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  • March 3, 2015
  • 08:00 AM
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Star Trek Phasers, Coming To Us Sooner or Laser

by Mark E. Lasbury in The 'Scope

Can we make a Star Trek phaser? In a classic example of life imitating art, the militaries of many countries are actively pursuing such directed energy weapons. So far, we’ve developed high-energy lasers and masers, particle beams, and something that looks a lot like an aimed lightning bolt. But our versions are huge, what must be overcome to make hand-held versions?... Read more »

Shao, L., Cline, D., Ding, X., Ho, Y., Kong, Q., Xu, J., Pogorelsky, I., Yakimenko, V., & Kusche, K. (2013) Simulation prediction and experiment setup of vacuum laser acceleration at Brookhaven National Lab-Accelerator Test Facility. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 25-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.09.053  

Bartal, T., Foord, M., Bellei, C., Key, M., Flippo, K., Gaillard, S., Offermann, D., Patel, P., Jarrott, L., Higginson, D.... (2011) Focusing of short-pulse high-intensity laser-accelerated proton beams. Nature Physics, 8(2), 139-142. DOI: 10.1038/nphys2153  

Oxborrow, M., Breeze, J., & Alford, N. (2012) Room-temperature solid-state maser. Nature, 488(7411), 353-356. DOI: 10.1038/nature11339  

Peralta, E., Soong, K., England, R., Colby, E., Wu, Z., Montazeri, B., McGuinness, C., McNeur, J., Leedle, K., Walz, D.... (2013) Demonstration of electron acceleration in a laser-driven dielectric microstructure. Nature, 503(7474), 91-94. DOI: 10.1038/nature12664  

  • March 3, 2015
  • 07:00 AM
  • 41 views

Protecting crops by blocking insect genes: the case for RNA interference

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

A promising area of transgenic plant research is focused on the use of RNA interference, or RNAi, to control insect pests. For any gene to be expressed, the DNA must first be read and converted into RNA. The RNA message is then decoded to produce a protein. Think of your cell as a house and the DNA as the master building plan for that house. Every time you need to make a repair, the general contractor consults the building plan and sends a message to the tradesperson to make the component that i........ Read more »

  • March 3, 2015
  • 06:21 AM
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Screening Men with ED For Heart Disease May Be Cost Effective

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alexander W. Pastuszak, MD, PhD Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Scott Department of Urology Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX   Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Pastuszak: The link between erectile dysfunction … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Alexander W. Pastuszak, MD, PhD. (2015) Screening Men with ED For Heart Disease May Be Cost Effective. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 3, 2015
  • 05:57 AM
  • 36 views

What gives wine its taste? (We heard it’s on the grapevine…)

by socgenmicro in Microbe Post

Wine connoisseurs, or oenophiles, possess a seemingly endless vocabulary for describing their tipples of choice. To the uninitiated, it may sound like they are describing an entire gourmet meal, or even a good friend, but this is not just make-believe: … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • March 3, 2015
  • 05:19 AM
  • 40 views

Schizophrenia and the risk of fractures

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The systematic review and meta-analysis published by Brendon Stubbs and colleagues [1] provides some food for thought for healthcare providers and others looking at the wider implications following a diagnosis of schizophrenia. "People with schizophrenia are at significantly increased risk of fractures" was the conclusion reached based on the collected analysis of tens of thousands of people diagnosed with schizophrenia compared with nearly 4 million controls.My immediate thought (and tweet) whe........ Read more »

Stubbs B, Gaughran F, Mitchell AJ, De Hert M, Farmer R, Soundy A, Rosenbaum S, & Vancampfort D. (2015) Schizophrenia and the risk of fractures: a systematic review and comparative meta-analysis. General hospital psychiatry. PMID: 25666994  

  • March 3, 2015
  • 03:58 AM
  • 37 views

Genetically-modified mice resistant to frostbite

by This Science is Crazy in This Science Is Crazy!

Genetically-modified mice resistant to frostbite - How a glycoprotein could improve organ transplant success (and ice-cream).... Read more »

Heisig, M., Mattessich, S., Rembisz, A., Acar, A., Shapiro, M., Booth, C., Neelakanta, G., & Fikrig, E. (2015) Frostbite Protection in Mice Expressing an Antifreeze Glycoprotein. PLOS ONE, 10(2). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116562  

  • March 2, 2015
  • 11:55 PM
  • 38 views

Short history of iterated prisoner’s dilemma tournaments

by Artem Kaznatcheev in Evolutionary Games Group

Nineteen Eighty — if I had to pick the year that computational modeling invaded evolutionary game theory then that would be it. In March, 1980 — exactly thirty-five years ago — was when Robert Axelrod, a professor of political science at University of Michigan, published the results of his first tournament for iterated prisoner’s dilemma […]... Read more »

  • March 2, 2015
  • 09:27 PM
  • 8 views

Very Easy For Minors To Purchase E-Cigarettes Online

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Rebecca S. Williams, MHS, PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study?  Dr. Williams: In recent years, the e-cigarette industry has ballooned into a multi-billion dollar … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Rebecca S. Williams, MHS, PhD. (2015) Very Easy For Minors To Purchase E-Cigarettes Online. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 09:12 PM
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More Physicians Per Capita Means More Prescriptions Per Capita

