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Friday Science Review: Studying for the Bar Edition

ErlenmeyersWhile I am studying for the Ontario Bar exams over the next few weeks (a jurisdictional hat trick if I pull it off), I will try to keep up with the blog by cutting down on the analysis and commentary and putting you a bit closer to the primary source material than usual.  For the science review, click on and get the full, uncolo(u)red PubMed results to see what Canadians have been up to this week…

1: A novel protein isoform of the multicopy human NAIP gene derives from intragenic Alu SINE promoters.
  Romanish MT, Nakamura H, Lai CB, Wang Y, Mager DL.
PLoS ONE. 2009 Jun 2;4(6):e5761.
PMID: 19488400 [PubMed – in process]
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2: Twelve years’ experience with direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs in Canada: a cautionary tale.
  Mintzes B, Morgan S, Wright JM.
PLoS ONE. 2009 May 27;4(5):e5699.
PMID: 19479084 [PubMed – in process]
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3: GPS measurement error gives rise to spurious 180 degree turning angles and strong directional biases in animal movement data.
  Hurford A.
PLoS ONE. 2009 May 20;4(5):e5632.
PMID: 19479067 [PubMed – in process]
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4: Factors affecting blood pressure variability: lessons learned from two systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials.
  Musini VM, Wright JM.
PLoS ONE. 2009 May 22;4(5):e5673.
PMID: 19479061 [PubMed – in process]
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5: NKX2-5 regulates the expression of beta-catenin and GATA4 in ventricular myocytes.
  Riazi AM, Takeuchi JK, Hornberger LK, Zaidi SH, Amini F, Coles J, Bruneau BG, Van Arsdell GS.
PLoS ONE. 2009 May 28;4(5):e5698.
PMID: 19479054 [PubMed – in process]
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6: Activity and interactions of liposomal antibiotics in presence of polyanions and sputum of patients with cystic fibrosis.
  Alipour M, Suntres ZE, Halwani M, Azghani AO, Omri A.
PLoS ONE. 2009 May 28;4(5):e5724.
PMID: 19479000 [PubMed – in process]
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7: Ventral Tegmental Area BDNF Induces an Opiate-Dependent-Like Reward State in Naive Rats.
  Vargas-Perez H, Ting-A-Kee R, Walton CH, Hansen DM, Razavi R, Clarke L, Bufalino MR, Allison DW, Steffensen SC, van der Kooy D.
Science. 2009 May 28. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 19478142 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
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8: Early versus delayed invasive intervention in acute coronary syndromes.
  Mehta SR, Granger CB, Boden WE, Steg PG, Bassand JP, Faxon DP, Afzal R, Chrolavicius S, Jolly SS, Widimsky P, Avezum A, Rupprecht HJ, Zhu J, Col J, Natarajan MK, Horsman C, Fox KA, Yusuf S; TIMACS Investigators.
N Engl J Med. 2009 May 21;360(21):2165-75.
PMID: 19458363 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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9: Development. Ovulation signals.
  Duggavathi R, Murphy BD.
Science. 2009 May 15;324(5929):890-1. No abstract available.
PMID: 19443772 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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