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  • April 6, 2015
  • 03:27 PM
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Researchers find protein that triggers lupus-associated immune system activation

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Researchers have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an essential role in the autoimmune disorder systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known simply as lupus. In their report the team describes finding that a protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system – the body’s first line of defense against infection – activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with lupus and that the protein’s activity is required for the development of lupus symp........ Read more »

Ramirez-Ortiz et al. (2015) TREML4 amplifies TLR7. Nature Immunology . info:/10.1038/ni.3143

  • April 6, 2015
  • 02:57 PM
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Pediatric Transition To Adult Lipid Control Guidelines Need Clarification

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Holly Gooding, MD, MS Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital Division of General Internal Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Holly Gooding, MD, MS. (2015) Pediatric Transition To Adult Guidelines For Lipid Control Need Clarification. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 01:02 PM
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Tumor DNA Blood Test May Detect Lymphoma Relapse Before CT Scan

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Mark Roschewski, MD and Dr Wyndham H Wilson MD-PhD Lymphoma Therapeutics Section Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, Center for Cancer Research National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 20892 Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Mark Roschewski, MD and Dr Wyndham H Wilson MD-PhD. (2015) Tumor DNA Blood Test May Detect Lymphoma Relapse Before CT Scans. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 12:28 PM
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Patients and Caregivers May Differ On End-of-Life Choices

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Chetna Malhotra M.B.B.S., M.D. M.P.H. Lien Centre for Palliative Care Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Malhotra: Patients with advanced cancer … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof. Chetna Malhotra M.B.B.S., M.D. M.P.H. (2015) Patients and Caregivers May Differ On End-of-Life Choices. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 11:49 AM
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Mexican Study Links Health System Delays and Later Stage Of Breast Cancer Diagnosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Karla Unger-Saldaña Unit of Epidemiology Instituto Nacional de Cancerología Mexico City, Mexico. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Unger-Saldaña: Even though Breast Cancer is most common in the developed world, most cancer … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Karla Unger-Saldaña. (2015) Mexican Study Links Health System Delays and Later Stage Of Breast Cancer Diagnosis . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 11:28 AM
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Study Show Close Link Between Leisure Time Exercise and Mortality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hannah Arem, MHS, PhD Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Arem: The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend a minimum of 150 minutes … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Hannah Arem, MHS, PhD. (2015) Study Show Close Link Between Leisure Time Exercise and Mortality. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 11:04 AM
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Vigorous Exercise Linked To Lower All-Cause Mortality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Klaus Gebel GradDipExRehab, MExSc, MAppSc, PhD Senior Research Fellow Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences James Cook University Cairns Australia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Klaus Gebel. (2015) Vigorous Exercise Linked To Lower All-Cause Mortality. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 09:46 AM
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Rare Variants in Complex Disease: ABCA7 and Alzheimer’s

by Daniel Koboldt in Massgenomics

Although the cost of sequencing continues to fall precipitously (cue the NIH sequencing-versus-Moore’s-Law figure), it’s still expensive relative to high-throughput genotyping. Whole-genome sequencing on the X Ten costs around $2500 per sample by the time you account for basic analysis and data storage. This means that a well-powered genetic association study for complex disease (10,000 […]... Read more »

Steinberg S, Stefansson H, Jonsson T, Johannsdottir H, Ingason A, Helgason H, Sulem P, Magnusson OT, Gudjonsson SA, Unnsteinsdottir U.... (2015) Loss-of-function variants in ABCA7 confer risk of Alzheimer's disease. Nature genetics. PMID: 25807283  

  • April 6, 2015
  • 08:44 AM
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Exclusive Breastfeeding Does Not Reduce Allergies by Age 7

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSc Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen & Danish Pediatric Asthma Center Gentofte Hospital, Gentofte, Denmark. Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Hans Bisgaard, MD, DMSc. (2015) Exclusive Breastfeeding Does Not Reduce Allergies by Age 7. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 07:48 AM
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‘Heart To Heart’ Aims To Improve Adherence to HIV Medications

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marya Viorst Gwadz, Ph.D Senior Research Scientist Director, Transdisciplinary Methods Core Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) New York University College of Nursing New York, NY 10010 Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Marya Viorst Gwadz, Ph.D. (2015) 'Heart To Heart' Aims To Improve Adherence to HIV Medications. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 6, 2015
  • 04:18 AM
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Assisted Reproductive Technology conception and autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I noticed recently that the paper by Christine Fountain and colleagues [1] reporting that "incidence of diagnosed autism was twice as high for ART [assisted reproductive technology] as non-ART births" has been making some media headlines.Based on an analysis of an impressive participant number "using linked records from the California Birth Master Files for 1997 through 2007, the California Department of Developmental Services autism caseload for 1997 through 2011, and the Centers for ........ Read more »

