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Breastfeeding is known to reduce child health inequities and mortality; Stuart Gilmour and Kenji Shibuya discuss how this simple intervention could be scaled up, which could make significant gains in reaching millennium development goal targets.
Draft genome sequences of two strains of Bifidobacterium, a common probiotic organism, from honey bees shows long term co-evolution between bacteria and insect.
Karyotypic ananalysis indicates that the processes underlying the evolution of sex chromosomes in legless lizards involved chromosome rearrangements and accumulation and amplification of repeats.
Robert Zivadinov and Chih-Ping Chung discuss the role of extracranial venous abnormalities in central nervous system (CNS) disorders and aging, and caution that treating these abnormalities should be avoided until clinical trials show beneficial outcomes.
Using multicolor banding and other selected human DNA probes, a detailed chromosomal map of the silvered leaf monkey reveals the first multiple sex chromosome system with a male karyotype 44,XY1Y2.
Integrating DNA methylation and gene expression data from high-grade soft tissue sarcomas uncovers novel biomarker and tumor suppressor candidates
Feral horses introduced to the Andean mountains just a few hundred years ago show a number of genetic adaptations to living at such high altitudes, some of which mirror those found in humans living in similar conditions.
Bruce Budowle discusses the implications of the recent groundbreaking Microbiome study on 'repoopulating' the gut by fecal transplantation.
False vampire bats show similar evalutation of emotion in acousitic signals to humans. They are able to differentiate between different signals, and react accordingly thus displaying the ability to discrimiate different emotions. This research suggests that all mammals may be capable of emotion recognition through auditory signals.
Transcriptome analysis of five individual giant Galápagos tortoises reveals a low population size and a reduced immunity gene diversity
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Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions
BioMed Central is pleased to announce that Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions. The journal has published reviews and commentaries with the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) since 2004, but will now also consider primary research articles following its transfer. The goal of NURSA is to accrue, develop, and communicate information that advances our understanding of the roles of nuclear receptors in human diseases and conditions in which they play an integral role. for further information please visit the journal.
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
BioMed Central is proud to announce that Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease is now accepting submissions. This new title is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and aims to publish the highest quality publications focused on clinical, translational and health services delivery research in the field of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. For further information please visit the journal.
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One year on and BioMed Central’s journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty, launched at the 2nd Symposium on Health Systems Research, has successfully published four thematic series and 41 articles with submissions ranging across 39 countries. These submissions include papers from countries with low and middle income economic status. For further information please visit the blog.