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April 27, 2015

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2:40 AM | High school students: ew, u do ritalin? like ur basically cheating at school if u get drugs to help. druggy.
High school students: ew, u do ritalin? like ur basically cheating at school if u get drugs to help. druggy. College students: so how much for the ritalin?

April 26, 2015

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11:44 PM | Xenotransplantation: When People Get Animal Parts by...
Xenotransplantation: When People Get Animal Parts by scishow: How can we transplant animal tissue into humans? And will we ever be able to grow customized organs? SciShow explains! Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow
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7:35 PM | Dr. Oz Accuses Critics of Trying to Silence Him
TV's Dr. Oz has come under fire by critics for spreading medical misinformation, but he's defiant.

April 25, 2015

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11:48 PM | Cuba Has Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine for 20 Years. Now It’s Heading to the US
During the early 1990s, the Cuban government’s Molecular Immunology Center began testing a groundbreaking lung cancer vaccine called CimaVax. Besides treating the symptoms of the disease, the vaccine also helps prevents recurrence of the cancer. With Cuba and the United States normalizing relations in December, CimaVax could be available in the U.S. in the not so distant future. Kelvin Lee is the chief of immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New […]
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8:54 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/04/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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8:54 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/04/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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8:35 PM | The Morning After Pill: What You Need To Know Plan B is...
The Morning After Pill: What You Need To Know Plan B is sometimes a necessity, but is it really an abortion pill? We’re helping you learn about the morning after pill and birth control. Here’s everything you need to know about Plan B! By: Think Tank.
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4:47 PM | Does The Placebo Effect Work On You? Have you ever heard of the...
Does The Placebo Effect Work On You? Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? How does it work, and are some people more likely to feel its full effect? Read More:Placebos work – even without deceptionThe placebome: Where genetics and the placebo effect meetThe Powerful Placebo in Cought Studies? By: DNews.
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1:59 PM | Follow-Up on the Makayla Sault/J.J./Hippocrates Health Institute Case: J.J. Went Back to Chemo
Finally, two items of good news come out of this dreadful affair in which Aboriginal families stopped chemotherapeutic treatment for their leukemic daughters and sought nonsensical pseudoscientific treatment in Florida. While one of the children passed away this winter, the other, known in the media as “J.J.”, is being reported as feeling well. Could it … Continue reading →
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7:27 AM | Kids with autism: a highly [psychotropic] medicated group?
"In keeping with international studies this sample of children with ASD [autism spectrum disorder] was a highly medicated group."So said the results of the study reported by Kerry-Ann Louw and colleagues [1] back in 2013 who noted that approximately one quarter of their cohort were currently in receipt of "psychotropic medications". I don't want to linger too much on this topic given that such findings tally with other peer-reviewed reports including those with much larger […]

Louw KA, Bentley J, Sorsdahl K & Adnams CM (2013). Prevalence and patterns of medication use in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in the Western Cape, South Africa., Journal of child and adolescent mental health, 25 (1) 69-79. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25860309

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April 24, 2015

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8:19 PM | Diabetes drug found in freshwater potential cause of intersex fish
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish –or male fish that produce eggs. The study determined exposure to the diabetes medicine metformin causes physical changes in male fish exposed to doses similar to the amount in wastewater effluent. “In […]

Niemuth, N. & Klaper, R. (2015). Emerging wastewater contaminant metformin causes intersex and reduced fecundity in fish, Chemosphere, 135 38-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.060

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8:19 PM | Diabetes drug found in freshwater potential cause of intersex fish
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish –or male fish that produce eggs. The study determined exposure to the diabetes medicine metformin causes physical changes in male fish exposed to doses similar to the amount in wastewater effluent. “In […]

Niemuth, N. & Klaper, R. (2015). Emerging wastewater contaminant metformin causes intersex and reduced fecundity in fish, Chemosphere, 135 38-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.060

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8:19 PM | Diabetes drug found in freshwater potential cause of intersex fish
A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish –or male fish that produce eggs. The study determined exposure to the diabetes medicine metformin causes physical changes in male fish exposed to doses similar to the amount in wastewater effluent. “In […]

Niemuth, N. & Klaper, R. (2015). Emerging wastewater contaminant metformin causes intersex and reduced fecundity in fish, Chemosphere, 135 38-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.03.060

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7:40 PM | Though trial results published in The Lancet show malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 to be only partially ef
Though trial results published in The Lancet show malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 to be only partially effective, the intervention is still being hailed as a breakthrough. It’s “a classic example of the glass half full and glass half-empty”, vaccine expert Brian Greenwood, who has been involved in the project for two decades, told The Guardian.Read more...
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5:25 PM | Shoe-based sensor system smartens up gait rehabilitation and...
Shoe-based sensor system smartens up gait rehabilitation and therapy It may look like an insole, but this Smart Shoes system developed at the Mechanical Systems Control Lab at UC Berkeley could help physical therapists get their patients walking better, faster. Sensors capture information to create a detailed picture of the patient’s gait and walking abnormalities, while real-time visual feedback helps patients and therapists see and measure change and progress. The result: made-to-order […]
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10:00 AM | America’s quack counterattacks by calling his critics industry hacks
Last week, a group of ten doctors led by Dr. Henry Miller, most of whom were affiliated either with the Hoover Institution or the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)—or both—wrote a letter to Lee Goldman, MD, the Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University complaining that Dr. Mehmet…
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9:20 AM | Is a small artificial virus fragment the key to a Chikungunya vaccine?
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and causes Chikungunya fever. CHIKV occurs in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Regions where it has already caused epidemics include Africa, territories around the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and … Continue reading →
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8:44 AM | DSM-5 impacting on autism numbers
"Consistent with previous reviews, the majority of included studies indicated between 50 and 75 % of individuals will maintain diagnoses."That was one of the conclusions reached by Isaac Smith and colleagues [1] following their systematic review of studies comparing DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and what the changes mean for eligibility for the label.Authors further reported that: "the greatest decreases [were] among high-functioning populations with IQs over […]

