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  • June 2, 2015
  • 08:55 PM
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ACA Enrollees More Likely To Use Medicines For Hepatitis and HIV

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Julie M. Donohue, Ph.D. Associate professor and Vice Chair for Research Graduate School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management University of Pittsburgh Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Julie M. Donohue, Ph.D., Associate professor and Vice Chair for Research, Graduate School of Public Health Department of Health Policy and Management, & University of Pittsburgh. (2015) ACA Enrollees More Likely To Use Medicines For Hepatitis and HIV. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 08:46 PM
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Diabetic Foot Disease and Amputations Vary By Ethnicity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tom E. Robinson School of Population Health University of Auckland, New Zealand Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Diabetic foot disease affects up to 50% of people with … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tom E. Robinson, School of Population Health, & University of Auckland, New Zealand. (2015) Diabetic Foot Disease and Amputations Vary By Ethnicity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 08:28 PM
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State Strategies Have Had Limited Effect On Organ Donations For Transplantation

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Chatterjee: Thousands of patients die every year due … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Paula Chatterjee, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, & Boston, Massachusetts. (2015) State Strategies Have Had Limited Effect On Organ Donations For Transplantation. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 08:15 PM
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Circulating Tumor Test May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Not Benefit From Endocrine Therapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Daniel F. Hayes, M.D. Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Ann Arbor MI Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hayes: … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, & Ann Arbor MI. (2015) Circulating Tumor Test May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Not Benefit From Endocrine Therapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 07:52 PM
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Smartphone-Based Vision Test For Community-Based Evaluations

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Andrew Bastawrous, MRCOphth International Centre for Eye Health, Clinical Research Department London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, England Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Bastawrous: As part … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Andrew Bastawrous, MRCOphth, International Centre for Eye Health, Clinical Research Department, & London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, England. (2015) Smartphone-Based Vision Test For Community-Based Evaluations. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 05:50 PM
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Prototheca are shoddy algae that eat oil, sewage, tree gunk, and people

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

The natural world tends to defy easy categorization. Take algae, for example. A seemingly encompassing definition of this group would be small, simply structured green creatures that use the sun's energy to make food. So, things like seaweed and the vibrant goo that covers lakes and ponds polluted with nutrients. But of course it's not that simple, since kelp are freakin' huge and the colour palette of algae includes red, brown, and gold.Then there's the genus Prototheca. They're spherical&........ Read more »

McMullan B, Muthiah K, Stark D, Lee L, & Marriott D. (2011) Prototheca wickerhamii mimicking yeast: A cautionary tale. Journal of clinical microbiology, 49(8), 3078-81. PMID: 21653770  

  • June 2, 2015
  • 05:33 PM
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Dietary Fiber May Reduce Risk Of Diabetes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dagfinn Aune, PhD student Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Imperial College London Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: There are more than 360 million people worldwide … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dagfinn Aune, PhD student, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and, & Imperial College London. (2015) Dietary Fiber May Reduce Risk Of Diabetes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 05:17 PM
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Risk-Benefit of Pre-Surgery Beta Blockers Varies By Cardiac Profile

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mark L. Friedell, MD, FACS Chairman Department of Surgery University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine Kansas City, MO 64108 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mark L. Friedell, MD, FACS. (2015) Risk-Benefit of Pre-Surgery Beta Blockers Varies By Cardiac Profile. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 03:41 PM
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Neurobiology of Child Neglect/Abuse: Nemeroff Lecture Notes

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

I had the opportunity to attend the Warren Neuroscience Lecture presented by Dr. Charles Nemeroff in Tulsa, OK on June 2, 2015.Dr. Nemeroff has been an international leader in research in mood and anxiety disorders. His recent focus has been on the effects of adverse childhood environments on risk for adult mood and anxiety disorders. Here are my notes that summarize some of the key points from his lecture.Introduction:Stress is an important factor in understanding depressionEarly life stre........ Read more »

  • June 2, 2015
  • 10:55 AM
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Tool-Using Crows Overcome Their Lack of Pockets

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Let's say you're clever enough to build and use tools, but your species hasn't learned how to manufacture pants. So you can't store your hard-won tools in your pocket, or in a belt or box. What to do? One species of crow is showing scientists how it answers that question—and how it changes its strategy based on how likely its tools are to go missing.

New Caledonian crows, native to islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, are renowned tool makers and users. They prey on bugs that live ........ Read more »

Klump BC, van der Wal JE, St Clair JJ, & Rutz C. (2015) Context-dependent 'safekeeping' of foraging tools in New Caledonian crows. Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 282(1808). PMID: 25994674  

  • June 2, 2015
  • 07:46 AM
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JAK1 Inhibitors May Be New Option To Treat Resistant Melanoma

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Ze’ev Ronai Ph.D Scientific Director Sanford-Burnham’s La Jolla Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Ronai: There is an urgent need to find new approaches to treat melanoma … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Ze'ev Ronai Ph.D, Scientific Director, & Sanford-Burnham's La Jolla. (2015) JAK1 Inhibitors May Be New Option To Treat Resistant Melanoma. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 07:34 AM
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US Surgery Patients Report More Pain, Receive More Opioids

