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  • February 24, 2015
  • 09:25 PM
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Personalized Medicine: Gene Predicts Neuropathy from Vincristine Chemotherapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: William E. Evans, Pharm.D. Member, Pharmaceutical Sciences St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Evans: We are currently curing over 85 percent of children with … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & William E. Evans, Pharm.D. (2015) Personalized Medicine: Gene Predicts Neuropathy from Vincristine Chemotherapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 09:03 PM
  • 40 views

Study Assesses Accuracy of Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Scores

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Andrew Paul DeFilippis, MD, MSc Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Louisville Director, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Medical Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University of Louisville Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart & … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Andrew Paul DeFilippis, MD, MSc. (2015) Study Assesses Accuracy of Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Scores. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 05:14 PM
  • 38 views

Is belief in moral progress a substitute for religion?

by Tom Rees in Epiphenom

There’s a well studied phenomenon called Terror Management Theory which basically says that, when people are reminded of their own death, their beliefs change in certain predictable ways.  People cling more strongly to beliefs that make the future seem more controllable and comfortable – and that includes turning to religion (see: Religion, Patriotism and Death). [Read More...]... Read more »

Rutjens, B., van Harreveld, F., van der Pligt, J., van Elk, M., & Pyszczynski, T. (2014) A march to a better world? Religiosity and the existential function of belief in social-moral progress. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 1-33. DOI: 10.1080/10508619.2014.990345  

  • February 24, 2015
  • 04:57 PM
  • 46 views

Anesthesia Drug and Deep Sleep Use Same Neural Circuits In Brain

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview Nick Franks FSB, FRCA, FMedSci, FRS, Professor of Biophysics and Anaesthetics, Professor William Wisden, Chair in Molecular Neuroscience Department of Life sciences Wolfson Laboratories, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview, Nick Franks FSB, FRCA, FMedSci, FRS, Professor of Biophysics and Anaesthetics,, & Professor William Wisden,. (2015) Anesthesia Drug and Deep Sleep Use Same Neural Circuits In Brain. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 04:38 PM
  • 46 views

Move over oil, new pretreatment could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Alternative fuels have a few large problems making them horrible options over oil (which is already a horrible choice). However, researchers may have finally eliminated one of those problems, cost. The team has invented a novel pretreatment technology that could cut the cost of biofuels production by about 30 percent or more by dramatically reducing the amount of enzymes needed to breakdown the raw materials that form biofuels.... Read more »

  • February 24, 2015
  • 03:55 PM
  • 42 views

Humans in the Wild.

by Allison in Dormivigilia

My graduate lab did a really neat study brainstormed over libations on Bourbon Street in NOLA, actually. Basically, they took the power grid data from the Pacific Northwest and imported it into a circadian-specific computer program to see seasonal and monthly rhythms of human activity based on the power grid. ... Read more »

  • February 24, 2015
  • 02:46 PM
  • 42 views

Formula Fed Babies May Have More Arsenic Exposure From Private Well Water

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Kathy Cottingham PhD Departmental of Biological Sciences Dartmouth University Hanover, NH Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Professor Cottingham: Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that occurs in … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Kathy Cottingham PhD. (2015) Formula Fed Babies May Have More Arsenic Exposure From Private Well Water. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 01:58 PM
  • 34 views

CT Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines May Miss Some At Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David Mithun, M.D. Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Mithun: Lung cancer screening should be pursued for those people at highest risk … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & David Mithun, M.D. (2015) CT Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines May Miss Some At Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 10:56 AM
  • 48 views

A Few Citizen Scientists Do Most of the Work

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



Nothing turns your internet procrastination time into feelings of goodwill and teamwork like a citizen science project. You can click through a set of penguin photos or moon craters and know that your data are contributing to real science. As more citizens take part, and more researchers discover the joys of free labor, these projects are gaining popularity. But not all citizen scientists pull their weight. In fact, most do nearly nothing.

