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  • June 22, 2015
  • 05:09 PM
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Researchers find mechanisms that initiate labor

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a fetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the labor process, providing potential new targets for preventing preterm birth. Previous studies have suggested that signals from the fetus initiate the birth process, but the precise molecular mechanisms that lead to labor remained unclear.... Read more »

Gao, L., Rabbitt, E., Condon, J., Renthal, N., Johnston, J., Mitsche, M., Chambon, P., Xu, J., O’Malley, B., & Mendelson, C. (2015) Steroid receptor coactivators 1 and 2 mediate fetal-to-maternal signaling that initiates parturition. Journal of Clinical Investigation. DOI: 10.1172/JCI78544  

  • June 22, 2015
  • 04:06 PM
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Manning up: men may overcompensate when their masculinity is threatened

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

From the old Charles Atlas ads showing a scrawny male having sand kicked in his face to sitcom clichés of henpecked husbands, men have long faced pressure to live up to ideals of masculinity. Societal norms dictating that men should be masculine are powerful. And new research finds that men who believe they fall short of those ideals might be prompted to reassert their masculinity in small but significant ways.... Read more »

  • June 22, 2015
  • 01:02 PM
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Bariatric Surgery Reduces Urinary Incontinence As Well As Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Leslee L. Subak, MD University of California, San Francisco Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Urology and Epidemiology & Biostatistics Chief of Gynecology, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center UCSF Women’s Health Clinical Research Center MedicalResearch: What … Continue reading →
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Leslee L. Subak, MD, University of California, San Francisco, Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology , Chief of Gynecology, SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center, & UCSF Women's Health Clinical Research Center. (2015) Bariatric Surgery Reduces Urinary Incontinence As Well As Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 22, 2015
  • 12:47 PM
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Comorbidities Increase Mortality Risk of Atrial Fibrillation In Blacks and Hispanics

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Mary Vaughan Sarrazin Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Iowa Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, and Iowa City VA Medical Center, Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) Iowa City, IA Dr. Rajesh Kabra MD … Continue reading →
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Dr. Mary Vaughan Sarrazin Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Iowa Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, and, Iowa City VA Medical Center, Center for Comprehensive Access , Research and Evaluation (CADRE) Iowa City, IA, Dr. Rajesh Kabra MD Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, & University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. (2015) Comorbidities Increase Mortality Risk of Atrial Fibrillation In Blacks and Hispanics. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 22, 2015
  • 09:37 AM
  • 64 views

Could combining drugs with different targets increase resistance?

by socgenmicro in Microbe Post

Bacterial and viral infections are often treated using multiple drugs at once. This is thought to have many advantages, including a lower risk of drug resistance. But according to a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences … Continue reading →... Read more »

Moreno-Gamez, S., Hill, A., Rosenbloom, D., Petrov, D., Nowak, M., & Pennings, P. (2015) Imperfect drug penetration leads to spatial monotherapy and rapid evolution of multidrug resistance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(22). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1424184112  

  • June 22, 2015
  • 08:07 AM
  • 75 views

Big Government NOT Linked to Greater Corruption

by Jeremiah Stanghini in Jeremiah Stanghini

You hear it all the time: “Big government is the problem.” “We need to reduce the size of the government if we want to eliminate corruption.” As it turns out, just because the government grows in size doesn’t mean that corruption will … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • June 22, 2015
  • 07:02 AM
  • 67 views

First world relationship termination problems: Facebook  “creeping” your ex

by Doug Keene in The Jury Room

You’ve likely run across the statistics on Facebook being the cause of many divorces or relationship failures as unhappy individuals reunite with past loves lost. There is also of course, often heartbreak as online loves turn out to be not quite who you thought. Now Facebook is also implicated in prolonging the unhappiness after a […]

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  • June 22, 2015
  • 05:56 AM
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Cancer Breakthrough: Device Tests New Drugs In Record Speed

by Agnese Mariotti in United Academics

CIVO tests cancer drugs and finds new lymphoma treatment in just two weeks.... Read more »

Klinghoffer, R., Bahrami, S., Hatton, B., Frazier, J., Moreno-Gonzalez, A., Strand, A., Kerwin, W., Casalini, J., Thirstrup, D., You, S.... (2015) A technology platform to assess multiple cancer agents simultaneously within a patient's tumor. Science Translational Medicine, 7(284), 284-284. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaa7489  

  • June 22, 2015
  • 02:54 AM
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Office workers of the world stand up!

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

A quote to begin: "for those occupations which are predominantly desk based, workers should aim to initially progress towards accumulating 2 h/day of standing and light activity (light walking) during working hours, eventually progressing to a total accumulation of 4 h/day (prorated to part-time hours)."That was the recommendation made in the consensus statement published by John Buckley and colleagues [1] aiming to: "provide guidance for employers and staff working in office environments to........ Read more »

John P Buckley, Alan Hedge, Thomas Yates, Robert J Copeland, Michael Loosemore, Mark Hamer, Gavin Bradley, & David W Dunstan. (2015) The sedentary office: a growing case for change towards better health and productivity. Expert statement commissioned by Public Health England and the Active Working Community Interest Company. British Journal of Sports Medicine. info:/10.1136/bjsports-2015-094618

  • June 22, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
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Differences in Symptom Reporting Between Male and Female Athletes Before and After a Concussion

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

Females are more likely to report concussion-related symptoms at baseline testing than males. However, following a concussion there are no differences in symptom reporting between male and female athletes.... Read more »

