Epigenetics may explain how sex hormones in women could influence risk of asthma after puberty.
The 1918 influenza pandemic initially entered India via Bombay (now Mumbai) and over time, and with distance from the city, showed a pattern of speed deceleration and decreased overall virulence but with a prolonged epidemic wave.
Peter Byass comments on new estimates for the global burden of liver cirrhosis mortality, highlighting the challenges of this analysis and discussing the ways in which the data could be used for risk-reduction strategies.
Susy Yusung and Jonathan Braun comment on a modeling study suggesting no molecular mimicry between measles antigens and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), highlighting that the findings support the safety of pediatric MMR vaccines.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients undergoing outpatient protease-inhibitor-based triple therapy can find the treatment physically, emotionally and socially draining, and need systematic support from specially trained professionals in symptom management.
Screens in yeast can be used to identify conserved interactions with the mismatch repair pathway to provide new avenues for cancer therapy based on synthetic lethality.
Consent for clinical tumor sequencing in children is more dependent on emotional aspects than race or ethnicity, while genomic privacy concerns are low.
Inter-hospital transfer of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) does not increase risk of death or dialysis dependence 30 days after the initiation of acute renal replacement therapy.
There is a log-linear relationship of caries to sugar intake from 0% of energy intake (E) to 10%E sugar at where a costly burden of caries is induced, suggesting public health goals should set sugar intakes ideally less than 3%.
Peter Carmeliet reviews how metabolic pathways in endothelial cells regulate angiogenesis during cancer development, providing a hugely useful resource for the cancer metabolism field
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