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    Social class associated with serum lipid levels

    Occupational social class and educational level are associated with serum lipid levels and the relationships are more evident in women than in men, suggesting the variations may be attributed to factors such as obesity and physical activity.

    BMC Public Health 2014, 14:782
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    Bronchodilator efficacy decreases in COPD lungs

    Acute FEV1 and FVC responses to bronchodilators decreased progressively over 4 years in patients with moderate to severe COPD, potentially impacting on the clinical responses to bronchodilator therapy.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:102
  • X chromosome sequencing

    A new approach using deep sequencing of X chromosome allows the study of cancer progression in colorectal cancer

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:437
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    Finding the needle in the haystack?

    Bruce Budowle discusses a new approach to differentiate identical twins in paternity testing and forensics.

    Investigative Genetics 2014, 5:11
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    Mind control in zombie ants

    Parasitic Ophiocordyceps fungi, who turn their ant hosts into ‘zombies’, can infect and kill multiple ant species but only manipulate behaviour in their specific host species; this could be related to the metabolites they secrete.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:166
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    DNR orders guide treatment decisions

    Patients with a do-not-resuscitate (DNR)-Comfort-Care order receive fewer aggressive treatment interventions after initiating the DNR order, suggesting that clear indication of medical care requirements for DNR patients ensures appropriate treatment.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:146
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    BMC Ecology image competition 2014

    We announce the winners of the 2014 BMC Ecology image competition.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:24
  • Colorectal cancer mutations

    An analysis of the deep targeted sequencing and WGS of matched primary and metastatic colorectal cancer shows high mutations concordance

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:454
  • Breast cancer classification

    IntClust is a genome-driven breast cancer classifier which subtypes these cancers based on gene expression alone

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:431
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    No molecular link between measles and IBD

    Homology exists between measles antigens and intestinal proteins, but antibody reactivity is not significantly greater in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than healthy controls, providing further evidence against a link between measles and IBD.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:139
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