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  • July 21, 2015
  • 04:58 AM
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Your personality can invite loneliness, and loneliness can shape your personality

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

It's often assumed that personality is largely fixed, like your height or shoe size. But a better analogy might be between personality and body weight. After all, like an expanding waist span, there's evidence that personality changes as we get older. And just as we can strive to lose weight, there's evidence we can intentionally change our personalities.Now Marcus Mund and Franz Neyer at the Institute of Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena in Germany have explored two fa........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 03:16 AM
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Early pregnancy maternal hypothyroxinemia and offspring ADHD symptoms

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Children exposed to maternal hypothyroxinemia in early pregnancy had more ADHD [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder] symptoms, independent of confounders. This finding suggests that intrauterine exposure to insufficient thyroid hormone levels influences neurodevelopment in offspring."That was the bottom line reported by Thiago Modesto and colleagues [1] looking at how "mild thyroid hormone insufficiency" in early pregnancy might link into offspring behavioural outcomes a few........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Increased Risk of Acute Lower Extremity Injury For Up To a Year Following Concussion

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

College athletes are nearly 2 times more likely to sustain an acute lower extremity injury for up to 1-year post concussion compared with a year before the concussion.... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 09:56 PM
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Despite Notification, Most High Risk Patients Do Not Seek Further Breast Cancer Evaluation

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alison L. Chetlen, D.O. Associate Professor, Department of Radiology Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Chetlen:  Breast cancer risk assessment provides a means … Continue reading →
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  • July 20, 2015
  • 08:13 PM
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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Improves Motor Nerve Function After Spinal Cord Injury

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Michael Lee  PhD MPhty MChiro BSc Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney Clinical Neurophysiologist, The Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney Research Affiliate, Neuroscience Research Australia Neurology Research … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Michael Lee. (2015) Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Improves Motor Nerve Function After Spinal Cord Injury. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 03:13 PM
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Aging Adults Benefit From Exposure To Green and Blue Spaces

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jessica Finlay M.A. Department of Geography, Environment and Society University of Minnesota MN Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and … Continue reading →
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Jessica Finlay M.A. (2015) Aging Adults Benefit From Exposure To Green and Blue Spaces. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 03:04 PM
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Family History of Lupus Is Strong Risk Factor For Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Changfu Kuo MD PhD Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, and Dermatology School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
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Dr. Changfu Kuo. (2015) Family History of Lupus Is Strong Risk Factor For Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 02:54 PM
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Rationality and the machina economicus

by neuroecology in Neuroecology

Science magazine had an interesting series of review articles on Machine Learning last week. Two of them were different perspectives of the exact same question: how does traditional economic rationality fit into artificial intelligence? At the core of much AI work … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 02:25 PM
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Non-Psychotropic Cannabis Extract May Promote Bone Healing

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yankel Gabet, DMD, PhD Department of Anatomy and Anthropology Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Gabet: Cannabis affects … Continue reading →
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Yankel Gabet, DMD, PhD. (2015) Non-Psychotropic Cannabis Extract May Promote Bone Healing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 01:32 PM
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Older Sexually Active Adults Report Better Quality of Life

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Alan J. Gow PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA Associate Professor in Psychology School of Life Sciences Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Taylor-Jane Flynn, who conducted the research is a recent graduate in psychology from Heriot-Watt, and is about … Continue reading →
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Dr. Alan J. Gow PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA. (2015) Older Sexually Active Adults Report Better Quality of Life. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 12:48 PM
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Research investigates whether solar events could trigger birth defects on Earth

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. But could these cosmic rays pose hazards even at sea level? In recent years, research has suggested congenital birth defects down on Earth’s surface could be caused by these “solar particle events” — spikes in cosmic rays from the sun that touch off the northern lights and sometimes hamper communications or the electric power grid.... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 12:37 PM
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Dairy Products May Enhance Efficacy of Probiotics

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maria L Marco, PhD Associate Professor Department of Food Science & Technology Davis, CA  95616 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Marco: Probiotics encompass certain strains of bacteria … Continue reading →
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Maria L Marco, PhD. (2015) Dairy Products May Enhance Efficacy of Probiotics. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 11:45 AM
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Soda Linked To Higher Risk of Diabetes, Regardless of Obesity Status

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Fumiaki Imamura Ph.D. MRC Epidemiology Unit University of Cambridge Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Imamura: Soft drink consumption is associated with risk of diabetes, but whether … Continue reading →
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Fumiaki Imamura. (2015) Soda Associated With Greater Risk of Diabetes, Regardless of Obesity Status. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 11:05 AM
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Quick Look: Touchdown on Venus: Analytic Wind Models and a Heuristic Approach to Estimating Landing Dispersions

by Paul Wren in Venus Dispatches

I'm working through a lot of recent Venus-related papers, so here's another morsel for you that I will not have time to read in depth (I'm prioritizing articles relating to the Venusian surface). The author created a straightforward model of winds on Venus (using data from the VEGA Balloons and the Pioneer descent probes) to determine entry and descent dispersions for future Venus landers. From the April 2015 edition of Planetary and Space Science:Title:Touchdown on Venus: Analytic wind models ........ Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
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How Viruses Feign Death to Survive and Thrive

by Jalees Rehman in The Next Regeneration

During the past decade, multiple groups of researchers have come across a fascinating phenomenon by which viruses hijack the phagocytosis process in order to thrive. One of the "Eat Me!" signals for phagocytes is that debris derived from an apoptotic cell is coated by a membrane enriched with phosphatidylserines which are negatively charged molecules. Phosphatidylserines are present in all cells but they are usually tucked away on the inside of cells and are not seen by other cells. Wh........ Read more »

Amara A, & Mercer J. (2015) Viral apoptotic mimicry. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 13(8), 461-9. PMID: 26052667  

  • July 20, 2015
  • 10:00 AM
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Hold your breath: carbon dioxide triggers exploratory behaviour in mosquitoes to help find hosts

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington show that sensing carbon dioxide triggers mosquitoes to explore visual features that help guide them towards potential hosts. Holding your breath won't really help you from getting bitten though.... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 09:10 AM
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Unhealthy Weight Linked To Poor Pregnancy Outcomes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maya Tabet, MS Graduate Research Assistant Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice Department of Epidemiology St. Louis, MO 63104 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: The majority of women in … Continue reading →
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Maya Tabet, MS. (2015) Unhealthy Weight Linked To Poor Pregnancy Outcomes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 08:48 AM
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Small Subset of Cells May Make HER2 Breast Cancer Resistant To Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Niels de Jonge, Ph.D Head of the Innovative Electron Microscopy group German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg University of Freiburg Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: HER2 … Continue reading →
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Niels de Jonge, Ph.D. (2015) Small Subset of Cells Make HER2 Breast Cancer Resistant To Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 07:17 AM
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Why do Asian Americans Live So Much Longer Than Other Ethnic Groups?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Francesco Acciai, Aggie J Noah and Glenn Firebaugh Department of Sociology Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response : Life expectancy in the United States varies greatly by race. … Continue reading →
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Francesco Acciai. (2015) Why do Asian Americans Live So Much Longer Than Other Ethnic Groups?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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“I am so tired of people mistaking me for a model!” [#humblebrag]

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

Oh the “humblebrag”. It’s really not that long since career counselors were suggesting interview questions asking about weaknesses could be turned to the candidate’s advantage by responding about an alleged weakness that was really a strength. (“Weakness? I think I tend to be perfectionistic. I just can’t send in a report without double-checking it for […]

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