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  • April 30, 2014
  • 02:14 PM
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OYM 32: Pass it to the offspring on your left

by On Your Mind in On Your Mind

  This week in the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: The Team is making progress: Adel’s got a lead on a potential job shadow and Liam is adapting to the changing dynamics of having two supervisors.  Meanwhile, Kat’s been focused on recovering from a cold that’s taken her out of commission.  In between bouts of ...read more
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Szutorisz H, Dinieri JA, Sweet E, Egervari G, Michaelides M, Carter JM, Ren Y, Miller ML, Blitzer RD, & Hurd YL. (2014) Parental THC Exposure Leads to Compulsive Heroin-Seeking and Altered Striatal Synaptic Plasticity in the Subsequent Generation. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(6), 1315-23. PMID: 24385132  

  • April 28, 2014
  • 09:09 AM
  • 1,227 views

Brewing New Futures: The Concoction Of Urban Laboratories

by Nura Rutten in United Academics

Urban laboratories can serve as new places for knowledge production and direct application with the goal of making cities more economically viable, socially robust and environmentally friendly.... Read more »

  • April 25, 2014
  • 02:41 PM
  • 1,021 views

Mouse eggs are busy Survivin

by Brooke LaFlamme in Molecular Love (and other facts of life)

he process of getting eggs ready for fertilization in mammals is extremely complicated. With so many moving parts, it’s amazing that it actually goes right so much of the time. But as biologists, we are of course more interested in when things go wrong. Researchers studying reproduction at the Chinese Academy of Sciences had an inkling that a small protein called Survivin was important for female fertility, based on its known functions. So, like anyone who’s ever wondered “what........ Read more »

Jiang ZZ, Hu MW, Wang ZB, Huang L, Lin F, Qi ST, Ouyang YC, Fan HY, Schatten H, Mak TW.... (2014) Survivin is essential for fertile egg production and female fertility in mice. Cell death . PMID: 24675472  

  • April 24, 2014
  • 05:48 AM
  • 797 views

What You Need To Know About The New Ebola Outbreak

by Rebekah Morrow in United Academics

Recent outbreaks of Ebola virus in Guinea have made international news. Ebola virus was first identified in 1976 in the region that is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa. The virus was named after the river near where it was found. Since 1976, there have been multiple outbreaks in central Africa, but this year is the first time that an outbreak has occurred as far west as Guinea and Sierra Leone.... Read more »

Groseth, A., Feldmann, H., & Strong, J. (2007) The ecology of Ebola virus. Trends in Microbiology, 15(9), 408-416. DOI: 10.1016/j.tim.2007.08.001  

Pettitt, J., Zeitlin, L., Kim, D., Working, C., Johnson, J., Bohorov, O., Bratcher, B., Hiatt, E., Hume, S., Johnson, A.... (2013) Therapeutic Intervention of Ebola Virus Infection in Rhesus Macaques with the MB-003 Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail. Science Translational Medicine, 5(199), 199-199. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006608  

  • April 16, 2014
  • 12:59 AM
  • 653 views

OYM 30: The Irreproducible Joe Rochford

by On Your Mind in On Your Mind

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience podcast we’re excited to share our microphones with Dr. Joe Rochford.  He’s the Associate Director (or as he prefers Ass. Director) of the Neuroscience program at McGill and the Director of Academic Affairs at the Douglas Hospital Research Center and he’s sharing his thoughts on the importance ...read more
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Collins FS, & Tabak LA. (2014) Policy: NIH plans to enhance reproducibility. Nature, 505(7485), 612-3. PMID: 24482835  

  • April 15, 2014
  • 05:37 AM
  • 938 views

A Brief History Of Lions

by Gunnar de Winter in United Academics

New DNA study reveals lion history and could guide conservation efforts.... Read more »

  • April 10, 2014
  • 06:00 AM
  • 1,069 views

Is Sugar Bad For You? Not For Plants And Trees, Study Shows

by Geetanjali Yadav in United Academics

A new study reveals the role of sugars as initial regulator of apical dominance... Read more »

