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March 04, 2015

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4:30 PM | Mindfulness and Relationships: Never React the Same Way
Mindfulness and Relationships: Never React the Same Way [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our... Read More ›
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3:11 PM | 2015 SCOPE Summit: My Perspective
- 2015 SCOPE Summit, February 24-26th, Orlando Florida - Last week, DAC Patient Recruitment Services sponsored and participated in the 6th Annual Summit for Clinical Ops Executives, aka SCOPE, held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando Florida. SCOPE is a conference that focuses on issues related to each aspect of clinical trial planning and management.  The summit takes place over the course of three days, and the conference platform is divided into programs also knows as tracks. The following […]
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9:02 AM | Baby swimming and rhinovirus-induced wheezing
Baby swimming is very popular in many countries, but it may be a risk factor for rhinovirus-induced wheezing illnesses, particularly in children with atopic eczema. This finding comes from a birth cohort study in which 1827 children were followed until 17 months of age. Data on infant swimming, bronchiolitis, recurrent wheezing and viral diagnostics were […] The post Baby swimming and rhinovirus-induced wheezing appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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8:01 AM | Webinar: “How to get your papers publish in Groundwater”
Do you have a burning need to publish in “Groundwater“, the leading international journal focused exclusively on groundwater? Since 1963, Groundwater has published a dynamic mix of papers on topics related to groundwater including groundwater flow and well hydraulics, hydrogeochemistry and contaminant hydrogeology, application of geophysics, groundwater management and policy, and history of groundwater hydrology. The journal emphasizes […] The post Webinar: […]

March 03, 2015

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9:36 AM | Common Questions in Veterinary Toxicology
Today is World Wildlife Day. Though cats are not considered wild animals but the recent news of the “pink” cat found dead from toxic blood poisoning saddened me. The pink-obsessed owner dyed the cat pink with toxic hair dye to made the cat the main attraction at a “pretty in pink” party. The one night […] The post Common Questions in Veterinary Toxicology appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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3:38 AM | #NephMadness Early Goal Directed Therapy Haiku Deck #CCRegion
Early Goal Directed Therapy - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspiresCheck out the NephMadness Critical Care Nephrology region.Post by Hector Madariaga

February 27, 2015

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9:07 AM | Latest Annual banned-substance review now published
Drug Testing and Analysis – Latest Annual banned-substance review now published Within the mosaic display of international anti-doping efforts, analytical strategies based on up-to-date instrumentation as well as most recent information about physiology, pharmacology, metabolism, etc., of prohibited substances and methods of doping are indispensable. The continuous emergence of new chemical entities and the identification […] The post Latest Annual banned-substance review now […]
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8:45 AM | Dying for a tan?
Sun worshippers, beware – serious skin damage may be occurring even after you seek refuge in the shade, proving once and for all that there’s nothing healthy about a tan*. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so Aussies take note – Bondi bronzing sessions continue to fry your […]

February 26, 2015

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6:17 PM | #NephMadness 2015: It’s almost here
It’s almost March, time to fill out your bracket. No not college hoops, it’s time for the annual Nephrology SoMed educational phenomenon that is NephMadness. The brainchild of Matt Sparks and Joel Topf has grown legs in its 3 years of existence and now represents a highlight of the Nephrology #FOAM calendar.NephMadness is a homage to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, March Madness, but instead of matching up college basketball teams, NephMadness throws some of the most important […]

February 25, 2015

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11:30 PM | Animal research successes spur growth in science…but PeTA can only complain
What do multiple myeloma, influenza, advanced breast cancer, atrial fibrillation, thyroid cancer, ear infection, advanced ovarian cancer and obesity all have in common? One commonality is obvious – they cause suffering, sickness and sometimes death in people around the world. … Continue reading →
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6:42 PM | Blood pressure target in diabetes mellitus
Hypertension in diabetic patients increases the risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications. It is quantitatively and qualitatively different from the non-diabetic population and characterized by disturbed circadian rhythm of blood pressure (BP) with increased variability. It also features frequent nocturnal hypertension with high 24 hour BP load and impaired auto-regulation of blood flow leading to microvascular injury. A large meta-analysis of 1 million individuals followed for 14 […]
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4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – C.S. Lewis
“What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience.” C.S. Lewis
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8:55 AM | Fresh meat – from the lab?
Stem cell biology often dominates headlines, whipping up excitement and terror simultaneously. A stem cell is simply a cell that has the potential to become one of several different cell types – for example, muscle, liver or heart. Such possibilities have sparked hopes that we will enter the age of regenerative medicine. But stem cells […]
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7:40 AM | Start Year 2015 with the Best Research in Diabetes
Do you know that 11.6% of adults (or 114 million) in China have diabetes? According to the findings released by the Journal of the American Medical Association last September, the number is set to increase by 40%, especially among those from 18 – 29 years old, who are on the brink to develop the diseases. […] The post Start Year 2015 with the Best Research in Diabetes appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

February 23, 2015

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3:08 AM | 2014 Highlights from the Royal Statistical Society Journals
    The post 2014 Highlights from the Royal Statistical Society Journals appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:52 AM | Detectives and DNA profiles – should you be worried?
As of March 2013 the UK’s National DNA database contained the profiles of 6,737,973 individuals and 428,634 crime scenes. Apparently once a DNA profile found at a crime scene is compared against the database there is a 61% chance of acquiring a match. Until very recently, simply being arrested for a crime (even if you […]

