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12:00 AM EDT August 22, 2016

Socioeconomic Factors—Not Race or Ethnicity—Influence Survival of Younger Patients with Multiple Myeloma

Advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell, have led to improved survival predominantly among young and white patients, with less of an increase in survival observed in patients of other ethnicities. A new study indicates that this gap is mostly due to socioeconomic differences between whites and ethnic minorities, not race itself. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

7:00 PM EDT August 21, 2016

Color-Graded Pictogram Label to Reduce Medicine-Related Traffic Crashes Found Ineffective

A new study questions the effectiveness of using pictogram message on the labels of anxiety and sleep medications that interfere with driving – an approach this is currently implemented across France. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study found that the risk of being responsible for a crash associated with these medicines did not decrease long-term after the pictogram was introduced.

August 18, 2016

Wiley Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Atypon

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice and education, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atypon, a Silicon Valley-based publishing-software company, for $120 million in cash. Atypon (www.atypon.com) is a trusted technology partner that enables scholarly societies and publishers to deliver, host, enhance, market and manage their content on the web. The transaction is expected to close October 1, 2016.

August 18, 2016

How Did the Phosphate Get into RNA? Urea as one of the essential components in Darwin's "warm little pond"

The phosphate ion is almost insoluble and is one of the most inactive of Earth's most abundant phosphate minerals. So how could phosphate have originally been incorporated into ribonucleotides, the building blocks of RNA, which are considered to be among the earliest constituents of life? American and Spanish scientists have now identified reasonable conditions to mobilize phosphate from insoluble apatite minerals for prebiotic organophosphate synthesis, including ribonucleotides. The pivotal role of urea in this process is also described in their article in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

August 16, 2016

CFP Board Center for Financial Planning Expands Profession’s Body of Knowledge with New Wiley Book Series

The series will launch in early 2017 with the release of Communication Essentials for Financial Planners: Strategies and Techniques, written by Dr. John Grable and Dr. Joseph Goetz of the University of Georgia. The book will include a series of online videos that demonstrate a variety of interactions between the client and planner.

August 16, 2016

Cold-Fired Ceramics: Paradigm shift in ceramics production: cold sintering instead of high-temperature firing

Both hobbyists' pottery and engineered high-performance ceramics are only useable after they are fired for hours at high temperatures, usually above 1000 °C. The sintering process that takes place causes the individual particles to “bake” together, making the material more compact and giving it the required properties, like mechanical strength. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American researchers have now demonstrated that sintering can also take place at significantly lower temperatures. This cold sintering process is based on the addition of small amounts of water to aid the key transport processes that densify the material.

August 15, 2016

DASH Diet May Help Prevent Gout Flares

New research indicates that a healthy diet can effectively lower blood levels of uric acid, a known trigger of gout. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

August 15, 2016

Study Examines ‘Weekend Effect’ in Emergency Surgery Patients

Research has pointed to a ‘weekend effect’ in which patients admitted to the hospital on Saturdays or Sundays are more likely to die than those admitted on week days. A new study has now assessed whether a weekend effect exists in a specified population: patients admitted for emergency general surgery.

 

August 12, 2016

Execution Excellence: Making Strategy Work Using the Balanced Scorecard

Author Sanjiv Anand discusses his new book, Execution Excellence

August 11, 2016

American Geophysical Union Partners with Wiley to Take On New Geohealth Initiative

Largest Earth and Space Science Organization and Publishing Partner Wiley to Launch New Open Access Journal

WASHINGTON, DC—9 August 2016—Geohealth is a rapidly emerging transdisciplinary field that supports the intersection of Earth and environmental sciences with human, agricultural, and environmental health. As a first step in its efforts to support and enable this emerging field, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced today the launch of its newest journal, GeoHealth.

 

August 09, 2016

Wiley to publish Molecular Oncology – bringing together all four journals from the Federation of European Biochemical Societies at FEBS Press

Hoboken, NEW JERSEY – 9 August 2016 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the final step of an extended publishing partnership with the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) with the move of Molecular Oncology from January 2017 to join the other three FEBS publications published by Wiley; The FEBS Journal, FEBS Letters, and FEBS Open Bioat FEBS Press. FEBS has become one of Europe’s largest organisations in the molecular life sciences, providing a voice to a large part of the academic research and teaching community in Europe.   

August 09, 2016

Wiley Announces Get Better Faster

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, Managing Director at Uncommon Schools Newark, offers a host of practical tips and tools to school leaders to get their rookie teachers classroom-ready in just 90 days.

August 08, 2016

Wiley Announces Publishing Agreement with Amazon Web Services

Wiley to Publish Amazon Web Services’ Official Certification Study Guides

12:00 AM EDT August 08, 2016

Large Population-Based Studies Bolster Evidence that Insurance Status Affects Cancer Patients’ Health and Survival

Two new studies indicate that health insurance status may impact patients’ health outcomes following a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer patients who were uninsured or had Medicaid coverage experienced a variety of disparities—including being diagnosed at a later stage, receiving less than optimal treatment, and having shorter survival times—when compared with patients with other forms of insurance. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

August 05, 2016

Wiley provides free access to latest Zika research to coincide with events in Brazil

Wiley has made available all of its published Zika content on one site www.wiley.com/go/zika to coincide with events in Brazil, a territory that has seen increased cases of Zika Virus recently. Access will be freely available until 30 September. New research from medicine, entomology, obstetrics, neuroscience and more will be added to Wiley’s Zika page as it becomes available along with interactive content such as interviews, podcasts and videos, providing the latest updates on Zika virus. 

August 05, 2016

Some catholic hospitals make it difficult for physicians to provide referrals for reproductive services

Catholic hospitals, which represent a growing share of health care in the United States, prohibit staff from providing many common reproductive health services, including ones related to sterilization, contraception, abortion, and fertility. While professional ethics guidelines recommend that clinicians who deny patients reproductive services for moral or religious reasons provide a timely referral to prevent patient harm, a new study shows that some Catholic hospitals make it difficult for clinicians to do so. 

August 03, 2016

Crystal Analysis in 3D: Photon energy as the third dimension in crystallographic texture analysis

Whether building bone, shells, or corals, living creatures are true masters of crystallization. In the laboratory, this amazing precision cannot be duplicated yet. The processes and many of the precise structures of bio minerals remain largely unexplored. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, an international team has now introduced a three-dimensional X-ray diffraction technique for determining crystallographic texture—the preferred orientation of the little crystals in a solid—with previously unattainable spatial resolution.

August 02, 2016

Wiley Announces Publication of The Innovation Formula: The 14 Science-Based Keys for Creating a Culture Where Innovation Thrives

A practical guide to innovation strategies based on fact, not feeling

August 02, 2016

Experts assess changes to breast cancer screening recommendations

A new article discusses the evidentiary support for the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. In addition to modifying the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography, the new recommendations also focus on patient preference in decision making.

August 02, 2016

Social media helps diagnose parasitic disease in teen travelers

A new report details how physicians and patients used social media to help diagnose cutaneous leishmaniasis in a group of teens who traveled on a youth adventure trip to Israel. Their posts quickly brought the cluster to the attention of the teens and their parents, leading to prompt recognition of the cause of their skin lesions and appropriate treatment.