The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of Hepatitis C virus. In celebration of what they started and showcasing areas of research that have since emerged, please see collection of articles from BMC Medicine and other BMC Journals.
BMC Focus Issue: Hepatitis C
We are pleased to announce launch of our new article collection focused on Non-malarial Febrile illness (NMFI), one of the most common reasons for healthcare visits globally, with hundreds of millions of cases of fever in children under four presenting at health facilities every year. In this collection, we present series of systematic reviews that aim to evaluate the causes of NMFI in specific regions. Editorial put together to accompany this collection can be found here.
A quantitative study into South Korea’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak reported that early adoption of test and contact tracing as well as other factors such as regional implementation of strong social distancing measures played a role in the country’s successful outbreak control.
In a research study, the authors analyzed self-rated psychological states, the presumed observables of a patient, concluding that a complex systems approach to mental health should look at complexity as a key aspect of psychopathology.
This study identified differentially methylated regions in the largest sample size of placentas to date of current as well as former smokers. The persistence of DNA methylation changes supports the hypothesis of “epigenetic memory” of exposure to smoking before pregnancy.
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Correspondence article | 19 August 2020
Considerations for target oxygen saturation in COVID-19 patients: are we under-shooting?
Niraj Shenoy et al.
Correspondence article | 15 July 2020
New insights into genetic susceptibility of COVID-19: an ACE2 and TMPRSS2 polymorphism analysis
Yuan Hou et al.
Opinion article | 15 July 2020
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and COVID-19: an overlooked female patient population at potentially higher risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
Ioannis Kyrou et al.
Editorial | 14 July 2020
Systems all the way down: embracing complexity in mental health research
Eiko I. Fried and Donald J. Robinaugh
Research | 03 June 2020
Real-time monitoring the transmission potential of COVID-19 in Singapore, March 2020
Amna Tariq et al.
Research article | 07 May 2020
Quantifying the impact of physical distance measures on the transmission of COVID-19 in the UK
Christopher I. Jarvis et al.
Research article | 06 May 2020
A single-center, retrospective study of COVID-19 features in children: a descriptive investigation
Huijing Ma et al.
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Correspondence | 24 March 2010
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher
Debate | 14 May 2013
Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel
Research Article | 26 December 2006
Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
Paolo P Provenzano, Kevin W Eliceiri, Jay M Campbell, David R Inman, John G White and Patricia J Keely
Research Article | 24 June 2008
miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
Joachim Silber, Daniel A Lim, Claudia Petritsch, Anders I Persson, Alika K Maunakea, Mamie Yu, Scott R Vandenberg, David G Ginzinger, C David James, Joseph F Costello, Gabriele Bergers, William A Weiss, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and J Graeme Hodgson
Research Article | 26 July 2011
Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
Evelyn Bromet, Laura Helena Andrade, Irving Hwang, Nancy A Sampson, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Chiyi Hu, Noboru Iwata, Aimee N Karam, Jagdish Kaur, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Daphna Levinson, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Mark Oakley Browne, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Carmen Viana, David R Williams and Ronald C Kessler
Source: Web of Science
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Focus: Immunology in Health and Disease
Read the latest papers on immunology across BMC flagship journals.
Association between the cytokine storm, immune cell dynamics, and viral replicative capacity in hyperacute HIV infection
Daniel M. Muema et al.
Published in BMC Medicine 25 March 2020
The role of T cell trafficking in CTLA-4 blockade-induced gut immunopathology
Shashuang Zhang et al.
Published in BMC Biology 17 March 2020
Multi-omics discovery of exome-derived neoantigens in hepatocellular carcinoma
Markus W. Löffler et al.
Published in Genome Medicine 30 April 2019
Host-associated microbiomes are predicted by immune system complexity and climate
Douglas C. Woodhams et al.
Published in Genome Biology 03 February 2020
In memoriam: Professor Peter Byass
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Professor Peter Byass, who tragically passed away on August 15th 2020 from a heart attack. Professor Byass, who was based at the Umeå University, Sweden, has dedicated his career to global health research, specialising in death registration and mortality surveillance.
As a valued member of our Editorial Board, his death is a tremendous loss to our journal, but more importantly to the field of global health, where his efforts and contributions will live on.
Non-malarial febrile illness
Guest editor: Philippe Guerin
Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions
Guest editors: Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh
Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations
Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte
Who dies of what? Strengthening CRVS systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era
Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez
Stunting, undernutrition and obesity: the triple threat of childhood malnutrition
Guest editors: Prof. Andrew Prentice and Dr. Martha Mwangome
Beyond Big Data to new Biomedical and Health Data Science: moving to next century precision health
Guest editors: Prof. Aziz Sheikh, Dr. Paul Wicks, Dr. Josip Car and Dr. Marc S. Williams
Collection on: Stigma Research and Global Health
Guest editors: Dr. Gretchen Birbeck, Dr. Virginia Bond, Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, Mr. Musah Lumumba El-Nasoor
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New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders
Guest edited by Dr. Bradley Turner
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