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June 16, 2014

Cryoprobes Better than Traditional Forceps for Obtaining Certain Lung Biopsies

A randomized controlled trial has found that cryoprobes, which are tools that apply extreme cold to tissues, are better than conventional forceps for performing so-called transbronchial lung biopsies in patients who are being assessed for certain lung conditions. Cryoprobes allowed for improved diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases because they collected larger sized samples that were of higher quality.

June 16, 2014

Gluten-Free Diet Relieves ‘Brain Fog’ in Patients with Celiac Disease

Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics findings indicate that ridding the diet of gluten may help address problems that celiac disease patients can experience related to attention, memory, and other mental tasks.

June 16, 2014

High-Altitude Weight Loss May Have an Evolutionary Advantage

Weight loss at high altitudes—something universally experienced by climbers and people who move to higher terrain—may not be a detrimental effect, but rather is likely an evolutionarily-programmed adaptation, according to a new article in BioEssays.

June 16, 2014

New Advance Allows Gels to Wiggle Through Water

Using a worm’s contracting and expanding motion, researchers have designed a way for gels to swim in water. The advance, which is described in a Journal of Applied Polymer Science paper, involves the use of a hand-held laser to shrink and swell polymer gels comprised mostly of water.

June 16, 2014

Signaling Pathway May Explain the Body Clock’s Link to Mental Illness

Alterations in a cellular signaling pathway called cAMP–CREB may help explain why the body clocks of people with bipolar disease are out of sync, according to a new European Journal of Neuroscience study.

June 16, 2014

West Andaman Fault determined to be strike slip, rather than back thrust

Before the devastating tsunami hit Sumatra on 26 December 2004, not much was known about the fault zones located offshore Sumatra in the Indian Ocean. Since then, geologists have set out to study the subduction margin’s structure and dynamics for future mitigation of earthquake hazards.

June 13, 2014

The Handbook of Market Intelligence

The Handbook of Market Intelligence provides a step-by-step roadmap for establishing, conducting and further developing corporate intelligence programmes within an organisation and then shows how to turn this market data into actionable insights.

June 12, 2014

Wiley Acquires SimBioSys

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education, announced today that it has acquired SimBioSys Inc., a provider of scientific software tools that facilitate the drug discovery process.Terms were not disclosed.

12:00 AM EDT June 12, 2014

6,000 Steps A Day Keeps Knee OA Limitations Away

A new study shows that walking reduces risk of functional limitation associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA).  In fact, the study funded in part by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published in the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) journal, Arthritis Care & Research, suggests that walking 6,000 or more steps per day may protect those with or at risk of knee of OA from developing mobility issues, such as difficulty getting up from a chair and climbing stairs.  

12:00 AM EDT June 12, 2014

Low Cholesterol Linked with Worse Survival in Patients with Kidney Cancer

People are often told to reduce their cholesterol to improve their heart health, but new research suggests that low cholesterol may increase kidney cancer patients’ risk of dying from their disease. The findings, which are published in BJU International, indicate that cholesterol testing may help doctors as they monitor and treat patients with kidney cancer.

June 12, 2014

Survivors of Childhood Liver Transplant at Risk of Becoming “Skinny Fat”

New research reports that survivors of childhood liver transplant remain nutritionally compromised over the long-term. Findings published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, indicate that the recipients’ return to normal weight post-transplant was due to an increase in fat mass as body cell mass remained low, indicating a slim body composition with little lean muscle mass or “skinny fat”.

7:00 PM EDT June 11, 2014

Advanced breast cancer: benefits of Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) outweigh the risk of harm

In women with advanced (or metastatic) breast cancer, treatment with the breast cancer drug Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) is associated with prolonged survival but also increases the risk of developing heart problems, a new systematic review shows. However, the review, published in The Cochrane Library, concludes that more women benefit from use of Trastuzumab than are harmed.

June 10, 2014

Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter Conference Call Schedule Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10 a.m. EDT

Wiley will release its fourth quarter results prior to market open on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. The Company has scheduled a conference call beginning at 10 a.m. EDT that day to discuss the results.

June 09, 2014

Breaking Big

For owners of small business who are looking to grow, get more customers and increase profits, Breaking Big offers expert advice on how to get to the next level and achieve breakthrough success.

 

12:00 AM EDT June 09, 2014

Iron Supplements Improve Anemia, Quality of Life for Women with Heavy Periods

A study by researchers from Finland found that diagnosis and treatment of anemia is importanat to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods.  Findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding  (menorrhagia).

12:00 AM EDT June 09, 2014

Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed.

June 06, 2014

Becoming an Architect, 3rd Edition

Discover the risks and rewards on the path to a career as an architect

June 06, 2014

Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive

Using recent controversies as examples, the book goes beyond conflict to offer practical guidance to campus leaders in various roles so they can work together to help their institutions thrive.

June 06, 2014

How to Teach Adults: Plan Your Class, Teach Your Students, Change the World, Expanded Edition

Teach all students the skills they need to learn, no matter the subject matter

June 06, 2014

Launching and Leading Change Initiatives in Health Care Organizations: Managing Successful Projects

Discover ways to launch and implement changes for better patient care

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