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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727961/psychology-s-replication-crisis-and-the-grant-culture-righting-the-ship
#1
Scott O Lilienfeld
The past several years have been a time for soul searching in psychology, as we have gradually come to grips with the reality that some of our cherished findings are less robust than we had assumed. Nevertheless, the replication crisis highlights the operation of psychological science at its best, as it reflects our growing humility. At the same time, institutional variables, especially the growing emphasis on external funding as an expectation or de facto requirement for faculty tenure and promotion, pose largely unappreciated hazards for psychological science, including (a) incentives for engaging in questionable research practices, (b) a single-minded focus on programmatic research, (c) intellectual hyperspecialization, (d) disincentives for conducting direct replications, (e) stifling of creativity and intellectual risk taking, (f) researchers promising more than they can deliver, and (g) diminished time for thinking deeply...
July 2017: Perspectives on Psychological Science: a Journal of the Association for Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727572/classical-swine-fever-virus-shimen-infection-increases-p53-signaling-to-promote-cell-cycle-arrest-in-porcine-alveolar-macrophages
#2
Pengbo Ning, Congxia Hu, Xuepeng Li, Yulu Zhou, Aoxue Hu, Ya Zhang, Lifang Gao, Cunmei Gong, Kangkang Guo, Xianghan Zhang, Yanming Zhang
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) replicates in macrophages and causes persistent infection. Despite its role in disastrous economic losses in swine industries, the molecular mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis are poorly understood. The virus evades the neutralizing immune response, subverting the immune system to ensure its own survival and persistence.Our genome-wide analysis of porcine alveolar macrophage transcriptional responses to CSFV Shimen infection using the Solexa/Illumina digital gene expression system revealed that p53 pathway components and cell cycle molecules were differentially regulated during infection compared to controls...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727113/feed-withdrawal-and-transportation-effects-on-salmonella-enterica-levels-in-market-weight-pigs
#3
S D Eicher, M H Rostagno, D C Lay
Feed withdrawal and transport commonly occur together in pigs. Objectives of this study were to determine if these preslaughter stressors, feed withdrawal and transportation, affect the levels of , stress hormone concentrations, and immune functions in infected market pigs. A 2 × 2 factorial analysis of a randomized complete block design with feed withdrawal and transport as fixed effects was used. Sixty market-weight pigs were individually inoculated with serovar Typhimurium. The experiment was replicated 3 times (blocking factor) with 20 pigs per replicate...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727009/effects-of-energy-supplementation-on-energy-losses-and-nitrogen-balance-of-steers-fed-green-chopped-wheat-pasture-i-calorimetry
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A L Shreck, P J Ebert, E A Bailey, J S Jennings, K D Casey, B E Meyer, N A Cole
Cattle grazing wheat pasture in the southern Great Plains are sometimes fed an energy supplement; however, the benefits of supplementation on nutrient balance, energy metabolism, and greenhouse gas emissions have not been elucidated. Therefore, we used 10 British crossbred steers (206 ± 10.7 kg initial BW) in a respiration calorimetry study to evaluate the effects of energy supplementation on energy losses, N balance, and nutrient digestibility of steers fed green-chopped wheat forage. The study design was an incomplete replicated 4 × 4 Latin square with treatments in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726973/heart-rate-variability-biofeedback-stress-relief-program-for-depression-a-replicated-single-subject-design
#5
Bregje M A Hartogs, Agna Bartels-Velthuis, Karen Van der Ploeg, Elske H Bos
BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders often have a chronic course and the efficacy of evidence-based treatments may be overestimated. OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of the Heart Rate Variability Stress Reduction Program (SRP) as a supplement to standard treatment in patients with depressive disorders. METHODS: The SRP was individually administered in eight weekly sessions. Seven participants completed the full protocol and were enrolled in a single-subject ABA multiple baseline experimental design...
July 19, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726780/foxq1-regulates-senescence-associated-inflammation-via-activation-of-sirt1-expression
#6
Pan Wang, Cuicui Lv, Tao Zhang, Junling Liu, Jin Yang, Fangxia Guan, Tianpei Hong
Cellular senescence is an initial barrier to tumor development that prevents the proliferation of premalignant cells. However, some of the features of senescent cells seem to promote tumor progression via senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Here, we demonstrated that the protein level of forkhead box Q1 (FOXQ1), which highly overexpresses in several kinds of tumors, was significantly downregulated during both replicative and oncogene-induced senescence. Moreover, overexpression of FOXQ1 delayed senescence, whereas FOXQ1 silence led to premature senescence in human fibroblasts...
