September 02, 2014

4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Elizabeth Lesser
“Most of the things we think about each other we’ve made up.” Elizabeth Lesser
1:09 PM | Urge the U. S. Surgeon General to Voice Support for Animal Research
Your scientific activism is only a click away. A new petition in urges the U. S. Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, to voice support for the humane, and regulated use of animals in medical research.  It reads: … Continue reading →

September 01, 2014

3:12 AM | How to Improve Poor Sleep Quality?
University students usually face with poor sleep quality such as “irregular sleep, insufficient sleep or other sleep difficulties.” Can proper sleep management bring quality sleep to them? Researchers conducted a research with university students in mainland China. 84 participants from two universities in Xi’an, China were randomly divided into two groups; intervention group which received […] The post How to Improve Poor Sleep Quality? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 30, 2014

7:31 AM | Neurobiological Basis of Music Therapy
The basic and one of oldest socio-cognitive domains of Human species is music. Listening to music regularly helps to keep the neurons and synapses more active. Depending on the way sound waves are heard or pronounced, they have an impact in the way neurological (brain and nerve) system work in the human body. Neurological studies have identified that music is a valuable tool for evaluating the brain system [1]. Its observed that while listening to music, different parts of the brain are […]

August 28, 2014

6:07 PM | Kidney Organ Allocation in the USA - Upcoming Changes!
This is a short video describing the current and new policies regarding deceased donor kidney allocation in the USA. These policies may significantly affect certain groups of patients and physicians must be aware of those in order to best represent their patients. For more details, also check prior blog.Link for the video here
5:23 PM | Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
A recent renal consult I encountered was a Cantonese gentleman with a classical symptomatic history for Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis (HPP). He presented with a serum K of 1.4 mmol/l and profound weakness. Initially beginning in his teenage years, he had intermittent attacks of weakness lasting hours and affecting proximal muscle groups. Emergency department admissions invariably revealed low serum K.Many of us will know the classical features to look for in the history:High risk Asian […]

August 27, 2014

2:11 AM | Are You Prepared for the next Earthquake?
On 24 august 2014, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck California’s Napa Valley collapsing buildings, took out power lines and sent many people to the hospital.  As most earthquakes originate from the deep underground faults, it may take geologists a long time to identify which of the many faults that lie under California is behind this […] The post Are You Prepared for the next Earthquake? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 26, 2014

5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – Cindy Crawford
“Sometimes knowing what you don’t want or what doesn’t work gets you one step closer to what you do want and what does work.” Cindy Crawford
1:52 AM | Wiley Interface Digital Solutions – 6 New Business Innovations to Help Engage Your Customers
Andrea Manafov-Brown B2B Marketing Manager John Wiley & Sons     To help maximize your sales efforts, Wiley is launching a suite of new products and optimization tools for corporate customers.  These 6 innovations were developed to help corporations extend brand reach, engage customers, measure return and drive revenue. Full page advertising in our Journal […] The post Wiley Interface Digital Solutions – 6 New Business Innovations to Help Engage Your Customers […]

August 25, 2014

1:23 PM | Motivation Letter
Finish that PhD - the Wolf of Wall Street way «Listen, myself, as much as you'd like to, nobody can get on the bench and finish that PhD for you. Only you can pick up some more tubes and take action. Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions. Now, look down at the little blue tool right in front of you. You see it? It's a wonderful little invention
9:17 AM | Infographics – Opportunity and Challenges in Going Digital
Jaslyn Tan Senior Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing & Communities John Wiley & Sons   As the internet becomes well-integrated with clinical practice, doctors are embracing this virtual era and using search as their digital stethoscope. When making clinical decisions, physicians spend twice as much time using online resources compared to print. 93% of physicians take […] The post Infographics – Opportunity and Challenges in Going Digital appeared first on Wiley Asia […]
7:02 AM | Interface Case Studies : An Insight into your potential, and our everyday successes
Quinn Janjic Assistant Marketing Manager, Channel Marketing John Wiley & Sons     The Interface team have devised and delivered winning content for companies across the global medical and scientific industries. Through combining our international experience with our unrivalled reputation, we have been able to equip brands with the tools needed to successfully launch new […] The post Interface Case Studies : An Insight into your potential, and our everyday successes appeared […]

August 24, 2014

10:59 PM | mTOR Pathway in Anti-phospholipid Syndrome
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune hypercoagulable disorder characterized by small-to-large vascular (both arterial and venous) thrombosis with end-organ damages, in presence of circulating antibodies against phospholipid binding proteins.Kidney transplantation in patients with APS is challenging because  post-transplant thrombosis, vascular complications and requirement of anticoagulation during peripoperative period. Let’s start with a brief review of recent […]

August 22, 2014

4:30 PM | The Truth Will Set You Free
The Truth Will Set You Free [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] Every week during a group counseling session I facilitate, people go around and check-in about their current thoughts and feelings. What I’ve been noticing since... Read More ›
7:27 AM | Posttraumatic Stress Disorder : Treatment and More
The world might not end soon. Yet, headlines about natural and man-made disasters are popping up on our news feeds almost everyday. Both mental and physical situation of survivors after a disaster is as important as prevention tips before next disaster. Here we compile a list of articles that discuss Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).   […] The post Posttraumatic Stress Disorder : Treatment and More appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
6:27 AM | 10th International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering
International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering originated from the China-Russia bilateral academic conferences. The 1st conference was held in Chita, Russia in 1993 to foster the dissemination of knowledge concerning permafrost and to promote cooperation between Russia and other countries engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work on permafrost. As the polar regions are continuously affected […] The post 10th International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering appeared […]

