This week is #EDAW2017. Every year Eating Disorders Awareness Week takes place at the end of February with the laudable aim to inform as many people as possible about these challenging disorders. The theme for this year’s EDAW is early intervention. Here, Secondo Fassino, Section editor of BMC Psychiatry’s dedicated Eating disorders section tells us why getting people into treatment as quickly as possible is so important
Monthly Archives: February 2017
The biological effects of aging are challenges which we all have to face. For many of us, a great aesthetic concern is the impact of aging on the skin. These effects are a result of our hormonal changes, combined with external factors such as smoking habits and UV exposure. An article recently published in BMC Genomics provides new insight into metabolic adaptations and transcriptional regulation during aging of human skin3
Picking a lemur out of a line-up: introducing LemurFaceID, a facial recognition system for wild lemurs
For primate researchers, long-term tracking of known-individuals is crucial, but identification relies on costly, difficult, and potentially inaccurate methods. LemurFaceID, an automated facial recognition system for lemurs – described today in BMC Zoology – provides a novel solution to these problems.
Losing weight, switching to a healthier diet and lifestyle, as well as exercising more, are some of the most common New Year’s resolutions – have you kept yours? These are some of the topics covered, among a variety of others, in 2016 by BMC Nutrition, BMC Obesity, and BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation. The selection of articles highlighted below suggest you should stick to your New Year’s resolutions throughout the whole year.
There are some big changes happening at BMC Proceedings, from a change of Editor to a broad expansion of the scope. Here we discuss the importance of conference proceedings, how they contribute to the dissemination of research, and what we can expect from BMC Proceedings in the future.1
In order to re-affirm the importance of publishing non-traditional research outputs such as single observations, null results and updates to previous work, BMC Research Notes is renewing its focus on publishing short research notes and potentially dark data. As publishing these articles is useful for many researchers, the journal is expanding its scope to include all scientific and clinical disciplines.2
New research, recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, finds that two species of pine-sawflies are kept evolutionary separate – despite an ability to mate and produce offspring – by the very specific way they lay their eggs on their pine tree hosts. The authors discuss their work and its implications for our knowledge of how new species evolve.