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December 01, 2014

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5:35 PM | Vote for the Top Nephrology Stories of 2014
This is the 5th year RFN has hosted the Top Nephrology Stories of the year poll. This is an attempt to look at the year in nephrology voted by the readers of RFN. Take a few moments and vote for any of the stories you feel are worthy of making the top 10 list. You can vote for as many as you wish. Write a quick blog post about a story you think deserves the vote. If we missed anything please feel free to comment below. Note, the story must be published after the year end poll of 2013.Please go […]
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3:08 PM | What makes a good animal research statement?
Recently we created a list (still in progress) of the public facing statements institutions have on their website about their animal research. The quality of these statements and associated web pages are of mixed quality. In the UK, we ranked … Continue reading →
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8:34 AM | Talking in Poster Sessions: Answering Questions
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 Talking in Poster Sessions: Answering Questions appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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4:24 AM | Biomarkers Unlimited: Accept Only OUR Substitutes!
Sounds great, doesn't it? Getting clinical trial results quickly has so much going for it. Information sooner! More affordable trials!Substituting outcomes that can take years, or even decades, to emerge, with ones you can measure much earlier, makes clinical research much simpler. This kind of substitute outcome is called a surrogate (or intermediate) endpoint or outcome.Surrogates are often biomarkers - biological signs of disease or a risk factor of disease, like cholesterol in the […]

November 30, 2014

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10:53 PM | Battling binge-drinking?
Scientists have developed a drug that could reduce the harmful effects of binge drinking on the brain. The research has just been published with the culmination of ten years’ work carried out by researchers across Europe. The new compound appeared to reduce neurological damage in rats, used as a model organisms to study the damage…

November 27, 2014

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5:56 AM | How Intuition Works
By Dawna Jones from Decision Making For Dummies Processing incoming data Information comes at you all the time and at rapid rates. Consider the amount of information you take in when you’re sitting in a meeting with just one other person. You receive words and facts, observe body language and facial expressions, and absorb sensory […] The post How Intuition Works appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

November 26, 2014

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8:08 PM | Creatininase
There was a fascinating case published a couple of months ago in the American Journal of Medicine. I have a particular interest in this case as it was my clinic mentor, Julian Seifter, who made the diagnosis and published the case. I have waiting for a long time to write a post about it but couldn't until the paper came out.The case is a 50yr old man with a history of CKD, quadraplegia and an ileal conduit who was being investigated for CKD. His serum creatinine was 3mg/dl and a creatinine […]
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7:38 PM | A cause and a cure of hyperkalemia? The next #NephJC
There has been a flurry of publications in the field of hyperkalemia with 3 separate trials of oral potassium binding agents within a week of each other (Sodium Zirconium in JAMA, and NEJM and Patiromer in NEJM) and a potentially related observational trial on the risks of co-trimoxazole in patients on RAAS blockade in the BMJ. With all that reading to get through, the next NephJC on Tuesday Dec 2nd will be a double whammy. We will look at the HARMONISE trial of ZS-9, and a large study of […]
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10:58 AM | GFP and the jellyfish
The mouse and the jellyfish went to sea in a beautiful GFP boat… When studying human physiology, it may seem logical that researchers should focus on using human tissue. In fact, star contributors to biomedical research are the mouse and fruitfly – as well as a certain species of jellyfish. The beautiful jellyfish Aequorea Victoria…
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9:29 AM | Wiley is one of the “50 Best E-Learning Companies of India”
​On 14 November, Wiley India was named one of the “50 Best E-Learning Companies of India” at the Global Learn Tech Awards in Mumbai. The awards recognize the best professional e-learning companies and individuals with the overall goal of benchmarking educational practices. The two-day Global Learn Tech congress, explains Vikas Gupta, Managing Director, Wiley India, […] The post Wiley is one of the “50 Best E-Learning Companies of India” appeared first on […]
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1:01 AM | Insights into the immune synapse
Research at Manchester University’s Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research has yielded new insight into how different cells communicate with each other within the immune system. This may have important implications for drug design – currently, many drugs fail for reasons that were previously poorly understood. The work was led by Professor Dan Davis in collaboration…
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12:47 AM | Illustrious Ig Nobels
If, like me, you often find yourself wondering what happens in the brains of people who see Jesus in a slice of toast, or if it is mentally hazardous to own a cat, then worry no more!! Scientists have found the answers, and have been awarded the Ig Nobel prize for their efforts. The Ig…

November 25, 2014

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4:40 PM | Animal Research Statistics for Northern Ireland 2013
We’ve been busy expanding our animal research statistics on the website. We now have a new main statistics page, from which viewers can then look at pages devoted to the number of animal experiments in different countries (note that “Statistics” … Continue reading →
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4:30 PM | Learning to Tolerate Life’s Uncertainty
Learning to Tolerate Life’s Uncertainty  [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] I’m going to propose something a little radical: I want you to stop trying to find the answers to all your burning questions. Stop trying to... Read More ›
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8:42 AM | Best Chemistry Articles Now Available Free!
As a chemist who is always keen to study more about organic chemistry, are you tired of finding the right paper? What if you could get access to all important papers related to organic chemistry research? Yes, it is possible. We have just compiled a list of articles from Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry which […] The post Best Chemistry Articles Now Available Free! appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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2:52 AM | What to Expect When You’re A New Manager?
“I’ve learned a big lesson: When you are new, you have such awareness of all that you have to learn. This is not a position of weakness. It is a position of strength. I wish I had come in on day one and said to the team: ‘This is who I am. This is how […] The post What to Expect When You’re A New Manager? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

November 24, 2014

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8:47 PM | 3 Patient Recruitment Tools to Try
With the globalization of clinical trials rapidly expanding, the industry’s practices are shifting. Despite the many tools and techniques available, patient recruitment around the globe continues to cause expensive delays in the majority of clinical trials. Here are 3 new-age tools for patient recruitment and ideas on how to include them into your strategy: 1. Social Media Considered the modern day “word-of-mouth,” social media presents a unique opportunity to spread the word […]

November 23, 2014

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2:47 AM | 10 Characteristics of Great Value Propositions
Have you have been frustrated by business meetings based on endless conversations, hunches and intuitions, expensive new product launches that blew up, or simply disappointed by the failure of a good idea? The authors of the global bestselling book, Business Model Generation, came up with a 10 Characteristics of Great Value Propositions that simplifies the […] The post 10 Characteristics of Great Value Propositions appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

November 22, 2014

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7:01 AM | Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams?
A new study finds that habitual use of Facebook makes individuals susceptible to social media phishing attacks by criminals, likely because they automatically respond to requests without considering how they are connected with those sending the requests, how long they have known them, or who else is connected with them. Predictors of habitual use of […] The post Habitual Facebook Users: Suckers for Social Media Scams? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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