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Undergraduates Interest in Psychiatry? (Alasdair Forrest, 20 August 2014)

Dear... read full comment

Comment on: Cleland et al. BMC Medical Education, 14:151

Very Scientific (Tesfaye Mengistu, 19 August 2014)

What an increadable job.
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Comment on: Markos et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14:282

Correction term (Wen-Yan Sun, 15 August 2014)

Reference 41 should be: 41. Sun WY, Sun SC: A description of the complete mitochondrial genomes of Amphiporus formidabilis, Prosadenoporus spectaculum and Nipponnemertes punctatula (Nemertea: Hoplonemertea: Monostilifera). Mol Biol Rep, in press, doi:10.1007/s11033-014-3438-5 read full comment

Comment on: Sun et al. Parasites & Vectors, 7:273

Sharing experience. (Jesika Mery, 14 August 2014)

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Comment on: Spolsky et al. BMC Oral Health, 12:39

Correction: Resection of  a malignant paraganglioma located behind the retrohepatic segment of the inferior vena cava (Chaoliu Dai, 11 August 2014)

The following is the corrections:     Page 1 of 5     1Department of General Surgery, China Medical University, 110004 Shenyang, Liaoning Province, P.R. China    Correction: 1Department of General Surgery, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, 110004 Shenyang, Liaoning Province, P.R. China     Page 4 of 5   Author details   1Department of General Surgery, China Medical University, 110004 Shenyang, Liaoning Province, P.R. China.     Correction: 1Department of General Surgery, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, 110004 Shenyang, Liaoning Province, P.R. China. read full comment

Comment on: Jia et al. BMC Surgery, 13:49

 Dravidian Origin of Xiaohe  R1a-Z93  (Clyde Winters, 08 August 2014)

 Hui Zhou suggest that the origin of the Xiaohe    mummies are of Indo-European origin. In the main article the authors claim that Xiaohe “is different from any other archaeological site of the same period anywhere in the world”. Yet now Hui says the Xiaohe was similar to the Afanaseivo... read full comment

Comment on: Li et al. BMC Biology, 8:15

Corrections and additional information (Dagfinn Skaare, 07 August 2014)

The complete affiliation information for University of Tromsø is 'Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway'.  Arnfinn Sundsfjord lacks the following additional affiliation: 'Reference Centre for Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway'.   There is also a minor error in Table 6: in the heading, 'AMP', 'AMC' and 'PIP' have been assigned note 'c'. The correct is note 'd'.   read full comment

Comment on: Skaare et al. BMC Microbiology, 14:131

revising the affiliation of Min Zhang and Yongjin Chen (Min Zhang, 07 August 2014)

The affiliation of Min Zhang and Yongjin Chen should be “State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, Department of General Dentistry and Emergency, School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University, No.145 West Changle Road, Xi'an, 710032, China”. read full comment

Comment on: Liu et al. BMC Oral Health, 14:65

New updates of Ebola from Dr. Anna, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) China Chief Representative (Updated 31 July 2014) (Xi Cheng, 07 August 2014)

MAIN MESSAGES of... read full comment

Comment on: Tambo et al. Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 3:29

Mendelian randomization study of urate vs renal function does not support conclusions from observational studies (Tony Merriman, 05 August 2014)

The authors did not consider this very relevant article: Hughes et al. Mendelian randomization analysis associates increased serum urate, due to genetic variation in uric acid transporters, with improved renal function. Kidney International 2014;85:344-51. EPub Sep 18... read full comment

Comment on: Li et al. BMC Nephrology, 15:122

Error in affiliation Dr. Tim Quinlan (Carolien Aantjes, 05 August 2014)

The correct affiliations of Dr. Tim Quinlan are VU University and HEARD, KwaZulu-Natal University. read full comment

Comment on: Aantjes et al. BMC Health Services Research, 14:295

Competing Interest Statement (Jochen Zwerina, 05 August 2014)

A competing inteterest statement was erroneously not included in the manuscript. The Competing Interest statement should read: JZ received honoraria for lectures, advisory board participation, unrestricted research or travel grants from: AbbVie, MSD, UCB, Pfizer, Astro Pharma. read full comment

Comment on: Timmen et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15:184

Because competence is a better qualification for leadership than loud shouting (Wolfgang Huber, 04 August 2014)

Thanks to Neil for raising two important issues, although as any decent philosopher, he only gives us the questions, not the answers:

  1. How do we best define a scientist's real value to the community?
  2. Why are there some people that have a much bigger followership than 1. justifies, and do we want that?
Unsurprisingly, the answer to 1. is  more subtle than just WoK citations. As for 2., there are many frustrating examples in the world of science that mirror the Kardashian-Syria example, and it'll be good for us to be mindful about them.   read full comment

Comment on: Hall Genome Biology, 15:424

The Role of Fbxw7 in the Inversed Expression Pattern between CD44v and c-Myc (Go Yoshida, 04 August 2014)

