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  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:21 AM
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Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tae-Hyun Yoo MD PhD Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Severance Biomedical Science Institute, Brain Korea 21 PLUS Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Tae-Hyun Yoo MD PhD. (2015) Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:42 AM
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Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sandrine Colas, MSc, MPH Department of Epidemiology of Health Products French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) Saint-Denis, France Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Total hip … Continue reading →
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Sandrine Colas, MSc, MPH. (2015) Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:31 AM
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Noninvasive FFR Study Superior to CT Angiography In Patients With Highly Calcified Coronary Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bjarne Linde Norgaard, MD PhD Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby Aarhus, Denmark   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Norgaard: Noninvasive fractional flow reserve derived from … Continue reading →
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Bjarne Linde Norgaard, MD PhD. (2015) Noninvasive FFR Study Superior to CT Angiography In Patients With Highly Calcified Coronary Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:19 AM
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Novel DNA Vaccine Provides Protection Against MERS Virus

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David B. Weiner, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair, Gene Therapy and Vaccine Program, CAMB Co-Leader Tumor Virology Program, Abramson Cancer Program University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
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David B. Weiner, Ph.D. (2015) Novel DNA Vaccine Provides Protection Against MERS Virus. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 05:19 AM
  • 116 views

Maternal folate status and offspring autism risk: where are we up to?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I'd like to briefly draw your attention to the review published by Elizabeth DeVilbiss and colleagues [1] today, covering "what is known about the role of folate in the aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders."Folate, is a topic that has graced this blog a few times with autism in mind (see here for example) based on various ideas that folate status during pregnancy might have the ability to modify offspring risk of autism [2] alongside the idea that autoimmune processes might act on fola........ Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 03:08 PM
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Single Vaccine Can Protect Against Six Common Childhood Diseases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gary S. Marshall, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Director, Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit University of Louisville School of Medicine     Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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Gary S. Marshall, M.D. (2015) Single Vaccine Can Protect Against Six Common Childhood Diseases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 02:48 PM
  • 90 views

How Do Female Cells Inactivate One X Chromosome?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hendrik Marks Ph.D Group leader Epigenetics of Stem Cells Radboud University, Department of Molecular Biology, RIMLS Nijmegen, The Netherlands   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Marks: In mammals, … Continue reading →
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Hendrik Marks Ph.D. (2015) How Do Female Cells Inactivate One X Chromosome?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 02:33 PM
  • 211 views

Florida’s Drug and Pill Mills Law Reduced Opioids Prescriptions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH Associate Professor Department of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Rutkow: Rates … Continue reading →
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Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH. (2015) Florida's Drug and Pill Mills Laws Reduced Opioids Prescriptions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 01:53 PM
  • 113 views

Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. Scientists have found that the dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis.... Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 12:49 PM
  • 109 views

To Avoid Mosquitoes, Stop Breathing and Be Invisible

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Hungry mosquitoes use an arsenal of sensory tools to hunt you down. They sniff out the carbon dioxide you exhale; they home in on your heat signature. But a previously under-appreciated tool in the mosquito's kit is the same one you use just before slapping at it in horror: vision.

At Caltech, Floris van Breugel put mosquitoes in a wind tunnel to tease apart how they find their meals. He used Aedes aegypti, a tropical species that spreads yellow fever and other diseases. The insects wer........ Read more »

van Breugel, F., Riffell, J., Fairhall, A., & Dickinson, M. (2015) Mosquitoes Use Vision to Associate Odor Plumes with Thermal Targets. Current Biology, 25(16), 2123-2129. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.046  

  • August 21, 2015
  • 10:14 AM
  • 195 views

Polygenetic Score Predicts Educational Attainment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

  MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ben Domingue Assistant Professor (starting 9/2015) Stanford Graduate School of Education     Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Earlier research has started to illuminate which genetic … Continue reading →
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Ben Domingue. (2015) Polygenetic Score Predicts Educational Attainment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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TDP-43 differentially splices FNIP1

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Folliculin interaction protein 1 (FNIP1), through interactions with FLCN, plays a role in a range of cellular processes (Baba et al., 2006). Alternative splicing of FNIP1, under the control of MBNL1, was previously reported in late mesenchymal differentiation (Venables et al., 2013). New research from De Conti et al., (2015) has identified FNIP1 as also being differentially spliced by TDP-43 – a protein associated with neurodegeneration in ALS and fronto-temporal dementia (Neumann et al., ........ Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 05:56 AM
  • 35 views