February 22, 2015

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1:49 AM | The Four Real Keys to Making Money
The winning methods of successful professional investors are even sometimes contradictory. For example, in the book Market Wizards the successful pro Jim Rogers is quoted as saying that he often examines charts for signs of “hysteria,” and also that “I haven’t met a rich technician.” In the same book an equally successful pro, Marty Schwartz, […] The post The Four Real Keys to Making Money appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

February 21, 2015

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10:55 PM | Man and Ape – an ancient hybrid population?
In 1865 in his book On the Origin of Species* Charles Darwin first described the idea of evolution by natural selection, suggesting that every biological population is subject to constant change. This change occurs via the influence of the environment in favouring traits which increase the likelihood of an organism surviving and reproducing. His proposal […]

February 20, 2015

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1:46 PM | Speaking of Research speak to future vets
The Ontario Veterinary College hosted the 3rd annual symposium of the University of Guelph Future Vets Club which explored topics related to the impacts of human-animal interactions. Speaking of Research committee member Michael Brunt was invited to speak about embracing … Continue reading →

February 18, 2015

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9:28 PM | Virgin births – A guide to DIY reproduction
Inspired by the BBC TV show Nature’s Weirdest, this week Bio Detectives tackles reproduction once again* – but this time, sisters are doing it for themselves and reproducing without male input. How is this possible, you might well cry?  Occurrences of virgin birth may sound unlikely (outside the Bible at least) , but read on […]
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2:35 PM | Implementing the 3Rs at the University of Oxford
This Guest Post is by Stuart Peirson, Associate Professor in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology and chair of the 3Rs sub-committee at The University of Oxford. This article was originally posted on the website of the National Centre for the … Continue reading →

February 17, 2015

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7:29 AM | The Best Collection of Medical Articles for Year 2014
  To celebrate Chinese New Year, we have compiled special collection of most read medical articles across different therapeutics areas from 2014 issues. These complimentary resources will make it easy for you to catch up on research making an impact in your community. If you would like to continue receiving latest medical updates, please sign […] The post The Best Collection of Medical Articles for Year 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:47 AM | Financial Planning Tips: Advice or DIY?
The DIY approach If you are taking the DIY approach, there are a multitude of ways to learn about various subjects, and many are free. Seminars, webinars (seminars on the internet), free information packs, websites, magazines and newspapers will provide valuable information. The more you read, the more you will learn, and you’ll find certain […] The post Financial Planning Tips: Advice or DIY? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

February 16, 2015

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8:54 PM | Cigarette Smoking Leads to Thinning of the Brain’s Cortex
Cigarette smoking is associated with cognitive decline and dementia, but the extent of the association between smoking and structural brain changes remains unclear. According to recent study published by Karama et.al., in Molecular Psychiatry, “long-term smoking could cause thinning of the outer layer of the brain involved in critical cognitive functions such as memory and language.” Although the cortex grows thinner with normal ageing, the study found that smoking appears to […]

Karama, S., Ducharme, S., Corley, J., Chouinard-Decorte, F., Starr, J., Wardlaw, J., Bastin, M. & Deary, I. (2015). Cigarette smoking and thinning of the brain’s cortex, Molecular Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1038/mp.2014.187

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4:01 PM | Your Personal Brand: Tips for Leveraging Social Media
Branding yourself is the act of creating an impression in the mind of others. Some may call this manipulation. Others may say this sounds difficult. I’d say that neither notion is true. Your personal brand Your personal brand is the connection between your professional life and you as a human being. This encompasses everything you’ve worked so hard for in your career, and everything that you are outside of the office. Rather than manipulation, this is simply marketing who you are. […]

February 13, 2015

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8:29 AM | Observing Hematopoietic Stem Cells Differentiate Into Blood Cells in Living Mouse
Dr. Hans-Reimer RodewaldCredit: DKFZGerman researchers develop a way to equip mouse hematopoietic (blood) stem cells with a fluorescent marker that can be switched on from the outside. Using this tool, they were able to observe, for the first time, how stem cells mature into blood cells under normal conditions in a living organism.In the bone marrow, hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) give rise to a large variety of mature blood cells via progenitor cells at various stages of maturation. Now, […]
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1:44 AM | What Networking is Not!
Going to events expecting to land new clients sets you up for failure and frustration.  Understanding that appropriate networking was different from jumping into the sales cycle was the turning point for a client who is the vice-president of an investment firm. Before we talked through his hesitations and he came to this realization, it […] The post What Networking is Not! appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

February 12, 2015

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3:53 PM | Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplants Work Better than Drugs for Severe Multiple Sclerosis
Demyelination by multiple sclerosis. The CD68 colored tissue shows several macrophages in the area of the lesion. Original scale 1:100New study reveals that hematopoietic stem cell transplants may be more effective than the drug mitoxantrone for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis.The study appears in the online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.A total of 21 people whose disability due to MS had increased during the previous year even […]
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12:25 AM | Bloody Brilliant! Could engineered blood save your life?
Unless you’re (a) a medic or nurse or (b) into gory TV shows, in which the stuff is liberally splattered about for your viewing pleasure*, you probably spend very little of your life (or if you’re squeamish, actively avoid) considering what is currently flowing through your veins and keeping you alive. When I accidentally stabbed […]

February 11, 2015

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9:34 AM | Global Stem Cells Announces Alliance with Regenerative Technology Alliance
Global Stem Cells Group announced yesterday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Regenerative Technology Alliance (RTA) to evaluate and promote stem cell training programs.Global Stem Cells Group and the Regenerative Technology Alliance (RTA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate and promote stem cell training programs.RTA, a global provider of standards and certification for the emerging fields of regenerative medicine and science, will work along with the […]
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