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    Plant-based vaccines against viruses

    Dr Rybicki summarizes recent advances of plant-made or “biofarmed” vaccines, including the recent ZMapp for Ebola infection, and explores future applications of the technology.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:205
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    Innovations in health care delivery

    Ramon Castano highlights healthcare delivery systems in developing countries need innovative business solutions to address current shortcomings, and proposes six buiding blocks which can be implemented.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:233
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    How to best treat bloodstream infections in the ICU

    Jean-François Timsit and colleagues review the main elements that should be taken into account when treating bloodstream infections in ICU patients, such as the patient's prior antibiotic use and source of the infection.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:489
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    Limited healthcare for refugees

    In refugees from 90 camps, there are low rates of primary care visits for emotional disorders and substance use compared with epilepsy, despite contrasting prevalence rates, suggesting these problems may be unattended by refugee health services.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:228
  • Emerging pathogen genomics

    Christophe Fraser and colleagues discuss genomic approaches for the analysis of emerging pathogens, including methods, applications and future trends

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:541

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Original article

Sunlight-induced rapid and efficient biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles using aqueous leaf extract of Ocimum sanctum Linn. with enhanced antibacterial activity

Brahmachari G, Sarkar S, Ghosh R, Barman S, Mandal NC, Jash SK, Banerjee B and Roy R

Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2014, 4:65

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Research article

Effect of genotype imputation on genome-enabled prediction of complex traits: an empirical study with mice data

Felipe VPS, Okut H, Gianola D, Silva MA and Rosa GJM

BMC Genetics 2014, 15:1271

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