Earlier this month, Faculty of 1000 marked ten years highlighting the top literature of biology and medical research. Faculty of 1000 (F1000) is a website for researchers and clinicians that provides ratings of and commentary on scientific research papers. The service acts as a filter, identifying and evaluating the most significant articles from biomedical research publications. A peer-nominated ‘Faculty’ of scientists and clinicians rate the articles they read, tag them for further classification, and explain their importance.
Health Highlights is a biweekly summary of particularly interesting articles from credible sources of health and medical information that we follow & read. For a complete list of recommeded sources, see our links page.
- The Gene Genie Gone Awry? | Gene Sherpas: Personalized Medicine and You
The Gene Sherpa discusses false positives and educational shortcomings of most physicians with respect to genome scans.
- Livin’ La Vida Long Time | Mark’s Daily Apple
Mark describes the results of a study that determined 4 simple rules to live longer and healthier.
- Learner’s TV: Free Education Online | ScienceRoll
Berci describes a new online resource that provides free audio and video lectures, animations, live online tests and ebook downloads in many fields, including medicine, biology and chemistry.
- The REAL Cutting Edge of Medicine | Secundum Artem
N.B. writes about a promising new vaccine to control high blood pressure by stimulating the human immune system to produce antibodies to break down angiotensin II.
- You don’t have to exercise just think that you do | Dr Shock MD PhD
Dr Shock reviews a study that seems to challenge our basic assumptions about the relationship between mind and body.
- What is peer review, anyway? | BPR3
Dave discusses peer review and the use of the BPR3 icon to show where thoughtful discussions regarding serious research are taking place throughout the blogosphere.
We’ve talked previously about bioethanol and its impact on health. According to Juan Enriquez, Chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy, a life sciences research and investment firm, and a member of the management team at Synthetic Genomics, a company dedicated to commercializing synthetic genomic processes and naturally occurring processes for alternative energy solutions, bioethanol is not bioenergy.