Section Editors

  • Arrigo De Benedetti, LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Emmanuel Dias-Neto, Hospital AC Camargo
  • Rodney Honeycutt, Pepperdine University
  • Joanne Lymn, University of Nottingham
  • Richard Rison, Neurology Consultants Medical Group

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  • Christopher Foote, BioMed Central


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    New frogs emerge from an evergreen forest

    Three new species of spiny-throated reed frog are described from specimens collected in the Eastern African Afromontane biodiversity hotspot; the limited ranges of the new species raises concerns about their conservation.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:167
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    The pitfalls of a common method

    Immunoprecipiation assays to detect DNA containing 5-methylcytosine can easily lead to both false positive and false negative findings, highlighting the need to exercise caution when interpreting the results of such assays.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:102
  • The problem with P values

    Psychology students struggle to distinguish between statistical significance and practical significance and are unclear about what P values can tell us about likely effect sizes and sample sizes of experimental data.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:84
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    Beating the school run

    An international walk to school competition, utilising novel swipecard technology, had a high participation rate suggesting this could be a feasible intervention to motivate more children to walk to school.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:19
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    Cyborg Beast

    A new low-cost 3D-printed prosthetic hand for children, nicknamed Cyborg Beast, could, along with a fitting procedure that can be performed remotely, present an alternative to standard prosthetics for children in developing countries.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:10

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