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May 18, 2015

Task Force Offers Recommendations on Epilepsy Treatments in Women and Girls

The anti-epilepsy drug valproate should be avoided whenever possible in women who may become pregnant due to a high risk of malformations and developmental problems in babies who are exposed to the drug before birth.

May 18, 2015

The Extent of Toxin Accumulation in Birds Off the Coast of Canada

Toxins known as perfluoroalkyl substances have become virtually ubiquitous throughout the environment, and various national and international voluntary phase-outs and restrictions on these compounds have been implemented over the last 10 to 15 years.

May 18, 2015

The Road to Successful Uterus Transplantation to Restore Fertility

Swedish clinicians recently reported the first live birth after uterus transplantation, which was followed by two more uneventful births and another pregnancy that is near term.

12:00 AM EDT May 14, 2015

Study Investigates the Quality of Organs from Potential Donors with HIV

In 2013, the United States government passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which allows research to be conducted on the safety of organ donation from deceased donors with HIV to recipients with HIV.

May 13, 2015

Evidence Aid researchers support international efforts in Nepal

As the second major earthquake struck Nepal less than three weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a devastating quake, UK-based Evidence Aid joins the world’s renewed response.

May 12, 2015

New books from Wiley to aid security professionals

IT security breaches are increasingly becoming big headlines- think Sony Pictures, Wikileaks and Apple iCloud.

With millions of consumers vulnerable as major corporations come under attack, Wiley are publishing a new selection of practical security titles to help professionals improve their organisation’s security, understand more about ‘phishing’ or scammers, learn how to secure mobile apps and develop strategies to thwart network attacks and exploitation.

 

 

May 12, 2015

How the Presence of Conservation Researchers Affects Wildlife

In a study that compared three sites within the Dja Conservation Complex in Cameroon, Africa, investigators found that the presence of a conservation research project acts as a deterrent to chimpanzee and gorilla poachers, and community awareness and involvement in research lead to an increased value of apes and intact forests to local people, thus limiting hunting practices.

12:00 AM EDT May 11, 2015

Certain Treatments for Childhood Cancer May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Life

Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth.

May 08, 2015

Becoming a Graphic Designer

Author Steven Heller highlights the new features of Becoming a Graphic Designer, Fifth Editio

May 07, 2015

Researcher Glen Wright to take over Wiley’s Exchanges Blog

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is pleased to welcome Glen Wright, a research fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris, as the first guest editor of Wiley’s Exchanges blog. For one week, starting May 11, 2015, he will take over the blog’s reins to explore “The PhD Path Less Travelled.”

May 06, 2015

Sybex Announces Five New Products for the CompTIA Network+ Exam N10-006

Comprehensive print and digital product suite helps candidates master the new Network+ exam from CompTIA

 
12:00 AM EDT May 06, 2015

The Use of Canes and Other Mobility Devices Is on the Rise Among Older Adults

About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older used mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—in 2011, and about a third of these reported using multiple devices. The use of such devices was not linked with an increased risk of falling, but people who used canes were more likely to report limiting their activities because they worried about falling.

12:00 AM EDT May 06, 2015

What the Penis Worm’s Teeth Looked Like

The carnivorous Penis Worm, or Ottoia, known from 500-million-year-old fossils, was a fearsome beast: it could turn its mouth inside out to reveal a tooth-lined throat that looked like a cheese grater. Because its teeth are less than a millimeter in size, researchers used high-powered microscopes to find out more about their structure.

May 05, 2015

Build Your Business in 90 Minutes A Day

A new, practical guide for small business owners and entrepreneurs shows how they can dramatically accelerate business growth by dedicating just 90 minutes (20% of their working day) every day to getting and keeping customers.

May 05, 2015

Jon Gordon’s New Book Shares the Life and Legacy of a True Teammate, George Boiardi

The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hard-working, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate, the impact he had on his team and program and the lessons we can learn from him. Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire readers to be the best teammate they can be and to build a great team.

May 04, 2015

The Wiley Prize in Family Studies: Submissions for The Alexis Walker Award Now Open

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is now accepting submissions for the second annual Alexis Walker Award, which honors outstanding original scholarship in the field of family studies. The biannual $5,000 award will be presented for the second time at the 77th conference of the National Council on Family Relations in November 2015 in Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada).

 

 

May 04, 2015

Merkle Publishes New Book: The Rise of the Platform Marketer: Performance Marketing with Google, Facebook, and Twitter, Plus the Latest High-Growth Digital Advertising Platforms

Co-authored by Merkle’s Craig Dempster, EVP and Digital Agency Group Leader, and John Lee, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, the book discusses how marketers can use targeted, personalized experiences on addressable audience platforms to drive revenue and more meaningful customer relationships.

May 04, 2015

New Book by Self-Made Millionaires John Lee and Vincent Wong Shows Path to Financial Success

DO YOU HAVE A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH WEALTH AND SUCCESS?: The Wealth Dragon Way Shares 20 Years of Combined Wealth Creation Philosophies to Help Individuals Quit the Rat Race

May 04, 2015

Lab Test Commonly Used to Assess Water Toxicity May Not Predict Effects on Field Populations

Hyalella azteca are invertebrates that are widely used for sediment and water toxicity studies. Investigators have found that H. azteca collected from sites influenced by agricultural/urban runoff are as much as 2-times less sensitive to pyrethroid insecticides than lab-grown H. azteca. In contrast, the insecticide sensitivities of H. azteca collected from undeveloped sites beyond the influences of agricultural/urban runoff were similar to those of lab-grown populations.

May 04, 2015

Personal Cues Can Have a Strong Effect on Craving in Individuals with Addiction

Unique person-specific cues—such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song—appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study also found that person-specific cues may have a longer effect on craving than more general substance-specific cues, such as the presence of bottles, syringes, or lighters.

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