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  • June 10, 2015
  • 02:26 PM
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Blood Pressure Medication ARBs Should Be Resumed As Soon As Possible After Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Susan Ming Lee, MD, FRCPC, MAS (Clinical Research) Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care University of California, San Francisco Medical Research: What are the main findings? Dr. Lee: Angiotensin receptor blockers (often referred to as … Continue reading →
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Susan Ming Lee, MD, FRCPC, MAS (Clinical Research), Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, & University of California, San Francisco. (2015) Blood Pressure Medication ARBs Should Be Resumed As Soon As Possible After Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 10, 2015
  • 01:38 PM
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Pediatric Hospitalizations For Children Dropped Almost 90% After Rotavirus Vaccine Implemented

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Eyal Leshem, MD Division of Viral Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Routine vaccination of US children to protect against … Continue reading →
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Eyal Leshem, MD, Division of Viral Diseases,, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, & Atlanta, Georgia. (2015) Pediatric Hospitalizations For Children Dropped Almost 90% After Rotavirus Vaccine Implemented. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 10, 2015
  • 12:58 PM
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Brain Default Network in Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

In a previous post I reviewed a summary of research related to genetics and improved diagnosis in bipolar disorder.One key point in this review was a highlight of the promise for integrating genetic with imaging research in bipolar disorder and other neuropsychiatric disorders.An example of this type of integrated research has been recently published in PNAS by a group of Yale University, the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.This study used functio........ Read more »

Meda SA, Ruaño G, Windemuth A, O'Neil K, Berwise C, Dunn SM, Boccaccio LE, Narayanan B, Kocherla M, Sprooten E.... (2014) Multivariate analysis reveals genetic associations of the resting default mode network in psychotic bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(19). PMID: 24778245  

  • June 10, 2015
  • 12:26 PM
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Cognitive Therapy May Be Safe and Effective For Chronic Insomnia

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr David Cunnington Sleep Physician & Director Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre East Melbourne Australia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Insomnia is a very common problem with 15-20% … Continue reading →
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Dr David Cunnington Sleep Physician , Melbourne Sleep Disorders Centre, & East Melbourne Australia. (2015) Cognitive Therapy May Be Safe and Effective For Chronic Insomnia. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 10, 2015
  • 12:08 PM
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CDC Study Finds No Pattern Suggesting Vaccines Contributed To Or Caused Deaths

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Pedro Moro, MD, MPH Immunization Safety Office Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA 3033 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: … Continue reading →
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Dr. Pedro Moro, MD, MPH, Immunization Safety Office, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, & Atlanta, GA 3033. (2015) CDC Study Finds No Pattern Suggesting Vaccines Contributed To Or Caused Deaths. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 10, 2015
  • 10:28 AM
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Research Into Many Dermatology Disorders Underfunded

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Chante Karimkhani MD Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, Erika Hagstrom MD Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois Robert Dellavalle MD, PhD, MPH Department of Dermatology, University of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Chante Karimkhani MD, & Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York,. (2015) Research Into Many Dermatology Disorders Underfunded. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 10, 2015
  • 09:36 AM
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Video Tip of the Week: GenomeConnect, the ClinGen piece for patients

by Mary in OpenHelix

GenomeConnect is part of the larger ClinGen effort that I began to discuss last week, but this aspect is specifically a portal for patients who have (or may get) genetic testing results of various types. The ClinGen team will use this interface to capture the testing data–the genotypes, and the health history, or phenotypes, and […]... Read more »

Rehm, H., Berg, J., Brooks, L., Bustamante, C., Evans, J., Landrum, M., Ledbetter, D., Maglott, D., Martin, C., Nussbaum, R.... (2015) ClinGen — The Clinical Genome Resource. New England Journal of Medicine, 2147483647. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsr1406261  

  • June 10, 2015
  • 08:31 AM
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Climate change will affect the distribution and diversity of marine organisms

by Sarah Stephen in An ecological oratorio

Climate change will force marine organisms  towards the poles, but would they be safe there too? Human activities such as emissions from the use of fossil fuels, rampant urbanisation, deforestation, and modern agricultural practices, are all altering the earth’s climate in an unprecedented scale. Climate change not only occurs in the land, but also in water bodies. Studies have indicated that sincethe 1950s, the amount of heat stored in the ocean (ocean heat) has increased considerab........ Read more »

