Monthly Archives: January 2014

‘Non-coding RNA’ thematic series – call for submissions

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  Epigenetics & Chromatin is inviting submissions for a thematic series on non-coding RNA, edited by Frank Grosveld (Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands) and Steven Henikoff (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA). This article collection focuses on understanding the mechanisms of non-coding RNA, describing insights into the biogenesis and activity of non-coding RNAs, their interaction… Read more »


Genetics meets epigenetics in rare disorders

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Written by Dr Maria Berdasco Menendez, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), Spain Deregulation of epigenetic profiles has been described in several human pathologies, including complex diseases (such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases), metabolic pathologies (type 2 diabetes and obesity) and imprinting disorders. Deleterious epigenetic profiles could be a consequence of mutations in the “writers”… Read more »


Antimicrobials: the problem of resistance and exploring potential solutions


With the lack of effective antibiotics rapidly becoming a global issue, research into sourcing potential new antimicrobials from plants is important. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials  has launched an article collection on antimicrobials from plants, highlighting research investigating different plants which have been found to have antimicrobial properties. The Aquilaria crassna plant,  commonly called… Read more »


Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki is now open for submissions!


Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki (Impact Factor 0.62) is a peer-reviewed, open access, international journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into the major fields of biology. The journal has transferred to publishing with BioMed Central after being self published since 2004, and is now accepting submissions via the new website. All back content can be… Read more »


Ready yourself for the RBPome


Genome Biology today publishes the first set of articles in this month's special issue focused on 'the RBPome'. We will continue to publish RBPome articles throughout January, so look out for a heady mix of Research, Method, Software, Review, Research Highlight and Editorial articles. 'The RBPome' is our term for the rather wordy concept of… Read more »


Binded by the light


A major focus of Genome Biology's RBPome issue is the role that RNA-binding proteins play in regulating splicing within the transcriptome. But what are the triggers that cause these proteins to change their binding patterns, and so modify splicing programs? Might environmental cues such as light be responsible? A new article published today in our… Read more »


EMBLEM Meeting at AORTIC, Durban South Africa, 21 Nov 2013

Selected EMBLEM investigators joined more than 1000 scientists from 66 countries (including 32 of the 54 countries in Africa) in Durban, South Africa to participate in the ninth biannual meeting of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) from November 21st to 24th, 2013. Held in the historic Albert Luthuli International Convention… Read more »