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  • February 1, 2015
  • 03:48 PM
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Alternatives to antibiotics in an antibiotic resistant world

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Let’s be honest, we’ve been getting a little fancy with the antibiotics, creating new and more relevant versions of old favorites like penicillin. Truthfully, we are the problem, how many times do we have to drive home the idea that antibiotics are for bacteria, not viruses. It is not all the consumers fault, the Doctors used to hand out antibiotics to placate angry parents of sick children.... Read more »

WHO. (2014) Antimicrobial resistance. World Health Organization . info:other/

Lewis NE, Hixson KK, Conrad TM, Lerman JA, Charusanti P, Polpitiya AD, Adkins JN, Schramm G, Purvine SO, Lopez-Ferrer D.... (2010) Omic data from evolved E. coli are consistent with computed optimal growth from genome-scale models. Molecular systems biology, 390. PMID: 20664636  

Tellería-Orriols JJ, García-Salido A, Varillas D, Serrano-González A, & Casado-Flores J. (2014) TLR2-TLR4/CD14 polymorphisms and predisposition to severe invasive infections by Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Medicina intensiva / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Intensiva y Unidades Coronarias, 38(6), 356-62. PMID: 24144680  

Sulakvelidze, A., Alavidze, Z., & Morris, J. (2001) Bacteriophage Therapy. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 45(3), 649-659. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.45.3.649-659.2001  

Reardon, S. (2014) Phage therapy gets revitalized. Nature, 510(7503), 15-16. DOI: 10.1038/510015a  

Matsuzaki, S., Uchiyama, J., Takemura-Uchiyama, I., & Daibata, M. (2014) Perspective: The age of the phage. Nature, 509(7498). DOI: 10.1038/509S9a  

Corie Lok. (2001) Antibiotic resistance switched off. Nature. info:/10.1038/news010322-4

  • February 1, 2015
  • 10:06 AM
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Know your brain: Ventricles

by neurosci in Neuroscientifically Challenged







Ventricles, image courtesy of bruce blaus via wikimedia commons






Where are the ventricles?The ventricles are four interconnected cavities distributed throughout the brain that produce and contain cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The two lateral ventricles are C-shaped chambers found in the cerebral hemispheres (one in each hemisphere). They are connected to the third ventricle by an opening called the interventricular foramen. The third ventricle is a very narrow ........ Read more »

  • February 1, 2015
  • 10:02 AM
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FeRh: Making the transition to a well-understood potential spintronic material

by Bryn Howells in Spin and Tonic

FeRh is a metallic alloy that has been well investigated over the past 70 years or so, yet a thorough understanding of some of its...
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  • February 1, 2015
  • 08:30 AM
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A Conversation with Mia Cobb

by CAPB in Companion Animal Psychology Blog

On Wednesday we covered Mia Cobb’s new paper on working dogs and canine performance science. Mia's research has the potential to have a big impact on the lives of working dogs. She kindly agreed to talk to us about working dogs, animal welfare, and her new puppy Rudy.How can we improve the training of working dogs?One of the key things that would help to improve the success rates of trainee working dogs would be wider recognition of the sum of all the parts that make a successful working dog. ........ Read more »

  • January 31, 2015
  • 11:37 PM
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Drones!

by teofilo in Gambler's House

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as “drones,” have become increasingly common in recent years as the technology behind them has developed. Some uses are controversial, such as military applications and uses that might violate privacy expectations or be dangerous to other aircraft, but other uses are more benign and can potentially open up new […]... Read more »

  • January 31, 2015
  • 03:21 PM
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New Approach Assesses Barrier To Self Care In Heart Failure Patients

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Richard J. Holden, PhD Assistant Professor Department of BioHealth Informatics Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing – Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN  46202 Medical Research: What was your motivation for this study? Dr. Holden: Many patients arrive in … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Richard J. Holden, PhD Assistant Professor. (2015) New Approach Assesses Barrier To Self Care In Heart Failure Patients. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 31, 2015
  • 03:02 PM
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New theory tries to define where black holes don’t exist

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

The quintessential feature of a black hole is its “point of no return,” or what is more technically called its event horizon, yes just like the movie. When anything—a star, a particle, or wayward human—crosses this horizon, the black hole’s massive gravity pulls it in with such force that it is impossible to escape. At least, this is what happens in traditional black hole models based on general relativity. In general, the existence of this event horizon is responsible for most of the ........ Read more »

  • January 31, 2015
  • 02:11 PM
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Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked To Body Composition in Women

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Xuemei Sui, MD, MPH, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Exercise Science Graduate Director Division of Health Aspects of Physical Activity Arnold School of Public Health University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208 Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Xuemei Sui, MD, MPH, PhD. (2015) Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked To Body Composition in Women. . MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 31, 2015
  • 10:48 AM
  • 22 views

Whose Culture is it Anyway? Disentangling Culture and Eating Disorders - Part 5

by Andrea in Science of Eating Disorders

We’ve begun to scratch the surface of the vast and growing literature on cultural context and eating disorders in the previous 4 posts in this series. Of course, as I reflected the other day, there could (maybe should?) be a blog solely devoted to this topic- each time I read another study in this area, it pulls me down the rabbit hole into another related area.... Read more »

Bennett D, Sharpe M, Freeman C, & Carson A. (2004) Anorexia nervosa among female secondary school students in Ghana. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science, 312-7. PMID: 15458991  

