Author Archives: BrainiYak

Americans may still be getting fatter — a study of 32,816 men and women — in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) (1999-2012) Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Earl S. Ford, Leah M. Maynard, and Chaoyang Li, Trends in Mean Waist Circumference and Abdominal Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2012, JAMA 312(11): 1151-1153, DOI:10.1001/jama.2014.8362 (17 September 2014) Citation — to press release For the Media, Waistlines of U.S. Adults Continue to Increase, JAMA (16 September 2014) […]

Progress with discovering the cause of variability in schizophrenia? — 8 distinct gene clusters — an apparently brilliantly done study Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Javier Arnedo, Dragan M. Svrakic, Coral del Val, Rocío Romero-Zaliz, Helena Hernández-Cuervo, Ayman H. Fanous, Michele T. Pato, Carlos N. Pato, Gabriel A. de Erausquin, C. Robert Cloninger, and Igor Zwir, Uncovering the Hidden Risk Architecture of the Schizophrenias: Confirmation in Three Independent Genome-Wide Association Studies, American […]

Ixodes scapularis (deer/blacklegged ticks) — carrying Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria (Lyme disease) — are apparently moving westward in the United States — now discovered in North Dakota — And an illustration of the worth of professional societies in communicating medicine and science Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Nathan M. Russart, Michael W. Dougherty, and Jefferson A. Vaughan, Survey of Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) and Tick-Borne Pathogens in North Dakota, Journal of Medical Entomology 51(5):1087-1090, DOI: 10.1603/ME14053 (September 2014) Citation — to press release Entomological Society of America, Ticks that vector Lyme disease move west into […]

People already prone to aggression respond neurally differently to violent movies — as compared to more placidly wired folks — a study of 54 men Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Nelly Alia-Klein, Gene-Jack Wang, Rebecca N. Preston-Campbell, Scott J. Moeller, Muhammad A. Parvaz, Wei Zhu, Millard C. Jayne, Chris Wong, Dardo Tomasi, Rita Z. Goldstein, Joanna S. Fowler, and Nora D. Volkow, Reactions to Media Violence: It’s in the Brain of the Beholder, PLoS ONE, 9 (9): […]

Red blood cell membranes apparently stiffen over time in banked storage — reducing transfused erythrocytes’ effectiveness in oxygen transport within microcapillaries — says a time lapsed, spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM) study of RBC membranes Comments Off

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Basanta Bhaduri, Mikhail Kandel, Carlo Brugnara, Krishna Tangella and Gabriel Popescu, Optical Assay of Erythrocyte Function in Banked Blood, Scientific Reports 4: 6211, DOI:10.1038/srep06211 (05 September 2014) Citation — to press release Liz Ahlberg, Banked blood grows stiffer with age, study finds, University of Illinois (05 September […]