Professional Media briefs: January 2013
After five years, the Wall Street Journal announced it is ending the Health Blog. A eulogy for the blog by Brian Reid, director at WCG, noted that the WSJ's effort outlasted the “Prescriptions” blog at the New York Times by four months.
In addition to getting its own Facebook page September 10, Nature's Antibodypedia released its seventh version November 29. The free, open-access resource includes a catalogue of more than 500,000 antibodies and the results of around 145,000 experiments. New features include search-refining filters and Nature's manuscript annotation tool. The Facebook page includes Nature-posted queries such as, “How much research do you do when choosing antibodies to purchase? Any suggestions for providers to add?” and newsy posts.Elsevier has added four medical board review apps. The latest titles are Braunwald's Heart Disease Review and Assessment, Emergency Medicine Review: Preparing for the Boards, Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery and Sleep Medicine Review: A Problem-Oriented Approach. The titles include a teaser version to give users a sense of the content and can then be purchased from within the app.