October 09, 2014

2:15 PM | Child health benefits from studies of infant monkeys – Part 1
Health research with nonhuman primates takes place at many universities and research institutions in the US, among them centers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  A broad range of research aimed at better understanding maternal and child health … Continue reading →
12:55 PM | FDA IT Upgrades To Improve Medical Device 510(k) And De Novo Processes
The FDA is moving forward with a series of upgrades to its IT infrastructure that will have a direct impact on how medical device companies submit and interact with 510(k) submissions as well as participate in the de novo process. The changes are intended to make communication between the FDA and manufacturers more efficient, as well ... continue reading
9:30 AM | Why Just Having Goals Isn’t Enough
Why Just Having Goals Isn’t Enough [Article via Psychology Today. Click above for full post] The hardest question in life is asking ourselves what we want. I often say that if we don’t know what we want or where we’re... Read More ›
1:20 AM | How Much Should You Pay for an ETF Trade?
Trading ETFs is much like trading stocks: you buy and sell from a broker, which will charge a trading commission. We have researched the marketplace to determine the typical commission on an ETF transaction, and it is $8.95. Large discount brokerage firms may offer up to 100 ETF trades free of charge, but these offers […] The post How Much Should You Pay for an ETF Trade? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 08, 2014

7:46 PM | No more folic acid
Although tangetial to nephrology in some ways, I believe a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has important lessons for anyone involved in clinical medicine and should make us think about the things that we do reflexively without really thinking about the reasons.In 1998, the US government mandated that all cereals be fortified with folic acid. Prior to this point, folate deficiency was a real problem. Now, not so much. In fact, folate deficiency has pretty much disappeared as an […]
1:46 AM | How Are Businesses Using Pinterest?
Many businesses are using Pinterest as a part of their social media marketing strategies. It’s a powerful social media marketing site because it has a large user base that spends a lot of time on the site. Businesses use Pinterest for a number of reasons, to Build awareness: Pinterest is a useful tool for building […] The post How Are Businesses Using Pinterest? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 07, 2014

12:55 PM | Apple Bars Medical Device Apps From iCloud Data Storage Service
Data security is a common rallying point for medical device manufacturers, especially those brave enough to enter the churning medical device app space. The ability of major corporations to protect the data of their users was highlighted by a spate of well-publicized hacks, including illegal access to information held by Apple’s iCloud online storage system ... continue reading
10:01 AM | Nobel Prizewinner John O’Keefe warns of threat to science from overly restrictive animal research and immigration rules
In an interview with the BBC yesterday 2014 Nobel laureate  John O Keefe has warned of the dangers posed by regulations that restrict animal research and the free movement of scientists across borders. “It is an incontrovertible fact that if … Continue reading →
8:21 AM | The Secrets of Publishing Success
We have once shared the secret to publishing many high-quality papers. If you worry about the successful publishing of your recent research findings, fret not! Dr. Richard Threlfall will share the secrets of publishing success! Learn about the full publishing process from no less than the managing editor of the Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry! […] The post The Secrets of Publishing Success appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 06, 2014

12:57 PM | Let it rise, fresh words with fresh eyes
The Secret to Effective Content Creation My mother bakes homemade bread like nobody’s business. She measures, mixes, kneads, punches, shapes, and, finally bakes the dough. At the end of the day rows of warm, buttered loaves line up on her kitchen table. This is the writing process to me. Mix and arrange the words the way I like. Allow the piece to rest—don’t mess with it! Then after an appropriate length of time, take another look. Sentences and themes have risen and […]
10:00 AM | Nobel Prize 2014: Fortune favours the prepared mind
Speaking of Research congratulates John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser on being awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain”. By recording the activity … Continue reading →
8:20 AM | Relaxation Techniques to Do Before a Stressful Situation
This relaxation exercise is a practical and physical technique. The outcome and skill require you to focus on your attention and heightening your concentration. The skill is being able to be relaxed when you feel as though you need it; this process is often useful when you go to bed. It is a procedure called […] The post Relaxation Techniques to Do Before a Stressful Situation appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 03, 2014

