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    Ginseng vaccine for bovine viral diarrhea

    Transgenic ginseng was used to produce the viral protein Erns, which stimulated immune responses against the virus, providing a new approach to generate the bovine viral diarrhea vaccine.

    Virology Journal 2015, 12:73
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    Inappropriate dosing with insulin apps

    In a systematic assessment of insulin dose calculator apps for smartphones, many apps provide incorrect dose recommendations, prompting the need for enhanced surveillance to protect patients from the harms of inappropriate insulin dosing.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:106
  • OGD translational response

    Novel regulatory mechanisms of translational response to oxygen and glucose deprivation in mammalian cells

    Genome Biology 2015, 16:90
  • Follow-up study raises questions over PCV2-free status of a Danish pig herd

    The authors monitored a Danish finishing herd that appeared to be PCV2-free, over two years. They found that the herd was not PCV2-free during the entire period, suggesting that PCV2 vaccination did not eradicate the virus from the herd.

    Porcine Health Management 2015, 1:5
  • Omega-3 fatty acids for breast cancer prevention and survivorship

    Carol Fabian et al. review early investigations into the use of omega-3 supplementation to prevent breast cancer and to improve outcomes following breast cancer diagnosis.

    Breast Cancer Research 2015, 17:62
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    Algorithm lowers antibiotic use for UTIs

    In a randomized trial, an equation based on procalcitonin and pyuria reduces prescription of antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) without affecting clinical outcome, suggesting that algorithms could reduce inappropriate antibiotic use.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:104
  • Re-inventing ancient human DNA

    As part of the "Human Evolutionary Genomics" thematic series, Michael Hofreiter and colleagues review how recent technological improvements have rapidly transformed ancient human DNA research to become a central component of modern anthropological research.

    Investigative Genetics 2015, 6:4
  • Detecting ancestry in the human genome

    Wollstein and Lao discuss the most widely used methods in population genetics for evaluating individual genetic ancestry.

    Investigative Genetics 2015, 6:7
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