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Proteins used to map the aging process

Loss of muscle mass is not only associated with disease, such as HIV and cancer, but also with the normal aging process. Anabolic steroids are sometimes used to reverse loss of lean muscle tissue but they can have unwanted ...

Jun 19, 2011
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Plain packaging reduces the appeal of smoking: study

While Australia has recently passed legislation to ban logos from cigarette packages and to make plain packaging mandatory, other countries are still considering whether or not to take similar measures. New research published ...

Sep 03, 2012
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Body Mass Index and coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD) increases with BMI, as well as with age, finds an article published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. The research from the Million Women Study indicates that increased weight ...

Apr 01, 2013
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How a virus might make you diabetic later in life

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the viruses that most infected people carry without ill effects. Once infected you are infected for life and, although it normally is dormant, it can become active again at any point in time. ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Alcohol, fibromyalgia, and quality of life

Low and moderate drinkers of alcohol reported lower severity of symptoms of fibromyalgia than teetotallers, finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy. Too much alcohol reversed this e ...

Mar 14, 2013
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BioMed Central

BioMed Central (BMC) is a UK-based for-profit scientific publisher specializing in open access publication. BMC publishes over 180 scientific journals, and describes itself as the first and largest open access science publisher. BMC sister companies publish the Chemistry Central and PhysMath Central journals. The Chairman is Vitek Tracz and the Publisher is Matt Cockerill.

Most titles are open access, including its flagship journals Journal of Biology, Molecular Cancer Malaria Journal, the innovative Journal of Negative Results in BioMedicine and the BMC journal series including the leading titles BMC Biology and BMC Medicine. Others are open access for the research articles portion only, such as Genome Biology, Arthritis Research & Therapy, Breast Cancer Research, andCritical Care. Some review titles, such as Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development are entirely subscription based. Open access content is released under the Creative Commons "Attribution" license which grants permission to reuse publications and produce derivative work.

In October 2008, it was announced that BMC, Chemistry Central, and PhysMath Central, had been acquired by Springer Science+Business Media. Previously, since its creation, the company was part of Science Navigation Group, chaired by Vitek Tracz, which also owns The Scientist (a popular science magazine—the daily news section is free access; the remainder is by subscription), Faculty of 1000 (a subscription-only current awareness service highlighting recent biological research), Global DataPoint, People's Archive and, in the past, two other companies which had previously been acquired by Springer, Images.MD (a medical image database) and Current Medicine.

In November 2008, BMC became an official supporting organisation of HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information For All by 2015).

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