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    Inflammation: Western diet shifts immune cell balance

    Christina M Bergey
    The immune cells of macaques fed a Western-like diet adopt a pro-inflammatory profile.
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    Contrasting effects of Western vs Mediterranean diets on monocyte inflammatory gene expression and social behavior in a primate model

    Corbin SC Johnson et al.
    Modern human diet patterns alter primate behavior and monocyte gene expression leading to monocyte polarization–experimental evidence of the evolutionary mismatch hypothesis.
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    Cancer risk perception and physician communication behaviors on cervical cancer and colorectal cancer screening

    Diane M Harper et al.
    The physician involving the woman as much as she wants in her health care is significantly associated with up-to-date dual cervical and colorectal cancer screening compared to being up to date in only cervical cancer screening.
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    Role of direct and indirect social and spatial ties in the diffusion of HIV and HCV among people who inject drugs: a cross-sectional community-based network analysis in New Delhi, India

    Steven J Clipman et al.
    Beyond well-recognized individual-level risk factors, HIV and hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs are further impacted by social and spatial network composition, and spaces in particular may represent efficient means for disseminating interventions that diffuse through the network.
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    Patterns of within-host genetic diversity in SARS-CoV-2

    Gerry Tonkin-Hill et al.
    Characterisation of within-host diversity of SARS-CoV-2 provides insights into the mutational and selective mechanisms driving its evolution and has important implications for using within-host variation to inform transmission inference efforts.
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    Malaria: A genetic intervention

    Colin Sutherland, Didier Menard
    A tool that analyzes the genome of parasites found in the blood of malaria patients can help inform policy decisions on how best to tackle the rise in drug-resistant infections.
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    Mortality: A comprehensive look at the COVID-19 pandemic death toll

    Lone Simonsen, Cecile Viboud
    COVID-19 ‘excess mortality’ has been estimated for more than 100 countries and shows a dramatic death toll in many countries.
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    Genetic surveillance in the Greater Mekong subregion and South Asia to support malaria control and elimination

    Christopher G Jacob et al.
    Large-scale genetic surveillance of malaria implemented by National Malaria Control Programmes informs public health decision makers about the spread of strains resistant to antimalarials.
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    Reduced antibody cross-reactivity following infection with B.1.1.7 than with parental SARS-CoV-2 strains

    Nikhil Faulkner et al.
    Heterotypic immunity, the ability of immunity induced by one SARS-CoV-2 variant to protect against another, is asymmetric, with the UK (B.1.1.7) variant, eliciting weaker heterotypic immunity than other variants.