New Bladder Cancer Journal Launches First Issue
Bladder Cancer (IOS Press) is an international multidisciplinary journal intended to facilitate progress in understanding the epidemiology/etiology, genetics, molecular correlates, pathogenesis, pharmacology, ethics, patient advocacy and survivorship, diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the bladder and upper urinary tract. The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, and letters-to-the-editor. In addition, the journal will include a "News and Views" section for timely commentary. The journal is dedicated to providing an open forum for original research in basic science, translational research and clinical medicine that will improve our understanding and treatment of tumors of the bladder and upper urinary tract.
The inaugural issue is freely available and the next issue is scheduled for release in October 2015.
NIDDK Launches New Web Portal on Rigor and Reproducibility
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) recently launched a new web portal on rigor and reproducibility. The portal hosts the Principles and Guidelines for Reporting Preclinical Research, which was developed during the June 2014 joint workshop held by the NIH and the Nature Publishing Group and Science. The Guidelines include best practices, statistical analysis, transparency in reporting, data and material sharing, and consideration of refutations. It also serves as a resource for NIH rigor and reproducibility information needs, such as online trainings, publications, and meetings.
Brain Region Changes Associated with Symptoms in Women with Interstitial Cystitis
A new study suggests that enlargement of certain brain regions is associated with symptoms in women with interstitial cystitis. Interstitial cystitis (IC), also called IC/painful bladder syndrome (PBS), is a urologic chronic pelvic pain syndrome whose symptoms include urinary urgency, frequency, and pelvic pain. The causes and risk factors for IC are not well understood, and there is no fully effective treatment. Researchers in the Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) Research Network are using a variety of scientific approaches to better understand IC and similar pain syndromes and lay the groundwork for development of clinical interventions to prevent and treat these conditions.