Monthly Archives: January 2017
2016 has been a fascinating year for BMC Systems Biology. For one more year, our published articles have produced exciting research, covering a wide spectrum of subjects. The ever advancing computational capabilities, along with the increasing and multi-level amount of available data, have resulted in a very diverse and integrative research yield. Here, we take a glimpse at some of the most popular articles.
Thomas Cullen and David Evans discuss their research, recently published in BMC Ecology, addressing a long-standing and perplexing question in dinosaur ecology: why did North American large-bodied dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period have such narrow ranges – in stark contrast to their modern-day mammal equivalents?
Cuckoos, parasitic birds that lay their eggs in the nests of other species who then raise their young, have become a classic model of host-parasite coevolution. This video summarises new research, recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, that extends the study of this classic paradigm to a cavity nesting host, the common redstart.
A systematic review published last month in BMC Public Health looks at the effectiveness of food store interventions intended to promote the consumption of healthy foods in the aim to tackle obesity. Here, authors Abdulfatah Adam and Jorgen D. Jensen discuss their findings in more detail and the implications for future research.