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  • HaploShare

    HaploShare is a method for identification of extended haplotypes shared by cases and for comparison against controls

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:92
  • Follow-up study raises questions over PCV2-free status of a Danish pig herd

    The authors monitored a Danish finishing herd that appeared to be PCV2-free, over two years. They found that the herd was not PCV2-free during the entire period, suggesting that PCV2 vaccination did not eradicate the virus from the herd.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:5
  • Novel method for rapid detection of H7N9

    A multiplex assay for simultaneous detection of H7N9 and influenza A viruses was developed, enabling the laboratory surveillance and rapid diagnosis of these viruses in the future.

    Virology Journal 2015, 12:69
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    Cigars as harmful as cigarettes

    Evidence from the literature suggests that some risks associated with cigar smoking can be as high or higher than those associated with cigarette smoking, especially at the highest doses and levels of inhalation for cigar smoking.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:390
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    Insufficient PUFAs in therapeutic foods

    Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, used to treat children with acute malnutrition, do not meet polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) requirements unless supplemented with both n-3 PUFA and fish oil capsules, suggesting that formulations should be revised.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:93


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