Monthly Archives: September 2012

How to Create a Healthy Equine Athlete

As powerful as a horse may be, it is interesting to note that we still have not cracked the potential of the equine athlete in any of its sporting disciplines.  Similar to human athletes, horses are also affected by the pressures of a sporting event.  In a review published today in BMC Veterinary Research, Dr… Read more »


A semicentenary of Silent Spring

BMC Ecology celebrates 50 years since the publication of Rachel Carson’s influential environmental book, Silent Spring, with a guest Editorial from Emeritus Professor of Ecology at Cornell University, David Pimentel. Here, he offers a personal reflection on the impact the book made at the time it was first published, when he was still a graduate… Read more »


Harnessing Equine Papers for BMC Veterinary Research

One month before the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games, BMC Veterinary Research arrived in the city of Liverpool to attend an educational event hosted by the International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP) at Aintree Racecourse on the 16th and 17th June. ICEEP’s “Winning Ways” equine science conference was hosted by the University of… Read more »


Electronic revolution in zoological taxonomy

BioMed Central first approached the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), the body providing the rules by which animal species are named, in September 2005. We wanted to ensure that our journals best served the needs of the taxonomy and biodiversity research communities and ensure that we complied with the rules of the International Code… Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: August 2012

Posted on behalf of Tim Sands There’s something of a baby theme running though several of the highlights from the BMC series this month. Elsewhere, potted plants gain some extra life, a new online collaborative platform for systems biologists and a couple of papers are on the scent of the genomics of smell.   Pediatrics:… Read more »