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  • December 06, 2017
    In a new study, researchers have characterized the effects of a series of opioids on proteins in the brain other than opioid receptors. In the British Journal of Pharmacology study, several synthetic opioids inhibited serotonin and norepinephrine transporters, which may contribute to their analgesic properties but may also increase the risk of serotonin toxicity, a group of symptoms that can include high body temperature, agitation, increased reflexes, tremor, sweating, dilated pupils, and...
  • December 06, 2017
    A New Phytologist study indicates that plants prioritize the protection of flowers over leaves and that simultaneous attack by aphids, caterpillars and bacteria leaves plants vulnerable to aphids but more protected from caterpillars.When plants come under attack, they often build up defenses by increasing hormonal concentrations and producing defensive compounds that can make them less palatable to attackers. In experiments on flowering plants with different dual combinations of caterpillar,...
  • December 05, 2017
    In the refreshing and amusing UnBranding: 100 Branding Lessons for the Age of Disruption the authors break through the noise of disruption and give the most honest view of this transformative time in the Digital Age.They say, “We have unlimited access to information and this has affected all our traditional business relationships – from how we hire and manage, to how we communicate with our current and would-be customers. Innovation continues to create opportunities for emerging products and...
  • December 05, 2017
    When it is cold in winter, cars tend to have starting problems. This is not much better with electric cars, which inevitably lose capacity of their rechargeable lithium-ion batteries at freezing temperatures. Now, Chinese scientists have offered a strategy to avoid plunging battery kinetics. In a study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie, they designed a battery system with a cold-enduring hard-carbon anode and a powerful lithium-rich cathode, with the important initial lithiation step...
  • December 05, 2017
    Three new articles present trends in survival for patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer in the United States by race and stage. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings reveal large, consistent, and persistent racial disparities in survival.For the analyses, a team led by investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used information from the second CONCORD study, which reported survival for patients who...
  • December 04, 2017
    The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organisations to provide children around the world with a fun, practical and inexpensive way to develop their digital skills - with no pre-existing knowledge of computers, electronics or programming required.With comprehensive coverage and easy-to-follow instructions, The Official BBC micro:bit User...
  • November 29, 2017
    Low vitamin D levels at birth were associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) at the age of 3 years in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study.In the study of 27,940 newborns in China, 310 were diagnosed with ASDs at 3 years of age, with a prevalence of 1.11 percent. When the 310 children with ASDs were compared with 1,240 control subjects, the risk of ASDs was significantly increased in each of the three lower quartiles of vitamin D level at...
  • November 29, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global research and learning company, will release its second quarter 2018 results prior to market open on Wednesday December 6, 2017. The Company has scheduled a conference call beginning at 10 a.m. ET that day to discuss the results. The live audio webcast and presentation slides will be available at www.wiley.com under Investor Relations, Events and Presentations, or http://www....
  • November 28, 2017
    New research provides insights on the potential effects of weight on the health of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A study published in Arthritis Care & Research examines how overweight and obesity may affect the likelihood of achieving remission in early RA. A separate study in Arthritis & Rheumatology focuses on weight change in early RA and patients’ subsequent risk of early death.Research has suggested that weight may influence the effectiveness of RA therapies. In an...
  • November 27, 2017
    A new article reveals that large corporations are investing less in science. From 1980 to 2006, publications by company scientists have declined in a range of industries.  The result holds across a range of industries. Investigators also found that the value attributed to scientific research has dropped, whereas the value attributed to technical knowledge (as measured by patents) has remained stable. Companies appear to be focusing more on developing existing knowledge and...