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Digital data to help health care diagnoses using patient similarities

Data amassed through electronic health records may improve individual diagnoses based on patient similarities

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Pancreatic cancer: probing the molecular profile to grasp the clinical implications

Results that form part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium reveal the molecular characteristics of HER2 amplified pancreatic cancer

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Factoring in acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer’s clinical trials

Research examines the effect of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor treatment on clinical trials for disease-modifying agents in mild Alzheimer’s disease

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Is blood glucose a predictor of mortality in patients with STEMI and cardiogenic shock?

Elevated blood glucose is associated with higher mortality in non-diabetic patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

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A sorghum solution to meeting renewable fuel targets

Sorghum crops have potential benefits over corn as alternative feedstocks for biofuel production; researchers now analyse its life cycle

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Deciphering the molecular differences between neurons and neuroendocrine cells

Sympathetic neurons and chromaffin cells have a common embryonic origin; researchers explore the molecular differences between these cell types

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Detecting dementia through microRNA in patient blood samples

Research in Genome Biology presents a novel biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease based on detecting specific microRNA patterns in patient blood

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Keeping PACE with communications in critical care

Good communication is vital to better healthcare especially in situations of clinical uncertainty; a recently developed tool called PACE may aid these interactions

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How wild worms reveal the impact of genetic modifiers on proteotoxic diseases

Wild C.elegans strains provide insights into genetic factors that modify disease susceptibility in the context of protein aggregation and toxicity

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Regulating Rubisco: insights into the molecular basis of photosynthesis

Plants harvest light either through the C4 or C3 photosynthetic pathway; the protein RLSB may explain their differences in efficiency