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  • 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

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
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
  • 78 views

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
  • 83 views

Antihistamine May Be Useful In Fight Against Hepatitis C

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
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
  • 119 views

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 »

  • April 10, 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • 77 views

Costs To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C Potentially Staggering

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brian Montague, DO MS MPH Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Health Services, Policy and Practice Division of Infectious Diseases Brown University / The Miriam Hospital Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Montague: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Brian Montague, DO MS MPH. (2015) Costs To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C Potentially Staggering. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 12:03 PM
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1 in 5 Hospitalizations in Cancer Patients May Be Avoidable

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gabriel Brooks, MD Gastrointestinal Cancer Center Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Brooks: The background for our study is that hospitalizations in patients with cancer … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gabriel Brooks, MD. (2015) 1 in 5 Hospitalizations in Cancer Patients May Be Avoidable. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 11:13 AM
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Wasp Moms Build Safer Rooms for Their Favorite Offspring

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Even if you think your parents played favorites among you and your siblings, they probably weren't as blatant as a wasp mother. Unless maybe they put your sister in a locked, secure room and fed you to mountain lions.

To be fair, a queen paper wasp (Polistes chinensis antennalis) is a single mom with a lot on her plate. She sets off alone in the spring, after mating, to found a new colony. She mixes her spit with plant fibers to make a pulp that she shapes into a house of delicate, h........ Read more »

  • April 10, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Intragenic deletions in folliculin identified and mapped

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

The phenotypes associated with BHD – fibrofolliculomas, pulmonary cysts with an increased risk of pneumothorax, and an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) – show variable penetrance between and within families, making diagnosis difficult when only one symptom is present. Studies have found that up to 10% of patient cohorts diagnosed with Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP) have folliculin (FLCN) mutations (Ren et al., 2008, Johannesma et al., 2015).

Patients suspected ........ Read more »

Ding Y, Zhu C, Zou W, Ma D, Min H, Chen B, Ye M, Pan Y, Cao L, Wan Y.... (2015) FLCN intragenic deletions in Chinese familial primary spontaneous pneumothorax. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. PMID: 25807935  

  • April 10, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Intragenic deletions in folliculin identified and mapped

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

The phenotypes associated with BHD – fibrofolliculomas, pulmonary cysts with an increased risk of pneumothorax, and an increased risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) – show variable penetrance between and within families, making diagnosis difficult when only one symptom is present. Studies have found that up to 10% of patient cohorts diagnosed with Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP) have folliculin (FLCN) mutations (Ren et al., 2008, Johannesma et al., 2015).

Patients suspected ........ Read more »

Ding Y, Zhu C, Zou W, Ma D, Min H, Chen B, Ye M, Pan Y, Cao L, Wan Y.... (2015) FLCN intragenic deletions in Chinese familial primary spontaneous pneumothorax. American journal of medical genetics. Part A. PMID: 25807935  

  • April 10, 2015
  • 08:15 AM
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Genetic Diversity of Pancreatic Cancer May Lead To Therapeutic Targets

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Agnieszka Witkiewicz MD Associate Professor of Pathology Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center UT Southwestern MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Witkiewicz: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) has a dismal prognosis, with a five … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Agnieszka Witkiewicz MD. (2015) Genetic Diversity of Pancreatic Cancer May Lead To Therapeutic Targets. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 07:51 AM
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Breastfeeding Linked To Modest Reduction In Childhood Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lisa J. Martin PhD Professor Division of Human Genetics Jessica G. Woo PhD Associate Professor Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Obesity … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Jessica G. Woo PhD, Research Assistant Professor Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Lisa J. Martin PhD, & Associate Professor Division of Human Genetics. (2015) Breastfeeding Linked To Modest Reduction In Childhood Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 10, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Pitfalls of the prevaricator 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Typically we write about newly published research here at The Jury Room. But one of our favorite blogs (Mind Hacks) wrote about this article and then we went to read the actual article and discovered it was authored by some of our favorite researchers. To top it all off, it’s about liars and deception. So […]

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“You know who else lies?” she screeches. “LAWYERS lie!”


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Chance Z, Norton MI, Gino F, & Ariely D. (2011) Temporal view of the costs and benefits of self-deception. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 15655-9. PMID: 21383150  

  • April 10, 2015
  • 05:48 AM
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More ophthalmic findings in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Ophthalmic pathology was noted in 26.9 % of patients with ASD [autism spectrum disorder], of which 22 % had significant refractive errors and 8.6 % had strabismus."That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Emrah Utku Kabatas and colleagues [1] based on the premise that: "Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) frequently have ophthalmologic disorders"; that is, issues with the anatomy and function of the eyes.We've been here before. I'll take you back to the post that I wr........ Read more »

Kabatas EU, Ozer PA, Ertugrul GT, Kurtul BE, Bodur S, & Alan BE. (2015) Initial Ophthalmic Findings in Turkish Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders. PMID: 25800865  

  • April 10, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 92 views

Athletes, Alcohol Abuse, and Violence- Is There a Connection?

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

Participating in athletics isn’t a risk factor for violence outside of competition. However, sports participants with alcohol use problems are more likely to later be violent than those without alcohol use problems.... Read more »

  • April 9, 2015
  • 10:35 PM
  • 57 views

Melanoma: BRAF or NRAS Mutations Associated With Worse Survival

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD Department of Dermatology University of North Carolina MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Thomas: BRAF and NRAS mutations found in melanomas are important for tumor initiation and maintenance. There … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD. (2015) Melanoma: BRAF or NRAS Mutations Associated With Worse Survival. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 9, 2015
  • 10:27 PM
  • 52 views

Stressful Life Events Linked To Increased Risk of Juvenile Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maria Nygren Division of Pediatrics Linköping University, Sweden MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: What factors that cause type 1 diabetes is still unknown, but we know that environmental … Continue reading →
The post Stressful Life Events Linked To Increased Risk of Juvenile Diabetes appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Re........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Maria Nygren. (2015) Stressful Life Events Linked To Increased Risk of Juvenile Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 9, 2015
  • 10:06 PM
  • 39 views

Researchers Discover Some Individuals Are Naturally Resistant To TB

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Catherine M. Stein, PhD Associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics Case Western Reserve Dr. Stein is a leader of international research on resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
The post Researchers Discover Some Individuals Are Naturally Resistant To TB appeared first on MedicalRese........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Catherine M. Stein, PhD. (2015) Researchers Discover Some Individuals Are Naturally Resistant To TB. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • April 9, 2015
  • 09:31 PM
  • 89 views

Bezoars are gross bits of gunk that get stuck in your guts

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

When you get right down to it, the human body is basically a bony scaffold from which hangs a strange collection of organs interconnected by a complex entanglement of piping. In some of these pipes, clumps of gunk can form and create blockages. Clots can block blood vessels, leading to stroke or heart attack. Jawbreaker-like stones can get stuck on their journey through the urinary tract, causing intense pain and kidney damage. The alimentary canal, spanning from mouth to, er, toilet interface v........ Read more »

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