Editing my doctoral thesis on stem cells in a blog: Why not?

OK folks, after reading the official rules about how to get and manage a doctoral thesis, and after speaking with my supervisor asking for his permission, I’ve decided to edit my ongoing doctoral thesis in Pimm. Or at least the introduction of it, which is intended to be no other than a review-like summary of… Continue reading Editing my doctoral thesis on stem cells in a blog: Why not?

What Google Universal Search’s first 30 results know about “biotech blog”

Everyday web users are strongly adapted to a situation in which 99% of their information comes from the first 30 results of a Google Search (the first 3 pages with divine power, if the setting is 10 results/page). And they are strongly believe the results are significant in most cases. Right? So let us check… Continue reading What Google Universal Search’s first 30 results know about “biotech blog”

Everything Technorati knows about life extension

As you might know Technorati, the premiere blog search engine was redesigned about a week ago, and now it is intended to be a more universal search engine which is mirrored in the current subtitle on the page: “Zillions of photos, videos, blogs and more.” Here is what you can find after typing the term… Continue reading Everything Technorati knows about life extension

Weekly Recap

It was an important week for Pimm, few posts hopefully with a longer turnover, not a bunch of posts with a minute fame for short-term memory. Stem Cell Lab Monitor: the Bernstein Laboratory at UCSF Laboratory website culture and Pimm in Nature: the real digital windows Stem Cell Lab Monitor: post series on excellent stem… Continue reading Weekly Recap

Second Annual Maker Faire this weekend and expecting the First BioMaker Faire…

Builders, Hackers, Do-It-Yourselfers are gathering around this weekend at the most visible embodiment of the Maker spirit, the Maker Faire 2007 at San Mateo Fairgrounds, California. I remember the inquisitive and incredulous eyes of the traditional tech makers, coders, engineers while presenting my placental stem cell project at Euro Maker Faire last year. Now imagine… Continue reading Second Annual Maker Faire this weekend and expecting the First BioMaker Faire…

Laboratory website culture and Pimm in Nature: the real digital windows

Paul Smaglik, Naturejobs editor wrote a Prospects piece in the current Nature (yeah, the big one) in his column on laboratory website culture apropos of the highly unofficial lab website competition of Pimm. Read it, think it over and build better and more professional lab websites. Oh yes, and don’t forget to allocate the resources… Continue reading Laboratory website culture and Pimm in Nature: the real digital windows

Bell curve in medical care: Atul Gawande in Author@Google

The Anna of my life mailed me the link of The Authors@Google program, which “brings authors of all stripes to Google for informal talks centering on their recently published books.” You can browse the Google Talks videos with one click. And non other than Atul Gawande, author of New Yorker’s opinionated The Way We Age… Continue reading Bell curve in medical care: Atul Gawande in Author@Google

Who wants to host the best laboratory website competition?

We have many candidates now for good laboratory websites due to the post What does a good laboratory homepage look like? Show me at least one! All we need is an organizer, an institution (academies, universities, science publishing groups, research institutes, biotech firms, IT companies, rich science freak private people…) someone who can host this… Continue reading Who wants to host the best laboratory website competition?

BioTech(nically), Business 2.0’s new biotech blog

Business 2.0 Blog Beta Network‘s new blog BioTech(nically) was launched written by Marie Cannizzaro who says about herself in the intro post, March 27: “Before joining Business 2.0, I wrote for Dow Jones VentureWire and Stanford Magazine. I have a degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Biotechnology and Bioethics from Stanford University.” At… Continue reading BioTech(nically), Business 2.0’s new biotech blog

Blogxperiment: What are the good ways to summarize peer-review articles?

In future posts I’d like to do a blogxperiment based on comments feedback. My general question is: What is the best way to summarize peer-review articles for a more general readership and transmit scholarly knowledge and literature? What are the opportunities used in blog posts? Figures, abstracts, dense citations, other summarize options, journalist lingo, superficial… Continue reading Blogxperiment: What are the good ways to summarize peer-review articles?

Bodyhack redesigned

Bodyhack, Wired’s stem cell focused biotech group blog, written at least by Kristen Philipkoski, Brandon Keim, Randy Dotinga, Mark Woodman and Scott Carney, has got a new dress: In recent weeks Bodyhack has paid more attention to other Wired blogs and sexuality as well, so content can go through a radical change too. I hope… Continue reading Bodyhack redesigned

The philosophical problems of life extension in post partitions

With this paragraph on blogging Merlin Mann of 43 Folders hit the nail on my head: “Remember that your blog is only incidentally a publishing system or a public website. At its heart, your blog represents the evolving expression of your most passionately held ideas. It’s a conversation you’re holding up with the world and… Continue reading The philosophical problems of life extension in post partitions

Grailsearch.org: aging information from a systems biology perspective

Check out Grailsearch.org, which was started at the end of January and is hosted by software engineer Jim Craig with a deep interest in aging and bioinformatics. Grailsearch is a “community web portal intended for use by biogerontologists, students of biogerontology, software engineers, biochemists or anyone else interested in working towards the search for systems… Continue reading Grailsearch.org: aging information from a systems biology perspective

