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  • June 14, 2015
  • 11:00 PM
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The Pre-Testing Effect (and Posterizing)

by Joshua Fisher in Text Savvy

In their book Make It Stick, authors Peter Brown, Henry Roediger III, and Mark McDaniel have this to say as an introduction to the study we'll look at in this post (along with a few other studies about the benefits of generating solutions [emphasis mine]):... Read more »

Richland, L., Kornell, N., & Kao, L. (2009) The pretesting effect: Do unsuccessful retrieval attempts enhance learning?. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15(3), 243-257. DOI: 10.1037/a0016496  

  • June 14, 2015
  • 04:20 PM
  • 113 views

Breaking Research: Bitter substances suppress sweet signaling in the brain

by Bethany Christmann in Fly on the Wall

Imagine you’re a fly buzzing through the forest looking for something to eat, and you happen upon a sweet fruit that tastes bitter. What’s a fly to do? A sweet fruit is a nutritious meal, but the bitter taste implies toxins. In a recent paper by French et al. in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers […]... Read more »

French AS, Sellier MJ, Moutaz AA, Guigue A, Chabaud MA, Reeb PD, Mitra A, Grau Y, Soustelle L, & Marion-Poll F. (2015) Dual mechanism for bitter avoidance in Drosophila. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 35(9), 3990-4004. PMID: 25740527  

  • June 14, 2015
  • 03:23 PM
  • 107 views

Power of the media’s impact on medicine use revealed

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

More than 60,000 Australians are estimated to have reduced or discontinued their use of prescribed cholesterol-lowering statin medications following the airing of a two-part series critical of statins by ABC TV’s science program, Catalyst, a University of Sydney study reveals. The analysis of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme medication records of 191,000 people revealed that there was an immediate impact after Catalyst was aired in October 2013, with 14,000 fewer people dispensed statins per........ Read more »

Schaffer, A., Buckley, N., Dobbins, T., Banks, E., & Pearson, S. (2015) The crux of the matter: Did the ABC's Catalyst program change statin use in Australia?. The Medical Journal of Australia, 202(11), 591-594. DOI: 10.5694/mja15.00103  

  • June 14, 2015
  • 10:50 AM
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Healthy Diet May Reduce Mortality In Low Income Populations

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wei Zheng, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine Anne Potter Wilson Chair in Medicine Director, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center and Danxia Yu, PhD Research Fellow Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN, 37203 Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wei Zheng, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Anne Potter Wilson Chair in Medicine, Director, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center and, Danxia Yu, PhD Research Fellow Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, & Nashville, TN, 37203. (2015) Healthy Diet May Reduce Mortality In Low Income Populations. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 14, 2015
  • 10:38 AM
  • 17 views

Your Smartphone May Help You Control Your Blood Pressure

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Neetika Garg, MD Fellow in Nephrology Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine Boston, MA 02215 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Garg: One in … Continue reading →
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Neetika Garg, MD, Fellow in Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, & Boston, MA 02215. (2015) Your Smartphone May Help You Control Your Blood Pressure. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 14, 2015
  • 09:02 AM
  • 18 views

Children With Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Poor Sleep Quality

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kimberly Allen PhD, RN Assistant Professor Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research Department Women Children and Family Health Science Chicago, IL 60612 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Allen: Pediatric traumatic brain … Continue reading →
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Kimberly Allen PhD, RN Assistant Professor, Center dr-kimberly-allenfor Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research, Department Women Children and Family Health Science, & Chicago, IL 60612. (2015) Children With Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Poor Sleep Quality . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 14, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 93 views

Pluto and Planetary Pinball

by Angela Reisetter in Steeped in Science

A description of the formation of the solar system and how we think it got to be how it is today, with a focus on Pluto and Kuiper belt.... Read more »

Thayne Currie, Carey M. Lisse, Marc J. Kuchner, Nikku Madhusudhan, Scott J. Kenyon, Christian Thalmann, Joseph Carson, & John H. Debes. (2015) Direct Imaging and Spectroscopy of a Young Extrasolar Kuiper Belt in the Nearest OB Association. Astrophysical Journal Letters. arXiv: 1505.06734v1

Konstantin Batygin, & Gregory Laughlin. (2015) Jupiter's Decisive Role in the Inner Solar System's Early Evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. arXiv: 1503.06945v2

  • June 13, 2015
  • 06:00 PM
  • 94 views

Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More Daily Happiness

by Simon Moesgaard-Kjeldsen in Reflectd

A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness... Read more »

  • June 13, 2015
  • 01:44 PM
  • 119 views

Hormone that differentiates sugar, diet sweeteners could exist in humans

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

We’ve all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we’re stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later. One theory to explain this phenomenon is that artificial sweeteners don’t contain the calories or energy that evolution has trained the brain to expect from sweet-tasting foods, so they don’t fool the brain […]... Read more »

Monica Dus et al. (2015) Nutrient Sensor in the Brain Directs the Action of the Brain-Gut Axis in Drosophila. Neuron. info:/10.1016/j.neuron.2015.05.032

  • June 13, 2015
  • 10:30 AM
  • 107 views

In Praise of (the Right Kind of) Praise

by Winston Sieck in Thinker Academy

Sure, you praise your kids. And they look at you with beaming little faces. Such a warm feeling, if only for a moment. But, is that all there is to praise? What’s simmering in the brain behind those sparkling eyes? It may well depend on the precise nature of the praise you gave. There are […]
Check out In Praise of (the Right Kind of) Praise, an original post on Thinker Academy.
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  • June 13, 2015
  • 08:35 AM
  • 100 views

