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  • July 12, 2014
  • 01:59 PM
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Infant once thought Cured of HIV tests Positive

by Gabriel in Lunatic Laboratories

I hate doing sad posts, it’s not my thing. But this is a big deal so I thought I would share it, the child known as the “Mississippi baby” – whom for […]... Read more »

Persaud, D., Gay, H., Ziemniak, C., Chen, Y., Piatak, M., Chun, T., Strain, M., Richman, D., & Luzuriaga, K. (2013) Absence of Detectable HIV-1 Viremia after Treatment Cessation in an Infant. New England Journal of Medicine, 369(19), 1828-1835. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1302976  

  • July 12, 2014
  • 01:42 PM
  • 147 views

Media and the Mind: Emotional Contagion

by JBSheppard in Antisense Science

Facebook recently carried out an experiment to change the emotions of over 600,000 users through a known psychological process called "emotional contagion". ... Read more »

  • July 12, 2014
  • 11:36 AM
  • 121 views

Organic food: meta-analysed

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

A very quick post to direct you to the paper by Barański and colleagues [1] which is currently making a few headlines and sparking some debate (see here and see here) with their assertions: "the concentrations of a range of antioxidants such as polyphenolics were found to be substantially higher in organic crops/crop-based foods" and "the frequency of occurrence of pesticide residues was found to be four times higher in conventional crops, which also contained significantly higher con........ Read more »

  • July 12, 2014
  • 06:50 AM
  • 110 views

Could climate’s crop impact catch us with our plants down?

by Andy Extance in Simple Climate

Global warming has sharply increased the odds of serious problems because of declining harvests, find David Lobell from and Claudia Tebaldi from NCAR, and though that situation remains fairly unlikely, they advise countries to prepare for it. ... Read more »

Mora, C., Frazier, A., Longman, R., Dacks, R., Walton, M., Tong, E., Sanchez, J., Kaiser, L., Stender, Y., Anderson, J.... (2013) The projected timing of climate departure from recent variability. Nature, 502(7470), 183-187. DOI: 10.1038/nature12540  

Hawkins, E., Anderson, B., Diffenbaugh, N., Mahlstein, I., Betts, R., Hegerl, G., Joshi, M., Knutti, R., McNeall, D., Solomon, S.... (2014) Uncertainties in the timing of unprecedented climates. Nature, 511(7507). DOI: 10.1038/nature13523  

  • July 12, 2014
  • 04:31 AM
  • 158 views

Gold standard addiction treatment

by DJMac in Recovery Review

  Gold standard addiction treatment Addiction to alcohol or other drugs is not easy to recover from. However there are many pathways to recovery, including through treatment. One group of patients does far better than most other groups. In fact their results are so impressive that many commentators have urged us to learn from what’s [...]
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DuPont, R., McLellan, A., White, W., Merlo, L., & Gold, M. (2009) Setting the standard for recovery: Physicians' Health Programs. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 36(2), 159-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2008.01.004  

  • July 12, 2014
  • 02:29 AM
  • 139 views

Night-to-night variability of sleep in traumatic brain injury

by William Lu in The Quantum Lobe Chronicles

It's been a while since I've posted something substantial. My apologies to all 20 followers of TQLC. Academia and clinical cases have been taking up most of my time. However, some exciting news! My paper on variability of respiration during sleep in traumatic brain injury (TBI) has recently been accepted into Neurorehabilitation. In the paper my colleagues and I examined the sleep processes of individuals with TBI using polysomnography. Polysomnography is a tool used to measure biophysical ch........ Read more »

Lu W, Cantor J, Aurora RN, Nguyen M, Ashman T, Spielman L, Ambrose A, Krellman J, & Gordon W. (2014) Variability of respiration and sleep during polysomnography in individuals with TBI. NeuroRehabilitation. PMID: 24990025  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 04:33 PM
  • 135 views

Coronavirus nsp-6 and the inhibition of autophagy

by thelonevirologist in Virology Tidbits

The Coronaviridae, which include viruses capable of infecting animals as well as humans, belong to order of the Nidovirales and as such are enveloped positive strand ssRNA viruses.
As described before, they induce the formation of Replication Transcription Complexes (RTCs), essentially double membrane vesicles (DMVs) derived from the ER containing enzymes and viral RNA. The biogenesis of these DMVs has been connected with the early secretory pathway and involves components of the autophagic p........ Read more »

