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  • Large-scale RNAi screens

    Beerenwinkel and colleagues describe a method identifying hits from large-scale RNAi screens and removing confounding effects due to miRNA-mediated off-target interactions

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:220
  • Treating sexually transmitted infections

    This Editorial sets the scene for the series in which we encounter the difficulties of treating antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea and Mycoplasma genitalium; the continuing spread of chlamydia, syphilis and trichomoniasis, as well as management of non-gonococcal urethritis and bacterial vaginosis.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:337
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    Dying at home better than hospital 

    Bereaved relatives of those who died from cancer report that dying at home is associated with less grief and more peace compared with dying in hospital, but requires more family care, suggesting that discussion of preferences is needed. 

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:235
  • Treatment non-adherence associated with higher disease activity

    Non-adherence to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs in the first six months of treatment is a strong predictor of higher disease activity and thus contributes to failure in obtaining remission.

    Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015, 17:281
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    Northern lizards benefit from a warmer world

    During warmer years Swedish sand lizards lay their eggs earlier, a trait strongly linked to offspring survival, suggesting that for this population at the northern extremes of reptile ranges a warming climate could be beneficial.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:206
  • Lokiarchaea and the missing link

    The great problem with the evolutionary origin of eukaryotes is the absence of intermediates. Eugene Koonin sets the recent startling discovery of the Lokiarchaea in the context of the complex issues arising in the attempt to fill the gap between bacteria and modern eukaryotes.

    BMC Biology 2015, 13:84
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    Are common medications effective?

    Evidence from meta-analyses suggests that some commonly-used drugs show only minimal clinically important benefits, indicating that physician training may be required to prevent overtreatment and emphasize evidence-based medicine.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:253
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    Monitoring antimalarial resistance

    Harin Karunajeewa comments on research identifying determinants of early parasite clearance following artemisinin-based malaria treatment, highlighting that the findings should enable early detection of artemisinin resistance in African populations.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:251
  • XIST and localization

    Expression of XIST from exogenous sites induces perinuclear localization at each site, plus a variable extent of silencing

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:208
  • Ketoacidosis associated with low-carbohydrate diet in a non-diabetic lactating woman

    This unique case report describes a 32-year-old woman presenting with nausea and vomiting. Clinical signs were compatible with ketoacidosis, which was linked to a low carbohydrate, high fat diet, and potentially aggravated by breastfeeding.

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2015, 9:224
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    This is the first open access journal in the field of travel medicine and the first journal to focus on intersecting topics in tropical diseases, travel medicine and vaccines.  Considering the increased mobility of world populations and increasing globalization of world economies, the journal meets the growing need for the dissemination of research with strong implications for world health and medicine.

    Read more about it in the editorial 'The local importance of global infectious diseases'.

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    The Editor-in-Chief Jizong Zhao is a leading expert in neurosurgery in China and also an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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