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  • August 24, 2017
    Earth-abundant, cheap metals are promising photocatalytic electrode materials in artificial photosynthesis. A team of Chinese scientists now reports that a thin layer of titania beneath hematite nanorods can boost the performance of the photoanode. As outlined in their report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the nanostructured electrode benefits from two separate effects. This design combining nanostructure with chemical doping may be exemplary for improved "green" photocatalytic...
  • August 23, 2017
    The Internet continues to change the way people communicate and interact with each other and in this latest, sixth edition of The New Rules of Marketing & PR - an international bestseller with more than 375,000 copies sold in twenty-nine languages - readers will get a step-by-step action plan for leveraging the power of current approaches to generate attention for their idea or their business.In it, author David Meerman Scott explains how to keep ahead of the curve when using the latest...
  • August 23, 2017
    Mastering Private Equity: Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts is the definitive guide to private equity, providing a valuable and unique reference for investors, finance professionals, students and business owners looking to engage with private equity firms or invest in private equity funds.From deal sourcing to exit, leveraged buyouts to responsible investing, operational value creation to risk management, the book systematically distils the essence of...
  • August 23, 2017
    A new article published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry looks under the hood of how US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists develop and validate testing methods that support regulatory decisions.The work focuses on how the EPA developed tests to assist in the prioritization and risk assessment of endocrine disrupting chemicals. The Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program uses a tiered testing strategy to determine the potential of pesticides, commercial...
  • August 23, 2017
    An analysis of published studies indicates that exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN)—when individuals receive only liquid nutrition—may be an effective treatment for children with Crohn’s disease. The findings are published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.Crohn’s disease—a chronic inflammatory bowel disease—is often treated with steroids, which are associated with possible serious long-term side effects such as bone thinning, loss of muscle mass, weight gain, and an increased risk...
  • August 22, 2017
    Wiley has announced the September publication date of Happy Accidents: The Transformative Power of “Yes, And” at Work and in Life.  Written by the co-founders of the improv comedy troupe Four Day Weekend, the book is a way of bringing the guiding philosophies of improvisation to develop successful practices in both interpersonal and business communication.Drawing from examples gathered over two decades of turning a weekly Fort Worth comedy show into a full-time business that has them...
  • August 21, 2017
    Everyday employers pull employees together, label them a "team", give them a directive, and expect them to deliver results quickly. Soon, however, due to lack of focus, increasing pressures and competing priorities the team suffers from DSD: distracted, hopelessly stressed and disconnected from one another. Predictably, the team flat-lines and the energy needed to succeed is lost.For decades, author team Craig Ross, Angela Paccione and Victoria Roberts have been obsessed with answering one...
  • August 21, 2017
    All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of the published literature indicates that many cancer patients are not receiving such support, however.In the analysis of 23 relevant studies, investigators found that many clinicians are broadly informed about the risk to their patients’ fertility brought about by cancer treatment, but many factors hinder the appropriate discussions...
  • August 21, 2017
    When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. A new study compares the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may provide valuable guidance to women and their physicians about choosing a screening...
  • August 18, 2017
    A recent study found an elevated risk of heart failure in more than half of older individuals, and this risk was significantly associated with vitamin D deficiency. Specifically, vitamin D deficiency was linked with a 12.2-times increased risk of heart failure.The study, which involved an analysis of the medical records of 137 individuals in Brazil aged 60 years and older, also revealed increased heart failure risks in men, obese individuals, and those with heart arrhythmias.The findings are...