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  • March 23, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
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“We need smart jurors so we should keep the lighter skinned Black guy”

by Rita Handrich in The Jury Room

Most of us have heard of the preference for lighter skin within the African-American community. Some of us have also heard of “colorism” in general—a bias shared by many in our culture. Recently, author Lance Hannon (a sociologist from Villanova University) used data from the 2012 American National Election Study and found that Whites in […]

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Lighter Skin, More Like Me

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Hannon, L. (2015) White Colorism. Social Currents, 2(1), 13-21. DOI: 10.1177/2329496514558628  

  • March 23, 2015
  • 06:33 AM
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Sustainability: Do Supply Management and Global Sourcing Matter? (Guest Post by Jury Gualandris, UCD)

by Andreas Wieland in Supply Chain Management Research

Is it possible to achieve high environmental and social performance in global supply chains? I am happy to share the following guest post by Dr. Jury Gualandris, shedding some light on this problem. Thank you for contributing to my blog. Increasing demand from a variety of stakeholders has pushed firms to improve environmental and social […]... Read more »

Gualandris, J., Golini, R., & Kalchschmidt, M. (2014) Do Supply Management and Global Sourcing Matter for Firm Sustainability Performance?. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 19(3), 258-274. DOI: 10.1108/SCM-11-2013-0430  

  • March 23, 2015
  • 05:48 AM
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Early life probiotics reducing the risk of subsequent neuropsychiatric disorder?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

With my continued interest in all-things gut microbiome on this blog (see here for example) it is little wonder that I was taken to blog about the study findings from Anna Pärtty and colleagues [1] reporting that: "Probiotic supplementation early in life may reduce the risk of neuropsychiatric disorder development later in childhood." Probiotic by the way, refers to various 'live' organisms (bacteria, yeasts) thought to confer some positive effect on health and/or wellbeing.Not only does such a........ Read more »

  • March 22, 2015
  • 05:50 PM
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Acne: Potassium Monitoring May Not Be Necessary For Spironolactone Therapy

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA Director of Dermatology Inpatient Service Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, MA     Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Mostaghimi: Spironolactone, a generic … Continue reading →
The post Acne: Potassium Monitoring May Not Be Necessary For Spironolactone Therapy appeared first on MedicalResearch.com M........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr. Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA. (2015) Acne: Potassium Monitoring May Not Be Necessary For Spironolactone Therapy. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 22, 2015
  • 05:03 PM
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Topical Spironolactone May Limit Skin Thinning From Steroids

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Nicolette Farman MD Ph.D. Directeur de recherche Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers Paris, France Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Farman: … Continue reading →
The post Topical Spironolactone May Limit Skin Thinning From Steroids appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Inter........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Nicolette Farman MD Ph.D. (2015) Topical Spironolactone May Limit Skin Thinning From Steroids. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 22, 2015
  • 04:45 PM
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Apremilast -Otezla -May Be Cost Effective For Psoriasis Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Dermatology Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem, NC Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Results show that introducing apremilast into the … Continue reading →
The post Apremilast -Otezla -May Be Cost Effective For Psoriasis Treatment appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Steven R. Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. (2015) Apremilast -Otezla -May Be Cost Effective For Psoriasis Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 22, 2015
  • 03:37 PM
  • 64 views

In Search for the Function of Sleep Continues

by Allison in Dormivigilia

Today, I was a guest host on an awesome neuroscience podcast entitled On Your Mind. We discussed these two papers that aim to yet probe for another significant function of sleep... Read more »

  • March 22, 2015
  • 03:24 PM
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New method – BWAS

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

There is a report of a new method of analyzing fMRI scans – using enormous sets of data and giving very clear results. Brain-wide association analysis (BWAS for short) was used in a comparison of autistic and normal brains in a recent paper (citation below). The scan data is divided into 47,636 small areas of […]... Read more »

  • March 22, 2015
  • 02:30 PM
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The African Genome Variation Project shapes medical genetics in Africa.

by Andrea Komljenovic in genome ecology evolution etc

  Despite being the world’s most genetically diverse continent, only a handful of studies attempted to understand the genetic risks for diseases of the African populations. This study shines light not only on the genetic diversity to help learn more … Continue reading →... Read more »

Gurdasani, D., Carstensen, T., Tekola-Ayele, F., Pagani, L., Tachmazidou, I., Hatzikotoulas, K., Karthikeyan, S., Iles, L., Pollard, M., Choudhury, A.... (2014) The African Genome Variation Project shapes medical genetics in Africa. Nature, 517(7534), 327-332. DOI: 10.1038/nature13997  

  • March 22, 2015
  • 12:01 PM
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Special microbes make anti-obesity molecule in the gut

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

You’ve probably heard of all sorts of diets, paleo, low-fat, low-carb, atkins, but now microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid (fat). Mice that drank water laced with the programmed bacteria ate less, had lower body fat and staved off diabetes — even when fed a high-fat diet — offering a potential weight-loss strategy for humans.... Read more »

Zhongyi Chen, Lilu Guo, Yongqin Zhang, Rosemary L. Walzem, Julie S. Pendergast, Richard L. Printz, Lindsey C. Morris, Elena Matafonova, Xavier Stien, Li Kang.... (2014) Incorporation of Therapeutic Bacteria into the Gut Microbiome for Treatment of Obesity. The Journal of clinical investigation . info:/10.1172/JCI72517.

