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  • July 14, 2015
  • 04:33 PM
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Putting More People On Statins Would Be Cost Effective and Improve Heart Health

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ankur Pandya Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Health Decision Science Department of Health Policy and Management Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Boston, MA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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  • July 14, 2015
  • 03:18 PM
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Intellectual pursuits may buffer the brain against addiction

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Challenging the idea that addiction is hardwired in the brain, a new study suggests that even a short time spent in a stimulating learning environment can rewire the brain’s reward system and buffer it against drug dependence. Scientists tracked cocaine cravings in more than 70 adult male mice and found that those rodents whose daily drill included exploration, learning and finding hidden tasty morsels were less likely than their enrichment-deprived counterparts to seek solace in a chamber whe........ Read more »

  • July 14, 2015
  • 02:14 PM
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Extremely harmful chemicals have all sorts of smells

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Our sense of smell likely evolved to help us avoid eating harmful stuff such as poisonous plants or spoiled foods. It's particularly useful since we can employ it prior to actually placing anything in our mouth. To smell something is to detect and interpret airborne molecules, which often arise from a nearby liquid or solid. These molecules enter our nose and activate olfactory receptors, producing signals that travel to the brain where a smell is perceived. We have hundreds of receptor typ........ Read more »

Erickson, T., Thompson, T., & Lu, J. (2007) The approach to the patient with an unknown overdose. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, 25(2), 249-281. DOI: 10.1016/j.emc.2007.02.004  

  • July 14, 2015
  • 10:20 AM
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Lack of Sleep May Impair Memory Functions In Stressful Situations

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jonathan Cedernaes M.D., Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience Uppsala University Sweden Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Cedernaes: Sleep is known to facilitate the formation of long-term memory in … Continue reading →
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Jonathan Cedernaes M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Lack of Sleep May Impair Memory Functions In Stressful Situations. medicalresearch. info:/

  • July 14, 2015
  • 09:57 AM
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May Be Possible To Use Video Games To Block PTSD Intrusive Memories

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com interview with Dr. Ella James, Post-Doctoral Investigator Scientist Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit Cambridge, UK. MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. James: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is experienced by some people after a … Continue reading →
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Dr. Ella James, Post-Doctoral Investigator Scientist. (2015) May Be Possible To Use Video Games To Block PTSD Intrusive Memories. medicalresearch.com. info:/

  • July 14, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Complexities Of Allergic Disease

by Julia van Rensburg in The 'Scope

Approximately 25% of the world’s population suffers from allergies, making it one of the most common chronic diseases. What factors may be contributing to this?... Read more »

  • July 14, 2015
  • 07:37 AM
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What is the correct way to talk about autism? There isn't one

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Image: National Autistic Society. The language we use reflects our attitudes but perhaps more important, it can shape those attitudes. A new study considers this power in the context of autism. Lorcan Kenny and his colleagues have conducted a UK survey of hundreds of autistic people; parents, relatives and carers of autistic adults and children; and professionals in the field, about their preferences for the language used to discuss autism. The research was conducted online with the help of........ Read more »

  • July 14, 2015
  • 06:09 AM
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Laughing Hyenas Have Social Network Too

by jeffrey daniels in United Academics

Hyenas, like humans, are social animals. It turns out that a hyena, as is usually the case with humans, won’t befriend all the members in their clan. Extensive research reveals their social network strategies... Read more »

  • July 14, 2015
  • 04:55 AM
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Vitamin D, schizophrenia and CRP

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

A quote to begin: "The evidence suggested that high levels of vitamin D may be linked to reduced risk of schizophrenia with elevated CRP [C-reactive protein]."That was the bottom line reported by Dao-min Zhu and colleagues [1] who measured plasma concentrations of CRP and 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] in 93 people with schizophrenia and "93 family-matched controls." Finding that: "Mean levels of CRP and 25(OH)D were 43.3% higher and 26.7% lower for patients compared to contro........ Read more »

  • July 13, 2015
  • 08:06 PM
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Women’s Out-of-Pocket Expenses For Contraceptives Drop After ACA

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nora V. Becker MD/PhD candidate Department of Health Care Management and Economics Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The Affordable Care … Continue reading →
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Nora V. Becker MD/PhD candidate. (2015) Women's Out-of-Pocket Expenses For Contraceptives Drop After ACA. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 07:53 PM
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Clinically Silent Maternal Cancer Detectable By Prenatal Testing

