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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    A plague on the pla gene?

    The pla gene is not specific to Yersinia pestis, the bacteria responsible for plague, but also occurs in strains of E.coli and C.koseri, making doubtful its use in detecting Y.pestis in both modern diagnostic and ancient DNA settings.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:535
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    What does a giraffe sound like?

    Analysis of audio recordings made of giraffes provides the best evidence yet that they can communicate vocally: by humming.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:425
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    The trials of care home research

    The process of conducting clinical trials in care homes is more complex and challenging than in other health care settings, suggesting that regulatory changes are needed to encourage more trials in this increasingly important area.

    BMC Research Notes 2015, 8:306
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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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