Press Release | Bentham Science announces an important new journal, ‘Coronaviruses’

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Bentham Science announces an important new journal, Coronaviruses to cover the latest research on coronavirus- related outbreak and the methods employed to treat coronavirus infections. Every article in the first issue of the journal will be published as Open Access (Free-to-download) for a limited time period of three months. The Editor-in-Chief of the journal is Prof. D. Liu at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Wuhan , China, a world leading institution on virus research. The Honorary Editors of the journal are Prof. Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate) and Prof. Atta-Ur-Rahman, FRS (Academician Chinese Academy of Sciences, and UNESCO Science Laureate).

Coronaviruses will publish original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews and guest edited thematic issues on all aspects of coronaviruses such as their origins, types, transmission, pathogenesis, epidemiological, demographic, clinical and genomic characteristics etc. The Journal will also cover case reports and studies on outbreak of coronaviruses, their symptoms, related diseases, prevention, treatment regimens and development of new drugs.

The journal will be essential reading for virologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists and healthcare workers interested in the latest information about coronaviridae. Visit the journal website for further details:


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Press Release | Bentham Science announces new multidisciplinary journal, ‘Current Chinese Science’





Bentham Science announces an important new multidisciplinary journal, Current Chinese Science. This will be the world’s largest journal with over 4,000 leading Chinese scientists involved on its editorial board.

Current Chinese Science is a peer reviewed journal with over 70 sections headed by leading Chinese scientists as Co-Editors. The journal will cover important and emerging fields in agriculture, science, engineering, medicine and other areas. The journal aims to provide researchers and scholars a strong platform to publish their work and share their findings with readers around the world. The Honorary Editors of the journal are Prof. Ferid Murad (Nobel Laureate) and Prof. Atta-Ur-Rahman, FRS (Academician Chinese Academy of Sciences, and UNESCO Science Laureate).

The journal will be essential reading for scientists and scholars involved in a variety of scientific disciplines, largely reflecting the tremendous scientific progress being made in China. Every article in the first issue of Current Chinese Science will be published as Open Access (Free-to-download) for a limited time period of three months. Visit the journal website for further details:



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Press Release | Marine ecosystem: Materials and Microbes

Marine Ecosystems


Marine ecosystems offer several benefits to human communities. To make sustainable use of these benefits, it is necessary to elucidate and conserve marine ecology, and strive to maintain a sustainable natural resource management program. For this reason, understanding the diversity and behavior of both macro-ecosystems and micro-ecosystems are crucial.

Monitoring Artificial Materials and Microbes in Marine Ecosystems explores microbial roles and their interaction with artificial materials in marine environments. After starting with simple topics for beginners, chapters explore methods to detect microorganisms in marine ecosystems and interactions of marine organisms with artificial materials. The sequential progression into advanced topics makes it easier to understand how to solve the reduction in marine-ecosystem viability caused by adverse events. Readers are provided with useful information for rehabilitating marine environments to make them sustainable for communities.

Topics such as marine ecosystems and environmental monitoring assessment, methods to detect microorganisms (viruses and bacteria) and evaluate marine environments, interactions between artificial metallic materials and microorganisms in marine environments has been discussed comprehensively.

This book is intended primarily for marine ecologists, microbiologists, environmental engineers, and engineers associated with industrial projects. This book is also useful as a text for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in marine biology, ecology, and microbiology.

About the Editor:

Dr. Toshiyuki Takahashi received his Ph.D. in Biological Science from Hiroshima University (Hiroshima, Japan). He worked as a Researcher at Time Associate Co., Ltd. (Japan), as an Assistant Professor at Keio University (Yokohama, Japan), and as Assistant Professor and as a full-time lecturer at the Miyakonojo National College of Technology (Miyazaki, Japan). Currently, he is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Science and Engineering of the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN), Miyokonolo College, Japan. Dr. Takahashi has specifically researched the cross-interaction in symbiosis between host cells and algal symbionts. He has also focused on technological developments using microbes and microalgae. He has published several peer-reviewed publications and chapters of scientific books and has been honored with a number of awards and certificates for his researches. Read full Press Release to find out more:

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Press Release | Ethic of Canadian Nursing Practice


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There is an increased use of technology and informatics, heavier workloads and constant changes in the way in which disease processes are managed. Yet, when compared with other health professionals, nurses still spend a great deal of time in direct contact with patients and clients

The Ethic of Care: A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice motivates the nurses in achieving accountability and sustainability in healthcare systems around Canada with great emphasis to overcome social biases. Encourages in the development of skills and compassion in order to leave the patient with better impression. Nurses should be the ethical leaders at client, community as well as global level.

