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  • February 14, 2015
  • 07:22 PM
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Antioxidants May Have Mixed Effect on Aging

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jeremy Van Raamsdon PhD Laboratory of Aging and Neurodk egenerative Disease (LAND), Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Deptment of Translational Science and Molecular Medicine, Department of Genetics, Michigan State University, … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Jeremy Van Raamsdon PhD. (2015) Antioxidants May Have Mixed Effect on Aging. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 14, 2015
  • 06:36 PM
  • 117 views

A very Sciencey Valentine’s day

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Happy valentines day! Okay maybe it’s turned into more of a reason to spend money on chocolate and flowers than it is about showing affection — which is probably why some people hate it — but it can still be a somewhat special day. Unfortunately I’ve been struggling on what I could do for my wife on valentines day. So I thought I would work it out here and maybe even help a few of you who are stuck as well.... Read more »

  • February 14, 2015
  • 05:27 PM
  • 88 views

For Most Birth Defects Survival Poorer Among Minorities

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ying Wang, PhD, MPH Data Management, Analysis & Research Office of Primary Care and Health System Management New York State Department of Health Empire State Plaza  Albany, NY  12237 Medical Research: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ying Wang, PhD, MPH. (2015) For Most Birth Defects Survival Poorer Among Minorities. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 14, 2015
  • 04:30 PM
  • 100 views

Sodium Reduction Not Linked To Higher Fasting Glucose Concentrations

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sheena M. Patel, MPH, ORISE, Fellow Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention CDC MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Patel: Although significant evidence reveals reduced sodium intake lowers … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sheena M. Patel, MPH, ORISE, Fellow. (2015) Sodium Reduction Not Linked To Higher Fasting Glucose Concentrations. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 14, 2015
  • 03:48 PM
  • 80 views

Endovascular Therapy Improves Outcomes In Acute Ischemic Stroke

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michael D Hill, MD MSc FRCPC Calgary Stroke Program Professor, Dept Clinical Neurosciences Hotchkiss Brain Institute University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine Calgary, Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Michael D Hill, MD MSc FRCPC. (2015) Endovascular Therapy Improves Outcomes In Acute Ischemic Stroke. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 14, 2015
  • 08:13 AM
  • 78 views

Binge Drinking Linked To Risky Sexual Behavior in MSM

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristen Hess  ORISE Fellow Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, GA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Men who … Continue reading →
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  • February 14, 2015
  • 04:53 AM
  • 139 views

Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Have you remembered? Flowers from the nearest petrol / gas station or something a little more amorous for February 14th?So as not to take up too much of your time today, I want to briefly draw your attention to the paper (personal view) from Jerome Sarris and colleagues [1] carrying the same title as that of this blog post: 'Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry' published in The Lancet Psychiatry.Aside from applauding the notion that nutrition is potentially of some importance to "bo........ Read more »

Jerome Sarris, Alan C Logan, Tasnime N Akbaraly, G Paul Amminger, Vicent Balanzá-Martínez, Marlene P Freeman, Joseph Hibbeln, Yutaka Matsuoka, David Mischoulon, Tetsuya Mizoue.... (2015) Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00051-0

  • February 13, 2015
  • 11:00 PM
  • 118 views

Evolutionrary game theory without interactions

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

When I am working on evolutionary game theory, I usually treat the models I build as heuristics to guide intuitions and push the imagination. But working on something as practical as cancer, and being in a department with many physics-trained colleagues puts pressure on me to think of moving more towards insilications or abductions. Now, […]... Read more »

  • February 13, 2015
  • 03:36 PM
  • 98 views

Interstellar helps physicists research spinning black holes

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

There is a saying that life imitates art and while people like to disagree with the meaning of it, sometimes art can imitate life. For instance the team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the centre of Interstellar, have turned science fiction into science fact by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black holes.... Read more »

Oliver James, Eugenie von Tunzelmann, Paul Franklin, & Kip S. Thorne. (2015) Gravitational Lensing by Spinning Black Holes in Astrophysics, and in the Movie Interstellar. Classical and Quantum Gravity. arXiv: 1502.03808v1

