BioMed Central’s international conference, Parasite to Prevention, was run during Open Access Week 2010 in connection with our OA journal, Malaria Journal. The Edinburgh conference brought together leading malaria researchers and industry representatives to review important recent findings in parasite and vector biology, disease pathophysiology and immunology, disease treatment, prevention and control. With thanks to… Read more »
The Signal Transduction Society (STS) held their 14th annual meeting in Wiemar, Germany, last week. A major highlight was the award of the STS medal to Professor Anthony James Pawson, for his outstanding contributions to the field of signal transduction research. Whilst remaining at the forefront of cell and molecular biological research, Tony is an… Read more »
Structural biologist Gregory Petsko has contributed a thought-provoking and entertaining monthly column to the scientific journal Genome Biology every month since its launch in 2000. To mark the 10th anniversary of Genome Biology this eBook brings together 10 years of Petsko’s columns. “An addictive series of science OP-ED commentaries using current issues to illuminate issues important… Read more »
Cerebrospinal Fluid Research launched in December 2004 and since the launch has been publishing articles covering all aspects of cerebrospinal fluid and choroid plexus in health and disease in the widest sense. The journal’s scope will now be expanded to cover all brain barriers and will be relaunched in 2011 with a new title, Fluids… Read more »
Michael Lairmore, an Assoc. Editor of Retrovirology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine. This is one of the highest recognitions accorded to a US biomedical researcher. Our congratulations to Michael for a well-deserved honor.
A recent special section of Science is devoted to the discussion of alternative energy and its technical and economic challenges (content requires subscription or payment). Robert Service  reports how investment in ‘cellulosic’ biofuel production in the US, in face of global recession, is dependent upon out-competing current maize ethanol production. A 10% ethanol requirement… Read more »