The idea for the refresher course SciELO-ScholarOne, held August 7 in the auditorium of FAPES in São Paulo, came from the need to further improve the level of professionalization of the editorial teams of the SciELO journals that use ScholarOne. The course was attended by close to 180 participants, representing 77 journals from different areas of knowledge. … Read More →... Read more »
PACKER, A.L. (2015) Online management of manuscripts is a required indexing criterion of SciELO. SciELO in Perspective. info:/
New research shows that perseverance might be a key character strength when it comes to counterproductive work behaviours. The researchers were interested in finding the character strengths that were most correlated with work performance and counterproductive work behaviours (things like absenteeism, lateness, … Continue reading →... Read more »
Littman-Ovadia, H., & Lavy, S. (2015) Going the Extra Mile: Perseverance as a Key Character Strength at Work. Journal of Career Assessment. DOI: 10.1177/1069072715580322
Here’s a new way to measure our awareness of our own biases in four easy questions. Yes. Four. We are constantly writing about bias here and when we see ways to measure bias it is usually convoluted or prohibitively expensive, or contains language not suitable for courtroom use. This scale, however, is different—it is short […]
The Bias Blind Spot Scale
Is racial bias fueling anti-Obama rhetoric?
The Islamophobia Scale: Measuring our fear of Muslims
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Perry, S., Murphy, M., & Dovidio, J. (2015) Modern prejudice: Subtle, but unconscious? The role of Bias Awareness in Whites' perceptions of personal and others' biases. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 64-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.06.007
If you overheard someone at work refer to you as "a real political operator", would you feel complimented, or alarmed? The latter turns out to be a sensible reaction, as new research suggests that supervisors and colleagues have less faith in the performance of the highly politically skilled.Study authors Ingo Zettler and Jonas Lang noted a conundrum in their field: researchers treat political skill as a uniform good, the more the better, yet a meta-analysis of relevant research (pdf) found a sp........ Read more »
Zettler, I., & Lang, J. (2015) Employees' Political Skill and Job Performance: An Inverted U-Shaped Relation?. Applied Psychology, 64(3), 541-577. DOI: 10.1111/apps.12018
The case report published by Osman Sabuncuoglu and colleagues  (open-access) highlighting the extremes of certain high-risk behaviours potentially associated with autism is the topic of today's brief post.Detailing the very saddest of outcomes whereby a young boy diagnosed with autism and "aggression, violence and poor behavioral control" threw his 18-month old sister out of a window (defenestration) causing her death, the authors draw attention to several issues tied into the extremes o........ Read more »
Osman Sabuncuoglu, Mustafa Yasin IRMAK, Nagehan Ucok Demir, Duygu Murat, Can Tumba, & Yuksel Yilmaz. (2015) Sibling death after being thrown from window by brother with autism: defenestration an emerging high-risk behavior. Case Reports in Psychiatry. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Arpitha Chiruvolu MD FAAP Neonatologist Baylor University Medical Center Department of Neonatology Dallas, TX 75246 MedicalResearch: What is the background and main findings of the study? Dr. Chiruvolu: There is growing evidence that delaying umbilical cord clamping … Continue reading →
The post Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants May Reduce Complications and Need For Transfusions appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Resea........ Read more »
Arpitha Chiruvolu MD FAAP. (2015) Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants May Reduce Complications and Need For Transfusions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Karen Hardy ICREA, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies Departament de Prehistòria Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Barcelona, Spain MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
The post Cooked Carbohydrates May Have Boosted Human Brain Growth Over Time appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News......... Read more »
Dr. Karen Hardy. (2015) Cooked Carbohydrates May Have Boosted Human Brain Growth Over Time. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic MD PhD Reader Centre for Molecular Oncology Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London London UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Crnogorac-Jurcevic: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) … Continue reading →
The post Urine Biomarker Panel Detects Early Pancreatic Cancer appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Tatjana Crnogorac-Jurcevic MD PhD. (2015) Urine Biomarker Panel Detects Early Pancreatic Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Jeff Karp Ph.D Associate Professor of Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Cambridge, MA 02139 and Giovanni Traverso M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology, … Continue reading →
The post Hydrogel Will Potentially Coat and Heal Ulcerative Colitis Lesions appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Jeff Karp Ph.D and Giovanni Traverso M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D. (2015) Hydrogel Will Potentially Coat and Heal Ulcerative Colitis Lesions. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
You've heard that romance starts in the kitchen and not in the bedroom. Well, researchers at Drexel University finally have the science to support that saying - but not the way you might think. Researchers found that women's brains respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach than an empty one. The study explored brain circuitry in hungry versus satiated states among women who were past-dieters and those who had never dieted.... Read more »