August 21, 2014

5:28 PM | Renal Function after Off- or On-Pump CABG: CORONARY Trial is next #NephJC
The next Nephrology online journal club (#NephJC) will discuss the results of the CORONARY Trial, presented at the late breaking session at the ASN and published this year in JAMA. The trial compared patients undergoing their first coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery using an off- or on-pump technique. The main study published previously revealed no difference with respect to the composite outcome of 30-day mortality, myocardial infarction, stroke or acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring […]
1:09 PM | Crash course in medical history
Opponents of animal research often portray two of the pioneers of experimental physiology, François Magendie (1783-1855) and his student Claude Bernard (1813-1878), as deranged, vicious, and sadistic individuals who derived pleasure in harming animals. Moral philosophers Peter Singer and Lori … Continue reading →

August 20, 2014

2:04 AM | Tips for Your Poster: Design
Presenting posters and leading the conversation in a poster session can be intimidating. However, there are some very simple things that you can do to help yourself get through what can be a challenging experience. Richard Threlfall, Managing Editor, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, gives you some tips on how to plan and design an […] The post Tips for Your Poster: Design appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 19, 2014

5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Joel Osteen
“You control the doorway to your mind.” Joel Osteen
12:21 PM | Birth of Pro-Test Israel
The following guest post is written by Shaul Peretz, a former Israeli investigative journalist and founder of Pro-Test Israel. Three years ago I learned about Mazor Farm, a small farm located in Moshav Mazor, in central Israel, and the country’s … Continue reading →

August 18, 2014

11:01 AM | Stem Cells Show How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons
In this image, cell nuclei are shown in blue and synapses in red and green.Credit: Zhexing Wen/Johns Hopkins MedicineA genetic variation linked to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression wreaks havoc on connections among neurons in the developing brain, a team of researchers reports.The study, led by Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D., and Hongjun Song, Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and described online Aug. 17 in the journal Nature, used stem cells […]
7:10 AM | Wiley to Provide Emergency Access to Biomedical Literature to Aid Ebola Outbreak Relief Efforts
John Wiley & Sons (NYSE: JWa and JWb) will provide free access to biomedical literature in support of the Ebola outbreak relief efforts in West Africa, aiding responders across the affected population . As part of this initiative, Wiley is partnering with the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI), which includes the National Library of Medicine, the […] The post Wiley to Provide Emergency Access to Biomedical Literature to Aid Ebola Outbreak Relief Efforts appeared first on Wiley Asia […]

August 15, 2014

5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Seth Jaffe
“A lot of people think the problem for Philip Seymour Hoffman was drugs. It wasn’t… that was his solution to his problem.” Seth Jaffe
8:21 AM | Researchers Trace the Beginnings of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Blood cellsRed blood cell (left), a platelet (middle) and a white blood cell.Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) differentiate to all other blood cell types, but there are still many questions about their development and how their fate is decided.Now, in a new paper published online this week in Nature, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine elaborate upon a crucial signaling pathway and the role of key proteins, which may help clear the way to generate HSCs […]

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7:27 AM | Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the 2014 release of Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). A total of 1,202 Wiley titles (approximately 70%) were indexed, up from 1,193 in the 2012 JCR, and including 13 titles which have been indexed for […] The post Wiley Announces Continued Growth in Titles with Impact Factor appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
1:26 AM | Dinosaurs Extinction : Most Recent Research
Do you know that birds are living dinosaurs? According to the researchers, birds are “direct evolutionary descendants of non-avian dinosaurs, and therefore living dinosaurs”. However, how did those giant creatures, the dinosaurs that we commonly know and existed million years ago, go extinct? Dinosaurs existed over 160 million years and non-avian dinosaurs disappeared 66 million […] The post Dinosaurs Extinction : Most Recent Research appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 14, 2014

4:17 PM | Robin Williams Teaches Us About Mental Illness
Robin Williams Teaches Us About Mental Illness [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] As media journalists run wild trying to get the latest facts surrounding Robin Williams’ death, there are two facts that stick out the most... Read More ›
3:00 PM | FDA Explores Proprietary Name Reservation for Drug Products
A proprietary name for a drug product can be submitted for evaluation by FDA any time after the completion of Phase II studies. The ultimate approval of a proprietary name is part of the approval of the labeling of a marketing application and is limited to a “tentative approval” prior to that. Thus, it is ... continue reading
7:50 AM | Australian Researchers Unravel the Mystery of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Generation
Professor Peter CurrieCreditA cure for a range of blood disorders and immune diseases is in sight, according to a team of scientists who have unravelled the mystery of hematopoietic stem cell generation. The new study, led by researchers at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, appeared yesterday in Nature. It identifies for the first time mechanisms in the body that trigger hematopoietic stem cell […]

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