Monthly Archives: May 2012

Highlights of the BMC-series: May 2012

May has been an exciting month for the BMC-series, with three articles receiving prizes at the annual BioMed Central Research Awards, and a host  of innovative research published across the whole of biology and medicine: Cancer bioinformatics: where computational biology and clinical medicine meet In a cross-journal collaboration, BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Cancer, Genome Medicine and… Read more »

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Sharing educational resources – Flash Neurophysiology

Sharing educational resources benefits instructors and students alike. Instructors benefit through exposure to the innovative  approaches of their colleagues, and students benefit through access to a broad range of tools that help facilitate their learning. Sharing resources encourages collaboration, inspiration, and a healthy sense of competition. Tutis Vilis, from the University of Western Ontario, uses… Read more »

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BMC Structural Biology gets some SAXS appeal

Despite their name, biological macromolecules are actually pretty small, and it can be tough determining their structure. Many techniques have been developed over the last century to bypass the limits of conventional light microscopy, to peer deeper  into the shapes and functions of key molecules like proteins and nucleic acids. Determining with accuracy the exact… Read more »

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An Emirates hat-trick for BMC Biology authors

This week saw the annual BMC Research Awards presentations, in the Emirates Stadium and with a sports science theme, to acknowledge the forthcoming London Olympics. BMC Biology is very happy to be able to congratulate the authors of three BMC Biology papers that won awards reflecting the diversity of interesting topics on which we publish:-… Read more »

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Highlights of the 1st IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis 2011)

We are happy to announce the publication of the Highlights from the 1st IEEE Symposium on Biological Data Visualization (BioVis 2011, http://www.biovis.net/2011/index.html) in BMC Bioinformatics. The BioVis 2011 Highlights are a collection of papers addressing important visualization and exploration challenges in the areas of sequence alignments, metabolomics, biochemical simulations and screens, networks, pedigrees and expression… Read more »

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Could biophysics help Novak Djokovic?

Last year, ATP World Tennis Number 1 Novak Djokovic cut out all wheat products from his diet. According to his nutritionist—who “discovered” an intolerance to gluten—It was this drastic change in eating habits that led directly to his current dominance of the game. Unfortunately, this approach is currently the only effective treatment available for sufferers… Read more »

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The future of evolutionary epidemiology

The impending age of big data has been inescapable in recent discourse, both scientific and otherwise. The prevailing metaphors cast big data as a tsunami or an avalanche, suggesting natural disaster poised to dash hapless researchers against the rocks. They are, of course, no such thing, and offer many opportunities provided that one is prepared…. Read more »

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IRCIMH 2012

        Stephanie Harriman, Deputy Medical Editor will be attending third International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH) in Portland, Oregon on behalf of BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine The four day congress takes place from 15th-18th May and will showcase original research in the field of Integrative Medicine, the practice… Read more »

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