Latest BMC journals Stories

2010-05-11 13:00:22

Apoptosis, the natural 'programmed' death of cells, is arrested in the aftermath of strenuous exercise.

2010-05-04 11:35:57

Electronic cigarettes, or 'E-cigarettes', are used mainly to quit smoking, and may be useful for this purpose.

2010-04-20 08:55:42

Eating a diet rich in the phenolic components of virgin olive oil represses several pro-inflammatory genes.

2010-03-30 10:58:35

Acoustic analysis of the 'giggle' sound made by spotted hyenas has revealed that the animals' laughter encodes information about age, dominance and identity.

2010-02-16 08:39:24

How safe is circumcision? A systematic review, published in the open access journal BMC Urology has found that neonatal and infant circumcision by trained staff rarely results in problems.

2010-02-09 08:31:08

People with anxiety and depression are most likely to use a shade of gray to represent their mental state.

2010-02-09 08:28:43

Use of most electronic media is not associated with headaches, at least not in adolescents.

2010-02-08 13:05:00

A study published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that chocolate-craving mice are ready to tolerate electric shocks to get their fix.

2010-01-28 10:42:03

People being treated for schizophrenia are more likely than the general population to have encounters with the criminal justice system in the US.

2010-01-22 11:20:00

The population of chimpanzees across western Africa has decreased by 75% in the past 30 years, due in part to widespread chimp hunting.

Word of the Day
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.