CD44 variant isoform (CD44v) is widely recognized to be a functional cancer stem cell marker to reduce reactive oxygen species. The inversed pattern was firstly identified in the normal gastric mucosa as well as tumor xenograft model. CD44v8-10(+) cells do not easily activate canonical Wnt signaling pathway as CD44v8-10(-) cells, which is why GRHL2-ESRP1-CD44v-xCT-GSH (glutathione) axis is regarded to be critical to repress the up-regulation of proto-oncogenic molecules such as c-Myc. Tumor tissue at the invasive area is considered to be composed of heterogeneous cellular population; dormant cancer stem-like cells with CD44v8-10 high/ Fbw7 high/ c-Myc low and proliferative cancer stem-like cells with CD44v8-10 high/ Fbw7 low/ c-Myc... read full comment

Comment on: Calcagno et al. BMC Gastroenterology, 13:141

Minor correction to be noted (David Goldsbury, 01 August 2014)

Dear Editors The authors have discovered a minor error in this paper. In the Results section, second paragraph, the third sentence needs to be corrected as follows. “Sensitivity of the MBS claims data was highest for men who had private health insurance (89% vs 28% for those with no private health insurance, p < 0.0001) and for those living in major cities (80% vs 55% for those living in outer regional areas, p < 0.0001).” In the published version, the results for private health insurance and no health insurance are reversed. No other part of the article is affected.   Kind regards David Goldsbury on behalf of the authors   read full comment

Comment on: Goldsbury et al. BMC Health Services Research, 11:253

Sequence and microsatellite data with this manscript. (Martin llewellyn, 01 August 2014)

Sequence and microsatellite data are available to accompany this manscript. Genbank accession numbers are KM243347-KM243360. Please contact the correspondng author if you wish the microsatellite data.
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Comment on: Lima et al. Parasites & Vectors, 7:263

Correction in Figure 7 (Shankar Vembu, 01 August 2014)

This comment is to correct an error in Figure 7 (Right) of the paper. One of the SNV population frequencies of node c is incorrectly specified as 0.98; it's correct value is 0.99. This is a typographical error and does not change the results of the paper. We  apologize for any inconvenience. -- Authors of the paper read full comment

Comment on: Jiao et al. BMC Bioinformatics, 15:35

Addendum to Acknowledgements  (Guido Capitani, 01 August 2014)

We are also grateful for financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (grant number 140879 to GC, starting 01.11.2012).  read full comment

Comment on: Duarte et al. BMC Bioinformatics, 13:334

New Link for caGEDA software with PPST (James Lyons-Weiler, 01 August 2014)

http://helen.genetics.pitt.edu:8080/GE2/GEDA.html     read full comment

Comment on: Lyons-Weiler et al. BMC Bioinformatics, 5:110

Table 2 footnote (Ian Paul, 01 August 2014)

Please note that the modified measures were indeed confirmed, but we did not notice our typographical error prior to publication.  The footnote should read: "*Modified measure" read full comment

Comment on: Paul et al. BMC Pediatrics, 14:184

The Kardashian index... why should we care? (Madhu Singh, 31 July 2014)

First, I should congratulate the author for getting attention of the editors of Genome Biology to even get this 'paper' published.  Next, I should congratulate the editors for thinking 'out of the box' to accept this manuscript.  It will surely increase the traffic, even if the journal doesn't need a boost in its impact... read full comment

Comment on: Hall Genome Biology, 15:424

Vancomycin MIC for SA1 (Beatriz Elizabeth Perazzi, 30 July 2014)

The vancomycin MIC for SA1 determined by the broth microdilution method was 0.5 µg/mL" read full comment

Comment on: Perazzi et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 5:292

Etiology / etiological thrapy (Nikola Ilankovic, 30 July 2014)

Very good diagnostic idea. Too complicated and painfull way to diagnosis. The bacteriological diagnostic (Streptoccocus, or?) and the etiological therapy - targeted antibiotics, failed! read full comment

Comment on: Cheungpasitporn et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 5:364

On osteonecrosis article. (Constantino Ledesma-Montes, 30 July 2014)

Dear Dr. Sven:
Congratulations, a good article and interesting case. Your report was not edited adequately. Unfortunately, in figure 2 photographs do not correspond with the marks. Photo marked h do not corresponds with a radiograph, photo marked as g it is not a clinical picture and this legend is repeated in photos g and i.
I hope you and the editors can fix the above mentioned mistakes.
Sincerely yours.
Dr. Constantino Ledesma-Montes.
Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Clinic.
Facultad de Odontología. UNAM.
MÉXICO. read full comment

Comment on: Otto et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 5:477

On Crohn's disease. (Constantino Ledesma-Montes, 30 July 2014)

I reviewed the manuscript: Granulomatous cheilitis associated with exacerbations of Crohn's disease: a case report by John K Triantafillidis, Flora Z Valvi, Emmanouel Merikas, George Peros, Ourania N Galitis and Aristofanis Gikas. and I like to comment the following:
1.- It is an interesting case.
2.- Figure 2 does not correspods to a granulomatous lesion it is normal connective tissue.
It should be deleted and substituted by a correct photomicrograph.
Sincerely yours.

Dr. Constantino Ledesma-Montes.
Oral Pathology Lab.
Facultad de Odontología, UNAM.
MÉXICO. read full comment

Comment on: Triantafillidis et al. Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2:60