Free personality tests are more reliable and efficient than the paid variety

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

In most areas of life, we expect the free versions of products to be sub-standard compared with the "premium" paid-for versions. After all, why would anyone pay for something if the free equivalent were better? However, a new study of personality tests boots this logic off the park – psychologists at the University of Texas report in the Journal of Psychology that free tests are more reliable and efficient than their paid-for, proprietary counterparts.To measure test reliability, Tyler Ha........ Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 03:11 AM
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Digestive enzymes and autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"The ASD [autism spectrum disorder] group receiving digestive enzyme therapy for 3 months had significant improvement in emotional response, general impression autistic score, general behavior and gastrointestinal symptoms. Our study demonstrated the usefulness of digestive enzyme in our population of ASD patients."So said the results of a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial published by Khaled Saad and colleagues [1] (open-access available here) on the use of a specific dige........ Read more »

Saad K, Eltayeb AA, Mohamad IL, Al-Atram AA, Elserogy Y, Bjørklund G, El-Houfey AA, & Nicholson B. (2015) A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Digestive Enzymes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience : the official scientific journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 13(2), 188-93. PMID: 26243847  

  • August 21, 2015
  • 03:06 AM
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Can we use economic information to anticipate a fishery collapse?

by sceintists from the Marine group at CEES in Marine Science blog




This paper investigates the scope for resilience indicators to predict an upcoming stock collapse. We find that economic information, such as profits, may complement biological information when assessing the state of fisheries.

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Dakos, V., Carpenter, S., van Nes, E., & Scheffer, M. (2014) Resilience indicators: prospects and limitations for early warnings of regime shifts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370(1659), 20130263-20130263. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0263  

Richter, A., van Soest, D., & Grasman, J. (2013) Contagious cooperation, temptation, and ecosystem collapse. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(1), 141-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2013.04.004  

  • August 20, 2015
  • 06:46 PM
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Fortunately, Good Moods Are Contagious But Depression Is Not

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Edward Hill PhD student Centre for Complexity Science Member of the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research Centre (WIDER) at the University of Warwick Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Depression is a major public health … Continue reading →
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Edward Hill PhD student. (2015) Fortunately, Good Moods Are Contagious But Depression Is Not. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 20, 2015
  • 06:01 PM
  • 225 views

The story of a cave and climate change

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

Old writings spanning the last four hundred years have been discovered in China that detail eras of drought. Using these as a starting point, researchers have connected the time periods with changes in rainfall to predict future droughts in the region.... Read more »

Tan, L., Cai, Y., An, Z., Cheng, H., Shen, C., Breitenbach, S., Gao, Y., Edwards, R., Zhang, H., & Du, Y. (2015) A Chinese cave links climate change, social impacts, and human adaptation over the last 500 years. Scientific Reports, 12284. DOI: 10.1038/srep12284  

  • August 20, 2015
  • 02:24 PM
  • 216 views

How long have primates been infected with viruses related to HIV?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Disease-causing viruses engage their hosts in ongoing arms races: positive selection for antiviral genes increases host fitness and survival, and viruses in turn select for mutations that counteract the antiviral host factors. Studying such adaptive mutations can provide insights into the distant history of host-virus interactions. A study of antiviral gene sequences in African monkeys suggests that lentiviruses closely related to HIV have infected primates in Africa as far back as 16 million ye........ Read more »

Kevin R. McCarthy, Andrea Kirmaier, Patrick Autissier, & Welkin E. Johnson. (2015) Evolutionary and Functional Analysis of Old World Primate TRIM5 Reveals the Ancient Emergence of Primate Lentiviruses and Convergent Evolution Targeting a Conserved Capsid Interface. PLOS Pathogens. info:/10.1371/journal.ppat.1005085

  • August 20, 2015
  • 02:09 PM
  • 91 views

Falling with Style: Controlled Gliding in Spiders

by Melissa Chernick in Science Storiented

Sometimes I read a paper because the methods catch my eye. I can just imagine some scientists sitting around a table with a beer and saying, “I wonder what would happen if we just dropped a bunch of spiders from the tops of trees.” An article published online yesterday did just that.Barro Colorado Island is a man-made island is located in Gatun Lake, created by filling of the Panama Canal. It is covered in tropical rainforests, and its inhabitants have been studied extensively. It would be a........ Read more »

Stephen P. Yanoviak, Yonatan Munk, & Robert Dudley. (2015) Arachnid aloft: directed aerial descent in neotropical canopy spiders. J. R. Soc. Interface. info:/10.1098/rsif.2015.0534

  • August 20, 2015
  • 02:01 PM
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‘Memory region’ of the brain also involved in conflict resolution

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The hippocampus in the brain’s temporal lobe is responsible for more than just long-term memory. Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that it is also involved in quick and successful conflict resolution.... Read more »

C.R. Oehrn, C. Baumann, J. Fell, H. Lee, H. Kessler, U. Habel, S. Hanslmayr, & N. Axmacher. (2015) Human hippocampal dynamics during response conflict. Current Biology. info:/10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.032

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