In this guest post, Dr Christine Ekdahl Clementson, describes the unexpected finding published in Journal of Neuroinflammation about inflammation in the eyes of rodents with epilepsy.
As part of BMC Biology’s on-going editorial series on the importance of well-designed figures, Graham Bell discusses transparency, and pragmatism in reproducibility.
A short report of the International Agency for Research and Cancer (IARC) Meeting which took place from 7-10 June in Lyon, France, and an interview with Lynette Denny who received a Medal of Honour at the meeting.
The explosion of metagenomics studies in recent years calls for a new publication format. Professor Folker Meyer introduces the Metagenome report, published in Standards in Genomic Sciences.
Genome Biology’s special issue on Single Cell Omics highlights the most recent methods for studying single cells and the many insights that can be gained from looking at cells on an individual level.
Larry Vandervert has recently published an article in Cerebellum & Ataxias investigating the role of the cerebellum in the learning, origin and advancement of culture. So how does this play a part in child prodigies? Larry discusses this thought here.
This is a guest post by Professor Hinrich Schulenburg and Dr. Philipp Dirksen of Kiel University, Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics and members of the Collaborative Research Centre “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”. Their group has recently published an article in BMC Biology that for the first time looks into the natural microbiome – the bacterial community primarily living inside the guts – of the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans.