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2014-09-03 12:25:43

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A global campaign by scientists, librarians, research funders and universities to increase open access (OA) to scientific research has created a fast growing revenue stream for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal publishers -- this according to Open Access Journal Publishing 2014-2017, the most recent report from media and publishing intelligence firm Simba Information. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140801/132631...

2014-07-10 23:10:54

Tampa Bay Research Institute (TBRI), a well-respected private, non-profit biomedical research institute, announced today that its most recent findings describing how the pine cone extract affects the immune system have been published in the journal, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Tampa Bay Research Institute (TBRI), a well-respected private, non-profit biomedical research institute, announced today that TBRI's most recent findings describing how the...

2014-05-20 23:08:47

An innovative open access online library of research articles has announced that it now plays host to over 3.4 million free articles, and adding new articles each day as they are released (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 An innovative open access online library of research articles has announced that it now links to over 3.4 million free articles. JournalClick was able to reach the milestone just a month after its launch thanks to a proprietary intelligence system which actively seeks out new...

2013-04-25 15:43:53

Microbubbles decrease the time and acoustic power of ultrasound required to heat and destroy an embedded target, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. If these results can be replicated in the clinic, microbubbles could improve the efficiency of high intensity ultrasound treatment of solid tumors. High intensity ultrasound is already used to treat solid tumors. Ultrasound can be focused through soft tissue and, because it does not require...

Healthier Babies From Better Looking Birds
2013-03-25 08:27:02

BioMed Central A female great tits' (Parus major) appearance is shown to signal healthy attributes in offspring in a paper in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology. The black stripe across her breast and white patches on her cheeks correlate to a chick's weight at two weeks and immune strength respectively — though the former seems to signal a genetic benefit and the latter can affect an 'adopted' chick's health, suggesting nurture is involved. Taking two...

2013-03-14 14:34:29

Results from the Fluid Expansion as Supportive Therapy (FEAST) trial in East Africa show that children who are given fluid to treat shock have an increased risk of death due to cardiovascular collapse at 48 hours. These findings in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine challenge the generally held idea that early and rapid reversal of shock by fluid resuscitation translates into longer-term survival benefits. The FEAST trial was conducted in six African hospitals across Kenya,...

2013-02-27 11:09:07

The powerful venom of the saw-scaled viper Echis carinatus contains both anticoagulants and coagulants finds a study published in the launch edition of BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (JVATiTD). These may be a source of potent drugs to treat human disease. The saw-scaled viper family Echis, responsible for most snake attacks on humans, are recognizable by the 'sizzling' noise they make, produced by rubbing together...

2013-02-27 11:04:27

People with HIV are less able to recognize facial emotion than non-infected people finds a study published in the launch edition of BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Psychology. Reduction in their ability to recognize fear in others is linked to a similar loss in immediate recall, while those with a lower general neurocognitive performance also had a reduced ability to recognize happiness. The mechanism behind recognition of facial emotion is complex, involving many different areas...

2013-01-23 10:20:01

The metabolic process which fuels the growth of many cancers has its origins in normal brain growth finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Cancer & Metabolism. Using knock-out mice the study shows that interfering with Hexokinase-2 (Hk2), an enzyme integral to glucose metabolism, reduces the aggressiveness of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children, and allows long term survival of mice. Most cells only convert glucose to lactate...

2013-01-22 13:41:14

Two aspects of perfectionism are involved in body dissatisfaction and the development of eating disorders, according to a study of over a thousand women published this week in BioMed Central's open access journal, Journal of Eating Disorders. Adaptive perfectionism is high standards driving a person towards achieving a goal body image, and maladaptive perfectionism is concerned with mistakes and other people's opinions. The finding indicates that both are involved in heightened concerns...


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2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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