Integrating "new math knowledge with previous knowledge and experience" is not as interwoven with students' intrinsic personal/emotional qualities as we like to think. It may not matter that they have low or high self-esteem or that they fear or do not fear mathematics or that they have or do not have test anxiety or that they like to challenge themselves or not.... Read more »
I'll freely admit that until reading the paper by François Féron and colleagues  (open-access available here) I had never heard of MOCOS (MOlybdenum COfactor Sulfurase) before.Described as "an enzyme of the purine metabolism that sulfurates the molybdenum cofactor, thus allowing the two downstream enzymes—xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH) and aldehyde oxidase (AOX1)—to be active", researchers reported that in nasal stem cells provided by a small group of adults diagnosed with an autism ........ Read more »
Féron F, Gepner B, Lacassagne E, Stephan D, Mesnage B, Blanchard MP, Boulanger N, Tardif C, Devèze A, Rousseau S.... (2015) Olfactory stem cells reveal MOCOS as a new player in autism spectrum disorders. Molecular psychiatry. PMID: 26239292
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Robert C. Froemke, PhD, Assistant professor NYU Langone and Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine New York Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Froemke: We studied how a brain … Continue reading →
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Robert C. Froemke, PhD,. (2015) Overreaction of Brain's Alarm Clock May Be Involved in PTSD. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Argania spinosa (argan) is a tough little tree endemic to a limited area in southwestern Morocco and a bit of very western Algeria (Tindouf). Patchy forests of the tree cover about 800,000 hectares of the semi-arid Sous valley. These represent a unique biotope and have been designated a fancy UNESCO biosphere reserve. The presence of the forests slows desertification, as the drought-resistant trees act to stabilize the soil. Argan trees can live up to 250 years and are able to make do ........ Read more »
Aboussaid H, Vidal-Quist JC, Oufdou K, El Messoussi S, Castañera P, & González-Cabrera J. (2011) Occurrence, characterization and insecticidal activity of Bacillus thuringiensis strains isolated from argan fields in Morocco. Environmental Technology, 32(11-12), 1383-91. PMID: 21970180
Paris C, Herin F, Reboux G, Penven E, Barrera C, Guidat C, & Thaon I. (2015) Working with argan cake: A new etiology for hypersensitivity pneumonitis. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 18. PMID: 25888313
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michael Johansen MD MS Assistant Professor – Clinical Dept of Family Medicine The Ohio State University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Johansen: -Over the last 15 years … Continue reading →
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Michael Johansen MD MS. (2015) Use Statins in Very Elderly Rises Sharply. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jeffrey R. Kaiser, MD, MA Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology Section of Neonatology Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital Houston, TX 77030 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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Jeffrey R. Kaiser, MD, MA. (2015) Transient Neonatal Hypoglycemia Linked To Poorer Educational Attainment Ten Years Later. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal potential new targets for treating many of these diseases, in some cases with existing drugs already available for non-autoimmune disorders.... Read more »
Yun R Li,, Jin Li,, Sihai D Zhao,, Jonathan P Bradfield,, Frank D Mentch,, S Melkorka Maggadottir,, Cuiping Hou,, Debra J Abrams,, Diana Chang,, Feng Gao,.... (2015) Meta-analysis of shared genetic architecture across ten pediatric autoimmune diseases. Nature Medicine. DOI: http://.org/10.1038/nm.3933
Last year, the US psychologists Clayton Critcher and Melissa Ferguson reported interesting research showing that fatigue from concealing sexual identity can actually hinder cognitive performance. This cost stacks upon others: complications in forming close relationships, concerns about inauthenticity, and damage to psychological and physical health in the longer term all suggest that concealment is not a great position to stay in. And yet "coming out" can also be challenging, and in some cases l........ Read more »
Ryan, W., Legate, N., & Weinstein, N. (2015) Coming Out as Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual: The Lasting Impact of Initial Disclosure Experiences. Self and Identity, 14(5), 549-569. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2015.1029516
While it sounds like something from The Island of Dr. Moreau, physicians and research scientists are convinced that clinical trials will be underway in the near future.... Read more »
Iwase, H., Liu, H., Wijkstrom, M., Zhou, H., Singh, J., Hara, H., Ezzelarab, M., Long, C., Klein, E., Wagner, R.... (2015) Pig kidney graft survival in a baboon for 136 days: longest life-supporting organ graft survival to date. Xenotransplantation, 22(4), 302-309. DOI: 10.1111/xen.12174
Cooper DK. (2012) A brief history of cross-species organ transplantation. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center), 25(1), 49-57. PMID: 22275786
So: "A large subset (50 %) of the adults with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] met diagnostic criteria for SAD [social anxiety disorder]."That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Brenna Maddox & Susan White  looking at the overlap between autism and SAD in a small-ish participant group. Social anxiety disorder by the way, refers to 'a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations'. Alongside a growing body of peer-reviewed research talking about the often ........ Read more »