Deutsch C, Ferrel A, Seibel B, Pörtner HO, & Huey RB. (2015) Ecophysiology. Climate change tightens a metabolic constraint on marine habitats. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6239), 1132-5. PMID: 26045435  

  • June 10, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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Hay Fever: Maladies, Melodies And Remedies

by Julia van Rensburg in The 'Scope

What the latest research says about allergies and your immune system. ... Read more »

Leb VM, Jahn-Schmid B, Schmetterer KG, Kueng HJ, Haiderer D, Neunkirchner A, Fischer GF, Nissler K, Hartl A, Thalhamer J.... (2008) Molecular and functional analysis of the antigen receptor of Art v 1-specific helper T lymphocytes. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 121(1), 64-71. PMID: 18037161  

Jahn-Schmid B, Hauser M, Wopfner N, Briza P, Berger UE, Asero R, Ebner C, Ferreira F, & Bohle B. (2012) Humoral and cellular cross-reactivity between Amb a 1, the major ragweed pollen allergen, and its mugwort homolog Art v 6. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 188(3), 1559-67. PMID: 22205029  

Wopfner N, Bauer R, Thalhamer J, Ferreira F, & Chapman M. (2008) Immunologic analysis of monoclonal and immunoglobulin E antibody epitopes on natural and recombinant Amb a 1. Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 38(1), 219-26. PMID: 18028463  

Asero R, Bellotto E, Ghiani A, Aina R, Villalta D, & Citterio S. (2014) Concomitant sensitization to ragweed and mugwort pollen: who is who in clinical allergy?. Annals of allergy, asthma , 113(3), 307-13. PMID: 25053399  

  • June 10, 2015
  • 08:14 AM
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Cortical Microcircuit Assembly: The Migratory Path Matters

by Kate Gao in the Node

By Peng Kate Gao Developmental neuroscience has traditionally focused on understanding the structural assembly of the nervous system. However, recently it has increasingly been recognized that development also plays a key role in orchestrating the functional assembly of neural circuits1. The neocortex, the center of higher functions in the mammalian brain, can be characterized by its stereotypic lamination at […]... Read more »

  • June 10, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Everybody Is Just A Little Twisted

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

You may have your head on straight, but your brain is still twisted. Everyone’s is. The symmetry of the brain is not absolute and the two halves are shaped differently, this results in your brain torquing (not twerking) inside your skull. The reasons are many, but one is gender: boy brains and girl brains really are different!... Read more »

Maller, J., Anderson, R., Thomson, R., Rosenfeld, J., Daskalakis, Z., & Fitzgerald, P. (2015) Occipital bending (Yakovlevian torque) in bipolar depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 231(1), 8-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2014.11.008  

Maller, J., Thomson, R., Rosenfeld, J., Anderson, R., Daskalakis, Z., & Fitzgerald, P. (2014) Occipital bending in depression. Brain, 137(6), 1830-1837. DOI: 10.1093/brain/awu072  

Mock, J., Zadina, J., Corey, D., Cohen, J., Lemen, L., & Foundas, A. (2012) Atypical Brain Torque in Boys With Developmental Stuttering. Developmental Neuropsychology, 37(5), 434-452. DOI: 10.1080/87565641.2012.661816  

Witelson, S., Kigar, D., & Harvey, T. (1999) The exceptional brain of Albert Einstein. The Lancet, 353(9170), 2149-2153. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(98)10327-6  

  • June 10, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Moving that body, predictable parents, ear worms and more… 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Every once in a while we find tidbits that we don’t wish to devote an entire post to but that we think worth sharing. Think of these as party trivia or sound bytes to help you seem intriguing and perhaps more well-read. The importance of moving: You’ve seen that infographic on how sitting is killing […]

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  • June 10, 2015
  • 05:42 AM
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Toddlers learn better when you make them giggle

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

There is probably nothing more fun than making a baby or toddler laugh. And now there's news that it could even help with learning – the toddler's not the adult's.In the first study to look at the effects of humour on learning at such a young age, Rana Esseily and her colleagues began by showing 53 18-month-olds how to reach a toy duck with a cardboard rake (other toddlers who'd spontaneously used the rake as a reaching tool were excluded). Crucially, half the participating toddlers were given........ Read more »

