Epidemiology and Global Health

Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Association of egg consumption, metabolic markers, and risk of cardiovascular diseases: A nested case-control study

    Lang Pan et al.
    The associations of egg consumption with metabolic markers and of these markers with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk showed opposite directions, which may partially explain the protective effect of moderate egg consumption on CVD in the Chinese population.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Unbiased proteomics, histochemistry, and mitochondrial DNA copy number reveal better mitochondrial health in muscle of high-functioning octogenarians

    Ceereena Ubaida-Mohien et al.
    Skeletal muscle from world-class octogenarian athletes, representing a population with very high physical function in advanced age, exhibits greater mass and strength that is associated with overrepresentation of proteins involved in mitochondrial biology and more oxidatively competent muscle fibers.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Early life infection and proinflammatory, atherogenic metabolomic and lipidomic profiles in infancy: a population-based cohort study

    Toby Mansell et al.
    More parent-reported infections in the first year of life were associated with metabolic differences linked with cardiovascular and metabolic disease in adulthood, with observational evidence for inflammation partly mediating this relationship.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Mendelian randomization suggests a bidirectional, causal relationship between physical inactivity and adiposity

    Germán D Carrasquilla et al.
    Bidirectional causal relationship between higher sedentary time and higher adiposity suggests that decreasing sedentary time is beneficial for weight management, but also that weight loss may help reduce sedentary time.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Inference of the SARS-CoV-2 generation time using UK household data

    William S Hart et al.
    Updated estimates of the generation time of SARS-CoV-2 infections indicate that the generation time has become shorter.
    1. Medicine
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    3. Epidemiology and Global Health
    4. Immunology and Inflammation
    Covid-19. Translational and Clinical Research

    Infectious Diseases: A Collection of Translational and Clinical Research Articles

    Edited by Jos WM van der Meer et al.
    eLife has published articles on a wide range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, influenza, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria and typhoid fever.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The repurposing of Tebipenem pivoxil as alternative therapy for severe gastrointestinal infections caused by extensively drug-resistant Shigella spp

    Elena Fernández Álvaro et al.
    The oral carbapenem 'Tebipenem' has high level antibacterial activity against highly drug-resistant Shigella, and its mode of action and pharmacokinetics make it suitable for the treatment of severe diarrhoea caused by highly drug-resistant bacteria.

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    University of New South Wales, Australia
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    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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