Monthly Archives: April 2010

Fun at FASEB

This week BioMed Central exhibited at the Experimental Biology meeting in Anaheim, USA where 10,000 delegates descended upon the Convention Centre which was conveniently located next door to Disneyland. This meeting provided the ideal opportunity to celebrate the relaunch of our new improved BMC Biology incorporating Journal of Biology. To mark the occasion, the journal’s… Read more »


Evolution and cancer: a mathematical biology approach

 “Cancer is, in some sense, a condensed-time laboratory of evolution” says Marek Kimmel, in an Editorial to introduce a new thematic series published in Biology Direct. The series brings together cancer researchers and mathematicians to provide insight into the various ways that evolutionary mechanisms relate to cancer, and how these mechanisms can be modeled mathematically…. Read more »


BioMed Central prize winners announced for BSP 2010

Congratulations to those who left The British Society for Parasitology Spring Meeting 2010 with a £150 prize, awarded by BioMed Central on behalf of Parasites & Vectors and Malaria Journal, for exceptional presentations. The meeting brought together parasitologists from the UK and overseas, with over one hundred oral and poster presentations entered for the Student… Read more »


Institute of Human Virology holds 12th Annual meeting in Italy

The Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore, Maryland will hold its 12th Annual International Meeting Oct 4-8th, 2010, in Tropea, Calabria, Italy.  A meeting poster is shown below, and interested colleagues should consult the following website to view the program and registration information.  


A series of review articles on HIV and macrophages

This month Retrovirology has published a series of reviews on HIV and macrophages.  This is an important topic that is comprehensively covered by these 8 papers.  Below is a listing of the 7 review articles and 1 summarizing commentary.  These articles have been catalyzed by the efforts of Monsef Benkirane who is the Retrovirology editor… Read more »


Zebra finch thematic series takes off

The zebra finch joins the chicken today as the second bird species to have its genome fully sequenced. The abilities of this bird to learn songs makes the zebra finch an attractive species to study the neurobiology and evolution of learned behavior. Songbird studies will also shed light on cognitive processes involved in vocal communication… Read more »