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  • May 15, 2017
    Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 12 May 2017 – Science, technology and innovation officials from APEC member economies have selected the cutting edge new carbon material researcher Dr. Yanwu Zhu of China as the winner of the 2017 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education. The award, known as the ASPIRE Prize, was presented to Dr. Zhu in Ha Noi to recognize his cross-border research in the APEC region which focused on graphene based materials, a material that has gained global attention in...
  • May 10, 2017
    In a new article, World Obesity Federation experts consider the argument for obesity as a chronic relapsing disease process. They note that obesity fits the epidemiological model of a disease process except that the toxic or pathological agent is food rather than a microbe.The question of whether obesity should be called a ‘disease’ has sparked controversy for most of the last century. In their Obesity Reviews position statement, Dr. George Bray and his colleagues examine how an...
  • May 09, 2017
    When researchers analyzed published studies on how to treat recurrent abdominal pain among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, stress management appeared to be a promising strategy.In the 15 studies examined, a variety of psychological, dietary, and pharmacological interventions were reported. Psychological interventions such as individualized or group-based relaxation and stress management were associated with reduced pain in...
  • May 09, 2017
    Annual killifish are an excellent animal model for research on interactions between genes and the environment during development. A new article describes the development of one particular South American species of this fish in great detail and updates the classic embryo staging guide developed in 1972.The methodological guide will be very useful for scientists who study killifish and will also likely encourage other developmental biologists to consider this fascinating vertebrate model system...
  • May 08, 2017
    Two new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus. A study in Arthritis & Rheumatology found a link between poverty and worse disease-associated medical complications over time, and a study in Arthritis Care & Research discovered that the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes in Black and Hispanic patients with lupus is higher than that in White women with the disease. To estimate the effect of poverty on damage to organ...
  • May 08, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa)(NYSE:JWb), a global research and learning company, announced today that President and CEO Mark Allin has resigned for family reasons, effective immediately. Matthew Kissner, Chairman of the Board, has been named interim CEO. The Board has begun a search for Mr. Allin’s successor. “The Board is thankful for Mark’s years of service and leadership,” said Mr. Kissner. “We understand and support his...
  • May 08, 2017
    Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found that statins may provide benefits to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis.When the liver fails to compensate for the functional overload resulting from disease, a situation called decompensation occurs. Decompensation significantly lowers the survival rate among patients with cirrhosis, and very few effective drugs are available. This...
  • May 08, 2017
    Experts warn that recent legislative proposals could jeopardize research on the links between cancer and the environmentA new study reveals an association between cumulative exposure to harmful environmental factors and cancer incidence across the United States, with prostate and breast cancer especially demonstrating strong links with poor environmental quality. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help to reduce the burden...
  • May 05, 2017
    Supplements containing arsenic have been banned in the European Union since 1999 and in North America since 2013. In many countries they are still added to poultry feed to prevent parasitic infection and promote weight gain. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now demonstrated that the danger to human health may be greater than previously thought because the metabolic breakdown of these compounds in chickens occurs via intermediates that are significantly more toxic than the...
  • May 05, 2017
    A new study provides insights into the true risks of all types of nephrectomy, or surgical removal of the kidney.By analyzing data on 21,380 nephrectomies performed throughout the United Kingdom, investigators found several lines of evidence to suggest that UK surgeons are highly competent. The 30-day mortality rate after nephrectomy was only 0.5%. Also, mortality rates following radical, partial, and simple nephrectomy were 0.6%, 0.1%, and 0.4%, respectively. Established risk...