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  • April 11, 2017
    Hoboken, NJ—April 11, 2017—John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) announced today the launch of Plant Direct, a new open access journal published in collaboration with the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) and the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB).Plant Direct is dedicated to establishing a fast, open publication process for its authors. The journal will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed research, giving prompt and equal consideration to papers in areas such as...
  • April 11, 2017
    The Mushin Way to Peak Performance teaches tools and techniques to help readers reach peak performance and transform both their business and personal life.With pragmatic advice and wisdom drawn from the guiding principles of the Japanese martial art of Aikido, readers will find their inner warrior and learn that even the most challenging battles can be won—or may not even need to be fought.They will learn how to break through the cycle of stress and setbacks to act with clarity, purpose, and...
  • April 11, 2017
    A “self-heating” boron catalyst that makes particularly efficient use of sunlight to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as a light harvester, photothermal converter, hydrogen generator, and catalyst in one. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers introduce a photothermocatalytic reaction that requires no additives beyond water. This could form the basis of a new, more efficient process for converting the greenhouse gas CO2 into a useful carbon source for the production of fuels and...
  • April 11, 2017
    The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of autism. This study, published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, is the first of its kind to work with babies in their first year of life who have a sibling with autism and are therefore at higher risk of developing the condition.Previous research has found that the earliest...
  • April 10, 2017
    HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clay Stobaugh, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB) has been named as a winner of the 2017 Cojones Awards. The awards were presented during the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive event, hosted annually in Austin, Texas, to ‘celebrate the boldest modern marketers who have the courage to disrupt the status quo’. SXSW is an event for people to develop their...
  • April 10, 2017
    A new review investigates the effects of avocados on different components of  metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index. These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.According to studies reported in the literature, avocados have the most beneficial effects on lipid profiles, with changes to LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, total...
  • April 10, 2017
    When researchers searched Facebook for the public accounts of all urologists who graduated from US residency programs in 2015, they found that a substantial proportion of these accounts contained self-authored unprofessional content based on the professionalism guidelines of three physicians’ organizations.Of 281 urologists, 201 (72%) had publicly-identifiable Facebook profiles. Of these, 80 profiles (40%) included unprofessional or potentially-objectionable content, including 27 profiles (13...
  • April 10, 2017
    New research provides an insight into why cervical cancer is less common in certain regions of the world even though they may have limited screening and fewer or no prevention programs. Though the preliminary findings, published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, don’t rule out a cultural explanation or other reasons, they explore how genetic factors may also help explain this trend.Approximately eight out of 10 cervical cancer deaths worldwide...
  • April 10, 2017
    New research reveals that in women, obesity may influence blood tests used to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, indicate that physicians need to take obesity into account when using these tests. Blood tests for C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) can help physicians assess levels of inflammation in the body. The tests may be used for diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and for determining how well...
  • April 07, 2017
    In a study of nearly 9500 individuals aged 65 and older who did not need help in managing medications or finances, many needed assistance as time went on. Over 10 years, 10.3% of those aged 65 to 69 needed help managing medications and 23.1% needed help managing finances. These rates rose with age, to 38.2% and 69%, respectively, in those over age 85. Women had a higher risk than men, especially with advancing age. Additional factors linked with an increased risk for both outcomes included a...