MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Vincent L. Cryns MD Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Department of Medicine University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, Wisconsin Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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There is little hard data bout how fracking affects health outcomes, but a new study provides a first glimpse at a correlation between increased well-drilling and inpatient rates. Read more here!... Read more »
Jemielita, T., Gerton, G., Neidell, M., Chillrud, S., Yan, B., Stute, M., Howarth, M., Saberi, P., Fausti, N., Penning, T.... (2015) Unconventional Gas and Oil Drilling Is Associated with Increased Hospital Utilization Rates. PLOS ONE, 10(7). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0131093
Researchers have sniffed out an unspoken rule among women when it comes to fragrances: Women don’t buy perfume for other women, and they certainly don’t share them. Like boyfriends, current fragrance choices are hands off, forbidden–neither touch, nor smell. You can look, but that’s all, says BYU industrial design professor and study coauthor Bryan Howell.... Read more »
Schifferstein, H., & Howell, B. (2015) Using color–odor correspondences for fragrance packaging design. Food Quality and Preference, 17-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2015.06.012
Wow, sorry folks, I’ve been slacking, and that whole PhD thing is a sorry excuse! Let me tell you a little natural history about a plant called diffuse knapweed (Centaurea diffusa), the Dr. Moriarty to my Sherlock Holmes. The system … Continue reading →... Read more »
Bleeker, W., Schmitz, U., & Ristow, M. (2007) Interspecific hybridisation between alien and native plant species in Germany and its consequences for native biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 137(2), 248-253. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2007.02.004
Hufbauer, R., & Sforza, R. (2007) Multiple introductions of two invasive Centaurea taxa inferred from cpDNA haplotypes. Diversity and Distributions, 14(2), 252-261. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2007.00424.x
Kuester A, Conner JK, Culley T, & Baucom RS. (2014) How weeds emerge: a taxonomic and trait-based examination using United States data. The New phytologist, 202(3), 1055-68. PMID: 24494694
Marrs, R., Sforza, R., & Hufbauer, R. (2007) When invasion increases population genetic structure: a study with Centaurea diffusa. Biological Invasions, 10(4), 561-572. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-007-9153-6
Sheley, R., & Larson, L. (1996) Emergence Date Effects on Resource Partitioning between Diffuse Knapweed Seedlings. Journal of Range Management, 49(3), 241. DOI: 10.2307/4002885
Thompson, D., & Stout, D. (1991) Duration of the juvenile period in diffuse knapweed. Canadian Journal of Botany, 69(2), 368-371. DOI: 10.1139/b91-050
Whole-genome sequencing holds enormous potential to improve the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Although this approach is the only way to capture the complete spectrum of genetic variation, its application in clinical settings has been slow compared to more targeted strategies (i.e. panel and exome sequencing). Everyone talks about cost as the main contributing factor for […]... Read more »
Taylor JC, Martin HC, Lise S, Broxholme J, Cazier JB, Rimmer A, Kanapin A, Lunter G, Fiddy S, Allan C.... (2015) Factors influencing success of clinical genome sequencing across a broad spectrum of disorders. Nature genetics, 47(7), 717-26. PMID: 25985138
Early diagnosis of cancer can save lives, yet so many people wait before reporting important symptoms. This is an issue where psychology can make a major contribution by helping to explain why some patients delay reporting their symptoms to a clinician. A pilot study published recently in Psychology and Health uses an unusual approach for this purpose, specifically in the context of skin cancer, by asking patients to draw their melanomas.Suzanne Scott at Kings College, London and her collea........ Read more »
Scott, S., Birt, L., Cavers, D., Shah, N., Campbell, C., & Walter, F. (2015) Patient drawings of their melanoma: A novel approach to understanding symptom perception and appraisal prior to health care. Psychology , 30(9), 1035-1048. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1016943
Dare I mention the term 'cuddle hormone' when it comes to oxytocin?Well, according to a recent news piece in Nature (see here), the 'cuddle hormone' days of oxytocin might well be numbered as science is starting to come to grips with just how complicated a role this hormone might have when it comes to biology and behaviour. Of course we've seen hints of this for quite a while now as autism research in particular comes to grips with the idea that oxytocin may not be the magic 'sociability' b........ Read more »
Sasaki, T., Hashimoto, K., Oda, Y., Ishima, T., Kurata, T., Takahashi, J., Kamata, Y., Kimura, H., Niitsu, T., Komatsu, H.... (2015) Decreased levels of serum oxytocin in pediatric Patients with attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder. Psychiatry Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.05.029
Exposure to relatively toxic metals and metalloids can result in a wide range of symptoms, some of which are pretty weird. Body parts can change colour, skin can erupt with lesions, bones can soften, hair can be shed, the nervous system can go haywire, and the smell of one's breath can transition from unnoticeable to downright peculiar.Long-term exposure to lead (e.g. working at a lead mine or smelter) can cause your breath to acquire a strange sweetish metallic smell, particularly in the mornin........ Read more »
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Hubert W. Vesper, PhD Director, Clinical Standardization Programs in the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Co-author, “Measuring Estrogen Exposure and Metabolism: Workshop Recommendations on Clinical Issues” Co-chair of the PATH Steering … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Haining Yang MD Ph.D Associate Professor Thoracic Oncology Program University of Hawaii Cancer Center University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Yang: Mesothelioma is often caused by asbestos and … Continue reading →
