Monthly Archives: May 2011


  PRESS RELEASE N° 20831 May 2011 IARC CLASSIFIES RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS ASPOSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS  Lyon, France, May 31, 2011 The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone… Read more »


Origins of XMRV deciphered, undermining claims for a role in human disease

                         National Cancer Institute (NCI)           For Immediate Release                                                   Contact: Tuesday, May 31, 2011                                                      NCI Office of Media Relations                                                                                            (301) 496-6641                                                                                   Origins of XMRV deciphered, undermining claims for a role in human disease Delineation of the origin of the retrovirus known as XMRV from the genomes of laboratory mice indicates that the virus… Read more »


Veterinary journals publish new research in National Vaccination Month

May 2011 is National Vaccination Month and to further establish BioMed Central as a leading veterinary science publisher, several journals in our portfolio of veterinary journals have recently published important research on vaccination. BioMed Central’s number of veterinary journals has been rapidly growing, with the existing BMC Veterinary Research and Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica joined by… Read more »


Political push for green energy

Today sees the announcement of a UK pledge to cut carbon emissions to 50% of 1990 levels by 2025. Prime Minister, David Cameron, over-ruled the economic concerns of the treasury in support of a deal to establish the Coalition government as the furthest-reaching in policy against climate change. The impact of this pledge now relies… Read more »


Battle of the sex chromosomes

It’s something of a platitude that men and women want different things, but it seems that just such a battle is fought out on the sex chromosomes. Genes that are mainly expressed in only one of the sexes – for example, those that have important roles in the ovary or testis – are distributed unequally:… Read more »


A new Flavour of journal is cooking up a storm

Enter Flavour’s exclusive competition for your chance to win a free copy of Peter Barham’s Science of Cooking The recent explosion of Molecular Gastronomy has brought the worlds of the laboratory and the kitchen closer together with science playing an increasingly pivotal role in food and cooking. BioMed Central’s new journal, Flavour, will allow all… Read more »