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  • July 24, 2015
  • 03:13 AM
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Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2015

by Andreas Wieland in Supply Chain Management Research

Some time ago, the winners of the annual Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2015 have been presented. Here comes a selection of this year’s outstanding papers related to supply chain management: First of all, it is noteworthy that several award-winning papers deal with sustainability; this includes papers written by Eng-Larsson & Norrman, Fabbe-Costes et […]... Read more »

  • July 24, 2015
  • 03:05 AM
  • 101 views

Autism, asthma and IL-17

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"IL-17 was increased in ASD [autism spectrum disorder] children with co-morbid asthma compared to controls with the same condition."That was the conclusion reached by Marjannie Eloi Akintunde and colleagues [1] including some notable names on the authorship list from the University of California, Davis. IL-17 (Interleukin 17) by the way, refers to a group of cytokines - chemical messengers of the immune system - linked to various processes centred on inflammation. Jin & Dong [........ Read more »

Akintunde, M., Rose, M., Krakowiak, P., Heuer, L., Ashwood, P., Hansen, R., Hertz-Picciotto, I., & Van de Water, J. (2015) Increased production of IL-17 in children with autism spectrum disorders and co-morbid asthma. Journal of Neuroimmunology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2015.07.003  

  • July 23, 2015
  • 02:33 PM
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Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group of researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism. While the exact nature of those signals remains a mystery, researchers say simply knowing such a pathway exists and learning more about it could help break a vicious cycle: Stress causes a desire to eat more, which can lead to obesity. And too much extra fat can im........ Read more »

de Kloet, A., Krause, E., Solomon, M., Flak, J., Scott, K., Kim, D., Myers, B., Ulrich-Lai, Y., Woods, S., Seeley, R.... (2015) Adipocyte glucocorticoid receptors mediate fat-to-brain signaling. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 110-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2015.03.008  

  • July 23, 2015
  • 08:37 AM
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Social Priming: Money for Nothing?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Can the thought of money make people more conservative?



The idea that mere reminders of money can influence people's attitudes and behaviors is a major claim within the field of social priming - the study of how our behavior is unconsciously influenced by seemingly innocuous stimuli. However, social priming has been controversial lately with many high profile failures to replicate the reported effects.

Now, psychologists Doug Rohrer, Hal Pashler, and Christine Harris have joined the sk... Read more »

Doug Rohrer, Harold Pashler, & Christine R. Harris. (2015) Do Subtle Reminders of Money Change People’s Political Views?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. info:/

  • July 23, 2015
  • 07:54 AM
  • 89 views

Choice Architecture: Even in “Heads or Tails,” It Matters What’s Presented First

by Jeremiah Stanghini in Jeremiah Stanghini

If you’re familiar with behavioural economics, then the results of this study will be right up your alley. The researchers set out to determine whether there was a “first-toss Heads bias.” Meaning, when flipping a coin and the choices are presented “Heads or … Continue reading →... Read more »

Bar-Hillel M, Peer E, & Acquisti A. (2014) "Heads or tails?"--a reachability bias in binary choice. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 40(6), 1656-63. PMID: 24773285  

  • July 23, 2015
  • 04:36 AM
  • 24 views

Why fathers might want to thank their handsome sons

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Women rated men's faces as more attractive when they were shown alongside a good-looking sonIf you're the father to a good-looking boy, you might want to give him your thanks – his handsome looks apparently mean women will tend to find you more attractive. That's according to a new study by Pavol Prokop at Trnava University in Slovakia, who says the result is consistent with the established idea from evolutionary psychology that women instinctively pick up on cues to the quality of a man's gen........ Read more »

  • July 23, 2015
  • 02:58 AM
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Sickle cell disease, asthma and behaviour

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Children with sickle cell disease may have increased risk for certain neurodevelopmental diagnoses based on their disease characteristics and associated comorbidities."That was the conclusion reached by Eboni Lance and colleagues [1] following their retrospective chart review including "59 children with sickle cell disease with a documented neurodevelopmental diagnosis, specifically attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD], attention issues, behavioral issues, executive dy........ Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 11:34 PM
  • 77 views

Teaching Ourselves and Our Children Not to Bully

by DaveMSW in Dare To Dream

This is a cross post from © 2015 ChooseHelp.com who welcomes republishing of their content on condition that you credit Choose Help and the author, David Earl Johnson, MSW, LICSW. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Bullying … Continue reading →... Read more »

Bond L, Carlin JB, Thomas L, Rubin K, & Patton G. (2001) Does bullying cause emotional problems? A prospective study of young teenagers. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 323(7311), 480-4. PMID: 11532838  

Lara VP, Caramelli P, Teixeira AL, Barbosa MT, Carmona KC, Carvalho MG, Fernandes AP, & Gomes KB. (2013) High cortisol levels are associated with cognitive impairment no-dementia (CIND) and dementia. Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry, 18-22. PMID: 23611893  

Schreier, A., Wolke, D., Thomas, K., Horwood, J., Hollis, C., Gunnell, D., Lewis, G., Thompson, A., Zammit, S., Duffy, L.... (2009) Prospective Study of Peer Victimization in Childhood and Psychotic Symptoms in a Nonclinical Population at Age 12 Years. Archives of General Psychiatry, 66(5), 527. DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2009.23  

  • July 22, 2015
  • 09:36 PM
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Using low-dose irradiation, researchers can now edit human genes

