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April 01, 2015

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7:14 PM | Sleep may be critical to avoid miscarriage
If you are trying to have a baby, a good night’s sleep is more important than ever. A recently published research report shows that the womb has its own “body clock” that needs to synchronize with the mother’s body clock to ensure optimal conditions for fetal growth and development. The inability of a mother’s body clock […]

Muter, J., Lucas, E., Chan, Y., Brighton, P., Moore, J., Lacey, L., Quenby, S., Lam, E. & Brosens, J. (2015). The clock protein period 2 synchronizes mitotic expansion and decidual transformation of human endometrial stromal cells, The FASEB Journal, 29 (4) 1603-1614. DOI: 10.1096/fj.14-267195

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3:45 PM | Schizophrenia: Labels Aren’t a Magic Bullet
A new report from the British Psychological Society challenges “the received wisdom” about psychosis and schizophrenia. “Many people believe that schizophrenia is a frightening brain disease that makes people unpredictable and […]
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1:50 PM | Making Medical Research Mobile
In the laundry list of things you can do with a few swipes or taps of your finger – create a grocery list, conduct banking transactions, and track your daily workout – researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine are partnering with software developers to help create mobile apps aimed...
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12:19 PM | Eyes on Environment post: cultural and environmental impact of big solar
Eighty miles east of Palm Springs, California, eight million solar panels lean toward the sky, their deep blue shine a modern oasis interrupting the brown dust of the Mojave Desert.  Known as Desert Sunlight, the solar power plant is the … Continue reading →

Hinderle, D., Lewison, R., Walde, A., Deutschman, D. & Boarman, W. (2015). The effects of homing and movement behaviors on translocation: Desert tortoises in the western Mojave Desert, The Journal of Wildlife Management, 79 (1) 137-147. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.823

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March 31, 2015

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:55 PM | An apple a day may keep the children away: Pesticides and sperm count
Ever hear that old saying an apple a day keeps the Doctor away? Well it might have the right idea, just the wrong person. New research investigating the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men’s semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm. So […]

Y.H. Chiu et al. (2015). Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

Hagai Levine & Shanna H. Swan (2015). Is dietary pesticide exposure related to semen quality? Positive evidence from men attending a fertility clinic, Human Reproduction, Other:

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8:23 PM | Ovulation changes women’s desire for variety in products
We know that hormones affect who we are, even when we aren’t aware of it. In the past scientists have found that people who are hungry tend to buy more things, no surprise for those of us who have shopped hungry. However, new research shows that women seek a greater variety of products and services, […]

Durante, K. & Arsena, A. (2015). Playing the Field: The Effect of Fertility on Women’s Desire for Variety, Journal of Consumer Research, 41 (6) 1372-1391. DOI: 10.1086/679652

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8:23 PM | Ovulation changes women’s desire for variety in products
We know that hormones affect who we are, even when we aren’t aware of it. In the past scientists have found that people who are hungry tend to buy more things, no surprise for those of us who have shopped hungry. However, new research shows that women seek a greater variety of products and services, […]

Durante, K. & Arsena, A. (2015). Playing the Field: The Effect of Fertility on Women’s Desire for Variety, Journal of Consumer Research, 41 (6) 1372-1391. DOI: 10.1086/679652

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8:23 PM | Ovulation changes women’s desire for variety in products
We know that hormones affect who we are, even when we aren’t aware of it. In the past scientists have found that people who are hungry tend to buy more things, no surprise for those of us who have shopped hungry. However, new research shows that women seek a greater variety of products and services, […]

Durante, K. & Arsena, A. (2015). Playing the Field: The Effect of Fertility on Women’s Desire for Variety, Journal of Consumer Research, 41 (6) 1372-1391. DOI: 10.1086/679652

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8:23 PM | Ovulation changes women’s desire for variety in products
We know that hormones affect who we are, even when we aren’t aware of it. In the past scientists have found that people who are hungry tend to buy more things, no surprise for those of us who have shopped hungry. However, new research shows that women seek a greater variety of products and services, […]

Durante, K. & Arsena, A. (2015). Playing the Field: The Effect of Fertility on Women’s Desire for Variety, Journal of Consumer Research, 41 (6) 1372-1391. DOI: 10.1086/679652

