November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, raising awareness of one of the most lethal forms of cancer. In this blog, Alan Lefor, Section editor for BMC Cancer, shares some of the recent developments and emerging research areas in the fight against pancreatic cancer, including his own research modeling tumor growth.
Monthly Archives: November 2018
Research recently published in BMC Medical Education found that pharmacy students can improve access to quality medicines information by editing Wikipedia pages. Here, Prof. Tina Brock and Prof. Dorie Apollonio describe the research performed by themselves and their colleagues and its potential dual benefits for students and society.
Worldwide, cancer rates are rising in both men and women, but compared to women, men are more likely to develop cancer and sadly to die from the disease. One in five men will be diagnosed with some form of the disease, compared with one is six women. But what could be the reasons behind this? Dr Úna Mc Menamin, Editorial Board Member of BMC Cancer, investigates.1
Effect of pulsed transcranial ultrasound stimulation at different number of tone-burst on cortico-muscular coupling • Procedural pain in children: a qualitative study of caregiver experiences and information needs • The BMC Series’ newest journal for the physical sciences, Mechanical Engineering, is now open to submissions • A highly parallel strategy for storage of digital information in living cells • AIChE Annual Meeting 2018: An interview with the chair of BMC Chemical Engineering on the importance of publishing, and benefits of open access • Investigating the growing trend of non-drinking among young people; analysis of repeated cross-sectional surveys in England 2005–2015 • Access to palliative care for homeless people: complex lives, complex care.
Research on outcomes of out-of-hospital breech birth is scarce. A new study in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth evaluates the outcomes of singleton term breech and cephalic births in a home or birth center setting. In this blog post, the authors discuss the study, the background to their involvement, and the implications of vaginal breech birth as a viable birth option.
In the Late Permian to Middle Jurassic period, a group of predatory ray-finned fishes known as †Saurichthyiformes swam the oceans. †Saurichthyiformes have been previously thought to be a distant evolutionary relative of modern day sturgeons and paddlefishes. New research published in BMC Evolutionary Biology studies the internal cranial anatomy of the Early Triassic fish †Saurichthys, leading to findings that cast doubt over the historically favored phylogenetic position of †Saurichthyiforms.