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  • April 13, 2015
  • 09:04 PM
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Nanotechnology May Lead To Breath Test For Gastric Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Hossam Haick Ph.D Department of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute Haifa, Israel Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Haick: Our study is based on the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Hossam Haick Ph.D. (2015) Nanotechnology May Lead To Breath Test For Gastric Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 13, 2015
  • 03:37 PM
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The placebome: Where genetics and the placebo effect meet

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Placebos have helped to ease symptoms of illness for centuries and have been a fundamental component of clinical research to test new drug therapies for more than 70 years. But why some people respond to placebos and others do not remains under debate.... Read more »

Kathryn T. Hall et al. (2015) Genetics and the placebo effect: the placebome. Trends in Molecular Medicine. info:/10.1016/j.molmed.2015.02.009

  • April 13, 2015
  • 02:47 PM
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Gibbon calls

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

There is some interesting news on gibbons. But first, what are gibbons? They are apes, called lesser apes but definitely in our group with chimps, gorillas, and orangs and not with monkeys. The Chinese used to call them “gentlemen of the forest” to separate them from troublesome monkeys. Our lineage split from theirs about 18 […]... Read more »

  • April 13, 2015
  • 10:34 AM
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An unusual form of diabetes may be caused by drinking arsenic-contaminated water

by Megan Cartwright in Science-Based Writing

Like a careless criminal, even small amounts of toxic arsenic leave telltale fingerprints on victims’ bodies—although these fingerprints are different if the victim as Type 2 Diabetes, scientists report. And arsenic has many potential victims: more than 200 million people worldwide … Continue reading →... Read more »

Martin, E., Gonzalez-Horta, C., Rager, J., Bailey, K., Sanchez-Ramirez, B., Ballinas-Casarrubias, L., Ishida, M., Gutierrez-Torres, D., Hernandez Ceron, R., Viniegra Morales, D.... (2015) Metabolomic Characteristics of Arsenic-Associated Diabetes in a Prospective Cohort in Chihuahua, Mexico. Toxicological Sciences, 144(2), 338-346. DOI: 10.1093/toxsci/kfu318  

  • April 13, 2015
  • 10:22 AM
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Treating Insomnia in Children with ADHD

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Insomnia commonly complicates the clinical presentation and treatment in children with ADHD.Stimulant therapy may provide significant relief for daytime attention and hyperactivity symptoms. However, stimulants do not appear to help with comorbid insomnia. In fact, stimulant therapy may cause more problems with insomnia in ADHD.Behavioral treatments are known to be effective in children without ADHD. Now we have a recently published study showing the effectiveness of behavioral treatment of inso........ Read more »

  • April 13, 2015
  • 06:43 AM
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Let there be light: how light can affect our mood

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

If you're looking for an indication of how intricately human physiology is tied to the environment our species evolved in, you need look no further than our circadian clock. For, the internal environment of our body is regulated by 24-hour cycles that closely mirror the time it takes for the earth to rotate once on its axis. Moreover, these cycles are shaped by changes in the external environment (e.g. fluctuating levels of daylight) associated with that rotation. Indeed, this 24-hour cycle regu........ Read more »

LeGates, T., Fernandez, D., & Hattar, S. (2014) Light as a central modulator of circadian rhythms, sleep and affect. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 15(7), 443-454. DOI: 10.1038/nrn3743  

  • April 13, 2015
  • 05:09 AM
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Psychologists can influence people's moral choices by tracking their gaze

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Where we look betrays what we're thinking. For instance, given a choice between two snacks, people spend longer looking at the alternative that they ultimately choose. A new study digs deeper into this process and asks: is gaze direction also related to moral choices, and does it actually influence those choices?Twenty students donned an eye tracker and made a series of moral judgments. On each trial, the students heard a statement over headphones (e.g. "murder is sometimes justifiable") and the........ Read more »

Pärnamets, P., Johansson, P., Hall, L., Balkenius, C., Spivey, M., & Richardson, D. (2015) Biasing moral decisions by exploiting the dynamics of eye gaze. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201415250. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1415250112  

  • April 13, 2015
  • 01:38 AM
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Interoception and body awareness in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Interoception: the sense of the physiological condition of the body" [1].This was an important concept detailed in the paper by Lisa Fiene and Charlotte Brownlow [2] with autism in mind. Looking at how adults diagnosed with an ASD (autism spectrum disorder) "interpret elements of the interoceptive sense, which includes thirst, hunger, temperature, satiety" researchers questioned those on the spectrum (n=74) and asymptomatic controls (n=228) with "self-reported perceptions of body awareness........ Read more »

  • April 13, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Low Back Pain? Work It Out

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

Exercise reduces pain in patients with nonspecific low back pain. Exercise protocols involving strength training and stabilization with a whole-body approach appear to provide the greatest relief.... Read more »

