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August 22, 2014

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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 ›
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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.
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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

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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 […]
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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

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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

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5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Joel Osteen
“You control the doorway to your mind.” Joel Osteen
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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

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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 […]
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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

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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
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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 […]

Kobayashi I, Kobayashi-Sun J, Kim AD, Pouget C, Fujita N, Suda T & Traver D (2014). Jam1a-Jam2a interactions regulate haematopoietic stem cell fate through Notch signalling., Nature, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25119047

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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.
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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

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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 ›
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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
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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 […]

Nguyen P.D., Carmen Sonntag, Lee Barry Miles, Thomas Edward Hall, Silke Berger, Kristine Joy Fernandez, David Baruch Gurevich, Nicholas James Cole, Sara Alaei & Mirana Ramialison & (2014). Haematopoietic stem cell induction by somite-derived endothelial cells controlled by meox1, Nature, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13678

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August 13, 2014

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3:19 AM | Current Protocols: A tool for consistency and reliability in your research
A major concern of researchers is the reproducibility of experimental results. Earlier this year, Francis Collins and Lawrence Tabak discussed the steps the NIH was considering to address consistency and reproducibility in biomedical research.  They noted that many factors have contributed to this problem, including poor training of researchers in experimental design and limitations in […] The post Current Protocols: A tool for consistency and reliability in your research appeared […]

August 12, 2014

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8:24 PM | Epigenetics Has Large Say in the Fate of Blood Stem Cells
Epigenetics: Environmental effects influence how genes are turned on or off.Credit: Image courtesy of Weizmann Institute of ScienceEvery day trillions of blood cells are being formed in our body: from the oxygen-carrying red blood cells to the many types of white blood cells that fight pathogens and infection. All of these highly specialized cells originate from hematopoietic (blood) stem cells -- unique cells that have the potential to mature into all blood types. How exactly is the fate […]

Lara-Astiaso D, Weiner A, Lorenzo-Vivas E, Zaretsky I, Jaitin DA, David E, Keren-Shaul H, Mildner A, Winter D, Jung S & Friedman N (2014). Chromatin state dynamics during blood formation., Science (New York, N.Y.), PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25103404

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8:09 PM | How Breast Cancer Uses the Power of Mammary Stem Cells
Dr. David ChereshDuring pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer.Writing in the August 11, 2014 issue of Developmental Cell, David A. Cheresh, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and […]
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4:59 PM | FDA Published In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Device Guidance
The FDA has released a final guidance document on August 6, 2014 on In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices. The guidance defines IVD companion diagnostic device as an “in vitro diagnostic device that provides information that is essential for the safe and effective use of a corresponding therapeutic product”. FDA advises that in “most circumstances, an ... continue reading
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3:28 AM | Tips for Your Poster: Planning
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 outstanding poster […] The post Tips for Your Poster: Planning appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 11, 2014

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1:38 PM | Lithium For Aging Brain
Recent studies investigating Lithium, a drug commonly used for the treatment of mood disorders in humans, found its robust neurotrophic and neuroprotective effects which can help us exploring new novel, exciting, and promising targets. The molecular mechanism underlying lithium’s mood stabilizing effect is not yet unraveled. Suggested hypotheses include inositol-depletion via inhibition of inositol- monophosphatase and neuroprotection, via inhibition of GSK-3. Chronic lithium treatment […]
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12:12 PM | Animal rights fanatics offer stunts, not real solutions
This post is simulposted with the Unlikely Activist blog, run by this post’s author, David Jentsch. Fanatical animal rights groups in the US love attention-getting stunts. PeTA creates video games extolling violence and propagates advertisements that exude adolescent sexuality. White Coat Waste uses … Continue reading →

August 09, 2014

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1:42 AM | Perspectives on Climate Change
As part of a global effort to mobilise action from governments, business, finance and society, countries will meet in 2015 to determine a global climate agreement through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Climate change and climate policy have become political fodder for elections worldwide, with partisan views dividing nations. The burgeoning research […] The post Perspectives on Climate Change appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

August 08, 2014

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5:00 PM | Quote Therapy – by Elon Musk
“If something is important enough, you should try even if the probable outcome is failure.” Elon Musk
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2:44 PM | Responsible Antibody Production
Antibodies Part 2 (read Part 1 here) As noted in our previous post, there are many promising uses for antibodies. Therefore, it is no wonder that antibody production is big business. The Scientist reported that revenues from antibody sales were … Continue reading →
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1:29 PM | Medical Device Industry News Video Roundup – July 2014
Welcome to the Aptiv Solutions medical device news roundup for July 2014! We’ve gathered ten news stories offering information that may just help your company prosper. Coming up in this roundup: the medical device sector continues to evolve across the globe and over a variety of medical conditions. Outsourcing specific aspects of medical device trials ... continue reading
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12:10 PM | Dramatic Growth of Grafted Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries
Building upon previous research, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran's Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons extending virtually the entire length of the animals' central nervous system.Leading author Paul Lu, PhD, of the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences said the human […]
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12:00 PM | Researchers Uncover Stem Cell Behaviour of Human Bowel
For the first time, researchers say they have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.The research, led by Queen May University of London (QMUL) and published yesterday the journal Cell Reports, discovered how many stem cells exist within the human bowel and how they behave and evolve over time.Read More

Quantification of Crypt and Stem Cell Evolution in the Normal and Neoplastic Human Colon (2014). Ann-Marie Baker, Biancastella Cereser, Samuel Melton, Alexander G. Fletcher, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Paul J. Tadrous, Adam Humphries, George Elia, Stuart A.C. McDonald, Nicholas A. Wright, Benjamin D. Simons, Marnix Jansen, Trevor A. Graham., Cell Reports, Other:

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