November 23, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

altmetrics

1 min read

Altmetrics a relatively new way of ranking scientific articles based on metrics that include social media impact. The company Altmetric came out with their Top 100 articles for 2014, which is a fun list to check out.  A quicker way to get the gestalt of them collectively is from a word cloud (above) made from the title words from their Top 50 science articles. What do you think would be the top words? The top 3 turned out to be: Social, Ebola, and Virus. Followed by the next …Read More

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Scientists want to stay up to speed on all the latest technological developments whether it is new equipment or new methods. To not stay up to speed on these techno innovations would be a huge mistake as a scientist. For example, imagine a stem cell biologist today who was clueless about cellular reprogramming? So why then do so many scientists cling to outdated technology when it comes to communication? Why do they refuse to be an advocate outside their lab even in the slightest …Read More