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April 25, 2016

Expanded Edition of East-Commerce Releases with Compelling New Content

The Expanded Edition of Marco Gervasi’s East-Commerce, with a New Chapter and Fresh Content Offering a Rare Glimpse of E-Commerce in the East

April 25, 2016

Morningstar Behavioral Economist Publishes New Book, LOADED: Money, Psychology, and How to Get Ahead without Leaving Your Values Behind

Author Sarah Newcomb probes effect of personal experiences and core values on financial attitudes, offers framework to help readers develop healthier relationships with money.

April 25, 2016

THE STARTUP CHECKLIST 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business

David S. Rose's book THE STARTUP CHECKLIST: 25 Steps to Scalable, High-Growth Business applies the dual perspective of an angel investor and serial entrepreneur to give entrepreneurs the truth about the crucial dos and don’ts they need to take to get a business started and to attract capital.

April 25, 2016

What’s the Secret Behind Great School leadership? A New Book Breaks It Down

Across the country, there are schools serving hard-to-reach kids that knock it out of the park academically, performing far above average, and boasting vibrant cultures and strong family engagement. New Leaders (formerly New Leaders for New Schools) has spent the past fifteen years training, supporting and studying the exemplary principals who lead such schools. For the first time, its Chief Officers—Jean Desravines, Ben Fenton and Jaime Aquino—bring together what they have learned to help school leaders across the country achieve similarly impressive results. 

April 22, 2016

Attending US Charter Schools May Lead to Higher Earnings in the Future

A new study suggests that charter school students are more likely to do well at college and earn significantly more than their counterparts at other schools.

April 21, 2016

FAMILY INC.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth

In FAMILY INC.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth Douglas P. McCormick empowers readers to take control of their family’s financial security with the confidence and strategic insight of a corporate Chief Financial Officer.

April 21, 2016

Risk of Liver Cancer from Hepatitis B Persists Even after Clearing the Virus

Long-term infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause liver inflammation and increase the risk of liver cancer.

April 20, 2016

Hair Analysis Is a Flawed Forensic Technique

Since 1989, 74 people who were convicted of serious crimes, in large part due to microscopic hair comparisons, were later exonerated by post-conviction DNA analysis. 

April 20, 2016

Review Assesses Published Research on Brain Changes Associated with Autism

A recent review that examined all published studies on anatomical abnormalities in the brains of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder found substantial discrepancy throughout the literature regarding the reported presence and significance of neuroanatomical findings.

April 20, 2016

Rituximab Is Superior to Fingolimod for Certain Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

A new study indicates that rituximab is more effective than fingolimod for preventing relapses in patients with highly active multiple sclerosis switching from treatment with natalizumab.

April 19, 2016

Wiley Announces Staying Sharp For Dummies

Insights and actionable information on keeping your brain sharp as you age

April 18, 2016

2016 Valuation Handbook: Guide to Cost of Capital

2016 Valuation Handbook - Guide to Cost of Capital provides the key annual valuation data previously published in the now discontinued Morningstar/Ibbotson SBBI Valuation Yearbook, and the Duff & Phelps Risk Premium Report.

April 18, 2016

Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

In this anticipated follow-up to Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Handbook, distinguished M&A expert Scott Whitaker delivers his popular brand of solid, actionable guidance to the complex process of cross-border M&A.

April 15, 2016

Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide

Attacks on the Press is the definitive guide to the state of press freedom around the globe, exposing abuses while exploring potential solutions.

April 15, 2016

Monitoring Breathing: Paper-based electrical sensor developed to monitor respiration rate

A simple but effective sensor for monitoring the respiration rate of individuals has been created. Taking advantage of the hygroscopic character of ordinary paper, scientists at Harvard University have developed an electrical sensor to detect the periodic changes of humidity by breathing in and out. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the respiration data can be transmitted to and collected by nearby smartphones or tablet computers for further processing, storage, or transmittance to practical therapists. A simple face mask carrying the sensor system and worn in hospital wards may thus save lives.

April 13, 2016

Poor Lubrication: Astringent mouthfeel of wine results from a lubrication failure in the mouth

We are all familiar with that strange feeling in the mouth after a sip of red wine or tea, or a bite of unripe fruit. It has been described as dry, leathery, or even furry. This astringent effect is caused by tannins or polyphenolic compounds that bind to mucins, lubricating proteins in the mucus membranes of the mouth. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a Chinese and Korean research team has now shown the relationship between astringency and disrupted lubrication of the oral cavity.

12:00 AM EDT April 11, 2016

Being Married May Help Prolong Survival in Cancer Patients, with Varying Effects by Race and Place of Birth

New research has uncovered a link between being married and living longer among cancer patients, with the beneficial effect of marriage differing by race/ethnicity and place of birth. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings have important public health implications, given the rising numbers of unmarried individuals in the United States in addition to the growing aging population.

12:00 AM EDT April 11, 2016

Research Uncovers the Effects of Traumatic Childbirth on Midwives and Obstetricians

When complications arise in the delivery room that lead to traumatic childbirth, clinicians providing care may feel upset and experience secondary traumatic stress. A new study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, found that feelings of blame and guilt dominate when midwives and obstetricians struggle to cope with the aftermath of a traumatic childbirth, but such events also made them think more about the meaning of life and helped them become better midwives and doctors.

April 07, 2016

Social Peers’ Death May Impact CEO Decisions

CEOs alter their strategic decision making after experiencing the death of a social peer, new research suggests.

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