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  • March 17, 2015
  • 07:25 PM
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Hippos are (almost) definitely whales, not pigs

by Isabel Torres in Science in the clouds

Hippos are strange mammals. They lack hairs and sweat glands, and have an unusually thick skin. The only other mammals that share these features with hippos are whales, but they look nothing alike, except they’re also huge and live in water. Coincidence? Traditionally hippos were included in the Suidae (pigs) branch of the mammalian evolutionary tree, but molecular data unambiguously shows that they're closely related to cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). This not only sounds unlikely........ Read more »

  • March 17, 2015
  • 07:19 PM
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Targeted Program Reduced Superbugs and Infections In Nursing Home Residents

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lona Mody, MBBS, MSc Associate Division Chief, Clinical and Translational Research Associate Director, Clinical Programs, VA GRECC Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Research Associate Professor, Institute of Gerontology University of Michigan Geriatrics Ann Arbor, MI Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 06:35 PM
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Paying lip-service to diversity

by Ingrid Piller in Language on the Move

Bilingual education presents a major conundrum in contemporary diverse societies: on the one hand, bilingualism and diversity more generally are applauded in many educational discourses and widely seen as a good thing; on the other hand, schooling is all about … Continue reading →... Read more »

Robertson, L., Drury, R., & Cable, C. (2014) Silencing bilingualism: a day in a life of a bilingual practitioner. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 17(5), 610-623. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2013.864252  

  • March 17, 2015
  • 06:14 PM
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Is diet soda making you fat?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The diet soda controversy is still raging on, study after study has been coming in saying that it helps weight loss, it hurts weight loss, and frankly it can all be a little confusing. Well this probably won’t help matters any, a new study shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. These findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greate........ Read more »

  • March 17, 2015
  • 05:23 PM
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New TB Screening Of Immigrants To US Has Resulted in Better Detection and Treatment Opportunities

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr.Yecai Liu Division of Global Migration and Quarantine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Since the early 1900s, immigrants and … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 05:08 PM
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Back Pain: Early Imaging Of Older Adults Results in More Costs, Not Better Outcomes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jeffrey (Jerry) G. Jarvik MD MPH Professor, Radiology, Neurological Surgery and Health Services Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy and Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Director, Comparative Effectiveness, Cost and Outcomes Research Center University of Washington Seattle, WA Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jeffrey (Jerry) G. Jarvik MD MPH. (2015) Back Pain: Early Imaging Of Older Adults Results in More Costs, Not Better Outcomes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 17, 2015
  • 04:57 PM
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Public Outcomes Reporting Linked To Risk Aversion Of Sicker Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stephen W. Waldo, MD Research Fellow in Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Waldo: Public reporting is intended to improve outcomes for our patients.  Proponents … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 04:32 PM
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Pre-Hospital Delay Influences Sex Differences in Acute Coronary Care

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Raffaele Bugiardini, M.D. Professor of Cardiology University of Bologna Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bugiardini: Our analysis differs from previous reports of outcomes following STEMI because prior … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Raffaele Bugiardini, M.D. (2015) Pre-Hospital Delay Influences Sex-Differences in Acute Coronary Care. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 17, 2015
  • 04:23 PM
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Radial Artery Access Lowers Angiography and PCI Complications

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marco Valgimigli, MD, PhD Erasmus MC, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam  The Netherlands MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Valgimigli: Interventional cardiologists can choose between two entry sites in order to perform a diagnostic … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Marco Valgimigli, MD, PhD. (2015) Radial Artery Access Lowers Angiography and PCI Complications. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 17, 2015
  • 04:07 PM
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New Oral Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Works But Will Cost Billions

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jagpreet Chhatwal Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Research Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences The University of Texas MD Anderson Center Houston, TX Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 11:56 AM
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Physical Exercise Effects on Brain EEG

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

There are a variety of methods to study the effects on exercise on brain function. Brain imaging techniques such as fMRI provides a new tool to search for regional effects of acute and chronic exercise.Another tool that has received less attention is the electroencephalogram or EEG. One EEG measure of brain function is the individual alpha peak frequency or iAPF.The iAPF is positively correlated with arousal, attention and speed of information processing. Higher iAPF is linked to faster spe........ Read more »

Gutmann B, Mierau A, Hülsdünker T, Hildebrand C, Przyklenk A, Hollmann W, & Strüder HK. (2015) Effects of physical exercise on individual resting state EEG alpha peak frequency. Neural plasticity, 717312. PMID: 25759762  

  • March 17, 2015
  • 10:53 AM
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The Palm Tree That Waters and Fertilizes Itself

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Even the most dismal gardener wouldn't mind taking charge of a plot of Lodoicea maldivica. This palm tree knows how to water itself. It even adds fertilizer. As a result, it rules the forest, turning a bad soil situation into seeds the size of a four-year-old human.

