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September 15, 2014

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10:10 PM | This App Uses Your Phone To Help With Cancer and Alzheimer’s Research While You Sleep (Video)
A University of Vienna invention is turning our smartphones into a network of processing power. The Samsung Power Sleep App was developed by Samsung in Austria, as a collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. Samsung Power Sleep lets you donate the processing power of your smartphone or tablet to assist researchers with the decryption of protein sequences. This decryption is an essential part of cancer and Alzheimer’s research (as well […]
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10:10 PM | This App Uses Your Phone To Help With Cancer and Alzheimer’s Research While You Sleep (Video)
A University of Vienna invention is turning our smartphones into a network of processing power. The Samsung Power Sleep App was developed by Samsung in Austria, as a collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. Samsung Power Sleep lets you donate the processing power of your smartphone or tablet to assist researchers with the decryption of protein sequences. This decryption is an essential part of cancer and Alzheimer’s research (as well […]
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4:58 PM | The Genetic Roots of Schizophrenia
I have a friend who lost an eye — not in a war zone like you might suspect given my background — but to his brother. Yes, you read that […]

avier Arnedo, M.S.; Dragan M. Svrakic, M.D., Ph.D.; Coral del Val, Ph.D.; Rocío Romero-Zaliz, Ph.D.; Helena Hernández-Cuervo, M.D.; Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Consortium; Ayman H. Fanous, M.D.; Michele T. Pato, M.D.; Carlos N. Pato, M.D., Ph.D. (2014). Uncovering the Hidden Risk Architecture of the Schizophrenias: Confirmation in Three Independent Genome-Wide Association Studies, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Other:

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4:58 PM | The Genetic Roots of Schizophrenia
I have a friend who lost an eye — not in a war zone like you might suspect given my background — but to his brother. Yes, you read that […]

avier Arnedo, M.S.; Dragan M. Svrakic, M.D., Ph.D.; Coral del Val, Ph.D.; Rocío Romero-Zaliz, Ph.D.; Helena Hernández-Cuervo, M.D.; Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Consortium; Ayman H. Fanous, M.D.; Michele T. Pato, M.D.; Carlos N. Pato, M.D., Ph.D. (2014). Uncovering the Hidden Risk Architecture of the Schizophrenias: Confirmation in Three Independent Genome-Wide Association Studies, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Other:

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2:20 PM | Mindfulness protects adults’ health from the impacts of childhood adversity
Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known […]
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2:14 PM | Genetic testing can identify men at 6-fold increased risk of prostate cancer
Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk […]
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2:10 PM | Need for authenticity drives gender transitions in later life
As we age, all of us begin to think about […]
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2:08 PM | Vitamin E intake critical during ‘the first 1,000 days’
Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and […]
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1:00 PM | WHO Releases New Suicide Report
Every suicide is a tragedy. It is estimated that over 800 000 people die by suicide and that there are many suicide for each death. The impact on families, friends and communities is devastating and far-reaching, even long after persons...            Related StoriesSeptember 10 is World Suicide Prevention DayCan Childhood Bullying Lead to Suicide?Can Media Use Cause ADHD Symptoms in Children? 
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11:25 AM | DNews: Why Do We Get Hiccups?
They come without warning, overstay their welcome, and drive us to distraction. Surprise house guests? Nope -- hiccups! We've all been tormented by them, but what causes them? Tara and Nick Uhas have some answers.
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8:47 AM | Zinc and copper and autism
The paper by Li and colleagues [1] looking at serum copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn) levels in a group of participants diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the source material for today's post. Highlighting how "mean serum Zn levels and Zn/Cu ratio were significantly lower in children with ASD compared with normal cases... whereas serum Cu levels were significantly higher" the continued focus on the metallome in autism carries on at a pace. I should at this point out that I'm not […]

Li SO, Wang JL, Bjørklund G, Zhao WN & Yin CH (2014). Serum copper and zinc levels in individuals with autism spectrum disorders., Neuroreport, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25162784

