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  • October 17, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB), a global research and learning company and one of the world’s leading publishers, today announced that Brian A. Napack has been named its new President and CEO, effective December 4. Mr. Napack succeeds Matthew Kissner, who has served as interim CEO since May of 2017. Mr. Kissner, a 14-year veteran of Wiley’s Board of Directors, will remain as Chairman. “I am delighted to introduce...
  • October 17, 2017
    For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their blood and tumors. In a study reported in The Oncologist, half the patients receiving these targeted treatments saw their rare cancers either stabilize, shrink or go into remission.“To our knowledge, this is the first pilot study to use an individualized precision therapy approach in patients with rare tumors,” says corresponding author Shumei...
  • October 16, 2017
    The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe to limit the population of pest insects. In Britain, harlquins arrived primarily by spread from mainland Europe, and it is now very common and widespread over most of England and Wales. A new Insect Conservation and Diversity study shows a clear decrease in the numbers of a native ladybird species—the 2-spot ladybird (Adalia bipunctata—on lime trees over an 11 year period in which the...
  • October 16, 2017
    A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in the Journal of Sleep Research. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from colleges in Chongqing (China) from 2013 to 2015, volunteers with more than 9 hours per day of sleep and those with 6.5 hours or less per day sleep had 41% and 30% lower High DNA Stainability—an index that represents the proportion of sperm with...
  • October 13, 2017
    A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.The results from the study, which included 469 individuals, provide insights into the potential causes of spinal stenosis. "Our study represents a tremendous leap forward in our understanding of the condition,” said...
  • October 13, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB), a global research and learning company, today announced that Ella Balagula has been named Wiley’s new Executive Vice President of Wiley’s Publishing segment. Prior to joining Wiley, Ms. Balagula was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Engineering Solutions at Elsevier, one of the world’s largest providers of scientific, medical, and technology information, where she was...
  • October 12, 2017
    A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it. The extent of sagebrush in western North America has declined significantly in recent years, which has resulted in concomitant effects on an array of wildlife, such as nesting greater sage-grouse, a species that is highly sensitive to disturbances and has been at the center of a historic conservation effort. Scientists assessed...
  • October 12, 2017
    A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management reveals the devastating effects of lead fishing tackle on loon populations.Poisoning from lead fishing tackle has been identified as the leading cause of mortality in adult common loons, but the population-level effects of mortality from ingested lead tackle on loons have not previously been determined.When investigators examined a long-term dataset (1989–2012) on common loon mortality in New Hampshire, 49% of...
  • October 12, 2017
    Many birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. In a recent Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry study that examined blood samples from birds present in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and 2011 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even birds with small amounts of oil present on their feathers experienced problems related to their red blood cells.The findings show that even modest oil exposure can...
  • October 10, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—October 10, 2017— John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) is delighted to announce its selection by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) as publishing partner for its prestigious journals and magazine devoted to the research of aquatic sciences and fisheries resources. With more than 7,500 members globally, AFS is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources....