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Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
New book gives comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology
Devin K. Binder, an associate professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and Jacqueline A. Hubbard, a recent UC Riverside alumna, have coauthored a book, 'Astrocytes and Epilepsy' (Academic Press, Elsevier, 2016), that provides a comprehensive overview of astrocyte biology, the role astrocytes play in epileptic brain tissue, and their potential as a therapeutic target.

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
Here's how the human voice has been broken into its elements
Most recently, scientists dealing with the human voice have taken a novel view of the human voice from the perspective of voice production. The vitality of this new science is evidenced by five issued US patents. The monograph containing this is published by World Scientific.

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

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
In the space travel age, photonic tech is the way to go
As the space travel age dawns upon us, photonic technology takes on a greater central role in its impact on the performance of space systems.

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

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
How to build nanoelectronic devices atom by atom?
In recent decades, several device simulation tools using the bottom-up approach have been developed in universities and software companies. These software tools are capable of predicting electric current flowing through a nanostructure, and have been applied extensively to study emerging electronic materials and devices. In this book, the authors conduct an experiment and adopt a 'paradigm' approach; focusing on the development of one particular software tool called NanoDsim, and provide relevant knowledge and techniques whenever needed.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Dull disasters?
In 'Dull Disasters?: How Planning Ahead Will Make a Difference,' authors Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon show that by harnessing lessons from finance, political science, economics, psychology, and the natural sciences, countries can be far better prepared to deal with disasters.

Contact: Molly Grote
molly.grote@oup.com
212-743-8337
Oxford University Press USA

Public Release: 26-Jul-2016
Launch of the World Scientific Series on Current Energy Issues
The Series explores different energy resources and issues related to the use of energy. The volumes deal with the technical aspects of energy questions, and include relevant discussion about economic and policy matters. The goal of the series is to provide information that will allow the reader to reach conclusions based on sound, scientific data, and provide reliable information that can be useful to scientists, engineers, policy makers, and the general public.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 25-Jul-2016
Organic semiconductors -- materials for next-generation printable and wearable electronics
World-renowned researchers share their basic understanding of the foundational concepts pertaining to the design, synthesis, and applications of conjugated organic materials. These materials are used as semiconductors in new generations of devices for printed, conformable, and wearable electronics, in the context of applications related to light-emitting diodes, solar cells, field-effect transistors, spintronics, actuation, bioelectronics, thermoelectrics, and nonlinear optics.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
World Scientific

Public Release: 19-Jul-2016
The 80th CSH Symposium Proceedings addresses 21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work
'21st Century Genetics: Genes at Work,' the 80th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium Proceedings, provides a current synthesis of genetic mechanisms and genome/chromosome biology. This volume spans a broad range of topics that reflect our current understanding of genetic mechanisms in humans and other organisms. Themes include chromosome biology and nuclear structure, topologically associating domains, gene-enhancer interactions, chromatin and epigenetics, gene regulation and control, developmental regulation, RNA controlling elements, maintenance of genome stability, nuclear receptors, circadian clocks and aging, and genome editing.

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

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Mindfulness key to eating what you want while preventing overeating
Americans spend more than 60 billion dollars a year on weight loss products; two-thirds of these dieters are estimated to regain more weight within four or five years than they originally lost according to the Live Strong Foundation. A new book from a University of Missouri researcher provides an innovative and effective program to help people adopt healthy eating habits by mindfully listening to their body's needs, without giving up food.

Contact: Sheena Rice
RiceSM@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 18-Jul-2016
Governors' lobbyists in American politics
Jennifer M. Jensen, associate professor of political science at Lehigh University, explores the role of governors' lobbyists in a new book out later this month. Drawing on quantitative data, archival research, and more than 100 in-depth interviews, Jensen details the political development of state advocacy organizations, revealing much about about the role and relative power of states within the US federal system.

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
323-377-4312
Lehigh University

Public Release: 15-Jul-2016
Preparedness guide on Zika and substances of human origin
Zika virus is mainly transmitted to humans through mosquitoes but can potentially also be transmitted through substances of human origin (SoHO) such as blood, tissue and cells. This new guide offers a set of activities that should be considered in the preparation and implementation of a national preparedness plan for the safety of SoHO.

Contact: ECDC Press Office
press@ecdc.europa.eu
46-858-601-678
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Public Release: 14-Jul-2016
Book: Juries robbed of power by federal government, states
Despite their significant presence in the Constitution, juries have largely disappeared from the US legal system, according to a recently published book by University of Illinois law professor Suja A. Thomas.

