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  • September 2, 2015
  • 12:48 PM
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Managing Fatigue in Match-Play Tennis

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

The 2015 U.S. Tennis Open is in full swing and I ran into an interesting recent manuscript summarizing fatigue in tennis.Fatigue has multiple elements including changes in muscle performance, blood markers of lactic acid and other compounds as well as brain central perception factors.Long multi-set matches can last four or five hours. Obviously, at the end of this type of exertion, players have had to adjust to effects of significant fatigue.Reid and Duffield review the key elements of fatigue i........ Read more »

Reid M, & Duffield R. (2014) The development of fatigue during match-play tennis. British journal of sports medicine. PMID: 24668384  

  • September 2, 2015
  • 12:20 PM
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Distance From Hospital Linked To Worse 30-Day Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ansar Hassan MD PhD Department of Cardiac Surgery New Brunswick Heart Centre Saint John Regional Hospital Saint John, New Brunswick Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hassan: … Continue reading →
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  • September 2, 2015
  • 09:50 AM
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Gene Variant May Explain Why Some Children Respond More Aggressively To Stress

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Beate W. Hygen PhD Student Department of Psychology Norwegian University of Science and Technology Social Science Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: The study is part of the Trondheim Early Secure Study (TESS) conducted … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD. (2015) Gene Variant May Explain Why Some Children Respond More Aggressively To Stress. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 2, 2015
  • 09:36 AM
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Video Tip of the Week: ENCODE Data Coordination Center, phase 3

by Mary in OpenHelix

The ENCODE project began many years ago, with a pilot phase, that examined just 1% of the human genome. But this initial exploration helped the consortium participants to iron out some of the directions for later stages–including focusing on specific cell lines, techniques, and technologies in Phase 2. There have been a number of publications […]... Read more »

Malladi, V., Erickson, D., Podduturi, N., Rowe, L., Chan, E., Davidson, J., Hitz, B., Ho, M., Lee, B., Miyasato, S.... (2015) Ontology application and use at the ENCODE DCC. Database. DOI: 10.1093/database/bav010  

  • September 2, 2015
  • 09:30 AM
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Cancer Driver Log Facilitates Precision Medicine, Linking Providers With Genetic Data Bank

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology College of Pharmacy Department of Internal Medicine Division of Medical Oncology Wexner Medical Center The Ohio State University Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD. (2015) Cancer Driver Log Facilitates Precision Medicine, Linking Providers With Genetic Data Bank . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 2, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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Preparation Makes a Difference to Pets in an Emergency

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

After the Great Earthquake in Japan, preparation was key to evacuating with pets - including training and socialization.When the magnitude 9 earthquake struck Japan in 2011, causing a tsunami and subsequent accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant, over 15,000 people were killed. Many people had to evacuate at short notice. In 2012, pet owners from two of the most badly affected areas, Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, were asked about whether or not they took their pet and the types of planning t........ Read more »

Heath, S.E., & Linnabary, R.D. (2015) Challenges of managing animals in disasters in the US. Animals, 5(2), 173-192. info:/10.3390/ani5020173#sthash.7n7gGyyg.dpuf

Thompson, K.,, Every, D., Rainbird, S., Cornell, V., Smith, B., & Trigg, J. (2014) No pet or their person left behind: Increasing the disaster resilience of vulnerable groups through animal attachment, activities and networks. Animals , 4(2), 214-240. info:/10.3390/ani4020214

A survey of companion-animal owners affected by the East Japan Great Earthquake in Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures, Japan. (2015) Yamazaki, S. Anthrozoos, 28(2). info:/

  • September 2, 2015
  • 08:15 AM
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Don’t Disrespect The Dizygotic

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Spies try to look boring, but in reality they are much more interesting than the average Joe. So it is with dizygotic twins; monozygotic twins (“identical”) get all the glory, but they’re just a split egg, any female can do it. But dizygotic twins – certain families have more, Nigerian women have more, older women have more, taller women and overweight women have more. Now there’s something that looks boring but must be interesting.... Read more »

