Monthly Archives: November 2007

Antiviral Applications of RNA Interference

  RESEARCH CONFERENCES ESF-EMBO Symposium Antiviral Applications of RNA Interference Hotel Eden Roc, Sant Feliu de Guixols (Costa Brava)  Spain 5-10 April 2008 With support from RNA interference (RNAi) is a promising new technology, which allows specific inhibition of gene expression. The conference will bring together leading biochemists, molecular biologists, virologists and clinical physicians… Read more »


Mark Wainberg: Taking Aim on AIDS

McGill Reporter  ENTRE NOUS with Mark Wainberg, Director, McGill AIDS Centre Taking aim on AIDS ‘I think governments, no matter what their political stripe, should be guided by science to set policy,’ says Mark Wainberg, Director of the McGill AIDS Centre. By Neale McDevitt Fresh off the red-eye from L.A. where he was visiting his… Read more »


Biology Direct launches new Discovery Notes section

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new Discovery Notes section for Biology Direct, overseen by Section Editor L Aravind, and Editors-in-Chief David J Lipman, Laura Landweber, and Eugene Koonin. Discovery Notes will be brief reports of specific discoveries made by computational analysis of nucleic acid and/or protein sequences, structures or other data,… Read more »


Tenure/tenure-track faculty position in HIV/AIDS research

The Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for a tenure/tenure-track faculty position in HIV/AIDS research, with rank commensurate with qualifications. Applicants with expertise in viral pathogenesis, HIV-related immunology, and AIDS-related malignancies are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have demonstrated research productivity and will be expected to… Read more »


Journal of Biology publishes minireview on landscape genetics in the ocean, highlighting a study of porpoise populations published in BMC Biology

Journal of Biology, the premier biology journal published by BioMed Central, has published the first minireview covering an article from the BMC series of journals.   In the review, entitled Landscape genetics goes to sea, Michael Hanson and Jakob Hemmer-Hansen discuss the constraints placed on the gene flow of marine populations by environmental and geographical… Read more »


Drosophilid genome studies published

Today sees the announcement in Nature by the Drosophila 12 Genomes Consortium of a further 10 drosophilid genome sequences, which were the talk of the 48th Annual Drosophila Research Conference earlier this year. BioMed Central’s journals are publishing seven open access companion papers analyzing these genome sequences. The papers in Genome Biology, BMC Genomics, BMC… Read more »


Circulation of print newspapers and PetroChina — what do they tell us about Open Access publishing?

The November 6th Wall Street Journal (WSJ) contained two seemingly unrelated articles that caught my eyes.  First, there was a piece by Sarah Ellison that “circulation at the nation’s biggest newspapers slid again in the latest six-month period by an average of 2.6%…”.   Ellison pointed to data from the Audit Bureau of Ciriculations that average… Read more »

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