Science Forward Fall 2017

Dr. Edyta Greer, Macaulay Honors College, Fall 2017

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Relationship Problems? Try Getting More Sleep

Popular Article:

Relationship Problems? Try Getting More Sleep

Parker-Pope, Tara. 2017. “Relationship Problems? Try Getting More Sleep” New York Times. (September 4) https://nyti.ms/2x6CjPM

Primary Source:

The Role of Sleep in Interpersonal Conflict

Gordon, Amie M., and Serena Chen. 2013. “The Role of Sleep in Interpersonal Conflict.” Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, no. 2  (September): 168-175 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550613488952

 

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Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitor

Popular Article:

Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitor (from press release*)

2017. “Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitor.” ScienceDaily (August 15). Accessed September 6, 2017.

Bugno, Rhiannon. 2017. “Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitor.” Elsevier (August 14). Accessed September 6, 2017.

Primary Source:

Motor-Activity Markers of Circadian Timekeeping Are Related to Ketamine’s Rapid Antidepressant Properties

Duncan, Wallace C., Elizabeth Slonena, Nadia S. Hejazi, Nancy Brutsche, Kevin C. Yu, Lawrence Park, Elizabeth D. Ballard, and Carlos A. Zarate, Jr. 2017. “Motor-Activity Markers of Circadian Timekeeping Are Related to Ketamine’s Rapid Antidepressant Properties.” Biological Psychiatry 82, no. 5 (September 1): 361-69. Accessed September 6, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2017.03.011.

 

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Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Popular Report:

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Marchione, Marilynn. “Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says.” Associated Press. May 24, 2017. Accessed September 06, 2017. https://www.apnews.com/252bab31e076427c8635fc2b98a1c72d/Marijuana-extract-helps-some-kids-with-epilepsy,-study-says.

Primary Literature:

Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome (paywall)

Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome (Full article obtained through the Baruch Library)

Devinsky, Orrin, J. Helen Cross, Linda Laux, Eric Marsh, Ian Miller, Rima Nabbout, Ingrid E. Scheffer, Elizabeth A. Thiele, and Stephen Wright. 2017. “Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome.” The New England Journal of Medicine 376, no. 21 (2017): 2011-20.

Hot Topic – Can a Healthy Lifestyle Compress the Disabled Period in Older Adults?

Media Source: ScienceDaily Article

“Lifestyle factors may affect how long individuals live free of disability.” ScienceDaily. 1 September 2017. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170901104641.htm

Journal Source: Wiley Database – Journal Publication

Jacob, Mini E., Laura M. Yee, Paula H. Diehr, Alice M. Arnold, Stephen M. Thielke, Paulo H. M. Chaves, Liana Del Gobbo. 2016. “Can a Healthy Lifestyle Compress the Disabled Period in Older Adults?” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64, no. 10 (October): 1952-1961. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14314

Gold Nanoparticles Used to Improve Biomedical Testing

 

Popular Article:

Researchers use gold nanoparticles to enhance the accuracy of biomedical tests, thereby eliminating false positive results

Fernandez, Sonia. “Good as Gold.” The UCSB Current. August 30, 2017. Accessed September 09, 2017. http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2017/018236/good-gold.

Scientific Article:

Here is the link to the scientific article.

Chuong, Tracy T., Alessia Pallaoro, Chelsea A. Chaves, Zhe Li, Joun Lee, Michael Eisenstein, Galen D. Stucky, Martin Moskovits, and H. Tom Soh. 2017. “Dual-reporter SERS-based biomolecular assay with reduced false-positive signals.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114, no. 34 (August): 9056-061. doi:10.1073/pnas.1700317114.

Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of Endometriosis

Popular Article:

Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of Endometriosis

Bakalar, Nicholas. 2017 “Breast-Feeding May Lower Risk of Endometriosis.” The New York Times. (August 30) Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.

Primary Source:

History of breast feeding and risk of incident endometriosis: prospective cohort study

Farland, Leslie V, et al. 2017 “History of breast feeding and risk of incident endometriosis: prospective cohort study.” BMJ, 358 (August 29). Accessed 6 Sept. 2017.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3778

Scientists Edit Disease-Causing Gene Mutation in Human Embryos

Popular Article:

Scientists Edit Disease-Causing Gene Mutation in Embryos

Howard, Jacqueline. 2017. “Scientists edit disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos.” CNN.com (August 2) Accessed 5 Sept. 2017.

Primary Source:

Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos”

 

Hong, Ma,  et all. 2017. “Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos.” ,  Nature, vol. 000 (August): 1-22.

Is Coffee Bad for Your Bones?

Popular Article:

Is Coffee Bad for Your Bones?

Louis, Catherine Saint. 2017. “Is Coffee Bad for Your Bones?” The New York Times, (August 25). Accessed September 05, 2017.

 

Primary Literature:

Systematic review of the potential adverse effects of caffeine consumption in healthy adults, pregnant women, adolescents, and children 

Wikoff, D., et al. 2017. “Systematic review of the potential adverse effects of caffeine consumption in healthy adults, pregnant women, adolescents, and children”. Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, no. 102, (April): 1-64 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2017.04.002

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Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer

Popular Article:
Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer
Schumaker, Erin. 2017. “Zika Virus Could One Day Help Treat A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer.” The Huffington Post (September 05). Accessed September 05, 2017.

Primary Source:
Zika virus has oncolytic activity against glioblastoma stem cells
Zhu, Zhe, Matthew J. Gorman, Lisa D. McKenzie, Jiani N. Chai, Christopher G. Hubert, Briana C. Prager, Estefania Fernandez, Justin M. Richner, Rong Zhang, Chao Shan, Xiuxing Wang, Pei-Yong Shi, Michael S. Diamond, Jeremy N. Rich, and Milan G. Chheda. 2017. “Zika virus has oncolytic activity against glioblastoma stem cells.” Journal of Experimental Medicine 214, no.9 (September): 1-16.

Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

Popular Article:

Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons.

Zimmer, Carl.  2017.  “Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons.” The New York Times (August 24).  Accessed September 4, 2017.

Primary Source:

Seasonal Cycling in the Gut Microbiome of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania

Smits Samuel, Jeff Leach, Erica Sonnenburg, Zarlos Gonzalez, Joshua Lichtman, Gregor Reid, and Rob Knight. 2017.  “Seasonal Cycling in the Gut Microbiome of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherers of Tanzania.” Science 357, no. 6353 (August): 802-806.

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