Fujita N, Itoh T, Omori H, Fukuda M, Noda T, & Yoshimori T. (2008) The Atg16L complex specifies the site of LC3 lipidation for membrane biogenesis in autophagy. Molecular biology of the cell, 19(5), 2092-100. PMID: 18321988  

Liu, D., Fung, T., Chong, K., Shukla, A., & Hilgenfeld, R. (2014) Accessory proteins of SARS-CoV and other coronaviruses. Antiviral Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.antiviral.2014.06.013  

Cottam EM, Whelband MC, & Wileman T. (2014) Coronavirus NSP6 restricts autophagosome expansion. Autophagy, 10(8). PMID: 24991833  

Flinn RJ, Yan Y, Goswami S, Parker PJ, & Backer JM. (2010) The late endosome is essential for mTORC1 signaling. Molecular biology of the cell, 21(5), 833-41. PMID: 20053679  

Li L, Kim E, Yuan H, Inoki K, Goraksha-Hicks P, Schiesher RL, Neufeld TP, & Guan KL. (2010) Regulation of mTORC1 by the Rab and Arf GTPases. The Journal of biological chemistry, 285(26), 19705-9. PMID: 20457610  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 04:11 PM
  • 145 views

Antioxidants can accelerate Cancer, ya really!

by Gabriel in Lunatic Laboratories

Oxidative stress on the body caused by free radicals, billed as a bad thing. Fruits, veggies and just about anything with the word healthy in the title is “jam packed” […]... Read more »

Phimister, E., Chandel, N., & Tuveson, D. (2014) The Promise and Perils of Antioxidants for Cancer Patients. New England Journal of Medicine, 371(2), 177-178. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcibr1405701  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 02:38 PM
  • 136 views

Can one daily drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease? . . . really?

by AB Kirk in Stiff Competition

Can one drink of alcohol increase risk of heart disease?  Reporters are saying a new study says “Yes”.  Many people have been advised through print or conversation that a daily glass of wine or beer is a healthy practice. And it might be for some. Many studies have found a longer lifespan in people who […]
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  • July 11, 2014
  • 01:45 PM
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Change your Genes with Stem Cells!

by Gabriel in Lunatic Laboratories

So researchers for the first time were evaluating the safety and reliability of the existing targeted gene correction technologies and in the process they successfully developed a new method of gene […]... Read more »

  • July 11, 2014
  • 10:22 AM
  • 136 views

Ye Old Science Journal. Interesting articles from the premiere journal of 1880.

by The Lab Hippo in The Lab Hippo

One of the perks to my job is that I can get access to just about any journal article I want for free. I know, it sounds like a dream life, but hey you go to college for 10 years and you get some favors thrown your way. A few years ago Science scanned all their historical archives put them online, so I begun to peruse a few and was pleasantly amused. In what may become a recurring theme to the LabHippo, I now present to you some of the more entertaining articles. We begin with the first year Sci........ Read more »

  • July 11, 2014
  • 10:21 AM
  • 116 views

Part 2. Epigenetics. Rat Tounges & Ham Sandwiches Can Influence Children

by The Lab Hippo in The Lab Hippo

Picture your parents having sex. No..no good, too weird? OK then, picture your grandparents having sex. Even weirder? Fine, picture your great-grandparents having sex. That one might not be as bad. Chances are you never met your great-grandparents, which makes them somewhat strangers to you. You had eight great-grandparents and though you might not even know their names, about 12.5 percent of your DNA was inherited from them. Now imagine your great-grandmother eating a ham sandwich while having ........ Read more »

Pembrey, M., Bygren, L., Kaati, G., Edvinsson, S., Northstone, K., Sjöström, M., & Golding, J. (2005) Sex-specific, male-line transgenerational responses in humans. European Journal of Human Genetics, 14(2), 159-166. DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201538  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 10:19 AM
  • 124 views

Epigenetics. Rat Tounges & Ham Sandwiches Can Influence Children (Part 1)

by The Lab Hippo in The Lab Hippo

There’s a concept in biology that has begun to break into mainstream culture that makes the mishmosh of genetics even more complicated. It’s called ‘epigenetics’, and it can explain how our environment, such as what we eat and breath, can influence our DNA. Biologists have known about epigenetics for some time, but it seems to have gained widespread traction lately largely due to findings that a mother can influence her unborn child’s DNA during pregnancy. This is called ‘intergenera........ Read more »

