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  • August 5, 2015
  • 08:10 AM
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One Egg, Two People, A Bunch of Reasons

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Man has been cloning himself for thousands of years. They’re called monozygotic twins. But how it occurs naturally is still a mystery. Identical twinning isn’t common, but is increased by in vitro fertilization techniques. Maybe this will give clues as to why one embryo splits. And if it doesn’t split completely – conjoined twins.... Read more »

  • August 5, 2015
  • 03:29 AM
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Gender differences in chronic fatigue syndrome

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The title of this post matches the title of the paper published by Monica Faro and colleagues [1] (open-access here) and some potentially important data on "whether there are gender-related differences in CFS [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome], and to define a clinical phenotype in men."Starting with the idea that the prevalence of CFS - a generic term covering a spectrum of conditions characterised by severe and debilitating fatigue among several other things - may have a gender skew towards femal........ Read more »

Faro M, Sàez-Francás N, Castro-Marrero J, Aliste L, Fernández de Sevilla T, & Alegre J. (2015) Gender differences in chronic fatigue syndrome. Reumatologia clinica. PMID: 26190206  

  • August 5, 2015
  • 12:10 AM
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Primary Care Study: Screening Women For Partner Violence Did Not Improve Health

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joanne Klevens, MD, PhD Division of Violence Prevention US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Klevens: The United States Preventive … Continue reading →
The post Primary Care Study: Screening Women For Partner Violence Did Not Improve Health appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Joanne Klevens, MD, PhD. (2015) Primary Care Study: Screening Women For Partner Violence Did Not Improve Health. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 5, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Real-Time Feedback Helps Improve Landing Techniques in Gymnasts

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Real-time feedback with Microsoft Kinect-based software helps to improve landing techniques in a female gymnastics.... Read more »

  • August 4, 2015
  • 04:34 PM
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Preventing addiction relapse by erasing drug-associated memories

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Recovering addicts often grapple with the ghosts of their addiction–memories that tempt them to relapse even after rehabilitation and months, or even years, of drug-free living. Now, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that brings them closer to a new therapy based on selectively erasing these dangerous and tenacious drug-associated memories.... Read more »

  • August 4, 2015
  • 12:40 PM
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Stem cells: From pluripotency to totipotency

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (ie, cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers from Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla’s team have pushed the limits of science even further. They managed to obtain totipotent cells with the same characteristics as those of the earliest embryonic stages and with even more interesting properties.... Read more »

Ishiuchi, T., Enriquez-Gasca, R., Mizutani, E., Bošković, A., Ziegler-Birling, C., Rodriguez-Terrones, D., Wakayama, T., Vaquerizas, J., & Torres-Padilla, M. (2015) Early embryonic-like cells are induced by downregulating replication-dependent chromatin assembly. Nature Structural . DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.3066  

  • August 4, 2015
  • 10:21 AM
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Monkeys Try to Hide Illicit Hookups

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Just how much monkey business is there in monkey sex? In groups with alpha males, monkeys lower on the totem pole may have to sneak around to mate. How well they conceal their activities can shed light on the cognitive powers of primates.

Macaques are monkeys that live in troops with complex social hierarchies. High-ranking males may have dibs on mating with all the females in the group. But females give non-alpha males a chance too, and some studies have found that these hookups happen m........ Read more »

Overduin-de Vries, A., Spruijt, B., de Vries, H., & Sterck, E. (2015) Tactical deception to hide sexual behaviour: macaques use distance, not visibility. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69(8), 1333-1342. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1946-5  

  • August 4, 2015
  • 05:43 AM
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Young Fathers May Die Early

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elina Einiö PhD Postdoctoral Researcher Population Research Unit, Department of Social Research University of Helsinki Finland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Some previous studies have shown that young fatherhood is associated with … Continue reading →
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Elina Einiö PhD. (2015) Young Fathers May Die Early. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 4, 2015
  • 02:53 AM
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Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis and autism: research ascendancy

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper by Reza Kiani and colleagues [1] (open-access available here) detailing the presence of anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor encephalitis in two people "with autism and intellectual disability presenting with neuropsychiatric symptoms of catatonia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome" caught my eye recently.Having previously talked about anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis and autism in a previous blog post (see here) back in 2013 with the emphasis on a possible link to 'autis........ Read more »

  • August 3, 2015
  • 10:26 PM
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No Evidence of Anti-Inflammatory Mediators From Fish Oil Ingestion

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carsten C. Skarke MD Research Assistant Professor of Medicine McNeil Fellow in Translational Medicine Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
The post No Evidence of Anti-Inflammatory Mediators From Fish Oil Ingestion appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Our study provides no evidence supporting the role of SPMs in mediating an anti-inflammatory action of fish oil. (2015) No Evidence of Anti-Inflammatory Mediators From Fish Oil Ingestion. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 3, 2015
  • 04:29 PM
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Patient-Derived Stem Cells May Be Able To Reverse Hemophilia A

