The study of sex differences is relevant to all fields spanning biology and medicine. The sex of cells and tissues can have a large impact on their basic physiology, their susceptibility to certain diseases, and their response to therapeutic drugs. Experimental results can vary considerably depending on the sex of the experimental subjects.
Biology of Sex Differences is an open access journal that aims to publish research on all aspects of the effects of sex on biology and disease. The journal is affiliated with the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD), an international membership society of researchers and physicians. With the growth of personalised medicine and therapies adapted to the individual patient, the need to further explore …
Molecular and Cellular Therapies is a new BioMed Central journal, which publishes its first articles today. The journal is led by Editors-in-Chief Xiangdong Wang and Bryon Peterson, and the four Section Editors, Ulf Andersson Ørom, Andrew Badley, Marek Malecki and Dan Peer.
Molecular and Cellular Therapies aims to publish both basic and clinical research that helps to establish new therapies, exploring for example, pharmacokinetics, biomarkers and novel treatment applications. In recent years, cellular therapies have received greater consideration for their use in disease treatments across many clinical disciplines, and the journal therefore welcomes research from a range of fields, from genetics and biotechnology to drug development and delivery.
Submissions relating to all aspects of molecular and …
Regenerative Medicine Research is a new journal from BioMed Central, which published its first articles today.
The journal, edited by Y. James Kang (University of Louisville and Sichuan University), focuses on both the fundamental and practical aspects of regenerative medicine. Articles published in the journal will have a particular emphasis on translational work, addressing not only stem cells and tissue engineering, but also biomaterials, pharmaceutics, and other important elements of regenerative medicine. The journal’s full aims and scope can be read here.
Regenerative medicine has become a key research focus across many different fields: the British Heart Foundation is focusing its efforts on replacing damaged cells in heart disease; the recent interest in 3D printing …
Today marks the first anniversary of the launch of Longevity & Healthspan – a journal dedicated to bridging the gap between research on the basic biology of aging, and clinical dysfunction associated with the aging process. The journal is edited by Janet Lord, Gordon Lithgow and James Kirkland, and has an internationally renowned Editorial Board.
Over the past year, Longevity & Healthspan has published articles spanning its broad scope of healthy and diseased aging, including, aging and cancer, immunology and neurodegeneration. The topic of musculoskeletal aging has also featured, through an on-going thematic series edited by Janet Lord and Aphrodite Vasilaki, the journal’s current Commissioning Editor. One highly accessed article published …
Age-related decline in the function of musculoskeletal tissues is a major contributor to both poor quality of life and loss of independence in a significant number of older individuals.
Longevity & Healthspan has launched a new thematic series on Musculoskeletal Aging, which brings together expertise in different tissues within the musculoskeletal system. The series aims to increase our understanding of the aging processes of the whole musculoskeletal system and address how these processes may be ameliorated or prevented.
The first article by James Cobley et al. presents research on how age and habitual activity level can influence the levels of PARP-1, cleaved-PARP-1 and PARG – three proteins involved in DNA repair, and cell death responses …
We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Prof. Geoff Laurent and Dr Cecilia Prêle as Section Editor and Deputy Section Editor respectively, for the newly established Tissue Regeneration section of Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair.
Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair is an open access journal that publishes novel insights into the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of human diseases characterized by chronic wound healing and fibrogenesis.
The journal is comprised of six sections and the new Tissue Regeneration section welcomes articles that explore the molecular pathways involved in cell therapy and tissue regeneration. Translational studies that report new developments in technologies relating to stem cells and their delivery to treat various clinical conditions are …
The numerical analysis of time series is essential for the documentation and characterization of biological rhythmicity, and proper data analysis is therefore fundamental to the study of circadian rhythms. There are numerous methods available for the analysis of time series, from classical methods such as spectral and cosinor analysis, to more modern techniques such as Bayesian parameter estimation for noisy sinusoids.
Journal of Circadian Rhythms has launched a new thematic series on the numerical analysis of circadian rhythms, which aims to provide informative reviews on the wide range of methods currently in use, and interesting research demonstrating how these methods can be used to extract valuable data.
The first article published in the series, by Tanya Leise, provides …
The biology of aging is becoming an increasingly popular area of research; both life-limiting age-related diseases and the mechanisms underlying a longer healthy lifespan are intriguing to researchers and the public alike.
A new thematic series from Longevity & Healthspan focuses primarily on one aspect of aging; cellular senescence. The series, edited by Professors John M Sedivy and Jan M van Deursen, recently published an Editorial highlighting our current understanding of the mechanisms of cellular senescence and explains the need for continued study of this growing area of research.
The Editorial describes how cellular senescence can be triggered by many intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli, from activation of oncogenes to nutrient imbalances. In any case, …
Coriander leaves (Coriandrum sativum), also known as Cilantro, arouse strong emotions. Eaters are divided into those who find the flavour citrusy, fresh and pleasant against those who insist it is soapy, dirty and foul.
A genetic role has long been suspected, from previous studies published in Flavour and other journals. Mauer and El-Sohemy showed that between 3 and 21% of Canadians disliked cilantro, depending on their ethnic group. Now researchers have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) which appears to control this dislike and which is published today in Flavour.
This genome-wide association study was carried out by genomics company 23andme, which has pioneered personal genome sequencing. They tested 14,604 participants of European descent who disliked cilantro, together …
Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair has published its first articles in its Cardiovascular Diseases thematic series; a collection of both research and review papers relating to all aspects of cardiac fibroproliferative disorders.
In the series Editorial, Ian M.C. Dixon, Cardiovascular Section Editor for the journal and Editor of the thematic series, describes how the new series aims to address topics not generally associated with “textbook” knowledge of cardiac fibroblasts and will publish work in areas that represent novel concepts and new developments in heart disease and cardiac fibrosis. One topic that requires further investigation is the suggestion that fibroblasts exhibit distinct differentiated phenotypes in different tissues. The implications of these differences remain understudied – especially in cardiovascular …