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  • April 21, 2015
  • 05:52 PM
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Epigenetic Changes May Account For How Some Lymphoma Tumors Change Over Time

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Olivier Elemento, PhD Associate Professor Head, Laboratory of Cancer Systems Biology Department of Physiology and Biophysics Institute for Computational Biomedicine Weill Cornell Medical College New York, NY, 10021 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Olivier Elemento, PhD. (2015) Epigenetic Changes May Account For How Some Lymphoma Tumors Change Over Time. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 21, 2015
  • 04:17 PM
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These Adorable Rodents Are Democratic Snugglers

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



If you're a small animal in a cold environment, being standoffish is a bad survival strategy. That's why animals of many kinds huddle for warmth. They put their furred or feathered bodies right up against their neighbors' and conserve energy that they would otherwise spend heating themselves.

One especially adorable huddler is the degu (Octodon degus), a rodent that lives in Chile and has a tail like a paintbrush. As temperatures drop, degus clump into cuddling groups to keep warm. A new ... Read more »

  • April 21, 2015
  • 02:01 PM
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Type 1 diabetes: On the way to an insulin vaccine

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Pseudoscience claims about vaccines are seemingly hitting a fever pitch. Despite that, a new vaccine may be on the horizon for children at risk for diabetes, and that is a good thing. Researchers have found that children at risk for type 1 diabetes, who were given daily doses of oral insulin, developed a protective immune response to the disease that could lay the groundwork for a vaccine against the chronic illness.... Read more »

Ezio Bonifacio, PhD, Anette G. Ziegler, MD, Georgeanna Klingensmith, MD, Edith Schober, MD, Polly J. Bingley, MD, Marietta Rottenkolber, Anke Theil, PhD, Anne Eugster, PhD, Ramona Puff, PhD, Claudia Peplow.... (2015) Effects of High-Dose Oral Insulin on Immune Responses in Children at High Risk for Type 1 Diabetes The Pre-POINT Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of American Medical Association . info:/10.1001/jama.2015.2928

Jay S. Skyler, MD. (2015) Toward Primary Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes. Journal of American Medical Association . info:/10.1001/jama.2015.2054.

  • April 21, 2015
  • 01:54 PM
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World Trade Center Emergency Workers At High Risk Of Health Conditions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Mayris P Webber Dr.PH. MPH Bureau of Health Services Fire Department of the City of New York Brooklyn, NY Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & Population Health Montefiore Medical Center NY Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Mayris P Webber Dr.PH. MPH. (2015) World Trade Center Emergency Workers At High Risk Of Health Conditions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 21, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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peeking at dark matter during a tidal strip show

by Greg Fish in weird things

Dark matter is a substance that makes up nearly all mass in the universe, but decades after we discovered it, all we have are indirect measurements which show us that it’s there in very large amounts, forming galactic halos, but ultimately, little else. It doesn’t seem to interact with any of the stuff that makes stars, dust, and planets, it emits or reflects no radiation, and this utter lack of interesting properties we could study [...]... Read more »

Massey, R., Williams, L., Smit, R., Swinbank, M., Kitching, T., Harvey, D., Jauzac, M., Israel, H., Clowe, D., Edge, A.... (2015) The behaviour of dark matter associated with four bright cluster galaxies in the 10 kpc core of Abell 3827. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 449(4), 3393-3406. DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv467  

  • April 21, 2015
  • 08:36 AM
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If only all science were this reproducible

by Björn Brembs in bjoern.brembs.blog

For our course this year I was planning a standard neurogenetic experiment. I hadn’t ever done this experiment in a course, yet, just two weeks ago I tried it once myself, with an N=1. The students would get two groups […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry...... Read more »

Kaun, K., Riedl, C., Chakaborty-Chatterjee, M., Belay, A., Douglas, S., Gibbs, A., & Sokolowski, M. (2007) Natural variation in food acquisition mediated via a Drosophila cGMP-dependent protein kinase. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(20), 3547-3558. DOI: 10.1242/​jeb.006924  

