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What We’ve Learned About Automating the Promotion of Clinical Trials On Social Media (Part 1)

What We’ve Learned About Automating the Promotion of Clinical Trials On Social Media (Part 1)

Check it out! A new tool that automates the generation and distribution of user-friendly social media messages about research.

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Change Is Needed: “To Be A Scholar Is, Often, To Be Irrelevant”

Change Is Needed: “To Be A Scholar Is, Often, To Be Irrelevant”

Don’t miss the excellent post “Professors, We Need You” by Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) in the New York Times. Kristof explores various reasons and examples as to why scholars are not more influential in today’s society. I believe that academic research institutions could be key to addressing this issue if they provided the infrastructure, training, and incentives in support of […]

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The World Wide Web Turns 25: It Has Been A Positive Force For Society And People

The World Wide Web Turns 25: It Has Been A Positive Force For Society And People

New report confirms that the internet and web have been a plus for society, especially for individual users.

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Lessons from Twitter Prompt Scientists to Rethink Public Health Outreach

Lessons from Twitter Prompt Scientists to Rethink Public Health Outreach

In this interview, Barbara Gerbert, PhD, and Natalie Heaivilin, DDS, explore how Twitter may help health professionals to prevent dental disease in the future.

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Social Media Users Are More Willing To Support A Good Cause

Social networking sites can go beyond just building awareness and creating connections to compel meaningful, measurable action.

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New PLOS ONE Altmetrics Collection Is Focusing On Non-Traditional Research Impact Measures

New PLOS ONE Altmetrics Collection Is Focusing On Non-Traditional Research Impact Measures

PLOS ONE, in collaboration with altmetrics.org, has launched the PLOS ONE Altmetrics Collection, “a body of research that aims to provide a forum for the dissemination of innovative research on these metrics.”

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“Am I Having A Stroke?” Connecting Physicians With Online Information Seekers To Prevent Disease

“Am I Having A Stroke?” Connecting Physicians With Online Information Seekers To Prevent Disease

Five questions with UCSF neurologist and stroke researcher Anthony Kim about his new study that explores how the Internet can potentially help to reach people who are searching for information online and reduce the number of preventable disease incidences.

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