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  • April 27, 2017
    Animals can match their background to avoid detection by predators. For instance, numerous species have evolved color patterns that help them blend into their surroundings and avoid predators—a phenomenon called crypsis. A new experimental study found that ghost crabs in the Solomon Islands may achieve crypsis by actively choosing to live in sand background that matches their body color.Work by biologists from the University of Miami shows that crabs with dark coloration choose dark sand while...
  • April 27, 2017
    Some mushrooms produce long-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids as their chemical defense against insect larvae. The biosynthesis of these polyenes relies on only one enzyme, as German scientists have now discovered. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, they report the unprecedented multiple double-bond-shifting activity by the enzyme, which is representative of a yet uncharacterized phylogenetic clade of polyketide synthases. Mushrooms feed on dead plant material and thus fulfill an essential...
  • April 27, 2017
    A new study found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells. In contrast, smoke from a reference cigarette was positive for cancer-promoting activity at very low concentrations.The findings suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.“This is the first time this particular test, the Bhas 42 assay, has been used to compare tobacco and nicotine products,” said Dr. Damien Breheny, lead...
  • April 26, 2017
    A Cochrane Review published today finds standardized tobacco packaging may lead to a reduction in smoking prevalence and reduces the appeal of tobacco. According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more people worldwide than any other preventable cause of death. Global health experts believe the best way to reduce tobacco use is by stopping people starting to use tobacco, and encouraging and helping existing users to stop.The introduction of standardized (or ‘plain’) packaging...
  • April 26, 2017
    Hoboken, NJ (April 2017)—You’ve probably noticed: Negativity has pervaded our culture and daily lives. Whether you love or hate the current political climate, it’s hard to deny that our nation has ever been as divided, fearful, and vocal as it is today. Add in the avalanche of complaining that dominates social media and it’s not easy to be positive or happy right now. There is a solution, says best-selling author Jon Gordon. You absolutely can rise above the negativity all around you. It’s not...
  • April 26, 2017
    Two new publications in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development validate the usefulness of a test that determines if sperm can capacitate, a process that allows them to fertilize an egg.The first paper validates the underlying technology of the test, called the Cap-Score Sperm Function Test, and demonstrates its accuracy, reproducibility, and precision.  The second paper reports on two studies. In a trial of men with unexplained infertility, men with Cap-Scores above a...
  • April 24, 2017
    Hoboken, NJ—April 24, 2017—John  Wiley & Sons, Inc., (NYSE:JWA) (NYSE:JWB) today announced its partnership with StudyAce LLC, the customizable learning platform that integrates course content into a variety of games, flashcards and practice tests.  Wiley’s Real World Psychology  (Catherine Sanderson/Karen Huffman) and Contemporary Business (Boone, Kurtz, & Berston) VitalSource Bookshelf versions are now available on the StudyAce platform. This partnership brings together...
  • April 24, 2017
    Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found that statins may provide benefits to patients with HBV- or HCV-related cirrhosis.When the liver fails to compensate for the functional overload resulting from disease, a situation called decompensation occurs. Decompensation significantly lowers the survival rate among patients with cirrhosis, and very few effective drugs are available. This...
  • April 24, 2017
    An analysis of published studies indicates that the antiviral drug tenofovir given to pregnant women in the second or third trimester can help prevent mother to child transmission of the hepatitis B virus (HBV).Universal vaccination of newborn babies has brought transmission rates down to 10-30%. In their Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics analysis of data from five controlled trials, Dr. Ji Hoon Kim and his colleagues found that the risk of maternal transmission to the baby is further...
  • April 24, 2017
    A new study explores why nominally welcoming churches remain racially segregated in the post-civil rights era. The reason may be due to clergy and congregants in white evangelical churches who execute what the authors term “race tests” on incoming people of color.Race tests may be used to determine whether people of color are willing to serve the interests of whites in the church or to coerce people of color into leaving. After examining data gathered from seven majority white, evangelical...