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    Anti-NGF antibody aids chronic pain in dogs

    Treatment of NV-01, a monoclonal canine-specific antibody against nerve growth factor, decreased pain and improved mobility in dogs with degenerative joint disease-associated pain, with the magnitude of the effect appearing identical to that expected with an NSAID.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2015, 11:101
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    Versatility of β-catenin signaling

    Switching modes of signaling by β-catenin are associated with consecutive cell fate specificaton and progenitor proliferation to form the sensory neurons of dorsal root ganglia.

    BMC Biology 2015, 13:24
  • Attention placebo control in randomized controlled trials of psychosocial interventions

    In psychosocial intervention research an attention placebo control is considered a valid control, though in practice suitable attention placebo controls are not often used. The methodological and ethical requirements are discussed, along with the need to adapt placebo research for psychosocial RCTs.

    Trials 2015, 16:150
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    Global mental health systems

    The ‘Emerging mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries’ (EMERALD) program aims to improve treatment and care of patients; Graham Thornicroft and colleagues discuss how EMERALD will strengthen mental health systems and reduce stigma.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:79
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    Assessing depression severity

    Depression scales typically rely on quantifying the number of symptoms reported; Eiko Fried and Randolph Nesse argue that depressive symptoms differ from each other, and should be considered individually to assess the severity of depression.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:72

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Neurodegenerative diseases

Research article

Time dynamics of protein complexes in the AD11 transgenic mouse model for Alzheimer’s disease like pathology

Arisi I, D’Onofrio M, Brandi R, Cattaneo A, Bertolazzi P, Cumbo F, Felici G and Guerra C

BMC Neuroscience 2015, 16:28

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Phenotypic and functional analysis of SHANK3 stop mutations identified in individuals with ASD and/or ID

Cochoy DM, Kolevzon A, Kajiwara Y, Schoen M, Pascual-Lucas M, Lurie S, Buxbaum JD, Boeckers TM et al.

Molecular Autism 2015, 6:23

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The etiology and outcome of non-traumatic coma in critical care: a systematic review

Horsting MWB, Franken MD, Meulenbelt J, van Klei WA and de Lange DW

BMC Anesthesiology 2015, 15:65

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Cerebellum & Ataxias

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Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan

Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation