Category Archives: Science Blogging

A New Year, A New Site, A New Service

It’s the start of a new year, and nothing says New Year like a website refresh. With the rise in the number of visitors to the site using mobile browsers, we’ve updated the site to make it more mobile friendly. … Continue reading

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Drug Target Identification: And then a miracle occurs

At the front end of most drug discovery programs lies a step called Target Identification, and a few months ago I sat down with a colleague to discuss their approach to target identification.  In particular, “how do you characterize a target”? … Continue reading

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Google Docs for Scientists

Science is inherently a collaborative effort, and at least once a month I encounter someone who mentions in passing some trial or tribulation they had when sharing documents.  The story usually goes like this… We were working on a presentation/paper … Continue reading

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Google+ For Scientists

Recently, I’ve been thinking about the role that social media plays in science. And while friends are fond of pointing out that I’ve drunk the Kool-Aid, colleagues at various labs usually shoot me a quizzical look when I bring up … Continue reading

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Botcasting: Listening to your Journal Feeds

If you’ve worked at a lab before, you’ve no doubt noticed a certain rhythm to the day. People come in early, setup their experiments, and by 10 the experiments for the day are underway, and the scientists are working on … Continue reading

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A Pocketful of Rye

Unlike the Agatha Christie mystery referred to in the title of this piece, there are some mysteries that seem to defy a single answer.  One of those mysteries is how most scientists manage to keep up-to-date given the growing avalanche of developments in their … Continue reading

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Network of BioThings: Making PDFs Useful

Recently, Andrew Su of Scripps posted a series of blog entries on the Network of Biothings (NoB) efforts, especially their efforts to uncover use cases that could aid medical research. In a nutshell,”The Network of BioThings aims to structure the … Continue reading

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