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  • January 27, 2016
  • 09:42 AM
  • 94 views

Video Tip of the Week: Complex Portal with Super Curators

by Mary in OpenHelix

From the same team that brings us the IntAct database for protein interaction data, the Complex Portal offers insights for additional levels of protein interactions that are organized around a biological function. Although there are various resources that store individual interactions between proteins, collecting additional interactions in units of a complex are specially challenging for various […]... Read more »

Meldal, B., Forner-Martinez, O., Costanzo, M., Dana, J., Demeter, J., Dumousseau, M., Dwight, S., Gaulton, A., Licata, L., Melidoni, A.... (2014) The complex portal - an encyclopaedia of macromolecular complexes. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(D1). DOI: 10.1093/nar/gku975  

  • January 27, 2016
  • 08:30 AM
  • 98 views

Shelter Dogs Live Up To Expectations (Mostly)

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

Testing behaviour in the shelter is tricky, but most people who adopt a dog would do so again. Animal shelters often assess the behaviour of dogs before rehoming them, but because the tests are not always scientifically validated, Mornement et al (2014) developed the B.A.R.K. protocol. Results of the B.A.R.K. on 74 shelter dogs successfully predicted in-home ratings for fear and friendliness after the dogs had been adopted, but not anxiety, activity level or compliance. A follow-up paper by........ Read more »

  • January 27, 2016
  • 07:02 AM
  • 108 views

Simple Jury Persuasion: Why do people fall for what seems profound but is really nonsensical? 

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

We think these authors are trying to be amusing but they are very, very serious about their work and have even attracted the attention of someone they target in their article (Deepak Chopra). Essentially the authors focus on who falls prey to “profound pseudo-bullshit” and why. And that, is an important thing for us to […]

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Simple Jury Persuasion: I’m too smart to fall for that!
Simple Jury Persuasion: “It makes no difference to me but I’m sure it would to a lot o........ Read more »

Pennycook, G, Cheyne, JA, Barr, N, Koehler, DJ, & Fugelsang, JA. (2015) On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit. Judgment and Decision Making, 10(6), 549-563. DOI: 10.3410/f.725974620.793511899  

  • January 27, 2016
  • 06:33 AM
  • 97 views

A Steak A Day Will Keep Sustainability Away

by Rita dos Santos Silva in United Academics

Meat unsustainable practices are damaging Earth's resources... Read more »

Herrero, M., Havlik, P., Valin, H., Notenbaert, A., Rufino, M., Thornton, P., Blummel, M., Weiss, F., Grace, D., & Obersteiner, M. (2013) Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(52), 20888-20893. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1308149110  

Gorbach, S. (2001) Antimicrobial Use in Animal Feed — Time to Stop. New England Journal of Medicine, 345(16), 1202-1203. DOI: 10.1056/NEJM200110183451610  

White, D., Zhao, S., Sudler, R., Ayers, S., Friedman, S., Chen, S., McDermott, P., McDermott, S., Wagner, D., & Meng, J. (2001) The Isolation of Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella from Retail Ground Meats. New England Journal of Medicine, 345(16), 1147-1154. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa010315  

Tilman, D., Cassman, K., Matson, P., Naylor, R., & Polasky, S. (2002) Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices. Nature, 418(6898), 671-677. DOI: 10.1038/nature01014  

  • January 27, 2016
  • 04:44 AM
  • 74 views

Men who stick up for women's rights are subjected to more sexual harassment at work

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

Upon mention of sexual harassment at work, it's natural to think immediately of women as the targets, but actually men experience harassment too. And it's on the increase, at least in the US. In 2013, men filed 17.6 per cent of the thousands of sexual harassment charges recorded in the country that year (up from 16.1 per cent in 2011).A new study in Psychology of Men and Masculinity surveyed 326 men in the US (most were white, 25 were gay or bisexual) about their experiences of sexual harassment........ Read more »

  • January 27, 2016
  • 04:30 AM
  • 102 views

Short on Treatment Time? Try a Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcome

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Single-item patient-reported outcome measures are valid for assessing patient progress in adolescent football athletes with concussions.... Read more »

Valier, A., Welch Bacon, C., Bay, R., Houston, M., & Valovich McLeod, T. (2015) The Validity of Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcomes in Concussed Adolescent Football Athletes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.015  

  • January 27, 2016
  • 04:17 AM
  • 113 views

People with good brain have overall good health

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Point:

Intelligent people have a genetic ability to fight with most of the health-related problems.

