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    Dasatinib drug combination in uterine LMS

    Dasatinib inhibits the SRC pathway in uterine leiomyosarcoma (uLMS) cell lines and yields a synergistic effect with the two-drug combination of either gemcitabine or docetaxel.

    Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice 2014, 1:2
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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
  • 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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    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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    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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