Tag Archives: research blogging

Heat shock proteins keep mosquitoes fertile after they feed on you.

One of my committee members is an insect physiologist. I picked him for my committee because he’s an excellent physiologist who has experience with lipid chemistry. (He’s also an all around nice guy and a very successful scientist.) I took … Continue reading

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Total calorie intake is most influential in regulating adiponectin

Today I have a guest post over at the LabSpaces guest blog Dangerous Experiments. In that post I discuss a recent paper that examines the relative influence of total caloric intake, relative amount of dietary fat, and existing body fat … Continue reading

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Good news for people with specific phobias: Cortisol may increase efficacy of exposure therapy.

Earlier this week I shared the story of my specific phobia of vomiting, and little did I know that an article would be published in PNAS the next day (open access!) about the efficacy of cortisol supplementation during exposure therapy … Continue reading

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A question for psych/neuro/gastro friends: walking, anxiety, and emesis.

I may or may not have mentioned before on this blog that I have a specific phobia of vomiting. If I haven’t, now you know. I don’t like to talk about it in my online life because it is a … Continue reading

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What’s the deal with male circumcision and female cervical cancer?

Today I have a post over at the Scientific American Guest Blog on male circumcision and cervical cancer. In the post I discuss several papers on the efficacy of circumcision in reducing cervical cancer risk, the physiology behind how circumcision … Continue reading

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A correlation between gut bacteria and obesity.

Those of you who know me well know that I enjoy learning things by studying poop, and one of the great things in poop that we can exploit is the remnants of gut bacteria. A healthy bouquet of bacteria is … Continue reading

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Men interested in immediate sex place higher priority on a woman’s body than the average. Go fig.

Instead of blogging about poop I decided to blog about sex today. I’m terribly sorry for those of you who may have been expecting fecal matters. Anyway, from the File of Terribly Obvious Stuff, today I bring you a study … Continue reading

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