October 24, 2014

1:40 AM | How to Successfully Publish a Research Paper
Last 9 October, we conducted a webinar entitled “Author Strategies to Successful Publication” to provide additional insights into the research publishing journey. We invited Jason Hu, Associate Director for Market Insights from Wiley to share his knowledge & experience to about 200 active live session participants. From this experience, Jason shares his thoughts. Wiley Asia […] The post How to Successfully Publish a Research Paper appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 23, 2014

5:33 PM | A Philosopher’s Dream
A moral philosopher had the following dream: First Darwin appeared, and the philosopher said to him, “Could you give me a fifteen-minute capsule sketch for your support of medical research using animals?” To the philosopher’s surprise, Darwin gave him an excellent … Continue reading →
5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
“Life is to be experienced, not fought against, run from, or engaged halfheartedly.” Dr. Shefali Tsabary, excerpt from her book The Conscious Parent
2:06 AM | What does Retirement Mean to You?
Research from Rand in 2009 pointed to the fact that people are choosing to work in retirement, and recent indicators point only to an increase in this trend. Rand’s research demonstrated that: Forty-four percent of retirees worked for pay at some point after retirement. Eighty-three percent of Baby Boomers intend to keep working after retirement. […] The post What does Retirement Mean to You? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 22, 2014

10:13 AM | Open Access Week Is Here!
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to collectively learn more about the benefits of open access, helping to make it the new norm in scholarly publishing. The focus of this year’s Open Access Week is on early career researchers, highlighting their […] The post Open Access Week Is Here! appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
6:30 AM | Jeffrey Kahn’s Odd Views on Animal Research
Professor Jeffrey Kahn visited UW Madison to discuss the use of monkeys in medical research. He is the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy and the Deputy Director for Policy and Administration at … Continue reading →
2:09 AM | World Energy Day : Let’s celebrate
World Energy Day has got us thinking. It’s got politicians, engineers and scientists thinking. It’s got the world thinking. The big question is, what does the future of our world look like, and how do we power it? To honour World Energy Day on the 22nd October, we have selected a brand new range of […] The post World Energy Day : Let’s celebrate appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 21, 2014

9:07 AM | Paralyzed man walks again after olfactory cell transplant, thanks to animal research
Today, almost 30 years after Prof. Geoffrey Raisman first identified their potential to repair nerve damage in mice, the BBC reports that olfactory ensheathing cell transplantation has been successfully used to enable Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest … Continue reading →
2:18 AM | Your Guide to Indian Luxury Fashion
  Although the Indian fashion scene has gained momentum in the recent past, there is still a group of tightly woven cliques, not dissimilar to the 1980s in Paris, London, and Milan, in which an old guard dominates the scene while a pool of new talent gradually settles in. Both the old and the new […] The post Your Guide to Indian Luxury Fashion appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
1:04 AM | SEVERE CHRONIC HYPONATREMIA: A Pathophysiological Rumination (Part 2)
PART 2: THE PEE IS THE KEYI mentioned in the previous post that severe hyponatremia is multifactorial and that the contributing etiological factors in any given case may be transient and reversible.  In this post I would like to stress the importance of closely monitoring the urine output of the patient in addition to frequent monitoring of the plasma sodium.  Urine output is an extremely important clinical parameter that needs to be monitored closely but is not really mentioned in […]

October 20, 2014

12:00 PM | University of Wisconsin responds to dishonest petition attacking psychiatric research
What do you do if your university is the target of an aggressive publicity campaign that distorts and misrepresents the work of one of your most highly respected scientists? What do you do if hundreds of thousands of people sign … Continue reading →
1:11 AM | How to Deal with Last-Minute Presentation Deadlines
As with so many other areas in life, sometimes presentation plans and intentions go awry. Things beyond your control kind of get in the way and hijack your best intentions. It might be a colleague who falls sick just before the big pitch, relying on you to jump to the rescue and deliver the presentation. […] The post How to Deal with Last-Minute Presentation Deadlines appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 18, 2014

2:08 AM | Going Digital with Physicians?
With the rise of its accessibility and wide reach, online content has become a fundamental part of society — especially in the field of medicine. With the immediacy and simplicity of medical information, along with the increased number of patients that a physician is now required to attend to, doctors and patients are now regularly […] The post Going Digital with Physicians? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 17, 2014

2:13 PM | Five Star review for Speaking of Research website
A few months after the Speaking of Research website got full marks in a recent review we’ve done it again. In Lab Animal Europe‘s Website of the Month, Speaking of Research got an overall score of five out of five … Continue reading →
5:32 AM | What Are benefits of Home Ownership?
There are many benefits to owning a home. Renting is fine when you are young and still building reserves, or when you have a job that moves you around frequently so you don’t have time to build equity in a home, but eventually most people are better off owning. It is more difficult to get […] The post What Are benefits of Home Ownership? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 16, 2014

