October 15, 2014

5:09 AM | What is the difference between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+?
Facebook Facebook is the biggest of the three social media sites we are going to discuss. It was originally started as a U.S. college-based networking site and now has more than a trillion active users, with 70 percent of them being outside of the United States. Common Terms Friend: The name for the people you […] The post What is the difference between Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 14, 2014

4:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Rumi
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” Rumi
12:55 PM | FDA Issues Guidance on Generics Controlled Correspondence
On August 26, 2014, FDA published a draft Guidance for Industry entitled “Controlled Correspondence Related to Generic Drug Development”.  FDA defines Controlled Correspondence as follows: “A correspondence submitted to the Agency, by or on behalf of a generic drug manufacturer or related industry, requesting information on a specific element of generic drug product development”. Under ... continue reading
6:00 AM | Drinking Decaf Coffee Maybe Good for the Liver
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes. This suggests that […] The post Drinking Decaf Coffee Maybe Good for the Liver appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Xiao, Q., Sinha, R., Graubard, B. & Freedman, N. (2014). Inverse associations of total and decaffeinated coffee with liver enzyme levels in NHANES 1999-2010, Hepatology, DOI: 10.1002/hep.27367

1:43 AM | SEVERE CHRONIC HYPONATREMIA: A Pathophysiological Rumination.

October 13, 2014

8:02 PM | Celebrating Medical Heroes @ Site Solutions Summit
This weekend I attended the Site Solutions Summit, which was nestled within the Omni Resort on Amelia Island, FL. The event was hosted by the Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and sponsored by 27 Global Impact Partners, including DAC Patient Recruitment Services. Attendees included over 600 representatives of clinical research sites, sponsors, CROs, and service providers. As I have a brief moment to stop and reflect on the great interactions among all, it was refreshing to hear […]
12:47 PM | Sometimes My Job Seems Like a Secret
Today’s guest post is by Amy Davidson, BSc(Hons), MBA, RQAP-GLP. Amy is Vice President, Operations at Kingfisher International Inc. She has worked as an animal care attendant, technician, quality assurance auditor and now manages a team of dedicated animal research … Continue reading →
1:40 AM | World Thrombosis Day 2014
October 13th Marks the first annual World Thrombosis Day! Lead by the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, which Wiley partners with to publish the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the mission of World Thrombosis Day is to increase awareness of thrombosis as the cause of the top cardiovascular killers globally, and, ultimately, to reduce […] The post World Thrombosis Day 2014 appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 12, 2014

6:01 AM | Sheesh - what are those humans thinking?
I can neither confirm nor deny that Cecil is now a participant in one of the there-is-no-limit-to-the-human-lifespan resveratrol studies at Harvard's "strictly guarded mouse lab." If he is, I'm sure he's even more baffled by the humans' hype over there.Resveratrol is the antioxidant in grapes that many believe makes drinking red wine healthy. And it's a good example of how research on animals is often terribly misleading and misinterpreted. I've written about it over at my Scientific […]

October 11, 2014

6:29 PM |
<!-- Change the width and height values to suit you best --> (function(){var qs,js,q,s,d=document,gi=d.getElementById,ce=d.createElement,gt=d.getElementsByTagName,id='typef_orm',b='';if(!,id)){,'script');;js.src=b+'widget.js';,'script')[0];q.parentNode.insertBefore(js,q)}})()
3:39 AM | Saying NO to Our Food Craving Is Not as Simple as It Seems
Fitness junkies would not believe this, but our road to obesity could be greatly affected by the number and type of bacteria living within us. Researchers from UC San Francisco, Arizona State University and University of New Mexico suggest that a power struggle inside our gut happens daily. As it is a game of ‘survival-of-the-fittest’, […] The post Saying NO to Our Food Craving Is Not as Simple as It Seems appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

October 10, 2014

9:18 AM | The Inside Scoop – Scoring Big with Impact Factors in Neuroscience!
Thanks to our editors, authors, reviewers, researchers and readers, impact factors for our neuroscience journals are fabulous this year. Developmental Neurobiology A neuroscience journal that publishes original research articles on development, regeneration, repari and plasticity of the nervous system and on the ontogeny of behavior receives impact factor 4.189. It is above 4 for the […] The post The Inside Scoop – Scoring Big with Impact Factors in Neuroscience! appeared first on […]
2:04 AM | Free Articles by 2014 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, and Nagoya University, Japan, Hiroshi Amano, Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi […] The post Free Articles by 2014 Nobel Prize Winners in Physics appeared first on Wiley […]
12:06 AM | Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health – What Does it Take ?
“These are ways of treating illness that have developed outside the mainstream of modern medicine.” (The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2009) There is growing evidence that Complementary Therapies are being used to good effect within mental health services throughout the UK and Internationally. Many clinicians are expanding the spectrum and variety of services to be offered to patients/clients both in the hospital and in the community. In recent years complementary therapies have […]

Eisenberg, D., Kessler, R., Foster, C., Norlock, F., Calkins, D. & Delbanco, T. (1993). Unconventional Medicine in the United States -- Prevalence, Costs, and Patterns of Use, New England Journal of Medicine, 328 (4) 246-252. DOI: 10.1056/NEJM199301283280406

Kessler, R. (2001). The Use of Complementary and Alternative Therapies to Treat Anxiety and Depression in the United States, American Journal of Psychiatry, 158 (2) 289-294. DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.158.2.289

Unützer J, Klap R, Sturm R, Young AS, Marmon T, Shatkin J & Wells KB (2000). Mental disorders and the use of alternative medicine: results from a national survey., The American journal of psychiatry, 157 (11) 1851-7. PMID:

Briggs JP & Killen J (2013). Perspectives on complementary and alternative medicine research., JAMA, 310 (7) 691-2. PMID:


October 09, 2014

11:30 PM | Quote Therapy – by Lionel Richie
“Great fighters are not determined by how many punches they can throw; it’s how many punches they can take. When you get knocked down, get up.” Lionel Richie
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 […]
62 Results