  • April 21, 2015
  • 08:23 AM
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Gout in Living Kidney Donors

by Cristy at Living Donor 101 in Living Donors Are People Too

A recent study indicates that living kidney donors are at a higher risk of gout than non-donors. ” Gout developed in significantly more donors than non-donors (3.4% vs. 2.0%), a difference that translated into a 60% increased risk of gout among living donors” This appears to be due to living kidney donors’ higher serum uric …
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Lam N.N., Garg A.X., Segev D.L., Schnitzler M.A., Xiao H., Axelrod D., Brennan D.C., Kasiske B.L., Tuttle-Newhall J.E., & Lentine K.L. (2015) Gout after Living Kidney Donation: Correlations with Demographic Traits and Renal Complications. American Journal of Nephrology, 14(3), 231-240. info:/

  • April 21, 2015
  • 05:12 AM
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Optimism and pessimism are separate systems influenced by different genes

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

"... the optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose,” Kahlil Gibran.Optimists enjoy better health, more success, more happiness, and longer lives, than pessimists. No surprise, then, that psychologists are taking an increasing interest in our outlook on life. An unresolved issue is whether optimism and pessimism are two ends of the same spectrum, or if they're separate. If the traits are separate, then in principle, some people cou........ Read more »

  • April 21, 2015
  • 04:31 AM
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Jessica Biesiekierski on non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

It's not often that I dedicate a blog post to a specific individual and their views and opinions on a particular topic. Today however, I'm doing just that to provide you with a link to the paper from Jessica Biesiekierski on the topic of non-coeliac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) [1] (open-access).The reason? Well, aside from being one of the primary protagonists in the research topic of gluten-related ills outside of the autoimmune condition known as coeliac (celiac) disease (itself the to........ Read more »

Biesiekierski, J., & Iven, J. (2015) Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity: piecing the puzzle together. United European Gastroenterology Journal, 3(2), 160-165. DOI: 10.1177/2050640615578388  

  • April 20, 2015
  • 10:02 PM
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Norovirus and Enteroviruses May Be Resistant to Alcohol Based Hand Disinfectants

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Erwin Duizer, PhD Head of section Enteric Viruses Centre for Infectious Diseases Control National Institute for Public Health and the Environment The Netherlands Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Duizer: Hand hygiene is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Erwin Duizer, PhD. (2015) Norovirus and Rotovirus May Be Resistant to Alcohol Based Hand Disinfectants. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 09:49 PM
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Know your brain: Cochlea

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

Where is the cochlea?











cochlea and cochlea in cross-section. image courtesy of openstax college.






The cochlea is a coiled structure that resembles a snail shell (cochlea comes from the Greek kochlos, which means "snail"); it is found within the inner ear. It is a small--yet complex--structure (about the size of a pea) that consists of three canals that run parallel to one another: the scala vestibuli, scala media, and scala tympani.What i........ Read more »

Møller, A. (1994) Auditory Neurophysiology. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 11(3), 284-308. DOI: 10.1097/00004691-199405000-00002  

  • April 20, 2015
  • 09:41 PM
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Decreased Medicare Payment Did Not Mean Increased Volume For Most Glaucoma Procedures

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dan Gong BA Yale University School of Medicine ———— James C. Tsai, M.D., M.B.A. President – New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Delafield-Rodgers Professor and Chair Department of Ophthalmology Icahn School of Medicine at … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dan Gong BA, & Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. (2015) Decreased Medicare Payment Did Not Mean Increased Volume For Most Glaucoma Procedures. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 09:11 PM
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Osteoporosis May Increase Risk of Hearing Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Kai-Jen Tien MD Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Previous studies investigating … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Kai-Jen Tien MD. (2015) Osteoporosis May Increase Risk of Hearing Loss. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 08:25 PM
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Selective Estrogen Receptor Degrader May Help Patients With Resistant ER Breast Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Presented by Dr. Maura N. Dickler MD Associate member of the Breast Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Presented by Dr. Maura N. Dickler MD. (2015) Selective Estrogen Receptor Degrader May Help Patients With Resistant ER Breast Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 06:59 PM
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Chk1 Inhibition Plus Gemcitabine May Be Safe and Effective In Some Solid Tumors

