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Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
The “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.
Science Gone Social
Sara K. Yeo, Michael A. Xenos, Dietram A. Scheufele, Michael A. Cacciatore, Dominique Brossard | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.
Setting the Record Straight
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?
Wither Social Media?
Tracy Vence | Jan 22, 2014
Researchers apply epidemiological approaches to model user adoption and abandonment of sites like Facebook.
Week in Review: April 8-12
Jef Akst | Apr 12, 2013
Hot topics from the AACR meeting; the ongoing debate about pesticides’ effects on bees; a treasure trove of baby dinos; conservation on social media
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2012
The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.