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  • March 27, 2015
  • 12:19 PM
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Research on medical abortion/miscarriage may change international routines

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Two scientific studies are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages. One of the studies shows that it is possible to replace the clinical follow-up examinations recommended today with medical abortions that include a home pregnancy test. The other study shows that midwives can safely and effectively treat failed abortions and miscarriages in rural districts of Uganda.... Read more »

  • March 27, 2015
  • 12:16 PM
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The genetics of musical talent: an interview with Irma Järvelä

by Isabel Torres in Science in the clouds

Would Mozart have become a great composer had his family not encouraged his musical career? Irma Järvelä is a clinical geneticist at the University of Helsinki, Finland, who investigates the molecular genetics of musical traits. After devoting 25 years of her career to the identification of genes and mutations involved in human diseases, she now works in close collaboration with bioinformaticians and music educators to study the influence of genes and the cultural environment in music percepti........ Read more »

Kanduri Chakravarthi, Minna Ahvenainen, Anju K. Philips, Liisa Ukkola-Vuoti, Harri Lähdesmäki, & Irma Järvelä. (2015) The effect of listening to music on human transcriptome. PeerJ. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.830  

Kanduri Chakravarthi, Minna Ahvenainen, Anju K. Philips, Harri Lähdesmäki, & Irma Järvelä. (2015) The effect of music performance on the transcriptome of professional musicians. Scientific Reports, 9506. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep09506  

  • March 27, 2015
  • 11:39 AM
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Music played by professionals activates genes for learning and memory

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Music performance is known to induce structural and functional changes to the human brain and enhance cognition. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying music performance have been so far unexplored. A Finnish research group has now investigated the effect of music performance (in a 2 hr concert) on the gene expression profiles of professional musicians from Tapiola Sinfonietta (a professional orchestra) and Sibelius-Academy (a music university).... Read more »

Kanduri, C., Kuusi, T., Ahvenainen, M., Philips, A., Lähdesmäki, H., & Järvelä, I. (2015) The effect of music performance on the transcriptome of professional musicians. Scientific Reports, 9506. DOI: 10.1038/srep09506  

  • March 27, 2015
  • 09:22 AM
  • 51 views

Understanding Images: Golden Retrievers Contribute to Cancer Research

by Guest Contributor in PLOS Biologue

This continues our series of blog posts from PLOS Genetics about our monthly issue images. Author Kerstin Lindblad-Toh discusses February’s issue image from Tonomura et al Author: Kerstin Lindblad-TOH, Professor Uppsala University, Co-Director SciLifeLab Sweden and Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology, … Continue reading »... Read more »

Tonomura, N., Elvers, I., Thomas, R., Megquier, K., Turner-Maier, J., Howald, C., Sarver, A., Swofford, R., Frantz, A., Ito, D.... (2015) Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Shared Risk Loci Common to Two Malignancies in Golden Retrievers. PLOS Genetics, 11(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004922  

  • March 27, 2015
  • 09:06 AM
  • 54 views

The ABCs of Alphabet-Magnet Synesthesia

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Is it cool or existentially disturbing to think that your personal brain quirks might come from the toys you played with as a toddler?

In a study published earlier this month, psychologists asked 6,588 American synesthetes what colors they associate with each letter of the alphabet. Then they compared these associations to a certain vintage set of Fisher-Price alphabet magnets. They found that at least 6% of their synesthetes had improbably close matches to the colors of the magnets.

