Retrovirology editors Ben Berkhout and Kuan-Teh Jeang spoke at the International Conference on Fundamental and Translational Research on HIV/AIDS: Global Perspectives held October 5-8, 2008 in Mumbai. India. Shown in the picture below are Berkhout and Jeang with an Indian friend in full local costume.
Burnet Institute HIV researcher wins Young Tall Poppy Science Award
Associate Professor Paul Gorry, Laboratory Head and Principal Fellow of the Centre for Virology at the Burnet Institute, is a winner in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards VIC 2008. The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise the achievements of 10 outstanding young Victorian researchers in the sciences including physical, biomedical, applied sciences, engineering and technology. Paul received the award for his internationally-recognised work in the field of HIV research focussing especially on how HIV infects cells of the brain and causes dementia and other neurological problems in patients with AIDS. Director and CEO of the Burnet Institute, Professor Brendan Crabb said,“ I am delighted that Paul’s commitment to research of …
It is with great sadness that I received news this morning of the passing yesterday of our dear colleague and friend Ralph Grassmann. Ralph has been a valued member of our Retrovirology editorial board, and we plan to remember more about Ralph in Retrovirology in the coming days. A short piece about Ralph and his research interests can be read at the following link: http://htlv-tax.com/biosketchTax_webpage07RG.doc We will miss Ralph for his science and his friendship! Please see a picture of Ralph taken in 2004 below.
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This past Tuesday, ISI Thomson released the official 2007 Impact factor (IF) numbers for over 6,000 journals. Retrovirology’s 2007 IF number is 4.04. Out of 6,000 journals in the ISI data base, this places Retrovirology at number 555. However, a better comparison would be to rank Retrovirology with virology journals that primarily publish basic virus research articles. If such a comparison is made, then Retrovirology would rank right below Journal of Virology and above many other excellent and …
One trend that is relevant to online scientific publishing is the relative robustness of the general readership for printed newspapers. While I am not aware of any data surveying the preference of scientists for online journal articles versus their printed counterparts, the prevalence of readership for printed newspapers is a tightly monitored metrics. Today’s Wall Street Journal (WSJ) continues yet another article describing the steady and seemingly inexorable erosion in print readership. Thus the WSJ stated that “average weekday circulation at 534 daily newspapers fell 3.6% for the six months ended March 31, compared with the year-earlier period.” Some notable declines included the New York Times (-3.85%), …
Top 10 most accessed articles during March 2008
Turning up the volume on mutational pressure: is more of a good thing always better? (a case study of HIV-1 Vif and APOBEC3)
Satish K Pillai, Joseph K Wong, Jason D Barbour
Retrovirology2008, 5:26 ( 13 March 2008 )
[Abstract][Provisional PDF][PubMed][Related articles][1 comment]
Exceptional molecular and coreceptor-requirement properties of molecular clones isolated from an Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type-1 subtype-C infection
Prasanta K Dash, Nagadenahalli B Siddappa, Asokan …
Have you ever wondered how the Public Relations team at BioMed Central publicizes the best and most newsworthy research?
On the right occasions, the BMC team will work to promote a newsworthy research article published in Retrovirology to a general audience via the media. An example of a Retrovirology article that was promoted is Paul Laybourn’s recent paper on ‘Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Protein Tax Reduces Histone Levels’. For an article to be considered ‘newsworthy’, the research must be pioneering, interesting/quirky and scientifically sound.
The actual logistics is that the PR team and a freelance science writer screen all research articles to be published and select manuscripts that are potentially newsworthy. These suggestions are compiled into a shortlist and pitched …
Below is the listing of the top 10 most highly read papers published in Retrovirology. The access statistics represent direct downloads from the Retrovirology website during the 29 days in February. The numbers do not account for additional downloads that may come directly from PubMed.
Akt inhibitors as an HIV-1 infected macrophage-specific anti-viral therapy
Pauline Chugh, Birgit Bradel-Tretheway, Carlos M.R. Monteiro-Filho, Vicente Planelles, Sanjay B Maggirwar, Stephen Dewhurst, Baek Kim
Retrovirology2008, 5:11 ( 31 January 2008 )
[Abstract][Provisional PDF][PubMed][Related articles]
The following book volume has been published in January 2008; an accompanying book volume (volume 55 on basic HIV mechanisms) was released in October 2007.
HIV I: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis: Clinical Applications, Volume 56, Second Edition (Advances in Pharmacology) (Advances in Pharmacology) (Hardcover)
by Kuan-Teh Jeang (Editor) containing the following 17 chapters (each of the chapters has been listed in PubMed with the indicated identification number)
1: Angeletti PC, Zhang L, Wood C.
The viral etiology of AIDS-associated malignancies.
Adv Pharmacol. 2008;56:509-57. PMID: 18086422
2: Ahmad N.
Editorial published in Medecine-Sciences in French
Le virus du Sida au milieu du gué vingt-cinq ans après
AIDS virus in the middle of the ford twenty five years late
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> Au XXe siècle, la virologie s’est progressivement
imposée comme un moyen unique pour comprendre l’immense complexité et la fragilité du vivant. À ce titre, la Rétrovirologie a été très féconde, commençant dès 1906 avec …