Infertility is a rising problem around the world. Coupled with a current tendency to delay childbearing, the growth in the population of many countries has come to halt. Bacterial infections are an often overlooked cause for infertility. This is particularly relevant to the recent increase in Chlamydia infections among young people. When untreated, Chlamydia in pregnant women can be transmitted to the newborn. As a result, up to 15% of newly born babies are currently known to be infected with Ch........ Read more »
Sominsky, L., Sobinoff, A., Jobling, M., Pye, V., McLaughlin, E., & Hodgson, D. (2013) Immune regulation of ovarian development: programming by neonatal immune challenge. Frontiers in Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00100
It's true. Light pollution doesn't treat a songbird nicely... Read more »
Dominoni, D., Helm, B., Lehmann, M., Dowse, H., & Partecke, J. (2013) Clocks for the city: circadian differences between forest and city songbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1763), 20130593-20130593. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0593
Palm cooling is an effective way to keep cool during workouts. It may also be a good way to keep cool in hot places in general. Core temperature is aThe post Palm Cooling in the Heat Helps Resistance and Endurance Performance appeared first on WODMasters Stiff Competition.... Read more »
Grahn DA, Cao VH, Nguyen CM, Liu MT, & Heller HC. (2012) Work volume and strength training responses to resistive exercise improve with periodic heat extraction from the palm. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength , 26(9), 2558-69. PMID: 22076097
An international team of researchers, including University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa astronomer Brent Tully, has mapped the motions of structures of the nearby universe in greater detail than ever before. The maps are presented as a video, which provides a dynamic three-dimensional representation of the universe through the use of rotation, panning and zooming. The video was announced recently at the conference “Cosmic Flows: Observations and Simulations” in Marseille, France, that honor........ Read more »
Louise Good. (2013) A video map of motions in the nearby universe. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. info:/
The recent disclosures about the extent of the NSA’s domestic spying program add to a long history of incidents in which the American public has gained access to information that was once secret. And that’s great. People should have information about what their government is doing. But it’s worth considering whether people are able to [...]... Read more »
Travers, M., Van Boven, L., & Judd, C. (2013) The Secrecy Heuristic: Inferring Quality from Secrecy in Foreign Policy Contexts. Political Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/pops.12042
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a relatively simple synthesis process for making core-shell gold-indium oxide nanoparticles.... Read more »
Sutter, E., Tong, X., Jungjohann, K., & Sutter, P. (2013) Oxidation of nanoscale Au-In alloy particles as a possible route toward stable Au-based catalysts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1305388110
A press release by Yale University Press Office claimed that "A new study of the genetic origins of dyslexia and other learning disabilities could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Many students now are not diagnosed until high school, at which point treatments are less effective." The account by the Press Office is hard to square with the abstract of the paper, which makes no mention of early diagnosis o........ Read more »
Powers, N., Eicher, J., Butter, F., Kong, Y., Miller, L., Ring, S., Mann, M., & Gruen, J. (2013) Alleles of a Polymorphic ETV6 Binding Site in DCDC2 Confer Risk of Reading and Language Impairment. The American Journal of Human Genetics. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.05.008
Am I delusional? After reading a review of the current research about self-knowledge, that far-fetched question may seem appropriate for many of us. That may seem harsh, but lack of information and motivational biases obstruct our ability to truly know ourselves. While science has long been interested in introspection as a route to improving [...]The post Getting To Know Others’ Perspectives Widens The Pathway Towards [Lawyers] Improving Self-Knowledge appeared first on Psycholawlogy.... Read more »
Vazire, S., & Carlson, E. (2011) Others Sometimes Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(2), 104-108. DOI: 10.1177/0963721411402478
Difficult to study diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and autism can now be probed more safely and effectively thanks to an innovative new method for obtaining mature brain cells called neurons from reprogrammed skin cells.According to Gong Chen, the Verne M. Willaman Chair in Life Sciences and professor of biology at Penn State University and the leader of the research team, "the most exciting part of this research is that it offers the promise of direct disease modelling, al........ Read more »
Tang, X., Zhou, L., Wagner, A., Marchetto, M., Muotri, A., Gage, F., & Chen, G. (2013) Astroglial cells regulate the developmental timeline of human neurons differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Research, 11(2), 743-757. DOI: 10.1016/j.scr.2013.05.002
Using a difficult laboratory technique, Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) physician-researchers have isolated genetically healthy stem cells from patients with Pearson Marrow Pancreas Syndrome (PS), a generally fatal infant blood disorder with less than a hundred reported cases worldwide. Children with PS experience a range of symptoms, most notably: anaemia, decreased organ function, and difficulty absorbing nutrients and gaining weight. Blood transfusions can prolong life, but once diagnosed,........ Read more »
Cherry, A., Gagne, K., McLoughlin, E., Baccei, A., Gorman, B., Hartung, O., Miller, J., Zhang, J., Zon, R., Ince, T.... (2013) Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells with a Pathological Mitochondrial DNA Deletion. STEM CELLS. DOI: 10.1002/stem.1354
Short bouts of intermittent exercise throughout the day may be better than one vigorous workout in convincing your brain that you are full, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.
