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Exposure to cigarette smoke leads to sex-specific epigenetic changes and disruption to key metabolic pathways in human fetal liver tissue (from 11-21 weeks of gestation), highlighting the impact of maternal smoking in early pregnancy.
Current methods to identify pathogens causing diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are inadequate, so Anne Spichler and colleagues suggest that developing new molecular techniques to better understand DFI microbiology will lead to better management of this complex disease.
Interviews with trial staff during an investigation concerning trial recruitment and adherence revealed the underreported emotional aspects of trial work, including emotional stresses in meeting recruitment targets and the need for emotional management of oneself, patients and colleagues.
The human saliva microbiome shows distinct differences between populations living in different climate and geographic regions, indicating that location must be taken into account when defining the global salivary microbiome for health and disease studies.
Thyroid hormone levels are elevated in children conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) with fresh embryo transfer (ET) compared with frozen ET, suggesting that frozen ET could reduce the risks of thyroid dysfunction in children born after IVF.
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