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  • July 31, 2015
  • 02:33 PM
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Crystal clear images uncover secrets of hormone receptors

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Many hormones and neurotransmitters work by binding to receptors on a cell’s exterior surface. This activates receptors causing them to twist, turn and spark chemical reactions inside cells. NIH scientists used atomic level images to show how the neuropeptide hormone neurotensin might activate its receptors. Their description is the first of its kind for a neuropeptide-binding G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), a class of receptors involved in a wide range of disorders and the target of many d........ Read more »

  • July 31, 2015
  • 02:00 PM
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Cancer Drug Can Activate HIV Reservoirs To Target For Eradication

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Satya Dandekar PhD Professor and Chair Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology UC Davis Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Dandekar: Current anti-retroviral therapy is effective in … Continue reading →
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Dr. Satya Dandekar PhD. (2015) Cancer Drug Can Activate HIV Reservoirs To Target For Eradication. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 31, 2015
  • 01:15 PM
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Modern Wireless Devices May Cause Excessive Oxidative Stress In Humans

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Igor Yakymenko Laboratory of Biophysics, Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology NAS of Ukraine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Yakymenko: We know a lot about … Continue reading →
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Prof. Igor Yakymenko. (2015) Modern Wireless Devices May Cause Excessive Oxidative Stress In Humans. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 31, 2015
  • 01:01 PM
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Biomarker S100B Can Help Rule Out Hemorrhage After Minor Head Injury

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Heinrich Thaler Trauma Hospital Meidling Vienna Austria Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Thaler:  An increased prevalence of minor head injuries in elderly patients combined with the frequent use of platelet aggregation … Continue reading →
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Dr. Heinrich Thaler. (2015) Biomarker S100B Can Help Rule Out Hemorrhage After Minor Head Injury. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 31, 2015
  • 12:31 PM
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Insulin Resistance Linked to Poor Memory Performance

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Auriel A. Willette, M.S., Ph.D. Food Science and Human Nutrition Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program Gerontology Interdepartmental Graduate Program Iowa State University, Ames Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Obesity is … Continue reading →
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Auriel A. Willette, M.S., Ph.D. (2015) Insulin Resistance Linked to Poor Memory Performance. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 31, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
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Mild Increase in Daily Sodium Increases Risk of Hypertension

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tomonori Sugiura, MD, PhD Department of Cardio‐Renal Medicine and Hypertension Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences Nagoya  Japan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Sugiura: Although … Continue reading →
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Tomonori Sugiura, MD, PhD. (2015) Mild Increase in Daily Sodium Increases Risk of Hypertension. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 31, 2015
  • 10:40 AM
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What Happens When People Text on an Obstacle Course

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Exercise scientist Conrad Earnest was dodging some oblivious pedestrians in England when inspiration struck. He was trying to walk down the sidewalk, but all around him people were weaving back and forth as they focused on their smartphone screens. Earnest suggested to two of his students that they study the dangers of texting while walking. Specifically, they could ask whether texters are more likely to trip and fall—perhaps wishful thinking on Earnest's part as he walked among them.

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  • July 31, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
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How to make rice healthier for you and the environment

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

An innovative way of cooking rice that removes more arsenic than the conventional method and a new strain of high-starch, low-methane rice are discussed.... Read more »

  • July 31, 2015
  • 08:03 AM
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What if There Were Live Music at the Doctor’s Office?

by Jeremiah Stanghini in Jeremiah Stanghini

There was a really interesting study published earlier this year that had live music in a medical waiting room. The aim of the study was to learn more about the staff’s perceptions of this live music, but as you might expect, the live … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • July 31, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Workplace rudeness: Death of a thousand cuts 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

It makes sense. If someone is rude to you, you might become grumpy and be rude in response, or rude to those who cross your path in the wake of the mistreatment. You may think of this as a small issue but new research shows us that rude behaviors are actually harmful—and, in fact, as […]

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  • July 31, 2015
  • 05:01 AM
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Of the importance of giving opportunities to practice

by Mirjam Sophia Glessmer in Adventures in Teaching and Oceanography

When you are short on time and want to teach as much as possible in a given time, how do you allocate time to different activities and are there any that you might be able to drop? Classically, practice is … Continue reading →... Read more »

Martin, F., Klein, J., & Sullivan, H. (2007) The impact of instructional elements in computer-based instruction. British Journal of Educational Technology, 38(4), 623-636. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00670.x  

  • July 31, 2015
  • 04:13 AM
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Everolimus: a new treatment for BHD renal cancer?

