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2012-06-12 11:30:01

Members of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever. Since SALIS started actively campaigning against the closure of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) libraries and databases eight years ago, more than twenty-five libraries and databases worldwide have been downsized or closed, their resources dispersed or...

2012-02-03 11:54:16

A new study published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety reveals that internet sites selling prescription statins directly to consumers are widespread, and that most websites advertising statins for sale to the general public contain very poor levels of information relevant to safe use of the medicine and side effects. Researchers led by Professor David Brown, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth, simulated a customer search and evaluation...

2012-01-20 12:28:35

A new insight into the impact that warmer temperatures could have across the world has been uncovered by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The research, published in the journal Global Change Biology today (20 January), found that the impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species. The team, based at Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, went to Iceland to study a set of...

2011-05-12 10:59:58

A new study from Family Process shows that passing down a family business is an emotional process, and key factors need to be in place in order for the transition to prove successful. The owner needs to trust other family members' involvement in the long-term plan for the business, and nurture a healthy outlook and plan for their own retirement. In the United States alone there are an estimated 10.8 million family businesses. Only 30% of businesses stay in the family from the first to the...

2011-03-14 14:18:54

Consumers need to know the true perils of purchasing artwork or luxury goods on the Internet, say statisticians in a paper published today in Significance, the magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association. Currently the operators of internet auction sites are not required to guarantee the authenticity of items listed. Today's Significance article, which is a preview of a more detailed article to be published in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society...

2010-03-12 09:49:00

Ramping up for the next wave of scientific publishing MELVILLE, N.Y., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced today the hiring of three new publishing experts who will become part of a core leadership team that will help drive publishing forward into the 21st century. "Publishing is the glue that holds the scientific community together and an essential part of the apparatus that drives innovation," says John Haynes, Vice President for...

2009-10-14 11:38:15

Research news from Psychophysiology Video game players are often accused of passively reacting to tasks that are spoon fed to them through graphics and stimuli on the screen. A group of researchers from Iowa State University shows that playing lots of video games has different effects on two types of cognitive activity, proactive and reactive attention. Proactive attention can be thought of as a sort of "gearing up" mechanism. For instance, when players that are familiar with a particular...

2009-09-02 08:16:01

Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), has expanded its journal publishing program in dentistry.. The leading society publisher will be publishing its latest journal, the Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry (JICD), from August 2010. Its editorial board has already begun accepting author contributions.An international journal from Asia Pacific, the Journal of Investigative and...

2008-07-12 03:00:10

By Anonymous Wiley-Blackwell has teamed up with the Cognitive Science Society to publish the Cognitive Science journal and create the topiCS: Topics in Cognitive Science journal. They both seek to unite researchers from a broad range of fields who aim to understand the nature of the human mind. Source: Wiley-Blackwell (www.black wellpublishing.com) Copyright Information Today, Inc. Jul/Aug 2008 (c) 2008 Information Today. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.