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Risk factors identified in patient-to-patient transmission of resistant bacteria
NEW YORK July 25, 2016 - Three key factors increase the risk for patient-to-patient transmission of an extremely drug-resistant bacteria known as CP-CRE, according to a new study published today in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The research helps explain why some contacts of an infected patient acquire the dangerous bacteria while others do not. The spread of CP-CRE is a major p ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 25
Liquid biopsies for identification of EGFR mutations and prediction of recurre...
DENVER - Three manuscripts published in the recent issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology , the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer IASLC , explored the versatility of liquid biopsies by identifying EGFR mutations using circulating tumor DNA ctDNA in urine and plasma and examining circulating tumor cells CTCs in plasma to predict the risk of lung cancer recurrence after surgical resection. Collectively, these f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 25
Study finds average 6-year delay between onset and diagnosis of bipolar disorder
Crucial opportunities to manage bipolar disorder early are being lost because individuals are waiting an average of almost six years after the onset of the condition before diagnosis and treatment. That is the key finding of a joint UNSW Australia and Italian study published today in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry . The meta-analysis of 9,415 patients from 27 studies, the largest of its kind, was led by clinical psychiatrist and Conjoint Professor Matt ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 25
What's Wrong in America?
Leaders are everywhere in democratic societies. You and I are among them. You may be a parent, teacher, police officer, young person, community activist, or someone angered by what you see wrong in America. Whether your anger is sparked by gun violence, immigration, racism , or inequality or you simply don t understand why some people are upset you are not alone. Like many, you might feel helpless, thinking, I could never make a real difference or lasting ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 23
Packing Heat: Writing about Sex
Many of us who write fiction face decisions about how to portray erotically charged scenes, especially those involving sex . The decisions are fraught with personal issues Will my mother read this Will readers think this is what I like Will anyone but me think this is hot Those scenes that succeed for me might say something about me, but they also affirm word choice, delivery, and the ability to pull me into the characters. So, there s a lot to build befor ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 23
Leslie Jones is a Movie Star Who Makes me Laugh and Cry
Last week, a viral internet post about Leslie Jones made me cry. It was a clip from her guest appearance on The View , where she discussed her leading role in the reboot of G hostbusters . Jones herself was misty eyed as she told Whoopi Goldberg what it was like to see her on screen when she was a little girl, saying I kept looking at my daddy going, Oh my God There s somebody on TV who looks like me She looks like me Daddy I can be on TV. She continued I ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 23
How fiction might improve empathy
There s nothing quite like becoming immersed in a good fiction novel for many readers, it is a way of fueling the imagination, providing a period of escape from the more laborious aspects of daily life. But in a new review, one psychologist claims fiction may be more beneficial than we realize it has the ability to encourage empathy.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jul 22
Who Supports Donald Trump?
On September 17th of 2015, just two months after he announced his candidacy for President of the United States, I wrote this post describing Donald Trump s personality . In that post I noted that people tend to vote for leaders in their own image and thus, the personality of Mr. Trump also highlights the characteristics of those who will likely support and vote for him. In March of 2016, as Trump s march toward nomination continued, I followed up with this ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 22
Work-Family Conflict... and Its Far Prettier Sister
On his second day of camp drop-off, Ali s 6-year-old balked. He clung to her leg and asked if she had to work today. Did he need to be there the whole day Couldn t she come early to get him He didn t know anyone at camp and he wasn t having fun. He teared up as he grasped for a way out of camp. Ali hugged him and said that she knew he could do it and that she would be there early if she could get out of work in time. He watched her go with a trembling lip. ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 22
We Worry About the Wrong Things
Americans are anxious a recent poll showed that only 21 of people think the country is headed in the right direction. The Internet is full of doomsday talk about our living in a time of unprecedented danger. And in his speech last night at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump warned of the violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. But are we right to be nervous And are we anxious over the right things I suggest that the answer i ...
Psychology Today - Fri. Jul 22
Novel compounds arrested epilepsy development in mice
New Orleans, LA - A team led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, has developed neuroprotective compounds that may prevent the development of epilepsy. The findings will be published online in Scientific Reports , a Nature journal, on July 22, 2016. In this study in an experimental model of epilepsy in mice, the compounds prevented seizures and their damaging effects on dendriti ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
Designer protein gives new hope to scientists studying Alzheimer's disease
A new protein which will help scientists to understand why nerve cells die in people with Alzheimer s disease has been designed in a University of Sussex laboratory. In people with Alzheimer s, Amyloid-beta Abeta proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain. It s believed the build-up of these clumps causes brain cells to die, leading to the cognitive decline in patients suffering from the disease. It is no ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 22
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