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  • January 30, 2015
  • 07:11 AM
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Why you might want to beware the introvert on your team

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Introverts have received a lot of positive press in recent years thanks to the run-away success of Susan Cain's book Quiet: The Power of Introverts. Cain tells us these are people who like their own space, but also happen to be empathic and sensitive and deep-thinkers. A new paper on peer appraisals by team-members bucks this hug-an-introvert trend.Amir Erez and his co-authors report that introverts tend to give especially low performance ratings to their team-mates who are extravert and over-be........ Read more »

  • January 30, 2015
  • 05:02 AM
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Diverse developmental trajectories in early years autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Findings confirm the heterogeneous nature of developmental trajectories in ASD [autism spectrum disorder]." That was the bottom line of the study by Peter Szatmari and colleagues [1] (open-access) tracking the developmental trajectory - autistic symptom severity and adaptive functioning - for a sample of "421 newly diagnosed preschool children with ASD 2 to 4 years old." Some accompanying media for the study can be found here.The Szatmari paper is open-access so it doesn't need any gr........ Read more »

  • January 30, 2015
  • 03:56 AM
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How to feel older and/or worse?

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Growing with time and becoming old is a common phenomenon. Every person grows older with time, but some people may have the wish to grow old faster. So, this article is for those people. On the contrary, if you want to feel young and good, do the opposite as mentioned in this article.
Think that you are old

It has been found that self-perceived age is strongly related to cardiovascular health. It is important to think that you are older. Researchers have found that older people, who think th........ Read more »

Rippon, I., & Steptoe, A. (2014) Feeling Old vs Being Old. JAMA Internal Medicine. DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6580  

  • January 29, 2015
  • 04:29 PM
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Mental illness treatment, there’s NOT an app for that

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

It’s more socially acceptable to talk about mental illness, which is important since the number of people who have it — or should we say, are getting treatment for mental illness — has steadily increased over the years. While it still may be taboo to talk about, mental illness is a very real thing needing very real treatment, however new research now shows that texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile applications.... Read more »

Campbell, B., Caine, K., Connelly, K., Doub, T., & Bragg, A. (2014) Cell phone ownership and use among mental health outpatients in the USA. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 19(2), 367-378. DOI: 10.1007/s00779-014-0822-z  

  • January 29, 2015
  • 12:56 PM
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Political gridlock: Blame the men

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

It feels like the government moves at a snails pace sometimes, it takes forever for any change to come about and even then it is typically not even “change.” This couldn’t be more evident than during the political gridlock that led to the 2013 US federal government shutdown, the leading voices for compromise were the handful of female U.S. senators — only 20 percent of the overall legislative body.... Read more »

  • January 29, 2015
  • 10:10 AM
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Heaven or Hallucination?

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Alex Malarkey, “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven” has admitted that his story was, um, malarkey. Consequently, the book has been pulled and the million or so people who purchased it are feeling as deflated as a New England Patriots football. But others claim to have visited Heaven. My latest article on THE SCOPE discusses the research behind these experiences. Is it really Heaven or a hallucination?... Read more »

Borjigin, J., Lee, U., Liu, T., Pal, D., Huff, S., Klarr, D., Sloboda, J., Hernandez, J., Wang, M., & Mashour, G. (2013) Surge of neurophysiological coherence and connectivity in the dying brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(35), 14432-14437. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1308285110  

  • January 29, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Power down to rest up: light-emitting tablets disrupt sleep and melatonin levels

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Anne-Marie Chang and her colleagues found that reading on light-emitting eReaders before bed negatively affected sleep by altering levels of melatonin. The researchers recruited 12 participants and randomly assigned them to one of two groups: one group read printed books for four hours before bed every day for five consecutive days while the other group used eReaders. After five days, the participants switched to readin........ Read more »

  • January 29, 2015
  • 07:22 AM
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New Hypertension Guidelines Found To Be Cost-Effective

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Andrew Moran, MD, MPH Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine Columbia University Division of General Medicine Presbyterian Hospital  New York, NY 10032 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: … Continue reading →
The post New Hypertension Guidelines Found To Be Cost-Effective appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Researc........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Andrew Moran, MD, MPH. (2015) Are the New Hypertension Guidelines Cost-Effective?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 29, 2015
  • 07:09 AM
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Platelets Plus DDAVP Found Not To Improve Outcomes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dennis Kim, MD Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute                                                                                                                 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Kim: More than 1.7 million people in th........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Dennis Kim, MD, & Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute. (2015) Traumatic Brain Injury: Platelets Plus DDAVP Found Not To Improve Outcomes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 29, 2015
  • 06:56 AM
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Religion And War: “It’s Complicated”

by Shai Simpson-Baikie in United Academics

When was the last time you read the news and didn’t read about religious war? My guess: you can’t remember. The world around us seems to be saturated with religious conflict.How and why religion exactly leads to violence remains undiscovered. Up until now.... Read more »

Neuberg SL, Warner CM, Mistler SA, Berlin A, Hill ED, Johnson JD, Filip-Crawford G, Millsap RE, Thomas G, Winkelman M.... (2014) Religion and intergroup conflict: findings from the Global Group Relations Project. Psychological science, 25(1), 198-206. PMID: 24264940  

