Effect of hypnosis on prostate cancer patients • Patients’ beliefs about osteoarthritis • Association between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome • Two new BMC engineering journals • Early morning smoking and asthma risk • Risk factors for MRSA bacteremia prediction • Possible link between autism and blind cavefish
Monthly Archives: July 2018
The field of palaeoproteomics holds great potential for archaeologists and evolutionary biologists. In a paper recently published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, Frido Welker of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig investigated the efficacy of error-tolerant searches for palaeoproteomic studies, highlighting some potential problems and solutions for studying whole proteomes from ancient hominin species.
Adaptive radiation is the evolutionary process whereby a single ancestor can rapidly diverge into a wide variety of species according to different environmental conditions. It is a poorly understood process due to a lack of information on the critical early stage of divergence. Here, Darko Cotoras describes research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology performed by himself and colleagues that provides a missing link in the process of adaptive radiation.