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Experts argue it's time to stop using bite marks in forensics

(Oxford University Press USA) Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper in Journal of Law and the Biosciences describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark...Show More Summary

Prohibiting sperm donor anonymity could reduce the number of donors

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences suggests that prohibiting anonymous sperm donation would result in a decline in the number of donors, and that those willing to donate would likely demand compensation for donation.

Reading Now: Philippa Foot, Natural Goodness

The book arrived yesterday via Amazon and I began reading it this morning. Looks good! Oxford University Press, 2001. Foot essays "a naturalistic theory of ethics: to break really radically both with G. E. Moore's anti-naturalism and with the subjectivist...

Diversity without limits

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Now, researchers at Temple and Oakland universities have completed a new tree of prokaryotic life calibrated to time, assembled from 11,784 species of bacteria. The new tree...Show More Summary

Oxford University Press Partners with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Beginning in January 2017, OUP will publish Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery (ONS).

Shaviro Presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation Today At San Francisco

Daniel N. Shaviro (NYU) presents Fixing U.S. International Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2014) at the University of San Francisco Graduate Tax Program as part of its Tax Lecture Series: International tax rules, which determine how countries tax cross-border investment, are increasingly important with the rise of globalization, but the modern...

Out in the rural: A Mississippi health center and its war on poverty

(Oxford University Press USA) Historian and Author Thomas J. Ward Jr. will be joined by Dr. H. Jack Geiger, whose work at Mound Bayou launched the health center movement, at a book launch reading and discussion.

The fruits of life

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) In a new international collaboration led by Professors Hong Ma and Jun Xiang, the authors performed a tour de force evolutionary study of Rosaceae fruits from the analyses of 125 flowering plants with large gene sequence datasets, including those of 117 Rosaceae species. Show More Summary

New study shows racial/ethnic variations in quitline reach among US smokers

(Oxford University Press USA) Quitlines, hotlines that provide free cessation services for smokers, appear to be reaching minority populations that typically underutilize cessation treatments and have high smoking prevalence, particularly African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives. Show More Summary

How The Oxford English Dictionary Reinvented Its Relevance

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“To tell you the truth, the OED was going nowhere in 1976, when I signed on. We didn’t know that at the time, but the University Press—who controlled its purse strings—couldn’t see how they could restore its relevance. Behind closed doors, discussions raged on about whether the dictionary should be mothballed as soon as the current update […]

Rotting away: Getting at the evolutionary roots of wood decay

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) Fungi are master decayers of dead plant matter, including wood. A research team, using data from 62 fungal genomes, not only correctly identified the expansion of peroxidases...Show More Summary

Gestational age may impact academic performance

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology indicates that being born either too early or too late may have a long-term effect on children's academic performance.

Human Evolution: Our Brains and Behavior by Robin Dunbar

(Oxford University Press USA) In HUMAN EVOLUTION, Robin Dunbar takes readers from prehistoric to modern times, focusing on an aspect of evolution that has typically been overshadowed by the archaeological record: the biological, neurological, and genetic changes that occurred with each 'transition' in the evolutionary narrative.

Dirty laundry may cause environmental contamination

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper published in FEMS Microbiology Letters, resulting from an investigation of a laundry facility that services several Seattle-area hospitals, suggests that soiled clinical linens may be a source of surface Clostridium difficile contamination.

IN SCIENCE, a very strong review of my colleague Maurice Stucke’s book (with Oxford’s Ariel Ezrachi)…

IN SCIENCE, a very strong review of my colleague Maurice Stucke’s book (with Oxford’s Ariel Ezrachi) Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy, which is just out from Harvard University Press.

Blind as bats: Echolocation study reveals key evolutionary trade-offs with other senses

(Molecular Biology and Evolution (Oxford University Press)) A research team has performed a new comparative study of two sophisticated echolocating bats. Their results confirm evolutionary trade-offs at work -- showing an extensive contraction of smell (olfactory) receptor gene repertoires and loss of a dozen vision-related genes in the echolocating bats.

Exercise and healthy diets associated with better cognitive functioning

(Oxford University Press USA) Findings published this week in the Journal of Public Health reveal that both younger and older Canadian adults who engage in regular physical activity, consume more fruits and vegetables and are normal weight or overweight have overall better cognitive functioning.

GigaScience joins the Oxford University Press journals program

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with BGI. Beginning January 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the proud publisher of the prestigious, open-access, open-data journal, GigaScience. Show More Summary

Oxford University Press Credits Christopher Marlowe

There’s a new name on the title pages of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays, Oxford University Press edition: Christopher Marlowe. Surprised much? As Gary Taylor, a New Oxford Shakespeare general editor, explained to the Guardian,Show More Summary

Christopher Marlowe Named Co-Author on Three Shakespearean Plays

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This author credit will be featured in Oxford University Press' forthcoming omnibus, New Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works.

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