The 2016 BMC Ecology Image Competition has come to a close, and we are excited to show off the amazing work of our winning photographers! Here is a preview of the images from the overall and section winners.
Monthly Archives: August 2016
A picture paints a thousand words, or so it seems with this overall winner of our annual BMC Ecology competition. Davide Gaglio, a conservation biologist based at the University of Cape Town, captured this stunning image of Springbok grazing in South Africa. Here in this Q&A, he tells us more about his winning image.
Evolutionary developmental biologists from across the world gathered in Uppsala, Sweden last week for the 2016 meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology. Also in attendance was BMC Evolutionary Biology and here we look back at just a few of the highlights from this exciting conference.
Surveys and questionnaires sent to patients, clinicians and the general public provide valuable data to researchers, but they often suffer from poor response rates which reduces their usefulness. BMC Medical Research Methodology has published a selection of articles over the past year, investigating how factors such as financial incentives can be used to improve response rates for both the general public and specifically for healthcare professionals. The research has also looked at how this can be balanced with the cost of the study to provide cost-effective solutions.
Eliminating vices • Updating the model of hybridogenesis in water frogs • Four eyes: conjoined twins in salmon • Birth records suggest early risk factors for obesity • ABC’s of plant transporters • A second look at statistics • Aiming for “resilience” in injury rehabilitation • Sedentary behavior in and out of school
Alzheimer’s disease is the most prominent type of dementia in the aged population. About 30 million people are estimated to develop the disease in the next 30 years and the financial as well as social burden will be of immense size. Therefore, establishing successful therapeutic strategies is an urgent need. This requires appropriate research models… Read more »