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  • July 31, 2017
    Trophy hunting of lions, the killing of selected individual animals for sport, is highly controversial, and there is much debate about what it contributes to conservation. A new article highlights significant ‘unknowns’ that thwart conservationists from making any robust conclusions.The authors note that we know surprisingly little about the causes of lion mortality, or even the amount of land used for lion trophy hunting. Similarly, the extent to which trophy hunting depends on lions for...
  • July 27, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—July 27, 2017— John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) is pleased to announce that students, practitioners, researchers and patients in India will now have access to more than 7,000 published systematic reviews in healthcare interventions through one-click access to the Cochrane Library. Cochrane is a leading resource in evidence-based research across areas including pregnancy, mental health, surgical procedures, and public health. Cochrane reviews provide independent high-...
  • July 27, 2017
    Potentially inappropriate medication use was linked with a 16% increased risk of hospitalization in a population-based study of elderly individuals.The study followed more than one million adults for over a decade. Under a theoretical scenario with zero exposures to potentially inappropriate medications, 27,444 (1.7%) fewer hospitalizations would have occurred.“Our robust study results corroborate existing evidence that exposure to inappropriate medications in the elderly is associated with...
  • July 26, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—July 26, 2017— John Wiley and Sons Inc.,(NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) is delighted to announce its selection by the Botanical Society of America (BSA) as publishing partner for its esteemed scholarly journals, the American Journal of Botany and Applications in Plant Sciences. Founded in 1893, the BSA is a leading international professional society with over 3,000 members.Wiley will assume publishing responsibility for the BSA’s highly regarded journals, beginning in January 2018. These...
  • July 25, 2017
    HOBOKEN, NJ—July 25, 2017— John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) today announced plans to expand its partnership with Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. Together, the companies will move beyond the current WileyPLUS integration and test prep courses to leverage the Canvas platform to build the next generation of higher education courseware.Combining Wiley’s best-in-class content and robust assessment...
  • July 24, 2017
    A new study indicates that a classification system based on patient symptoms and basic lab tests can reduce the need for diagnostic imaging, hospital admissions, and surgery in patients with suspected appendicitis. The system is based on the Appendicitis Inflammatory Response (AIR) score, which includes the following parameters: pain in right iliac fossa, history of vomiting, rebound tenderness or muscular guarding, body temperature, white blood cell count, proportion of neutrophil...
  • July 24, 2017
    The New Phytologist Trust, in partnership with John Wiley & Sons, is announcing the launch of a new crossdisciplinary Open Access journal: Plants, People, Planet, led by Professor Simon Hiscock (University of Oxford, UK and Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum). This exciting new journal will focus on the interface between plant science and society, offering a lively and accessible forum for plant science research and discussion in its broadest sense.Plants are...
  • July 24, 2017
    An analysis of published studies indicates that tai chi may help reduce the number of falls in both the older adult population and at-risk adults. The findings, which are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, offer a simple and holistic way to prevent injuries.Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice focused on flexibility and whole body coordination that promotes harmonized motion in space. Previous research has shown that tai chi is an effective exercise to improve...
  • July 24, 2017
    A new study has uncovered a link between being overweight or obese in adolescence and an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood. Obesity was also associated with an elevated risk of developing rectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings come at a time of growing concern about the impact of adolescent overweight and obesity on chronic disease later in life.Study results on a potential link between...
  • July 21, 2017
    Vodka tastes different from brandy, and connoisseurs can distinguish among different brands of whiskeys. The flavors of spirits result from a complex bouquet of volatile compounds. New colorimetric sensor arrays on disposable test-strips read by hand-held devices allow for their rapid, inexpensive, and sensitive identification by their chemical “fingerprints”. They are based on novel sensor arrays that detect and differentiate among a diverse range of aldehydes and ketones, as...