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Archive for May 2015

Circadian embargo clock malfunctions as press release is published ahead of schedule

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Melatonin, anyone?

PNAS lifted the embargo early on a study today following the publication of a university press release on a website some time before the embargo was scheduled to lift. This was the top of a PNAS press office email to reporters just before noon Eastern today, three hours before the embargo was scheduled to lift: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

May 18, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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NEJM lifts embargo on blindness gene therapy study early after BBC breaks it

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nejmThe New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) lifted the embargo early yesterday on a study of a rare form of blindness following a break by the BBC.

From a note sent to the journal’s media list yesterday just before noon Eastern (links added): Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

May 5, 2015 at 9:30 am

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PNAS lifts fructose-appetite study embargo early after realizing media had covered presentation months ago

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pnas junePNAS sent a message to its media list on Friday that began:

PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo:

Glucose, fructose, and appetite

Fructose may enhance the reward value of high-calorie food and promote eating, compared with glucose, according to a study. Differences in metabolism of fructose and glucose may lead to differential effects on physiological and behavioral responses to food. To assess the different effects of the two sugars on hunger and food cue responses in the brain, Kathleen A. Page and colleagues conducted fMRI scans on 24 people who had been given drinks sweetened with fructose on one day and glucose on another day.

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Written by Ivan Oransky

May 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

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