Simpson, C., Robertson, D., Al-Musawi, S., Heath, D., McNatty, K., Ritter, L., Mottershead, D., Gilchrist, R., Harrison, C., & Stanton, P. (2014) Aberrant GDF9 Expression and Activation Are Associated With Common Human Ovarian Disorders. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology , 99(4). DOI: 10.1210/jc.2013-3949  

Palmer, J., Zhao, Z., Hoekstra, C., Hayward, N., Webb, P., Whiteman, D., Martin, N., Boomsma, D., Duffy, D., & Montgomery, G. (2006) Novel Variants in Growth Differentiation Factor 9 in Mothers of Dizygotic Twins. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology , 91(11), 4713-4716. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2006-0970  

Hoekstra, C., Willemsen, G., van Beijsterveldt, C., Lambalk, C., Montgomery, G., & Boomsma, D. (2010) Body composition, smoking, and spontaneous dizygotic twinning. Fertility and Sterility, 93(3), 885-893. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2008.10.012  

Groeneveld, E., Lambers, M., Stakelbeek, M., Mooij, T., van den Belt-Dusebout, A., Heymans, M., Schats, R., Hompes, P., Hoek, A., Burger, C.... (2012) Factors associated with dizygotic twinning after IVF treatment with double embryo transfer. Human Reproduction, 27(10), 2966-2970. DOI: 10.1093/humrep/des258  

  • September 2, 2015
  • 07:31 AM
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Serious Injuries Rise As Older Age Groups Takes Up Cycling

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Benjamin N. Breyer MD, MAS, FACS Associate Professor in Residence Department of Urology University of California, San Francisco Chief of Urology, San Francisco General Hospital Director, UCSF Male Genitourinary Reconstruction and Trauma Surgery Fellowship   Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Benjamin N. Breyer MD, MAS, FACS. (2015) Serious Injuries Rise As Older Age Group Takes Up Cycling. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 2, 2015
  • 05:03 AM
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Higgs even more standard

by Marco Frasca in The Gauge Connection

LHCP 2015 is going on at St. Peterburg and new results were presented by the two main collaborations at CERN. CMS and ATLAS combined the results from run 1 and improved the quality of the measured data of the Higgs particle discovered on 2012. CERN press release is here. I show you the main picture about […]... Read more »

  • September 2, 2015
  • 02:13 AM
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Sub-threshold autistic traits and creativity

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I was intrigued by the results reported by Catherine Best and colleagues [1] recently and the suggestion that yet another sweeping generalisation attributed to autism (or at least autistic traits) might turn out to be not as accurate or universal as we might have all been led to believe.Based on the analysis of data from over 300 people who completed an on-line questionnaire (anonymously) measuring autistic traits, researchers reported that creative ideas as measured by a divergent thinking task........ Read more »

  • September 2, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Ain’t no Half Stepping - Students with Chronic Ankle Instability are Less Active

by Nicole Cattano in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

College students with chronic ankle instability have lower activity levels and more symptoms than healthy students. Activity levels appear to be related to the amount of ankle laxity.... Read more »

  • September 1, 2015
  • 08:09 PM
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Genetic Signatures May Lead To Precision Treatments For Childhood Brain Tumors

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

Medicalresearch.com Interview with: Roger Packer MD Senior Vice President Center for Neuroscience & Behavioral Health Children’s National Medical Center Washington, D.C.   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Packer: The background is … Continue reading →
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Medicalresearch.com Interview with:, & Roger Packer MD. (2015) Genetic Signatures May Lead To Precision Treatments For Childhood Brain Tumors . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 1, 2015
  • 07:35 PM
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Data-Driven Model Can Help Predict Hospital Discharges

