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  • March 15, 2015
  • 05:59 PM
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The toxicity of microglia in glaucoma

by Matthew Zabel in Gliosis

A description of microglial toxicity in a mouse model of glaucoma. ... Read more »

Bazan JF, Bacon KB, Hardiman G, Wang W, Soo K, Rossi D, Greaves DR, Zlotnik A, & Schall TJ. (1997) A new class of membrane-bound chemokine with a CX3C motif. Nature, 385(6617), 640-4. PMID: 9024663  

Cardona AE, Pioro EP, Sasse ME, Kostenko V, Cardona SM, Dijkstra IM, Huang D, Kidd G, Dombrowski S, Dutta R.... (2006) Control of microglial neurotoxicity by the fractalkine receptor. Nature neuroscience, 9(7), 917-24. PMID: 16732273  

Paolicelli RC, Bolasco G, Pagani F, Maggi L, Scianni M, Panzanelli P, Giustetto M, Ferreira TA, Guiducci E, Dumas L.... (2011) Synaptic pruning by microglia is necessary for normal brain development. Science (New York, N.Y.), 333(6048), 1456-8. PMID: 21778362  

  • March 15, 2015
  • 05:06 PM
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TAVR Bests Standard Therapy For Sick, Elderly Patients With Severe AS

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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Prof Samir R Kapadia MD Director, Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH For patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) who are not candidates for surgical valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers superior benefit to standard … Continue reading →
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Prof Samir R Kapadia MD, & Director, Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. (2015) TAVR Bests Standard Therapy For Sick, Elderly Patients With Severe Aortic Stenosis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 15, 2015
  • 03:11 PM
  • 65 views

Tai Chi Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Improved Functional Capacity After Heart Attack

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ricardo Stein, MD, ScD Exercise Cardiology Research Group, Cardiology Division Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Stein: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ricardo Stein, MD, ScD. (2015) Tai Chi Based Cardiac Rehabilitation Improved Functional Capacity After Heart Attack. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 15, 2015
  • 02:52 PM
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Folic acid supplementation cuts stroke risk in adults with high blood pressure

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

When we think hypertension (high blood pressure) you might not think stroke risk. However, high blood pressure can damage arteries, which often leads to an increased risk for a stroke. But if you suffer from hypertension, you might not need an expensive drug to lower your risk. A new study that included more than 20,000 adults in China with high blood pressure but without a history of stroke or heart attack, the combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid, compared with ........ Read more »

Yong Huo, MD, Jianping Li, MD, PhD, Xianhui Qin, PhD, Yining Huang, MD, Xiaobin Wang, MD, ScD, Rebecca F. Gottesman, MD, PhD, Genfu Tang, MD, Binyan Wang, MD, PhD, Dafang Chen, PhD, Mingli He, MD.... (2015) Efficacy of Folic Acid Therapy in Primary Prevention of Stroke Among Adults With Hypertension in China. Journal of the American Medical Association . info:/10.1001/jama.2015.2274

  • March 15, 2015
  • 01:15 PM
  • 54 views

Is Liberal Transfusion Threshold After Cardiac Surgery Preferable?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Barnaby C. Reeves, D.Phil. Professor of Health Services Research, Clinical Trials & Evaluation Unit School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol Bristol Royal Infirmary Bristol Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Variable decisions … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Barnaby C. Reeves, D.Phil. (2015) Is Liberal Transfusion Threshold After Cardiac Surgery Preferable?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 11:54 PM
  • 148 views

New approaches to epilepsy treatment: optogenetics and DREADDs

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged

Epilepsy refers to a group of disorders that are characterized by recurrent seizures. It is a relatively common neurological condition, and is considered the most common serious (implying that there is a risk of mortality) brain disorder, affecting around 2.2 million Americans.The seizures associated with epilepsy are not homogenous; they can have a drastically different presentation depending on the patient, the part of the brain the seizure originates in, and how much of the brain the seizure ........ Read more »