  • February 13, 2015
  • 02:52 PM
  • 99 views

HPV, DNA damage response, and autophagy: complex

by thelonevirologist in Virology Tidbits


Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are non-enveloped viruses with a small circular genome of about 8 kB in size that infect the epithelium of the skin or mucosal surfaces. Although most infections with HPV are benign, malignant tumours of the cervix or the oral cavity have been associated with the high-risk HPV types 16, 18, 31, and 58; indeed, HPV 16 and 18 alone cause two thirds of cervical cancers. In general, HPV infects undifferentiated cells in the basal layer of stratified epithelium and viral ........ Read more »

Turnell, A., & Grand, R. (2012) DNA viruses and the cellular DNA-damage response. Journal of General Virology, 93(Pt_10), 2076-2097. DOI: 10.1099/vir.0.044412-0  

Anacker DC, Gautam D, Gillespie KA, Chappell WH, & Moody CA. (2014) Productive replication of human papillomavirus 31 requires DNA repair factor Nbs1. Journal of virology, 88(15), 8528-44. PMID: 24850735  

Jiang H, Martin V, Gomez-Manzano C, Johnson DG, Alonso M, White E, Xu J, McDonnell TJ, Shinojima N, & Fueyo J. (2010) The RB-E2F1 pathway regulates autophagy. Cancer research, 70(20), 7882-93. PMID: 20807803  

Fang HY, Chang CL, Hsu SH, Huang CY, Chiang SF, Chiou SH, Huang CH, Hsiao YT, Lin TY, Chiang IP.... (2010) ATPase family AAA domain-containing 3A is a novel anti-apoptotic factor in lung adenocarcinoma cells. Journal of cell science, 123(Pt 7), 1171-80. PMID: 20332122  

Pandey S, & Chandravati. (2012) Autophagy in cervical cancer: an emerging therapeutic target. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP, 13(10), 4867-71. PMID: 23244072  

García-Zepeda SP, García-Villa E, Díaz-Chávez J, Hernández-Pando R, & Gariglio P. (2013) Resveratrol induces cell death in cervical cancer cells through apoptosis and autophagy. European journal of cancer prevention : the official journal of the European Cancer Prevention Organisation (ECP), 22(6), 577-84. PMID: 23603746  

Shubassi G, Robert T, Vanoli F, Minucci S, & Foiani M. (2012) Acetylation: a novel link between double-strand break repair and autophagy. Cancer research, 72(6), 1332-5. PMID: 22422989  

Belgnaoui SM, Fryrear KA, Nyalwidhe JO, Guo X, & Semmes OJ. (2010) The viral oncoprotein tax sequesters DNA damage response factors by tethering MDC1 to chromatin. The Journal of biological chemistry, 285(43), 32897-905. PMID: 20729195  

Durkin SS, Guo X, Fryrear KA, Mihaylova VT, Gupta SK, Belgnaoui SM, Haoudi A, Kupfer GM, & Semmes OJ. (2008) HTLV-1 Tax oncoprotein subverts the cellular DNA damage response via binding to DNA-dependent protein kinase. The Journal of biological chemistry, 283(52), 36311-20. PMID: 18957425  

Mathew R, Karp CM, Beaudoin B, Vuong N, Chen G, Chen HY, Bray K, Reddy A, Bhanot G, Gelinas C.... (2009) Autophagy suppresses tumorigenesis through elimination of p62. Cell, 137(6), 1062-75. PMID: 19524509  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 01:20 PM
  • 88 views

Valentine’s Day Special: Drosophila in lust

by Bethany Christmann in Fly on the Wall

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, which means that men (and women) all over the U.S. are performing courtship rituals to woo a companion. But while we humans often have trouble figuring out the right moves to attract a potential mate, fruit flies have it down to a science. And incredibly, researchers can study fruit fly […]... Read more »

  • February 13, 2015
  • 12:35 PM
  • 108 views

You Can Force Birds to Be Friends, but It Won't Stick

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



As anyone who's made valentines for a whole elementary-school class knows, kids are often pushed into social groups not of their choosing. Scientists tried the same thing with wild birds and found it pretty easy to coax them into new cliques. The birds hung out with their new social circles even when they didn't have to. But once the experiment ended, those friendships dissolved faster than a candy conversation heart.

