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March 16, 2015

Can Mechanisms Used During Hibernation Help Animals Colonize New Habitats?

Heterothermy, the ability of some animals to lower their metabolism and body temperature, is traditionally seen as an effective adaptation to predictable seasonal bottlenecks of unproductive cold periods. A new review suggests that the use of heterothermy may have been used as a response to acute emergency situations in animals that colonized Madagascar.

March 16, 2015

Finger Lengths May Indicate Risk of Schizophrenia in Males

Research suggests that the ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance. When the index finger is shorter than the ring finger, this results in a small 2D:4D ratio, pointing to a high exposure to testosterone in the uterus.

March 16, 2015

For Some Kids, Easter Egg Hunts Can Lead to Skin Problems

Some children and adults are allergic to nickel and develop rashes when they come in contact with it. They also may react to foods—including peanuts, chocolate, oats, and processed American cheese—that contain a significant amount of nickel.

March 16, 2015

Genetically Manipulating Plants Can Reduce their Water Needs

Improving the efficiency by which crops use water is a critical priority for regions facing increased drought or diminished groundwater resources. Now researchers have found that this can be achieved by genetically altering plants’ stomata, the tiny openings on the leaf surface through which carbon dioxide is absorbed and water evaporates.

March 16, 2015

How Does Prison Time Affect Relationships?

A new study highlights the complicated spillover effects of incarceration on the quality of relationships.

March 16, 2015

Inflammatory Markers Linked with an Increased Risk of Premature Death in Adults with COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is characterized by a state of inflammation. A new Respirology study has identified certain inflammatory markers that can be used to predict which patients are at the highest risk of dying prematurely.

March 16, 2015

New Targets for Rabies Prevention and Treatment

Researchers have identified genes that may be involved in determining whether an individual is sensitive or resistant to rabies virus infection.

March 16, 2015

Products that Reversibly Change Shape with Temperature May Revolutionize Medicine

New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature.

March 16, 2015

Sufficient Sleep Is Important for Healthy Sexual Desire

In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. Reflecting sleep's impact on sexual desire, each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14%. Sleep was also important for genital arousal, such that women who slept longer on average experienced fewer problems with vaginal arousal than women who obtained less sleep.

March 16, 2015

The Dangers of Reintroducing Lions and Other Carnivores for Ecotourism

Ecotourism has motivated efforts to reintroduce lions to landscapes where they were not previously common. A new analysis conducted after 4 lions were reintroduced into the fenced Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa, reveals that lions might compete with humans in winter, spring, and autumn and with endemic herbivores in all seasons but winter.

March 16, 2015

Will Future Population Growth Be Limited by Freshwater Availability?

The global human population is growing faster than the water supply. Investigators recently analyzed various models and trends to assess both optimistic and pessimistic projections of future water use and shortages.

March 16, 2015

World Trade Center Workers at Increased Risk of Developing Autoimmune Diseases

A new study has found a strong link between prolonged work at the World Trade Center (WTC) site following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and the development of various autoimmune diseases including arthritis and lupus.

March 13, 2015

Bonnie Marcus, Thought Leader on Women in the Workplace, Presents “Look Out Before You Lean In” At the 2015 Women's Summit® Succeed and Thrive

Marcus’s presentation will address how the path to the top isn’t straightforward, and why it’s critical to understand workplace dynamics in order to avoid potential barriers. The session will show women how to identify and plug into the power grid of their organization, as well as provide the necessary tools to understand and overcome obstacles in order to achieve success. 

March 13, 2015

Mindfulness Pocketbook: Little exercises for a calmer life

This new book provides quick mindfulness exercises for everyday life.

March 11, 2015

The Dream Café: Lessons in the Art of Radical Innovation

This new book demonstrates how businesses can formulate and deliver the big brand ideas that will redefine the market by learning from the interactions between those radical creatives we call the avant-garde

March 10, 2015

Wiley Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

John Wiley & Sons today announced the results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015.

12:00 AM EDT March 10, 2015

Hormone Replacement Therapy for postmenopausal women: Does it help or harm your heart?

New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of stroke.

March 09, 2015

How Values-Based Leadership Can Build Both Individual Leaders and World Class Organizations

What does it mean in practice to be a values-based leader? First, you must recognize that leadership is not determined by the number of direct reports you have. Whether you are entry level or an executive, when faced with real situations that test your patience and possibly defy your belief system, it’s imperative that you are your best self so that you can create best teams - while also being a best partner for customers and vendors, a best investment for stakeholders and a best citizen making a difference in the world. Becoming The Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership (Wiley, March 9th, 2015), a new book by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr., offers a how-to guide for putting the principles of values-based leadership into action to achieve “5 Bests.”

12:00 AM EDT March 09, 2015

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Increased in Women Who Have First-Degree Relatives with a History of Prostate Cancer

Having a family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.

12:00 AM EST March 05, 2015

Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns

A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests.