Recent research published in BMC Public Health looks at the prevalence of stunting in South African children over the past 40 years. Here, Daniel Hoffman talks more about the importance of raising awareness about this topic.
What kinds of microbes are found on the subway? In waterways? Throughout your house? An ambitious, collaborative and dedicated group of scientists aims to answer these questions through examining the complete microbial ecology of different environments by “Mapping the Urban Genome”.
A systematic review published today in BMC Public Health suggests anxiety is linked sedentary behavior. This adds to a growing body of evidence which says we should all be spending more time on our feet.
Should there be more support given to clinicians? Jonathon Tomlinson, author of an article published in BMC Medical Education as part of a series on the many meanings of ‘quality’ in healthcare, tells us his thoughts on this.
Following the launch of a new series, ‘The Many Meanings of ‘Quality’ in Healthcare: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’, I asked Iona Heath, a contributing author, for her views on quality of healthcare, the current challenges we are facing in this area, and what changes need to be made to overcome them.
The song of the nightingale is renowned for its beauty and complexity. New research, published today in BMC Evolutionary Biology, suggests this skilled singing is not just for show; the quality of a male’s song predicts his efforts as a father.
Treatment of physicial, psychological, social and spiritual suffering are central to palliative and hospice care, but our knowledge of the specific roles and practices of chaplains is still limited. Linda Emanuel and Joshua Hauser discuss the latest article collection on the activities of chaplains and the models guiding their practice, recently published in BMC Palliative Care.
Hummingbirds and plants have a relationship that goes back millions of years: the birds get food, the plants get pollinated. Yet new research, recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, finds surprisingly little effect of their liaison on the evolution of the plants themselves.
Butterflies and their Curious Chromosomes • Read all about it! Pharmacogenetics in UK newspapers • Conservation efforts aided by new species interaction • Multi-cellular behaviour modelling • Childhood poverty and cigarette smoking • Automated Allen Atlas Annotation
Research published in BMC Neuroscience represents the first glimpse into how cats perceive bitterness in food at a molecular level, and could explain why they are sometimes such fussy eaters.