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  • March 5, 2015
  • 10:27 AM
  • 94 views

Free Personalized Text Messages Remind Patients To Take Medications

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Avinash Pandy, the study author, is a high school student who conducted this study under the guidance of his mentor, Niteesh K. Choudhry., M.D., Ph.D., executive director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, Brigham and Women’s … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Avinash Pandy. (2015) Free Personalized Text Messages Remind Patients To Take Medications. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 5, 2015
  • 10:11 AM
  • 119 views

Does Thinking About God Increase Our Willingness to Make Risky Decisions?

by Jalees Rehman in Fragments of Truth

Daniella Kupor and her colleagues at Stanford University have recently published the paper "Anticipating Divine Protection? Reminders of God Can Increase Nonmoral Risk Taking" which takes a new look at the link between invoking the name of God and risky behaviors. The researchers hypothesized that reminders of God may have opposite effects on varying types of risk-taking behavior. For example, risk-taking behavior that is deemed ‘immoral' such as taking sexual risks or chea........ Read more »

  • March 5, 2015
  • 10:05 AM
  • 96 views

Effective Surgical Checklists Require Culture of Safety

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: E. Patchen Dellinger, M.D. Professor of Surgery University of Washington Seattle, Washington Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Dellinger: We know from previous large studies that use of checklists … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, E. Patchen Dellinger, M.D., Professor of Surgery, University of Washington, & Seattle, Washingto. (2015) Effective Surgical Checklists Require Culture of Safety. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 5, 2015
  • 09:57 AM
  • 83 views

Troubling Increase In HIV Infections In MSM

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lorena Espinoza Center for Disease Control MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Men who have sex with men remain the risk group most severely affected by HIV in the … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Lorena Espinoza, & Center for Disease Control. (2015) Troubling Increase In HIV Infections In MSM. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 5, 2015
  • 09:49 AM
  • 79 views

Black MSM More Likely To Be HIV Positive

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Cyprian Wejnert Center For Disease Control MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Cyprian Wejnert: Men who have sex with men (MSM) remain the risk group most severely affected by HIV … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Cyprian Wejner. (2015) Black MSM More Likely To Be HIV Positive. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 5, 2015
  • 09:45 AM
  • 78 views

African American Women Less Likely To Achieve HIV Viral Suppression

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ndidi Nwangwu-Ike Center Disease Control MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: CDC data has shown encouraging signs of a decrease in new HIV infections among black women in … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Ndidi Nwangwu-Ike. (2015) African American Women Less Likely To Achieve HIV Viral Suppression. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 5, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
  • 137 views

Biting Off More Than You Can Chew: The Science of Competitive Eating

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Matt Stonie recently consumed 182 slices of bacon in just 5 minutes, breaking a competitive eating record. How is this physiologically possible?... Read more »

Levine MS, Spencer G, Alavi A, & Metz DC. (2007) Competitive speed eating: truth and consequences. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 189(3), 681-6. PMID: 17715117  

  • March 5, 2015
  • 07:52 AM
  • 87 views

The psychology of female serial killers

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

There is a mistaken cultural assumption, say Marissa Harrison and her colleagues, that women are, by their nature, incapable of being serial killers – defined here as murderers of three or more victims, spaced out with at least a week between killings.This misconception, the psychologists warn, is a "deadly mistake". They point out that one in six serial killers are female. Their crimes tend to go undetected for longer than their male counterparts, likely in part because "our culture is in den........ Read more »

Harrison, M., Murphy, E., Ho, L., Bowers, T., & Flaherty, C. (2015) Female serial killers in the United States: means, motives, and makings. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry , 1-24. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2015.1007516  

  • March 5, 2015
  • 06:39 AM
  • 128 views

Autism, heritability and 'proof of principle' genomic biomarkers

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

JAMA Psychiatry published a number of interesting articles recently, some of which have grabbed media headlines. "Autism is largely down to genes, twin study suggests" went the BBC headline covering the paper by Emma Colvert and colleagues [1] who, based on an analysis of twin pairs as part of TEDS (Twins Early Development Study), concluded that: "The liability to ASD [autism spectrum disorder] and a more broadly defined high-level autism trait phenotype in this large population-based ........ Read more »

Colvert, E., Tick, B., McEwen, F., Stewart, C., Curran, S., Woodhouse, E., Gillan, N., Hallett, V., Lietz, S., Garnett, T.... (2015) Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a UK Population-Based Twin Sample. JAMA Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.3028  

