Monthly Archives: March 2016
Every year on 24th March, World TB Day aims to raise awareness about the disease, and this year focuses on ending TB through collaborative efforts. In recognition of this, we launched a new article collection, guest edited by leading TB researchers from UCL and LSHTM, which highlights some of the latest findings and debates in TB research.
John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American bestselling writer and attorney, best known for his popular legal thrillers, many of which (A Time to Kill, The Firm and The Pelican Brief), have been adapted into blockbuster films. His latest book, The Tumor: A Non-Legal Thriller is based on new medical technology known as focused ultrasound. The book is for free via Kindle on Amazon.com or in PDF, EPub or Mobi format via the Focused Ultrasound Foundation web site.
March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month, a neurological movement disorder that causes unintentional shaking movements of the hands and head. In this guest blog Ariel Levy and Robert Chen, editorial board member for Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders, explain more about the disease.8
In support of Brain Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around the world (learn more here). When it comes to moving a robot arm with your thoughts, sometimes it is better not to have complete control of your actions. Jennifer Collinger explains why this is, following the publication of her research in Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.
Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to be a global movement, promoting the importance of food hydration and nutrition all over the world. In order to mark the occasion, the ISRCTN registry along with Nutrition Journal and International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity is taking the opportunity to explore some of the research being done in this area.1
Today is World Kidney Day, a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of healthy kidneys. To support this year’s theme – kidney disease and children – Nyomi discusses the importance of early detection and highlights some recent research BioMed Central has published in this field.1