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    Dengue in China

    Eng Eong Ooi comments on research highlighting recent increases in dengue incidence in China, discussing drivers of disease spread and emphasizing urgent steps that should be taken to avoid epidemic dengue in the future.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:99
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    Dengue incidence rising in China

    In China, the number of indigenous and imported dengue cases has increased steadily since 2012, and the area affected by dengue has expanded, suggesting that enhanced surveillance and control strategies are needed to prevent future outbreaks.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:100
  • Researchers' and patients' views on training for patient and public involvement in clinical trials

    To inform the design of patient and public involvement (PPI) training, researchers and PPI contributors were interviewed; results indicate that training for researchers is beneficial, though informants were less inclined to support training for PPI contributors.

    Trials 2015, 16:190
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    Bad backs and the evolution of bipedalism

    Human vertebrae with Schmorl’s nodes, indicative of disc herniation, share more similarities in shape with chimpanzee or orangutan vertebrae than do human vertebrae without Schmorl’s nodes, suggesting sufferers vertebrae are less well adapted to bipedalism.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:68
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    Sepsis recognition and management

    Prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis is essential to reduce mortality risk; in this forum article, clinicians and researchers working in sepsis care discuss the importance of early detection, and special considerations in different patient groups.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:98
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    New frogs emerge from an evergreen forest

    Three new species of spiny-throated reed frog are described from specimens collected in the Eastern African Afromontane biodiversity hotspot; the limited ranges of the new species raises concerns about their conservation.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:167
  • Fat cells interfering with breast cancer treatment

    Adipose cells in the tumour microenvironment may be contributing to resistance to Trastuzumab, a targeted treatment for HER2+ breast cancer.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:57
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    Thrombocytopenia ineffective for malaria triage

    Thrombocytopenia is associated with disease severity in patients with falciparum malaria, but is no better than established indices to predict patient prognosis, suggesting that thrombocytopenia has limited value in malaria triage and management.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:97
  • Bumblebee genomes

    The genomes of two species of bumblebee, the European Bombus terrestris and the North American B. impatiens​, are sequenced and compared

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:76
  • Bumblebee immune repertoire

    Bumblebees, honeybees and a solitary bee have similar numbers of immune genes so immune gene complement is not linked to sociality

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:83
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