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February 13, 2017

Blood Test Provides Clues to Bladder Cancer Patients’ Prognoses

New research indicates that about one-quarter of patients with bladder cancer treated with radical surgery on curative intent have detectable levels of tumour cells circulating in their blood. The presence of circulating tumour cells was also a predictor of cancer recurrence and death.

February 10, 2017

How Does Penis Length Change after Prostate Cancer Surgery?

Many patients who have their prostate glands removed as a treatment for prostate cancer complain of shortening in the length of the penis. 

February 10, 2017

Study Provides New Insights on How Diabetes Drug Works

Many individuals with type 2 diabetes produce abnormally low levels of a gut hormone called GLP-1, which normally stimulates insulin release from the pancreas.

February 09, 2017

Direct Radiolabeling of Nanomaterials: Directly radiolabeled nanographene materials without chelators are suitable for bioimaging applications

Positron emission tomography plays a pivotal role for monitoring the distribution and accumulation of radiolabeled nanomaterials in living subjects. The radioactive metals are usually connected to the nanomaterial through an anchor, a so-called chelator, but this chemical binding can be omitted if nanographene is used, as American scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie. The replacement of chelator-based labeling by intrinsic labeling significantly enhances the bioimaging accuracy and reduces biases.

7:00 PM EST February 08, 2017

Support for health professionals reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals

An updated Cochrane Review published today has identified effective and safe ways to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in hospitals. Guidelines and policies that promote better targeting of antibiotics in patients who need them have the greatest impact when they are supported by the most effective ways to change doctors’ behaviour.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Among Colon Cancer Patients, Smokers Have Worse Outcomes than Non-Smokers

In an analysis of more than 18,000 patients treated for colon cancer, current smokers were 14 percent more likely to die from their colon cancer within five years than patients who had never smoked. 

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Analysis Uncovers Racial Bias in Fatal Shootings by Police

A recent analysis found that among 990 individuals fatally shot by US police officers in 2015, Black civilians were more than twice as likely as White civilians to have been unarmed, and civilians from “other” minority groups were significantly more likely than White civilians to have not posed an imminent threat to the officer(s) or other civilians.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Are Antivirals a Cost-Effective Therapy During Severe Flu Seasons?

A new study indicates that the antiviral drug oseltamivir can reduce influenza infections and prevent deaths in a cost-saving manner under most pandemic scenarios.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Could Drugs Replace Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Gastric bypass surgery is one of the most successful treatments for obesity and related disorders; however, some patients may not want to undergo surgery.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Gold Standard Monitoring of HCC in Patients with Cirrhosis Is Cost-Effective

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. A new analysis indicates that following screening guidelines for HCC in cirrhotic patients is lifesaving and cost-effective compared with ‘real life’ monitoring.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Many Older Adults with Epilepsy May Not Be Receiving Optimal Care

Many older adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy in the United States are being prescribed older anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), and only half begin treatment with AEDs within the first 30 days of a potential epilepsy diagnosis.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Men Experience Greater Cognitive Impairment and Short-Term Death Following Hip Surgery

In a study of hip fracture patients, men displayed greater levels of cognitive impairment within the first 22 days of fracture than women, and cognitive limitations increased the risk of dying within six months in both men and women.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Older Women May Not Be Offered Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

A national study from England indicates that older women are often not offered immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, even though guidelines state that surgeons should discuss reconstruction with all suitable patients and that it should be available at the initial surgical operation.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Poor Thigh Muscle Strength May Increase Women’s Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis

A new study has found that poor strength in the thigh muscles may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis in women but not men. This relationship was confounded by body mass index (BMI), which itself is known as a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Study Provides Clues to the Sex Difference in Dyslexia

For reasons that are unclear, males are diagnosed with dyslexia more often than females. Researchers have now found that this may be due to males’ lower average and more variable reading performance relative to females’.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2017

Study Provides Insights on Optimal Treatment of Paget’s Disease of Bone

In a study of patients with Paget’s disease of bone—a common skeletal disorder that can lead to bone deformity, fractures, osteoarthritis, and bone pain—long-term intensive bisphosphonate therapy conferred no clinical benefit over giving bisphosphonates only when patients felt bone pain.

February 07, 2017

Wiley Expands Use of Data to Enhance Student Experiences Throughout the Student Journey

Expansion of exclusive relationship with Mattersight drives deeper student interaction, insights and improved outcomes for Wiley’s university partners

February 06, 2017

Wiley launches content sharing pilot providing greater access to research

Hoboken, NJ— February 6 2017—John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), is pleased to announce the launch of a content sharing pilot on Wiley Online Library. 

12:00 AM EST February 06, 2017

Can Childhood Cancer Treatments Affect Survivors’ Sex Lives in Adulthood?

A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. 

February 06, 2017

Pharmaceuticals from a Coal Mine? Novel microbial geldanamycin derivatives and cyclopentenone ansamycins from an abandoned coal mine

Digging around in the dark can sometimes lead to interesting results: in the acidic waters of an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky (USA), researchers discovered ten previously unknown microbial natural products from a strain of Streptomyces. They have now introduced these compounds in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Four of the molecules contain a cyclopentenone ring, which is rare in this class of substances.