Smith IC, Reichow B & Volkmar FR (2015). The Effects of DSM-5 Criteria on Number of Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review., Journal of autism and developmental disorders, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25796195

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April 23, 2015

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10:25 PM | Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos
A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of scientific testing, but the paper was rejected by both Nature and Science, not because the study was flawed, or because the data was falsified, but for ethical […]

Liang, P., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Ding, C., Huang, R., Zhang, Z., Lv, J., Xie, X., Chen, Y., Li, Y. & Sun, Y. (2015). CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes, Protein & Cell, DOI: 10.1007/s13238-015-0153-5

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10:25 PM | Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos
A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of scientific testing, but the paper was rejected by both Nature and Science, not because the study was flawed, or because the data was falsified, but for ethical […]

Liang, P., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Ding, C., Huang, R., Zhang, Z., Lv, J., Xie, X., Chen, Y., Li, Y. & Sun, Y. (2015). CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes, Protein & Cell, DOI: 10.1007/s13238-015-0153-5

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10:25 PM | Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos
A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of scientific testing, but the paper was rejected by both Nature and Science, not because the study was flawed, or because the data was falsified, but for ethical […]

Liang, P., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Ding, C., Huang, R., Zhang, Z., Lv, J., Xie, X., Chen, Y., Li, Y. & Sun, Y. (2015). CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes, Protein & Cell, DOI: 10.1007/s13238-015-0153-5

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10:25 PM | Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos
A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of scientific testing, but the paper was rejected by both Nature and Science, not because the study was flawed, or because the data was falsified, but for ethical […]

Liang, P., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Ding, C., Huang, R., Zhang, Z., Lv, J., Xie, X., Chen, Y., Li, Y. & Sun, Y. (2015). CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes, Protein & Cell, DOI: 10.1007/s13238-015-0153-5

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10:25 PM | Scientists create worlds first genetically modified human embryos
A funny thing happened on the way to the publisher. In a world first, China has successfully created genetically modified human embryos. It was certainly an amazing piece of scientific testing, but the paper was rejected by both Nature and Science, not because the study was flawed, or because the data was falsified, but for ethical […]

Liang, P., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., Ding, C., Huang, R., Zhang, Z., Lv, J., Xie, X., Chen, Y., Li, Y. & Sun, Y. (2015). CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing in human tripronuclear zygotes, Protein & Cell, DOI: 10.1007/s13238-015-0153-5

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8:20 PM | Blue Food Coloring Could Be Better For You Than You Ever Imagined
Coomassie Brilliant Blue, or Brilliant Blue G, is a dye first manufactured in 1913 as a way of staining cloth. Over time, and with testing, it made the jump to food. Is it bad for you? No. In fact, it’s so good that doctors may one day use it to treat spinal cord injuries.Read more...
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8:00 PM | Computer Program Diagnoses Cancer
In recent years, researchers have figured out that the constellation of diseases known as cancer is in fact hundreds of distinct diseases. Though each one may manifest…
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6:53 PM | Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge
In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual. The team worked with 60 years of pertussis disease data to determine what best explained the recent […]

Gambhir M, Clark TA, Cauchemez S, Tartof SY, Swerdlow DL & Ferguson NM (2015). A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States, PLOS Computational Biology, Other:

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6:53 PM | Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge
In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual. The team worked with 60 years of pertussis disease data to determine what best explained the recent […]

Gambhir M, Clark TA, Cauchemez S, Tartof SY, Swerdlow DL & Ferguson NM (2015). A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States, PLOS Computational Biology, Other:

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6:53 PM | Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge
In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual. The team worked with 60 years of pertussis disease data to determine what best explained the recent […]

Gambhir M, Clark TA, Cauchemez S, Tartof SY, Swerdlow DL & Ferguson NM (2015). A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States, PLOS Computational Biology, Other:

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6:53 PM | Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge
In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual. The team worked with 60 years of pertussis disease data to determine what best explained the recent […]

Gambhir M, Clark TA, Cauchemez S, Tartof SY, Swerdlow DL & Ferguson NM (2015). A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States, PLOS Computational Biology, Other:

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6:53 PM | Whooping cough: A small drop in vaccine protection can lead to a case upsurge
In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine protection for each vaccinated individual. The team worked with 60 years of pertussis disease data to determine what best explained the recent […]

Gambhir M, Clark TA, Cauchemez S, Tartof SY, Swerdlow DL & Ferguson NM (2015). A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States, PLOS Computational Biology, Other:

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