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  • Global chromatin SUMOylation

    Palvimo and colleagues demonstrate that SUMOylation of chromatin-bound proteins represses heat shock-induced gene transcription

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:153
  • Real-time pathogen surveillance

    Jennifer Gardy, Nick Loman and Andrew Rambaut's call to arms: new technologies should be better used to aid public health surveillance

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:155
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    Black men have higher prostate cancer risk

    In an analysis of incidence and mortality rates in England, Black men are at double the risk of prostate cancer diagnosis and death compared with those of other ethnicities, providing information to help men better understand their prostate cancer risk

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:171
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    How are generic medicines perceived?

    Evidence from a systematic review suggests that perceptions of generic medicines have improved, and acceptance is greater in those with higher levels of education, suggesting that provision of information is necessary to promote acceptance of these drugs.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:173
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    NGS-guided cancer therapy

    Jeffrey Gagan and Eliezer Van Allen review how next-generation sequencing can be incorporated into standard oncology clinical practice and provide guidance on the potential and limitations of sequencing.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:80
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    A platform for managing clinical exome sequencing data that includes data entry, distribution of work assignments, variant evaluation and review, selection of variants for validation, report generation.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:77
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    RTS,S vaccine provides high initial efficacy

    In a mathematical model, the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine is predicted to provide high initial efficacy but declining protection over time in 11 African sites, suggesting that adding RTS,S should be added to existing malaria control programs to reduce deaths.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:170
  • Innate  immunity to viruses – how to recognize your enemy

    The production of interferons that provide the first line of defence against viruses is activated by elaborate little cytoplasmic machines containing ATP-driven helicases that can distinguish viral double-stranded RNA from double-stranded RNA segments of host origin. Denis Gerlier and colleagues shed new light on how this exquisite sensitivity is achieved

    BMC Biology 2015, 13:54
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    Can troponin I predict ACS?

    Troponin I concentration at hospital admission and after 3 hours identifies acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation, suggesting that measuring troponin kinetics could provide useful diagnostic information.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:169
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    Towards malaria eradication

    In this forum article, specialists working in malaria research, control and treatment discuss ways in which the disease could be eradicated, explaining how multi-disciplinary and collaborative processes are needed to make eradication a reality.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:167
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