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  • January 20, 2016
  • 02:29 PM
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Overwhelmed and depressed? Well, there may be a connection

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Ever feel overwhelmed when you are depressed, well the good news is it isn't just you, the bad news is it's probably your brain. Regions of the brain that normally work together to process emotion become decoupled in people who experience multiple episodes of depression, neuroscientists report. The findings may help identify which patients will benefit from long term antidepressant treatment to prevent the recurrence of depressive episodes.

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Jacobs, R., Barba, A., Gowins, J., Klumpp, H., Jenkins, L., Mickey, B., Ajilore, O., Peciña, M., Sikora, M., Ryan, K.... (2016) Decoupling of the amygdala to other salience network regions in adolescent-onset recurrent major depressive disorder. Psychological Medicine, 1-13. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291715002615  

  • January 20, 2016
  • 11:08 AM
  • 77 views

Water Jets In Schools Provide One Key To Reducing Childhood Obesity

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Obesity from MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Medical Center Amy Schwartz, PhD, Director, New York University Institute for Education and Social Policy, and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan … Continue reading →
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Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, Amy Schwartz, PhD,, & Michele Leardo, MA,. (2016) Water Jets In Schools Provide One Key To Reducing Childhood Obesity. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 20, 2016
  • 06:06 AM
  • 118 views

Dear kids, don't eat that falling snow...

by Usman Paracha in SayPeople

Main Point:

Snow falling in urban areas could be toxic for human beings due to the presence of dangerous chemicals and pollutants coming from cars and industries.

Published in:

Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts

Study Further:

Beauty can be dangerous and recent research is showing the same, i.e. beautiful and pure snowflakes can be dangerous. Researchers have found that snowflakes are not as clean as they may appear. They reported that snow falling, especially in cities, h........ Read more »

  • January 20, 2016
  • 03:11 AM
  • 123 views

Middle ear infections and autism

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

I'm gonna be fairly brief today in drawing your attention to the paper published by Daniel Adams and colleagues [1] reporting that: "Children with ASD [autism spectrum disorders] are more likely to have middle ear infections and otitis-related complications."The results, which we've known were coming (see here), detail findings based on a retrospective case-cohort study where the health insurance records of children of US military families were initially screened for the presence of au........ Read more »

Adams, D., Susi, A., Erdie-Lalena, C., Gorman, G., Hisle-Gorman, E., Rajnik, M., Elrod, M., & Nylund, C. (2016) Otitis Media and Related Complications Among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2689-x  

  • January 19, 2016
  • 07:34 PM
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Does Slow Heart Rate Signal Increased Heart Disease or Mortality Risk?

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Heart Disease on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Ajay Dharod, M.D. Coordinator of Medical Informatics Department of Internal Medicine Wake Forest School of Medicine Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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Ajay Dharod, M.D. (2016) Does Slow Heart Rate Signal Increased Heart Disease or Mortality Risk?. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 19, 2016
  • 07:17 PM
  • 42 views

Poor Diet Means Poor Sleep

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Sleep on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D, FAHA Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center Institute of Human Nutrition College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University New York, NY 10032   Medical Research: What … Continue reading →
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Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Ph.D, FAHA. (2016) Poor Diet Means Poor Sleep. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 19, 2016
  • 05:09 PM
  • 42 views

Low Birth Weight Linked To Early Puberty and Shortened Stature

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Obgyne on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sandra Schulte (candidate Medicine) University Hospital Bonn Dept. Ped. Endocrinology and Diabetology MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main  findings? Response: Low birth weight, unfavourable intrauterine conditions … Continue reading →
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Sandra Schulte. (2016) Low Birth Weight Linked To Early Puberty and Shortened Stature. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 19, 2016
  • 02:14 PM
  • 144 views

Can you trust your gut when public speaking?

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

There is good news for frequent public speakers. New research shows that individuals have the ability to quickly and accurately identify a crowd's general emotion as focused or distracted, suggesting that we can trust our first impression of a crowd's mood.


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  • January 19, 2016
  • 07:16 AM
  • 41 views

Sleep Fragmentation Linked To Damaged Brain Blood Vessels

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Sleep Research on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Andrew Lim MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor Neurology Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto, ON Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lim: Our group had previously … Continue reading →
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Dr. Andrew Lim MD, FRCPC. (2016) Sleep Fragmentation Linked To Damaged Brain Blood Vessels. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 19, 2016
  • 04:29 AM
  • 157 views

Get your (autism genetics) kicks on root 66?