This book is unique from other nursing ethics textbooks in several key ways. The book adds a heightened dimension to the already rich knowledge in the field of applied nursing ethics and the ethic of care. The author argues that the ethic of care, or the moral imperative to act justly, be the guiding compass for everything that nurses do. It is with passion and conviction that nurses are encouraged to embody the ethic of care as a “lived virtue.” Nurses are also inspired to be the leaders of tomorrow by working toward achieving accountability and sustainability in the Canadian publicly funded health care system and by effectively addressing social inequities. At the end of each chapter the author conveys real life case studies, as derived from her experiences as a critical care nurse, psychiatric nurse clinician and former Coroner. These vignettes bring the subject to life and serve as a means for applying newly acquired ethical knowledge. The aim of this book is to inspire nurses to be as skillful, and compassionate as they can be so that they will leave every encounter with their clients, better than when they first arrived. The book attempts to inspire nurses to be ethical leaders for social change at the patient/client, community and global level. This revised edition of the book includes additional information about trauma-informed care to combat systemic racism and improve the health outcomes for Indigenous people; ethics, gender and sexual orientation is dealt with in an inclusive and sensitive way, and a new Code of Conduct has been included.

About the Author:

Dr. Kathleen Stephany PhD is a Registered Nurse with British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals and a certified Psychologist with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Kathleen has a PhD in Counselling Psychology and currently working as Nurse Educator in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Douglas College in Coquitlam, BC where she teaches courses in applied nursing ethics and mental health. Prior to being awarded her doctorate degree, she earned an MA in Counselling Psychology, BA in Psychology, BScN and a Diploma in Nursing. Dr. Kathleen is a member of the International Association for Suicide Prevention and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. She is also a member of other professional associations such as The Canadian Nurses Association, The Canadian Mental Health Association, the Xia Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, and The Western Northern Region of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. In January 2016 Dr. Kathleen was recognized by World Wide Branding for Excellence in Nursing Education. She is the author of several textbooks and self-help books and also serves as an Ethicist, Ethic of care Theorist, Suicidologist, motivational speaker and media consultant. Read full Press Release to find out more:




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Press Release | Contemporary Research On Bryophytes is now published


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A book providing comprehensive updates on the current trends in the field of bryology


‘Contemporary Research on Bryophytes’ is edited by Dr Afroz Alam, who received his initial training in bryological research at the Department of Botany, University of Lucknow, Lucknow – an internationally acclaimed and foremost centre of research in the field of plant sciences in India for nearly eight decades. The book is a phenomenal effort in compiling the diverse aspects of bryology into 12 articles contributed by Indian as well as overseas bryologists specially from Brazil and Pakistan, covering the current status of bryological research in these countries. It highlights the contributions in the conservation of endangered bryophytes through tissue culture, the present status of Antarctic bryology, application of molecular approaches and bioinformatics to study bryophytes besides morphology, taxonomy and bryodiversity. The information provided encompasses both the classical and modern aspects of research in bryology which is beneficial to readers. The book will serve as a reference resource to both the undergraduates and graduates as well as specialized researchers in plant sciences. Read full Press Release to find out more:

About the Editor: Dr. Afroz Alam has been involved in teaching and research since the year 2000 in Plant Science, with a focus on Bryology, Plant Systematics and Phytodiversity. He has completed his Ph.D (Botany) from University of Lucknow (India), in 2006, and also qualify National Eligibility Test in 2004. He worked as Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi (India) till 2010. In 2010, he joined the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidyapith as Assistant Professor and is presently working as Associate Professor there. He has about 150 research publications and 10 books to his credit. He has also guided 6 scholars for their doctorate degree. He is a life member of Association for Plant Taxonomy, Indian Bryological Association and Indian Botanical Society. He is also associated with the internationally recognized ‘Banasthali University Rajasthan India’ (BURI) herbarium as a curator.


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Press Release | Making blood on demand: How far have we come?


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The article by Dr. Mo Li et al. is published in Current Genomics, 2019


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Press Release | New book series aims to provide frontier reviews on anti-infective agents


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Frontiers in Anti-Infective Agents is a book series that focuses on antibiotics and vaccines, both current and new.

The series is essential reading for general readers, healthcare professionals, researchers and academicians actively involved in research on infectious diseases and anti-infective therapeutic drugs.