TierneyLab: new science blog hosted by The New York Times

TierneyLab, the science blog of the professional journalist John Tierney was launched one week at January 15 hosted by The New York Times website with this intro: “I’m hoping to follow the scientific method: experiment to see what works and what doesn’t. I want to give you a chance not just to discuss science but… Continue reading TierneyLab: new science blog hosted by The New York Times

Pimm joins to the Week of Science initiative

I accepted to post only on strict science topics on the second week of February, from 5 till 11. You can sign up too. The initiative, which has an own blog, called Just Science were made by 3 Scienceblogs by Seed bloggers, the authors behind Evolgen, Gene Expression and Mixing Memory. Their motivations are partly… Continue reading Pimm joins to the Week of Science initiative

The open lab: science blogging anthology published

It highlights the power of science blogging that from today you can buy a copy ($19.95) or download a pdf ($8.69) of The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006, edited by one of my favourite Scienceblogs by Seed blogger, Coturnix aka Bora Zivkovic of A Blog Around the Clock. And there is… Continue reading The open lab: science blogging anthology published

Nature Medicine 2.0 alarms by its editor in chief

Oops, the folks at Nature Publishing Group are more and more watching us, the people of the second-generation Internet, you know the two point oh. Recently, the editor chief of Nature Medicine (impact factor 28.878 in 2005), Juan Carlos Lopez wrote and editorial and even a blog post concerning “what is the Web 2.0–driven scientific… Continue reading Nature Medicine 2.0 alarms by its editor in chief

Critical Happy Birthday to Scienceblogs by Seed!

Scienceblogs, powered by Seed Magazine, the only real science blogorilla was launched 1 year ago with a good timing. Here is my summary on SB in a wired-tired-expired form: wired: The numbers are terrific, the blog aggregator form is professional, the community is strong, Scienceblogs ‘s aggregated Technorati Rank is 30 (circa 57,629 incoming links… Continue reading Critical Happy Birthday to Scienceblogs by Seed!

Life extension blogterviews in 2006

What can/will You do for life extension? Answer these questions first. Interviews in a temporal order: Reason, Chris Patil, Jim Craig, Aubrey de Grey, John Cumbers, Kevin Dewalt, Nick Bostrom, James Clement, David Kekich, Huber Warner, Mark Hamalainen, John Schloendorn. For me it is important to introduce here people with different professional background who are… Continue reading Life extension blogterviews in 2006

The story of my life&extension commitment

Now I start to answer my blogterview questions concerning life extension. Here is the first: 1. What is the story of your life extension commitment? since the age of 15. I started my first offline diary at that age with a sentence something like this: I have eventually find the aim and meaning of my… Continue reading The story of my life&extension commitment

BioGates, SwartzGoog, BrinApple (weekend off links)

1. Bloggers met with Bill Gates, one question and answer was: Q) What would you be looking at today if you were an independent entrepreneur? A) Something dramatic like artificial intelligence. Biology. Energy. Link 2. Aaron Swartz on Google childish simplexity: “Everyone I know who works there either acts childish (the army of programmers), enthusiastically… Continue reading BioGates, SwartzGoog, BrinApple (weekend off links)

Kevin Dewalt’s brand new blog

Kevin Dewalt, who was blogterviewed by me on his life extension centered life, started his personal blog this week. Excerpts from Kevin’s last post inspired by a lunch with David Gobel, founder and CEO of the Methuselah Foundation: ” The easiest way to simplify something is to look for a reason why it “won’t work”.… Continue reading Kevin Dewalt’s brand new blog

Whatbox, Upper Lost Side, Stem Cell Connect-icut (weekend back links)

Links I enjoyed recently all from mainstream media: San Fransisco Chronicle: THE LOST TAPES Conversations tape-recorded in the early years with Google’s founders illuminate how their actions forged the growth of a Silicon Valley giant via Philipp Lenssen’s blog. New York Magazine: The Death of (the Idea of) the Upper East Side by Jay McInerney… Continue reading Whatbox, Upper Lost Side, Stem Cell Connect-icut (weekend back links)

John Schloendorn, the LysoSENS connection: chat on life extension

John Schloendorn has a master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Currently he is a graduate student at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, USA. John is heavily involved in the LysoSENS project of the Methuselah Foundation, which aims to remove some intracellular waste products for example via microbe-derived hydrolases targeted to the… Continue reading John Schloendorn, the LysoSENS connection: chat on life extension

Mark Hamalainen, the MitoSENS fellow: blogterview on life extension

Mark Hamalainen is a young PhD student at Cambridge University at the mitochondrion lab of Ian Holt. Mark received a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in biochemistry and computing from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also had research training as a visiting scholar at the California Institute of Technology and the Biodesign Institute at… Continue reading Mark Hamalainen, the MitoSENS fellow: blogterview on life extension