Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Meta-analysis reveals that seed-applied neonicotinoids and pyrethroids have similar negative effects on abundance of arthropod natural enemies

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Leon Higley –– Given their broad ecological impacts, this work significantly adds to growing evidence of risks associated with the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Stress responses of the oil-producing green microalga Botryococcus braunii Race B

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ivo Feussner –– This is one of the first in which RNA seq data are made publicly available for this organism.
On the intrinsic sterility of 3D printing

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Arti Ahluwalia –– a topic I have not seen addressed before
Glycyrrhetinic acid might increase the nephrotoxicity of bakuchiol by inhibiting cytochrome P450 isoenzymes

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jie Liu –– To study the mechanism underlying the incompatibility between Fructus Psoraleae and Licorice is of merit, and use their active ingredients is a plus.
Induced pluripotent stem cells from human hair follicle keratinocytes as a potential source for in vitro hair follicle cloning

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dunxian Tan –– If the results are confirmed by other researchers, the clinical implications of the current report are significant.
Factors influencing infection and transmission of Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) in mosquitoes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Ewa Chrostek –– Anopheles mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on the planet due to their ability to vector malaria. This work is a small but important step towards full understanding of their biology and possible development of methods enabling control of these insects.
Phytogeographic and genetic variation in Sorbus, a traditional antidiabetic medicine—adaptation in action in both a plant and a discipline

Editor rating: 7 / 10

David Day –– Important cross-disciplinary study combining social science and biochemistry to evaluate traditional medicine.
Therapeutic role of human hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in treating hair loss

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Martin Poenie –– It adds a new dimension to our understanding of factors that control hair growth
Effects of CO2 laser irradiation on matrix-rich biofilm development formation–an in vitro study

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Praveen Arany –– This paper addresses a key aspect of the increasing, wide spread clinical use of lasers in dentistry.
Synthetic lung surfactants containing SP-B and SP-C peptides plus novel phospholipase-resistant lipids or glycerophospholipids

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jose Palomo –– ---------------------------

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