Monthly Archives: July 2013

A multidisciplinary approach to clinical oncology

BMC Cancer

BMC Cancer unveils new plans to expand the scope of its Clinical Oncology section with the appointment of a new Section Editor and sub-section, as “Surgical oncology and imaging” joins forces with “Chemotherapy and radiation” As Stephen Povoski and Nathan Hall discuss in their recent Editorial to mark the reworked scope of its Clinical oncology… Read more »


Global progress towards reducing maternal mortality


Approximately 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day, with 99% of these deaths occurring in developing countries. Reducing global maternal mortality by three quarters between 1990 and 2015 is the first target of Goal 5  of the eight Millenium Development Goals adopted by the international community in 2000 –… Read more »


When do we have enough evidence for animal studies?

  BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine outlines changes to its guidelines for authors to help clarify when the journal will and will not consider studies involving the experimental testing of traditional treatments in animal models. What represents sufficient justification to conduct a scientific study? It’s an interesting question, and one that needs to be considered… Read more »


IUPS 2013 signals its arrival

The International Congress of Physiological Sciences only arrives every 4 years so BMC Physiology leapt at the chance to attend. The conference, running from the 21st-26th July in Birmingham, UK, showcases the best of today’s physiological research. In addition a series of public events means non-researchers can also learn more about this exciting field. If… Read more »


One World, One Standard of Emergency Medicine

Last December, BMC Emergency Medicine published a supplement containing abstracts from the 2012 Emergency Medicine Annual Congress  which was held in Beijing in November. With the theme of ‘One World, One Standard of Emergency Medicine’, the congress was hosted by the Chinese Emergency Physician Association and aimed to bring together Emergency Medicine physicians from a… Read more »


Highlights of the BMC-series: June 2013


Diet and depression • The epidemiology of retraction • Use it or lose it • Japanese black bears • Fantastic history of the fox • There’s something in the water • Midgut microbes & moonmilk • A checklist for effective pilot trials  Psychiatry: Diet and depression Recent evidence suggests that there may be a possible link… Read more »

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