To highlight the emergence of the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) enzyme and its effect on bacterial antibiotic resistance, BMC Microbiology Associate Editor Dr Asad Khan discusses his insights following his recently published review article, which he co-authored with Section Editor Prof. Raffaele Zarrilli.
Monthly Archives: April 2017
Acclimation, the capacity of an individual to withstand different environmental conditions, seems to be a prerequisite for a species to adapt to new environments and likely to turn into a different species.
Invasive rats have devastated the unique fauna of Madagascar. In this guest blog, Melanie Dammhahn discusses how her new research, recently published in BMC Ecology, provides new insights into how the remarkably wide-ranging diet of these rats has enabled them to have such a far-reaching impact on the native Madagascan ecosystem.
World Hemophilia Day was first established in 1989 and is observed on 17th April, in honor of Frank Schnabel, the founder of World Federation of Hemophilia. This year the theme is ‘Hear Their Voices’ and the focus is to raise awareness and show support to women and girls who are affected by bleeding disorders. This year, join BMC Hematology in exploring the causes, effects and treatments of bleeding disorders with a focus on hemophilia as well as taking a look at new research in the area.
Invasive species pose a huge threat to native species across the world. Recently published research in BMC Ecology uses microbes to investigate how genetic relationships between invasive and native species affect the likelihood of a successful invasion. In this guest blog, the researchers behind this work tell us more.
Testosterone, territorial response, and song in seasonally breeding tropical and temperate stonechats
Birds in the tropics and temperate regions experience very different conditions. Are these differences reflected in their behaviour and physiology? Beate Apfelbeck, lead author of a recent study in BMC Evolutionary Biology, tells us how she quested from Masai villages to Medieval towns to find out the answer.
At the end of March BMC Psychiatry Section Editor Ute Lewitzka attended the 2nd Roman Forum on Suicide. The aim of this meeting was to create a bridge between the research and the clinical practice in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors. Here, she summarizes a few of the conference highlights1
The Egyptian wolf was first described almost 200 years ago, yet for almost as long taxonomists have debated whether it is truly a unique species. Nils Christian Stenseth and Suvi Viranta describe how recent research has clarified the debate and how their new study, published today in BMC Zoology, confirms that the African wolf is a true species – “clarifying two centuries of wonder and confusion”.