  • March 22, 2015
  • 06:52 AM
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Can Neuroscience Teach Us About Winemaking?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Modern winemakers may have erred when they switched to producing high alcohol wines. According to a new paper, from Spanish neuroscientists Ram Frost and colleagues, a low alcohol content wine actually produces more brain activity in 'taste processing' areas than more alcoholic varieties do.



But what does the brain really have to say about Beaujolais? Can scanning help us pick a Sauvignon? Will neuroimaging reveal the secret to a good... er... Nero d'Avola?



In their paper, publishe... Read more »

  • March 21, 2015
  • 10:10 PM
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Diet Soda Linked To Increased Belly Fat and Waist Size

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D. Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology Department of Medicine University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio San Antonio, TX Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the … Continue reading →
The post Diet Soda Linked To Increased Belly Fat and Waist Size appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Helen P. Hazuda, Ph.D. (2015) Diet Soda Linked To Increased Belly Fat and Waist Size. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 21, 2015
  • 07:31 PM
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Squid prolifically edit RNA to enrich their DNA

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

DNA, it’s what makes us, well us! Not that long ago, before we sequenced human DNA we assumed we had one of the largest genomes around. Frankly it wasn’t a bad assumption, but of course we found out this was far from the case and to make ourselves feel better we said size doesn’t matter. But one of the surprising discoveries to emerge from comparative genomics is that drastically different organisms–humans, sea urchins, worms, flies –are endowed with a more or less common set of genes......... Read more »

  • March 21, 2015
  • 04:27 PM
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Rethinking Salmonella: from food poisoning culprit to cancer fighting agent

by Betty Zou in Eat, Read, Science

Scientists are developing ways to transform bacteria like Salmonella into lean, mean tumour-fighting machines. A new study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a new and innovative way to turn Salmonella into highly specific vehicles that can deliver anti-cancer compounds into the heart of a tumour.... Read more »

Swofford CA, Van Dessel N, & Forbes NS. (2015) Quorum-sensing Salmonella selectively trigger protein expression within tumors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(11), 3457-62. PMID: 25737556  

  • March 21, 2015
  • 04:22 AM
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Toxoplasma gondii and schizophrenia (again and again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

The findings reported by Ainsah Omar and colleagues [1] (open-access available here) adding further weight to the notion of a "strong association between the active Tg [Toxoplasma gondii] infection and schizophrenia" are set out for your reading consumption today.Continuing a research topic that has already enjoyed quite a bit of air time on this blog (see here and see here) whereby the parasite T. gondii known to cause the condition toxoplasmosis might also be implicate........ Read more »

Omar A, Bakar OC, Adam NF, Osman H, Osman A, Suleiman AH, Manaf MR, & Selamat MI. (2015) Seropositivity and Serointensity of Toxoplasma gondii Antibodies and DNA among Patients with Schizophrenia. The Korean journal of parasitology, 53(1), 29-34. PMID: 25748706  

  • March 20, 2015
  • 09:44 PM
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More Neurosurgeons Will Be Needed As Population Ages

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD Chief of Neurosurgery, New York Harbor Health Care System Assistant Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Physiology Co-Director, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is … Continue reading →
The post More Neurosurgeons Will Be Needed As Population Ages appeared first on MedicalResearc........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD. (2015) More Neurosurgeons Will Be Needed As Population Ages. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 06:19 PM
  • 75 views

Can Monkeys Get Depressed?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

According to a new study from Chinese neuroscientists Fan Xu and colleagues, some monkeys can experience depression in a similar way to humans.


The researchers studied cynomolgus monkeys, also known as crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis), a species native to Southeast Asia. Cynomolgus monkeys are highly social animals. Xu et al. previously showed that isolating a monkey from its companions caused it to develop depression-like behaviors. In their new paper, the authors say that they'v... Read more »

Xu F, Wu Q, Xie L, Gong W, Zhang J, Zheng P, Zhou Q, Ji Y, Wang T, Li X.... (2015) Macaques exhibit a naturally-occurring depression similar to humans. Scientific reports, 9220. PMID: 25783476  

  • March 20, 2015
  • 02:20 PM
  • 59 views

Both Stenting and Bypass Surgery Reasonable For 2 Blocked Coronary Arteries

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI Director of Research, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Director, Cardiovascular Outcomes Group, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016 Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
The post Both Stenting and Bypass Surgery Reasonable For 2+ Blocked Coronary Arteries appear........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA, FACC, FAHA, FSCA. (2015) Both Stenting and Bypass Surgery Reasonable For 2 Blocked Coronary Arteries. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 02:00 PM
  • 66 views

Despite High Risk Of Stroke, Some Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Adequately Anticoagulated

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jonathan L. Halperin, M.D. The Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Halperin is a member of the Steering Committee for the GLORIA-AF program and a consultant to Boehringer Ingelheim, which … Continue reading →
The post Despite High Risk Of Stroke, Some Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Adequately Anticoagulated appeared first on MedicalResearch......... Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Jonathan L. Halperin, M.D. (2015) Despite High Risk Of Stroke, Some Atrial Fibrillation Patients Not Adequately Anticoagulated. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • March 20, 2015
  • 01:14 PM
  • 70 views

The Microglial Side of Synaptic Plasticity: A Novel Insight to Block Chronic Pain

by Matthew Zabel in Gliosis

Microglia directly amplify synaptic strength providing more than a mere
supportive role.... Read more »

Clark, A., Gruber-Schoffnegger, D., Drdla-Schutting, R., Gerhold, K., Malcangio, M., & Sandkuhler, J. (2015) Selective Activation of Microglia Facilitates Synaptic Strength. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(11), 4552-4570. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2061-14.2015  

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