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  • June 19, 2017
    The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in partnership with Wiley, is pleased to announce the publication of the GMAT Official Guide 2018 series. As the only GMAT study guide to contain actual questions retired from the exam, this year’s edition contains 15 percent new content — including 220 never-before-seen questions across the Quantitative, Verbal and Integrated Reasoning sections of the GMAT exam. Created and administered by GMAC, the GMAT exam is an important part of the...
  • June 19, 2017
    A new study has found that certain factors are linked with a person’s decision to leave the hospital against the advice of his or her care provider. Also, some of these factors are more pronounced in older versus younger individuals. The findings, which are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, may help healthcare providers address this growing problem.Discharge against medical advice is linked with an increased risk of hospital readmission, higher morbidity and...
  • June 18, 2017
    A new review indicates that there is a massive problem of self-medication misuse in the Middle East. The findings, which are published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, indicate the need for better patient and physician education, as well as improved policies that restrict sales of prescription medications without a prescription.Self-medication is not limited to over-the-counter medicines. Patients self-medicate with prescription medicines that may have been prescribed and left over...
  • June 16, 2017
    New research suggests that whereas mothers who are more supportive of their children's negative emotions rate their children as being more socially skilled, these same children appear less socially adjusted when rated by teachers. Specifically, mothers’ supportive reactions predicted fewer socioemotional skills and more problem behaviors, according to children's third-grade teachers.These contrasting patterns suggest a potential downside to mothers’...
  • June 15, 2017
    Some organic crystals jump around when heated up. This happens because of an extremely fast change in their crystal structure. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now demonstrated that the crystals send out acoustic signals during this process, which may be useful in analyzing the characteristics of this phenomenon. The researchers demonstrated that this process is analogous to martensitic transitions observed in steel and some alloys. Martensite is a form of steel made by...
  • June 15, 2017
    When a Xenopus frog is deeply wounded, its skin can regenerate without scarring. Researchers have found that cells under the skin contribute to this regeneration after an excision injury.Characterizing the subcutaneous cells that contribute to skin regeneration in amphibians may lead to insights on how to coax human cells to replace damaged skin without scarring. This could have important implications for improving quality of life after serious skin wounds from traumatic injuries, burns,...
  • June 15, 2017
    We all carry around old baggage, destructive habits, obsolete “friendships,” and counterproductive beliefs—and every day, they pull us a little further away from what we really want. We know we need to change…so why can’t we?“Most of us try to change for years, without that change ever becoming permanent,” says Alan Weiss. “We are left wondering how we will ever be able to become the people we want to be—the people we know we can be.”According to Weiss — who joined forces with Marshall...
  • June 15, 2017
    In a study of children and adolescents referred for mental health services at US trauma treatment sites, there were important differences in the experiences of refugee youth who were displaced by war-related violence relative to immigrants and those born in the United States.Refugee youth had higher rates of exposure to forced displacement, community violence, and traumatic loss. Refugees also exhibited distinctive patterns of symptoms compared with their immigrant and US-origin peers—for...
  • June 14, 2017
    Is the food on the shelf really that what is written on the label? Its DNA would give it away, but the DNA barcoding technology, which can be used for this purpose, is labor-intensive. Now, in the journal Angewandte Chemie, Italian scientists have introduced a simplified assay coined NanoTracer. Combining DNA barcoding with nanotechnology, it requires neither expensive tools nor extremely skilled personnel, but just the naked eye to identify a color change.The DNA barcoding technology...
  • June 13, 2017
    Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers enough hydrogen energy to power a microsensor for daily data transmission. Downsizing has its...