Monthly Archives: March 2013

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation launches

There is an ancient link between sports and medicine. Galen, the Greek physician, wrote extensively on improving health through aerobic fitness and muscle tone, and the first Olympic athletes were trained by ancient Greek physicians largely using principles still applied today. The connection between athletics and medicine appears natural. Renaissance physicians developed a more complex… Read more »


Designing better web experiences for bioinformatics

The latest issue of BMC Bioinformatics includes the first ‘how to’ guide for applying User-Centred Design (UCD) to websites for bioinformatics. In this guest post, written by User Experience (UX) professionals at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) UK, we find out how UCD could positively impact scientific discovery in the life sciences. Bioinformatics services can… Read more »


BMC Women's Health celebrates Women's Day!

BMC Women’s Health is proud to participate in today’s celebration of International Women’s Day. Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and draw attention to the challenges that women many still face in contemporary society. We are privileged to publish and communicate high quality research regarding the physical, mental, and… Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: February 2013

Getting positive about negatives • Nematode model of early exposure to genotoxicants • Possible non-genetic factors in polydactyly • A birthday gift for Charles Darwin • Resistance without the antibiotics • The splice is right for Apolipoprotein B • Pop science influences public debate   Psychology: Getting positive about negatives The BMC-series launched its newest… Read more »

Biology Medicine

Acupuncture awareness week

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine supports the publication of  high-quality research into acupuncture. Last week was Acupuncture Awareness Week, an initiative supported by the British Acupuncture Council which aimed to better inform the public about this complementary therapy. Acupuncture is an ancient system of treatment, and is one of the most widely accepted forms of… Read more »


Bionanotechnology in BMC Biochemistry

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… Read more »