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  • January 04, 2012
    Bestselling Java For Dummies author Barry Burd talks about the release of Java 7, offering tips for programming with java.
  • January 04, 2012
    Dummies author and cause marketer Joe Waters talks about how to do a successful cause marketing campaign and how his book, Cause Marketing For Dummies, can help get you started!
  • January 04, 2012
    AMERICAN GRIDLOCK Why the Right and Left Are Both Wrong Commonsense 101 Solutions to the Economic Crises By Horace “Woody” Brock, Ph.D. Pessimism is ubiquitous throughout the Western world as the pressing issues of massive debt, high unemployment, and anemic economic growth divide the populace into warring political camps. Right and Left-wing ideologues talk past each other, with neither side...
  • January 03, 2012
    STEM CELLS, the premier peer-reviewed journal in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, promoted Professor Jan A. Nolta to Editor. Nolta, one of the nation’s leading researchers in regenerative medicine, directs the University of California-Davis “Institute for Regenerative Cures” that is supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). In addition to conducting groundbreaking research in human stem...
  • December 19, 2011
    New research shows 63% of women age 50 and older reported persistent, incident, or intermittent knee pain during a 12-year study period. Predictors for persistent pain included higher body mass index (BMI), previous knee injury, and radiographic osteoarthritis (OA). Details of this longitudinal study are available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).According to the ACR more than 27 million Americans...
  • December 15, 2011
    Researchers in Norway report that patients who receive walking skills training following total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis show improved physical function. The physical therapy program displayed a positive effect on walking distance and stair climbing which continued 12 months following hip replacement surgery. Results of the study appear in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).Osteoarthritis...
  • December 14, 2011
    Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) occurs when fat builds up in the liver. This accumulation of fat damages the liver and leads to cirrhosis. NASH is rapidly increasing in the U.S. mainly related to the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. As a result, the proportion of liver transplantations performed for NASH cirrhosis rose dramatically from roughly 1% in 1997-2003 to more than 7% in 2010. However, according to new research published in Liver Transplantation, a peer-reviewed journal of the...
  • December 13, 2011
    A new study published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology reveals that fetal tracheal occlusion (FETO) improves infant survival rate in severe cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).CDH is a birth defect where there exists a severe malformation (hole) of the diaphragm and is a major cause of death in infants due to pulmonary hypoplasia, an incomplete development of the lungs.Researchers led by Rodrigo Ruano, MD, PhD, of the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de...
  • December 13, 2011
    A new study published in the journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) reveals that both pre-pregnant weight (body mass index, BMI) and weight gain in pregnancy are important predictors of babies’ birthweight. This is important since high birthweight may also predict adult overweight.Researchers led by Unni Mette Stamnes Koepp of the Department of Pediatrics at Soerlandet Hospital and the University of Oslo, Norway, performed a population-based pregnancy cohort study,...
  • December 12, 2011
    A new analysis has found that breast cancer survivors may experience problems with certain mental abilities several years after treatment, regardless of whether they were treated with chemotherapy plus radiation or radiation only. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that there may be common and treatment-specific ways that cancer therapies negatively affect cancer survivors’ mental abilities.Previous research suggests...