  • January 29, 2015
  • 04:38 AM
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Autism spectrum symptomatology in individuals with Down syndrome

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I was not surprised to read the findings of the paper from Marie Moore Channell and colleagues [1] (open-access) who "identified patterns of ASD [autism spectrum disorder] symptomatology, measured by the SRS [Social Responsiveness Scale], in individuals with DS [Down syndrome] who do not have comorbid ASD."You're not going Turbo, are you?Harking back to the paper by Georgina Warner and colleagues [2] discussed not-so-long-ago on this blog (see here), the idea that variou........ Read more »

Marie Moore Channell, B Allyson Phillips, Susan J Loveall, Frances A Conners, Paige M Bussanich, & Laura Grofer Klinger. (2015) Patterns of autism spectrum symptomatology in individuals with Down syndrome without comorbid autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. info:/10.1186/1866-1955-7-5

  • January 28, 2015
  • 11:59 PM
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Two Gene Mutations Linked To Deadly Ovarian Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Terry Magnuson PhD Vice Dean for Research Department of Genetics, School of Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
The post Two Gene Mutations Linked To Deadly Ovarian Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News .
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Terry Magnuson PhD. (2015) Two Gene Mutations Linked To Deadly Ovarian Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 11:55 PM
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Space and stochasticity in evolutionary games

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

Two of my goals for TheEGG this year are to expand the line up of contributors and to extend the blog into a publicly accessible venue for active debate about preliminary, in-progress, and published projects; a window into the everyday challenges and miracles of research. Toward the first goal, we have new contributions from Jill […]... Read more »

Durrett, R., & Levin, S. (1994) The Importance of Being Discrete (and Spatial). Theoretical Population Biology, 46(3), 363-394. DOI: 10.1006/tpbi.1994.1032  

  • January 28, 2015
  • 11:24 PM
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Lab Turns Stem Cells Into Hair Bulbs That Grow Hair

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alexey Terskikh, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute La Jolla, CA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Terskikh: Hair loss … Continue reading →
The post Lab Turns Stem Cells Into Hair Bulbs That Grow Hair appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with, & Alexey Terskikh, Ph.D. (2015) Lab Turns Stem Cells Into Hair Bulbs That Grow Hair. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 10:52 PM
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Study Attacks Breast Cancer Metastases With Seizure Medication

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: William J. Brackenbury, Ph.D. MRC Fellow Department of Biology University of York, Heslington, York UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Brackenbury: Metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from the primary tumour to … Continue reading →
The post Study Attacks Breast Cancer Metastases With Seizure Medication appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Int........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with, & William J. Brackenbury, Ph.D. (2015) Study Attacks Breast Cancer Metastases With Seizure Medication. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 09:29 PM
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Genetic Basis For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Drug Toxicity Identified

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jun J. Yang  Ph.D. Assistant Member Dept. of Pharm. Sci. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN 38105 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yang: Mercaptopurine is highly … Continue reading →
The post Genetic Basis For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Drug Toxicity Identified appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Resear........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with, & Jun J. Yang Ph.D. (2015) Genetic Basis For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Drug Toxicity Identified. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 08:48 PM
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Targeted MR/Ultrasound Biopsy May Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery – Urology Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery University of Maryland School of Medicine and Peter A. Pinto, M.D Head, Prostate Cancer Section  Director, Fellowship Program Urologic Oncology Branch National … Continue reading →
The post Targeted MR/Ultrasound Biopsy May Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis appeared first on Medi........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD and Peter A. Pinto, M.D. (2015) Targeted MR/Ultrasound Biopsy May Improve Prostate Cancer Diagnosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 08:21 PM
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Negative Patient-Doctor Communication More Powerful Than Positive Interaction

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Maddy Greville-Harris Research Fellow University of Southampton   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Greville-Harris: Our research looks at the effects of non-understanding feedback (‘invalidation’) and discusses … Continue reading →
The post Negative Patient-Doctor Communication More Powerful Than Positive Interaction........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with, Dr Maddy Greville-Harris, Research Fellow, & University of Southampton. (2015) Negative Patient-Doctor Communication More Powerful Than Positive Communication . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 07:52 PM
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US Opioid Death Rate Flattens, Heroin Deaths Increase

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Richard C. Dart, M.D., Ph.D Denver Health & Hospital Authority Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Dart: For the past two decades, prescription opioid medication abuse has increased significantly in … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Richard C. Dart, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) US Opioid Death Rate Flattens, Heroin Deaths Increase. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 28, 2015
  • 07:15 PM
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Team of Rivals: Does Science Need "Adversarial Collaboration"?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

When scientists disagree about something, what often happens is that the two sides of the argument form separate communities, with scientists collaborating with others on their "team" while avoiding working with their "opponents". But is there a better way?



A paper just published today presents the results of an experiment that was conducted as an 'adversarial collaboration'. This is where some researchers sit down with some members of the "other side" and agree upon a plan for a study to... Read more »

Matzke D, Nieuwenhuis S, van Rijn H, Slagter HA, van der Molen MW, & Wagenmakers EJ. (2015) The effect of horizontal eye movements on free recall: A preregistered adversarial collaboration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1). PMID: 25621378  

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