Open Data Award Shortlist

Maged N Kamel Boulos, Bryan J Blanchard, Cory Walker, Julio Montero, Aalap Tripathy and Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna
Web GIS in practice X: a Microsoft Kinect natural user interface for Google Earth navigation
International Journal of Health Geographics 2011, 10:45 (26 July 2011)

Terrance P O’Hanlon, Zhuoyan Li, Lu Gan, Mark F Gourley, Lisa G Rider and Frederick W Miller
Plasma proteomic profiles from disease-discordant monozygotic twins suggest that molecular pathways are shared in multiple systemic autoimmune diseases
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011, 13:R181 (1 November 2011)

Mark Voorhies, Catherine K Foo and Anita Sil
Experimental annotation of the human pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum transcribed regions using high-resolution tiling arrays
BMC Microbiology 2011, 11:216 (29 September 2011)

Hans Koch, Ralf-Dieter Bousseljot, Olaf Kosch, Cosima Jahnke, Ingo Paetsch, Eckart Fleck and Bernhard Schnackenburg
A reference dataset for verifying numerical electrophysiological heart models
Biomedical Engineering Online 2011, 10:11 (27 January 2011)

Case Report of the Year Shortlist

Ralph T Schar, Istvan Vajtai, Rahel Sahli and Rolf W Seiler
Manifestation of a sellar hemangioblastoma due to pituitary apoplexy: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:496 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-496 (4 October 2011)

Monica Vasudev, Barbara A Bresnahan, Eric P Cohen, Parameswaran N Hari, Sundaram Hariharan and Brahm S Vasudev
MPercussion hemoglobinuria – a novel term for hand trauma-induced mechanical hemolysis: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:508 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-508 (7 October 2011)

Michelle CM Cheung, Robin L Jones and Ian Judson
Atrial fibrillation in healthy adolescents after highly caffeinated beverage consumption: two case reports
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:180 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-180 (13 May 2011)

Abhirami Vivekanandarajah, Shirley Ni and Alain Waked
Acute hepatitis in a woman following excessive ingestion of an energy drink: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:227 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-227 (22 June 2011)

Emilie Bonnet, Xavier Flecher, Sebastien Paratte, Jean-No�l Argenson, Didier Raoult and Pierre-Edouard Fournier
Actinomadura meyerae osteitis following wound contamination with hay in France: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:32 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-32 (26 January 2011)

Bjoern Kitzing and Kevin C Allman
Scintigraphic features of Morquio’s syndrome: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:42 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-42 (28 January 2011)

Lynnette K Tumwine, Rejani Lalitha, Claudio Agostinelli, Simon Luzige, Jackson Orem, Pier P Piccaluga, Lawrence O Osuwat and Stefano A Pileri
Primary effusion lymphoma associated with Human Herpes Virus-8 and Epstein Barr virus in an HIV-infected woman from Kampala, Uganda: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:60 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-60 (14 February 2011)

Sergio E Hernandez-Da Mota
Quinupristin/dalfopristin in Staphylococcus aureus endophthalmitis: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:130 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-130 (31 March 2011)

Dilip Dan, Kevin King, Shiva Seetahal, Vijay Naraynsingh and Seetharaman Hariharan
Portal vein thrombosis following laparoscopic cholecystectomy complicated by dengue viral infection: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:126 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-126 (30 March 2011)

Rangaprasad L Karadi, David Gow, Mark Kellett, David W Denning and Ronan B O’Driscoll
Itraconazole associated quadriparesis and edema: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:140 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-140 (9 April 2011)

Michelle CM Cheung, Robin L Jones and Ian Judson
Acute liver toxicity with ifosfamide in the treatment of sarcoma: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:180 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-180 (13 May 2011)

Christophe Willekens, Aur�lie Cornelius, Mary-Jane Guerry, Agn�s Wacrenier and Francois Fourrier
Fulminant hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis induced by pandemic A (H1N1) influenza: a case report
Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011, 5:280 doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-280 (3 July 2011)

Category Awards shortlist

Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Award Shortlist

Masaharu Nomura, Tetsuya Fukuda, Kiyonaga Fujii, Takeshi Kawamura, Hiromasa Tojo, Makoto Kihara, Yasuhiko Bando, Adi F Gazdar, Masahiro Tsuboi, Hisashi Oshiro, Toshitaka Nagao, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Ikeda, Noriko Gotoh, Harubumi Kato, Gyorgy Marko-Varga and Toshihide Nishimura
Preferential expression of potential markers for cancer stem cells in large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the lung. An FFPE proteomic study
Journal of Clinical Bioinformatics 2011, 1:23 doi:10.1186/2043-9113-1-23 (3 September 2011)

Nasser G Yousif and Fadhil G Al-amran
Novel Toll-like receptor-4 deficiency attenuates trastuzumab (Herceptin) induced cardiac injury in mice
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2011, 11:62 doi:10.1186/1471-2261-11-62 (14 October 2011)

Clinical and Translational Medicine Award Shortlist

Jung Y Lim, Chang H Jeong, Jin A Jun, Seong M Kim, Chung H Ryu, Yun Hou, Wonil Oh, Jong W Chang and Sin-Soo Jeun 
Therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells after intrathecal administration by lumbar puncture in a rat model of cerebral ischemia
Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2011, 2:38 doi:10.1186/scrt79 (22 September 2011)

