20 DECEMBER 2013, VOL. 5, NO. 2


20 DECEMBER 2013, VOL. 5, NO. 2, PAGES 87-93.

About the Cover: High mortality in critically ill patients is a challenge for the intensive care medicine. While different reasons were figured out and corresponding therapeutic protocols were recommended, the actual mortality is still high and it is hard to conquer it and make a big improvement of the overall outcomes. Albumin, the most abundant protein in human blood plasma, plays an essential role in maintaining oncotic pressure, in participating in as an important protein transporter, and in possessing many physiological functions. In the context of critical care medicine, administration of albumin was found benefit patients in increasing their survival rate. However, a more recent study reported that bolus injection of albumin in critically ill pediatric patients increased the mortality. (See page 92).

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Science Insights 2013; 5(2): page i.



Worldwide break news are selected.

Promiscuous Female Mice Have Sexier Sons (Salt Lake City, USA)

Global Warming and Bio-Adaptation (Kiel, GERMANY)

Colorful Faces in Primates (Los Angeles, USA)

Nitrous Oxide Emission Control (Warsaw, POLAND)

Preserve Historic Moon Landing Sites for Posterity (Washington DC, USA)

Difference in Brains between Men and Women (Pittsburgh, USA)

Harmless Lung Cancer (Chicago, USA)

Duck, Rooster, or Dinosaur? (Madgwick, AUSTRALIA)

Science Insights 2013; 5(2): 87-89.

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Recent representative literatures are highlighted.

PSYCHOLOGY and EDUCATION: Children’s Use of Addition to Solve Two-Digit Subtraction Problems

LANGUAGE: Descriptions of Second Language Interaction

MEDICINE: Salt Consumption and Hypertension

Science Insights 2013; 5(2): 90.

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Shrimp (1949)

By Baishi Qi (China)

Science Insights 2013; 5(2): 91.

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Albumin versus Saline in Mortality in Critically Ill Children

By Yusheng Liu, Shiqin Xu, Fuzhou Wang, Xirong Guo, Rong Shen, Xiaofeng Shen

Science Insights 2013; 5(2): 92-93.

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