There's a new kid on the ever-growing virtual bock of social networking websites. Last year I wrote about how scientists might use these linkurl:sites; to optimize their impact in the scientific community, and a new social networking website geared specifically toward life scientists is set to go live this month.; compiles information about authors whose research papers appear on PubMed, showing the links between those scientists, their coauthors and even their coauthors' coauthors. Bill Kirkland, CEO of Collexis - the company that runs the site - told __The Scientist__ that is distinctive among linkurl:other social networking sites,; such as LinkedIn, Nature Networks, and Zoominfo, because it creates "unique knowledge profiles of researchers based on what they've published." Kirkland said that BioMedExperts has already profiled more than 1.4 million researchers who have published work appearing in PubMed over the last decade and lists more than six million papers from...

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