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    Stem cell therapy effective for alopecia

    Stem cell educator therapy, a treatment involving interactions between stem cells and a patient’s own blood cells, stimulates hair growth in alopecia areata (AA) patients, suggesting this novel treatment strategy could be beneficial for AA.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:87
  • Advancing Knowledge of Rapid Reviews

    The AHRQ and EPC Program evaluated the literature on rapid reviews; results indicate that definition, methods and applications vary considerably. Those producing rapid reviews need to consider the transparency of their methods and development of reporting guidelines.

    Systematic Reviews 2015, 4:50
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    Genetic risk score predicts obesity in MDD

    A genetic risk score (GRS) combining BMI-associated loci predicts the development of obesity in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) to a moderate degree, indicating that GRS could be combined with non-genetic factors to improve obesity prediction.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:86
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    Mediators linked to weight loss success

    In a systematic review, autonomous motivation, self-monitoring, eating restraint and positive body image predict successful behavior change and weight loss in obese people, providing information to inform the design of lifestyle interventions.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:84
  • Serum haptoglobin dynamics in pigs vaccinated (or not) against PCV2

    In this field study, Lorenzo Fraile and colleagues found that serum haptoglobin concentration was not feasible as a surrogate marker of PCV2 vaccine efficacy.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:3
  • Lesions in organic/free-range vs conventionally raised pigs

    Authors at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council investigate lesions in organic/free-range vs conventionally raised pigs, to determine whether production system affects on this welfare outcome.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:4
  • Save the pig tail!

    Anna Valros and Mari Heinonen review tail biting, a common problem in modern pig production. They conclude that tail docking is not the only solution.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:2
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    Porcine Health Management - the pig in a central position

    Today marks the launch of Porcine Health Management, a new OA journal for swine veterinarians and professionals. Co-Editors-in-Chief Guy-Pierre Martineau and Maurice Pensaert describe the journal's aims.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:1
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    Own name response linked to VS prognosis

    In vegetative state (VS) patients, brain activity in response to a patient’s own name being spoken in a familiar voice is associated with outcome, especially in those with traumatic injury, suggesting this response could help to predict prognosis.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:83
  • Sperm chromosome organization

    Comparing chromosome organization in mouse sperm and fibroblasts suggests that packaging chromosomes in sperm does not result in large changes

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:77
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    The official journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society is led by Editor-in-Chief Takashi Yagi and it aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the field of genes and environment.

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    This transfer journal publishes the latest developments in basic, clinical and translational research in burns and traumatic injuries.

    It is led by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Jun Wu from the Institute of Burns Research, Southwest Hospital, the Third Military Medical University, which is the leading institute in this field in China. Prof. Jun Wu is supported by an expert Editorial Board.

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    Journal of Congenital Cardiology is now accepting submissions

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    Browse through the first papers published covering basic, clinical, and translational cancer research.

    The expert Editorial Board is led by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Yi-Xin Zeng from Peking Union Medical College, and the journal is sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. So authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

    It welcomes all submissions concerning clinical trials, epidemiology, molecular and cellular biology and genetics in all aspects of cancer research.



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