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    Organoid cancer models

    Michael Cantrell and Cavlin Kuo discuss recent developments in the three-dimensional culture of organoids and their promise for both bottom-up and top-down screening to find cancer drivers.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:32
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    Artemisinin resistance genetics

    Carol Sibley discusses recent findings on the genetic changes associated with artemisinin resistance in P. falciparum parasites, highlighting the importance of understanding the evolution of resistance to maintain antimalarial effectiveness.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:67
  • Laryngeal tuberculosis diagnosed by stool sample cultures

    With current methods, laryngeal tuberculosis is commonly misdiagnosed. Evidence suggests that stool cultures could be used in the diagnosis of atypical forms of tuberculosis; this is the first case report to describe the successful use of stool cultures in tuberculosis diagnosis.

    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2015, 9:74
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    Fixed dosed AS-AQ optimal for malaria

    In a meta-analysis of artesunate-amodiaquine (AS-AQ) treatment for malaria, there is variation in the AQ dose administered under different regimens and fixed dose combinations provide high efficacy, highlighting the importance of correct dosing in malaria treatment.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:66
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    Youth accessing e-cigarettes for experimentation

    E-cigarettes are being accessed by teenagers more for experimentation than smoking cessation and mostly by those who engage in other substance-related risk behaviours including regular smoking, binge drinking and alcohol-related violence.

    BMC Public Health 2015, 15:244
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    Reduced burden of NCDs met by Sweden

    Sweden, a country at a late stage of epidemiological transition, has exceeded the  target of 25% reduction in premature mortality due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), suggesting other countries at earlier stages of development may achieve this goal.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:65
  • ceRNAs: tying the essential knots for cancer biology and therapeutics

    Sanchez-Mejias and Tay review recent discoveries that implicate competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs), or natural miRNA sponges, in human cancer. The authors explain how identifying ceRNA regulatory networks can aid the development of new approaches to cancer diagnostics and oligonucleotide-based therapeutics.

    Journal of Hematology & Oncology 2015, 8:30
  • Time to rethink the systematic review catechism? Moving from ‘what works’ to ‘what happens’

    As the methodological aspects to a systematic review develop, the key principles behind them may need to be reevaluated to address more complex questions and interventions; for example, future research should focus on publication bias in qualitative research and the incorporation of a systems perspective.

    Systematic Reviews 2015, 4:36
  • Effects of study design and allocation on self-reported alcohol consumption: randomized trial

    The design and allocation of participants in a study could affect behavior and bias findings. However, the study design and allocation of participants in a self-reported alcohol consumption study did not affect drinking behavior.

    Trials 2015, 16:127
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    Genotypes from public RNA-seq data

    An approach to quantifying, normalizing and genotyping a large number of heterogeneous public RNA-seq samples to reliably identify eQTLs and allele-specific expression across many different tissues.

    Genome Medicine 2015, 7:30
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