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  • Bumblebee immune repertoire

    Bumblebees, honeybees and a solitary bee have similar numbers of immune genes so immune gene complement is not linked to sociality

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:83
  • Image attributed to: Flickr creative commons: okalkavan

    Persistent low quality of asthma apps

    Despite an increase in the number of apps for asthma self-management, there has not been a concomitant growth in the quality of information provided, raising questions about clinical benefits and emphasizing the need for quality assurance.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:58
  • Image attributed to: Detail of Figure 4_from Duluc et al.

    Tissue-specific APC transcriptional signatures

    Transcriptional and network analysis of eight antigen-presenting cell populations in the human vagina, skin and blood reveals tissue-specifc signatures that might useful for mucusal vaccine design.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:98
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    Immune metagene roles in therapy response

    Gene expression signatures of infiltrating immune cells provide prognostic and therapy-predictive information for breast cancer and are affected by tumor proliferative capacity and intrinsic subtype.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:80

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Advances in food allergy

Advances in food allergy is a cross-journal article collection that brings together articles on all aspects of food allergy published across BioMed Central’s allergy journals.View (and bookmark) the articles already published here.To contribute a new article to the series, submit your manuscript to the journal quoting your interest in the series in your cover letter.

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