Ely, A., Childress, A., Jagannathan, K., & Lowe, M. (2015) The way to her heart? Response to romantic cues is dependent on hunger state and dieting history: An fMRI pilot study. Appetite, 126-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.06.022
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: George K Siberry, MD, MPH, Medical Officer Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease (MPID) Branch Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
The post MMR Vaccination May Not Be Reliable in HIV+ Children appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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George K Siberry, MD, MPH,. (2015) MMR Vaccination May Not Be Reliable in HIV Children. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Susana C. M. Fernandes, PhD Researcher (Individual Marie Curie Fellowship – IEF) and Professor Vincent Bulone Division of Glycoscience, School of Biotechnology Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden and ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, School of Agriculture, Food … Continue reading →
The post Biopolymers from Algae May Provide Broad Spectrum Photoprotection appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Susana C. M. Fernandes, PhD and Professor Vincent Bulone. (2015) Biopolymers from Algae May Provide Broad Spectrum Photoprotection. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Wikipedia reigns. It’s the world’s most popular online encyclopedia, the sixth most visited website in America, and a research source most U.S. students rely on. But Wikipedia entries on politically controversial scientific topics can be unreliable due to information sabotage.... Read more »
Wilson, A., & Likens, G. (2015) Content Volatility of Scientific Topics in Wikipedia: A Cautionary Tale. PLOS ONE, 10(8). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134454
The real iron manPharmaceutical technology, and specifically the various research strategies looking at the way that medicines are delivered to the body, is probably not a topic high on most people's list of interests. This area is generally not 'sexy' research insofar as producing headlines about almost miracle interventions for condition X or label Y. Instead, we take for granted that the tablet or capsule we have been given has been formulated and tested or that the nicotine patch that you ma........ Read more »
Stevens, J., Justin Coffey, M., Fojtik, M., Kurtz, K., & Stern, T. (2015) The Use of Transdermal Therapeutic Systems in Psychiatric Care: A Primer on Patches. Psychosomatics. DOI: 10.1016/j.psym.2015.03.007
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tyler Grenda, MD House Officer VI Section of General Surgery Department of Surgery University of Michigan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Grenda: The main purpose for … Continue reading →
The post Hospital Mortality Outcomes Differ After Lung Cancer Surgery Complications appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Tyler Grenda, MD. (2015) Hospital Mortality Outcomes Differ After Lung Cancer Surgery Complications. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta MD, MSc, FRCPC Associate Professor, Department of Medicine Divisions of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Endocrinology and Metabolism Royal Victoria Hospital Quebec, Canada Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
The post Men More Likely To Develop Diabetes If Spouse Has Gestational Diabetes appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Dr. Kaberi Dasgupta MD,. (2015) Men More Likely To Develop Diabetes If Spouse Has Gestational Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH Associate Professor School of Criminal Justice Michigan State University Lansing, MI 48824 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Zeoli: My team and I … Continue reading →
The post Gang Violence Spreads Like An Infectious Disease appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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April M. Zeoli, PhD, MPH. (2015) Gang Violence Spreads Like An Infectious Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/
Sleep-deprived fruit flies exhibit less aggression which can be rescued by feeding them an octopamine agonist. Their reduced aggression negatively impacts their reproductive fitness and leads to fewer successful courtships.... Read more »
Kayser MS, Mainwaring B, Yue Z, & Sehgal A. (2015) Sleep deprivation suppresses aggression in Drosophila. eLife. PMID: 26216041
A new study may have unlocked understanding of a mysterious part of the brain — with implications for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s. The results open up new areas of research in the pursuit of neuroprotective therapies.... Read more »
Reilly MA, Villarreal A, Maddess T, & Sponsel WE. (2015) Refined Frequency Doubling Perimetry Analysis Reaffirms Central Nervous System Control of Chronic Glaucomatous Neurodegeneration. Translational vision science , 4(3), 7. PMID: 26069866
It is expected that genetic sequencing will advance both specialised and general healthcare leading to more personalised care based on an individual’s genome. It can be used to identify disease-specific mutations and those associated with more complex conditions. However, as discussed previously on this blog, understanding the effect of a single mutation can be difficult without comparison between healthy and disease patient samples. Sharing patient data accumulated by private and academic........ Read more »
Oliver JM, Slashinski MJ, Wang T, Kelly PA, Hilsenbeck SG, & McGuire AL. (2012) Balancing the risks and benefits of genomic data sharing: genome research participants' perspectives. Public health genomics, 15(2), 106-14. PMID: 22213783
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