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  • March 16, 2015
  • 09:33 AM
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CT Coronary Angiography Safely Clarifies Heart Disease Diagnosis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. David Newby British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology University of Edinburgh Director of the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Newby: The diagnosis … Continue reading →
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  • March 16, 2015
  • 08:46 AM
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Mild Kidney Disease Tied to Pregnancy Risk

by Cristy at Living Donor 101 in Living Donors Are People Too

A comparison of 504 women with various stages of chronic kidney disease with 836 of a well-matched cohort revealed: in women with stage 1 CKD, the rate of caesarean section was 8.4% vs 70.1% for stage 2, 78.4% for stage 3, and 70.0% for stages 4 to 5 (P < .001). Preterm delivery rate was 23.5% for …
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Piccoli GB, Cabiddu G, Attini R, Vigotti FN, Maxia S, Lepori N, Tuveri M, Massidda M, Marchi C, Mura S.... (2015) Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with CKD. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. PMID: 25766536  

  • March 16, 2015
  • 08:05 AM
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ACA: Small Drop In Emergency Room Visits by Young Adults

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Asako Moriya Ph.D School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Rockville, MD MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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  • March 16, 2015
  • 07:51 AM
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Morning people ("larks") are more punctual than "owls"

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

You've probably heard that sleep psychologists like to divide people up into those who function optimally in the morning, and those who come alive at night (but see also). The former, "larks", tend to get up and go to bed earlier than "owls". A new study asks whether larks also tend to be more punctual people than owls – surprisingly, this is the first time anyone has examined this link.Laura Werner and her team waited as nearly 300 students arrived for their 8.15am morning lectures on 14 diff........ Read more »

Werner, L., Geisler, J., & Randler, C. (2014) Morningness as a Personality Predictor of Punctuality. Current Psychology, 34(1), 130-139. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-014-9246-1  

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:47 AM
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Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminatedIn these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. If you recall (from late 2013), Neurotech Business Report revealed that "St. Jude Medical failed a futility analysis of its BROADEN trial of DBS for treatment of depression..."A recent comment on my old post about the BROADEN Trial1 had an even more pessimist........ Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:37 AM
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Decreased plasma levels of lipoxin A4 in autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The paper by Chun-Lin Yan and colleagues [1] talking about significantly lower plasma levels of lipoxin A4 (LXA4) "a mediator involved in the resolution of inflammation" in cases of childhood autism is the point of discussions today.Continuing an important theme of immune system involvement in at least some cases of autism, Yan et al focused on a less well-trodden path looking at lipoxins that seem to be involved in something of a yin and yang relationship with another set of eicosanoi........ Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 05:00 AM
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Don’t Blink. The King-Devick Test: A Rapid, Sideline Visual Assessment Tool to Assist in Detection of Concussion

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

The King-Devick test is a quick and reliable method to assess vision, eye movements, language function, and attention. An athlete with a concussion tends to complete the test slower than his/her preseason assessment while other athletes improve over time. ... Read more »

  • March 16, 2015
  • 02:03 AM
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Life on places other than the Earth

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

“Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying” (Arthur C. Clarke)

Life on Earth is a common thing. Life on clouds and in water looks interesting. And life on places other than the Earth (extraterrestrial life) looks…ummmm…possible. In this article, I will try to note some information ranging from hypothesis to scientific information related to the life on places other than Earth.


The Drake Equation

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McKay, C., Anbar, A., Porco, C., & Tsou, P. (2014) Follow the Plume: The Habitability of Enceladus. Astrobiology, 14(4), 352-355. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2014.1158  

  • March 15, 2015
  • 09:46 PM
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Suicide in Northern Ireland is not linked to religious affiliation

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

Conventionally, religious affiliation is supposed to reduce the risk of suicide. In fact, the worldwide data show a rather patchy picture, probably because the effects of religion on suicide risk depend on the social context. One of the godfathers of the sociology of religion was a guy named Émile Durkheim. At the tail end of [Read More...]... Read more »

  • March 15, 2015
  • 05:59 PM
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The toxicity of microglia in glaucoma

by Matthew Zabel in Gliosis

A description of microglial toxicity in a mouse model of glaucoma. ... Read more »

Bazan JF, Bacon KB, Hardiman G, Wang W, Soo K, Rossi D, Greaves DR, Zlotnik A, & Schall TJ. (1997) A new class of membrane-bound chemokine with a CX3C motif. Nature, 385(6617), 640-4. PMID: 9024663  

Cardona AE, Pioro EP, Sasse ME, Kostenko V, Cardona SM, Dijkstra IM, Huang D, Kidd G, Dombrowski S, Dutta R.... (2006) Control of microglial neurotoxicity by the fractalkine receptor. Nature neuroscience, 9(7), 917-24. PMID: 16732273  

Paolicelli RC, Bolasco G, Pagani F, Maggi L, Scianni M, Panzanelli P, Giustetto M, Ferreira TA, Guiducci E, Dumas L.... (2011) Synaptic pruning by microglia is necessary for normal brain development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6048), 1456-8. PMID: 21778362  

