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April 27, 2015

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5:39 AM | Interview with Dr. Seo Myungeun from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
John Wiley & Sons and the Polymer Society of Korea (PSK) presented the Wiley-PSK Young Scholar Awards to young scientists during the annual meetings in recognition of the innovative and outstanding research work by young Korean polymer scientists. The Wiley-PSK Journal of Polymer Science (JPS) Young Scientist Award was conferred to Dr. Seo Myungeun of […] The post Interview with Dr. Seo Myungeun from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 24, 2015

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12:00 PM | Animal Research and the 2015 UK General Election
On May 7th 2015 the British voters will flood to the polls to determine the next Government (which for the second time in a row is likely to be a coalition). The political landscape has changed a lot since the … Continue reading →
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8:58 AM | Hyperkalaemia, ICDs and ECG changes.
I recently admitted a woman overnight with prerenal AKI and serum K+ of 7 mmol/L. A passing ED physician mumbled to me not to worry as their ECG didn’t require calcium gluconate, and besides, they had an ICD inserted recently.As I looked over the ECG, I realised I had no idea what effect hyperkalaemia would have on a pacemaker. Furthermore I always suspected that ECG changes were not a sensitive method of alerting physicians to danger and just delayed […]

April 23, 2015

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11:52 PM | Parasites Lost
It's noon somewhere in the Brazilian rainforest. A biologist is relentlessly inspecting the soil and the leaves located around an ant colony. Finally, by lifting a leaf, she finally finds what she was seeking: a mouldy ant attached to the main vein in the leaf by its mandible. “There is no doubt - it is […]
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10:44 PM | Biosimilars: does a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
A biopharmaceutical, or biologic, is any medicinal product manufactured in or extracted from a living system, such as a microorganism or plant or animal cells. Several biologic agents are produced using recombinant DNA technology, while others may be manipulated or humanized after their production. Most of these agents are very large and complex molecules compared to traditional small-molecule drugs. Given this fact, the manufacturing process of biologics is more challenging than traditional […]
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4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Rob Bell
“It is better to be fully present and rested and engaged for one thing than rushed, distracted, and scattered for ten.” Rob Bell
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2:25 PM | Last Call: Apply to the Origins of Renal Physiology Course by May 15th
The 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 instruction, food and housing for the week.The application […]

April 22, 2015

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5:47 AM | Earth Day Every Day
This Earth Day, find some unusual ways to make your life a little bit greener. These contents provide insight, opportunities, and tips on going green in various areas of your life, whether it’s about environmental protection, conservation, recycling or protecting the earth. On April 22, start doing something that will improve the environment for generations […] The post Earth Day Every Day appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:46 AM | Webinar: Preparing the highest quality S/TEM samples with DualBeam technology
Having trouble with preparing high quality samples from difficult interfaces or materials for imaging and characterization? FEI has over 60 years of leadership in the design, manufacture and support of the widest range of microscopy techniques, and provides images and solutions down to the picometer scales. Its DualBeam (FIB/SEM) systems are the answer to 3D […] The post Webinar: Preparing the highest quality S/TEM samples with DualBeam technology appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:47 AM | Beating the bloodsuckers?
Last night I ran around my room fighting a fairly bloody battle - shoes may have been thrown. This was not a bizarre reaction to stress; my room was colonised by bloodthirsty ectoparasites intent on eating me alive. But how exactly do mosquitoes track us down - and what makes humans their meal of choice? […]

April 21, 2015

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2:12 AM | Images that changed your perspective on Haematology
Almost 50% of our brain is involved in visual processing (Merieb, E. N. & Hoehn, K.,2007). Researchers has found that color visuals increase the willingness to read by 80% (Green R. 1989). Test out this theory and guess what does the below images represent. Please scroll down to learn more.     Bone marrow aspirate in metastatic clear […] The post Images that changed your perspective on Haematology appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 20, 2015

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12:00 PM | World Week to Speak Up About Animal Research
Each April a group of people committed to ending all use of animals for any purpose, including medical and scientific research, orchestrate events for a week they designate World Week for Animals in Laboratories (WWAIL). Among the primary objectives of … Continue reading →
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3:24 AM | Prevalence of alcohol use disorders in mainland China: a systematic review
  Alcohol use disorder is an urgent public health problem in China, especially among males. When using high-quality studies, current and life-time prevalence estimates of alcohol dependence in China measure 2.2% and 3.7%, respectively, approaching those of the Netherlands, United States and other western countries. Read the full article here. The post Prevalence of alcohol use disorders in mainland China: a systematic review appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 18, 2015

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11:30 PM | A way to paleo paradise
Picture this, if you will: you and your compatriots have been deathly silent for hours, stalking through dense vegetation. Your prey is none the wiser of your presence and it must remain that way if your family is to survive another day. And there it is! - through the leaves, vines and trees you see […]

April 16, 2015

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3:38 AM | Celebrate World Book Day
April 23rd is designated World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO. “Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment. Books, in all forms, play an essential role here.” – Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day. In celebration of this special day, […] The post Celebrate World Book Day appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:45 AM | Full-body transplants - a heady tale?
In a story so strange we thought it was a hoax*, it seems that the world’s first ‘head transplant’ could be on the cards.** What’s more, this may be carried out rather sooner than envisaged. But is this principle based on scientific fact, or utter (unsettling) fiction? Could a patient realistically ever wake up from […]

