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Kathryn Maitland on treating severe anaemia in sub-Saharan Africa

BMC Medicine study reveals how changes to current blood transfusion guidelines for severe anaemia in resource limited settings may improve outcomes

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Open Reading Frame: stillbirth, thrombosis risk & the benefits of salt reduction

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sno-lncRNAs: a story of splicing across humans, rhesus and mice

Species-specific alternative splicing leads to the unique expression of sno-lncRNAs, as demonstrated by a study in BMC Genomics

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Mathew Blurton-Jones on neural stem cells for treating Alzheimer’s

Researchers reveal how neural stem cells expressing an enzyme capable of degrading beta-amyloid may aid future therapies for Alzheimer’s disease

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Gabriele Sorci on unexpected mate choices in an isolated bird population

Research in BMC Evolutionary Biology reveals how, in an isolated population of house sparrows, females prefer genetically similar males as mates

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Open Reading Frame: eating disorders, retasking drugs & fractures in Parkinson’s

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Ross Prentice on hormone therapies and breast cancer risk postmenopause

Research in Breast Cancer Research investigates the effects of different hormone therapies on breast cancer risks in postmenopausal women

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Lanjuan Li on the immune impact of H7N9 bird flu infection in humans

Research in Critical Care provides insights on the immunological changes that occur during human infection with H7N9

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Open Reading Frame: jumping genes, better biofuels and acid signalling

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Getting to the center of microRNA-mRNA binding

A Genome Biology study explores microRNA repression of mRNA, finding it can be mediated by imperfect centered miRNA binding sites