July 20, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725187/lack-of-associations-between-female-hormone-levels-and-visuospatial-working-memory-divided-attention-and-cognitive-bias-across-two-consecutive-menstrual-cycles
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Brigitte Leeners, Tillmann H C Kruger, Kirsten Geraedts, Enrico Tronci, Toni Mancini, Fabian Ille, Marcel Egli, Susanna Röblitz, Lanja Saleh, Katharina Spanaus, Cordula Schippert, Yuangyuang Zhang, Michael P Hengartner
Background: Interpretation of observational studies on associations between prefrontal cognitive functioning and hormone levels across the female menstrual cycle is complicated due to small sample sizes and poor replicability. Methods: This observational multisite study comprised data of n = 88 menstruating women from Hannover, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland, assessed during a first cycle and n = 68 re-assessed during a second cycle to rule out practice effects and false-positive chance findings. We assessed visuospatial working memory, attention, cognitive bias and hormone levels at four consecutive time-points across both cycles...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723886/prolonged-viral-replication-and-longitudinal-viral-dynamic-differences-among-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-infected-infants
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Monica E Brint, Joshua M Hughes, Aditya Shah, Chelsea R Miller, Lisa G Harrison, Elizabeth A Meals, Jacqueline Blanch, Charlotte R Thompson, Stephania A Cormier, John P DeVincenzo
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal RSV dynamics have not been well-studied despite existence of factors favoring prolonged RSV replication including: high mutation rates allowing rapid evolution and potential escape from immune control. We therefore measured viral load in previously RSV-naïve infants over prolonged time-spans. METHODS: During 2014-2015, quantitative nasal aspirates were collected from 51 RSV-PCR+ infants. Multiple parallel assessments of viral loads were quantified at each collected time point using a well-validated real-time qRT-PCR assay...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722494/cost-efficiency-analyses-for-the-us-of-biosimilar-filgrastim-sndz-reference-filgrastim-pegfilgrastim-and-pegfilgrastim-with-on-body-injector-in-the-prophylaxis-of-chemotherapy-induced-febrile-neutropenia
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Ali McBride, Kim Campbell, Mohan Bikkina, Karen MacDonald, Ivo Abraham, Sanjeev Balu
AIMS: Guidelines recommend prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for chemotherapy-induced (febrile) neutropenia (CIN/FN) based on regimen myelotoxicity and patient-related risk factors. Our aim was to conduct a cost-efficiency analysis for the US of the direct acquisition and administration costs of the recently approved biosimilar filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio® EP2006) with reference filgrastim (Neupogen(®)), pegfilgrastim (Neulasta(®)), and pegfilgrastim injection device (Neulasta Onpro(®); hereafter pegfilgrastim-injector) for CIN/FN prophylaxis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722138/a-red-blood-cell-model-to-estimate-the-hemolysis-fingerprint-of-cardiovascular-devices
#10
Riccardo Toninato, Giuseppe Fadda, Francesca Maria Susin
One of the most relevant and open issues within cardiovascular prosthetic hemodynamic performance is a realistic quantification of the damage sustained by red blood cells (RBCs). Specifically, the optimal design of bileaflet mechanical heart valves (BMHVs) requires both low shear stresses along the leaflets and short particle resident times. This study approaches RBC damage estimation by developing a numerical model of RBCs and computing the damage sustained by a set of passive RBCs immersed within in vitro flows...
July 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719760/for-whom-the-mind-wanders-and-when-varies-across-laboratory-and-daily-life-settings
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Michael J Kane, Georgina M Gross, Charlotte A Chun, Bridget A Smeekens, Matt E Meier, Paul J Silvia, Thomas R Kwapil
Undergraduates ( N = 274) participated in a weeklong daily-life experience-sampling study of mind wandering after being assessed in the lab for executive-control abilities (working memory capacity; attention-restraint ability; attention-constraint ability; and propensity for task-unrelated thoughts, or TUTs) and personality traits. Eight times a day, electronic devices prompted subjects to report on their current thoughts and context. Working memory capacity and attention abilities predicted subjects' TUT rates in the lab, but predicted the frequency of daily-life mind wandering only as a function of subjects' momentary attempts to concentrate...
July 1, 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719406/toward-a-biopsychosocial-ecology-of-the-human-microbiome-brain-gut-axis-and-health
#12
Karl J Maier, Mustafa al'Absi
OBJECTIVE: Rapidly expanding insights to the human microbiome and health suggest that Western medicine is poised for significant evolution, or perhaps revolution - this while the field continues on a trajectory from reductionism to a biopsychosocial (BPS) paradigm recognizing biological, psychological, and social influences on health. The apparent sensitivity of the microbiota to perturbations across BPS domains suggests that a broad and inclusive framework is needed to develop applicable knowledge in this area...
July 18, 2017: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718413/intrinsic-molecular-processes-impact-on-mutagenesis
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REVIEW
Byungho Lim, Jihyeob Mun, Seon-Young Kim
Mutations provide resources for genome evolution by generating genetic variability. In addition, mutations act as a driving force leading to disease pathogenesis, and thus have important implications for disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Understanding the mechanisms underlying how mutations occur is therefore of prime importance for elucidating evolutionary and pathogenic processes. Recent genomics studies have revealed that mutations occur non-randomly across the human genome. In particular, the distribution of mutations is highly associated with intrinsic molecular processes including transcription, chromatin organization, DNA replication timing, and DNA repair...
