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June 15, 2016

Nine journals to become open access under partnership between Wiley and Hindawi

John Wiley and Sons, Inc. and Hindawi today announced a new partnership that will strengthen both publishers’ commitment to open access publishing. This new collaboration will see nine Wiley subscription journals converting to open access starting in January 2017. Hindawi will take over the editorial and production workflow for each of the journals within the partnership, which will be hosted on the Hindawi website, allowing them to benefit from the publisher’s experience in publishing high quality journals on an open access basis.

5:05 AM EDT June 07, 2016

Models Make Predictions on Olympic Medals

How many medals will each country win in Rio at this Summer’s Olympic Games? Researchers who derived predictions from two different models anticipate that the USA, China, Russia, and the UK will retain their top positions in the medals ranking, but Brazil and Japan are expected to make the biggest gains. 

June 06, 2016

Anti-Epileptic Drug Linked to Birth Defects when Taken with Other Drugs

In an analysis of pregnancies in Australia from 1999 to 2014 in which women were taking anti-epileptic drugs, fetal malformation rates fell over time in pregnancies where only one drug was taken, but rates increased in pregnancies where multiple drugs were taken.

June 06, 2016

Ebola Map May Help Prepare for Future Outbreaks

To be prepared for new Ebola virus disease cases, it is fundamental to start by identifying the range of the virus and the regions that are more favorable for its propagation.

June 06, 2016

New Research on Snakes May Provide Insights on Evolution

Pythons and boas are distantly related, but new research indicates that they have evolved convergent physical characteristics when living in similar habitats—meaning that they evolved similar solutions to similar problems.

June 06, 2016

New Test Allows for One-Step Diagnosis of HCV Infection

The current standard in diagnosing Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection requires two sequential steps that make it suboptimal, costly, inconvenient, time consuming, and globally not widely available or affordable. Now researchers have developed a novel enzyme immunoassay that accomplishes screening and diagnosis in one simple and affordable step.

 

June 06, 2016

Recent Research Uncovers Surprises about Antibiotic Resistance

It’s thought that antibiotic resistance is associated with a fitness cost, meaning that bacteria that develop antibiotic resistance must sacrifice something in order to do so. Because of this, proper use of antibiotics should result in susceptible strains eventually replacing resistant ones. 

June 06, 2016

Study Examines Unsafe Behaviors in Older Adults who Likely Have Dementia

Older adults who likely have dementia but have not been given the diagnosis are more likely to engage in potentially unsafe activities, new research suggests.

May 27, 2016

Research Reveals that Sharks Have Individual Personalities

A new study indicates that sharks of the same species can have different personalities.

May 26, 2016

Investigational Drugs Show Promise for Treating Overactive Bladder

In a recent study of patients with overactive bladder (OAB), a 30 mg extended release formulation of propiverine hydrochloride was at least as effective and safe as a 4 mg extended release formulation of tolterodine tartrate. Both medications are called antimuscarinic drugs that block certain cell receptors, but propiverine differs from other antimuscarinics because of a dual mode of action.

May 19, 2016

The Effects of Laxatives May Provide New Clues Concerning Parkinson’s Disease

 

In a recent retrospective analysis, investigators discovered that the year-on-year increase in rigidity found in Parkinson’s disease flattened off with the regular use of laxatives to manage constipation.

 

May 16, 2016

Antipsychotic Drugs Are Linked with an Increased Risk of Heart Attacks

A review of nine observational studies found evidence supporting an increased risk of heart attacks in patients taking antipsychotic drugs.

May 13, 2016

Patients with Coeliac Disease Should Receive Pneumonia Vaccine

Researchers have found that patients with coeliac disease are at high risk of acquiring pneumonia if they haven’t received the pneumococcal vaccine.

 

May 13, 2016

Researchers Determine the Best Strategy for Preventing Ulcers when Taking NSAIDs

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)—including ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen and others—are commonly used pain medications that are generally safe but may increase the risk of developing stomach and intestinal ulcers.

May 10, 2016

Breath Test May Help Diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome

There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured together, can accurately distinguish IBS patients from people without the condition.

February 18, 2014

Bouquets of Disease: How Flowers Attract and Spread Pathogen Microbes

New research in Ecology Letters explores this microbial world of flowers.

February 13, 2014

APEC to recognize ‘intelligent transportation’ innovator

APEC has opened the nomination period for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier, which in 2014 will honor a young scientist whose work has made an outstanding contribution to ‘intelligent transportation.

February 03, 2014

Walk-in access to high quality academic research available in UK public libraries

Students, independent researchers and small businesses can now access many of the world’s best academic papers across science, technology, medicine and other disciplines through their local libraries. This is the result of a unique collaboration between librarians and publishers, who have made their journal content available for free to UK libraries under a new initiative, Access to Research.

January 20, 2014

Increasingly complex trade-offs predicted in upcoming management of bushfires in Australia

The management of future bushfires will become increasingly complex, with trade-offs that demand astute recognition and knowledge of current and future trends, as well as how these trends interact with each other in a dynamic and intricate world. Deploying empirical data, embedding experiential insights and involving stakeholder communities will also play a key role in how bushfires can be managed effectively.

12:05 AM EST December 09, 2013

Inflammation in Prostate Biopsies May Indicate Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Signs of inflammation in a man’s prostate biopsy may indicate he has a reduced risk of subsequently being diagnosed with prostate cancer in a future biopsy. That’s the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.