  • April 12, 2015
  • 01:36 PM
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Neuronal disorders and energy metabolism

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Scientists in Japan have have discovered how nerve cells adjust to low energy environments during the brain's growth process. Their study may one day help find treatments for nerve cell damage and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.... Read more »

  • April 12, 2015
  • 09:06 AM
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Aortic Calcification Presents Increased CABG Risk In Octogenarians

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Salah Altarabsheh, MD,MRCSI Cardiac Surgery Senior Specialist Queen Alia Heart Institute Amman, Jordan Coronary artery bypass grafting is the most common surgical procedure performed by cardiac surgeons worldwide. With the increased life expectancy for the general population, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Salah Altarabsheh, MD,MRCSI. (2015) Aortic Calcification Presents Increased CABG Risk In Octogenarians. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 11, 2015
  • 09:26 PM
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Childhood Obesity Common In Both New York and Shanghai

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: May May Leung Ph.D. Hunter College School of Urban Public Health, City University of New York School of Public Health New York, NY MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Leung: Shanghai and New York … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Alexandre Faisal-Cury, MD, PhD. (2015) Childhood Obesity Common In Both New York and Shanghai. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 11, 2015
  • 03:11 PM
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Women’s Sex Life After Childbirth Unaffected By Type Of Delivery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alexandre Faisal-Cury, MD, PhD Departamento de Medicina Preventiva, Faculdade de Medicina Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response:  Childbirth and the postpartum … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alexandre Faisal-Cury, MD, PhD. (2015) Women's Sex Life After Childbirth Unaffected By Type Of Delivery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 11, 2015
  • 01:58 PM
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A glass fiber that brings light to a standstill

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Light is an extremely useful tool for quantum communication, but it has one major disadvantage: it usually travels at the speed of light and cannot be kept in place. A team of scientists at the Vienna University of Technology has now demonstrated that this problem can be solved – not only in strange, unusual quantum systems, but in the glass fiber networks we are already using today.... Read more »

Sayrin, C., Clausen, C., Albrecht, B., Schneeweiss, P., & Rauschenbeutel, A. (2015) Storage of fiber-guided light in a nanofiber-trapped ensemble of cold atoms. Optica, 2(4), 353. DOI: 10.1364/OPTICA.2.000353  

  • April 11, 2015
  • 11:31 AM
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Brain Sarcasm Centre "Totally Found"

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

A new study published in the journal Neurocase made headlines this week. Headlines like: "Sarcasm Center Found In Brain's White Matter". The paper reports that damage to a particular white matter pathway in the brain, the right sagittal stratum, is associated with difficulty in perceiving a sarcastic tone of voice.





The authors,  studied 24 patients who had suffered white matter damage after a stroke. In some cases, the lesions included the sagittal stratum in the right hemisphere, and... Read more »

Davis CL, Oishi K, Faria AV, Hsu J, Gomez Y, Mori S, & Hillis AE. (2015) White matter tracts critical for recognition of sarcasm. Neurocase, 1-8. PMID: 25805326  

  • April 10, 2015
  • 10:05 PM
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Depression Less Common In Rural African American Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Addie Weaver PhD Research Investigator and LEO Adjunct Lecturer School of Social Work University of Michigan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Weaver: The mental health of both … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Addie Weaver PhD. (2015) Depression Less Common In Rural African American Women. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 09:05 PM
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Herpes Zoster Risk May Be Elevated In Psoriasis Patients On Combination Therapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Arnon D. Cohen, MD, MPH, PhD Department of Quality Measurements and Research, Chief Physician’s Office, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv Siaal Research Center for Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Arnon D. Cohen, MD, MPH, PhD. (2015) Herpes Zoster Risk May Be Elevated In Psoriasis Patients On Combination Therapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 08:33 PM
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Antihistamine May Be Useful In Fight Against Hepatitis C

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jake Liang MD Liver Diseases Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jake Liang MD. (2015) Antihistamine May Be Useful In Fight Against Hepatitis C. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 08:06 PM
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The universe is expanding, but how fast?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

We are expanding, well more accurately the universe is expanding. However researchers have found certain types of supernovae, or exploding stars, are more diverse than previously thought. The results have implications for big cosmological questions, such as how fast the universe has been expanding since the Big Bang. Most importantly, the findings hint at the possibility that the acceleration of the expansion of the universe might not be quite as fast as textbooks say.... Read more »

  • April 10, 2015
  • 04:34 PM
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Enzyme in cosmetic products can cause allergy

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Papain is found naturally in papaya and is often referred to as a "plant-based pepsin" in reference to the digestive enzyme pepsin that is present in the stomach. Researchers looked at the effect of papain directly on the skin of mice as well as on skin cells in the petri dish. Skin consists of several layers joined via cellular connections called "tight junctions". The project team showed that papain induces a breakdown of these cell-cell junctions. On the skin, papain results in a loss of the ........ Read more »

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