Life sciences and medicine

14 April 2011 15:57

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List of useful resources for researchers in the lifes sciences and medicine related to the RIN’s remit:

  • 100 scholarly, open access journals for nurses - Nursing (21 April 2009)
  • 2020 Science - a personal blog about science and technology in the 21st century, written by scientist Andrew Maynard
  • Adventures in ethics and science - blog by Janet D. Stemwedel an associate professor of philosophy at San Jose State University
  • Bad Science - Dr Ben Goldacre’s column from The Guardian, presented as a weblog. Articles generally focus on how the media misrepresents science
  • BioCatalogue - centralised registry of life science web services
  • Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine - blog
  • Dryad - A repository of data underlying scientific publications, with an initial focus on evolutionary biology and related fields
  • EASE journal blog - selected information useful to science editors. This blog is a working tool used to contribute to different sections of the “European Science Editing”, the peer reviewed journal of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE)
  • Equator Network - the resource centre for good reporting of health research studies
  • Expert Voices Gateway - blogosphere from the National Science Digital Library dedicated to featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics discussions and information of interest for teachers, students and other stakeholders
  • Global Studies in Education Digest - GSED is initiated by a graduate students’ collective at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. Features regular updates on research and teaching in education
  • GoPubMed - knowledge-based search engine for biomedical texts. It allows users to identify experts in the biomedical field
  • Health Blog - Wall Street Journal’s blog on health
  • Lab literal - blog dedicated to real laboratory culture and to the portrayal and perceptions of that culture - science, scientists and labs - in fiction, the media and across popular culture
  • Medical Wikipedia
  • MicrobiologyBytes - blog run by Dr Alan Cann, University of Leicester, focuses on molecular biology and e-learning
  • NCRI Informatics Initiative - online portal for cancer researchers
  • The Open Source Paleontologist - the role of open source software and open access publishing in paleontology, the latest and sometimes not-so-greatest ways in which we reconstruct the past, and the occasional bits of career advice and paleo news
  • PLoS Biology - peer reviewed open access journal
  • ResearchGATE - the largest professional network for scientists and researchers - get answers, search through publications, find out about conferences and hunt for jobs
  • Science Life - a blog looking at the changing world of biomedicine, as seen from the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • SciencePond - list of scientists on Twitter, listed by discipline and feed of latest Tweets
  • Scitable by Nature Education - a collaborative learning space for scientists
  • Sermo - site for doctors to collaborate on challenging cases, share clinical insights and improve patient care in real-time. To date, they’ve generated over 30,000 discussions and sparked over 3,000,000 comments. Add your voice to the conversation
  • Small Things Considered - blog from an actively retired microbologist on the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet
  • Society of Biology - the new organisation aiming to provide a single unified voice for biology: advising government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences
  • UK PubMed Central - free online digital archive of full-text, peer reviewed research publications for the life sciences based on PubMed Central (PMC)
  • WikiGenes - Search thousands of genes, chemicals, pathologies and more
  • WorldWideScience - a global science gateway, focusing on scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals


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