September 18, 2014

7:59 AM | Neuroinflammation Models : Use in Studies of Neurodegeneration and Regeneration
About Webinar: Neuroinflammation, defined as the activation of endogenous glial cells and their complex interplay with other cell types via cytokines, chemokines and other factors, is a component of all central nervous system (CNS) injuries, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.  Although neuroinflammation is a normal response to CNS injury, a great deal of emphasis has been […] The post Neuroinflammation Models : Use in Studies of Neurodegeneration and Regeneration appeared […]
6:10 AM | 4 Ways These Fabulous Apps Can Accelerate Your Chemistry Research
What would be the most convenient way to keep up-to-date with latest research when you cannot sit down at your desk all the time to browse one site to another? Wouldn’t it be cool to continue reading the topic you are reading regardless of where you are? Here are 4 ways how mobile apps for […] The post 4 Ways These Fabulous Apps Can Accelerate Your Chemistry Research appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 17, 2014

4:30 PM | The Psychology of Forgiveness
The Psychology of Forgiveness [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] Forgiveness is a loaded word. It’s been tossed around self-help circles for years, but little has been made of what the science behind forgiveness can teach us... Read More ›
7:44 AM | Free Webinar : Multiplexing Mass Spectrometry-Based Identification
About Webinar: The identification and quantitative measurement of different forms of protein site-specific reversible cysteine modifications remain technically challenging. Many mass spectrometry (MS)-based workflows have been developed, all sharing a common principle of first blocking any free thiol before labeling the specific forms of cysteine modifications that can be reversed by specific reducing agents. In […] The post Free Webinar : Multiplexing Mass Spectrometry-Based […]
2:25 AM | Effects of Inbreeding on Children in India
Can children of inbred families have significant differences from those of non-inbred families? Researchers explored how body mass index (BMI) was linked to endogamy. Parental consanguinity and degree of inbreeding are most important factors of depression in height, weight and BMI among children. 1,270 children were randomly selected to participate in the study where their […] The post Effects of Inbreeding on Children in India appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
12:16 AM | NephroCheck®—can we predict AKI in the ICU? And then what?
Nephrologists have been looking for sensitive biomarkers to predict AKI. Efforts have been made and the idea of “renal angina” was proposed by Goldstein and Chawla in 2010, but still there has been no reliable biomarker commercially available to detect AKI early enough.  Well, the FDA has just approved a point-of-care biomarker assay, NephroCheck®, for predicting risk of AKI. Interestingly, none of the most studied biomarkers such as KIM1 and NGAL are included. […]

September 16, 2014

11:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Dr. Stephen R. Covey
“Coherence suggests that there is harmony, unity, and integrity between your vision and mission, your roles and goals, your priorities and plans, and your desires and discipline.” Stephen R. Covey
2:00 PM | Is British Animal Rights Extremism Back? A Profile of National Operation Anti-Vivisection
Is British Animal Rights Extremism Back? National Operation Anti Vivisection is a new campaign targeting students in Cambridge which looks surprisingly similar to campaigns run by SHAC before they closed operations in August 2014. Speaking of Research take a closer look. Continue reading →
12:55 PM | New De Novo Draft Guidance For Medical Device Companies
The De Novo process was further simplified this past August with the release of a new draft guidance by the FDA. “De Novo Classification Process (Evaluation of Automatic Class III Designation)” describes the streamlined de novo classification process that has been in effect since the 2012 passage of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA). ... continue reading

September 15, 2014

8:55 AM | India Engineers’ Day : Great Articles to Celebrate
Today is India Engineers’ Day in celebration of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya KCIE, a notable Indian engineer who was born on 15 September 1860. As the theme for this year is “Making Indian Engineering World-Class”, we are glad to share these great articles about engineering in India. The best part is all articles are accessible free […] The post India Engineers’ Day : Great Articles to Celebrate appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 12, 2014

