Diabetes Gateway

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  • Copy number evolution

    An analysis of the evolution of DNA copy numbers in the fruit fly

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:R70
  • Metformin as a cancer therapeutic

    Metformin, a diabetes drug, altered mitochondrial activity by acting on Complex I, with a particularly strong effect on cancer cells, supporting its use as a cancer therapeutic.

    Cancer & Metabolism 2014, 2:12
  • Image attributed to: Krupovic et al. BMC Biology 2014

    The origin of CRISPR-Cas immunity

    Hickman and Dyda discuss a new superfamily of mobile elements, designated casposons, that are likely to be bona fide DNA transposons, and are possibly still active.

    Mobile DNA 2014, 5:23
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    Update on CVD risk factors

    Specific factors are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease; Robert Eckel and Marc-Andre Cornier review the data and recommendations on the use of these biomarkers to help identify patients who need intensive cholesterol-lowering therapy.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:115
  • Gene body methylation

    Gene body methylation is as important as promoter methylation in identifying silenced genes, with histone modifications also contributing to regulation

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:408


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A. Metin Gülmezoglu

Co-ordinating Editor, WHO Reproductive Health Library