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12:28 PM | Improving vision
Stem cell research paves the way for new eye treatments. Visually impaired people suffering from incurable eye diseases are eagerly awaiting new treatment methods. Many believe that stem cell research...
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3:57 AM | Revisiting the Misra-Gries estimator
If you've ever taken a class on streaming algorithms, or want to ace some tech company puzzle interview question, you've probably heard of this little gem:Given n items, determine whether a majority element (one occurring strictly more than n/2 times) exists. You are allowed one pass over the data (which means you can read the elements in sequence, and that's it), and exactly TWO units of working storage.This is a special case of the general Misra-Gries estimator for finding […]
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3:20 AM | SIN Series – Death: What Happens After?
Imagine for a moment that you live about 10,000 years a […]

March 30, 2015

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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9:42 PM | Welcome to the wikipedia for neurons
While the brain might not have more connections than stars in the universe (sorry guys), it is still complex. In fact, someone I respect defined a neuroscientist as “someone who knows how little we know about the brain.” Despite the decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the […]

Tripathy, S., Burton, S., Geramita, M., Gerkin, R. & Urban, N. (2015). Brain-wide analysis of electrophysiological diversity yields novel categorization of mammalian neuron types, Journal of Neurophysiology, DOI: 10.1152/jn.00237.2015

Tripathy, S., Savitskaya, J., Burton, S., Urban, N. & Gerkin, R. (2014). NeuroElectro: a window to the world's neuron electrophysiology data, Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 8 DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2014.00040

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6:26 PM | Can Music Therapy Help Soldiers with PTSD?
For current and former members of the military who experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the central difficulties of the disorder is the ability to manage, or down-regulate, their negative emotions. Among other symptoms, people with PTSD are prone to being triggered by stimuli in their environments that remind them of past traumatic events, … Continue reading →
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3:32 PM | Gut Feelings
This boy may be influencing who he will marry when he grows up. Photo by Orrling at Wikimedia Commons.Animals (including humans) are swarming with microorganisms both on and in our bodies. Humans harbor so many different microorganisms that we have over 150 times more microbial genes than mammalian genes, and it is reasonable to suspect that this scenario is similar for most animals. But before you run to soak in a tub of hand sanitizer, you should realize that many of these microorganisms are […]

Cryan, J. & Dinan, T. (2015). More than a Gut Feeling: the Microbiota Regulates Neurodevelopment and Behavior, Neuropsychopharmacology, 40 (1) 241-242. DOI: 10.1038/npp.2014.224

Ezenwa, V., Gerardo, N., Inouye, D., Medina, M. & Xavier, J. (2012). Animal Behavior and the Microbiome, Science, 338 (6104) 198-199. DOI: 10.1126/science.1227412

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3:32 PM | Gut Feelings
This boy may be influencing who he will marry when he grows up. Photo by Orrling at Wikimedia Commons.Animals (including humans) are swarming with microorganisms both on and in our bodies. Humans harbor so many different microorganisms that we have over 150 times more microbial genes than mammalian genes, and it is reasonable to suspect that this scenario is similar for most animals. But before you run to soak in a tub of hand sanitizer, you should realize that many of these microorganisms are […]

Cryan, J. & Dinan, T. (2015). More than a Gut Feeling: the Microbiota Regulates Neurodevelopment and Behavior, Neuropsychopharmacology, 40 (1) 241-242. DOI: 10.1038/npp.2014.224

Ezenwa, V., Gerardo, N., Inouye, D., Medina, M. & Xavier, J. (2012). Animal Behavior and the Microbiome, Science, 338 (6104) 198-199. DOI: 10.1126/science.1227412

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2:24 PM | On Our Way: Avoiding the Storm
We are now aboard the R/V Palmer and on our way to East Antarctica. Due to two storms in our direct way we are heading west first to go around the storms and we’ll then head south on their backside. After passing the 200 mile zone off of Australia we turned some of the instruments on [...]
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1:12 PM | Quality vs Quantity in European Universities
Just a quick note inspired by the World University Rankings 2014-15 published by The Times Higher Education. And restricted to European Countries. To get a better picture of how different Countries impact teaching and research at university level, I’ve plotted both … Continue reading →
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