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  • August 11, 2015
  • 10:34 PM
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Metformin Linked With Increased Mortality In Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Der-Cherng Tarng, MD, PhD Division of Nephrology Taipei Veterans General Hospital, and National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Tarng: Metformin is generally recommended as … Continue reading →
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Prof. Der-Cherng Tarng, MD, Ph. (2015) Metformin Linked With Increased Mortality In Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 10:06 PM
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Treated and Untreated CTCL Lesions Resolved With Topical Resiquimod

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alain H. Rook, M.D. Professor of Dermatology University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104 and Rachael A. Clark, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Dermatology Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA 02115   Researchers’ summary: In this paper, Dr. Rachael Clark … Continue reading →
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Alain H. Rook, M.D. (2015) Treated and Untreated CTCL Lesions Resolved With Topical Resiquimod. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 08:50 PM
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Getting past the ‘indigenous’ vs. ‘immigrant’ language debate

by Dave Sayers in Language on the Move

“Indigenous languages” and “immigrant languages” are much discussed in language policy research, but surprisingly little time is spent actually defining those terms. In general, “indigenous” tends to encompass two features: a long heritage in a place; and some form of … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 06:42 PM
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Intelligence: What it Means to You

by Winston Sieck in Thinker Academy

What does intelligence mean to you? Do you believe you were born with a “smartness score” that’s set for life? Or is intelligence something you can build and grow? Say, by improving your study skills? Now, ask yourself another question – why do you believe that? Where did your ideas about the nature of intelligence…
Check out Intelligence: What it Means to You, an original post on Thinker Academy.
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  • August 11, 2015
  • 06:01 PM
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Long Term Hypoxic Events Linked To Adverse Outcomes In Very Preterm Infants

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Dr. med. Christian F. Poets Neonatologie, Univ.-Klinikum Tübingen Tübingen Germany Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Prof. Poets: Episodes of intermittent hypoxemia (lack of oxygen) and bradycardia (slow heart rate) are common in … Continue reading →
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Prof. Dr. med. Christian F. Poets. (2015) Long Term Hypoxic Events Linked To Adverse Outcomes In Very Preterm Infants. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 05:45 PM
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Traditional Treatments For Central Retinal Artery Occlusion May Be Worse Than No Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Matthew Schrag MD Department of Neurology Yale University New Haven, Connecticut   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Schrag: Central retinal artery occlusion  (CRAO) is a relatively rare disorder … Continue reading →
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Matthew Schrag MD. (2015) Traditional Treatments For Central Retinal Artery Occlusion May Be Worse Than No Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 05:27 PM
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Study details ‘rotten egg’ gas’ role in autoimmune disease

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The immune system not only responds to infections and other potentially problematic abnormalities in the body, it also contains a built-in brake in the form of regulatory T cells, or Tregs. Tregs ensure that inflammatory responses don’t get out of hand and do damage. In autoimmune diseases, sometimes these Treg cells don’t act as they should.... Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 05:14 PM
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Sedentary Workers Increased Physical Activity Using Office Chairs with Pedals

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lucas J. Carr, PhD Department of Health and Human Physiology University of Iowa Iowa City IA 52242 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Carr: Office employees are exposed … Continue reading →
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Lucas J. Carr, PhD. (2015) Sedentary Workers Increased Physical Activity Using Office Chairs with Pedals. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 04:48 PM
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Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging Takes Too Long In Real World Settings

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Raymond Osarogiagbon MD, FACP Thoracic Oncology Research Group Baptist Cancer Center Memphis, Tennessee Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Osarogiagbon: Lung cancer care is complicated, but can be … Continue reading →
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Raymond Osarogiagbon MD, FACP. (2015) Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging Takes Too Long In Real World Settings. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:59 PM
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CT Scan IV Contrast Not Linked With AKI or Emergent Dialysis, Even In Patients With Impaired Kidney Function

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jennifer S. McDonald Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Radiology Mayo Clinic Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. McDonald: Our research group is interested in studying contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN), … Continue reading →
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Jennifer S. McDonald Ph.D. (2015) CT Scan IV Contrast Not Linked With AKI or Emergent Dialysis, Even In Patients With Impaired Kidney Function. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:16 PM
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Mutualism a.k.a Caterpillars Drugging Ants To Do Their Bidding

by Melissa Chernick in Science Storiented

The manuscript is done! Submitted! Summer interns are finished. Boot up Normal Life Mode, please. Recommence blogging. So many good papers have come out during my hiatus. Where to start…where to start…If you have read this blog for any amount of time then you will come across by fascination with ant manipulation, particularly zombification. This is why my cursor stopped over a new paper in Current Biology about caterpillars manipulating ants to do their bidding. Let’s start with mutualism......... Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 02:41 PM
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New cancer marker may be key to tailored chemotherapy treatment in hard to treat breast cancer – Cancer vaccine target?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Stephen Chan DM, FRCR, FRCP Consultant Oncologist Breast and Gynaecological Cancers Nottingham University Hospitals Trust Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham Visiting Professor of Cancer Medicine at Nottingham Trent University MedicalResearch: What is the background … Continue reading →
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Dr Stephen Chan DM, FRCR, FRCP. (2015) New cancer marker may be key to tailored chemotherapy treatment in hard to treat breast cancer – Cancer vaccine target?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 02:23 PM
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Research advances potential for test and vaccine for genital and oral herpes

