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September 17, 2014

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5:00 AM | Mandibular fractures: review finds no difference in postoperative complications between locking and non-locking plates
Today we look at a review that was comparing the clinical outcomes between locking and non-locking plates for the fixation of fractures mandibles. The review identified 10 studies, 8 of which were at high risk of bias. They found that there was no difference in the level of post operative complications between teh different approaches. The post Mandibular fractures: review finds no difference in postoperative complications between locking and non-locking plates appeared first on The Dental […]
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5:00 AM | Multiresolution Matrix Factorization
You probably recall the idea expressed in Sunday Morning Insight on Matrix Factorizations and the Grammar of Life, where one would iterate on several matrix factorization in order to provide a convinving decomposition of a data matrix. The idea is similar to diffusion wavelets and more recent  signal processing on graphs. Here is a new paper on the matter:  Multiresolution Matrix Factorization by Risi Kondor, Nedelina Teneva and Vikas GargAbstract: The types of large matrices […]
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4:48 AM | Alcohol sensitivity is inherited
Do you have a parent or grandparent who is or has been an alcoholic? If so, you should stay away from alcohol when you are stressed.
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4:47 AM | 10-year old goldfish undergoes surgery to remove a tumor
No joke. George (the goldfish) had developed a rather large tumor over the past year and the owners loved the fish so much, they spent $200 to have the life-threatening tumor surgically removed:
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4:44 AM | The oceans are full of our plastic – here’s what we can do about it
Originally posted on News @ CSIRO:Parts of Australia’s coastline are littered with plastic rubbish, which finds its way into the oceans. By Britta Denise Hardesty, CSIRO and Chris Wilcox, CSIRO By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut. That is just one finding from our national marine debris research project, the largest…
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4:30 AM | Danish scientists disproves popular Parkinson’s myth
Advanced computer models allow scientists to track brain processes causing the irreversible disease.
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4:01 AM | Sit Less, Live Longer?
If people need motivation to get up from their office chairs or couches and become less sedentary, two useful new studies could provide the impetus.
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4:01 AM | For Better or for Worse: Attachment and Relationships Over the Long Haul
Quick—think of someone you know who’s in a relationship (or has been in the past). This person can be a friend, a family member, your own past or current relationship partner, or even yourself. Which one of these statements best describes something that the person you thought of might say? A) I feel comfortable depending on romantic partners. B) My desire to be very close sometimes scares people away. C) I don't feel comfortable opening up to romantic partners. These […]
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4:00 AM | La NASA fornisce le ‘linee guida’ per la ricerca di ET
Gli astrobiologi che esplorano le atmosfere planetarie alla ricerca di mondi alieni non si limitano alla ricerca di un solo tipo di gas, come l’ossigeno, l’ozono o il metano, poichè in certi casi questi gas possono essere prodotti in modo non-biologico. E’ quanto affermano i ricercatori della NASA che hanno condotto per lungo tempo una serie di […]
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4:00 AM | Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
By Paul Greenberg Synopsis: Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to […]
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3:59 AM | The Strange remains the same for 16 September 2014
Man-eating leopard attacks drunks heading home at night – NY Daily News. Brooklyn Mother Says Rat Bit Young Son While He Slept | NBC New York. The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting Governor – The Daily Beast. Dozens sign up to discuss social studies textbooks – Houston Chronicle. Orthorexia eating disorder on… Source: Doubtful News
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3:41 AM | Women,This Is Your Brain On Junk Food
Magnetic stimulation of a brain area, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), involved in "executive function" affects cravings for and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods, reports a paper in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine.read more
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3:40 AM | Being International Part 1: Culture Shock and My Academic Path
Like many of my other blog posts, I’ve been planning this series for ages but needed something to actually spur me into writing and posting them. Here, the impetus has come from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This book is perfect; go … Continue reading →
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3:03 AM | AskDrMann! PennFuture’s 9/17 Twitter chat with climate scientist Michael Mann (@MichaelEMann )
Check this out: PennFuture is hosting a Twitter chat with renowned Penn State climate scientist (and our good friend!) Michael Mann aka @MichaelEMann on Wednesday, September 17, from 2pm-3pm EDT. Use the hashtag #AskDrMann to participate. You won’t wanna miss it! Mann has been at the forefront of the climate change conversation over the past…
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2:56 AM | Happy Birthday to the man who found life slipping away from his fingers
“In my quest for the secret of life I started my research in histology. Unsatisfied by the information that cellular morphology could give me about life, I turned to physiology. Finding physiology too complex, I took up pharmacology. Still finding the situation too complicated, I turned to bacteriology. But bacteria were even too complex, so I descended to the molecular level, studying chemistry and physical chemistry. After twenty years' work, I was led to conclude that to understand […]
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2:43 AM | Shake, Rattle and Frack
A new study was published today in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, by three USGS scientists, and it’s the latest in a growing number of scientific studies that show that deep injection of waste water during fracking is causing earthquakes. It seems pretty likely that a quake will do damage in a fracking zone soon, and all this science will be moved into a courtroom. The graph …
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2:42 AM | OYM 49: Then the next one’s still 50
The computer ate the podcast. Again. So this is just a minute of Liam rabling about how frustrated he is about it. Back next week with real episodes, until then check out all our past episodes at www.OnYourMind.ca The post OYM 49: Then the next one’s still 50 appeared first on On Your Mind Podcast.
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2:34 AM | Independent Journalism in Egypt Today, and the Case of Mahmoud Abu Zeid
Patrick Keddie in the LA Review of Books (AP Photo/Hamada Elrasam): JAMMES AND SHAWKAN were in trouble. A police officer was standing on Jammes’s toes and a line of police trucks had arrived. The officer stared into Jammes’s face for...
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2:30 AM | The Calculus of Contagion
Adam Kucharski in Aeon (Photo by Dominique Faget/Afp/Getty): There are several ways to estimate the reproduction number of an infection. If we know how long people are infectious for – and hence the average time between each ‘generation’ of disease...
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2:28 AM | It’s time we did something about sugar
I saw this image in the paper: Sheiham, A., & James, W. P. T. (2014). A reappraisal of the quantitative relationship between sugar intake and dental caries: the need for new criteria for developing goals for sugar intake. BMC Public … Continue reading →
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2:28 AM | It’s time we did something about sugar
I saw this image in the paper: Sheiham, A., & James, W. P. T. (2014). A reappraisal of the quantitative relationship between sugar intake and dental caries: the need for new criteria for developing goals for sugar intake. BMC Public … Continue reading →
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2:25 AM | Effects of Inbreeding on Children in India
Can children of inbred families have significant differences from those of non-inbred families? Researchers explored how body mass index (BMI) was linked to endogamy. Parental consanguinity and degree of inbreeding are most important factors of depression in height, weight and BMI among children. 1,270 children were randomly selected to participate in the study where their […] The post Effects of Inbreeding on Children in India appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:15 AM | Colon cancer, mathematical time travel, and questioning the sequential mutation model.
On Saturday, I arrived in Columbus, Ohio for the the MBI Workshop on the Ecology and Evolution of Cancer. Today, our second day started. The meeting is an exciting combination of biology-minded mathematicians and computer scientists, and math-friendly biologist and clinicians. As is typical of workshops, the speakers of the first day had an agenda […]