2:39 PM | BUAV – Spies, Lies and Inspection Reports
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has campaigned against the use of animals in research since 1898. If they had got their way when they started we would likely not have insulin (dogs), blood transfusions (guinea pigs … Continue reading →
5:39 AM | How to Manage Interruptions At Work
A great deal of research has been done on the loss of productivity associated with interruptions, and the recovery time needed—especially regarding how much this productivity loss ends up costing corporations. A 2008 study concluded that interruptions cost US corporations $680 billion in lost productivity annually, and other studies have reported that a typical office […] The post How to Manage Interruptions At Work appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
1:11 AM | Collaboration across borders and disciplines is key to breakthrough research, says ASPIRE winner
ASPIRE winner Dr Agachai Sumalee (sixth from left) flanked by Mr. Cao Jianlin, China’s Vice Minister of Science and Technology, to his left, and Patrick Kelly, Wiley’s Publishing Director and Vice President of Government Affairs, on his right. With a groundbreaking road traffic management system that has slashed commuting times in the greater Bangkok area, […] The post Collaboration across borders and disciplines is key to breakthrough research, says ASPIRE winner appeared […]

October 01, 2014

12:55 PM | Adaptive Trials Offer Potent Weapon Against Phase 3 Failures
A failed phase 3 drug trial is one of the worst possible outcomes for a pharmaceutical company and for patients, both in terms of financial resources spent as well as time sunk into an unproductive research path. A recent article published by Roche describes how that company had to deal with several recent Phase 3 ... continue reading
2:20 AM | International Day of Older Persons
“He who strives thus to mingle youthfulness and age may grow old in body, but old in spirit he will never be.” – Wei Zheng Let’s celebrate the “International Day of Older Persons” today. To age gracefully, we have produced a series of journal articles and book chapters that provide tips on how to take […] The post International Day of Older Persons appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 30, 2014

5:27 PM | Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen Causes Fires
Among my fondest childhood memories are the family and holiday dinners my mother so lovingly prepared. She would labor for hours seasoning, stirring, kneading and battering until her culinary masterpieces were complete.  There were rare moments when I asked to assist but for the most part I watched her from a distance. You see my mother preferred to work alone and was extremely territorial about her kitchen. Extra bodies circling in her space only slowed her down, and muddled the process. […]
1:02 PM | Insidious tactics of animal rights groups in Portugal
Activism against animal research in Portugal is growing. With it has come a rise in misinformation about how and why animals are used. Continue reading →
12:58 PM | Metamorphosis
This site does not belong to me alone anymore and it is now entering a metamorphosis stage. Stay tuned, we are going to do something much more exciting and useful. Remember this name: AGATA. For more normal conversations, you can continue following me on twitter and medium. Thanks for the great time we had together. Cheers, Gianpaolo.
10:30 AM | Quote Therapy – by Rita Mae Brown
“Don’t hope more than you’re willing to work.” Rita Mae Brown

September 29, 2014

1:19 AM | World Heart Day 2014
To celebrate World Heart Day on 29 September, we are offering the gift of knowledge to all users, from free trial, infographics, guidelines, and news to update you on the latest development in cardiology. 60 days free trial of cardiology subscription journals Editor’s Choice papers for European Journal of Heart Failure Read the most cited […] The post World Heart Day 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 26, 2014

8:03 AM | Traffic-busting professor wins 2014 ASPIRE Prize
Science, technology and innovation development officials from APEC economies have named Dr Agachai Sumalee, a Thai professor based in Hong Kong, China, the winner of the 2014 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education. Dr Sumalee was selected from a pool of scientists under the age of 40 for creating a groundbreaking road traffic […] The post Traffic-busting professor wins 2014 ASPIRE Prize appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

September 25, 2014

4:05 PM | Renal Physiology PenCasts
Improving preclinical nephrology education during medical school is a hot topic in nephrology these days. John Roberts, a nephrology fellow at Duke, recently produced a collection of short (10-15min) videos on renal physiology in an effort to do just this. These videos are geared towards 1st year medical students and are meant to compliment other learning styles such as book reading, group learning or standard didactic lectures. Take a look at the videos and offer any comments or suggestions. […]

September 23, 2014

11:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Iyanla Vanzant
“Some children do what they’re told to do; some children do what they’re told not to do; all children do what they’re parents have done.” Iyanla Vanzant
2:59 PM | We Need You – Help us keep SR running
Speaking of Research (SR) was founded in 2008 thanks to the support and generosity of American’s for Medical Progress‘ Michael D Hayre Fellowship in public outreach. SR’s ongoing website costs, then around $100/year were paid by AMP. In February 2011, … Continue reading →
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