Your skin is covered in microbes, including bacteria, fungi, and even viruses (see the illustration to the right)! We know viruses can directly impact your health by infecting your cells and causing diseases such as cutaneous warts and serious skin cancers like...... Read more »
Hannigan, G., Meisel, J., Tyldsley, A., Zheng, Q., Hodkinson, B., SanMiguel, A., Minot, S., Bushman, F., & Grice, E. (2015) The Human Skin Double-Stranded DNA Virome: Topographical and Temporal Diversity, Genetic Enrichment, and Dynamic Associations with the Host Microbiome. mBio, 6(5). DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01578-15
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH Chair, Department of Pediatrics Children’s National Health System Washington, DC Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Teach: Inner-city children aged 6 to 17 … Continue reading →
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Stephen J. Teach, MD, MPH. (2015) Immunotherapy May Ward Off Fall Asthma Attacks in Predisposed Children. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anuradha Godavarty PhD and Dr. Sarah J Erickson-Bhatt PhD Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University Miami, FL Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: It is well known … Continue reading →
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Anuradha Godavarty PhD, & and Dr. Sarah J Erickson-Bhatt PhD. (2015) Handheld Probe Scans For Breast Cancer Without Compression or Radiation. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation and even brain activity, according to a new study. Albrecht von Arnim, a molecular biologist based in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, studied plants but said the concepts may well translate to humans.... Read more »
Missra, A., Ernest, B., Lohoff, T., Jia, Q., Satterlee, J., Ke, K., & von Arnim, A. (2015) The Circadian Clock Modulates Global Daily Cycles of mRNA Ribosome Loading. The Plant Cell, 27(9), 2582-2599. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.00546
It’s Halloween, a day when it’s socially acceptable for adults to play dress-up like children. Also, people celebrate things that are spooky-scary. So it’s perfect timing that NASA would announce that our planet will be visited by a dead comet, a celestial ghost hoping to haunt a planet full of the living. As NASA pointed out in […]... Read more »
Kimbel WH, White TD, & Johanson DC. (1984) Cranial morphology of Australopithecus afarensis: a comparative study based on a composite reconstruction of the adult skull. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 64(4), 337-88. PMID: 6435455
Kimbel, W., Johanson, D., & Coppens, Y. (1982) Pliocene hominid cranial remains from the Hadar formation, Ethiopia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 57(4), 453-499. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.1330570404
I don't want to keep you too long today, what with it being All Hallows' Eve and all the formalities that accompany this festival. I would however like to pass the paper by Heidi Stanish and colleagues  your way and some details on the hows and whys of "physical activity enjoyment, perceived barriers, beliefs, and self-efficacy" when it comes to teens diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Based on questionnaire responses from 35 adolescents with ASD and 60 not-ASD controls (I'm not........ Read more »
Stanish H, Curtin C, Must A, Phillips S, Maslin M, & Bandini L. (2015) Enjoyment, Barriers, and Beliefs About Physical Activity in Adolescents With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Adapted physical activity quarterly : APAQ, 32(4), 302-17. PMID: 26485735
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alfred Sacchetti, M.D. Department of Emergency Medicine Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Sacchetti: Much of the value of the … Continue reading →
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Alfred Sacchetti, M.D. (2015) Having A Primary Care Doctor Does Not Reduce ER Visits For Women's Health Issues. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Yung-Tai Chen MD Division of Nephrology Department of Medicine Taipei City Hospital Heping Fuyou Branch Taipei, Taiwan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Chen: Recent studies concluded … Continue reading →
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Dr. Yung-Tai Chen MD. (2015) Diabetes: Study Compares Gliptins vs Sulfonylureas as Add-Ons to Metformin. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jonathan R. Enriquez, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology University of Missouri- Kansas City Director, Coronary Care Unit Truman Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Enriquez: In 2009, … Continue reading →
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Jonathan R. Enriquez, MD. (2015) Electronic Health Records Linked To Only Slightly Better Medical Care. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Arielle Nagler MD Instructor, Department of Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study of acne patient who eventually require isotretinoin? Dr. Nagler: Isotretinoin is a … Continue reading →
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Arielle Nagler MD. (2015) Earlier Isotretinoin Discussion May Decrease Long-Term Antibiotic Use For Acne. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD Associate Professor Department of Oncology Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Health Services Research Associate Member, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics McMaster University Canadian Institutes of Health Research Young Investigator Hamilton, Ontario … Continue reading →
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Dr. Hsien Seow, PhD. (2015) End of Life Home Care Nursing Reduces Emergency Department Visits. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alex L. Gornitzky Medical Student and Theodore J. Ganley, M.D. Director of Sports Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
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Alex L. Gornitzky and Theodore J. Ganley, M.D. (2015) Which High School Sports Have Highest Risk of ACL Injury?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Don't let the makeup companies find out. Lady glow-worms are setting an unattainable beauty standard by using bright light to show males how fertile they are. It's a rare (in the animal world) example of females decorating themselves while their mates choose between them.
