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  • February 11, 2015
  • 05:22 AM
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Like buses. Vitamin D and autism again.

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I don't know if everyone will have heard the term 'like buses' to infer that you seem to spend ages waiting for something (like a bus) and then two or more turn up at once. So it is with research, and the continuing interest that autism research seems to have with the sunshine vitamin/hormone that is vitamin D.Following on from my recent discussions on the paper by Fernell and colleagues [1] (see here) talking about early low vitamin D potentially being 'connected' to cases of autism or autism s........ Read more »

  • February 11, 2015
  • 12:55 AM
  • 89 views

Toxic bacteria: a possible cause of frog deformities

by Megan Cartwright in Science-Based Writing

The toxic cyanobacteria that clog ponds with thick, green muck may cause deformities in frogs, according to Czech scientists. Since the 1970s, more and more frogs around the world have been born with missing legs or deformed eyes. Scientists have … Continue reading →... Read more »

Jonas A, Buranova V, Scholz S, Fetter E, Novakova K, Kohoutek J, & Hilscherova K. (2014) Retinoid-like activity and teratogenic effects of cyanobacterial exudates. Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 283-90. PMID: 25103898  

  • February 11, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 80 views

Fatigue May Increase Anterior Tibial Translation

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Following a fatiguing exercise protocol, participants showed increased anterior tibial translation, compressive force, and knee flexion range of motion during the transition from non-weight-bearing to weight-bearing. This illustrates an inability of the lower extremity muscles to stabilize the knee joint.... Read more »

  • February 10, 2015
  • 11:55 PM
  • 130 views

False memories and journalism

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

We like to think of ourselves as a collection of our memories, and of each memory as a snapshot of an event in our lives. Sure, we all know that our minds aren’t as sturdy as our computer’s hard-drive, so these snapshots decay over time, especially the boring ones — that’s why most of us […]... Read more »

Loftus, E.F. (2003) Make-believe memories. The American Psychologist, 58(11), 867-73. PMID: 14609374  

  • February 10, 2015
  • 10:00 PM
  • 77 views

Recommendations To Restrict Dietary Fat Not Supported By Clinical Trials

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD Associate Editor BMJ Open Heart Cardiovascular Research Scientist Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings Response: There were 6 … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & James J. DiNicolantonio, PharmD. (2015) Recommendations To Restrict Dietary Fat Not Supported By Clinical Trials. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 10:00 PM
  • 109 views

Intuition and Domain Knowledge

by Joshua Fisher in Text Savvy

Can you guess what the graphs below show? I'll give you a couple of hints: (1) each graph measures performance on a different task, (2) one pair of bars in each graph—left or right—represents participants who used their intuition on the task, while the other pair of bars represents folks who used an analytical approach, and (3) one shading represents participants with low domain knowledge while the other represents participants with high domain knowledge (related to the actual t........ Read more »

  • February 10, 2015
  • 09:41 PM
  • 46 views

Phase 3 Study of Oral Proteasome Inhibitor For Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Dixie-Lee Esseltine MD, FRCPC Vice President, Oncology Clinical Research Takeda. MedicalResearch: What is Ixazomib? Dr. Dixie-Lee Esseltine: Ixazomib is an investigational, oral, once-weekly proteasome inhibitor (PI) that is being investigated in multiple Phase 3 trials in … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Dixie-Lee Esseltine MD, FRCPC. (2015) Phase 3 Study of Oral Proteasome Inhibitor For Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 05:44 PM
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Two Frequent Genetic Variants Lower Risk for Heart Attack

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wolfgang Sadee, Dr.rer.nat. Felts Mercer Professor of Medicine and Chair, Pharmacology Director and Elizabeth S Barrie, PhD Center for Pharmacogenomics The Ohio State University Columbus OH MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Wolfgang Sadee, Dr.rer.nat. (2015) Two Frequent Genetic Variants Lower Risk for Heart Attack. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 04:09 PM
  • 100 views

New name: Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The name is: Systematic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID).A very quick post to direct you to the public release of the findings from the US Institute of Medicine (IoM) looking at the name and current criteria used to diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) (see here). The proposed diagnostic criteria for CFS/ME, sorry SEID can be viewed here.Some of the background to these findings can be seen here and some of the media about the new IoM recommendations can ........ Read more »

  • February 10, 2015
  • 04:00 PM
  • 61 views

Pathways to Breast Cancer Bone Metastases Identified

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Xiang (Shawn) Zhang PhD Assistant Professor Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Xiang (Shawn) Zhang PhD. (2015) Pathways to Breast Cancer Bone Metastases Identified. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 02:43 PM
  • 80 views

Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine in Adults: CDC Reports Excellent Safety Record

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rachel Pryzby, MPH, CHES Health Communications Specialist Chenega Government Consulting Immunization Safety Office, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Rachel Pryzby, MPH, CHES. (2015) Measles Mumps Rubella Vaccine in Adults: CDC Reports Excellent Safety Record. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 01:16 PM
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Primary Care Intervention Program Increased Physical Activity in Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Molly B. Conroy MD, MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The background … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Molly B. Conroy MD, MPH. (2015) Primary Care Intervention Program Increased Physical Activity in Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 01:06 PM
  • 84 views

Seafood associated with autoimmune disease

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Autoimmunity is one of those great mysteries of the human body. We still aren’t sure what causes it and treating it can be painfully ineffective. Unfortunately my sister knows that one first hand, so here at the labs autoimmunity is a problem close to our heart. While we may not know what causes autoimmunity, a new study suggests one of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity among women of childbearing age may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood.... Read more »

  • February 10, 2015
  • 12:25 PM
  • 82 views

Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Complications in Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Kazem Rahimi  DM MSc FESC Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford ;Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health; James Martin Fellow in Healthcare Innovation, Oxford Martin School; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust … Continue reading →
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Prof. KAZEM RAHIMI | DM MSc FESC Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health James Martin Fellow in Healthcare Innovation, Oxford Martin School Honorary Consultant Cardiologi, & Prof. Kazem Rahimi DM MSc FESC. (2015) Lowering Blood Pressure Reduces Complications in Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 12:05 PM
  • 73 views

What Makes Growth Factor Switch From Tumor Suppressor to Tumor Promoter?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D. Hubert L. & Olive Stringer Distinguished Chair in Basic Science Professor and Deputy Chair Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology Co-Director, Center of Biological Pathways The Univ. Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) What Makes Growth Factor Switch From Tumor Suppressor to Tumor Promoter?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 11:17 AM
  • 85 views

By helping other people, you'll find it easier to accept the help you need

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Receiving help can sting. Admitting that others can do what you can’t and feeling indebted to them can lead to a sense of dependence and incompetence, and even resentment towards the very person who helped you. Luckily, Katherina Alvarez and Esther van Leeuwen have published some helpful research on one way to take the sting away.Their study asked student participants to complete a series of tricky maths puzzles. If a puzzle was stumping them, assistance was available in the form of help cards........ Read more »

  • February 10, 2015
  • 10:02 AM
  • 85 views

Study Addresses Mental Health Concerns In Professional Footballers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof.dr. Judith K. Sluiter Principal Investigator Manager KMKA: Kenniscentrum Medische Keuringen in Arbeid Nationaal secretaris voor ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health) Coronel Instituut voor Arbeid en Gezondheid, Academisch Medisch Centrum / UvA Meibergdreef Amsterdam Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof.dr. Judith K. Sluiter. (2015) Study Addresses Mental Health Concerns In Professional Footballers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 10, 2015
  • 09:02 AM
  • 93 views

Moral Time: Does Our Internal Clock Influence Moral Judgments?

by Jalees Rehman in Fragments of Truth

Does morality depend on the time of the day? The study "The Morning Morality Effect: The Influence of Time of Day on Unethical Behavior" published in October of 2013 by Maryam Kouchaki and Isaac Smith suggested that people are more honest in the mornings, and that their ability to resist the temptation of lying and cheating wears off as the day progresses. In a series of experiments, Kouchaki and Smith found that moral awareness and self-control in their study subjects decreased in the........ Read more »

  • February 10, 2015
  • 07:00 AM
  • 102 views

Sometimes Warped Thinking Is A Good Thing

by Mark E. Lasbury in The 'Scope

As Star Trek’s 50th anniversary approaches, are we getting closer to traveling at light speed? Believe it or not – yes, we are. We have begun to understand and harness the power of antimatter, and the plasma bubble-driven warp drive has moved from silly idea to serious consideration – so much so that NASA has designed a warp drive ship, the IXS Enterprise, of course.... Read more »

S. Beghella-Bartoli, P.M. Bhujbal, A. Nas. (2015) Confirmation of Santilli's detection of antimatter galaxies via a telescope with concave lens. America Journal of Modern Physics, 4(1), 34. info:/

Ganiev, Y., Gordeev, V., Krasilnikov, A., Lagutin, V., Otmennikov, V., & Panasenko, A. (2000) Aerodynamic Drag Reduction by Plasma and Hot-Gas Injection. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 14(1), 10-17. DOI: 10.2514/2.6504  

Ronan Keane, & Wei-Ming Zhang. (2012) Beamed Core Antimatter Propulsion: Engine Design and Optimization. J.Br.Interplanet.Soc. arXiv: 1205.2281v2

  • February 10, 2015
  • 04:53 AM
  • 85 views

Increased risk of chronic kidney disease in schizophrenia

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"After adjusting for demographic characteristics, select comorbid medical disorders and NSAIDs [non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs] usage, the current results reveal that patients with schizophrenia have an increased risk of nearly 40% (HR=1.36; 95% CI 1.13 to 1.63; p<0.001) of developing CKD [chronic kidney disease] within a 3-year follow-up period after their schizophrenia diagnosis."That was the rather surprising finding reported by Nian-Sheng Tzeng and colleagues........ Read more »

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