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July 21, 2014

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11:28 PM | Why This Man Climbed A 130 Foot Tree With Only A Vine to Steal Honey from Angry Bees (Video)
To the Bayaka people, who inhabit the jungles of the Central African Republic, honey is an extremely valuable commodity. Besides being a rare and delicious delicacy, it provides essential energy and nutrition. So, when a beehive is found in the jungle, some men are willing to take extreme measures to secure the precious honeycombs for their family. […]
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6:18 PM | Health, demons and superstition
If you were to believe some people, the devil lurks in every corner. When a common cold is spreading in this cold season – there are people ‘binding the devil’ and praying that it will not reach them. Even among those who sat in biology classes and will put ‘virus’ as the cause of common […]
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5:48 PM | New study suggests HIV seeds early as virus returns in ‘cured’ baby
The "Mississippi baby" - a child who generated a great deal of excitement last year after being seemingly cured of HIV - now has detectable levels of HIV in the blood, according to doctors and health officials. Descrier - news and culture magazine
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5:27 PM | Autism and Parents: Reducing stress
Raising an autistic child can be a gift. Unfortunately it can also be challenging and stressful. Let’s be real, it’s stressful just being a parent, throw in a disability that […]

Dykens E.M. & Fisher M.H. (2014). Reducing Distress in Mothers of Children With Autism and Other Disabilities: A Randomized Trial, Pediatrics , DOI: doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3164

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5:27 PM | Autism and Parents: Reducing stress
Raising an autistic child can be a gift. Unfortunately it can also be challenging and stressful. Let’s be real, it’s stressful just being a parent, throw in a disability that […]

Dykens E.M. & Fisher M.H. (2014). Reducing Distress in Mothers of Children With Autism and Other Disabilities: A Randomized Trial, Pediatrics , DOI: doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3164

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5:27 PM | Autism and Parents: Reducing stress
Raising an autistic child can be a gift. Unfortunately it can also be challenging and stressful. Let’s be real, it’s stressful just being a parent, throw in a disability that […]

Dykens E.M. & Fisher M.H. (2014). Reducing Distress in Mothers of Children With Autism and Other Disabilities: A Randomized Trial, Pediatrics , DOI: doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3164

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5:27 PM | Autism and Parents: Reducing stress
Raising an autistic child can be a gift. Unfortunately it can also be challenging and stressful. Let’s be real, it’s stressful just being a parent, throw in a disability that […]

Dykens E.M. & Fisher M.H. (2014). Reducing Distress in Mothers of Children With Autism and Other Disabilities: A Randomized Trial, Pediatrics , DOI: doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3164

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5:00 PM | Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Old Muscles
  From birth until about the age of 30, your muscles continue to grow larger and stronger. But at some point in your 30s, you begin to lose muscle mass and strength which in turn affects your coordination. As part of the natural aging process, this disease, sarcopenia, is most commonly seen in inactive people […]
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2:13 PM | Science on the Edge of the World: Tales From Madagascar’s Sakalava Menabe
Cara Brook is a disease ecologist from the Andrew Dobson Lab at Princeton, studying diseases that can leap from bats to humans. Her work is well underway, and it involves a lot more than just tagging and indexing bats.
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2:00 PM | New UC Berkeley Study Shows Oxytocin May Help Rejuvenate Aging Muscles
UC Berkeley researchers have discovered that administering oxytocin may help maintain healthy muscles during aging.
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1:23 PM | Nearsightedness increases with level of education and longer schooling
Scientific study undertaken by the Mainz University Medical Center shows […]
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7:24 AM | Autism and asthma yet again
"Asthma is approximately 35 % more common in autistic children".Pipe down @ Wikipedia That was the finding reported by Stanley Kotey and colleagues [1] based on their analysis of the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) dataset, a resource looking at "the physical and emotional health of children ages 0-17 years of age" resident in the United States. I don't intend to dwell too much on the Kotey findings aside from pointing out: (a) the reported prevalence of autism […]

Kotey, S., Ertel, K. & Whitcomb, B. (2014). Co-occurrence of Autism and Asthma in a Nationally-Representative Sample of Children in the United States, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, DOI: 10.1007/s10803-014-2174-y