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Infante, MD 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Director of the Drug Development Program Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Inhibition of Checkpoint … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Infante, MD. (2015) Chk1 Inhibition Plus Gemcitabine May Be Safe and Effective In Some Solid Tumors. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 06:23 PM
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Antifungal Drug May Be Repurposed As An Anti-Cancer Agent

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pan Pantziarka, PhD Member of the ReDO project and the Anticancer Fund Research from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Pantziarka: This study is one of a … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pan Pantziarka, PhD. (2015) MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pan Pantziarka, PhD. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 04:18 PM
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Urban green spaces: Insights from Valencia

by Sarah Stephen in An ecological oratorio

http://www.researchblogging.org"> alt="ResearchBlogging.org" src="http://www.researchblogging.org/public/citation_icons/rb2_large_gray.png" style="border:0;"/>Visiting the city of Valencia in Spain for the first time, we were pleasantly greeted by the subtle aroma of orange blossoms in the air and the sight of beautiful oranges dangling from the orange trees that line the street pavements. Whilst many parts of the city are bordered with trees, there are also other green spaces,  ........ Read more »

Searle, S., Turnbull, M., Boelman, N., Schuster, W., Yakir, D., & Griffin, K. (2012) Urban environment of New York City promotes growth in northern red oak seedlings. Tree Physiology, 32(4), 389-400. DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tps027  

  • April 20, 2015
  • 03:36 PM
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Black hole hunters tackle a cosmic conundrum

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

While mass media was busy misquoting Stephen Hawking and arguing about black holes, astrophysicists have been hard at work trying to solve still unanswered questions about them. Now a team has not only proven that a supermassive black hole exists in a place where it isn’t supposed to be, but in doing so have opened a new door to what things were like in the early universe.... Read more »

Thomas J. Whalen, Ryan C. Hickox, Amy E. Reines, Jenny E. Greene, Gregory R. Sivakoff, Kelsey E. Johnson, David M. Alexander, & Andy D. Goulding. (2015) Variable Hard X-ray Emission from the Candidate Accreting Black Hole in Dwarf Galaxy Henize 2-10. The Astrophysical journal . arXiv: 1504.03331v1

  • April 20, 2015
  • 02:32 PM
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PIM Kinase Inhibitors May Offer New Melanoma Therapeutic Target

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Adina Vultur, Ph.D. Staff Scientist Meenhard Herlyn Laboratory Melanoma Research Center The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Vulture: Our goal was to identify new … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Adina Vultur, Ph.D. (2015) PIM Kinase Inhibitors May Offer New Melanoma Therapeutic Target. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 20, 2015
  • 02:23 PM
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Miracle fat-burning hormone doesn't exist after all

by Isabel Torres in Science in the clouds

Scientists are humans, and as such, they can sometimes get carried away when they make a breakthrough discovery. Because of this premature excitement, they may lose attention to detail, over-interpret results, or cut corners to speed up that much-desired Nature publication. The discovery of irisin, or ‘exercise hormone’, is one such example. Once thought to be a promising exercise-free solution for obesity and diabetes, irisin has now been shown to be no more than a random blood protein dete........ Read more »

Albrecht Elke, Bernd Thiede, Torgeir Holen, Tomoo Ohashi, Lisa Schering, Sindre Lee, Julia Brenmoehl, Selina Thomas, Christian A. Drevon, & Harold P. Erickson. (2015) Irisin – a myth rather than an exercise-inducible myokine. Scientific Reports, 8889. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep08889  

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