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May 03, 2016

Election 2016 For Dummies

As the primary season comes to a close and the nominations about to be locked up, dummies presents ideas and story angles to help demystify the process and prepare for the run-up to November.

May 03, 2016

Wiley Announces Reading Reconsidered, The Next Book by Bestselling Author Doug Lemov

Reading Reconsidered:  A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RIGOROUS LITERACY INSTRUCTION 

May 03, 2016

Birds of a Different Color: Why Some Birds Have More than One Color Type

In some animals, the same species can occur in two or more color types, or morphs. New research may help solve the mystery of how this can occur despite the pressures of evolution.

May 03, 2016

Current Whale Migration Models Are too Simplified

New research challenges the traditional view that baleen whales (Mysticetes) migrate between high-latitude feeding areas and low-latitude breeding areas

May 03, 2016

Experts Propose Strategy to Save Mammals on the Brink of Extinction

With only three living individuals left on this planet, the northern white rhinoceros could be considered doomed for extinction. But now researchers have proposed a road map for preserving such endangered species through techniques that use stem cells and assisted reproduction technology.

May 03, 2016

Many European Schools Face Barriers to Providing Mental Health Support to Students

In a cross-national study of what European schools are doing to support student mental health and well-being, 47% of surveyed schools indicated that mental health provision is a high/essential priority, but more than half did not implement a school policy regarding mental health.

May 03, 2016

Medical Conditions Are More Common in Women Who Are Sexually Abused

Researchers have found that a variety of conditions are more common in women before and after sexual assault.

May 03, 2016

New Insights on How Oysters Form Shells

Researchers know that several proteins are involved in oyster shell formation, but how expression of these proteins is controlled is not well understood. Now investigators report that they have identified a protein called Pf-POU3F4 that promotes expression of two of these proteins, called Aspein and Prismalin-14.

May 03, 2016

New Research Provides Insights on Seal Species

Conservation and management efforts rely on clear definitions of populations, subspecies, and species. A new study uses digital imaging, state-of-the-art genetic analyses, archives of historical literature, and other methods to resolve the origin and whereabouts of a more than 200 year old grey seal specimen held in the collections of the Natural History Museum of Denmark, and to prove that this was the lost type specimen of the species. These and similar methods may be applied to identify, describe, and study existing, lost, and novel specimens.

May 03, 2016

Newspapers Often Publish False Depictions of Gout

A new analysis reveals that popular newspaper articles depict gout as a self-inflicted condition that is socially embarrassing and the focus of humor.

May 03, 2016

Obesity Rates Are Not Declining in US Youth

A clear and significant increase in obesity continued from 1999 through 2014, according to an analysis of data on United States children and adolescents age 2 to 19 years.

May 03, 2016

Ovary Removal May Increase the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer may rise in women who have their ovaries removed, according to new research.

May 03, 2016

Patient-Physician Communication Is Critical for Prostate Cancer Survivors’ Health

For prostate cancer patients who had their prostates surgically removed, patient-physician communication was key for helping them cope with their disease and for improving their health-related quality of life.

May 03, 2016

Research on Modern Day Animals Reveals Insights on the Life and Death Processes of Extinct Animals

Powerful head and neck retractions of vertebrate carcasses, including dinosaur fossils, have puzzled researchers as to whether they occurred just before an animal’s death in agony, or after. Now experiments performed in the wild on large ostrich chick cadavers show that they occur post-mortem.

May 03, 2016

Ultrasound-Estimated Fat Content in Muscles May Be an Indicator of Physical Health

Ultrasound-estimated percent intramuscular fat of muscles in the lower extremity was inversely associated with physical activity level and positively associated with body mass index in a recent study.

May 02, 2016

Monetizing Innovation How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price

Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product around the Price explores what happens when companies stop guessing at whether an innovation will succeed and put the customer’s willingness to pay at the very core of product design.

12:00 AM EDT May 02, 2016

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Help Reduce Memory Problems in Cancer Survivors Who Have Received Chemotherapy

A new analysis indicates that a type of psychotherapy delivered by videoconference may help prevent some of the long-term memory issues caused by chemotherapy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to a noninvasive way to help cancer survivors manage some of the negative effects of their treatment.

12:00 AM EDT April 28, 2016

Rosacea Linked to a Slightly Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study has uncovered an increased risk of dementia—in particular Alzheimer’s disease—in patients with rosacea. Importantly, the risk was highest in older patients and in patients where rosacea was diagnosed by a hospital dermatologist. The findings are published in the Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society.

April 27, 2016

Wiley and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announce publishing partnership

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a new publishing partnership with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to publish the EFSA Journal.

9:01 PM EDT April 26, 2016

Yoga may have health benefits for people with asthma

A new Cochrane Review, published in the Cochrane Library today, suggests that yoga may have a beneficial effect on symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, but effects on lung function and medication use are uncertain. 

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