May 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717389/sexual-selection-reinforces-a-higher-flight-endurance-in-urban-damselflies
#14
Nedim Tüzün, Lin Op de Beeck, Robby Stoks
Urbanization is among the most important and globally rapidly increasing anthropogenic processes and is known to drive rapid evolution. Habitats in urbanized areas typically consist of small, fragmented and isolated patches, which are expected to select for a better locomotor performance, along with its underlying morphological traits. This, in turn, is expected to cause differentiation in selection regimes, as populations with different frequency distributions for a given trait will span different parts of the species' fitness function...
August 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716619/attachment-insecurity-in-advanced-cancer-patients-psychometric-properties-of-the-german-version-of-the-brief-experiences-in-close-relationships-scale-ecr-m16-g
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Philipp Rebecca, Vehling Sigrun, Scheffold Katharina, Grünke Britta, Härter Martin, Mehnert Anja, Schulz-Kindermann Frank, Lo Christopher
CONTEXT: Attachment insecurity refers to difficulty in trusting and relying on others in times of need. Its underlying factors attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance have been empirically associated with impaired coping in advanced cancer, and therefore should be considered in individually tailored medical and psychosocial treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the German translation of the Brief Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECR-M16-G)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715852/treatment-of-premenstrual-dysphoria-with-continuous-versus-intermittent-dosing-of-oral-contraceptives-results-of-a-three-arm-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Tory A Eisenlohr-Moul, Susan S Girdler, Jacqueline L Johnson, Peter J Schmidt, David R Rubinow
BACKGROUND: Although traditionally dosed combined oral contraceptives (COCs) (21 days of active pills, 7 days of inactive pills) have not been demonstrated as superior to placebo for the treatment of premenstrual dysphoria (PMD), some randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicate that oral contraceptives administered with a shortened or eliminated hormone-free interval are superior to placebo. However, results of such trials are mixed, and no existing studies have directly compared continuous and intermittent dosing schedules of the same oral contraceptive...
July 17, 2017: Depression and Anxiety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715081/molecular-constraints-on-resistance-tolerance-tradeoffs
#17
J Miles Mesa, Daniel R Scholes, Jack Juvik, Ken N Paige
Plants have numerous mechanisms to cope with the negative effects of herbivory, including plant resistance, structural and chemical traits that reduce damage, and plant tolerance, the ability to compensate for tissues lost. It has been argued that resistance and tolerance represent alternate strategies and thus there should be a tradeoff between resistance and tolerance. However, resistance and tolerance are controlled via the same molecular pathway, the oxidative pentose phosphate pathway and the process of endoreduplication...
July 17, 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714929/synchronous-langat-virus-infection-of-haemaphysalis-longicornis-using-anal-pore-microinjection
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Melbourne Rio Talactac, Kentaro Yoshii, Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kodai Kusakisako, Remil Linggatong Galay, Kozo Fujisaki, Masami Mochizuki, Tetsuya Tanaka
The tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) serocomplex of flaviviruses consists of arboviruses that cause important diseases in animals and humans. The transmission of this group of viruses is commonly associated with tick species such as Ixodes spp., Dermacentor spp., and Hyalomma spp. In the case of Haemaphysalis longicornis, the detection and isolation of flaviviruses have been previously reported. However, studies showing survival dynamics of any tick-borne flavivirus in H. longicornis are still lacking. In this study, an anal pore microinjection method was used to infect adult H...
July 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714390/cdk5-and-mapt-gene-expression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-brain-samples
#19
Josianne Thomazini Fukasawa, Roger Willian de Labio, Lucas Trevizani Rasmussen, Lucieni Conterno de Oliveira, Elizabeth Chen, João Villares, Gustavo Tureck, Marília de Arruda Cardoso Smith, Spencer Luiz Marques Payão
BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by extracellular amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain. Studies have shown that neurons are able to re-enter the cell cycle, but not enough to enable full replication. This leads to cell death and consequent neurodegeneration. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize the expression of the MAPT gene and CDK5 (the gene involved in cell cycle regulation) in brain samples from patients with AD and controls...
July 13, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713778/tick-virus-interactions-toll-sensing
#20
Nicholas Johnson
Ticks are important vectors of viruses that infect and cause disease in man, livestock, and companion animals. The major focus of investigation of tick-borne viruses has been the interaction with the mammalian host, particularly the mechanisms underlying disease and the development of vaccines to prevent infection. Only recently has research begun to investigate the interaction of the virus with the tick host. This is striking when considering that the virus spends far more time infecting the tick vector relative to the vertebrate host...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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