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Veterinary Medicine and Science has launched!

April 16, 2014

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Wiley is excited to announce that Veterinary Medicine and Science has launched! This is a new, international, open access journal publishing original, quality peer-reviewed research. The journal covers all aspects of medicine and science related to zoo, production and companion animals.

Veterinary Medicine and Science aims to provide a platform where authors can submit interesting and original work related to the fields of fundamental and clinical veterinary medicine and science. The journal will provide a global forum where the best research is made available as quickly as possible.

And because the journal is fully open access, research is available to all, with no restrictions. All articles published to the journal are published under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, allowing authors to comply with Open Access Mandates.

Editor-in-Chief, Ed Hall, is based at the University of Bristol Veterinary School, where he heads up the Comparative and Clinical Research Group. His particular research and clinical interests are small animal gastroenterology and endoscopy.

Veterinary Medicine and Science is now open for submissions. For more information, and to find out how to submit your work, please visit the website here.

First issue of Regeneration is now available online!

April 10, 2014

Regeneration coverWiley is delighted to announce the launch and publication of the inaugural first issue of one of its newest open access journals, Regeneration. The journal is the first, world-class publication of its kind dedicated to the rapidly expanding field of regeneration and repair.

Regeneration aims to become the journal of choice for those looking to publish top quality, original research related to regeneration and repair in its many forms, and in all relevant animal and plant species.

Read Editor-in-Chief Susan Bryant’s inaugural editorial here.

Read the first published articles here:

Experimentally induced metamorphosis in axolotls reduces regenerative rate and fidelity  James R. Monaghan, Adrian C. Stier, François Michonneau, Matthew D. Smith, Bret Pasch, Malcolm Maden and Ashley W. Seifert
Salamanders regenerate limbs throughout life, but it is unclear how body size, aging, or metamorphosis affects regeneration. Here, we show that metamorphosis has a negative impact on limb regeneration rate and fidelity by limiting cell proliferation in metamorphic limbs.

Regeneration of reptilian scales after wounding: neogenesis, regional difference, and molecular modules Ping Wu, Lorenzo Alibardi and Cheng-Ming Chuong
Reptile scale development and regeneration occur through different processes. A–D, embryonic reptile scales develop from a flat bilayer epidermis to symmetric scale anlagen to asymmetric scale anlagen and further to mature scales. E–H, skin regenerates scales from flat wound epidermis to peg formation to elongating pegs and further to differentiating pegs. Despite these differences, they share similarities in proliferation patterns, epithelial–mesenchymal interactions and molecular modules.

Position-specific induction of ectopic limbs in non-regenerating blastemas on axolotl forelimbs Catherine McCusker, Jeffrey Lehrberg and David Gardiner
To test the hypothesis that retinoid acid (RA) reprograms the positional information in limb blastemas cells to a singular posterior-ventral-proximal (PVPr) identity, we treated blastemas at different positions on the limb circumference to determine whether ectopic limbs formed. We observed that RA treatment of blastemas in anterior and dorsal locations, but not posterior and ventral locations, resulted in the induction of complete ectopic limbs. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that RA treatment reprograms the information in blastema cells to the PVPr position on the limb, and demonstrate that RA can be used to induce a regenerative response in anterior and dorsally located non-regenerative wounds.

We would like to invite you to submit your research paper to Regeneration at www.regenerationjournal.com.  All authors retain copyright on their articles and all articles are fully open access upon publication.

 

Nursing Open launches!

April 9, 2014

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Wiley is delighted to announce the launch of its newest open access journal, Nursing Open, the first open access journal to publish high-quality articles covering all aspects of nursing, from education and research through to policy and practice.

Editor Roger Watson was present at the launch which took place at the prestigious Royal College of Nursing’s International Research Conference last week.  Professor Watson is based at the University of Hull and has extensive experience working with older people, and in particular the feeding and nutritional problems faced by patients with dementia.

“Nursing Open aims to provide integrity and speed in publishing a wide range of high quality nursing scholarship and, within a short time, to be the preferred destination for open access articles in nursing.” said Professor Watson.

In what could be one of the most important launches in the nursing field for years, Nursing Open aims to have a positive impact on health, from local and regional to national and global scales.  The journal provides authors with a new platform for the rapid dissemination of research on nursing and midwifery practice, and will make a real and valuable contribution towards the science of nursing. The journal will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License, allowing authors to comply with Open Access Mandates.

