How to filter and read PubMed articles through RSS feeds?

How many people out of you, life scientists, are regularly updating their PubMed searches through RSS feeds? According to the Read/Write Read Blog 2006 Web Technology Trends “While 2006 can’t be seen as the breakthrough year for RSS in the mainstream, we will probably see RSS bloom in 2007”. It’s January, 2007, so let’s upgrade… Continue reading How to filter and read PubMed articles through RSS feeds?

Nominate your favourite (bio)tech post to get printed

The Best of Technology Writing 2007 will be published by digitalculturebooks with the guest editor Steven Levy. So they are “asking readers to nominate their favorite tech-oriented articles, essays, and blog posts from 2006. The competition is open to any and every technology topic–biotech, information technology, gadgetry, tech policy, Silicon Valley, and software engineering are… Continue reading Nominate your favourite (bio)tech post to get printed

Terrific cell biology animation (decoded): a trailer now, and a video for all

One of the constant hits of Pimm is the Terrific Pixar-style Harvard animation on molecular biology. The early animation was full of riddles for the non-experts, since it lacked the informative narration, the act of naming, just like we were at the age of silent films. Not anymore! Thanks to alfredoalcalde the full video with… Continue reading Terrific cell biology animation (decoded): a trailer now, and a video for all

Who is your favourite web celeb? (weekend off)

Forbes has another not too useful list on the top 25 web celebs. My favourite out of these persons is the guy on the picture: Jimmy Wales, the wiki(pedia) master. Why? First, as they wrote: “Only on the Web could an encyclopedia geek become a superstar.” That’s true. Second: Jimmy is an incredibly open minded… Continue reading Who is your favourite web celeb? (weekend off)

Quantitative stem cell papers on arXiv.org

arXiv.org is the urform of open access scientific publishing since 1992, where “formal peer review is replaced by constant peer interest.” as Quinn Norton wrote. It is is THE preprint server for scientists in physics, maths, for instance, Grisha Perelman’s million dollar proof-sketch was first published here. But did you know that there are many… Continue reading Quantitative stem cell papers on arXiv.org

Smart comments on the home placenta stem cell project

I collected some critical comments worth considering on the home placenta stem cell project from Make readers. Thanks for all. “Um hello..how many people have a whole lab set up in their home?”20+ years ago — that sentiment would be — “How many people can afford a whole computing set up in their home? (and… Continue reading Smart comments on the home placenta stem cell project

What is bioDIY?

I republish here my “manifesto” like article on biotech DIY, which I wrote in April, 2006 on Newsvine in order to see the thoughts behind the placenta stem cell project. Would you like to sequence your genome in your garage? To grow your stem cells in the kitchen-lab? To hunt for point mutations just for… Continue reading What is bioDIY?