BioMed Central

BioMed Central is located in the U.K. It is a science, technology and medical publisher that has pioneered the concept of open-access for peer-review research journals. BioMed publishes around 200 peer review journals for the purpose of advancing scientific communication among researchers and the public. Some examples of BioMed journals include, Journal of Biology, Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal. BioMed receives funding from the a variety of sources including reprint fees and grants from the NIH and other science related foundations. The peer-review criteria is up to the individual publisher of the journal submitted to BioMed Central.

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The first kangaroo genome sequence

Kangaroos form an important niche in the tree of life, but until now their DNA had never been sequenced. In an article newly published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology, an international consortium of ...

dateAug 19, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

Scientists have decoded the genome of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) , one of the most abundant turtles on Earth, finding clues to their longevity and ability to survive without oxygen during long winters ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Effects of brain exercise depend on opponent

Playing games against a computer activates different brain areas from those activated when playing against a human opponent. Research published in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience has shown that the belief that one ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in Medical research
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Social networking elephants never forget

Asian elephants typically live in small, flexible, social groups centered around females and calves while adult males roam independently. However, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology ...

dateJul 26, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Ancestors of land plants revealed

It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae. However, new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology shows that the closest relatives to land plants ...

dateApr 18, 2011 in Evolution
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Boys are right-handed, girls are left...

Well at least this is true for sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) and grey short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica), finds an article in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, and shows that handedness ...

dateMar 05, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Pining for a beetle genome

The sequencing and assembly of the genome of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is published online this week in Genome Biology. The species is native to North America, where it is currently wreaking havoc ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Biotechnology
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