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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.

April 06, 2016

Announcing Architectural Graphic Standards, 12th Ed

The 'Architect's Bible' since 1932, updated with the latest codes and standards

 THE PRIMARY REFERENCE FOR ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS

All new and UPDATED in print & ONLINE

April 06, 2016

Why Client Service Matters

A new edition of a widely respected, classic book unlocks the secrets of enduring client relationships.

April 05, 2016

Fatty Liver Disease Is Common and Linked with Certain Risk Factors in Liver Transplant Recipients

Researchers have characterized the prevalence and risk factors of fatty liver disease in patients who undergo liver transplantation. The findings, which are published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, could have important implications for safeguarding transplant recipients’ health.

April 04, 2016

Climate Change May Reduce Vulnerable Salmon Populations

New research in north-central Mongolia illuminates the effects of global climate change on certain vulnerable species of salmon.

April 04, 2016

Do Differences in Anatomy Matter for Achieving Orgasm?

A recent review of the medical literature reveals that differences in anatomy may help explain why some individuals experience orgasms more successfully than others.

April 04, 2016

Heavy Drinking Endangers the Health of Liver Transplants

Alcoholic liver disease is a major indication for liver transplantation, but up to 20% of patients experience severe alcoholic relapse. New research shows that such relapse can cause significant damage to newly transplanted livers.

April 04, 2016

Marine Reserves Are Critical for Coral Reef Resilience

Due to the combined effect of human and natural disturbances, coral reefs are declining at an alarming rate. Researchers who studied the effects of various disturbances on reef communities of coral and fish found that those in ‘no-take’ marine reserves are less impacted and recover faster than those in reefs that are not located in marine protected areas.

April 04, 2016

Paper Critically Examines the Politics of Asylum Accommodation in the UK

A new article offers a first examination of recent changes in the nature of asylum accommodation in the UK, arguing that in the model existing today, economic calculations and narratives of ‘worthiness’, ‘welfare’, and ‘prioritization’ intersect to make asylum-seeking a ‘market’ in which neoliberal norms of market competition, economic efficiency, and dispersed responsibility are central.

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