12:51 PM | Time for a change? A Scientist’s View of Public Interests in Animal Research and Welfare
Each fall since 1950, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting. During the five days of the meeting, members and nonmembers come together to enjoy the workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and exhibits. The AALAS … Continue reading →
9:45 AM | Insightful Articles to Celebrate International Literacy Day
As 8th September was International Literacy Day, we celebrated it by sharing great articles under the topic of literacy.  Below are some of the highlighted ones from the list. You may browse the complete list here as all articles are accessible free until 1st October.       From TESOL Quarterly: Reconsidering Compulsory English in […] The post Insightful Articles to Celebrate International Literacy Day appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 11, 2014

5:06 PM | FDA Issues Home Use Medical Device Guidance
The FDA has issued a new guidance document intended to clarify how medical device manufacturers should approach certain design decisions for products targeted for home use. ‘Design Considerations For Devices Intended for Home Use’ is the final version of the draft guidance initially published in early 2013, and while it does not add any new ... continue reading

September 10, 2014

1:09 PM | Extremism is Not the Only Threat to Medical Research
In the last decade there has been a large, and long overdue, crackdown on animal rights extremism. While positive, thisis not enough. Unless scientists take advantage of this new found safety by speaking up in support of their research, important research will be forced out by activists. Continue reading →

September 09, 2014

10:03 AM | Virtual Issue for Urology : Best of China 2014
Recent years have witnessed the boom of Chinese urology. An increasing amount of high-quality research is carried out in China, which is reflected in increasing numbers of articles being accepted by prestigious journals like BJUI. As the president of the Chinese Urological Association, I believe that it is necessary to select provocative articles – focusing […] The post Virtual Issue for Urology : Best of China 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
3:08 AM | Free Webinar: Strategies to Successful Publication in International Journals
About Webinar: Join us in this 1-hour free webinar and learn how you can increase your chances of getting your papers published. Jason Hu, Associate Director for Market Insights in APAC at Wiley, will share his knowledge and experience to help you in your publishing journey.We’ll also have a Q&A session at the end of […] The post Free Webinar: Strategies to Successful Publication in International Journals appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
2:41 AM | CJASN Activities
Two ASN-related activities to mention happening in the next couple of months. First, CJASN eJC will be hosting a twitter conversation about the recently published commentary "Training the Next Generation's Nephrology Workforce. This will be hosted by Amar Bansal, a fellow at UPenn who is the author of the article. It will take place on September 10th at 9pm and the hastag is #CJASNeJC.The second event is a fellows luncheon at the ASN annual meeting on November 13th from 12.45 to 1.45pm. This is […]

September 08, 2014

2:41 PM | Coping with Stress – Some Essential Constructs
Anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension, fatigue, high blood pressure, and anger are just some of the symptoms of stress. Stress not only affects our body, but also our behavior that can lead to social withdrawal. This presentation will explore the nature of our mind and the various factors in our lives that cause us stress. We will learn simple meditation techniques that can nourish the mind which will lead to increased focus, greater productivity, and improved relationships. ~ Pandi Gadadhara […]

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September 04, 2014

3:41 AM | Internet addresses are running out in Asia!
Internet addresses are “the numbers that uniquely identify computers and devices on the Internet”. Although the current version of the Internet Protocol known as IPv4 provides 4.3 billion addresses, “they have already begun to run out”. Computer experts created another Internet Protocol version in mid-1990s which is known as IPv6 that can provide “nearly infinite […] The post Internet addresses are running out in Asia! appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 03, 2014

12:15 PM | Why Animal Research-based Criticisms of the Ice Bucket Challenge are Misguided
The following is a guest post by Caitlin Aamodt, a neuroscience graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a debilitating motor neuron disease that progressively destroys the neurons required for voluntary movement, speech, and eventually breathing and swallowing, killing patients in just three to five years.  Through the Ice Bucket … … Continue reading →

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

11:53 AM | Medical Device Industry News Video Roundup – August 2014
Welcome to the Aptiv Solutions medical device news roundup for August 2014! We will outline ten news articles filled with material that could push your company forward! Coming up in this roundup: the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to develop new guidances for the medical device sector while the industry undergoes transformations internationally. 10) ... continue reading
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 […]

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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 […]
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