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

For the first time, researchers have employed a gene-editing technique involving low-dose irradiation to repair patient cells. This method, developed by researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute, is 10 times more effective than techniques currently in use.... Read more »

Hatada, S., Subramanian, A., Mandefro, B., Ren, S., Kim, H., Tang, J., Funari, V., Baloh, R., Sareen, D., Arumugaswami, V.... (2015) Low-Dose Irradiation Enhances Gene Targeting in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem Cells Translational Medicine. DOI: 10.5966/sctm.2015-0050  

  • July 22, 2015
  • 09:23 PM
  • 99 views

Study Evaluates Cannabis For Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mark S. Wallace MD Department of Anesthesiology School of Medicine University of California, San Diego, California Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Wallace: The study was funded by … Continue reading →
The post Study Evaluates Cannabis For Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Mark S. Wallace MD. (2015) Study Evaluates Cannabis For Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 08:09 PM
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Change in PAP Smear Guidelines Unintentionally Means Fewer Chlamydia Tests

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Allison Ursu, MD Department of Family Medicine University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Ursu: This study was the result of a … Continue reading →
The post Change in PAP Smear Guidelines Unintentionally Means Fewer Chlamydia Tests appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Allison Ursu, MD. (2015) Change in PAP Smear Guidelines Unintentionally Means Fewer Chlamydia Tests. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 06:14 PM
  • 75 views

Investigational Drug Shows Promise In Treating Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alison E. Heald, M.D Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA 98104 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Heald: Marburg virus causes a very serious, potentially fatal infection in humans for which … Continue reading →
The post Investigational Drug Shows Promise In Treating Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Alison E. Heald, M.D. (2015) Investigational Drug Shows Promise In Treating Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 05:58 PM
  • 67 views

No Association Between Kidney Stones and Osteoporosis or Fractures in Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Monique Bethel, MD Subspecialty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology Georgia Regents University Augusta, GA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Bethel: Osteoporosis and kidney stones share … Continue reading →
The post No Association Between Kidney Stones and Osteoporosis or Fractures in Women appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews ........ Read more »

Monique Bethel, MD. (2015) No Association Between Kidney Stone and Osteoporosis or Fractures in Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 05:48 PM
  • 74 views

Oral Anticoagulation Medications Have Led To More Patients Treated For Atrial Fibrillation

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc Clinical Lecturer Cardiovascular Medicine and Vascular Medicine University of Michigan Health System Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Barnes: While warfarin has been the … Continue reading →
The post Oral Anticoagulation Medications Have Led To More Patients Treated For Atrial Fibrillation appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc. (2015) Oral Anticoagulation Medications Have Led To More Patients Treated For Atrial Fibrillation. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 02:46 PM
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Prolonged Standing Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders and Health Problems

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maria-Gabriela Garcia Ph.D candidate Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, ETH Zurich Zurich, Switzerland and Dr. B.J. Martin University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Many workers … Continue reading →
The post Prolonged Standing Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders and Health Problems appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Maria-Gabriela Garcia. (2015) Prolonged Standing Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders and Health Problems. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 12:55 PM
  • 90 views

That was weird – are you a mind reader? Thinking style affects how we interpret weird experiences.

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

Psychologists have identified that all of us have two kinds of thinking styles. There’s the slow, deep thinking style where you ponder things for a while before making a decision. And then there’s gut instinct – where you make a decision based on intuition. Some people tend to prefer one kind of thinking style over [Read More...]... Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 12:33 PM
  • 80 views

Static synapses on a moving structure: Mind the gap!

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In biology, stability is important. From body temperature to blood pressure and sugar levels, our body ensures that these remain within reasonable limits and do not reach potentially damaging extremes. Neurons in the brain are no different and, in fact, have developed a number of ways to stabilise their electrical activity so as to avoid becoming either overexcitable, potentially leading to epilepsy, or not excitable enough, leading to non functional neurons.... Read more »

  • July 22, 2015
  • 12:22 PM
  • 48 views

Prenatal Factors and Unhealthy Lifestyle Contribute To Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor of Nutrition HarvardSchool of Public Health Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lu Qi:  … Continue reading →
The post Prenatal Factors and Unhealthy Lifestyle Contribute To Risk of Type 2 Diabetes appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Lu Qi, MD, PhD, FAHA Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, & HarvardSchool of Public Health. (2015) Prenatal Factors and Unhealthy Lifestyle Contribute To Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 11:51 AM
  • 59 views

Elevation of Both apoB and nonHDL-C Imply Greater Atherosclerosis Risk in Type 1 Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Petter Bjornstad, MD Fellow in Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology Children’s Hospital Colorado & Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes Aurora, CO 80045 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Bjornstad: Apolipoprotein B (apoB) and non-high … Continue reading →
The post Elevation of Both apoB and nonHDL-C Imply Greater Atherosclerosis Risk in Type 1 Diabetes appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Resear........ Read more »

Petter Bjornstad, MD. (2015) Elevation of Both apoB and nonHDL-C Imply Greater Atherosclerosis Risk in Type 1 Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 22, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
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Blacks are Significantly Younger Than Whites At Time of Cardiac Arrest

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Sumeet Chugh MD Pauline and Harold Price Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology Associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Research studies performed … Continue reading →
The post Blacks are Significantly Younger Than Whites At Time of Cardiac Arrest appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Sumeet Chugh MD. (2015) Blacks are Significantly Younger Than Whites At Time of Cardiac Arrest. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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