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  • August 24, 2015
  • 06:44 AM
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People's "coming out" experiences are related to their psychological wellbeing years later

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Last year, the US psychologists Clayton Critcher and Melissa Ferguson reported interesting research showing that fatigue from concealing sexual identity can actually hinder cognitive performance. This cost stacks upon others: complications in forming close relationships, concerns about inauthenticity, and damage to psychological and physical health in the longer term all suggest that concealment is not a great position to stay in. And yet "coming out" can also be challenging, and in some cases l........ Read more »

  • August 24, 2015
  • 05:54 AM
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Xenotransplants: How a Pig Could Save Your Life

by rebekah morrow in United Academics

While it sounds like something from The Island of Dr. Moreau, physicians and research scientists are convinced that clinical trials will be underway in the near future.... Read more »

Iwase, H., Liu, H., Wijkstrom, M., Zhou, H., Singh, J., Hara, H., Ezzelarab, M., Long, C., Klein, E., Wagner, R.... (2015) Pig kidney graft survival in a baboon for 136 days: longest life-supporting organ graft survival to date. Xenotransplantation, 22(4), 302-309. DOI: 10.1111/xen.12174  

Cooper, D., Ekser, B., & Tector, A. (2015) A brief history of clinical xenotransplantation. International Journal of Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.06.060  

Cooper DK. (2012) A brief history of cross-species organ transplantation. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center), 25(1), 49-57. PMID: 22275786  

  • August 24, 2015
  • 05:09 AM
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Social Anxiety Disorder and autism (again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

So: "A large subset (50 %) of the adults with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] met diagnostic criteria for SAD [social anxiety disorder]."That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Brenna Maddox & Susan White [1] looking at the overlap between autism and SAD in a small-ish participant group. Social anxiety disorder by the way, refers to 'a persistent and overwhelming fear of social situations'. Alongside a growing body of peer-reviewed research talking about the often ........ Read more »

  • August 23, 2015
  • 09:11 PM
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Electroacupuncture Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi, MS, PhD Project Scientist Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine Department of Medicine University of Medicine, Irvine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Mild to moderate hypertensive patient engaged in a … Continue reading →
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Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi, MS, PhD. (2015) Electroacupuncture Reduces Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 23, 2015
  • 08:00 PM
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Are You Smarter Than a Belgian 8th Grader?

by Joshua Fisher in Text Savvy

A central point of this paper is something close to my heart—the notion that how one represents a certain piece of mathematics knowledge is often dramatically important. For this research in particular, the authors looked at fraction knowledge across three different countries: the U.S., Belgium, and China. ... Read more »

  • August 23, 2015
  • 06:46 PM
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Men And Women: Similarities Or Differences?

by Alexis Delanoir in How to Paint Your Panda

It's a question that many people struggle with and has great implications for the study of our species: are men and women more alike than different or more different than alike, and what differences exist between the sexes?... Read more »

Hyde, J. (2014) Gender Similarities and Differences. Annual Review of Psychology, 65(1), 373-398. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115057  

  • August 23, 2015
  • 05:12 PM
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High Fiber Diets Linked To Lower Risk of Colon Polyps and Cancer

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Andrew Kunzmann & Dr Helen Coleman Joint first authorsCentre for Public Health Queen’s University Belfast Northern Ireland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: There is now a large amount of evidence to … Continue reading →
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Dr Andrew Kunzmann . (2015) High Fiber Diets Linked To Lower Risk of Colon Polyps and Cancer. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 23, 2015
  • 03:48 PM
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When zebrafish have scoliosis

by Aurelie in Coffee break Science

“Don’t slouch, sit up straight, or you’ll get scoliosis!” Getting this kind of comment from adults used to infuriate me when I was a teenager, since 1) I did sit up straight, and 2) I already had scoliosis (despite all… Continue reading →... Read more »

Patten SA, Margaritte-Jeannin P, Bernard JC, Alix E, Labalme A, Besson A, Girard SL, Fendri K, Fraisse N, Biot B.... (2015) Functional variants of POC5 identified in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. The Journal of clinical investigation, 125(3), 1124-8. PMID: 25642776  

  • August 23, 2015
  • 01:49 PM
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Want a better relationship and a better sex life?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to new research by sociologists. The group used data from more than 900 heterosexual couples’ responses in the 2006 Marital Relationship Study (MARS).... Read more »

Daniel Fowler et al. (2015) Couples That Split Childcare Duties Have Higher Quality Relationships and Sex Lives . American Sociological Association. info:other/Link

  • August 23, 2015
  • 10:46 AM
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Photography – an art, a science, and a job

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Points:

Photography is an interesting task that inspires many people to inspire many others. It starts from the art of creativity and imagination, goes from the science of click and light, and ends with a beautiful memory in the hand or book. For some people, this memory helps them in earning more memories.