  • June 21, 2015
  • 09:49 PM
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Hohokam Astronomy

by teofilo in Gambler's House

Today is the summer solstice, so I figured I would take a break from my (slowly) ongoing series of posts on the Pueblo I period in the northern Southwest to take a look at evidence for ancient astronomical knowledge in a different part of the Southwest. This is in part an outgrowth of my recent […]... Read more »

Bostwick TW. (2010) Exploring the Frontiers of Hohokam Astronomy: Tracking Seasons and Orienting Ritual Space in the Sonoran Desert. Archaeoastronomy, 166-189. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 03:31 PM
  • 77 views

Autism: The value of an integrated approach to diagnosis

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Researchers at Inserm (Inserm Unit 930 “Imaging and Brain”) attached to François-Rabelais University and Tours Regional University Hospital have combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause autism. When tested on two families, this strategy enabled the researchers to identify specific gene combinations in autistic patients that distinguished them from patients with intellectual disabilities.... Read more »

  • June 21, 2015
  • 12:41 PM
  • 68 views

Concussion Rates Differ Depending on Amount of Equipment and Type of Practice

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Practice concussion rates are highest during fully padded practices, preseason, and scrimmages.... Read more »

  • June 21, 2015
  • 09:21 AM
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Wireless Devices Can Still Cause Interference With Some Medical Devices

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Mehdi Ardavan Concordia University/Université Concordia Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: That thousands patients die each year in US hospitals due to ​medical errors that could be prevented if medical staff were provided … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Mehdi Ardavan, & Concordia University/Université Concordia. (2015) Wireless Devices Can Still Cause Interference With Some Medical Devices. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 09:11 AM
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Resveratrol May Help Convert Bad Fat to Good

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Min Du Ph.D Department of Animal Sciences Washington Center for Muscle Biology Washington State University Pullman, WA Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The beige fat is … Continue reading →
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Dr. Min Du Ph.D Department of Animal Sciences, Washington Center for Muscle Biology, Washington State University, & Pullman, WA. (2015) Resveratrol May Help Convert Bad Fat to Good. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 09:00 AM
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Erythomycin Allows Gastric Emptying To Prevent Aspiration In ER Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Christoph Czarnetzki MD, MBA Division of Anesthesiology Geneva University Hospitals Geneva, Switzerland Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Czarnetzki: In the US, about 40 million patients undergo a … Continue reading →
The post Erythomycin Allows Gastric Emptying To Prevent Aspiration In ER Patients appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Christoph Czarnetzki MD, MBA, Division of Anesthesiology, Geneva University Hospitals, & Geneva, Switzerland. (2015) Erythomycin Allows Gastric Emptying To Prevent Aspiration In ER Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 08:53 AM
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Adolescent Hyperinsulinemic Androgen Excess: Insulin Sensitization May Slow Biologic Aging

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Francis de Zegher, MD, PhD Department of Development and Regeneration, University of Leuven Leuven, Belgium & Lourdes Ibáñez, MD, PhD Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, University of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Response: Hyperinsulinemic … Continue reading →
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Francis de Zegher, MD, PhD Department of Development and Regeneration, University of LeuvenLeuven, Belgium , Lourdes Ibáñez, MD, PhD, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, University of Barcelona, & Barcelona, Spain. (2015) Adolescent Hyperinsulinemic Androgen Excess: Insulin Sensitization May Slow Biologic Aging. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 07:31 AM
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Vascular ALK1 May Be Biomarker Indicating Breast Cancer Metastases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kristian Pietras, Ph.D. Göran & Birgitta Grosskopf Professor of Molecular Medicine Strategic Director of Cancer Research Lund University Dept of Laboratory Medicine Lund Div of Translational Cancer Research Lund, Sweden Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
The post Vascular ALK1 May Be Biomarker Indicating Breast Cancer Metastases appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News.
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Kristian Pietras, Ph.D., Göran , & Strategic Director of Cancer Research Lund University. (2015) Vascular ALK1 May Be Biomarker Indicating Breast Cancer Metastases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 07:13 AM
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Breast Cancer Conserving Surgery Still Faces Socioeconomic Challenges

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Isabelle Bedrosian, M.D., F.A.C.S. Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery, Medical Director, Nellie B. Connelly Breast Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Medical Research: What is the background for … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Isabelle Bedrosian, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery,, Medical Director, Nellie B. Connelly Breast Center, & The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. (2015) Breast Cancer Conserving Surgery Still Faces Socioeconomic Challenges. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • June 21, 2015
  • 06:28 AM
  • 112 views

The Future of Depression Treatment

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

2014Jessica is depressed again. After six straight weeks of overtime, her boss blandly praised her teamwork at the product launch party. And the following week she was passed over for a promotion in favor of Jason, her junior co-worker. "It's always that way, I'll never get ahead..." She arrives at her therapist's office late, looking stressed, disheveled, and dejected. The same old feelings of worthlessness and despair prompted her to resume her medication and CBT routine."You deserve to be rec........ Read more »

Liu, X., Ramirez, S., Redondo, R., & Tonegawa, S. (2014) Identification and Manipulation of Memory Engram Cells. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, 59-65. DOI: 10.1101/sqb.2014.79.024901  

Ramirez, S., Liu, X., MacDonald, C., Moffa, A., Zhou, J., Redondo, R., & Tonegawa, S. (2015) Activating positive memory engrams suppresses depression-like behaviour. Nature, 522(7556), 335-339. DOI: 10.1038/nature14514  

Timmins, L., & Lombard, M. (2005) When “Real” Seems Mediated: Inverse Presence. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 14(4), 492-500. DOI: 10.1162/105474605774785307  

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