Nursing Open is now open for submissions. For more information on the journal, including how to submit an article, please visit the website at: www.nursingopenjournal.com

Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine Volume 2 Issue 2 is Published!

March 14, 2014

MGGM Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine has now published its next issue. Editor-in-Chief: Max Muenke introduces his editorial highlights: “This issue includes an Invited Commentary on newborn screening, along with articles on association of the GPR88 gene and major psychoses and TNNT1 mutations in nemaline myopathy.  It also features the first article in our series Genetics and Genomic Medicine around the World, this month focusing on Israel.  Highlights of the issue include ‘Novel IFT122 mutation associated with impaired ciliogenesis and cranioectodermal dysplasia’ and ‘Analysis of PRICKLE1 in human cleft palate and mouse development demonstrates rare and common variants involved in human malformations.

Novel IFT122 mutation associated with impaired ciliogenesis and cranioectodermal dysplasia by Anas M. Alazami, Mohammed Zain Seidahmed, Fatema Alzahrani, Adam O. Mohammed and Fowzan S. Alkuraya. Abstract: Cranioectodermal dysplasia (CED) is a very rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a recognizable craniofacial profile in addition to ectodermal manifestations involving the skin, hair, and teeth. Four genes are known to be mutated in this disorder, all involved in the ciliary intraflagellar transport confirming that CED is a ciliopathy. In a multiplex consanguineous family with typical CED features in addition to intellectual disability and severe cutis laxa, we used autozygosity-guided candidate gene analysis to identify a novel homozygous mutation in IFT122, and demonstrated impaired ciliogenesis in patient fibroblasts. This report on IFT122 broadens the phenotype of CED and expands its allelic heterogeneity.

Analysis of PRICKLE1 in human cleft palate and mouse development demonstrates rare and common variants involved in human malformations by Tian Yang, Zhonglin Jia, Whitney Bryant-Pike, Anand Chandrasekhar, Jeffrey C. Murray, Bernd Fritzsch and Alexander G. Bassuk. Abstract: Palate development is shaped by multiple molecular signaling pathways, including the Wnt pathway. In mice and humans, mutations in both the canonical and noncanonical arms of the Wnt pathway manifest as cleft palate, one of the most common human birth defects. Our results reveal that in mice and humans PRICKLE1 directs palate morphogenesis; our results also uncouple Prickle1 function from Vangl2 function. Together, these findings suggest mouse and human palate development is guided by PCP-Prickle1 signaling that is probably not downstream of Vangl2. 

The journal also publishes Genetics and Genomic Medicine around the World. Below is the first article of this type, this month focusing on Israel.
Genetics and genomic medicine in Israel” by Joël Zlotogora

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MicrobiologyOpen Issue 3:1 Published Online

February 18, 2014

MicrobiologyOpenMicrobiologyOpen has published its latest online issue. 13 new articles are fully open access: free to read, download and share.

MicrobiologyOpen is a broad scope, peer reviewed journal delivering rapid decisions and fast publication of microbial science.  The journal gives priority to reports of quality research, pure or applied, that further our understanding of microbial interactions and microbial processes.

Editor-in-Chief, Pierre Cornelis has highlighted the papers below as of particular interest:

purple_lock_openUnsuspected pyocyanin effect in yeast under anaerobiosis
Rana Barakat, Isabelle Goubet, Stephen Manon, Thierry Berges and Eric Rosenfeld

Summary: Toxicity of pyocyanin (PYO) was investigated under aerobiosis and anaerobiosis in several wild-type and mutant strains of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and also in Candida albicans. PYO is toxic for actively respiring cells but its toxicity was found to be important and even higher under anaerobiosis. This indicates that PYO effect can be mediated by other phenomenon than oxidative stress and respiratory disturbance.

