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  • June 12, 2015
  • 01:30 PM
  • 98 views

Autoimmunity: New immunoregulation and biomarker

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Clinicians at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus erythematosus.... Read more »

Laurent, S., Hoffmann, F., Kuhn, P., Cheng, Q., Chu, Y., Schmidt-Supprian, M., Hauck, S., Schuh, E., Krumbholz, M., Rübsamen, H.... (2015) γ-secretase directly sheds the survival receptor BCMA from plasma cells. Nature Communications, 7333. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8333  

  • June 12, 2015
  • 11:42 AM
  • 102 views

Late-Rising Birds Become Cuckolds

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



You snooze, you lose paternity. That's the message of a new study on wild birds in Germany. Males that wake up the earliest are able to sneakily mate with other birds' partners. Males that sleep in, meanwhile, get stuck raising young that aren't their own.

Great tits (Parus major) appear monogamous at first glance. They stick with one partner and cooperate to raise their young. But, like many other birds that scientists call "socially monogamous," they sleep around. Great tit nests often ........ Read more »

Greives, T., Kingma, S., Kranstauber, B., Mortega, K., Wikelski, M., van Oers, K., Mateman, A., Ferguson, G., Beltrami, G., & Hau, M. (2015) Costs of sleeping in: circadian rhythms influence cuckoldry risk in a songbird. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12440  

  • June 12, 2015
  • 11:26 AM
  • 70 views

Diet and Supervised Exercise May Be Helpful In Preventing Excessive Pregnancy Weight Gain

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Theresa A Lawrie World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research Geneva, Switzerland MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: Excessive weight gain in pregnancy is associated with various undesirable outcomes in pregnancy. The … Continue reading →
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Theresa A Lawrie, World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, & Geneva, Switzerland. (2015) Diet and Supervised Exercise May Be Helpful In Preventing Excessive Pregnancy Weight Gain. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 10:36 AM
  • 78 views

Both Gastric Banding and Bypass Surgery Reduce Medical Costs

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristina H. Lewis, MD, MPH, SM Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Center for Clinical and Outcomes Research, Atlanta Department of Population Medicine Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. … Continue reading →
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Kristina H. Lewis, MD, MPH, SM, Kaiser Permanente Georgia, Center for Clinical and Outcomes Research, Atlanta, Department of Population Medicine, & Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, Massachusetts. (2015) Both Gastric Banding and Bypass Surgery Reduce Medical Costs. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 10:19 AM
  • 78 views

Women and Men Have Similar Colon Cancer Recurrence-Free Death Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Catherine Quantin Teaching Hospital, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics France; Dijon University Hospital, Clinical Investigation Center, Clinical Epidemiology/Clinical Trials Unit, Dijon, France and Dr Michal Abrahamowicz Ph.D Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health McGill … Continue reading →
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Prof. Catherine Quantin, Teaching Hospital, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics France and Dr Michal Abrahamowicz Ph.D, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, & McGill University, Montreal, Canada. (2015) Women and Men Have Similar Colon Cancer Recurrence-Free Death Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 09:30 AM
  • 60 views

Some Prostate Cancer Patient Decision Aids Need Updating

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD; Ricardo Wray, PhD, and Sameer Siddiqui, MD Center for Cancer Prevention, Research and Outreach Saint Louis University MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Patient … Continue reading →
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Prajakta Adsul, MBBS, MPH, PhD; Ricardo Wray, PhD, and Sameer Siddiqui, MD, Center for Cancer Prevention, Research and Outreach, & Saint Louis University. (2015) Some Prostate Cancer Patient Decision Aids Need Updating. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 09:14 AM
  • 77 views

Defects in DNA Repair Could Underlie Cognitive Decline

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Li-Huei Tsai Ph.D. Professor and Director – Picower Institute For Learning and Memory Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
The post Defects in DNA Repair Could Underlie Cognitive Decline appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Int........ Read more »

Dr. Li-Huei Tsai Ph.D., Professor and Director - Picower Institute, For Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, & Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (2015) Defects in DNA Repair Could Underlie Cognitive Decline. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 08:54 AM
  • 74 views

Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing Decreased After ACP Guidelines

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Louise Sun, MD SM FRCPC Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology, University of Ottawa Staff | Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology University of Ottawa Heart Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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Louise Sun, MD SM FRCPC, Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology,, University of Ottawa Staff | Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology, & University of Ottawa Heart Institute. (2015) Preoperative Pulmonary Function Testing Decreased After ACP Guidelines. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 07:00 AM
  • 57 views

Spring Babies Have Highest Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD Department of Biomedical Informatics Department of Systems Biology, Department of Medicine Columbia University New York, NY Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Tatonetti: For decades, … Continue reading →
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Nicholas Tatonetti, PhD, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Systems Biology, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, & New York, NY. (2015) Spring Babies Have Highest Lifetime Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 06:38 AM
  • 58 views

Weekend Discharge Not Associated With Higher Rate of Readmission

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jordan M. Cloyd, MD Department of Surgery Stanford University Stanford, California Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Cloyd: The motivation for the study was that, anecdotally, we had noticed that … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Dr. rer. nat. Kristin Prehn, Dipl.-Psych., Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Neurology , & Berlin Germany. (2015) Weekend Discharge Not Associated With Higher Rate of Readmission. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 04:39 AM
  • 125 views

