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Public Release: 25-Mar-2015
People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke
Loyola University Medical Center neurologists Michael Star, M.D., and José Biller, M.D., describe the association between migraine headaches and stroke in the new text Headache and Migraine Biology and Management.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 24-Mar-2015
'On Becoming a Teen Mom' examines life events that lead to teen pregnancy
'On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life Before Pregnancy' (University of California Press, 2015), a new book by Case Western Reserve University sociologists Mary Patrice Erdmans and Timothy Black, focuses on life events resulting in teen motherhood, revealing some realities behind the statistics.

Contact: Susan Griffith
susan.griffith@case.edu
216-368-1004
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2015
NNI publishes workshop report assessing the status of EHS risk science
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, 'Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology,' which was held Sept. 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C.
National Nanotechnology Initiative

Contact: Marlowe Newman
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov
703-292-7128
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
The rise of the new celebrity scientists
The New Celebrity Scientists examines how our media-driven celebrity culture produces popular scientific stars.

Contact: Ericka Floyd
efloyd@american.edu
202-500-1326
American University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2015
'Inspired to Change,' illustrates patient-centered care
'Inspired to Change,' one of the most valuable texts of 2014, looks at health care delivery from the patient's perspective.

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll
smkirk@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System

Public Release: 12-Mar-2015
Can aging be eliminated or 'cured'?
The construct that the aging trajectory is different for each individual has profound implications for the concept of personalized medicine and how we understand the whole nature of non-infectious diseases. These implications are discussed in World Scientific's newly published book 'Human Aging A Unique Experience -- Implications for the Disease Concept.'

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
New book on 'Intellectual Property in Molecular Medicine' from CSHLP
'Intellectual Property in Molecular Medicine' aims to provide a clear, current, and comprehensive understanding of biomedical intellectual property and the laws that protect it. The contributors describe patent laws and practices in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the European Union. They explain the roles of regulatory agencies in intellectual property, various opinions on the patentability of biological materials, and the implications of recent court decisions. Practical issues related to licensing agreements and patent applications are also discussed.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Tales from both sides of the brain
What began as a scientific review of a half-century of brain studies became Michael Gazzaniga's memoir.

Contact: Robyn Norwood
andrea.estrada@ucsb.edu
805-893-4620
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
New book reveals deception in wildlife filmmaking
In this tell-all expose of the wildlife filmmaking industry, film producer and American University professor Chris Palmer shares his own journey as a filmmaker -- with its highs and lows and challenging ethical dilemmas -- in order to provide filmmakers, networks, and the public with an invitation to evolve the industry to the next level.

Contact: Ericka Floyd
efloyd@american.edu
202-500-1326
American University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Food for the future -- Assessments of impacts of climate change on agriculture
A new two-part volume features the work of over 200 scientists using the latest data, models, and technologies to forecast how regional agriculture will be impacted by climate change. These assessments include both future crop yields and economic conditions, such as income and poverty rates, which can help agricultural decision-makers plan for the future.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.co.uk
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 10-Mar-2015
Sex and smell -- Adam's nose
Exploitation of the rich food resources of Africa's grasslands required our ancestors to live communally to obtain the benefits of collaborative hunting. The threat to family structure caused by the close proximity of un-partnered males was greatly reduced when a genetic mutation disabled the part of the sense of smell that detects sex pheromones. The resulting privatization of sex strengthened the pair-bond, and enabled the gradual development of our species' rich perfume and incense culture.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
AGI's Directory of Geoscience Departments -- 50th edition released
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce the 50th edition of The Directory of Geoscience Departments.

Contact: Carolyn Wilson
cwilson@americangeosciences.org
703-379-2480
American Geosciences Institute

Public Release: 9-Mar-2015
Study analyzes use of social networks for media purposes after 11-M
A book at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid analyzes how social networks were used between the attacks on March 11, 2004, and the demonstration in the Puerta del Sol on May 15.

Contact: Press Office
oic@uc3m.es
Carlos III University of Madrid

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
New book explores acceptance and mindfulness therapy for psychosis
In his new book titled 'Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions,' editor Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Butler Hospital and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Brown University, provides a comprehensive look at the history and application of mindfulness and acceptance psychotherapies in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia.

