November 21, 2016

BMC Medicine monthly contents - October 2016

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Dear Dr Wirawan,

We are pleased to share with you our October content update, featuring journal news, top articles and our most recent table of contents.

From the BMC Medicine blog

Methods of assessment: selection of students for medical school
Methods of assessment: selection of students for medical school

Research published in BMC Medicine shown that the UKCAT scores can be used to predict performance throughout medical school. Here, Sam Leinster discusses it in the context of challenges in medical school student selection.

Explaining inequalities in women's heart disease risk
Explaining inequalities in women's heart disease risk

Research published in BMC Medicine, based on the Million Women Study, reports women with lower levels of education and living in more deprived areas of the UK are at higher risk of coronary heart disease due to differences in behaviour. Here, Sarah Floud co-author of the study discusses what these findings mean in the context of addressing social inequalities.

Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length
Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length

A study published today in BMC Medicine, reports on an association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length. Here, author Dries Martens tells us more about the study and the possible implications of these findings.

The challenges of studying the effect of migration on health
Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length

In an increasingly globalized world, migration is becoming more and more prevalent. An often overlooked aspect of migration is the effect of a drastically new environment on a migrant's health. In this blog, authors of an article published in BMC Medicine highlight their work on obesity and diabetes risk to African migrants compared to individuals still living in their native countries.

Table of Contents


Ethical issues in microbiome research and medicine

Benefits of the Mediterranean diet beyond the Mediterranean Sea and beyond food patterns


Increasing the evidence base in journalology: creating an international best practice journal research network

Medicine and the future of health: reflecting on the past to forge ahead


Immuno-psychiatry: an agenda for clinical practice and innovative research


Current state of ethics literature synthesis: a systematic review of reviews

Back to the basics of ovarian aging: a population-based study on longitudinal anti-Müllerian hormone decline

Should all acutely ill children in primary care be tested with point-of-care CRP: a cluster randomised trial

Effects of testosterone treatment on body fat and lean mass in obese men on a hypocaloric diet: a randomised controlled trial

Long-term effects on luminal and mucosal microbiota and commonly acquired taxa in faecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

The role of health-related behavioural factors in accounting for inequalities in coronary heart disease risk by education and area deprivation: prospective study of 1.2 million UK women

Meta-analysis of the prognostic and clinical value of tumor-associated macrophages in adult classical Hodgkin lymphoma

Maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index and newborn telomere length

Natural killer cell-based adoptive immunotherapy eradicates and drives differentiation of chemoresistant bladder cancer stem-like cells

Assessing the burden of medical impoverishment by cause: a systematic breakdown by disease in Ethiopia

Obesity and type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans – Is the burden in today's Africa similar to African migrants in Europe? The RODAM study

Association of circulating neuregulin 4 with metabolic syndrome in obese adults: a cross-sectional study

Efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in relation to drug exposure in children with and without severe acute malnutrition: an open comparative intervention study in Mali and Niger

Novel algorithmic approach predicts tumor mutation load and correlates with immunotherapy clinical outcomes using a defined gene mutation set

Spatial transcriptome analysis reveals Notch pathway-associated prognostic markers in IDH1 wild-type glioblastoma involving the subventricular zone

An optimised age-based dosing regimen for single low-dose primaquine for blocking malaria transmission in Cambodia

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