Henry Sauermann, a management professor at the G........ Read more »

Sauermann, H., & Franzoni, C. (2015) Crowd science user contribution patterns and their implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(3), 679-684. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1408907112  

  • February 24, 2015
  • 10:31 AM
  • 21 views

Recruiters think they can tell your personality from your resume. They can't

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Recruiters are poor at inferring an applicant’s personality from their resume, but that doesn’t stop them from jumping to conclusions on the back of their flawed assumptions. That’s according to a new study that involved over a hundred professional recruiters evaluating pairs of resumes.The US-based recruiters estimated applicant personality from the limited information in short two-page resumes. Their estimates were poorly correlated with the self-ratings made by the MBA students who’d ........ Read more »

Burns, G., Christiansen, N., Morris, M., Periard, D., & Coaster, J. (2014) Effects of Applicant Personality on Resume Evaluations. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29(4), 573-591. DOI: 10.1007/s10869-014-9349-6  

  • February 24, 2015
  • 08:56 AM
  • 26 views

Signaling Pathways That Lead Pancreatic Cancer Identified

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Peter Storz, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Consultant Department of Cancer Biology Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL 32224   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Storz:   Our study focuses … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Peter Storz, Ph.D. (2015) Signaling Pathways That Lead Pancreatic Cancer Identified. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 08:48 AM
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Cognitive Function Test Helps Predict Future Memory Loss

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Rebecca E. Amariglio Ph.D. Massachusetts Alzheimers Disease Research Center Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Amariglio: As the field of Alzheimer’s disease moves towards … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Rebecca E. Amariglio Ph.D. (2015) Cognitive Function Test Helps Predict Future Memory Loss. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
  • 39 views

Seeing Our Way to Invisibility

by Mark E. Lasbury in The 'Scope

Is it possible to hide in plain sight? Star Trek had cloaking devices, and Harry Potter and Frodo Baggins had their magic cloaks. In real life, we can make things disappear too. Cloaking devices are quickly becoming reality, and we bend light to make them work.... Read more »

Choi, J., & Howell, J. (2014) Paraxial ray optics cloaking. Optics Express, 22(24), 29465. DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.029465  

Fan, P., Chettiar, U., Cao, L., Afshinmanesh, F., Engheta, N., & Brongersma, M. (2012) An invisible metal–semiconductor photodetector. Nature Photonics, 6(6), 380-385. DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2012.108  

  • February 24, 2015
  • 05:53 AM
  • 62 views

Only Non-Depressed See Monster In The Mirror

by chiara civardi in United Academics

Try this experiment and you will have goosebumps all over your body: stare at your face in the mirror in a dimly lit room. Keep staring at yourself for a few minutes. Hey, wait! What was that? Did you see it? Was it a monster, an animal, your deformed face, someone else you know, or a stranger?... Read more »

  • February 24, 2015
  • 04:38 AM
  • 44 views

Maternal recall vs. medical records: implications for autism research

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I don't want to dwell too much on the findings reported by Paula Krakowiak and colleagues [1] talking about the accuracy of "maternally-reported diabetes and hypertensive disorders, and reliability of BMI [body mass index] measurements during periconception and pregnancy compared with medical records when mothers are interviewed 2-5 years after delivery" but they are potentially important.With authors such as Krakowiak and Irva Hertz-Picciotto on the paper in question, those who f........ Read more »

  • February 24, 2015
  • 04:29 AM
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Finnish Sauna May Be Heart Healthy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jari Laukkanen Cardiologist, MD, PhD Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition University of Eastern Finland Kuopio, Finland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Laukkanen: We have been … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jari Laukkanen Cardiologist, MD, PhD. (2015) Finnish Sauna May Be Heart Healthy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 04:19 AM
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Researchers Examine Racial and Age Disparities in Cancer Survival

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Wei Zheng, MD, PhD Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Wei Zheng, MD, PhD. (2015) Researchers Examine Racial and Age Disparities in Cancer Survival. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 03:57 AM
  • 22 views

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Should Be Considered For All Thick Melanomas

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Maki Yamamoto MD Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor UC Irvine Health University of California, Irvine Orange, CA 92868 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yamamoto: The Multicenter Selective … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Maki Yamamoto MD. (2015) Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Should Be Considered For All Thick Melanomas. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 03:42 AM
  • 22 views

Too Much Time Spent Sitting, TV Viewing May Increase Sleep Problems

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Matthew Buman PhD Asst Professor SNHP Exercise & Wellness Arizona State University   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Buman: A lack of physical activity is a known … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Matthew Buman PhD Asst Professor. (2015) Too Much Time Spend Sitting, TV Viewing May Increase Sleep Problems. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • February 24, 2015
  • 03:32 AM
  • 23 views

Molecular Biomarkers May Help Determine Which Melanomas Will Spread

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Iman Osman, MD Professor, Departments of Dermatology, Medicine and Urology Associate Director The Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center Director, Interdisciplinary Melanoma Program New York University Langone Medical Center New York, NY 10016 MedicalResearch: What is the … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Iman Osman, MD. (2015) Molecular Biomarkers May Help Determine Which Melanomas Will Spread. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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