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  • June 26, 2017
    Degeneration of cartilage and other joint tissues is a major cause of disability. A new review highlights the recent developments in biofabrication, a new technique that allows investigators to print living tissues for implantation that can potentially regenerate cartilage and eventually the full joint.   The review also notes that biofabrication can use digital medical images as blueprints for printing patient-specific implants.    “Biofabrication allows for the...
  • June 23, 2017
    Plastic with a thousand faces: A single piece of Nafion foil makes it possible to produce a broad palette of complex 3D structures. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers describe how they use simple chemical “programming” to induce the foil to fold itself using origami and kirigami principles. These folds can be repeatedly “erased” and the foil can be “reprogrammed”. We have all seen the cranes and lotus flowers produced from a sheet of paper by...
  • June 22, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB), a global research and learning company, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.32 per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock, payable on July 19, 2017 to shareholders of record on July 5, 2017. The $0.32 per share reflects an increase of 3% over the previous quarterly payout of $0.31 per share, and marks the 24th consecutive year that...
  • June 21, 2017
    The German Chemical Society (GDCh) and Wiley-VCH would like to announce that Dr. Neville Compton will take over as Editor-in-Chief of Angewandte Chemie from October 1, 2017. Angewandte Chemie, the flagship journal of the GDCh, is a weekly publication steeped in tradition; the German edition is in its 129th volume, and the International Edition in its 56th.The journal publishes articles from all fields of chemistry and related disciplines. In 2016 almost 2700 communications and ca. 150 reviews...
  • June 21, 2017
    A new study finds that maintaining a strong ethnic identity and high levels of social support can help Latino adolescents in the United States cope with racism. On the other hand, outward expression of anger exacerbated the association between discrimination and adjustment problems.The 3-wave longitudinal study included 269 Mexican-origin adolescents from the Midwestern United States who completed questionnaires spaced approximately 4 months apart.“Our study findings have...
  • June 21, 2017
    In a study of 48 university students, intensive users of electronic devices reported more wrist/hand pain than non-intensive users.Intensive users also showed signs of effects on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel and the transverse carpal ligament, resulting in numbness, tingling, and pain in the hand.The findings indicate that caution may be warranted when using handheld electronic devices, in order to minimize the chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.“Our prior work identified...
  • June 21, 2017
    In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish ≥2 times/week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month. There was also a graded association, so that increasing servings of fish were linked with incrementally lower levels of disease activity.In the study of 176 patients, frequency of fish consumption was assessed by a food frequency questionnaire assessing usual diet in the past...
  • June 21, 2017
    Fathers are becoming more involved with raising children, but limited research has examined their association with childhood obesity. In a recent study, fathers’ increased involvement with child caregiving was linked with a decreased likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4.In the study, which used data from a survey conducted in a nationally representative sample of children in the United States, increases in fathers’ participation in...
  • June 21, 2017
    Factors such as low bone density and previous fractures are commonly used to predict an individual’s risk of experiencing a fracture over the next 10 years. A new analysis has found that a single bone density measurement and an assessment of fracture history in postmenopausal women can predict fracture risk over a much longer period, up to 25 years.The findings come from an analysis of data from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures that assessed bone mineral density and risk factors in 7,959...
  • June 21, 2017
    A new analysis indicates that the use of opioid pain medications in older US rheumatoid arthritis patients peaked in 2010 and is now declining slightly. By 2014, 41% of rheumatoid arthritis patients were regular opioid users.In the analysis of 2006-2014 Medicare data on 70,929 rheumatoid arthritis patients, the most commonly received opioids were hydrocodone and propoxyphene. Regular opioid use increased slowly, peaked in 2010 and decreased following withdrawal of propoxyphene. Hydrocodone and...