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  • August 22, 2015
  • 04:49 PM
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Research Into Many Skin Diseases Receives Too Little NIH Funding

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Erika Hagstrom, M.D., M.A. Preliminary Internal Medicine PGY-1 Loyola University Medical Center  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hagstrom: Allocation of funding dollars to research is a critical … Continue reading →
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Erika Hagstrom, M.D., M.A. (2015) Research Into Many Skin Diseases Receives Too Little NIH Funding. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 12:49 PM
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Don’t touch that dial: TV’s subliminal influence on women’s perception of pregnancy and birth

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In an era where popular culture is increasingly recognized for its impact on lay understanding of health and medicine, few scholars have looked at television’s powerful role in the creation of patient expectations, especially regarding pregnancy and birth.... Read more »

Danielle Bessett. (2015) As Seen on TV: Women's Views on Television Representations of Pregnancy and Birth. American Sociological Association’s 110th Annual Meeting. info:other/SES-0402165

  • August 22, 2015
  • 10:05 AM
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Spinach Bleach Contours May Prevent Adequate Decontamination

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nichola Kinsinger, Ph.D Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemical & Environmental Engineering University of California, Riverside USDA National Institute for Food and Agricultural Postdoctoral Fellow DoD Office of Naval Research National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellow, EIT (Chemical Engineering) Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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Nichola Kinsinger, Ph.D. (2015) Spinach Bleach Contours May Prevent Adequate Decontamination. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:54 AM
  • 110 views

Early Life Intelligence Linked To Better Physical Fitness in Middle Age

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rikke Hodal Meincke PhD student Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: A sufficient level of physical capability is a precondition … Continue reading →
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Rikke Hodal Meincke. (2015) Early Life Intelligence Linked To Better Physical Fitness in Middle Age. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:43 AM
  • 96 views

Extent of Liver Damage May Be Underestimated In Hepatitis C Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stuart Gordon, M.D. Director of Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Gordon: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division … Continue reading →
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Stuart Gordon, M.D. (2015) Extent of Liver Damage May Be Underestimated In Hepatitis C Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:21 AM
  • 115 views

Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tae-Hyun Yoo MD PhD Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Severance Biomedical Science Institute, Brain Korea 21 PLUS Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Tae-Hyun Yoo MD PhD. (2015) Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:42 AM
  • 108 views

Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sandrine Colas, MSc, MPH Department of Epidemiology of Health Products French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) Saint-Denis, France Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Total hip … Continue reading →
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Sandrine Colas, MSc, MPH. (2015) Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:31 AM
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Noninvasive FFR Study Superior to CT Angiography In Patients With Highly Calcified Coronary Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Bjarne Linde Norgaard, MD PhD Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby Aarhus, Denmark   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Norgaard: Noninvasive fractional flow reserve derived from … Continue reading →
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Bjarne Linde Norgaard, MD PhD. (2015) Noninvasive FFR Study Superior to CT Angiography In Patients With Highly Calcified Coronary Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:19 AM
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Novel DNA Vaccine Provides Protection Against MERS Virus

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David B. Weiner, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chair, Gene Therapy and Vaccine Program, CAMB Co-Leader Tumor Virology Program, Abramson Cancer Program University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
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David B. Weiner, Ph.D. (2015) Novel DNA Vaccine Provides Protection Against MERS Virus. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 05:19 AM
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Maternal folate status and offspring autism risk: where are we up to?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I'd like to briefly draw your attention to the review published by Elizabeth DeVilbiss and colleagues [1] today, covering "what is known about the role of folate in the aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders."Folate, is a topic that has graced this blog a few times with autism in mind (see here for example) based on various ideas that folate status during pregnancy might have the ability to modify offspring risk of autism [2] alongside the idea that autoimmune processes might act on fola........ Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 03:08 PM
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Single Vaccine Can Protect Against Six Common Childhood Diseases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gary S. Marshall, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Director, Pediatric Clinical Trials Unit University of Louisville School of Medicine     Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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Gary S. Marshall, M.D. (2015) Single Vaccine Can Protect Against Six Common Childhood Diseases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 02:48 PM
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How Do Female Cells Inactivate One X Chromosome?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hendrik Marks Ph.D Group leader Epigenetics of Stem Cells Radboud University, Department of Molecular Biology, RIMLS Nijmegen, The Netherlands   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Marks: In mammals, … Continue reading →
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Hendrik Marks Ph.D. (2015) How Do Female Cells Inactivate One X Chromosome?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 02:33 PM
  • 219 views

