Monthly Archives: April 2012

Neglected tropical diseases: incorporating nutrition into control programs

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of poverty-associated chronic infectious diseases, which are endemic in poor and rural populations in the developing countries of Africa, America and Asia. NTDs affect over 1.4 billion people worldwide and cause severe morbidity and mortality; their impact in sub-Saharan Africa is comparable to malaria or tuberculosis. The diseases,… Read more »

Developing World

BioMed Central attends the AACR Annual Meeting

Between the 31st March and the 4th April 2012, BioMed Central attended the Annual Meeting  of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR),the oldest and largest cancer research organization in the world, in Chicago, Illinois.  The theme of this year’s meeting was “Accelerating Science: Concept to Clinic” and more than 16,000 attendees were treated to… Read more »


An open access platform for Transplantation Research

Transplantation Research, a new open access journal, has today published its first articles with BioMed Central. The journal’s scope can be reflected in these articles, which aims to publish broadly across transplantation science, with content directed towards both basic scientists and clinicians in this field. For example, Yamaoka et al. investigate a novel approach for… Read more »


Major trends in mobility technology

A new thematic series ‘Major trends in mobility technology’ was recently published in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.  Guest edited by Brian Caulfield and Silvestro Micera, this series aims to review mobility technology research in Europe. Research leaders from the USA and members of the World Technology Evaluation Corporation visited top research institutions within Europe… Read more »


Revealing the role of ApoE alleles in epilepsy and risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, affecting 50 million people worldwide, and is characterized by the tendency to have recurrent unprovoked seizures due to abnormal neuronal activity in the brain. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, yet interestingly, it is also associated with the precocious development of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)-type neuropathological changes, such as the… Read more »


March highlights of Genome Medicine: epigenetics, classifying cancers, next-generation sequencing and more

The March issue of Genome Medicine  has a range of exciting articles across our broad scope. Research from Andrew Teschendorff and colleagues demonstrates that epigenetic variation in normal cells collected before the onset of disease is predictive of future cervical cancer risk. Their findings could provide the basis for an innovative clinical test that can… Read more »


i-FAB 2012 Congress – off to a running start

Journal of Foot and Ankle Research has published the meeting abstracts from the 3rd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community (i-FAB2012). The i-FAB 2012 Congress is being held over the next few days (11th – 13th  April 2012) at the University of Sydney, Australia.  The congress, and its abstracts, brings together speakers… Read more »


New insights in emergency medicine

Emergency medicine represents an umbrella group of disciplines that aims to diagnose and treat acute and life-threatening conditions as well as ensuring that long term outcomes are not adversely affected. Advances in this important field were highlighted recently at the International symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM), which was attended by BMC Medicine…. Read more »