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dong-Wook Kim Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Hemophilia A is an X-linked genetic disorder caused by mutations … Continue reading →
The post Patient-Derived Stem Cells May Be Able To Reverse Hemophilia A appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dong-Wook Kim. (2015) Patient-Derived Stem Cells May Be Able To Reverse Hemophilia A. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 3, 2015
  • 12:50 PM
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New approach for making vaccines for deadly diseases

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Researchers have devised an entirely new approach to vaccines – creating immunity without vaccination. The team has demonstrated that animals injected with synthetic DNA engineered to encode a specific neutralizing antibody against the dengue virus were capable of producing the exact antibodies necessary to protect against disease, without the need for standard antigen-based vaccination. Importantly, this approach, termed DMAb, was rapid, protecting animals within a week of administration.... Read more »

Flingai, S., Plummer, E., Patel, A., Shresta, S., Mendoza, J., Broderick, K., Sardesai, N., Muthumani, K., & Weiner, D. (2015) Protection against dengue disease by synthetic nucleic acid antibody prophylaxis/immunotherapy. Scientific Reports, 12616. DOI: 10.1038/srep12616  

  • August 3, 2015
  • 11:00 AM
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Nature Neuroscience paper: “Oscillatory dynamics coordinating human frontal networks in support of goal maintenance”

by Bradley Voytek in Oscillatory Thoughts 2.0

Phew! One of my post-doc papers is finally out in Nature Neuroscience, “Oscillatory dynamics coordinating human frontal networks in support of goal maintenance” (link). (Parenthetical: if this kind of thing interests you, feel free to drop me an email and/or drop by my lab’s posters at SfN (PDF)!) I can’t begin to express, within the constraints of my literary ability, […]... Read more »

Voytek B, Kayser AS, Badre D, Fegen D, Chang EF, Crone NE, Parvizi J, Knight RT, & D'Esposito M. (2015) Oscillatory dynamics coordinating human frontal networks in support of goal maintenance. Nature neuroscience. PMID: 26214371  

  • August 3, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Simple Jury Persuasion: Combatting distrust of science  

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

The art of persuasion is often complex and diverse, but today’s study also shows how it can be simple and elegant. Here’s a surprisingly easy way to diminish the automatic, knee-jerk and distrusting reaction to scientific findings. Tell your listeners about scientific consensus. Today’s researchers call consensus a “gateway belief” that results in the ability […]

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  • August 3, 2015
  • 05:25 AM
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The smell of fish boosts our reasoning skills

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

The nose is an early warning system, urging us to look closer at what we are planning to put in our mouths. But it’s not just alerting us to questionable food. Past research using economic games has shown that when we’re suspicious of a smell, this emotion can spill into social situations, affecting how trusting we are towards others. Now a new study shows that even without the involvement of other people to trust or distrust, smell can make us suspicious of ideas and concepts – and this a........ Read more »

  • August 3, 2015
  • 02:34 AM
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Screening for autism in young children: 6 questions to ask

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Question 1: Does your child ever point with their index finger to ask for something?Question 2: Is your child able to imitate you or your actions, for example if you pull a face?Question 3: Does your child ever use pretend play, for example to talk on a phone or take care of a doll?Question 4: Does your child look at something across a room when you point to it?Question 5: Does your child understand what people say?Question 6: Does your child ever bring an object to you to show you something?The........ Read more »

  • August 2, 2015
  • 01:29 PM
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Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Concerns about perfectionism can sabotage success at work, school or on the playing field, leading to stress, burnout and potential health problems, according to new research. In the first meta-analysis of the relationship between perfectionism and burnout, researchers analyzed the findings from 43 previous studies conducted over the past 20 years. It turns out perfectionism isn’t all bad.... Read more »

  • August 2, 2015
  • 09:54 AM
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A Close Look at the Connectivity of a Single Brain

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of the functional connectivity of a single human brain.



The brain in question belongs to neuroscientist Russ Poldrack, and he's one of the authors of the paper. Poldrack was fMRI scanned a total of 84 times over a period of 532 days. The goal of this intense scanning schedule was to provide a detailed analysis of the functional connectivity of an individual brain.

Previous studies... Read more »

Laumann TO, Gordon EM, Adeyemo B, Snyder AZ, Joo SJ, Chen MY, Gilmore AW, McDermott KB, Nelson SM, Dosenbach NU.... (2015) Functional System and Areal Organization of a Highly Sampled Individual Human Brain. Neuron. PMID: 26212711  

  • August 2, 2015
  • 09:25 AM
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Motion to repudiate Mr. Jeffrey Beall’s classist attack on SciELO

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

By the Brazilian Forum of Public Health Journals Editors and the Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva (Abrasco, Brazilian Public Health Association) … Read More →... Read more »

  • August 2, 2015
  • 08:31 AM
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Blood Pressure Dippers May React Differently to Morning Blood Pressure Surge

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Sante D. Pierdomenico Associate Professor of Internal Medicine University “Gabriele d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara – Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Pierdomenico: Though a peak incidence of cardiovascular … Continue reading →
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Prof. Sante D. Pierdomenico. (2015) Blood Pressure Dippers May React Differently to Morning Blood Pressure Surge . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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