Faster Publishing and New Audiology and Dentistry Sections at Sciences Social Network

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While a further improved software platform guarantees publishing within 24 h, the Audiology and Dentistry Sciences are two new key health branches covered by the Sciences Social Network ScienceIndex.com. The site currently contains a total of over 1,930,000 posts and their users monitor nearly 110 scientific journals publishing in these two new branches.

ScienceIndex.com is a Audiology and Dentistry Sciences Social Network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Audiology and Dentistry. While the Audiology section covers hearing, and hearing defects and their treatment, the Dentistry section covers the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth diseases.

ScienceIndex.com's Health Sciences Category covers prevention, treatment, and management of illness by medical health professions. Its eighteen sections include Audiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Healthcare, Immunology, Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Radiology, Rheumatology, and Surgery. Users can receive alerts for newly published content in this category by subscribing to ScienceIndex.com's Health Sciences Category RSS feed.

ScienceIndex.com's Audiology section covers hearing, and hearing defects and their treatment. It currently contains 625 articles partly derived from several scientific Audiology journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Audiology Section RSS feed. One of the latest additions to this section covers language therapy results with children of the autism spectrum. Communication disorders of children with autism spectrum disorders will probably follow them throughout life if they are not included in remediation and communication intervention programs. The results of this study suggest that it is possible to identify objective improvement indexes after a relatively short period of language therapy with individuals of the autism spectrum. information about therapeutic results may favor better integration of intervention procedures and therefore enhance the possibilities of further improvements. Another article provides an evidence-based systematic review of amplitude compression in hearing aids for school-age children with hearing loss. The results demonstrate that audibility was improved and speech recognition was either maintained or improved with wide dynamic range compression as compared with linear amplification while no significant differences were observed between compression limiting and peak clipping on outcomes including speech recognition and self-/parent report.

ScienceIndex.com's Dentistry section covers the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth diseases. It currently contains over 9,200 articles partly derived from over 100 scientific Dentistry journals. The latest articles in this section are also available through a Dentistry Section RSS feed. One recently included article in this section demonstrates elevated oral and systemic levels of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in periodontitis. The aim of this study was to investigate the sTREM-1 concentrations in saliva and serum of individuals without periodontitis and persons with chronic or generalized aggressive periodontitis. The authors conclude that the increased oral and systemic levels of sTREM-1 in periodontitis denote a value for this molecule as a biomarker for the disease and may also have implications in the association between periodontal infections and systemic inflammatory response. Another article provides evidence that brain activity is associated with human unilateral chewing. Brain mechanisms underlying mastication have been studied in non-human mammals but less so in humans. The authors, therefore, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate brain activity in humans during gum chewing and their results provide evidence for specific brain areas associated with chewing in humans and demonstratedthat brain activation patterns may dynamically change over the course of chewing sequences.

The Sciences Social Network currently contains over 1.93 million posts distributed among its' 75 categories. 83,700 users monitor over 15,000 journals publishing within the scope of the site. Due to its further improved software platform, the delay between original publication and appearance at ScienceIndex.com is now no more than 24 hours. The site provides an advanced search feature which suggests up to ten closely related articles for a search and every displayed post.

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