Monthly Archives: September 2012

BMC Medicine launches a new article collection on Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine is gaining prominence in many areas of clinical research. In particular, recent advances in whole genome sequencing have led to the characterization of genes conferring disease risk or likelihood of response to treatment, allowing the development of individualized risk assessment and therapy. In light of the progress in patient-tailored medicine across many therapeutic… Read more »


Can genes explain the link between obesity and progression of prostate cancer?

Obesity is becoming a common issue in most industrialized nations, with the prevalence in the United States, for instance, reaching over a third of the population, while deaths linked to obesity in the UK have risen dramatically, highlighting the important relationship between obesity and health. Diseases associated with obesity represent a significant medical and financial… Read more »


World Alzheimer's Day and Month

Dementia is a huge global health challenge. If dementia was a country it would be the 18th largest in terms of gross domestic product, listed between Turkey and Indonesia. 21st September marks World Alzheimer’s Day, and also celebrates the conclusion of the first World Alzheimer’s Month (WAM). “Dementia: Living together” is the theme of this… Read more »


Call for papers: Genome Medicine announces a series on proteomic applications in medicine.

The application of proteomic technologies to clinical specimens has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many diseases. From biomarker discovery and validation to personalized therapies, proteomic techniques allow a greater understanding of the dynamic processes involved in disease, increasing the power of prediction, diagnosis and prognosis. The editors of Genome Medicine are now accepting… Read more »


World Sepsis Day

The number of people affected by sepsis is staggering. The Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA) estimates that somewhere between 33% to 50% of all septic patients die because of the disease and that it will claim the lives of more than 6 million young children per year. Indeed, the GSA explains that sepsis kills more people… Read more »


Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair launches a Cardiovascular Diseases thematic series

Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair has published its first articles in its Cardiovascular Diseases thematic series; a collection of both research and review papers relating to all aspects of cardiac fibroproliferative disorders. In the series Editorial, Ian M.C. Dixon, Cardiovascular Section Editor for the journal and Editor of the thematic series, describes how the new series… Read more »

Biology Medicine

'Cognitive enhancers for ageing and Alzheimer's disease' – special series call for submissions

Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy is now accepting research submissions for a special series on cognitive enhancers for ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. Submit your manuscript to this series and receive a 50% article processing charge discount – simply quote ‘alzrtcog50’ at submission. Cognitive aging affects all of us. In the past few decades, there have been… Read more »