Author Archives: BrainiYak

Surgeons apparently differ wildly regarding the wisdom of doing surgery for identical routine conditions — says a possibly indicative UCLA study Comments Off on Surgeons apparently differ wildly regarding the wisdom of doing surgery for identical routine conditions — says a possibly indicative UCLA study

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Greg D. Sacks, Aaron J. Dawes, Susan L. Ettner, Robert H. Brook, Craig R. Fox, Marcia M. Russell, Clifford Y. Ko, and Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, Impact of a Risk Calculator on Risk Perception and Surgical Decision Making: A Randomized Trial, Annals of Surgery, DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001750 (published ahead of […]

p62 signaling protein levels reportedly predict liver cancer recurrence — but neither the abstract nor press release bother to quantify anything — which makes both essentially meaningless Comments Off on p62 signaling protein levels reportedly predict liver cancer recurrence — but neither the abstract nor press release bother to quantify anything — which makes both essentially meaningless

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Atsushi Umemura, Feng He, Koji Taniguchi, Hayato Nakagawa, Shinichiro Yamachika, Joan Font-Burgada, Zhenyu Zhong, Shankar Subramaniam, Sindhu Raghunandan, Angeles Duran, Juan F. Linares, Miguel Reina-Campos, Shiori Umemura, Mark A. Valasek, Ekihiro Seki, Kanji Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Koike, Yoshito Itoh, Maria T. Diaz-Meco, Jorge Moscat, and Michael Karin, p62, […]

Eating more than one potato serving per month —is associated with hypertension in women — but not men Comments Off on Eating more than one potato serving per month —is associated with hypertension in women — but not men

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Lea Borgi, Eric B Rimm, Walter C Willett, and John P Forman, Potato intake and incidence of hypertension: results from three prospective US cohort studies, BMJ 353: i2351, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2351 (17 May 2016) This is a bit surprising From the abstract: Participants [were] 62 175 women in Nurses’ […]

Epigenetic changes after injury may explain post-trauma chronic pain — in a mouse model Comments Off on Epigenetic changes after injury may explain post-trauma chronic pain — in a mouse model

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Franziska Denk, Megan Crow, Athanasios Didangelos, Douglas M. Lopes, and Stephen B. McMahon, Persistent Alterations in Microglial Enhancers in a Model of Chronic Pain, Cell Reports, DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2016.04.063 (online now, 12 May 2016) Citation — press release Jack Stonebridge, Cells carry ‘memory’ of injury, which could reveal […]

New image stacking technique achieves 5 centimeter terrain resolution on Mars Comments Off on New image stacking technique achieves 5 centimeter terrain resolution on Mars

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Tao and J.-P. Muller, A novel method for surface exploration: Super-resolution restoration of Mars repeat-pass orbital imagery, Planetary and Space Science 121: 103-114, DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2015.11.010 (February 2016) Citation — to press release Bex Caygill, Mars’ surface revealed in unprecedented detail, University College of London (26 April 2016) […]