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April 13, 2014

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11:15 PM | This month in 1917: A tale of two Mercks
US enters World War I severing ties between Merck & Co and its German parent
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10:12 PM | Tweet: Didn’t log on all weekend and missed the #YoManusc…
Didn’t log on all weekend and missed the #YoManuscript stream of hilarity. Funny funny stuff.
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8:26 PM | Public Health in the News – April 13
Global West Africa’s Ebola outbreak is spreading to other countries. Some patients, however, have recovered enough to return to their homes. Meanwhile, NPR reports that one drug on the horizon may be able to target the Ebola virus. A recent study has found that global health funding has increased over the past several years. Research […]
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5:23 PM | Antennae Help Flies ‘Cruise’ In Gusty Winds
Caltech researchers uncover a mechanism for how fruit flies regulate […]
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3:18 PM | Research Finds Chips With Olestra Cause Body Toxins to Dip
According to a clinical trial led by University of Cincinnati […]
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3:16 PM | Researchers bolster development of programmable quantum computers
University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College […]
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3:15 PM | Greenland ice cores show industrial record of acid rain, success of U.S. Clean Air Act
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global […]
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11:30 AM | Empathy and Stress – Women Are the Stronger Sex
I learned many of life’s great lessons while watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my grandmother. To this day, I cannot hear the word “empathy” without being reminded of the first time I heard that word in the movie Funny Face. Empathy is difficult to study, owing to its many dimensions and facets, but it is […]
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10:06 AM | New Chinese herbal medicine has significant potential in treating hepatitis C
Data from a late-breaking abstract presented at the International Liver […]
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10:01 AM | Splice Variants Reveal Connections Among Autism Genes
A team of researchers from the University of California, San […]
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7:30 AM | Patient Experience: “What Bronllys taught me about pacing.”
In 2012, Maya, who had tried to cope with ME/CFS on her own for many years, attended a pain management centre in Wales, U.K., and is now able to achieve more through pacing and acceptance, than she had been able to before the course… My name is Maya, I’m 42 and live in Mid- Wales. I have had ME for 8 years, am mostly housebound and use a wheelchair outside. In April 2012, I underwent a three week residential ME/CFS management programme at Bronllys Pain and Fatigue Management […]

April 12, 2014

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10:44 PM | Myths used to justify food intolerance blood tests
No blood test can detect food intolerance. IgG/IgG4 ELISA tests are a sham, supposedly detecting a form of food intolerance that doesn't exist. Real food intolerance can always be detected with an elimination diet and food challenges.
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8:28 PM | Standing Up to Pancreatic Cancer is Tough—But Not Impossible
Cancer Researchers and Celebrities Come Together for a Stand Up to Cancer Event to Announce New “Dream Team” “It can run, but it can’t hide.” That’s the message Robert Vonderheide, MD, DPhil, the Hanna Wise Professor in Cancer Research in the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) and the Perelman School of...
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5:06 PM | Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Home Remedies
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of woman's infertility. It is a problem results from an imbalance of female sex hormones. It may cause irregular menstruation,... [[To read the full story, visit my website.]]

Pau CT, Keefe CC & Welt CK (2013). Cigarette smoking, nicotine levels and increased risk for metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovary syndrome., Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology, 29 (6) 551-5. PMID:

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5:00 PM | Most Read Articles & Active Tweets (this week 04/12/2014) at ExerGameLab
Thank you all for following my blog and tweets and in case you didn't know I also have Pinterest, Scoop.It and Flipboard accounts for you to take a look at. Have a great Healthy and Active... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:55 PM | Nine Charged in Conspiracy to Steal Millions of Dollars Using Zeus Malware
Nine alleged members of a wide-ranging racketeering enterprise and conspiracy […]
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1:32 PM | Odds that global warming is due to natural factors: Slim to none
Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99 […]

April 11, 2014

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9:34 PM | Myth #7 about IgG blood tests
I debunked 6 myths used to sell ‘food intolerance’ blood tests in an In depth article. Well, here’s another one – Myth 7 comes from Gill Hart, technical director at YorkTest Laboratories Limited in the UK, by way of a HuffPost UK article: “IgG antibodies are produced in the body because what you’re eating is…
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5:36 PM | New LGC partnership announced on World Parkinson's Day
New LGC partnership announced on World Parkinson's Day 11 April 2014 We're thrilled to announce that the LGC Group has chosen Parkinson's UK as Charity of the Year 2014, announced on World Parkinson's Day. This post has been generated by Page2RSS
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5:26 PM | Great Grain Salads
The vegetables of early spring and fresh herbs are big elements in these main-dish grain salads, some of them inspired by demonstrations at the “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives” medical education conference recently held at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley.
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2:52 PM | BrainStorm granted additional patent for its autologous stem cell technology
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, a developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company an additional patent for its autologous stem cell technology. The patent covers the production method of the company's proprietary stem cells induced to secrete significantly elevated levels of neurotrophic factors for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.Read More
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2:46 PM | Yale researchers search for earliest roots of psychiatric disorders
Credit: Michael HelfenbeinNewborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors -- such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse -- become susceptible to various psychiatric disorders that frequently arise later in life. However, it has been unclear how these stressors affect the cells of the developing brain prenatally and give rise to conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and some forms of autism and bipolar […]

Hashimoto-Torii, K., Torii, M., Fujimoto, M., Nakai, A., El Fatimy, R., Mezger, V., Ju, M., Ishii, S., Chao, S., Brennand, K. & Gage, F. (2014). Roles of Heat Shock Factor 1 in Neuronal Response to Fetal Environmental Risks and Its Relevance to Brain Disorders, Neuron, DOI:

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2:36 PM | Researchers identify transcription factors distinguishing glioblastoma stem cells
The activity of four transcription factors – proteins that regulate the expression of other genes – appears to distinguish the small proportion of glioblastoma cells responsible for the aggressiveness and treatment resistance of the deadly brain tumor. The findings by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators, which will be published in the April 24 issue of Cell and are receiving advance online release, support the importance of epigenetics – processes […]

Suvà, M., Rheinbay, E., Gillespie, S., Patel, A., Wakimoto, H., Rabkin, S., Riggi, N., Chi, A., Cahill, D., Nahed, B. & Curry, W. (2014). Reconstructing and Reprogramming the Tumor-Propagating Potential of Glioblastoma Stem-like Cells, Cell, DOI:

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1:52 PM | Men, women in more satisfying relationships have lower testosterone
Many people assume that the more testosterone, the better, but […]
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1:52 PM | Nutrition for the Masters Athlete: Protein
Masters Athletes may have some nutritional needs that differ from those of younger athletes.  Here’s what we know about Masters: Masters athletes may need more protein than younger athletes regardless of sport. Consuming more protein may slow normal loss of muscle mass that occurs over time. Masters athletes doing resistance training may need more protein […] The post Nutrition for the Masters Athlete: Protein appeared first on WODMasters.
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1:43 PM | How the brain pays attention
Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that’s key to shifting our […]
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1:39 PM | Inspired by a music box, engineer creates $5 chemistry set
Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry […]
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1:37 PM | Study proposes new treatment method for alcohol problems
A study published by University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on […]
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1:34 PM | Online food reviews reveal inner self, Stanford researcher finds
Stanford scholar Dan Jurafsky found that the words used in […]
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1:33 PM | Water: Too much, too little
Climate change may accentuate seasonal differences in moisture availability Climate […]
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