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Sean Barnes Ph.D. Department of Decision, Operations & Information Technologies Robert H. Smith School of Business University of Maryland, College Park, MD   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Sean Barnes Ph.D. (2015) Data-Driven Model Can Help Predict Hospital Discharges. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 1, 2015
  • 07:08 PM
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Risky Decision Making May Run in Families Prone To Suicide

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fabrice Jollant, MD, PhD McGill University, Department of Psychiatry & Douglas Mental Health University Institute McGill Group for Suicide Studies Montréal (Québec), 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:, & Fabrice Jollant, MD, PhD. (2015) Risky Decision Making May Run in Families Prone To Suicide. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 1, 2015
  • 05:47 PM
  • 55 views

Does Everyone Dream?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Everyone dreams - even people who believe that they "never dream" and can't remember any of their dreams. That's according to a group of French researchers writing in the Journal of Sleep Research: Evidence that non-dreamers do dream.





In questionnaire surveys, up to 6.5% of people report that they 'never dream'. Although most of these people report having dreamed at some point in the past, roughly 1 in every 250 people say that they can't remember ever dreaming - not even once.

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  • September 1, 2015
  • 02:00 PM
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Finerenone Reduces Urine Protein Loss in Diabetic Kidney Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: George L. Bakris MD Professor of Medicine Director, Comprehensive Hypertension Center University of Chicago Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bakris: Aldosterone receptor antagonists such as spironolactone are … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & George L. Bakris MD. (2015) Finerenone Reduces Urine Protein Loss in Diabetic Kidney Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • September 1, 2015
  • 01:34 PM
  • 56 views

Researchers help identify neural basis of multitasking

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

What makes someone better at switching between different tasks? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive flexibility, researchers have used brain scans to shed new light on this question. By studying networks of activity in the brain’s frontal cortex, a region associated with control over thoughts and actions, the researchers have shown that the degree to which these networks reconfigure themselves while switching from task to task predicts people’s cognitive flexibility.... Read more »

  • September 1, 2015
  • 12:06 PM
  • 45 views

Parasitized Bees May Self-Medicate with Nectar

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Mary Poppins taught us that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. A bumblebee's favorite sugary drink may already be laced with medicine. And bees seem to dose themselves with medicinal nectar when they're suffering from a gut full of parasites.

Plants manufacture many chemical compounds to defend against attackers. Some of these are familiar to humans—like capsaicin, the potent weapon made by chili pepper plants. But not every animal enjoys painful food experiences like we do........ Read more »

  • September 1, 2015
  • 10:25 AM
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The blastocyst achieves on-time implantation by entosis

by Xiaofei Sun in the Node

The process of embryo implantation consists of multiple steps: blastocyst apposition, adhesion to uterine luminal epithelial (LE) cells, and removal of the epithelial cells encasing the blastocysts. How the blastocyst trophectoderm breaches the luminal epithelial barrier has been studied for decades, the mechanism of the abstraction of LE cells was not clearly understood. Since the[...]

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Finn CA, & McLaren A. (1967) A study of the early stages of implantation in mice. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 259-267. info:/10.1530/jrf.0.0130259

Krehbiel RH. (1937) Cytological Studies of the Decidual Reaction in the Rat during Early Pregnancy and in the Production of Deciduomata. Physiological Zoology, 212-234. info:/

Sun X, Zhang L, Xie H, Wan H, Magella B, Whitsett JA, & Dey SK. (2012) Kruppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) is critical for conferring uterine receptivity to implantation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(4), 1145-1150. PMID: 22233806  

Wang H, & Dey SK. (2006) Roadmap to embryo implantation: clues from mouse models. Nature reviews. Genetics, 7(3), 185-199. PMID: 16485018  

  • September 1, 2015
  • 10:02 AM
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Recent Spike in Plague Cases in Western US

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Plague, a bacterial disease that is endemic to the Western United States, is most famous for the destruction it caused during the Middle Ages when … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Natalie Kwit DVM. (2015) Recent Spike in Plague Cases in Western US. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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