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  • April 8, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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ACL Injuries Are Getting on My Nerves

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Patients who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear often suffer quadriceps weakness, altered spinal-reflexive excitability during the first few weeks after the injury, and altered corticospinal excitability a few months after the injury.... Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 11:52 PM
  • 73 views

Children of the harvest: schooling, class and race

by Ingrid Piller in Language on the Move

I’ve just come across a fascinating article about the schooling of migrant children during the Great Depression era in the US West Coast states. The authors, Paul Theobald and Rubén Donato, tell a fascinating tale of the manipulation of schooling … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 10:36 PM
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The unpleasant muddiness of crudely purified antibiotics

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Many antibiotics, being the products of microorganisms, can be manufactured by growing the appropriate bacterium or fungus in tanks filled with nutrient-amended broth. Provided that the proper incubation conditions are established, the microbe will happily eat up the broth, multiply to a tremendous degree, and synthesize and release the antibiotic into its liquid surroundings. From there, it is necessary to isolate the antibiotic from a soup of microbes, broth ingredients, and other microbial pr........ Read more »

Fraser I. (1984) Penicillin: early trials in war casualties. British medical journal, 289(6460), 1723-5. PMID: 6440621  

Levine D. (2006) Vancomycin: A History. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 42(Supplement 1). DOI: 10.1086/491709  

  • April 7, 2015
  • 10:15 PM
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Cancer Survivors Face Long Term Increased Mortality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Riccardo Capocaccia Evaluative Epidemiology Unit Department of Preventive and Predictive Medicine Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Tumori Milan, Italy Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Capocaccia: Life expectancy of … Continue reading →
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  • April 7, 2015
  • 09:21 PM
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New Antiviral Medication For HPV Infection Shows Promise

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Luis Squiquera, MD Tamir Biotechnology MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Squiquera: Ranpirnase is a small peptide that has a characteristic enzymatic activity against double stranded RNA (dsRNA). As … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Luis Squiquera, MD. (2015) First Antiviral Medication For HPV Infections Shows Promise. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 7, 2015
  • 06:47 PM
  • 42 views

Breast Cancer Costs Rise But So Has Survival

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Cary P. Gross MD Professor of General Medicine, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Yale University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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  • April 7, 2015
  • 03:17 PM
  • 95 views

Dehydrated Sea Snakes: The Thirst Is Real

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



It's a shame snakes can't appreciate irony. If they could, sea snakes in Australia might find some humor in their situation. Despite living in water, they seem to spend much of their time desperately dehydrated.

The true sea snakes, or Hydrophiini, include more than 60 species of almost frighteningly well-adapted reptiles. They swim with a graceful, ribbon-like motion through coastal waters around the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They have a venomous bite. Like many other snakes, they giv........ Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 12:59 PM
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Master protein enhances learning, memory and fitness?!

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

You're supposed to stay fit, the key to successful aging is to be active. Science doesn't quite understand why, but staying fit helps keep our brain in shape as we get older. I hate to run, hate it, but I exercise my brain often. Truthfully, some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring. Other individuals might be born with a knack for memorizing things, from times tables to trivia facts. These two skills―running and memorizing―are not so diff........ Read more »

Liming Pei, Yangling Mu, Mathias Leblanc, William Alaynick, Grant D. Barish, Matthew Pankratz, Tiffany W. Tseng, Samantha Kaufman, Christopher Liddle, Ruth T. Yu.... (2015) Dependence of Hippocampal Function on ERRγ-Regulated Mitochondrial Metabolism. Cell metabolism. DOI: http://dx.org/10.1016/j.cmet.2015.03.004  

  • April 7, 2015
  • 11:57 AM
  • 72 views

ADHD and Brain White Matter Deficits

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Structural brain imaging studies in ADHD fail to find consistent differences from non-ADHD populations.However, there is increasing evidence linking ADHD to changes in brain white matter function.An example of these findings is a recent study from China examining white matter in children with ADHD.ADHD is typically subgrouped into inattention (ADHD-I), hyperactivity ADHD-H or combined categories (ADHD-C). In the recent Chinese study, inattention and combined subgroups of children were compa........ Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 10:35 AM
  • 59 views

Edwardsiella andrillae: The Icy Anemone

by beredim in Strange Animals



Edwardsiella andrillae


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cnidaria

Class: Anthozoa

Order: Actiniaria

Family: Edwardsiidae

Genus: Edwardsiella

Species: Edwardsiella andrillae


Meet Edwardsiella andrillae, a recently discovered species of sea anemone that lives anchored to the underside of sea ice offshore of Antarctica.