Infections and cognitive ability

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Today I'm serving up the study findings reported by Michael Benrós and colleagues [1] (open-access) describing how: "Independent of a wide range of possible confounders, significant associations between infections and cognitive ability were observed" in their study of over 160,000 male conscripts during the years 2006–2012 who were tested for cognitive ability. Some further write-up of the study can also be found here.Using the Danish Conscription Registry (existing a........ Read more »

  • June 12, 2015
  • 04:07 AM
  • 84 views

A lactate-induced response to hypoxia

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Hypoxia regulation ensures cell survival and growth in low oxygen environments. HIF signalling is a well-established element of this regulation but is also associated with tumourigenesis in BHD, VHL, HLRCC, TSC, and sporadic cancers. New research from Lee et al., (2015) has identified a second, HIF-independent, hypoxia response which can modify cell survival and growth signalling pathways – the lactate-induced activation of NDRG3-mediated signalling.... Read more »

Lee DC, Sohn HA, Park ZY, Oh S, Kang YK, Lee KM, Kang M, Jang YJ, Yang SJ, Hong YK.... (2015) A lactate-induced response to hypoxia. Cell, 161(3), 595-609. PMID: 25892225  

  • June 11, 2015
  • 08:30 PM
  • 27 views

More Screen Time Linked To Lower Bone Mass In Boys

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anne Winther Msc Department of Health and Care Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway Division of Rehabilitation Services, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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Anne Winther Msc, Department of Health and Care Sciences, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, & Division of Rehabilitation Services, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway. (2015) More Screen Time Linked To Lower Bone Mass In Boys. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 08:19 PM
  • 28 views

Pre-Frontal Brain Cortex Size Linked To Moral Reasoning

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. rer. nat. Kristin Prehn, Dipl.-Psych. Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin Department of Neurology & NeuroCure Clinical Research Cente Berlin Germany MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Prehn: The study is … Continue reading →
The post Pre-Frontal Brain Cortex Size Linked To Moral Reasoning appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medic........ Read more »

Dr. rer. nat. Kristin Prehn, Dipl.-Psych., Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Neurology , & Berlin Germany. (2015) Pre-Frontal Brain Cortex Size Linked To Moral Reasoning. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 06:15 PM
  • 38 views

Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay Quickly Adopted Under Medicare Guidelines

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michaela Dinan, Ph.D. Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Cancer Institute Department of Medicine Duke University School of Medicine Durham, North Carolina Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: … Continue reading →
The post Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay Quickly Adopted Under Medicare Guidelines appeared first on MedicalResearch......... Read more »

Michaela Dinan, Ph.D. Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Cancer Institute, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, & Durham, North Carolina. (2015) Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay Quickly Adopted Under Medicare Guidelines. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 05:41 PM
  • 41 views

Functional Status Is Important Predictor of Hospital Readmission

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jeffrey C. Schneider, M.D. Medical Director, Trauma, Burn & Orthopedic Program Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard Medical School Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, MA 02129 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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Jeffrey C. Schneider, M.D., Medical Director, Trauma, Burn , Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, & Boston, MA 02129. (2015) Functional Status Is Important Predictor of Hospital Readmission. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 05:32 PM
  • 33 views

New Borrelia Tick-Borne Disease Confirmed in Series of 51 Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Philip Molloy, MD Imugen Medical Director Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: There is a newly described tick-borne infection in the US, first case published in NEJM … Continue reading →
The post New Borrelia Tick-Borne Disease Confirmed in Series of 51 Patients appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and........ Read more »

Dr. Philip Molloy, MD, & Imugen Medical Director. (2015) New Borrelia Tick-Borne Disease Confirmed in Series of 51 Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 05:21 PM
  • 61 views

Lump Sum Payments To Long-term Care Hospitals May Have Created Incentive To Discharge Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yan S. Kim, MD PhD Delivery Science Fellow Division of Research Kaiser Permanente Northern California Oakland, CA 94612 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Kim: Long-term care hospitals … Continue reading →
The post Lump Sum Payments To Long-term Care Hospitals May Have Created Incentive To Discharge Patients appeared first on MedicalResear........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yan S. Kim, MD PhD, Delivery Science Fellow Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, & Oakland, CA 94612. (2015) Lump Sum Payment To Long-term Care Hospitals May Have Created Incentive To Discharge Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 04:31 PM
  • 66 views

AKAP4 Is a Promising Blood Biomarker For Early Detection of Lung Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Qihong Huang, M.D., Ph.D. Associate professor in the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program The Wistar Institute Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Huang: Lung cancer is the leading … Continue reading →
The post AKAP4 Is a Promising Blood Biomarker For Early Detection of Lung Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Rese........ Read more »

Qihong Huang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate professor in the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, & The Wistar Institute. (2015) AKAP4 Is a Promising Blood Biomarker For Early Detection of Lung Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 11, 2015
  • 04:16 PM
  • 77 views

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing May Detect Maternal Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Joris Vermeesch Hoofd Moleculaire Cytogenetica Coordinator Genomics Core University of Leuven, University Hospitals Leuven, Belgium Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Vermeesch: We developed a novel analysis … Continue reading →
The post Noninvasive Prenatal Testing May Detect Maternal Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Med........ Read more »

Prof. Joris Vermeesch, Hoofd Moleculaire Cytogenetica, & Coordinator Genomics Core. (2015) Noninvasive Prenatal Testing May Detect Maternal Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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