Author Archives: BrainiYak

Genetic analysis indicates that oysters appear to be the reservoir — for most instances of humanly acquired norovirus illnesses — Sewage laced seawater may be the mechanism that keeps the infection cycle going Comments Off on Genetic analysis indicates that oysters appear to be the reservoir — for most instances of humanly acquired norovirus illnesses — Sewage laced seawater may be the mechanism that keeps the infection cycle going

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Yongxin Yu, Hui Cai, Linghao Hu, Rongwei Lei, Yingjie Pan, Shuling Yan, and Yongjie Wang, Molecular epidemiology of oyster-related human noroviruses: Global genetic diversity and temporal-geographical distribution from 1983 to 2014, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01729-15 (Accepted manuscript posted online, 28 August 2015) Citation — to […]

An attempt to reproduce the original findings of 100 psychology experiments — managed to do so in approximately only 36 to 47 percent — depending upon which standard of reproducibility was used Comments Off on An attempt to reproduce the original findings of 100 psychology experiments — managed to do so in approximately only 36 to 47 percent — depending upon which standard of reproducibility was used

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Open Science Collaboration, Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science, Science 349(6251): 943- [not paginated], DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716 (28 August 2015) (Collaboration’s participants are listed at the end of this posting) Citation — to press release University of Virginia, Massive study reports challenges in reproducing published psychology findings, ScienceDaily […]

A new computer program can predict who is at risk for psychotic episode(s) — by examining speech patterns — from among people apparently already aware that they may be mentally ill — and who are relatively close in time to manifesting their illness — says a study that examined 34 people, 5 of whom later developed psychotic breaks Comments Off on A new computer program can predict who is at risk for psychotic episode(s) — by examining speech patterns — from among people apparently already aware that they may be mentally ill — and who are relatively close in time to manifesting their illness — says a study that examined 34 people, 5 of whom later developed psychotic breaks

© Peter Free Citation — to study Gillinder Bedi, Facundo Carrillo, Guillermo A Cecchi, Diego Fernández Slezak, Mariano Sigman, Natália B Mota, Sidarta Ribeiro, Daniel C Javitt, Mauro Copelli, and Cheryl M Corcoran, Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths, NPJ [Nature Partner Journals] Schizophrenia 1: 15030, DOI: 10.1038/npjschz.2015.30 (26 August […]

Traces of active ebola virus may survive in wastewater for more than 8 days — says a study with significant and wisely pointed out limitations Comments Off on Traces of active ebola virus may survive in wastewater for more than 8 days — says a study with significant and wisely pointed out limitations

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study Kyle Bibby, Robert J. Fischer, Leonard W. Casson, Elyse Stachler, Charles N. Haas, and Vincent J. Munster, Persistence of Ebola Virus in Sterilized Wastewater, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00193 (just accepted manuscript, 17 August 2015) Citation — to press release Joe Miksch, Pitt, Drexel, and […]

The equatorial electrojet — amplifies the electromagnetic effects of comparatively insignificant space weather — to potentially power infrastructure-disrupting levels Comments Off on The equatorial electrojet — amplifies the electromagnetic effects of comparatively insignificant space weather — to potentially power infrastructure-disrupting levels

© 2015 Peter Free Citation — to study A. Carter, E. Yizengaw, R. Pradipta, A. J. Halford, R. Norman, and K. Zhang, Interplanetary shocks and the resulting geomagnetically induced currents at the equator, Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065060 (pre-print manuscript, 06 August 2015) Citation — to press release Ed Hayward, New Study Finds Equatorial Regions […]