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    Goals for sugar intake should be revised

    There is a log-linear relationship of caries to sugar intake from 0% of energy intake (E) to 10%E sugar at where a costly burden of caries is induced, suggesting public health goals should set sugar intakes ideally less than 3%.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:863
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    Metabolism and angiogenesis

    Peter Carmeliet reviews how metabolic pathways in endothelial cells regulate angiogenesis during cancer development, providing a hugely useful resource for the cancer metabolism field

    Cancer & Metabolism 2014, 2:19
  • Bronchial epithelial cells in Z-AATD COPD

    Bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) from patients with Z variant alpha-1 antitrypsin (Z-AAT) deficiency, express and secrete Z-AAT and its polymers, suggesting that these cells are involved in the pathogenesis of emphysema and BEC dysfunction.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:112
  • Evaluating the Y chromosomal timescale

    The Y-chromosome can be used for paternal demographic and lineage dating, however owing to naturally occuring mutations, results can be incaccurate. Looking into a solution for one of the biggest problems in Y-chromosome phylogenetic studies.

    Investigative Genetics 2014, 5:12
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    Targeting autophagy in cancer

    Eileen White discusses how cancer cells use autophagy to survive in low nutrient conditions and how new drugs targeting this process can be used to treat cancer.

    Cancer & Metabolism 2014, 2:14
  • Histone marks: an alternative form of protection for sperm

    Repression of mobile genetic elements is essential for the survival of germ cells. A new pathway for silencing LINE-1 elements is described by Donal O'Carroll and colleagues.

    Epigenetics & Chromatin 2014, 7:24
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    Searching for cancer biomarkers

    Whole exome and whole genome sequencing has revealed specific mutations for various cancers, and so Eleftherios Diamandis suggests that the combination of genomics and proteomics may help to identify and develop clinically useful biomarkers.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:156
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    BMP7's role in branching

    Transition from the initial wide branching urinary collecting duct tree to narrower later branching is dependent on the proximity of other branch tips with bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) acting as a repelling molecule in this process.

    BMC Developmental Biology 2014, 14:35
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    The human virome – or a virome for each human?

    George Weinstock and colleagues analyze the double-stranded DNA virus genomes lurking in the wealth of data generated by the Human Microbiome Project, across multiple body habitats, individuals and timepoints.

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:71
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    Liver fat score is best to predict NAFLD 

    In a comparison of four non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) prediction scores, liver fat score (LFS) is the most robust in identifying NAFLD in an American population, suggesting LFS could be used to predict liver-related mortality.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:154
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