  • March 14, 2015
  • 11:10 PM
  • 64 views

Bacterial DNA Detected In Blood Of Patients With Active Psoriasis

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ana Ramírez-Boscá, MD Department of Dermatology and Clinical Research Unit and Vicente Navarro-López, MD Clinical Research Unit and Infectious Diseases Unit Centro Dermatológico Estético, Alicante, Spain   MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Ana Ramírez-Boscá, MD Department of Dermatology and Clinical R. (2015) Bacterial DNA Detected In Blood Of Patients With Active Psoriasis. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 02:27 PM
  • 95 views

Antibody therapy offers possible cure for psoriasis

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Sure it’s not sexy, you probably won’t be asked for donations towards a cure, or to run/walk/dive for awareness, and it probably won’t kill you. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, but chances are you are not familiar with it. It causes red, scale-like patches, sometimes covering a majority of the body. It’s itchy, painful, and embarrassing (to put it nicely). I know first hand as I suffer from it albeit mildly. I say mildly since I am lucky the patches are fairly small, but not so lucky........ Read more »

  • March 14, 2015
  • 10:31 AM
  • 105 views

Is Higgs alone?

by Marco Frasca in The Gauge Connection

I am back after the announcement by CERN of the restart of LHC. On May this year we will have also the first collisions. This is great news and we hope for the best and the best here is just the breaking of the Standard Model. The Higgs in the title is not Professor Higgs […]... Read more »

Marco Frasca. (2009) Exact solutions of classical scalar field equations. J.Nonlin.Math.Phys.18:291-297,2011. arXiv: 0907.4053v2

Marco Frasca. (2013) Scalar field theory in the strong self-interaction limit. Eur. Phys. J. C (2014) 74:2929. arXiv: 1306.6530v5

Marco Frasca. (2014) Exact solutions for classical Yang-Mills fields. arXiv. arXiv: 1409.2351v2

Biagio Lucini, & Marco Panero. (2012) SU(N) gauge theories at large N. Physics Reports 526 (2013) 93-163. arXiv: 1210.4997v2

  • March 14, 2015
  • 10:28 AM
  • 40 views

Some Athletes May Need Salt Supplementation During Endurance Events

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Juan Del Coso Garrigós Profesor CC. de la Act. Física y del Deporte Responsable del Laboratorio de Fisiología del Ejercicio UNIVERSIDAD CAMILO JOSÉ CELA MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Juan Del Coso Garrigós. (2015) Some Athletes May Need Salt Supplementation During Endurance Events. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 08:18 AM
  • 42 views

Hispanic and Uninsured Adults May Experience Barriers To Blood Pressure Control

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stella Yi, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor Department of Population Health New York University School of Medicine MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yi: Self-blood pressure monitoring has been shown … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Stella Yi, Ph.D., MPH. (2015) Hispanic and Uninsured Adults May Experience Barriers To Blood Pressure Control. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 07:34 AM
  • 96 views

From Consciousness to Synthetic Consciousness: From One Unknown to Another Unknown with David Chalmers

by Waseem Akhtar in Bridging the Gaps,

What is consciousness? In this podcast David Chalmers starts addressing this question by saying that “being conscious is when there is something it is like to be that being”. This argument was initially presented by an American philosopher Thomas Nagel in an influential paper “what is it like to be a bat”. This paper was first published in the Philosophical Review in 1974.... Read more »

Chalmers, David. (2010) The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis. Journal of Consciousness Studies, , 7-65. info:/

Chalmers, D. (1995) The Puzzle of Conscious Experience. Scientific American, 273(6), 80-86. DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican1295-80  

Nagel, Thomas. (1974) What is it Like to Be a Bat. Philosophical Review. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107341050.014  