So, one of my favorite ideas to earn more memories is through Dreamstime. You can join Dreamstime to earn money and help others to earn money through photography, here:

http://w........ Read more »

Park, D., Lodi-Smith, J., Drew, L., Haber, S., Hebrank, A., Bischof, G., & Aamodt, W. (2013) The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project. Psychological Science, 25(1), 103-112. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613499592  

  • August 23, 2015
  • 08:52 AM
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Easter Eggs from Raymond Dart

by zacharoo in Lawn Chair Anthropology

Some of the more colorful ideas and text in the anthropological literature are courtesy of Raymond Dart. In 1925, Dart identified the Taung fossil as a close relative of humans, and coined the scientific name, Australopithecus africanus. This was a pretty good idea, as Taung was the first in what is now a large collection of fossils attributed to this […]... Read more »

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:10 PM
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Increased Indoor Tanning Among Gay/Bisexual Men Raises Skin Cancer Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Howa Yeung, MD PGY3, Emory Dermatology Emory University Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Yeung: Indoor tanning is a well-established and preventable cause for melanomas and non-melanoma skin … Continue reading →
The post Increased Indoor Tanning Among Gay/Bisexual Men Raises Skin Cancer Risk appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Howa Yeung, MD. (2015) Increased Indoor Tanning Among Gay/Bisexual Men Raises Skin Cancer Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 05:13 PM
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Several Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease Identified

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jin-Tai Yu MD, PhD Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology University of California San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94158 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The number of … Continue reading →
The post Several Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease Identified appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Jin-Tai Yu MD, PhD. (2015) Several Modifiable Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease Identified. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 04:49 PM
  • 95 views

Research Into Many Skin Diseases Receives Too Little NIH Funding

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Erika Hagstrom, M.D., M.A. Preliminary Internal Medicine PGY-1 Loyola University Medical Center  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Hagstrom: Allocation of funding dollars to research is a critical … Continue reading →
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Erika Hagstrom, M.D., M.A. (2015) Research Into Many Skin Diseases Receives Too Little NIH Funding. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 12:49 PM
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Don’t touch that dial: TV’s subliminal influence on women’s perception of pregnancy and birth

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

In an era where popular culture is increasingly recognized for its impact on lay understanding of health and medicine, few scholars have looked at television’s powerful role in the creation of patient expectations, especially regarding pregnancy and birth.... Read more »

Danielle Bessett. (2015) As Seen on TV: Women's Views on Television Representations of Pregnancy and Birth. American Sociological Association’s 110th Annual Meeting. info:other/SES-0402165

  • August 22, 2015
  • 10:05 AM
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Spinach Bleach Contours May Prevent Adequate Decontamination

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nichola Kinsinger, Ph.D Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemical & Environmental Engineering University of California, Riverside USDA National Institute for Food and Agricultural Postdoctoral Fellow DoD Office of Naval Research National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellow, EIT (Chemical Engineering) Medical Research: … Continue reading →
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Nichola Kinsinger, Ph.D. (2015) Spinach Bleach Contours May Prevent Adequate Decontamination. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:54 AM
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Early Life Intelligence Linked To Better Physical Fitness in Middle Age

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rikke Hodal Meincke PhD student Center for Healthy Aging and the Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: A sufficient level of physical capability is a precondition … Continue reading →
The post Early Life Intelligence Linked To Better Physical Fitness in Middle Age appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Rikke Hodal Meincke. (2015) Early Life Intelligence Linked To Better Physical Fitness in Middle Age. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:43 AM
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Extent of Liver Damage May Be Underestimated In Hepatitis C Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Stuart Gordon, M.D. Director of Hepatology at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Michigan Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Gordon: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division … Continue reading →
The post Extent of Liver Damage May Be Underestimated In Hepatitis C Patients appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Stuart Gordon, M.D. (2015) Extent of Liver Damage May Be Underestimated In Hepatitis C Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 09:21 AM
  • 96 views

Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Tae-Hyun Yoo MD PhD Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine Severance Biomedical Science Institute, Brain Korea 21 PLUS Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
The post Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Tae-Hyun Yoo MD PhD. (2015) Protein Irisin Linked to Muscle Wasting and Atherosclerosis in Dialysis Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • August 22, 2015
  • 07:42 AM
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Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sandrine Colas, MSc, MPH Department of Epidemiology of Health Products French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM) Saint-Denis, France Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Total hip … Continue reading →
The post Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Sandrine Colas, MSc, MPH. (2015) Factors Identified For Lasting Total Hip Replacement. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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