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March 27, 2015

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11:00 AM | Pioneering non-beating heart transplant success – thanks to animal research!
Yesterday a team led by Consultant Surgeon Stephen Large at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge in the UK announced the successful transplant of a non-beating donor heart to heart failure patient Huseyin Ulucan, the first time such an operation has been … Continue reading →
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6:14 AM | Virtual Issue – Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies
To celebrate our 20th years of publication, we are offering free virtual issue on Alternative and Complementary Therapies. Our Editorial Board has compiled Best Papers from the last 20 years into this virtual issue, with the aim of providing readers with interesting and thought-provoking content. Access it now. The post Virtual Issue – Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 26, 2015

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3:42 PM | Quote Therapy – by Pico Iyer
“If I really want to change my life, I might best begin by changing my mind.” Pico Iyer

March 25, 2015

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1:00 PM | UK Charities Explaining Animal Research
Following from our previous post on US charities explaining their animal research, we will now take a look at UK charities using the same criteria. Of the UK top 200 charities (by income in 2012), only six conduct animal research. … Continue reading →

March 24, 2015

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12:03 PM | Confessions of the Clinical Minds
- Confessions of the Clinical Minds – A Women In Bio Event Recap - In light of my commitment to continue sharing posts on networking opportunities and career development for women within the Chicagoland area, I am sharing my latest involvement with Women in Bio; an event made possible by Astellas Pharma and Imperial CRS. On March 19, 2015, the Chicago Chapter of Women in Bio held its annual event honoring Women’s History Month.  This year’s event was held at Astellas […]

March 23, 2015

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2:00 PM | US Charities Explaining Animal Research
In June 2012 we reviewed five large American health charities which conducted animal research to see how well they communicated this use. The results were not encouraging: three charities got 0/4 stars for their animal research statements, and two charities … Continue reading →
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9:44 AM | The Legacy of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew
Today, Singaporeans are saddened by the departure of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of Singapore, who died on March 23, at the age of 91. Despite his controversial policies, he is respected as a leader with great foresight, who has led Singapore from a third world country to a first world country. Today, […] The post The Legacy of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 21, 2015

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5:09 PM | #NephMadness Increased MAP in Sepsis Haiku Deck
Increased MAP in Sepsis - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspiresPost by Hector Madariaga. Go to the AJKD blog NephMadness critical care in nephrology region to read more. Make your picks before March 22nd

March 19, 2015

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4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Rumi
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi
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8:03 AM | Genetically Manipulating Plants Can Reduce their Water Needs
Improving the efficiency by which crops use water is a critical priority for regions facing increased drought or diminished groundwater resources.  Now researchers have found that this can be achieved by genetically altering plants’ stomata, the tiny openings on the leaf surface through which  carbon dioxide is absorbed and water evaporates. “We now have genetic […] The post Genetically Manipulating Plants Can Reduce their Water Needs appeared first on Wiley Asia […]
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1:30 AM | Research on Indigenous Australia
        Wiley, along with many of its publishing partners, is proud to present this collection of recent papers on the theme of ‘Research on Indigenous Australia’. As a leading publisher of Australian academic and scientific journals, including a large number of journals owned by Australian research and practitioner organisations, Wiley is in an […] The post Research on Indigenous Australia appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 18, 2015

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2:14 AM | Flexible Electronic Devices Experience Organic Growth
A Korean research team led by Professor Soonmin Seo report a new method for preparing highly flexible, stretchable, and patchable  organic electronic devices. The major breakthrough is reported in the Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics, by Prof. Soonmin  Seo and co-workers at Gachon University and Pukyong National University in Korea. In the report, […] The post Flexible Electronic Devices Experience Organic Growth appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 17, 2015

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7:56 AM | Finger Lengths May Indicate Risk of Schizophrenia in Males
Research suggests that the ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related  to disturbed hormonal balance. When the index finger is shorter than the ring finger, this results in a small 2D:4D ratio, pointing to a high  exposure to testosterone […] The post Finger Lengths May Indicate Risk of Schizophrenia in Males appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:43 AM | #NephMadness Norepinephrine in Sepsis Haiku Deck
Norepinephrine in Sepsis - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspiresPost by Hector Madariaga. Go to the AJKD blog NephMadness critical care in nephrology region to read more. Make your picks before March 22nd

March 16, 2015

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8:59 PM | The joy of jet lag
Ready to hop on a long-haul flight? Brimming with anticipation for your sojourn by the sea? Great - first you need to get over the flight and accompanying jet lag. Jet lag goes beyond mere tiredness - after a really long flight you tend to feel pretty vile*. Fatigue, impaired judgement, apathy and digestive problems […]
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1:39 PM | The BUAV – More Spies, Lies and Inspection Reports
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) is a UK anti-vivisection group with a history of infiltrations to labs and unsubstantiated allegations against labs. A newly published report from a government investigation reveals just how far the BUAV … Continue reading →

