Monthly Archives: June 2021

Highlights of the BMC Series – May 2021

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De novo genome assembly and analysis unveil biosynthetic and metabolic potentials of Pseudomonas fragi A13BB; – Did imports of sweetened beverages to Pacific Island countries increase between 2000 and 2015?; – A qualitative study of experiences of NHS mental healthcare workers during the Covid-19 pandemic; – Cultures and cures: neurodiversity and brain organoids; – The effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on women with gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Biology Health Medical Evidence Medicine Open Access

Accomplishing career transitions in STEM with the help of scientific societies


Greater inclusion of individuals from underrepresented demographics in STEM fields has long been a goal for many disciplines. As the culture of STEM evolves towards greater inclusivity, providing equitable access to talented individuals of all backgrounds has become a key priority. Diversity not only in academic expertise but in demographics is increasingly recognized as a… Read more »

Open Access Publishing

Predicting Kidney Failure


Recently published in BMC Nephrology, an article by Ali et al. looks at using the Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) across different etiologies of kidney disease and using it in clinical practice. The clinical utility of the kidney failure risk equation is something of interest for planning in advanced chronic kidney disease. In our next BMC Nephrology blog, Blog Editor Dr. Daphne Knicely will discuss how best to apply this equation in your clinical practice.


E-cigarettes and smoking among teenagers


A study published today in BMC Public Health demonstrates a potentially harmful relationship between adolescents using e-cigarettes who then go on to smoke tobacco cigarettes. This behavior may undermine hard-won progress in tobacco control that have been largely delivered through preventing smoking initiation in youth. Author of the study, Jean Long, talks more about the research in this blog.