Army ants serve as hosts to various organisms that depend on these ants for survival. These organisms are referred to as myrmecophiles, or “ant lovers.” An article by Dr. Christoph von Beeren and Dr. Alexey K. Tishechkin, published today in BMC Zoology, describes a new ant-loving beetle species: Nymphister kronaueri sp. nov.1
Monthly Archives: February 2017
Parkinson’s disease pathology is not limited to the brain, but disrupts the function of multiple organ systems. An article recently published in BMC Neurology provides new insights into the pathological changes that occur in the skin during Parkinson’s disease, and may shed light on potential targets for a diagnostic biomarker1
Warning labels on products like alcohol that can be harmful when over consumed seem on the surface an obvious method of reducing consumers’ intake and promoting responsible consumption. However little is known about how much attention is paid to these labels or their effectiveness in changing behavior. Two articles recently published in BMC Public Health look to address these issues.
In 2015, a public health statement was published in the UK in response to growing evidence of the health risks associated with prolonged sitting. Today, an article published in BMC Public Health, analyzes the public response to media coverage of this health statement to assess its public acceptability. Here, three authors of the study tell us more.
Antigen presenting capacity of murine splenic myeloid cells• Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic treatment strategies for community-acquired pneumonia• Endocrine correlates of puberty in female Asian elephants at the Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Sri Lanka• Cambrian suspension-feeding lobopodians and the early radiation of panarthropods • Non-associative versus associative learning by foraging predatory mites• Evolutionary diversification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an artificial sputum model • Health communication implications of the perceived meanings of terms used to denote unhealthy foods