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April 01, 2016

Power from Sun and Rain: Graphene layer could allow solar cells to generate power when it rains

Solar energy is on the rise. Many technical advances have made solar cells quite efficient and affordable in recent years. A big disadvantage remains in the fact that solar cells produce no power when it’s raining. This may change, however: In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese researchers have now introduced a new approach for making an all-weather solar cell that is triggered by both sunlight and raindrops.

March 31, 2016

Next Gen CEOs Emphasizing Purpose Over Profit May Be The New Profit Pioneers

CEOs who overemphasize profit actually cost their companies millions, while leaders who put purpose before profit saw spectacular profits.

March 30, 2016

Wiley Announces Publishing Partnership with Universum

Employer Branding For Dummies® to be Published in November

March 30, 2016

Researchers Uncover Key Scientific and Statistical Errors in Obesity Studies

A special statistical series in the journal Obesity identifies common scientific and statistical errors in obesity-relate studies, challenges assumptions about weight loss, and calls for increased application of control arms in obesity intervention studies.

12:00 AM EDT March 28, 2016

Choosing to Die at Home Does Not Hasten Death for Patients with Terminal Cancer

A large study from Japan found that cancer patients who died at home tended to live longer than those who died in hospitals. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that oncologists should not hesitate to refer patients for home-based palliative care simply because less medical treatment may be provided.

8:30 PM EDT March 24, 2016

Curcumin May Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

New research indicates that curcumin—a substance in turmeric that is best known as one of the main components of curry powder—may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis. In Asia, turmeric is used to treat many health conditions and it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and perhaps even anticancer properties.

March 24, 2016

Wiley Announces Partnership with IT Learning Platform ITPro.TV

The learning platform is also available on Android and iOS mobile apps, Amazon Fire, and the new Apple TV 4 – March 2016

March 23, 2016

Merck Veterinary Manual 11th Edition

About the new edition of the Merck Veterinary Manual

12:00 AM EDT March 23, 2016

Antipsychotic Drugs May Not Be Effective against Delirium

A recent review of the medical literature does not support the use of antipsychotic medications for preventing or treating delirium in hospitalized patients.

March 23, 2016

Chronic Diseases May Negatively Affect the Mental Health of Poor and Middle-Income Adults

In a study of more than 8,000 adults, those with a chronic health condition such as diabetes or asthma were more likely to report psychological distress and functional impairment if they were residents of poor or middle-income households. There was no significant association between chronic disease and distress for individuals from higher-income households.

 

March 23, 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.

March 22, 2016

New Method Measures Nicotine Delivery from E-Cigarettes

The effectiveness of e-cigarettes as a smoking substitute will likely rely on whether they can consistently provide the amount of nicotine a smoker needs to resist the desire to return to traditional cigarettes.

March 21, 2016

Out-of-Hospital Births Are on the Rise

United States’ out-of-hospital births increased to nearly 60,000 in 2014, continuing a decade-long increase. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that out-of-hospital births increased from 0.87% of US births in 2004 to 1.50% in 2014, an increase of 72%. Out-of-hospital birth rates increased for all race/ethnic groups, but most rapidly for non-Hispanic white women.

March 21, 2016

Research Advance May Lead to New Treatments for Glaucoma

Researchers have developed a tool to not only model the underlying disease mechanisms of glaucoma, but also to help discover and test new pharmacological strategies to combat the neurodegeneration that occurs in patients with glaucoma.

March 21, 2016

Research Provides Insights on Lethal Blindness in a Scottish Bird of Conservation Concern

The Scottish bird population of red-billed choughs, which currently totals less than 60 breeding pairs and is of major conservation concern, is being affected by lethal blindness that is passed on by non-blind individuals that carry a mutant gene.

March 21, 2016

Surgery For Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease Found Safe

A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low.

March 21, 2016

The Evolution of Altruistic Defense in Enslaved Ants

New research looks at the evolution of an altruistic defense by enslaved Temnothorax longispinosus ant workers that rebel against their social parasite Temnothorax americanus, a slavemaking ant.

March 21, 2016

Transplant Drug Helpful for Patients with Progressive Liver Condition

New research indicates that mycophenolate mofetil, a drug that is usually used to prevent rejection after kidney, heart or liver transplant, seems safe and effective in treating autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), a serious chronic liver disease that mainly affects women.

March 21, 2016

Why Do Sunbathers Live Longer than Those Who Avoid the Sun?

New research looks into the paradox that women who sunbathe are likely to live longer than those who avoid the sun, even though sunbathers are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer.

8:00 PM EDT March 16, 2016

Health effects of sit-stand desks and interventions aimed to reduce sitting at work are still unproven

An updated Cochrane Review, published today in the Cochrane Library, says that the benefits of a variety of interventions intended to reduce sitting at work are very uncertain.

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