Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes is accompanied by significant morphological and ultrastructural changes in both erythrocytes and in thrombin-generated fibrin: implications for diagnostics
Cardiovascular Diabetology 2015, 14:30 (8 March 2015)
Fixed points of Suzuki type generalized multivalued mappings in fuzzy metric spaces with applications
Fixed Point Theory and Applications 2015, 2015:36 (4 March 2015)
First molecular identification of mosquito vectors of Dirofilaria immitis in continental Portugal
de Pinho Mixão,
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:139 (3 March 2015)
Evolutionary history and leaf succulence as explanations for medicinal use in aloes and the global popularity of Aloe vera
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:29 (26 February 2015)
Can a new analysis of the evolutionary history of the aloes identify why
Aloe vera, and not one of the 500 other Aloe species, has been so extensively used medicinally for over 2000 years?
Cocktails of probiotics pre-adapted to multiple stress factors are more robust under simulated gastrointestinal conditions than their parental counterparts and exhibit enhanced antagonistic capabilities against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
Gut Pathogens 2015, 7:5 (26 February 2015)
Interaction specificity between leaf-cutting ants and vertically transmitted Pseudonocardia bacteria
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:27 (25 February 2015)
Acromyrmex ants use domesticated bacteria to protect their cultivated fungal gardens from parasites; new experiments show that individual ant and bacteria species have co-evolved such that ants are negatively affected when inoculated with a different bacteria species.
Virus genome dynamics under different propagation pressures: reconstruction of whole genome haplotypes of west nile viruses from NGS data
BMC Genomics 2015, 16:118 (22 February 2015)
Limitations of the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay when compared to three commonly used cell enumeration assays
BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:47 (20 February 2015)
Triple return on investment: the cost and impact of 13 interventions that could prevent stillbirths and save the lives of mothers and babies in South Africa
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015, 15:39 (18 February 2015)
Causes of perinatal mortality and associated maternal complications in a South African province: challenges in predicting poor outcomes
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015, 15:37 (15 February 2015)
A novel inhibitor of Plasmodium falciparum spermidine synthase: a twist in the tail
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:54 (5 February 2015)
The article describes a novel approach of pharmacophore modelling in the form of "dynamic pharmacophores" which are derived after dynamics modelling of the spermidine synthase protein. Using these models, the ZINC database was screened and narrowed down to a more manageable number of potential inhibitors.
Biting behaviour of African malaria vectors: 1. where do the main vector species bite on the human body?
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:76 (4 February 2015)
Hypoxia following etorphine administration in goats ( Capra hircus) results more from pulmonary hypertension than from hypoventilation
BMC Veterinary Research 2015, 11:18 (3 February 2015)
Role of the horizontal gene exchange in evolution of pathogenic Mycobacteria
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15(Suppl 1):S2 (2 February 2015)
Fixed point results for set-contractions on metric spaces with a directed graph
Fixed Point Theory and Applications 2015, 2015:14 (1 February 2015)
Influenza virus infection is associated with increased risk of death amongst patients hospitalized with confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis in South Africa, 2010–2011
BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:26 (27 January 2015)
Tuberculosis (TB) and influenza (flu) co-infection is associated with increased risk of death in individuals in comparison to tuberculosis single infection and suggests that the impact of influenza vaccination among persons with laboratory-confirmed tuberculosis should be explored.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Ocimum labiatum extract and isolated labdane diterpenoid
Journal of Inflammation 2015, 12:4 (20 January 2015)
Brucellosis, genital campylobacteriosis and other factors affecting calving rate of cattle in three states of Northern Nigeria
BMC Veterinary Research 2015, 11:7 (20 January 2015)
Tick-borne haemoparasites in African buffalo ( Syncerus caffer) from two wildlife areas in Northern Botswana
Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:26 (15 January 2015)
This is the first report of the diversity of tick-borne haemoparasites in African buffalo from northern Botswana. Different diagnostic methods were furthermore compared for their performance in detecting Theileria parva. Image: Areas where samples were collected from buffalo herds in northern Botswana.
Are surveillance response systems enough to effectively combat and contain the Ebola outbreak?
Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2015, 4:7 (9 January 2015)
The 2014 epidemic of the Ebola virus infection in West Africa has become a worldwide concern. Due to the nature of the disease, which has an extremely high mortality potential, this outbreak has received much attention from researchers and public health workers. The effective surveillance system is the issue to be discussed. Image: Ebola virus infection.
Surveillance of catheter-related infections: the supplementary role of the microbiology laboratory
BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:5 (8 January 2015)
Mandatory costs by firm size thresholds: firm location, growth and death in Sri Lanka
IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2014, 3:36 (31 December 2014)
Stepping Stones and Creating Futures intervention: shortened interrupted time series evaluation of a behavioural and structural health promotion and violence prevention intervention for young people in informal settlements in Durban, South Africa
BMC Public Health 2014, 14:1325 (29 December 2014)
A path forward in the debate over health impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals
Environmental Health 2014, 13:118 (22 December 2014)
Bovine Neonatal Pancytopenia is a heritable trait of the dam rather than the calf and correlates with the magnitude of vaccine induced maternal alloantibodies not the MHC haplotype
Veterinary Research 2014, 45:129 (17 December 2014)