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Systematist Townsend Peterson argues that definitions of viral species should be based more firmly on evolutionary data and suggests ways in which the current code should be modernised.
In their open peer reviewed correspondence piece, Tagu and colleagues discuss the opportunities afforded by neoENCODE initiatives to understand how genetic systems react in the natural context of living ecosystems. Do comment!
Current EpiPen® needle length may not be adequate for intramuscular delivery of epinephrine in women with food allergies, potentially impacting upon effective treatment of anaphylaxis.
Despite measures to prevent infection spread the number of days spent in hospital in Botswana is strongly associated with development of tuberculosis (TB) within 12 months of discharge, and with TB-related mortality.
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor galantamine lowered the rate of whole brain atrophy, but not hippocampal atrophy, in mild cognitive impairment patients that carried the ε4 allele of apolipoprotein E only.
Paul Wicks, Vice President of PatientsLikeMe, answers our questions about the challenges and benefits of participant-led research, discussing how this will influence future research, as well as its potential impact on personalized medicine.
HIV-1 mutations associated with the individual drug components of HAART in treatment failing patients have declined, regardless of specific class combinations and epidemiological characteristics of treated population, likely due to the improvements in HIV treatment such as prescription guidelines.
An increased ratio of blood monocytes to lymphocytes (ML) in South African infants aged 3 to 4 months is associated with tuberculosis (TB) risk in the first two years of life, suggesting the ML ratio may help identify at-risk infants.
The implementation of ‘cocooning’, via immunization of close contacts, to protect newborns from pertussis is challenging and usually remains incomplete, with parents often lacking knowledge of both the threats and transmission of this disease.
Acid-base abnormalities, such as increased strong ion gap or decreased albumin, are associated with immunological activation; this association cannot be explained by illness severity alone.
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