April 15, 2015

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12:00 PM | En Passage, an Approach to the Use and Provenance of Immortalized Cell Lines
This guest post is by Lisa Krugner-Higby, DVM, PhD.  Dr. Krugner-Higby is a scientist and also a research veterinarian within the Research Animal Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Krugner-Higby’s research is in development of extended-release formulations of … Continue reading →

April 13, 2015

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11:37 AM | Modern Patient Recruitment – How Did We Get Here?
In recent years, a plethora of new patient recruitment tactics have surfaced that take advantage of new technology. Over the last two decades, the industry has gone from relying on personal physician referrals to highly advanced and proactive solutions. Although problems with patient recruitment continue to be among the top reasons for the failure of clinical trials, these evolving tactics shed light on solutions for low enrollment. In this blog post I’ll take a look at some of the […]

April 12, 2015

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8:54 AM | Update from Hepatology: AKI and HRS in patients with cirrhosis
In the recent edition of Hepatology, the International Club of Ascites (ICA) have published their revised recommendations on the diagnosis and management of AKI in patients with cirrhosis. They first proposed diagnostic criteria for Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) in 1996 and last updated them in 2007 (covered by RFN). Since their first publication, there has been much work done in defining AKI with RIFLE, AKIN and KDIGO and this is reflected in the ICA’s latest guidance. This time, they have […]

April 10, 2015

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6:52 AM | New Research from Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital in Japan
      Local recurrence is a major clinical issue following surgical resection in head and neck cancer, and the dissemination and lymph node metastasis of minimal residual disease is relatively difficult to treat due to the lack of suitable therapeutic approaches. A group of researchers from Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital in Japan have developed […] The post New Research from Shizuoka Cancer Center Hospital in Japan appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 09, 2015

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11:39 PM | Talking gibberish?
Heading to a wildlife park or zoo may afford you some precious moments with our close relatives - the apes. We humans pride ourselves on our phenomenal language capacity, but until now not that much was known about how our ‘cousins’ get chatting. This month research from Durham University has revealed that the hoo-ha and […]
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2:48 AM | Current Controversy in Epilepsy: SUDEP
Sudden unexpected death from epilepsy (SUDEP) has attracted considerable attention in the past several years, and there is increasing pressure from the epilepsy community to encourage medical professionals to tell their patients about it. In a Scottish coroner’s inquest after the SUDEP deaths of two girls, a recommendation was made that “The vast majority of […] The post Current Controversy in Epilepsy: SUDEP appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:10 AM | SURVEY RESULTS: Use of Medical Marijuana in Treating Epilepsy
Fewer Specialists Support Using Medical Marijuana and CBD in Treating Epilepsy Patients Compared with General Medical Professionals and Patients: Result of Epilepsia’s Survey The survey opened May 20, 2014 and closed September 1, 2014. The web site was visited 3,466 times with 776 individuals starting the poll and 529 (68%) completing all of the questions. […] The post SURVEY RESULTS: Use of Medical Marijuana in Treating Epilepsy appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:08 AM | Incredible imprinting - 'are you my mummy?'
For fans of Doctor Who, the phrase ‘Are you my mummy?’ may inspire a slight degree of unease. But quell your terror! We will explore the fascinating biological phenomenon known as imprinting, an animal behaviour which has led to some pretty outlandish results. These include baby geese deciding that 'mummy' is a human male they spotted upon […]

April 08, 2015

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5:30 PM | Are You Ready to Change?
Are You Ready to Change? [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] Change is difficult. Change in regards to substance use is even more difficult. What I love about working with substance use issues is that substances provide... Read More ›
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3:34 PM | Interview with a Primate Researcher
In the last few months, Italian animal rights activists have conducted a campaign against animal research, in particular against primate research. This is despite the important role that primates have played in breakthroughs in stem cell research and neuroprosthetics, among … Continue reading →
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1:20 AM | Virtual Issue on Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
In light of Head & Neck Awareness Month in April, we present research in this Virtual Issue on the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and outcomes of the various types of head and neck cancers. Feel free to read, cite, and share! Key Journal ArticlesHead and neck cancer recurrence: a prospective analysis of 401 follow-up visits to […] The post Virtual Issue on Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 07, 2015

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7:21 AM | Why burnout is prevalent among nurses in China?
With the increase of both the population and elder people, the shortage of nurses has become a well-known issue all over the world. Many countries, including China, claim that nurses are needed at present and in the near future. Structuring a culture of intent to stay and positive clinical nurse practical settings are two primary […] The post Why burnout is prevalent among nurses in China? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:30 AM | Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Virtual Issue: April 2015
In light of Head & Neck Awareness Month in April, we present research in this Virtual Issue on the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and outcomes of the various types of head and neck cancers. Feel free to read, cite, and share! The post Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Virtual Issue: April 2015 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

April 06, 2015

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8:09 AM | Fall risk in Chinese community-dwelling older adults: A physiological profile assessment study
Falls in Chinese older people are a serious healthcare problem leading to considerable adverse consequences and high healthcare costs in Chinese populations. Assessment of fall risk in older people is complex as a result of the multifactorial nature of the underlying risk factors. The Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA) is a validated fall risk assessment tool that […] The post Fall risk in Chinese community-dwelling older adults: A physiological profile assessment study appeared […]
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