T... Read more »

  • March 27, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Fnip1 and Fnip2 play critical roles in kidney tumour suppression in cooperation with Flcn in mice

by Danielle Stevenson in BHD Research Blog

olliculin (FLCN), through its association with renal tumours in BHD and knockout mouse models, is now recognised as a tumour suppressor. The loss of Flcn in kidney cells is linked to pro-tumourigenic changes in AMPK and mTOR activity, increased expression of PPARGC1A (PGC1α) and increased mitochondrial biogenesis (Baba et al., 2008, Hasumi et al., 2012). Two folliculin interacting proteins, FNIP1 and FNIP2, are known to facilitate FLCN function. A report from Hasumi et al., 2015 aimed to c........ Read more »

Hasumi H, Baba M, Hasumi Y, Lang M, Huang Y, Oh HF, Matsuo M, Merino MJ, Yao M, Ito Y.... (2015) Folliculin-interacting proteins Fnip1 and Fnip2 play critical roles in kidney tumor suppression in cooperation with Flcn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 25775561  

  • March 27, 2015
  • 07:46 AM
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Pediatric Meningococcal Vaccine Immunity May Wane By Adolescence

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Fiona McQuaid Clinical Research Fellow University of Oxford, United Kingdom Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Meningococcal B disease is a common cause of sepsis and meningitis with significant mortality and morbidity. … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Fiona McQuaid. (2015) Pediatric Meningococcal Vaccine Immunity May Wane By Adolescence. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 27, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 57 views

Fire-setters: Psychotic and non-psychotic 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

There is a lot of literature on fire-setters but not, apparently, on how psychotic fire-setters differ from those who are not psychotic. As it turns out, there are some significant differences. Researchers in The Netherlands examined the records of 124 fire-setters (30 psychotic and 94 non-psychotic) sent for pretrial forensic mental health assessments between 2000 […]

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  • March 27, 2015
  • 06:45 AM
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Study Finds Medicaid Improves Depression But Not Physical Health

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Peter Muennig, MD, MPH Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health NYC 10032 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Muennig: The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment (OHIE) is one … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Peter Muennig, MD, MPH. (2015) Study Finds Medicaid Improves Depression But Not Physical Health. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 27, 2015
  • 06:02 AM
  • 51 views

Inflammation impairs social cognitive processing

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

A quote to begin: "acute inflammation can lead to decreases in the ability to accurately and reliably comprehend emotional information from others."It comes from the article published by Mona Moieni and colleagues [1] who examined a concept familiar to many people with a connection to autism either personally or professionally: Theory of Mind (ToM). Rather interestingly, Moieni et al "examined whether exposure to an experimental inflammatory challenge led to changes in ToM." Inflammato........ Read more »

  • March 27, 2015
  • 01:22 AM
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Is a trauma focus truly needed in PTSD treatment?

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

For treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder to be effective, is it really necessary to focus on the trauma itself? ... Read more »

Barlow DH, Bullis JR, Comer JS, & Ametaj AA. (2013) Evidence-based psychological treatments: an update and a way forward. Annual review of clinical psychology, 1-27. PMID: 23245338  

Watts BV, Schnurr PP, Mayo L, Young-Xu Y, Weeks WB, & Friedman MJ. (2013) Meta-analysis of the efficacy of treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry. PMID: 23842024  

Wampold BE, Imel ZE, Laska KM, Benish S, Miller SD, Flückiger C, Del Re AC, Baardseth TP, & Budge S. (2010) Determining what works in the treatment of PTSD. Clinical psychology review, 923-33. PMID: 20638168  

  • March 26, 2015
  • 09:35 PM
  • 33 views

Senna May Relieve Itching In Some Dialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh Abarghouei, M.D. Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Uremic pruritus (itch) is a common problem in hemodialysis patients. No effective treatment exists for uremic … Continue reading →
The post Senna May Relieve Itching In Some Dialysis Patients appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical R........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Mohammad Kazem Fallahzadeh Abarghouei, M.D. (2015) Senna May Relieve Itching In Some Dialysis Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 26, 2015
  • 09:15 PM
  • 34 views

