With the recent launch of Journal of Angiogenesis Research, the number of journals in BioMed Central's portfolio has now reached 200. This major milestone reflects a growing trend as senior academics and learned societies turn to open access to publish their new journals or to improve the reach and visibility of their existing journals.
Delighted delegates explore the Frontiers of Retrovirology
BioMed Central's first conference, Frontiers of Retrovirology: Complex Retroviruses, retroelements and their hosts was held in Montpellier, France 21-23 September. This highly successful, well attended event brought together
retrovirologists from 24 different countries to review current progress and to chart future challenges for finding a curative strategy for HIV/AIDS.
Photos from in and around the event are available at the conference website.
Get involved with Open Access Week 2009
Open Access Week takes place October 19th-23rd with the aim of broadening awareness of open access around the world. A range of activities are planned including webinars, workshops, competitions and panel discussions. BioMed Central will be involved in several events, including participating in a live webcast run by OASPA 'Open Access publisher Q&A' on Tuesday 20th October alongside PLoS and Nature Publishing Group.
BMC Bioinformatics has published a collection of articles from Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, 2008. Edinburgh, UK. 28 November 2008.
Unintentional contamination affects risk assessment Retrovirology 2009, 6:86
Mass spectrometry and random amplification of particle associated RNAs can detect previously unknown viral contamination of cell cultures, suggesting these methods may be useful for testing for possible contaminants when accepting cell lines from other laboratories.
Keeping HIV-1 in check - or not BMC Medicine 2009, 7:48
Although different host cell factors act to inhibit viral replication and limit infection, HIV-1 has a number of measures to counteract this function; Strebel, Luban and Jeang review our current understanding of these interactions.