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  • February 08, 2017
    A recent analysis showed that although adult survivors of childhood cancer did not differ overall from their peers in terms of their satisfaction with their sex lives and romantic relationships, those who received cancer treatments that were especially toxic to the nervous system were least likely to have had intercourse, be in a relationship, or have children. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the report noted that even the groups of...
  • February 07, 2017
    Hoboken, NJ—February 7, 2017—John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), today announced that Wiley Education Services, a division of Wiley that provides solutions and services for online, hybrid, and, on-ground learning to higher education institutions, is expanding its partnership with Mattersight Corporation, the pioneer in personality-based software applications. As the only partnership of its kind in the higher education industry, Wiley Education Services will expand its use of...
  • February 06, 2017
    Hoboken, NJ— February 6 2017—John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), is pleased to announce the launch of a content sharing pilot on Wiley Online Library. Content sharing will facilitate research collaboration by providing authors and subscribers with a simple tool for sharing free-to-read full-text articles with non-subscribers. In addition, the pilot will provide the public with greater access to the latest research discoveries when linking to Wiley articles from over 50 media...
  • February 06, 2017
    A new review provides valuable insights for improving the health care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation. Published on February 6th, which is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the article highlights what is currently known and what questions remain on how to address the needs of the millions of women and girls who are currently affected.Although the World Health Organization recently developed the first evidence-based guidelines on...
  • February 06, 2017
    Digging around in the dark can sometimes lead to interesting results: in the acidic waters of an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky (USA), researchers discovered ten previously unknown microbial natural products from a strain of Streptomyces. They have now introduced these compounds in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Four of the molecules contain a cyclopentenone ring, which is rare in this class of substances.The team led by Khaled A. Shaaban and Jon S. Thorson at the University of Kentucky (UK)’...
  • February 03, 2017
    In a recent study, female fashion models reported high levels of pressure to lose weight, which was associated with higher odds of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to control weight. The study is the largest to date to explore disordered eating among professional models, and in particular to examine rates of specific unhealthy weight control behaviors.When considering potential policy approaches aiming to improve working conditions, models rated approaches that increased worker protections as...
  • February 01, 2017
    Although one of the most serious complications of cirrhosis is liver cancer, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), an analysis of health records revealed that the 10-year incidence of HCC in UK patients with cirrhosis is four percent or lower.Only 1.2 percent of patients with alcoholic cirrhosis and 1.1 percent of patients with cirrhosis of unknown cause will develop HCC within a decade. The highest 10-year cumulative incidence of HCC was among those with cirrhosis due to chronic viral hepatitis...
  • January 31, 2017
    Partnership builds on AGU’s position as a leader in scientific publishing and enables continued support of robust scholarly research enterpriseTo help realize the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) strategic goal to transform the future of scientific publishing in an evolving marketplace and vision to collaboratively advance and communicate science, AGU is renewing its partnership with Wiley.“This partnership provides an opportunity to further cement AGU’s position as a leader in scientific...
  • January 30, 2017
    Two new studies provide valuable insights into the treatment of different types of vasculitis, which are conditions that cause blood vessels to become inflamed. In the studies, which appear in Arthritis & Rheumatology, investigators examine whether a medication that interferes with the activity of certain immune cells may help treat the most common form of vasculitis, as well as one of the rarest forms, both of which affect the large blood vessels.In both studies, patients were enrolled...
  • January 30, 2017
    The ideal sunscreen should block UVB and UVA radiation while being safe and stable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Spanish scientists have introduced a new family of UVA and UVB filters based on natural sunscreen substances found in algae and cyanobacteria. They are highly stable and enhance the effectivity of commercial sunscreens.Good news for sunseekers. Commercial available sunscreen lotions can very effectively protect from dangerous radiation in the ultraviolet, but they need to be...