Monthly Archives: January 2015

Collaboration is the way to success to tackle Alzheimer’s Disease

Young and old hands clasping

The last year has been an exciting one for research into Alzheimer’s disease. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference last year, the commitment of individuals all over the world to find a solution to Alzheimer’s disease was entirely evident, with research being presented that covered genetics, neuroimaging and clinical research. The burden of dementia and… Read more »

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Platelet-derived growth factors influence stem cell proliferation after trauma


A study published today in BMC Medicine reports on thefirst investigation showing that platelet-derived growth factors are associated with fracture repair by recruiting mesenchymal stem cells. In this guest post, co-authors,Peter Giannoudis, Hiang Boon Tan and Elena Jones of the study explain the research. There is increased interest in using stem cells for re-building tissues and organs damaged by trauma or… Read more »


The TRIPOD Statement: enabling the transparent reporting of prediction model studies


The TRIPOD statement co-published in BMC Medicine today, provides authors and editors with a 22-item checklist to ensure all key elements of a multivariable clinical prediction model can be transparently reported. In this guest blog, Gary Collins, co-author of the statement, and part of the TRIPOD steering committee, explains why these guidelines are needed and describes how this can… Read more »

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