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November 02, 2016

Announcing the Forrester Wiley Customer Engagement Awards

HOBOKEN, N.J.- John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb) is delighted to announce the launch of the Forrester Wiley Customer Engagement Awards. The awards recognize Wiley colleagues who execute on industry best practices and modern marketing techniques. Forrester partnered with Wiley in developing the awards bringing their expertise as industry-leaders in customer strategies that drive growth.

November 02, 2016

Lithium Ion Extraction: A combined polymer/metal–organic composite membrane allows for the effective separation of lithium from contaminants in brines

The increasing usage of lithium for batteries or high-performance metals requires improved extraction techniques of lithium from primary sources such as salt lake brines. Chinese scientists have now designed a solid composite membrane that combines the mimicking of the chemical selection process in biological ion channels with molecular sieve technology. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they report the effective and fast separation of lithium ions from brines with that membrane.

November 01, 2016

Gender Lens Investing Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns, and Impact

Women are an unparalleled force in the global economy—as successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and family breadwinners. Yet gender-based violence, the absence of women's legal rights and the persistent wage gap stubbornly remain. This paradox creates an unprecedented and underexplored opportunity for investors.

November 01, 2016

Experts Explore How to Use and Share Routinely Collected Clinical Data on a Global Scale

Researchers are exploring ways to help clinicians and investigators use and share routinely collected medical data (such as information in electronic health records) to improve care and advance clinical research.

October 31, 2016

Valerie M. Grubb Tackles the Multigenerational Workplace in Her New Book, Clash of the Generations

In Clash of the Generations, Grubb details proven strategies that managers and senior leaders can use immediately to incorporate the contributions of youth and the wisdom of age to give organizations a competitive edge in reaching more customers.

October 27, 2016

Fighting the Gram-Negatives: Natural products inspire the design of molecular agents against drug-resistant bacterial strains

Many microorganisms produce secondary natural products, the potential antibiotic effects of which are extensively investigated. German scientists have now examined a class of quinone-like substances containing an additional epoxide functional group for their antibiotic activities. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the compounds can kill problematic Salmonella pathogens, probably by interfering with their bacterial stress response system.

October 27, 2016

Many Young Children with Liver Failure Die while Waiting for a Transplant or Soon after Receiving One

A new analysis reveals unacceptable mortality rates in young US children with chronic liver disease while they are on transplant waiting lists as well as after transplantation.

October 27, 2016

Young People with Liver Conditions Face an Elevated Risk of Depression and Anxiety

Researchers have found that many teens and young adults with chronic liver conditions suffer from depression and anxiety, which can have considerable impacts on their emotional and physical health. The findings, which are published in Liver Transplantation, indicate that greater attention should be directed to the mental health of these young patients.

October 26, 2016

Majority of stillbirth cases remain unexplained, suggesting post mortem investigation needs to be refined, GOSH research finds

Analysis by a Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) led team looking at the effectiveness of different elements of the post mortem process shows that, despite full standard investigation, in the majority of cases of stillbirth the cause remains unknown. The papers highlight the need for further research to improve post mortem techniques to better detect a cause of death.

October 25, 2016

AuditFile Automates Wiley Advantage Audit Suite

AuditFile, Inc. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today jointly announced a new version of AuditFile’s award-winning audit automation software that features the full suite of 2017 Wiley Advantage Audit programs and planning documents for industry-specific audits, reviews and compilations. The new cloud-based, all-in-one audit program and automation solution empowers firms of all sizes to work more efficiently and effectively from any browser or device.

October 25, 2016

Scientists Root for More Cassava Research to Help Meet Greater Demand for Food

Global food demand is expected to grow by 110 per cent over the next 30 to 35 years, and for many of the poorest people on the planet, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, cassava is the most important source of calories. Cassava is also important as a crop that is resistant to climate change, but it has not received the same amount of attention as other staple food crops. 

October 24, 2016

New Book Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole Shows Entrepreneurs How to Pivot from Challenges, Setbacks and Failure to Achieve Success

Anthony Scaramucci’s third book gives business owners the skills, insights and mindset to succeed in a challenging business environment

October 24, 2016

Creeping Gel: Photosensitive self-oscillating gel to model biological crawling motions

Directed motion seems simple to us, but the coordinated interplay of complex processes is needed, even for seemingly simple crawling motions of worms or snails. By using a gel that periodically swells and shrinks, researchers developed a model for the waves of muscular contraction and relaxation involved in crawling. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, they were able to produce two types of crawling motion by using inhomogeneous irradiation.

12:00 AM EDT October 24, 2016

Study Indicates that Advances in Precision Medicine Have Improved Breast Cancer Treatment

A new study examines how one early example of precision medicine—tumor genome testing—is being used in women with breast cancer to reduce overtreatment and maximize the benefits of chemotherapy. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study found that physician recommendations and final treatment decisions correlated highly with test results, suggesting genome testing helped physicians identify which patients could most benefit from chemotherapy, and those for whom chemotherapy could be safely omitted. Additionally, these personalized recommendations appeared to eliminate racial/ethnic and educational disparities in testing or treatment; however, many women who were tested inaccurately recalled their test results.

October 24, 2016

Study Uncovers Brain Changes in Offending Pedophiles

New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children. 

October 21, 2016

Where Does Cisplatin Bind?: Identification of genome-wide cisplatin cross-linking sites with DNA base resolution

Cisplatin is one of the most widely used agents in cancer chemotherapy. Its mode of action is cross-linking of the DNA, which can kill cells. But which part of the genome is more affected, and which is less affected? A Chinese team of scientists have now set up a universal, genome-wide assay system to detect the specific cisplatin action sites, In the journal Angewandte Chemie the scientists introduce their system and report initial results, which support the notion that the mitochondrial genome is one of cisplatin's main targets.

October 20, 2016

Wiley Celebrates the 2016 Nobel Prize Laureates

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE: JWa, JWb) would like to acknowledge the laureates honored with the 2016 Nobel Prize. Six of these laureates have had their work published in Wiley’s medical, physiology, chemistry and economics journals and books.

October 20, 2016

Change Is Needed to Prevent Homicides by Individuals with Mental Illness

Following the stabbing death of Dr. Jeroen Ensink, a new father in London who was killed by a mentally ill man who had walked free after attacking a police officer with a knife days earlier, experts are calling for change. They note that the dangerousness of a small but volatile subset of psychiatric patients is not taken seriously enough. 

October 20, 2016

Self-Healable Battery: Lithium ion battery for electronic textiles grows back together after breaking

Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion batteries with self-healing properties that can be safely worn on the body. Even after completely breaking apart, the battery can grow back together without significant impact on its electrochemical properties.

October 19, 2016

Hidden Chirality: Nitrogen-15 isotope can trigger asymmetric autocatalytic reactions toward chiral organic compounds

The preparation of chiral compounds as intermediates in drug synthesis is one of the most important targets in synthetic organic chemistry. Japanese scientists have now shown that the autocatalytic preparation of a chiral intermediate can be triggered by a compound bearing hidden chirality, which consisted of nothing more than the difference between the isotopes nitrogen-15 and nitrogen-14. The study is published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.