Contact: Phil Ciciora
pciciora@illinois.edu
217-333-2177
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 13-Jul-2016
Do we need to rethink modern democracy?
Democracy is under grave threat and with that the prospect of a better world for all, argues Philip Kotler in his latest book 'Democracy in Decline: Rebuilding its Future,' publishing with SAGE Publishing later this month.

Contact: Mollie Broad
mollie.broad@sagepub.co.uk
SAGE

Public Release: 12-Jul-2016
Stupidity paradox -- why smart people don't think too much at work
Intelligent people don't often think critically at work, as this is often uncomfortable. When a culture of 'functional stupidity' prevails, it leads to a huge waste of resources, says Professor of Business Administration Mats Alvesson at Lund University, Sweden, who has written a book on the phenomenon of functional stupidity.

Contact: Jenny Loftrup
jenny.loftrup@kommunikation.lu.se
46-725-195-305
Lund University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2016
Head Start helped turn farm workers and domestics into teachers, administrators
A federal preschool program gave a head start to more than just African-American children in segregationist-dominated Mississippi, it also offered their parents and other adults a head start into higher paying occupations and new leadership opportunities, according to a Penn State historian.

Contact: Matt Swayne
mls29@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
New book focuses on importance of Indian forests for wildlife
India's protected areas are at a crossroads, and a new book by top Indian scientists provides a roadmap on the way forward.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 6-Jul-2016
When facing crisis, American democracy has always risen to the challenge
Candidates and political pundits are quick to lament the current crisis; yet, few are able to define it or speak to how America can recover. In his upcoming book, 'Four Crises of American Democracy,' Alasdair Roberts, professor of public affairs in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, puts the current crisis in historical context, and highlights the long-term capacity of political institutions to adapt to new challenges.

Contact: Sheena Rice
RiceSM@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 5-Jul-2016
The snow leopard -- world's most mysterious big cat -- may be more common than thought
The snow leopard has long been one of the least studied -- and therefore poorly understood -- of the large cats. No longer.

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society

Public Release: 4-Jul-2016
Codex Orféo -- a personal vision of the Holocaust and its unexpectedly ecological aftermath
From world renowned author, ecologist and explorer Michael Charles Tobias comes a new and shattering novel, Codex Orféo, that contemplates and internalizes the most appalling, inexplicable tragedy in human history: the Holocaust. Tobias does so in a manner no other writer has ever envisioned.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 30-Jun-2016
New book examines culturally responsive ways to support immigrants, refugees
The stories of immigrants and refugees reflect resilience and sacrifice. As global conflicts force an increase in the numbers of peoples seeking refuge, social workers must respond with support that recognizes the unique experiences of the immigrant and refugee. 'Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families, Culturally Responsive Practice,' details critical issues facing these populations and ways future social workers can respond to the challenges.

Contact: Marisa Ramirez
mrcannon@uh.edu
713-743-8152
University of Houston

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Exploring the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals
Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. Examining these issues and the impact that political and societal forces have on the lives of LGBTQ individuals, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies launches today as a three-volume set.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
SAGE

Public Release: 23-Jun-2016
Nanotheranostics -- the power of nanomedicine
Nanomedicines demonstrate the capability to enhance drug properties by offering protection from degradation, enabling controlled release and biodistribution and increasing bioavailability. In fact, the term 'nanotheranostics' has been proposed to describe a new class of nanomedicines which integrates the simultaneous detection and treatment of a disease. Many creative approaches have been proposed to co-deliver imaging and therapeutic agents too.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Solving state-of-the-art high temperature related problems
How can engineers deal with oxidation and corrosion at high temperatures? How do we prevent degradation of mechanical properties of materials at high temperatures in corrosive environments?

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Flexible electronics -- the power of bending tomorrow's devices today
Remember the Minority Report acted by Tom Cruise some years ago? Well, the possibilities of what we have seen is now coming to past as the power of bending devices, is now made available through flexible electronics.

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

Public Release: 22-Jun-2016
Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy
Heavily illustrated and referenced, with problem solving examples, The Concise Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy is integrated into 5 volumes, each covering the theory, instrumentation, sampling methods, experimental design, and data analysis techniques, as well as essential reference tables, figures, and spectra for each spectroscopic region. The detailed practical aspects of applying spectroscopic tools for many of the most exciting and current applications are covered. Featured applications include: medical, biomedical, optical, physics, common commercial analysis methods, spectroscopic quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods.

Contact: Amanda Yun
heyun@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x446
World Scientific

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