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Article collection: Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions

We are pleased to announce our new 'Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions' article collection, presenting a series of theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers that embrace complexity and chart a path forward for investigating mental disorders as complex systems. We are principally interested in contributions that can be readily understood by a broad audience, with implications not only for researchers, but also clinical practitioners, policy makers, and public health.

Opinion: Could women with PCOS be at a higher risk during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) might appear at a lower risk during COVID-19 pandemic, however within this female population there is high prevalence of numerous conditions which may significantly increase the risk for worse COVID-19-related outcomes.

Research: Blood transcriptomics to differentiate nosocomial infections

In a research study, the authors used computational machine learning, to derive a rule-out blood transcriptomic signature of infections, concluding that transcriptional biomarkers offer opportunities to support precision antibacterial prescribing in emergency departments.

Correspondence: ACE2 and TMPRSS2 polymorphisms may influence COVID-19 susceptibility

The authors conducted a systematic investigation of single-nucleotide variants in the protein-coding regions of ACE2 and TMPRSS2 that might convey varying degrees of susceptibility to COVID-19 and might influence the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine. 

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Most accessed (recent)

Research article | 29 June 2020
Forecasting spatial, socioeconomic and demographic variation in COVID-19 health care demand in England and Wales
Mark D. Verhagen et al.
 

Research article | 29 May 2020
Ethnic and socioeconomic differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection: prospective cohort study using UK Biobank
Claire L. Niedzwiedz 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.

Review | 22 May 2020
Africa’s response to COVID-19
Chikwe Ihekweazu and Emmanuel Agogo


Commentary | 09 April 2020
Medical education during pandemics: a UK perspective
Areeb Mian and Shujhat Khan

Commentary | 18 March 2020
Coronavirus: the spread of misinformation
Areeb Mian and Shujhat Khan

Question and Answer | 28 February 2020
Q&A: The novel coronavirus outbreak causing COVID-19
Dale Fisher and David Heymann

Source: Web of Science

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: Approaches to Data Analysis

Read the latest papers on the approaches to data analysis across BMC flagship journals.

The challenges of colposcopy for cervical cancer screening in LMICs and solutions by artificial intelligence
Peng Xue et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 03 June 2020

ImageJ SurfCut: a user-friendly pipeline for high-throughput extraction of cell contours from 3D image stacks
Özer Erguvan et al.

Published in BMC Biology 09 May 2019

An unsupervised learning approach to identify novel signatures of health and disease from multimodal data​​​​​​​
Ilan Shomorony et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 10 January 2020

DISC: a highly scalable and accurate inference of gene expression and structure for single-cell transcriptomes using semi-supervised deep learning​​​​​​​
Yao He et al.

Published in Genome Biology 10 July 2020

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