Mason MG, Ross JJ, Babst BA, Wienclaw BN, & Beveridge CA. (2014) Sugar demand, not auxin, is the initial regulator of apical dominance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. PMID: 24711430  

  • April 7, 2014
  • 12:37 PM
  • 917 views

The Genetics of Religious Belief

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

In the next few posts, I will review some of the recent brain-related research related to religious belief.Religious belief and religious affiliation run in families. This effect is not surprising as parents influence their children's type of religious experience during development.However, there is increasing evidence that adult religious belief and behavior is also influenced by genetic factors independent of family environment experience.Twin studies represent a powerful research model to tea........ Read more »

  • April 7, 2014
  • 05:51 AM
  • 1,143 views

Africa vs Malaria: The Tables Are Turning

by Pieter Carrière in United Academics

Wide-ranging analysis shows a decreased transmission intensity in the last decade... Read more »

  • April 3, 2014
  • 07:36 AM
  • 906 views

19th Century Neuroimaging Experiment Manuscripts Found

by Harsha Radhakrishnan in United Academics

Mosso’s 19th century experiments in cerebral blood flow dynamics found and reproduced.... Read more »

  • April 2, 2014
  • 01:29 AM
  • 651 views

OYM28: Untangling HSPs Genetic Network

by On Your Mind in On Your Mind

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscience Podcast: It’s amazing how much a disrupted schedule can affect productivity.  This week, Liam and Kat have had their sleep patterns turned upside down for one reason or another and are dealing with the repercussions.  In Liam’s case that means working in the lab until the early ...read more
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Novarino G, Fenstermaker AG, Zaki MS, Hofree M, Silhavy JL, Heiberg AD, Abdellateef M, Rosti B, Scott E, Mansour L.... (2014) Exome sequencing links corticospinal motor neuron disease to common neurodegenerative disorders. Science (New York, N.Y.), 343(6170), 506-11. PMID: 24482476  

  • March 31, 2014
  • 04:00 PM
  • 808 views

Are Drama Queens To Be Trusted? Research Thinks They Are

by Nura Rutten in United Academics

Recent study shows incidental emotions change others' reciprocity in trusting situations.... Read more »

  • March 23, 2014
  • 05:56 AM
  • 826 views

Invisible Cure For TBI: Good News For NFL And US Army?

by Harsha Radhakrishnan in United Academics

In a recent review in Nature Reviews Neurology, Sharp et al. have discussed the possibility of using network level analysis to further understand effects of TBI and hopefully develop treatment methods.... Read more »

Sharp, D., Scott, G., & Leech, R. (2014) Network dysfunction after traumatic brain injury. Nature Reviews Neurology, 10(3), 156-166. DOI: 10.1038/nrneurol.2014.15  

  • March 12, 2014
  • 06:46 AM
  • 1,168 views

Optimum-time, Optimum-space, Algorithms for k-mer Analysis of Whole Genome Sequences

by JBCG in JScholar Publishers

The sizable amount of data generated by high throughput cell biology is increasing the demand on traditional computational tools in bioinformatics to handle large input datasets. Large sequence data sets create intractable search spaces that are beyond the scope of many conventional algorithms. One way to address this problem is to transform large sequence data sets to the constituent parts that characterize the features of interest (e.g. transcription factor binding sites, miRNA sites, etc.) of........ Read more »

Sumedha S. Gunewardena. (2014) Optimum-time, Optimum-space, Algorithms for k-mer Analysis of Whole Genome Sequences. JOURNAL OF BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPARATIVE GENOMICS, 1(1), 1-12. info:/JBCG 1: 101

  • March 6, 2014
  • 10:07 AM
  • 1,097 views

What’s My Sex Again? Self-image And Gender Affected By Media

by Eva de Lozanne in United Academics

Study shows that sex-priming substantially influences gender-based self-perception... Read more »