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Winfried Meissner, M.D. Dep. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Jena University Hospital University Hospital Jena, Germany Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Meissner: Post-operative pain is managed inadequately worldwide. There are probably many … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Winfried Meissner, M.D., Dep. of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Jena University Hospital, & University Hospital Jena, Germany. (2015) US Surgery Patients Report More Pain, Receive More Opioids. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 06:48 AM
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The Benefits Of A Herpes Infection

by Rebekah Morrow in United Academics

Herpes boosts the immune system and helps fight off other viruses.... Read more »

Furman, D., Jojic, V., Sharma, S., Shen-Orr, S., L. Angel, C., Onengut-Gumuscu, S., Kidd, B., Maecker, H., Concannon, P., Dekker, C.... (2015) Cytomegalovirus infection enhances the immune response to influenza. Science Translational Medicine, 7(281), 281-281. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa2293  

  • June 2, 2015
  • 06:37 AM
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Melanoma Survival Improved By Cancer-Killing Virus

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey New Brunswick, NJ Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The study clearly demonstrated that advanced melanoma patients … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Howard L. Kaufman, MD, FACS. (2015) Melanoma Survival Improved By Cancer-Killing Virus. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 2, 2015
  • 04:55 AM
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Why do children stick their tongues out when they're concentrating?

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Have you ever watched a young child perform a delicate task with their hands and noticed how they stick out their tongue at the same time? A new study is the first to systematically investigate this behaviour in four-year-olds. This isn't just a cute quirk of childhood, the findings suggest, rather the behaviour fits the theory that spoken language originally evolved from gestures.Gillian Forrester and Alina Rodriguez videoed fourteen 4-year-olds (8 boys), all right-handed, as they completed a n........ Read more »

  • June 2, 2015
  • 04:52 AM
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Yokukansan and treatment-resistant schizophrenia?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I'll freely admit that I'm no expert on yokukansan (YKS), the "traditional Asian herbal medicine" that comprises Atractylodis lanceae Rhizoma, Poria, Cnidii Rhizoma, Uncariae Uncis cum Ramulus, Angelicae Radix, Bupleuri Radix and Glycyrrhizae Radix. Yokukansan, in some circles also known as TJ-54, has however cropped up on my autism research radar before as per the very preliminary findings reported by Miyaoka and colleagues [1] (open-access) a few years back suggesting that the h........ Read more »

Miyaoka T, Furuya M, Horiguchi J, Wake R, Hashioka S, Thoyama M, Murotani K, Mori N, Minabe Y, Iyo M.... (2015) Efficacy and safety of yokukansan in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 201592. PMID: 25954314  

  • June 2, 2015
  • 01:46 AM
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Possible link between Alzheimer's disease and disrupted sleep-dependent memory consolidation?

by William Lu in The Quantum Lobe Chronicles

It has been well established that certain kinds of sleep consolidate certain kinds of memory. Mander and colleagues (2015) discovered that in older adults, beta-amyloid (the main component of amyloid plagues found in Alzheimer's disease) appears to disrupt slow wave activity in the medial frontal cortex during NREM sleep, which then impairs hippocampus-based memory consolidation. It would also be interesting to investigate possible disruptions in thalamic sleep spindle activity to see how this m........ Read more »

  • June 1, 2015
  • 11:34 PM
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Poisons once used as medicines

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

The difference between a poison and a medicine is often not clear. Side effects are essentially ways in which a medicine can harm us but it's alright because the effects usually aren't too bad and we otherwise get healed. Antibiotics often cause an upset stomach, but they also prevent us from dying of an infected paper cut. A more extreme example is cancer drugs, which are often highly toxic but are deemed necessary in order to defeat a greater evil. Even still, there are substances for which th........ Read more »

  • June 1, 2015
  • 06:42 PM
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Brain Activity Recordings Predict Developmental Risk in Preterm Infants

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Michael Breakspear MB BS, Ba(Hons), Bsc(Med), PhD QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute Royal Brisbane Hospital Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Breakspear: The first 72 hours following … Continue reading →
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Prof. Michael Breakspear MB BS, Ba(Hons), Bsc(Med), PhD, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, & Royal Brisbane Hospital. (2015) Brain Activity Recordings Predict Developmental Risk in Preterm Infants. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 1, 2015
  • 03:20 PM
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How does human behavior lead to surgical errors? Researchers count the ways

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Why are major surgical errors called “never events?” Because they shouldn’t happen — but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred. Using a system created to investigate military plane crashes, they coded the human behaviors involved to identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that led to the never events.... Read more »

Cornelius A. Thiels, DO, Tarun Mohan Lal, MS, Joseph M. Nienow, MBA, Kalyan S. Pasupathy, PhD, Renaldo C. Blocker, PhD, Johnathon M. Aho, MD, Timothy I. Morgenthaler, MD, Robert R. Cima, MD, Susan Hallbeck, PhD, & Juliane Bingener. (2015) Surgical never events and contributing human factors . Surgery . info:/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2015.03.053

Cima RR, Kollengode A, Clark J, Pool S, Weisbrod C, Amstutz GJ, & Deschamps C. (2011) Using a data-matrix-coded sponge counting system across a surgical practice: impact after 18 months. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety / Joint Commission Resources, 37(2), 51-8. PMID: 21939132  

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