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Diana W. Bianchi, M.D. Executive Director, Mother Infant Research Institute Vice Chair for Research and Academic Affairs Department of Pediatrics Tufts Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Diana W. Bianchi, M.D. (2015) Clinically Silent Maternal Cancer Detectable By Prenatal Testing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 06:37 PM
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Heroin Addiction Most Often Preceded by Opioid Abuse

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christopher M. Jones, Pharm D., M.P.H. Senior advisor, Office of Public Health Strategy and Analysis Office of the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Jones:  Heroin use and … Continue reading →
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Christopher M. Jones, Pharm D., M.P.H. (2015) Heroin Addiction Most Often Preceded by Opioid Abuse. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 04:03 PM
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Atrial Fibrillation Increase Leading To More Hospitalizations and Higher Costs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Azfar B. Sheikh, M.D. Internal Medicine Resident Physician Staten Island University Hospital New York Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Sheikh: The background of this review article circles around the impact of atrial … Continue reading →
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Azfar B. Sheikh, M.D. (2015) Atrial Fibrillation Increase Leading To More Hospitalizations and Higher Costs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 02:48 PM
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Baby’s first stool can alert doctors to future cognitive issues

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the meconium (a newborn’s first stool) from a mother’s alcohol use during pregnancy can alert doctors that a child is at risk for problems with intelligence and reasoning.... Read more »

Min MO, Singer LT, Minnes S, Wu M, & Bearer CF. (2015) Association of fatty acid ethyl esters in meconium and cognitive development during childhood and adolescence. Journal of Pediatrics . info:/10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.12.008

  • July 13, 2015
  • 12:49 PM
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Acute Ischemic Stroke: Uric Acid May Improve Outcomes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ángel Chamorro Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Chamorro: There is a great need of new therapies in patients … Continue reading →
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Dr. Ángel Chamorro. (2015) Acute Ischemic Stroke: Uric Acid May Improve Stroke Outcomes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 12:31 PM
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Alzheimer's Disease: The Promise of Diabetes Drugs

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

Current pharmacologic interventions in Alzheimer's disease (AD) have limited effectiveness.Most of the current AD drugs available promise to slow the rate of progression but fail to reverse or prevent the disease.Novel strategies for AD drug treatment are desperately needed and one promising class of agents are the newer drugs for treatment of diabetes. How might a diabetes treatment drug potentially treat a brain disease like AD?A recent review article in World Journal of Diabetes summariz........ Read more »

Candeias EM, Sebastião IC, Cardoso SM, Correia SC, Carvalho CI, Plácido AI, Santos MS, Oliveira CR, Moreira PI, & Duarte AI. (2015) Gut-brain connection: The neuroprotective effects of the anti-diabetic drug liraglutide. World journal of diabetes, 6(6), 807-27. PMID: 26131323  

  • July 13, 2015
  • 12:06 PM
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Cognitive Function Decline Common After Whole Brain Radiotherapy For Brain Metastases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: MB. Pinkham, Clinical Oncology Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Brain metastases are a serious complication of advanced malignancy and for most patients the objective is to … Continue reading →
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MB. Pinkham. (2015) Cognitive Function Decline Common After Whole Brain Radiotherapy For Brain Metastases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 10:56 AM
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Study Confirms Validity of Bova Score For Pulmonary Embolism Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David Jimenez PhD, FCCP Respiratory Department and Medicine Department Ramon y Cajal Hospital IRYCIS, and Alcala de Henares University Madrid Spain Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Jimenez: … Continue reading →
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David Jimenez PhD, FCCP. (2015) Study Confirms Validity of Bova Score For Pulmonary Embolism Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 10:28 AM
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Science Publishing: the Transition to Open Access Going Dutch

by SciELO in SciELO in Perspective

The negotiations between the Dutch universities (VSNU – the Association of Universities in The Netherlands) and three large publishers (Springer, Wiley, Sage) have been concluded and significant steps to include open access in the deals with those publishers have been made. With Elsevier, however, the negotiations are in deadlock, according to the VSNU. They have called for a boycott, but the real question is, of course, why it is that Elsevier, the largest, and Dutch (!) academic publisher, c........ Read more »

Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). (2015) Dutch Universities and SAGE reach agreement on open access. Association of universities in the Netherlands (VSNU). info:/

  • July 13, 2015
  • 08:38 AM
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Shape Differences of Brain Important For Individualized Precision Medicine

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Chun Chieh Fan Ph.D student USCD Cognitive Science and Professor Anders M. Dale Ph.D Department of Cognitive Science, Multimodal Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology University of California, San Diego School of Medicine La Jolla, CA 92037 Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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Chun Chieh Fan and, & Professor Anders M. Dale Ph.D. (2015) Shape Differences of Brain Important For Individualized Precision Medicine. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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