BioMed Central in China

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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    IIEF-5 higher in psychogenic ED

    The International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) may not represent a distinctive diagnostic tool to discriminate pathophysiological differences of ED, with higher IIEF-5 scores in men with pyschogenic related ED and no changes observed amongst men with different organic pathophysiologies.

    BMC Urology 2014, 14:52
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    Drought stress affects floral development

    Arabidopsis plants subjected to severe drought conditions at the time of flowering display twice as many differentially expressed genes than those suffering moderate drought stress, indicating that different pathways are activated in response to the severity of conditions.

    BMC Plant Biology 2014, 14:164
  • Genetic diversity of cereulide biosynthesis gene cluster

    The emetic Bacillus cereus group display sequence diversity and different genomic locations in their cereulide biosynthesis gene clusters, whilst association with mobile genetic elements suggests a key role in the transmission of this toxin gene cluster.

    BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:149
  • Proteins involved in pancreatic exocrine response in Sprague-Dawley rats

    In this study involving Sprague-Dawley rats, the researchers looked at the role of ghrelin in the pancreatic exocrine response. Photo by Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier.

    Journal of Animal Science and Technology 2014, 56:6
  • Procalcitonin after cardiac surgery

    This study provided interesting evidence that procalcitonin was a useful marker for the diagnosis of infectious SIRS after cardiac surgery.

    Journal of Intensive Care 2014, 2:35


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News and events

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.

Impact Factor success for BioMed Central journals

The 2012 edition of the Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report (JCR) demonstrates the continued growth of the BioMed Central portfolio, with an impressive 21 journals receiving their first Impact Factor this year. This takes our total to 146 journals listed in the JCR. Read more in our blog.

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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