Check Out These Five Intriguing Blogs About Biomedical Science
- The Journal of Cell Biology
- Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!
- Strange Biology
- Reddit Blogs
Although biomedical scientists are busy working, learning, and reading original research published by their peers, these five blogs about biomedical science can add a new dimension to the profession. These blogs offer fresh insights about some of the up-and-coming biomedical scientists as well as peeks into growing areas of importance in biomedical research. During a few minutes of downtime, it is a good idea to read the content of these five blogs on biomedical science.
1. The Journal of Cell Biology
The Journal of Cell Biology is one of the leading journals in which biomedical scientists publish their work. The publication maintains a blog, and their blog posts include informal discussions about the articles published in each issue of the journal. Some of the posts include interviews or additional information from the scientists who did the research. The Journal of Cell Biology blog also includes motivational posts about careers in biomedical science and future frontiers of research. New articles are posted multiple times per week.
The Bioengineer.org blog has more than 100 new posts each week. Its topics include a full range of subjects, from neutrons and super-computing to confronting colony collapse in honeybees around the United States. Each blog post is written by an expert in that area of research. The blogs are open to comments. The Bioengineer.org also includes information about rising stars in different areas of biomedical research and which techniques and computational tools could be available for use in the short-term and long-term future.
3. Nothing in Biology Makes Sense!
The Nothing in Biology Makes Sense! blog is irreverent, and explores a slightly lighter side to biomedical research. The posts — which are written by a variety of different writers — take a look at some conundrums, and how biomedical scientists recognize and work around them. It also explores the current base of knowledge about human biology and what researchers are doing to put different silos of research together to answer important questions about human health. Multiple posts are published each month. Recent articles include “Why do so many people hate winter?” and “Genetically Engineered Babies. No, For Real.”
4. Strange Biology
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a biomedical scientist needs to be able to examine a problem and consider the possible treatments or solutions to the issue. The Strange Biology blog explores anomalies in human health, biology, evolution and biochemistry. The topics discussed on the blog could help a biomedical scientist consider how such anomalies fit in with the big picture of human health, biology and life in general. This blog could also facilitate new ways of looking at an old problem. Posts are published multiple times a week, and are presented in the form of video, photography, poetry, and other mediums.
5. Reddit Blogs
The blogs on Reddit are informal, but the community is one that should not be looked over when it comes to networking and sharing insights. On Reddit, biomedical scientists can explore several different blogs that are related to biomedical science. Some of the options on the Reddit site include blogs about biomechanics, microbiology, botany, biophysics and virology. Members can share links and comment about new pieces of research as they are published in professional journals.
The above blogs about biomedical science offer a researcher the chance to learn different perspectives and consider areas of research that are outside the scope of what they do on an everyday basis. Finding out about new areas of research, techniques and tools could help a biomedical scientist expand their own set of skills. Dedicating a few minutes per day or per week to read one or more of these five blogs about biomedical science is an ideal way for a researcher to spend their time.
By OCC Staff