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  • January 31, 2012
    Researchers from the U.K. determined that preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is a specific predictor of 90-day survival following liver transplantation. Study results available in the February issue of Liver Transplantation, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, shows that the CPET measurement—the anaerobic threshold or fitness level—significantly...
  • January 31, 2012
    Revolutionary Way To Think About Business In The 21st Century The earth will soon be home to seven billion people, all seeking to share the same water, air, food, and products. While this presents major challenges to business – and to society in general – it also offers unique opportunities to the firms that recognize and capitalize on them, says Dr. Bruce Piasecki, president and founder of AHC Group. Based on thirty years of experience...
  • January 30, 2012
    One of the largest studies to investigate lumbar spine disc degeneration found that adults who are overweight or obese were significantly more likely to have disc degeneration than those with a normal body mass index (BMI). Assessments using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) show elevated BMI is associated with an increased number of levels of degenerated disks and greater severity of disc degeneration, including narrowing of the disc space....
  • January 30, 2012
    Leading economist, expert and writer on the Asian and international economy, business, and politics, Ivan Tselichtchev, presents a comprehensive picture of the changing balance of power between emerging China and the "old" developed economies of the West (US, Europe and Japan) in his new book, China Versus the West: The Global Power Shift of the 21st Century. He specifies those areas where China has become the world leader, the areas where it is...
  • January 27, 2012
    Delicate and translucent as a puff of air, yet mechanically stable, flexible, and possessing amazing heat-insulation properties—these are the properties of a new aerogel made of cellulose and silica gel. Researchers led by Jie Cai have introduced this novel material, which consists almost completely of air, in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Gels are familiar to us in forms like Jell-O or hair gel. A gel is a loose molecular network that...
  • January 26, 2012
    We live in an age where healthy living and physical fitness are all the rages. Media of all types promote improving our physical well-being through a healthy lifestyle. But conspicuous by its absence is any encouragement to become decision fit so that we can deliberately make the best choices in our personal and business lives. Although our daily decisions largely determine whether we achieve the success we desire, we are seldom trained in this...
  • January 26, 2012
    It only feels like you have less time. Now that you’ve acknowledged the New Year is here, it’s time to get back to the daily grind. And while you may still feel energized and excited about the holiday season, you’re also weighed down with overwhelm. “There’s too much to do,” you may be thinking. You know the second you step foot in your office you’ll be hit with 20+ tasks to add to your to-do list and an inbox full of e-mails begging for an...
  • January 25, 2012
    A new study, funded by a grant from the National Institute for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), found that two in five adults (42%) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were inactive. Taking measures to motivate RA patients to increase their physical activity will improve public health according to the findings now available in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American...
  • January 25, 2012
    New research by Australian scientists reveals that males who are exposed to high levels of testosterone before birth are twice as likely to experience delays in language development compared to females. The research, published in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, focused on umbilical cord blood to explore the presence of testosterone when the language-related regions of a fetus’ brain are undergoing a critical period of growth...
  • January 24, 2012
    One year on from the Egyptian uprisings the country's new parliament led by the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood has just held its first session, while the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) continues to hold on to power. Against this uncertain backdrop, new analysis by a group of Egyptian scholars and activists suggests that diplomats, policymakers, the media and many academics are continuing to fail to “see like citizens” in Tunisia, Egypt and...