Contact: Holly Brown-Ayers
hbrownayers@carene.org
401-455-6501
Care New England

Public Release: 6-Mar-2015
Exploring new chemical paradigm with the theory of nonadiabatic electron dynamics
This volume offers a clear perspective of the relevant ideas and methodology relevant to the chemical theory of the next generation beyond the Born-Oppenheimer paradigm.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 4-Mar-2015
First-of-its kind reference on pelvic malignancies
Loyola University Medical Center radiation oncologist William Small, Jr., M.D., is co-editor of 'Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences,' the first-of-its kind stand-alone reference on the subject. The book provides a state-of-the-art review of the role of radiation therapy in various pelvic malignancies.

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
NREL releases the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, detailing increases in installed capacity
The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on behalf of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Mar-2015
The F-word you need more of at work -- or get fired
Leadership has boomed into it's own industry. The US alone spends over $14 billion a year on it; you can get a Ph.D. in it; and we promote it to kids as the way to get ahead in life. But new research from a University of Waterloo professor and his wife reveals there might be something most employees are overlooking and, if you don't do it well, will probably get you fired.

Contact: Nick Manning
nmanning@uwaterloo.ca
226-929-7627
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 27-Feb-2015
JRC Annual Report 2014 is now available
The Annual Report giving an overview of the JRC work in 2014 has been published. It provides highlights of research activities carried out over the year in support of the main EU policies. Topics include economic and monetary union; innovation, growth and jobs; digital agenda; energy and transport; environment and climate change; agriculture and global food security; security and disaster risk reduction; health and consumer protection and nuclear safety and security.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez-Verdesoto
elena.gonzalez-verdesoto@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 27-Feb-2015
Yes, we can stop viruses such as Ebola and rabies -- here's how
With a group of like-minded scientists, editors Asit K. Pattanaik and Michael Whitt have compiled a timely publication entitled 'Biology and Pathogenesis of Rhabdo- and Filoviruses' discussing the most recent findings on processes and current status of development of vaccines and antivirals to mitigate the diseases caused by viruses like Ebola and rabies.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Bribery 'hits 1.6 billion people a year'
A total of 1.6 billion people worldwide -- nearly a quarter of the global population -- are forced to pay bribes to gain access to everyday public services, according to a new book by academics at the Universities of Strathclyde and Birmingham.
Economic and Social Research Council

Contact: Richard Rose
richard.rose@strath.ac.uk
44-014-366-72164
University of Strathclyde

Public Release: 22-Feb-2015
Discover the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics in this newly published book
The book gives a self-contained treatment of the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, assuming only the mathematical sophistication usually acquired in undergraduate mathematics or physics education. The principles of quantum mechanics are discussed with complete mathematical accuracy and an effort is always made to trace them back to the experimental reality that lies at their root. The statistical aspects of quantum mechanics are compared and contrasted with the same aspects of classical physics.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 20-Feb-2015
New book on glia from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
'Glia,' published by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, examines our understanding of the basic biology of glia and their roles in diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer. What emerges from this work is new insight into the importance of glial cells, especially an appreciation that the development, function, and malfunction of our brains can only be understood as a signaling interplay between neurons and glial cells.

Contact: Robert Redmond
rredmond@cshl.edu
516-422-4101
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Feb-2015
UB researcher has some questions for the interview
Interviews begin with questions, but a University at Buffalo researcher is instead questioning the interview, and the answers are mapping the history and unexplored conceptual areas of this familiar information-gathering tool.

Contact: Bert Gambini
gambini@buffalo.edu
716-645-5334
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 13-Feb-2015
What was the first hydrogen bomb like? Participant recounts history & physics of development
Kenneth Ford, renowned for his popular books on quantum physics, has published his latest book entitled 'Building the H Bomb: A Personal History' with World Scientific. The book looks back more than sixty years to a time when Ford was a member of the team of physicists who designed the United States' first hydrogen bomb. Then in his mid-twenties, Ford worked closely with -- and socialized with -- giants of that period such as Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, John Wheeler, Stan Ulam, and John von Neumann.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

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