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    Research into biodegradable polymeric stents: a review of experimental and modelling work

    Tianyang Qiu , Liguo Zhao

    Bioresorbable stents (BRSs) are regarded as the next-generation medical devices to treat blocked or diseased arteries. The use of BRSs aims to reduce the risk of late stent thrombosis and long-term tissue inflammation associated with permanent metallic stents. BRSs are designed to relieve...

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    The role of long noncoding RNAs in cancer metastasis

    Christine Parsons , Alexis M. Tayoun , Benjamin D. Benado , Gabriel Ragusa , Rose F. Dorvil , Elizabeth A. Rourke , Kaitlyn O’ Connor , Irene G. Reed , Angela Alexander , Lian Willetts , Maryam Habibian , Brian D. Adams

    Signaling pathways are tightly controlled systems that regulate the appropriate timing of gene expression required for the differentiation of cells down a particular lineage essential for proper tissue development. Proliferation, apoptosis and metabolic pathways are just a few examples of the...

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    MicroRNA-126 is a prospective target for vascular disease

    Mei-Jie Qu , Jia-Ji Pan , Xiao-Jing Shi , Zhi-Jun Zhang , Yao-Hui Tang , Guo-Yuan Yang

    MicroRNA-126 was involved in angiogenesis during physiological and pathological process. It was mainly expressed in endothelial cells, and defined as a pivotal biological molecule associated with vascular disease. Increased microRNA-126 in endothelial cells promotes angiogenesis in ischemic...

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    Applying clustering coefficient to the pattern of international author collaboration in neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation

    Chen-Fang Hsu , Tsair-Wei Chien , Julie Chi Chow , Willy Chou

    Aim: To apply cluster coefficient (CC) to the pattern of international author collaborations in neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation using data from Medline and to visualize results using Google maps and social network analysis (SNA). Methods: Selecting 2799 abstracts, author names, countries,...

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  • image 36701 Topic: Infectious Disease of Central Nervous System| Open Access

    Current diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

    Xiao-Su Guo , Hui Bu , Jun-Ying He , Yue-Li Zou , Yue Zhao , Yuan-Yuan Li , Jun-Zhao Cui , Ming-Ming Zheng , Wei-Xin Han , Ze-Yan Zhao

    Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a central nervous system infectious disease caused by Cryptococcus. It is the most common fungal infection in the central nervous system, accounting for about 48% of fungal infection. The disease occurs mainly in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients...

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    Long non-coding RNAs as key regulators of cancer metastasis

    Pratirodh Koirala , De-Hong Zou , Yin-Yuan Mo

    The recent advances in functional genomics have discovered that a large number of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are pervasively transcribed from the human genome. Increasing evidence further indicates that lncRNAs are important for gene expression during cell differentiation and development...

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  • image 26924 Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery| Open Access

    Intradermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial aging

    Zhi Yuan (William) Lin , Vishva Shah , Arvind Dhinakar , Lara Yildirimer , Wen-Guo Cui , Xin Zhao

    The ever-increasing interest in retaining a youthful physical appearance has facilitated the development of various minimally invasive dermatological techniques. The use of intradermal fillers can be incorporated into dermatological practices with minimal overhead costs. This strategy addresses...

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    Hepatitis B virus molecular biology and pathogenesis

    R. Jason Lamontagne , Sumedha Bagga , Michael J. Bouchard

    As obligate intracellular parasites, viruses need a host cell to provide a milieu favorable to viral replication. Consequently, viruses often adopt mechanisms to subvert host cellular signaling processes. While beneficial for the viral replication cycle, virus-induced deregulation of host...

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