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Ecological responses to climate change

With the launch of Climate Change Responses, co-Editor-in-Chief Eric Post tells us about how ecology is reacting to climate change

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Debating next generation sequencing for cancer treatment

Is next-generation sequencing and tumour profiling ready for routine use in cancer clinics? Find out in this podcast with oncologists Tripathy and Robson

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Podcast transcript: debating next generation sequencing for cancer treatment

This Biome podcast accompanies the BMC Medicine Forum article ‘Next generation sequencing and tumor mutation profiling: are we ready for routine use in the oncology clinic?’.   Welcome to this Biome podcast. I’m Claire Barnard, Senior Editor for BMC Medicine, and here we’ll be discussing the role of next-generation sequencing and molecular profiling in cancer…

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Getting to grips with the genetics and genomics of Parkinson’s disease

Recent years have seen our understanding of the genetics and genomics of Parkinson’s disease advance considerably. So what’s next?

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What risks do emergency services face at scenes of terrorist attacks?

Emergency medical teams at terrorist incidents are placed at risk from a variety of hazards. Researchers review the nature of these threats and how this should inform training

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Challenges in global healthcare delivery

How can healthcare be efficient and effective? What challenges does this raise? Leading researchers in the health services answer

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Combating malaria: prevailing challenges and recent advances

Resistance to current malaria treatments continues to rise. So what new therapeutics are on the horizon, and how close are we to developing a vaccine?

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Why inhibiting autophagy may spell the end for cancer cells

In this podcast Eileen White explains why autophagy – the process by which a cell ‘eats itself’ to survive – makes a promising target for cancer therapeutics

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The future of tau-based therapeutics

To accompany the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy special series on tau-based therapeutics, we find out why tau is a promising target and what’s going on in the field right now

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Podcast transcript: tau-based therapeutics

To accompany the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy special series on tau-based therapeutics, we find out why tau is a promising target and what’s going on in the field right now