  • March 5, 2015
  • 04:49 AM
  • 110 views

Persistent hyperlactacidemia in cases of autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper from José Guevara-Campos and colleagues [1] (open-access can be downloaded here) is fodder for today's short post, and a topic that has not been seen on this blog for quite a while: hyperlactacidemia (elevated plasma lactate levels) and autism.Previous mentions of lactate and autism on this blog (see here and see here) were potentially pretty important; specifically, how elevated plasma lactate levels might (a) not be an unfamiliar finding for quite a few people on the autis........ Read more »

Guevara-Campos J, González-Guevara L, & Cauli O. (2015) Autism and Intellectual Disability Associated with Mitochondrial Disease and Hyperlactacidemia. International journal of molecular sciences, 16(2), 3870-3884. PMID: 25679448  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 08:48 PM
  • 78 views

Screening For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms May Have Benefits and Harms

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Minna Johansson, PhD student Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Research Unit and Section for General Practice, Vänersborg, Sweden Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Minna Johansson, PhD student, & Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine. (2015) Screening For Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms May Have Benefits and Harms. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 08:24 PM
  • 82 views

Strong Evidence HPV Vaccination Highly Effective Outside Trial Settings

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marc Brisson Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modeling and Health Economics of Infectious Disease Associate Professor, Université Laval Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Since 2007, 52 countries … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Marc Brisson, & Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modeling and Health. (2015) Strong Evidence HPV Vaccination Highly Effective Outside Trial Settings. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 07:03 PM
  • 125 views

Team accidentally finds key to DNA vaccination and genetic engineering

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

It might have been an accident, but for some lucky researchers accidents are a good thing. In this particular case, scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate how cells function, a finding that might help advance an experimental approach to improving public health: DNA vaccines, which could be more efficient, less expensive and easier to store than traditional vaccines.
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  • March 4, 2015
  • 06:35 PM
  • 86 views

Infant Gut Bacteria Linked To Later Food Sensitization

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anita Kozyrskyj Ph.D Professor, Department of Pediatrics University of Alberta Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Kozyrskyj: Our study determined what “good” gut bacteria were present in 166 … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Anita Kozyrskyj Ph.D. (2015) Infant Gut Bacteria Linked To Later Food Sensitization. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 05:33 PM
  • 76 views

Goserelin Protects Ovarian Function During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Halle C.F. Moore, M.D. Cleveland Clinic Foundation Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, OH 44195 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Moore: Ovarian failure is a common long-term side effect … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Halle C.F. Moore, M.D., & Cleveland Clinic Foundation. (2015) Goserelin Protects Ovarian Function During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:21 PM
  • 67 views

Long-Term Effects Of Ischemic Post-Conditioning With PCI for STEMI

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joo-Yong Hahn, MD, PhD Associate Professor Heart Vascular Stroke Institute, Samsung Medical Center Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: In the Effects of … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Joo-Yong Hahn, MD, PhD. (2015) Long-Term Effects Of Ischemic Post-Conditioning With PCI for STEMI. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:10 PM
  • 70 views

Study Examines Fluorouracil With Dose-Dense Chemo For Early Breast Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lucia Del Mastro MD Department of Medical Oncology Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro Genova, Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Adjuvant chemotherapy regimens with … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Dr. Lucia Del Mastro MD, & Department of Medical Oncology. (2015) Study Examines Fluorouracil With Dose-Dense Chemo For Early Breast Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 04:02 PM
  • 96 views

A study of twins shows that autism is largely genetic

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In the fight against misinformation about autism it seems science is starting to come out on top, finally. A new study hopes to add to the recent advancements made in the understanding of autism, which finds that a substantial genetic and moderate environmental influences were associated with risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and broader autism traits in a study of twins.... Read more »

Colvert, E., Tick, B., McEwen, F., Stewart, C., Curran, S., Woodhouse, E., Gillan, N., Hallett, V., Lietz, S., Garnett, T.... (2015) Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder in a UK Population-Based Twin Sample. JAMA Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.3028  

  • March 4, 2015
  • 03:40 PM
  • 76 views

Study Highlights Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety.

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research Perelman School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Ph.D. (2015) Study Highlights Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety. . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 4, 2015
  • 02:54 PM
  • 76 views

Look Like Your Dad? Some Genes Preferentially Expressed From Fathers

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fernando Pardo-Manuel De Villena, PhD Professor and Associate Chair for Research Department of Genetics School of Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Fernando Pardo-Manuel De Villena, Ph. (2015) Look Like Your Dad? Some Genes Preferentially Expressed From Fathers. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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