Highlights of the BMC Series – December 2022
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by Anastasia Widyadari
3d ago
Does the discovery of a neoplasm in a Triassic amphibian complement our knowledge about the origin of cancer? Is there a link between creativity and scientific misconduct? What is the relationship between the aging gut and immune dysregulation? What are the barriers to cervical cancer screening in low-to-medium low income countries? Does documenting patient HPV vaccine refusal improve healthcare provider fidelity ..read more
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The evolutionary arms race: mass drug use and malaria parasites
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by Sophie Moss
3d ago
The World Malaria Report, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2022, reported that malaria still causes over 600,000 deaths every year. The parasite responsible for most of these deaths is Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria can be effectively treated with antimalarial drugs. However, the Plasmodium parasite is in a constant evolutionary arms race with antimalarial drugs, and rates of antimalarial resistance are on the increase. This makes eliminating malaria extremely challenging and is an alarming prospect for the future of malaria control ..read more
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Extended-personal realities? The first pilot study of the EXPERIENCE project has begun with the goal to enhance diagnosis of mental health disorders via virtual reality
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by Sara Sutori
6d ago
In a blog about enhancing the diagnosis of mental health disorders, Research Assistant Sara Sutori discusses EXPERIENCE, a study of a VR environment designed for the assessment of depressive symptoms, registered at the ISRCTN registry ..read more
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Striking the right balance: the role of hydrogen in a net zero economy
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by Jake Whitehead & Peter Newman
1w ago
For over half a century hydrogen has been championed as a clean-burning gas that could power our world, yet to date the so-called hydrogen economy has failed to materialize. With increasing attention on the critical need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the global economy, hydrogen has experienced a new wave of enthusiasm over the past five years. While there has been much hype and promise of the various applications in which hydrogen could theoretically play a role, unfortunately there has been a lack of focus, and investment in those applications where hydrogen has a critic ..read more
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Deforestation could mean less bats and more viruses
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by Karina Mondragon-Shem
1w ago
Bats have important roles in the ecosystems they inhabit. Sometimes, they also carry viruses. One study in the Atlantic Forest suggests anthropogenic land changes reduce bat diversity and lead to an increase of those carrying zoonotic pathogens ..read more
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BMC Ecology and Evolution Image Competition 2023
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by Jenny Harman
2w ago
We are pleased to announce the launch of our third BMC Ecology and Evolution image competition! Submit your images and the stories behind them for a chance to highlight your research, win prizes, and have your photography featured in the journal ..read more
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All jumbled up – Bugbitten themed anagrams
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by Srimathy Sriskantharajah
2w ago
Dear Readers, Welcome to BugBitten in 2023. We thought we would start the year with a parasitologically-themed anagram puzzle. All words were used in one of our blogs of 2022. Enjoy with your end-of-the-week cup of coffee/ tea or other beverage of choice ..read more
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Too fast to catch?: a perspective on the state of transposable elements in research
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by Sophie Nicod
2w ago
We would like to attract your attention to our new BMC Genomics collection, titled "Transposable elements". More information can be found in this blog post written by Guest Editor Gökhan Karakülah and his PhD student Doğa Eskier who discuss the importance of transposable elements (TEs) and shine a spotlight on our current and growing knowledge of TEs ..read more
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Call for Papers! Introducing BMC Palliative Care’s New Collection: Spirituality in Palliative Care
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by Chiara Cilibrasi
2w ago
BMC Palliative Care is calling for submissions to our Collection on spiritual support in life threatening illnesses and end of life care. More information has been provided in the Editorial written by the Guest Editors Dr Michael Connolly (University College Dublin, Ireland) and Dr Barry Quinn (Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom ..read more
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Impact of a remote lifestyle coaching program on the length of hospital stay and complications in patients undergoing knee and hip arthroplasty surgery
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by Dr Rebecca Barker
3w ago
In a blog about the optimization of patients for surgery, Dr Rebecca Barker discusses SAPIEN, a study of a remote lifestyle coaching program for patients undergoing knee and hip arthroplasty surgery, registered at the ISRCTN registry ..read more
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