JAK1-2 inhibitor Baricitinib May Limit Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Frank C. Brosius, MD Professor, Internal Medicine and Physiology Chief, Division of Nephrology University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Dr. Matthias Kretzler MD Professor, Internal Medicine Research Professor, Computational Medicine and Biology University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Frank C. Brosius, MD Professor, Internal Medicine and Physiology, Chief, Division of Nephrology, & University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI. (2015) JAK1-2 inhibitor Baricitinib May Limit Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 13, 2015
  • 07:07 AM
  • 97 views

Craniofacial Anomalies Provide More Evidence Pedophilia Develops Prenatally

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fiona Dyshniku, M.A. Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology – Adult Clinical track Department of Psychology University of Windsor MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Response: This study was conducted in the context of previous research that … Continue reading →
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Fiona Dyshniku, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology - Adult Clinical track, Department of Psychology, & University of Windsor. (2015) Craniofacial Anomalies Provide More Evidence Pedophilia Develops Prenatally. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 13, 2015
  • 06:56 AM
  • 100 views

Antibiotic Impregnated Sponges Reduced Chest Wound Infections After Heart Surgery

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mariusz Kowalewski, MD Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dr Antoni Jurasz Memorial University Hospital Bydgoszcz, Systematic Investigation and Research on Interventions and Outcomes Medicine Research Network, Poland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →
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Mariusz Kowalewski, MD, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dr Antoni Jurasz Memorial University Hospital, Bydgoszcz,, Systematic Investigation and Research on Interventions and Outcomes, & Medicine Research Network, Poland. (2015) Antibiotic Impregnated Sponges Reduced Chest Wound Infections After Heart Surgery. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 13, 2015
  • 06:36 AM
  • 100 views

Dual Hormone Artificial Pancreas Reduces Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Ahmad Haidar Ph.D Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Haidar: This is the first head-to-head-to-head … Continue reading →
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Dr. Ahmad Haidar Ph.D, Division of Experimental Medicine, Department of Medicine, & McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. (2015) Dual Hormone Artificial Pancreas Reduces Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 13, 2015
  • 02:59 AM
  • 142 views

Autism, higher education and employment: what happens long-term?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Note: I wish I knew who to attribute this fantastic picture to.I want to draw your attention to the paper by Julie Lounds Taylor and colleagues [1] in today's post and some slightly worrying findings based on their longitudinal investigation of postsecondary (higher) education and employment experiences for a group of 73 adults diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum.To quote: "Although two-thirds of adults with autism spectrum disorder participated in competitive employment/postseco........ Read more »

  • June 12, 2015
  • 04:32 PM
  • 82 views

Immediate Postpartum Contraception Implant Is Cost Effective, But Most Insurance Plans Don’t Cover It

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Aileen Gariepy, MD, MPH Assistant Professor Section of Family Planning Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
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Aileen Gariepy, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor Section of Family Planning, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale School of Medicine, & New Haven, CT. (2015) Immediate Postpartum Contraception Implant Is Cost Effective, But Most Insurance Plans Don't Cover It. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 03:51 PM
  • 130 views

Cell density remains constant as brain shrinks with age

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant. The images provide the first evidence that in normal aging, cell density is preserved throughout the brain, not just in specific regions, as previous studies on human brain tissue have shown.... Read more »

  • June 12, 2015
  • 02:21 PM
  • 82 views

Despite Guidelines, Many Physicians Still Ordering Routine Preoperative Tests

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Section on Value and Effectiveness Department of Population Health NYU School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
The post Despite Guidelines, Many Physicians Still Ordering Routine Preoperative Tests appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Rese........ Read more »

Joseph A. Ladapo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section on Value and Effectiveness, Department of Population Health, & NYU School of Medicine. (2015) Despite Guidelines, Many Physicians Still Ordering Routine Preoperative Tests. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 12, 2015
  • 01:30 PM
  • 106 views

Autoimmunity: New immunoregulation and biomarker

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Clinicians at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus erythematosus.... Read more »

Laurent, S., Hoffmann, F., Kuhn, P., Cheng, Q., Chu, Y., Schmidt-Supprian, M., Hauck, S., Schuh, E., Krumbholz, M., Rübsamen, H.... (2015) γ-secretase directly sheds the survival receptor BCMA from plasma cells. Nature Communications, 7333. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8333  

  • June 12, 2015
  • 11:42 AM
  • 110 views

Late-Rising Birds Become Cuckolds

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



You snooze, you lose paternity. That's the message of a new study on wild birds in Germany. Males that wake up the earliest are able to sneakily mate with other birds' partners. Males that sleep in, meanwhile, get stuck raising young that aren't their own.

Great tits (Parus major) appear monogamous at first glance. They stick with one partner and cooperate to raise their young. But, like many other birds that scientists call "socially monogamous," they sleep around. Great tit nests often ........ Read more »

Greives, T., Kingma, S., Kranstauber, B., Mortega, K., Wikelski, M., van Oers, K., Mateman, A., Ferguson, G., Beltrami, G., & Hau, M. (2015) Costs of sleeping in: circadian rhythms influence cuckoldry risk in a songbird. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12440  

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