Published in:

Molecular Psychiatry

Study Further:

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have found that genes that are linked to thinking skills and intelligence are also linked to health. This shows that the intelligent people have less chances of becoming sick, getting disease, or die early.

In a new study, researchers worked on the participants of UK Biobank (havin........ Read more »

Hagenaars, S., Harris, S., Davies, G., Hill, W., Liewald, D., Ritchie, S., Marioni, R., Fawns-Ritchie, C., Cullen, B., Malik, R.... (2016) Shared genetic aetiology between cognitive functions and physical and mental health in UK Biobank (N. Molecular Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1038/mp.2015.225  

  • January 27, 2016
  • 03:37 AM
  • 98 views

Caste system has affected Indians’ genomes

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Point:

The caste system has affected Indians, even at the level of DNA.

Published in:

PNAS

Study Further:

Caste system in India was introduced about 1,500 years ago, when Gupta emperors were ruling most of the India. That caste system also made it socially unacceptable to marry outside the castes. Now, researchers have found that the caste system left a significant impact on the genes of Indians.

In a study, researchers from India studied the genomes of about 367 Indians f........ Read more »

  • January 27, 2016
  • 03:03 AM
  • 104 views

Feigning ADHD?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Feign: "to pretend to feel or be affected by (something)."I tread very carefully today with this post based on the findings reported by Paul Marshall and colleagues [1] who concluded that: "a significant percentage of those making a suspect effort will be diagnosed with ADHD [attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder] using the most commonly employed assessment methods."Their findings, based on the examination of "how many adult patients would plausibly receive a diagnosis of attention-........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 06:38 PM
  • 87 views

Tardigrades Are One Giant Head

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



No one would argue that tardigrades got stiffed in the weirdness department. These teensy animals, also called water bears, look roly-poly under a microscope. Less than a millimeter long, they can survive extremes of heat, cold, pressure, and radiation that are deadly to most other lifeforms. Under duress, a tardigrade may curl itself into a dried-up ball called a tun, then stay in a state of suspended animation for years before returning to life. Now, researchers poring over the animal's g........ Read more »

Smith, F., Boothby, T., Giovannini, I., Rebecchi, L., Jockusch, E., & Goldstein, B. (2016) The Compact Body Plan of Tardigrades Evolved by the Loss of a Large Body Region. Current Biology, 26(2), 224-229. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.11.059  

  • January 26, 2016
  • 06:18 PM
  • 118 views

Ways of seeing

by Ingrid Piller in Language on the Move

Here in Australia we celebrated our national holiday yesterday. Australia Day marks the end of the summer holiday season and as everyone heads back to school and work, Language on the Move is coming back from our break, too. Welcome … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 90 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 79 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 87 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 77 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 82 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 79 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 79 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 94 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

  • January 26, 2016
  • 03:35 PM
  • 94 views

Children in the Emergency Department

by Eva Alisic in Trauma Recovery

Jonas was a master tree climber. Until today. Now his left leg has a strange angle, and he has been knocked out by the fall.

Every year, millions of injured children require treatment at a hospital Emergency Department. Approximately 1 in 6 of them develop persistent stress symptoms, such as nightmares, concentration difficulties and negative thoughts.

Emergency Department doctors and nurses provide physical care but they can also support children’s emotional wellbeing. How well are ........ Read more »

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