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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
  • miRNAs in enterovirus 71-infected cells

    Microarray analysis revealed the distinct expression pattern of miRNAs in enterovirus 71-infected human cells, enhancing our knowledge on the roles of miRNAs in enterovirus 71 infection and pathogenesis. 

    Virology Journal 2015, 12:56
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    Wearables in health management 

    Emil Chiauzzi and colleagues discuss the potential of wearable activity-measuring devices to engage patients in monitoring their own health, highlighting the need for accurate integration of the data into self-management regimens for chronic disease. 

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:77
  • Cancer therapy response

    An analysis of lung cancer cell lines gene expression in response to drug treatment reveals differential response on the single-cell level

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:66


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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.

Key updates on IPF guidelines and therapeutics

A supplement published in Respiratory Research presents the outcomes of the 2011 AIR: Advancing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Research symposium. Edited by Professor Ulrich Costabel, the supplement includes 7 reviews on some of the latest treatment options and guidelines. Read more.


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Göteborg University, Sweden

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The Allergic Rhinitis – Clinical Investigator Collaborative (AR-CIC): nasal allergen challenge protocol optimization for studying AR pathophysiology and evaluating novel therapies

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Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2015, 11:16

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Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2015, 10:50

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2015, 10:59

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Growth inhibitory and chemo-sensitization effects of naringenin, a natural flavanone purified from Thymus vulgaris, on human breast and colorectal cancer

Abaza MSI, Orabi KY, Al-Quattan E and Al-Attiyah RJ

Cancer Cell International 2015, 15:46

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