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    Climate and sex influence population dynamics

    The geographic range and population dynamics of species in which the sex-ratio is determined by temperature, such as some reptiles, is influenced by dispersal to a greater extent than species in which the sex-ratio is genetically determined.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:19
  • Coxiella burnetii infections in Swedish cattle, sheep, goats and moose

    The prevalence of antibodies against C. burnetii in Swedish dairy cattle shows large regional differences. The results suggest that C. burnetii is a rare pathogen in the Swedish moose, goat and sheep populations.

    Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica 2014, 56:39
  • Unique tenogenic progenitor properties

    Peritenon-derived and tendon proper progenitors respond uniquely in a regenerative model, highlighting the synergistic potential of including these progenitor populations in restorative tendon engineering strategies.

    Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2014, 5:86
  • Adaptive immune suppression in children with sepsis

    The adaptive immune system is suppressed early in the course of pediatric septic shock and is associated with adverse infection-related outcomes.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R145
  • An underlying mechanism of early death in AD

    Cerebral inflammation, and not amyloid or tau pathology, is an independent risk factor for early death in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which has implications for future clinical trials of disease-modifying therapies.

    Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2014, 6:41
  • Candidate gene approach points to parallels between human and canine diabetes

    This study examined 18 genes associated with human monogenic diabetes, and tested whether they are also associated with diabetes in 17 different dog breeds. Six variants from five genes were associated with diabetes in some breeds, including two variants in ZFP57 associated with diabetes in two different breeds.

    Canine Genetics and Epidemiology 2014, 1:8
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    Achieving a polio free world

    Mohammad Ali and David Sack comment on a recent modeling study published in BMC Medicine that identified areas at high risk of polio in Nigeria, and discuss a number of challenges that must be faced to achieve eradication of polio worldwide.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:116
  • Failure for Alzheimer's drug development

    Over the past decade, 99.6% of drugs entering the Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline have failed and the number of clinical trials has been declining since the 2008 to 2009 period.

    Alzheimer's Research & Therapy 2014, 6:37
  • Beating cancer with epi-drugs

    Decitabine may be associated with increased expression of the tumor suppressor genes, in tumors with low expression of those genes.

    Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:13
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    The risk of rescuing bats

    Revision of Australian public awareness messages regarding the potential risk of Australian bat lysaviruses (ABLV) needs to take into consideration people’s humanity to rescue injured bats and the danger of ABLV infection from bat scratches.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014, 10:144
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