Best of the rest

The more time you spend out on the edge of the web, the more useful stuff you stumble on. There are a few micro & infection blogs we keep on going back to, and here they are:

by Moselio Schaechter and Merry Youle. Supported by the American Society for Microbiology, this is a fascinating look at the microbial world. The site is well-resourced, has a great collection of links and a good blend of the new, the quirky and the scientifically complex. Fans of web site design will enjoy Small things’ clean front end.

A personal scientific blog by Jonathan Eisen, an evolutionary biologist. This site has a refreshingly frank commentary on emerging issues in life science e.g. Eisen’s commtary on the NASA announcement about Arsenic metabolising bacteria. This site has some excellent ideas on the use of social media by investigtors and experimentalists.

This blog is written by students for students, and perhaps for educators as well. It features posts on anything to do with the microscopic world.

This blog highlights the top infectious diseases articles presented on-line in PLoS. Though clearly a publisher’s blog, it is a great argument for open source medical publication.

A news blog on developments in infectious diseases maintained by Robert Herriman, delivered via Facebook. This one’s addictive.

Let us know what you think about these Blogs and how you use them.


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