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2:17 AM | Hepatitis C cured in co-infected HIV patients
A multicenter team of researchers report that in a phase […]

July 20, 2014

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3:33 PM | Antiretrovirals and Pregnancy Risk
Don’t drink when you are pregnant, we all know that you aren’t supposed to do that. We also know you shouldn’t smoke, use drugs, and should talk to your Doctor […]

Mugo NR, Hong T, Celum C, Donnell D, Bukusi EA, John-Stewart G, Wangisi J, Were E, Heffron R, Matthews LT & Morrison S (2014). Pregnancy Incidence and Outcomes Among Women Receiving Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 312 (4) 362-371. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038355

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3:33 PM | Antiretrovirals and Pregnancy Risk
Don’t drink when you are pregnant, we all know that you aren’t supposed to do that. We also know you shouldn’t smoke, use drugs, and should talk to your Doctor […]

Mugo NR, Hong T, Celum C, Donnell D, Bukusi EA, John-Stewart G, Wangisi J, Were E, Heffron R, Matthews LT & Morrison S (2014). Pregnancy Incidence and Outcomes Among Women Receiving Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 312 (4) 362-371. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038355

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3:33 PM | Antiretrovirals and Pregnancy Risk
Don’t drink when you are pregnant, we all know that you aren’t supposed to do that. We also know you shouldn’t smoke, use drugs, and should talk to your Doctor […]

Mugo NR, Hong T, Celum C, Donnell D, Bukusi EA, John-Stewart G, Wangisi J, Were E, Heffron R, Matthews LT & Morrison S (2014). Pregnancy Incidence and Outcomes Among Women Receiving Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 312 (4) 362-371. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038355

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3:33 PM | Antiretrovirals and Pregnancy Risk
Don’t drink when you are pregnant, we all know that you aren’t supposed to do that. We also know you shouldn’t smoke, use drugs, and should talk to your Doctor […]

Mugo NR, Hong T, Celum C, Donnell D, Bukusi EA, John-Stewart G, Wangisi J, Were E, Heffron R, Matthews LT & Morrison S (2014). Pregnancy Incidence and Outcomes Among Women Receiving Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: A Randomized Clinical Trial., JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 312 (4) 362-371. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25038355

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1:05 PM | Urease: an anti-microbial target in bacteria and fungi
Urea is a small molecule formed as proteins are broken down. It’s excreted in urine, but isn’t particularly toxic at low levels so it’s found in cells throughout the body. The... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:00 AM | This Is NOT a Story about Sniffing Farts for Health
Woe is the reporter who can’t help but make a new scientific paper into a fart joke. But seriously. Was there any reportable science behind headlines of Fart gas may help prevent dementia, heart disease: study and Cancer Risk Reduced by Smelling Farts Study Suggests? Forget farts, those headlines make me sick. A Liberty Voice reporter wrote “[h]ydrogen sulfide was previously considered to be a toxic molecule until more recent research has proved that in small doses it has its... […]
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10:00 AM | This Is NOT a Story about Sniffing Farts for Health
Woe is the reporter who can’t help but make a new scientific paper into a fart joke. But seriously. Was there any reportable science behind headlines of Fart gas may help prevent dementia, heart disease: study and Cancer Risk Reduced by Smelling Farts Study Suggests? Forget farts, those headlines make me sick. A Liberty Voice reporter wrote “[h]ydrogen sulfide was previously considered to be a toxic molecule until more recent research has proved that in small doses it has its... […]
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10:00 AM | This Is NOT a Story about Sniffing Farts for Health
Woe is the reporter who can’t help but make a new scientific paper into a fart joke. But seriously. Was there any reportable science behind headlines of Fart gas may help prevent dementia, heart disease: study and Cancer Risk Reduced by Smelling Farts Study Suggests? Forget farts, those headlines make me sick. A Liberty Voice reporter wrote “[h]ydrogen sulfide was previously considered to be a toxic molecule until more recent research has proved that in small doses it has its... […]