12:55 PM | FDA Guidance Discusses UDI Labeling Requirements For Small Medical Device Manufacturers
A new guidance document intended to assist small medical device manufacturers is now available from the FDA. ‘Unique Device Identification System: Small Entity Compliance Guide” consists of a series of recommendations designed to help companies handle the requirements associated with the UDI system and Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). The document is intended as ... continue reading
6:51 AM | KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Award 2014
The KCS–Wiley Young Chemist Awards are presented annually by the Korean Chemical Society (KCS) and John Wiley & Sons. They are awarded to two young Korean scientists under the age of 40, who hold a Ph.D. degree, for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. The award winners receive a certificate and a book voucher. […] The post KCS-Wiley Young Chemist Award 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
1:38 AM | Free Articles to Celebrate World Food Day 2014
We all know that today is World Food Day in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). As we like to celebrate World Food Day meaningfully, we have compiled a list of articles that would be useful for everyone interested in food and nutrition. These articles are accessible […] The post Free Articles to Celebrate World Food Day 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Buttriss, J. (2013). Food security through the lens of nutrition, Nutrition Bulletin, 38 (2) 254-261. DOI: 10.1111/nbu.12031


October 15, 2014

11:28 AM | Stem cell therapy allows blind to see again, thanks to animal research
A team of scientists led by stem cell pioneer Professor Robert Lanza has reported today in the Lancet (1) the first evidence for the long-term safety of  retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in … Continue reading →
7:21 AM | Introduction to Publishing for Early Career Researchers
About Webinar: This webinar  is designed to give guidance to those who are unsure of any aspects of the publishing process. Date & Time: Sep 30, 2014 (Tuesday) What you will learn: How to write a paper Publishing and peer review processes What to do after the paper is published Who should attend? Those who […] The post Introduction to Publishing for Early Career Researchers appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
5:09 AM | What is the difference between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+?
Facebook Facebook is the biggest of the three social media sites we are going to discuss. It was originally started as a U.S. college-based networking site and now has more than a trillion active users, with 70 percent of them being outside of the United States. Common Terms Friend: The name for the people you […] The post What is the difference between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 14, 2014

4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Rumi
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” Rumi
12:55 PM | FDA Issues Guidance on Generics Controlled Correspondence
On August 26, 2014, FDA published a draft Guidance for Industry entitled “Controlled Correspondence Related to Generic Drug Development”.  FDA defines Controlled Correspondence as follows: “A correspondence submitted to the Agency, by or on behalf of a generic drug manufacturer or related industry, requesting information on a specific element of generic drug product development”. Under ... continue reading
6:00 AM | Drinking Decaf Coffee Maybe Good for the Liver
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes. This suggests that […] The post Drinking Decaf Coffee Maybe Good for the Liver appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Xiao, Q., Sinha, R., Graubard, B. & Freedman, N. (2014). Inverse associations of total and decaffeinated coffee with liver enzyme levels in NHANES 1999-2010, Hepatology, DOI: 10.1002/hep.27367

1:43 AM | SEVERE CHRONIC HYPONATREMIA: A Pathophysiological Rumination.

October 13, 2014

8:02 PM | Celebrating Medical Heroes @ Site Solutions Summit
This weekend I attended the Site Solutions Summit, which was nestled within the Omni Resort on Amelia Island, FL. The event was hosted by the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and sponsored by 27 Global Impact Partners, including DAC Patient Recruitment Services. Attendees included over 600 representatives of clinical research sites, sponsors, CROs, and service providers. As I have a brief moment to stop and reflect on the great interactions among all, it was refreshing to hear […]
12:47 PM | Sometimes My Job Seems Like a Secret
Today’s guest post is by Amy Davidson, BSc(Hons), MBA, RQAP-GLP. Amy is Vice President, Operations at Kingfisher International Inc. She has worked as an animal care attendant, technician, quality assurance auditor and now manages a team of dedicated animal research … Continue reading →
1:40 AM | World Thrombosis Day 2014
October 13th Marks the first annual World Thrombosis Day! Lead by the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, which Wiley partners with to publish the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the mission of World Thrombosis Day is to increase awareness of thrombosis as the cause of the top cardiovascular killers globally, and, ultimately, to reduce […] The post World Thrombosis Day 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 12, 2014

6:01 AM | Sheesh - what are those humans thinking?
I can neither confirm nor deny that Cecil is now a participant in one of the there-is-no-limit-to-the-human-lifespan resveratrol studies at Harvard's "strictly guarded mouse lab." If he is, I'm sure he's even more baffled by the humans' hype over there.Resveratrol is the antioxidant in grapes that many believe makes drinking red wine healthy. And it's a good example of how research on animals is often terribly misleading and misinterpreted. I've written about it over at my Scientific […]

October 11, 2014

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