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Evidence from a systematic review suggests that the definition of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) proposed in 2002 is widely used, and future revisions of the definition should take invasive procedures and hospitalization into account.
A study of 17,826 HIV positive people in Nigeria found an increased risk of Kaposi Sarcoma, but not Cervical Cancer or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, when compared to the general population.
Personalized treatment for cancer must confront the problem of tumor heterogeneity, and of identifying the critical changes that determine tumorigenicity. Lukas Sommer argues in his Open questions contribution that developmental processes can provide important clues, especially for melanoma.
Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis comparing human, chimpanzee and rhesus macaque reveals LTB4R as most epigenetically divergent human gene relative to primates.
Novel evidence of an interaction between acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and neurexin-1b in hippocampal neurons, regulating synaptic formation and activity
There is a non-linear dose-response relationship between lifelong smoking and risk of rheumatoid arthritis and even smokers with a low lifelong exposure show an increased risk.
Fuchou Tang and colleagues describe mapping of 5-methylcytosine and, for the first time ever, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in the human brain
In a large UK study, preventing pulmonary embolism lowers mortality rates in trauma and orthopedic patients, suggesting that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for thromboprophylaxis are effective.
New experimental evidence suggests that great tits actively cover their eggs as a counter-adaptation to ‘information parasitism’ by pied flycatchers, tactics that discourage the flycatchers from nesting near great tits and outcompeting them for resources.
Drug sensitivity can be predicted in a patient using only before-treatment gene expression data from primary tumor biopsies
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Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions
BioMed Central is pleased to announce that Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions. The journal has published reviews and commentaries with the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) since 2004, but will now also consider primary research articles following its transfer. The goal of NURSA is to accrue, develop, and communicate information that advances our understanding of the roles of nuclear receptors in human diseases and conditions in which they play an integral role. for further information please visit the journal.
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
BioMed Central is proud to announce that Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease is now accepting submissions. This new title is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and aims to publish the highest quality publications focused on clinical, translational and health services delivery research in the field of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. For further information please visit the journal.
BPDED affiliates with NEA.BPD
We are pleased to announce that Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation is now the official journal of NEA.BPD; an organisation dedicated to raising public awareness, providing education and promoting research on borderline personality disorder.
Celebrating one year of success for Infectious Diseases of Poverty journal
One year on and BioMed Central’s journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty, launched at the 2nd Symposium on Health Systems Research, has successfully published four thematic series and 41 articles with submissions ranging across 39 countries. These submissions include papers from countries with low and middle income economic status. For further information please visit the blog.