Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why studying sleep won’t make you drift off


Sleep research has expanded dramatically in the past two decades and has grown into a truly multidisciplinary endeavor. In this blog, Dr Clete Kushida, Editor-in-Chief of Sleep Science and Practice discusses the changes in the field, and the opportunities that exist today.

Health Medicine

Improving global health clinical trials – where to begin?

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In the UK, the top three priorities in research methodologies for clinical trials have been identified as boosting recruitment, retention of participants and choosing outcomes to collect. But are these priorities the same in the rest of the world? In an effort to explore this, research published today in Trials surveyed researchers who have experience in trials in low to middle income countries. Here the authors tell us more.

Medical Evidence Medicine

Science without borders – funding the world’s best cancer research

World Cancer Day

February 4th is World Cancer Day, a global event that aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year through education, calls for action, and raising awareness. In this guest blog, Matt Lam from Worldwide Cancer Research shares how the charity is using collaboration to fund global research and the importance of publishing this research in open access journals like BMC Cancer, BMC Medicine and Molecular Cancer.

Medicine Open Access