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  • Corset

    Corset is a method that hierarchically clusters contigs and summarizes read counts for analyzing differential expression in de novo assembled transcriptomes

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:410
  • One year’s microbiome

    Changes in the saliva and gut microbiome of two individuals over the course of a year

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:R89
  • Assessing pain in critically ill patients

    The Behavioural Pain Scale and Critical Care Pain Observation Tool show the best reliability and consistency for assessing pain in ICU patients.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R160
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    Proteomics of Xenopus limb regeneration

    Global protein expression during regeneration of the Xenopus froglet hindlimb has key differences, when compared to axolotl, that lead to signaling deficiency, failure to retard mitosis, premature chondrocyte differentiation, and failure of dorsoventral axial asymmetry.

    BMC Developmental Biology 2014, 14:32
  • A forum on the Mediterranean diet

    The Mediterranean diet is linked to many health benefits, but disparities exist in the definition of this dietary pattern; experts across the globe outline what constitutes a Mediterranean diet, how definitions vary, and ways to study its effects.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:112
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    Increasing evidence shows that dietary habits and mental health are strongly connected.

    Urbanization is changing our diet, which may affect our mental health via various pathways. Evolutionary mismatch--the gap between our physiology adapted to traditional life and modernized food environment--is one of the key issues.

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014, 33:22
  • Satellite-tracked habitat use of basking sharks in the lower Gulf of Maine

    Satellite-linked tags were used to track movements and activity space in basking sharks, revealing significant habitat selection for shallow bottom and high primary production.

    Animal Biotelemetry 2014, 2:12
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    Re-contacting participants for dbGaP inclusion

    The NIH requires investigators to submit de-identified genomic data to dbGaP. This study explores the  feasibility of re-contact and finds a small proportion of participants oppose submitting data.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:54
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    What is a viral species?

    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.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:131
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    Epinephrine injectors inadequate for intramuscular delivery

    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.

    Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2014, 10:39
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