, 2015
  • 06:01 AM
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How women become "super-mothers" after giving birth through IVF

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Millions of women around the world have given birth to children with the help of IVF and related medical procedures. Many of them will have lived through difficult times, first as they struggled to conceive without help, and then as they rode the journey of hope and uncertainty brought by medical intervention.Psychologists have begun to explore how these experiences influence women's feelings about becoming a mother, and the way they relate to their children. In the latest contribution to the fi........ Read more »

Mohammadi, N., Shamshiri, M., Mohammadpour, A., Vehviläinen-Julkunen, K., Abbasi, M., & Sadeghi, T. (2014) ‘Super-mothers’: the meaning of mothering after assisted reproductive technology. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 33(1), 42-53. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2014.970152  

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