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    Remembering the forgotten NCDs

    In this forum article, experts discuss non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that, despite causing significant health issues, do not receive the attention they deserve, highlighting the need for higher global health priority to reduce the burden of disease.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:200
  • Video Q&A: global alcohol burden

    In this video Q&A, we interview Sir Ian Gilmore on the global burden of alcohol in terms of its scale and consequences relating to illness, and discuss the strategies that are addressing the problem.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:209
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    Liver cirrhosis: a high burden of disease

    Liver cirrhosis caused over 1 million deaths in 2010, with the highest mortality rates in Egypt and Moldova, suggesting that cirrhosis is a significant global health problem and measures to reduce risk factors should be reinforced in specific countries.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:145
  • Bacterial responses to bile and oxygen levels in the gut

    A closer look at the survival mechanisms adopted by enteric bacteria when travelling through the diverse environmental conditions of the GI tract to reach their target organ.

    Gut Pathogens 2014, 6:38
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    Antifungal properties of pomegranate peel

    A compound extracted from pomegranate fruit peel, Punicalagin, shows antifungal properties in-vitro against dermatophytes.

    Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials 2014, 13:32

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Effect of mu-opioid agonist DAMGO on surface CXCR4 and HIV-1 replication in TF-1 human bone marrow progenitor cells

Strazza M, Banerjee A, Alexaki A, Passic SR, Meucci O, Pirrone V, Wigdahl B and Nonnemacher MR

BMC Research Notes 2014, 7:752

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Trends in characterizing single cell’s stiffness properties

Ahmad IL and Ahmad MR

Micro and Nano Systems Letters 2014, 2:8

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Influence of testosterone replacement therapy on metabolic disorders in male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and androgen deficiency

Janjgava S, Zerekidze T, Uchava L, Giorgadze E and Asatiani K

European Journal of Medical Research 2014, 19:56

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