The first volume is a comprehensive documentation on major infectious diseases from tropical countries which pose a serious threat to global healthcare programs. These include diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, leishmaniasis (kala-azar), elephantiasis, malaria, leprosy, various fungal disorders and emergent viral diseases. Due to the widespread use of antibiotics, there is an emergence of drug resistant pathogens in many regions. Hence, there is a need to search for novel, cost-effective bioactive compounds that demonstrate high efficacy and low toxicity in human cells from unexplored ecosystems to combat emerging drug resistant pathogens. Chapters written for this volume focus on the pathogenesis and etiology of each of the mentioned diseases, updated WHO reports wherever applicable, conventional drugs and their pharmacokinetics as well as new approaches to develop anti-infective agents.

The authors also present a detailed report on multi-drug resistant pathogens (‘superbugs’) and new measures being taken up to eradicate them. Information about new antimicrobials (bioactive peptides and silk protein sericin) and the approaches taken by scientists and healthcare professionals for successful targeting of these molecules for human medicine. For more information, please visit:

About The Editors:

Dr. K. Tamreihao completed his PhD and Master of Science from the Department of Biochemistry, Manipur University, India. He is working as PDF in a project sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. His research interest lies in the area of plant growth promotion by actinobacteria and feather degradation by keratinolytic actinobacteria and the biofertilizing potential of degraded feathers.

Dr Saikat Mukherjee completed his M.Sc (Biotechnology) from Calcutta University and PhD from CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata. He has participated in postdoctoral research programs in University of Geneva, Switzerland and Manipur University, India. His research expertise is in mitochondrial bioenergetics and purification of protein complexes from protozoal, human, bacterial and algal systems.

Prof. Debananda S. Ningthoujam earned his Masters of Science (Life Sciences) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and PhD (Environmental Biotechnology) from NEERI, Nagpur. He is currently working as a Professor of Biochemistry at the university of Manipur. Prof. Ningthoujam is a life member of several scientific society including AMI, BRSI, SBC, ASM and ISCA. He is actively researching actinomycete biology and biotechnology and has several completed and ongoing projects to his credit. Six new actinomycete species have been reported from his lab. Prof. Ningthoujam has over 25 years of teaching experience and five research scholars have earned their PhDs under his mentorship. He has also supervised several PDF candidates.


Press Release | The mechanism of programmed aging: The way to creation a real remedy for senescence


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The article by Dr. Alexander G. Trubitsyn is published in Current Aging Science, 2019


Nature has sentenced humans to an inevitable death from the time of birth; the natural instrument of execution is the aging process. According to modern scientific notions, only two root causes of aging can be: stochastic physiological damage or the implementation of a special genetic program in the body. The first supposition is dominated from the onset of gerontology to the present day. Indeed, experiments provide conclusive evidence that infections produce toxins, that mitochondria generate ROS which cause mutations in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA, that errors occur in the processes of DNA reduplication, transcription and translation, that lipid peroxidation occurs in membranes, that non-enzymatic glycolysis and crosslinking between molecules occurs, and more; all of this accumulates over time. These facts leave no doubt about the cause of aging and suggest the clear measures to combat it. Almost all experiments aimed at increasing the maximum longevity of animals are reduced ultimately to methods that involve the prevention or restoration of this damage. A lot of different approaches have been tried, but the maximum animal longevity has remained unshakable. These results testify unequivocally that the concept of stochastic physiological damages accumulation is incorrect and therefore the alternative concept of genetically programmed aging is true.

In support of this conclusion, in the last decade, convincing experimental evidence has been found that the aging process is under direct genetic control: dysfunction of a single gene can increase the maximum lifespan of animals (several times for some invertebrates). About 80 such genes have been identified to date. However, this way of prolonging life has proved unsuitable for human due to dangerous side effects. Currently, only unfounded assumptions have been made about the existence of a genetic aging program, but there is no explanation for many empirically discovered phenomena, including this life-extending effect.

A fundamentally new mechanism of programmed aging is presented in this article by Alexander G. Trubitsyn (Institute of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences). The mechanism of programmed aging has turned out to be much more complicated than that of accumulation of stochastic physiological damages. The destructive stochastic processes that are observed by researchers serve as the mechanism of execution of aging program rather than its root cause which should be fought.

A special bioenergetics aging clock follows from this mechanism of programmed aging and some other empirical data as a logical consequence. This clock gives us an opportunity to clarify nature of the above mentioned empirically found methods of life extending. It is this clock that sets the maximum species-specific longevity. This clock enables us to interpret all discovered phenomena concerning aging and longevity: the nature of the life-lengthening effect under calorie restriction (CR) and numerous CR-mimetic factors. It gives us an opportunity to understand why a bat and a bird lives 10 times longer than a terrestrial animal of a similar size, and a naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber) has an impressively longer longevity in comparison with a home mouse, the nature of negligible senescence of some species and why cancer cells are immortal, and so on.

