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  • May 20, 2015
  • 04:50 AM
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Poverty shapes how children think about themselves

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966 (pdf), was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are destined for lives of “criminality, joblessness, and poverty” because they exist in enclaves characterised by dysfunctional beliefs and practices. Thankfully, this fatalistic view has since been largely refuted and attention has turned to ways to help poor children, including giving them access to books, good teachers and stable environments.No........ Read more »

  • May 20, 2015
  • 04:49 AM
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Severe obesity pre-pregnancy and offspring developmental outcome

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Children whose mothers were severely obese before pregnancy had increased risk for adverse developmental outcomes."That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Heejoo Jo and colleagues [1] based on results derived from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II (IFPS II) "a US nationally distributed longitudinal study of maternal health and infant health and feeding practices." Said data included information on "maternal prepregnancy BMI [body mass index] and child psychosocia........ Read more »

  • May 20, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Complications Should Only Be A Small Concern When Undergoing ACL Reconstruction

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

Of 330 patients who underwent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, 27% reported an adverse event due to surgery within 2 years but only 2 adverse events (0.6%) were considered major complications and 24 (7%) required a repeat surgery. This suggests that overall, ACL reconstruction surgery is generally safe and the adverse events which do occur can be treated relatively successfully.... Read more »

  • May 19, 2015
  • 10:14 PM
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Are the children of intermarried couples smarter?

by Ingrid Piller in Language on the Move

Ever since my research for my 2002 book Bilingual Couples Talk I’ve regularly been told by people – or been asked to confirm their belief – that a cross-cultural relationship is beneficial once the couple have children. The children are … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • May 19, 2015
  • 07:57 PM
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Sulcatone makes our scent distinctly human, and mosquitoes have figured this out

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

So, say you're a mosquito (um, yay?) and you've developed a taste for human blood...... Read more »

  • May 19, 2015
  • 06:07 PM
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Transcatheter Heart Valves Linked To Less Blood Breakdown

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Josep Rodés-Cabau MD Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Quebec City, QC, Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Rodés-Cabau: Hemolysis is the breakdown of red blood cells (RBC) … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Josep Rodés-Cabau MD, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute,, & Quebec City, QC, Canada. (2015) Transcatheter Heart Valves Linked To Less Blood Breakdown. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 19, 2015
  • 04:21 PM
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Suicide and skin color, or how being black is killing you

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The great racial divide, despite all the evidence showing that racism, hate and frankly plain stupidity is alive and well, there are people who cannot accept it. This probably will not change anything for those people, but for the first time a new study shows that while suicide rates in children younger than 12 have remained steady for the past 20 years, there are significantly higher suicide rates among black children.... Read more »

Bridge, J., Asti, L., Horowitz, L., Greenhouse, J., Fontanella, C., Sheftall, A., Kelleher, K., & Campo, J. (2015) Suicide Trends Among Elementary School–Aged Children in the United States From 1993 to 2012. JAMA Pediatrics. DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0465  

  • May 19, 2015
  • 03:04 PM
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On Snails and Shells

by Jente Ottenburghs in Evolutionary Stories

The evolution of shell characteristics in snails in simply amazing!... Read more »

  • May 19, 2015
  • 12:30 PM
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When did we start using information theory in neuroscience?

by neuroecology in Neuroecology

This question came up in journal club a little while ago. The hypothesis that neurons in the brain are attempting to maximize their information about the world is a powerful one. Although usually attributed to Horace Barlow, the idea arose almost … Continue reading →... Read more »

Dimitrov, A., Lazar, A., & Victor, J. (2011) Information theory in neuroscience. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 30(1), 1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s10827-011-0314-3  

MacKay, D., & McCulloch, W. (1952) The limiting information capacity of a neuronal link. The Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 14(2), 127-135. DOI: 10.1007/BF02477711  

von Neumann. (1956) Probabilistic logics and the synthesis of reliable organisms from unreliable components. Automata Studies. info:/

  • May 19, 2015
  • 07:06 AM
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Lipid-Lowering Drugs Substantially Reduced Stroke Risk In Elderly Population

