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    Understanding lens regeneration

    New comparative research demonstrates the complex molecular signatures that correlate with lens regeneration in newts.

    Human Genomics 2014, 8:22
  • Functions of lncRNA HOTAIR in lung cancer

    Loewen et al. discuss how exploiting the role of long noncoding RNA HOTAIR in proliferation, survival, invasion, metastasis, and drug resistance in lung cancer cells could potentially diagnose and treat lung cancer.

    Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2014, 7:90
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    NCDs account for high burden of disease in Spain

    Analysis from the 1990 and 2010 Global Burden of Diseases studies reveal that non-communicable diseases account for 91.3% of total deaths in Spain, the majority of which is attributable to cardiovascular, circulatory diseases and neoplasm.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:236
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    Treatment of Gram-positive infections in the critically ill

    Cristina Vazquez-Guillamet and Marin H Kollef review treatment options for Gram-positive infections in critically ill patients and highlight the need for timely and appropriate antibiotic therapy.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:92
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    Detecting infections in the ICU

    The use of rapid diagnostic techniques in intensive care unit (ICU) patients to detect infections, such as skin and soft tissue- and urinary tract infections, are reviewed by Almudena Burillo and Emilio Bouza.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:593


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Abstracts from the Severe Asthma Forum

Take a look at the abstracts from EAACI's International Severe Asthma Forum, which have been published in Clinical and Translational Allergy.

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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Epigenetic regulation of gene expression and cellular differentiation

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Molecular Pain 2014, 10(Suppl 1):O20

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes increase pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus infectivity of lung epithelial cells

Sanpui P, Zheng X, Loeb JC, Bisesi Jr JH, Khan IA, Afrooz ARMN, Liu K, Badireddy AR et al.

Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2014, 11:66

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Integrating epigenetic data into molecular casual networks

Yoo S, Lee E and Zhu J

Molecular Pain 2014, 10(Suppl 1):O21

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