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February 16, 2016

Discovery Could Lead to New Treatment Strategy against TB

By uncovering the 3-dimensional structure of an enzyme that is critical for the survival of the bacterium that cause tuberculosis, researchers may be one step closer to developing a new strategy to combat TB infections.

February 16, 2016

Heart Arrhythmia Drug May Fight Plaque Buildup in Blood Vessels

New research in mice provides convincing evidence that digoxin, a drug prescribed to treat atrial fibrillation, can help protect against atherosclerosis.

February 16, 2016

Initiative Seeks to Bridge Research and Care Related to Mental Illness

A new initiative seeks to bring findings from mental health research into the clinic, with the goal of developing better treatments for psychological disorders.

February 16, 2016

Photographs and Music Lessen Patients’ Anxiety Before Surgery

A new study found that viewing photographs combined with listening to music can less patients’ anxiety before surgical operations and improve their physical and psychological well-being.

February 16, 2016

Smart Skin Made of Recyclable Materials May Transform Medicine and Robotics

Smart skin that can respond to external stimuli could have important applications in medicine and robotics. Using only items found in a typical household, researchers have created multi-sensor artificial skin that’s capable of sensing pressure, temperature, humidity, proximity, pH, and air flow.

February 16, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Statistical Tools to Spot Cartels

Experts estimate that illegal cartels of businesses harm consumers to the tune of many billions of dollars annually as they secretly collude to set prices, allocate territory, and distort market competition for their own financial benefit. In a new Significance article, Carsten Crede, of the Centre for Competition Policy and the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia, outlines the pros and cons of cartel screens, which are statistical tools to help spot bad business behavior.

February 12, 2016

APEC Opens Food Security Innovator Search Amid Climate Concerns

The 21 APEC member economies are on the lookout for next generation innovators whose collaborative research in the Asia-Pacific is breaking new ground in efforts to feed the region’s three billion people and support healthy, productive work forces needed to drive sustainable growth in the face of climate change.

February 10, 2016

Wiley and ASLO partner on a new open access journal to integrate limnology and oceanography

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) announced today the launch of a new short-format, open access publication, Limnology and Oceanography Letters.

February 10, 2016

Research Findings Could Lead to New Treatments for Chronic Inflammatory Pain

New research uncovers a cascade of reactions within nerve cells that relay sensations of pain associated with inflammation. The findings, which are published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, indicate that drugs designed to curb this pathway may help relieve inflammatory pain in sufferers.

February 09, 2016

Teach Like A Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students On The Path To College

As featured in the New York Times Magazine, new teaching methods transforming education

7:00 PM EST February 08, 2016

New health evidence gives women informed choice in the prolapse surgery debate

New evidence published today highlights benefits and harms of using artificial mesh when compared with tissue repair in the surgical treatment of vaginal prolapse. Slightly better repair with mesh needs to be weighed carefully against increased risk of harms.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2016

Study Compares Effectiveness of Phone-Based and Web-Based Smoking Cessation Programs in Four States

A new analysis indicates that states’ Web-based and phone-based tobacco cessation programs can help people quit smoking, but certain personal characteristics may lead individuals to prefer one type of program over the other. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help states optimize their tobacco cessation and cancer control programs.

12:00 AM EST February 08, 2016

Treatments that Reduce Knee Buckling May Help Prevent Falls in Older Adults

Symptoms of knee instability in older adults may indicate an increased risk of falling and of experiencing the various physical and psychological effects that can result from falling, according to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). The findings indicate that determining effective treatments for knee instability should be an important priority as clinicians care for aging patients.

February 05, 2016

Where Infants Sleep May Affect How Long They Are Breastfed

A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, pregnant women who expressed a strong motivation to breastfeed were more likely to bed-share frequently once their baby was born.

February 04, 2016

Wiley Announces Generation Z Goes To College

The First Book On How This Up-And-Coming Generation Will Change Higher Education

February 04, 2016

Wiley Announces Learning Assessment Techniques

College teachers today are under increased pressure to teach effectively and provide evidence of what, and how well, students are learning. An invaluable asset for college teachers of any subject, Learning Assessment Techniques provides a practical framework for seamlessly integrating teaching, learning, and assessment.

February 04, 2016

Wiley Announces The Discussion Book

Build teams, make better decisions, energize groups, and think out of the box

February 04, 2016

Fecal Analyses May Lead to Noninvasive Diagnostics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

New research indicates that analyses of vapors from fecal samples can identify volatile metabolites indicative of different types of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

February 04, 2016

Management Style Affects Quality of Care and Retention among Nurses

A recent study shows that encouraging nurses to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu—a style of management called transformational leadership—can have positive effects on the quality of the care given to patients. It was also a predictor of nurses’ intentions to stay on at their current healthcare facilities. Conversely, abusive leadership practices potentially lead to poorer quality of care and to a strong intention to quit.

7:00 PM EST February 03, 2016

Have national smoking bans worked in reducing harms in passive smoking?

The most robust evidence yet, published today in the Cochrane Library, suggests that national smoking legislation does reduce the harms of passive smoking, and particularly risks from heart disease.