Monthly Archives: September 2017
Just like humans and our primate relatives, cetaceans are generally known to have large brains relative to their body size. In a study recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, researchers have identified genes that may be responsible for the significant expansion of brain size in cetaceans, while considering that their social setting may have driven this adaption.
New research published in BMC Public Health explores whether the negative effects of workplace sexual harassment, specifically risk of depression, differs depending on whether the perpetrator is a client/ customer or another employee. Here to tell us about the research and why this distinction matters is Dr Maj Britt Dahl Nielsen, author of the study.
Can you see it yet? You’d be forgiven for thinking this was just an image of coral but it is, in fact, an octopus marvelously camouflaging itself. Michelle Achlatis, from the University of Queensland in Australia, took this shot – the Editor’s pick in the BMC Ecology Image Competition – while scuba-diving and here she tells us about her encounter with this bashful mollusc.
OCD symptoms consume significant portions of time in one’s life and can affect school, work, and even their family members. Those who care for an individual with OCD can have their quality of life affected greatly.
Increasing cigarette prices through taxation could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking related deaths across EU countries. This is according to a study published today in BMC Public Health which modelled a 10% tax increase on tobacco. Here to tell us about the model, how different EU countries would be affected, and the potential policy implications is Christian Schafferer, author of the article.
A study published today in BMC Public Health has found that people living in socio-economically disadvantaged areas in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, have a higher risk of cancer death. In this blog Dr Hanna Tervonen, one of the authors of the study explores the complex factors behind this disparity.
Peer Review Week is a global event that brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations committed to emphasizing the message that good peer review is critical for maintaining scientific quality. This year’s theme is Transparency in Review and BMC Psychology, in collaboration with Aries, is delighted to present this video discussing a new model of peer review, Results-free review