March 13, 2015

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9:06 PM | Is there a benefit in pre-transplant weight loss? #NephMadness
To complement the NephMadness Nutrition in Nephrology obesity match-ups, we thought a post on pre-transplant weight loss was timely. According to a recent report published in JAMA, more than one third of the US population are obese (BMI>30) with an estimated medical annual cost of $147million in 2008. Obesity causes heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus and certain types of cancer. According to a recent policy statement of ASCO, obesity is predicted to overtake tobacco as the […]
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2:50 PM | Veterinarians Bringing Research to the Public
Scientist, technicians, animal care attendants and veterinarians all have different roles to play in explaining how and why animals are ethically used to advance scientific discoveries and improve therapeutic treatments of illness. Speaking of Research committee member Michael Brunt was … Continue reading →

March 12, 2015

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10:57 PM | Life sciences books everyone should read
Further to the article we wrote recently for Science Book a Day we have asked some other Bio Detectives we know to contribute their own suggestions. Before we started our degrees we found these popular science books useful - both as a way to extend our scientific understanding and an insight into whether we could hack […]
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6:15 AM | 4 Reasons Why You Should Publish Symposium Proceedings in a Wiley Medical Journal
Your symposium proceedings content can be an invaluable educational resource to healthcare practitioners.  To extend your outreach to more healthcare practitioners, consider publishing your symposium proceedings as a supplement in Wiley’s independent, peer-reviewed and high quality medical journals; which are indexed in Medline and PubMed, and affiliated with key societies globally and in Asia-Pacific. Here […] The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Publish Symposium Proceedings in […]
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1:30 AM | Nationwide Trial Access of The Cochrane Library in Malaysia from 9 March – 24 April 2015
The post Nationwide Trial Access of The Cochrane Library in Malaysia from 9 March – 24 April 2015 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 11, 2015

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9:05 PM | Scleritis and Kidney Disease - More than meets the eye...
Scleritis is a severe inflammation involving the deep episclera and sclera. Symptoms include moderate to marked pain, hyperemia of the globe, lacrimation, and photophobia.Scleritis tends to recur and is frequently associated with an underlying systemic illness, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, IgA vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa and granulomatosis with polyangiitis.   A few cases are infectious in origin and about half of the cases of scleritis have no known cause. In Renal Grand […]
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7:22 PM | Accepting Applications to the Origins of Renal Physiology Course
Nate Hellman, in front of the "Kidney Shed" at Mount Desert IslandThe National Course for Renal Fellows: Origins of Renal Physiology course will run from August 30 to September 5, 2015 at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories. Each year renal fellows come to the Acadia coastline to explore the fundamentals of renal physiology with a distinguished faculty drawn from top institutions around the world. Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDDK), the course covers the costs of […]
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4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Marie Forleo
“Clarity comes from engagement not thought.” Marie Forleo
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1:03 PM | After Consulting Dr. Wiki, You Should Get a Second Opinion
We have all been there: waking up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache, nausea, rashes on skin or another ailment with an unexplained origin. More often than not, first thing we’re inclined to do is begin
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7:24 AM | Does radiation speed up the process of aging?
As we age, the functions of our cells deteriorate over time. Cellular attrition, compromised ability to perform normal cellular functions and rendering the organism susceptible to injury, diseases, oncogenic transformation and death are common notions associated with aging. In an effort to slow down these effects, we humans, take antioxidants fruits and vegetables to prevent […] The post Does radiation speed up the process of aging? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 10, 2015

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2:00 AM | Interview with Wiley-Chemical Society of Thailand Award Winner
The Wiley-CST Award for Contributions to Green Chemistry is a joint effort between John Wiley & Sons and the Chemical Society of Thailand (CST), to encourage and recognize the brilliant, inventive and ground-breaking research work of young Thai chemists in green chemistry. The CST is part of the Asian Chemical Editorial Society, which was founded […] The post Interview with Wiley-Chemical Society of Thailand Award Winner appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

March 09, 2015

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4:31 PM | Educating Ourselves and the Public – The Toll of Caring
This article, by SR member Michael Brunt, was first published in the March 2015 issue of AALAS’ Laboratory Animal Science Professional. In 2013 the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) launched the InReach for OutReach program. One goal of … Continue reading →
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1:59 AM | Women in Science - A Call to Arms
As female science graduates*, we are well aware of the challenges that have faced women working in science. After graduation there is a near neck-and-neck gender representation in the sciences, but when the postdoc career hots up, the ‘leaky pipeline’ phenomenon becomes apparent. This has been attributed in part by the fact that many women […]

March 08, 2015

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2:00 AM | Celebrate International Women’s Day with Wiley
This year marks Wiley’s third celebrating International Women’s Day with a free compendium from our books and journals. This year we’ve selected the theme of gender equality for our collection, which includes content ranging from gender issues in the classroom, to the workplace, to a look back throughout history. For 2015 we’ve added to the […] The post Celebrate International Women’s Day with Wiley appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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