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Sciforum Journal Reviews Notes
Created 13 February 2015
Changes to and notes on the Sciforum Journal Reviews platform. Follow the group if you want to be notified about future updates and major changes to the platform.
Gibbs Paradox and Its Resolutions
Created 16 July 2014
The resolution of the Gibbs paradox has been very controversial. A list of papers mainly published in journals on this topic has been compiled by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin (E-mail:
) and is presented in this group. Comments and suggestions for additional papers to be listed here are welcomed.
Dr R Ranjani
Created 15 October 2014
To share updates about new inventions and plant drugs.
Shu-Kun Lin's Blog
Created 14 November 2014
Blog maintained by Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, the president of MDPI.
Immune Mechanisms in Fish
Created 22 January 2015
The Special Issue "
Immune Mechanisms in Fish
" is available at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/biology/special_issues/immune-fish.
Fish immunity studies are at a pivotal point. Genomes of zebrafish and fugu have been examined in detail, those of rainbow trout, cod and coelacanths have recently been released, allowing for comparative studies revealing key evolutionary differences, such as lobe-finned fishes more closely resembling tetrapods or the lack of major histocompatibility class II and associated accessory genes in cod. In addition, novel technologies such as RNAseq have permitted large scale views of gene regulation. Functional studies in fish have provided novel regulatory and effector mechanisms that, upon subsequent study, are also present in mammals, such as transferrin activation of macrophages and phagocytic B cells. With this basis, future functional studies will provide even deeper insights into both mechanisms of fish immunity and the evolution of immune systems. For this special issue, we will review the state of the art in key areas of fish immunity as a basis for future studies.
Prof. Dr. Brian Dixon
Environmental Science and other topics environmental
Created 27 January 2015
Welcome. I have edited Land for two years, and have been asked to moderate an environmental discussion. I'd like to raise a few points for your feedback, and please add new points.
1. Environment is very broad in my view, it includes science and social science. Is there a bias towards science in environmental publishing? If, so how do we get a better balance? Should we seek balance?
2. Some environmental journals (or journals that publish environmental articles) have very high Impact Factors - Nature, Science and PNAS ... How do we capture papers from those journals or get the authors that write in them to write for MDPI journals?
3. What are the future trends in environmental research? My thoughts are climate change will remain a clear leader, but we need to get other change vectors on a same level especially land use change/population change/socio-economic change. Solutions focussed research will be more and more important, but we do not want to loose the importance of understanding why the environment operates in that way that it does and how the problems to be solved arise.
All comments welcome. Andrew Millington
Created 3 March 2015
Alfredo J. Escribano
Created 15 July 2015
From agricultural policy to table: the whole agrofood system and its relationship with sustainability
Drug Design & Discovery
Dr. Amgad Rabie
Created 11 December 2015
Everything about the design and discovery of new promising drugs.
Created 15 March 2016
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