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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3:39 AM | Saying NO to Our Food Craving Is Not as Simple as It Seems
Fitness junkies would not believe this, but our road to obesity could be greatly affected by the number and type of bacteria living within us. Researchers from UC San Francisco, Arizona State University and University of New Mexico suggest that a power struggle inside our gut happens daily. As it is a game of ‘survival-of-the-fittest’, […] The post Saying NO to Our Food Craving Is Not as Simple as It Seems appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 10, 2014

9:18 AM | The Inside Scoop – Scoring Big with Impact Factors in Neuroscience!
Thanks to our editors, authors, reviewers, researchers and readers, impact factors for our neuroscience journals are fabulous this year. Developmental Neurobiology A neuroscience journal that publishes original research articles on development, regeneration, repari and plasticity of the nervous system and on the ontogeny of behavior receives impact factor 4.189. It is above 4 for the […] The post The Inside Scoop – Scoring Big with Impact Factors in Neuroscience! appeared first on […]
2:04 AM | Free Articles by 2014 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, and Nagoya University, Japan, Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi […] The post Free Articles by 2014 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics appeared first on Wiley […]
12:06 AM | Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health – What Does it Take ?
“These are ways of treating illness that have developed outside the mainstream of modern medicine.” (The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2009) There is growing evidence that Complementary Therapies are being used to good effect within mental health services throughout the UK and Internationally. Many clinicians are expanding the spectrum and variety of services to be offered to patients/clients both in the hospital and in the community. In recent years complementary therapies have […]

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October 09, 2014

11:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Lionel Richie
“Great fighters are not determined by how many punches they can throw; it’s how many punches they can take. When you get knocked down, get up.” Lionel Richie
2:15 PM | Child health benefits from studies of infant monkeys – Part 1
Health research with nonhuman primates takes place at many universities and research institutions in the US, among them centers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  A broad range of research aimed at better understanding maternal and child health … Continue reading →
12:55 PM | FDA IT Upgrades To Improve Medical Device 510(k) And De Novo Processes
The FDA is moving forward with a series of upgrades to its IT infrastructure that will have a direct impact on how medical device companies submit and interact with 510(k) submissions as well as participate in the de novo process. The changes are intended to make communication between the FDA and manufacturers more efficient, as well ... continue reading
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