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Serum influences the expression of Pseudomonas aeruginosa quorum-sensing genes and QS-controlled virulence genes during early and late stages of growth
Cassandra Kruczek, Uzma Qaisar, Jane A. Colmer-Hamood and Abdul N. Hamood

Summary: In this study, we demonstrated that serum reduces the expression of different QS genes at early stages of growth but increases their expression at late stages of growth of P. aeruginosa. A similar phenomenon was observed regarding the production of autoinducers and the expression of QS-controlled virulence genes. Serum also differentially regulated the expression several positive and negative regulators of the QS systems. While the mechanism by which serum affects QS at early stage of growth is not yet known, our results suggest that serum accomplishes its effect at late stages of growth through the virulence factor regulator vfr

purple_lock_openVisualization of VirE2 protein translocation by the Agrobacterium type IV secretion system into host cells
Philippe A. Sakalis, G. Paul H. van Heusden and Paul J. J. Hooykaas

Summary: Here we report the direct visualization of VirE2 protein translocation from Agrobacterium into host cells. To this end we cocultivated Agrobacterium strains expressing VirE2 tagged with one part of a fluorescent protein with host cells expressing the complementary part. Fluorescent filaments became visible in recipient cells 20-25 hours after the start of the cocultivation indicative of VirE2 protein translocation.

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American Geophysical Union and Wiley Launch New Open Access Journal, Earth and Space Science

February 10, 2014

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced the creation of a new all open access peer-reviewed journal, Earth and Space Science.

Marking AGU’s second new open access journal in the last 12 months, Earth Space and Science is the only journal that reflects the expansive range of science represented by AGU’s 62,000 members, including all of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences, and related fields in environmental science, geoengineering, space engineering, and biogeochemistry.
 
>> Read the full press release here <<

Earth and Space Science joins a prestigious portfolio of research publications that are governed by AGU’s rigorous peer review process. This includes the highly ranked Geophysical Research Letters and Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, and Earth’s Future—an innovative open access publication that features trans-disciplinary research, editorials, and essays emphasizing the Earth as an interactive, evolving system under the influence of the human enterprise—which was successfully launched in late 2013.

The journal will publish articles under the Creative Commons Attribution License enabling authors to be fully compliant with open access requirements of funding organizations where applicable. The publication fee will be competitive with those of other broad open access journals.

A search is now underway for Earth and Space Science’s inaugural editor in chief, who will lead a team of preeminent academic editors who are closely connected to their communities. 

Additional information on Earth and Space Science is available at http://earthspacescience.agu.org.

Read the February Issue of Evolutionary Applications Online!

January 29, 2014
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eva_7_2_coverThe February Issue of Evolutionary Applications has been published online. This issue features an image of a lone grizzly bear in Alberta, Canada, which relates to a study by Shafer and colleagues linking the genotype, ecotype, and phenotype in grizzly bears (Ursus arctos). Toward this end, this issue also launches a new series of research highlights that will offer brief synopses of new work with direct relevance to readers of Evolutionary Applications from across other journals with the aim of exploring the breadth of potential applications of evolutionary theory from across fields and disciplines. The Editor-in-Chief Louis Bernatchez has highlighted the following articles as of particular interest:

purple_lock_open Genomic selection for recovery of original genetic background from hybrids of endangered and common breeds by Carmen Amador, Ben J. Hayes and Hans D. Daetwyler

Summary: The authors present two genomic selection strategies, employing genome-wide DNA markers, to recover the genomic content of the original endangered population from admixtures. They also compare the efficiency of both strategies using empirical 50K SNP array data from sheep breeds.

purple_lock_open Anthropogenic selection enhances cancer evolution in Tasmanian devil tumours by Beata Ujvari, Anne-Maree Pearse, Kate Swift, Pamela Hodson, Bobby Hua, Stephen Pyecroft, Robyn Taylor, Rodrigo Hamede, Menna Jones, Katherine Belov and Thomas Madsen

Summary: The Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD) provides a unique opportunity to study cancer evolution in vivo. Since it was first observed in 1996, this transmissible cancer has caused local population declines by 90%. In this study the authors focus on the evolutionary response of DFTD to a disease suppression trial.  The results reveal that DFTD has the capacity to rapidly respond to novel human-induced selective regimes and that disease eradication may result in novel tumour adaptations.

purple_lock_open Linking genotype, ecotype, and phenotype in an intensively managed large carnivore by Aaron B. A. Shafer, Scott E. Nielsen, Joseph M. Northrup and Gordon B. Stenhouse

Summary: In this study, integrated GPS habitat use data and genetic profiling were used to determine the influence of habitat and genetics on fitness proxies (mass, length, and body condition) in a threatened population of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in Alberta, Canada. The authors found that homozygosity had a positive effect on fitness these proxies, which may be indicative of outbreeding depression unintentionally caused by massive translocations of bears over large geographic distances.

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