Friday, September 17, 2004

In The Weeklies

Here are some relevant highlights from the new issues of the major medical and scientific weeklies:

Journal of the American Medical Association
15 September 2004

JAMA’s contents this week include the report about dementia and the voter by Karlawish and colleagues, which has been quite newsworthy (see earlier posts).

This issue also includes an editorial concerning pharmaceutical clinical-trials registration: Clinical Trial Registration: A Statement From the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

British Medical Journal
18 September 2004

This week’s BMJ also publishes the editorial concerning clinical-trials registration.

New England Journal of Medicine
16 September 2004

This week’s issue contains a review article about Turner’s Syndrome by Sybert and McCauley. The clinical-trials editorial also appears.

Nature
16 September 2004

Includes the letter, Early brain growth in Homo erectus and implications for cognitive ability by Coqueugniot and colleagues, which begins, “Humans differ from other primates in their significantly lengthened growth period. The persistence of a fetal pattern of brain growth after birth is another important feature of human development. Here we present the results of an analysis of the 1.8-million-year-old Mojokerto child (Perning 1, Java), the only well preserved skull of a Homo erectus infant, by computed tomography.”

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