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  • July 3, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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Trustworthiness, real adulthood, cat videos and how open you are to experiences 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Here’s another installment of things we think you might want to know but to which we don’t wish to devote an entire blog post. Keep reading to have tidbits worthy of sound bytes over drinks. The onset of ‘real’ adulthood Five years ago we were distressed to discover that middle age begins at 35 and […]

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  • July 3, 2015
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A new tissue-specific FLCN-deficient mouse model of renal tumourigenesis

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

Animal models can be useful for understanding disease pathology and as preclinical models for drug testing. As BHD patients develop renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) of varied histologies, associated with a loss of FLCN, BHD animal models could be used to study of a wide range of renal cancer subtypes. Current BHD mouse models include kidney-specific Flcn-knockouts (Chen et al., 2008, Baba et al., 2008) and ubiquitous knockouts (Hasumi et al., 2009, Hartman et al., 2009, Hudon et al., 2010). The form........ Read more »

Chen J, Huang D, Rubera I, Futami K, Wang P, Zickert P, Khoo SK, Dykema K, Zhao P, Petillo D.... (2015) Disruption of tubular Flcn expression as a mouse model for renal tumor induction. Kidney international. PMID: 26083655  

  • July 3, 2015
  • 06:02 AM
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5 Tips For Better Sleep

by Elisabeth Buhl Thubron in United Academics

Adding some ‘worry time’ to your day could work better than pills.... Read more »

  • July 3, 2015
  • 05:15 AM
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Here be values (in the brain): how the ventral striatum participates in decision-making

by Pierre Megevand in Neuroscience and Medicine

A new research article shows that the ventral striatum includes a representation of the value attributed to potential choices in a gambling task, and of the decision eventually reached.... Read more »

  • July 3, 2015
  • 04:56 AM
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Vitamin D metabolic gene variants and risk for autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I was really rather happy to see the "preliminary evidence" reported by Rebecca Schmidt and colleagues [1] when it came to examining whether selected vitamin D metabolic gene variants might show linkage to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on data derived from the CHARGE initiative.For quite a while now I've discussed the various peer-reviewed science on the topic of vitamin D deficiency / insufficiency with autism in mind on this blog (see here and see here for example). Specifically, h........ Read more »

Schmidt RJ, Hansen RL, Hartiala J, Allayee H, Sconberg JL, Schmidt LC, Volk HE, & Tassone F. (2015) Selected vitamin D metabolic gene variants and risk for autism spectrum disorder in the CHARGE Study. Early human development, 91(8), 483-489. PMID: 26073892  

  • July 2, 2015
  • 06:50 PM
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by Craig Payne in Running Research Junkie

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  • July 2, 2015
  • 02:54 PM
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Study Compares Two Surgical Techniques To Relieve Migraine Headaches

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Bahman Guyuron MD Cleveland and Lyndhurst, Ohio From the Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Case Medical Center; and the American Migraine Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Guyuron: Through several … Continue reading →
The post Study Compares Two Surgical Techniques To Relieve Migraine Headaches appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Bahman Guyuron MD, & Cleveland and Lyndhurst. (2015) Study Compares Two Surgical Techniques To Relieve Migraine Headaches. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 2, 2015
  • 02:18 PM
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Biomarker Predicts Bladder Cancer Response To Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Chao Cheng, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Genetics Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Hanover NH, 03755 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Cheng: Bladder cancer is a … Continue reading →
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Chao Cheng, Ph.D., & Assistant Professor. (2015) Biomarker Predicts Bladder Cancer Response To Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 2, 2015
  • 12:57 PM
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Freezing single atoms to absolute zero with microwaves brings quantum technology closer

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Physicists at the University of Sussex have found a way of using everyday technology found in kitchen microwaves and mobile telephones to bring quantum physics closer to helping solve enormous scientific problems that the most powerful of today’s supercomputers cannot even begin to embark upon.... Read more »

Weidt, S., Randall, J., Webster, S., Standing, E., Rodriguez, A., Webb, A., Lekitsch, B., & Hensinger, W. (2015) Ground-State Cooling of a Trapped Ion Using Long-Wavelength Radiation. Physical Review Letters, 115(1). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.013002  

  • July 2, 2015
  • 11:57 AM
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Digesting bread and pasta can release biologically active molecules

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Biologically active molecules released by digesting bread and pasta can survive digestion and potentially pass through the gut lining, suggests new research. The study reveals the molecules released when real samples of bread and pasta are digested, providing new information for research into gluten sensitivity.... Read more »

  • July 2, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Why Should You Care How Bacteria Fight Viruses?