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses (HSV), according to researchers at Johns Hopkins and Harvard universities and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The work may also lead to the development of a vaccine that protects against the virus.... Read more »

Lamers SL, Newman RM, Laeyendecker O, Tobian AA, Colgrove RC, Ray SC, Koelle DM, Cohen J, Knipe DM, & Quinn TC. (2015) Global Diversity within and between Human Herpesvirus 1 and 2 Glycoproteins. Journal of virology, 89(16), 8206-18. PMID: 26018161  

  • August 11, 2015
  • 01:25 PM
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Why Does Georgia Have the Lowest Rate of Kidney Transplantation?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH Director of Health Services Research, Emory Transplant Center Assistant Professor Department of Surgery Division of Transplantation Emory University School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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Rachel Patzer, PhD, MPH. (2015) Why Does Georgia Have the Lowest Rate of Kidney Transplantation?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 11, 2015
  • 12:12 PM
  • 108 views

How Bees Carry Their Baggage

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Think your airline's bag fees are burdensome? Try flying after swallowing part of your luggage and strapping the rest to your legs. That's how bees do it. And depending on how a bumblebee loads herself up with nectar and pollen, her flight back to the hive might be less of a beeline than usual.

Like honeybees, bumblebees gather both nectar and pollen, bringing them back to the hive for food. They collect nectar simply by drinking it. After being slurped up a bee's long tongue, nectar is s........ Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 06:47 AM
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What does your selfie reveal about your personality?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

People who pull selfie "duck faces" are seenas lazy and emotionally unstableThe rise of the selfie (and its widespread use on social media) has given people more control than ever over the impression they present to the world. But to date, without any scientific testing, the choices people make about how to present themselves are presumably based on instinct. Now that can change (maybe).Lin Qiu and his colleagues recruited 123 users of the popular Chinese Sina Weibo microblogging website (simila........ Read more »

Qiu, L., Lu, J., Yang, S., Qu, W., & Zhu, T. (2015) What does your selfie say about you?. Computers in Human Behavior, 443-449. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.06.032  

  • August 11, 2015
  • 05:32 AM
  • 106 views

Redefining Some Methodological Criteria for Empirical Research

by Andreas Wieland in Supply Chain Management Research

In their new editorial, the editors of the Journal of Operations Management highlight five important issues, “many of which continue to be reasons for rejections in the manuscript review process”. First, “it is time to take causality seriously”. Particularly, authors have to take steps toward correcting for endogeneity or demonstrating exogeneity. Second, “know which rules […]... Read more »

  • August 11, 2015
  • 03:44 AM
  • 153 views

Schizophrenia and CRP meta-analysed

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"CRP [C-reactive protein] levels were moderately increased in persons with SZ [schizophrenia] regardless of the use of antipsychotics and did not change between the first episode of psychosis and with progression of SZ."That was the conclusion reached by Fernandes and colleagues [1] as part of their meta-analysis "of all cross-sectional studies of serum and plasma CRP levels in SZ compared to healthy subjects."CRP, just in case you didn't know, is one of the molecules of........ Read more »

  • August 10, 2015
  • 09:07 PM
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Shorter Radiation Course For Early Breast Cancer Results In Better Quality of Life

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Simona F. Shaitelman, MD, EdM Assistant Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of  Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, TX 77030 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Shaitelman: Our study compared two different … Continue reading →
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Simona F. Shaitelman, MD, EdM. (2015) Shorter Radiation Course For Early Breast Cancer Results In Better Quality of Life. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 10, 2015
  • 04:59 PM
  • 114 views

Are There Too Many Meta-Analyses? (Updated)

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Meta-analyses are systematic syntheses of scientific evidence, most commonly randomized controlled clinical trials. A meta-analysis combines the results of multiple studies and can lead to new insights and more reliable results.

However, according to Italian surgeon Giovanni Tebala writing in Medical Hypotheses, meta-analyses are becoming too popular, and are in danger of taking over the medical literature.



Searching the PubMed database, Tebala shows that the yearly rate of publication... Read more »

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