Please click here to find out which articles published in BMC Medicine in 2020 received the most attention in the mainstream media, public policy documents, social networks, post-publication peer-review forums, and more.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new article collection seeking submissions on all novel, impactful advances of diabetic kidney disease, including disease burden, etiology, pathophysiology, and therapies.
In this UK-based study, fast-food outlet exposure and genetic predisposition to obesity were independently associated with a higher BMI score.
A longitudinal contact survey studying the impact of local and national restrictions imposed in England during the summer and autumn of 2020 has reported a gradual reduction in social contacts, but these effects were more modest than the initial national lockdown in March 2020.
Serum transferrin represents an independent predictor of mortality in patients with liver failure, and in a cohort of patients with advanced liver disease, transferrin levels represent a prognostic and mechanistic biomarker for liver failure.
Top Altmetric Articles of 2020
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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
Research | 03 June 2020
Real-time monitoring the transmission potential of COVID-19 in Singapore, March 2020
Amna Tariq 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.
Research article | 06 May 2020
A single-center, retrospective study of COVID-19 features in children: a descriptive investigation
Huijing Ma et al.
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
Read the latest papers on fertility across BMC flagship journals.
Cisplatin and carboplatin result in similar gonadotoxicity in immature human testis with implications for fertility preservation in childhood cancer
Melissa D. Tharmalingam et al.
Published in BMC Medicine 04 December 2020
Published in BMC Biology 19 August 2020
DNA methylation and body mass index from birth to adolescence: meta-analyses of epigenome-wide association studies
Florianne Vehmeijer et al.
Published in Genome Medicine 25 November 2020
The Tug1 lncRNA locus is essential for male fertility
Jordan Lewandowski et al.
Published in Genome Biology 07 September 2020
Call for papers
Diabetic Kidney Disease: Advances in Disease Burden, Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapies
The collection will remain open and accept submissions until June 2022.
Global Outbreaks and Responses
Guest editors: Professor Dale Fisher, Dr. Gail Carson, and Dr. Lina Moses.
New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders
Guest editor: Bradley Turner
Non-malarial febrile illness
Guest editor: Philippe Guerin
Complexity in Mental Health Research: Theory, Method, and Empirical Contributions
Guest editors: Dr Eiko I. Fried and Dr Donald Robinaugh
Cardiovascular Issues in Underrepresented Populations
Guest editors: Prof Deborah Lawlor, Prof Naveed Sattar and Prof Aletta E Schutte
Who dies of what? Strengthening CRVS systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era
Guest editor: Alan D. Lopez
Stunting, undernutrition and obesity: the triple threat of childhood malnutrition
Guest editors: Prof. Andrew Prentice and Dr. Martha Mwangome
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Nature Communitites: Behind the Paper
We are now collaborating with Nature Communities, allowing authors to share experiences designing the study and collecting data by writing their own blog-style post on the paper.
Read the latest Behind the Paper article here:
Obesity-related colorectal cancer risk differs for men and women
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