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Analyzing genetic polymorphisms is important for the development of new cancer biomarkers; Wei Xu and colleagues review special considerations that must be taken into account when studying tumor genetics, and highlight the potential problems.
The anomalous properties of water are of great interest to scientists. However the impact of the deuterium content has never been explored before. For the first time the fundamental properties of deuterium depleted water at 4 and 20°C are presented
Using spatial equity analysis in the process evaluation of environmental interventions to tackle obesity
Using the Healthy Towns programme in England, the potential of spatial equity analysis in the evaluation of environmental interventions for diet and physical activity examined whether the programme was delivered to those in greatest need.
Carbon nanotubes and graphene cause lung inflammation in rats even at low concentrations. Editor-in-Chief Professor Casee says: "the exponential use of nanomaterials requires a dedicated risk assessment. This study was really targeted towards the needs for appropriate inhalation toxicity data."
Ricardo Franco and Michael Saag discuss the benefits of starting HIV therapy early, arguing that treatment should be given as soon as possible to reduce viral replication, prevent transmission and avoid the problems associated with inflammation.
Topical administration of orbital fat-derived stem cells (OFSCs) promotes corneal tissue regeneration in a mouse model of corneal injury through corneal epithelial differentiation of OFSCs and by inhibiting inflammation.
Jens Lundgren and colleagues argue for a more cautious approach to starting antiretroviral therapy, highlighting that there is no evidence from randomized trials to suggest the benefits of starting therapy early outweigh the potential harms.
Alkyl-glycosides and -polyglycosides are environment friendly surfactants that are extensively used in personal care products, pharmaceutical preparations and membrane protein research. This review highlights recent progress in glycosidase catalyzed synthesis of alkyl-glycosides, including the current challenges and future prospects
The platelet membrane proteome may be a source of blood-based biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease (AD), particularly secretory granule protein levels, shows a comparative analysis in mild-to-moderate AD patients.
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells promote tumor cell proliferation in vitro and tumor growth in vivo, which may be attributed to increased expression of pro-angiogenic factors in the tumor microenvironment.
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Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer has launched
Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC), the official journal of the Society for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (SITC), has published its inaugural articles. The journal encompasses all aspects of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, from basic research through to clinical applications. For more information, please visit the journal's website.
Deadline approaching for Peripheral Biomarkers special series
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy is accepting research submissions for a special series on Peripheral Biomarkers, edited by Douglas Galasko (UCSD). Research will be published alongside contributions from John Trojanowski (Pennsylvania), Thomas Kodadek (Scripps), Ralph Martins (ECU) and Henrik Zetterberg (Gothenburg). Please visit the website to see the series so far.
Genome Biology special issue on plant genomics
Genome Biology is publishing a special issue on plant genomics this month, guest edited by Mario Caccamo and Erich Grotewold. The special issue has been kick-started with the publication of the genome sequence of the most widely cultivated cacao cultivar, which identified a candidate gene regulating pod color that may improve chocolate quality. For more information please visit the website.