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Research into how bacteria fight viruses has spurred a revolution in genetic engineering referred to as "CRISPR". CRISPR provides unprecedented ways to easily modify the genome of any living creature, including humans.... Read more »

Garneau, J., Dupuis, M., Villion, M., Romero, D., Barrangou, R., Boyaval, P., Fremaux, C., Horvath, P., Magadán, A., & Moineau, S. (2010) The CRISPR/Cas bacterial immune system cleaves bacteriophage and plasmid DNA. Nature, 468(7320), 67-71. DOI: 10.1038/nature09523  

Horie, M., Honda, T., Suzuki, Y., Kobayashi, Y., Daito, T., Oshida, T., Ikuta, K., Jern, P., Gojobori, T., Coffin, J.... (2010) Endogenous non-retroviral RNA virus elements in mammalian genomes. Nature, 463(7277), 84-87. DOI: 10.1038/nature08695  

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  • July 2, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Want Better Group Performance? Try a Standing Meeting

by Jeremiah Stanghini in Jeremiah Stanghini

In keeping with the theme of “standing” being better for us from earlier this week, I thought I’d tackle another journal article discussing the merits of standing. This time, the research included participants well-beyond the 2nd and 3rd grade, but still used students … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • July 2, 2015
  • 06:34 AM
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Tubal Ligation May Limit Spread Of Endometrial Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ashley S. Felix, PhD Bethesda, MD MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Felix: Endometrial cancer prognosis is strongly affected by disease stage, or the extent of spread from the … Continue reading →
The post Tubal Ligation May Limit Spread Of Endometrial Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Ashley S. Felix, PhD, & Bethesda, MD. (2015) Tubal Ligation May Limit Spread Of Endometrial Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 2, 2015
  • 06:25 AM
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New Rapid Test For Ebola May Be Useful In High-Risk Populations

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD Stanford University Nira R Pollock MD PhD Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: At present, diagnosis of Ebola virus … Continue reading →
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Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, Nira R Pollock MD PhD, & Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. (2015) New Rapid Test For Ebola May Be Useful In High-Risk Populations. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 2, 2015
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How social anxiety manifests on Facebook

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter. However, a new study finds that people who are socially anxious betray their awkwardness on Facebook, much as they do in the offline world. The researchers Aaron Weidman and Cheri Levinson said their findings could hint at ways for socially anxious people to conceal their nervousness and attract more online friends.Seventy-seven studen........ Read more »

  • July 2, 2015
  • 02:34 AM
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Acute bipolar depression and immune alterations

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Individuals with acute bipolar depression show immune alterations. Some of the alterations are similar to those found in acute mania."That was the bottom line reported by Faith Dickerson and colleagues [1] following their analysis of blood samples provided by "82 individuals with acute bipolar depression, 147 with acute mania, and 280 controls." Looking for the presence of various antibodies to "human herpesviruses, gliadin, Toxoplasma gondii, and endogenous retroviruses as well as for C-reacti........ Read more »

Dickerson F, Katsafanas E, Schweinfurth LA, Savage CL, Stallings C, Origoni A, Khushalani S, Lillehoj E, & Yolken R. (2015) Immune alterations in acute bipolar depression. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. PMID: 26061032  

  • July 1, 2015
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Comparison of running injuries between shod and barefoot

by Craig Payne in Running Research Junkie

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  • July 1, 2015
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Bariatric Surgery Bests Lifestyle Interventions For Diabetes Remission In Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Anita P. Courcoulas M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S Professor of Surgery Director, Minimally Invasive Bariatric & General Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Courcoulas: This study is a randomized … Continue reading →
The post Bariatric Surgery Bests Lifestyle Interventions For Diabetes Remission In Obesity appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Anita P. Courcoulas M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S, Professor of Surgery, Director, Minimally Invasive Bariatric , & University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. (2015) Bariatric Surgery Bests Lifestyle Interventions For Diabetes Remission In Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 1, 2015
  • 08:14 PM
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Indoor Tanning Declines But Still Popular

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD, MPH Health Economist Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Guy: Indoor … Continue reading →
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Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD, MPH, & Health Economist. (2015) Indoor Tanning Declines But Still Popular. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 1, 2015
  • 07:11 PM
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New Therapeutic Target May Make Chemotherapy More Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Janaiah Kota Assistant Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN, Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Kota: Pancreatic cancer tumors are surrounded by a thick … Continue reading →
The post New Therapeutic Target May Make Chemotherapy More Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Janaiah Kota, & Assistant Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. (2015) New Therapeutic Target May Make Chemotherapy More Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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