Lodoicea maldivica is commonly called the coco de mer palm. "Commonly" might be the wrong word, though, since the tree grows on exactly two islands in the world, in the Seychelles. It roots itself in soil made from weathered g........ Read more »

  • March 17, 2015
  • 09:16 AM
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Climate Change and the Chinchorro Mummies

by Katy Meyers Emery in Bones Don't Lie

The Chinchorro mummies are quite different from the traditional linen-wrapped mummies of Egypt that we often equate this the term ‘mummy’. Recently, these mummies from Chile and Peru have become […]... Read more »

Marquet PA, Santoro CM, Latorre C, Standen VG, Abades SR, Rivadeneira MM, Arriaza B, & Hochberg ME. (2012) Feature Article: Emergence of social complexity among coastal hunter-gatherers in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 22891345  

  • March 17, 2015
  • 08:31 AM
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Gender equality in science: it takes a village

by GrrlScientist in Maniraptora

SUMMARY: Late last year, a metastudy was published showing that, since 2000, things are improving for women working in most STEM-based fields, although there are some notable exceptions... Read more »

  • March 17, 2015
  • 08:23 AM
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To Catch A Killer: Age, Behavior and the Flu

by Gunnar de Winter in United Academics

Studying the social context of flu transmission helps manage the virus’ reach and its effects.... Read more »

  • March 17, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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I See, Said The Blind Man

by Mark E. Lasbury in The 'Scope

I can’t stand it when I get dust in my eye. Can you imagine having a neural implant in your eye? Star Trek’s Geordi LaForge had implanted electrodes that, along with his visor, let him see. Visual neural prostheses are no longer a thing of science fiction, making the blind see is science fact. The only difference is that he saw in all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. But there’s no reason we can’t do that as well. ... Read more »

Jung, J., Aloni, D., Yitzhaky, Y., & Peli, E. (2014) Active confocal imaging for visual prostheses. Vision Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2014.10.023  

Nirenberg, S., & Pandarinath, C. (2012) Retinal prosthetic strategy with the capacity to restore normal vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(37), 15012-15017. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207035109  

Stingl, K., Bartz-Schmidt, K., Gekeler, F., Kusnyerik, A., Sachs, H., & Zrenner, E. (2013) Functional Outcome in Subretinal Electronic Implants Depends on Foveal Eccentricity. Investigative Ophthalmology , 54(12), 7658-7665. DOI: 10.1167/iovs.13-12835  

  • March 17, 2015
  • 07:15 AM
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Dark Chocolate May Improve Exercise Capacity and Metabolic Parameters

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC Assistant  Professor of Medicine UC San Diego Health System Division of Cardiology Encinitas, CA 92024 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Taub: Epidemiological studies indicate that the consumption … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 07:07 AM
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Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Not Explained by Genome Studies

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jay S. Kaufman, Ph.D Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health McGill University Montreal, Quebec Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 06:54 AM
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Only 1/3 of High Risk Diabetic Patients Comply With Medications

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sameer Bansilal, MD, MS Asst. Prof.- Medicine and Cardiology Clinical Trials & Global Health Studies Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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  • March 17, 2015
  • 06:13 AM
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Psychotic symptoms managed by a gluten-free diet?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The case report detailed by William Eaton and colleagues [1] illustrating how a gluten-free diet might not just be the treatment of choice for the autoimmune condition coeliac (celiac) disease is served up for your consumption today.The authors report the story of 'Chris' an 8-year old boy who experienced various symptoms including "intermittent auditory and visual hallucinations" then moving later in his life to being hospitalised and eventually diagnosed with "major depressive disorder wi........ Read more »

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