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About: DMM

Disease Models & Mechanisms is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal focusing on the use of model organisms and other basic science approaches to better understand, diagnose and treat human disease. The journal aims to promote communication between basic researchers, translational researchers and clinicians.

Posts by DMM:

The case of philanthropy: bringing scientists and philanthropic donors together, for good

Posted by on August 28th, 2015

This editorial by Olivia Flatto was first published in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind is new.” – John Gardner   Philanthropy, derived from private wealth, stands unique as a vital source of[…]

Embracing risk

Posted by on July 27th, 2015

This editorial by Ross Cagan was first published in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   I entered the science field because I imagined that scientists were society’s “professional risk takers”, that they like surfing out on the edge. I understood that a lot of science – perhaps even most science – has to be a solid exploration[…]

Announcing DMM’s special issue ‘Spotlight on Zebrafish: Translational Impact’

Posted by on July 6th, 2014

In recent years, the zebrafish has emerged as an increasingly prominent model in biomedical research. Its optical transparency for the first few weeks, high fecundity and ex vivo fertilization have made it traditionally suitable to study developmental biology. However, over the past decade these same features have enabled the zebrafish to become a preeminent disease model and[…]

Negative findings: tackling the negativity

Posted by on March 18th, 2014

‘Science is often romanticised as a flawless system of knowledge building, where scientists work together to systematically find answers. In reality, this is not always the case. Dissemination of results are straightforward when the findings are positive, but what happens when you obtain results that support the null hypothesis, or do not fit with the[…]

Call for Papers for DMM Special Issue on Zebrafish

Posted by on October 9th, 2013

  Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) is pleased to welcome submissions for a Special Issue scheduled for publication in late 2014. This issue will focus on translational advances made using the zebrafish model, including insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets, new resources and technologies, and drug discovery and development. The issue will be guest edited[…]

Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) announces new Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors

Posted by on April 25th, 2013

  This week, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) formally announced the appointment of a new team of academic editors to lead the journal. Ross Cagan, Associate Dean of the Graduate School for Biological Sciences at Mount Sinai Medical Center, succeeds Vivian Siegel as the Editor-in-Chief, and he is joined by Senior Editors Monica Justice, Professor[…]

Scientific Editor Disease Models and Mechanisms

Posted by on November 6th, 2012

Scientific Editor Disease Models & Mechanisms Based in Cambridge, UK Joining a young journal in an expanding and important area of research, this is an exciting opportunity for a promising scientific editor to make a significant contribution to a growing open access journal serving a major new biomedical community. The journal is entering the next[…]