Florida’s Drug and Pill Mills Law Reduced Opioids Prescriptions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH Associate Professor Department of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Rutkow: Rates … Continue reading →
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Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH. (2015) Florida's Drug and Pill Mills Laws Reduced Opioids Prescriptions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 01:53 PM
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Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, are both a sign of aging and contribute to it. Scientists have found that the dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid (ALA) can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis.... Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 12:49 PM
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To Avoid Mosquitoes, Stop Breathing and Be Invisible

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Hungry mosquitoes use an arsenal of sensory tools to hunt you down. They sniff out the carbon dioxide you exhale; they home in on your heat signature. But a previously under-appreciated tool in the mosquito's kit is the same one you use just before slapping at it in horror: vision.

At Caltech, Floris van Breugel put mosquitoes in a wind tunnel to tease apart how they find their meals. He used Aedes aegypti, a tropical species that spreads yellow fever and other diseases. The insects wer........ Read more »

van Breugel, F., Riffell, J., Fairhall, A., & Dickinson, M. (2015) Mosquitoes Use Vision to Associate Odor Plumes with Thermal Targets. Current Biology, 25(16), 2123-2129. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.046  

  • August 21, 2015
  • 10:14 AM
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Polygenetic Score Predicts Educational Attainment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

  MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ben Domingue Assistant Professor (starting 9/2015) Stanford Graduate School of Education     Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Earlier research has started to illuminate which genetic … Continue reading →
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Ben Domingue. (2015) Polygenetic Score Predicts Educational Attainment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 21, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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TDP-43 differentially splices FNIP1

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Folliculin interaction protein 1 (FNIP1), through interactions with FLCN, plays a role in a range of cellular processes (Baba et al., 2006). Alternative splicing of FNIP1, under the control of MBNL1, was previously reported in late mesenchymal differentiation (Venables et al., 2013). New research from De Conti et al., (2015) has identified FNIP1 as also being differentially spliced by TDP-43 – a protein associated with neurodegeneration in ALS and fronto-temporal dementia (Neumann et al., ........ Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 11 views

This and that: The secret to crowdfunding success, cold offices,  and nosy smartphones

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

Here’s another collection of interesting tidbits that don’t rate an entire blog post on their own but that we think worthy of mention. Think of them as our contribution to your conversational contributions over dinner, drinks, or to fill that awkward silence that pops up unexpectedly. Be thin, White and attractive for crowdfunding success! It’s […]

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  • August 21, 2015
  • 05:56 AM
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Free personality tests are more reliable and efficient than the paid variety

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

In most areas of life, we expect the free versions of products to be sub-standard compared with the "premium" paid-for versions. After all, why would anyone pay for something if the free equivalent were better? However, a new study of personality tests boots this logic off the park – psychologists at the University of Texas report in the Journal of Psychology that free tests are more reliable and efficient than their paid-for, proprietary counterparts.To measure test reliability, Tyler Ha........ Read more »

  • August 21, 2015
  • 03:11 AM
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Digestive enzymes and autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"The ASD [autism spectrum disorder] group receiving digestive enzyme therapy for 3 months had significant improvement in emotional response, general impression autistic score, general behavior and gastrointestinal symptoms. Our study demonstrated the usefulness of digestive enzyme in our population of ASD patients."So said the results of a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial published by Khaled Saad and colleagues [1] (open-access available here) on the use of a specific dige........ Read more »

Saad K, Eltayeb AA, Mohamad IL, Al-Atram AA, Elserogy Y, Bjørklund G, El-Houfey AA, & Nicholson B. (2015) A Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial of Digestive Enzymes in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience : the official scientific journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 13(2), 188-93. PMID: 26243847  

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