The researchers, from the United States and Murdoch University, set out to find how the appetite-regulating hormone Peptide YY (PYY) fluctuates with intermittent or continuous exercise. The research team asked the 11 participants to do no exercise on day one, to do a one-hour morning exercise sess........ Read more »
Holmstrup, M., Fairchild, T., Keslacy, S., Weinstock, R., & Kanaley, J. (2013) Satiety, but not total PYY, is increased with continuous and intermittent exercise. Obesity. DOI: 10.1002/oby.20335
Mammals possess the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost fingertip, including the nail, nerves and even bone. In humans, an amputated fingertip can sprout back in as little as two months, a phenomenon that has remained poorly understood until now. In a recently published paper in the Nature journal, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center shed light on this rare regenerative power in mammals, using genetically engineered mice to document for the first time the biochemical chain of events t........ Read more »
Takeo, M., Chou, W., Sun, Q., Lee, W., Rabbani, P., Loomis, C., Taketo, M., & Ito, M. (2013) Wnt activation in nail epithelium couples nail growth to digit regeneration. Nature. DOI: 10.1038/nature12214
After two years since the last edition, I was back in Paris to participate to the Twelfth Workshop on Non-perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics. The conference is organized by high-energy group at Brown University and held at Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris. Professor Chung-I Tan and Professor Berndt Mueller from Duke University are the organizers. As it also happened in the precedent edition, […]... Read more »
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by Forrest Barnum in Evolutionary Games Group
What is history? And what, if any, are its practical uses? These are the questions I’ve been pondering since being introduced to Cliodynamics – which claims to make history into “an analytical, predictive science.” To that end, I wish to address two questions: is it possible to make history into “an analytical, predictive science?” And is […]... Read more »
Researchers from Western Australia are working to improve immune system, so that we can defeat cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
It has already been found that in late stages of life, immunity decreases and that could be the reason for increased chances of cancer in that part of life.
In order to understand the relation between decreasing immunity and the start of mesothelioma and other cancers, researchers from Cu........ Read more »
Jackaman, C., Radley-Crabb, H., Soffe, Z., Shavlakadze, T., Grounds, M., & Nelson, D. (2013) Targeting macrophages rescues age-related immune deficiencies in C57BL/6J geriatric mice. Aging Cell, 12(3), 345-357. DOI: 10.1111/acel.12062
The electrode material has a decisive influence on a battery’s capacity. So far, the negative electrode typically consists of graphite, whose layers can store lithium atoms. While silicone could be much more efficient choice, most silicon-based designs have a major flaw—structures tend to crack or break easily when they are used repeatedly. Scientists at the Technical University Munich have now developed a material made of boron and silicon that could smooth the way to systems with h........ Read more »
Zeilinger, M., van Wüllen, L., Benson, D., Kranak, V., Konar, S., Fässler, T., & Häussermann, U. (2013) LiBSi : A Tetrahedral Semiconductor Framework from Boron and Silicon Atoms Bearing Lithium Atoms in the Channels . Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 52(23), 5978-5982. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201301540
Alcohol is the drug of choice for many people these days. For most, it's a case of the odd glass of wine here or there or a beer whilst sat outside in the garden during the summer we're supposed to be basking in at the moment.The grape @ Wikipedia But there is no getting away from the fact that alcohol is a drug, and by all accounts, a drug which very readily impacts on the lives of many, many people. Outside of all the social ills associated with excessive alcohol consumption, there i........ Read more »
Tunc-Ozcan E, Ullmann TM, Shukla PK, & Redei EE. (2013) Low-Dose Thyroxine Attenuates Autism-Associated Adverse Effects of Fetal Alcohol in Male Offspring's Social Behavior and Hippocampal Gene Expression. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. PMID: 23763370
CrossFit social events (CrossFit Social ‘s) are an important part of CrossFit. (This post was written because someone asked me to feature one of their videos on our website. YouThe post CrossFit Social: What is CrossFit Social and What is CrossFit Social Online. appeared first on WODMasters Stiff Competition.... Read more »
Preece, J., Nonnecke, B., & Andrews, D. (2004) The top five reasons for lurking: improving community experiences for everyone. Computers in Human Behavior, 20(2), 201-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2003.10.015
Every year, Emerald invites journal editors “to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous year”. These papers have now been announced as part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. Papers by da Mota Pedrosa et al. on case study […]... Read more »
Pedrosa, A., Näslund, D., & Jasmand, C. (2012) Logistics case study based research: towards higher quality. International Journal of Physical Distribution , 42(3), 275-295. DOI: 10.1108/09600031211225963
Through a lifelong involvement in nuclear science, Hans Suess developed radiocarbon dating, and provided evidence that burning coal puts carbon into the atmosphere and the activity of the Sun can change, affecting Earth’s climate. ... Read more »
Stuiver, M; Suess, H. E. (1966) On The Relationship Between Radiocarbon Dates And True Sample Ages. Radiocarbon, 534-540. info:/
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