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  • Influenza infection susceptibility increased in the lung epithelium of elderly

    The mechanisms of aging increase susceptibility of the distal lung epithelium to influenza infection and delay the emergence progenitor cells during the lung repair process contributing to the severity of the infection in the elderly.

    Respiratory Research 2014, 15:116
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    Predicting statin response

    Using transcriptomic and other genomic data it is possible to predict a subject’s reduction in cholesterol levels in response to statins

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:460
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    Apps to detect atrial fibrillation

    Hans-Christoph Diener and colleagues discuss screening methods for atrial fibrillation (AF) and call for immediate research into self-administered AF screening techniques using mobile technology which may aid the detection of pulse irregularities.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:180
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    Abortion refusal linked to IPV

    Women who have an abortion experience less intimate partner violence (IPV) than women who are denied abortions, indicating that policies to restrict abortion provision may put both women and children at increased risk of violence.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:144
  • Methclone

    A new method for studying cancer heterogeneity and subclonality through identification of epigenetic loci affected by the clonal evolution

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:472
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    Aromatic turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation

    Aromatic turmerone increased the number of neural stem cells in cell culture and adult rat brains in vivo, suggesting it would make a promising drug candidate for neural regeneration.

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2014, 5:100
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    Sharing of clinical genomic data

    Peter Robinson discusses approaches to sharing genomic data without infringing patient confidentiality, such as ClinVar, DECIPHER and a recent federated structure.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:78
  • Ebola and the case for desperate remedies

    Against the background of relentlessly spreading infection and a receding prospect of an end to the epidemic, Thomas Hoenen and Heinz Feldmann argue the case for (and against) the use of experimental therapies and vaccines

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:80
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    Editors' view on improving peer review

    Improving current peer review processes is a topic of much debate; here Philip Stahel and Ernest Moore highlight why these changes are necessary and discuss how innovations in peer review can ensure the quality of published research, while reducing burden on reviewers.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:179
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    Glycemic variation predicts stroke

    Variation of fasting plasma glucose is a predictor of ischemic stroke in type 2 diabetic patients, indicating that preventative strategies should aim to minimize glucose variation to prevent stroke in these patients.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:165
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