July 19, 2014

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6:39 PM | HIV and Hepatitis C: A New Treatment Coming Soon!!
The old saying it could always be worse might not sound like it would apply to HIV patients. Then again if you had HIV and hepatitis C, that would probably […]

Sulkowski, M., Naggie, S., Lalezari, J., Fessel, W., Mounzer, K., Shuhart, M., Luetkemeyer, A., Asmuth, D., Gaggar, A., Ni, L. & Svarovskaia, E. (2014). Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, JAMA, 312 (4) 353. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734

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6:39 PM | HIV and Hepatitis C: A New Treatment Coming Soon!!
The old saying it could always be worse might not sound like it would apply to HIV patients. Then again if you had HIV and hepatitis C, that would probably […]

Sulkowski, M., Naggie, S., Lalezari, J., Fessel, W., Mounzer, K., Shuhart, M., Luetkemeyer, A., Asmuth, D., Gaggar, A., Ni, L. & Svarovskaia, E. (2014). Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, JAMA, 312 (4) 353. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734

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6:39 PM | HIV and Hepatitis C: A New Treatment Coming Soon!!
The old saying it could always be worse might not sound like it would apply to HIV patients. Then again if you had HIV and hepatitis C, that would probably […]

Sulkowski, M., Naggie, S., Lalezari, J., Fessel, W., Mounzer, K., Shuhart, M., Luetkemeyer, A., Asmuth, D., Gaggar, A., Ni, L. & Svarovskaia, E. (2014). Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, JAMA, 312 (4) 353. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734

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6:39 PM | HIV and Hepatitis C: A New Treatment Coming Soon!!
The old saying it could always be worse might not sound like it would apply to HIV patients. Then again if you had HIV and hepatitis C, that would probably […]

Sulkowski, M., Naggie, S., Lalezari, J., Fessel, W., Mounzer, K., Shuhart, M., Luetkemeyer, A., Asmuth, D., Gaggar, A., Ni, L. & Svarovskaia, E. (2014). Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, JAMA, 312 (4) 353. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734

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6:39 PM | HIV and Hepatitis C: A New Treatment Coming Soon!!
The old saying it could always be worse might not sound like it would apply to HIV patients. Then again if you had HIV and hepatitis C, that would probably […]

Sulkowski, M., Naggie, S., Lalezari, J., Fessel, W., Mounzer, K., Shuhart, M., Luetkemeyer, A., Asmuth, D., Gaggar, A., Ni, L. & Svarovskaia, E. (2014). Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, JAMA, 312 (4) 353. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734

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6:39 PM | HIV and Hepatitis C: A New Treatment Coming Soon!!
The old saying it could always be worse might not sound like it would apply to HIV patients. Then again if you had HIV and hepatitis C, that would probably […]

Sulkowski, M., Naggie, S., Lalezari, J., Fessel, W., Mounzer, K., Shuhart, M., Luetkemeyer, A., Asmuth, D., Gaggar, A., Ni, L. & Svarovskaia, E. (2014). Sofosbuvir and Ribavirin for Hepatitis C in Patients With HIV Coinfection, JAMA, 312 (4) 353. DOI: 10.1001/jama.2014.7734

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6:32 PM | Green Thumbery: Water, Sunlight, and Data
All of those concerns I had at the beginning of the season have disappeared. My plants are healthy and flowering—and they’re slowly taking over the backyard, much to my delight. Now, if only I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:32 PM | Green Thumbery: Water, Sunlight, and Data
All of those concerns I had at the beginning of the season have disappeared. My plants are healthy and flowering—and they’re slowly taking over the backyard, much to my delight. Now, if only I... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:05 AM | Unraveling the Connections of the Brain
The brain is complex, heck if it wasn’t then we wouldn’t be smart enough to figure out how it works. I guess it’s one of those stupid catch-22 type things. […]

Yamada, T., Yang, Y., Hemberg, M., Yoshida, T., Cho, H., Murphy, J., Fioravante, D., Regehr, W., Gygi, S., Georgopoulos, K. & Bonni, A. (2014). Promoter Decommissioning by the NuRD Chromatin Remodeling Complex Triggers Synaptic Connectivity in the Mammalian Brain, Neuron, 83 (1) 122-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.05.039

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