  • June 10, 2015
  • 04:40 AM
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Physical exercise for ADHD meta-analysed

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

In today's short blog post I'd like to bring to your attention the findings reported by Cerrillo-Urbina and colleagues [1] who, upon gathering the available peer-reviewed evidence, suggested that: "short-term aerobic exercise, based on several aerobic intervention formats, seems to be effective for mitigating symptoms such as attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, anxiety, executive function and social disorders in children with ADHD [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder]."Reviewing and........ Read more »

  • June 10, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Most Bang for your Buck = Autograft ACL Reconstruction

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

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) using an autograft appears to have the best outcomes and minimal costs per year of improved quality of life in comparison to allograft or conservative management. ... Read more »

  • June 9, 2015
  • 05:48 PM
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Vampire Plants: Sucking Life into the Community

by Melissa Chernick in Science Storiented

I would like to introduce you to the yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor). This little plant has pretty yellow flowers that belie a dark secret: it is a vampire plant. Okay, technically, it is a hemiparasite. The yellow rattle has green, photosynthetic leaves to make its own food, but its roots latch onto those of nearby plants to steal their water and nutrients. I guess you could say that it hasn’t gone full parasite. So what’s wrong with a little leaching of material from your neighbor? Must b........ Read more »

  • June 9, 2015
  • 03:46 PM
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Churchgoing has been on the decline for decades in Western nations: here’s why

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

It’s a fact that, in the West at least, fewer people are going to religious services than they used to a few decades ago. Countries do follow different trajectories – secularization happened first in the Protestant countries of Northern Europe and Australia, and more recently the Catholic countries of Europe. The Americas have fought the [Read More...]... Read more »

  • June 9, 2015
  • 03:44 PM
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Cobalt speeds us up and slows us down

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Cobalt is a relatively hard and brittle metal that can be used to make fancy magnets and is typically found along with copper and nickel in the Earth's crust. It's silver-white in appearance, but when combined with aluminum and oxygen it forms pretty blue compounds such as cobalt blue. Owing to its various effects on the human body, our lives can intersect with cobalt in many ways. One of the things the metal or molecules that contain it tend to do is alter our mobility, speeding us up or s........ Read more »

Ho EN, Chan GH, Wan TS, Curl P, Riggs CM, Hurley MJ, & Sykes D. (2015) Controlling the misuse of cobalt in horses. Drug testing and analysis, 7(1), 21-30. PMID: 25256240  

Liao Y, Hoffman E, Wimmer M, Fischer A, Jacobs J, & Marks L. (2013) CoCrMo metal-on-metal hip replacements. Physical chemistry chemical physics, 15(3), 746-56. PMID: 23196425  

  • June 9, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
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Improving memory through deep brain stimulation: the very first steps

by Pierre Megevand in Neuroscience and Medicine

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been one of the biggest success stories of clinical neuroscience, thanks to its ability to reverse the symptoms of tremors, Parkinson’s disease, and a growing number of neurological and psychiatric conditions without any of the unwanted side effects of pharmacological therapies. Because DBS could in theory modulate any cerebral structure or network, researchers are starting to think about targeting cognitive functions such as memory. In a study published re........ Read more »

  • June 9, 2015
  • 11:42 AM
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The human sex ratio at conception and the conception of scientific “facts”

by steven orzack in the Node

Few things interest many people more than sex. For some, this means interest in practices and partners. For others, it means producing a son. There is an ocean of claims about how to do this. A quick Google search reveals claims that a woman can up the odds of a son by taking cough syrup, […]... Read more »

Austad, S. (2015) The human prenatal sex ratio: A major surprise: Fig. 1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(16), 4839-4840. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1505165112  

Orzack, S., Stubblefield, J., Akmaev, V., Colls, P., Munné, S., Scholl, T., Steinsaltz, D., & Zuckerman, J. (2015) The human sex ratio from conception to birth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(16). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1416546112  

Parkes, A. (1926) The Mammalian Sex-Ratio. Biological Reviews, 2(1), 1-51. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.1926.tb00600.x  

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