  • March 14, 2015
  • 07:32 AM
  • 51 views

‘Exercise Pill’ Irisin Appears To Be A Myth

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Harold P. Erickson Ph.D. James B. Duke Professor, Department of Cell Biology Duke Univ. Med. Center Durham, NC  27710 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Erickson: In Jan 2012 a paper reported the discovery … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Harold P. Erickson Ph.D. (2015) 'Exercise Pill' Irisin Appears To Be A Myth. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 14, 2015
  • 06:10 AM
  • 81 views

Boiling down ADOS for autism detection (again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Today I want to direct your attention to the paper by Kosmicki and colleagues [1] (open-access) reporting that the use of "machine learning algorithms" could help "streamline ASD [autism spectrum disorder] risk detection and screening."Regular readers of this blog might have already cottoned on to the fact that any talk about applying "computational and statistical methods" to autism screening and/or diagnosis can really mean only one person and research group: Dennis Wall from Stanfor........ Read more »

  • March 13, 2015
  • 10:02 PM
  • 101 views

Toxic levels of mercury contaminate 1 in 30 skin-lightening creams (and maybe not by accident)

by Megan Cartwright in Science-Based Writing

Toxic levels of mercury contaminate about 1 out of 30 skin-lightening creams purchased in stores and online, according to an international team of researchers who measured mercury levels in more than 500 products worldwide. If you’re like me (pasty and … Continue reading →... Read more »

Hamann Carsten R, Boonchai Waranya, Wen Liping, Sakanashi Emi Nishijima, Chu Chia-Yu, Hamann Kylin, Hamann Curtis P, Sinniah Kumar, & Hamann Dathan. (2013) Spectrometric analysis of mercury content in 549 skin-lightening products: is mercury toxicity a hidden global health hazard?. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. PMID: 24321702  

  • March 13, 2015
  • 07:56 PM
  • 96 views

How gene expression is kept in check and the implications for cancer

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Cancers are alive in a sense, they are similar to a parasite and they fight to stay alive when we just want them gone. Cancers have access to complex ways of avoiding elimination and because we cannot easily do anything to treat it short of surgery or chemotherapy, we regularly lose to some of the more cunning types. Now researchers have learned how living beings can keep gene expression in check — this might partly explain the uncontrolled gene expression found in many forms of cancer.... Read more »

Chong Han Ng, Akhi Akhter, Nathan Yurko, Justin M. Burgener, Emanuel Rosonina, & James L. Manley. (2015) Sumoylation controls the timing of ​Tup1-mediated transcriptional deactivation. Nature Communications. info:/10.1038/ncomms7610

  • March 13, 2015
  • 07:37 PM
  • 29 views

Majority of Women Experience Stressful Life Events In Year Before Giving Birth

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Elizabeth Burns, MPH Rollins School of Public Health Emory University MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Epidemiologic studies suggest that prenatal stress is associated with preterm birth, low birth … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Elizabeth Burns, MPH. (2015) Majority of Women Experience Stressful Life Events In Year Before Giving Birth. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 13, 2015
  • 07:11 PM
  • 26 views

Longer Breastfeeding Not Linked To Higher Childhood IQ

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sabine Roza MD Ph.D. Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Roza: WHO … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sabine Roza MD Ph.D. (2015) Longer Breastfeeding Not Linked To Higher IQ. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 13, 2015
  • 05:24 PM
  • 37 views

Medical Students Have Mixed Knowledge and Expectations of ACA

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tyler Winkelman, M.D. Internal Medicine and Pediatrics – PGY 4 University of Minnesota MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Winkelman: Future physicians will practice after key provisions of the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Tyler Winkelman, M.D. (2015) Medical Students Have Mixed Knowledge and Expectations of ACA . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 13, 2015
  • 04:59 PM
  • 33 views

Abuse Deterrent Opioids Inadvertently Led To Increased Heroin Use

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Theodore J. Cicero, PhD Professor, Vice Chairman for Research Department of Psychiatry, Washington University St Louis, Missouri MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Cicero: Prescription opiate abuse (eg Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin) … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Theodore J. Cicero, PhD. (2015) Abuse Deterrent Opioids Inadvertently Led To Increased Heroin Use. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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