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christophe Tzourio, MD, PhD Professor of Epidemiology University of Bordeaux Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Tzourio: The efficacy of lipid-lowering drugs (LLD) – which include statins and … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christophe Tzourio, MD, PhD. (2015) Lipid-Lowering Drugs Substantially Reduced Stroke Risk In Elderly Population. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 19, 2015
  • 07:00 AM
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Rap Revolution: The Musical Evolution

by Gunnar de Winter in United Academics

After soul, rock, and disco, rap is the biggest musical change of the past 50 years.
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Mauch, M., MacCallum, R., Levy, M., & Leroi, A. (2015) The evolution of popular music: USA 1960-2010. Royal Society Open Science, 2(5), 150081-150081. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150081  

  • May 19, 2015
  • 06:35 AM
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Circulating Tumor DNA May Be Able To Predict Breast Cancer Metastases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lao Saal, M.D. Ph.D. Head, Translational Oncogenomics Unit Assistant Professor Department of Oncology and Pathology Lund University Cancer Center Lund, Sweden Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Saal: About a quarter of women … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lao Saal, M.D. Ph.D. (2015) Circulating Tumor DNA May Be Able To Predict Breast Cancer Metastases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 19, 2015
  • 05:53 AM
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A preliminary taxonomy of the voices inside your head

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Psychologists are taking an increasing interest in the way we all speak to ourselves in our heads. Unpleasant, uncontrollable inner voices can be a feature of mental illness, but private self-talk is a mundane part of most healthy people's consciousness.When we talk to ourselves in our heads in this way, it's common for there to be a kind of dialogue. Consider how "You" might say to yourself that you want to stop working, but then a voice in your head takes a different stance and urges you to co........ Read more »

  • May 19, 2015
  • 04:50 AM
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Social anxiety affecting autism intervention outcome?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil" according to one definition. In other descriptions, words such as 'worry' and 'dread' are used (see here) describing how beyond the typical feelings of apprehension about a new situation for example, anxiety can turn into something altogether more serious and life-disrupting for some.There are various types of anxiety disorder (see here) to consider, but for the purposes of this post I'm going to focus on social anxiety disorder in the context of........ Read more »

  • May 18, 2015
  • 09:17 PM
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Reminders Can Increase Adherence To Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Linnea A. Polgreen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Health Services Research Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Coralville, IA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Polgreen: Many patients … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Linnea A. Polgreen, Ph.D. (2015) Reminders Can Increase Adherence To Home Blood Pressure Monitoring. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 18, 2015
  • 08:16 PM
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A Neuronal Protein Keeps Alcohol Binge Drinking In Check

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Interview of Candice Contet, Ph.D. Assistant Professor The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Contet: Alcohol changes the activity of numerous proteins in the brain. One of them … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:Interview of Candice Contet, Ph.D. (2015) A Neuronal Protein Keeps Binge Drinking In Check. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 18, 2015
  • 04:56 PM
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NFL Players: Concussions With Loss Of Consciousness Linked To Later Memory Problems and Brain Changes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: C. Munro Cullum, PhD, ABPP Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology & Neurotherapeutics Pamela Blumenthal Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology Chief of Psychology , Director of Neuropsychology Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: C. Munro Cullum, PhD, ABP. (2015) Concussions With Loss Of Consciousness Linked To Later Memory Problems. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 18, 2015
  • 04:37 PM
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Diabetes Medication May Improve Cardiac Profile Of HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kevin Yarasheski, PhD Assistant Director, Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Research Facility Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology & Physiology, Physical Therapy Washington University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Yarasheski:   People living … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kevin Yarasheski, PhD. (2015) Diabetes Medication May Improve Cardiac Profile Of HIV Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • May 18, 2015
  • 04:35 PM
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Dealing with information overload

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

Information overload is a major barrier researchers face to capture and ingest the knowledge that is being discovered and created by science. The challenge is how to develop ways to create overviews of the knowledge that has been published related to specific areas of interest. The Lazarus initiative is introduced. … Read More →... Read more »

  • May 18, 2015
  • 04:05 PM
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Exposure To Alcohol In Early Pregnancy May Cause Lifelong Adult Brain Changes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Nina Kaminen-Ahola Ph.D. Department of Medical Genetics Faculty of Medicine University of Helsinki Helsinki, Finland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kaminen-Ahola: The beginning of embryonic development is vulnerable to the effects … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Nina Kaminen-Ahola Ph.D. (2015) Exposure To Alcohol In Early Pregnancy May Cause Lifelong Adult Brain Changes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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