Public Science Insights: Tips for Prescribing Exercise to Pregnant Women

Posted Wed, Feb, 22,2017

Before beginning an exercise program during pregnancy, it's important to establish whether the future mother is having a low- or high-risk pregnancy. It is also key to evaluate physical activity levels prior to pregnancy. To evaluate risk level in relation to activity levels, it is very helpful for mothers to visit their healthcare provider and complete a PARmed-X for pregnancy health screenin...

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Mosquitoes to Man: Predicting our Vulnerability to Insect-Born Viruses

Posted Tue, Feb, 14,2017

The following is a personal account of Dr. Roy Hall, Australian Infectious Diseases Research Centre, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia, during a research expedition to Darwin, in search of the source and proliferation of mosquito-borne viruses. In 2010, I traveled to the city of Darwin to search for new viruses in Australian mosqu...

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Public Science Insights: Where did we come from? Tracing the migrations of the first humans

Posted Thu, Feb, 09,2017

In 1831 naturist Charles Darwin embarked on his famous and memorable voyage in the Beagle, an expedition that lasted almost 5 years. Equipped with hardly more than a telescope and insatiable curiosity to understand nature, Darwin was able to make, for the first time, one of the most important observations regarding human evolution pinpointing the origin of modern humans in Africa and developing hi...

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Public Science Insights: Hypermetabolic Production of Water by Insects Fed on Dry Food

Posted Thu, Feb, 02,2017

The larvae of certain insects such as meal moths, clothes moths, wax moths, carpet beetles, cockroaches, and many others, can grow and thrive on absolutely dry food. In order to increase their body mass, these larvae need to raise their internal  water content. During millions of years of insect evolution,  these insects have acquired the ability to manufacture large amounts of water thr...

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Public Science Insights: A molecular perspective of clinical benefit: Why shouldn't Luminal-A patients be considered in pCR discussions?

Posted Tue, Jan, 17,2017

Gene expression profiling has led to the molecular classification of breast cancer characterized by intrinsic subtypes: basal-like, HER2-positive, luminal-A, and luminal-B. Although the subtypes are frequently treated as similar entities, there are obvious differences in subtype biological and prognostic characteristics.  These differences are clearly evident in the neoadjuvant setting with p...

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Recently Published (26th December – 6th January)

Posted Wed, Jan, 11,2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of the following peer reviewed papers. Sign up to receive email alerts to receive immediate notification of new papers.Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical ResearchSafety, Efficacy, and Patient Acceptability of Everolimus in the Treatment of Breast CancerClinical Medicine Insights: Case ReportsMetreleptin Treatment in Three Patients with Generalize...

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