  • April 6, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Concussions and Depression… Is There a Connection?

by Jessica Herek and Adam Rosen in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Athletes demonstrated greater rates of depression post-concussion. Older age, baseline depression symptoms, and increased concussion-related symptoms were factors most associated with post-concussion depression.... Read more »

  • April 5, 2015
  • 03:32 PM
  • 101 views

That Higgs is trivial!

by Marco Frasca in The Gauge Connection

Notwithstanding LHC has seen the particle, the Higgs sector of the Standard Model has some serious problems. This fact yielded more than one headache to physicists. One of these difficulties is called technically “triviality“. The scalar field theory, that is so well defined classically, does not exist as a quantum field theory unless is non-interacting. […]... Read more »

Renata Jora. (2015) $Φ^4$ theory is trivial. arXiv. arXiv: 1503.07298v1

Marco Frasca. (2006) Proof of triviality of $λφ^4$ theory. Int.J.Mod.Phys.A22:2433-2439,2007. arXiv: hep-th/0611276v5

I. L. Bogolubsky, E. -M. Ilgenfritz, M. Müller-Preussker, & A. Sternbeck. (2009) Lattice gluodynamics computation of Landau-gauge Green's functions in the deep infrared. Phys.Lett.B676:69-73,2009. arXiv: 0901.0736v3

  • April 5, 2015
  • 03:05 PM
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Gender differences in moral judgements linked to emotion

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

If a time machine was available, would it be right to kill Adolf Hitler when he was still a young Austrian artist to prevent World War II and save millions of lives? Should a police officer torture an alleged bomber to find hidden explosives that could kill many people at a local cafe? When faced with such dilemmas, men are typically more willing to accept harmful actions for the sake of the greater good than women. For example, women would be less likely to support the killing of a young Hitler........ Read more »

  • April 5, 2015
  • 11:49 AM
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Multisensory integration and causal inference in the brain

by Pierre Megevand in Neuroscience and Medicine

Amidst the incessant onslaught of signals that reach our senses every second, how does the brain determine which auditory and visual signals originate from a common source and should be integrated, and which ones should be distinguished as they reflect separate objects? An influential idea is that the brain solves this problem by performing optimal probabilistic inference, known as Bayesian causal inference. In a recent study published in PLOS Biology, Drs. Tim Rohe and Uta Noppeney, from the M........ Read more »

  • April 5, 2015
  • 02:30 AM
  • 83 views

Let a Virus Paint Your Eggs in Blue

by Bernadeta Dadonaite in The Question Gene

How retrovirus integration leads to blue eggshell formation... Read more »

  • April 4, 2015
  • 05:46 PM
  • 102 views

Uterine fibroid growth increases with cadmium exposure, but not because cadmium acts like estrogen

by Megan Cartwright in Science-Based Writing

Breathing or eating even small amounts of the toxic metal cadmium—a widespread contaminant of cigarettes and seafood—may increase a woman’s risk for developing uterine fibroids, but not in the way scientists previously thought. By the age of 50, at least … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • April 4, 2015
  • 03:02 PM
  • 104 views

5 Weird Animals Described in 2014

by beredim in Strange Animals

From pink blind fish to mushroom shaped animals to flic-flac jumping spiders, here is a pick of the weirdest animals described in 2014.






1. Hoosier cavefish (Amblyopsis hoosieri)





A live specimen of A. hoosieri, measuring 6.07 cm (2.39 in) long.


The Hoosier cavefish (Amblyopsis hoosieri) is a subterranean blind fish from southern Indiana, U.S.

First discovered during a 2013 study on ... Read more »

  • April 4, 2015
  • 02:53 PM
  • 99 views

Smoking, bad for you, good for MRSA

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. It has been a tough battle finding ways to fight it and research now shows, cigarette smoke may make matters worse. The study shows that MRSA bacteria exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant to killing by the immune system.... Read more »

McEachern, E., Hwang, J., Sladewski, K., Nicatia, S., Dewitz, C., Mathew, D., Nizet, V., & Crotty Alexander, L. (2015) Analysis of the Effects of Cigarette Smoke on Staphylococcal Virulence Phenotypes. Infection and Immunity. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00303-15  

  • April 4, 2015
  • 05:52 AM
  • 33 views

Academic Journals In Glass Houses... (Updated)

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

A psychiatry journal, the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (JNMD), has just published a remarkable attack on another journal, Frontiers in Psychology. Here's the piece: it's by the JNMD's own Statistics Editor. In it, he writes that:
To be perfectly candid, the reader needs to be informed that the journal that published the Lakens (2013) article, Frontiers in Psychology, is one of an increasing number of journals that charge exorbitant publication fees in exchange for free open access to p... Read more »

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