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Eili Y. Klein Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Emergency Medicine Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21209 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Klein: Antibiotic prescriptions rates vary widely … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Eili Y. Klein Ph.D. Assistant Professor. (2015) More Physicians Per Capita Equals More Prescriptions Per Capita. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 08:05 PM
  • 9 views

IMAGINE Trial: Worse Outcomes For Women Than Men After CABG

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Saskia Haitjema MD PhD candidate Division Heart and Lung, Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology University Medical Center Utrecht Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Although cardiovascular diseases are often … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Saskia Haitjema MD PhD candidate. (2015) IMAGINE Trial: Worse Outcomes For Women Than Men After CABG. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 07:46 PM
  • 7 views

Carpal Tunnel Surgery Can Be Done Safely In An Office-Based Setting

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Stephen Duquette MD Indiana University Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery R.L Roudebush VA  Indianapolis, IN Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Duquette: Carpal tunnel syndrome … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Stephen Duquette MD. (2015) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Can Be Done Safely In An Office-Based Setting. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 04:43 PM
  • 49 views

Drug already on the market could help treat MS and other neurological diseases

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Multiple sclerosis, unless you suffer from nerve damage it is a pain you (thankfully) will never have to feel. In most cases, treating the brutal pain caused by this (and other neurological diseases) is the only help that can be offered to people. The pain is caused by damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, which characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases.... Read more »

Abiraman, K., Pol, S., O'Bara, M., Chen, G., Khaku, Z., Wang, J., Thorn, D., Vedia, B., Ekwegbalu, E., Li, J.... (2015) Anti-Muscarinic Adjunct Therapy Accelerates Functional Human Oligodendrocyte Repair. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(8), 3676-3688. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3510-14.2015  

  • March 2, 2015
  • 04:40 PM
  • 9 views

Medicare RAC Audits Fraught With Delays, High Costs and Lack of Transparency

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ann M. Sheehy, M.D., M.S. Associate Professor Division Head, Hospital Medicine University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Sheehy: Outpatient (observation) and inpatient status … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ann M. Sheehy, M.D., M.S. (2015) Medicare RAC Audits Fraught With Delays, High Costs and Lack of Transparency. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 02:57 PM
  • 6 views

Jyoti Meditation May Help Chronic Neck Pain

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Michalsen Stiftungsprofessur für klinische Naturheilkunde Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin Immanuel Krankenhaus Berlin Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Michalsen. (2015) Jyoti Meditation May Help Chronic Neck Pain. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 02:32 PM
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Study Addresses Appropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Medicaid Children

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: David C. Rettew, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Director, Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic University of Vermont College of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & David C. Rettew, MD. (2015) Study Addresses Appropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Medicaid Children. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 02:05 PM
  • 40 views

You are what you eat

by naturallyspeakingpodcast in Naturally Speaking Podcast

Ecologists have long tried to understand what animals get up to when they’re not being observed. GPS technologies have enabled unprecedented remote-tracking, but some behaviours – such as diet – are a little more tricky to track. In this post James Grecian (@JamesGrecian), a marine ecologist at the Institute, discusses a technique he uses to track the diet of marine seabirds across some of the world’s […]

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  • March 2, 2015
  • 09:52 AM
  • 51 views

Extinction Edge: a new thriller on how epigenetic changes induced by viruses could kill us all

by EE Giorgi in CHIMERAS

Today my friend Nicholas Sansbury Smith releases Extinction Edge, the sequel to Extinction Horizon, a sci-fi thriller where humanity is driven to extinction by a lethal virus. I posted an interview with Nick for the release of his first book, but today I wanted to talk about the science behind his premise: can a virus induce epigenetic changes?In a way, Nick's premise is similar to the premise I used in Chimeras: a large part of our DNA is made of pseudogenes, which are ancient genes that are no........ Read more »

  • March 2, 2015
  • 09:20 AM
  • 42 views

New New or Kinda New

by Rodney Steadman in Gravity's Pull

The moderating role of personal need for structure on consumers’ acceptance of incrementally new products and really new products.... Read more »

  • March 2, 2015
  • 07:10 AM
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‘Crying Babies’ At Increased Risk of Childhood Behavior Problems

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ina S. Santos (on behalf of the co-authors) Iná S. Santos, MD, PhD Professora Titular Depto Medicina Social Programa Pós-graduação Epidemiologia Universidade Federal de Pelotas,  Brasil MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Ina S. Santos (on behalf of the co-authors). (2015) Excessively 'Crying Babies' At Increased Risk of Childhood Behavior Problems. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 2, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 47 views

 The gift of feeling powerful: “I find myself so inspiring”

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

We have written about power poses and other strategies to help yourself feel powerful.  Be clear, though—you do not become more powerful by doing such things, but it might make you feel that way, which in itself can be communicated as confidence or authority. This post isn’t about how to make yourself feel powerful, it […]

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Van Kleef, G., Oveis, C., Homan, A., van der Lowe, I., & Keltner, D. (2015) Power Gets You High: The Powerful Are More Inspired by Themselves Than by Others. Social Psychological and Personality Science. DOI: 10.1177/1948550614566857  

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