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  • April 27, 2015
  • 10:50 AM
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ADHD and Vehicular Accident Risk

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Attention and impulsive behaviors found in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can contribute to accident risk in children and adults.A recent study of adult drivers in France provides evidence for increased accident risk in adults with ADHD.Researchers at the Bordeaux University Hospital interviewed a series of adult drivers seen in the emergency department following a road traffic crash.A total of 777 eligible subjects completed assessments of accident information, distraction expo........ Read more »

  • April 27, 2015
  • 04:36 AM
  • 13 views

When optimal outcome in autism meets ESSENCE

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I recently came across the paper by Martina Barnevik Olsson and colleagues [1] (open-access) and their rather interesting take on the issue of optimal outcome and autism (see here for some background on this concept).Based on the idea that a diagnosis of autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might not be as immutable as perhaps once thought (as in 'no longer meeting the diagnostic criteria for the condition'), Barnevik Olsson et al reported that loss of the autism/ASD label does not........ Read more »

Barnevik Olsson, M., Westerlund, J., Lundström, S., Giacobini, M., Fernell, E., & Gillberg, C. (2015) “Recovery” from the diagnosis of autism – and then?. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 999. DOI: 10.2147/NDT.S78707  

  • April 27, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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As if Sustaining a TBI was not Enough….TBI May Accelerate Brain Aging

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

A patient with a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury is likely to have structural brain changes that are associated with an older brain than his/her actual age.... Read more »

Cole JH, Leech R, Sharp DJ, & Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (2015) Prediction of brain age suggests accelerated atrophy after traumatic brain injury. Annals of Neurology, 77(4), 571-81. PMID: 25623048  

  • April 26, 2015
  • 02:48 PM
  • 22 views

Single Pill Combination Therapy For Some Hepatitis C Subtypes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stefan Zeuzem, MD Professor of Medicine Chief Department of Medicine Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Zeuzem: Interferon- and ribavirin-free regimens are needed to … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stefan Zeuzem, MD. (2015) Single Pill Combination Therapy For Some Hepatitis C Subtypes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 26, 2015
  • 10:27 AM
  • 24 views

The Story Behind the Paper: The role of TORC1 in muscle development in Drosophila

by Dave Bridges in Bridges Lab Commentaries

A summary of our recent paper on the role of the TORC1 complex in drosophila muscle function... Read more »

Hatfield, I., Harvey, I., Yates, E., Redd, J., Reiter, L., & Bridges, D. (2015) The role of TORC1 in muscle development in Drosophila. Scientific Reports, 9676. DOI: 10.1038/srep09676  

  • April 25, 2015
  • 07:13 PM
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Malaria Vaccine Has Potential To Contribute To Disease Control

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mary J Hamel, M.D. Chief, Strategic and Applied Sciences Unit, And Deputy Branch Chief for Science, CDC Malaria Branch US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, MS A06 Atlanta GA 30333 Dr. Hamel … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mary J Hamel, M.D. (2015) Malaria Vaccine Has Potential To Contribute To Disease Control . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 25, 2015
  • 06:56 PM
  • 22 views

Carotid Artery Stenting: Comparison Of Embolic-Prevention Devices

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with Jay Giri, MD MPH Director, Peripheral Intervention Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Pennsylvania MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Giri: Carotid artery stents are placed by vascular … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with Jay Giri, MD MPH. (2015) Carotid Artery Stenting: Comparison Of Embolic-Prevention Devices. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 25, 2015
  • 06:37 PM
  • 22 views

Antibacterial Gloves May Reduce Cross Contamination In ICU Setting

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ojan Assadian, M.D., DTMH Professor for Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention Institute for Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention School of Human & Health Sciences University of Huddersfield Queensgate, Huddersfield UK MedicalResearch: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:Ojan Assadian, M.D., DTMH. (2015) Antibacterial Gloves May Reduce Cross Contamination In ICU Setting. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 25, 2015
  • 06:21 PM
  • 20 views

Leveraging Big Data to Accelerate Drug Discovery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Neel S. Madhukar Graduate student in the lab of Olivier Elemento, PhD, Associate Professor Head, Laboratory of Cancer Systems Biology Department of Physiology and Biophysics Institute for Computational Biomedicine Weill Cornell Medical College Medical Research: What is … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:Neel S. MadhukarGraduate student in the lab of, & Olivier Elemento, PhD, Associate Professor. (2015) Leveraging Big Data to Accelerate Drug Discovery . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 25, 2015
  • 06:40 AM
  • 53 views

Puppy-Dog Eyes Release Love Hormone

by Agnese Mariotti in United Academics

Gazing between pets and owners releases oxytocin, neurologically strengthening their bond. ... Read more »

