Monthly Archives: February 2012

Journal of Physiological Anthropology has transferred to BioMed Central

Journal of Physiological Anthropology, an official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology, today publishes its first articles after transferring to BioMed Central. Edited by Professor Akira Yasukouchi of Kyushu University, Japan, Journal of Physiological Anthropology publishes research on the physiological functions of modern mankind, with an emphasis on the bio-cultural effects on human… Read more »


Experimental Hematology & Oncology is now accepting submissions

Experimental Hematology & Oncology is now accepting submissions. The journal will make a deliberate effort in publishing clinical trials with "negative" results and basic science studies with provocative findings. “Experimental Hematology & Oncology aims to publish original work, hypothesis, commentaries and timely reviews in the field of hematology and oncology”, says co-Editor-in-Chief Delong Liu.  “With… Read more »


International Journal for Equity in Health has published its first supplement

The International Journal for Equity in Health has published its first supplement of selected abstracts from the Sixth International Conference of the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH), which was held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, last year. The theme of the 2011 conference, “Making Policy a Health Equity Building Process”, explored a departure… Read more »


Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine specialists convene in London ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games

BMC Medicine attended the 7th national conference of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in London on the 14th-15th February. This was a meeting that was especially timely given the forthcoming Olympic Games in London this year. The 50 specialists attending included orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, radiologists, and psychologists. Moreover, interest in this area of medicine was such… Read more »


Investigating the repair of dystrophic muscle using transplantation of myogenic stem cells

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy, a neuromuscular condition caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene.  Symptoms of DMD include muscle degeneration, breathing and walking difficulties, and first appear in affected children before the age of 5. The advent of stem cell studies holds much promise for the treatment… Read more »


Alzheimer’s Disease International presents 'three conferences in one'

The longest running international conference on dementia, hosted by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), is taking place on 7 – 10 March in London, UK. ADI is the federation of 76 national Alzheimer associations, raising global awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, exchanging information between the associations and advocating on behalf of people with dementia… Read more »


Systematic Reviews journal launches today

Systematic Reviews, a new journal in the BioMed Central portfolio, launches today. The journal, headed by Editors-in-Chief David Moher, Lesley Stewart and Paul Shekelle, aims to encompass all aspects of the design, conduct and reporting of systematic reviews. As the first open access journal to focus on systematic reviews and associated literature, Systematic Reviews aims… Read more »

Medical Evidence Medicine

Zinc therapy averts pneumonia related childhood death

Zinc deficiency is one of the most prevalent risk factors for nutrient-related diseases, and young children in developing countries are at highest risk of zinc deficiency because of inadequate dietary intake. As zinc is essential to most cells involved in immune function, its deficiency can decrease immunocompetence, and therefore leaves children in particular susceptible to… Read more »

Developing World

Journal of Medical Case Reports publishes its 2000th case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports publishes its 2000th case report today. Since its launch in 2007, the journal has provided a venue for medically important case reports and case series, publishing articles on a range of conditions as diverse as liver toxicity associated with chemotherapy treatment, and acute paranoid psychotic behaviour arising from manganese exposure…. Read more »

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