In the first of a series of blog posts on structural biology, we present research featured recently in BMC Molecular Biology investigating new ways to understand how lipids reach their eventual location inside cells to form membranes.
In a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis published this month in BMC Infectious Diseases the authors discuss rising trends in injectable drug use and the dramatic effects this consumption can have on the outcomes of users undergoing cardiac surgery.
Large population studies are common, including on older adults, but little time is spent on understanding the priorities and problems of older adults who participate in research studies. In this blog post by Professors Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff and Hanna Falk Erhag, they discuss their new paper in BMC Geriatrics about the benefits of including older adults throughout the research process in order to reflect the users’ needs and viewpoints to a greater extent, and to enhance the certainty that the new knowledge that is produced will be of benefit to those it concerns.
In a Debate, published this month in BMC Medical Education, the authors argue the need for medical schools to increase opportunities for medical language courses, identifying the need for their integration into the standard curriculum.