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  • How does our genome fold?

    Job Dekker proposes two ways the mammalian genome folds during the cell cycle, through insights obtained with chromosome conformation capture technology.

    Epigenetics & Chromatin 2014, 7:25
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    Yogurt linked to lower type 2 diabetes risk

    In a study of three large cohorts and a meta-analysis, total dairy intake is not associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) incidence, but increased yogurt consumption is linked to reduced risk of T2D, suggesting that yogurt could have a protective effect.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:215
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    Limited healthcare for refugees

    In refugees from 90 camps, there are low rates of primary care visits for emotional disorders and substance use compared with epilepsy, despite contrasting prevalence rates, suggesting these problems may be unattended by refugee health services.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:228
  • Shrimp on the barbie?

    Prof Brian Timms reviews the biology of Australian halophilic Anostracans, an order of crustaceans of which very little is known about their physiology and ecology.

    Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki 2014, 21:21
  • A new device for sutureless vascular anastomosis

    Sessa and colleagues report on the new vascular connector (NVC), a hypothetical design of a vascular device, for creation and maintenance of sutureless vascular anastomosis. The authors claim that introduction of the safe and reliable NVC would shorten operation times and prevent operative and post-operative complications.

    Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research 2014, 8:8
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    Heat, hormones and butterfly wings

    Beldade and colleagues, in a study on eyespot plasticity in the butterfly Bicyclus anynana in response to temperature and hormonal changes, show distinct sensitivities in different parts of the wing, with implications for our understanding of polyphenic evolution. 

    BMC Biology 2014, 12:97
  • Multi-drug resistance in sepsis

    Multi-drug resistance is associated with a three-fold increase in the risk of hospital mortality in sepsis due to Gram-negative bacteremia

    Critical Care 2014, 18:596
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    A transcriptional signature of Kawasaki disease

    Whole blood expression profiling of patients with Kawasaki disease or bacterial and viral infections, reveals a unique innate immunity signature and identifies the IL1β pathway as a potential therapeutic target.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:102
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    YMAP: yeast mapping analysis pipeline

    A tool for genome-wide visualization and analysis of mutations in Candida albicans, allowing interrogation of copy number variation,SNPs and loss of heterozygosity.

    Genome Medicine 2014, 6:100
  • A window into the genome

    Tsompana and Buck provide an up-to-date analysis of chromatin accessibility assays, giving a perspective on future improvements necessary for moving the field of chromatin profiling forward.

    Epigenetics & Chromatin 2014, 7:33
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