Posts by Emilie Aime

All eyes on Seattle: BMC Ophthalmology at ARVO 2013

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BMC Ophthalmology is excited to be going to this year’s ARVO meeting. 2013 sees the annual ARVO conference stopping in Seattle, home of grunge, that famous high street coffee chain and for one week only BMC Ophthalmology. We are looking forward to a diverse range of talks and would be happy to meet you there. If you are attending and would like to discuss anything please contact Executive Editor Emilie Aimé

 

 

 

Highlights of the BMC-series: March 2013

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Sports medicine comes to the BMC-series • Biochemistry insights into blood clotting • The ethics of baby hatches • Pharmacology, an on target approach • Cystatin C in ocular inflammationLeft handed sugar gliders?BMC Research Notes needs you

 

Sports Medicine: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation launches

With the prevalence of obesity rising on a worldwide scale and the introduction of public health policies aimed at increasing levels of exercise at a population level, the growth of sports science and medicine as a field of research is inevitable. BMC Sports Science, Medicine, and Rehabilitation brings sports medicine to the BMC series, with research encompassing a wide variety of disciplines. It seeks not only to improve levels of mental and …

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Bionanotechnology in BMC Biochemistry

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As a dynamic open access biochemistry journal, BMC Biochemistry strives to keep abreast of the latest advances in the field. In recent years bionanotechnology and biosensors have emerged as a booming area of biochemistry research. A particular focus of the community has been the use of nanoparticles and nanostructures to build novel molecular systems and devices.

Several groups from around the world are now focusing primarily on research into bionanotechnology or biosensors and here at BMC Biochemistry we very much encourage submissions in this exciting and growing area of research. Submissions in this area would fit into the Protein and Enzyme section of the journal and, in order to better reflect the developments in the field, we …

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Endorsing quality peer review

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BMC Ophthalmology is delighted to endorse the Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group’s free online peer review course entitled Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review. The course has been developed as a resource for health professionals who are serving, or wish to serve as peer reviewers of biomedical literature.

Although the course and its content were designed with ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other vision practitioners in mind, it is applicable and useful to health professionals from all specialities and those who participate in peer review of biomedical literature generally.

Course organiser Kay Dickersin tells us “The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group online course on meaningful peer review offers clear instruction on how to critique …

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BMC Ophthalmology at the RCO Annual Congress

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Liverpool – home of The Beatles, The Grand National and recent European Capital of Culture, was this year also home to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Congress. The meeting was a great success, hosting lots of excellent talks, poster presentations and rapid fire sessions that covered the whole spectrum of ophthalmological research,  not to mention views of the world-famous Albert Dock.

Translational ophthalmology was a big focus of this year’s meeting.  Many of the sessions featured talks on how lab results can be applied to ‘real world’ clinical situations. In addition, a full session dedicated to translational research was chaired by Andrew Lotery and Andrew Dick. Prof. Dick is an active member of BMC …

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