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6:30 AM | Can environmental changes reduce fear of crime and improve mental health and well-being?
Kathryn Walsh summarises a recent systematic review on crime, fear of crime and mental health, which highlights a number of interventions that are not effective in reducing the fear of crime. The post Can environmental changes reduce fear of crime and improve mental health and well-being? appeared first on The Mental Elf.
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12:36 AM | Listen: A Patient Cracking the Case of Evidence-Based Medicine
Another great episode of the CBC radio show White Coat Black Art with @NightShiftMD. Beth Daley Ullem, former case cracker at McKinsey & Company, remembers how she shopped for the right hospital to take care of her unborn son. Absolutely fascinating. All patients should have access to the data that Beth had, but that’s unfortunately not the … Continue reading →

September 14, 2014

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10:55 PM | JUST PUBLISHED: The Dance of Communication: Retaining Family Membership Despite Non-Speech Dementia
As the majority of people in developed countries will be touched in some way by dementia in the 21st century, current ways of interacting in dementia care may no longer be acceptable. In particular, when people with dementia appear uncommunicative, their retained awareness and ability to interact is often dismissed or overlooked. Facing social isolation and further decline, many languish with unmet needs for human interaction. However, the intimacies of family interaction in dementia care […]

Walmsley, B. & McCormack, L. (2013). The dance of communication: Retaining family membership despite severe non-speech dementia, Dementia, 13 (5) 626-641. DOI: 10.1177/1471301213480359

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6:24 PM | Biospleen Helps Clean Blood to Prevent Sepsis
When a patient has sepsis Things can go downhill fast. A life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient’s blood — sepsis is often too fast for antibiotics to […]

Kang JH, Super M, Yung CW, Cooper RM, Domansky K, Graveline AR, Mammoto T, Berthet JB, Tobin H, Cartwright MJ & Watters AL (2014). An extracorporeal blood-cleansing device for sepsis therapy., Nature medicine, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25216635

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6:24 PM | Biospleen Helps Clean Blood to Prevent Sepsis
When a patient has sepsis Things can go downhill fast. A life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient’s blood — sepsis is often too fast for antibiotics to […]

Kang JH, Super M, Yung CW, Cooper RM, Domansky K, Graveline AR, Mammoto T, Berthet JB, Tobin H, Cartwright MJ & Watters AL (2014). An extracorporeal blood-cleansing device for sepsis therapy., Nature medicine, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25216635

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6:24 PM | Biospleen Helps Clean Blood to Prevent Sepsis
When a patient has sepsis Things can go downhill fast. A life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient’s blood — sepsis is often too fast for antibiotics to […]

Kang JH, Super M, Yung CW, Cooper RM, Domansky K, Graveline AR, Mammoto T, Berthet JB, Tobin H, Cartwright MJ & Watters AL (2014). An extracorporeal blood-cleansing device for sepsis therapy., Nature medicine, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25216635

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6:24 PM | Biospleen Helps Clean Blood to Prevent Sepsis
When a patient has sepsis Things can go downhill fast. A life-threatening condition in which bacteria or fungi multiply in a patient’s blood — sepsis is often too fast for antibiotics to […]

Kang JH, Super M, Yung CW, Cooper RM, Domansky K, Graveline AR, Mammoto T, Berthet JB, Tobin H, Cartwright MJ & Watters AL (2014). An extracorporeal blood-cleansing device for sepsis therapy., Nature medicine, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25216635

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3:00 PM | How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?
The amount of sleep adults need has once again come under the spotlight, with a recent Wall Street Journal article suggesting seven hours sleep is better than eight hours and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine drawing up guidelines surrounding sleep need.Read more...
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12:00 PM | The Jesus Experiment (Part 1 of 2)
For Milton Rokeach, it would be more than an experiment in treating mental illness. In many ways, it would be one of the most remarkable studies of its kind ever undertaken and help transform the very meaning of human identity....            Related StoriesCan Childhood Bullying Lead to Suicide?Does Fertility Affect Attractiveness?Can Media Use Cause ADHD Symptoms in Children? 