To create new social groups in birds, researchers essentially controlle... Read more »

  • February 13, 2015
  • 11:09 AM
  • 79 views

Treatment Choices Cloudy If PSA Remains Elevated After Prostatectomy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. rer. nat. Detlef Bartkowiak Klinik für Strahlentherapie und Radioonkologie Universitätsklinikum Ulm Albert-Einstein-Allee MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bartkowiak: After surgery of prostate cancer, the lab marker for … Continue reading →
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  • February 13, 2015
  • 10:47 AM
  • 83 views

The Tree of Earthworms

by Marc in Teaching Biology

Earthworm taxonomists describing what they do to a layperson is hilarious to watch. Laypeople often have a difficult time understanding the concept of a species – you will regularly hear statements that there are only 50 insect species, for example. Insect species often differ in colour and patterning, so it’s easy to then correct a layman’s misconceptions about […]
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Domínguez, J., Aira, M., Breinholt, J., Stojanovic, M., James, S., & Pérez-Losada, M. (2015) Underground evolution: New roots for the old tree of lumbricid earthworms. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 7-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.024  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 10:21 AM
  • 116 views

Meth Even More Toxic To Adolescent Than Adult Brain

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D Ewha W. University Seoul, South Korea MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lyoo: Recent studies increasingly suggested that the developing brain shows unique characteristics of … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Kyoon Lyoo, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Meth Even More Toxic To Adolescent Than Adult Brain. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:52 AM
  • 88 views

The lesser of two evils: e-cigarette exposure weakens anti-bacterial and anti-viral defenses

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are widely believed to be a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes. While they undoubtedly cause less harm than traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes are still hazardous to your health. A team of researchers led by Prof. Shyam Biswal at Johns Hopkins University has shown that exposure to e-cigarettes impairs your body’s ability to fight off bacterial and viral infections.... Read more »

Sussan, T., Gajghate, S., Thimmulappa, R., Ma, J., Kim, J., Sudini, K., Consolini, N., Cormier, S., Lomnicki, S., Hasan, F.... (2015) Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model. PLOS ONE, 10(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116861  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:34 AM
  • 105 views

Science Can Help You With Your On-line Dating

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Khalid Khan Women’s Health Research Unit Multi-disciplinary Evidence Synthesis Hub The Blizard Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Khan: My co-author talked me into helping him … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Khalid Khan. (2015) Science Can Help You With Your On-line Dating. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:12 AM
  • 69 views

Cerebral Palsy Sometimes Due To Genetics, Not Birth Trauma

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Jozef Gecz NH&MRC Senior Principal Research Fellow Professor of Human Genetics School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health Faculty of Health Sciences The University of Adelaide at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital North Adelaide, SA Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof. Jozef Gecz. (2015) Cerebral Palsy Sometimes Due To Genetics, Not Birth Trauma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 63 views

Would you get sucked in to conspiracy theories?

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Well, perhaps you could rule out Bigfoot conspiracy theories, but what about the rest of them? We’ve written about some of the more unusual conspiracy theories here as well as those that simply show up routinely as we complete pretrial research. Regular readers here know that we use those cognitive leaps characteristic of the conspiracy […]

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van Prooijen, J., Krouwel, A., & Pollet, T. (2015) Political Extremism Predicts Belief in Conspiracy Theories. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550614567356  

  • February 13, 2015
  • 07:01 AM
  • 76 views

Productivity of US Hospitals Surprisingly Good

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: John Romley Ph.D Economist at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics Research Assistant Professor Sol Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California, Los Angeles. MedicalResearch: What is the background for this … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & John Romley Ph.D. (2015) Productivity of US Hospitals Surprisingly Good. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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