Most importantly, this special aging clock opens up a fundamentally new way of searching the means to control the aging process. Fundamental research in the field of molecular biology and related areas has already discovered the basic details of this clock, although even the authors of these studies are mostly not aware of the role of their discoveries in the mechanism of programed aging. These data, gathered together, provide insights into the molecular structure and functioning of the bioenergetics aging clock. This makes it possible to outline practical research on the management of the course of this clock, and hence the longevity. Three possible approaches to modify the course of this clock are visible. A creation of actual remedy for senescence in the near future looks like a real possibility. For more information, please visit:



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Press Release | Hunan University of China has established “PROFESSOR ATTA-UR-REHMAN MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER”


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Hunan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM) has established the Academician Professor Atta-ur-Rahman One Belt and One Road TCM Research Center at its main campus at Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province in China.

The inaugural ceremony for the research center was conducted on October 24, 2019, along with Annual Bio-TCM International Conference at HUCM. Dr. Wei Wang, Professor at Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, stated on behalf of the university.

“The University recognizes the contributions of Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman in the field of traditional medicine. This center is indeed a humble recognition of Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman’s tremendous scientific contributions in the field of traditional medicine, and his leadership of developing scientific collaboration between the two countries.”

Prof. Atta-ur-Rahman has a longstanding association with Bentham Science as the Editor in Chief of Current Medicinal Chemistry, a leading journal in the field of medicinal chemistry.

Dr. Atta-ur-RahmanFRS, is the Editor for Current Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Rahman won the UNESCO Science Prize and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society (London). He was conferred honorary doctorate degrees by many universities including Cambridge University. He was elected Honorary Life Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge University, and the Austrian government honored him with its high civil award (“Grosse Goldene Ehrenzeischen am Bande”) (2007) .He is Foreign Fellow (“Academician”) of Chinese and Korean Academy of Sciences.

Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact factor 3.46), is one of the inaugural publications of Bentham Science Publishers. Now in its 26th volume, the journal continues to publish frontier reviews in the field, enabling researchers to stay at the forefront of pharmaceutical design, discovery and synthesis. More information about the journal can be found here. 


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Press Release | Current and Future Developments in Food Science: A new book series




Food science is a growing field; Bentham’s new series starts off with a volume about chemical testing in foods


Advances in the Determination of Xenobiotics in Foods is the first volume of the new book series, Current and Future Developments in Food Science. This inaugural volume explains recent developments in the field of xenobiotic determination in food. Readers are introduced to xenobiotic testing techniques through extensive reviews. Chapters also cover details about contaminants coming from food contact materials (such as plasticizers, food additives, polymer monomers/oligomers and non-intentionally added substances), substances used for food processing and sensing (nanoparticles), and residues of pesticides (that can also be present in the final food product). The book also includes information about specific xenobiotics that, due to their global distribution in the environment, are also likely to enter the food chain. Some of them are regulated (persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals) but there are many other types of contaminants (halogenated flame-retardants, perfluorinated compounds and micro- and nanoplastics) that must also be controlled. In addition, some xenobiotics could be present in the final food consumed because of food treatments (acrylamide, furan, heterocyclic aromatic amines, and glycidol esters). Finally, the concluding chapters of the book are devoted to the presence of natural contaminants such as mycotoxins and biogenic amines.

The combination of extensive information of analytical techniques for xenobiotics along with a categorical treatment of food contaminants makes this volume a useful reference for food science and technology students and technicians involved in food safety and processing management roles.

About The Editors:

Belen Gomara is a tenured scientist at the Department of Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry of the Institute of Organic Chemistry (IQOG) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). Her research career is focused in the areas of Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Food Safety. She is an expert on the development and validation of analytical methodologies for the determination of legislated and emerging-non-legislated persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Her current scientific activity also involves the development of methodologies for the determination of contaminants related to food packaging, such as phthalates and bisphenols.

Maria Luisa Marina is Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Alcalá (Madrid, Spain). Her research activity is focused on the development of innovative analytical methodologies using capillary chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques for the determination of compounds of interest in the pharmaceutical, environmental and food analysis (including the enantiomeric separation of chiral compounds, the search for biomarkers using metabolomics strategies and the determination of proteins, peptides and amino acids with important applications to the control of the quality and safety of foods and the revalorization of food residues).


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