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  • Review article - Lifesciences Published: Dec 29, 2017

    It’s Getting Hot in Here: Targeting Cancer Stem-like Cells with Hyperthermia

    Despite advances in understanding the molecular changes underpinning cancer and improved technology and treatments, cancer remains a leading cause of death in America. The cancer stem-like cell (CSC) hypothesis posits that a subset of tumor cells have a high capacity for self-renewal, have the ability to differentiate into multiple lineages…

    -Haidong Huang, Kevin Yu, Alireza Mohammadi, Efstathios Karanthanasis, Andrew Godley and Jennifer S.

  • Case report - Medical Published: Dec 12, 2017

    Not Everything that Glitters in the Terminal Ileum is Crohn's: Primary Tuberculosis of the Appendix

    Inflammatory bowel disease, consisting of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Terminal ileitis, an inflammation of the terminal ileum, is a presentation suggestive of Crohn’s disease. However, the differential diagnosis for terminal ileitis is broad. Gastrointestinal tuberculosis (GTB) is a rare form…

    -Taseen A. Syed, George Salem, Erin Rubin, and Ralph Guild

  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Dec 28, 2017

    Methodology Associated with Risk Assessment of Outdoor Operating Small Arms Ranges: A Canadian Case Study

    Small Arms Ranges (SAR) are crucial to military training. Practical and pragmatic environmental management of operating small arms ranges is necessary as spent ammunition at outdoor small arms ranges can have a damaging effect on the environment. Heavy metals such as lead, copper and zinc from projectiles or targets used…

    -Efrosyni-Maria Skordaki and Nicholas Vlachopoulos

  • Case report - Medical Published: Sep 20, 2017

    Multiple Sclerosis in Central American and Spanish Caribbean Region: Should it be Recognized as a Public Health Problem?

    Multiple sclerosis is a multifocal demyelinating disease with progressive neurodegeneration caused by an autoimmune response. The prevalence of MS in North America and Europe is approximately 100-250 × 105 inhabitants in Latin American oscillate between 1-22 × 105. The epidemiology information of MS in Central American and Spanish Caribbean Region…

    -Fernando Gracia, Blas Armién, Victor Rivera, Collaborative Multiple Sclerosis Group of Central Ameri

  • Research article - Lifesciences Published: Aug 30, 2017

    Amino Acid Scales: The Driving Force in the Translation of Genomic Information into Phenotypic Characteristics

    Recently, the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Challenge for a point-of-care diagnostic device was rolled out. This challenge requested for submissions that may have focused on the clinical procedure (in vivo or in vitro assay). This may be as a result of the fact that little is understood about the ability of…

    -Norbert Nwankwo and Ngozika Njoku