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October 30, 2014

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2:44 PM | Peritoneal Carcinosis and HIPEC: A second chance for patients, thanks to animal research
When we hear the phrase ‘animal research’ we tend to think about the development of new drugs for the clinical practice, or studying molecular pathways involved in the progression of disease; but we must also remember that the techniques used … Continue reading →
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11:10 AM | Tried & True Principles for Global Site Selection
The drug development industry has seen a seismic shift in the past decade with regards to how investigative sites are identified and selected for clinical trials. Like many other aspects of our industry, site selection is benefitting from technology and a rapidly expanding pool of data which can be collated, parsed and utilized for determining the probability that a site will perform as needed during a clinical trial. Sponsors are increasingly looking at epidemiology studies, insurance claims, […]
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10:08 AM | Neuroligists Awarded for Epilepsy Research
Professor Sam Berkovic AC and Professor Ingrid Scheffer AO, two neurologists from the University of Melbourne, are awarded Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for their outstanding research on treatments for epilepsy. In order to congratulate such fabulous effort, we have compiled a list of research paper of Professor Ingrid Scheffer regarding epilepsy below. Transition to […] The post Neuroligists Awarded for Epilepsy Research appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:09 AM | ELearning: Chronic Sinusitis Treatment with Office-based Balloon Sinus Dilation
Sinusitis occurs when there is inflammation of the sinus lining. Symptoms include nasal blockage or discharge, altercation in smell, and facial pain or pressure. Chronic sinusitis is when these symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks. Wiley Health Learning’s new eLearning program is designed to help ENT Surgeons and Rhinologists evaluate balloon sinus dilation conducted […] The post ELearning: Chronic Sinusitis Treatment with Office-based Balloon Sinus Dilation appeared first on […]

October 29, 2014

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2:11 AM | When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline?
Will the amount of online communications affect face-to-face (FtF) relational outcomes among online daters? Researchers analysed experience of using various online date sites of 433 online daters recruited by a market research firm. The results of a new study suggest that online daters create mental constructs of their potential partners by using online dating profiles […] The post When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Ramirez, A., Bryant Sumner, E., Fleuriet, C. & Cole, M. (2014). When Online Dating Partners Meet Offline: The Effect of Modality Switching on Relational Communication Between Online Daters, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12101

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October 28, 2014

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10:51 PM | FSGS biomarker updates—suPAR, B7-1, CD40 and more…
FSGS is the most common glomerular disorder causing end-stage kidney disease in the USA with a high post-transplant recurrence rate of 20-50%. Furthermore, the treatment of post-transplant recurrent FSGS is extremely challenging. While reading a recent article on biomarkers predicting post-transplant recurrent FSGS by Delville et al. (discussed below), it seemed a good idea to cover recent advancement in FSGS research.  suPAR (soluble plasminogen activator receptor) Since the […]
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2:07 PM | Thank You Doctor Salk! (and Drs Enders, Bodian, Landsteiner, Sabin…)
Today’s Google Doodle honours Dr Jonas Salk, who in 1954 created the world’s first effective polio vaccine, which was responsible for launching a campaign that has seen this terrible disease become an increasingly distant memory in most  – though sadly … Continue reading →

October 27, 2014

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1:57 PM | Tips for Avoiding International Business Blunders
Remember your international business etiquette! I remember November 2006 like it was yesterday. I was on a 10-day assignment in St. Petersburg, Russia, as managing editor of my then-employer’s flagship monthly magazine. Among other issues, I was there to cover efforts to stem the surge of HIV infections in Russia’s government-run orphanages. It was my first trip to Europe and to say I was both excited and apprehensive is a gross understatement, especially given the comments of […]
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3:10 AM | Why Is Investing Really Just Another Type of Negotiation?
You notice immediately that buying an investment on a stock market lacks some of the common attributes that make it feel like a negotiation. In particular, you cannot talk with the party on the other side of the trade. At first glance, it seems like a take-it-or leave-it proposition. It appears that all you can […] The post Why Is Investing Really Just Another Type of Negotiation? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:23 AM | Measuring Toxicity Biomarkers in Mouse Models and Other Small-volume Samples
About Webinar: The kidney is a major site of organ damage caused by drug toxicity. Over the past decade, several novel kidney injury biomarkers have been identified and validated in rat models, but there has been a lack of reliable assays to quantitatively assess these biomarkers in mouse models, which are more widely used than […] The post Measuring Toxicity Biomarkers in Mouse Models and Other Small-volume Samples appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:00 AM | How To Speed Up the Adoption of Medical Innovations
If a given innovation in therapy is proven to improve patient outcomes; then presumably, the sooner a physician prescribes the therapy, the better, for patients and for healthcare. So, how can one speed up the adoption rate of innovations potentially beneficial to clinical practice and patient care? Creating awareness for medical innovations is relatively easy […] The post How To Speed Up the Adoption of Medical Innovations appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 24, 2014

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4:57 PM | SEVERE CHRONIC HYPONATREMIA: A Pathophysiological Rumination (Part 3)
PART 3: THE DANGERS OF "DEPLETION"In my previous post concerning chronic severe hyponatremia, I explained how over corrections of serum sodium of large magnitude required a dilute large volume diuresis, often precipitated by resolution of a transient source of ADH secretion.  In this post I will discuss two phenomena which are particularly dangerous as they carry significant risk of producing large volume water diuresis.1.  Subclinical Volume Depletion: As mentioned in my previous […]
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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

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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 →
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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
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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

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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.
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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 →
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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

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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 →
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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.
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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

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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 →
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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

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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

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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 →
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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

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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
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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.
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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

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