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August 19, 2013

The Importance of Reproducibility: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research Tightens Editorial Guidelines

 New guidelines seek to ensure research is reproduceable

August 16, 2013

Bypassing Immune Rejection in Stem-Cell-Based Therapies

STEM CELLS describes a new regimen for quashing the immunologic barrier, a short-course treatment with two costimlation-adhesion blockade agents, allowing engraftment of transplanted differentiated stem cells and their prolonged survival in tissue.

7:00 PM EDT August 14, 2013

New Study Reviews Historical Records to Provide Insight into Current UK Marine Populations

Exploitation of marine fisheries often begins decades or even centuries before regular monitoring of fish stocks is undertaken, making it difficult to accurately assess the current health of fish populations in the context of their past abundance. In an article appearing in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, Dr. Ruth H. Thurstan uses historical information to uncover a picture of the UK’s coastal environments prior to the intensification of fishing.

August 05, 2013

Expert Reaction to the 'Lab Burger'

Expert Reaction to the 'Lab Burger' Story

July 29, 2013

Borneo’s Orangutans Are Coming Down From the Trees

Newly Recorded Behaviour May Show Adaptation to Habitat Change

12:00 AM EDT July 26, 2013

Pesticides Contaminate Frogs from Californian National Parks

Pyraclostrobin, Tebuconazole, and Simazine Detected for the First Time in Wild Frog Tissue

July 17, 2013

Sugar Coating Reveals Black Death: Plague detection through anti-carbohydrate antibodies

Even today, the lives of humans and animals are claimed by plague. A new antibody-based detection method can be used to reliably and sensitively identify plague in patient serum and other biological samples. The antibody specifically recognizes a particular carbohydrate structure found on the cell surfaces of the bacterium that causes plague, as reported by German researchers in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

July 15, 2013

Ice Clouds and Solar Winds: What Drives Mars’ Atmospheric Tides?

From: Geophysical Research Letters

July 15, 2013

What Will Voyager 1 Discover at the Bow of the Solar System?

From: Geophysical Research Letters

July 10, 2013

Cloud Brightening to Cool Seas Can Protect Coral Reefs

Targeted Cooling Could Offer a 50-year ‘breathing space’ for Coral Protection

July 01, 2013

Wiley Announces Increase in Impact Factors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson Reuters® 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with 1,192 (approximately 77%) titles now indexed, up from 1,156 in the 2011 JCR. Wiley titles now account for the largest share of journals in 50 categories.

July 01, 2013

Anthrax Killer from the Sea: Unusual antibiotic from a marine actinomycete is effective against anthrax

A new potential drug from a marine microorganism is effective against anthrax and various other Gram-positive bacteria, as reported by American scientists in the journal Angewandte Chemie. A chlorinated analogue kills off Gram-negative bacteria.

June 17, 2013

First Risk Assessment of Shale Gas Fracking to Biodiversity

From: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

June 17, 2013

Have Helicopters Changed Mountain Goat Behavior?

From: Journal of Wildlife Management

June 17, 2013

Neurotic Chimps: How Can Personalities be Measured in Primates?

From: American Journal of Primatology

June 12, 2013

Seven Outstanding Ocean Researchers Nominated For 2013 ASPIRE Prize

APEC member economies have announced their nominees for the 2013 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education, also known as the ASPIRE Prize, sponsored by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Elsevier.