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Anita Berglund
Works at Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology
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Lived in Stockholm
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This review of 2,047 bio-medical and life-science scientific articles shows that 67.4% of the retractions were attributable to misconduct, such as suspected fraud, duplicate publication, and plagiarism. 

Depressing figures! 

Fang et al., 2012. "Misconduct accounts for the majority of retracted scientific publications" 

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/42/17028.abstract
Abstract A detailed review of all 2,047 biomedical and life-science research articles indexed by PubMed as retracted on May 3, 2012 revealed that only 21.3% of retractions were attributable to error. ...
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+Don Komarechka It depends from country to country I guess. In Sweden, we are obliged to report any attempt (of any kind). There is a guideline how to proceed and there is always an investigation. The most important is to prevent misconduct though. 

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Eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke - regardless of the chocolate being dark or light.

The findings are based on data from over 37 000 men and is published in the online issue of the scientific journal Neurology. New epidemiological research from my colleagues at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet.

"Chocolate consumption and risk of stroke:
A prospective cohort of men and meta-analysis"
Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, Jarmo Virtamo, MD and Alicja Wolk, DMSc

Link to the paper: http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2012/08/29/WNL.0b013e31826aacfa.abstract 
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Moderate drinking may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis a new study published in the latest issue of British Medical Journal shows. 

Di Giuseppe D, Alfredsson L, Bottai M, Askling J, Wolk A. "Long term alcohol intake and risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women: a population based cohort study" BMJ online July 4 2012. 
After adjusting for factors such as age, smoking and dietary habits, women who reported drinking more than three glasses of alcohol per week in both 1987 and 1997 had a 52 percent reduced risk of rheu...
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New, strong evidence, at the significance level of 5 sigma, for a new heavy particle, Higgs-like particle or the Higgs boson.
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A new study shows that low carbohydrate-high protein diets, used on a regular basis and without consideration of the nature of carbohydrates or the source of proteins, are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Abstract. Objective To study the long term consequences of low carbohydrate diets, generally characterised by concomitant increases in protein intake, on cardiovascular health. Design Prospective coho...
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Into your mind (and under your skin)... Fabulous cinematography by Sherpas Cinema!
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Oh Hell Yea!!!! Thanks for turning me on to these guys!!!

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The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka "for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent".
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Why are athletes wearing coloured tape? Kinesio tape (KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating sports injuries and a variety of other disorders.

The aim of a recent review was to evaluate, using meta-analysis, the effectiveness of KT in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Included were 97 scientific papers.

In conclusion, there was little quality evidence to support the use of KT over other types of elastic taping in the management or prevention of sports injuries. More well designed research is needed.

Williams et al. Kinesio Taping in Treatment and Prevention of Sports Injuries: A Meta-Analysis of the Evidence for its Effectiveness. Sports Med 2012;42:153-64. doi: 10.2165/11594960-000000000-00000
Kinesio tape (KT) is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating sports injuries and a variety of other disorders. Chiropractor, Dr Kenso Kase, developed KT taping techniques in the 1970s. It is cla...
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Artificial Jellyfish: Researchers have created a moving model, using silicone and heart muscle cells from rat tissue.
The movements are similar to the way a human heart moves blood throughout the body. A goal of the study was to advance human tissue engineering.

This movie demonstrates jellyfish-like body contraction and free-swimming: http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/extref/nbt.2269-S4.mov

Nawroth et al., A tissue-engineered jellyfish with biomimetic propulsion. Nature Biotechnology, 2012; DOI: 10.1038/nbt.2269
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It´s not an illusion, sounds associated with the Aurora Borealis, a new study shows. The sound may be quite variable. When I hear it, it´s more of a whining sound.

Researchers think it might be caused by geomagnetic disturbance. 

Study performed by Professor Unto Laine and colleagues from Aalto University, Finland and presented at the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, Lithuania July 10, 2012.

http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/news/view/2012-07-09/
Sounds of Northern Lights are born close to ground. 09.07.2012. For the first time, researchers at Aalto University in Finland have located where the sounds associated with the northern lights are cre...
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+Jan Tore Skråmestø Tanks! Very cool!

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A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 year.
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Ph.D., Lecturer in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Karolinska Institutet
    Doctor of Medical Sciences, Ph.D., Faculty of Medicine, 2002
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Ph.D., Senior researcher, Lecturer in Epidemiology
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  • Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology
    Ph.D., Lecturer in Epidemiology, present
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