Nagasawa, M., Mitsui, S., En, S., Ohtani, N., Ohta, M., Sakuma, Y., Onaka, T., Mogi, K., & Kikusui, T. (2015) Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human-dog bonds. Science, 348(6232), 333-336. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261022  

  • April 25, 2015
  • 03:27 AM
  • 47 views

Kids with autism: a highly [psychotropic] medicated group?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"In keeping with international studies this sample of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] was a highly medicated group."So said the results of the study reported by Kerry-Ann Louw and colleagues [1] back in 2013 who noted that approximately one quarter of their cohort were currently in receipt of "psychotropic medications". I don't want to linger too much on this topic given that such findings tally with other peer-reviewed reports including those with much larger partici........ Read more »

  • April 24, 2015
  • 04:19 PM
  • 67 views

Diabetes drug found in freshwater potential cause of intersex fish

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish –or male fish that produce eggs. The study determined exposure to the diabetes medicine metformin causes physical changes in male fish exposed to doses similar to the amount in wastewater effluent.... Read more »

  • April 24, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
  • 4 views

FindZebra: a specialised search engine for rare diseases

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Every doctor is taught to think of the common causes of a problem before contemplating the rare ones. This works for the majority of patients but occasionally the cause is something unusual – a “zebra” – and isn’t so easy to find. For rare disease patients a specific diagnosis can be elusive with 46% receiving at least one incorrect diagnosis and 20% waiting over five years for a final diagnosis (Rare Disease UK, 2010).... Read more »

Dragusin R, Petcu P, Lioma C, Larsen B, Jørgensen HL, Cox IJ, Hansen LK, Ingwersen P, & Winther O. (2013) FindZebra: a search engine for rare diseases. International journal of medical informatics, 82(6), 528-38. PMID: 23462700  

  • April 24, 2015
  • 07:12 AM
  • 65 views

Momnesia: Does Pregnancy Really Change The Brain?

by Rebekah Morrow in United Academics

Pregnancy does cause brain alterations, but scientists still disagree about other factors.... Read more »

Standtlander, L. (2013) Memory and Perceptual Changes during Pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth, 28(2). info:/

  • April 24, 2015
  • 07:12 AM
  • 62 views

Momnesia: Does Pregnancy Really Change The Brain?

by Rebekah Morrow in United Academics

Pregnancy does cause brain alterations, but scientists still disagree about other factors.... Read more »

Standtlander, L. (2013) Memory and Perceptual Changes during Pregnancy. International Journal of Childbirth, 28(2). info:/

  • April 24, 2015
  • 04:44 AM
  • 63 views

DSM-5 impacting on autism numbers

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Consistent with previous reviews, the majority of included studies indicated between 50 and 75 % of individuals will maintain diagnoses."That was one of the conclusions reached by Isaac Smith and colleagues [1] following their systematic review of studies comparing DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and what the changes mean for eligibility for the label.Authors further reported that: "the greatest decreases [were] among high-functioning populations with IQs over ........ Read more »

  • April 23, 2015
  • 07:15 PM
  • 8 views

Gene Expression Profile Improves Melanoma Risk Assessment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pedram Gerami, M.D. Associate Professor of Dermatology Director, Melanoma Research Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute Northwestern University MedicalResearch: What is the basis and background for performing this study? Dr. Gerami: Most of the existing literature shows that Sentinel … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pedram Gerami, M.D. (2015) Gene Expression Profile Improves Melanoma Risk Assessment . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 23, 2015
  • 06:25 PM
  • 71 views

Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of science, but the paper was rejected by both Nature and Science. Not because the study was flawed, or because the data was falsified, the paper was rejected for ethical reasons.... Read more »

Liang, P., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Ding, C., Huang, R., Zhang, Z., Lv, J., Xie, X., Chen, Y., Li, Y.... (2015) CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes. Protein . DOI: 10.1007/s13238-015-0153-5  

  • April 23, 2015
  • 03:52 PM
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Seizure Medication Reduced Optic Neuritis In Multiple Sclerosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Raj Kapoor National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kapoor: Current treatments for Multiple Sclerosis do not prevent disability which … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Raj Kapoor. (2015) Seizure Medication Reduced Optic Neuritis In Multiple Sclerosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 23, 2015
  • 02:53 PM
  • 64 views

Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual. The team worked with 60 years of pertussis disease data to determine what best explained the recent increase in the disease.... Read more »

Gambhir M, Clark TA, Cauchemez S, Tartof SY, Swerdlow DL, & Ferguson NM. (2015) A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States. PLOS Computational Biology. info:/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004138

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