Upcoming Thematic Issue – Current Analytical Techniques and Applications in Pharmaceutical Analysis



Highlighted Article Flyer for the journal “Current Molecular Medicine”

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Editor’s Choice – “The Status of Methicillin Resistance Among Egyptian Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: An Overview”

Journal: Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets

Author(s): Alaa Abouelfetouh



Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a large number of antibiotic resistant infections worldwide. Understanding the epidemiology and identifying the molecular characteristics of MRSA is elemental in designing infection control plans to minimize the risks associated with these infections. The prevalence of MRSA varies between the different geographic regions. In Egypt, such knowledge is sparse, with a limited number of isolated studies reporting the infection rate of MRSA in select parts of the country. This work summarizes the few published reports that described MRSA prevalence and types in Egypt.

Read more here: http://www.eurekaselect.com/144438

New Issue :: Current Proteomics 14, Issue 1

Research in the emerging field of proteomics is growing at an extremely rapid rate. The principal aim of Current Proteomics is to publish well-timed review articles in this fast-expanding area on topics relevant and significant to the development of proteomics. Current Proteomics is an essential journal for everyone involved in proteomics and related fields in both academia and industry.

Current Proteomics publishes review articles in all aspects of the fast-expanding field of proteomics. All areas of proteomics are covered together with the methodology, softwares, databases, technological advances and applications of proteomics, including functional proteomics.


Articles from the journal Current Proteomics 14, Issue 1:


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Upcoming Thematic Issue – Recent Advances in the Development of Smart Textiles and Textile Effluent Remediation



New Issue :: Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 12, Issue 4

Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews publishes original research papers, frontier reviews, drug clinical trial studies and guest edited issues dedicated to clinical research on all the latest advances on respiratory diseases and its related areas e.g. pharmacology, pathogenesis, clinical care, therapy. The journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians in respiratory medicine.


Articles from the journal Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews 12, Issue 4:


    For details on the articles, please visit this link :: http://bit.ly/2mGZv25

SMi EVENT – BioBanking 2017!

SMi is delighted to announce its 7th Annual conference on BioBanking taking place in London, UK on the 14th and 15th of June 2017.


SMi’s 7th annual conference on Biobanking will bring together Europe’s leading biorepositories, regulatory representatives and scientific pioneers to strengthen knowledge in biosample management as well as explore future advances in areas such as mobile bio-banking and cloud based sample management. Understanding the ethical and regulatory framework as well as the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on collaborative science in Europe will be a major focus. Plus, don’t miss keynote addresses from a selection of European biobanks currently adding value to clinical research through successful biobanking strategies including the European Sperm Bank, UK Biobank, UCL Baby Biobank, Auria Biobank and more.

Exclusive updates from the European Commission and NIBSC-MHRA, will be just some of the event highlights for 2017. Join us this June for innovative discussions through a series of interactive presentations, panel discussions and roundtables, and address relevant and critical issues on how to improve your biobanking practice.

For details visit the website at http://www.bio-banking-event.com/bentham or contact the team on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6000 / Email: events@smi-online.co.uk

Journal: Current Pharmaceutical Design

EBook: Frontiers in Drug Design & Discovery

New Cause of Cancer Discovered!

Cancer has been a deep and grave subject that has haunted the world and perplexed the researchers all around. Flurry of studies appear every now and then that point out various learnings and cautions – some hypothetical and most well-researched. Once again a study has come up that encompasses not one or two but almost all types of this dreaded disease and sheds light on the root cause of its occurrence. We have been told to stay away from carcinogenic materials, hazardous conditions, smoking and unhealthy lifestyle in order to reduce our chances of getting affected. But scientists from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that DNA copying errors in multiplying cells take two-third of the burden of causing cancers.


Scientists studied 32 types of cancers including brain, prostate, breast, lung and more, to find out about their emergence. For each type they found that environmental causes and gene sequencing both played part. There are certain cancers like lung cancer where 65% of the occurrences are due to smoking and environmental causes. DNA errors did less harm there. But in brain, bones and prostate cancers more than 95% of the cases were due to mutations caused by DNA copying errors.

The researchers defined it as comparable to typing a 20-volume book, where typos are absolutely likely and natural to occur. They may be due to known reasons but still it is impossible to bring the typos to zero. Similarly DNA sequencing and occurrence of mutations is virtually impossible to avoid. Still the researchers stressed on the idea that people should adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid exposure to cancerous matter. Further one should hope for the best.

Article by Disease – “Geriatric Psychopharmacology in Acute Settings”




Background: Pharmacological management of geriatric patients in acute settings is complex due to the presence of medical comorbidities, risk of drug-drug interactions, and potential patient sensitivity to side effects.

Objectives: This article will review the basic pharmacologic principles of management of older adults in acute settings.

Method: The aforementioned principles will be described and illustrated with two clinical examples. These principles include prioritizing the safety of patients and staff; obtaining a history that is as complete as possible, in order to support the working diagnosis; using the lowest medication dose that controls the symptoms; closely monitoring for side effects and drug-drug interactions; minimizing polypharmacy and discontinuing medications that are no longer necessary; double-checking all orders, so as to avoid medication errors; and involving the patients family and caregivers in treatment planning. Additionally, agents with anticholinergic properties, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, and opioids should be used cautiously in older individuals, particularly those with dementia. Practical tips, formulations, dosages, and selected adverse effects of antipsychotics and mood stabilizers used with geriatric patients in acute settings are included.

Results: This clinical review will be useful for psychiatrists and other clinicians who treat older adults in acute medical settings.

Read more: http://www.eurekaselect.com/node/138957/article

Wishing A Very Happy Birthday To Dr. Huiyu Zhou!

Dr. Huiyu Zhou-24 march

Dr. Huiyu Zhou!

Editor-in-Chief: Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
Queen’s University Belfast,
United Kingdom