Scientists may have hit the wall when it comes to reading articles. A 35-year trend of researchers reading an increasing number of scholarly manuscripts appears to be leveling off, accompanied by the bottoming out of time taken to read each article.
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- Summer Solstice: "Hot" Grand Rounds on Shrink Rap | Shrink Rap
Shrink Rap – a blog by psychiatrists for psychiatrists – hosts a hot Summer Solstice edition of Grand Rounds.
- Why Do the Same Drugs Look Different? | Dr Shock MD PhD
Dr. Shock briefly reviews the problem with generic drugs looking different from brand-name medications.
- Using social media to improve awareness of clinical trials in rare lymphomas – PTCL | Pharma Strategy Blog
Social media is making its way into clinical trials. Sally Church shares an MD Anderson Cancer Center video that describes the new trials they have open for a rare form of lymphoma, Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (PTCL).
- Mayo Clinic launches social network to connect global Mayo Clinic community | Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media
Mayo Clinic has been at the forefront of healthcare providers using social media. Now the organization has created an online site to connect the global Mayo Clinic community.
- Genomics and the Social Web: A Timeline | her Nature his Nurture
Genetics counselor Allie Janson Hazell provides a timeline on the social aspects of genomics that illustrates the relationship between genomics and social media.
- A Clinical Search Engine | Blitter
Blitter is a clinical search engine with content highlighted by clinicians who blog or tweet. If they think it's important enough to comment on, Blitter considers it great content.
The Medpedia Project is a long-term, worldwide initiative to develop an online collaborative source of health and medical information for medical professionals and the general public. Launched in February 2009, the website currently has 34,100 pages of health and medical content (based on a Google domain search), an increase of over 2-fold since July 2009.
The Medpedia Project recently announced the addition of three new tools for sharing and advancing medical knowledge . The services complement Medpedia’s reliable crowdsourcing of health and medical information.