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Aims and scope

BMC Research Notes is an open access journal publishing peer-reviewed contributions from across all scientific and clinical disciplines, including intriguing initial observations, updates to previous work and established methods, valid negative results, and scientific data sets and descriptions. We are committed to making it easier to find, cite and share your short reports by providing an inclusive forum for valuable data and research observations.

Editor's choice collection: Machine learning in medicine

This retrospective collection edited by Dr AlRyalat (The University of Jordan) showcases how machine learning has revolutionized diagnostic medicine and inspired new applications and diagnostic tools. 

Please explore selected articles on the topic published in BMC Research Notes. 

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Featured article: The effect of silica desiccation under different storage conditions on filter-immobilized environmental DNA

The present study by Allison et al evaluates the quality of filter-immobilized eDNA desiccated with silica gel under different storage conditions for over a year using targeted quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction-based assays.

Featured article: SeqEnhDL: sequence-based classification of cell type-specific enhancers using deep learning models

In this Research note, Wang et al address the challenge of computational identification of cell type-specific regulatory elements on a genome-wide scale. Their analysis suggests that both enhancers and their tissue-specificity can be accurately identified based on their sequence features.

Featured article: Time-dependent efficacy of combination of silver-containing hydroxyapatite coating and vancomycin on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation in vitro

Hashimoto et al developed a silver-containing hydroxyapatite (Ag-HA) coating to prevent periprosthetic joint infection and investigated the time-dependent efficacy of Ag-HA coating and vancomycin on MRSA biofilm formation on Ti discs in vitro by three-dimensional confocal laser scanning microscopic analysis.

Negative Results - An article collection

In this collection, we are highlighting some of the negative results studies that have been published by BMC Research Notes, with more articles to be included. We welcome submissions reporting scientifically valid negative results.

BMC Series Focus Issues

May: Understanding Mental Health

With Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on ‘Understanding Mental Health’. We have brought together content to highlight research into understanding and improving mental health.

April: Our Changing Environment

In preparation for Earth Day on 22nd April, the BMC Series presents a focus issue on Our Changing Environment, highlighting research from across the journals on climate change, conservation, pollution, and the impact of environmental changes on human health and disease.

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Authors can receive free advice on how and where to share their research data, according to their specific research community from a team of research data editors.

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