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Wolters Kluwer Announces Impact Factor Gains Across its LWW Journal Portfolio

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced Impact Factor gains across its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) journal portfolio. The latest Impact Factor (IF) scores and specialty rankings are based on the 2015 Journal Citation Report (Thomson Reuters).

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Early Bird Wings Preserved in Burmese Amber

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Thousands of remarkable fossil birds from the time of the dinosaurs have been uncovered in China. However, most of these fossils are flattened in the rock, even though they commonly preserve fossils.

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July 1 Marks 100-Year Anniversary of New Jersey’s ‘12 Days of Terror’

Before five shark attacks left four people dead and one wounded on the Jersey Shore in 1916, there was widespread doubt a shark would even bite a human.

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Doing the Math on Zika and Sex

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A University of Miami math professor has developed a scientific model to address the various ways the Zika virus proliferates. The study, published June 17, 2016 in Scientific Reports, reveals that mosquito control should remain the most important mitigation method to control the virus. However, the study reveals that Zika is a complicated virus and sexual transmission increases the risk of infection and prolongs the outbreak.

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Pipelines Affect Health, Fitness of Salmon, Study Finds

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Pipelines carrying crude oil to ports in British Columbia may spell bad news for salmon, according to a new University of Guelph-led study. Exposure to an oil sands product – diluted bitumen – impairs the swimming ability and changes the heart structures of young salmon.

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Engineers to Use Cyborg Insects as Biorobotic Sensing Machines

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A team of engineers from Washington University in St. Louis is looking to capitalize on the sense of smell in locusts to create new biorobotic sensing systems that could be used in homeland security applications.

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Lost Hormone Is Found in Starfish

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Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.

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Researcher Finds 'Ghost Workers' Common in Migrant Farm Work

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New research by Sarah Horton, an anthropologist at the University of Colorado Denver, reveals that employers in agricultural industries often take advantage of migrants' inability to work legally by making their employment contingent upon working under the false or borrowed identity documents provided by employers.

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American Society of Nephrology Foundation for Kidney Research Announces 2016 Grant Recipients

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research announced the 2016 recipients of research grants to advance new understandings of—and treatments for—kidney diseases. The Foundation will fund 36 leading researchers working to cure kidney diseases. These include new projects and others continuing from 2015. Established in 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology, the Foundation funds research that will help improve the health of the more than 20 million Americans burdened by kidney diseases, the 9th leading cause of death in the United States.

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Growing Customer Power Requires a Strategic Sales Response

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The book addresses how sales can help organisations to become more customer oriented and considers how they are responding to challenges such as increasing competition, more demanding customers and a more complex selling environment.

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Lionfish Invading the Mediterranean Sea

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Rising sea temperatures in the Mediterranean are encouraging alien lionfish species to invade and colonise new territories with potentially serious ecological and socioeconomic impacts.

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Penn Orphan Disease Center Names Director of Neurogenetics and Grant Program Awardees for Rare Genetic Disorder

Ashley R. Winslow, PhD, has been named director of Neurogenetics for the Orphan Disease Center at Penn. Winslow will direct the ODC’s Program of Excellence in CDKL5 deficiency, a rare X-chromosome-linked genetic disorder that causes severe neuro-developmental impairment and early-onset, difficult-to-control seizures.

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Nursing Coalition and Veterans Groups Join Forces in Unprecedented Response to VA Proposed Rule to Increase Veterans’ Access to Care

At the midpoint of the VA's proposed rule's public comment period, professional nursing and veterans’ organizations held a press conference today to demonstrate support and highlight the need for a proposed rule by the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide veterans with direct access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) practicing to the top of their education and training in VA facilities.

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Hubble Reveals Stellar Fireworks in 'Skyrocket' Galaxy

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A new Hubble Space Telescope image shows a firestorm of star birth lighting up one end of the diminutive galaxy Kiso 5639. The dwarf galaxy is shaped like a flattened pancake, but because it is tilted edge-on, it resembles a skyrocket, with a brilliant blazing head and a long, star-studded tail. Kiso 5639 is a member of a class of galaxies called "tadpoles" because of their bright heads and elongated tails. This galaxy resides relatively nearby, at 82 million light-years away. Tadpoles are rare in the local universe but more common in the distant cosmos, suggesting that many galaxies pass through a phase like this as they evolve.

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NCCN Publishes New Patient Education Resources about Myelodysplastic Syndromes

New NCCN Guidelines for Patients® and NCCN Quick Guide™ series outline disease basics, testing, and treatment information about MDS so patients can make well-informed decisions about their cancer care.

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A Brexit Chain-Reaction? Think Again, Says Kennesaw State University Professor

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Veils, Headscarves May Improve Observers' Ability to Judge Truthfulness, Study Finds

Contrary to the opinions of some courts, it is easier to determine the truthfulness of a woman wearing a headscarf or even a veil that leaves only her eyes exposed than a woman wearing no head covering at all, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Risk of Death From Blood Cancer for Adults Higher in Three N.C. Regions

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For patients treated in a hospital, the risk of death from acute myeloid leukemia was elevated in three regions of North Carolina compared to a benchmark.

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Mutant Enzyme Study Aids in Understanding of Sirtuin’s Functions

The enzyme sirtuin 6, or SIRT6, serves many key biological functions in regulating genome stability, DNA repair, metabolism and longevity, but how its multiple enzyme activities relate to its various functions is poorly understood. A team of Cornell University researchers has devised a method for isolating one specific enzyme activity to determine its contribution and lead to better overall understanding of SIRT6.