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October 26, 2012

What Authors Want From Open Access Publishing

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the results of an author survey on open access, with over ten thousand respondents from across Wiley’s journal portfolio. The research explored the factors that authors assess when deciding where to publish, and whether to publish open access.  Among the top factors considered by authors were the relevance and scope of the journal, the journal’s impact factor and the international reach of the journal.

October 16, 2012

Wiley Congratulates the 2012 Nobel Laureates

Eight of the 2012 Laureates are Wiley Authors

October 15, 2012

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, 12th Edition, 5 Volume Set

Wiley is pleased to announce the publication of the 12th edition of Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials.

October 15, 2012

Artificial Blood Maker: EPO - First successful total synthesis of Erythropoietin

“Blood is quite a peculiar kind of juice“—that is what Mephisto knew, according to Goethe’s “Faust“. But if blood really is very special, then erythropoietin (EPO) must be a very special molecule, as it triggers the production of our red blood cells. After ten years of intense research, American scientists have now succeeded in making a fully synthetic version of this special molecule. This achievement represents a landmark advance in the chemical synthesis of complex biological molecules from basic building blocks.

October 10, 2012

Wiley Announces New Open Access Journal: Energy Science & Engineering

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of Energy Science & Engineering as part of the Wiley Open Access publishing program. The journal provides authors with a new platform for the rapid dissemination of the latest energy research and will be published in collaboration with the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI).

October 10, 2012

Wiley Authors Awarded 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly to Professors Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka for studies of G-protein–coupled receptors; both are published Wiley authors. 

October 05, 2012

Targeted Attack on Tumors: Selective tumor treatment: β-galactosidase releases active agent from prodrugs

One of the largest challenges of chemotherapy lies in the fact that cancer cells must be killed while healthy tissue must be protected. French researchers have now introduced a new approach in the journal Angewandte Chemie: The enzyme β-galactosidase releases the active drug from an inactive precursor, known as a prodrug, which can only be taken up by tumor cells.

October 02, 2012

Made out of Thin Air: Fixation of CO2 through iridium catalyzed hydrosilylation

Carbon dioxide could be a useful alternative source of carbon for the chemical industry. It is inexpensive, is supplied in abundance by nature, and would help to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. In addition, it would significantly improve the carbon footprint of fuels and chemical products. The largest barrier to this process is the high stability of the carbon dioxide molecule. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Spanish researchers have now introduced a new process that traps carbon dioxide in the form of silyl formates, which are silicon-containing formic acid esters.

October 01, 2012

How to Invent and Protect Your Invention: A Guide to Patents for Scientists and Engineers

Introducing an easy-to-read, jargon-free overview of the patent application process for scientists and engineers

September 28, 2012

Landscapes of Taste. An electronic tongue for protein analysis

Electronic noses are used to sniff out exhaust fumes and assist with quality control of foods. Less well known is the fact that equivalent devices, electronic tongues, are capable of recognizing dissolved substances. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, French researchers have now presented a new and particularly simple approach to making an electronic tongue that can differentiate between proteins.

September 26, 2012

The Perfect Supplement to Your Chemistry II Textbook

Math for the (chemistry) masses

September 24, 2012

Encyclopedia of Drug Metabolism and Interactions, 6-Volume Set

Wiley is pleased to announce publication of the state-of-the-art, 6-volume Encyclopedia of Drug Metabolism and Interactions.

September 24, 2012

Patty's Toxicology, 6th Edition, 6-Volume Set

The expanded 6th Edition of the cornerstone reference work on occupational health and toxicology is now published by Wiley.

September 14, 2012

New Treatment for Stroke? Ceria nanoparticles could lessen the damage from ischemic strokes

The most common form of strokes are caused by a sudden reduction in blood flow to the brain (ischemia) that leads to an inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. These so-called ischemic strokes are one of the leading causes of death and disability in industrialized nations. If they are not immediately remedied by medical intervention, areas of the brain may die off. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Korean researchers have now proposed a new approach for supplemental treatment: Ceria nanoparticles could trap the reactive oxygen compounds that result from ischemia and cause cells to die.

September 12, 2012

Luminescent Ink from Eggs. Fluorescent carbon dots can be made by plasma pyrolysis and used as printer ink

Luminescent carbon nanoparticles based on carbon exhibit advantageous optical properties. They are also biocompatible, and therefore better suited for imaging procedures in the biosciences than metal-based semiconductor quantum dots. A variety of processes have thus been developed to make these miniature objects known as carbon dots or C-dots. Chinese researchers have now introduced a new method in the journal Angewandte Chemie, by which C-dots can be produced particularly quickly and inexpensively. In addition, they have demonstrated the use of these luminescent dots as printer ink.

September 10, 2012

Enzymes Dig Channels. Enzymatic etching used to build nano- and microscale surface topologies

In living systems, complex nano- and microscale structures perform a host of physical and biological functions. While two-dimensional patterns can be recreated fairly well with techniques like microlithography, three-dimensional structures represent a big challenge. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American researchers have now reported a new method for the lithography-free etching of complex surface motifs with the use of biodegradable polymers and enzymes. Starting with structured microchannels, they have built an assembly for the isolation and concentration of cells from whole blood.

August 27, 2012

Glowing Flowers for Ultra-Trace Analysis of TNT: Selective optical TNT detection down to the sub-zeptomole level

Highly sensitive and highly selective tests are important for the early detection of disease, the detection of environmental toxins, or for the detection of explosives at airports. Increased selectivity for the target analytes helps to avoid false-positive results. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Indian scientists have now introduced a specific detection method for the explosive TNT that can be used to detect even a single molecule.

August 20, 2012

Professor Christopher Bielawski to Receive Inaugural Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award from Wiley

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced that the inaugural Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award will be issued today to Professor Christopher Bielawski at the Fall American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

August 15, 2012

High potency and synthetic marijuana pose real dangers in first weeks of pregnancy

Writing in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis, American researcher’s state the argument that marijuana is a harmless drug is no longer valid due to the emergence of ‘high potency’ marijuana and synthetic marijuana which pose a potential real threat for pregnant women.

August 09, 2012

Gold Nanoparticles Follow “Genetic Code”: Different sequences of DNA influence morphology of growing gold nanocrystals

Gold is not just the material of choice for pretty jewelry; it is also used in technology, for example in nanoscopic particles for applications such as catalysis, biomedicine, and sensors. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a team of American and Chinese researchers has now demonstrated that the morphology of gold nanoparticles can be controlled when they are synthesized in the presence of DNA. Depending on the DNA sequence used, the shape and surface roughness can be varied.