The awards celebrate the best published research across medical and biological science within any of BioMed Central's open access journals.
To demonstrate the growing reputation of these awards, a new website has been launched: www.biomedcentral.com/researchawards
Nominations via the website are now being accepted and will close on 31 December 2008. Anyone who publishes original research of major significance in one of BioMed Central's journals during 2008 is eligible for nomination. The winning articles are be selected by a panel including BioMed Central editorial team members and external experts in biology and medicine.
Speaking of the awards, BioMed Central’s Head of Public Relations, Matt McKay said “We are always delighted by the quality and diversity of the entries we receive for these awards and are once again looking forward to judging and rewarding the highest-quality open access research from around the world.”
The winners will be announced at the Annual BioMed Central Research Awards dinner being held in March 2009.
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Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms--ions--but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels" play a critical role in biological functions such as muscle contraction and the firing of brain cells.
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The miniaturization of the current technology of storage media is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new approach consists in using so-called spin-crossover molecules as the smallest possible storage unit. Similar to normal hard drives, these special molecules can save information via their magnetic state. A research team from Kiel University has now managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecule’s storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nano Letters.
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