  • March 15, 2015
  • 05:06 PM
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TAVR Bests Standard Therapy For Sick, Elderly Patients With Severe AS

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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Prof Samir R Kapadia MD Director, Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH For patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are not candidates for surgical valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers superior benefit to standard … Continue reading →
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Prof Samir R Kapadia MD, & Director, Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. (2015) TAVR Bests Standard Therapy For Sick, Elderly Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 15, 2015
  • 03:11 PM
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Tai Chi Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Improved Functional Capacity After Heart Attack

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ricardo Stein, MD, ScD Exercise Cardiology Research Group, Cardiology Division Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Stein: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ricardo Stein, MD, ScD. (2015) Tai Chi Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Improved Functional Capacity After Heart Attack. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 15, 2015
  • 02:52 PM
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Folic acid supplementation cuts stroke risk in adults with high blood pressure

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

When we think hypertension (high blood pressure) you might not think stroke risk. However, high blood pressure can damage arteries, which often leads to an increased risk for a stroke. But if you suffer from hypertension, you might not need an expensive drug to lower your risk. A new study that included more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid, compared with ........ Read more »

Yong Huo, MD, Jianping Li, MD, PhD, Xianhui Qin, PhD, Yining Huang, MD, Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD, Rebecca F. Gottesman, MD, PhD, Genfu Tang, MD, Binyan Wang, MD, PhD, Dafang Chen, PhD, Mingli He, MD.... (2015) Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China. Journal of the American Medical Association . info:/10.1001/jama.2015.2274

  • March 15, 2015
  • 01:15 PM
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Is Liberal Transfusion Threshold After Cardiac Surgery Preferable?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Barnaby C. Reeves, D.Phil. Professor of Health Services Research, Clinical Trials & Evaluation Unit School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol Bristol Royal Infirmary Bristol Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Variable decisions … Continue reading →
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  • March 14, 2015
  • 11:54 PM
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New approaches to epilepsy treatment: optogenetics and DREADDs

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

Epilepsy refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by recurrent seizures. It is a relatively common neurological condition, and is considered the most common serious (implying that there is a risk of mortality) brain disorder, affecting around 2.2 million Americans.The seizures associated with epilepsy are not homogenous; they can have a drastically different presentation depending on the patient, the part of the brain the seizure originates in, and how much of the brain the seizure ........ Read more »

  • March 14, 2015
  • 11:10 PM
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Bacterial DNA Detected In Blood Of Patients With Active Psoriasis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ana Ramírez-Boscá, MD Department of Dermatology and Clinical Research Unit and Vicente Navarro-López, MD Clinical Research Unit and Infectious Diseases Unit Centro Dermatológico Estético, Alicante, Spain   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Ana Ramírez-Boscá, MD Department of Dermatology and Clinical R. (2015) Bacterial DNA Detected In Blood Of Patients With Active Psoriasis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 02:27 PM
  • 92 views

Antibody therapy offers possible cure for psoriasis

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sure it’s not sexy, you probably won’t be asked for donations towards a cure, or to run/walk/dive for awareness, and it probably won’t kill you. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, but chances are you are not familiar with it. It causes red, scale-like patches, sometimes covering a majority of the body. It’s itchy, painful, and embarrassing (to put it nicely). I know first hand as I suffer from it albeit mildly. I say mildly since I am lucky the patches are fairly small, but not so lucky........ Read more »

  • March 14, 2015
  • 10:31 AM
  • 102 views

Is Higgs alone?

by Marco Frasca in The Gauge Connection

I am back after the announcement by CERN of the restart of LHC. On May this year we will have also the first collisions. This is great news and we hope for the best and the best here is just the breaking of the Standard Model. The Higgs in the title is not Professor Higgs […]... Read more »

Marco Frasca. (2009) Exact solutions of classical scalar field equations. J.Nonlin.Math.Phys.18:291-297,2011. arXiv: 0907.4053v2

Marco Frasca. (2013) Scalar field theory in the strong self-interaction limit. Eur. Phys. J. C (2014) 74:2929. arXiv: 1306.6530v5

Marco Frasca. (2014) Exact solutions for classical Yang-Mills fields. arXiv. arXiv: 1409.2351v2

Biagio Lucini, & Marco Panero. (2012) SU(N) gauge theories at large N. Physics Reports 526 (2013) 93-163. arXiv: 1210.4997v2

  • March 14, 2015
  • 10:28 AM
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Some Athletes May Need Salt Supplementation During Endurance Events

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Juan Del Coso Garrigós Profesor CC. de la Act. Física y del Deporte Responsable del Laboratorio de Fisiología del Ejercicio UNIVERSIDAD CAMILO JOSÉ CELA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Juan Del Coso Garrigós. (2015) Some Athletes May Need Salt Supplementation During Endurance Events. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 08:18 AM
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Hispanic and Uninsured Adults May Experience Barriers To Blood Pressure Control

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stella Yi, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor Department of Population Health New York University School of Medicine MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yi: Self-blood pressure monitoring has been shown … Continue reading →
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