A new method for de novo identification of differentially methylated regions in the human genome.
Low levels of haemoglobin (Hb) at birth are associated with greater risk of mortality and requirement for blood transfusion in preterm infants, providing support for delayed cord clamping to improve Hb levels and reduce the complications of prematurity.
Data from the VetCompass animal surveillance project suggests that the Boxer, Golden Retriever, and Weimeraner breeds are predisposed to mast cell tumours, relative to other breeds.
Diagnosis of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) using household surveys is accurate in estimating NCD prevalence, which could provide higher resolution estimates and more flexible data collection in areas of low health information infrastructure.
A global DNA methylation analysis of obesity genes in adipose tissue before and after gastric bypass and weight loss
Current pediatric recommendations of less than 2 hours per day pertaining to screen based media use (SBMU) may no longer be tenable as SBM are central in the everyday lives of children and adolescents.
John Greally and Netha Ulahannan assess genome-wide assays to identify and quantify modified cytosines in human disease studies.
Evidence from a systematic review suggests the presence of bacteria in spinal discs could be associated with low back pain and disc herniation, but more research is needed to determine whether low-grade infection contributes to chronic pain.
Climate modelling projects that chimpanzee populations in central Cameroon will experience drastic reductions in suitable habitat over the course of this century; habitat for other West African populations is predicted to remain largely unchanged.
Duration of lithium therapy is associated with reduced kidney function regardless of subsequent discontinuation once kidneys are already damaged, suggesting that kidney risk should be weighed against lithium’s beneficial effects for mood disorders.
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