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September 21, 2016

Rare Genetic Condition May Provide Insights on Parkinson’s and other Late-Onset Diseases

A new article suggests that an enzyme deficiency seen in the lysosomal storage disorder Krabbe’s disease may point to new and contributing mechanisms underlying certain late-onset neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

 

September 20, 2016

Plant Diversity Alleviates the Effects of Flooding on Crops

In grasslands, growing plants in higher diversity fields may help alleviate the negative impacts of flooding. This finding may extend to how we grow important food crops. 

September 19, 2016

Ranku Acquired by Wiley

Seattle, WA-September 15, 2016-Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced today that it has been acquired by John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.

September 19, 2016

Abaloparatide Benefits a Wide Range of Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

A recent analysis of results from a randomized controlled clinical trial indicates that abaloparatide-SC, a novel therapy for osteoporosis, provides consistent protection against bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis regardless of their baseline bone density, age, and previous history of fracture. 

September 19, 2016

Binge-Eating Disorder Linked to Other Health Conditions

Binge-eating disorder (BED) was linked with a broad range of other illnesses in a recent study, with the strongest associations related to the endocrine and circulatory systems. 

September 19, 2016

Cooking Fuels Contribute to Childhood Pneumonia in Developing Countries

Solid fuels used for cooking are the prevailing source of indoor pollution in developing countries. Now a worldwide ecological assessment has found that rates of pneumonia among young children in different countries are linked with the use of solid fuels. 

September 19, 2016

Diet and Exercise May Improve Physical Function and Quality of Life in Older Obese Adults

A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity.

September 19, 2016

Experience with Vehicles Does Not Help Birds Avoid Collisions

Researchers suspected that experience with passing vehicles may cause birds to adjust their avoidance responses—specifically, to increase their flight initiation distances—to keep from being hit. Instead, though, they recently found that inexperienced birds have longer flight initiation distances in response to oncoming vehicles than birds that have repeatedly observed passing, fast-moving vehicles.

September 19, 2016

Film and Television Often Provide Misleading Information on Brain Death

Neurologists who examined how brain death and organ donation are portrayed in film and television found that only a small fraction of productions provide the public with a complete and accurate understanding of brain death. In addition, most productions do not provide professional discussions about organ donation.

September 19, 2016

Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Accident

A new article provides an overview of the impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station accident in Japan in 2011 and subsequent remediation measures, comparing similarities and differences with the lessons learned from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident in Ukraine.

September 19, 2016

People with Epilepsy Face Increased Risks of Discrimination and Other Negative Life Events

In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines. 

September 19, 2016

Research Provides New Insights on the Impact of Wild Birds’ Social Networks

New research looks into how social networks among wild great tits, as they forage in flocks during the winter, carry over into shaping the set locations at which the birds breed and raise their young during the spring.

 

September 19, 2016

Stem Cell–Based Screening Methods May Predict Heart-Related Side Effects of Drugs

Coaxing stem cells from patients to become heart cells may help clinicians personalize drug treatments and prevent heart-related toxicity. A new review looks at the potential of this strategy, noting that these so-called human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes may be used in screening methods to determine which patients are at risk of experiencing heart-damaging effects of chemotherapy agents and other drugs.

September 19, 2016

Study Estimates ADHD Symptom Persistence into Adulthood

Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults.

September 19, 2016

Study Reveals Scope and Characteristics of Adverse Drug Reactions in the General Population

In a study of 1000 adult patients with unplanned admission to a tertiary hospital in Singapore, the prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at the time of admission was 12.4 percent, and the prevalence of ADRs causing admission to the hospital was 8.1 percent. 

September 15, 2016

Research provides clues to how zika virus breaches the placental barrier

New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function. Furthermore, herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infection augments placental sensitivity to Zika virus by enhancing the expression of receptors that allow Zika virus to enter cells.

September 12, 2016

Many alcohol-related injuries occur at home

Of all alcohol-related injuries in various public hospital emergency departments in Queensland, Australia, more occurred at home than at licensed premises.  

September 12, 2016

Research examines how beardedness affects women’s attraction to men

New research suggests that women tend to find beardedness attractive when judging long-term relationships, perhaps as a signal of formidability among males and the potential to provide direct benefits, such as enhanced fertility and survival, to females. 

September 09, 2016

EMBO and Wiley launch the SmartFigures Lab

Heidelberg, Germany and Oxford, UK—9  September 2016 – EMBO and John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), announced today the launch of the ‘SmartFigures Lab’, a prototype online publishing website with enhanced data presentation capabilities. The site results from the integration of SmartFigures, an open source application of the EMBO SourceData platform, with Wiley’s Content Enrichment Framework and research & development environment. 

September 09, 2016

Wiley and AlphaMed Press Announce Expanded Co-publishing Partnership

HOBOKEN, NJ—September 8, 2016—John Wiley and Sons, Inc., and The AlphaMed Company, Inc., dba AlphaMed Press today announced an expanded co-publishing partnership for AlphaMed’s prestigious portfolio of scholarly journals in stem cell research, regenerative and translational medicine, and oncology. With an outstanding track record of nearly thirty-five years as the founder and publisher of high-impact, peer-reviewed publications, The Oncologist, STEM CELLS, and STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, AlphaMed is a CEO Cancer Gold Standard accredited company globally recognized for its leading educational outreach programs, scientific meetings, and worldwide network of thought leaders.

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