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  • Serological marker for JC polyomavirus infection

    Specific antibodies against 15-mers derived from JC polyomavirus VP2 were detected in human plasma, allowing the future development of novel biomarkers for this common infection.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:174
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    Preventing violence against women

    Angela Taft and Rhonda Small comment on the recently published SASA! trial, which successfully reduced acceptance and incidence of partner violence in Uganda, and discuss the importance of community based interventions to address this problem.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:155
  • Intra-tumor heterogeneity evaluation

    A new method for the estimation of intra-tumor heterogeneity from single sample SNP array and sequencing data

    Genome Biology 2014, 15:470
  • Epigenetic therapy of AML

    Targeting the reversal of three epigenetic mechanisms may be an effective therapy for acute myeloid leukemia.

    Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:19
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    CFS/ME incidence affected by sex and age

    Incidence of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) peaks around 10-19 years and 30-39 years, with higher overall incidence in women, indicating that both sex and age factors may affect CFS/ME risk.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:167
  • Rat Genome Database Pathway Portal

    A new resource offering a range of pathway data and visualization, including disease pathways and related pathway suites.

    Human Genomics 2014, 8:17
  • Peer review: which system for you?

    In this editorial we discuss the views of our Editorial Board Members towards different models of peer review and their experiences with the journal's open peer review policy.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2014, 15:55
  • Influenza 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 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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    Delirium diagnosis varies with criteria

    Strict adherence to the DSM-5 criteria results in fewer delirium diagnoses than when DSM-IV are used, whereas applying ‘relaxed’ DSM-5 criteria identifies a comparable number of cases, supporting a more relaxed approach for delirium diagnosis.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:164
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