The European glow-worm, or Lampyris noctiluca, is a member of the firefly family in which the females do most of the glowing. Males are ordinary-looking beetles with brown wings. Females are much larger and don't hav........ Read more »
Hopkins, J., Baudry, G., Candolin, U., & Kaitala, A. (2015) I'm sexy and I glow it: female ornamentation in a nocturnal capital breeder. Biology Letters, 11(10), 20150599. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0599
Among the types of development problems of childhood is developmental coordination disorder or DCD.In DCD, children show delay and subnormal performance in coordinated motor skills.This may be noted as a general tendency of clumsiness with difficulties in activities such as catching a ball, using scissors, handwriting or riding a bike.Computer games such as the Nintendo Wii platform provide a method to improve a variety of motor and coordination skills in a fun environment.A South African team r........ Read more »
Smits-Engelsman BC, Jelsma LD, Ferguson GD, & Geuze RH. (2015) Motor Learning: An Analysis of 100 Trials of a Ski Slalom Game in Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. PloS one, 10(10). PMID: 26466324
Most BHD patients develop pulmonary cysts and although only 30-35% will suffer a pneumothorax the recurrence rate is very high (Toro et al., 2008). The standard treatment for recurrent pneumothorax is pleurodesis, sometimes accompanied with pleurectomy, which attaches the lung surface to the chest wall thereby reducing the risk of further air leaks. An alternative treatment pioneered by several independent groups of researchers and clinicians in Japan is pleural covering which reinforces the sur........ Read more »
Ebana H, Otsuji M, Mizobuchi T, Kurihara M, Takahashi K, & Seyama K. (2015) Pleural Covering Application for Recurrent Pneumothorax in a Patient with Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome. Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia. PMID: 26370712
Risks associated with fracking have been inconsistently documented with the EPA concluding in June 2015 that fracking does not always harm water supplies. “We did not find evidence that these mechanisms have led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States. Of the potential mechanisms identified in this report, we found […]
Hydro-fracking and the Environment
Motherhood and Employment: Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
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Casey JA, Savitz DA, Rasmussen SG, Ogburn EL, Pollak J, Mercer DG, & Schwartz BS. (2015) Unconventional Natural Gas Development and Birth Outcomes in Pennsylvania, USA. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.). PMID: 26426945
By guest blogger Simon OxenhamThe internet has changed the way we do many things, from organising a get-together to looking up a recipe. Tasks that little over a decade ago would have involved dozens of phone calls or a trip to the library, can now be completed in a heartbeat. There has been much animated debate about the potential relative harms or benefits of all this, but convincing evidence has not been forthcoming. Now a new study of 119 men and 83 women recruited through Amazon’s Mechani........ Read more »
Fisher, M., Goddu, M., & Keil, F. (2015) Searching for explanations: How the Internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(3), 674-687. DOI: 10.1037/xge0000070
"Oregon Killer’s Mother Wrote of Troubled Son and Gun Rights" and "The Myth of the ‘Autistic Shooter’".Those were just two of the headlines that I read recently about the tragedy that rocked the town of Roseburg in the United States and the inevitable attempts to understand such a senseless act.Accepting that our thoughts and prayers should focus on the those murdered, and the long and painful journey that now faces families and loved ones (including that of the perpetrator's family), ment........ Read more »
Newman, S., & Ghaziuddin, M. (2008) Violent Crime in Asperger Syndrome: The Role of Psychiatric Comorbidity. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38(10), 1848-1852. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-008-0580-8
King C, & Murphy GH. (2014) A systematic review of people with autism spectrum disorder and the criminal justice system. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 44(11), 2717-33. PMID: 24577785
We’re learning about the divergence between robust Australopithecus and early Homo 2.5-ish million years ago in my Human Evolution class this week. Because of this multiplicity of contemporaneous species, when scientists find new hominin fossils in Early Pleistocene sites, a preliminary question is, “What species is it?” To help my students learn how we know whether […]... Read more »
Leakey MG, Spoor F, Dean MC, Feibel CS, Antón SC, Kiarie C, & Leakey LN. (2012) New fossils from Koobi Fora in northern Kenya confirm taxonomic diversity in early Homo. Nature, 488(7410), 201-4. PMID: 22874966
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joshua H. West, Ph.D., MPH Department of Health Science Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. West: Americans consume too much food. Yet … Continue reading →
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