BioMed Central Update
Winners all round
BioMed Central’s Breast Cancer Researchand Breast Cancer Now are excited to announce the winners of their first joint image competition, including research images from computer modelling to histopathology. All images have been released under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), so everyone is welcome and encouraged to share them freely, while attributing the image author. We hope that you enjoy them.
Every year, both BMC series Section Editors and Editors of our society and proprietary titles are nominated by BioMed Central staff for an award that acknowledges their hard work and achievements. This time, José Belizán was voted Editor of the year and afterwards we asked José about his career, and what makes a good Editor-in-Chief.
Articles in the news
Probiotic products are consumed to a large extent by the general population in the belief that it’ll help make them healthier. However, a systematic review published in Genome Medicine found little evidence to support any consistent effect of probiotics on the gut microbiota of healthy individuals.
|The research received an impressive number of media hits internationally. In the UK, it was covered by The Guardian, Daily Mail,The Independent, and The Times. Author Oluf Pedersen was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland. The research was also widely syndicated in the US and covered by outlets including Mic, Vice’sMotherboard and Munchies. Danish media that covered the research include the national TV2 NEWS and Politiken. In Australia, the research was picked up by The Australian and The Sydney Morning Herald as well as Scimex, the news outlet of the Australian Science Media Centre. It was covered by outlets including O Globo in Brazil, El Pais and El Mundo in Spain, and de Volkskrant in the Netherlands.|
Research published in BioMedical Engineering OnLine suggests that teenage boys can blame their brains for their clumsiness. The authors measured 15 year old boys in a school in Bologna. They found that boys who had a sudden growth spurt walked clumsily because their brain requires some time to adjust to the rapid height increase, which lowers their coordination.
|This story did well with major UK news outlets such as BBC Health News, The Independent and The Telegraph, as well as wired.co.uk. It was also covered by Italian news outlets, including Il Corriere Adriatico, Adnkronos and Corriere Della Sera. Other coverage includes Scimex in Australia, Der Standard in Austria, El Ciudadano in Chile, and the Daily Times in Pakistan.|
BioMed Central on the road
Boston, USA, 26/06/2016
Yokohama, Japan, 20/07/2016
Qingdao, China, 21/07/2016
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance published meeting abstracts from the 19th Annual SCMR Scientific Sessions
Cancer & Metabolism
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