Chih-Chun Chang, Chieh-Yu Chang, Yang-Tzu Wu, Jiung-Pang Huang, Tzung-Hai Yen and Li-Man Hung
Resveratrol retards progression of diabetic nephropathy through modulations of oxidative stress, proinflammatory cytokines, and AMP-activated protein kinase
Journal of Biomedical Science 2011, 18:47 doi:10.1186/1423-0127-18-47 (23 June 2011)

General Biology Award Shortlist

Yale J Passamaneck, Nina Furchheim, Andreas Hejnol, Mark Q Martindale and Carsten Luter
Ciliary photoreceptors in the cerebral eyes of a protostome larva
EvoDevo 2011, 2:6 doi:10.1186/2041-9139-2-6 (1 March 2011)

General Medicine Award Shortlist

Nicola Curry, Sally Hopewell, Carolyn Doree, Chris Hyde, Karim Brohi and Simon Stanworth
The acute management of trauma hemorrhage: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
Critical Care 2011, 15:R92 doi:10.1186/cc10096 (9 March 2011)

Laura L Jones, Ahmed Hashim, Tricia McKeever, Derek G Cook, John Britton and Jo Leonardi-Bee
Parental and household smoking and the increased risk of bronchitis, bronchiolitis and other lower respiratory infections in infancy: systematic review and meta-analysis
Respiratory Research 2011, 12:5 doi:10.1186/1465-9921-12-5 (10 January 2011)

Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution Award Shortlist

Harm van Bakel, Jake M Stout, Atina G Cote, Carling M Tallon, Andrew G Sharpe, Timothy R Hughes and Jonathan E Page
The draft genome and transcriptome of Cannabis sativa
Genome Biology 2011, 12:R102 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-r102 (20 October 2011)

Nikolaus Schultz, Dina R Marenstein, Dino A De Angelis, Wei-Qing Wang, Sven Nelander, Anders Jacobsen, Debora S Marks, Joan Massagu� and Chris Sander
Off-target effects dominate a large-scale RNAi screen for modulators of the TGF-� pathway and reveal microRNA regulation of TGFBR2
Silence 2011, 2:3 doi:10.1186/1758-907X-2-3 (14 March 2011)

Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation Award Shortlist

Chih-Ping Mao, Liangmei He, Ya-Chea Tsai, Shiwen Peng, Tae H Kang, Xiaowu Pang, Archana Monie, Chien-Fu Hung and T-C Wu
In vivo microRNA-155 expression influences antigen-specific T cell-mediated immune responses generated by DNA vaccination
Cell & Bioscience 2011, 1:3 doi:10.1186/2045-3701-1-3 (18 January 2011)

Jane C Stinchcombe, Mariolina Salio, Vincenzo Cerundolo, Daniela Pende, Maurizo Arico and Gillian M Griffiths
Centriole polarisation to the immunological synapse directs secretion from cytolytic cells of both the innate and adaptive immune systems
BMC Biology 2011, 9:45 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-45 (28 June 2011)

Molecular and Cellular Science Award Shortlist

Siau W Bai, Maria T Herrera-Abreu, Jennifer L Rohn, Victor Racine, Virginia Tajadura, Narendra Suryavanshi, Stephanie Bechtel, Stefan Wiemann, Buzz Baum and Anne J Ridley
Identification and characterization of a set of conserved and new regulators of cytoskeletal organization, cell morphology and migration
BMC Biology 2011, 9:54 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-9-54 (11 August 2011)

Zhihui Liang, Marc Diamond, Johanna A Smith, Matthias Schnell and Ren� Daniel
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen is required for loading of the SMCX/KMD5C histone demethylase onto chromatin
Epigenetics & Chromatin 2011, 4:18 doi:10.1186/1756-8935-4-18 (13 October 2011)

Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry Award Shortlist

Dana L Strait , Jane Hornickel and Nina Kraus
Subcortical processing of speech regularities underlies reading and music aptitude in children
Behavioral and Brain Functions 2011, 9:44 doi:10.1186/1744-9081-7-44 (17 October 2011)

Carina Wattmo, Asa K Wallin, Elisabet Londos and Lennart Minthon
Predictors of long-term cognitive outcome in Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy 2011, 3:23 doi:10.1186/alzrt85 (20 July 2011)

Plant, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Research Award Shortlist

Christiane M Ritz, Ines Kohnen, Marco Groth, Gunter Theisen and Volker Wissemann
To be or not to be the odd one out – Allele-specific transcription in pentaploid dogroses (Rosa L. sect. Caninae (DC.) Ser)
BMC Plant Biology 2011, 11:37 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-11-37 (23 February 2011)

Ignacio Garcia-Bocanegra, Antonio Arenas-Montes, Cristina Lorca-Oro, Joan Pujols, Miguel A Gonzalez, Sebastian Napp, Felix Gomez-Guillamon, Irene Zorrilla, Elena S Miguel and Antonio Arenas
Role of wild ruminants in the epidemiology of bluetongue virus serotypes 1, 4 and 8 in Spain
Veterinary Research 2011, 42:88 doi:10.1186/1297-9716-42-88 (23 July 2011)

Public Health Award Shortlist

Gun-Mette B Rosand, Kari Slinning, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Espen Roysamb and Kristian Tambs
Partner relationship satisfaction and maternal emotional distress in early pregnancy
BMC Public Health 2011, 11:161 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-161 (14 March 2011)

Tullu Bukhari, Willem Takken and Constantianus JM Koenraadt
Development of Metarhizium anisopliae and Beauveria bassiana formulations for control of malaria mosquito larvae
Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:23 doi:10.1186/1756-3305-4-23 (22 February 2011)