Baker AM, Cereser B, Melton S, Fletcher AG, Rodriguez-Justo M, Tadrous PJ, Humphries A, Elia G, McDonald SA, Wright NA & Simons BD (2014). Quantification of crypt and stem cell evolution in the normal and neoplastic human colon., Cell reports, 8 (4) 940-7. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25127143

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1:30 AM | Palaeoconchus Worm Fossil
The fossil the blue arrow is pointing to appears to be a Palaeoconchus (aka Spirobus) worm fossil. It was found in the Glen Dean formation.of Grayson County, Kentucky USA. The fossil dates to the Mississippian Period. The worm fossils is intermixed with bryozoans (maybe Fenestella). Image was taken with a microscope with an approximate 4 mm field of view (FOV). Learn more about this worm
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1:01 AM | 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #38A
$1 Trillion: Annual investment goal puts climate solutions within reach Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout China, the climate and the fate of the planet Climate change report: prevent damage by overhauling global economy Does the new Prime Minister of India believe in climate change? Global warming 'pause' explained NASA ranks this August as warmest on record No rain for decades: Stand by for the ‘megadroughts’, scientists warn Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle […]
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1:00 AM | In Psychopaths, The Line Between Fantasy And Reality Is Thin
A new paper indicates that people with psychopathic traits have a preference for non-romantic sexual fantasies with anonymous and uncommitted partners. read more
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1:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Philip Ball
Special thanks to Philips Ball for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler Philip Ball is a freelance science writer. He worked […]
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1:00 AM | While watching Alfred Hitchcock, a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years exhibited sim
While watching Alfred Hitchcock, a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years exhibited similar brain patterns to healthy viewers, including parts of the brain involved in higher cognition and the processing of sensory information. The study "provides the best evidence to date that fMRI can be used to identify consciousness in vegetative patients" and that humans share a common neural code for similar conscious experiences. Read more...
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1:00 AM | NASA Announces Commercial Crew Program, Targets 2017 Goal
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12:51 AM | Four year old girl found sleepwalking several miles from home
She was very fortunate not to get hurt. Norway: Four-year-old sleepwalks 5km to nearby town. A four-year-old Norwegian girl has terrified her family by sleepwalking over 5km (3 miles) to a nearby town on a stormy night, wearing just her underwear and a pair of thin boots. Police found the girl unharmed in the town… Source: Doubtful News
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