The species was discovered in December 2010 during a test run of an ... Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Star Trek Shields For Tanks

by Mark E. Lasbury in The 'Scope

Star Trek deflectors absorbed or deflected energy beams, but would they work against bullets or asteroids? Scientists are on working on armors and plasma systems that can stop projectiles. In some cases we use explosions to stop explosions. In others, tanks are turned into electrical pulse generators that zap incoming rockets. But the most amazing is the wall of exploding plasma that will be the first true defensive energy shield.... Read more »

Mayseless, M. (2011) Effectiveness of Explosive Reactive Armor. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 78(5), 51006. DOI: 10.1115/1.4004398  

Yoo, Y., Zheng, H., Kim, Y., Rhee, J., Kang, J., Kim, K., Cheong, H., Kim, Y., & Lee, Y. (2014) Flexible and elastic metamaterial absorber for low frequency, based on small-size unit cell. Applied Physics Letters, 105(4), 41902. DOI: 10.1063/1.4885095  

  • April 7, 2015
  • 07:59 AM
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Deep Brain Stimulation Has Potential to Treat Dementia and Memory Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lim Lee Wei School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University, Malaysia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: To date, pharmacological … Continue reading →
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  • April 7, 2015
  • 03:55 AM
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After laughing, people are more willing to share personal details about themselves

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

As a theatrical improviser, I’ve experienced workshops and shows where, after initial horseplay, people who hardly know each other share intimate autobiographical details, sometimes on a brightly lit stage. Where does this striking willingness to be vulnerable arrive from? New research suggests that part of the answer may be that the act of laughter encourages personal disclosure: we chuckle out our secrets.At the start of Alan Gray’s study, groups of four participants watched a video to inf........ Read more »

  • April 7, 2015
  • 02:45 AM
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Candida albicans triggering coeliac disease?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Will the bafflement around coeliac (celiac) disease ever stop?I want you to cast your eye over the paper from Marion Corouge and colleagues [1] (open-access) and the interesting hypothesis that: "CI [Candida albicans infection] may trigger CeD [coeliac disease] onset in genetically-susceptible individuals."Continuing a theme of 'bafflement' when it comes to the autoimmune condition known as coeliac disease (see here), Corouge et al reported that a protein, ........ Read more »

Corouge M, Loridant S, Fradin C, Salleron J, Damiens S, Moragues MD, Souplet V, Jouault T, Robert R, Dubucquoi S.... (2015) Humoral Immunity Links Candida albicans Infection and Celiac Disease. PloS one, 10(3). PMID: 25793717  

  • April 6, 2015
  • 08:47 PM
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Evolving Arctic habitats: how global warming may disrupt the prey-predator balance

by Jonathan Trinastic in Goodnight Earth

Does global warming affect all species equally? Probably not says new modeling research predicting how habitats will evolve in Alaska over the next century.... Read more »

  • April 6, 2015
  • 08:38 PM
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Height Linked To Increased Mortality In Hemodialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bryan B. Shapiro Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology and Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute Harbor–UCLA Medical Center Torrance, California Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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  • April 6, 2015
  • 08:08 PM
  • 23 views

Nursing Home Residents Unlikely To Gain Function From Leg Revascularization

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Emily Finlayson, MD, MS Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics Philip R Lee Institute for Health Policy University of California, San Francisco Director, UCSF Center for Surgery in Older Adults … Continue reading →
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  • April 6, 2015
  • 07:45 PM
  • 19 views

Pitch Count May Not Be Best Predictor Of Injury In MLB Players

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Thomas Karakolis Department of Kinesiology University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers have an injury rate approaching 1 … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Thomas Karakolis. (2015) Pitch Count May Not Be Best Predictor Of Injury In MLB Players. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 06:27 PM
  • 22 views

Readmissions After Hip or Knee Replacement Are Costly

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Joseph Bosco MD III Orthopedic Surgery The New York University Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Bosco: NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases was one of the first institutions … Continue reading →
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  • April 6, 2015
  • 06:06 PM
  • 23 views

Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig Achieved One Year Weight Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kimberly Gudzune, MD, MPH Assistant Professor; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Core Faculty; Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research The Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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