BMC Bioinformatics has published the proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Data and Text Mining in Biomedical Informatics (DTMBio) 2010.
•Modern sequencing technology has made it possible to scavenge the DNA of extinct hominin ancestors for evidence of interbreeding with Homo sapiens. Liang and Nielsen examine the evidence, what it tells us and how sure we can be.
Diffusion in a crowded environment BMC Biophysics 2011, 4:3 Maciej Dlugosz and Joanna Trylska review recent developments in particle-based Brownian dynamics algorithms and their application to model diffusive transport in crowded systems, which are proving useful in improving our understanding of metabolism, transport and signaling.
Atorvastatin enhances asthma quality of life BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2011, 11:16 Short-term treatment with atorvastatin does not significantly alter lung function, but may improve quality of life in smokers with mild to moderate asthma.