Monthly Archives : September 2014


Cancer Genomics: One Cell At a Time

 Cancer genomics: one cell at a time   The study of single cancer cells has transformed from qualitative microscopic images to quantitative genomic datasets. This paradigm shift has been fueled by the development of single-cell sequencing technologies, which provide a…

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New Treatments For Allergen Immunotherapy

 New treatments for allergen immunotherapy   Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) represents the only curative and specific way for the treatment of allergic diseases, which have reached a pandemic dimension in industrial countries affecting up to 20-30% of the population. Although applied…

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Blaine Pollock

Another Person Dead from Ebola

So far, eleven emergency shipments valued at more than $6.8 million dollars have been sent to ELWA Hospital, Last Mile Health and Africare in Liberia as well as Medical Research Centre and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, which will share…

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Blood Pressure In Hypertensive Individuals

Background: Hypertension and depression are both important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless,the association of blood pressure on and depression has not been completely established. This study aims toanalyze whether depression may influence the control of blood pressure in hypertensive…

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Effects Of Electronic Cigarettes

 Acute effects of using an electronic nicotine-delivery device (electronic cigarette) on myocardial function: comparison with the effects of regular cigarettes   Background: Electronic cigarettes have been developed and marketed in recent years as smoking substitutes.However, no studies have evaluated their…

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Gentamicin In Cardiac Surgery

Role of topical application of gentamicin containing collagen implants in cardiac surgery Sternal wound infections (SWI) continue to be a major cause of concern after cardiac surgery. It leads to prolonged hospital stay and increased morbidity, mortality and increased hospital…

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Network Inference Of Gene Expression Data

Novel application of multi-stimuli network inference to synovial fibroblasts of rheumatoid arthritis patients   Background: Network inference of gene expression data is an important challenge in systems biology. Novel algorithms may provide more detailed gene regulatory networks (GRN) for complex,…

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Podocalyxin Is A Marker Of Poor Prognosis In Colorectal Cancer

Podocalyxin is a marker of poor prognosis in colorectal cancer   Background: Over two decades ago, a proposal was that two different colorectal cancer (CRC) entities existed, based on tumour location either proximal (right) or distal (left) of the splenic…

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Success in blocking tumour metastasis

A research paper by Belgian scientists at the Université Catholique de Louvain claims to have found a way to inhibit the metastasis of carcinogenic tumours in mice, which as Joel Flynn reports, could potentially open a new avenue of treatment…

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Health Education on Glycemic Control

Patient perception of understanding health education and instructions has moderating effect on glycemic control   Background: Whether health literacy is independently associated with processes or outcomes of diabetes-related care is controversial. We tried to demonstrate the interaction of health literacy…

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