2017 was quite the year for BMC Developmental biology with the publication of many new and exciting papers that have provided extraordinary perceptions and new insights into the world of development. Although we have welcomed the New Year, this is also a great time to take a look back on the most talked about articles of 2017.
Monthly Archives: January 2018
On the surface, Christmas holidays may seem like just fun and games, but they may have an important role to play when it comes to preventing flu. In new research published in BMC Infectious Diseases, researchers investigate how essential school holidays are in controlling influenza epidemics.
With ongoing concerns regarding the reproducibility and quality of animal research studies, Dr Hayley Henderson, Editor of BMC Veterinary Research, reviews the outcomes of a recent round table discussion, held during the LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference, which debated these important issues and discusses what BMC Veterinary Research is doing to help its authors improve their research reporting.
A study published today in BMC Public Health finds that elderly men across Europe and the US spend less time on housework than elderly women. The study also finds that, while those who do more housework feel healthier, women who do long hours of housework combined with too much or too little sleep report poorer health. We take a closer look at the research.
Archaeopteryx is one of the most iconic fossils ever unearthed and has been pivotal in our understanding of the origin of birds and their evolutionary links to the dinosaurs. So far only 12 skeletal specimens have been identified and now research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology has cast doubt over the identity of one of these specimens and goes as far proposing an entirely new genus and species.
Despite the diagnostic power of advanced genomic sequencing, many cases of intellectual disability are unable to be diagnosed due to the sheer number of genes with unknown functions. Now, new research published in BMC Biotechnology is using computer face matching technology to aid diagnosis. Here to explain how this works are author of the study: Dr Tracy Dudding-Byth and Professor Brian Lovell.