Rönn T, Volkov P, Davegårdh C, Dayeh T, Hall E, Olsson AH, Nilsson E, Tornberg A, Dekker Nitert M, Eriksson KF.... (2013) A six months exercise intervention influences the genome-wide DNA methylation pattern in human adipose tissue. PLoS genetics, 9(6). PMID: 23825961  

Weaver, I., Cervoni, N., Champagne, F., D'Alessio, A., Sharma, S., Seckl, J., Dymov, S., Szyf, M., & Meaney, M. (2004) Epigenetic programming by maternal behavior. Nature Neuroscience, 7(8), 847-854. DOI: 10.1038/nn1276  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 10:16 AM
  • 117 views

Adults, like children, have a tendency to think vision is more informative than it is

by Christian Jarrett in BPS Research Digest

Among the cute mistakes that children make, one is to overestimate how much information they can garner through vision. For instance, asked to judge whether they can tell apart two identical-looking, but differently weighted (or different sounding) objects, simply by looking at them, five-year-olds tend to say Yes. Now an intriguing new paper suggests this is an error that we adults fail to completely outgrow.In the second and more persuasive of their experiments, Jessica Wang and her colleagues........ Read more »

Wang JJ, Diana Miletich D, Ramsey R, & Samson D. (2014) Adults see vision to be more informative than it is. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006), 1-14. PMID: 24853581  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 10:15 AM
  • 104 views

Can antioxidants accelerate cancer growth? Why you shouldn’t smoke and drink Vitamin Water

by The Lab Hippo in The Lab Hippo

Recently a paper was published that showed adding antioxidants, such as vitamin E, to the diet of mice accelerated the growth of lung tumors. This finding contradicts the commonly held belief that antioxidants act to protect us from cancer and other diseases.... Read more »

Sayin VI, Ibrahim MX, Larsson E, Nilsson JA, Lindahl P, & Bergo MO. (2014) Antioxidants accelerate lung cancer progression in mice. Science translational medicine, 6(221). PMID: 24477002  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 09:12 AM
  • 104 views

Night-Time Lights Intensity Indicates Regional Favoritism

by dailyfusion in The Daily Fusion

Researchers at Monash University and the University of St Gallen have used satellite data on night-time light intensity and information about the birthplaces of political leaders in 126 countries to pinpoint regional favoritism.... Read more »

Hodler, R., & Raschky, P. (2014) Regional Favoritism. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(2), 995-1033. DOI: 10.1093/qje/qju004  

  • July 11, 2014
  • 06:17 AM
  • 52 views

What ‘P.S. I Love You’ Taught Me About Blue Stress

by Samiiksha Rohilla in Workout Trends

Last evening, while watching people passing by my lane, I realized how lucky it is to be happy and alive. It wasn’t the same with me a few months back. I used to prefer staying alone. I had locked my guitar inside the cupboard. And I had quit my work. Was I in a state of […]
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  • July 11, 2014
  • 05:24 AM
  • 58 views

Reward Prediction Error Signals are Meta-Representational

by Doctor Spurt / David Spurrett in Effortless Incitement

Critical discussion of Nicholas Shea's (2014) paper with the same title. (Trying import because embedded citation didn't get picked up after 48 hours.)... Read more »

  • July 11, 2014
  • 05:24 AM
  • 49 views

Reward Prediction Error Signals are Meta-Representational

by Doctor Spurt / David Spurrett in Common Currencies

Explanatory and constructive discussion of a recent paper by Nicholas Shea with the title "Reward Prediction Error Signals are Meta-Representational". Contains Research Blogging citation code, but has not been picked up in nearly four days.... Read more »

  • July 11, 2014
  • 05:17 AM
  • 107 views

Get Your 8 Hours Sleep: How Your Brain Makes Memories

by Rebekah Morrow in United Academics

Conventional wisdom says that sleep is an important part of learning (remember your teachers telling you to get a good night’s sleep before a big test?), but what is your brain actually doing while you are sleeping? New studies confirm and explain this notion... Read more »

Yang G, Lai CS, Cichon J, Ma L, Li W, & Gan WB. (2014) Sleep promotes branch-specific formation of dendritic spines after learning. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6188), 1173-8. PMID: 24904169  

Euston DR, & Steenland HW. (2014) Neuroscience. Memories--getting wired during sleep. Science (New York, N.Y.), 344(6188), 1087-8. PMID: 24904140  

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