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It is still an open research problem to store energy generated from solar cells, but a new, all-vanadium electrochemical cell made at UT Arlington may be a solution.... Read more »
Liu, D., Zi, W., Sajjad, S., Hsu, C., Shen, Y., Wei, M., & Liu, F. (2015) Reversible Electron Storage in an All-Vanadium Photoelectrochemical Storage Cell: Synergy between Vanadium Redox and Hybrid Photocatalyst. ACS Catalysis, 5(4), 2632-2639. DOI: 10.1021/cs502024k
There has been a lot of focus in the US media on the difficulties with access to the Veterans Affairs services. But many younger Veterans aren’t even getting close to those services.... Read more »
Averill, L., Fleming, C., Holens, P., & Larsen, S. (2015) Research on PTSD prevalence in OEF/OIF Veterans: expanding investigation of demographic variables. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. DOI: 10.3402/ejpt.v6.27322
SUMMARY: Recent research suggests that the commonly prescribed psychiatric drug, Prozac, occurs at environmentally relevant concentrations that can significantly alter behaviour and physiology in wild birds .. Read more... Read more »
Bean, T., Boxall, A., Lane, J., Herborn, K., Pietravalle, S., & Arnold, K. (2014) Behavioural and physiological responses of birds to environmentally relevant concentrations of an antidepressant. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1656), 20130575-20130575. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0575
Crockett, M., Siegel, J., Kurth-Nelson, Z., Ousdal, O., Story, G., Frieband, C., Grosse-Rueskamp, J., Dayan, P., & Dolan, R. (2015) Dissociable Effects of Serotonin and Dopamine on the Valuation of Harm in Moral Decision Making. Current Biology, 25(14), 1852-1859. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.021
Markman, S., Müller, C., Pascoe, D., Dawson, A., & Buchanan, K. (2011) Pollutants affect development in nestling starlings Sturnus vulgaris. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48(2), 391-397. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01931.x
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention–a core cognitive ability–may be unique to humans. The research suggests that the network may have evolved in response to increasingly complex social cues.... Read more »
Patel, G., Yang, D., Jamerson, E., Snyder, L., Corbetta, M., & Ferrera, V. (2015) Functional evolution of new and expanded attention networks in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201420395. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420395112
Women who use feminine care products called douches may increase their exposure to harmful chemicals called phthalates–and black women may be at particularly high risk due to frequent use. Public health officials advise against the use of douching products, which can hide vaginal infections and lead to other serious health problems. Despite that, douching products are still a popular item on the drug store shelf, and are disproportionately used by black women.... Read more »
Francesca Branch et al. (2015) Vaginal douching and racial/ethnic disparities in phthalate exposures among reproductive-aged women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2004. Environmental Health. info:/10.1186/s12940-015-0043-6
Cardiovascular fitness has been correlated with a variety of beneficial effects on brain structure and cognition.These correlations have not proven causality but they do support continued imaging and brain function studies.Scott Hayes from the VA Boston Healthcare System and Boston School of Medicine recently published an information study on this topic.Brain white matter integrity is now open for study using diffusion tensor imaging, available from high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MR........ Read more »
Hayes SM, Salat DH, Forman DE, Sperling RA, & Verfaellie M. (2015) Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with white matter integrity in aging. Annals of clinical and translational neurology, 2(6), 688-98. PMID: 26125043
As much as you think your tastes are unique, psychologists say they can guess your favorite color. It's likely to be blue. And it's especially unlikely to be yellow—unless you're colorblind. Men with red-green colorblindness have preferences that are essentially opposite from everyone else's. The finding could help scientists understand why humans like what they like, and how colorblind people see the world differently.
Some researchers have claimed that the human love of blue is universa........ Read more »
This week’s tip is quite multi-media. There’s a video, as required. But there’s a traditional published paper format, too. And there’s also the free training slides and exercises from us, sponsored by the folks who create the UCSC Genome Browser. So if you prefer audio, graphics, or text–we’ve got it all in this week’s tip. […]... Read more »
Mangan ME, Williams JM, Kuhn RM, & Lathe WC. (2014) The UCSC Genome Browser: What Every Molecular Biologist Should Know. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology., 107(19.9), 199-199. DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb1909s107
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Latetia V. Moore Ph.D. MSPH Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Moore: For this study, CDC researchers analyzed the average daily fruit and vegetable intake from the 2013 … Continue reading →
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What if the adoption of shelter dogs could be sped up with better photographs? A new study by Rachel Lampe and Thomas Witte (Royal Veterinary College, Herts) studies the effect of photographs of black Labrador Retriever crosses on the length of time before they found a new home. ... Read more »
Lampe, R., & Witte, T. (2014) Speed of Dog Adoption: Impact of Online Photo Traits. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/10888705.2014.982796
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