Monthly Archives: November 2010

Social Media for Scientists: It’s All About Sharing

I’ve blogged before about how scientists can use social media like Mendeley, Twitter and Google Reader to share information.  Since social media is all about sharing, how can we make the act of sharing information easier?  Recently, a colleague of … Continue reading

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Searching PubMed, Entrez Gene & OMIM with Google Chrome

I’ve been a long-time user of the FireFox browser and the BioBar plugin from EBI.  When I switched to Google’s Chrome browser, one of the things I immediately missed were BioBar’s search plugins.Recently I stumbled across a feature in Chrome … Continue reading

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Grails In An Assay Development Setting

Grails’ ease-of-use makes it an ideal framework for rapid application development.  In most businesses governed by the simple Time = Money equation, the ability to quickly create a fully functional web application that can be deployed on the Java platform … Continue reading

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Free Software For Scientists – Cytoscape

A few years ago, a medical writer friend of mine showed me a paper on a new tool called Cytoscape.  He said, “see what you think of it, and let me know.”  At the time we were both working on … Continue reading

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Creating a Journal Club With Google Reader

One of the challenges of working in an industry that moves at the speed of light is keeping up with all of the changes.  I mentioned to a several friends of mine that I’m a heavy user of Google Reader … Continue reading

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Nucleic Acids Research Database Edition

Every year the journal Nucleic Acids Research publishes a Database Edition that contains listings for hundreds of bioinformatics-related databases.  It’s an invaluable snapshot of the current state-of-the-art databases, and it’s available free of charge under NAR’s Open Access policy.  Recently, … Continue reading

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A New Approach To Cancer Drug Development

Dr. Nick recently posted a blog entry describing the need for a change to the approach used to develop to new cancer therapeutics.  Echoing a point made by Dr. Stephen Neidle (Dir. of Cancer Drug Development at the University of London), … Continue reading

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