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  • How metformin acts against cancer

    Commenting on a recent paper in Cancer and Metabolism, Matthew vander Heiden and colleagues consider the mechanisms by which the anti-diabetic drug metformin can act via mitochondria to combat cancer.

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:82
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    Four requirements for metformin to arrest tumors

    Navdeep Chandel explains in an interview why it has been difficult to establish whether the anti-diabetic drug metformin affects tumor growth, and how the properties of individual tumors may be crucial.

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:85
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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
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    COPD symptoms around the clock

    COPD symptoms are more common in the early morning and day versus the night and over half of the 727 patients studied experienced symptoms during a 24 hour period. These outcomes should be considered when managing the disease.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:122
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    PDE5 inhibitors have cardioprotective effects

    Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction; evidence from a meta-analysis suggests that these drugs also protect against cardiac remodelling, indicating that they could be used to treat heart disease.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:185

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Leading open access respiratory journal

Respiratory Research, Edited by Jan Lötvall, Göteborg University and Reynold A Panettieri Jr, University of Pennsylvania is the leading open access journal in the field of respiratory medicine. Covering both clinical and basic research, this journal is essential for any clinician, researcher or other professionals in the field.

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Allergy

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Antenatal exposure of maternal secondhand smoke (SHS) increases fetal lung expression of RAGE and induces RAGE-mediated pulmonary inflammation

Winden DR, Barton DB, Betteridge BC, Bodine JS, Jones CM, Rogers GD, Chavarria M, Wright AJ et al.

Respiratory Research 2014, 15:129

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Asthma

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Antenatal exposure of maternal secondhand smoke (SHS) increases fetal lung expression of RAGE and induces RAGE-mediated pulmonary inflammation

Winden DR, Barton DB, Betteridge BC, Bodine JS, Jones CM, Rogers GD, Chavarria M, Wright AJ et al.

Respiratory Research 2014, 15:129

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COPD

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Antenatal exposure of maternal secondhand smoke (SHS) increases fetal lung expression of RAGE and induces RAGE-mediated pulmonary inflammation

Winden DR, Barton DB, Betteridge BC, Bodine JS, Jones CM, Rogers GD, Chavarria M, Wright AJ et al.

Respiratory Research 2014, 15:129

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Lung cancer

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Prediction of disease genes using tissue-specified gene-gene network

Ganegoda GU, Wang JX, Wu FX and Li M

BMC Systems Biology 2014, 8(Suppl 3):S3

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