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BioMed Central is the pioneer of open access and the leading open access publisher. This China Gateway is dedicated to highlighting the latest articles authored or co-authored by researchers based in China, introducing key authors and editors from China and updating the research community on BioMed Central's latest events and news in China. The content is continually updated.


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    Anti-EGFR treatments increase infection risk

    Evidence from a meta-analysis suggests that treatment with anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies increases the chance of developing severe infection in cancer patients, highlighting that clinicians should be aware of infection risk.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:203
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    H10N8 present in animal workers

    H10N8 influenza antibodies are present in serum samples collected from animal workers before the first reported case in humans, suggesting that surveillance for H10N8 is necessary in animal workers to monitor influenza spread.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:205
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    Taming Arabidopsis

    Arabidopsis thaliana is a key model species in biology, but other Arabidopsis species have potential as model systems; a new phylogenetic analysis begins to resolve the taxonomy of the genus, laying the ground for future research.

    BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:224
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    Multimorbidity common in southern China

    Multimorbidity occurs in over 10% of survey respondents in southern China, and secondary care is used preferentially over primary care by those with multimorbidities, suggesting that a stronger primary care system needs to be developed for these patients.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:188
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    Emerging picornaviruses in Hong Kong

    Human parechovirus, Aichi virus and salivirus were found in fecal samples from children in Hong Kong with gastroenteritis, providing the first information on the epidemiology of these emerging viruses in this region.

    Virology Journal 2014, 11:182


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News and events

Infectious Diseases of Poverty has been accepted for Impact Factor tracking

Infectious Diseases of Poverty (IDP) has been accepted for Impact Factor tracking by Thomson Reuters (ISI). Launched in October 2012, IDP has received submissions from over 40 countries and published 84 articles. A noticeable increase in journal visibility has been seen with more than 240,000 unique article accesses.

Chinese Medicine (CM) received its first journal impact factor of 2.343

Chinese Medicine(CM), an evidence-led journal, received its first journal impact factor of 2.343, which ranked 4 out of 22 journals in the category of Integrative & Complementary Medicine.

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences joined BioMed Central membership program

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences joined our membership program to show their support for open access.

Fudan University joined BioMed Central Membership Program

Fudan University, one of the most prestigious universities in China, joined our Membership Program to show their support for open access.

A cross journal thematic series on Co-infection and Syndemics

A cross journal thematic series has launched between two BioMed Central journals; Infectious Diseases of Poverty and Parasites & Vectors. This special issue highlights a series of papers addressing the importance of co-infection and syndemics in order to trigger more research and better understanding of how a suite of co-infections within or between host as well as syndemics among populations will respond to better medical and public health interventions.

Number one source for new gnashers

Stem cells derived from urine can be used to generate tooth-like structures, reports a study published this week in the open access journal Cell Regeneration. It’s thought the technique might one day help researchers grow new, tailor-made teeth for dental patients. Click here for more details.

Editor profiles

Shengdi Chen

Editor-in-Chief of Translational Neurodegeneration, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China

Defa Li

Editor-in-Chief ofJournal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University

Duanqing Pei

Editor-in-Chief of Cell Regeneration, GIBH, CAS

Xiao-Nong Zhou

Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Diseases of Poverty, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC

Author profiles

Qing Lan

Chairman, Neurosurgical Department
2nd Affiliated Hospital of Suzhou University, Jaingsu, China

Song Ge

State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany


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