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July 21, 2014

Examining the causes of a devastating debris flow

Storm-triggered landslides cause loss of life, property damage, and landscape alterations. For instance, the remnants of Hurricane Camille in 1969 caused 109 deaths in central Virginia, after 600 mm of rain fell in mountainous terrain in 6 hours. More recently, on 8 August 2010, a rainstorm-induced landslide devastated the Chinese county of Zhouqu, causing more than 1000 deaths. A new modeling study by Ren examines the multiple factors, both natural and human caused, that came together to produce this event.

July 21, 2014

Global Studies in Asians May Be Applicable to a Wide Array of Asian Populations

A new Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study shows how guidelines on the use of clinical data have resulted in more reliable data worldwide, allowing drugs to reach Asian populations sooner than in the past.

July 21, 2014

Mammals Metabolize Some Pesticides to Limit Their Biomagnification

The concentrations of many historically used, and now widely banned, pesticides and other toxic chemicals—called legacy contaminants—can become magnified in an animal that eats contaminated food; however, a new Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry study has found that Arctic mammals metabolize some currently used pesticides, preventing such ‘biomagnification.’

July 21, 2014

Many Individuals May Be Predisposed to Empathy

A new study in Brain and Behavior provides physical evidence that highly sensitive individuals respond especially strongly to social situations that trigger emotions.

July 21, 2014

Mental Health Issues Uncovered in Children with Relatives Who Participated in Manhunt after Boston Marathon Attack

Children with relatives who were called upon to participate in the interagency manhunt following the Boston Marathon attack carried a particularly heavy mental health burden, according to a Depression and Anxiety study that included surveys of Boston-area parents and other caretakers.

July 21, 2014

New Joint Education Standards Help GI & Hepatology Training Programs Meet Accreditation Requirements

A team of representatives from five gastroenterology and hepatology societies have created a toolbox designed to help gastroenterology training directors meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones requirements while training fellows to independently care for patients.

July 21, 2014

Replacing Coal and Oil with Natural Gas Will Not Help Fight Global Warming

Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially for the primary uses of residential and commercial heating.

July 21, 2014

Researchers Simplify Process to Purify Water Using Seed Extracts

Researchers have streamlined and simplified a process that uses extracts from seeds of Moringa oleifa trees to purify water, reducing levels of harmful bacteria by 90% to 99%. The hardy trees that are drought resistant are cultivated widely throughout many countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

July 21, 2014

Study Provides Insights into Birds' Migration Routes

By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. The research, which is published in Ecology Letters, was conducted using geolocators that, like GPS, record the position of a bird and allow its long distance movement to be tracked.

July 18, 2014

Forty Ways To Think About Architecture

Forty Ways To Think About Architecture provides an introduction to some of the wide-ranging ways in which architectural history and theory are being approached today.

July 17, 2014

The Mystery of Market Movements

New book designed to give investors information and necessary tools to predict turns in markets and develop strategies to timely profit from them

 

12:00 AM EDT July 17, 2014

Best Anticoagulants After Orthopedic Procedures Depends on Type of Surgery

Current guidelines do not distinguish between aspirin and more potent blood thinners for protecting against blood clots in patients who undergo major orthopedic operations, leaving the decision up to individual clinicians.

7:00 PM EDT July 16, 2014

Asthma drugs suppress growth

Corticosteroid drugs that are given by inhalers to children with asthma may suppress their growth, evidence suggests. Two new systematic reviews published in The Cochrane Library focus on the effects of inhaled corticosteroid drugs (ICS) on growth rates. The authors found children’s growth slowed in the first year of treatment, although the effects were minimised by using lower doses.

July 16, 2014

Wiley and Infographic World Launch Infographics For Dummies

Book Authored by CEO of Infographic World Justin Beegel Available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Wiley.com as Paperback and e-Book

12:00 AM EDT July 16, 2014

Donating a Kidney May Make it Difficult to Change or Initiate Life and Health Insurance

People who selflessly step up and donate a kidney can face insurance challenges afterwards, despite the lack of evidence that they have increased health risks. The finding, which comes from a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggests that actions by insurers may create unnecessary burden and stress for those choosing to donate and could negatively impact the likelihood of live kidney donation.

July 15, 2014

To Accept or Not Accept…Patients Want a Say in Liver Transplant Decisions

A novel study reveals that more than half of liver transplant patients want to be informed of donor risk at the time a liver is offered for transplantation. Nearly 80% of those patients want to be involved in the decision of whether or not to accept the organ according to findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.

July 14, 2014

Best-selling Author Jon Duckett's #JavaScriptBook Now Available

Wiley Announces JavaScript and jQuery: Interactive Front-End Web Development by Best-selling Author Jon Duckett

July 14, 2014

How Will the Rise of China Affect the American Way of Life?

The End of Cheap China is a fun, riveting, must-read book not only for people doing business in China but for anyone interested in understanding the forces that are changing the world.

12:00 AM EDT July 14, 2014

Testicular Cancer Rates Are on the Rise in Young Hispanic Americans

A new analysis has found that rates of testicular cancer have been rising dramatically in recent years among young Hispanic American men, but not among their non-Hispanic counterparts.

July 10, 2014

Four Game-Changing Archetypes for Founders, Leaders and Impact Investors

For entrepreneurs who want to change world, or impact investors looking to align their capital with their values, The Responsible Entrepreneur provides a framework for building a business that will create the greatest benefit for all stakeholders.

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