  • March 5, 2014
  • 01:17 AM
  • 868 views

Episode 24: Fetch me a GABA switch

by On Your Mind in On Your Mind

This week on the On Your Mind Neuroscince Podcast: We can’t believe he’s growing up so fast!  Our very own Adel is trying to cut the academic umbilical cord and is en route to a med school interview in Toronto.  But he won’t let career prospects get in the way of his weekly science talk ...read moreThe post Episode 24: Fetch me a GABA switch appeared first on On Your Mind Podcast.... Read more »

Tyzio, R., Nardou, R., Ferrari, D., Tsintsadze, T., Shahrokhi, A., Eftekhari, S., Khalilov, I., Tsintsadze, V., Brouchoud, C., Chazal, G.... (2014) Oxytocin-Mediated GABA Inhibition During Delivery Attenuates Autism Pathogenesis in Rodent Offspring. Science, 343(6171), 675-679. DOI: 10.1126/science.1247190  

  • March 5, 2014
  • 01:03 AM
  • 1,041 views

Gravitational Changes in Hand -Wrist Volume are Smaller in Older Adults as Compared to Younger Adults

by JCVM in JScholar Publishers

Vascular compliance is a characteristic of the blood vessel wall to expand or contract with changes in pressure, and is reduced with aging or diseases like arteriosclerosis. Our goal was to investigate how hand-volume changes differ with age and to provide a simple non-invasive method to assess vascular compliance. We hypothesized that gravity-related, hand-wrist volume changes are greater in younger than in older healthy volunteers. Thirty-five healthy volunteers were classified into two age gr........ Read more »

EA Kraus, JM Kim, AR Hargens. (2014) Gravitational Changes in Hand -Wrist Volume are Smaller in Older Adults as Compared to Younger Adults. Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, 2(1), 1-6. info:/2: 102

  • March 4, 2014
  • 12:58 AM
  • 1,038 views

Pulmonary Hypertension in the RASopathies

by JCVM in JScholar Publishers

The RASopathies are a class of developmental disorders caused by a genetic mutation in the Ras signaling pathway and associated mitogen-activated protein kinases that control the cell cycle, differentiation and senescence. These diseases encompass a diverse set of clinical syndromes including neurofibromatosis type 1 and Noonan syndrome. Although the pathophysiological manifestations of these conditions are diverse, they share some common phenotypic features. The prevalence of pulmonary hyperten........ Read more »

Krishna S. Vyas, Jacqueline A. Noonan. (2014) Pulmonary Hypertension in the RASopathies. Journal of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, 2(1), 1-6. info:/2: 101

  • February 28, 2014
  • 11:53 PM
  • 1,155 views

Evaluation of Physicochemical Characteristics of Hydrophobically Modified Glycol Chitosan Nanoparticles and their Biocompatibility in Murine Osteosarcoma and Osteoblast-like Cells

by JNSM in JScholar Publishers

Glycol chitosan, a derivative of chitosan, can be hydrophobically modified by 5ß-cholanic acid to impart amphiphilic properties that enable the self-assembly into nanoparticles in aqueous media at neutral pH. This nanoparticle system has shown initial success as a therapeutic agent in several model cell culture systems, but little is known about its stability against enzymatic degradation. The goal of this research was therefore to investigate the physicochemical properties of hydrophobica........ Read more »

Amanda Chin, Giulia Suarato, Yizhi Meng. (2014) Evaluation of Physicochemical Characteristics of Hydrophobically Modified Glycol Chitosan Nanoparticles and their Biocompatibility in Murine Osteosarcoma and Osteoblast-like Cells. Journal of Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, 1(1), 1-7. info:/1: 104

  • February 28, 2014
  • 06:10 AM
  • 1,057 views

Sing me a song: the link between bird song and classical music

by Nura Rutten in United Academics

Researchers define the attractiveness of bird song to humans... Read more »

Hsu, K., & Hsu, A. (1990) Fractal geometry of music. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 87(3), 938-941. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.87.3.938  

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