September 13, 2014

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5:13 PM | Need a Kidney? Lab Grown Kidneys Coming Soon!
Stem cells offered the promise of having a patents own organ grown to replace a failing or damaged one. Unfortunately the road to that future has been paved with seemingly […]

In Kap Ko,, Mehran Abolbashari,, Jennifer Huling,, Cheil Kim,, Sayed-Hadi Mirmalek-Sani,, Mahmoudreza Moradi,, Giuseppe Orlando,, John D. Jackson,, Tamer Aboushwareb,, Shay Soker, & James J. Yoo, (2014). Enhanced re-endothelialization of acellular kidney scaffolds for whole organ engineering via antibody conjugation of vasculatures, Technology , Other:

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5:13 PM | Need a Kidney? Lab Grown Kidneys Coming Soon!
Stem cells offered the promise of having a patents own organ grown to replace a failing or damaged one. Unfortunately the road to that future has been paved with seemingly […]

In Kap Ko,, Mehran Abolbashari,, Jennifer Huling,, Cheil Kim,, Sayed-Hadi Mirmalek-Sani,, Mahmoudreza Moradi,, Giuseppe Orlando,, John D. Jackson,, Tamer Aboushwareb,, Shay Soker, & James J. Yoo, (2014). Enhanced re-endothelialization of acellular kidney scaffolds for whole organ engineering via antibody conjugation of vasculatures, Technology , Other:

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5:13 PM | Need a Kidney? Lab Grown Kidneys Coming Soon!
Stem cells offered the promise of having a patents own organ grown to replace a failing or damaged one. Unfortunately the road to that future has been paved with seemingly […]

In Kap Ko,, Mehran Abolbashari,, Jennifer Huling,, Cheil Kim,, Sayed-Hadi Mirmalek-Sani,, Mahmoudreza Moradi,, Giuseppe Orlando,, John D. Jackson,, Tamer Aboushwareb,, Shay Soker, & James J. Yoo, (2014). Enhanced re-endothelialization of acellular kidney scaffolds for whole organ engineering via antibody conjugation of vasculatures, Technology , Other:

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5:13 PM | Need a Kidney? Lab Grown Kidneys Coming Soon!
Stem cells offered the promise of having a patents own organ grown to replace a failing or damaged one. Unfortunately the road to that future has been paved with seemingly […]

In Kap Ko,, Mehran Abolbashari,, Jennifer Huling,, Cheil Kim,, Sayed-Hadi Mirmalek-Sani,, Mahmoudreza Moradi,, Giuseppe Orlando,, John D. Jackson,, Tamer Aboushwareb,, Shay Soker, & James J. Yoo, (2014). Enhanced re-endothelialization of acellular kidney scaffolds for whole organ engineering via antibody conjugation of vasculatures, Technology , Other:

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5:13 PM | Need a Kidney? Lab Grown Kidneys Coming Soon!
Stem cells offered the promise of having a patents own organ grown to replace a failing or damaged one. Unfortunately the road to that future has been paved with seemingly […]

In Kap Ko,, Mehran Abolbashari,, Jennifer Huling,, Cheil Kim,, Sayed-Hadi Mirmalek-Sani,, Mahmoudreza Moradi,, Giuseppe Orlando,, John D. Jackson,, Tamer Aboushwareb,, Shay Soker, & James J. Yoo, (2014). Enhanced re-endothelialization of acellular kidney scaffolds for whole organ engineering via antibody conjugation of vasculatures, Technology , Other:

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2:15 PM | In rats and man, nicotine withdrawal sucks the pleasure from life
Reduced reward response in brains helps explain why it’s so […]
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2:03 PM | A Link Between Jacobsen Syndrome and Autism
A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has been […]
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12:34 PM | Cycle helmets: they’re not as safe as you think
Bradley Wiggins has a lot to answer for. Not only has he single handedly shown the world that a man with facial hair can win cycling races, but he has also helped inspire a generation of fluorescent Lycra wearing cyclists – the likes of which now fill the UK’s roads. In 2012 – the year … Continue reading →

September 12, 2014

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7:54 PM | 5 Ways to Thwart Illegal Drug Dealing Online
Recent reports from ABC News and the UK’s Daily Mail suggest eBay is providing a platform for sellers engaged in an illegal prescription drug trade. An ecommerce pioneer now ranked number 250 on the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:44 PM | Inflammation of the Brain and Memory Problems
Neurological disorders typically involve memory issues. Most of the problems are attributed to plaques that build up in the brain (which are typically prions), yet some causes are unknown. New research […]

Czerniawski J & Guzowski JF (2014). Acute neuroinflammation impairs context discrimination memory and disrupts pattern separation processes in hippocampus., The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 34 (37) 12470-80. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25209285

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