  • January 31, 2015
  • 10:15 AM
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An approach towards ethics: neuroscience and development

by Alexander Yartsev in Evolutionary Games Group

For me personally it has always been a struggle, reading through all the philosophical and religious literature I have a long standing interest in, to verbalize my intuitive concept of morals in any satisfactory way. Luckily for me, once I’ve started reading up on modern psychology and neuroscience, I found out that there are empirical […]... Read more »

Avram, M., Gutyrchik, E., Bao, Y., Pöppel, E., Reiser, M., & Blautzik, J. (2013) Neurofunctional correlates of esthetic and moral judgments. Neuroscience Letters, 128-32. PMID: 23262080  

  • January 31, 2015
  • 09:23 AM
  • 24 views

Disposable Device Can Detect Dengue Antibodies in Saliva in 20 Minutes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Jackie Ying Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology The Nanos, Singapore Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has developed a paper-based … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Professor Jackie Ying. (2015) Disposable Device Can Detect Dengue Antibodies in Saliva in 20 Minutes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 31, 2015
  • 08:46 AM
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Childhood Outbreak of Acute Flaccid Paralysis Linked To Respiratory Virus

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Samuel Dominguez MD Departments of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, CO Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Dominguez: Due … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Samuel Dominguez MD. (2015) Childhood Outbreak of Acute Flaccid Paralysis Linked To Respiratory Virus. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 31, 2015
  • 08:22 AM
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Fear of Cancer Stops Some Patients From Getting Screened

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Miss Charlotte Vrinten, MSc, BA, BSc Research psychologist Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre Department of Epidemiology and Public Health University College London Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Miss Charlotte Vrinten, MSc, BA, BSc. (2015) Fear of Cancer Stops Some Patients From Getting Screened. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 31, 2015
  • 08:13 AM
  • 79 views

More about neurons

by Janet Kwasniak in Neuro-patch

I want to make a point here that we know less about the brain than is generally acknowledged. Our picture of the functioning of a neuron is taken as more or less settled knowledge; only small refinements are likely. But the refinements that are regularly published are not small. Now we have a paper (citation […]... Read more »

  • January 31, 2015
  • 05:40 AM
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Suramin and the Fragile X (Fmr1 knockout) mouse model (and autism)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Fancy some weekend reading? Well, you could do a lot worse than having a gander through the paper by Jane Naviaux and colleagues [1] (open-access) discussing the results of a whole host of analyses following the use of the antipurinergic agent suramin on a mouse model of Fragile X syndrome.Overprotective mother, forbidden road trip...Regular readers might remember some previous discussions about suramin - a pharmaceutic designed to treat African sleeping sickness - and autism which hav........ Read more »

Jane C Naviaux, Lin Wang, Kefeng Li, A Taylor Bright, William A Alaynick, Kenneth R Williams, Susan B Powell, & Robert K Naviaux. (2015) Antipurinergic therapy corrects the autism-like features in the fragile X (Fmr1 knockout) mouse model. Molecular Autism. info:/1186/2040-2392-6-1

  • January 30, 2015
  • 05:32 PM
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Same sex relationships and stress: A new perspective

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Studies of stress and its effects on health have typically focused on the worries of an individual: money, love, health, work. When we turn our attention on relationship stress, the focus is generally on your typical couple. However, new research studies how minority stress -- which results from being stigmatized and disadvantaged in society -- affects same-sex couples' stress levels and overall health.... Read more »

  • January 30, 2015
  • 04:05 PM
  • 54 views

Automated Churchill Program Sequences Entire Human Genome In 90 Minutes

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Peter White, Ph.D. Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis Director, Biomedical Genomics Core Director of Molecular Bioinformatics, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →
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Peter White, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, & Director, Biomedical Genomics Core. (2015) Automated Churchhill Program Sequences Entire Human Genome In 90 Minutes. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 30, 2015
  • 03:12 PM
  • 54 views

Integrated Health Care Reduced Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer Treatment

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Kim F. Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, FACS Assistant Professor of Surgery Director, Community Partnership Program Stanford Cancer Institute Unit Based Medical Director, E3 Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties Stanford University Stanford, Ca 94305 Medical Research: What is the … Continue reading →
The post Integrated Health Care Reduced Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer Treatment appeared first on Med........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Kim F. Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, FACS, & Assistant Professor of Surgery. (2015) Integrated Health Care Reduced Racial Disparities in Colon Cancer Treatment. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 30, 2015
  • 12:59 PM
  • 52 views

Performance Improvement CME Improved Psoriasis Care By Dermatologists

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD Interim Chairman and Harvey Blank Professor in Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Director, University of Miami Hospital Wound Center Chief of Dermatology, … Continue reading →
The post Performance Improvement CME Improved Psoriasis Care By Dermatologists appeared first on MedicalResearc........ Read more »

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, Robert S. Kirsner, MD, PhD, FAAD, & Interim Chairman and Harvey Blank Professor in Dermatology, Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. (2015) Performance Improvement CME Improved Psoriasis Care By Dermatologists. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 30, 2015
  • 12:23 PM
  • 55 views

Childhood Obesity Levels Stabilizing But Remain High

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Cornelia HM van Jaarsveld and Prof Martin C Gulliford Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences King’s College London, London, UK Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? … Continue reading →
The post Childhood Obesity Levels Stabilizing But Remain High appeared first on MedicalResearch.com Medical Research Interviews and News .
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with:, & Dr Cornelia HM van Jaarsveld and Prof Martin C Gullifor. (2015) Childhood Obesity Levels Remain High But Stabilizing. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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