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  • October 18, 2017
    A biosimilar is a biological medicine that shows no clinically meaningful differences with another already approved biological medicine (the ‘reference medicine’). A new study in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that one-quarter of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis who switched from reference infliximab to biosimilar infliximab (called CT-P13) stopped taking CT-P13 during six months follow-up, mainly due to subjective health complaints....
  • October 18, 2017
    Healthy coral populations can produce up to 200 times more juvenile corals than degraded coral populations nearby, according to a new study in Conservation Letters. By studying one of the Caribbean’s healthiest remaining coral reefs on the island of Curaçao, researchers found that healthy coral populations had a higher percentage of successful parents and each parent produced up to four times more offspring compared with corals in degraded populations. Combined with higher coral numbers...
  • 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 perspective article highlights a compelling theory about migraine attacks: that they are an integrated mechanism by which the brain protects and repairs itself. Recent insightful findings and potential ways to use them to help migraine sufferers are published in Headache.Migraines affect approximately 14% of the world’s population, or 1.04 billion people. In the United States alone, migraine causes an estimated $36 billion annually in lost productivity, including 113 million lost work...
  • 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...