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New lagovirus identified as cause of rabbit haemorrhagic disease

Lagovirus RHDV2 revealed as a cause of potentially lethal rabbit haemorrhagic disease, exhibiting differences to previously identified RHDV

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For plants, a soft touch can induce strong disease resistance

Leaf-wounding in cress promotes defence against mould. Researchers now ask how sensitive this mechanically induced defence mechanism is

Kidney stained for podocytes_Germain et al, Orphanet journal of rare diseases,2010,5,30

Stem cell therapy for diabetic nephropathy?

Researchers investigate the effect of mesenchymal stem cells on preventing podocytic apoptosis and injury that is involved in diabetic renal damage

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Metformin as a means to reduce mortality in critical illness

In patients with type 2 diabetes, use of metformin before admission to an intensive care unit is associated with reduced 30-day mortality

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Bacterial social networks: computational models probe bacterial social signalling systems

Computational modelling of the quorum sensing systems of Pseudomonas aeruginosa provide insights into the anti-bacterial drug targets

Drury-Stewart et al, Stem Cell Research & Therapy,2013,4,93

Stem cell therapy for stroke: can neural precursors aid recovery?

Researchers characterise the therapeutic potential of human embryonic stem cells in a mouse model of ischaemic stroke

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Clearing the traps: how decreased degradation of NETs affects Lupus

Researchers reveal how defective degradation of neutrophil extracellular traps in SLE patients impacts disease phenotype

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The importance of history in antibiotic resistant bacteria

Researchers look at how antibiotic resistant bacteria evolve when antibiotics are removed from their environment – does resistance persist?

B0004822 SEM section through kidney tubule

Sex differences: renal gene expression differs with gender

Sex specific differences in renal disease incidence are well established; differential gene expression may explain why

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Attenuating aneurysms: intravenous injections of stem cells reduce aortic aneurysms

The anti-inflammatory effects of bone marrow-derived MSCs can slow the development of aortic aneurysm in mice