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Article Collection: Global Outbreaks and Responses

We are pleased to announce a launch of our new article collection focused on all aspects of outbreak preparedness, response, and recovery, covering a wide range of infectious diseases including Ebola, Yellow Fever, Dengue, H1N1, Cholera, and the most recent COVID-19.

Research: Colorectal cancer prediction algorithm with web-based calculator based on age and lifestyle data

Using a large European prospective study for development and validation, the LiFeCRC score, which accurately identifies individuals at risk for incident colorectal cancer, is based on age, waist circumference, height, smoking, alcohol, physical activity, and diet quality.

Research: Silent cerebral infarcts are common in sickle cell disease

This systematic review reports that silent cerebral infarcts are common in patients with sickle cell disease, although the risk factors that explain its prevalence are unknown.

Research: Lipid profiles during pregnancy could predict future metabolic syndrome

A longitudinal, population-based cohort study finds that gestational lipid profiles could provide insight into cardiovascular disorder risk of women in later life.

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BMC Medicine is the flagship medical journal of the BMC series. An open access, transparent peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities. We also publish stimulating debates and reviews as well as unique forum articles and concise tutorials. 

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Most accessed (recent)

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


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

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Focus: the Gut Microbiome

Read the latest papers on gut microbiota and disease across BMC flagship journals.

Dietary fruit and vegetable intake, gut microbiota, and type 2 diabetes: results from two large human cohort studies
Zengliang Jiang​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Medicine 03 December 2020

Parkinson’s disease-associated alterations of the gut microbiome predict disease-relevant changes in metabolic functions
Federico Baldini​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in BMC Biology 09 June 2020

Integrated analysis of microbiome and host transcriptome reveals correlations between gut microbiota and clinical outcomes in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma​​​​​​​
Hechen Huang​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Medicine 23 November 2020

Lifestyle and the presence of helminths is associated with gut microbiome composition in Cameroonians​​​​​​​
Meagan A. Rubel​​​​​​​ et al.

Published in Genome Biology 25 May 2020

Meet Our New Board Members

Meet our new Editorial Board Members, which will work closely with our in-house Editors assessing, selecting and helping to improve the papers that the Journal publishes. 

Article collections

Article collection
Global Outbreaks and Responses
Guest editors: Professor Dale Fisher, Dr. Gail Carson, and Dr. Lina Moses.

Article collection
New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders

Guest editor: Bradley Turner

Article collection
Non-malarial febrile illness

Guest editor: Philippe Guerin

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

Guest editors: Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh

Article collection
Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations

Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte

Article collection
Who dies of what? Strengthening CRVS systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era

Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez

Article collection
Stunting, undernutrition and obesity: the triple threat of childhood malnutrition

Guest editors: Prof. Andrew Prentice and Dr. Martha Mwangome

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Obesity-related colorectal cancer risk differs for men and women

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