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

With the ever-increasing volumes of research being published in the peer-reviewed domain these days, one sometimes has to be a little creative to ensure that your research paper stands out and is not lost in the scientific noise. Quite a good way of getting noticed is to make sure that your paper catches the attention of your reader base. Y'know, give it a snappy title; something that social media might pick up on...So it was that my attention was taken when coming across the paper by Diaz-........ Read more »

  • January 18, 2016
  • 08:38 PM
  • 36 views

Shopping For Food At Walmart Not Necessarily Bad For You

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Nutrition on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Lindsey Taillie PhD Research Assistant Professor Department of Nutrition University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Taillie: Walmart is the US’ biggest … Continue reading →
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Dr. Lindsey Taillie PhD. (2016) Shopping For Food At Walmart Not Necessarily Bad For You. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 18, 2016
  • 04:07 PM
  • 166 views

Thwarting abnormal neural development with a new mutation

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered how to reverse the abnormal axonal development characteristic of CFEOM3, a congenital disease that affects the muscles that control eye movements. The work shows how creating a specific mutation rescued abnormal axonal growth in the developing mouse brain.

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Minoura, I., Takazaki, H., Ayukawa, R., Saruta, C., Hachikubo, Y., Uchimura, S., Hida, T., Kamiguchi, H., Shimogori, T., & Muto, E. (2016) Reversal of axonal growth defects in an extraocular fibrosis model by engineering the kinesin–microtubule interface. Nature Communications, 10058. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10058  

  • January 18, 2016
  • 04:29 AM
  • 163 views

Supporting siblings of children with autism too

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

A weekend not wasted...The idea that a diagnosis/label of autism may have repercussions for quite a few more people than just the person diagnosed is not a new one.Without trying to generalise nor stigmatise, the process of working up to and receiving a diagnosis on the autism spectrum can often have profound consequences for family life. Parents typically shoulder quite a lot of the additional duties that follow from a diagnosis (and indeed before diagnosis) but other family members also have t........ Read more »

  • January 17, 2016
  • 02:31 PM
  • 139 views

Nanodevice, build thyself

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than continue to chip away at this limit, one solution of interest involves using the bottom-up self-assembly of molecular building blocks to build nanoscale devices.

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  • January 16, 2016
  • 06:54 PM
  • 135 views

Beyoncé, Pitbull, Feature Alcohol in Music Videos Aimed at Young People

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Alcohol on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Joanne Cranwell PhD, CPsychol The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies  School of Medicine Division of Epidemiology & Public Health Clinical Sciences Building University of Nottingham MedicalResearch: What is the … Continue reading →
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Dr Joanne Cranwell. (2016) Beyoncé, Pitbull, Feature Alcohol in Music Videos Aimed at Young People. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 16, 2016
  • 06:48 PM
  • 164 views

Brain-Based Signatures May Help Optimize Anesthesia Dose

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Anesthesiology on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Srivas Chennu, PhD Senior Research Associate Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge Visiting Scientist, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit College Research Associate, Homerton College Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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Srivas Chennu, PhD. (2016) Brain-Based Signatures May Help Optimize Anesthesia Dose. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 16, 2016
  • 06:39 PM
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Dietary Nitrates From Green Leafy Vegetables Linked To Decreased Glaucoma Risk

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Ophthalmology on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jae Hee Kang, MSc, SC Associate Epidemiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Medicine Channing Division of Network Medicine Boston, MA … Continue reading →
The post Dietary Nitrates From Green Leafy Vegetables Linked To Decreased Glaucoma Risk appeared first on MedicalResearch.com.
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Jae Hee Kang, MSc, SC. (2015) Dietary Nitrates From Green Leafy Vegetables Linked To Decreased Glaucoma Risk. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 16, 2016
  • 06:23 PM
  • 148 views

Functional Genomics Identifies Genes Essential To Breast Cancer Cell Survival

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Breast Cancer Research on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Benjamin Neel MD PhD Professor, Department of Medicine Director Perlmutter Cancer Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Neel:  Over … Continue reading →
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Dr. Benjamin Neel MD PhD. (2016) Functional Genomics Identifies Genes Essential To Breast Cancer Cell Survival. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 16, 2016
  • 05:28 AM
  • 172 views

Vitamin D and cognitive function (again)

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

Today I'd like to draw your attention to the paper by Natasja van Schoor and colleagues [1] and some further potential support for the idea that vitamin D levels might have some important connections to cognitive functioning.I've tackled this subject before on this blog (see here) and specifically the idea that functional vitamin D levels below a certain point might 'correlate' with poorer cognitive functioning. This time around van Schoor et al report findings based on data ........ Read more »

  • January 15, 2016
  • 05:53 PM
  • 118 views

CT Scans Reveal Black-White Differences in Cardiac Morphology

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Heart Disease on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: John Nance, MD Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina  Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What … Continue reading →
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John Nance, MD. (2016) CT Scans Reveal Black-White Differences in Cardiac Morphology. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

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