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Last week the US National Cancer Institute announced a phase II clinical trial to test everolimus, a derivative of rapamycin, in BHD patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The trial is also open to sporadic chromophobe RCC (chRCC) patients. Approximately 85% of BHD-RCC is either chRCC or a chromophobe-oncocytoma hybrid (Pavlovich et al., 2002), but there are no effective treatments available for this RCC subtype. Instead BHD patients undergo partial nephrectomies to excise tumours – whi........ Read more »

  • July 31, 2015
  • 03:34 AM
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Careful now: oral colostrum MAF and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I should perhaps begin this slightly longer than usual post by reiterating my well-trodden caveat on this blog about not giving anything that looks, sounds or smells like medical or clinical advice during my musings. This is a blog [mainly] about peer-reviewed science, nothing more. Added to that, I'm not your Dr Ross and you are not my patient.So... I've been seeing quite a bit about Gc-MAF (Gc Macrophage Activating Factor) in the news recently. The various headlines about autism and Gc-MAF (se........ Read more »

  • July 30, 2015
  • 08:02 PM
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How To Handle ICD If Patient’s Heart Function Improves?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alan Cheng, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics Director, Arrhythmia Device Service Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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Alan Cheng, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS. (2015) How To Handle ICD If Patient's Heart Function Improves?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 30, 2015
  • 07:39 PM
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7 Cancers May Occur More Frequently In LGBTQ Community

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Ph.D. Moffitt Cancer Center University of South Florida MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Quinn: Our research group has been conducting studies of the LGBTQ community … Continue reading →
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Gwendolyn P. Quinn, Ph.D. (2015) 7 Cancers May Occur More Frequently In LGBTQ Community. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 30, 2015
  • 05:21 PM
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Plasma Biomarker May Be Independent Risk Predictor of Breast Cancer In Women Without Family History

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Karla M. Gonye, MBA President, sphingotec LLC Cambridge, Massachusetts MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Met- and Leu-Enkephalin: are endogenous pentapeptides of the family of opioid peptides known as opiod-growth factors (OGF) Enkephalins have … Continue reading →
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Karla M. Gonye, MBA. (2015) Plasma Biomarker May Be Independent Risk Predictor of Breast Cancer In Women Without Family History. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 30, 2015
  • 04:10 PM
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Lax standards at PLOS One for peer review of CAM research papers?

by Kausik Datta in In Scientio Veritas

Serious question: has the peer review system at the PLOS journals been doing a less-than-stellar job when it comes to evaluating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research for publication? If the answer is 'yes', why? Or if 'no', how does a paper like this go through PLOS ONE without some serious revisions?... Read more »

  • July 30, 2015
  • 02:26 PM
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Socially Isolated Women Have Greater Risk of Suicide

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD Center for Global Health Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies Cambridge, Massachusetts Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Tsai: Suicide … Continue reading →
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Alexander C. Tsai, MD, PhD. (2015) Association Between Social Integration and Suicide Among Women in the United States. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 30, 2015
  • 01:55 PM
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Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords. The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way of electrodes strategically placed on the skin of the lower back.... Read more »

Gerasimenko, Y., Lu, D., Modaber, M., Zdunowski, S., Gad, P., Sayenko, D., Morikawa, E., Haakana, P., Ferguson, A., Roy, R.... (2015) Noninvasive Reactivation of Motor Descending Control after Paralysis. Journal of Neurotrauma, 2147483647. DOI: 10.1089/neu.2015.4008  

  • July 30, 2015
  • 01:10 PM
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A tough bacterium that lives in poisoned soils and pulls gold out of water

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Cupriavidus metallidurans (roughly translated: lover of copper, enduring metal) is a bacterium of the class Betaproteobacteria known for its ability to withstand high concentrations of numerous metals that would be toxic to most other living things. These metals, which include Ag, Au, Bi, Cd, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Hg, Ni, Pb, Sr, Tl, U, and Zn, tend to cause problems for bacterial cells by binding to DNA or proteins, which can disrupt important stuff like obtaining energy or reproducing.The bacterium ........ Read more »

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