Thursday, February 19, 2009

MolBio Research Highlights joins

The very nature of this blog, since its origin, has been to highlight selected papers/news/tools and websites in molecular biology which we think may be interesting to the community. More recently, we have began commenting more extensively on the items we post. Yes, I can now say "we" as Francisco Barriga, a grad student at IRB Barcelona has joined this effort and will be contributing to our blog. Pancho (his nickname) is an expert on cancer biology, but as he is extremely well-read, he can make insightful commentaries on every aspect of biology. He is a great addition to the blog and I'm sure we will enjoy his participation.

In light of the path the blog has been taking recently, we decided to join a community called Research Blogging.
So, what is Research Blogging?

Do you like to read about new developments in science and other fields? Are you tired of "science by press release"? is your place. Research Blogging allows readers to easily find blog posts about serious peer-reviewed research, instead of just news reports and press releases.
The main idea is that scientists (or at least someone who knows what he/she is talking about) comments primary research literature on his/her blog. These serious and technical posts can then be shared through this community under a variety of categories (for example, our posts are generally posted under Biology). In general, Research Blogging readers are looking for detailed, thoughtful commentaries about research and so the submitted posts are reviewed before publication.
This site does a great service in that it helps readers find interesting and technical comments (in the form of blog posts) on articles that may be of interest to them (like many of our posts, which serve the same purpose) and also help advertise part of the myriad of science blogs out there that many of us don't know about yet.
You will be able to recognize the subset of articles we will be submitting to Research Blogging because we will place this icon on those posts:

So, take a look at the site. Who knows, you may find the science blog that you have been looking for that relates to your area of research.

Spread the word about MolBio Research Highlights, our blog.