Maddox BB, & White SW. (2015) Comorbid Social Anxiety Disorder in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 26243138
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi, MS, PhD Project Scientist Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine Department of Medicine University of Medicine, Irvine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Mild to moderate hypertensive patient engaged in a … Continue reading →
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Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi, MS, PhD. (2015) Electroacupuncture Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
A central point of this paper is something close to my heart—the notion that how one represents a certain piece of mathematics knowledge is often dramatically important. For this research in particular, the authors looked at fraction knowledge across three different countries: the U.S., Belgium, and China. ... Read more »
Torbeyns, J., Schneider, M., Xin, Z., & Siegler, R. (2015) Bridging the gap: Fraction understanding is central to mathematics achievement in students from three different continents. Learning and Instruction, 5-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2014.03.002
A response to the measles death in the U.S. in July 2015, in defense of vaccination.... Read more »
Mina MJ, Metcalf CJ, de Swart RL, Osterhaus AD, & Grenfell BT. (2015) Long-term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality. Science (New York, N.Y.), 348(6235), 694-9. PMID: 25954009
It's a question that many people struggle with and has great implications for the study of our species: are men and women more alike than different or more different than alike, and what differences exist between the sexes?... Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Andrew Kunzmann & Dr Helen Coleman Joint first authorsCentre for Public Health Queen’s University Belfast Northern Ireland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: There is now a large amount of evidence to … Continue reading →
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Dr Andrew Kunzmann . (2015) High Fiber Diets Linked To Lower Risk of Colon Polyps and Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
“Don’t slouch, sit up straight, or you’ll get scoliosis!” Getting this kind of comment from adults used to infuriate me when I was a teenager, since 1) I did sit up straight, and 2) I already had scoliosis (despite all… Continue reading →... Read more »
Patten SA, Margaritte-Jeannin P, Bernard JC, Alix E, Labalme A, Besson A, Girard SL, Fendri K, Fraisse N, Biot B.... (2015) Functional variants of POC5 identified in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. The Journal of clinical investigation, 125(3), 1124-8. PMID: 25642776
If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to new research by sociologists. The group used data from more than 900 heterosexual couples’ responses in the 2006 Marital Relationship Study (MARS).... Read more »
Daniel Fowler et al. (2015) Couples That Split Childcare Duties Have Higher Quality Relationships and Sex Lives . American Sociological Association. info:other/Link
Photography is an interesting task that inspires many people to inspire many others. It starts from the art of creativity and imagination, goes from the science of click and light, and ends with a beautiful memory in the hand or book. For some people, this memory helps them in earning more memories.
So, one of my favorite ideas to earn more memories is through Dreamstime. You can join Dreamstime to earn money and help others to earn money through photography, here:
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Park, D., Lodi-Smith, J., Drew, L., Haber, S., Hebrank, A., Bischof, G., & Aamodt, W. (2013) The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project. Psychological Science, 25(1), 103-112. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613499592
Sacchi, D., Agnoli, F., & Loftus, E. (2007) Changing history: doctored photographs affect memory for past public events. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21(8), 1005-1022. DOI: 10.1002/acp.1394
Some of the more colorful ideas and text in the anthropological literature are courtesy of Raymond Dart. In 1925, Dart identified the Taung fossil as a close relative of humans, and coined the scientific name, Australopithecus africanus. This was a pretty good idea, as Taung was the first in what is now a large collection of fossils attributed to this […]... Read more »
DART, R. (1925) Australopithecus africanus: The Man-Ape of South Africa. Nature, 115(2884), 195-199. DOI: 10.1038/115195a0
Dart, RA. (1948) The adolescent mandible of Australopithecus prometheus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 6(4), 391-412. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.1330060410
DART RA. (1956) The relationships of brain size and brain pattern to human status. The South African Journal of Medical Sciences, 21(1-2), 23-45. PMID: 13380551
Dart, RA. (1958) A further adolescent australopithecine ilium from Makapansgat. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 16(4), 473-479. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.1330160407
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Howa Yeung, MD PGY3, Emory Dermatology Emory University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yeung: Indoor tanning is a well-established and preventable cause for melanomas and non-melanoma skin … Continue reading →
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Howa Yeung, MD. (2015) Increased Indoor Tanning Among Gay/Bisexual Men Raises Skin Cancer Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
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