High Fluid Intake Reduces Risk Of New Kidney Stones

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Wisit Cheungpasitporn, MD, Nephrology Fellow Program director: Suzanne Norby, MD Project mentors: Stephen B. Erickson, MD and John C. Lieske, MD Departments of Nephrology and Hypertension Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN   MedicalResearch: What is the background for … Continue reading →
The post High Fluid Intake Reduces Risk Of New Kidney Stones appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical R........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Wisit Cheungpasitporn, MD, Nephrology Fellow. (2015) High Fluid Intake Reduces Risk Of New Kidney Stones. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 26, 2015
  • 09:08 PM
  • 30 views

Low Dose Vitamin C May Improve Iron Deficiency in Dialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Tanjim Sultana MD Department of Nephrology Lenox Hill Hospital New York Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Almost all dialysis patients are anemic. One quarter of patients … Continue reading →
The post Low Dose Vitamin C May Improve Iron Deficiency in Dialysis Patients appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interv........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Tanjim Sultana MD. (2015) Low Dose Vitamin C May Improve Iron Deficiency in Dialysis Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/http://medicalresearch.com/author-interviews/low-dose-vitam…lysis-patients/12968

  • March 26, 2015
  • 08:35 PM
  • 24 views

Vascular Calcification Can Predict Mortality in Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. José L. Górriz Department of Medicine and Nephrology Valencia Hospital Universitario Valencia. Spain MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Górriz: The background of the study is that several … Continue reading →
The post Vascular Calcification Can Predict Mortality in Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease appeared first on MedicalResearch......... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. José L. Górriz. (2015) Vascular Calcification Can Predict Mortality in Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 26, 2015
  • 07:51 PM
  • 19 views

Women, Young Drivers More Likely to Talk or Text While Driving

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Michelle Wilkinson, MPH Doctoral Candidate Epidemiology UT Houston School of Public Health Houston, TX 77030 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Cell phone use (CPU) while driving impairs … Continue reading →
The post Women, Young Drivers More Likely to Talk or Text While Driving appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research ........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Melinda C Power, ScD. (2015) Women, Young Drivers More Likely to Talk or Text While Driving. MedicalResearch.com. info:/http://medicalresearch.com/author-interviews/women-young-dr…-while-driving/13029

  • March 26, 2015
  • 06:27 PM
  • 39 views

Stereotype lowers math performance in women, no one noticed

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Stereotypes about people can affect how we look at a person, but sometimes it causes other problems. Gender stereotypes about women’s ability in mathematics negatively impact their performance. And in a significant twist, both men and women wrongly believe those stereotypes will not undermine women’s math performance — but instead motivate them to perform better.... Read more »

Boucher, K., Rydell, R., & Murphy, M. (2015) Forecasting the experience of stereotype threat for others. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 56-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2015.01.002  

  • March 26, 2015
  • 04:12 PM
  • 14 views

Anxiety Symptoms Raised by Air Pollution

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Melinda C Power, ScD Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Epidemiology Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Neurology Department, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
The post Anxiety Symptoms Raised by Air Pollution appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Inter........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Melinda C Power, ScD. (2015) Anxiety Symptoms Raised by Air Pollution. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 26, 2015
  • 03:49 PM
  • 14 views

Imiquimod Cream May Be Effective In Primary And Adjuvant Treatment Of Lentigo Maligna

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Susan Swetter, MD Professor of Dermatology and Director, Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute.   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Swetter: This retrospective cohort study sought … Continue reading →
The post Imiquimod Cream May Be Effective In Primary And Adjuvant Treatment Of Lentigo Maligna appeared first ........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Susan Swetter, MD. (2015) Imiquimod Cream May Be Effective In Primary And Adjuvant Treatment Of Lentigo Maligna. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 26, 2015
  • 02:51 PM
  • 9 views

Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollutants May Produce Structural Brain Abnormalities

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Bradley S. Peterson, M.D Director of the Institute for the Developing Mind The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Peterson: … Continue reading →
The post Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollutants May Produce Structural Brain Abnormalities appeared first on MedicalResearch.co........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Bradley S. Peterson, M.D. (2015) Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollutants May Produce Structural Brain Abnormalities. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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