Announcements Clinical trials Medicine Science v.2.0 is live, that aggregator for blogging about peer-reviewed scientific research, has been given a makeover and a major overhaul. New features include:

There will be much, much more on our official launch date of September 2, but here is a partial list of new features:

  • Multiple language support (and 30 new German-language bloggers!)
  • Topic-specific RSS feeds
  • Post-by-post tagging with topics and subtopics
  • “Recover password” feature
  • Email alerts when there is a problem with posts
  • Users can flag posts that don’t meet our guidelines
  • Customized user home pages with bios and blog descriptions
  • Blogger photos/other images displayed with each post
  • Multiple bloggers per blog
  • Multiple blogs per blogger
  • Advanced troubleshooting features

Once I find the time to recover and reset my password, which, alas, this revamp requires of every blogger registered with, I’ll try to line up a good peer-reviewed study to blog about. Actually, I have just the thing in mind for Thursday. Suffice it to say that it’s embargoed until Wednesday night (which is why I won’t post about it before then) and it’s going to make Andrew Wakefield very, very unhappy while my blogging about it is likely to make Bora happy.

In the meantime, you can peruse some of my previous entries aggregated by

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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